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December Assets Address – $277.19

December Income Report.

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:

The Breakdown:

Foodie Blogroll – $82.40
Amazon – $33.58
Bluehost – $65.00
The Apriorism Theme– $28.71
VigLink – $67.50

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:

Foodie Blogroll Total Earnings

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!”

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.

Pinch of Yum - First 10 Months graph.

The additional is from Mar 1st, 2011 – December 31st, 2011. This is afterwards Lindsay started consistently appointment to aliment administration sites.

Pinch of Yum - Most Recent 10 Months.

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!

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I apprehend your column aftermost ages and didnt animadversion on it…but these are great. I like audition added people’s perspectives and acclaim to you for administration so openly…most bloggers won’t or don’t altercate absolute $$ and numbers.

    Bluehost…loved them for about a year or so until my armpit kept abolition with them, above account disrupts, above downtime, bad, bad, bad scene. Went to addition host with accurate committed servers and am abundant happier. Contrarily I’d be all about their associate program.

    Consistently Column Adore the Action Booty Acceptable Pictures = 100% atom on. It took me a few years to get all 3 of those pieces, all working, all at one time. Or aggravating to 🙂

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      Interesting. Acknowledgment for the acknowledgment on Bluehost – we accept had no problems at all but I acknowledge your honesty! And it’s so accurate about addition the blueprint out over time, isn’t it? I “blogged” for about a year afore absolutely addition out what I was accomplishing and area I was going. That blueprint has absolutely helped me appearance my blog, but I aloof ambition I would accept done that sooner. 🙂 Sheesh. I assumption all bloggers apparently feel that in some way. Acknowledgment for the comment, Averie!

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      You’re active affidavit that of that blueprint – abnormally now that you’re accepting appear on aliment administration sites! 🙂 Way to go!

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    This is abundantly helpful. I admiration how abundant (if any) of this is accessible with an ad arrangement like Foodbuzz back they appetite you to use them exclusively. I ambition I had apprehend that arrangement a bit afterpiece afore signing beforehand this year.

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      Thanks, Gina! As for the arrangement stuff, that’s absolutely why we chose to go with Foodie Blogroll (less austere contract) alike admitting I anticipate they about pay less. Maybe it is accessible to still do some associate being with Foodbuzz – I would acquaintance them to acquisition out! It’s account it!

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    Fabulous! I am in the mom/food blog apple and I would additionally acclaim alive with PR. You don’t accept to being your blog abounding of promotions, but if you did one betrayal a ages (of a a aliment accompanying artefact or theme) and you accustomed the aforementioned affair (such as a $250 acceptance allowance card) you could access your profits by about 100%. If you advance alive relationships with altered aliment brands and their reps you will be advised for above opps like cast ambassadorships, compound development, paid campaigns, etc.

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      Absolutely! Acknowledgment for advertence that, Emily! We’ve been alive on article agnate with a aliment artefact company, but it’s not absolutely set in bean yet. 🙂 Acknowledgment for the abundant reminder!

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    Thanks so abundant for your artlessness with these posts, I acquisition them cool helpful! I additionally blogged for awhile afore chief to “commit” to it, and still charge lots of assignment in the photography administration but added than that we’re accepting there…it’s such a fun experience!

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      If you adore the process, again it’s account it! 🙂 I consistently accept to admonish myself of that. It’s a process.

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    I anticipate bluehost agency is $90 from CJ, so Viglink took their cut and gave you the $67.

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      That makes sense. We accept a Agency Alliance annual so we’ll analysis it out.

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    Hi! I ADULATION your blog, and I abnormally like the pictures. Do you accept any tips or tricks on how you booty such admirable pictures of your food? I ability alpha my own aliment blog and would adulation to be able to booty such adorable aliment pictures. Thanks!

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      You SHOULD alpha your own aliment blog! It’s lots of fun and a abundant acquirements process. 🙂 As for the photos, my cardinal one advancement is booty pictures in accustomed light! Additionally – analysis aback on tomorrow’s column – there’s activity to be a aliment photography accompanying advertisement that you ability be absorbed in. Acceptable luck with accepting started!

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    The two of you accept been actual inspiring. I never absolutely approved to accomplish money from my blog until now. I’ve absitively that I’m activity to column added generally and alpha demography bigger pictures (I aloof ordered some photo lighting that should advice out with that already it arrives). I aloof afresh added AdSense to my blog and Foodie Blogroll Ads (still awaiting approval). My admirer is activity to advice me forth the way and I would adulation it if he did some posts too! Your armpit has provided some abundant bare advice for a aliment blogger that feels a bit afflicted at times aggravating to bulk out the best access for axis my blog into an added acquirement stream. My cartage numbers are a far cry from castigation and I’m not absolutely abiding how to change that alfresco of accomplishing the things I’m accomplishing now. I assignment abounding time, so I accept a bound bulk of time to allot to the blog. I am accommodating to allot several hours in the evenings and some time on weekends. Any added advice is abundantly appreciated.

    Happy New Year and acknowledgment afresh for the support!
    Terry @ Comestible Collage.

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      Thanks for your comment, Terry! Congratulations on the accomplish you’re demography to strengthen your blog – new photo lighting and accepting set up with some ads are both acceptable moves!

      It can be absolutely adamantine to administer a blog able-bodied AND additionally assignment abounding time (I apperceive because I assignment abounding time, too!). I’d animate you to accumulate it up and do aloof what you’re accomplishing – aloof absorb some time alive on it at night or on the weekends. Bethink that it’s about adequate the process! It’s accessible to get angry up in cartage numbers, comments, etc. but it’s added important that you adore what you’re doing. Also, I accept a aliment photography accompanying advertisement (tied to accretion cartage numbers) advancing tomorrow! Be abiding to analysis aback – I anticipate you’d acquisition it interesting. 🙂

      Feel chargeless to acquaintance me if you accept added questions in the advancing year. Acceptable luck!

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        I aloof started my own blog and I am cool aflame and admiring the action but WOW it is stressful! I aloof abutting adsense but I’m apprehensive what the heck foodie blogroll is?!

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    Thanks for accomplishing this! I’m a abecedary (2nd grade)/blogger myself and accept aloof afresh started a aliment blog. I’ve had active blogs alpha and end in the past, but accumulate up on my accepted running/fitness blog on wordpress. I’m acquisitive to do a little added with the new aliment blog, and you are an inspiration!


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    I adulation the accuracy that you provide! It’s absolutely alarming to see what works, what doesn’t, and your success

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    Hi Lindsay and Bjork, you guys are awesome. Adulation your aggregation work. I started autograph a aliment blog 2 years ago but never acquaint consistently. My photographs sucked. But now I’m demography my blog babyish actively and alive on my photography and aggravating to column added consistently. I’ve additionally been attractive to acquire some money in the action and appropriately aggravating to get my pics appear on the photo websites. I accept had some success, but accept lots to assignment on still. Admired your page, you are such an inspiration. My bedmate is additionally my best acquaintance and he has advised my blog from scratch, takes affliction of all abstruse glitches and supports me so much! Blessed blogging!!

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      It’s alarming back it’s article you can do calm (as you know)! Acknowledgment for the nice comment!

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    Thanks, abundant tips! I’ve had my aliment blog for about 5 years, attractive to put some renewed focus and account into it. This column is a accessible ability in that process! I acknowledge the transparency. Abacus you to my blogroll!

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    Waiting on pins and all-overs for January’s assets column 🙂 I am so animated I begin your blog. I additionally adulation audition added people’s adventures with authoritative money from blogging. Actual affective and inspiring. Accumulate up the acceptable assignment guys!!

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      Lots of abundant acumen here. Aloof started account your armpit and I absolutely adore it. Also, charge say that giving your accumulation abroad is a abundant affair to do and how agitative to clue it – you got a new reader.



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      I haven’t acclimated Foodbuzz but I apperceive a lot of aliment bloggers do. We’re absolutely talking about switching ad networks (check aback for tomorrow’s post!) but we’re hesistant to accompany BlogHer/Foodbuzz because of the arrangement stipulations.

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    Lindsey and Bjork, you guys helped me booty the attempt into starting my own blog. I accept been absent to do it for a continued time and back I begin your guys website I knew I had to start. Aloof a quick question. Area do you acquisition those tables that you accept above? Abundance alone appearance the views. Is there a way to change it or is it in a absolutely altered website that I don’t apperceive about?

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    Hi, Not everybody do, what you are accomplishing here. As a amateur to aliment blogging world, I learnt a lot and am so animated to accept begin you. Will be visiting every day… Acknowledge You.

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    hi…. My armpit accept been banned by google adsense.can i use both links to ?my site

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    This is such a accessible post! My sister and I blogged calm for abutting to three years, but we accept absolutely been aggravating to access it up this accomplished year. I got so abounding abundant account from your post….much appreciated! I’m off to add you to fb and twitter…


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    This is a abundant post. I accumulate advancing aback to it and comparing my after-effects with Compression of Yum’s. 🙂 I noticed Lindsay started announcement consistently in Advance 2011 and there were almost any comments. And again it best up! Additionally chase engines best up the posts too. Takes time. I feel like talking to myself on my website appropriate now.:)