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
- 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:
- A unique domain name: This is
This article was written by Ramsay and originally published on Blog Tyrant.