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Pinch of Yum
November 15, 2013
11:07 pm
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RunsforNothing
Feline Porklord
Meows: 1283
Snarking Since:
April 14, 2012

I am shocked how much money people can make with a food blog. No wonder a lot of them quit their jobs…

http://pinchofyum.com/category/making-money-from-a-food-blog

February 7, 2014
2:39 pm
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HolyMacNCheez
Hamcat
Meows: 173
Snarking Since:
August 8, 2012

Bommel said
I am shocked how much money people can make with a food blog. No wonder a lot of them quit their jobs…

http://pinchofyum.com/category/making-money-from-a-food-blog

haha, i was looking for a thread on Pinch of Yum to make precisely this comment. I showed my SO the numbers and even he's like "weeee should start a food blog!" Wish I had thought of that a few years ago. 

 

PoY is a SOMI for me. Their numbers just get me all pageviewsshutupsighclap

February 8, 2014
6:47 pm
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happy little trees
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 923
Snarking Since:
April 25, 2013

They've really diversified though with ebooks, photography, etc. Their ad numbers alone aren't super high and most bloggers seem to rely on ads as the majority of their income. It's also interesting to see how dramatically their income has gone up in the past year or so.

Although those amounts make me eek, they clearly work hard, treat it as a business they love, so I don't begrudge them for their success and actually have them in my Feedly after them being mentioned in the YHL thread. When people work hard and provide a good product they deserve to be successful, it's just the American dream as I see it.

February 18, 2014
4:33 pm
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Granola Fun Balls
Hamcat
Meows: 61
Snarking Since:
September 7, 2012

The problem I have with PoY is that they used to blog for charity. When they originally started the blog, the monthly proceeds were donated (I believe, to the orphanage in Cebu). Magically, when they started making so much money, that aspect of the blog went away. I lost some (a lot) of respect for them after that unspoken transition.

 

I really do like their recipes, though.

February 18, 2014
8:07 pm
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straight cash, homie
Cat
Meows: 22
Snarking Since:
August 2, 2012

Oh c'mon. When they first started their blog they made like 20 bucks. Prett soon they'll be making 20 grand a month. Do you really expect them to give it all to charity? They're not the Gates. And besides, they do send some of it to Cebu. It was new cribs and rollerblades the last few months.

February 19, 2014
4:36 am
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Cereal Noper
Expert Hamcat
Meows: 270
Snarking Since:
January 11, 2012

MazenIsNotARealName said
The problem I have with PoY is that they used to blog for charity. When they originally started the blog, the monthly proceeds were donated (I believe, to the orphanage in Cebu). Magically, when they started making so much money, that aspect of the blog went away. I lost some (a lot) of respect for them after that unspoken transition.

 

I really do like their recipes, though.

Okay, first of all, your user name is hilarious. And I agree that I have wondered when the transition from donating the proceeds to charity happened. It's just that they're so open about a lot of aspects of their blog's financials, when they don't talk about a major change like this, it seems a little weird.

Overall, though, they're still a total SOMI for me. Soooo many people are cloak-and-dagger about money and page views and all that stuff, it is so refreshing to see a blog that lays it all out there, and is really generous with sharing their experience and knowledge. And maybe they're just really good at playing nice on the internet, but I always have the feeling that they are genuinely decent people, and I really like them…or at least, their personas.

P.S. My "math required" question is 1+1 =?? . Best ever! 

February 19, 2014
6:23 am
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Senior Hamcat
Meows: 705
Snarking Since:
February 21, 2012

Bjork is a monetizing genius and I don't begrudge them anything they've worked so hard for. They deserve to enjoy it.  In fact, where can I get my own Bjork?  I know Bjork is a common name in the upper Midwest since many are Scandinavian, but I bet he gets this a lot, elsewhere;

http://i1372.photobucket.com/albums/ag328/daniglub/bjork_zps239defce.jpg

February 19, 2014
8:44 am
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Granola Fun Balls
Hamcat
Meows: 61
Snarking Since:
September 7, 2012

straight cash, homie said
Oh c'mon. When they first started their blog they made like 20 bucks. Prett soon they'll be making 20 grand a month. Do you really expect them to give it all to charity? They're not the Gates. And besides, they do send some of it to Cebu. It was new cribs and rollerblades the last few months.

No, Straight Cash Homie, I certainly don't. But that was their entire "About" page of why they were blogging. To suddenly decide they weren't "About" that anymore after they started making a shit ton of money just seems…well, shitty to me. They never addressed it, either. Eh. Like I said. I still like the blog and their recipes, I just don't like that aspect of it. It feels disingenuous, when the whole "voice" of their blog is one of honesty and candor. I don't like that disconnect.

February 19, 2014
9:42 am
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straight cash, homie
Cat
Meows: 22
Snarking Since:
August 2, 2012

Fair enough, MazenIsNotARealName. I've only recently discovered pinch of yum and the about page seems reflective of their current practices. I'm wondering if this amount of money is normal in the food blogging world. Makes me want to learn how to cook, buy a camera, get a computer, open a Facebook account, start tweeting….f**k, never mind. snore

February 19, 2014
9:54 am
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Senior Hamcat
Meows: 705
Snarking Since:
February 21, 2012

straight cash, homie said
Fair enough, MazenIsNotARealName. I've only recently discovered pinch of yum and the about page seems reflective of their current practices. I'm wondering if this amount of money is normal in the food blogging world. Makes me want to learn how to cook, buy a camera, get a computer, open a Facebook account, start tweeting….f**k, never mind. snore

When did they start blogging? Nobody has f**king archives anymore.others-221

March 23, 2014
2:29 am
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RandomDancing
Hamcat
Meows: 199
Snarking Since:
December 31, 2013

MazenIsNotARealName said 
The problem I have with PoY is that they used to blog for charity. When they originally started the blog, the monthly proceeds were donated (I believe, to the orphanage in Cebu). Magically, when they started making so much money, that aspect of the blog went away. I lost some (a lot) of respect for them after that unspoken transition.

Reviving old thread, but wanted to chime in.  They sent money to Cebu from the blog, then they decided to move there for a year. They just moved back to the states not too long ago so most of that income building was done from the Philippines.  

They moved there and actually worked at the orphanage for a year. (Lindsay is a teacher, she taught classes.)  I don't begrudge them not donating all of their blog income to the orphanage when they were actually there with the kids in person every day.  That's probably what allowed them to do this.

March 23, 2014
9:44 pm
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Angelle
Senior Hamcat
Meows: 513
Snarking Since:
March 21, 2014

Bommel said
I am shocked how much money people can make with a food blog. No wonder a lot of them quit their jobs…

http://pinchofyum.com/category/making-money-from-a-food-blog

I must admit, I wished that I'd been able to make dietary changes for years ago (for a serious health issue that I have), and thought to blog about it.
My food photography is *awful* though, so I'd have ended up being discussed in this forum. embarrassed

March 23, 2014
11:49 pm
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Senior Hamcat
Meows: 705
Snarking Since:
February 21, 2012

AnelaK said

Bommel said
I am shocked how much money people can make with a food blog. No wonder a lot of them quit their jobs…

http://pinchofyum.com/category/making-money-from-a-food-blog

I must admit, I wished that I'd been able to make dietary changes for years ago (for a serious health issue that I have), and thought to blog about it.
My food photography is *awful* though, so I'd have ended up being discussed in this forum. embarrassed

The hams here can give you some advice if you'd like. If you look in the Blogger Talk forum – on the pandering to foodgawker thread there's some tips that helped a few improve instantly, enough to get accepted by foodgawker! hugggg

POY also has some great tutorials, with and without natural light.

That being said, unless you're a smug asshole, a phony, unethical, deceitful, deceptive, among other traits that land some the honor of being featured as a GOMI, of which I can tell you're not, I don't think you would have ended up here.  Start that blog! party0006



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