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Cooking, Sharing Your Recipes and Earning Extra Income

Updated on July 31, 2017
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Lena Kovadlo is a writer for various content sharing websites. She's an author of 10 books and helps other authors publish their books.

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Cooking Is Fun, Educational, And A Good Source Of Extra Income

Cooking is a great way to spend your time. It is creative, fun, and even educational. You do not need to be talented to learn how to cook. All you need is time, patience, and the desire to actually prepare culinary dishes. Experimenting with different ingredients can help you create delicious dishes that you and others will love. And if what you make doesn't come out the way you want it to keep on trying. The more you practice the better you become.

Cooking is also a great way to earn some extra income and I am sure that you wouldn't mind it even if you have a good-paying job.

The More You Cook The Better You Become!

When it comes to the dishes you prepare both the taste of the dishes and the presentation of the dishes are very important. If something doesn’t look appealing to the eye then chances are that people will not want to try whatever you have made. And if the food doesn’t taste good then most likely people will not want to eat your cooking again.

Do not get discouraged if something you cook does not turn out the way you wanted it to either taste-wise, presentation-wise or both. The more you cook the better you become! If it doesn’t work out for you the first time around, try making the same dish again and this time keep in mind what went wrong when you made it the first time. After a few more tries, or perhaps even just one try, you will see that your dish has become better than it was the first time around.

As you keep on cooking you will find that it is a lot of fun and even educational as well. By being in the kitchen and preparing creative and delicious dishes you will learn new cooking techniques, new combination of spices and ingredients that work well together, new ways to present your food on the plate to make it stand out, and so much more. There is so much to learn in cooking, some much to improve in and by cooking more and more you make it possible.

Say NO To Frozen Food And Make Your Own Meal

It is easy to take out frozen packets of food from the freezer, pop them into the microwave, and eat. But why do that? Why eat something that is most likely unhealthy, and doesn’t taste great when you can indulge in a delicious meal you have prepared yourself?

If you have no idea what to make, or want to make something particular but are not sure how to go about it, you can always do a Google search online or get some cookbooks from the library. There you will find some great recipes and ideas for your next meal that will make it easy for you to prepare a delicious meal that everyone will love. It may take some time to prepare your meal and it may require a trip to the supermarket but it will all be worth it in the end.

I am a creative person, so while recipes are great, I prefer to experiment and make my own dishes. That is when I have the most fun in the kitchen. Usually, the recipes turn out great and if they do I share them with other people. Why not? Maybe someone else out there might want to try making what I’ve made. Maybe they will love it and share it with other people they know.

By sharing my recipes with others not only do I feel a sense of satisfaction but I also allow myself to earn some extra money doing it, by sharing the recipes on HubPages or on my Google blog. In the end I turn my passion for cooking into a source of extra income and that’s a great thing for me.

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Share Your Recipes Online

When you have come up with some great and delicious recipes consider publishing them online and sharing them with others. It is fun and rewarding, especially when you get feedback from readers telling you that they love your recipes and want to give them a try and make them in their own home.

There are many places online where you can share recipes with others. If you want to try and make some money doing so then you can start a Google blog or join HubPages and publish your recipes and cooking related content there. Once your blog and/or your HubPages account have substantial high quality content that you’ve published then join Google AdSense, and link it to your blog and HubPages account. Also join the HubPages Ad Program as well. By doing all this, you will allow yourself to make some extra income – all from Google ads and ads from other networks (that appear on HubPages).

You can even earn money from your recipes and cooking related posts by publishing them on Bubblews. You don’t need to sign up for Google AdSense or anything else for that matter. All you have to do is join the website, which is free to do. Then publish your recipes and cooking related posts there and when people view them, like them, comment on them, and share them on social media sites you will earn money (that comes from advertising revenue the site is pulling in). And you don’t just have to publish cooking related content, You can write about anything that is on your mind and you will still earn money.

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Share Your Recipes In A Cookbook

If you want to take your cooking a step further you can create your very own cookbook and share it with people all over the world. It is quite an interesting and fun project to embark on. You will really enjoy creating your cook book and then sharing it with the world. You can even have some people collaborate with you on this project. The possibilities are endless and there is no limit to what you can do.

You don’t need to try and find a publisher that will want to publish your cookbook. You can publish it yourself by joining Lulu (lulu.com) which is a print-on-demand publishing company. It will not cost you a penny to publish your cookbook with them, your book will get a free ISBN, and you will be able to distribute it on Amazon and other online retailers for free. You will even get your own storefront (called Author Spotlight) on Lulu and you can direct your readers to it so they can preview your cookbook and buy it if they want.

By creating and publishing your own cookbook not only do you get to do something fun and creative but you also get to make some extra money doing it. You never know what can happen. Your cookbook may even become a best-seller and you will end up earning lots of money with it in the long run.

Going Further With Your Cooking...

When you feel that you have mastered cooking and you feel very confident in yourself you can try out for cooking competitions. One of the top cooking competitions to try out for is Master Chef. If you end up winning the show not only will you win the Master Chef title and trophy, but you will also win a cookbook deal with a top publisher, and a quarter of a million dollars along with it. On top of all this you will open new doors for yourself by either opening your own restaurant or getting a high paying job as a chef at one of the top restaurants in the country. And even if you don’t win the show you may still be able to work as a chef at one of the top restaurants too.

Of course Master Chef is not the only top cooking competition out there. There is also Hell’s Kitchen along with many others. You can try out for them all. If you are not as successful in one you may be more successful in another.

© 2014 Lena Kovadlo

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      22 months ago from USA

      Although my husband is the chef in the house I actually enjoy cooking. And, now being able to make a little money by sharing my recipe, cooking is a whole lot more fun. Thank you for the great idea.

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      Lena Kovadlo 

      3 years ago from Staten Island, NY

      Tina Truelove - Thank you for your comment. It's always great to experiment in the kitchen no matter how great of a cook you are. Lulu is definitely a great way to publish a cookbook. Of course the recipes have to be that of the cook and not taken from someone else.

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      Tina Truelove 

      4 years ago

      Good points about cooking. I'm not a cook. I just don't enjoy it but I might if I were better at it. As you said, it takes a lot of practice. Maybe I can experiment more in the near future. I didn't know about lulu.com. I'm sure that's a great resource for those who are great at coming up with their own recipes.

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