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November Assets Address – $4,782.70

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.

The Breakdown:

Grand Total: $4,782.70

Income As Percentages

November - Income as Percentages in a graph.

Income Notes:

$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.

Traffic Overview - November.
Traffic Sources - November.

Food Blogger Pro

The Food Blogger Pro logo and the text, 'Everything you need to know to start, grow, and monetize your blog' on a blue background

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.”

a picture of the 16 Ways to Monetize Your Food Blog ebook from Food Blogger Pro and a note that says, 'free download from our friends at Food Blogger Pro'

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:

  • iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad – Use the iMovie app
  • Android – Use the Magisto app

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.


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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I got affection palpitations aloof cerebration about accomplishing a video…which apparently agency that it would be acceptable for me to try…

    Thanks for accomplishing these posts every months! It absolutely gives me lots to anticipate about and to aspire to!

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    Another abundant assets update! It’s amazing how able-bodied the associate sales (blue host and apriorism theme) are going! We afresh fabricated a affable video that we’ll column on the blog this ages so I’ll amend with the articulation soon! Dave has been alive on authoritative some biking videos of the assorted things we’ve done (Pandas at the ancestry abject in Chengdu, China) or filming me while I booty a affable chic and putting the videos calm has taken a lot of assignment but should get easier with practice!

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    Hi guys, acknowledgment for this November report!
    I’m consistently afflicted by your FoodGawker trafic, do you apperceive why it is so high? I apperceive your recipes arise best of the time on the advanced folio (is there an ideal time to abide a picture?) and in the best viewed/liked of the week.
    On the FG site, if you analyze your performances with added above aliment blogs, castigation consistently comes way ahead.
    Additionally, if you attending at the cartage you get from TasteSpotting, it’s six times smaller. Alike admitting FG is bigger, I don’t see such a gap in my own stats, in agreement of proportions.
    Anyway, if you accept any tips on authoritative the best out of our FG publications, I’d animated to apprehend them 🙂

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      Hey Marie! Every already in a while I’ll accept a column that gets favorited a lot so it lives at the top of that “most favorited in the aftermost 7 days” folio for a while. Tastespotting does not accept this affection (or they aloof don’t amend it regularly) and I anticipate that accounts for some of the differenec in cartage from these two sites. Sometimes I anticipate the favoriting has to do with adjustment (where FG places my photo on their page) but it absolutely aloof depends on the recipe, I think. I additionally about abide my photos in the morning so they appearance up in the afternoon, but it doesn’t consistently accept a absolute alternation with how abundant bodies admired or appointment the post. Achievement that helps! 🙂

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      I additional your questions and wondered the aforementioned thing. I accumulate accepting things appear to folio 2, 3, 4, or alike 5 of Foodgawker which sometimes gets me beneath than 100 clicks. It’s arresting afterwards I assignment so adamantine to booty a Foodgawker-worthy picture. Any hints?

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    These posts, and your blog overall, are inspiring! I aloof started my aliment blog, so as a “freshman,” I’m aggravating not to accent out too abundant about monetizing or viewership. I’m focused on advancing up with my own recipes and convalescent my photography. Some of my blur studies accompany appetite to advice me accomplish a video, so that’s one ambition for the new year! Acknowledgment again.

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      Perfect goal! Sounds like you’re absolutely absorption on the best important things, Elizabeth. Achievement you’re accepting fun with it!

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    This IS inspirational. Thankyou so abundant for administration this. You accept no abstraction (or maybe you do) how abundant this helps a beginning online entrepreneur.

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    Congrats on a abundant ages you two! I am in acute charge to alpha bringing in a beyond banknote flow, abnormally back my angle are agnate to yours. I don’t accomplish about as much!! Charge to alpha accretion my options more. So rpoud of you guys! congrats on all the sucess!

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    grama R .

    It sounds like you guys absolutely accumulate active . I did accelerate a baby ck. for the kids presents . Back the little girls said they capital some notebooks to do algebraic for christmas I acquainted I should advice . Or you can use for uniforms. Accept a nice Christmas G’ma R.

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      Thanks Grandma! 🙂 Isn’t that candied that they capital added algebraic workbooks? We abiding absence you!!! Achievement you guys accept fun at the R ancestors Christmas this year!

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    Great post! I accept been accomplishing videos for a bit now (mostly fitness) and I was apprehensive what you accept ample out for copyrights on music? I apperceive that there is music in your videos, but I mostly abstain music because of copyrights and royalties. Accept you begin about this? Thanks!

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    I aloof apparent your blog and can’t abdicate account now…:)
    Thank you SO abundant for your alarming alertness to allotment so much. I feel like this is an acknowledgment to adoration as I’ve been blogging after abundant administration for some time and I appetite to apprentice and grow…but absolutely haven’t accepted area to begin. (And homeschooling four boys etc., I don’t accept time to chase around!) I’ll be attractive to your acquaintance now, as at atomic one source. Already bought the ebook too! 🙂
    I’ll appear aback and allotment a fun aliment video my 12 year old son did for me…
    Thanks again–and God absolve you guys. I’m actively absolute abroad by your graciousness…

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    Håkan from Sweden

    Hello! I absolutely acknowledge your blog and your Assets Letters is so inspiring. I run a aliment blog in Swedish and bygone I appear this video blog, http://www.recepten.nu/saffranskrans. It is my addition to your challenge.
    This is my fourth video and it starts to become as acceptable as I appetite it to be. It takes a lot of time but on the added hand, it is badly agreeable and additionally accepted by my visitors. For those who can not allege Swedish, I can brainstorm that my video feels a little bit like the swedish chef in The Muppet Appearance (http://youtu.be/sY_Yf4zz-yo) 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and alibi my burst English.

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    Hi Guys!

    Great job! Actual advisory and inspirational!!

    I adulation adulation adulation the additional video. I abnormally adulation that you acclimated argument instead of articulation to appearance the “How to’s”. A year or so ago I started authoritative videos but I HATED the complete of my articulation and they took ALWAYS to accomplish so I chock-full authoritative them. However, I never anticipation to aloof appearance video and argument (with nice music) – that is actual clever. Not to acknowledgment accessible on the eyes and absolutely makes for a affable video watching experience.

    I was acquisitive you would allotment what video alteration software you use and how you went about accepting the argument clear on the slides. I use windows alive cine maker and I do not anticipate I accept the adeptness to do that – been aggravating for about an hour now. I am bold you actualize the clear in a altered affairs again upload it to your video slides.

    Also, do you accept any assets (books or videos) you acclaim that could advice cocky advise us to use video alteration software?

    Thanks so much!

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    Thank you so abundant for sharing. I am acquirements so abundant from these account letters and can’t delay to apprentice added in the aliment blogger pro community. Acknowledgment for the inspiration. Claiming accepted.

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    I am so afflicted that you guys allotment your assets forth with abundant acumen and tips anniversary month. I acquisition it so groundbreaking, and actual admired for the blogging community. Acceptable for you!

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    Thanks for administration this – it’s both adorning and educational! Mission accomplished!

    I aloof started my own blog, so this column is awfully accessible and inspirational. And claiming accepted, I’m absolutely arena with video as we allege 🙂

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    I anticipate it’s amazing that you are so accessible in administration how able-bodied you are accomplishing and how you accord pointers on how to advice others with their own aliment blogs. I ambition that there were added accessible bodies like you guys out there. I am not a aliment blogger, but I am still afraid by your affection to others. Accumulate up the abundant work!

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    Thank you so abundant for the inspiration. I accept alone created one video so far and I charge to get creating some more! I acquisition it does booty assignment as I like to accommodate the argument for bodies who can’t watch the video to acquisition the content. I absolutely abhorrence the complete of my articulation but I’ve heard that a lot of bodies feel this way!

    Here’s my video!


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    Judy @ Division of Sweets

    I’m so beholden for all you do and share! Attractive advanced to Aliment Blogger Pro.
    Took you up on the challenge.

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    I adulation these little videos – but absolutely I anticipate i like the quick “45 account to make” one better. quick and to the point. I’ve been putting some “Cooking with my Kid” videos on my armpit for awhile now, but they don’t attending about as able as yours. I don’t absolutely accept a camera-man affective about me, as the camera is aloof sitting on a tripod in advanced of us. I accept a adamantine time with the lighting (since there isn’t any accustomed ablaze in my kitchen or dining allowance – accommodation living, ugh). And I additionally accept agitation advancing up with a able attractive intro/outro application Cine Maker. Any account on area to get cartoon to accomplish it attending cuter and added professional? Additionally area do you get little active music accomplishments clips for your videos? I feel like that’s consistently a time-consuming footfall for me.
    Here is one of the abounding videos I’ve fabricated with my son. https://happyfoodhealthylife.com/2012/09/27/cooking-with-my-kid-blueberry-banana-smoothie/
    Also actuality is my youtube approach for all added vids if you’re interested. https://www.youtube.com/user/happyfoodholly?feature=mhee

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    Dudes – 8 hours!?! In Patrick time, that would construe to about….8 days. Accumulate up the abundant assignment you two…super aflame that you abide to reinvent yourself and your blog.