Want To Start An Appetizing Food Blog? Check These Tips!
If you are someone who enjoys cooking and food, you should definitely consider having a food blog. Food bloggers often collaborate with restaurants, diners and eateries for reviewing food, and those who like dishing out new recipes often share useful tips and ideas for others. The good news is you can make considerable money through a successful blog. This could be in form of ad avenue, paid partnerships, affiliate marketing, or even sponsors. Now that we have discussed the scope, here’s more on how to create a website like a pro, and without extensive professional help.
Designing your own food blog
Not everyone has the budget of hiring an experienced designer, and that’s okay. You can always design the website from scratch if you know the basics. The first three steps are about the domain, CMS and hosting plan. The domain name should represent your food blog, must be personal, short, and easy to remember. If you cannot find the exact name, go for something relevant. For the hosting, you need unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth, and assured tech support. BlueHost and HostGator are good hosting providers. For the Content Management System or CMS, we recommend WordPress, because WordPress websites are easy to design and manage, and you have a whole range of plug-ins to enhance the functionality.
Originality with photos and content
Food blogs make money because people are in love with the photos and how food is presented. You don’t want to go for stock photos for your blog, because that practice can kill your readership. What is equally criminal is to use low-quality photos. You cannot use your mobile phone for click food photos, because you want the colors, aesthetic appeal, and overall saturation to stand out. Contents, both videos and text, must be unique and should have something more than what a reader would find on any random blog.
Make it sharable
You cannot have a blog and miss out on social media. There is no better way to promote a food blog than to share photos online. Make sure that you have Instagram and Facebook accounts, where you can tease about a new post or share small snippets of upcoming content. It is absolutely necessary to integrate social media buttons on the blog, because viral traction and online exposure through readers is critical.
Hope you found the post helpful enough to start your food blog!