How to Start a Food Blog and Change the World

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Want to learn how to start a food blog? I might be able to help with that.

You see, every now and then a new niche comes along and absolutely dominates the internet. Each one is slightly different, but over time you start to notice the common strategies and ideas that work for each one equally.

At the moment food blogging is massive.

That means there is an enormous opportunity to be successful but, in actual fact, it’s also an incredible chance to change the world for the better.

This is a big one so get a cuppa and warm up your scrolling finger!

NOTE: This post contains a few affiliate links. If you purchase something by clicking through to one of my partners I earn a small commission at no extra cost to you. In fact, it usually saves you money! Thanks for the support.

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Revealed: How to Buy a Website and Start at the Top

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Before you think about starting a new blog you might want to consider buying one that is already profitable. Buying websites is now serious business and, if you know what you’re doing, it can be a really smart financial decision.

One of my first flukes in the online world was selling a fitness blog that I had only been working on for a few months. It was a great learning experience and taught me a lot about doing business online.

In today’s post I’m going to go over some really important things that you need to know before you think about buying an existing website. Knowing these things could save you thousands of dollars and countless hours (and maybe help you avoid a scam or two…).

Let’s take a deeper look.

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How to Make Your Website Carbon Neutral (BTW, it’s Really Easy)

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Every time someone visits your website a server somewhere needs power. More often than not that power comes from a “dirty” electricity source. Websites now produce a huge chunk of global greenhouse gasses.

Over a year we’re potentially talking tonnes of pollution into the atmosphere for each website that goes online.

It’s pretty frightening.

But there is good news: we can cheaply and effectively offset this carbon and make our websites much greener.

This post is designed to be a starting point for your own research and maybe a trigger for you to take some small action. Together we can make a difference, so please consider sharing it around.

Let’s do it!

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An 8-Step Formula for Blogging Success

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Millions of people start new blogs every month but not many of them achieve success.

And while some elements of blogging can be complicated, the overall strategy is not that hard. If you look at almost any successful blog you’ll notice the same few elements.

The trick is to work consistently and cleverly on those elements while not getting distracted.

Today I’d like to talk about a simple formula that every blogger should at least think about if they want to achieve long-term success.

Righto!

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How I Tweaked My Blog’s Design and (Almost) Doubled Signups

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blog_designOne of the beautiful things about running your blog on a self-hosted WordPress setup is that you have complete control over its design and functionality. If you can think it, it’s probably possible.

Last month I decided to make a few changes to my WordPress theme in order to see if I could improve the reader experience at the same time as improving (or at least not hurting!) signup rates.

Today’s post goes over those tweaks and outlines a few lessons that I thought you might find interesting for you own blog’s design and operation.

Shall we take a look?

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Are These Invisible Forces Hurting Your Blog?

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Every now and then I’ll wake up in the morning, check my stats and think, “Wait…what’s that?

It’s a weird feeling when something dramatically alters the life of your blog and you aren’t sure why.

Traffic, rankings, conversions… all these things can be affected by seemingly invisible forces.

Today I’m going to talk about a few puzzles I’ve encountered over the years on my own blogs and some of the client sites that I’ve worked on.

Hopefully it’ll help you if and when it happens.

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Why You Might Want to Reconsider Using Ads on Your Blog

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ads on blogThe last week or so we’ve been talking a lot about making money from your blog and all the various issues that can arise.

One aspect of this topic is the idea of putting ads on your blog.

Is it a good idea? Well, sometimes.

And sometimes it is a really, really bad idea.

In today’s post I’m going to talk a little bit about the decision to stick adverts on your blog and whether or not it’s the right fit for your website.

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How to Make Money When Your Blog is Brand New: A Practical Guide

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make money bloggingI try to avoid writing about money directly here on Blog Tyrant (I prefer to focus on growth and engagement strategies) but lately a lot of people have been asking me how to “pay the bills” when your blog is brand new.

And in last week’s giveaway it really dawned on me how many people are now turning to blogs and the Internet in general to make a bit of extra cash when times are hard.

It might be a single parent looking to supplement a part time job, or a new graduate who can’t find work in a depressed economy.

So, I decided to write a detailed and realistic post about the topic in the hope that it genuinely helps someone out there who is just getting started in this blogging industry of ours.

Let’s jump in!

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Blog Tyrant is Giving $500 and Free Hosting to Help Two New Bloggers Start a Blog

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Diploma-01UPDATE: Thank you for all your emails. I have chosen two winners (Janey and Sherri) and am in the process of replying to all the emails. I wish I could have picked more!

Have you ever wanted to start a blog but just can’t find the money to make it happen? Well, hopefully today’s post helps.

It seems like every few days I get an email from someone who has a really great idea for a blog but, for one reason or another, can’t get the initial funds needed for things like decent blog hosting, WordPress design and maybe some marketing.

The readership of this website has been so good to me over the years and every now and then I like to do a nice little “thanks!” to help someone kick-start their career online.

Let’s check out the details.

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