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170: What’s Working and What’s Not with the FBP Community


by Alexa on Oct 02, 2018 in Podcast

How to get your content seen, use other medias to share your content, and finding the time to get through your to-dos.

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!

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169: Insights and Observations on Starting a Business with Josh Pigford


by Alexa on Sep 25, 2018 in Podcast

Caring for yourself as an entrepreneur, ignoring data, and being a painkiller with Josh Pigford.

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.

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168: How to Add More Value to Your Sponsored Content with Mandi Gubler


by Alexa on Sep 18, 2018 in Podcast

Why metrics are important, advice for growing your sponsored content, and how to stand out to brands with Mandi Gubler.

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!

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167: The Importance of Investing in Yourself with Jessica Gavin


by Alexa on Sep 11, 2018 in Podcast

How to manage your time, reinvest in your blog, and invest in yourself with Jessica Gavin.

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!

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166: Answering Your Questions about Pinterest with Kate Ahl


by Alexa on Sep 04, 2018 in Podcast

When you can expect a burst of Pinterest traffic, the ideal number of boards, and how to disclose sponsored links with Kate Ahl.

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!

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165: Getting Things Done with David Allen


by Alexa on Aug 28, 2018 in Podcast

Creating a trusted system, creating a weekly review, and getting clearer with David Allen.

Welcome to episode 165 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with David Allen about his Getting Things Done Methodology.

Blogging comes with a never-ending to-do list. Reach out to that sponsor! Send so-and-so an invoice! Look into why my site is slow! Come up with an editorial calendar for next month!

How do you ensure that you stay productive and on top of all of your to-dos? You have a set system of principles to keep you organized and motivated.

That’s what Getting Things Done is all about. You’ll learn all about David’s productivity tips that will help you create order out of chaos in this episode!

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164: Bjork Gets Interviewed: How to Level-Up Your Food Blog


by Alexa on Aug 21, 2018 in Podcast

Advice for bloggers, starting a business, and publicizing income with Bjork Ostrom.

Welcome to episode 164 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, we’re playing an episode from The Businessese Influencer Marketing Podcast.

In this episode, Bjork chats with Danielle Liss about trends in blogging, how they started all of their businesses, why they decided to write about their income on Pinch of Yum, and so much more! You’ll also learn about his favorite books and whether he’s a Mac or PC guy.

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163: What WordPress’ Gutenberg Update Means for You with Raquel Smith


by Alexa on Aug 14, 2018 in Podcast

When Gutenberg is coming and how you can prepare for this WordPress update with Raquel Smith.

Welcome to episode 163 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Raquel Smith from WP Tasty about WordPress’ new Gutenberg update.

If you’re running your blog on WordPress, chances are you’ve heard of Gutenberg. Gutenberg is WordPress’ new WYSIWYG post editor, and it’ll be a part of WordPress core before we know it.

But will this new way of editing impact you and your posts? You betcha. And Raquel is here to talk all about what you can expect once Gutenberg is live on your site.

Between setting up a staging site to test your plugins to understanding what blocks are, this episode will get you prepared for the Gutenberg release later this year!

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162: The Power of Masterminds with Andy Traub


by Alexa on Aug 07, 2018 in Podcast

Being Spock, understanding masterminds, and charging to facilitate a mastermind group with Andy Traub.

Welcome to episode 162 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Andy Traub about masterminds.

A “mastermind group” might be one of those “buzz-terms” for influencers, but they can be a powerful way to build a community, collaborate with like-minded entrepreneurs, and even contribute to your income stream.

Andy is here today to chat about how to acquire committed members to your mastermind group, how to provide what your group needs, and how to develop deep and meaningful relationships with your group. Plus, he’s sharing the details about his new mastermind course and podcast!

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161: Blog Business 101: Understanding Your Accounting with Ben Sutton


by Alexa on Jul 31, 2018 in Podcast

Opening a business bank account, learning from profit and losses, and what the new US tax law means for you with Ben Sutton.

Welcome to episode 161 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Ben Sutton from Mazuma about bookkeeping and taxes for bloggers.

I know. Accounting, bookkeeping, and taxes aren’t the most exciting topics.

That said, they’re necessary to understand if you’re running your own business. And Ben is here to make it all way more approachable.

By tracking your expenses, profits, and losses, you can understand more about what’s working for your business and alleviate stress come tax season. You’ll learn why having a separate bank account for your business is helpful, how to start separating your expenses, and more!

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160: A Sneak Peek into an FBP Live Q&A with Bjork Ostrom


by Alexa on Jul 24, 2018 in Podcast

Monetization strategies, thriving on social media, and ignoring comparison with Bjork Ostrom.

Welcome to episode 160 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing a recording from our most recent Live Q&A on Food Blogger Pro.

You are getting a sneak peek into one of our favorite perks that comes with a Food Blogger Pro membership: Live Q&As!

We hold a Live Q&A for our members every month, and they’re a chance for our members to get answers to their toughest blogging questions…live.

Our Q&As are the perfect opportunity to invite our experts to chat about a specific topic, but they’re also great for picking Bjork and Lindsay’s brains.

This month’s Q&A was an “Ask Bjork Anything,” and Bjork answered our members’ questions about email lists, photography, monetization strategies, and more. Enjoy this sneak peek into Food Blogger Pro Live Q&As!

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159: Different Ways to Create an Income Online with Mark Daoust


by Alexa on Jul 17, 2018 in Podcast

Ways to pursue business growth and differentiating your income with Mark Daoust.

Welcome to episode 159 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Mark Daoust from Quiet Light Brokerage about testing new income streams and spending money to make money.

As an influencer, you have access to a ton of different ways to monetize your blog. And possibly some ways you haven’t even considered.

Mark is here to chat about those ways and to give you a better understanding of how online businesses can differentiate themselves. Between understanding how valuable your company truly is to figuring out the right ways to sell your products to finding out what your readers are craving, Mark’s tips will help you create an established, sustainable business online.

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158: How to Grow Your Instagram Following to 100k with Lise Ode


by Alexa on Jul 10, 2018 in Podcast

How to batch Instagram posts, improve your photography, and build a following with Lise Ode.

Welcome to episode 158 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Lise Ode from Mom Loves Baking about growing her Instagram following.

Growing your social media following sometimes feels like an impossible goal, but Lise has figured out the trick to quickly and authentically grow her Instagram following.

Her Instagram account, @momlovesbaking, now has 100K followers. And that’s after having just a few thousand followers a few months ago.

Lise will talk about the course that helped skyrocket her Instagram following, how she improved her photography skills, and the story behind her first post to ever go viral. If you’re looking for ways to increase engagement and growth on your Instagram account, you’ll learn a lot from this episode!

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157: More Clicks, Subscribers, and Sales with Pinterest with Kate Ahl


by Alexa on Jul 03, 2018 in Podcast

Thinking about your person, treating Pinterest as a unique platform, and evaluating Pin success with Kate Ahl.

Welcome to episode 157 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Kate Ahl from Simple Pin Media about treating Pinterest as a long-term game and generating conversions.

Sharing your content on Pinterest is almost like being in a relationship.

You have to show your commitment by giving it attention every single day. You need to completely understand your audience and give it what it needs. You need to face your challenges head-on in the hopes of creating a thriving, flourishing, and active connection.

If it sounds like a lot, it is. But Kate is here help. She’s chatting about prioritizing your Pinterest efforts for maximum clicks, subscribers, and sales. You can grow your blog and business with Pinterest, and this episode will teach you how.

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156: Building a Healthy Blog and a Healthy Life with Liz Della Croce


by Alexa on Jun 26, 2018 in Podcast

Prioritizing your work, choosing a focus, and leading a healthy life with Liz Della Croce.

Welcome to episode 156 of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork chats with Liz Della Croce about balance, health, and focus.

Running your blog as a business takes a lot of balance. Especially if you have a well-rounded approach to health in mind.

Between her journey through weight loss to growing her blog into a profitable business, Liz has figured out how to keep a healthy balance in both her personal and professional lives. You’ll learn about her work processes, her approach to balance, and how she prioritizes her work in this interview. Enjoy!

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