Do you come up with unique and crazy recipes all the time?
If so, you might be able to make some money selling those recipe ideas.
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Whether you’re a professional cook, a food lover that can create unique and delicious dishes, or just like to share recipes your mom or grandma used to cook delicious food, you can do this.
Here are a few ways you can earn money online selling recipes.
1. Sell to Food Magazines
What better place to showcase your food creativity than a food related magazine?
And if you think “no magazine is going to pay me for my recipes!”, check out Lynn Kerrigan’s list of magazines that’ll pay you for recipes.
2. Start a Food Blog
A while ago I published a post about making money with a food blog.
Having your own recipes makes a food blog even better and more attractive, as you can either sell them to your readers or, to attract more traffic, you can give them away as eBooks in exchange for their name and email address.
That will be a great way to build a list that you can keep in touch with and make money from.
You can make money by advertising on your site as well, provided your blog get enough traffic.
3. Publish on Content Mills
But if you want a more guaranteed and faster way of making money from your recipes, try publishing them on sites that pay you to write articles online.
You’ll need to sign up first (which is free), then you’ll be able to submit your work for approval.
If your work is approved and published, you get paid.
Some sites pay a one-time fee based on the quality and length of your recipes, others pay you based on the number of views your recipes generate.
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This guy (who by the way has a great post on how to do it right on Squidoo) is making good money with his recipes on Squidoo.
This is much better than putting the recipe on a new blog which most possibly will land on the 10th page of Google results.
And if your recipe is delicious, then expect other food magazines and blogs to link your recipe on their sites. This will definitely get your recipe more exposure, and result in higher earnings!
Now, you have to be realistic about just how much you can make, especially in the beginning.
There are some bloggers who earn as little as $0.05 per recipe, while there are others who earn as much as $40 per contributed recipe.
It might take plenty of recipes to start making good cash. But what’s good about it is that these earnings continue to accumulate overtime.
4. Enter Contests
Believe it or not, there are actually contests for recipes. And you can win some great prizes including cash.
Check out RecipeContests.com for a list of current contests.
5. Sell Recipes on Your Own Site
If you don’t like the idea of sharing your earning with a third party, creating your own eCommerce site and selling your recipes there is your best bet.
To get an idea of the kind of site you can create, check out Denise Vivaldo’s website. She sells anything from recipes to books and food styling services.
6. Become a kindle Publisher
I just published my first Kindle book. So I know it’s not that hard to do.
You can do the same by compiling a few of your own unique recipes into a book and selling it on Amazon Kindle.
There are tons of people who are making money selling all kinds of recipes and food related books on Kindle.
With kindle, you don’t have to worry about hiring a publisher, nor do you have to spend much on marketing. Put your recipe book together, find a proofreader to make sure everything looks good, upload it to Kindle, wait 12 hours for it be approved, and once it’s live, get the word out.
Recipes books do sell very well on Kindle. If you can manage to give readers truly unique recipes, you can not only make good money with the first book, but you also get some loyal readers who will buy your future books as well.
Have you ever sold your own recipes?
Will you give it a try?