147: GDPR for Influencers with Danielle Liss

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by Alexa on Apr 24, 2018 in Podcast

What GDPR is, why it's important, and how to implement GDPR-compliant changes on your site with Danielle Liss.

Welcome to episode 147 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Danielle Liss from Hashtag Legal and Businessese about understanding GDPR.

Have you heard of GDPR? It’s a regulation in the EU about data protection, and it affects everyone with readers in the EU.

These four letters are causing a lot of confusion and raising questions in our niche, so Danielle is here today to help us all understand its impact.

It’s important to understand the rules and regulations of GDPR so that we can protect ourselves as bloggers and business owners, but it’s also important so that we can protect the privacy of our readers. You’ll learn how to audit your site for compliance, the difference between different types of data, and how you might be collecting data on your site visitors without knowing it.

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146: $75,000 in Year 2 with Kate Kordsmeier

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by Alexa on Apr 17, 2018 in Podcast

How to view your blog as a business from day 1, better serve your email subscribers, and hire help with Kate Kordsmeier.

Welcome to episode 146 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Kate Kordsmeier from Root & Revel about how she generated a full-time income from her blog in just two years.

One of the most common questions we get on Food Blogger Pro is when bloggers should start monetizing.

What do you think?

6 months? A year? 1,000 followers on Instagram? 10,000 page views per month?

Kate believes you should start monetizing as soon as possible (as in day one), and in this interview, you’ll learn all about the ways she has monetized and grown her blog over the past two years.

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New Course: Made by FBP

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by Alexa on Apr 12, 2018 in New Courses

Learn about our newest course: Made by FBP!

Happy New Course Day! aka. one of my favorite days of the month.

If you’re new ’round these parts, welcome! We publish a brand new course for our members every single month, and this month’s new course is kinda special.

It’s a Made by FBP course where four of our team members unpacked some of the biggest questions you had about blogging. Here were the results:

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145: Present Over Perfect with Shauna Niequist

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by Alexa on Apr 10, 2018 in Podcast

How to live with intention, say no, and seek silence with Shauna Niequist.

Welcome to episode 145 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Shauna Niequist about inspiration, knowing when to disconnect, and living with intention.

Shauna understands how important it is to live a life full of meaningful choices and intentional seasons, but she didn’t always live this way. It took her coming to a breaking point to really evaluate her choices and understand what’s really important.

As bloggers and entrepreneurs, we tend to feel the need to constantly be connected to social media, responding to comments, and answering emails. But while those things are important, it’s also important to recognize when you should disconnect, say no, and seek silence for a bit. You’ll learn how to live “Present Over Perfect” in this episode!

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144: Netflix, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Somebody Feed Phil with Phil Rosenthal

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by Alexa on Apr 03, 2018 in Podcast

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Welcome to episode 144 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Phil Rosenthal about building his career and his new Netflix-original show, “Somebody Feed Phil.”

This is a bit of an unconventional interview for the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, but if you’re a food fan, we think you’re really going to enjoy it.

You may have heard of Phil Rosenthal. He’s the creator and executive producer of “Everybody Loves Raymond,” an actor, an author, and most recently, the star of the Netflix-original food and travel documentary, “Somebody Feed Phil.”

Phil is a die-hard food lover, and he shares that love as he travels across the globe and makes connections with locals. Building his career wasn’t always easy, but his “yes and…” attitude, fearless personality, and “never give up” outlook are all principles that you can apply to running your own blog and business.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging - April

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by Alexa on Mar 29, 2018 in Trending Now

Find out what's trending in food blogging in April - cake, allergies, spring holidays, & more!

Hello, and happy spring!

As I’m typing this, all of the windows in my apartment are open, birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and I am one happy lady. #summeriscoming

With a new season comes new trending searches, and boy oh boy are they just delightful. It’s going to be an awesome springtime, friends. smile Here’s what trending in April:

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143: 2 Million Page Views in 2 Years with Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing

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by Alexa on Mar 27, 2018 in Podcast

How to build authority, why they choose to guest post, and why connection is so important with Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing.

Welcome to episode 143 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Jessica and Stacie from The Real Food Dietitians about growing their blog to have over 2 million page views per month.

Jessica and Stacie’s story is impressive; not only do they operate their business from two different states, they’ve grown their audience to over two million page views per month in just two years!

They’re here today to share the story of how they started their business together and why they ended up shifting their focus. They also will chat about why connection has been such an important part of growing their business and how they’re using Facebook to cultivate that connection. You’ll love hearing about how they’ve learned to thrive as the bloggers behind The Real Food Dietitians.

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142: How to Fix 5 Common Blogging Tech Mistakes with Andrew Wilder

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by Alexa on Mar 20, 2018 in Podcast

How to choose a hosting plan, why SSL is important, and how to optimize your images with Andrew Wilder.

Welcome to episode 142 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Andrew Wilder about the top five tech mistakes he sees on food blogs.

The first time our Site Speed Expert, Andrew, was on the podcast, he chatted all about best practices for securing your website.

Now he’s back to talk about five of the most common tech mistakes he sees on blogs.

Between choosing the right hosting to optimizing images, there are a lot of tech decisions to make about your blog. Andrew’s advice will make you a lot more confident to make those decisions. Enjoy!

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New Course: Understanding the Structured Data Testing Tool

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by Alexa on Mar 15, 2018 in New Courses

Learn about the Structured Data Testing Tool in this new course!

Hiya, friends! Exciting day here at FBP HQ because we have a brand new mini course for ya!

If you’ve been in the food blogging niche for a while, chances are you’ve heard of Google’s Structured Data Testing Tool.

And if you’ve used Google’s Structured Data Testing tool, chances you’ve been confused by what exactly you were looking at.

Well that confusion ends today. Our Understanding the Structured Data Testing Tool mini course is live for your viewing pleasure!

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141: Hustling to Build Two Full-Time Businesses with Alexis Joseph

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by Alexa on Mar 13, 2018 in Podcast

How to understand your customers, view your blog as a business, and adapt to where you are with Alexis Joseph.

Welcome to episode 141 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Alexis Joseph about building two thriving full-time businesses.

Alexis is the definition of a #girlboss. She’s the co-founder of a thriving restaurant, the author of a successful blog, and a registered dietitian.

How does she find time for it all? Good question. She’s here today to share all about it. You’ll learn about what she does in a typical day and how she balances it all.

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140: From $300k in Product Sales to $9m in Software Sales with Nathan Barry

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by Alexa on Mar 06, 2018 in Podcast

How to tier your pricing structure, why you should save your side business income, and how to incentivize word of mouth with Nathan Barry.

Welcome to episode 140 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Nathan Barry from ConvertKit about how he started his career and pivoted to focus on selling software.

Nathan started out as a designer and app developer, and he launched his first product to an email list of 800 people. Thus started his successful product sales career, writing three books, two courses, and building an email list.

But then in October 2014, Nathan decided to pivot. He decided to focus on his email software, ConvertKit, which was making only $1,000/month in revenue at the time. Now ConvertKit has over 18,000 users, including Pat Flynn, Leo Babuta, and Chris Gillebeau.

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Trending Now in Food Blogging - March

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by Alexa on Feb 28, 2018 in Trending Now

Find out what's trending in searches in March - St. Patrick's Day, yoga, cake, & more!

Hello, friends! Happy [almost] March!

Can you believe it? <– I feel like I start all of these posts with this line. But I feel like 2018 is flying by.

March is an interesting month for search trends. It seems like there really is no rhyme or reason for some of the recipes readers are searching for in March, but with a little creativity, you can serve your readers some mouthwatering eats that are perfect for this time of year.

Ready? Let’s dive in.

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139: Answering MORE Questions about Recipe Videos with the Pinch of Yum Team

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by Alexa on Feb 27, 2018 in Podcast

Sharing videos on social media, filming tricky foods, and working with brands with the Pinch of Yum Team.

Welcome to episode 139 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing the Q&A from our recent Recipe Video Bootcamp.

Have you tried making recipe videos yet? They’re incredibly popular right now, and they’re a great way to grow your audience and social media following.

We recently held a Recipe Video Bootcamp where we taught attendees how to shoot and edit their own food videos like a pro. Our last session of the day was a Q&A with Lindsay Ostrom and Alana Woolley from Pinch of Yum, and we’ve decided to share it as a podcast episode today! You’ll learn all about how the Pinch of Yum team handles producing and sharing high-quality video content every week.

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138: How to Get the Most Out of Your Content with Ashley Ward

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by Alexa on Feb 20, 2018 in Podcast

Understanding your stats, owning your niche, and optimizing your content with Ashley Ward.

Welcome to episode 138 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Ashley Ward from SEMrush about optimizing the content on your website.

Content is the core of your blog, but how do you know you’re getting the most out of the recipes and posts you publish?

That’s why Ashley is here. She explains that there’s a lot you can do with your content after you set it live. Between evaluating your stats to forming strategies, optimizing your content can happen different forms. If you’ve wanted to learn how to own your niche or use your competitors when creating content, this episode is for you!

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137: One Million App Downloads in One Year with Trey George

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by Alexa on Feb 13, 2018 in Podcast

How to build a self-promoting app, how to find a developer, and what to look for in an agency.

Welcome to episode 137 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Trey George about building, developing, and managing apps.

Building an app can be an exciting addition to your online business, and Trey is a pro at managing apps at A Color Story.

Trey has had a hand in building four apps for the A Beautiful Mess brand (the A Beautiful Mess app, Party Party, A Color Story, and A Design Kit), and he has quickly learned what works, what doesn’t, and what’s important to consider when building an app. If you’ve ever thought about building an app for your blog, this episode is for you!

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