Blogging is not an easy job. As a blogger, you not only need to write blogs but also need a lot of things to get successful with your blog. In this article, I will be discussing 35+ best blogging tools and resources that will help you to blog like a pro. This will be an ultimate list covering almost all the blogging areas. I am sure you will be finding many new tools & resources to help you with your blog. Do not forget to bookmark it. I will keep on updating this article with new & useful tools.
35+ Best Blogging Tools and Resources
I have categorized the tools for your convenience. This amazing list will be useful for all types of bloggers. It does not matter if you are a professional blogger or a part-time blogger, you will find new tools & resources to ease your blogging journey.
* This list contains both free & paid tools. I’ve personally used most of the tools and the remaining ones are suggested and used by other pro bloggers.
Since the list is very long, I will brief its importance for your reference. You can click on the tools to explore more.
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1) Writing Tools
It is the best Grammar Checker & Plagiarism Detection Tool available in the market today. We also use it to proofread our articles before publishing them.
It is a note-taking app that helps you capture and prioritize ideas, projects, and to-do lists, so nothing falls through the cracks. The good thing is it is available via cloud syncing i.e. you can access it everywhere. I have been using it for many years now.
c) Portent Title Maker
This is a good tool to help you find new & catchy titles for your blog posts. You just need to enter a subject and it will provide you a list of great titles. You can refresh as many times as you’d like for new ideas.
d) Blog Topic Generator
This is a HubSpot’s tool. Enter your keyword and it will give you post ideas.
2) Themes & Templates
a) Genesis Framework
It is one of the most popular theme frameworks for WordPress. It empowers you to quickly and easily build incredible websites by providing a number of high-quality Genesis child themes, and third-party plugins and products.
* This blog is also built on Genesis Framework.
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It is another highest rated WordPress themes in the market. It is a simple, lightweight & flexible WordPress theme built with a focus on speed and usability.
c) Thrive Architect
It is the most advanced landing page builder plugin built for marketers. The plugin is rebuilt from the ground-up by keeping marketers and conversions in mind.
3) WordPress Plugins & Tools
a) WP Rocket
It is a premium cache plugin for WordPress. Many Pro Bloggers & Experts recognize it as the most powerful caching tool. We are also using this extraordinary plugin on our blog. We consider it one of the best blogging tools & resources out there.
** An Interesting Fact – Study reveals that 40% of the people will abandon a page that takes more than 3 seconds to load & a 1-second delay in page response can result in a 7% reduction in conversions.
b) Thirsty Affiliates
It is a wonderful affiliate link management WordPress plugin that gives you complete control over your affiliate links. This plugin is free, but paid add-ons are also available. If you are also in affiliate marketing, this is a good tool to use. We also use it to cloak our affiliate links to give it a clean & decent look.
c) Link Whisper
It is an awesome internal link management plugin that quietly and quickly “whispers” contextual internal link suggestions. It speeds up the process of Internal Linking & helps you rank better. It also helps to reduce bounce rate of your blog. We are using this plugin and it has really helped us to create better internal linking of our blog. It is available in both free & paid versions.
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d) Revive Social
It is a premium WordPress Plugin to help you to increase your Social Media presence. Revive Social brings you fully automated social media sharing and a professional toolkit. It is our go-to social media automation and scheduling plugin & we have been using it on our blog for years now. Both free & paid versions are available.
e) WP Coupons & Deals
It is a Coupon plugin that lets you add coupons, embedded to your posts, pages with a simple and beautiful shortcode. If your website offers coupons, you should definitely give it a try. We use this plugin to showcase our coupons & deals.
f) Rank Math
Rank Math is an emerging SEO WordPress plugin. It is a great alternative to Yoast SEO. I recently shifted to Rank Math from Yoast SEO. I have found it very good. If you are not using any SEO plugin, I would suggest using one.
* Yoast has announced a partnership with SEMrush. This will really help you with your keyword research.
4) Web Hosting Source
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It is one of the few companies that offer a great balance between affordability and great functionality when it comes to cloud-based managed WordPress hosting. If you Want to host your WordPress site on the Cloud? Definitely give Cloudways a try.
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c) A2 Hosting
A2 Hosting stakes its reputation on “high powered hosting” making speed and reliability their top priority. It reckons its SSDs “Turbo Servers” that can load pages up to 20 times faster than a typical non-SSD server. A2 Hosting has won plenty of top hosting awards and consistently ranks high on best hosting lists. They promise 99.9% uptime on all their servers. Below are live coupons –
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5) SEO Tools
SEMrush is a renowned all-in-one search engine optimization, competitor analysis, and marketing toolkit that consists of various tools to help webmasters and marketers at various levels. It is a go-to tool for many digital marketing experts to help them manage their brand’s/website’s online visibility. This is a must having tool.
b) Long Tail Pro
LTP is a great tool to find the best Long Tail targeted Keywords To Rank Higher In Google Search using a built-in engine that calculates the Keyword Competitiveness for any niche.
c) Website Auditor
WebSite Auditor is an effective SEO software for the fast, all-around site audit. It also helps you to find and fix all technical SEO issues related to your site’s structure and coding & optimizing the content of your landing pages & many more.
d) Google Keyword Planner
It is a 100% free & easy-to-use keyword research tool.
e) SE Ranking
SE Ranking is a powerful All-In-One SEO platform. It offers a complete set of marketing tools great for all (small business owners who manage their websites as well as SEO professionals and digital agencies). It provides a complete set of tools for keyword position tracking and keyword research, website audit, competitor analysis, keyword suggestion and grouping, backlink monitoring, automated professional reporting. Along with these features, SE Ranking also offers unique tools like page changes, monitoring, and even social media management.
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6) Email Marketing Tools
a) Optin Monster
Optin Monster is the ultimate popup builder and marketing plugin that helps you get more email subscribers. It can help you convert abandoning visitors into subscribers with our dynamic marketing tools and Exit-Intent technology.
b) Thrive Leads
Another email marketing tool lets you build a wide variety of optin forms and display them on different parts of your WordPress site. It is one of the best blogging tools available in the market.
A good WordPress plugin to create email signup forms that convert visitors into subscribers combined with email automation & newsletter features.
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7) Social Media Tools
Tailwind is a popular and widely used social media tool. You can save time scheduling to Pinterest and Instagram, post at the best times for engagement, and get more actionable analytics. You can start free and supercharge your social media marketing.
A great social media management platform to create and customize content with built-in tools, schedule it to multiple social media pages, run ads, etc.
c) Social Snap
Social Snap is one of the best blogging tools available. It includes over 30 social networks & apps to choose from, allowing your visitors to share your content through their favorite app or network.
d) Social Pilot
Social Pilot is a great Social media marketing tool to increase brand awareness & traffic. It lets you set up your social network accounts and allows you to schedule posts for various social media platforms. They offer iOS & Android app too.
8) Outsourcing Resources
It is one of the popular outsourcing marketplaces. You can buy many services (for any kind of work) for only $5.
Another popular SEO Marketplace where you can find services starting from $1.
9) Accounting Tools
Freshbooks is an award-winning finance & accounting software, one of the best cloud solutions for small business owners. It is a great Accounting & Invoicing software built for owners and their clients.
QuickBooks is another online accounting software for small businesses. Its products are geared mainly toward small and medium-sized businesses and offer on-premises accounting applications as well as cloud-based versions that accept business payments, manage and pay bills, and payroll functions.
10) Monetization Tools
a) Google AdSense
Google’s contextual ad network. It is hands down the best monetization network for bloggers. Getting approval is a little bit difficult but pays you well and on time.
Media.net is a great alternative to Google AdSense. I have a very good experience with it. It is a contextual ad network by Yahoo & Bing.
Adversal is another good way to earn money by showing ads. It works on the CPM model. The minimum threshold is very low ($20). My first online income was from Adversal only 🙂
It is the leading commerce content monetization platform. Its technology automatically monetizes product links in commerce-related content.
Flyout is a free, simple way to earn money by placing sponsored content on your website. You can add your blog and set your price for the sponsored posts. Advertisers will share the post with you & once you publish it, you will earn money.
11) Affiliate Marketing Resources
ShareASale, by far, is my favorite network for affiliate marketing. It has a wide range of merchants & affiliates for all niche categories I have been using it for years and it is a regular source of my online income. It always pays on time (20th of every month if the minimum threshold is reached) and. You should definitely give it a try.
If you are an Indian blogger & have a lot of Indian traffic, Cuelinks is for you. You will find almost all popular brands there for any niche. Also, the minimum payout threshold is very low (Rs. 500) i.e. you will be paid as soon as you reach Rs. 500.
c) WP Engine
WP Engine is a leading web host in the managed WordPress host category. It provides co-branded landing pages and banners to help you promote WP Engine hosting. It has a bonus system for multiple sales.
Commission: $200per referral or 100% of the first month’s payment (whichever is higher)
Cookie Period: 180 Days (Insane!)
A2Hosting is another good affiliate program if you want to promote hosting/blogging related products. Commission slabs are –
- 1-10 sales: $85/sale
- 11-20 sales: $100/sale
- 21-30 sales: $120/sale
- 31+ sales: $140/sale
e) SEMrush Affiliate
One of the famous affiliate programs for bloggers. SEMrush is an all-in-one SEO & Marketing toolkit. Its popularity speaks for itself & is easy to promote hence has a good conversion rate. It also offers a high commission – $200 for every SEMrush subscription sale, $10 for every new trial activation.
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