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The inspirational couple who founded Food Blogger Pro, Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom, are offering a free one-day workshop to teach you all about doing sponsored content. Do you know what sponsored content equals? Money/Moolah, Cheddah, Cheese, Cash, Coin, Bank. This is a must participate event if you have any blog aspirations at all.
Food Blogger Pro: For all Bloggers Who Want to Monetize Their Work
Food Blogger Pro is a membership site packed with resources, like videos, community forums and free access to experts in various parts of blogging-everything from technical issues to legal issues to content creation and more.
I’ve doubled my page views every year since I started this website-except this year. This year my numbers are down. A lot of that has to do with posting content inconsistently. So, I decided to commit to a year of Food Blogger Pro and learn everything I can. There are so many things I don’t know that I don’t know. You know?
A Trade Unto Itself
You might think that because you’ve been a writer or a photographer for years that you can start a blog and be immediately successful. You would be wrong to think this .
Blogging is a trade like being a writer or a photographer or a carpenter. To that end, it takes a good five to seven years before you know what you’re doing and your blog starts to sing.
But, learning from others can help narrow that gap a bit. The Ostroms are definitely giving me a leg up.
Two websites that I thoroughly enjoy and make a point to visit have been operating now for ten years. Yes, an entire decade. They are beautiful, useful sites run by creative, talented bloggers but it didn’t happen over night or even after a few years. They are Makeupandbeautyblog and Celebrate Creativity.
Food Blogger Pro Features
Every day I watch a video ( there are over 350). The videos include the basics of wordpress to photography to video to composing a food photo to monetizing your site. Just one of the photo editing videos has transformed my photos.
Food Blogger Pro has experts to answer questions and offer advice. Did you get a frightening email from google? Is something weird happening on your site? Post a note in the community forum and there will be an answer.
Bjork and Lindsay, a former teacher, are big on sharing their knowledge. The site features live chats, workshops and videos focused on the art and business of blogging. Yes, the emphasis is on food blogging but the business side translates to all types of blogging and entrepreneurship.
There’s a big community of bloggers that belongs to Food Blogger Pro. These are friendly folk that are happy to answer questions or offer support or give encouragement. There are opportunities to join group Pinterest boards, be featured in recipe roundups and other promotions.
Why You Should Sign Up for the Free Boot Camp
I’m especially excited about this workshop because I’ve done a little work with brands but I want to do a lot more. I have a lot of ideas percolating. Bjork and Lindsay know their stuff, which is evident in the income reports from their food blog, Pinch of Yum. Pretty darn inspiring, wouldn’t you say?
Bjork and Lindsay will lead workshops along with a recent guest on Bjork’s Food Blogger Pro podcast, attorney Danielle Liss, owner of Hashtag Legal. Liss specializes in social media law with ane emphasis on legal issues related to bloggers and influence marketing. Bjork interviewed Liss recently on the Food Blogger Pro Podcast. I was expecting to be bored with a podcast episode that featured an attorney but I wasn’t. I was actually entertained and informed.
What the Free Boot Camp Will Include:
10 a.m. C.entral Time Session 1: How to Price Your Sponsored Content with Bjork Ostrom and Danielle Liss
12 p.m. Central Time Session 2: The Four Marketing Tools You Need for Sponsored Content with Bjork Ostrom and Danielle Liss
2 p.m. Central Time Session 3: How Pinch of Yum Does Sponsored Content with Lindsay Ostrom, Jenna Arend and Bjork Ostrom
4 p.m. Central Time Session 4: Sponsored Content Q&A
Workshop participants will be invited to join Food Blogger Pro during a special private enrollment. Usually enrollment for membership in Food Blogger Pro is limited to twice a year so this promotion is a good opportunity to sneak in. Of course, if you join and you want to cancel, you may do so at any time.
What’s been your experience with sponsored content? Do you have any advice? Do you have any horror stories/cautionary tales to share? Spill in the comments!