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Why We Started MyRecipeMagic.com

Why we started My Recipe Magic
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Why we started My Recipe Magic

One question we get asked all the time is:

“Why in the world did you start My Recipe Magic?”

With 6 of us sisters, plus our parents, working on the blog for hours each day, why would we take on another huge job?!

Our answer is: Because we are crazy like that. :) Ha ha!

But in all seriousness, one of the main reasons was because we started receiving numerous emails each day asking us for the nutrition information of our recipes. We really had no idea how to find information like that, so we approached our dad (the brains behind the scenes of SixSistersStuff) and talked to him about somehow adding the nutrition information to our site. We learned that it was going to take a lot of work and a lot of money on our end to pay for a program like that, so we started brainstorming ways around that (blogging can be a great source of income, but when it’s split so many ways, it doesn’t end up being that much).

So, we started talking.

The idea came up that there needed to be a site out there that gave nutrition information for whatever recipe you wanted (i.e. Mom’s Famous Marshmallow Brownies . . . it would probably be good to know how many calories I was inhaling as I eat the entire pan . . .).

Then we started talking about our dream recipe site. We wanted a site that:

-gave the nutrition for each recipe
-gave the Weight Watchers points for each recipe (we also received that question numerous times a day)
-gave bloggers more traffic and exposure
-have a place to organize all your favorite recipes (like a virtual cookbook)
-find recipes based on what ingredients you have (for those nights you don’t want to run to the store)
-find recipes based on calories, allergies, cooking times, diets (vegetarian, sugar-free, etc), holidays, cooking methods, etc.

Then we started talking about how incredible it was for us to share our recipes on our blog and make money for it. We decided that it would be awesome to have this site be available to everyone- anyone can share a recipe (we provide the platform) and because of the ads in the sidebars,
they could make money from it.

We knew that this site would be a great resource for other bloggers (any blogger can share a recipe, but My Recipe Magic requires that readers click back to their site to receive the full instructions, thus giving them more exposure and more pageviews), but we wanted it to be a great resource and platform for those who aren’t bloggers, but are still looking for ways to earn a little bit of extra money just by sharing some of their favorite recipes.

{If you are wondering how to upload a recipe and make money from your recipes, be sure to check out this post for all the details!}

The more we talked about it, the more excited we became. We knew that this would be a fun undertaking . . . a lot of work, but also a lot of fun . . . and we were up for the challenge!

We spent HOURS and HOURS designing the site (it kind of has a Pinterest-feel on the home page where you can see the most recently uploaded recipes) and figuring out all the details.

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One of my favorite features is the “Magic Search” that lets you look for recipes based on your specific criteria- gluten-free, soy-free, low calories, holidays, cooking time, ingredients, etc, etc, etc. It’s such an amazing tool!

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Now that we are 6 months into it (MyRecipeMagic was launched in January 2013), we are AMAZED at how quickly it has grown! We now have over 13,000 registered users and over 12,000 uploaded recipes with dozens more coming in each day. And we are still just getting started! Little did we know how expensive programming and running a site like this would be, so as we earn more money, we add more features to the site. Click here to see what features will be coming soon! Of course, all of our features, even the most advanced ones, will always be FREE. We will never charge money to use any of the features on our site.

We are taking the recipe world by storm and hope that you’ll join us!
Click here to login and start sharing your recipes today!

PS You don’t have to take our word for it-check out what other people are saying:

SomethingSwanky.com- How and Why to use My Recipe Magic

“I love your new site! Thanks for making my “Hawaiian Wedding Cake” so popular!” -JuJu
“This is the best idea, ever! As a new mom, who loves to bake, I would be delighted to become a chef and share recipes with others as well as discover new ideas for my growing family!” :) -Haley

“I like the idea of this website, to be able to share my ideas with others, because right now, they’re just wasting away in my mind! And of course, who doesn’t like the idea of making money off of their own ideas?” -Jessica

Camille Sig

Be sure to check out our other posts about My Recipe Magic:
How to upload a recipe to My Recipe Magic
How to make money on My Recipe Magic
How to find the Nutritional Value
Announcing the newest tool for recipe lovers!

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  1. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen says

    I love that you gals started this!!! I have been spending a lot of time on My Magic Recipe!

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