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Make Money with Your Recipes

Make Money with Your Recipes

If you like to cook, try new foods, and develop your own recipes, then you may be able to turn your love of food into income. Here are some ways you can make money with your knowledge of food:

My Recipe Magic: This site pays you each time someone views your recipe. It also provides a link back to your site if you happen to run a food blog. In fact, you can use the site’s “Magic Button” to post the recipe from My Recipe Magic to your site, so that you can get paid views. Once you upload your recipe, it takes a couple of days to review and publish it. And you need to actively promote the recipe to get clicks. The site provides tracking so you can see how many clicks you’re getting and how much you’re earning. Learn more at My Recipe Magic.

Recipay: This site allows you to submit recipes using brand names and get paid. Choose a food challenge, create and upload the recipe and earn $10 to $15 once validated. This is a French site, but it does appear to have English and U.S. payment. The FAQ and Help were in French though. You can learn more at Recipay.

Magazine Submissions: Many magazines will pay you for your recipe. You can use a recourse like the Writers Market or Magazines.com to find cooking magazines. Visit the magazine’s website to find out if and how you can submit your recipe.

Recipe Contests: I wouldn’t rely on contests to pay the bills, but it can be a great source of mad money. Check out Contest Cook for a list of recipe contests. You can also try Cooking Contest Central, but it charges for access to it’s contests.

Write a Cookbook: It’s difficult to get a book traditionally published without a platform, but self-publishing has become so affordable, that it’s a great option to sell to your recipes. Here are some resources to check out that can give more details on writing, publishing and selling a cookbook:

Start a Food Blog: Blogging takes time to generate income, but it’s a great way to make income from a variety of sources. For example, with a food blog you can post your submissions to My Recipe Magic and then embed the recipe using the “Magic Button” for paid clicks. You can also create a sell your own cookbooks. Finally, you can include advertising in the form of contextual ads (i.e. Google Adsense), affiliate marketing, or selling ad space directly. Learn more about making money with a blog by checking WAHS U’s blogging course. And check out Nicole Dean’s How to Start a Recipe Blog: Make Money Sharing Your Cooking Successes and Disasters.

About Leslie Truex
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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How to Get Advertisers for Your Website or Blog

How to Get Advertisers for Your Website or Blog

You can’t visit very many websites online and not come across ads. As a newbie online entrepreneur, you might be wondering how you can get paid for advertising on your website or blog as well. Here are some tips:

1) Build your credibility. Too many online entrepreneurs put the cart before the horse by worrying about selling ads before having built a positive reputation. No one is going to buy from ads and no one is going to buy ad space on your site until they know more about you. So your initial focus should be on providing quality to your visitors. Do through great information on your site and positive, engaged social media.

2) Build traffic and followers. Along with providing information and resources people want, you need to build the number of people visiting your site. Many advertisers are going to want stats such as the number of unique visitors, email list subscribers, social media followers and possibly page rank (PR) and/or Klout score. They’ll also want to know about your audience demographic such as gender and age, which you can get through Google Analytics.

3) Use other advertising options initially. Ad networks such as Google Adsense and affiliate programs will provide revenue when clicked on or visitors buy from the link. Using alternative ads shows other where ad space is available on the site. Just be careful not to over do it. You don’t want potential advertisers to feel like their offer would be lost in a sea of other ads.

4) Create an advertising information page. Make it easy for potential advertisers to get information about your website and ad rates. On your ad page, have your website statistics, ad options, rates and availability, and advertising policy, if you have one. You can even include a link to a payment processor so advertisers can buy right away. At the very least, have a contact form so they can get in touch with you.

5) Offer discounts for multiple or long-term advertising. You can put together special packages and offer them on your website advertising page, or you can make the offer individually to advertisers you want to work with.

6) Be kind to advertisers. If you make a mistake in an add run, fix it and offer a bonus. For example, once I accidentally took an ad down early. To make up for it, I put the ad back up to finish the run it missed and added an extra month. I once had an advertiser wanting to run an ad for the same offer another advertiser was running. This would dilute both their ads, so I suggested running the ad in a place that wouldn’t compete with the original ad.

About Leslie Truex
Leslie Truex is an ideaphoric writer, speaker, entrepreneur, social worker and mom trying to do it all from the comfort of her home. Since 1998, she's been helping others create careers they love by providing work-at-home information and resources through Work-At-Home Success.
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