Blogging is a tough job.
Geez, that isn’t something you hear a lot, is it?
Especially on a blog that serves the sole purpose of encouraging new people to start a blog of their own.
Seems kinda counterintuitive, doesn’t it?
But let’s be honest for a second. Forget the “You can do anything you put your heart to” cr*p and try to focus on the real world.
You’d understand how difficult blogging really is.
First, you should create a premium-looking website, then write high-quality content, SEO optimize said content, and lastly promote and hope you get compensated for all the effort that you put in.
That’s why we have brought a ton of useful tools that will make your life much easier, these are 15 free blogging tools for beginners:
Soovle is a simple free keyword suggestion tool. It consists of a search bar on which you can type a keyword of your choice and the tool would generate keywords related to the typed keyword.
Even though this tool does not provide any other details it still is pretty cool and useful considering the fact that it is available for no cost.
Soovle gives you suggested keyword ideas from Google, YouTube, Bing, Yahoo, Amazon, and more.
You can download your favorite keywords to a CSV file and use them for keyword analysis.
Yoast SEO is the go-to plugin for any website that wants to tackle issues related to SEO. It helps you optimize the meta keywords, metadata and makes sure the pages and posts are SEO compliant as per google policies.
The tool helps you optimize your on-page SEO to increase your chances of ranking for a particular keyword.
You can optimize your page SEO along the lines of a target keyword of your choice. The tool provides all the optimum instances where the keyword should repeat itself, this is done in an attempt to best comply with Google policies.
Mailchimp is an extremely powerful email marketing and automation tool. You can use this tool to run automated email campaigns and market products via email.
The tool provides you with options to create a landing page or a form to collect leads. You can then send targeted email campaigns to the collected leads. You can also segment and categorize your audience for more personalized campaigning.
Sometimes the Mailchimp forms aren’t good enough to convert your audience. Default Mailchimp forms usually lack proper design and responsive capabilities.
MailOptin helps you create premium-looking opt-in forms and popups to help you convert more visitors. The forms you create are 100% customizable and look good across all devices.
You can create a popup, in post form, or sidebar widget with this tool. The created forms can be added to any location on the website with the shortcode feature.
Canva is a graphic design tool, it brings you a ton of free stock images, videos, and graphic assets that you can use on your sites without the risk of copyright infringement. You can create awesome web graphics in various sizes.
They also provide a pro version that provides millions of high-quality photos, videos, and illustrations on purchase.
Buzzsumo lets you identify the type of content which performs best on social media. Enter any keyword or URL into the BuzzSumo search box and it will give you a wealth of information about it. You can use this tool to craft better page titles and get content ideas for future posts.
The tool is free for up to 10 searches a month.
Semrush Site audit:
The Semrush Site Audit tool lets you check the crawlability of your website.
Crawlability is how well a search engine can access and crawl your site’s content without running into a broken link or dead end.
You can use this tool to track potential vulnerabilities and crawlability issues.
The tool gives you details such as the number of broken links, HTTPS errors, and Error pages and also provides you with solutions for each of these issues.
You can use this tool by starting a 7 day free trial for Semrush
Grammarly is a free grammar and spells checking tool. You can save a lot of money that you would otherwise spend on a proofreader if you use Grammarly.
The tool isn’t perfect but it still is pretty effective for correcting basic spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Grammarly also corrects clarity and readability issues thus helping you write better content.
Potent title maker:
Potent title maker helps you create more catchy headlines for your blog. It is a simple title generator tool that generates quirky and often funny titles, that you can use for your posts.
Social media is an insanely good source of traffic. But it requires constant effort to grow. Tailwind is a post scheduler tool the helps you schedule and post your posts according to the time that your targeted audience is most active.
This helps get more eyes on your post and in turn, helps increase engagement.
Another powerful feature is the Tailwind Communities, Tailwind Communities is a tool that enables you to meet and collaborate with other creators within your niche. These communities help content creators share and promote each other’s content in an attempt to increase reach.
Semrush writing assistant:
Want to create content that ranks? Semrush Writing assistant tool is an online content optimization tool that helps content writers optimize their content by providing tweaks based on best-performing articles of given keywords.
You can scan your copy for different SEO suggestions and improve the readability, SEO, Tone of voice, and originality of your content to achieve better results.
You can sign up for the Semrush Free trial to make use of this amazing tool.
Cloudflare is a free global CDN, DNS, DDoS protection, and web security provider that can speed up and protect any site online.
According to research, on average a website using Cloudflare loads twice as fast, uses 60% less bandwidth, has 65% fewer requests and is more secure.
I personally use the Cloudflare CDN and I have seen visible results in my site’s speed and performance.
A step-by-step tutorial on how to set up Cloudflare can be found here.
Ahrefs DA checker:
Domain authority is a search engine ranking score developed by Moz that predicts how likely a website is to rank in search engine result pages.
Though Domain authority isn’t officially a Google ranking factor it still indicates a higher likelihood of ranking on the top of search results.
You can use the Ahrefs DA checker to track the Domain Authority of other websites.
The tool gives you a definite score indicating the authority a website holds, 100 being the highest while 1 being the lowest.
Crello is an online visual editing tool for easily creating videos, animations, and graphic designs. The tool provides you with over 50,000 beautiful and highly customizable templates.
You can use this tool for creating animated posts that you can use for various social media platforms.
One of the most unique features Crello provides is the Brand kit feature that helps you create graphic content consistent with your brand design.
Convert Kit – Free blogging tools for beginners:
Convert Kit is an email marketing software that was developed specifically for bloggers and content creators.
Using ConvertKit, you can gather email subscribers by either creating a landing page or a form. You can embed these forms on blog posts or other web pages and change the look and feel of them, so they match your website design.
You can then set up an email sequence inside of ConvertKit for new subscribers. When a reader signs up for the email list, ConvertKit automatically sends them a follow-up several days later.
Inside of your ConvertKit account, you can easily set up products and services and sell them directly over email. You could sell:
- A book
- A course
- A webinar
I’ve had the privilege of trying out many of these tools while writing online. And they have all proved to be quite useful over the years.
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So what are your favorite blogging tools? Which ones did I not include here that you would add to the list?
Let me know down and the comment section.