376: Organizing and Running Large-Scale Virtual Events for Creators with Stefani Pollack

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Welcome to episode 376 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Stefani Pollack from The Bake Fest about organizing and running virtual events.

As food bloggers, we spend a lot of our time working by ourselves, and it can often feel isolating. So how can we connect with other bloggers and build relationships with brands we love?

Enter: The Bake Fest! This virtual event for bakers features online baking and business classes, product demos, and more, and it’s a great place to build those connections with other creators and companies. In today’s episode, we’re chatting with Stefani, the founder of The Bake Fest, all about why she decided to start running these virtual events, how they work, and more.

Her next event, The Bake Fest Holiday Edition, will be on Saturday, October 8, 2022, so be sure to check it out and get registered if you’re interested in attending!

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373: How to Leverage Your Expertise and Passion to Teach Online Cooking Classes with Cynthia Samanian

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Welcome to episode 373 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Cynthia Samanian from Culinary Creator Business School about teaching online cooking classes.

Have you ever wanted to teach online cooking classes but you’re not sure how to get started? Well, Cynthia is here to help you out!

She’s the creator of Culinary Creator Business School, a program that teaches culinary business owners how to teach their first online cooking class in 90 days or less, and she’s here on the podcast today to share her best advice with our listeners.

In this episode, you’ll hear what her business journey has looked like, why she decided to launch her program, her best tip for those wanting to teach online classes, and more. Enjoy!

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371: Becoming Full-Time Entrepreneurs and Growing Multiple Businesses with Bjork & Lindsay on the Simple Pin Podcast

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Welcome to episode 371 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing Bjork and Lindsay’s episode from the Simple Pin Podcast with Kate Ahl.

Today’s episode is a bit unusual because Bjork and Lindsay are actually the ones being interviewed! We’re really excited to be featuring an episode of the Simple Pin Podcast.

Kate recently interviewed Bjork and Lindsay about their entrepreneurial journey, and we knew we wanted to share this inspiring conversation with our listeners. You’ll hear how they grew Pinch of Yum while working full-time jobs, what they’ve learned over the years as they’ve grown their various businesses, what they’ve found surprising about being entrepreneurs, and more.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear more about Bjork and Lindsay’s story, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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366: How Rob and Jen Morris Teach Home Bakers How to Start a Successful Bakery Business

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Welcome to episode 366 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Rob and Jen Morris about how they teach home bakers how to start a bakery business.

We’re really excited to welcome Rob and Jen back to the podcast after three years!

When they last came on the show, Jen and Rob were running their bakery, Cupcakeology, but since then, they have closed up shop and started sharing their expertise as baking business coaches.

Through their Start Small Win Big Academy, they teach home bakers how to start a profitable and successful bakery business — just like they did! You’ll hear why they decided to make this switch, how they’re grown their new business, what success their students have had, and more.

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365: How to Find Your Zone of Genius and Hire the Right People with Emily Perron

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Welcome to episode 365 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Emily Perron about the Zone of Genius and hiring.

Have you ever heard of the Zone of Genius?

When working in this zone, you capitalize on your innate abilities and interests to do work that truly fulfills you. And a great way to do this is by delegating tasks and building a team!

In this episode, Emily explains how to find your Zone of Genius, how to decide what to outsource first, how to write a compelling job list, and more.

If you’ve been thinking about hiring out some tasks and potentially growing your team, you won’t want to miss this episode!

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356: Achieving Financial Independence, Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, and Sharing Content Confidently with Jillian Johnsrud

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Welcome to episode 356 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jillian Johnsrud about achieving financial independence and sharing content confidently.

We’re so excited we had a chance to talk to Jillian in today’s episode!

She is the author of the book, “Fire the Haters: Finding Courage to Create Online in a Critical World,” and she is on a mission to help others build a life that perfectly lines up with their values, passion, and purpose.

And in this episode, she’s doing just that! She shares some of her best tips for achieving financial independence, overcoming imposter syndrome, dealing with negative comments, and cultivating a healthy relationship with your work.

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346: 600K YouTube Subscribers – How Jenné Claiborne Built Her Team, Leaned into Video, and Went From Private Chef to Content Creator

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Welcome to episode 346 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jenné Claiborne from Sweet Potato Soul about how she has built her business as a content creator and gained over 600k subscribers on YouTube.

We’re really excited to be chatting with Jenné from Sweet Potato Soul today! She’s a vegan chef, cookbook author, food blogger, and successful YouTuber with over 600k subscribers.

From working as an actor to offering personal chef services to becoming a full-time content creator, Jenné has had quite the entrepreneurial journey. In this episode, you’ll hear what she’s learned along the way, how she has been growing her team, why she focuses so much on video, and what the revenue streams currently look like for her business.

It’s a really great episode, and Jenné is just such an inspiring, hard-working creator. We know you’ll have lots of takeaways from this conversation!

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345: Building Long-Term Relationships with Brands – Running a Creative Production Agency with Alisha Cohen

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Welcome to episode 345 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Alisha Cohen from LISH Creative about running a production agency and shooting content for brands.

As content creators, a great way to earn an income doing what we love is to partner with brands that we love. But how do we find those brands, and more importantly, how do we work with them on a long-term basis?

That’s what we’re chatting about today with Alisha Cohen!

Alisha is the founder of LISH Creative, a creative production agency that produces colorful, eye-catching photography, video, and stop motion for some of the world’s most distinguished brands.

In this episode, you’ll hear how she launched her business, what it’s like running a production agency, how expanding her social media presence has helped her book clients, and what some of her best tips are for nurturing long-term relationships with brands.

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338: Reflecting and Looking Forward – 5 Themes From 2021 with Bjork Ostrom

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Welcome to episode 338 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork talks about five themes that he’s noticed when reflecting back on the past year.

As we enter into the new year, it can be really helpful to look back on the previous year and reflect on some of the lessons learned. So we’re doing just that in this episode!

You’ll hear five themes that Bjork has identified when reflecting on 2021 and how he’s going to use that knowledge to his advantage in 2022. From insight on creating valuable content to delegating tasks to defining your life goals, this episode is packed full of great advice to help you start the year off strong.

Plus! As a bonus in this episode, you’ll hear about The Food Blogger Pro Podcast Facebook Group that we just launched for podcast listeners. Within this brand-new Facebook Group, you’ll be able to chat about recent episodes, submit questions for future interviews, and more. Be sure to check it out to continue the conversation!

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335: Baking for Business – How Amanda Schonberg Helps Home Bakers Start, Grow, and Scale Their Baking Businesses

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Welcome to episode 335 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Amanda Schonberg about how to build a successful baking business.

As food creators, when we think about earning an income doing what we love, we oftentimes focus on areas like affiliate marketing, sponsored content, and ads. But what about earning money actually selling the food that we’re creating?

That’s what we’re chatting about with Amanda Schonberg today! She runs Chef Schonberg’s Sweets, a licensed e-commerce bakery, as well as Baking for Business, an online platform that teaches home bakers how to build their brands and confidently sell their baked goods.

In this episode, you’ll hear how she got her own baking business off the ground, what she teaches her students at Baking for Business, and what her best advice is for those looking to enter into this space. It’s a jam-packed, inspiring episode, and we really hope you enjoy it!

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