Kiersten Frase of Oh My Veggies recently published an awesome e-book called How to Monetize Your Food Blog, which really demystifies the process of optimizing your ads in addition to explaining several other sources of income. Since setting up a tier of ad networks the way Kiersten recommends, my ad income has almost doubled!
Lindsay Ostrom of Pinch of Yum wrote a fabulous e-book on food photography, which helped me so much with improving my photos and getting them posted on recipe submission sites. The book also comes with a whole set of video tutorials, which is how I learned to use Lightroom and Photoshop! I can’t recommend it highly enough.
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