How to Connect with Brands & Find Sponsored Content with Francesca Banducci from Sway Group – FBP017

We are back with another episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast! This week, Bjork interviews the COO of Sway Group, Francesca Banducci, about sponsored content.

In today’s changing ad landscape (you know, with mobile ad blockers and such), finding alternate ways to monetize your food blog is becoming more and more important. Sponsored content is a really great way to do this. Francesca Banducci is the COO of Sway Group, a rapidly growing company that helps connect bloggers with the brands they want to talk about.

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How Elise Bauer Built Simply Recipes and Recovered from a 70% Drop in Traffic – FBP016

Welcome back, friends! On this episode of the Food Blogger Pro Podcast, Bjork interviews the maker of one of the most popular food blogs in the world – Elise Bauer from Simply Recipes.

There are people who have been blogging for a long time. And then there are people who have been blogging since before blogging was a thing. Elise is one of those people, and you could definitely say she was at the forefront of the food blogging tidal wave. Today, she runs one of the most popular food blogs in the world, and is here to tell us about the journey.

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How to Find Your Voice and be Heard in a Noisy World with Dianne Jacob – FBP015

Welcome back, friends! This week, Bjork interviews Diane Jacob, the author behind the book and blog Will Write for Food.

If ever there was a mentor you wished you had when it came to writing, Dianne Jacob is that person. And the awesome thing is that she has made it her job to help people like you and me write about food better. From helping new bloggers find their voice to assisting seasoned ones with a cookbook proposal, Dianne has done it all.

We were so excited to talk to Dianne about writing for this episode, and we definitely weren’t disappointed.

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Celebrity Chefs and Award Winning Video with Jamie and Saukok Tiampo from See Food Media – FBP014

Hello hello! Another week, another episode. #stoked!

This week, Bjork interviews husband and wife team Jamie and Saukok Tieampo from New York’s SeeFood Media.

Jamie and Saukok didn’t always work in the food industry, but they’ve made quite the splash since they’ve arrived. SeeFood Media has become the go-to food video production studio in New York and beyond – they’ve filmed personalities from Bobby Flay to Kelly Senyei.

Through their work in the food video industry, Jamie and Saukok have really boiled it down to what makes a great cooking video – and they’re here to share their secrets with you!

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An interview with Molly Yeh, the author behind Saveur’s 2015 Blog of the Year – FBP013

Hi friends! We are back with another week of the Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week, Bjork is talking with city girl turned country blogger Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh.

So what do you do when you live on a farm in North Dakota and your husband spends all day out in the fields? You make cakes. And macaroni. And everything else delicious on the planet.

Such is the life of blogger Molly Yeh. While her husband works the fields of North Dakota, Molly brings us beautiful, delicious recipes from her kitchen, as well as stories from life on the farm. Her unique angle makes for quite the intriguing blog experience, and has helper he become the blogging powerhouse she is today.

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Solopreneur Food Blogging with Kelly Senyei – FBP012

Hello, and welcome back to the Food Blogger Pro Podcast! This week, Bjork is talking with veteran blogger, cookbook author, and YouTuber Kelly Senyei from Just a Taste.

When I think of Kelly Senyei, I wonder how in the world one person has done everything she’s accomplished. From her degrees in Journalism and culinary school, to working at Food Network, to writing the book on food blogging (literally), Kelly seems to have done it all. Amazingly, she’s done all of this on her own, including the monetization, social media, and content management.

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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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Simplifying Ad Optimization with Andy Marzka from AdThrive – FBP008

For today’s episode of the Food Blogger Pro podcast, Bjork talks with Andy Marzka, founder and CEO of ad optimization service AdThrive.

Ad optimization is one of those things that totally clicks for some people and totally doesn’t click for others. And even for the people it "clicks" for, it can be a confusing, befuddling, and frustrating process to get it all figured out.

Fortunately, Andy Marzka agreed to help us understand it all a little better. Andy is the founder and CEO of AdThrive, an ad optimization service that helps you make the most money possible with your ads.

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