As a blogger and business owner who has a ton of clients, I don’t have a ton of extra time on my hands. Using the tools in this post has helped me save so much time and it will help you too! Find out the 5 best tools for bloggers today!
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5 Best Tools for Bloggers
1. Editorial Calendar
An editorial calendar is a total essential for me as a blogger. I am able to store ideas for future blog posts so that I always have a bank of ideas to post about. It definitely helps keep me inspired. I personally use Trello to store my ideas and then move them to Google Calendar each month so I can prepare my actual content calendar.
2. Social Media Scheduler
I don’t know about you but utilizing a social media scheduler is a non-negotiable thing for me. As a social media strategist, I already run a ton of social media accounts for other bloggers and business owners so I need to automate my accounts for my own sanity. There are quite a few free options out there like Hootsuite and Buffer but I prefer SmarterQueue because it lets you recycle your posts.
Pinterest is a necessary tool for bloggers both to give us inspiration on things to post about in addition to using it as a tool to get our blogs more exposure. Pinterest has been a game changer for my blog and my blog traffic increase has been a direct result of using Pinterest effectively.
4. Accounting Software
I think having an accounting software is important for bloggers everywhere. Keeping track of income and expenses can get difficult if you’re just using a spreadsheet so I recommend investing in an accounting software if possible. There are even free tools like Wave that allow you to keep track of everything. I personally use Freshbooks to track my income, expenses, and even my team members hours.
5. Project management app
Using a project management app has really helped me save time with both my blog and within my business. There are two great options to choose from – Asana and Trello. I use both of them for different things and using these two tools have really revolutionized my business.
What’s the best tool you use for your blog? Please feel free to let me know down in the comments.