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How to Start a Food Blog in 2019 - Step by Step for Beginners

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Tito Mekantsishvili
Tito Mekantsishvili
10 Dec 2019

Learn how to start a food blog with this step-by-step tutorial for beginners. In this video, you’ll learn how to build, grow, and monetize your very own self-hosted WordPress food blog.

By the end of this video, you’ll have a sleek, innovative, and mobile responsive blog that will allow you to earn a passive income online.

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Finally, don’t forget to pick up your free copy of my eBook "The Blog Starter Kit": https://www.blogwithben.com/free-ebook

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WHAT YOU'LL LEARN IN THIS VIDEO

Click the timestamp next to each step to jump to that specific part of the video.

1. Video outline. 2:11
2. How to start a WordPress blog (web hosting and WordPress installation). 8:38
3. How to set up a WordPress blog. 26:34
4. How to install a free WordPress theme (KALE) *. 53:14
5. How to configure WordPress plugins and create a child theme. 57:24
6. How to design your blog and create a truly unique experience for your users. 1:14:23
7. How to create a MailChimp opt-in form. 1:45:51
8. How to monetize a blog. 2:02:18
9. How to create a landing page. 2:12:27
10. How to create your about and contact pages. 2:27:04
11. How to publish a blog post and recipe. 3:01:49
12. How to create a recipe index page. 3:40:23
13. How to configure the homepage 3:49:33
14. How to create an XML sitemap and submit it to Google. 4:29:05
15. How to create a privacy policy page. 4:34:11
15. How to launch your blog! 4:36:37

* The KALE theme doesn't necessarily have to be used for a food blog.

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ADDED BONUS: HOW TO MONETIZE A BLOG

Plus, as an added bonus, you’ll also learn how to monetize your blog so that you can start earning a passive income with your digital platform. This is important because food blogging has become a billion-dollar industry, and the sooner you get your foot in the door, the quicker you’ll be able to start generating revenue with your blog.

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IMPORTANT LINKS FOR THIS VIDEO

1. Code Cheat Sheet

https://docs.google.com/docume....nt/d/19hQqjjZES_eUfH

2. Access to Bluehost's Exclusive Offer for WordPress Bloggers - ONLY $2.95 per month (affiliate link)

https://www.bluehost.com/track..../bennyc23/foodblog?p

3. How to Transfer a Domain Step-by-Step Video (if you have an existing domain)

https://youtu.be/7lbCS1Gd4lQ

4. Download the KALE WordPress Theme for Free

https://wordpress.org/themes/kale/

5. KALE Child Theme Functions Code (you'll need this when you create your child theme)

https://gist.github.com/lyrath....emes/7f5c791b7351b7c

6. Function PHP Debug Video (if you run into issues with your child theme)

https://youtu.be/Nak5MDsJNUc

7. KALE FAQ

https://www.lyrathemes.com/documentation/

8. Pixelmator

https://www.pixelmator.com/pro/

9. Canva Design Software

https://www.canva.com/

10. Logo Maker

https://placeit.net/logo-maker

11. GIFS

https://giphy.com/

12. MailChimp Email Marketing Software

https://mailchimp.com/

13. Privacy Policy Guidance

https://developers.google.com/....actions/policies/pri

14. Affiliate Disclaimer Template

https://termsfeed.com/blog/affiliate-disclosure/

15. GDPR Sassy Social Share Privacy Policy Guidance

http://support.heateor.com/gdpr-and-our-plugins/

16. Verify Domain on Google Search Console

https://youtu.be/kdbniwINFFA

17. Validate XML Sitemap

https://www.xml-sitemaps.com/v....alidate-xml-sitemap.

18. Google Search Console Help

https://search.google.com/search-console/about

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RECOMMENDED PLUGINS

The following link is a Google doc that lists out all of the plugins we use in this video. Each plugin listed is free and you can access them through the links in the Google doc below.

https://docs.google.com/docume....nt/d/1D9CuXD2-ON2h5x

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FREE EBOOK

Next, grab your FREE copy of "The Blog Starter Kit" and learn how to build, grow, and monetize your next blog. Inside I'll show you how to turn any blog into a thriving business. https://www.blogwithben.com/free-ebook/

Finally, be sure to follow this link to take advantage of Bluehost's exclusive offer for WordPress users (affiliate link): https://www.bluehost.com/track..../bennyc23/foodblog?p

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Thanks for watching!

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