Greetings! Bjork here.
I’m the appreciative bedmate of Lindsay girl. Isn’t she great?
Every ages Lindsay lets me accept a adornment on her blog. I use this column to address aback to you, the readers, on the assets that Compression of Yum created from the antecedent month.
Our achievement with these assets letters is to be absolutely cellophane as to what’s alive and what’s not alive back it comes to authoritative money from a aliment blog.
I’m absolutely aflame about the advice I’ll be administration in this post. Added on that later, but for the now, the numbers:
Grand Total: $277.19
#1 Foodie Blogroll: $82.40
Foodie Blogroll anchored their site! The aftermost few months we had to appraisal the absolute assets from Foodie Blogroll. Not so anymore! They do all of the appraisal for us. Analysis it out:
The nice affair about Foodie Blogroll is that the assets is adequately consistent. This is because Foodie Blogroll pays based on the absolute cardinal of times that the ads are seen, not on the cardinal of clicks or sales generated by the ads.
#2 Amazon: $33.58
This is the aboriginal time that we’ve had any assets from Amazon Associate links. I accept that the anniversary arcade division had a lot to do with that. We don’t accept too abounding Amazon Associate links on the armpit – aloof a few at the basal of the Resources for Aliment Bloggers page for articles that Lindsay uses.
#3 Bluehost: $65
Bluehost is the aggregation we use to host the Compression of Yum website.
Hosting is affectionate of like renting appointment amplitude for your website files. If you’re absorbed in acquirements more, you can acquisition out added about hosting by account the How to Alpha a Aliment Blog.
Almost all of the Bluehost associate clicks appear from bodies that accept visited the Resources for Aliment Bloggers page and the How to Alpha a Aliment Blog. You can additionally apprehend added about how associate programs assignment in this post.
#4 The Apriorism Theme: $28.71
As mentioned in November’s Assets Report, The Apriorism Affair is the WordPress affair we use for Compression of Yum.
We like it because already it’s bureaucracy it’s accessible to cross and accomplish changes to your site.
“If you’re aloof starting out with your blog you apparently don’t charge to bead $87 for your aboriginal WordPress theme. Acquisition a chargeless affair you like (or at atomic can tolerate) and use it for a few months to see if you absolutely like blogging. If you’re accepting a bang and are absorbed in advance your affair again analysis out the exceptional capacity that are available. There are lots of options out there. The Apriorism Affair is aloof the one that works best for us!”
#5 VigLink: $67.50
I’m absolutely aflame to allocution about VigLink. We active up for VigLink a few months ago.
I did a lot of analysis afore signing up and begin out that Google had invested $800,000 into VigLink, which helped argue me that it was account attractive into. 🙂
I additionally adulation their website. Cool apple-pie and simple to use. Consistently a additional in my book.
VigLink is abundant because they automatically actualize associate links for you.
The $67.50 we becoming from VigLink was about from addition advancing to Compression of Yum, beat on a link, and purchasing a Bluehost hosting plan. But they came from a articulation on our armpit that wasn’t an official associate link. VigLink automatically “caught” this and fabricated abiding that we got paid a allotment of the auction back we had directed the chump to Bluehost.
Apparently the associate cut from VigLink is absolutely bigger than the one from Bluehost’s own associate affairs ($67.50 vs $65). I afresh contacted VigLink to acquisition out why this is but haven’t heard aback yet.
A Few Tips To Advance Your Aliment Blog
Create a assets page
If you’re attractive to actualize added assets from your blog, I’d awful acclaim creating a assets page. It’s a abundant abode to action a account to bodies that appetite to apprentice from you while additionally actualize some added income.
A able advancement on a assets page: never advance a affairs or artefact that you do not accept in. It’s accessible to bandy a agglomeration of links up and achievement that addition clicks. It ability assignment in the abbreviate run, but a added able access is to alone acquaint articles that you absolutely accept in and accretion the assurance of your readers by consistently advising high-quality products.
It Is Possible!
Creating added assets and accepting cartage to your blog is possible. Sometimes it doesn’t assume like it, but it is. We appetite to animate you to accumulate with it! For us, this blueprint has been cool accessible in actuality able to actualize income:
Consistently Column Adore the Action Booty Acceptable Pictures
Good pictures can actualize bags of cartage by leveraging cartage from sites like FoodGawker, Tastespotting and Pinterest. This has been the cardinal one cartage bearing apparatus for Compression of Yum.
Here’s a absolutely air-conditioned allegory of two altered time periods in Compression of Yum’s history.
The aboriginal is from May 1st, 2010 – Feb. 28th, 2011. This is afore Lindsay started consistently appointment and accepting accustomed to assertive aliment administration sites.
The additional is from Mar 1st, 2011 – December 31st, 2011. This is afterwards Lindsay started consistently appointment to aliment administration sites.
Using this formula, we were able to access Compression of Yum cartage by about 275,000 visitors in beneath than one year! That’s absolutely a attestation to the ability of pictures!
Speaking of photography, there’s article that we’re absolutely aflame to allotment with you in tomorrow’s post! Break tuned.
Thanks So Abundant For Reading!
Let us apperceive if you accept any questions, thoughts, or tips as we abide on our journey!
And we’re captivated to accord this month’s assets from Compression of Yum to an abode in the Philippines alleged Children’s Apartment of Cebu.
You should check it out.
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!