Welcome to episode 176 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Chris Guthrie about making affiliate marketing work for you.
This is the greatest time of year. No, not because of the holidays…because it’s gift guide season!
Joking aside, gift guides are just one of the many ways that you can make affiliate marketing work for you, and that’s exactly why Chris is here.
He’s sharing some unique strategies for affiliate marketing, and he chats about important keywords for affiliate marketing, optimization, and more.
If you’re looking for ways to up your affiliate income game, this episode is for you!
Welcome to episode 175 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to episode #24 with Ali Martin from Gimme Some Oven.
Every once in a while, we like to rewind back to a past episode of the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, and this one is a good one. It’s one of our most popular episodes, and while a lot has changed since this episode aired in December 2015, a lot of what Ali talks about is as important as ever.
We’re so excited about this FBP Rewind episode because the advice that Ali gives in this interview is timeless. She talks about important self-care tips, following your passions, and how she grows her blog every day.
Welcome to episode 174 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about the ways that you can practice 1% infinity with your blog or business.
If you’ve been around Food Blogger Pro for a while, chances are that you’ve heard of 1% infinity.
It means making a little bit of progress, every single day, forever, and it’s our philosophy here at FBP HQ.
But how do you actually practice 1% infinity in your own life? That’s the question Bjork is answering in today’s episode.
And we’d love to know: what’s the #1 way you practice 1% infinity in your business? Let us know in the comments!
Hey hey, friend!
This month was an exciting one at FBP HQ. Why? Because we published not one…but two new courses for you!
Well, newish. We refreshed two older courses: Google Analytics and Caching!
As I’m sure you’re aware, the internet changes constantly. That means our courses about blogging tools, software, and sites get out-of-date every once in a while.
We’re so excited to be updating some of those old courses to make them more helpful and current.
Do you smell that? I smell cinnamon and nutmeg and mashed potatoes and pie and cookies and happiness. Okay, maybe not that last one, but the other ones for sure!
We’re coming up on the second to last month of the year. Can you believe that?! I surely can’t.
But with a new month comes new trends. And as we’re nearing the holidays, searches for food-related entertaining are spiking.
That being said, this is the perfect opportunity to start promoting your holiday-themed content, and here are a few trends to help get you started:
Welcome to episode 173 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Sven Raphael Schneider from Gentleman’s Gazette about starting and growing his business by fulfilling a need.
Sven Raphael Schneider started his business, Gentleman’s Gazette, out of a need. He was looking for information on men’s fashion, and he couldn’t find it.
So he fulfilled the need he saw and created the content himself.
From there, he learned a lot about running a business, from diversifying his income to understanding the correlation between quality and sales. You’ll learn all about his strategies for growth in this episode.
Welcome to episode 172 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Olena Osipov from iFOODreal about the importance of dreaming big in order to grow your blog.
Your goals, dreams, and aspirations shape the direction in which you take your business and blog, and Olena’s journey is a great example of that. You’ll learn how she stayed motivated and encouraged through all of the ups and downs of blogging and how she managed to take her blog full-time.
Olena is living the dream, and she talks all about how she did it in this episode!
Welcome to episode 171 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Noelle Tarr from Coconuts & Kettlebells about strategically using a podcast to build a business.
Let’s talk about podcasting and how it can be an awesome opportunity to get your content seen and heard.
Noelle has a blog, a cookbook, and a podcast, and she finds that the podcast is a great way to reach her audience on a deeper level and create a community with her followers.
You’ll learn how she started her podcast, how she decides on topics, and so much more. If you’ve ever wondered if starting a podcast is right for you, this episode will help you understand the benefits and opportunities behind building your brand with a podcast.
Welcome to episode 170 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we hear from three Food Blogger Pro members about what’s working to help them grow their blogs and what’s not.
We’re so excited to share this new episode with you today because it’s definitely a bit different from the episodes we’ve shared in the past.
We’re highlighting three Food Blogger Pro members, Katie, Mary, and Sarah, as they talk about the things that really help their blog growth, and the things that they’ve been struggling with.
Then Bjork responds and offers some ideas and encouragement to work through those tough situations. He talks about finding the time to work through your to-dos, tips for social media, and more.
It’s a really fun episode, and we’d love to hear what you think in the comments!
Happy almost October, friends! Can you believe it? We’re in full-on fall mode, and I’m just so darn happy about it. I know I’m not unique by saying that fall is my favorite time of year. The cooler weather, the changing leaves, the cinnamon-spiked food; this time of year just screams “comfort” to me.
As you probably know, readers are starting to search for some fall-centric recipes and ideas to help them embrace autumn and the upcoming holidays. Luckily, this is the perfect opportunity for influencers to give these readers some inspiration for the season. Here’s what readers are searching for in October:
Welcome to episode 169 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Josh Pigford from Baremetrics about the lessons he has learned in the 15+ years he’s been building businesses.
The life of an entrepreneur is always changing, but after 15+ years in the business, you can expect to learn a thing or two.
Josh is a self-proclaimed “maker” who “can’t stop making things.” As a blogger, you can probably relate. You can’t stop posting, stop photographing, stop social media-ing.
Josh has 50+ projects and businesses under his belt, and he’s here today to share a few of the insights and observations he has learned along the way. From advice about whether you should have a painkiller or a vitamin business to whether or not it makes sense to strive towards perfection, you’ll learn all about the lessons Josh has learned to help him build a $1M+/year business.
Welcome to episode 168 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Mandi Gubler from Vintage Revivals about a new way to organize and report on sponsored content.
Let’s face it: sponsored content is tough. Determining your work’s value, fostering a relationship with a brand, and actually creating valuable content is certainly not the easiest way to monetize your blog.
That said, it can be an extremely profitable way to monetize your site, and Mandi is here today to chat all about it.
The majority of her blogging income comes from sponsored content, so she understands how the process works and how to deliver the most valuable content possible to the brands she’s working with.
She wants to help you refine your sponsored content process and add more value to your campaigns. She’ll give you advice for standing out to a brand, choosing a project management tool, and more!
It’s a beautiful day in the FBP neighborhood, friends!
And that’s because…it’s new course day.
Today’s new course is an exciting one because it was your most requested course topic: Social Media Strategy!
Social media can be tough. It sometimes seems like you have to be on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter all the time, every day.
But a little strategy goes a long way. This course is structured to teach you how to create a sustainable social media strategy that keeps you and your content visible to your followers.
Welcome to episode 167 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jessica Gavin about investing in your blog and yourself.
Jessica’s career has taken her to a lot of different places: attending culinary school, becoming a food scientist, writing a cookbook, creating an app, working with her husband, learning photography, and meeting other bloggers at conferences and workshops.
And even with all of that going on, Jessica understands a lesson that’s sometimes tough to grasp: the importance of investing in yourself. Sometimes it’s necessary to buy that extra lens, attend that workshop, or join that group because you’ll grow through that situation.
You’ll hear her talk about how she manages her time, how she formed her posting strategy, and why she chooses to reinvest in her blog and herself in this episode. Enjoy!
Welcome to episode 166 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing the Q&A from our recent Pinterest Traffic Bootcamp.
Pinterest is a complex social media that requires time and a solid strategy to see success.
That’s exactly why we held a Pinterest Traffic Bootcamp! We invited Kate Ahl, our FBP Pinterest Expert and the owner of the Pinterest management company, Simple Pin Media, to speak about strategies, building traffic, tools, and more.
We hosted a Q&A with Kate at the end of the Pinterest Traffic Bootcamp, and she answered a ton of your most important Pinterest questions around topics like hashtag best practices, board management, and the highs and lows of Pinterest traffic.
After listening to this episode, you’ll be equipped with knowledge to help you form your own successful Pinterest strategy. Enjoy!