How to Make Money Selling Recipes Online

Do you love food? I mean, who doesn’t!? But cooking it and coming up with your own delectable creations takes skill and talent. If you’re a whiz in the kitchen and you’d like to make money selling recipes online, this post is for you!

What Do You Need to Start Selling Recipes Online?  

If you’re ready to start sharing your delicious creations by selling your recipes, there’s no better time to get started.

Here’s what you’ll need.

Culinary Knowledge

A basic understanding of culinary terms as well as cooking measurements is a must, so you can write clear, easy-to-follow recipes. It’s also crucial that you’ve tested your recipes and know that they will work. When you’re writing a recipe, your reputation is on the line.

Excellent Communication Skills

Selling recipes with missing ingredients or confusing instructions can result in disappointing results. It’s especially important to be clear when sharing recipes for baked goods, as baking is more of an exact science (with not as much room for error). 

High-Quality Images and Videos

The other critical component of selling recipes and food tutorials are high-quality photos. Food photographers specialize in ensuring food looks fresh and delicious, whether online or in print. Surprisingly, there’s a real art to photographing food, so it’s important you have the best photos possible to showcase your recipe.

Remember, recipe buyers want more than detailed instructions outlining the ingredients and process; photos of the final product will seal the deal and help you sell your recipe. Consider taking a food photography class (plan to invest in photography equipment) or partner with a food photographer or stylist to document your recipes. 

How Much is a Recipe Worth?

It’s hard to pinpoint an exact dollar amount for a single recipe. There are many factors that need to be taken into consideration, such as development time, food and supply costs, exclusivity and licensing rights, and inclusion of photos and videos.

According to cookbook author Kristin Donnelly