Anyone in the Recipe niche? Do you blog or just own a database?

by Jason Zalesky 13 replies
I was noticing a lot of sites for sale in the recipe niche and after doing some keyword research it seems to be wide open. I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck with it or not. And are there any good affiliate programs out there for this niche?

I am thinking of creating a blog with this niche including the database of recipes and wanted to get everyones input on it before I jumped in.


Thanks,
Jason
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  • Profile picture of the author KenJ
    I have a website in the recipe niche and it is a complete waste of my time.

    sure I sell a couple of ebooks each week and have some small adsense income but this is nothing in relation to the effort I have put in
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Laine
      Yes, I have spent tooooo much time trying to make my recipe site work. Lots of clicks, but most things can be caught off the net. Even though mine is a niche, still there are recipes out there I guess. I will keep on plugging along, just because I like the recipes!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    Willie Crawford made a killing in this niche, I remember him talking about it one day about how he got his start. He made a killing with a "soul food" recipe site. I actually went and dug it up. Here's an example of someone who did very well in the recipe niche:

    http://www.chitterlings.com/
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  • Profile picture of the author Adam Kenzington
    I have been researching the Cookbook/Recipe niche for the past few weeks, myself. I have some great family recipes, have a sister and a cousin who are pastry chefs and a friend who is the head chef at a popular restuarant. I thought with their imput, interviews, etc, I could make a go of it.

    The problem seems to be that there are so many websites where you can download FREE recipes (does the "The Food Network" ring a bell?)

    So I am re-thinking the website idea, but I may still do a cookbook of my favorite really special recipes and try to market that.

    NOTE: To those who posted that they have a recipe website, let me give you one of my brainstorms (I get a lot of those) ...

    What would happen if you posted to your visitors that you were having a contest? These visitors are to send in their very favorite/best recipe. Make sure they include their name & City and State they live in, because the best of the best will be included in a new cookbook that you will be publishing. The winning recipes will be listed with the name (and place of origin) of the person who contributed each recipe. AND the folks who submitted a winning recipes will receive a free copy (digital) of the book. You can have a print-on-demand service do a physical version which you will successfully market for immediate profit.

    Imagine the pride these people will feel (and the orders they send you for the physical book) as they tell their friends... "I'm a published author, Look there on page 36, see?" They will want to buy multiple copies for their friends... you get the idea.

    That's a million dollar idea! (well, at least a couple thousand) .

    There! I've spilled the beans...Take it and run with it!


    Good Luck to you, let us know how it all works out.

    Adam
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  • Profile picture of the author Ron Douglas
    Originally Posted by Jason Zalesky View Post

    I was noticing a lot of sites for sale in the recipe niche and after doing some keyword research it seems to be wide open. I was wondering if anyone here has had any luck with it or not. And are there any good affiliate programs out there for this niche?

    I am thinking of creating a blog with this niche including the database of recipes and wanted to get everyones input on it before I jumped in.


    Thanks,
    Jason
    I've been in the recipe niche since 2003 and I've made a living at it. Here's a few affiliate products which sell really well in that niche because they have a unique angle:

    - http://www.RecipeSecrets.net/home.html
    - http://www.5StarRecipes.com
    - http://www.SendMeRecipes.com

    You can also get cheap traffic for the recipe niche and promote more lucrative weightloss related products like this one:

    - http://www.TeamDiets.com/join.html
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  • Profile picture of the author danaprince
    I have a recipe blog and use cb recipe ebook ads on it as well as some banners and adsense. Lots of views and traffic and Adsense clicks but no sales. The site does alright on Adsense and gets lots of traffic but that's about it so far. I agree with the other poster. So many sites are free I think you'd need a really unique angle. Where I have included links to videos on other sites from adapted recipes I am getting a lot of clicks.
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    • Profile picture of the author buckapple
      Hello,

      Is a recipe copyrighted? I was wondering about this as I was looking at a few unusual recipes in a published book. All those recipes on the net, some have to be duplicates. Does anyone know the ins and outs of recipe copyright?

      Thanks,
      Gary
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      • Profile picture of the author Dixiebelle
        Originally Posted by buckapple View Post

        Hello,

        Is a recipe copyrighted? I was wondering about this as I was looking at a few unusual recipes in a published book. All those recipes on the net, some have to be duplicates. Does anyone know the ins and outs of recipe copyright?

        Thanks,
        Gary
        I would think that if a recipe could be copywriten, people wouldn't be able to pass them around among their friends. Just list the ingredients, rewrite the directions in your own words, and give them a different name.

        Dixie
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      • Profile picture of the author nm5419
        Originally Posted by buckapple View Post

        Hello,

        Is a recipe copyrighted? I was wondering about this as I was looking at a few unusual recipes in a published book. All those recipes on the net, some have to be duplicates. Does anyone know the ins and outs of recipe copyright?

        Thanks,
        Gary
        Copyright law does not protect recipes that are mere listings of ingredients. Nor does it protect other mere listings of ingredients such as those found in formulas, compounds, or prescriptions. Copyright protection may, however, extend to substantial literary expression—a description, explanation, or illustration, for example—that accompanies a recipe or formula or to a combination of recipes, as in a cookbook.

        U.S. Copyright Office - Recipes
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  • Profile picture of the author candoit2
    I would be interested in knowing where I can buy up established recipe sites.

    Aaron
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  • Profile picture of the author recipesonadime
    I recently launched a recipe website. The problem I am running into is that not enough traffic is getting to my site and no one is submitting recipes/blogs. Anyone out there have any suggestions for this?? I need help badly :confused:
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