After a very successful event last night catering for an Airbnb host gathering, it got us thinking. How can we empower you, as our cooks to get the most earnings out of your efforts as possible?
While warm and fuzzy is nice, and it’s a given that everyone on Mealku cooks out of a sense of passion…it would be pretty sweet to increase your earnings and we want to help!
We’ve compiled these 8 tips to help you do just that!
If you’ve been dancing around the idea of becoming a cook with us and want to have a chat, e-mail Stephanie at email@example.com or just take the dive and sign up here.
If you have any additional points of advice, comment below or e-mail me at KL@mealku.com.
9 Ways to Werk It With Us!
1. Be Your Biggest Fan
“Damn that’s good!”, you say as you taste your latest creation. Well, don’t sit on the sidelines and wait for your offers to fly off the page! Empower your postings and stand behind them like you stand behind every dish you serve.
Start by making sure that your profile is updated, and that it has as much content as you can add (bio, gatherings, pictures, videos and recipes). Include as many beautiful images of your food as you can, make sure your recipes are plentiful and varied, and …
2. Tell your friends
“OMG – that’s like the best thing I’ve ever had…you should totes sell this ish!!”
“Well smarty-friend…” you reply “…That’s what we are doing”.
Next time you’re out for drinks, or dining at that same TIRED dumpling spot, suggest your friends try your stuff on Mealku. Oh – and you get 5 Ku for every friend that you bring to the site!
When you send them the link to the site – send them a link to YOUR profile! To be found by clicking on your name (top right).
3. Get Connected
Speaking of sharing with friends, have you connected your facebook and twitter accounts to Mealku?
You can do so by signing out of your account, clicking Sign-In (top right) and then linking your accounts via the blue connect buttons (see below).
Oh, technology…we love you.
4. Use the Share Now button to earn Ku!
After every posting (cooking or eating) hit the “share now” button. This will earn you Ku and tells friends about what you’re cooking up…really a no-brainer.
5. Get your Facebook Hustle On
Take a minute and like you’re own profile and announce to your friends what you are doing. Your profile is found by clicking your name on the top right of the site. You can then click like on facebook (see below)
Share your Mealku profile on your Facebook feed and tag friends who you know love your food. Encourage friends to share what you are doing (it is the sharing economy after all!).
Let them know what you’re cooking up for Mealku, post images, start fun conversations, make people’s mouth’s water.
6. Let’s Become Besties!
Online or off, The Mealku Team wants to hear from you! Tweet us @mealku, find us on facebook and instagram and share what you are doing. We’ve already got a built in audience for you to start with as you get more people involved.
We will retweet, repost and like your stuff…pinkie promise!
Great posts can be you making delicious food, sharing upcoming gatherings and even recipes you want to try. For more info on awesome engagement ideas, check out your cook starter kit!
7. Smile for the Camera
There’s only so much viewers can glean from reading through your profile. Create cooking videos and post them… It helps people see who you are, and how you cook, which will make them more likely to order from you. And don’t worry if you don’t have a nice camera… shoot it with your phone or your computer!
It can be as simple as showing us the proper way to boil an egg or walking us through a recipe that’s been in your family for years. Edit simply in iMovie, or ask a friend to help. We have video guidelines and can help you on your way if you need it. Once they’re done, share these videos on your social media outlets.. Facebook, Twitter, Mealku, etc.
7. Teach a Class or Host a Gathering
Don’t forget that we are happy to help you organize an event, which can be hosted anywhere you like, including The Mealku loft. Teach a cooking class, or a knife skills class and we’ll help you set an entrance fee. Share your favorite foodie films, or just get some cooks together for a potluck and invite all of your non-Mealku friends so they can see how we roll! More members = more orders.
8. Tweet it UP
If you don’t have a Twitter account…get one. Start following people, be yourself, have fun, and talk about what you’re cooking up. Share links to your feed to your mealku recipes and encourage friends based on those delicious 140 characters!
Once you sign up, be sure to tweet at us and we’ll shout you out to the community!
9. Order Each Others Food
Use the Ku you are earning on the site to try out other cooks dishes. You can browse some featured cooks here and more are being added everyday. If you don’t see yourself on this list, we are still missing content from you! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to find out what we need :)