6 Ways to Turn Your Passion for Food
into a Home-Based Business
By Siddhi Panchal
Do you have a serious passion for cooking, eating or anything that has to do with good food?
Do you find yourself drawn to celebrity chefs, food bloggers/vloggers and other professionals who live a life that you want to own?
Most importantly, do you feel stuck in a rut, in your 9-5 job and want to break the shackles to carve a career that allows you to pursue your passion with gusto?
If your answer is affirmative to all these, then you have come to the right place.
There are several cooking-related careers that you can start right away. The best part is that not all of them need a huge initial investment amount. Without waiting further, let’s dive straight into the options that you can explore when you want to turn your passion for food and cooking into moolah!
- Classes That Teach Cooking – Combine the love of cooking and the love of teaching by taking classes that teach cooking. You can become a certified instructor by learning the ropes from several programs. Alternatively, if you are a pro at it, you can create your own course or program and teach others the basics of cooking from scratch. Over the time, you can also become an expert in a niche such as vegan cooking.
Bonus tip: You can also give them valuable tips on meal planning, healthy eating and choosing best ingredients.
- Party Catering – As more and more people choose to have house parties, it creates plethora of opportunities for caterers. You can come up with your own ideas for party food that are easy to cook. You need to take your pick from a wide range of appetizers, dips, meal kits, one-pot meals and create a comprehensive menu that will do the trick. You need bare minimum tools and creative acumen to make this happen. The profits will be tremendous when your business gets going.
- Food Walks – Food walks are the new trend in town, wherein you can take people to explore different places to eat and drink around the town. You can be an expert in your area and make money as a food tour guide. Also, did you know that some wine guides also earn commission, bonuses and discounts on purchases? So do your research and get going.
- Grow and Sell Organic – Do you have a lot of real estate? Make the most of the space to grow organic produce and sell at various markets. There are many people who are incorporating mindful eating and this is one of the ways you can cater to this segment. Best, you can grow seasonal fruits and vegetables to ensure that there is something for your customers to take home. Don’t forget to get a thorough understanding of organic farming before you go ahead. Alternatively, you can also start a dairy and poultry business that is organic in nature.
- Vlogging – YouTube, IGTV, Facebook, Snapchat, Pinterest…you name a social media platform and you will find that many food vloggers have made them a home. All it takes to become a food vlogger is great recipes, great content, a decent camera (phone or DSLR) and love for food. With video content having several takers, you can be assured that with diligent efforts, you can make it to the top in no time and grow from strength to strength. Let’s not forget that you need to consistently post, especially when you have a YouTube channel. When your vlog clicks with your target audience, you will be able to drive traffic to affiliate links and also, opt for ad revenue in the long run. It can also be a great option to become an influencer and tie up with brands, get paid in cash and kind.
- Blogging – If you are camera shy and want to earn from writing about food, take the blogging route. Create a site where you can talk your heart out about food,share recipes and steadily grow traffic organically over time. You can also host giveaways to enhance the popularity of your blog. You can also write recipe books from your blog. A case in point is that of 300sandwiches.com, which started off as a blog and got converted into a book.
Calling It a Day
Starting a career is not that tough, when you know exactly what to do or find your true calling. These are just a few of the instances that will guide you. Have any questions or points we can add to the list? Get in touch at the site below. We would love to hear your opinion.
Author Bio - Siddhi Panchal is a food blogger at CookingwithSiddhi and food aficionado who loves to cook. Her cooking skills cover a range of Indian and international cuisines. Her aim is to enable other food enthusiasts explore their love for food by helping them cook delectable dishes from India and around the world. Follow her on YouTube.