Food blogging can be a tough job—depending, of course, on how seriously you want to take it. If you’re someone who is passionate about food, and would like people to also discover the joys of eating or experience the good and the bad about new and old restaurants, then food blogging may be for you.
And with tons of food bloggers making money by doing what they love, you can ask yourself: why not?
But before you begin promoting that next big restaurant, these are the things you should know about this creative task:
When you look at magazines and websites, you’ll notice how good their pictures are. The plating of the meals, salads, and desserts are simply awe inspiring. You could just imagine how delicious they smell even without having to read the article.
This is what you need to aim for when you start your site. You can get people to taste the feast (in their minds) more through pictures than simply writing about it. Therefore, what you need is a good camera.
If you have the budget, go for the more expensive lenses; those that can capture great lighting. Also use a tripod because it is a steadier way to take photos. But if you’re thinking of using your good camera phone instead, ensure that there’s good lighting and that you know how to take creative shots.
Write from the heart and don’t mislead anybody. If you think the food isn’t so great or the servers are rude, write about it. Of course, give credit where credit is due.
Readers like honest reviewers. Also make sure that your entry is grammatical and without spelling errors. This is an effective way of building trust.
Take note that if you want to make money out of all these, you will need to get blog hosting, which can be as much as $20 a month.
Spend time letting people know about what you’re doing. Get them to like your Facebook page, or invite them to follow you on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, and many more. Self-promotion is very important if you want your site to take off.
Aside from promoting your blog, you are able to promote good food, like the ones in Chama Gaucha. Being able to inspire people by sharing great experiences can be a reward in itself.