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110: 10 Simple Habits That Create BIG Growth for Your Business with Bjork Ostrom


by Alexa on Aug 08, 2017 in Podcast

How to work in your zone, set a morning routine, and optimize your workspace with Bjork Ostrom.

Welcome to episode 110 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about 10 habits that can help your business grow long-term.

Forming habits can have an exponential affect on your business’ growth, and Bjork has seen that first-hand as he built Food Blogger Pro.

Bjork talks about 10 habits that have had a huge impact on his productivity and on Food Blogger Pro’s growth. He recommends apps, systems, philosophies, and practices that you can implement today into your business today to see growth long-term.

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109: How Systems and Courses Can Build a Profitable Business with Greg Hickman


by Alexa on Aug 01, 2017 in Podcast

How to implement systems, shift your business' focus, and narrow your offerings with Greg Hickman.

Welcome to episode 109 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Greg Hickman about building systems, building courses, and building a profitable business.

Shifting the focus in your business might be a scary step. But for Greg, shifting his business focus came via a challenge, and he learned that it was a necessary step for growing his business.

He went from focusing on mobile marketing to automation and marketing funnels. Now he helps other businesses narrow down their offerings and use trends to build out their systems. He talks about finding the right product to sell, tools he recommends for marketers, and how you can give your audience value.

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108: From Struggling Podcast to Six-Figure Success with Natalie Eckdahl


by Alexa on Jul 25, 2017 in Podcast

Common mindsets for entrepreneurs, how to find success through breakthroughs, and how to grow a podcast into a success with Natalie Eckdahl.

Welcome to episode 108 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Natalie Eckdahl about growing her podcast into a six-figure success.

“If you build it, they will come.” That’s what Natalie thought of her audience when she first built her podcast back in 2014.

While that wasn’t exactly the case, Natalie started to understand her audience and quickly grew her struggling podcast, The Biz Chix Podcast, to a six-figure business.

Along the way, Natalie has coached many different types of women entrepreneurs, and she has learned about their struggles, issues, and tools for success. The lessons she has learned helps her educate, encourage and promote entrepreneurial women looking to grow their businesses.

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107: How to Go Viral, Kill Your Blog, and Start Over with Sarah Wu


by Alexa on Jul 18, 2017 in Podcast


Welcome to episode 107 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Sarah Wu about her viral blog and why “going viral” quickly might not be the best thing for everyone.

Going viral. It’s the dream for all bloggers, right?

Not exactly.

Sarah Wu experienced what it’s like to have a viral blog early in her blogging career. She was featured on news outlets like Good Morning America, AOL, and Yahoo, saw her page views quickly grow, and started getting more comments. However, going viral wasn’t what was best for Sarah and her blog about school lunches.

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106: Discovering Your Unique Brand with Carol Cox


by Alexa on Jul 11, 2017 in Podcast

How to refine your brand, share your story, and help others with Carol Cox.

Welcome to episode 106 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Carol Cox about refining your brand and sharing your story.

How would you define your brand?

It’s an interesting and important question to answer about your business. Carol, however, thinks its even more important to gauge how your audience defines your brand.

Once you understand that, you can then refine your brand and use your expertise to support your audience. Carol’s advice will show you how you can help your readers by choosing the stories you share and the niche you pick.

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105: How Food Bloggers Use Courses to Build their Businesses with Randle Browning


by Alexa on Jul 04, 2017 in Podcast

How to pick a course topic, price your course, and feel confident to teach with Randle Browning.

Welcome to episode 105 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Randle Browning about creating courses to generate income and leads.

What are you an expert at? Maybe it’s cake decorating. Or maybe it’s vegan cooking. Or perhaps it’s cooking with the ever-so popular Instant Pot.

Regardless, you can make a course about it. And building that course is a great way to build your online presence and business.

Randle Browning works for Teachable, a site that helps you build and sell your own online courses. She has so many tips that will help you pick the perfect course topic, create your course, and then successfully launch your course.

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104: How Bloggers Should Handle Their Taxes and Accounting with Cathy Derus


by Alexa on Jun 27, 2017 in Podcast

How to track expenses, pay yourself, and set up bank account for your business with Cathy Derus.

Welcome to episode 104 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Cathy Derus about tax advice for bloggers.

Photographing, cooking, connecting, writing…these are typically the aspects of blogging we all love. Cathy, on the other hand, loves spreadsheets, tracking expenses, and talking to other bloggers about taxes.

Cathy started her businesses, Brightwater Financial and Brightwater Accounting, as a way to help small business owners like bloggers navigate the confusing tax side of their businesses. It’s a topic that is incredibly important for all bloggers to understand, and Cathy’s goal is to make the process a little easier. From setting up a bank account for your business to tracking expenses, this episode is a crash-course to understanding taxes and accounting.

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


by Alexa on Jun 19, 2017 in Podcast

How to find inspiration, deliver value, and grow your engagement with the Pinch of Yum Team.

Welcome to episode 103 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Lindsay and Alana from Pinch of Yum about creating awesome recipe videos.

Spend five minutes on Facebook or Instagram, and I bet you’ll see at least one or two recipe videos in your feed.

Recipe videos are the thing for food bloggers right now, and we always get questions from bloggers about how they can make viral food videos that will help deliver value, boost engagement, and grow followings on social media.

That’s exactly what Alana, Bjork, and Lindsay talk about today.

Today we’re sharing the Q&A session from our recent One-Day Recipe Video Bootcamp event. Alana, Bjork, and Lindsay answer some of your questions about gear, lighting, writing engaging captions, and their personal success with recipe videos in this Q&A.

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102: Write More, Write Better, and Write Smarter with Gabriela Pereira


by Alexa on Jun 12, 2017 in Podcast

How to write with focus, read with purpose, and build your community with Gabriela Pereira.

Welcome to episode 102 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks to Gabriela Pereira about becoming a better writer and building a community around your writing.

Gabriela got her MFA in 2010, and after she graduated, she realized that a lot of people don’t actually need a formal education process in order to write. If you give yourself permission to own your creativity and writing, and if you learn a few key skills along the way, you can be a writer.

She started DIY MFA to teach others how they can do exactly that.

By focusing on the work at hand, Gabriela has been able to practice, evaluate, and fine-tune her craft and teach others how to do the same. Gabriela’s strategies about finding the right writing system, tracking productivity, staying inspired, and understanding strengths and weaknesses all play into finding one’s voice and writing style.

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101: What I Learned After Five Years of Income Reports with Bjork Ostrom


by Alexa on Jun 05, 2017 in Podcast

How to trust your gut, why you need to build your own path, and why you should pursue the work (not the end) with Bjork Ostrom.

Welcome to episode 101 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about the lessons he learned after five years of publishing Income Reports on Pinch of Yum.

The Pinch of Yum Income Reports chronicle the experiment Bjork and Lindsay started as a way to find out if it was possible to create an income from a food blog.

Spoiler alert: It is.

After five years of publishing these income reports and sharing the process of turning Pinch of Yum into a business, Bjork has learned quite a few lessons. From learning to trust his gut to building their own path to learning how to learn, the 20 lessons Bjork discusses will help anyone in pursuit of starting their own business and becoming their own boss.

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100: How FBP Listeners Have Used the Podcast to Grow Their Blogs and Businesses


by Alexa on May 29, 2017 in Podcast

Our listeners' favorite FBP podcast episodes, what they've learned, how how they've applied what they've learned to their blogs

Welcome to episode 100 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, we’re celebrating our 100th episode with a special community episode!

There have been 99 Food Blogger Pro Podcast episodes before this one, and we’ve heard from a lot of amazing people. From full-time bloggers to SEO experts to social media pros, this podcast has seen no shortage of inspirational interviewees!

We’re really excited about this episode because we’re hearing from you. We asked our listeners what their favorite Food Blogger Pro Podcast episode was, and we’re so excited about the response. It’s so exciting to hear which episodes came to you at a specific point in your blogging career and how the podcast helped you overcome obstacles, become more confident, and grow your business.

We hope that this episode will help you find an episode you might have missed or remind you of an episode that you’d like to go back and listen to again. Thanks so much for a great 100 episodes!

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099: Sponsored Content and Getting Paid What Your Work is Worth with Danielle Liss


by Alexa on May 22, 2017 in Podcast

How to price sponsored content, what type of business structure you should have for your blog, and what legal essentials you should be including on your blog

Welcome to episode 99 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Danielle Liss from Hashtag Legal about how you can create solid sponsored content.

If you do sponsored content, you know how much work a campaign can be. From developing the recipe to aligning with the brand’s goals, many considerations go into creating solid sponsored content for a brand.

From understanding FTC guidelines to knowing the legal disclaimers all blogs should have on their sites, Danielle and her business partner cover it all at their practice, Hashtag Legal. While most bloggers want to focus on the creative side of their businesses, it’s important to have a handle on the business and legal side of things as well. Danielle saw this as an opportunity to help get bloggers to the point where they’re comfortable with pricing their work and structuring their businesses.

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098: An Architect’s Journey to Becoming a Freelance Food Photographer with Ashley McLaughlin


by Alexa on May 15, 2017 in Podcast

How recipe creation is like architecture, how to improve your food photography, and how to become a full-time freelance food photographer

Welcome to episode 98 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks with Ashley McLaughlin from Edible Perspective about becoming a full-time freelance food photographer.

Architecture and food…it doesn’t sound like there would be many similarities between the two, right? But there are, and Ashley’s background in architecture helped her understand experience, perspective, and design in a culinary setting.

After staring her blog, Edible Perspective, as a way to stay creative, Ashley’s love of food transformed into a love of photography. After a long learning process, she went from a complete novice with a DSLR to understanding exposure meters, shooting in manual mode, and writing a food photography series on her blog. Now she’s a full-time freelance food photographer who has photographed multiple cookbooks for bloggers.

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097: How to Create a Full-Time Income from Blogging Using The Egg Carton Method with Bjork Ostrom


by Alexa on May 08, 2017 in Podcast

How to make money from blogging, why you should divide your income into eggs, and how to fill your egg carton with Bjork Ostrom. |

Welcome to episode 97 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about dividing income into multiple “eggs” in a carton of blogging income.

For a lot of us, “pro” blogging (i.e., making a full-time income from blogging) is the dream. In order to do that, however, income needs to be coming in from multiple channels.

Bjork likes to think of these “channels” as eggs in an egg carton; you need to fill your egg carton with different revenue streams in order to create a sustainable income from your blog. It’s really difficult to create a full-time blogging income from only one “egg,” so diversifying your egg carton can help you get there even sooner.

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096: How to Create the Perfect Recipe Post with Bjork Ostrom


by Alexa on May 01, 2017 in Podcast

What recipe plugins are, why you should be using one, and how to create the perfect search result with Bjork Ostrom. | The Food Blogger Pro Podcast

Welcome to episode 96 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork talks about recipe plugins and why you need them.

Regardless of where you are in your blogging journey (just starting out to full-time), chances are you’ve heard the words recipe plugin before. These plugins are incredibly important for food bloggers to be aware of because they not only make your recipes look beautiful, but they also help your blog communicate with search engines like Google and Pinterest.

There are so many elements to consider when choosing a recipe plugin for your blog, and it’s important to choose one that checks off “all of the SEO boxes.” So when Bjork noticed the recipe plugin Pinch of Yum was using wasn’t quite keeping up with the times, he decided it was time to build one in-house.

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