48 essential blogging Tools

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Blogging can be overwhelmingly overwhelming. There are times I'm in awe of all the things I need to do on a consistent basis to keep my blogs going. Thinking to myself how am I going to do all these promo post, keep up with my email list and go to work full time? Oh yea and I have a toddler, have I lost my bloody mind? There really isn't an easy answer to "doing it all" but these tools are here to make it easier. take some of the load off your plate. 

"You will get there, but only if you keep going"

 

BLOGGING TOOLS:

What's a blogging tool? It's just that, a tool you can use to make blogging a little easier. Think of yourself as a handy man there are specific tools that help with specific tasks. I've broken them down into categories and listed the top tools for each. Now a days blogging can feel like a full time job, even when it's not. these take some of the load off and make it easier on you. 

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SOCIAL MANAGEMENT:

As bloggers these days we are all expected to be in a million places at once. You need to be posting to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest all several times a day. These tools are designed to take the load off and help function as a digital assistant. 

Buffer

Hootsuite

IFTTT

Tailwind

Boardbooster

 

SOCIAL:

Getting traffic to your site is not a sit back and wait approach. Go out and put your content in front of your readers. Use the tools above to help stop you from getting overwhelmed. 

StumbleUpon

Yummly

Google +

Facebook

Pinterest

Reddit

Tumblr

 

EMAIL

It's so important to start building a email list for your blog. That way you can increase your repeat visitors. These tools help you do that, stay organized and so much more. 

ConvertKit

Mailchimp

Unroll.me

Active Inbox

Boomerang

mailerlite

 

WORKFLOW TOOLS

Blogger overwhelm is a real thing. These tools help get all that stuff out of your head and into an organization tool. 

Evernote

Workflowy

Google Drive

Trello

Post Planner

buzzsumo

 

CREATIVE RESOURCES

Both of these are amazing resources that I've spent hours in. Have fun!!!

Creative Live

Creative Market

STOCK

Pixabay

Pexels

Haute Chocolate

 

COURSE PLATFORMS

Thinking about creating your own course? Check out these platforms to find the one that's right for you. I personally use Teachable. 

Thinkific

Teachable

Thinkific

Sendowl

COURSE CREATION TOOLS

From recording your screen to creating PDF worksheets. Here are the tools you'll need to get the job done. 

Screenflow

Powerpoint

Quicktime (Pre-installed on Macs)

 

LIST BUILDING

We can all use a little boost building out list. These will give you the jump start you need. 

SUMO

LEADPAGES

UpViral

 

HOSTING:

If you want to make money for you site you need to own your domaine. Host your site via one of my favourites.

Bluehost

Siteground

DreamHost

FatCow

 

E-commerce:

Sell your products online using these e-commerce tools. 

Etsy

Woocommerce

Gumroad

 

MISC

From prettifying links, to compressing photos these tools are small but mighty. 

Bitly

Optimizilla

SmallPDF

 

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48 Essential blogging tools to make your life easier. These tools help you fight blogger overwhelm by taking some of the work off your plate!
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