How Much Top Food Bloggers Make Working As Digital Nomads?

Do you enjoy watching and exploring new cultures with their delicious and astonishing food? So do I. But have you ever wondered how much money food bloggers earn through making these exciting videos?

A food blog might be both, enjoyable and tough work. Bloggers need to travel to different destinations searching for the best food to show to their readers. It takes days of travel and exploration to meet new people and try to understand the various languages.

Coming back to the above questions, how much does food bloggers make for their efforts?

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If you are curious enough to know the answer, then this article is for you.

 

What is Food Blogging?

Before finding out how much food bloggers make, what food blogging even means?

Well, blogging is the abbreviation form of the word “weblog”. The latter makes it possible for internet users to log in and share their thoughts, ideas, experiences, and preferences online. In this case, sharing and blogging about food. Blogs usually allow readers to interact by living comments on the content.

Several bloggers start blogging about food as a hobby. KYLEIGH SAGE, for example, started her career as a mere hobby. Then she took food blogging as her full-time job. Another example is that of Pinch of Yum co-founders Lindsay and Bjork Ostrom. They started it all as an avocation. Once they see the massive gains, they made it their work. By the end of 2016, they gained more than  $90,000 a month.

There are three types of food blogs

  • Cocking Blogs

It covers coking from the beginning to the end. This includes your food creation, recipes, and some photos that show you the cooking steps.

  • Niche Food Blogs

 It emphasizes solely on one part of the food such as gluten-free food. This may also include the lifestyle of meals you demonstrate.

  • Food Reviewing Blogs

 This involves sharing your experiences and reviews about various recipes, restaurants, cookbooks, etc.

 

How Much Food Bloggers Earn?

Before answering the big question, you should bear in mind that making money through blogging is a long process that needs patience and hard work. At first, you may earn $0! But if you keep working and developing yourself, you will see extra positive results.

Now, let us take some examples to get to know how much food bloggers gain.

 

1.    The Striped Spatula

The blogger Amanda Biddle created her blog in 2013 to simply practice her hobby. She published her first recipe for the first time in 2015. She has become now an entrepreneur who runs her blog full time. She earns around $1,250 to over five figures for recipe development         Amanda prefers to work with just a few long-term projects with some brands including Stonewall and Kitchen. She said: “I do prefer longer-term contracts”. Biddle makes money through her food styling, photography, and videography without outsourcing these services. This enables her to save her gains.

Biddle does not only make money through recipes but also from the ad revenue. She claimed: “ When a recipe is published in a blog post, the ad revenue I make on the post, in the long run, can exceed the initial rate I was paid for the work”.

2.    TiffyCooks

Her love for food pushed her to start her blogging food journey. She likes using various ingredients to re-enact similar Asian recipes. Then she quickly turned her blogging into a permanent job making a living from it. Her recipes are ranging from Asian to Western ones.

In one single month, Oct 2021 to be exact, Tiffy could gain  $45,000 – $55,000. Half of her income comes from website ads. Moreover, she gets 35℅ more through dealing with brands.

3.    We Are Not Martha

Sues Anderson created her blog We Are Not Martha in 2008. It all started as a fun project with one of her friends. Afterward, Anderson turned her blogging into a full-time job.

She clarified: “I started creating recipes pretty early on, but in the beginning, I mainly worked for free products. As my traffic grew and my photography improved, I began charging brands for recipe development”.

Recently, Anderson charges around $750 to $2,500 for recipe development.

Although she is a professional blogger, Sues, sometimes is asked by brands to create receipts for free. She said: “ I always let brands know that because recipes take a lot of time to develop and this is my business, I can’t do it free of charge or for a chance to get paid”.

4.    Fork in the Road

In her blog, Fork in the Road, Kristina focuses on green species that emphasize vegetables, nutrition, and health. She perpetually encourages her readers to follow the green path and stay healthy. Fork in the Road saw lights in 2015 and turned into a full-fledged business in 2018. In that year only gains reached $20,081.30. Out of this figure, $9500 came from freelance writing, photography, and design. The other $7,500 was contributed by sponsored content while consulting the job brought $2,000. The rest earnings came in from ads, affiliate marketing, and coaching.

 

Last Words

Food blogging is becoming an interesting way to earn money. Advertising, affiliate sales, and direct sponsorships are the main ways that bloggers today follow to make their livings.

Food blogging can be difficult since it takes time and effort. You need to repeat the same recipe over and over to make sure that is the right way to do it before publishing it to your readers. However, if you love what you are doing, you are going to do it perfectly.

The above are some of the examples of many successful food bloggers that earn money through food blogging. Following their path will certainly lead you towards success.

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