This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.
Now that you have started your blog, you need resources to help get your blog noticed. What you will find here are the resources that I use and continue to use to grow my blog. I hope that you will fine them as useful as I have.
So you’ve started your blog, So now what? How do get people to read what you have written? Or maybe your question is How to get more people to read and see all your hard work? One way to increase the traffic to your blog is to have good SEO, Search Engine Optimization. I remember thinking, “How am I going to do it all?”, I still needed to create content. But what good would good content be if no one could find it? I started reading everything I could about SEO and one of the recommendations was to install Yoast SEO plugin. I installed the plugin, but I didn’t stop there. I purchased SEO For Food Bloggers, written by Amanda Maguire, who was a former SEO Manager for Wayfair, now content creator and owner of Pickles & Honey. Who better to get SEO advice from than an SEO Manager. In her book she shares 50 easy things you can do right now to increase the traffic to your site. If you are ready to start increasing your traffic Click here to view more details and get your copy.
Another great read is How I Made $40k My First Year of Blogging, by Chelsea Lords, she blogs at Chelsea’s Messy Apron. There is a wealth of information in Chelsea’s book and I refer to this book often. Chelsea shares how she started, grew and monetized he blog making $40k her first year of blogging. I don’t think there is any one success formula for growing a blog, but information and tips from those who have done it, helps. Use this book as a guide, switching things up and finding what works for you, your lifestyle, and your readers. Click here to visit Chelsea Lords and get your copy today.
Growing your blog can sometimes be over whelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Building a Framework: The Ultimate Blogging Handbook and Video resources gives you a step-by-step guide that walks you through everything.
Abby Lawson the face behind Just A Girl and Her Blog, is the author of this awesome program. Abby started blogging in January 2013 and has now turned her hobby into a six-figure income. She shares methods that have worked for her and you will be able to put those methods into practice today.
You’ll have access to 20 step-by-step instructional tutorials, 18 video interviews with expert bloggers and you’ll be a part of a Facebook community filled with like-minded bloggers willing to help.
You will also get lifetime ebook updates. Click here to get started with Building a Framework today!
Feed the Eyes with Awesome Images
Let’s face it, great images can drive traffic to your blog and if the content is great, they will return. That’s what we all want isn’t it? One of the things I invested in were resources to help me improve my photography. I’m not saying my photography is amazing and outstanding, but it has come a long way since I first launched my blog. The following resources I’m sharing are what helped and still help me on my journey to better images.
First there is The Food Photography Book by Nagi Maehashi, creator at Recipe Tin Eats. When Nagi started her blog in May 2014, that was the first time she picked up a DSLR camera. In her book she shares tips and tricks that have helped her improve her photography and helped her grow her blog to over 1 million views in 8 months.
Click here to view more details and get your copy.
Another book that has been very helpful to me is Tasty Food Photography by Lindsay Ostrom from Pinch Of Yum. Lindsay not only shares wonderful tips and trick on taking great photos, but she also has step-by-step photo editing guides which include video tutorials for Photoshop and Lightroom. If you are a visual learner like me, this is a wonderful feature.
Lindsay is also a self-taught photographer, and that speaks volumes. She hasn’t attended photography school, yet creates high quality photography and has taken the time to share her knowledge. It’s encouraging for all trying to improve their food photography.
Click here to visit Pinch of Yum – Tasty Food Photography eBook. Get your copy.
For the ultimate in visual learning there is Food Photography School taught by Dana Shultz, the wonderful creator at Minimalist Baker.
This video-based course has over 130 videos divided into 14 courses. I absolutely love Food Photography School because it’s much like Dana being there with you showing you how to do it. Dana is an exceptional food photographer who is now teaching everything she knows.
Once your payment has been processed you will have instant access and lifetime access. You’ll also have first access to future lessons as they are added.
Start learning today from Dana who is a pro and you’ll be amazed how your skills will grow. Click here to visit Minimalist Baker and get started today.
You may also want to check out this site, it has been a great resource in growing my blog. How to Hit 1,000,000 visitors in a Year of Blogging.