The Makin' Bacon Podcast helps food bloggers serve their Fans, grow their income, and get the most from their blogs. Bringing in readers is only half the battle, making money is also crucial to building a sustainable blog. Listen to top experts share the secret ingredients that turned their blogs into a business. So you too can start Makin' Bacon!
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Today, we dive into the world of competitive cooking, how to host your own competitions, and how to harness the power of guest bloggers. As bloggers, we often get caught up in making money directly from our blogs, using ads, affiliate links and sponsored posts, but we forget there's a whole world of food out there to explore and make money from. Today's guest will show us a few of the unique ways she's created a living.
Today we're going to dive into using giveaways to promote your brand, getting started with Instagram, and why you just need to ignore the numbers. Part of being a successful blogger is crafting your own style and being visible across several platforms. Today's guest is going to help us discover how.
Today we are going to talk about growing your community in a Facebook group, getting into sponsored posts, and how you know when to finally cash out. Trying to learn everything you need to know about blogging can really be daunting. But luckily, there are people out there like today's guest who are willing to share their expertise.
In this episode we talk to Luci Petlack about hiring contractors, how to introduce new themes into your blog, and how to restart your blogging career after a life change. This could be good or bad, from taking care of a sick parent, transferring to a new job or city, having a baby, or you know, a global pandemic. Recovering from these types of changes can be really hard, and it can be a lot more emotionally draining than we think.
Today we are talking about how to set the tone with your fans, ways bloggers can get their foot in the door, and how remote shoots can help during the pandemic
Today, we talk with Annelies Zijderveld about the hardest part of writing cookbooks, how to pitch brands you love, and why giving back can help you, and your community.
Working in food is a shared passion for most food bloggers, but this can take many forms outside of just blogging including writing cookbooks, being a chef, working with brands and teaching classes. Today's guest is going talk about some of the jobs she's done and how you might be able to get involved in them as well.
When it comes to growing your blog, you simply need to connect with your audience, solve their problems, and watch the money roll in. Easy, right? We all know it's not as simple as that. And today's guest is the perfect person to help us actually accomplish our goals. Today, we talk about how to position your brand to reach your biggest fans, why kindness matters in business, and how to authentically fake it until you make it.
No matter how long you have been blogging, you never have all the answers. This makes it incredibly valuable to talk to people who become successful using methods that are different from what you did. And that is one reason I'm so excited to talk to today's guest, Elizabeth Falcigno from The Clean Eating Couple.
There is a lot that goes into the book publishing process and my guest is Sally Ekus, a literary agent who has helped publish hundreds of cookbooks. She is here to help you figure it all out.
In this episode, we are going to talk with Kami Kilgore from Everything Food Conference about what you can do to get the most out of conferences, how to approach and work with brands, and the importance of critically looking at the bad to move forward with the good.
In this episode we look at how to craft your own personal story, the best way to stand out in the crowded blogging space, and how you can take advantage of times of uncertainty to push yourself.
Discover how you can invent and create your own products during this interview with Kate Hansen. Kate is the inventor of the Ergo Spout(R), a spout and handle for mason jars, which she launched on Kickstarter raising over $40,000 from over 1,000 backers. She shares her journey, tips and tricks she learned along the way, and talks about how food bloggers can do the same thing.
Affiliate links are a great way to make money for your website and they're a good way to serve your fan's needs. In this episode I talk to Christen Evans, who is an affiliate guru and brand manager for Apogee Agency.
When most food bloggers want to start selling a product, they think about putting out a downloadable PDF for sale but that's not the best approach. I'm going to tell you why and tell you exactly what is, so you won't make the same mistake other people do.
There is never enough time. But once I started implementing this one method in my blogging process, it exponentially increased my efficiency. I've gotten more done, I've gotten better quality content out there, and I'm moving my blog forward much more quickly. I'm going to show you how you can harness this superpower for yourself.
Barbara Hobart is a television writer/producer who has also been manufacturing and developing products since 1994. (She invented and introduced the first injection-molded decorative light switch cover to the UK.) She expanded her company, HomePlates Worldwide, and now consults with companies large and small to help strengthen brand identities and awareness through custom products.
Putting out a cookbook can be this long, lonely process where everything is on your shoulders and you have to make sure it all comes together. It can be really hard, but it doesn't have to be that way. I'm going to share with you what I do when I want to put out a great cookbook that I'm really proud of but doesn't just fall on my shoulders.
When people sit down to create a cookbook they often make a single mistake that hurts them throughout the entire cookbook process. It's an easy mistake to make and almost everyone makes it. But once you know how to avoid it your chances of success are going to skyrocket. I'm going to share with you what it is and show you how to avoid it when you put out your next cookbook.
Mike La Charite is a sous vide cook and conference planner, and he comes on the podcast to talk about how a blogger can create and host an event, how finding partners can make all the difference, and what you can use to attract sponsors to pay for the whole thing.
No one gets paid to be a blogger unless you're working for a company. No one's going to pay you to put out that blog post but there are a lot of ways you can make money from your blog. I'm going to show you several of the ones that are most effective so you can start moving forward and making additional money from your blog.
Lauren McElwain from Cooking as a First Language comes on to talk about how to host cooking classes, the challenges in growing and brand, and how cooking can bring communities together.
Lori Rice is a professional photographer who built up her clientele by working with brands and networking at food and blogging events. We talk about when to pivot your blog, how to price client work, tips for photographers looking to improve, and how to get the most out of conferences.
The worst thing that could happen to you is that what you're doing could work. What type of blog are you building? What type of job are you creating for yourself? I'm going to show you where you might be going wrong. And if so, how you can correct it and start building the type of blog that you want to work on.