Top Food Bloggers in India
Are you a foodie? Do you like trying out new recipes? Do you feel like sharing your recipes with others? Want to start a food blog and want to become a successful food blogger?
So how do you go about starting a food blog?
Just like a travel or fashion blog, food is another topic that fascinates readers. I have a few interesting tips to help you become successful when it comes to food blogging, and if necessary even monetize your blog to supplement your current income. This post should hold special interest for those who love cooking and trying out new recipes.
Food blogging is an outlet to showcase your creativity and aesthetic sense and this can be exhibited in the manner you design your site and present content. Your content can consist of a mix of posting recipes, restaurant reviews, and shopping guides and tips. Or you can decide on your niche: curating recipes, or food styling, or food photography, or reviewing food at different restaurants.
Once that has been decided on, you can choose your preferred platform and create a distinctive name. With your domain name finalised, the next important step will be to create a website with an appealing theme to make your site look attractive and different from the others. Equally important is ease of navigation: your recipes and content should be easy to find, and the topic should be specific and clear.
Remember not to make your blog layout complicated by making visitors login or require CAPTCHAs if they want to comment on the posts. Get a user friendly theme that has in-built design options, as that will save your time when it comes to handling the basics; i.e. changing your logo, colour scheme, and other options should be easy in the theme you choose.
The next step would be to ensure that there are a good number of posts when your blog goes live. Your content should keep your readers interested in coming back and reading your posts again. And in my experience, it is imperative that you have good writing skills, and a unique personal tone to make your posts more captivating and fun for your readers. It would work to your advantage to decide before hand on the number of posts you want to put out in a week, so that the blog is active. Also keep in mind the type of audience you want to cater to so that there is clarity on who is reading your posts.
Additionally, it is important to post good and authentic content where the context is clear; i.e. the instructions on your site should be comprehensible and there should be consistency in formatting. I have also realized that food photography is as important as the recipes because pictures speak ~ there are a number of ways to edit and make food pictures look luscious ~ these pictures will inspire readers to love the recipes you curate and recreate those dishes. Your blog posts should also be easy to share, so provide social media sharing buttons at the end of each post.
Be passionate about what you are posting because it shows in the content, the recipes, and the pictures you post. And do not refrain from being your original self because that is the best way to connect with like-minded people. A point to note: since your blog is a reflection of you, and your personality, signing off using your name will help readers feel a strong connect ~ you can make your readers feel as if they are on a journey with you. On that note, if your blog is all about health, healthy food, and healthy eating; practice what you are posting because readers will expect that from you.
Network with other bloggers and check out what they are doing, it is likely that you will find people who are inspirational and encouraging ~ helping you to build a good network around your niche. Interacting with fellow bloggers will also help you when it comes to seeking their advice and support.
You can monetise your blog through ads and sponsorships and turn your passion into a 5 or 6 figure income. You just need to plan properly and take action to make it happen. But remember that earning money through your blog means you need to have traffic. It is only after you have visitors to your blog that you can begin with adding money-making resources. Ad Revenues, text link ads, paid sponsorship posts, pay per click, eBook tutorials and guides, and affiliate revenue are different ways of garnering an income from your blog. You can also become a consultant and promote healthy eating, by giving tips for an hour daily, via web-cam or Skype.
In a nutshell these are the initial few things one needs to think of while setting up their food blog. So if you have been confused as to what a food blog is and what food blogging entails, I hope this has cleared it up at least a little bit. 🙂