Hola! If you’ve landed here, you’re probably looking for the blogging resources or the food blog income reports that I was posting years ago where I’d outline A Sassy Spoon’s revenue, expenses, and traffic numbers.
I posted my first income report in January 2019 when I finally felt like I had something of value to share. I had officially made a full-time income in 2018 ($85K!) so I wanted to share with the world how I did it so they can do it too.
A little background on me (in case you’re new here – hi!)
My background is in digital marketing. Prior to that, I worked in the health care industry climbing the corporate ladder. I went to art school for a bit after high school but then eventually graduated with a ‘safe’ business degree many years later.
I started this food blog in 2016 when I had no idea what I was doing. In my many rabbit holes of information research, I came across Pinch of Yum’s Income Reports.
They inspired me to give food blogging a fair shot after I had quit my safe, secure, full-time job without a backup plan. They’re 10000% the prime reason I am here today so I wanted to pay it forward by sharing my own income reports.
So… where are the income reports?
I know how absolutely helpful and inspiring these reports are so I’ve decided to move these types of value-packed posts off the food blog and onto my email list in an effort to keep this space solely for recipe content.
If you’d like to receive these types of emails, please click here to sign up!
In the last few months, I’ve received the following questions so here are the answers!
Is food blogging dead?
I’d say blogging as a way to tell stories may be dead but food blogs that are a complete resource offering consistent value to readers – that’s NOT dead.
Long gone are the days of blogging being a Tumblr account or a Live Journal. People are looking for solutions to their problems and blogging is a great way to provide solutions for your readers.
Did you ever pay off your student loans?
I’d often remind readers on these reports that it’s not always rainbows and butterflies when you see the “income” part of the income reports. We have expenses too – both business expenses and personal expenses! For me, one of those expenses was my massive student loans.
Good news! I did pay off my student loan debt! I paid $70,000 in 22 months. I hustled hard to achieve this. I’m also completely debt-free and have a positive net worth for the first time in my life. It was negative for years. Learn more about my blogging journey here.
How hard do you think it is to start a food blog now?
With the right strategy, it’s not hard to start a food blog now. You have to:
A. Be consistent. Figure out a posting frequency that works for you and STICK TO IT. In the past, I’d quit on every blog I started before ever allowing it to grow… until now! That was my biggest lesson with A Sassy Spoon.
B. Be different. The best way to stand out in a saturated market is to find a gap in the market and fill it by doing something different. Don’t do what everyone else does. You want to stand out!
There’s an audience out there for everyone which means you can still make a living from your food blog. I do! And I started WAY past the peak of food blogging. It’s never too late to get started!
If you have more questions about blogging, feel free to DM me @foodbloggerbossco.