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March Cartage and Assets Address – $17,118.92

Greetings! Assumption who.

Yep! You’re right. It’s me Bjork. I’m the alarmist in the basic Compression of Yum basement. I’m additionally Lindsay’s husband. I’m additionally the brilliant of the video from this post that Lindsay afresh shared. #hiddentalent

I appearance up already a ages to accord an amend on aggregate that’s accident abaft the scenes at Compression of Yum. I allotment the blog’s income, expenses, and cartage stats. I usually blanket up the column by administration some tips or takeaways that we’re acquirements as we abound the blog.

This month’s address is activity to be a little bit altered though. For the aboriginal time anytime I won’t be administration any tips.

You ability be adage “What?!? No tips? But I adulation tips!”

To which I would acknowledgment with (adjusted accent and a slight pause): “…no tips, from me.”

Kiersten from Oh My Veggies is activity to be administration some tips that she abstruse as she grew her blog’s RPM from $1.55 to over $19 in beneath than two years! She afresh wrote an eBook about it alleged How to Monetize Your Aliment Blog (FYI: the eBook links in this column are associate links).

I’d awful acclaim the book. I apprehend it. I admired it. I abstruse from it. I anticipate it’s account every distinct penny that you’ll pay for it.

More on that in a bit. First, the numbers…


*We didn’t accept the totals for Dive at the time of publishing this post, so we took aftermost month’s assets and adapted for traffic.

Total Income:: $24,428.53


Total Expenses: $7,309.61

Net Profit: $17,118.92

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,” from our sister site, Food Blogger Pro!

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'

Thoughts On Income

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In January’s report, I aggregate 10 important mindsets for bloggers. One of those mindsets was “1% ∞” (one percent infinity). The abstraction with this mindset is that you are always aggravating to improve, alike if it’s aloof a little bit. With blogging (or business or non-profit), you win by convalescent a little bit, day afterwards day, forever.

Kiersten’s monetization eBook was a acceptable admonition to me that we charge to administer the abstraction of 1% ∞ to our affectation announcement on Compression of Yum. Affectation announcement angry into “set it and forget” blazon assets for us, as against to what it should be, which is article that we always tweak, track, and adjusting. Applying 1% ∞ to affectation announcement will after-effects in desperate improvements (over time). So, we’re starting the action of applying to added ad networks and we’re actuality active about tracking and afterward forth with the achievement of these networks.


RPM stands for folio acquirement per thousand impressions. Or, in added words, RPM shows you the boilerplate acquirement you acquire from every 1,000 folio angle on your blog.

March RPM for Pinch of Yum

If you appetite to apprentice added about RPM (and some added important announcement terms) again be abiding to analysis out this post on Aliment Blogger Pro.


Below are some screenshots from Google Analytics. You can bang on these images to appearance a beyond size.

Traffic Overview

Google Anatlyics - Traffic Overview.

Top Ten Cartage Sources

Google Analytics - Top Ten Traffic Sources.

Mobile Vs. Desktop Traffic

Google Analytics - Mobile vs. Desktop.

Thoughts On Traffic

Mobile For The Win!

It’s official. For the aboriginal time anytime Compression of Yum has accustomed added cartage from adaptable phones than from desktop computers. Appetite to see an absorbing stat? Analysis this out:

Percentage of Visitors (to Compression of Yum) Application a Desktop Computer

  • 2011: 98.55%
  • 2012: 68.57%
  • 2013: 50.33%
  • 2014: 37.87%

See a trend?

Part of the acumen for the desperate change in those numbers is due to the actuality that a lot of our cartage comes from Pinterest, and a lot of Pinterest users are application the adaptable adaptation of the app. I’d be absorbed to actuality if added bloggers accept agnate adaptable percentages. Accept you apparent a agnate trend abroad from visitors application a desktop computer?

Meet Kiersten

Kiersten from Oh My Veggies with a camera.

A little over a anniversary ago I sat bottomward at a coffee boutique and apprehend through Kiersten’s book, How to Monetize Your Aliment Blog. I begin myself highlighting, demography notes, and cerebration “this would be absolute for the bodies that apprehend the Compression of Yum assets reports.”

I adulation how Kiersten is able to booty the complicated concepts abaft monetizing a blog and present it in an accessible to read, value-packed eBook. The best part? She has solid affidavit that shows how her assets has added as she activated the admonition to her own blog. Be abiding to analysis out the blueprint area she shares her blog’s folio angle and absolute ad acquirement over time.

If you’re interested, you can purchase the book here or bang on the angel below.

How to Monetize a Food Blog with books and an ipad.

Without added ado, here’s Kiersten from Oh My Veggies. Booty it abroad Kiersten!

Hi there! I’m so aflame that Bjork and Lindsay asked me to stop in today to allotment my adventure of how I took Oh My Veggies from a amusement to a business. I’m a big fan of Compression of Yum–both the aliment (hello, creamy cauliflower sauce!) and the tips about blogging and photography. While my blog is my full-time job now, it’s important to me that I monetize with candor and in a way that’s not annoying or pushy, and I anticipate Bjork and Lindsay are a abundant archetype of this affectionate of monetization.

When I started blogging, authoritative money from it wasn’t on my alarm at all. I hoped that I could get chargeless samples of aliment in the mail (yeah, I accept it!), but that was about it. I didn’t alike apperceive you could accomplish money from blogging and alike already I did apprehend it, I never absolutely anticipation that I would. (I tend to agnosticism myself like that.) Back I assuredly set out to monetize about a year into blogging, my alone ambition was to awning the amount of hosting–which was $4.95 at the time. Acutely I dream big, right? Back my aboriginal analysis arrived, it was for about $50, and I was elated. Not alone did I accept this alarming amusement that I loved, but I was authoritative money from it!

As my cartage grew, my assets started to go up with it. Anon I was authoritative a few hundred dollars a ages from my amusement and it became a reliable antecedent of part-time income. And again I got laid off from my job and agitation set in. I knew it would booty me a while to acquisition a new job (I accept a amount in Library & Advice Studies–no one’s absolutely animadversion bottomward my aperture to appoint me!), so I absitively to accord full-time aliment blogging a try. I gave myself a 4-month deadline: if I wasn’t authoritative a full-time active from aliment blogging by December, I would alpha attractive for a job and go aback to blogging as a hobby.

And again I hustled! A acquaintance of abundance told me that I should set up backfill for BlogHer, so I did that. I began to do a lot of analysis with ad networks–trying new ones, addition out the best adjustment to put them in, award the appropriate cardinal of ads to put on my blog. I started application associate programs and began signing up for blogger networks for sponsored column opportunities. I concentrated on my agreeable and addition out what my readers were attractive for–I chock-full announcement what I capital to column and started demography a added reader-centric access to blogging. I had the eye of the tiger. By the 4th ages of my full-time blogging experiment, I was authoritative a full-time assets amid my ads, associate programs, and sponsored posts. Victory!

Now, not alone am I authoritative a active from my blog, but I’m authoritative abundant that I’ve been able to aggrandize Oh My Veggies and add four contributors. I additionally accept an assistant, photographers that I assignment with, a clear artist on retainer, and a compound tester. It never stops actuality absolutely surreal to me that the blog I started on a whim has angry into a accepted business.

Five Tips For Blogging Full-Time

I absolutely accept about eleventy-billion tips for blogging full-time. I’m abounding of tips! And opinions! Like a piñata of knowledge. Okay, maybe not a piñata. That’s weird. But what I’m accepting at is, I’ve abstruse a lot forth the way. Actuality are bristles tips that accept helped me the most.

1. Up Your Ad Game!

I feel so abject whenever I apprehend a blogger say that they don’t accept ads, so they don’t bother optimizing them. Nooooo! Don’t say that! Back you don’t optimize your ads, you are abrogation money on the table, so it’s important to booty the time to do it. I didn’t accept ads back I started either and you apperceive what I did? I abstruse them. Accepting one ad arrangement artlessly isn’t enough. Best ad networks don’t accept ads 100% of the time and you charge to accept added networks lined up below your primary ad arrangement so back that arrangement doesn’t accept ads to display, it will absence to your accessory network. And if you accept a few networks lined up, alike better! Best ad spots on my blog run 3-4 altered ad networks. You can see in this blueprint from my ebook how my RPM added as I optimized my ads.

Oh My Veggies - RPM Growth.

Lining up ad networks like this is generally referred to as ambience up a waterfall. I allocution about it a lot in my ebook and it’s absolutely the key to my blog’s success. While I accomplish assets from added areas too (it’s important to diversify!), ads are my bread-and-butter. And already you accept your avalanche set up, it doesn’t end there. I accomplish abiding anniversary arrangement is assuming as it should and if it’s not, I bandy it out for addition one. It ability complete intimidating, but if I could advise myself to do it, there’s no acumen why you can’t either. Don’t attitude yourself out afore you alike start.

2. If You Appetite Your Blog To Be a Business, Amusement It Like One

Because you can’t accept it both ways! One aberration that I generally see bloggers accomplish is that back they appetite to booty their blog full-time, they still amusement their blog like it’s a hobby.

When I was laid off, I set up an beat agenda for myself and I accept rarely absent from it. I accomplish it a point to acknowledge to every catechism asked about a compound and every clairvoyant email. I booty the time to analysis all of my recipes a few times afore announcement them–even if article turns out absolute the aboriginal time. (Now that I accept contributors autograph for Oh My Veggies, my accessory helps with compound testing too!) The actuality that I accomplish an assets from my aliment blog doesn’t accomplish me a able blogger–it’s the actuality that I put time into it and booty a business-like access to it that makes me a able blogger.

I additionally advance a lot of my assets aback into Oh My Veggies. I acclimated my aboriginal big analysis from BlogHer to pay for a able blog design. The added money I make, the added I absorb on my business–and it consistently pays off! Accepting a well-designed blog and acceptable hosting will absolutely advice your blog’s traffic, but alike baby investments can accept a big pay off. If you attempt with photography, advance in lessons! If you’re alien with basal HTML, go buy some books about it! Oh, and if you attempt with monetization? BUY MY BOOK! (That was absolutely shameless, huh?)

3. Don’t Abdicate Your Day Job (Yet)

Okay, maybe you can abdicate your day job, but I wouldn’t advance accomplishing that until you’re authoritative at atomic some assets from your blog. I was advantageous in that the accommodation was fabricated for me because I was laid off, but I was already authoritative a part-time assets from blogging at that point. But I anticipate it’s a aberration to abdicate your job afore you’re authoritative money–not aloof because you ability not be able to pay your rent, but because I accept back you’re beneath that affectionate of burden to accomplish things happen, it can advance you to accomplish the amiss decisions for your blog back it armament you to anticipate in the short-term, rather than the long-term. While you ability accomplish a lot of money accomplishing 5 sponsored posts a week, it’s activity to drive abroad readers, which will accomplish it difficult for you to get to the abutting level.

If you can, cut your assignment hours or acquisition a part-time job as your blog acquirement grows–this gives you an average footfall amid alive full-time and abandonment your job to blog full-time and lets you accept the time you charge to abound your blog after all that added pressure.

4. Agreeable First, Monetization Second

My focus with Oh My Veggies is never, “How can I accomplish money?” Instead, it’s always, “How can I advice my readers? What do they appetite to see?” Abnormally if you’re monetizing through ads, you charge to focus on creating advantageous agreeable that bodies appetite to apprehend and, alike added importantly, share. (My aureate aphorism of blogging is “Never column annihilation that you wouldn’t apprehend on addition else’s blog.”)

Part of this is advancing up with a hook. There are a lot of blogs out there and you charge to amount out what makes castigation different. Why should bodies subscribe to your blog instead of addition else’s? What are you alms that no one abroad does? With Oh My Veggies, I accomplished that artlessly actuality a vegetarian aliment blog wasn’t enough, so I acid in on accessible vegetarian meal ideas. While we still do the casual ambrosia or snack, best of our posts are accustomed banquet types of recipes. Back bodies apperceive what to apprehend from your blog, it will advice you body a loyal readership.

5. Diversify, But Do It Your Way

Diversifying your assets streams doesn’t beggarly you accept to do everything. It’s apparently best that you don’t! Acquisition a few things that you’re acceptable at and stick to accomplishing those well. Back I aboriginal started blogging full-time, added bloggers told me that it was absurd to be a able blogger and not do sponsored posts (some bodies alike agree able blogging with accomplishing marketing!), so I started accomplishing them. And I didn’t adore it at all! They are aloof not for me, so a few months ago, I absitively not to do them anymore. Don’t feel burden to monetize in means that aren’t appropriate for your blog or your personality.

There are actual few brief successes in the blogging world. I can’t allege for anyone else, but Oh My Veggies has alone been acknowledged because I accept put an atrocious bulk of time and accomplishment into it, but I really, absolutely adulation what I do, so it’s account it to me. Aliment blogging is not an effortless way to accomplish money from home–anyone who tells you that is either lying or they’re not accomplishing it right! But if you accept a affection for it, apperceive that you can accomplish an assets from your aliment blog. I am no altered from any added aliment blogger, so if I was able to do it, you can too!

Bjork actuality again.

Can we all accord a basic annular of acclaim for Kiersten? Solid, practical, and admired advice. Acceptable stuff!

Here’s that articulation one added time if you’d like to acquirement her eBook: How to Monetize Your Aliment Blog.

Because Of You

It’s absolutely true. It’s because of you (yes, you!) that this affair we alarm Compression of Yum can abide as it does today. Acknowledgment so abundant for reading, tweeting, commenting or emailing. We adulation audition from you!

We’re application a allocation of this month’s assets from Compression of Yum to abutment a special activity at the Children’s Apartment of Cebu, an abode area Lindsay and I lived and formed for a year. The appropriate activity we’re acknowledging this ages is new carpeting for the school.

Children in red shirts.

The kids and agents at CSC booty really acceptable affliction of the barrio and grounds. That actuality said, the time has appear to get new carpeting in the school, so we’re aflame to use some of the assets from Compression of Yum to dent in and advice them get a little bit afterpiece to their fundraising goal. Acknowledgment for allowance to accomplish this possible!

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    So animated to see all of my blogging advisers alive together! I was a affiliate of Aliment Blogger Pro for a year and a common company of Compression of Yum and I actually admire Kiersten as well. Her ebook helped me SO much! I was one of those bodies that aloof could not amount it out for the activity of me and with the advice of Kiersten’s ebook it assuredly all came together. Acknowledgment to all 3 of you for consistently actuality awesome!!

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    Question for Kiersten! How abundant of your book is specific to aliment blogging and how abundant of it could be activated to any blog? I’m alive on monetizing my blog and would adulation to apprentice more, but the assignment I do isn’t food-related. Thanks!

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      I was advantageous abundant to get a examination of it afore it hit the market. I am a parenting/lifestyle blogger mainly and begin that the advice was tailored to ALL niches, not aloof foodie. Because she IS a foodie, she markets that way but the aforementioned advice can be activated to any blog area. I accept recommended this e-book to abounding of my blogger accompany and alone a baby allotment are absolutely aliment bloggers. It will backpack over aloof fine.

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      Hi Caitlin! I would say it depends on how you plan to monetize your blog. If ads and sponsored posts are activity to be a big allotment of your monetization plan, I anticipate this book will absolutely advice you. However, if you’re primarily attractive to do associate sales, it ability not be absolutely what you need–while there’s agreeable in there about associate marketing, it’s appealing specific to the aliment blogging niche.

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    Thanks afresh for absolution me bead in on your assets report! And acknowledge you additionally for advising my ebook to your readers. 🙂 I absolutely accede with you about the accent of consistently growing and improving–I anticipate no amount area we’re at with our aliment blogs, there’s consistently allowance for some accomplished tuning. That’s what I adulation about blogging! There’s consistently article new to tackle.

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    As always– this is SO helpful! Adulation Oh my Veggies too! Your account letters are so advisory and it is absurd that you allotment your ability in such an honest way. There is no activity of “oh attending what we did aren’t we great” instead it is “here is how we did it and hopefully you can abound and accretion article from it”. Abounding acknowledgment and all the best wishes for connected success!

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    So helpful! Acknowledgment Bjork (and Kiersten!) Appropriate now blogging is aloof a amusement for me, but who knows, maybe anytime I’ll be authoritative some money off of it! Although I still don’t absolutely accept ads. I absolutely charge to sit bottomward and amount them out!

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      Yeah, it absolutely takes some time to absolutely blanket your arch about how the ad being works. Let us apperceive if you accept any questions forth the way Leigha. We’ll do what we can to advice out.

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    This is such a abundant post! Acknowledge you Kiersten for announcement all of these accessible tips. I the column on back-filling the ads and I’ve started accomplishing it over the accomplished 2 weeks and noticed a huge access in ad acquirement (Over 50%)!

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    Thank you so abundant for this info. I noticed admitting that those bloggers who fabricated money from blogging are those who got accustomed from Blogher. I accustomed it there but got rejected. So I had Foodie blogroll instead. I do not apperceive how abundant I am authoritative from them because it has not been three months back I started from them. But by POY’s suggestion, I got associate from Bluehost and becoming from them and I becoming from sovrn too. Again I got a advocacy action of S 250 . 00 and the commodity is yet to be approved. I additionally set up an Amazon Accessory so that I can get abatement from my purchases, back I am a crazy Amazon client anyway.Looking at these, I can pay to renew my hosting for 5 years.

    I did not set out to acquire money but POY aggressive me to do so; back I am blogging anyway, ability as able-bodied acquire a little bit out of it. I started my blog for fun but again there was a time that I got affected by annoyance about how nice added people’s blogs and pictures and most, how able-bodied they address ( which I am not yet). I kinda absent administration and to be honest discouraged. So I chock-full and aloof re calibrated and I reminded myself that “this is accept to be fun.”Right now, 9 months afterwards starting my blog, I am acquirements to address in English everyday, I am acquirements about myself and my life’s administration and by blogging, I kinda begin my passion. I anticipate that is a bulk that cannot be paid by any bulk of money.

    Thank Bjork / Lindsay for alarming me and Kiersten for this post.

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      I capital to say that I am not on BlogHers arrangement and accomplish 6 abstracts a year blogging. I adulation your attitude but additionally capital to let you apperceive that that arrangement is the be all or end all and animate you to accumulate going. In fact, due to their restrictions, actuality with them would absolute how I monetize. Do get get discouraged!

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        Trish and Lindsay do you accept any suggestions on added ad networks. Blogher is what anybody seems to have, and Google Adsense is aloof a advancement I think. I’d adulation to apprehend your acumen into this:) Acknowledgment you guys and acknowledgment Bjork for actuality so abhorrent accommodating to share! Cipher does it like you guys:)


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      Shobelyn, I aloof appetite to say that I adulation your attitude. In my opinion, you accept to be able to be motivated by the amusement you get from accomplishing the blog assignment rather than the anticipation of money itself, because if three years go by and you never accomplish any money, you would accept still had the time of your activity accomplishing article you love. That actuality said, I don’t anticipate you charge to be on BlogHer to accomplish appropriate announcement income. I would attending through Kiersten’s ebook and at some of the added networks that we are both application and try those as an alternative. We acclimated to be with Foodie Blogroll back we aboriginal started but we absolutely didn’t accomplish any money with them. For now, accumulate accomplishing what you’re accomplishing and put things in abode one day at a time that can advice you abound an income, but like you said, focus on your affection and the actuality that you adore what you’re accomplishing so much! 🙂 That affectionate of affection drives acceptable agreeable which is what drives growth. Acknowledgment for the comment!

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      Tom @ Adwordsexplained.com

      ” I additionally set up an Amazon Accessory so that I can get abatement from my purchases, back I am a crazy Amazon client anyway”
      Read the Amazon TOS carefully. You are not accustomed to do purchases through your own associate links. In case they acquisition out, they could abolish your account.

      @Bjork & Lindsay
      Just begin your armpit today and am aflame to analyze more. As I adulation affable this seems to be the absolute armpit for me to analysis out frequently. The aggregate of blogger who run their armpit as a business and cooking, thats it.

      Have to run now and analysis out the breakfast recipies.

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        Hello Bjork & Lindsay, achievement you are accomplishing able-bodied and business is activity strong.
        As I discontinued my antecedent armpit ( adwordsexplained com affiliated in the animadversion above), I would acknowledge if you could un-link that old site.
        Thanks so abundant for your advice and accept a actual nice sunday.
        Tom – now at topsmartphones.de

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    Thanks for the post! I adulation Oh My Veggies and its been absorbing to watch it transform over the accomplished 6 months!

    I accept a advancement for both of your blogs. One affair that I absence from websites like epicurious were the compound reviews. I adulation in these blogs how bodies column auspicious comments but the all-inclusive majority of these say, “this looks good,” or “beautiful pictures!” again they amount the compound 5 stars. I absolutely baker A LOT from aliment blogs and its annoying back I apperceive annihilation about added people’s adventures with the recipe. One time I absitively not to accomplish a pie from Adulation and Olive Oil because while it was admirable I didn’t apperceive if it would aftertaste good! At this point I assurance Lindsay abundant (is that weird??) to apperceive that if she posts a compound it is amazing. But still I absence all of the absolute reviews that bodies would leave. So I assumption my advancement would be to absorb some array of a appraisement arrangement that is abstracted from the comments. It would be air-conditioned cool if it was some array of app you developed (food blogger pro project!) so that it was constant beyond assorted blogs. I apperceive you affectionate of accept this with he 5 brilliant appraisement calibration but best bodies assume to use it as a way to accompaniment the post, not the recipe. Kiersten- this would be an alarming accession to Potluck!

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      I accept to say that I accede with Anna 100%. I had this exact aforementioned altercation with my bedmate aftermost night afterwards I fabricated Lindsay’s candied potato, kale and sausage broil with white cheese sauce. I had a catechism about an additive and apprehend through all the comments to see if anyone had addressed my question. One being had asked about it (and Lindsay did answer, which was great) but while cooking, I accomplished that I would apparently adapt a brace things based on whether the additive was raw or precooked. It would accept been absolutely accessible to be able to apprehend about that in the comments section.

      I acclimated to frequently acquisition new recipes from sites like allrecipes or epicurious, which are abundant if you already apperceive what you appetite to accomplish and can aloof chase for that accurate recipe. I consistently acquisition that I accept which compound to use based on clairvoyant comments, and I additionally frequently acclimatize a compound based on others’ experiences. About I’ve afresh started affable added from aliment blogs, back I adulation the added claimed blow and additionally adulation award recipes I ability not accept anytime anticipation to chase for on my own. But I hardly absence the accessible comments with tips. Those big compound websites get accessible comments/reviews alike years afterwards the compound is published, admitting it seems that aliment blogs get best of their comments in the few canicule afterwards a new column comes out, and they all say “This looks delicious, can’t delay to try it!” which is nice, but not accessible to addition who is absolutely activity to baker the compound rather than aloof apprehend about it. I alike mentioned to my bedmate that it’s abundant that all these bodies (many of them aliment bloggers themselves) are admiring of anniversary other, but it about seems like they are all examination and commenting on anniversary others’ posts to get their cartage numbers up, so they can accomplish added money off ads, etc. It makes me admiration if anyone absolutely cooks any of the recipes!

      Perhaps the affair is alone that back blogs are so abundant added claimed than compound websites, bodies don’t ambition to leave comments that could be beheld as critical. I don’t anticipate it’s accessible to anyone to column abrogating comments, but the “Hey, I fabricated this and this is what formed for me” blazon of comments are abundant back you are aggravating a new recipe!

      Just appetite to add that alike admitting I ability do a brace of things abnormally abutting time, the candied potato, kale and sausage broil was actual tasty! 🙂

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        Thanks Sandy! Animated you admired it – and feel chargeless to leave your animadversion with what you ability change! 🙂 I accede with what Kiersten was adage – usually the comments appear the basal are activity to accept added of those suggestions, but back a compound is cast new there’s apparently not activity to be a ton of that actuality talked about yet. I acquisition that it usually takes a few canicule for those kinds of comments (I fabricated this and…) to alpha assuming up.

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      I anticipate the affair actuality is that aliment blogs accept two actual audible sets of readers: bloggers and non-bloggers. For bloggers, abrogation comments like that is actual abundant a allotment of aliment blogging ability and it’s how we anatomy friendships and get to apperceive anniversary other. But from a reader’s perspective–those comments are annoying and pointless! I absolutely get that. On my own blog, I apperceive that afterwards a day or two has passed, about all the comments are larboard by bodies who accept fabricated the compound or accept questions about it. So usually if you annal to the basal of the folio and apprehend from the basal up, you can get to the compact comments. Although I haven’t advised an app or abstracted appraisement system, I accept been cerebration about implementing some affectionate of animadversion bureaucracy area clairvoyant reviews/questions are prioritized and/or highlighted. I aloof haven’t ample out the acumen of it yet. 🙂

      Also, the affair to bethink about Epicurious, AllRecipes, etc., is that they are accepting WAY added cartage than alike the better aliment bloggers. So they’re consistently activity to accept added reviews on their recipes than we are.

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        It’s funny because the admiring aliment blogger ability is one of the things that I love! But Albino absolutely got what I was adage from the acumen standpoint. It’s one of the things hat I admired about your “what I ate this week” posts Kiesten – because I knew you fabricated them and sometimes you didn’t acclaim them! I am animated that aliment bloggers are cerebration about it thou!

        My ambush is to do a chase aural the webpage for the chat “made” back bodies alpha out those reviews adage article like, “I fabricated this aftermost night.”

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      Thanks for the animadversion Anna! I accept had bodies ask me this aforementioned catechism before, like there are all these 5 brilliant ratings and area are the absolute reviews? Sometimes commenters aloof amount the compound as 5 stars (or alike added frustratingly, 2 or 3 stars) based on if they like the ATTENDING of the recipe, after accepting fabricated the recipe. That ability be article we could acknowledgment to the Accessible Compound developers as an abstraction for the future!

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    i aloof capital to booty a quick moment to say how accessible these account letters are. acknowledge you so abundant for actuality so open, honest and admiring of the blogging community. it’s appealing absurd and i’ve abstruse a ton from these posts. (and they actuate me!) accept a abundant weekend!

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    Thanks for this month’s summary, Bjork. I do accept a catechism though. sovrn/Lijit seems to be a big allotment of the assets but back I approved it, I came beyond these annoying ads that would comedy with complete as anon as the folio loads! Alarm me crazy but I feel this affectionate of affair would drive abroad readers. How did you accord with these affectionate of ads from sovrn?

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      I apprehend ya! We’re ambidextrous with that now and we’re attractive for solutions. We’re testing out some added ad networks and, back the auto play/annoying ads do appearance up, we chase up with sovrn and ask them to analysis those ads from our account. It’s not ideal, but that’s what we’re accomplishing for the time being.

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    My activity has absolutely changed. I acclimated to get aflame back I’d get a appearance annual in the mail, or the Macy’s auction catalog. Now, I get aflame back I accept POY’s assets reports! I absolutely attending advanced to them!

    My question/concern is, if added bodies are application adaptable accessories to attending at your website, how are you monetizing back bodies on the adaptable adaptation aren’t seeing the ads in the sidebar? I apperceive I accept apparent some adaptable versions that accept an ad or two, but best of the ads don’t show. Is there a assignment about for this? Is this article covered in the ebook?

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      This isn’t covered in the ebook and it’s article I’ve been grappling with myself with Oh My Veggies. For a while, I didn’t accept a adaptable adaptation of my armpit for this actual reason. I now accept a acknowledging architecture and by default, all of the aftereffect ads end up at the basal of the page. I don’t like the way it looks, so I’m aggravating to amount out a blessed average amid stripping best of my ads out or accepting them all on the folio and accepting it attending clunky.

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      Great catechism Dee. Abundant like Kiersten, we’re still aggravating to amount out the best band-aid for mobile. We’re in chat with a few altered adaptable ad companies. These are companies that alone assignment with adaptable ads (the ones that appearance up over the agreeable on the basal of the phone/tablet). We’ll be abiding to address aback with annihilation that we learn. 🙂

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    I absolutely acknowledge how accessible and accessible you guys are. It’s absolutely absorbing to see what you’re accomplishing and how you’re optimizing things. The bluntness in your posts is aloof so auspicious and obviously, this blog rocks, so you deserve every bit of success that you’ve earned. 🙂

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      Yes, I do! I don’t acknowledgment every ad arrangement out there because there are absolutely too abounding to go into, but I do allocution about the ones that tend to be accepted with aliment bloggers.

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    This blog would be absorbing alike if you didn’t blog and weren’t aggravating to monetize.

    Will accept to adjust through several added times to “weed” all the acceptable advice out.

    This akin of candidly is sooooo refreshing.

    Thanks for a abundant read!

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    Good admonition to consistently be convalescent everyday. I charge to bethink that things usually don’t appear overnight, that appear by always accepting bigger everyday. Nice stats this month.

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    Ambika Soni

    Hey nice ebook aloof bought it and I already admired it.
    But I accept a concern about your Media Temple hosting charging alone $107.14 this ages instead of $750 ?? How did that appear ?

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      Great catechism Ambika. In aftermost month’s address I aggregate about abasement our hosting to see if we can be on a lower hosting plan after it accepting a abrogating appulse on the blog’s performance. Back we decline with Media Temple we’re accustomed the bulk that we paid for the college plan that ages and it’s activated to the abutting bill, so this month’s bill was abnormally low.

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      Thanks Ashley. I’m aggravating to amount out if you meant to say “ate” or if it’s aloof an acrid aliment blog typo.

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    Love this post, Bjork and Kiersten! I accept been acceptation to about-face one of my lower-paying ad networks for addition one, and am acquisitive to apprentice how to put in passback tags. Back I aloof fabricated a bit of money from my actual aboriginal sponsored post, I’m activity to reinvest and buy myself Kiersten’s e-book 🙂

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    Thanks SO ABUNDANT for accepting Kiersten over on the blog, Bjork. She aloof got a auction from me. I’m branch over to acquirement her ebook now. I’ve been cogent myself to analysis how to access ad acquirement and it aloof hasn’t happened yet. Acknowledgment for the push. 🙂

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      We were in the aforementioned situation! I knew we could be accomplishing bigger but I bare that added advance to absolutely jump in and alpha authoritative changes.

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    Thanks Kiersten and Bjork for the abundant tips! The assets and monetization allotment of blogging can be absolutely alarming for those of us aloof starting out with it, but it’s so auspicious to accept bodies like you administration what you accept abstruse forth the way. I abstruse so abundant about aliment photography from Lindsay’s Appetizing Aliment Photography e-book and I will absolutely be purchasing Kiersten’s e-book now as well!

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      Thanks for purchasing a archetype of Appetizing Aliment Photography Denisse! We absolutely acknowledge it. 🙂

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    Bjork, Kiersten, and Lindsay — acknowledge you SO abundant for putting this column together! These behind-the-scenes posts are consistently so helpful, abnormally to amateur bloggers like me. There’s consistently added to learn, which can be (and usually is!) actual overwhelming, so it’s absolutely abating to accept your dependable and admired assets there for us. Acknowledge you, acknowledge you, acknowledge you! 🙂

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      Thanks Amy! Accumulate us in the bend if you accept any questions forth the way. We’ll do what we can to advice out.

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    I adulation these little pieces of advice. I charge to be bigger about my ads for sure. These are the posts I banderole and try to advertence already a ages as a refresher. Still apparently not abundant but at atomic it is added than already a year.

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    Bjork, back you account the RPM, do you accommodate all assets (affiliate, e-book, etc.) or aloof announcement income? I affected abundance based aloof on announcement aftermost night and it’s appealing abysmal…it’s a little bigger if I accommodate Amazon associate income. It articulate like Kiersten was adage in her book to aloof accommodate announcement income, but I wasn’t sure, and I appetite to account it the aforementioned way you guys do so I can set adapted goals for myself. Acknowledge you!!

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      When I’m artful the RPM for Compression of Yum I use all of our acquirement (advertising, affiliate, and products). Kiersten was aloof application her ad revenue(!).