361: Earning $2,500 in One Day and Traveling Full-Time as a Food Blogger with Eric Samuelson

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Welcome to episode 361 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Eric Samuelson from Eat Like No One Else about how he monetizes his site and travels full-time with his family as a food blogger.

Can you imagine growing your food blog while also traveling full-time? Well, that’s what Eric does!

He runs the food blog Eat Like No One Else, and in this episode, you’ll hear how his blog has opened the door to so many new opportunities in his life, from traveling the country full-time with his family to earning $2,500 in ad revenue in a single day.

Eric’s story is so incredible, and no matter where you are in your blogging journey, we know you’ll have so many great takeaways from this conversation!

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360: How Eden Westbrook Shifted Her Mindset and Became a Full-Time Food Blogger

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Welcome to episode 360 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Eden Westbrook from Sweet Tea and Thyme about how she shifted her mindset and became a full-time food blogger.

Today, we’re really excited to share this great conversation with Eden! She’s the recipe developer, photographer, and writer behind the blog, Sweet Tea and Thyme.

From joining the military to attending culinary school and working in the restaurant industry, Eden has had quite the journey, and she’s sharing it all in this episode.

You’ll hear why she decided to start her blog, where she found the motivation and drive to work towards her blogging goals, how she decided what kind of content to share with her readers, and more.

This is such an encouraging interview, and we know you’ll love hearing Eden’s story. Enjoy!

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359: 5 Mistakes Food Creators Make with Email Marketing with Amy Katz

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Welcome to episode 359 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day about mistakes food creators make with email marketing.

As content creators, we’ve all heard about the importance of having an email list. But… how do we get readers to sign up for our list? And once they’ve subscribed, how do we entice them to actually open our emails?

Amy is here on the podcast to discuss it all!

In today’s episode, she’s sharing five common mistakes that food creators make when it comes to email marketing. You’ll also hear what her current email marketing strategy looks like and how she consistently has a 45–50% open rate for her emails.

It’s an inspiring conversation that shows just how powerful an email list can be. We hope you enjoy it!

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358: How Anela Malik Grew a Successful Subscription-Based Membership Community

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Welcome to episode 358 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Anela Malik from Feed The Malik and Magic at the Margins about how she built a subscription-based membership community.

We’re really excited to share this episode with Anela Malik with you today! In addition to her blog Feed The Malik, Anela also runs Magic at the Margins, a subscription-based membership community. And unlike most content creators, her subscription community is actually her primary focus for revenue.

In this episode, she shares why she decided to launch her own subscription community, how she structures her pricing, how she promotes her community on social media, and more.

It’s a really inspiring interview that will encourage you to explore all the unique ways you can earn money as a creator!

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357: How Content Batching Helped Amanda Scarlati Go From 7,500 to 65k Pageviews in One Year

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Welcome to episode 357 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Amanda Scarlati from Saporito Kitchen about how content batching helped grow her blog’s traffic.

From testing recipes to shooting photos to writing blog posts, a lot of work goes into running a food blog. So how can we stay on top of everything that needs to get done each week?

Enter: content batching! Instead of jumping from one task to another, try grouping similar tasks in one work period to stay focused and even increase your productivity.

In this episode, you’ll hear how Amanda started batching her content, how she plans out her blog posts for the upcoming quarter, and how content batching has dramatically increased her blog’s traffic.

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354: Sharing Zambian Food and Growing a Freelance Photography Business with Clara Kapelembe Bwali

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Welcome to episode 354 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Clara Kapelembe Bwali from Black Garlic about how she’s using her business to share Zambian food with the world.

We’re really excited to share this episode with Clara from Black Garlic with you today! She’s a freelance food photographer, food stylist, and blogger based in Zambia.

Clara has built her business from the ground up, and in this episode, you’ll hear how she has grown her photography skills, booked her first clients, and used social media to share both her photography and Zambian food with the world.

Clara’s story is so inspiring, and her passion for her work really shines through in the interview. We hope you enjoy it!

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353: Getting the Most Out of Pinterest as a Content Creator in 2022 with Jane Ko

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Welcome to episode 353 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jane Ko from A Taste of Koko about her Pinterest strategy as a content creator.

Today, we’re really excited to be chatting all about Pinterest with Jane Ko!

She runs A Taste of Koko, a food and travel blog focused specifically on Austin, Texas. And since she has been blogging since 2010, her content and social media strategy has definitely evolved over the years.

In this episode, you’ll hear what her revenue streams are as a content creator, what her current Pinterest strategy looks like, how she repurposes content across different social media platforms, and more. Enjoy!

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352: How to Optimize Your Ad Revenue with Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn from AdThrive

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Welcome to episode 352 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn from AdThrive about optimizing ad revenue.

Today, we’re really excited to be chatting about all things advertising with two members of the AdThrive team, Paul Bannister and Courtney Kahn!

Ads are one of the best ways to earn passive income from a blog, so it’s not surprising that many food bloggers place a lot of emphasis on increasing their ad revenue.

And in this episode, Paul and Courtney are sharing all their expert advice on just that topic: how to optimize your ads and increase your earnings. You’ll also hear what changes will be coming soon to the ad industry, how the ad industry works behind the scenes, and more.

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351: Understanding Data Collection, GDPR, and CCPA as a Content Creator with Danielle Liss

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Welcome to episode 351 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Danielle Liss from Businessese and LISS Legal about understanding data collection, GDPR, and CCPA.

We’ve probably all heard the terms GDPR and CCPA at one point or another… but what do they actually mean? And how do they impact us as content creators?

That’s what we’re discussing in this episode with Danielle Liss! She’s our Legal Expert here at Food Blogger Pro, and she’s coming back on the podcast today to chat all about data collection and important legal considerations to keep in mind as influencers.

It’s a great episode, and Danielle is fantastic at communicating complex legal topics in an easy-to-understand manner. Enjoy!

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350: Results and Takeaways from the Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey

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Welcome to episode 350 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork shares some of the main takeaways from our recent Podcast Listener Survey.

We recently asked our podcast listeners to participate in a Food Blogger Pro Podcast Listener Survey, and we’re so excited to share the results with you today!

In this episode, you’ll learn more about our podcast listeners — how they’re sharing content in the world, how they’re monetizing their businesses, and what social media platforms they find the most useful in helping them grow their following.

Aside from that, you’ll also hear about some of their current traffic and monetization goals, struggles they’re facing as content creators, and tools they’re using to level up their businesses.

We hope you enjoy learning more about our audience in this survey recap episode!

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