Blogging has become a world-wide phenomenon that is giving many people the opportunity to earn real money online. Blogs are popular for good reason. They are easy to set up and learn, and the cost is minimal and sometimes even free. By choosing from a couple simple tools like Google Blogger or WordPress, you can get started blogging in less than an hour or so. The big question now is what should I blog about?
Recipes and cooking tips are two very popular topics on the internet. People who cook, love to share their stories, good or bad, with other people who love to cook. If you can tell someone else about a product that failed, a recipe that actually worked, or even a five-star restaurant quality meal that you stumbled upon, would not that be great fun? Now, what if your experiences in the kitchen could make you money as well? Blogging about regional dishes is especially interesting to folks who can not travel to your area but would like to make something different. Have a little fun with it and include your own personal kitchen disasters like "the day the potato exploded". People want to laugh along with you as well as learn something new.
If you're questioning whether or not you have the skills needed to create a blog, you probably are not giving yourself enough credit. You love to eat, right? Well, that's one skill down. Can you write a recipe that's easy to follow and accurate? There you go! You do not have to be a trained chef or know all the fancy cooking terms, just enjoy what you do. You will probably want to have a digital camera so you can include pictures of the recipes you make, but it's not necessary. You'll find sites where you can download pictures that will suit you just fine. Most importantly, you'll need to have patience. Your blog will not get noticed as fast as you'd like, but before you know it you'll be chatted-up all over the blogosphere.
Of course, you want to make money with your recipe blog. By using one or more of the following methods, you'll have a real home-based business that will start producing income for you and your family.
Make money by Selling Products: A person who loves to cook, often loves all the kitchen paraphernalia that comes along with it. If you have gadgets and cookbooks available to purchase on your blog, you can reap the rewards that the retail markets are enjoying. You can share your recipes, cooking tips, opinions, and sell products all at the same time. Nice little income producing idea.
Make money by Building Your Team: Oftentimes people are resistant to joining a direct sales company when asked. However, if you build trust and provide value through your blog, you may soon have people asking "How can I sell Tupperware, too?"
Make money by Selling Advertising: Once your blog gets aware, and traffic starts coming your way, you'll find advertising on your blog to be a nice, profitable way to generate income. This is something to keep in mind, but you will not really hit your stride making money with this method until you start getting readers. Just file this idea away so you can start making your plans.
By focusing your energy on your own unique style of blog, you can find a home for family recipes, regional dishes, cooking disasters and fun stories that your readers will come back to time and time again. Sharing your knowledge of cooking, your recipes, your successes and failures, all can bring in a nice income if you are ready to learn how. But, you've got to take that first step in order to see your dreams come true.