My Favorite Blogging Tools That I Use (Some are Free!)

 

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When I talked about why blogging is great for introverts I mentioned some of the reasons why it will probably fit so well for most introverts.

Unfortunately blogging can be really stressful sometimes. Whether is coming up with content or finding time to actually blog if you are like me. Like almost anything in life you will probably find that you need some help whether it is a person helping you or something else.


I do not have a person who helps me with blogging, but I do depend on some good blogging tools and resources. Some are free and others are not free, but I think you will find that you that if you want to grow your blog you are going to have to invest some money into it.

You by no means have to use these tools to succeed in blogging. In fact, even I still have a long way to go. These are just some tools that I have found to work really well since starting my blog.

These are not in any specific order, since I have many favorite blogging tools!

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 1. WordPress (free- technically)

First up is of course WordPress. It is technically free, but you will have to pay for the domain and web hosting (I will get to that later). I got the automatic free download for WordPress once I bought Bluehost for my hosting.

I will probably never use any other blogging software similar to this. Not being a very tech savy person can be difficult and I feel like I have a pretty good knowledge of how to use WordPress now.

Overall it is fairly easy to use, and if you ever get stuck on how to use certain WordPress functions you can almost always YouTube or Google it and your answer can probably be found.

The only thing I should mention is that if you want to make money on your blog you will want to use Wordprss.org, not WordPress.com. You cannot use plugins on WordPress.com, which you will definitely want to use. Read more about that here.

2. Website Domain & Hosting (not free, unfortunately)

Another favorite blogging tool currently is Bluehost*.

Bluehost* is easy to use,  they have great customer service, and can even sometimes answer my WordPress questions if I have any.

But, I like to try new things every once in a while, so I am going to be switching to Siteground soon. It is nothing against Bluehost, but typically you can get cheaper prices if you switch to a new domain and hosting for the first time. Since my blog is still pretty new, I am going to try it and hopefully it will also be a part of my favorite blogging tools as well.

I am not just switching because of the cheaper price, but I have also heard great reviews about Siteground from fellow bloggers as well.

3. Tailwind (not free- for the most part)

My next favorite blogging tool is Tailwind*. It is basically a lifesaver since it automates my Pinterest pins (I will get to that more later).

You can get your first 100 pins free just to try it out if you want. Click here to signup for Tailwind*.

If you are planning on using Pinterest to grow your blog traffic (you should by the way), then you will definitely want to use Tailwind. Otherwise you will probably spend hours and hours a week pinning your content when you can just spend an hour or two once a week setting up at least two weeks worth of Pinterest content.

4. Mailerlite (can be free)

Next up is Mailerlite*, which is for email marketing. It actually took me a while to start email marketing. I don’t know what it was about it, but it intimidated me for some reason.

But Mailerlite* has made it really simple!

If you have less than 1,000 subscribers you can get it for free, or if you have more they have different upgrades you can choose from as well.

It is also a fairly easy to use blogging tool, and they have great customer service as well.

Did I mention it is free if you have less than 1,000 subscribers? You really cannot beat that.

5. Billionaire Blog Club (not free)

There are times when I feel completely lost when blogging. Whether it is finding content to cover, technical issues, social media concerns, or anything else related to blogging.

I used to spend hours and hours Googling how to do this or how to do that.

I also used to spend quite a bit of money on different courses and learning material from other various bloggers.

Some of the content was worth the money and others were not.

This is where I love BBC (Billionaire Blog Club)*. I signed up not too long ago, since it only opens up every once in a while. It does cost money, but honestly it will probably be the only thing you will ever need to buy in regards to blog courses. I wish I had bought this sooner, rather than just a few months ago.

There is a large community of other bloggers who will rush in to answer any questions you may have. And if they cannot answer they will find you someone else who can.

Scrivs also have numerous training’s on anything from Pinterest, SEO, writing content, and anything else about blogging that you can think of.

If you want more information on signing up for BBC click here.

 Other Favorite Blogging Tools (FREE)

Pexels

Another favorite of mine that I use for blogging is Pexels, which is a free stock photography website that I use for all of my Pinterest images and images on my blog.

Some bloggers do not like to use free stock photos, but I really do not care at this point. They have some really good pictures, especially if you are just starting out and you do not want to spend money on stock photography.

Pinterest

Next up is of course Pinterest. It is one of the best blogging tools in my opinion. It is not only free (unless you pay to advertise your content), but it also is my number 1 traffic source for my blog.

By posting your content on Pinterest thousands and even millions of other people can see your content, thus driving more traffic to your blog.

You can join groups boards, create your own boards, post other people’s content and of course your own content. This is all for FREE!

Instagram

Lastly, another blogging tool that I love is Instagram. I have heard some bloggers say that Instagram doesn’t give them much traffic. In my case, I just recently redid my blog profile on Instagram and I have been getting more traffic since doing so.

It is very visual, which some people like compared to other social media websites such as Facebook and Twitter. The use of hashtags also helps me get noticed on Instagram as well.

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These are most of the blogging tools that I use on a daily basis. I can’t imagine what blogging would be like without these different tools and resources honestly.

What are some of your favorite blogging tools?

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