I have learned so much on this journey – I love sharing with you my tips and tricks on how to create a successful and profitable food blog. Here, I’ve listed the products and services that I use on my own blog.
Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use all of the products listed below and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy. Please let me know if you have any questions about anything listed below.
Getting Started With Your Blog
Starting a food blog can at times feel like drinking out of a fire hose…there is so much information out there, it can be overwhelming. I have listed a few items and services below that helped me tremendously when first starting. I continue to use many of them today.
Hands down the best web hosting platform out there. This where you can find your domain (the name of your website) and where you can have it hosted and bonus, it’ extremely affordable. Majority of bloggers starting out use bluehost.
Looking to up your food photography game? Ensure your photos stand out and get the attention they deserve? Look no further than the Tasty Food Photography eBook. Everything you need to know to set up for success with beautiful photos of your food.
Food Blogger Pro – Food Blogger Pro is a central location for people that want to learn how to start and grow a food blog. There are two primary parts of site, the video training and the community forum. The videos provide easy-to-understands tips for getting started with your food blog and step-by-step instructions for how to do things like install advertising code, create a branded email address, or use the manual settings on your DSLR camera. The community forum is a place where you can go to get questions answered by other food bloggers.
I read this book, Food Photography – From Snapshots to Great Shots cover to cover and learned so much. It’s loaded with tips and tricks to help you get started taking great pictures of food. It discusses cameras, setting, aperture, shutter speed and ISO as well as many other elements from food styling to lighting that will elevate your skills. I highly recommend this book.
If you are looking for a beautiful theme to display your blog, I highly recommend taking a look at Restored 316. I use the Divine theme on my site and love it. They offer a variety of beautiful themes from which to choose and are great for a variety of blog types.