The World of Grilled Cheese Sandwiches: How to Monetize It?
When I decided to create a new grilled cheese sandwich each and every Sunday, I stumbled upon something. I found a project that combined all of my loves (photography, cooking, web/design) into one grandiose idea. I had been thinking of how to do that for years and here, out of nowhere, it just popped into my head when I was off in some other world. Amazing.
There is just one problem. Currently, it is just a hobby. There is nothing wrong with that as hobbies are great. I am just wondering how I am able to turn this interest into something that could make me money while still retaining all the fun?
Honestly, I do not know. (Cookbooks? Not enough recipes. Ads? Not enough visitors.) This project is probably too new to truly be able to make anything out of it. However, I do not think it is too early to start thinking about it. Sure, I currently have two jobs that are doing me just fine, but this is my own doing. This is my own creation. This is my own invention.
Every Sunday, I look forward to cooking a new grilled cheese and then writing about it for everyone to read. I look forward to new blog ideas popping into my head. I look forward to finding new grilled cheese ideas to write about. Grilled cheese restaurant just opened up in [insert city here], I want to write about it and maybe even visit it.
I want to continue this but at the same time, I don’t want to burn out you, the reader, or me, the creator. I want to continue this as long as I and you enjoy it. I enjoy breaking down people’s stereotypes about grilled cheese sandwiches so much that I could see myself doing this full time. Sure, it is a crazy thought. Sure, I know that very few people make much money from blogging, but aren’t we all allowed to dream? Isn’t that the best part of life?
There is just one problem: What is the next step? Sure, I probably need to continue to visit and comment on other blogs but will that do the trick? Will that begin to “get me out there?” Maybe, only time will tell. I am beginning to build up a good readership among my friends, which is good, but unfortunately, I have only so many friends. I really just need to get into people’s heads. If I become the guy who makes and loves grilled cheese sandwiches, I would be ecstatic. Sure it is a quirky thing to be known for, but what is wrong with that?!
Shane Kearns, the Grilled Cheese Guy. That has a nice ring to it. Let me know what you think by adding your two cents in the comments below. Plus, if you have any suggestions on how to improve this site please leave them below as well.