How to Start a Food Blog in 2021 (And Make Money)

How to Start a Food Blog in 2020 (And Make Money)

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re you an amateur foodie? Do you love baking or cooking? Want to share your food ideas with the world? It’s time you start a food blog. 

Food blogging is one of the best blog niches to get into because there are so many different topics you could write about – and everyone has to eat!

You could help people learn how to cook a specific type of cuisine with an instructional blog filled with how-to articles, recipe reviews, and technique demos. You could write a travel food blog that explores a part of the world through food. You could write a good food blog that explains how to reduce your carbon footprint through food. Or even the latest viral food and lifestyle blog!

In this guide, we’ll explain how to start a food blog and how food bloggers make money from it.

Step 1: Choose a Food Blog Niche and Name

Before you dive into the nuts and bolts of your blog, like finding the best blog hosting, you’ve got to determine what you’re going to blog about.

If you want to build a successful food blog that’s profitable and sustainable, you’ll need to do a bit of homework upfront.

We go into the details on how to choose a blog niche here, but to see if your idea is viable, sit down and brainstorm. If you can come up with at least 20 blog post ideas in 15 minutes, your topic has potential! If not, it’s back to the drawing board. 

Types of Food Blogs

Another way to find a viable idea for your blog is to look at the types of food blogs out there.

For example, there are…

  • recipe blogs
  • food or drink tasting blogs
  • cookbook review blogs
  • healthy eating blogs
  • cuisine-specific
  • location-specific
  • sustainable cuisine
  • …and more.

You could use one of these ideas as a starting point and then drill down.

Once you’ve chosen your main topic, you’ll want to name your blog.

Think about your topic, your target audience, and what your blog style will be like.

To come up with a name, try…

  • Entering your main topic into a blog name generator
  • Using a thesaurus to come up with different words
  • Use techniques like rhyming, alliteration, or assonance (like “Smitten Kitchen” or “Budget Bytes”)
  • Putting your own spin on a common saying or idiom (like “Gimme Some Oven” or “Oh My Veggies”)

You can read more tips and examples in our guide on how to come up with a blog name.

Once you’ve settled on a topic and name, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and set up your blog!

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Step 2: Set Up Your Food Blog

Setting up a new blog can be a bit overwhelming, especially if you’re not very technical, but we’ve got you covered. 

Every blog needs three elements:

  1. A unique domain name: This is

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How To Start a Food Blog (and make money with it)

How To Start a Food Blog (and make money with it)

Want to start a food blog but not sure where to start?

I was able to make $150,000 last year through my blog with affiliate marketing. I know it’s not a food blog, but I help people build successful blogs for a living and want to steer people in the right direction. I’m also part of 20+ Facebook Groups and and constantly monitor what works, and what doesn’t (my background is in WordPress web design, SEO, and speed optimization).

Instead of Bluehost (the host every blogger recommends because of their high affiliate commissions), we’ll be using SiteGround who was rated #1 in most Facebook polls. For your WordPress theme, we’ll be using Astra Ready Sites which are pre-built sites you can import in 1-click using the Astra Starter Sites plugin. This makes building your food blog so much easier.

Many bloggers refer you to bad hosting (Bluehost/HostGator) and complicated WordPress themes, so I wrote this this tutorial to show you the easiest (and best) way to start a food blog.

 

1. Choose Domain And Hosting Wisely

SiteGround is a safe bet to get domain + hosting.

They are rated very highly in terms of speed, support, uptimes, and WordPress features (much better than Bluehost/GoDaddy).  It’s easiest to get domain and hosting through the same place.

Take a look at their WordPress hosting page and choose your hosting plan. The StartUp plan is good if you only plan on hosting one blog, otherwise you will need GrowBig for multiple blogs.

SiteGround-Plans

When signing up, you have the option to choose a domain name. Register a domain name for your food blog and select the server that is closest to your visitors (yo ucan skip the add-ons).

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