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Cooking Competitions and Guest Blogging with Saffron Hodgson

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.

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Giveaways and Instagram with Wendy Abdulmesih

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.

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Growing Your Business with Tracie Fobes

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.

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Restarting Your Blogging Career with Luci Petlack

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.

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Designing Your Brand with Madison Wetherill

Today, we are going to talk with Madison Wetherill about how to find out what your audience is looking for, why great design matters, and why a brand is more than just a logo.

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Becoming a Professional Photographer with Christina Peters

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

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Giving Back and Moving Your Blog Forward with Annelies Zijderveld

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.

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Podcasting for Bloggers with Nicole Schwegman

Audio is one area most bloggers neglect. Discover how a podcast works, whether or not you are ready for one, and how to use a podcast to grow your brand.

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Jobs Across Food with Karista Bennett

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.

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Quality Doesn't Matter

Quality doesn't matter. Too many food bloggers focus on increasing their quality and it's holding them back. I'm going to tell you why and what you should be focused on to maximize your productivity,

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Create an Email Course Lead Magnet

Most bloggers know that lead magnets are critical to growing your email list, but most do not think about using an email course as a lead magnet. Here is how you can go about doing it.

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Mental Strength and Crushing it at Conferences with Kami Kilgore

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.

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Connect to Your Audience Using YOUR Story with Abby Rike

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.

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Why Reuse, Reuse, Reuse is a Superpower

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.

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Why You Should Not Publish an eBook Only

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.

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Write Your Cookbook with Other People

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.

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Why You Need to Stop Learning and Start Doing

Stop learning. That's my message today. It's currently holding you back and I'm going to tell you why. I wanted to delve into some of the ways we hide when we don't want to put ourselves out there.

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What Are Your Cookbook Goals

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.

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Create the Blogging Job You WANT

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.

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How to Make Money From Blogging

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.

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Where Are You Going?

In this article I wanted to talk about a few of the goals you might have as a food professional, and what is important for each one. This is because determining your goals is probably the most critical thing you can do.

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