As a blogger, creative, & entrepreneur, I know I’ve sat and thought to myself what tools are out there that can help me? Shit it’s hard, it is hard as hell trying to manage everything from content creation to aesthetics, productivity to social media management and so much more! Luckily for you, I’ve taken the liberty of compiling over 30 tools we highly recommend that every blogger needs to use! Check them out!:
Asana use to be my go to management tool and Trello was a good choice as well. But once I signed up for Airtable I ditched the other two. Airtable is the most easy to use work flow management that even comes with prefilled templates such as editorial calendars and event planning templates.
My go to for editing photos and creating graphics for our blog headers, social media posts, media kits, printables, and more!
For those times where my illiteracy and incorrect grammar come into play. You can install it directly on your computer so it spots mistakes automatically.
For those with DSLR cameras that don’t have built in WiFi, this app lets you connect your camera to your phone to access your photos easily on the go.
This is the best Instagram tool I have ever found…..EVVVEEERRRR! Planoly lets you manage your Instagram but uploading and scheduling posts from your computer, upload Instastories, respond to comments directly on your computer, but more importantly, plan out your content and how it’s going to look.
Smarterqueue is the best social media management tool I have encountered thus far for Facebook and Twitter. Similar to Buffer and HootSuite, Smartqueue scheduled your posts to social media platforms for you, but what I like about Smarterqueue over the other platforms is you can separate and group your posts into categories and set rules to where certain categories posts at certain times or on certain days. You can also promote other content with the RSS finder plus other great features!!!
For sending easy aesthetically email campaigns on top of many other tools and features!
If you’re looking to monetize with t-shirts and other goods, Printful is your place!
Any blogger who considers their blog a business should be keeping analytic information of their site and Google Analytics is that site to use. From total page views to unique monthly views and demographics broken down, Google Analytics can give you the information you need to not only present to potential clients but to see who’s checking you out.
I love Google Drive. I pay $1.99 a month for 100 GB of storage. I use Google Drive for everything. This is where we store all of our documents, blogger resources, pictures, media kit, contacts, and more. More so, it’s easy to share with a simple link.
Create Market is that place, that plug, that go to for everything! Fonts, templates, themes, overlays, stock photos, icons, you name it Creative Market has it!
SAMSUNG SIDE SYNC
Bruh….this is the G.O.A.T! Samsung Side Sync is what I discovered to be able to sync my phone to my laptop, just like Apple does with their products. The thing is….this is compatible with both PCs and MACs, Androids & iPhones. You can literally operate your phone from your computer. Don’t worry, I’m going to have a tech segment on this and many other Samsung apps every Galaxy owner should have for their business!
This is kind of self-explanatory but…use Photoshop for all of your text editing needs. I’m a big fan of using glitter and marble overlays and I’m able to do that with Photoshop.
This is the software we use to edit our YouTube videos effortlessly and flawlessly. Available for both PC & Mac and very, very affordable. Check out some of our YouTube videos to see how we use Filmora!
I’ve used Leadpages for landing pages and pop up subscription boxes for e-courses and services. Now I will admit, it’s $37 a month but I have come to the conclusion that it’s worth it if you have it to invest.
Stock photos are what every blogger needs. I have an entire library of stock photos, whether ones I’ve taken or from other bloggers and creatives. Stock photos are what bloggers use for their header and social media photos, products, and promotion. Check out these sites for stock photos:
DEATH TO STOCK PHOTOGRAPHY
COLOR U BOLD
CREATE HER STOCK
GOOGLE KEYWORD PLANNER
To make sure your posts are SEO optimized use the keyword planner to help plan your post title and what keywords you’re going to use throughout your blog post.
One of my favorite platforms for creating online courses.
When to Post gives you the perfect time to post on your social media platforms based on analytic information from your accounts.
The best image editing software for photos…I just love their filters!
Have you ever had trouble figuring out a catchy blog post title? Portent is your answer.
Contact paper is what I use not only for backgrounds for when I take pictures, but I also use contact paper to bring a new meaning to my blogging space. Instead of buying a new desk, top it with contact paper and boom….brand new blogging desk. You can get contact paper at most arts and crafts stores or from Amazon.
This is a tool that is still on my radar to try because we desperately need to grow our Pinterest. If you’re looking to do the same, this tool is what you need!