How To Start Your Own Food Blog Today
If you are passionate about food, making food, taking photos of food and creating new and unique food recipes, Why Don’t you start your own food blog and start blogging and building your own audience.
A lot of Instagram food related profiles have thousands of followers, but actually they don’t have their own website or blog!! Just why?
If you are all new about blogging and website thing, I have to tell you that it’s easy, easier than what you have imagined, also it’s cheap.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START YOUR OWN FOOD BLOG
You only need three things:
- A domain name, which is your website domain name like www.example.com
- Hosting account, and here where all your website files will be stored, tons and tons of hosting providers out there with bunch of different prices from cheap to extra expensive.
- Your camera and your own kitchen, of course.
Hosting providers and domain name
Domain name it self will cost you about 13$ per year ( extra cheap ), and a lot of hosting providers will give you a free year domain when you sign up for hosting account.
Hosting account can cost from 10$ per month to 200+, but seriously we don’t want that crazy expensive type, especially when we are just starting and we don’t even have traffic yet, then why would you pay big amount of money!?
Recommended hosting providers
Our Veganfooddy website is hosted by IPAGE, and was hosted by Godaddy.
Both are good and have amazing support, Ipage has unique dashboard and so easy to follow and use, Godaddy has a bit much advanced control panel.
Why did we move to Ipage?
Again, Ipage has great support, and so easy control panel, Ipage gives you unlimited Advanced mail box, but with godaddy you have to pay extra every month for that.
Ipage gives you 200$ for marketing ready to be used for google ad-words advertising which will help you start and build your audience faster, Godaddy won’t provide you that.
Do your homework
Here is a comparison table between the most popular hosting providers.
Some of this information are old and not updated, like godaddy disk space and marketing credit are different now.
If you decided to go with Ipage which what we recommend, Use Our special IPAGE LINK and get 83% OFF of your first year, Instead of 10$ per month, If you use our link you will get your first YEAR FOR 1.99$ per month !! and free domain name.
Once you bought your hosting account and signed your domain name, It’s time to install wordpress.
WHAT IS WORDPRESS ?
WordPress is the world’s most popular tool for creating websites. WordPress is capable of creating any kind of website, from a simple blog to a full-featured business website. You can even use WordPress to create an online store (using the popular WooCommerce plugin).
You say you’ve never built a website? That’s not a problem! With WordPress, you don’t need any coding or design skills to create a professional looking site. There are thousands of free site designs to choose from (these designs are known as “themes” in the WordPress world).
With WordPress, it’s easy to build your website without writing a single line of code or knowing anything about HTML.
If you bought WordPress optimized hosting account from Ipage (extra faster website, more security and advanced support and I recommend it if you are a newbie to this whole thing), WordPress will be already installed for you and ready to be used and start blogging, But if you bought the regular hosting account, then you have to install wordpress by your self which is easier than what you think.
How to install wordpress with Ipage
Once you signed in to your Ipage account, You will find wordpress Icon in your control panel such as in this photo
Click on it, and it will take you to the install page, click install
choose your domain name and select “check domain”
After you domain has been checked, Enter a username and password for your website, and click Install to start installing WordPress on your domain.
Once the installation process has been finished, you can access your website dashboard by going to www.example.com/wp-admin and enter your username and password.
then you should see something like this:
It’s your website dashboard, from here you have full access to your website posts, pages, plugins, themes and also your visitor’s comments.
I want to customize my website look 🙂 how can you do that?
WordPress provides you thousands of free themes, also there are paid one that have an advanced setting.
To download and choose a theme, from appearance go to themes, then select the desired theme and install it.
How to add more features to your website?
With WordPress, it’s much easier than you think.
WordPress has a very big directory of plugins ( free and paid ), which will add more properties and make your website more advanced.
contact forms, shopping carts, email subscribe, photo galleries and a lot more can be found in the plugins section.
WordPress will simplify your work and save your time, with no experience needed !!
Tools you will need to start your own food blog
Now that you have launched your food recipes blog, now where the serious work begins.
since you will need to take a lot of pictures / or even videos, for your food blog, you have to have a professional camera to does the work !!
yes, of course, it won’t be cheap, but also you are delivering high-quality Images to your visitors with every detail, and as they said, The eye eats before the stomach 😉
Here you will find a list of tools that we used for our food blog, feel free to check them out:
That’s it, Now you are running your own food website, which can become a serious business !!