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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. Katie Farrell, 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.

How to Run a Membership Site for Food Bloggers with Katie Farrell on episode #59 of the Chopped Podcast!

Today’s guest, Katie Farrell, of the site the Dashing Dish, 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 Katie. 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 Katie Farrell is helpful to the important work you’re doing every day!

Now, go forth and Be Your Best You!

I think it's always good to be learning. Share on X I've always branched out and done more than just recipes. — @dashingdish Share on X Dashing Dish is so much of my heart, it's not just about the food, it's really about connecting with people. Share on X It's definitely an investment to do things differently, but in the long run it pays off. Share on X Just be you. Don't try to be like anyone else. Share on X That's the kind of people you want to reach, the ones who are genuinely connected with your heart. Share on X When you're passionate and you share it, people run to it. Share on X


Featured Content – How to Run a Membership Site

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

  • Learn about why Katie started her food blog and how it started to gain traction right away
  • Katie talks about food photography and how she and her husband worked together on this
  • Katie shares about her love of lifelong learning and how food blogging creates the great opportunity to always be learning
  • Katie loves the collaborative environment in food blogging and she talks about that
  • Katie talks about the thing she hates the most about food blogging…it may be something you hate too!
  • Katie share about how they created a membership site platform as a way to monetize the site without ads
  • Katie talks about her favorite social media platform. Will you be surprised? Maybe not!
  • She encourages others to be themselves to connect better with your audience

Show Notes

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