How I Am Growing My Blog……………….
with Food Blogger Pro!
I have a confession to make. When I first started my food blog, it was a mess. I knew my way around the kitchen and everyone who tasted my food loved it. I had great recipes wanted to share them with the world. But, I wasn’t getting any traffic! I was treating my blog like a hobby, without any strategy. I knew that I had terrific ideas and content but how would I ever get anyone (besides a few loyal friends and family) to read my blog? After a couple of frustrating months of low traffic and low engagement from readers, I decided to get serious. No more posting, just when I felt like it! I knew bloggers were making money, but I had no idea how. Refusing to be defeated, I recognized that it was time to regroup and come out swinging.
A life-long learner (okay, that’s code for ‘world’s oldest student’), I went in full research mode! Answers. I needed answers so that I could take action. I’m a firm believer that you can find anything on the internet and information on blogging in general, and food blogging in particular, was no exception! I spent countless hours of my time researching blogging techniques. Let me tell you people, information overload is real! I quickly found myself totally overwhelmed! In short, my research left me with more questions than it answered. Imagine my relief when I found Food Blogger Pro! I was so happy to find a website that covered all the fundamental principles I needed to grow my blog. Finally, understandable information and technique in one location. With Food Blogger Pro , I hit the jackpot!!
What is Food Blogger Pro?
Food Blogger Pro is an awesome website that teaches you how to start, grow and monetize your blog. It was founded by Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom, the couple behind the very successful food blog Pinch Of Yum.
Food Blogger Pro has over 300, easy to follow tutorial videos and a very active community forum. The videos make it super easy to learn technical skills and apply them to your blog. And, the great folks at Food Blogger Pro keep adding new lessons to the program…at no additional cost! Just recently, they added an entirely new course on Food Video. This course alone is priceless! Another terrific thing about the Food Blogger Pro community is that it is a great place to get individual attention from industry experts and other bloggers.
What am I learning?
I am working my way through the site systematically using their course tracker. This helps me know which areas to focus on. There were some things I could skip because I had already started my blog, but they do cover everything from the very beginning. Food Blogger Pro has helped me with everything from the basics of using WordPress to how to take food photos that are extraordinary!
These are some of the key things I am learning that will really help me move my blogging career forward:
- How to build traffic using social media, food sharing sites and Search Engine Optimization.
- How to take drool-worthy photos in natural or artificial light.
- How to edit my photos using Photoshop and Lightroom.
- How to monetize my site using ad networks and affiliate partnerships.
- How to use plugins to improve my blog and add functionality to my site.
- How to create an e-book and sell it online.
- How to use social media and email marketing to improve my traffic and engagement.
And, just last week, the terrific team at Food Blogger Pro had a free Recipe Video Bootcamp! A whole day of learning how to make and edit food videos using either a smartphone or camera. This class was priceless!
Learning all this was not the only benefit of joining Food Blogger Pro. I also have made friends and connected with a bunch of amazing bloggers and industry experts in the community forums. If I’m ever stuck pulling my hair out over a technical problem on my blog, I can pop in the forums and someone will have some advice for me. How great is that? Bloggers helping bloggers!
So, is it worth it?
Absolutely! In my opinion Food Blogger Pro is one of the best investments a blogger can make when they are getting started.Think of it as rocket fuel for your blog. If you watch the courses and follow the steps, you will see results. You won’t have to waste time digging through all the random information online. It’s sooooooo worth it! With Food Blogger Pro , I have no doubt that At Meme’s Table will be a success!
I’m interested, how do I sign up?
Signing up is easy, but you have to act quickly. The Fall enrollment is only open from November 1st-10th.
Visit this link to join for Summer 2017:Sign up for Food Blogger Pro
I missed the enrollment dates, what can I do?
If you missed the enrollment dates, you can join the waiting list by filling out the form on the homepage here: Join the Food Blogger Pro Waiting List!
You can also download these free e-books to enjoy, even if you have to wait for a spot to open up:
What are you waiting for?
If you’ve been thinking of starting a blog, or want to take your current blog to the next level, I strongly suggest you give Food Blogger Pro a try. It’s a wonderful resource and community. I’m so glad that I found it and I’ll look forward to seeing you in the forums!
PS: Send me a note once you’ve joined Food Blogger Pro! I’d love to personally thank you and welcome you to the Community!