You might think it is hard to find other bloggers who are willing to give up their secrets – and you are right, at least in the food photography blog corner of the Internet. But some do exist. Some of them cannot share income because of the ad network to which they belong. When searching for revenue share writers, I can find plenty of those willing to share, even bloggers who write about writing. Pets? Not a problem. Weight loss? No shortage there. Food was a whole different story. Before I realized my niche was under my nose this whole time I found Lindsay and Bjork. I found them by searching for bloggers who shared their income, not by food.
However, I did stick around because Lindsay did share some amazing food recipes, and at the time I had been invited to Beta test Pinterest and needed some new photos to share. It was boring to me to see the same handful of photos being shared over and over again. In August 2011 Pinch of Yum made $21.97. Now the site averages around $10,000 a month and they have even started another site to help food bloggers (that income is not included on Pinch of Yum). I have purchased Lindsay’s food photography book, “Tasty Food Photography,” which has been worth its weight in gold! Best $19 I ever spent and I feel a good investment on YUM eating. Lindsay and Bjork are not the only ‘food folk’ making some money. So here is a list of people who are willing to share their income with the rest of the world. I hope you find this as useful as I do.
- Pinch of Yum
- White Lights on Wednesday
- Wanna Bite?
- The Endless Meal
- Avocado Pesto
- Simply Yum
- Pro Food Blogger
- Pretty Hungry Blog
- Apple of My Eye
- Tomato Boots shares their income mission.
- Here is a list of the top bloggers and their income. VERY interesting read. Includes non-food bloggers as well.
- Blog Boldly created a list of bloggers who make more than $1000 a month.
- Jessica Gavin – Culinary Scientist
- The Blenderist
- Food Blogger Shares Income: How You Can Make $150k or More as a Food Blogger found on Yahoo Food.
Non- Food Bloggers Who Share:
- WAH Adventures – I’ve *known* Miranda for quite some times and she’s an amazing lady. I love that she has shared not only her own income, but that of 6 other bloggers as well.
- Smart Passive Income – Pat Flynn is a blogger I have follow for many (many) years. His income is amazing and his tips are useful for all types of blogs.
- Beauty Through Imperfection – 11 bloggers share their income.
- Matthew Woodward is a “No Nonsense SEO & Affiliate Marketing” blog I recently started reading. He shares income reports for his own site as well as a roundup of some top earners around the web.
- Moms Make Money I just love it when I find bloggers who aren’t afraid to share!
- Side Income Blogging
- The Work at Home Women shares an article ” Bloggers Who Earn 100k“
- On the Cutting Floor
- Bargain Mums
- Pulling Curls
- The Daily Positive with Dale Partridge
- Thrifty T’s Treasures
- My Weight Loss Dream
- Fitness Fashionista
- My Life Abundant
- Strawberri Curls just shared her first one!
- Retired by 40
- Travel Blog Breakthrough
- Succeed with WP
- Your Modern Family
- Becky & Paula
- Retired by 40
- Boho Berry
Ready to get started?
Check out my post, 270+ Ways To Make Money Blogging.
Kiersten Frase over at Oh My Veggies has written a new book, How to Monetize Your Food Blog. Yes, you can make money from food blogging! This guide is simple to read and understand. I thought I knew quite a bit about food blogging, but there are things in here I can’t wait to get started on!
Check out the How to Start a Food Blog guide, How to Start a Blog (simple guide) and Start Blogging Online for tips and tricks to help you get started. Both sites offer instructions in an easy-to-understand format.
Tanya ‘Blogelina’ is someone else I’ve *known* in the Interwebs for quite some time through various blogging and WAH forums. She’s put together an easy-to-follow website that will teach you how to put your website together from the ground up whether you want to go with Blogger , hosted Word Press or self-hosted Word Press. She often holds classes for $5 and she’s always running specials where she’ll host your website for FREE if you want to go the self-hosted route. Check out Blogelina.com for Step-by-Step WordPress Video Tutorials
Still not convinced? Check out 11 Reasons You Should Start Your Own Blog by Mike at Start Blogging Online.