Glad you are here! I am happy to share my experience with Food Blogger Pro with you.
Let me ask you a question first, do you already have a blog? If the answer is no, please read this post on how to start a food blog and come back.
If you already have a food blog, you are at the right place.
Starting a blog is easy but setting it up right so that you can get a steady amount of traffic can be anything but easy.
You worry about a lot of things – SEO, Food photography, Affiliate marketing and the million other things that you need to do to run a successful food blog. I did that too.
I spent a lot of time researching on the internet but was getting nowhere, and the low engagement continued.
Totally overwhelmed and frustrated, I decided to stop posting my recipes. 😥
A few years passed by and I don’t remember the details exactly but I landed upon this website Food Blogger Pro . It is a website that I wished I had found years ago when I was discouraged enough to stop blogging.
But better late than never, right?
What is Food Blogger Pro?
Food Blogger Pro is a membership site which helps food bloggers to start, grow and monetize your blog. It was founded by Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom, the couple behind the very successful food blog Pinch Of Yum.
This website has over 300, easy to follow video tutorials that cover the most common problems that food bloggers face, covering everything from photography to technology. It is perfect for bloggers who learn by watching!
The best part – the library continues to be updated with relevant topics as they continue to grow Pinch of Yum, showing you the behind the scenes for everything they are learning.
And that’s not it.. they have some great discounts on tools and services made specifically for Food Bloggers and you also get access to a very responsive community forum. YAY!
What will you learn?
Some of the key things that you will learn are
- Traffic building –
- How to build traffic using social media, food sharing sites and Search Engine Optimization.
- How to use social media and email marketing to improve traffic and engagement.
- Improve food photography –
- DSLR basics
- How to take photos in natural or artificial light.
- How to edit your photos using Photoshop and Lightroom.
- Props, composition, styling for food photography
- How to monetize your site using ad networks and affiliate partnerships.
- How to create an e-book and sell it online.
- Other videos include –
- How to use plugins to improve your blog.
- Setting up your Pinterest and Instagram accounts (with tons of strategies on working with the brands, getting your pins/pictures noticed etc.)
- How to set up your mailing list using MailChimp and ActiveCampaign.
- How to plan giveaways
- Tips on submitting to food sharing websites such as Foodgawker, Tastespotting etc.
And, that is not all. I was also able to tap into the community several times when I was stuck with something. It is great to have that kind of support, knowing that you are not muddling through the blogging world on your own.
Was it worth it for me?
If all Food Blogger Pro offered was the food photography course, it would still be worth it. I started with them in November 2015 and I am slowly working through all the courses. The biggest impact I have seen is
- Improved my food photography
- Fixed the SEO issues on my website
- Was able to set up Mailchimp and start building my email list. That helped increase my engagement with my readers.
- Started to see an increase in the # of followers on all my social media accounts.
So, stop wasting time scouring the internet for information. Watch the courses, follow the steps and see the results for yourself.
Membership to Food Blogger Pro is $29 per month or $279 for a full year and there is NO contract and you can cancel your membership at any time. Don’t forget to use this Food Blogger Pro Membership Coupon to get discounts on the yearly or monthly membership.
This has been a great investment for me, but if it is not a right match for you right now, I would highly recommend checking out their free podcasts. These podcasts are a wealth of information in itself.
Here’s how you can sign up
Signing up is easy, but you have to act quickly. The Spring enrollment is only open from November 1st – 10th.
Take action today
Now is the time, if you’ve been thinking of starting a blog, or you want to take your existing blog to the next level, I would strongly recommend that you give Food Blogger Pro a shot.
If you have any questions, I will be there along with the awesome team of Food blogger Pro and the 2000+ fellow bloggers to respond to your questions.
I missed the enrollment dates, what can I do?
If you missed the enrollment dates, you could join the waiting list by filling out the form on the homepage here: Join the Food Blogger Pro Waiting List!
You can also download these free e-books 10 Mistakes that Bloggers Make and The Number 1 Thing that top bloggers are focusing on! to enjoy while you wait for a spot to open.
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