Blogging Tools I Have Used (Or Am Still Using) And Love
Bluehost is one of the most established and well-known hosting brands on the internet. They host over 2 million WordPress sites and are excellent for beginners and starting websites because their platform is easy to use. To cut down on steps, Bluehost uses a process that automatically installs WordPress at sign-up. This means you can start writing your first post minutes after joining! Sign up for as little as $2.95/month (this deal is only available through my blog).
I have been using Convert Kit for the past 5 years to create my weekly newsletters so I can stay in touch with my readers. Convert Kit is a marketing automation tool that makes it easy to manage email lists, segment subscribers (so they only receive content specific to the topics they enjoy reading) and create beautiful newsletters. It’s free to use for the first 300 subscribers and the pricing after that is also very reasonable.
Food Blogger Pro is a must for beginner food bloggers! In order to become successful at what you do, it’s important to understand how the industry work, but also, how the internet works. To become a full time food blogger one must know how to promote each recipe created via social media. But also by formatting it so the search engines can see it. Food Blogger Pro offers over 80 in-depth blogging courses and you become part of a community of food bloggers who are extremely helpful and supportive. This means you are not alone. People are there to answer your questions and give you tips on how to become a better food blogger.
Pinning content to Pinterest is essential to the success of your blow. Tailwind does just that – it’s a pin scheduler and a huge time saver. I usually schedule around two weeks worth of pins to publish which means I only need to focus on pinning twice a month. Tailwind is very easy to use and is a time saver that will allow you more time to focus on other things. Free trials are available and the monthly fee is only $10.
Optinmonster is very easy to use – you can create a signup form in less than 5 minutes and do A/B testings with different styles to see which one(s) convert better. My conversions have doubled since I’ve been using a pop up box, it’s made my list of subscribers grow much faster and at a steady rate.