Making the Leap to Full-Time Blogging with Beth Moncel from Budget Bytes – FBP011

Another week, another episode! We hope you’ve been enjoying the FBP podcast so far. We’ve sure had fun making it! Today’s episode features Beth Moncel from the awesome food blog Budget Bytes.

So many of us hope and dream that one day we could make blogging our full-time job. Well, Beth was once one of us, but now she’s actually living the dream! However, this didn’t just magically happen. Instead, Beth did a slow transition from corporate to self-employed, and it made the switch a little less stressful.

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Working with Brands on YouTube with Beth Le Manach from Entertaining with Beth – FBP010

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro podcast! Today’s episode features Beth Le Manach from the YouTube cooking channel Entertaining with Beth.

We had our first YouTube-centric interview a few weeks ago with Chris and Hilah of Hilah Cooking. While that interview covered more of the actual video topics, today’s talk with Beth Le Manach gets into the other stuff – how to work with brands, what multi-channel networks are, and finding your "value" on YouTube.

This episode is sucha a great listen for those interested in YouTube, but might be a little bogged down in the details. Beth helps clear the murky water that is YouTube and gives some great advice for those looking to jump in.

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Mastering Your Blog Business with Jaden and Scott Hair from Steamy Kitchen – FBP009

For today’s episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast, Bjork interviews Jaden and Scott Hair from the inspiring food blog Steamy Kitchen.

Food blogging starts out as a hobby for most, but after all the learning, hard work, and pride in what they’ve built, many people decide they want to turn their hobby into their business.

But, that road can seem like a rough ride if you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, Jaden and Scott Hair, the makers of Steamy Kitchen, Food Blog Forum, and Kitchen Table Mastery, are here to tell us a little bit more about it.

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The Art of Photography with Ashley and Gabe from Not Without Salt – FBP007

For this episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast, Bjork and Lindsay team up to talk with Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez from the blog Not Without Salt.

Not Without Salt was the winner of the 2013 Saveur Best Cooking Blog award. That’s a big deal. But this award wasn’t just handed over to Ashley and Gabe – no, it was won after years and years of dedication and hard work.

Photography and art are two really important things to both Ashley and Gabe – Ashley went to school to be a high school art teacher, and Gabe shoots weddings for a living. However, it’s at the intersection of photography and art where the blog Not Without Salt really shines.

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Building a YouTube Cooking Channel to 250k subscribers with Hilah & Chris from Hilah Cooking -FBP006

For this episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast, we’re taking with Hilah Johnson and Chris Sharpe from the YouTube channel and food blog Hilah Cooking.

Hilah and Chris did not get started in video with their cooking channel. It all started, in fact, with a "post-apocalyptic horror comedy" film they did together – which ultimately took a dive and failed.

But just a few years later, Chris and Hilah are a very successful and popular team in the Youtube video industry. They joined Bjork on the Food Blogger Pro podcast to talk all about their journey to YouTube success.

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The Business of Food Blogging with Jason Leake from 100 Days of Real Food – FBP005

For this episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast, we’re taking with Jason Leake from 100 Days of Real Food.

For those outside the food blog world, blogging seems pretty simple – just make some food, take a few pictures, and put it up on the internet. For those of us inside the food blog world, the last sentence really just made you laugh. Well, Jason Leake is right there with you.

Jason went from supportive-but-not-interested husband to full-time behind the scenes blog manager in less than 2 years. He takes care of almost everything that goes on at 100 Days of Real Food that doesn’t involve cooking, photographing or writing posts.

What that means is that Jason knows a LOT about what it takes to make a food blog run beyond the cooking & photographing part – and this is where most of us get stuck. This interview is definitely not one to miss.

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Sally McKenney from Sally’s Baking Addiction on Creating Success – FBP003

Welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro Podcast!

For this next episode, Bjork had the pleasure of talking with Sally McKenney, founder and creator of Sally’s Baking Addiction.

If you haven’t been over to Sally’s Baking Addiction yet, you are certainly missing out. Sally creates baked goods to swoon over – from cheesecake to brownies to pies, and everything you can imagine with funfetti. She’s also a whiz when it comes to blog success. Sally took her blog from zero to hero (read: full time job) in just two years. She is now the author of two cookbooks, Sally’s Baking Addiction and the soon-to-come Sally’s Candy Addiction.

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Lindsay Ostrom from Pinch of Yum on life as a career blogger – FBP001

In the first podcast episode, Bjork interviews Lindsay about her food blog, Pinch of Yum, and digs deep into the motivation behind POY and how Lindsay built her blog.

We all know Lindsay. She’s a big part of the reason we are all here right now. But how well do we really know her? How did Pinch of Yum get started? Was it’s Bjork’s idea in the first place? How in the world did she take her baby food blog that started on Tumbler to the beautiful & inspiring food resource that it is today?

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