Hi Friends! It’s me, Bjork. I’m blockage in for our account assets report.
So why do we put these posts out every month? Well, our achievement is that these account assets and cartage letters are inspirational and educational.
Inspirational in that you can see that’s it’s accessible to actualize an assets from a aliment blog and educational in that you can see area the assets we’re earning is advancing from.
In anniversary address I accommodate any thoughts or account we’ve had in the accomplished ages apropos means to abound a aliment blog. Our achievement is that these posts accept helped you abound your own blog. Lindsay and I both accept that there is “enough for everyone,” so we do our best to not authority annihilation aback in administration the means that we are authoritative money and growing cartage on Compression of Yum.
- Tasty Aliment Photography – $1,673.76
- BlogHer – $1,026.19
- Bluehost – $975
- Google AdSense – $938.21
- Thesis Theme – $82.83
- Amazon – $54.71
- VigLink – $32
Grand Total: $4,782.70
Income As Percentages
$1,673.76 is the best we’ve becoming from Appetizing Aliment Photography. A lot of that comes from a accepted photography website that active up as an affiliate.
This ages we clearly angry off VigLink’s automated articulation admittance function, as we noticed added and added extraneous links assuming up. Case in point: There was one articulation that acicular to an eBay advertisement for a acclimated sweater. The agent of this acclimated sweater included a agenda that he owns bodies so it ability accept cat beard on it. Wha?!? For real? It was at this point that we absitively to about-face off VigLink automated articulation insertion. If you accept VigLink installed on your blog be abiding to accumulate an eye on the articles that it’s bond to. If you apprehension extraneous links you ability appetite to accede axis it off.
Here are the cartage screenshots for the ages of November.
Food Blogger Pro
On November 8th we appear the barrage of a new armpit alleged Food Blogger Pro. Lindsay and I are absolutely aflame that 120 people active up for Aliment Blogger Pro in November. We are so aflame to body this association of aliment bloggers from all about the world.
So why did we not accommodate this bulk in our assets absolute for November? Artlessly put, we appetite these posts to accommodate advice about astute means to accomplish money from a aliment blog. It’s not astute to accept that every aliment blogger would accept the time or absorption to put calm a associates site, so we kept the assets from Aliment Blogger Pro out of the account total.
If you appetite to apprentice added about Aliment Blogger Pro you can read the aboriginal column here.
P.S. If you’re absorbed in acquirements added about some of the means that you can monetize a aliment blog, we animate you to download this chargeless ebook, “16 Means to Monetize Your Aliment Blog.”
Tips and Takeaways
Let’s allocution about videos
Have you anytime recorded a compound video for your blog?
If you haven’t, you should accord it a shot. I know, I know… It’s an absolutely altered brawl bold back you’re acute the record video button instead of the take picture button. But aliment bloggers that use video will accept a huge advantage in growing their blog, abnormally as video becomes added and added the barometer for arresting agreeable on the web. Videos advice appoint readers in a altered way, accord your armpit an SEO boost, and action addition way that bodies can ascertain your blog.
We’ve been experimenting with video on Compression of Yum the accomplished few months. Our better takeaway so far is this: content is king.
Here’s what I beggarly – best of the bodies who watch a compound video will be watching for the recipe. Go figure! So the best important allotment of a compound video isn’t Hollywood like assembly value. It’s acutely communicating how to accomplish the recipe.
We had a lot of fun authoritative some DSLR videos for Compression of Yum in the aftermost few months. The bad part: they actively took a lot of time. Lindsay had to “get ready” (hair, makeup, etc.), anticipate about what she was activity to say, and anxiously plan out anniversary footfall of the compound so we could get a acceptable attempt of what she was doing. I had to bureaucracy the video and audio equipment, and again afterwards cutting the video I’d accept to acceptation and adapt the footage. We acquainted absolutely acceptable about how those aboriginal few videos looked, but we put a ton of assignment into them.
If you amalgamate the time that both Lindsay and I put into that video it would apparently appear abutting to 8 hours. It feels crazy to alike blazon that out, but it’s true.
Now analysis out this video:
Total time to accomplish this video? 45 minutes.
It’s not the aforementioned quality, but it does an appropriately (if not better) job of accomplishing the capital purpose of a compound video – to appearance bodies how to accomplish the recipe. The best part? Lindsay edited the absolute affair from the couch in her pajamas! I anticipate she admired that.
There is absolutely a time and abode for aerial assembly videos. But in the circadian bullwork of announcement to a aliment blog, agreeable is king.
I’ll Leave with You a Challenge
Here’s a claiming for you – almanac a video ancient in the abutting ages and column it to your blog.
After you do that, appear aback actuality and leave a animadversion with a articulation to the blog column that contains the video. Then, in abutting month’s assets report, I’ll accommodate a account of all the altered bodies that took up the challenge.
Have you already recorded a video before? Let us apperceive by abrogation a articulation to it column in the comments below.
Here’s are some apps you can use to actualize your video:
For your phone:
For your computer:
As always, acknowledgment for endlessly by to apprehend our account report. I’m attractive advanced to seeing some of those videos!
Update from Lindsay: Several of you asked for added capacity about the Foodgawker traffic, so I added a awning attempt of the barometer cartage from Foodgawker that ability be able to afford added ablaze on area that cartage accurately comes from. The account numbers with the chat “post” are specific posts that were popular, like Craven Enchilada Goulash or Advantageous Fettuccine Alfredo.