I Want to Monetize My Blog

I set a goal to double my blog revenue within three months and, with the info provided by Food Blogger Pro, I was able to accomplish that goal in under 30 days! My revenue was already fairly large, so this was no small feat. This website and all of the easy to follow information is beyond valuable. Quitting my day job, paying off my student loans, and buying a house are now all realities of the very near future.

Beth, Budget Bytes

Blogging can be a great way to make supplemental income, but it can also provide you with a full-time income. Here are some of our favorite Food Blogger Pro resources to help you learn more about monetizing your food blog:

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In Food Blogger Pro, a course is a collection of short videos that explains important concepts. Our goal with courses is to present information in simple, bite-sized portions so you can go through at your own pace. The courses we’ve outlined below will teach you our best monetization strategies for food bloggers.

Generating Income courses

Your hub for all-things monetization! In these courses, we cover the topics and strategies that will help you understand how to monetize your own blog. The lesson videos cover topics like sponsored content, ads, affiliate marketing, media kits, and running your blog as a business.

Sponsored Content Bootcamp

This course is a replay of our event, the Sponsored Content Bootcamp. During this event, we welcomed our Legal Expert, Danielle, and our co-founder, Lindsay, to talk about pricing sponsored content, tools for sponsored content, and how successful food blog, Pinch of Yum, manages their sponsored content.

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The Community Forum is the “bread and butter” of Food Blogger Pro, and that’s because it’s where all of our members go to connect, collaborate, and troubleshoot together. Below are some of our favorite threads where members discuss monetization.

When To Start Monetizing

Is there a right time for you to start monetizing your blog? How do you start? Where do you start?! All of these questions (and more!) are answered in this thread.

We hosted an AMA on the forum with our Legal Expert, Danielle, and our members asked her questions about the legal side of running a food blog. Check out this thread for tips for making sure your business is in tip-top shape.

How do you set up an affiliate shop page?

Have you ever thought of adding an affiliate shop to your site? What’s the best way to do that? Read this thread for some tips from our members.

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Did you know we have a free, public podcast called “The Food Blogger Pro Podcast”? It’s true! You can follow along and subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, or on your favorite podcasting app. Here are some of our favorite episodes about blog monetization.

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

One of the keys of monetization is to diversify your money-making efforts, and that’s exactly what this episode is all about. You’ll learn about 15 different ways you can make money from blogging, how to divide your income stream into multiple “eggs,” and how to figure out how much you need to make from each of your “eggs.”

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187: How to Self-Publish Your Own Cookbook with Chelsea Cole

You want to write a cookbook, but you’re not exactly sure how to go through the whole editor thing. Enter: self-publishing! In this episode, you’ll learn how Chelsea Cole self-published her own cookbook, how payments work, and how to manage a cookbook timeline.

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

There are a lot of steps that go into sponsored content: from figuring out your rate to fostering a relationship with a brand to actually creating valuable content. In this episode, you’ll learn how Mandi figures out her work’s value, why metrics are so important, and how to stand out to a brand.