How To Earn A Six-Figure Income Writing About Food


If you’re passionate about food and travel, there’s never been a better time to make money writing about it. The Internet is home to thousands of blogs that cover everything from backpacking through Southeast Asia to cooking the best chili ever. There are also hundreds of publications looking for writers who can give their readers an insider’s perspective on these subjects—and the rates are higher than ever before. But how do you break into this world? In this guide, we’ll teach you how to get started in your new career as a food writer by showing you how we did it ourselves!

Find a niche you’re passionate about.

The first step is to find a niche you’re passionate about. You have to be genuinely interested in the topic, because if you don’t enjoy writing about it, it will show in your work and no one will want to read it.

Next, find an area where there isn’t much competition but there are still readers who need help with that topic. For example: Let’s say that you love cooking and want a career as an expert food blogger (like me). As it turns out there are already thousands of people doing this successfully! However, there aren’t many people who write about vegetarian recipes or vegan desserts–that means there’s room for another voice on those topics!

Find the right platform.

Now that you know what a six-figure income looks like, it’s time to find the right platform. You need to find a platform that has a loyal audience, is easy to use and affordable. You also want a place where you can make money as well!

Let’s start with loyal audiences:

If you have any experience writing for other publications or websites, then chances are good that you’ve heard this term before. Loyal audiences are made up of readers who return regularly (or even daily) because they like the content being offered by the publication or website–and they trust its writers. In fact, they may even be eager for new posts and updates from their favorite writers!

Get noticed through guest articles and interviews.

You can get noticed through guest articles and interviews, which are a great way to build your reputation as an expert in your field. Guest articles are typically written for other people’s websites, but they’re often published on your own blog as well. They tend to be shorter than traditional blog posts and focus on a specific topic (e.g., how to bake bread).

Interviews are another great way to get noticed by editors or brands who may want you as their next food writer! You don’t need any experience interviewing people–just some basic knowledge of what makes for good questions and answers will do fine here.

If you have experience writing about food already, then it might seem like these opportunities are out of reach because they require specialized knowledge that you don’t yet possess. However, this isn’t necessarily true; there are plenty of ways around it! For example:

Build relationships with brands, publications, and influencers.

The best way to build relationships with brands, publications and influencers is by being a resource for them. If you’re writing about food, then you should know everything there is to know about it. Researching topics before writing about them will allow you to be authentic in your content; don’t just regurgitate what other people have said or written before (unless they’re really good at it). Don’t be afraid to ask questions–it shows that you care about what’s happening around you and want others to care as well!

Use social media like Facebook groups or Twitter chats as opportunities for connecting with people who share similar interests as yours! You never know who might reach out after reading one of your articles; keep track of those interactions so that when it comes time again later down the road when someone needs an expert opinion on something related but not exactly identical…guess who comes up top?

If you’re passionate about food and travel, you can earn a six-figure income writing about it!

If you’re passionate about food and travel, you can earn a six-figure income writing about it!

  • You must be passionate about food. If you don’t love cooking, eating and talking about food, this job may not be for you.
  • You’ll need to have good writing skills. You need to be able to write well enough that your readers will want more of what they’re reading from you every time they open up one of your articles or books (which means no run-on sentences). If possible, try taking some classes or workshops on how best to use language effectively in order to get better at communicating with others through writing–or just read some books on the topic like “Eats Shoots & Leaves” by Lynn Truss or “On Writing Well” by William Zinsser which both focus heavily on style over substance when it comes down purely being able-bodied writers themselves without any formal training whatsoever…and yet still manage


As you can see, there are many ways to make money writing about food and travel. Whether you want to focus on blogging or freelance writing, there are plenty of opportunities out there for those who have the passion and drive to succeed.