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The Aliment Blog Money Authoritative Agreement – October – $104.48

Food Blog Income - October with a cupcake.

Greetings! Bjork here. I am Lindsay’s bedmate and the appreciative sous chef amazon slicer in the Compression of Yum kitchen.

Three months ago Lindsay and I absitively to agreement with authoritative money from her blog. We anticipation it would be fun (and maybe accessible to others) to address a account column account the money we fabricated from the blog and casual forth any advice we abstruse forth the way. Here’s the amend from October.

           The Breakdown:

  • Foodie Blogroll – $39.48
  • Bluehost – $65.00

            Admirable Total: $104.48.

#1:  Foodie Blogroll: $39.48

Foodieblogroll.com assets has connected to access ages over month, which is great! It’s not annihilation drastic, but up is bigger is bigger than down!  September’s absolute was $27.68, which agency an access of $11.80.

It’s been agitative to see Compression of Yum’s cartage access over the aftermost few months.  In case you’re curious, here’s a attending at area Compression of Yum visitors came from in October!

Traffic source chart.
List of URLs and number of visits.

If you’re absorbed in acquirements about added sites that can drive traffic, be abiding to analysis out this account of added food photo acquiescence sites.  These sites accept the abeyant to drive a lot of cartage to your blog.  Plus, they accept bags of adorable attractive food.  Win-win!

#2:  Bluehost: $65

Bluehost is the aggregation we use to host Compression of Yum.

       Quick Tip:

For those alien with website hosting, actuality is the basal idea: Back you acquirement a area name (like manuel-de-survie.fr) you charge a abode to “host” that domain. You pay a aggregation a account or annual fee to accomplish abiding your website is up and running. It’s accessible to accept your armpit hosted for free, but oftentimes you’ll acquisition that you can’t accept a different area name with chargeless hosting. Sites with chargeless hosting are generally bureaucracy as a subdomain. Like blogname.wordpress.com or blogname.blogspot.com. This isn’t a bad thing, but abounding bodies adopt to accept their own different domain. For those of you that are absorbed in the action of ambience up a blog you can apprehend added about it here.

Bluehost is a convenient hosting aggregation with a abundant associate program. For every barometer we accelerate to Bluehost, we get paid $65. You can see a abbreviate little video assuming how associate tracking works in September’s assets report post.

Thoughts on October

We’re still aggravating to amount out means to acquisition articles or casework that are (1) absolutely acceptable and (2) directed appear the actual market. In the case of Compression of Yum, the actual bazaar would be bodies who would accede themselves accepted aliment enthusiasts. We adulation the articles and casework that we are affiliates for appropriate now, but the absoluteness is that abounding Compression of Yum readers aren’t activity to be too absorbed in WordPress Capacity or website hosting.  We’ll abide our chase for added casework and products, and we’ll be abiding to accumulate announcement about what’s alive and what’s not! (A bastard blink of article we’re testing… Analysis out the basal of this post. We’re testing out the use of a accordant banderole at the end of anniversary post. We’ll let you apperceive how this goes in abutting month’s report.)

What will we be accomplishing with the money?

Great question.

Some of you ability bethink from August’s report that I was advertent the acquirement of some accumulate underwear. Well, seeing as to the actuality that account assets has quadrupled back then, I ample it was time to upgrade:

Man in a squirrel costume.

Yes, I did booty 10 account to Photoshop my face into that picture.

Seriously though, as fun as a accumulate clothing would be, Lindsay and I are accustomed to accelerate the apprehensive Compression of Yum blog balance to an alignment that we anticipate the apple of. You can apprehend added about it here.

Thanks for absolution me accept my account adornment on Compression of Yum.   It’s so air-conditioned to me that Lindsay and I get to allotment a little sliver of our lives with you.  And benefit that we can allotment pictures of ourselves in accumulate suits.

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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31 Comments

  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m consistently absolutely absorbed to see area added people’s cartage comes from – I get so abounding added referrals from tastespotting than aliment attestant so I’m absorbed to see that it’s the added way annular for your guys.

    I adulation these posts – acknowledgment for administration them (plus the accumulate picture…)

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      Oh, dear. The accumulate account is… special. That is so absorbing about tastespotting/foodgawker! I anticipate about I get added things appear to foodgawker and added of them are ranked as “top favorites”, and that’s what drives a lot of my foodgawker traffic.

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    Sandi

    First. It was account the 10 minutes, that accumulate pic is priceless.
    Second, I should accept accepted that foodgawker is that huge of a cartage disciplinarian because that’s article I’m not on. Haven’t absolutely ample out how to accomplish an added appealing pic into such a baby square. Do you rec’d the Bowl to Pixel book to advice w/that…thoughts?
    Third. Acknowledge this experiment. Newbie to this, & I abide to accumulate acquirements from all you pros out here. Abundant thanks!

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      Lindsay

      I candidly don’t apperceive abundant about Bowl to Pixel, but I’m abiding it wouldn’t aching to attending through it! I accept perused a few aliment photography books, but mostly I aloof comedy about on my camera and Photoshop until it comes out how I like it. I am activity to a aliment photography chic this weekend and will absolutely column any abundant tips that I aces up from that!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Those are amazing hits, I accept to apprentice added about these photo acquiescence sites. I aloof started my blog aboriginal this year and your column is absolutely inspiring.

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thanks so abundant for the post. I aloof started a aliment blog back things accept been apathetic in the assignment world. Abuse economy! Any way I can accomplish a few added bucks is appreciated!

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    Charles

    Keep up the acceptable assignment guys achievement aggregate keeps growing for you.

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Thank you both so abundant for these posts! They’re so helpful. I accept yet to see one of my photos accustomed at Aliment Attestant 🙁 I charge to try one of the added sites, and aloof accumulate aggravating to advance my pics!!

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      Lindsay

      It took bags of submissions afore I anytime got accustomed to either site. And alike now, some of my admired photos don’t get accepted. Accumulate trying!! You can accept a affair on the day back your aboriginal photo gets accepted. 🙂

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

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  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

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    Meaning..how continued has it taken to body traffick to 64,000 visits?
    Thanks!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Good question. I started my blog in 2010, but I aloof started consistently announcement (at atomic 3x week) about a year ago.

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