I believe that drawing on my corporate experience gave me a unique approach to blogging. This is where I share everything I did and everything I’ve learned.
Hi there! I’m Nagi from RecipeTin Eats food blog, a former finance executive turned food blogger.
I started my blog in May 2014.
4 months later in September 2014, I had over 400,000 views.
In January 2015, it was viewed almost 1 million times. (Update: Sept 2017, monthly traffic 5 million).
Other than a $7 experiment with Facebook, I have never paid a cent to have my content promoted.
I am not a tech geek. I do not have a husband or partner working behind the scenes to monetise, promote or work on tech stuff for my blog. I have never hosted link parties or done anything else that would give me traffic boosts.
Food Bloggers Central is where I share everything I have learned about what worked and what didn’t work in building my blog.
I am not a “super power” blogger by any stretch of the imagination. But I do think I have figured out things to help you grow your blog.
This is where I’m sharing all my tips to grow and monetise your blog – for free.
MY PREVIOUS LIFE
In a former life, I was a finance executive of a multi billion dollar corporation. I was flown around the world “on the job”, worked ridiculous hours, ran board meetings, managed banking relationships and handled billion dollar transactions.
One day, I had an epiphany. I woke up, and realised that if I was 70, I would look back on my life and I wouldn’t be happy with the way I had lived it.
So I ditched the 5 inch red patent leather heels and suits, and pursued my dream. To make a living doing what I loved.
I dove into it head first, knowing my insane obsession with cooking and food would fuel the drive to work hard on my blog. What I also knew straight up was that in order to grow my blog, I would need to learn food photography.
What started out as a necessary evil in order to attract readers to my blog quickly grew into a great love. I picked up a DSLR camera for the first time in May 2014. Now I am almost as obsessed with food photography as I am with cooking and eating. Here’s a little snapshot of the progress I made when I first started out.
And in 2017 – shooting the hardest of all foods, BROWN food!
Less than a year after I picked up a DSLR for the first time, I was also doing food photography for clients and 6 months after that, due to popular demand, I wrote The Food Photography Book where I revealed all my secret tips.