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How will you monetize your food blog? It’s a question we all come to at some point in our food blogging journey. Ali Mafucci, of the site the Dashing Dish, discusses this idea for food bloggers: how to run a membership site that provides unique content to subscribers. Learn about how Katie created a successful monthly membership program for her audience.


Today’s guest, Ali Mafucci, of the site Inspiralized, is talking about how she found a unique way to both monetize her blog and create value-added content for her audience. She created a monthly membership plan to deliver exclusive recipes, fitness, and lifestyle tips to her readers.

If you’ve ever thought about creating a membership site for your blog, you’ll want to check out today’s interview with Ali. You’ll immediately connect with her passion for her readers and the balance she reaches for her recipes and fitness.

Our goal at ChoppedCon is to help you be your best. We hope these tips on How to Run a Membership Site with Ali Mafucci is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!

Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!

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Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Ali, where we discuss:

  • Learn about why Ali started her food blog and quit her full-time job before she even got started
  • How Ali was approached by a national restaurant chain to create recipes for their restaurant
  • How Ali believes being true to your mission creates a loyal following
  • Ali created an app for the recipes on her site
  • Ali talks about the process she uses to create a recipe post

Show Notes

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  • Learn more about today’s guest, Ali with her site, Inspiralized
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