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I’ve got a slightly different kind of post for you today. This is the first in a series of blog posts I hope to write in the next few months on growing your food blog. I am still a beginner food blogger, but sometimes it’s nice to get tips from someone who has made every mistake there is. Every mistake guys. And I’ve made them all recently. And learned from them. If you’re curious to how this blog has transformed, take a look at this early post. Now take a look at this more recent recipe. What a change!
Today, I want to tell you a little bit about a community called Food Blogger Pro.
First off though, I’ve been blogging for barely just over one year now. That’s seems crazy to me! Let me tell you, I have learned a huge amount in that time. Looking to back to where I was a year ago, the improvements have been astronomical (did you check out that early blog post???).
Part of the reason for that has been Food Blogger Pro.
Food Blogger Pro has so many super awesome features that can help you start your blog, take great food photos, grow your audience and make some money while you’re at it!
Now I haven’t made it through the entire website yet. I’ve actually only belonged for the last 6 months of my blogging journey. HOWEVER, I have seen such huge improvements in my site, I feel like I need to share what great resources Food Blogger Pro has to offer.
The biggest improvement I have seen on the blog as a result of Food Blogger Pro has been my food photos. I am not a photographer by trade. In fact, before I embarked on this journey, I didn’t even own a camera, and most certainly did not use my phone for pictures. Go ahead, take a look at the photo from the first recipe I ever posted on my blog:
I know…it’s awful. Absolutely terrible. While my photography improved slightly over the next few months, it didn’t really start to improve until I started watching Lindsay’s food photography videos on Food Blogger Pro. Now here is an example of a photograph I took just a few weeks ago:
Big difference, right? Now I know, the subjects are totally different, but you can tell the quality of the photo is significantly improved in the second photo. I still have a ways to go, but I feel like I have learned so much that I can continue to improve using the techniques I’ve learned from Food Blogger Pro.
What does Food Blogger Pro offer?
In addition to awesome food photography videos (Lindsay really is a great teacher!), Food Blogger Pro offers an array of videos on many different topics, such as:
- setting up your food blog;
- building traffic, to include SEO and food sharing sites;
- photo editing in Lightroom and Photoshop;
- how to do food videos (I haven’t taken the plunge into video yet, but the resource is there);
- The dreaded social media, with an emphasis on Pinterest;
- the most essential tools and plugins for your food blog;
- creating an ebook;
- and of course, generating income for your blog.
There are 300 easy-to-understand videos for both beginner and intermediate level food bloggers!
In addition to all the wonderful training videos, the live monthly Q&As, and other tools, there is also a community forum on almost any topic you can think about. This has been an awesome resource for me. I’m not a tech person, and it is great to have the opportunity to ask a tech related question and have someone respond IN PLAIN ENGLISH! These community forums are such an amazing resource. Plus, there are industry experts that contribute to the forums on a regular basis, which is uber helpful!
They offer discounts on some of the favorite food blogger products we use such as Tailwind and Boardbooster (Pinterest scheduling tools), discounts on backgrounds for food photography, CoSchedule (social media scheduling tool), Social Warfare (social sharing button plugin) discount, as well as many others. Below is just a snippet of some of the deals offered.
So you’re probably wondering if it’s worth it. Well, let me tell you, I am a horrendously cheap person, always trying to save a buck. I HATE spending money on things I think I can just do myself. Hate it. And the boyfriend hates that I hate it – drives him crazy!
What I’m saying is YES, it is worth it. I went out on a limb and purchased a whole year subscription (they have a month to month option as well) because I felt like I was getting no where with my blog. And man am I glad I did that.
My blog traffic has grown from just a few hundred page views per month to over 5K views per month. Now I know, that’s still not a ton, but it’s a good amount for this part-time (hoping to be full time someday) blogger. Plus, growth continues month over month, so I fully expect it to double and perhaps even triple over the next 6 months using techniques I’ve learned on Food Blogger Pro.
I’ve also tripled my email list which is awesome! Email lists seem to be all the rage now, and for good reason. I get banned from posting on Facebook on a regular basis, but my email subscribers are always there!
So signing up is super easy, but you have to act fast! Enrollment is November 14 thru 21st! Join more than 1,800 other members and Sign up for Food Blogger Pro now!
If you missed enrollment, you can Join the Food Blogger Pro Waiting List! And while you’re waiting for the next enrollment period, you can enjoy these free resources:
And if you decide it’s not for you, no worries, Food Blogger Pro does not believe in contracts. Cancel your membership whenever you’d like!