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You’ve heard others on this podcast talk about the importance of having a mixed revenue portfolio. That’s the purpose behind today’s interview with Stephanie Wise about the Freelance Revenue Model for Food Bloggers. You can learn about Top Revenue Models for Food Bloggers as well.
Today’s guest is Stephanie Wise of the site Girl Versus Dough (see the link below) and we’re talking about how she used her site to grow the freelance work she was doing.
Stephanie shares about how attending food blogging conferences to network with other bloggers and brands has helped her get more freelance work. She’s also sent pitches to brands via social media platform. Another approach is to email brands directly.
Knowing your value and creating a process for reaching out to brands is an important part of increasing your freelance work revenue model for food bloggers.
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I don’t blog because I want all the people to read my blog. I do it because I am passionate about it to my core and I can’t imagine anything else that would get me out of bed before the sun rises every day. — Stephanie Wise, Girl Versus Dough
Featured Content – The Freelance Revenue Model for Food Bloggers
Here are some of the highlights of my discussion with Stephanie, where we discuss:
- Learn about why Stephanie started her food blog
- Stephanie talks about food photography and how she grew this skill over time
- Stephanie talks about the freelance work she’s done over the years
- Stephanie talks about how she was able to get freelance work
- She shares how she went to conferences to interact with contacts from brands
- Other brands she reached out via social media
- Stephanie shares about the percentage of revenue she gets from freelance work
- We talk about the differences between freelance/sponsored work vs. ad revenue
- Stephanie talks about her portfolio page that shows the brands she’s worked with
- Stephanie also shares about how she follows up with brands after a project
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- Learn more about today’s guest, Stephanie Wise with her site, Girl Versus Dough
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- Related Episode: Check out this episode featuring Sara Cornelius talking about Creative Revenue Streams for Food Bloggers.
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