How to start a food blog and make money- How I made my first money online

Seems like many people these days are looking for ways to diet and looking for ways to cook online. This demand has made the need for food blogs to be present online.

However due to this demand there is a huge competition in good quality flood blog. Ever since I made my first money in a food/diet related I decided share how anyone can succeed. So in this article I will talk about how to start a food blog and make money.

The methods I will show you today are what I use daily and are simple to do and only need someone who is dedicated.

Before we start you can check how I make passive income online here.

Decide on things you need for your blog first

How to start a food blog and make money

First of all you need to know the items that you will need before starting a food blog and there are many things that you need/

These items are what you will not mostly if you want to start a cooking of food blog and I will list these below:

  • A good quality camera

How to start a food blog and make money

Having a good quality camera is one of the most important thing for your blog especially if you will be making recipes in your blog.

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The most common thing which happens now is that most foo bloggers are always copying images on to their blog from other top bloggers.

This is not only bad for your blog but also it makes you less credible and thus you will have a fewer customer on your website.

  • Good lighting

The good lighting is one of the most important aspects when you will be taking pictures or videos on your recipes.

If you look at the top bloggers you will see that they have picture perfect photos and this makes them

Decide on what you are good at?

How to start a food blog and make money

If you are planning on starting any blog you only need to do something you really love and that you are good at.

I know this may sound cliche however it is so true because if you do this it will help you preserve when the times are tough as this is what makes most people quit.

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Most people quit because they are in it just for the money but it should be the opposite, you must provide value.

Look at the need for your niche

How to start a food blog and make money

Once you have looked at what you like it is good to check if there are actually people looking for it online; so is there a demand for what you want to provide?

There are many ways to look if your niche is in demand or not and the following ways are possible:

  • Online magazines
  • Keyword research tool
  • Google search and forums

The one I recommend is the keyword research too because it gives accurate results in almost real time.

I know that most keyword research tool are quite expensive and are not user-friendly so that is why I prefer using a very user-friendly keyword research tool called Jaxxy.

This tool is super advanced and very easy to use and more than that it gives you 30 keyword searches for a free account which you can easily register.

Create a blog

How to start a food blog and make money

Once you have chosen what you will be doing a food blog about and you have found a niche you will need to create a blog.

Luckily for you a blog or website is super easy to start and it could take you about a minute to have it set up.

These days there are even platforms where you can start a blog free of charge and the two best website service providers are and

The one I started with and which I highly recommend due to the value you get with this free service.

One of the main things you will get when you set up a website through siterubrix is a free affiliate marketing training program via Wealthy Affiliate.

However, although the training is free the training you get is limited for you to get to a level of making good money and that is when you join the premium account which is the best and last one you ever need to succeed which costs $49 per month.

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At the end if you sign up you get taught how to succeed in the online world especially in affiliate marketing related to food blogging.

Use affiliate links

Now there are many ways to monetize your blog such as selling your recipes or your cooking program however that can generate you a lot of money.

However, there is another great way to generate income and this includes having links which are in all the products you use when cooking or baking.

These can prove to be a huge passive income which you get without even working hard for it.

This is because you incorporate these while you are making your posts.

There are many affiliate programs which you can apply in so as to get the products you can promote on your page and the following are the most popular:

These are just a few of these programs which you can choose depending on your liking

Related: How to make money as a clickbank affiliate

It is advisable to join at least two of these programs as this will help with bumping your commission.

Write posts which are unique and helpful

How to start a food blog and make money

This is perhaps what will make you a greater blogger or rather your food blog as you need to write a lot of helpful content for your niche.

I know you may think that you are not a blogger or a right. However, you do not need too.

I am also not a writer in fact I wasn’t good in English in High school and I hated it so much.

So you may ask how come I write constantly. Well this is because doing blogging is actually better than doing English essays and the like.

It all goes back to what I talked about when I said you must love the niche that you have chosen and love giving people what you actually know in terms of you recipes and tips for cooking or baking etc.

Again for this you can use jaxxy keyword research tool and you can check the Jaxxy keyword research tool review.

But basically you can just find any topic that is in high demand using this tool.

Final thoughts

Making a blog is one of the best things you can do for especially a food blog since more and more people are now going online to look for recipes and help in cooking.

Although there are many blogs online most of them are not succeeding because they do not incorporate the aspects needed for a website to succeed.

These aspects include finding the passion for what the blogger is doing and also failure to check the market for the specific food blog being done.

Luckily with tools like Jaxxy keyword research tool you can actually make the market research and writing content easily.

The other aspect which makes people succeed online is because they do not have a proper mentor or training and I know this because I struggled to make money for years until I joined a free affiliate training program called Wealthy Affiliate.

I hope this article was helpful and I hope it is going to help you start a successful food blog. If you have any comments or questions you can leave the comments or questions below.

4 thoughts on “How to start a food blog and make money- How I made my first money online”

  1. Hey,

    Great post. My friend and my cousin are chefs. I have encouraged them to start their own blogs and share their recipes with the world.

    It is also a great way for them to become bigger influencers in their industry. I will definitely put them onto your website and post to learn more about how they can do this, as will I too.

    Thanks for sharing.


    1. Hey Tom

      great to hear that you are putting your family into this big niche which is growing daily.
      Thank you for your recommendation to them. i hope it helps them

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