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The one thing every successful blogger has is an arsenal of blogging tools. These tools are used to make sure they perform the best in crafting the best content, day in and day out. If you are just starting out with blogging, you are in for a treat.
In this article, I'm going to share with you the top blogging tools a.k.a. blogging stack that I personally use for all my blogs.
I am a loud advocate for WordPress and this tool had helped me created dozens of websites that generated me with thousands of dollars.
New to blogging? Follow these to the "T"!
Blogging is all about creating awesome content that turn cold website visitors into hot leads or buyers.
I use Thrive Architect to create intuitive blog posts (not just content but layout) to ensure that my readers are always engaged!
Thrive Architect is easy to use and this tool helps you to build beautiful homepage, landing pages and blog posts without touching a single line of code (full drag and drop builder). Learn more about Thrive Architect here.
My second go-to website builder is Divi. It is highly affordable, doesn't cost a bomb and more importantly, it comes with a lifetime license which is just too good to be true!
This is one WordPress tool that comes packing with over 500 ready-made templates—so you know that you are in good hands. Click here to learn more about Divi Builder.
WordPress websites are prone to attacks and malicious code injection. The only way is to stay safe and have a good website security tool. I use VirusDie for all my blogs because it is easy to use and no plugin installation ever required. Read my VirusDie review here.
Last but not least, my blogging stack includes reliable WordPress and control panel (huh?).
This blog generates over 150,000 visits in a month and I need more than just a web hosting. I use Vultr high performance VPS and as I have limited knowledge in server management, GridPane to control my VPS.
If you are starting small, you don't need to have an expensive hosting service. Shared hosting would do and with BlueHost, you can get free domain and web hosting for under $3 per month. Here's the deal page.
Successful bloggers use landing pages to build an email list and to perform online sales call around the clock. Landing page can be expensive, and being a cheapskate, here are the top landing page builders you should be using.
I like ClickFunnels because it is easy to use and there are tons of support (company and customer support). However, ClickFunnels is not for everyone because it starts with a large price tag of $99 per month.
If your blog is already making money, I recommend you to invest into ClickFunnels to build landing pages and funnels quickly and effectively.
A great alternative to ClickFunnels is LeadPages. LeadPages help you build landing pages quickly and using an intuitive drag and drop builder.
The only difference about LeadPages is that it doesn't come with a funnel builder. Nonetheless, this is one of the cheapest (and most popular) landing page builder for WordPress. Click here to learn more about LeadPages.
GetResponse started the whole funnel and landing page builder pretty late in the industry (around 2018). I'm currently using GetResponse because it offers all of these under one roof:
If you are looking for value-for-money type of landing page builder, GetResponse is not only the cheapest but it is also the most feature pack one. Try GetResponse for free (or try their demo here).
Last in my blogging stack are the tools I use to craft better content. The better your content are, the better the chances are you to get more traffic, making more money and ultimately, sales conversion.
I craft all my blog posts on Google Drive because it gives me flexibility to edit and add more content on the go. However, working on the go has its own disadvantages—including doing grammatical mistakes.
For this, Grammarly is my go-to blogging stack that I dearly love. If you want to become a strong blogger, this is one tool you need to have in your arsenal. Click here to get Grammarly for free today (premium plans available too).
Getting your blog post written correctly is one thing—having the right SEO structure is another. With Rank Math SEO plugin, you can easily optimize the blog post to send the right signals to Google for better ranking.
The best part? Rank Math is absolutely free to use! Download it here.
You may spend 48 hours to craft the best content, but if you are not spending enough time with crafting an emotional headline, your content will not get much clicks.
I use Headline Analyzer by Advanced Marketing Institute to check on my headline score. It's free to use and I recommend you to use it right now (to get more clicks to your blog post).
Here's a little secret. My blogging stack includes email marketing strategies and tools. Why?
Having an email list helps me to promote timely blog posts, promotions and even drive my sales up by multiple folds. It certainly takes time to build, but it is by far the best value for money strategy for bloggers around the world.
Turning your website visitors into email subscribers is tough. With OptinMonster's ready-made templates, all heavy lifting is done for you.
As an email list builder, OptinMonster is not the cheapest in the market. However, this is by far the best tool that successfully helped me build an email list with over 100,000 subscribers. Here's a free OptinMonster demo for you to check out.
"Reg, OptinMonster is just too expensive for me! What are the alternatives?"
Don't worry, I hear you loud and clear.
If budget is an issue, Thrive Leads is your go-to email marketing tool. With a one-time payment for a lifetime updates and access, this is an absolute no brainer for bloggers around the world.
Want to know an advocate for Thrive Leads? John Lee Dumas from Entrepreneur On Fire!
Where is the best place to host an email list? My favorite spot is GetResponse. It works well for affiliate marketers and it doesn't shut you down for no reasons (like what its competitor does).
GetResponse comes with a wide range of tools including:
Not bad. You should check it out here.
If you are looking for a simple email marketing software that doesn't suck, AWeber is here to save the day.
AWeber offers good delivery rates, intuitive drag and drop builder and comes with around the clock support.
Plus, did I tell you that AWeber only costs $19 per month? Click here to try AWeber for 30 days (no credit card required)!
The right blogging stack will help you become a better and more productive blogger.
Not only it helps to speed up content creation, it ensures that your hard work pays off with better ranking and opportunities to make money.
What is your blogging stack? Leave a comment and tell me all about it!
Young at heart and a deep passion for entrepreneurial success, Reginald is devoted to share everything he had learned about online marketing with the public. Follow him for more awesome postings.
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