As a blogger, when getting started, following are the 5 blogging tools that you must use. Not only do they save you time, but they help automate your processes to make getting started, much easier.
This is the first step you need to go through when you create a blog. For blogging, Bluehost is a fast and easy way to get going straight away and there is less techy stuff than other hosts. It is also one of the most reliable hosts in the world and are really affordable. It will take you only 5 minutes to get your blog up and running.
With CoSchedule you can schedule your social media posts right from your WordPress site. More than 10,000 bloggers and social media managers use CoSchedule calendar to plan their blog, content marketing and social media. With social media you can save a ton of time by creating your blog and social media content at the same time before you publish. You can plan and schedule all your social media. This tool mostly helps you plan ahead so that you can balance your life. When you work with an editorial calendar you can blog more efficiently and spend time doing other stuff. Above all it will help boost your blog traffic.
Convertkit is an email marketing tool that helps you grow your audience and turn your subscribers into customers. This tool has been created by professional bloggers for professional bloggers so it has been created with the different features that a blogger needs in mind. I use the drip email sequence feature as you are able to see your entire email sequence at a glance without having to click in and out of each individual email. They also have integrations with Teachable and WooCommerce which I use to monetize my e-courses.
Canva is a design app that you can use to easily create beautiful designs and documents. I use Canva for all my social media graphics as they have many different layout options, images, backgrounds, icons, shapes and fonts. It is also very affordable with most pictures only costing $1 each and there are many free ones as well. Above all the app is so easy to use and will have you creating great images for social media and your blog in no time.
If you are a blogger that wants to sell something than you can’t go past Shopify. Whether you are selling physical products or a downloadable e-book, Shopify is the best product on the market. It is very easy to use, you can accept credit cards on the spot, and they have hundreds of plug-n-play templates to make your store look professional. You can also choose to embed products from Shopify onto your existing WordPress site so if you already have a site you don’t need to create a new one. They also have an award winning mobile app so that you can run your store on the go, straight from your phone.
What other tools do you use to help manage your blog?