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Learn about how you can turn your passion for food into a profession! My discussion with food blogger Lindsay Cotter talks about the food blog business model that has been very effective for her. We also talk about Lindsay’s international travels too. If you love discussions on the business of food blogging and the importance of international travels and food, you will love to listen to Gaby Dalkin talk about Recipe Development for Food Bloggers. Also, check out my post on the 3 Revenue Models for Food Bloggers.
If you’re looking for positive feedback to help you move into the right direction with your food blog, you’ve come to the right place. It is so easy to give into feeling discouraged with your work, but today I’m talking with Lindsay Cotter of Cotter Crunch (see link below) about the food blog business, and ways that have worked for her. You can learn more about the food blog business model and then take the leap yourself, but it takes time and effort, and a positive attitude to get it right.
Lindsay talks about how she diversified her revenue portfolio so when one isn’t performing as well, she can have a safety net of income from another. She also plans for downtime, like summer months when food blogs don’t typically get as much traffic. During those times she will work on things like creating new products, ebooks, or future posts for the holidays.
Turning your passion for food into a food blog business model is not easy. But it is doable. And Lindsay’s advice today can add to the quality of your journey.
A goal of the Chopped Podcast is to build inspiration into the work you’re taking on. We hope today’s show about food blog business model ideas helpful to the work you’re doing each and every day.
Featured Content – Food Blog Business Model
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Lindsay on Food Blog Business Model. Here are some of the specifics:
- Lindsay talks about why she started her blog
- We talk about international travels and the impact on food
- Food photography is a journey for most people and Lindsay talks about hers
- Lindsay took a really creative approach to improving her food photography
- The community within food blogging can be the most supportive and Lindsay talks about this one of her favorite things about food blogging
- Lindsay loves creating recipes and food photography
- Creativity soars when you’re doing what you love and that is true for Lindsay when she’s creating recipes
- Lindsay works in batches, doing certain things on certain days
- Experimentation can be very important to find your best routine
- We discuss the pressures of writing, especially the kind of writing required for food blogging
- What is healthy? Lindsay has a degree in nutrition so we talk about the different definitions of healthy food
- Ways to diversify your revenue
- How to handle downtime in traffic
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- Learn more about today’s guest: Lindsay Cotter at Cotter Crunch
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- Related Episode: Food Photography for Food Bloggers with Matt Armendariz
- Lindsay and Marly love the Donna Hay Magazine for photography inspiration
- Related Episode: Post Preparation Planning with Christine Pittman
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