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When Pinch of Yum first started, we had no idea that it would eventually become a source of income for a full-time team, or a site that gets millions of pageviews per month. Over the last 10+ years of working on Pinch of Yum, we’ve learned a ton about growing and monetizing blogs.

On this page you’ll find links to some of our favorite resources, strategies, and advice around growing a blog and a presence online.

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and I will earn a commission if you purchase through those links. I use all of the products listed below and recommend them because they are companies that I have found helpful and trustworthy.

Krista and Alana plating a recipe for a video shoot.

Food Photography

This is the fun part! Making your food look IRRESISTIBLE. Here is a list of our go-to camera bits and all things photography-related to help you wherever you are at along your blogging journey.

Jenna sitting at a desk working on the computer.


So you know you love food and you know you want to write about it and share it with the internet world but like…how? Here are some of the amazing tools that we stand by that got us up running and continue to help Pinch of Yum grow.

Pens sitting in jars on a desk.

Traffic Growth

You’re doing the blogging thing! Now, how do you get people to keep seeing it and engaging with your content? Here are some of the tools we use to get an in-depth look at how our site is functioning, and also make the most out of those findings to grow our audience.

Desk with a chair in front of a grey wooden door.

WordPress Plugins

You’ve got the bones of your site going, but when you really want to shine it up and make it super slick and user-friendly, these are our fave tools to do just that.

Lindsay and Bjork standing in the kitchen.

Income Reports

In the summer of 2011 we started an experiment called “The Food Blog Money Making Experiment.” The goal of the experiment was to find out if it was possible to create an income from a food blog. These are all the reports from that (successful!) experiment. We hope you find them helpful!