A Recipe A Day Keeps the Visitors Coming
by Arika Lewis

Are you looking for a fast way to add appeal to your blog?  Try adding recipes! It’s an easy way to add content that people will “eat up”. Everyone eats and most people cook, at least a little bit. But, how do you get recipes that you can use on your blog? There are numerous places to find recipes and I’ll give you a few ideas in just a bit, but first let’s discuss some legalese.

To keep from breaking the copyright laws and getting yourself in a bit of trouble, you can not just copy and paste recipes or type them in. They are not public domain. Both collections of recipes and recipe instructions may be copyrighted. I recommend that you search google for “recipe copyright” to read the full scoop. But suffice it to say, you can’t just use other people’s recipes legally. You have to use other methods.

Now, let’s talk about 4 ways to find recipes that can be used on your mom blog.

Your Recipes

Do you have recipes that you cook at home? These might be recipes that have been passed down to you, that you’ve created on your own, or that you’ve adapted to your family’s tastes.

If so, type them into your blog. They are yours to do with as you wish. Anything that you pull directly from your own head — is free to use on your blog.

Family & Friends

Does your family have a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation? How about something your favorite Aunt brings to Christmas dinner every year that everyone loves?

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Look around the Thanksgiving dinner table and ask everyone to share their recipes. Then, start asking your friends, neighbors and co-workers.

Hire a Ghostwriter

The second way to get recipes for your blog is to hire a writer. You can usually find a ghostwriter who will create recipes for your blog. If you don’t want to look for a ghostwriter, hit up the local culinary school and see if you can find a foodie who is looking to make some money on the side. Hire that person to type in his/her favorite recipes and you’ll be set.

PLR Recipes

And, last, but not least… my favorite way to get recipes for your mom blog is to get PLR (or private label rights) recipes. Why is this my favorite? Easy.

You don’t have to stress your brain trying to come up with all the recipes yourself.

You don’t have to pay someone else to write them for you.

You can change the recipes as much or as little as you’d like.

You can reuse the recipes on multiple blogs. You can do almost anything with them, even create your own cookbook that you can sell.

You can get tons of recipes for cheap. Some PLR memberships sell them for less than $1 per recipe.

Of course there are some rules with PLR recipes and depending on where you get your recipes the rules vary. For instance, most PLR content providers will not allow you to submit PLR articles to article directories or offer them as private label rights content elsewhere. So, be sure to check the rules before purchasing any PLR content.

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One last piece of advice:  Be sure to edit your PLR recipes so they are different than everyone else’s.

You can do this by:

  • Rewrite the directions.
  • Give the title a bit of pizazz.
  • Give the reader some additional tips. Maybe a favorite side disk or a way to speed up the preparation.

Now that you know how easy it is to add recipes to your blog, you can get started right away. Your blog will go from bare to bountiful.

Get tasty PLR recipes every month. Simply compile them and Viola! You’ve got a ready made cookbook that you can sell from your blog.