The Chopped Podcast show

The Chopped Podcast

Summary: NamelyMarly.com and Chopped Conference creator Marly McMillen reveals strategies to take your food blog to the next level. Through exciting interviews with industry leaders she will help you grow your social media platform, hone your online business skills, create killer marketing strategies, learn the latest tricks to improve your food photography and more in order to get ahead of the curve in the food blogging world. Become the food blogging business owner of your dreams with the Chopped Podcast!

Podcasts:

 #168: Building Blocks to Success with Katie Webster | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 57:50

Trying to take your entrepreneurial endeavors to a professional level can be a grind. Today's guest, Katie Webster, talks about the importance of Building Blocks to Success as a way to make it easier and more achievable. Katie shares so many helpful strategies for staying organized and on top of your goals as a food blogger.

 #167: Turning A Food Blog Into a Career with Jessica Hylton-Leckie | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:06

Looking for a dose of inspiration? Check out my conversation this week with lawyer-turned-food-blogger Jessica Hylton Leckie of the site Jessica in the Kitchen. She shares how she fell in love with food blogging and the struggles she overcame to take it from hobby to career. It's an inspiring, down-to-earth discussion about authenticity, branding your blog, and finding ways to engage with your loyal viewers.

 #166: How to Never Stop Quitting with Cheryl Malik | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:20:20

Cheryl Malik was busy helping other organizations run successful social media campaigns when she thought, “Why don’t I try doing this for myself?” It’s a good thing she did because today she is the creative force behind the popular site 40 Aprons. On today’s show she’s sharing tips on how to get things done, including developing a virtual team that keeps her creative juices, blog, and social media content flowing.

 #165: How To Improve Your Instagram Game with Kimberly Espinel | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:40

Have you dreamed about having an inspiring Instagram profile with a large, engaged audience, you will love today's discussion. Kimberly Espinel shares about ways on how to improve your instagram game.

 #164: Taking the Leap with Joanie Simon | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:05:09

Today's guest, Joanie Simon, shares how taking the leap to start her food blog and food photography career changed her life! In addition to finding more engaging work, Joanie also started a YouTube channel to share her food photography experiences with a few other people and then it took off! Now Joanie's channel, The Bite Shot, has over 80K subscribers and has increased Joanie's reach dramatically!

 #163: A Culinary Scientist Turned Food Blogger with Jessica Gavin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:04:37

Learn how this culinary scientist turned her passion and love for food into a food blog. How did she go about creating it, what were her goals in engaging with her audience, what were the skills she needed to be successful? Jessica Gavin, culinary scientist and author of the book Easy Culinary Science for Better Cooking shares about all of this and more on this episode of the Chopped Podcast.

 #162: Cultivating Strong Women | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 38:28

Today I'm talking about cultivating strong women in your life. I have been blessed by strong women and I think there's a case to be made for finding and cultivating more opportunities for that. Having a strong woman in your life can be a guide for living, interacting with people, and knowing and speaking your truth!

 #161: The Best Time Management Strategies for Food Bloggers with Serene Herrera | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:00:55

If you ever think you've got too much on your plate as a food blogger, just imagine today's guest, Serene Herrera. She has FIVE children between the ages of 14 and 1, and yet somehow she gets it done! I talked with Serene to learn her Best Time Management Strategies for Food Bloggers. I think you're going to love it!

 #160: How to Find Your Passion with Sarah Cook | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:15

Feel like everybody else has this food blogging thing figured out, but you're still struggling? Today I'm talking about How to Find Your Passion with Sarah Cook. And she knows about struggles. She shares candidly about the site rebrands, Pinterest mistakes, personal struggles, and more before finding her stride as a food blogger. Be ready to be inspired!

 #159: The Secrets to Growing Your Food Blog with Brandi Crawford | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:01:21

Do you think the food blogging milieu is too crowded? Too competitive? That it's impossible to grow your site? If so, today's show is just for you! I'm discussing the Secrets to Growing Your Food Blog with Brandi Crawford. Brandi shares about her numbers and the tremendous success she achieved within the first year of her food blog!

 #158: FriChats: Simulating Abundance | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 41:32

It's easy to say the words, repeat a few mantras, and imagine that you're walking an authentic entrepreneurial walk. But if you keep bumping up against the same walls (or ceilings), there's a chance you haven't addressed some underlying issues. In today's discussion, Cara and Marly talk about Simulating Abundance and how to tap into real, authentic changes in your life as an entrepreneur.

 #157: Using Minimalism as a Food Blogger with Masa and Michael Ofei | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 51:03

It's doesn't seem like a natural fit at first, but using Minimalism as a Food Blogger can be an effective way of knowing how to use your time with purpose. Masa and Michael Ofei of the site The Minimalist Vegan share their perspectives on using minimalism in blogging, social media, and passion/professional projects.

 #156: Creating Value for your Audience, Food Photography, and Using Planners with Heidi Larsen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:26:56

As a food blogger one of your primo taste is creating value for your audience. It is so central and yet elusive at times as well. Today I'm sharing my interview with Heidi Larsen of Foodie Crush, about how we can bring value, the impact of food photography, and using planners to guide and plan our everyday work.

 #155: Writing a Cookbook and How to Handle Comparison with Lisa Huff | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:02:31

#155: Writing a Cookbook and How to Handle Comparison with Lisa Huff

 #154: Growing Your Food Blog to Two Million Pageviews Per Month, SEO, and Building a Diversified Revenue Stream with Amanda Batcher | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 01:08:59

Today we're talking about Growing Your Food Blog to Two Million Pageviews Per Month, SEO, and Building a Diversified Revenue Stream with Amanda Batcher on the Chopped Podcast. If you dream of the day when you can make your food blog your full-time career, today's episode will enlighten you on Amanda's process for doing just that!

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