ShareTweetPinShareI’ve been blogging for about three years now and it has been a roller coaster ride. As with any journey, there were ups and downs. But I have enjoyed every aspect of it. While still in college, I began blogging. Since June 2017, I have been blogging full-time since graduation. Here are some benefits of being a food blogger for all my readers. In my next blog post, I will also discuss the downsides of being food blogger to give you a more realistic picture.
1. YOU ARE YOUR OWN BOSS
Your blog is your space, and you are the boss. You have complete control over the design, content, and all other aspects of your blog. That creative freedom is extremely satisfying. Your blog will be your baby once you get started blogging. It’s a wonderful feeling to be able make decisions and then implement them. You can grow and build a team. My team is amazing. I have someone who manages the technical aspects of the website, my CA, and my content writers. It is a credit to myself that I have created something new and built a small team around it. It is worth the effort required to create a blog.
2. You can MONETIZE IT
You can make your passion your career by starting a blog. Many Indian food bloggers are successful and have been able to make their blogs more profitable than their regular jobs. Blogging is a legitimate career. There are many ways to make money blogging in today’s digital age. You can use your blog to promote products and make money once you have a large following. When I began working with F&B brands, I was able monetize my Instagram account and blog. I create digital content, develop recipes and teach workshops. Would you like me write a separate blog post about blog monetization Please let me know by commenting below.
3. EVERY DAY IS A NEW DAY
A blog is an adventure. My job as a food blogger means that I am constantly learning new recipes, creating new ingredients, and writing about new topics. The possibilities are limitless on the job front. It’s possible to collaborate with new brands, communicate effectively with people, and create new campaigns. Blogging allows you to work on different projects and explore new avenues, which is a huge advantage over a traditional job. This ensures that I am never bored.
4. CONNECTIONS ARE MADE
You can connect with thousands of people through your food blog. It also opens you up to the wonderful blogging community. I have had the opportunity to interact with many bloggers beyond the food industry. Through food blogging, I have made many close friends over the years. These people are people I feel connected with because they share the same passion and profession. Through blogging, I have made two close friends. Amrita from Life Ki Recipe called me her brother because she was a different mother. She comes to Delhi with me and I stay with her in Bombay whenever I visit. We have workshops together, we travel together, discuss work, and we party together. Radhika, Sugar n Spice by Radhika, is one of my closest blogging friends. It has been a wonderful experience, from my first workshop to her wedding and helping make world domination plans, together. We communicate on the phone for hours every day and we meet up whenever possible. It’s been a wonderful experience to make friends via blogging.
5. YOU GET TO TRAVEL
Another great advantage to being a food blogger? Your work allows you to travel. For my workshops and events, I began to travel. I did a few workshops in Bombay and fell in love with it. I made many new friends, and Bombay is now my second home. There was also a workshop I conducted for SBI Captial. The workshop was held in Guwahati (Assam). In April of this year, I went to Coorg to lead a workshop at Orange County Resort. You’ll be invited to media trips and familiarity trips as your blog grows. Through their respective tourism boards, I was able to travel to Singapore and Indonesia this year. I was also invited by Intercontinental Bali, Narendra Bhawan (Bikaner) and Fairmont (Jaipur).
6. THE PERKS
Bloggers have their own perks. Sometimes you are invited to hotels and restaurants for tastings. I rarely go. Some events and parties are also invited to you. As your blog grows, you will start to receive expensive gifts from brands such as laptops and phones. Although you may not be paid for holidays as other jobs, you can still get paid to vacation. If you would like me to discuss blogging more, please let me know. Please leave suggestions in the comments section if you have any specific topics you would like me to cover. Happy blogging!