On May 12, 2021, The International Food Blogger Conference is partnering with Jenny Melrose for the third of four virtual summits! We are talking about everything Monetization and how you can make money doing what you love. During the summit, we will be discussing different ways to monetize and offering 10 different sessions during the day for every level of blogger.
Here are 7 different ways to monetize your blog and some things to consider before starting:
1. Food & Wine Pairing
Food and wine, a match made it heaven. As a foodie and/or wine lover, you know there’s more to it than sipping and snacking. Creating a tasting and pairing event is a fun and creative way to make some revenue. This could be a prerecorded class or a live event. If you’re amazing in the food category but your wine knowledge could use work, this would be an excellent opportunity to partner with another blogger or professional and instantly increase the audience you market to. Interested? We wouldn’t leave you hanging. Check out the related session below.
Related Session(s): Craveable Consumer Content with PLAYTE Kitchen
2. Sponsored Content
The most common thing people think about when making money as an influencer, sponsored content. This is when brands either send you product or monetary compensation in exchange for promotion on your channel. While it’s great in theory, it’s hard to execute. How do you get in touch with brands? How much should you change? Are rates negotiable? This is only the tip of the iceberg. However, the biggest problem we see is sponsored content that feels artificial and forced. If you’ve worked with brands before, you know what we’re talking about. If you haven’t worked with brands yet, great! Get to know your audience first. The better your content performs, the more brands will want to work with you. Don’t sell out and post forced content.
Related Session(s): How to Attract Your Dream Brands without Selling Out
3. Cookbooks (print)
Having a published book gives you instant credibility as an expert and immediately sets you apart from everyone else in your field. It also wraps up all your recipes into one awesome portfolio you can hold, show off and sell. Sounds great. How do you do it? Great question. You can either self-publish your book or work with a publisher. Pro and cons to both. When self-publishing consider the following: the finances of self-publishing, publishing and formatting tools, how to promote and sell cookbooks, and so much more. When working with a publisher consider the following: creative control, submitting a book proposal, landing a lucrative deal, available time, and more. Don’t get discouraged! All you need is a little help to get your book published and earning you some extra revenue. We wouldn’t leave you hanging. Check out the related session below.
4. Cookbooks (ebook)
Ebooks are hot! People are on their phones, computers, and tablets more and more. This is where consumers are looking because it’s more convenient. Newer software is also being released to make ebooks engaging and more interactive. When it comes to getting it done, that’s a different story, see Cookbooks (print) above. Some people reading this will think, yes, I know exactly what type of cookbook I want. However, I assume most are in between a few ideas or don’t know where to start. That’s okay, join the club. Seriously, join the community so we can discuss and help each other create high-value content.
5. Host Your Own Cooking Class
You love food, you have great recipes, you already share written content online, what about taking it to the next level and offering cooking classes? These could either be live or pre-recorded. Have a brunch party or make it holiday-themed! The ideas are endless. The next question is how do you do it and where do you host the classes. You might be surprised to hear you don’t need a fancy camera or a studio production. In fact, you could probably do it without purchasing anything. Of course, we can help get you started. See related session below.
Related Session(s): Teach Your First Cooking Class Online in Just 10 Days!
6. Affiliate Links
Don’t be sleeping on affiliate links. It’s the hidden gem of monetizations. There once was a time when recipients of emails titled “Become An Affiliate With <insert brand>” would be mad. Why? Because there was no guarantee of income from sharing these links. Well, things are changing and with a different strategy, you could be sitting pretty with affiliate links. Affiliate links and sales need to be at the forefront of content creation because the amount of money you can make from using them is limitless.
Related Session(s): Tapping Into Your Unlimited Earning Potential With Affiliate Sales
You with your eyes first, and as a food blogger, you might have gotten pretty good behind the camera in order to sell your amazing recipes to our audience. Have you ever thought about taking on some photography clients? Well, it’s something to think about considering you can make four figures in one day shooting commercial food photography.
Related Session(s): Commercial Clients with 4 Figure Day Rates
This is just the tip of the iceberg. If you want to make money blogging, you need to be at the Monetization Virtual Summit on May 12. We have ten expert speakers and nine sessions waiting for bloggers just like you. Sessions are $7 individually or $25 for all, a small price to pay for potentially making thousands from the strategies you learn. Register now!