310: The Confident Pitch – How to Naturally Build Relationships with Brands with Candice Ward

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Welcome to episode 310 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Candice Ward about pitching brands and monetizing food photography.

Working with brands can be a great way to monetize a blog or food business, but the process of pitching brands and fostering a relationship with those brands can be a bit intimidating.

Enter: Candice! She’s on the podcast today to talk about working with clients, getting paid, and reaching a successful stage in her business in a short period of time. In this interview, Candice talks about how she pitches brands, monetizes her food photography skills, and finds the right brands to work with.

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309: Create with Intention – $130,000 in the First Week by Creating Premium Offerings for Your Audience with Shawn Blanc

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Welcome to episode 309 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Shawn Blanc about the way he produces products for his audience.

Today we’re talking to Shawn Blanc about his story of going from indie blogger to successful entrepreneur. He’ll talk about productivity, starting new things, serving your audience, and how to build a strong company without sacrificing every hour to your work.

His business ideas are very much aligned towards helping his audience get the best possible outcome, and his story will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to continue creating and serving your readers.

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308: Virtual Events – Earn an Income by Teaching Classes Online with Tomas Hoyos

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Welcome to episode 308 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Tomas Hoyos about hosting paid classes online with Airsubs.

You know how a lot of classes are held online these days? Have you ever thought about teaching one yourself?

Tomas is here on the podcast today to chat about how you can use his product, Airsubs, to develop a direct relationship with your audience by hosting live cooking events. Not only will he talk about how one creator made $50,000 in just one week by hosting classes on Airsubs, he unpacks why online events like this can be so lucrative for creators, especially in 2021.

It’s a great interview that will give you a ton of insights into promoting, hosting, and selling online classes of your own!

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307: Will Write for Food – How to Make Money by Writing about Food with Dianne Jacob

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Welcome to episode 307 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Dianne Jacob about food writing as a profession and the re-release of her book, “Will Write for Food.”

Food writing is both an art and a science, and Dianne Jacob is back on the podcast today to talk about best practices for writing cookbooks, working with publishers, and making an income as a food writer.

You can find the latest version of Dianne’s book, “Will Write for Food,” wherever books are sold, and in it you’ll find even more strategies that can help you get paid for writing about food online or in print. Leave a comment below about one major takeaway you had from this episode for a chance to win a copy of her book!

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306: Core Web Vitals – What Food Bloggers Need to Know About User Experience and Google with Andrew Wilder

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Welcome to episode 306 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re sharing part of our most recent member Q&A with Andrew Wilder from NerdPress where he talks about Core Web Vitals.

Google has already started using things like mobile friendliness, security, and intrusive popups to impact search rankings, and the big news on the block is that Core Web Vitals, a way to quantify user experience on a website, will impact rankings soon as well.

There are three signals that measure “good” user experience:

  • Largest Contentful Paint (LCP)
  • First input Delay (FID)
  • Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS)

Google wants readers to have a good experience on the sites that are ranking in the first few spots in search results, and Core Web Vitals are one of the ways they’re tracking that.

If this all sounds confusing, don’t worry –– you’ve come to the right place! In this episode, we’re sharing part of our most recent member Q&A with our incredible WordPress and Site Speed Expert, Andrew Wilder, where he covered the ins and outs of page experience and Core Web Vitals.

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305: Non-Traditional Success – Optimizing for Happiness with Jason Glaspey

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Welcome to episode 305 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Jason Glaspey about optimizing your life and business for maximum happiness.

How do you define success with your blog or business?

It’s an interesting question to think about, especially as you dive into different business growth strategies.

Jason is here today to talk about how he measures success and how that influences the way he views business and spends his time.

It’s a fascinating conversation, and we’re hoping it’ll help you figure out how you can do more of the work that you enjoy.

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304: FBP Rewind – Making Great Content with Sam Adler

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Welcome to episode 304 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, we’re rewinding back to our episode with Frosting and Fettuccine’s Sam Adler where she talks about creating the very best content for her audience.

It’s another FBP Rewind episode today, and we’re so excited to revisit our March 2019 interview with Sam Adler from Frosting and Fettuccine today!

This episode is focused around creating amazing content, and that’s something that we, as content creators, should always be in pursuit of. You’ll hear about Sam’s approach to photography and color, her background in cooking, and what it was like to be nominated for (and eventually win!) a Saveur Blog Award.

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303: Breaking Boundaries – Building, Running, and Monetizing a Content Brand with Kelly Senyei

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Welcome to episode 303 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Kelly Senyei from Just a Taste about trying new things to grow her brand.

We’re super excited to welcome Kelly back to the podcast today!

In the six years since we’ve last heard from her, Kelly has done… a lot. And she’s here on the podcast to talk about how she has tried new things to help her brand grow.

In addition to chatting about her podcast and new cookbook, she’ll also share some of the tips and strategies that have made the biggest impact on her traffic and income as she continues to grow Just a Taste.

It’s a super fun, informative interview, and we hope you enjoy!

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302: Growth Strategies – Growing Your Brand on YouTube and Beyond with Nisha Vora

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Welcome to episode 302 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week on the podcast, Bjork interviews Nisha Vora from Rainbow Plant Life about how she has grown her brand online.

Nisha is a lawyer-turned-food blogger, and she’s here on the podcast to talk about her journey and to share what has made the biggest impacts in growing her brand online.

She talks about creating engaging YouTube videos and how YouTube analytics can help shape your video strategy, as well as how she’s building her team in order to thrive in the work she loves to do.

Her brand, Rainbow Plant Life, has seen quite a bit of growth over the past few years, and you’ll learn about her most successful growth strategies in this episode.

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301: Less Work, More Traffic – A Free Workshop (+ 7 Ways to Strategically Use Google Search Console!)

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Welcome to episode 301 of The Food Blogger Pro Podcast!

We’re holding a FREE event next week on Tuesday, April 27 at 1pm ET / 12pm CT called Less Work, More Traffic. In this workshop, we’ll teach you how to think strategically about the content that’s already on your site in order to build your audience and get more traffic.

You can register for free here, and if you want a bit of a preview of what we’re going to share during the workshop, you’re in the right place!

In this episode of the podcast, Bjork talks about the event and then shares seven different ways you can use Google Search Console to optimize your site for search traffic.

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