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024: How to Find Balance in Blogging with Ali Ebright from Gimme Some Oven


by Raquel on Dec 08, 2015 in Podcast

Ali Ebright from Gimme Some Oven talks about photography, blogging as a career, and how to find balance in the crazy world of blogging.

I am SO excited about this week's episode because it goes over some really important things that I think all bloggers need to hear. This week, Bjork talked with Ali Ebright from Gimme Some Oven about finding balance in the busy world of blogging.

We all know what it feels like to feel totally overwhelmed about all the things we "need" to do - and excel at - as bloggers. First it's cooking, then web administration, and photography, then social media, Twitter parties, monetization, writing... and the list goes on!

But in today's episode, Ali shares her best advice for bloggers - and it includes slowing down and taking some time for yourself.

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023: Building a Team for your Online Business with Melissa Lanz from The Fresh 20


by Raquel on Dec 01, 2015 in Podcast

Melissa Lanz from the Fresh 20 talks about how she got her business started and how hiring a team has helped her grow the business while still taking time to enjoy her life.

Welcome to the 23rd episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! These numbers are getting pretty big... in just 3 more episodes that means we'll have been making podcast episodes for half a year! So crazy. On to the episode!

This week, Bjork had a conversation with Melissa Lanz, the CEO and founder of The Fresh 20, a meal planning service. They talk a little bit about what her business does, and a LOT about how her business does it.

Melissa Lanz wasn't always an entrepreneur. In fact, she started out as a "miserable, but comfortable" corporate worker making well over $100k per year. So she started her own business - and it grew to the point that she simply couldn't do it all on her own.

So, she hired some help. And in the years since, she's become a master at hiring, firing, running her online business, and helping others do the same.

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022: Sponsored Content from a Brand’s Perspective with Zach Tackett from DeLallo


by Raquel on Nov 24, 2015 in Podcast

Zach Tackett from DeLallo Foods talks about how brands view sponsored content, and gives advice for bloggers looking to find brands to work with.

Hello hello! We're back at it this week on the FBP Podcast and we're talking with Zach Tackett from DeLallo about sponsored content from the brand's perspective.

It's the ultimate food blogger goal - to get paid to use a brand's product in a recipe you post on your website. What could be cooler?!

The tough part can be actually finding the brands that you want to work with - and who want to work with you, too. Fortunately, Zach Tackett from DeLallo Foods met up with Bjork and Lindsay to talk about exactly what brands are looking for in bloggers, what the process looks like, and what to expect.

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021: How to Manage Your Schedule So You Can Live Free with Amy Lynn Andrews


by Raquel on Nov 17, 2015 in Podcast

Amy Lynn Andrews talks about prioritizing all your tasks in life, how to create a schedule you can stick to, and eliminating the things that don't matter (as much).

Welcome to another week of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This episode, Bjork and Lindsay talk with Amy Lynn Andrews about time management.

If I were to guess, I would say that the most common question we get from our members is, "How do I manage my time when there are so many things to do?!?" And yes, it usually comes with two question marks and at least one exclamation point - this question is usually posed by those feeling overwhelmed and at a point of desperation.

Finding the time to do all of the things you want to do can be really tough, especially when everybody and their mother is telling you about the next coolest thing you just HAVE to do to make your blog readership grow.

Fortunately, Amy Lynn Andrews has been doing this blogging stuff for quite a while now, and she has some great tips to share with all of us who are struggling to prioritize and fit it all in.

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020: How to Secure Your Food Blog with Andrew Wilder from Blog Tutor


by Raquel on Nov 10, 2015 in Podcast

Andrew Wilder from Blog Tutor talks about why it's so important to back up your food blog and how to keep it safe from hackers.

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro podcast! In this episode, Bjork talks with Andrew Wilder from Blog Tutor about blog security.

When you're starting and maintaining your food blog, there are so many things to do. From getting your website designed just right to making that batch of double chocolate cookies 5 times to make it perfect, a food blogger pretty much always has a full plate (har har).

So when someone tells you that you should take some of your precious, precious time and use it to create strong passwords and back up your blog, I'll admit that I'm not the first person to jump up and down in excitement.

However, these things are so, so important. It only takes one small event - which are often caused by factors out of your control - to bring your blog down. And if you don't have it all backed up, you could lose all of your hard work just like that.

Andrew Wilder specializes in blog security, and today he's here to tell us what we need to do to make sure our blogs are safe from both intentional and unintentional harm.

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019: How to Master Pinterest for your Food Blog with Susan Wenner Jackson from Ahalogy


by Raquel on Nov 03, 2015 in Podcast

Susan Wenner Jackson from Ahalogy talks about how to master Pinterest for your food blog.

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews Susan from Ahalogy, a Pinterest marketing Partner.

As food bloggers, we've all heard it: Pinterest can, and should, be a major driving force for your blog. Get Pinterest figured out and you'll be set with all the traffic your little blogging heart desires.

Unfortunately, mastering Pinterest isn't that easy. Deciding what size images to use, whether or not you should make a compilation of images, and if you should be adding text are all tough questions. Thankfully, Susan Wenner Jackson from Ahalogy, a Pinterest Marketing Partner, is here to help us out!

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018: How to Build an Online Business Without Blogging with Jadah Sellner from Simple Green Smoothies


by Raquel on Oct 27, 2015 in Podcast

Jadah Sellner talks about building a business on social media and email, starting from scratch, and being flexible as an entrepreneur on the Food Blogger Pro podcast.

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews the cofounder of Simple Green Smoothies, Jadah Sellner about building a successful online business without blogging.

Wait a minute here. We're Food Blogger Pro. What is this "business without blogging" stuff all about?

Well, our main goal here at FBP is to help people create a business at the intersection of food and the web. While blogging is a common, even well-defined, path to that, we also realize it's possible to build a business doing less blogging and more of everything else.

Take, for example, Jadah Sellner and Jen Hansard, the cofounders of Simple Green Smoothies. They tried blogging at first, but found success when the started to focus on one specific idea and sharing that idea freely on Instagram. They now run a successful business (with a website and an occasionally-updated blog) and have a massive tribe of followers who love their microblogged content on social media.

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How to Connect with Brands & Find Sponsored Content with Francesca Banducci from Sway Group - FBP017


by Raquel on Oct 20, 2015 in Podcast

Francesca Banducci shares how to connect with brands, find sponsored content, and make money with your food blog.

We are back with another episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews the COO of Sway Group, Francesca Banducci, about sponsored content.

In today's changing ad landscape (you know, with mobile ad blockers and such), finding alternate ways to monetize your food blog is becoming more and more important. Sponsored content is a really great way to do this. Francesca Banducci is the COO of Sway Group, a rapidly growing company that helps connect bloggers with the brands they want to talk about.

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How Elise Bauer Built Simply Recipes and Recovered from a 70% Drop in Traffic - FBP016


by Raquel on Oct 13, 2015 in Podcast

Elise Bauer talks about blogging for over 15 years, how search traffic can be unreliable, and how she has been using Pinterest to stay on top of her game.

Welcome back, friends! On this episode of the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, Bjork interviews the maker of one of the most popular food blogs in the world - Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes.

There are people who have been blogging for a long time. And then there are people who have been blogging since before blogging was a thing. Elise is one of those people, and you could definitely say she was at the forefront of the food blogging tidal wave. Today, she runs one of the most popular food blogs in the world, and is here to tell us about the journey.

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How to Find Your Voice and be Heard in a Noisy World with Dianne Jacob - FBP015


by Raquel on Oct 06, 2015 in Podcast

Dianne Jacob talks about writing great book proposals, working with publishers, finding your voice, and getting over writer's block.

Welcome back, friends! This week, Bjork interviews Diane Jacob, the author behind the book and blog Will Write for Food.

If ever there was a mentor you wished you had when it came to writing, Dianne Jacob is that person. And the awesome thing is that she has made it her job to help people like you and me write about food better. From helping new bloggers find their voice to assisting seasoned ones with a cookbook proposal, Dianne has done it all.

We were so excited to talk to Dianne about writing for this episode, and we definitely weren't disappointed.

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Celebrity Chefs and Award Winning Video with Jamie and Saukok Tiampo from See Food Media - FBP014


by Raquel on Sep 29, 2015 in Podcast

Jamie and Saukok from See Food Media talk about what it takes to make a great food video on the Food Blogger Pro Podcast.

Hello hello! Another week, another episode. #stoked!

This week, Bjork interviews husband and wife team Jamie and Saukok Tieampo from New York's SeeFood Media.

Jamie and Saukok didn't always work in the food industry, but they've made quite the splash since they've arrived. SeeFood Media has become the go-to food video production studio in New York and beyond - they've filmed personalities from Bobby Flay to Kelly Senyei.

Through their work in the food video industry, Jamie and Saukok have really boiled it down to what makes a great cooking video - and they're here to share their secrets with you!

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An interview with Molly Yeh, the author behind Saveur’s 2015 Blog of the Year - FBP013


by Raquel on Sep 22, 2015 in Podcast

Molly Yeh talks about blogging on a farm in North Dakota, how journaling led her to start a blog, and how getting involved in the community helped her find her place.

Hi friends! We are back with another week of the Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week, Bjork is talking with city girl turned country blogger Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh.

So what do you do when you live on a farm in North Dakota and your husband spends all day out in the fields? You make cakes. And macaroni. And everything else delicious on the planet.

Such is the life of blogger Molly Yeh. While her husband works the fields of North Dakota, Molly brings us beautiful, delicious recipes from her kitchen, as well as stories from life on the farm. Her unique angle makes for quite the intriguing blog experience, and has helper he become the blogging powerhouse she is today.

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Solopreneur Food Blogging with Kelly Senyei - FBP012


by Raquel on Sep 15, 2015 in Podcast, Understanding HTML

Kelly Senyei from Just a Taste talks about using her degrees in food blogging, gaining work experience at Food Network, and building her blog all by herself on the Food Blogger Pro podcast.

Hello, and welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week, Bjork is talking with veteran blogger, cookbook author, and YouTuber Kelly Senyei from Just a Taste.

When I think of Kelly Senyei, I wonder how in the world one person has done everything she's accomplished. From her degrees in Journalism and culinary school, to working at Food Network, to writing the book on food blogging (literally), Kelly seems to have done it all. Amazingly, she's done all of this on her own, including the monetization, social media, and content management.

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Making the Leap to Full-Time Blogging with Beth Moncel from Budget Bytes - FBP011


by Raquel on Sep 08, 2015 in Podcast

Beth Moncel interviews for the Food Blogger Pro Podcast about transitioning to working full time on her food blog.

Another week, another episode! We hope you've been enjoying the FBP podcast so far. We've sure had fun making it! Today's episode features Beth Moncel from the awesome food blog Budget Bytes.

So many of us hope and dream that one day we could make blogging our full-time job. Well, Beth was once one of us, but now she's actually living the dream! However, this didn't just magically happen. Instead, Beth did a slow transition from corporate to self-employed, and it made the switch a little less stressful.

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Working with Brands on YouTube with Beth Le Manach from Entertaining with Beth - FBP010


by Raquel on Sep 01, 2015 in Podcast

Beth Le Manach from the YouTube cooking channel Entertaining with Beth and the gardening channel In Beth's Garden talks about multichannel networks, working with brands, and how she shoots her videos.

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro podcast! Today's episode features Beth Le Manach from the YouTube cooking channel Entertaining with Beth.

We had our first YouTube-centric interview a few weeks ago with Chris and Hilah of Hilah Cooking. While that interview covered more of the actual video topics, today's talk with Beth Le Manach gets into the other stuff - how to work with brands, what multi-channel networks are, and finding your "value" on YouTube.

This episode is sucha a great listen for those interested in YouTube, but might be a little bogged down in the details. Beth helps clear the murky water that is YouTube and gives some great advice for those looking to jump in.

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