The food industry has really changed. Today you’ll have an easier time locating halal butchers, food markets and restaurants within your community. Halal foodies are taking their love of high-quality, fresh, halal food and creating a business. I have several halal food blogs bookmarked to visit whenever I need some culinary inspiration or information about a certain dish. Here’s how your love of halal food can become a profitable venture:
Making Money by Sharing Halal Recipes
There are a few different business models you can embrace. One model is as an affiliate marketer. You can blog about your favorite recipes, create video cooking demonstrations and offer information about food and cooking. While discussing various recipes and cooking topics you can include links to relevant products. When a visitor clicks on the link and makes a purchase, you earn a commission. You can also profit from advertising sales and PPC clicks like Google AdSense. You can also write reviews for restaurants in your area and make money on advertising sales.
The second business model you can choose is an information marketer. You can create halal cookbooks and sell them online. You might consider creating a blog or website that supports your cookbook sales. For example, you could blog about various recipes and offer cooking demonstrations while also selling your cookbooks.
What Do You Need to Get Started?
First and foremost, you really need to love food! If you enjoy eating (and who doesn’t?,) then it should be a pretty easy transition. The second thing to consider is a specialty. Do you want to focus on sharing soup recipes? What about bread or baked goods? Will you review restaurants? If so, will you focus on a type of restaurant or will you cover them all?
Before you hop online and start blogging or reviewing, create a business plan. Set goals for your business and strategies to achieve them.
You’ll also need basic equipment. You’ll want a computer with an internet connection. You’ll also want to create a blog or website. If you’re creating video content for your blog or website then you’ll also want a camera.
Chances are you already have a computer, an internet connection and you may have a video camera. That means all you need is a domain name, hosting and a website or blog. You can create that for just a few dollars. Of course you can spend thousands on a website too. However, there’s no need to spend a ton. You can create a great blog or website all by yourself for very little.
Marketing Your Business
As an affiliate or information marketer, your biggest marketing tool will more than likely be your content. Good quality content will help you rank on the search engines. You can also use pay per click advertising to drive traffic. Social networking on sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn is free and it’s a great way to increase awareness for your website.
Create a newsletter. Email newsletters are a great way to stay in touch with your readers. They’re also a fantastic way to promote a few affiliate products and earn extra money.
If you love food and you enjoy talking about halal options for Muslim consumers, consider building a business around your passion. Create a halal food blog. Write halal cookbooks. Share halal resources, recipes, reviews and information and earn income at the same time.