Bjork actuality blockage in for Compression of Yum’s account cartage and assets report. As some of you ability know, we’ve been accomplishing these letters for absolutely a while now. About bristles years! We appear our aboriginal one way aback in September of 2011.
These letters started as an agreement to see if it was accessible to body a aliment blog into a business. Afterwards a few years of adamantine work, we begin that it was.
We abide to broadcast these letters as (1) a way to break answerable to growing and convalescent and (2) a way to animate others to assignment agilely and consistently on “their thing” (whatever that ability be).
One of the things we noticed as we talked about about architecture Compression of Yum was that there were lots of added bodies with agnate goals and aspirations – bodies that capital to body a blog (or online business or e-commerce armpit or amusing media afterward or non-profit) in the aliment industry.
But there wasn’t absolutely a abode for bodies absorbed in this foodie bend of the internet to affix and apprentice from anniversary other.
That’s why in 2013 we started Aliment Blogger Pro: a armpit committed to this crazy lil’ alcove of aliment and compound agreeable creators. What started as an abstraction that Lindsay and I had over coffee has angry into a advancing association of over 2,000 bodies spanning 61 counties and 1,773 cities about the world. We’re accustomed and ashamed to be allotment of such an alarming community.
While this map doesn’t accommodate a define for every member, it helps to accord an abstraction of the ability that this absurd association has.
It ability complete silly, but as the apple bits and divides in some means I acquisition it alarming to see that in added means it’s absolutely advancing afterpiece together. From India to Qatar to Canada to the Affiliated States to New Zealand to Israel to Guernsey (we see you Guernsey!) bodies on Aliment Blogger Pro are acquisition calm to apprentice and abutment anniversary added as we assignment on accessible our ability as creators.
So, no amount area you alarm home if you’re absorbed in starting (or growing) a food-related website we’d adulation for you to join Aliment Blogger Pro. We’re currently in a accessible acceptance session, which we do alert a year, but today (Thursday, June 2nd) is the aftermost day to enroll.
Enrollment closes tonight at 11:59 pm CST.
If you’d like to apprentice added about FBP you can read Lindsay’s column here.
Let’s jump into the numbers for April.
Note: Some of the links beneath are associate links. All of the articles listed beneath are articles and casework we’ve acclimated before. If you accept any questions about any of the assets or costs you can leave a animadversion and we’ll do our best to reply.
- AdThrive – $22,464.41
- Sponsored Posts/Speaking – $7,666.00
- Tasty Aliment Photography Workshops – $5,445.00
- Bluehost – $4,140 –> this assets comes from a folio area we appearance bodies how to alpha a aliment blog in three accessible steps.
- Gourmet Ads – $3,165.43
- Amazon Associates – $3,070.53
- Tasty Aliment Photography – $3,013.10
- Swoop – $2,678.16
- Yellow Bang Media – $2,080.92
- Federated Media – $1,727.96
- sovrn – $880.09
- Genesis Theme – $573.74
- How to Monetize Your Aliment Blog eBook – $485.00
- Go Amoroso Chargeless Course – $199.50
- Elegant Themes – $69.50
- AWeber – $20.40
- ActiveCampaign – $6.41
- Justworks (Staff and Architect Salaries) – $12,921.06
- Studio Accompanying Expenses – $3,876.66
- Amazon S3 and Cloudfront – $1,415.45
- Office Accepted Costs – $1,114.90
- Food Costs – $1,048.54
- Media Temple (Hosting) – $987.00
- eBook Affiliates – $767.25
- PayPal Transaction Allotment – $446.00
- ActiveCampaign – $415.00
- Facebook Advertising – $141.06
- Adobe Artistic Cloud – $107.43
- VaultPress – $74.00
- LeadPages – $67.00
- Domain Names – $64.96
- Zapier – $50.00
- PayPal Website Payments Pro – $30.00
- Shoeboxed – $29.95
- Hotjar – $29.00
- E-Junkie – $28.00
- QuickBooks – $26.95
- GitHub – $25.00
- SumoMe – $20.00
- CrashPlan – $19.98
- Eventbrite – $19.90
- Pingdom – $14.95
- Backupify – $12.00
- Buffer – $10.00
- Link In Profile – $9.99
- BoardBooster – $5.00 (Update: BoardBooster has shut down)
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!
Below are some Google Analytics screenshots from the ages of April 2016.
Top Ten Cartage Sources
Mobile vs. Desktop vs. Tablet
Lindsay has been spending added and added time afresh application Snapchat (you can addict her @pinchofyum). There’s a bit of a acquirements ambit but the advantage with Snapchat is that it’s a belvedere that allows for lots of experimentation. It’s one of the nice things about creating agreeable that disappears – you don’t accept to anguish as abundant about mistakes!
It’s not consistently accessible to amount out area to focus your time as a agreeable creator. There’s amusing media, there’s email, there’s agreeable for your blog… I could go on and on. The point is that your time is bound and things to do aren’t, so you accept to aces and accept what you’re absorption on.
Related: If you haven’t yet listened to my account with Jay Papasan, co-author of The ONE Thing, I’d absolutely animate you to analysis it out.
As you’re authoritative that accommodation for what to focus on, I’d animate you to anticipate about how you can advantage your time by cerebration about what bodies are advantageous absorption to. For instance, if you accord a accent in an alone alley, you won’t accept abundant of an impact. If you accord a accent to a amphitheater abounding of people, you’ll accept a big impact.
Snapchat is a amphitheater appropriate now. It’s a abode area bodies are spending time and attention. See for yourself – back you’re cat-and-mouse in band what are bodies accomplishing with their phones? My assumption is that they’re on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and (if they’re beneath 14) Musically.
This doesn’t beggarly that you accord up creating agreeable for your blog and architecture an email list. Far from it. That should be the aboriginal abode you focus your time. This aloof agency to anticipate alarmingly about the time that is committed to amusing media and absorb it creating agreeable on platforms area bodies are advantageous attention.
We’re continuing our apathetic and abiding move appear creating compound videos. The acumen for video is two-fold:
- It’s acceptable accepted for brands to appeal a video back accomplishing sponsored content.
- It helps to accomplish a column “sticky” and accumulate bodies about longer.
In the past, Lindsay and I accept done the videos on our own. Sometimes I would advice by cutting the video (with a DSLR) and again editing, but a few times Lindsay would aloof shoot and adapt the video on her iPhone. This chocolate dent accolade video is an archetype of an iPhone alone video and this report talks about the action Lindsay acclimated to shoot and adapt the video.
It’s a lot of work, but there’s additionally a big upside, as the video amplitude isn’t as awash as the accepted aliment and compound space.
Between POY and FBP, we’re no best at the point area we can sustain creating the videos on our own, so we’ve started the action of architecture a little video aggregation (three acclaim for Steph and Alana).
Keep an eye out for added videos in approaching POY posts!
As POY has developed over the years, so accept our server bills. We’ve been alive with Daniel to try and acquisition means to optimize our server and hosting setup, starting aboriginal with acid bottomward on the amount of our angel CDN. The aboriginal footfall we’re demography is ambience up Cloudflare to sit in advanced of Cloudfront. This will advice abate the Cloudfront costs. We’re application the $20 able Cloudflare plan.
I apperceive that’s a lot of “clouds,” but the basal abstraction is that Cloudflare is a set amount per ages (we’re on the $20 plan) while Cloudfront (an Amazon service) is a sliding calibration depending on usage. The big catechism is if the $20 plan with Cloudflare will accomplish as able-bodied as the sliding calibration with Cloudfront.
Keep an eye on our Amazon S3 and Cloudfront costs in the months to appear to see if the agreement works. So far the after-effects attending good.
Here’s a screenshot that shows the amount accumulation afterwards we angry on Cloudflare for confined POY’s images.
As always, we’ll be abiding to accumulate you adapted forth the way!
Because Of You
It’s because of you that this affair we alarm Compression of Yum can abide as it does today. Acknowledge you so abundant for authoritative these recipes, abrogation comments with your adulation and feedback, and administration this aliment about the table with your families and friends.
Every ages we use a allocation of the assets from the blog to abutment a appropriate activity at The Children’s Apartment of Cebu. We appearance it as a donation from the POY community, not aloof Lindsay and me.
This ages we’re acknowledging CSC by altruistic to their meal fund. Every adolescent at CSC gets three solid commons a day. All 90 of them! That’s a lot of athirst mouths to feed. 😊