Using the Right tools is a very crucial part of your blogging or online journey. As I have discussed earlier, blogging is all about your passion, your dedication, and your Dream to do something.
In this collection, I’ve mentioned some of the most popular and useful blogging tools in every section. You will find some new and some known tools you can use to perform tasks in various categories.
Let’s get into it…
- Social media tools
- Affiliate Marketing Tools :-
- Blog Monetization Tools:-
- SEO Tools:
- Freelance Tools and Platforms
- WordPress Theme Shops
- Tools to Build Landing Pages
- Email Marketing Tools
- Content Delivery Networks
- Web Hosting For WordPress
- Form Builders
- Domain Name Registrars
- Image & Graphic Designing tools:-
- Managed Hosting:-
- Team And Growth Management Tools
- Social Media Plugins
- SEO plugins
- Tools To Start Your Own Affiliate Program
- Other Helpful and Miscellaneous Tools
Social media tools
Quora – Best for Generating genuine and interested traffics by answering questions or by creating Secondary Blogs. I personally use quora(Join me)
LinkedIn – LinkedIn today has become a large platform not only for jobs but for high-quality traffic. Only very much interested people come over your blog through LinkedIn.
Twitter and Facebook Plugins – Twitter and Facebook offer web developers like bloggers and website makers FREE tools to embed plugins like ClicktoTweet, Follow, mention & Facebook page, Like-Share and Comment System.
(Twitter Code generator) – Different Twitter plugins
(Facebook Code generator) – Different Facebook plugins
Manage flitter:- Use this tool to automate your Twitter account. You can also manage your followers and other activities with this tool.
Revive social: A WordPress plugin which automatically shares your old posts on twitter, facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram
Missinglettr -A new social media management tool I’m using right now. It helps you to automatically create campaigns for your latest blog posts and then share it on all your social networks. It does it differently by adding personalized quotes and excerpts automatically in each share.
*Tips:- The more you promote your content on different social networks the more you will be coming in front of people. Be sure to use Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest too. Read about some awesome click to tweet plugins for WordPress
Affiliate Marketing Tools :-
Viglink– The Best, Free Affiliate marketing tool and again, very easy to use.M merchants you mention automatically get converted money-generating Hyperlinks and you earn money through 3000 merchants worldwide. No Approval Needed.
fiverr Affiliate program – Great way to earn from. Due to a wide range of services offered by Fiverr freelancers, it’s quite easy to earn money as it becomes easy to sell-out. They also pay you via Payoneer($25 bonus)
Amazon Affiliate program (USA & Others) | Amazon Affiliate program (India) – Most Popular Affiliate program in the world today. You Get to choose from a very wide range of products to ensure you provide the most suitable and relevant products to your readers.
Flexoffers: A very big marketplace to find affiliate programs for almost any niche. Payouts and approval systems are really fast.
Commission Junction – Commission junction is one of the oldest and still running Affiliate programs. Having 4000 above merchants on the list, you can easily find the products you can sell easily
ShareASale – A lot like Commission Junction, ShareASale is an easy to use affiliate marketing marketplace with great List of merchants and you also get exclusive offers to mention to your audience through ShareASale.
Blog Monetization Tools:-
AdSense – The best contextual ad network for bloggers. AdSense has one of the highest CPC rates and shows highly relevant ads. No matter what niche you are in, AdSense will probably make you more money than any other ad network.
HilltopAds– Vey high eCPM Rates and Accepts Low traffic. Different types of Ad formats are available including the banner. popups etc. Easy to get approved, but requires Quality blog/websites. Net7 Payments and real time reports.
PopAds– PopAds is a great network for new and low traffic blogs. They have a daily withdrawal scheme and the CPM is quite good too.
*PopUnder Ads, Not recommended for quality serious blogs or websites.Real Time Reports
Adbuff :- high-quality ads that are fast and relevant. They require 2k visitors a month and Approval isn’t very hard with quality sites.
Chitika – One of the leading high CPM Ad Network with Quality Ads. Genuine traffic needed but no you won’t have to get approved in order to use it.
SEMRush – The most powerful premium SEO & SEM Tool. Get 28 days Free Trial Exclusively (worth $199) and if you are a regular reader, you know how much I love using SEMrush. You can also create a forever free account.
Read:- Top 5 SEO plugins
Linkminer -Find quality links with linkminer to create backlinks to your content. This is also a part of the famous Mangools SEO Chain. You can also analyze your competition with this tool.
Freelance Tools and Platforms
Fiverr:- Fiverr is a giant marketplace for finding people willing to work on any online service you can imagine. Services cost as cheap as $5.
Guru:- This is your one-stop-shop if you live in India and seek for a WordPress or any Genet kg developer. On guru, you can find skilled freelancers willing to work on any task, at a low price.
WordPress Theme Shops
My theme shop:– Any theme for just $19. Exclusive offers for bforbloggers Reader. They are the founder of the popular schema theme.
Theme forest:- The cheapest themeshop on the market as of now. Their Themes start from as low as $2.
Elegant Themes:- Beautiful themes at a one-time payment. Elegant themes is one theme shop for bloggers and designers to get very customizable themes.
Thrive Themes:- What else do you want when you have that Robust thrive architect. In one time payment, you get access to 7+ plugins and dozens of themes made for higher conversion rate.
Read more in detail:- 5 best themeshops for WordPress
Tools to Build Landing Pages
Elementor – I Use Elementor and I strongly recommend you this plugin. Elementor comes with great customization options built-in and the drag and drop builder is purely beginner level oriented.
OptimizePress – If Elementor isn’t powerful enough, this toll is genuinely for you. This powerful page builder comes with multiple interactive elements and add-ons you can use to make your landing page a beast.
LeadPages – LeadPages is an ideal choice for creating sales and important landing pages of your business that you’ll use in your sales funnels. It is best for squeeze pages.
Read: What is Landing Page
Email Marketing Tools
I use GetResponse and I’m a big fan of their automation workflow. Get their 30-Day free trial through Bforbloggers only.
Aweber – Their powerful tools, sequence-based emails, excellent services, and Free guide will give you maximum opportunities for success.
With AWeber, you get all the email marketing tools you need to create and send beautiful and engaging emails. For a behind-the-scenes look at how you can use AWeber, sign up to our Test Drive email series:
Mailerlite :- Free up-to 1000 subscribers. So note that this will include every premium service they offer for example Automation. Read MailerLite review before signing up. I still recommend MailChimp above it.
Constant Contact – Constant Contact is something totally different. They have one of the most feature-rich dashboards with smart triggers and segmentation features you’ll love to have. They also offer a full-featured 60-day trial, no credit card required. Try them and I’m sure you’ll love it.
Convertkit :- The best tool for anyone. Whether you are a business owner, blogger, internet marketer or anyone, ConvertKit is will make you fall in love with it. It is made for creators and seriously, I’ve never seen something so simple and powerful in email marketing Softwares.
Content Delivery Networks
KeyCDN – If you are tight on budget but still want optimum performance, look nowhere else. KeyCDN has everything you need to have a speedy and secure site with lesser amount spend.
Cloudflare – No money to spend on CDN? Cloudflare has got you. I use Cloudflare (paid) at Bforbloggers and they have never let me down. Cloudflare offers FREE can for everyone.
MaxCDN :- Most of the big sites that handle loads of traffic everyday use maxCDN for one reason, they are reliable. The best CDN you can get for your money as this one.
Web Hosting For WordPress
Bluehost – Officially Recommended Hosting From WordPress. Shared Hosting.FREE Domain. Very Cheap plans.1-Click Installs. excellent Year-Round Support.Free SSL Certificate.30-day Money-Back Guarantee
HostGator – Shared Hosting. Cheap prices. 1-Click Install Available.Money-Back Guarantee.Interesting Discounts.
Kinsta -Managed WordPress Hosting. Best for High traffic websites or blogs. Excellent performance.Powered by Google Cloud. Turbocharged Servers.Best Among All But a Little Bit Costly.
Inmotion – top rated hosting provider. High speed and technically highly recommended for WordPress.
Siteground– Officially Recommended by WordPress.Shared hosting.More Secure. Excellent Support with toll-free voice call. Neck to neck with the Bluehost.1-Click install. Really Faster than other shared hosting companies.
Dream host :- Managed hosting at a reasonable price. In case you don’t know, many big websites including Labnol started with DreamHost and are still using it.
123formbuilder -They offer almost any Kind of forms which are easy to use and very beautiful. Their services are awesome and professional.
I personally use their Contact form, you can have a look at contact us page. Update :- Now we use the Gravity Forms plugin.
Ninja forms :- WordPress plugin which is very powerful when it comes to creating a form.
WPforms – A Beginner-friendly drag and drop form builder. You can use this plugin to create any type of forms with ease.
Domain Name Registrars
Godaddy– User friendly. Suitable for Beginners. Easy to use Control panel for DNS, Nameservers, Email management etc. Gives Free Website builder tool. Used personally
BigRock – Recommended for Indian Bloggers. Easy to use. Cheap prices. User friendly. Hosting available. Used personally.
Namecheap :- The cheapest host and domain registrar on the list. Most of the new bloggers get their domain from NameCheap
Image & Graphic Designing tools:-
Snappa – Snappa comes with pre-made high-quality templates that are absolutely beautiful and professional looking. You can use many different formats and shapes to make your image a little bit more branded.
Kapa99 – Kapa99 is a graphics solution for anyone looking to get professional services related to any kind of custom visual work such as logo, blog images, social media images, marketing Ads and almost everything. The best part, they take an unlimited number of jobs every month.
Smart Podcast Player – Smart Podcast Player is a media player plugin for WordPress. If you are serious about your podcast and want to give your users a great time listing and browsing through your episodes, give a try to this plugin.
Kinsta :- With kinsta, you won’t think to change your hosting provider again, ever.
Nestify :- The cheapest managed hosting provider with great power.
Team And Growth Management Tools
Trello :- Schedule your work. Manage what to write next. What you have missed and your other goals. Add new collaborators like your set executive, editor etc.
CoShcedule – I Recently started to use CoSchedule and I’m impressed with their features. CoSchedule lets you create a to-do list, manage them from time to time, collaborate with other, automate your social networking profiles and more. It helps to become more productive.
Social Media Plugins
Orbitfox by themeisle :- The floating share button you are currently viewing right here. We are using this in 2018.
Yoast :- The best SEO plugin out there. We recommend using Yoast SEO plugin to Every new blogger. Extremely powerful with core set features.
All in one SEO pack :- The oldest SEO plugin still functioning. This is the biggest rival of Yoast. The pro version gives extremely powerful add-ons and priority support.
Read more :-Top 5 SEO plugins for better rankings
Tools To Start Your Own Affiliate Program
Ambassador – Ambassador is one of the few affiliate marketing SaaS I love. It makes it easy to run your own affiliate program by eliminating the hassle of handling the tracking and payments sorting part.
SamCart – SamCart is a complete tool if you sell products and even if you want to start your products’ affiliate program. It is easy to use and feature-rich. It comes with multiple affiliate tools including asset and sub-affiliate tracking.
Other Helpful and Miscellaneous Tools
Thrive Comments – Thrive Comments by thrive themes is the actual comments system you see here. It has new features such as badges, comments share, votes and It is extremely customizable and powerful to use.
This post is updated regularly ensuring you and I never get left behind. As soon as I find any useful blogging resource or tool to share with you I’ll add to this list.
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