Do you know how food enthusiasts become food bloggers?
They search for recipes and ideas online and stumble upon food blogs. Somewhere in the navigation section of the blogs there is a link that takes them to a post that tells them how easy food blogging is and how to start a food blog and make money from blogging.
Does this sound familiar?
Well, it is a fact that the reason why people publish these kinds of posts on their blog is that it makes them money. If more people become food bloggers, more people would buy blogging related products and the blogger who introduces them to blogging will earn a handsome commission from the product creators.
But, blogging is not easy and takes a lot of hardwork, and that is something you will never find on any of the food blogs.
Today, I am going to be sharing with you some of the secrets of the food blogging niche.
Food blogging is not FREE!
It is possible to blog for free, but if you want to make your blog earn money for you, you will have to spend money and this is something that most people don’t get.
They start their blogs on $1 hosts and realize that they are not making any money. To make money, you need to serve traffic to thousands of visitors, and cheap hosts are not capable of handling that. A good blog host will costs at least $5 a month, and that too well you pay for a year in advance.
You will be spending half your productive time on social media
Food blogging niche is so competitive, that to rank for popular keywords in Google, you’d have to spend a fortune. The cheapest and most effective source of traffic for food bloggers is social media. If you want to make your blog a success, you will have to spend roughly 50% of your productive time in promoting your content on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Instagram, Google+ etc.
This is something that you won’t see coming when you start a new blog. You will have to spend hours find the right promotion outlet for your food blog.
You need to become an excellent photographer
Without great looking images on your food blog, you will not attract any loyal followers. You will have to buy a decent camera, it doesn’t have to be a DSLR, but it should allow you to shoot in manual mode. You will then have to learn how to take excellent photos in manual mode and later, you will need to learn photo-editing software like Photoshop.
Without this learning experience, you can’t click mesmerizing photos. This is obviously an optional thing, if you can hire a freelancer to do this stuff for you, but remember, the more stuff you delegate to freelancers, the higher operating costs will get.