Full Time Foodies Interview Series
Every food blogging journey to full time is as unique as the amount of ways we can all cook pancakes. From those who lost their jobs and were forced into taking the leap, to others who waited until they’d saved for years so they’d have enough support with a little more security behind them. Each path is so fascinating, we feel they should be shared with everyone.
Read and discover stories from full time food bloggers around the world, with helpful resources, recommendations and advice. Learn how to transition to food blogging full time, starting with our first interview with It’s Not Complicated Recipes.
Resources for Food Bloggers Transitioning to Full Time
Website and Technical Support
- Ezoic – (10,000+ monthly sessions req) Great for food bloggers wanting to try out monetising their site but haven’t reached the minimums for Mediavine or AdThrive.
- Mediavine – (50,000+ monthly sessions req) Very popular amongst food bloggers, Mediavine is our current ad company, and we love them. We’ve been with them for over 4 years now, and their service and support has been fantastic.
- AdThrive – (100,000+ monthly sessions req) Great for larger blogs, AdThrive works well for those with majority US traffic.
All Round Food Blogging
- Two Loves Studio – Lightroom Magic
- Two Loves Studio – Composition Essentials
- The Bite Shot – Artificial Academy
Eat Your Words Ebook
“The book we wish we had when we first started our food blog. Packed with info, tips and advice tailored specifically for food bloggers.”
Implement a solid keyword research system with easy steps you can follow for each post you publish!
Blogging and Business
Books, Podcasts and Videos
Food Blogging Support Groups and Networks
- Mediavine Publishers Group (Current Members only)
- AdThrive Community (Current Members Only)
- Food Bloggers Central
- Transparency in Blogging
- Australian Food Bloggers
Don’t get frustrated when things don’t happen overnight – blogging is a long-term game, and you must be patient! Also – get started earlier. I don’t believe in having regrets, but it can be difficult to not wonder why I didn’t start a blog years ago when I first thought of it!Alex, It’s Not Complicated Recipes – Full Time Foodies Interview #1
My biggest traffic referrer is Google. Even with nearly 700K followers on Facebook, 100K on Instagram, I would say that 80% of my blog traffic comes from Google.Lisa, Fresh Eggs Daily – Full Time Foodies Interview # 2
I finally started really asking myself why I was doing certain things and if they were serving my goals for my business. For instance, I used to be obsessed with keeping my Instagram feed looking beautiful and curated. Why? Because that’s what everyone would say you needed to do to be successful and have a lot of followers. It really stressed me out, because photography is not my passion and I just don’t want to spend a lot of my limited time focusing on taking images.Kristin, Baker Bettie – Full Time Foodies Interview #3
(On going full time) My BFF told me “if it was a good decision for your family at the time, it’s still a good decision for your family.” If you’ve put thought into your decision, there was a reason for it. Trust your gut, don’t burn any bridges on your way out of your former job, and take the plunge.Lynn, Fresh April Flours – Full Time Foodies Interview #4