Recommend Tools for Blogging?

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Curious on what everyone is recommending for tools / services that are a "must have" for a blog, that are also budget friendly.

Waiting to hear from everyone.
#blogging #recommend #tools
  • Profile picture of the author jogunn
    This is jumping ahead a bit, but once you start publishing your blog articles, make sure you have 'share' buttons in place that will allow readers to easily share your content with their friends/family and set up social media accounts for your blog that will allow you to connect with more users and help funnel more traffic back to your blog.

    Best of luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author razorz18
    Originally Posted by Markets View Post

    Curious on what everyone is recommending for tools / services that are a "must have" for a blog, that are also budget friendly.

    Waiting to hear from everyone.
    Not much,, Autoresponder... Others you add later when you need.. But getting email subscriber from day 1 would be one of the most important thing you could do for your online business. There are no specific must have.. just start your blog and you will learn more from time to time what you required. Simply adding "must have tools" used by others will not help you if you don't need it.
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I am assuming that you will be using WordPress, as most people do for their blogs.

    Here is a list of plugins, themes, and tools that I would be lost without.

    Plugins:

    Akismet
    Jetpack
    Yoast SEO
    Updraft Plus (for backups)
    Wordfence
    Pretty Link Lite
    Shortcodes Ultimate
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WP Opt-in Boxes
    Google XML Sitemap
    WP Super Cache
    PageBuilder by SiteOrigin
    WP PostViews
    WP Legal Pages
    WP Squeeze Bar


    Theme:

    WP 7in1 - This theme allows you to easily create 7 different kinds of sites. It's a premium theme and I believe it is currently priced at $37.


    Tools:

    SumoMe - It's a fantastic service that has list building tools, social media sharing tools, and more. It's free to use but there are also premium features if you want to upgrade. If you are looking for a great pop up opt-in form they have one that you can use for free.

    Google Analytics - I think it goes without saying you need this to see vital stats for your blog.

    Feedburner - A great way to add blog subscribers if you are just starting out and cannot afford an autoresponder. They have an opt-in box you can use to capture blog subscribers and ever time you post they will get an email with the post inside.


    Content:

    We all get writers block from time to time, and so here are a few places where I find good content when I need it fast.

    Constant Content - https://www.constant-content.com/

    Swarm Content - A Marketplace For Exclusive Articles and Blog Posts

    Ghost Bloggers - Buy & Sell Unique Content - GhostBloggers™


    I love blogging and I hope that info helps you all out!
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  • Yoast SEO
    Google XML Sitemap
    Pretty Link Lite
    TinyMCE Advanced
    Akismet
    Jetpack
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  • Profile picture of the author OussamaBusiness
    This Is Plugins
    Akismet
    Jetpack
    Yoast SEO
    Updraft Plus (for backups)
    Wordfence
    Pretty Link Lite
    Shortcodes Ultimate
    TinyMCE Advanced
    WP Opt-in Boxes
    Google XML Sitemap
    WP Super Cache
    PageBuilder by SiteOrigin
    WP PostViews
    WP Legal Pages
    WP Squeeze Bar
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    If you are going to be using WordPress as your platform - then I recommend these tools (plugins):

    AdRotate
    Akismet
    Better Click To Tweet
    Better WordPress Minify
    Bottom of every post
    Broken Link Checker
    Comment Redirect by Yoast
    CommentLuv
    Dagon Design Sitemap Generator
    Easy Lightbox Wordpress
    Easy Tynt
    Facebook Open Graph, Google+ and Twitter Card Tags
    Hide Trackbacks
    In Depth Articles Generator
    Jetpack by WordPress.com
    Lazy Load
    Monarch Plugin
    Opt-In Panda | BizPanda
    OptinLinks Professional
    Page scroll to id
    Pretty Link Lite
    Rublon Account Security
    SEO Smart Links
    Social Locker | BizPanda
    Srizon Responsive Youtube Album
    StyleRoller Add-on
    WP Smush
    WP Super Cache
    WP Widget Cache
    WP-Optimize
    Yoast SEO

    These are the plugins I personally use for my blogs.

    Now, here are some external tools that are helpful for bloggers:

    Buzzsumo
    GetResponse
    CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
    Piktochart
    Reedsy
    Optimizely
    BuzzStream
    ContentIdeator
    Feedly

    Just google each tool to get the link to it

    These are very helpful tool for bloggers!

    I hope this helps!

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author time4vps
    BuzzSumo - Quara - Google Trends - WordPress Distraction-Free Writing Mode - WordPress Mobile Apps - Editorial Calendar - After the Deadline - Google Webmaster Tools - Google Keyword Planner - Mailchimp - Buffer - Google docs (if you're colloborating with others) or Asana
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  • Profile picture of the author HelenVendo
    Here're the basic tools I'm using (hope I didn't forget anything):
    Google Analytics
    Pingdom (It offers you uptime reports, error analysis response time reports)
    Google Ad Manager
    Aweber
    BuzzSumo
    Quora
    Google Keyword Planner
    Mailchimp

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
    Originally Posted by Markets View Post

    Curious on what everyone is recommending for tools / services that are a "must have" for a blog, that are also budget friendly.

    Waiting to hear from everyone.
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  • Profile picture of the author xianherrera07
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    Social Medias are the BEST tool.
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