Five-Star Restaurants… Farmers Markets…
Local Joints… Gourmet Shops…
If your passion for travel (and life)
comes all wrapped up with your zest for food…
then you should know you can easily…
I can’t separate my “travel experience” from my “dining experience.” No matter where I find myself, I seem always to be plotting my next meal… asking locals about the best restaurants… wandering through a farmers market… ducking into a little olive oil shop… or crossing the street to get to a chocolatier’s.
On the African island of Zanzibar, I bought goat kabobs in a waterfront park and ate them as the sun set red on the Indian Ocean.
In Denver, of all places, I had perfect scallops served on a bed of saffron-infused risotto.
In Berlin in the spring, it was the white asparagus I remember.
And in Honduras I paid a guy with a machete to fetch me a coconut 20 feet up in a tree and then chop the top off so I could drink the sweet water inside. It dripped down my chin, but I didn’t care.
For me, travel is almost always about food -- in some way, at least.
I could be working on a cover story for a magazine about what to do and see in some city… but I always recommend a few places to eat.
And sometimes -- these days more than ever -- the story itself is all about the food.
Jen Stevens here. I’m the author of AWAI’s Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program. And I want to tell you about a way you can easily -- and with built-in fun -- parlay your interest in travel and dining into cash…
So you can, essentially, get paid to eat.
You don’t have to have a gourmand’s palate to do it. I don’t. And you don’t have to go to culinary school, either. I didn’t.
If you like to eat… then you can do this. You’ve already got the fundamentals you need. It’s simply a matter of learning a few easy secrets.
Writing about food is a great way to land by-lines fast, break into whole new areas effortlessly, and expand the scope of the places where you can get your stories published so you’re getting paid more, landing more by-lines, and eating well all over the world.
This opportunity makes lots of sense right now (more so than ever) and it can spell not just bigger paychecks, but a nice bit of “glamour” for you, too.
Let me explain…
It doesn’t matter what market you’re writing for -- backpackers, history buffs, upscale comfort-seekers -- they’ve all got to eat.
And it’s rare that an editor doesn’t want at least some “food” recommendation (even if, as I said earlier, it’s just three quick restaurant tips in a sidebar).
Recently, food -- really, the dining experience as a whole -- has taken on a more important role in travel coverage everywhere…
In fact, there's a real "food trend" gaining steam today. Slow food. Organic food. Local food.
And not to be blunt: But if you're not including food in your travel articles, you're missing out big time. Because this is one of those niches where the freelance action is "hot."
More than ever, people are just more aware of what they're eating, how they're preparing it, where it came from…
They want to visit the farms, see the process that goes into making good food -- and to read all about it, too. They want to know the whole story, from farm to table.
Just think about it. Thirty years ago you had Julia Childs on PBS. That was it. Today there's an entire television network devoted to food -- and chefs have become celebrities in their own right.
And look at all the publications devoted to food… Saveur, Bon Apetit, Cooking Light… that's just off the top of my head. And then there are all the market-specific ones you've probably never even heard of, like Chile Pepper, Better Nutrition, Coffeehouse Digest, or Conscious Choice.
That doesn't even touch on magazines that aren’t exclusively about food yet always include food-related articles, like… Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, Sunset, Parenting, and more…
Plus trade publications open up a whole additional opportunity with magazines like Fancy Food, Tea & Coffee Trade, Gourmet Business, or Candy…
And none of that even takes into account the innumerable online outlets with food blogs, review-heavy internet publications, and food-specific e-zines, too…
No kidding. Eighteen minutes is all it took Barbara Ash, a fellow reader, to sell her FIRST-EVER ARTICLE to a magazine.
And what did she write about? Food! The origins of the Rueben Sandwich and where to find a good one in Omaha.
Barbara sent it to an editor for consideration. Eighteen minutes later, she got a reply saying the publication wanted it. No doubt about it: Done right, food articles can guarantee you a foot in the door at all kinds of publications.
Food has taken on an increasingly important role in travel articles, too. In fact, editors are clamoring for food-first coverage in a way they never have before.
I just grabbed at random from my shelf four travel magazines and a newspaper travel section. And in each one there’s at least one article with a decidedly food-focused angle…
These things are positively invading travel publications.
And in any event, you’ll rarely read a travel article that doesn’t have at least some food- or dining-related coverage.
At the very least, editors want you to include recommendations in your travel pieces for where to dine or the one local specialty readers should sample.
But the truth is, most travel writers don't handle this food coverage as well as they could -- or should. And that means that the competition is a lot less fierce than you'd think.
Don't get me wrong: The folks selling articles to Saveur are very good at what they do.
But they aren't doing anything you can't learn to do too.
Because to a large extent it's just a matter of knowing the formulas, the tricks. It's not rocket science.
It's simply about eating with the right mindset and knowing how to show an editor that you really do know the simple techniques that will immediately -- and positively -- distinguish your own writing from the average stuff out there.
My point is: If you master a few simple secrets -- what to look for, the questions to ask, and the formulas for writing well about food and dining (and, as I said, most people don’t) -- you’re going to have an instant leg up.
In fact, that’s exactly what I’d like to give you today with a brand new program I’ve helped AWAI create.
It’s called Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash.
This program isn’t like anything else out there. I know. I’ve looked. (When we first started talking about doing something with food writing, I figured, “Why reinvent the wheel if we could just endorse somebody else’s program?” Only there isn’t anything else out there to recommend.)
So we created our own.
Not only does it reveal the best formulas for writing well about food… but it does it in a way that’s easy to follow and makes you feel like you’ve got your own private guides at your elbow.
That’s because, in essence, you do.
You see, a few Saturdays ago, I spent the most marvelous day with an intimate group of your fellow readers -- focused, entirely, on food…
…how to think about it, how to write about it, how to sell stories about it, how to break into new markets with it.
And how to create the kinds of food-focused articles editors will jump at -- and pay you well for -- in a heartbeat…
I shared the mic with my colleague, Kyle Wagner. She’s the Travel Editor at the Denver Post and for 15 years was a food critic. Kyle is extremely well respected in foodie circles and was an award-winning food editor. We all hung on her every word, me included. (I think we learned as much from what she doesn’t like as from what she admires.)
Plus we had the great benefit of Elise Wiggins’ expertise, too. Elise is Executive Chef at Denver’s much-touted Panzano’s Restaurant, and she offered invaluable insights about food from a chef’s perspective.
We all met for the day in the wine cellar of the swank Hotel Monaco in downtown Denver. But just because you weren’t there doesn’t mean you can’t still listen in.
You see, we recorded the whole event. And I’d like to share with you every last insight, tip, secret, and technique revealed. (Plus a whole additional resource guide, too!)
The folks with us paid hundreds of dollars to be there in person -- and they’ll tell you: It was worth every penny and then some. But right now, you can get the whole kit and kabootle for a small fraction of that price.
I’ll tell you how in a minute, but first, let me explain a few more details about what you’ll learn…
This workshop delivers everything advertised and then some. – Clarence Badman
Kyle will tell you about…
Kyle gave a wonderful presentation with comic finesse and a fantastic wealth of knowledge. Very supportive and inspirational. – Debra Anderson
Kyle gives very experienced, no-nonsense explanations about how to write about food. She also is down to Earth, energetic, and very funny. Very helpful and clear that she would like you to succeed. – Margie Mallouk
Clearly, Kyle is experienced and gave us inside guidelines. Her editorial perspective is invaluable. She’s spared me at least 100 rejections. – Bev Nesmith
I took the lead in Denver on the matters of freelancing, finding markets eager for your food-focused tales, and defining your stories in a way editors can easily find a place for them.
Between the two of us, we took all the “work” out of it. You’ll hear me talk about --
I found Jen to be incredibly informative. Her vast knowledge is inspiring, and her background in so many areas is incredible. She is very bubbly and has a real ability to help you understand her concepts. – Beth Weiss
Jen has over 20 years experience as a traveler and travel writer. She is full of lots of personal experiences and can clearly help us understand and pick up on important nuances. – Jerri Maceyka
Jen is very knowledgeable about all facets of writing and explains it in a simple, easy to understand way. She is enthusiastic and doesn’t edit herself. She has great stories and a great sense of humor. – Margie Mallouk
Plus that’s really just the beginning. In addition to the recordings from the live event, we’ll also send you an entire printed resource guide to breaking into food writing.
In it you’ll find 101 story starters Kyle and I contributed -- ideas for articles you can just pick up and take to an editor, like…
Plus 96 more saleable ideas you can grab and make your own. They’re editor-friendly and easy to adapt to your own interests and locale.
It’s the perfect way to ensure you’ve got a winning idea from the get-go and you’re not undermining your success before you’re even out of the starting gate.
Plus the guide also includes –
Armed with the secrets you’ll learn from this extraordinary recording-and-guide package, Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash, you’ll have everything you need to succeed…
This time next month, you could be selling articles about your town’s best foodie finds… cashing in on a weekend farmers market visit… and even writing off dinner at a swank resort.
You really can do this… even if all you've ever done is email your friends about an incredible restaurant you enjoyed on a trip…
Or even if you simply like discovering those off-the-beaten-track finds when you’re traveling around… that French restaurant in an unassuming cottage in rural Nellysford, Virginia… or that biker bar in Baltimore that serves good-value gourmet meals…
We'll take you by the hand and tell you what you need to know to get started.
It's simple. And you're going to find that including good food descriptions and restaurant recommendations in your travel articles is not only enjoyable… but exciting, too.
Plus really, you don’t even have to travel to make a go of it. After all, where you live is a destination for somebody. And eating is an intimate part of traveling. I mean, what's the first thing that you do when you land someplace? You figure out where to grab dinner.
So you can easily write about what there is to see and do in your hometown and include some coverage on specialty food stores to visit, local farmers markets, the best places to eat…
And when you do that, you're pretty much guaranteed local celebrity status too, which can be a nice extra perk. Once you’re “plugged in” to the foodie community where you live, you can get invites to new restaurant openings, gallery exhibits, and more… and that’s a fun way to learn about and experience the best your community has to offer, and do it as a VIP.
Very enjoyable. Everyone likes to eat – if you are interested in writing, this should be in your repertoire. – Bob Samborski
You should see the look on people's faces when you tell them things like, "I'm taking a trip to Paris and while I'm there I'll do a story about little neighborhood restaurants. You know, the kind of places visitors overlook, where you can eat amazingly well on the cheap."
The look you get is sort of half incredulous, half envious. And then they usually say something like, "I cannot believe you get paid to do that sort of thing…"
The truth is, writing about food isn’t just fun, it’s a great way to defray your travel and dining costs, too.
As with straight travel pieces, articles with a foodie bent can pay anywhere from $50 or $100 for a quick piece to $2,500 for a long feature in one of the big glossies.
More than 60 magazines devoted solely to food are distributed in the United States alone. And hundreds more that aren’t food-only devote a story or two in each issue to food-related topics.
Add to that all the online publications and you’re looking at thousands of outlets where you could, potentially, sell your stories. And we’ll show you exactly how!
Once you’ve been published, it's like getting an infusion of credibility. Editors see your clips and they think, "OK, this person's a pro."
And that’s exactly what they’ll be thinking when you follow the step-by-step guidance you’ll find in Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash.
There really isn’t anything else like this out there. And there’s no better, more fun, or more lucrative way to marry your passion for travel (and life) with your zest for food -- and even get paid to do it.
Terrific information! All anyone needs to go home and writer a food article, what to do next, whom to query. – Sarita Simmons
Without question, we could charge $500 or more for this package and it would be worth every penny. (In fact, the people who joined us in Denver paid a lot more than that to be there in person!)
And, when you think about it: You could easily recoup that much on your first couple of articles. No kidding.
But it won't cost you anywhere near that much.
Here’s the deal: Come March 1, our fulfillment house is closing its doors. We need to clear our shelves… and fast. So we’re offering you our ever-popular Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash program at an unbelievable discount.
By acting now, you’ll pay just $
159 $99 for this program --which includes not just the extraordinary resource guide but the full recordings from our live Breaking into Food Writing Workshop as well.
You know, attendees at the live workshop paid up to $999 to come (plus the cost of airfare, hotel, and meals) and they’ll tell you: They’d do it again.
Yet with this offer, you can gain the same secrets they learned (plus more) -- and from the comfort of your own home -- for just $
159 $99 right now.
I have to tell you: Kyle wrote the first few chapters of the resource guide, and when I opened up the file for the first time, I couldn’t stop reading it. (And it wasn’t just because it was my job to read it!)
It is just so chock-full of useful information -- right from a pro who knows her stuff inside and out (and written in a very conversational way) -- I couldn’t put it down. I felt like she was pulling back the curtain and showing me the real, behind-the-scenes skinny on this fun and potentially very lucrative niche.
I predict you’ll have the same reaction.
With Kyle, I felt as though I was learning from the best. She’s concise, no-nonsense, very funny and generous with her knowledge and experience. She paints a clear picture of the food industry, and appears to know it inside-out. – Sarita Simmons
But if, once you receive this package, you decide you want to send it back, there’s no problem at all.
Try the program out for 30 days. If you’re not happy with the information you receive, or if you decide that the life of a well-traveled “foodie” just isn’t for you, then simply return the unmarked program. AWAI will refund you fully and promptly. No explanation necessary.
But if you decide that this program is right for you -- and I think you will -- you’ll sleep soundly knowing that your very first food-focused article could easily cover the cost of this program… and then some!
I hope you'll think about this as an investment in your future… and in a lifestyle full of travel, adventure, good eats, and perks. Because, really, that's what it is. And when you think about investments, you think about their potential returns. This is a program that can change the way you experience the world, no question. And, today, it’s yours for just $
I have the utmost confidence that when you put the secrets you learn in Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash into practice, you’ll be setting yourself up for immediate success.
At the risk of tooting my own horn here since I had a hand in putting it together -- I really do believe this program is going to impress the heck out of you. I’ll be honest, I’m very careful about the products I’ll endorse. But I’m proud of the way this has turned out. And I have no problem giving it my personal seal of approval.
If you like to eat at five-star restaurants… wander through farmers markets… check out little local joints… or find those one-of-a-kind gourmet shops… then here’s the perfect way to turn your passion for travel, for life, and for food into a paycheck. And into an excuse to experience the world in a way ordinary folks simply don’t.
If you’re ready to get paid to eat well around the world, we’ll give you all the secrets in Get Paid to Eat: How to Quickly and Easily Break into Food Writing and Turn Your Dining Adventures into Cash.
Freelance Writer and author of AWAI’s Ultimate Travel Writer’s Program
P.S. The value of our live program is $999. Yet today you can gain all the same secrets, techniques, and intelligence the folks who were with us gained for a small fraction of that price.
In fact, you can preview the whole thing for 30 days with no obligation at all. Decide it’s not for you? Just return it.
I hope that’s an offer you can't refuse.
Because I know once you have this package in hand, you'll be genuinely impressed. The formulas we give you are not only proven to work, they’re easy, fun, and quick. They'll have you landing by-lines faster than you ever imagined possible, eating well everywhere you go, and enjoying the heck out of life while you’re at it.
Just click below now, and we'll have your package on its way to you soon…
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