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Cooking is an art! It requires time, patience, interest, skill and talent. People with an interest in cooking find it relaxing. Some even claim it’s a great stress buster. If you have good cooking skills, enjoy spending time in the kitchen, trying new foods or developing your own recipes. Then you can very easily use your skills to create a side hustle.

There are people all over the world willing to pay for or try one of your recipes.  From foodsharing websites, to blogging, to sharing recipes online, here’s 7 ways you can earn extra money with your cooking skills.   

 7 Ways to Earn Extra Money with Your Cooking Skills

1. Foodsharing Sites and apps

Foodsharing (mealsharing) sites are online marketplaces that connect people who enjoy cooking to people looking to pay for a good home-cooked meal. Most sites offer everything from a five-course meal to simple take-out dinners. As with most marketplace sites, the rules and regulations differ from city to city.  So be sure to read the FAQ sections.

Interested? Here’s four sites you may want to try:

 2. Start a Food Blog

If you have a flair for writing, you can combine your skills and start a Food Blog. There are so many things you could blog about. You can write about your food stories, about the places you like to eat, give food tips, share photos and so on.

Although, it takes time to generate an income from blogging, it’s a great way to make money from multiple sources.  

For example:

  • You can sell cookbooks on your blog.
  • You can include ppc ads.
  • You can review kitchen gadgets, ingredients, and cookbooks and link them to affiliate products.
  • Finally you can sell ad space directly on your blog.

Want to learn how to start and grow your blog? You may want to check out this great step by step course, Beginner Blog Traffic, it was created by Yaro Starak, a successful blogger and online entrepreneur, he runs

3. Write Food Posts

If you don’t want the responsibility of setting up and maintaining a blog, you can always share your cooking skills online and write food posts. There are many online sites that will pay you to write food-related posts.  You can search online by entering “write for us + food blogs.”
4. Write and Sell a Cookbook

In case you didn’t know, Ebooks are hot selling items. If you have a lot of great recipes, you can put them together and create your very own Ebook. I’ve written and self published books and I can tell you from experience, it’s not as hard as you think. There are many websites that you can use to create and sell your cookbook.

Here’s three sites you may to try:

5. Teach A Cooking Class Online

So many people want to learn the art of cooking but don’t have the time to do so. Online courses are very popular because they offer the convenience to learn from the comfort of home.  If your courses take off, it can be a great way for you to create passive income. 

Want to try your hand at creating a cooking class online? Here’s two of the best free platforms you can use to create your classes and show off your skills:

6. Sell Your Recipes

You can make money selling your recipes to magazines and sharing them online. Many magazines that have a dedicated section for food- cooking, recipes, stories, reviews, often accept submissions for recipes. In addition, there are a few online sites like My Recipe Magic  and Recipay that will pay you to share your recipes online.

7. Amateur Food Photography

Food photography is a new and rising trend. Using your cooking skills, you can take pictures of some of your delicious meals and sell them to one or more of the many online photo sites. You may not make a lot of money right away, but you can earn passive income on some of these sites. Click for a list of online sites.

Final Note

These are just 7 ways that you can earn money with your cooking skills. There are many more ways that you can explore. For more ways to make money with your hobbies, be sure to check out one of the related posts below. Happy Cooking!

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