Blogging can be a complicated matter if you don’t have the right tools for the job. Many companies have created software that makes a large portion of the work much easier for anyone who doesn’t have a large team backing them up. With these, you can turn yourself into a one-person army without much strife. Here are some of the must-have tools that every blogger should employ immediately.
Canva allows you to effortlessly create graphics and add text over photos with ease. Most bloggers love to write but have no idea how to bring the visual elements of their posts to life. Canva has a simple creation tool that allows anyone to drag and drop graphical elements onto anything they want. You can create ad banners, thumbnails, and everything else with their collection of templates. The free version of this tool is more than enough to get started and their premium subscription is a nice upgrade once your blog really takes off.
All bloggers want their content to be seen and that’s where Ahrefs comes in. This service offers SEO tools, resources, and analytics so that you can grow your search traffic. You can see what your competitors have been doing to be so successful and gauge how effective your own tactics are. With a little help from this software, any blog can reach the top of the search ranks in no time.
Grammarly is like a spell checker on steroids. It also checks for grammatical errors in your writing and gives you alerts on the bottom right of where you are typing when anything seems amiss. Then it is just a matter of clicking the red line to see what the issue is. Grammarly suggests edits on the fly and with one click the text is changed. This tool is great for bloggers since readers won’t subscribe to your content if the grammar and spelling are completely botched. Much like Canva, there is a completely free version with an option to upgrade to premium if you really love the service.
Since SEO is such an important part of the blogging game, Yoast also makes it on this list of must-have blogging tools. Yoast has a wide selection of plugins for WordPress that anyone on that platform can use to quickly boost their effectiveness. There SEO plugin will help you rank even faster in searches and show you where you can optimize your text, pictures, and videos if you have any embedded. Their site also has an extensive blog with additional SEO tips and tricks that are updated constantly.