Want to become a food blogger? Then be careful!
You probably have a lot of questions if you want to become a food blogger such as: How do I start? What do I have to consider when starting the food blog? I was looking for a simple step-by-step guide that takes me by the hand at the first steps.
For example, until I found a reasonable plug-in for my recipes, I had to test 10 different plug-ins. And this is not only quite annoying, but also costs unnecessarily much time.
FIND A MATCHING DOMAIN NAME
Your blog will be available later under the domain. Therefore, it is important that you take a lot of time here in the selection. The domain name should be as short and concise as possible. This is the only way a potential reader can remember your web address. If your domain name has already been assigned with this ending, you can theoretically select various other endings such as .com or .net. Here you have to weigh up whether another ending makes sense. Rule of thumb: with generic domain names such as “bread baking” it is not a big problem if there is already a foreign project under the .de extension and you start another with the ending .com.
FIND A WEB HOST
For your blog to be accessible on the Internet, the data must be stored somewhere and be available online 24 hours a day. This service is provided by web hosts. There you can book some webspace on a server and host your project there.
How does this work?
Just don’t worry, luckily it’s very simple and you absolutely don’t have to be a tech nerd or programmer to host a blog or website. But later on. If you are looking for web hosts, you will find a huge selection on the net and you will ask yourself which hoster should I take? While many hosters advertise with SSD hard drives and other technical features, this is marketing and says little about the actual performance of the webspace.
INSTALL AND SET UP WORDPRESS
Have you chosen a hoster and registered your domain? Perfect! Now you can really get started and create your food blog. First, you should opt for blog software. I clearly recommend WordPress. Not for nothing is it the most popular software for professional blogs.
The nice thing about WordPress is that it is completely free and easy to use. If something doesn’t work out, you will find numerous tutorials on the net and on YouTube. If you want, you can ‘easily download Youtube videos online‘ here.
PICK A THEME FOR YOUR FOOD BLOG
This is often asked by readers who want to become food bloggers which theme is the best for a food blog. The question is not so easy to answer. After all, it is the theme that gives your blog its personality. Therefore, you should allow yourself sufficient time when selecting the theme. Because afterwards a theme change is quite elaborate and annoying.
BECOME A PROFESSIONAL FOOD BLOGGER
It is important that you find your niche. Be different from the others. Because food bloggers who blog about all topics are like sand by the sea. Therefore, you should focus on one area and become an expert there.
A food blog thrives on good photos and videos. However, you do not necessarily need a professional DSLR camera to start. For the start, a smartphone with a good camera is enough. Even more important than a good camera is the right light. If you already have a camera, I recommend a flash. Otherwise, a softbox is enough. Cheap softboxes are available on Amazon for as cheap as cheap as well as around 30€.