Want to learn how to start a food blog, but have no clue how to go about it? Then fear not, you’re in the right place. In this (free) ultimate guide, I’m going to walk you through how to start a food blog and make money—to get your food blogging career launched in no time. 카지노사이트
Starting a food blog can be a very fun, rewarding and even profitable experience—as long as you’re ready to put in the time, effort and truly learn how to start a food blog (the smart way) and set it up for maximum growth potential.
You’re starting a food blog with the goal of eventually positioning yourself as an expert and thought leader within your niche—and before you know it, this new site could open doors to unexpected mouth-watering opportunities like book deals, television appearances, cooking product lines and so much more.
And get this, even if you just want to be a hobby food blogger, you can still make your new blog very profitable.
The best part? You don’t need any coding or technical blogging skills—or even much of a financial investment in order to start food blogging today.
So, if you’re ready to learn how to start a food blog that actually makes money, then this guide is for you.
In this guide to starting a food blog, we’re going to walk through the eight steps of how to start a food blog—backed by my interviews with some of the world’s most successful food bloggers.
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Now, let’s dive in to my ultimate guide on how to start a food blog.
Food blogging is a very broad topic area if left this generalized.
You may already know exactly which aspect you want to focus your food blog around, but it’s important to start by really sharpening your angle & message.
Either way, having a specific niche when you start a food blog, will keep you focused and make it easier for you to:
- Identify and understand your target readers (i.e. who are the people that’ll most love my content?)
- Brand your food blog so it stands out from others (i.e. how is my food blog unique in my industry?)
- Grow and monetize your food blog (i.e. how will I make money blogging as a food blogger?)
Right, so let’s look at some different blog niches you can choose from within the overall food blogging industry: 바카라사이트
- Recipe food blog that’s focused on reviving old family recipes from around the world
- Specific diet food blog that discusses healthy, vegan or gluten free diet options—like my girlfriend’s vegan food blog, Vegan Anj (or my new side blog, VeganTable) where we break down topics like creating a vegan grocery list)
- Food blog specializing in Indian dishes, Japanese meals, African dishes or others from your cultural background
- Food blogs focused on cooking methods like baking, grilling and so on
- Food photography blog that’s more about capturing amazing shots at top restaurants
Remember, it’s in your best interest to pick a niche that goes nicely with your own passions, interests, expertise and personality when you start a food blog.
Picking the right name for your blog can make it stand out and quickly catch the attention of your target readers.
The right name for your food blog also communicates what your food blog is all about, your position in the industry and even who your recipes are for—in mere seconds.
Your food blog’s name, also known as its domain name or blog URL—will be your blog’s address on the Internet.
This is what people will type into their web browser’s address bar in order to navigate straight to your food blog—or they could even search for its name on the major search engines like Google. It’ll look like this right here (and you’ll usually want it to end in a .com):
While you definitely can start food blogging for free by using platforms like Medium, Tumblr or Blogger (or even by just building up a following on Instagram first), it’s important to buy your own domain name—so that it belongs to you—in case you eventually want to build a business or earn an income from your food blog.
The free blogging sites of the world will severely restrict your capabilities when it comes to the design, features, functionalities and ability to monetize your food blog.
Let’s pick the name (and domain name) for your food blog.
Here are a few quick tips to help you pick a catchy name for your food blog:
- Look closely at your niche and see if anything clever or punny comes to mind
- Consider your target audience and what might catch their attention
- Check out the names of other successful food blogs for inspiration
- Use a helpful keyword in your niche (to clearly indicate your positioning)
- Keep it short and easy to remember, pronounce and spell
- Use domain name generators (like SmartWP’s Name Generator) if you’re stuck
- Use your own name, nickname or a combination of your names (like Vegan Anj)
Even if you’re not quite sure what to name your food blog yet, let’s keep moving—you can always settle on a name later. 온라인카지
Your food blog needs to be hosted online by a web hosting company before you can do anything else (and make it visible on the Internet).
At this stage, we’ll also be deciding on the blogging platform you’ll use to actually start your food blog—alongside the web hosting plan you’ll use to get your food blog online.
The blogging platform that 95% of food bloggers use is called WordPress, and the web hosting company I recommend (to get your food blog online) is Bluehost.
WordPress is a publishing platform that’s been around for nearly two decades and currently hosts more than 34% of all websites on the Internet (including my blog right here). Bluehost is one of the most reputable, longest-standing hosting companies that bloggers use to get their websites online. This is the combination we’ll be using throughout the rest of this food blogging tutorial.