Being a successful blogger, you have lots in common with a small business owner. You’re both dedicated hard workers, you build your business online, and you’re always short on time.
So the question you naturally ask yourself is how you can save more of that precious commodity, time? What actions or processes can you automate or simplify so that you don’t need to think about them, or at least think about them less?
Below is a list of tools that many small businesses use to make them more effective and efficient. You, a successful blogger, should be using them too.
Marketing Social Media Management
Pagemodo - Everything you need for a powerful social media presence, including transforming blog content into more shareable visual content.
Buffer - Buffer is the easiest way to publish content on social media across multiple accounts.
CoSchedule- CoSchedule is an ideal tool for bloggers to share on social, since it intergrates so perfectly with WordPress. Working with a CoSchedule editorial calendar can help you promote your blog easily and effortlessly.
Oktopost - Easily manage and measure all of your B2B social media marketing, including clicks, likes and comments in LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your content.
WiseStamp - Professional email signature designs with easily customizable templates. Promote new posts with every email you send.
Picmonkey- Editing your photos is easy with PicMonkey! Add filters, frames, text, and effects with this free online photo editing.
Powtoon - Create stunning animated marketing videos and video presentations.
Tasks & Time tracking
Trello - Trello is the free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone. Use Trello to organize your blogging schedule.
Toggle - A simple time tracking tool and free timesheet alternative.
Business Apps & Digital Storage
Dropbox - Safely, securely, and easily store all of your notes, posts and anything else which you have access to on your desktop and mobile devices.
Google Apps for Work - Google offers professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. Keep track of your blogging schedule with Google Calendar.
Fiverr - The marketplace for creative and professional freelance services that costs - you guessed it - $5. Use Fiverr to find gigs that will create unique cartoons or whiteboard drawing videos for your blog.
Elance - A community of skilled freelancers eager to help you get the job done right.
99designs - The largest marketplace for sourcing graphic design talent.
Scheduling & Meetings
Doodle.com Simplifies scheduling. Find a date for a meeting twice as fast.
Google voice - Google voice users can make cost-free calls between each other, leave voicemail as easily as email, and much more.
Hellofax - With HelloFax, you can conveniently send and receive faxes online.
Getresponse - Reasonably priced email marketing campaigns, auto-emails and even landing pages, GetResponse is a great option for a blogger building their email list.
Mailchimp - The most popular email marketing solution, for a reason. Mailchimp makes promoting your blog via email marketing as easy as one, two, three.
Madmimi - A great solution for creating, sending, sharing and tracking email newsletters.
Highrise - Communication and customer service made easy with this nifty tool.
Survey Monkey- will help you build your questionnaire with its question bank and survey templates.
Written by Liat Behr
Liat is a content wordsmith at WiseStamp and copywriter at Ink of Imagination. She delights in creating and sharing valuable tips and helping businesses craft effective content.
When she’s not writing content, she can be found in the world of fiction, embarking on adventures with her characters.