New Course: Asana

It’s new course day! Woot woot!

I am so excited about this new course because I know it will be so helpful to those of you who feel strapped for time and overwhelmed (um, everyone?!).

Here at Food Blogger Pro, we use a tool called Asana to keep on top of all the things we have to do. And as you guys know, we try to keep things fresh around here, so we generally have A LOT to keep track of. So, we looked for a system that would connect all of us, yet let each of us manage our own tasks individually. And Asana was the answer!

But then, I realized that I could use Asana for my own personal stuff, and it got a lot cooler. I now use Asana for planning my editorial calendar for my blog, planning when I need to schedule out all my social media posts, and keeping track of things that I want to put in my "back pocket" – the things that I want to do some day but don’t have the time for right now.

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New Course: MailChimp

You guys!! This is so crazy. I just made a course here on Food Blogger Pro. Whattt!!!

I know you all are used to Bjork’s slow, steady, and confident voice as he guides you through the terrifying and confusing world that is starting a food blog, and Lindsay’s teacher-esque tone as she helps you find your ground with social media and photography.

So if you’re totally weirded out by listening to me talk during this course – so am I! But I hope you’re okay with it. I really enjoyed making this course, and I really hope you learn something from it.

Ok, so enough of that. What the heck is this course all about? Well, let me tell you:

MailChimp!

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New Course: Blog Monetization 101

The course so many of you have been desperately waiting for is finally here! Well, it was here last week, but let’s just ignore that. SO EXCITED ALL OVER AGAIN!

But really. This is exciting.

One of the most common struggles we hear from our members is that they have difficulties figuring out how to monetize their blogs. We had some monetization videos up since the beginning of FBP, but they were in dire need of a refresh.

Fortunately, Bjork came to the rescue! And in this course, you actually get to see him face-to-face the whole time as he talks you through the concepts of blog monetization.

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New Course: Hotjar

Food Blogger Pro Hotjar Course

“How do I get more traffic and increase the income from my blog?”

That’s the most common question we get from people that are wanting to start or grow their blog.

But that’s not the right question to be asking, even if it’s the problem you’re trying to solve.

The right question is this:

“How do I understand my visitors better?”

Understanding your visitors is what drives traffic and income for your blog. Once you start to understand your audience then you’ll be able to predict what type of content will do well and know what type of products you should be creating.

That’s why I’m so excited for this new course on Hotjar. Hotjar is an analysis and feedback tool that will help you analyze how people are using your website and get feedback from visitors.

The best part? It’s a free tool.

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New Course: Natural Lighting for Food Photography

Oh, sweet – it’s a NEW COURSE DAY.

Because I’m happeeeeeee….


Today we are superexcited to be releasing a new course on natural light for food photography which includes 9 lessons about how to use natural light to make the most of your food photos.

We’re calling this course Natural Lighting for Food Photography and you can find it in the Food Photography module.

This course was really fun to record because I did some things that I’ve never officially done before to test the quality of our natural light in our house.

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New Course: Props for Food Photography

Start the chant with me?

NEW-COURSE, NEW-COURSE, NEW-COURSE!


Today we are releasing a new course on props for food photography which includes 16 lessons on all kinds of food photography props – from backgrounds to essential dishes to those extra pieces that can give your photos a distinct look and feel.







This course is called Props for Food Photography and you can find it in the Food Photography module.

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Choosing the right props for your photograph can be an overwhelming process.

It’s hard to know what will make your food stand out, what won’t break the bank, and what will fit your distinct food photography style.

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New Course: Composition for Food Photography

Exciting news! Today we are releasing a new course in the Food Photography module that includes 12 lessons on composition. It’s called Composition for Food Photography.

Why composition? What’s the big deal?

Does anyone really care about the arrangement of props and food items in a photo?

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When I first started taking pictures of my food for Pinch of Yum, the concept of composition was such a mystery to me.

I thought that the arrangement of food and props in food photography was a completely artistic process that was only for the super creative food photographers of the world. I didn’t think that it was possible for me (a self-perceived non-artsy person) to learn composition in simple steps, like a skill.

Maybe even more importantly, I didn’t understand that this one simple thing – composition, or the arrangement and layout of my photograph – was an element of photography that could make my food photos go from blah to eye-poppingly yummy.

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New Course: Artificial Lighting for Food Photography

For as long as I’ve been taking pictures of food, I’ve believed that beautiful food photography requires natural light.

But here’s the question – does it really?

What I’m finding is that even as a full-time blogger who has access to natural light all day long, the quality of natural light is always unpredictable. We live in Minnesota (don’t even get me started on the whys), and the natural light in the winter months is… well, I’m looking out the window right now and everything is just sort of a murky grey.

Over the last few years I’ve felt like there had to be a better way than waiting around all day for those three minutes of perfect natural light.

And I have good news – there is a better way!

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New Course – Akismet

Who's excited to continue in our essential plugins deep dive courses?

**cheering children**

Here's the down low with our most recent course:

Spam is a hassle. If not kept in check it can negatively impact the overall look, feel, and performance of your food blog. But managing spam doesn't have to be a hassle. In this course we'll install Akismet, a service that will make spam management a breeze. Not only will we learn how to install and setup Akismet, but we'll also learn how Akismet works, the difference between ham and spam and a few tips and tricks for utilizing the different features that are available with Akismet.

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New Course – Giveaways

Giveaways are an incredible way to grow your social media following, attract new readers, and even do market research.

In this course, we cover the basics of getting up and running with a giveaway, customizing your giveaway with pictures and additional entry options, promoting your giveaway, and closing your giveaway once it has ended.

Ready to jump in? Head over to the Giveaways course page.

Want to learn more? Check out the video below to learn about what we'll cover in the course.

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