Trending Recipe Ideas This Summer

Helloooooo, summer and sunshine and never-ending pool days! ☀️

Well, almost. Here in the Northern hemisphere, summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, but we are already embracing the summer spirit. Chances are your readers are too!

And if you’re trying to brainstorm some fresh new recipes to share on your blog or social media, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we’re sharing a roundup of trending recipe ideas this summer to help give you some inspiration for your upcoming content calendar!

We’ve compiled a list of summer recipe ideas that might give you a boost of traffic every summer after you post them (provided it’s a high-quality post!). This post isn’t about viral TikTok recipes (cottage cheese ice cream anyone?), but rather ingredients and recipe ideas that consistently perform well this time of year.

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New Course: InShot

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Calling all Food Blogger Pro members: We published a brand-new course this morning that will help you edit quick and snappy videos for social media using the InShot app. 🙌

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6 Keyword Research Tips for Food Bloggers

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As you probably already know, everyone’s keyword research process is different, and each of those processes have quite a few steps.

So in today’s Part 2 of our Keyword Research for Food Bloggers series, we’re just focusing on 6 keyword research tips that can help you along on your keyword research journey. They’re actionable, related to recipe SEO, and good things to keep in mind whether you’re looking to start or optimize your keyword researching strategy.

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Best Free & Premium Keyword Research Tools for Food Bloggers (2023)

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Keyword research is one of those “buzzworthy” terms in the blogging/creator industries right now, and it refers to the process of investigating search term performance and using that information to form a thorough blog post.

There are a bunch of different keyword researching tools that creators can use to optimize their blog posts, and in this post, we’re going to cover some of our (and our community’s) favorites.

Let’s dive in:

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New Course: Editing in Lightroom

Oh hey there!

Are you looking for exciting news? Because we have some exciting news.

We just hit “publish” on a completely updated Editing in Lightroom course! 🎉

That’s right… this course is now available for all Food Blogger Pro members!

All photos need a little editing to give them some sparkle and pizzazz, and Adobe Lightroom is our favorite editing software!

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18 Ways to Make Money From Your Food Blog in 2023

For many food bloggers, the ultimate dream is to “go pro” and turn their blog into a business that can generate a full-time income. It’s possible, but it takes a lot of hard work, dedication, luck, and diversification to make that much money from your food blog. That last one, diversification, is a concept that people don’t often think about when they consider creating a full-time income from their blog.

People often use the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket” when referring to diversification, but that phrase doesn’t really work for what we’re trying to communicate in this post. We like this phrase better:

Fill your empty egg carton.

Okay, we’ll be the first to admit that it’s not as catchy, but the visual of the egg carton helps to communicate the point that we’re hoping to make, which is this…

It’s really hard to create a full income from just one income source (i.e. one egg), but when you fill all of the possible income sources (i.e. openings in the egg carton), it becomes much easier to make that much money from your food blog.

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How to Make a Media Kit for Your Food Blog

There are lots of different ways that food creators can monetize their businesses. While ad networks might be the main source of income for food bloggers with significant traffic, the income from running ads on your site can be less than satisfactory if you’re getting just a few thousand page views per month.

Alternatively, working directly with brands can be a reliable source of income if you are able to start and maintain a sponsorship. For most food bloggers, developing a blog media kit is the first step in the brand partnership journey!

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