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TOOLS AND RESOURCES: Tools for blogging
Here is a list of tools and resources which I use for my affiliate website hoping to help you So let’s start with some useful tools and plugins.
For any beginner, it is the most reliable and resourceful platform which you can trust when you are getting started. If it be a simple blog, travel blog, affiliate website, deal sites, directory sites or of any kind WordPress is the best option to start without any coding or experience WordPress is a beginner-friendly.
The necessary tools and resources for blogging.
Domain and hosting
A domain is an online address
Sign in to your GoDaddy account type the desired domain name go to continue to cart fill in your details and checkout. A simple process to register your domain name
Services required to put your content or webpage online where all your data is collected in a computer.
Bluehost:- It is the best web hosting service provider with an advantage of a free domain for 1 year and free SSL Certificate. Easy to install WordPress
Contact form 7 is a free WordPress plugin easy to install and insert it on your website.
Ad Inserter plugin makes it easy to manage your Ads on WordPress.Manage your Adsense, Amazon, banner and sticky Ads. It has both free and paid version
Yoast SEO Plugin it’s a free WordPress plugin works great simply guides you through your post.
The Premium WordPress themes marketplace with multiple varieties, easy page builder beginner-friendly drag and drop makes documentation much easier.
Get the best themes, templates, WordPress themes from one of the best collection.
Elegant Themes has the best to offer DIVI Theme with this build amazing designed websites. WordPress themes, plugins and everything to get you on the web
I am using Rehub theme which specifically is made for money-making affiliate sites.
SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
There are many keyword researching tools available in the market which one to go for is totally up to you the reason being unless you get to experience things for yourself things won’t get right but here is a recommendation of keyword research tools and which one I use.
- KW Finder
- Uber Suggest
- Google Keyword Planner
- Google Trends
- Keyword everywhere
- Answer the public
Answer the public a great tool if simply breakdown the keywords and gives you insight and get you more content ideas, to give you a clear understanding see the above image.
To find the best performing hashtags in top-performing countries try this it’s great
Grammarly helps you write better and fix grammar mistakes. It has a free version
Keeping your site safe from thieves is very much required and I am using Wordfence it simply puts a fence around hackers although there are many available, it is highly recommended to keep your WordPress site safe
For those who are not familiar with what is tinypng it compress your Images which helps increase the site’s speed
Social media management
Buffer schedules post you can manage all your social media account in one place and analyze their performance.
Tailwind is something every marketer must have it makes your scheduling very easy and it also suggests the right time to pin. A Pinterest favorite analysis and marketing tool and I love it too it has some cool features like smart loops which automatically repost your evergreen content and keeps it moving.
Tribes help you to grow faster and together with other bloggers in a particular niche, new don’t know yet go check it out
Canva is free to start and easy to use with plenty of free templates. Design your images, graphics, an infographic with the free version
Huge collection of royalty-free images for your projects, website, blogs. A good image is not only required but also adds value to your content. Do check out
From newsletters to sending commercial messages an e-mail service provider is all you need.A smart way to interact with your subscribers and customers.
MailChimp is good to start with and is free upto 1000 subscribers, other good options are mailerlite and convertkit. Easy drag and drop makes it simple newsletters, welcome email, and landing pages
Organize all your work with these free tools. With trello it’s free to start and schedule all your to-do list.
Slack has a free and paid version with $3.20/month