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Are you a blogger that is constantly fighting for time to get everything done? Lucky for you there are a number of tools out there which can save the average blogger a lot of time. Incorporating these in your daily setup means you’ll get a lot more done. This equates to more traffic, a stress-free work schedule and the quality of the content will improve.
If you work with freelancer writers to get your content completed then making use of Google Docs is a smart move. It allows you to share access to word processing documents so that you can make edits and suggestions as the freelancers are working. This prevents the need to send files back and forth, which takes considerably more time.
Also the tools to annotate the content means you can leave suggestions for edits that the freelancer writers can complete. It’s an efficient way of working, and because your work is stored in the cloud you can have the peace of minds that it will be safe.
Manage your schedule with CoSchedule
As a blogger you need to produce content on a regular basis to ensure continuity. Therefore, using scheduling software to manage your day to day activities is a no-brainer. CoSchedule is a neat WordPress plugin that allows you to map out your activities for the month to come. It’s the perfect time management tool to use if your website is WordPress based.
When an idea strikes you taking notes is important so that you do not forget the idea later on. Typically most of us don’t use pen and paper anymore, so tools such as Wunderlist is a great solution. The great thing about Wunderlist is that it’s an app that can be used on your smartphone. Therefore, when inspiration strikes you can use your smartphone to quickly take notes.
Create a quiz with Fyrebox
Regardless of what blog you have creating a quiz is a great way for the audience to interact. They can leave their comments or simply have some fun answering questions. For example, a brand called Zenni Optical generated over $1 million in revenue as a result of a quiz they created called “You’ve Been framed”.
Fyrebox is a great tool that allows you to quickly create quizzes without the need to understand coding and other technical aspects of website building.
Creating content every day for your blog can be an overwhelming task. Especially if your blog has grown in size and is currently producing more than a few blog posts per day. However, you can hire a freelancer from UpWork to get the work done for you. High quality writers exist on the platform that charge reasonable fees.
6. HubSpot’s Blog Topic Generator
Running out of ideas for your blog content? Then the Blog Topic Generator from Hubspot can help come up with more ideas than you have time to execute on. Having too many ideas is never a bad problem, and this tool allows the creative juices to being flowing.
All you have to do is plug in the keyword you’re interested in targeting and the tool will spit out a bunch of related topics. You can then forward these topics to a freelancer for a completely hands-free approach.
One of the best time saving tools around for bloggers is Trello, which allows you to visually organize projects. If you have a team of people working such as writers, graphic designers and a webmaster then this tool is perfect for managing everyone. The power of this tool is being able to have an overview of the project at a single glance.
Connecting with business people in your industry can be a time consuming process, but LinkedIn does a great job of allowing those connections to be quicker. Use the search tools to create a network of people on there you can strike deals with. This could be to find individuals interested in advertising on your blog, or perhaps talent to work on your blog. Keep in mind that 92% of B2B marketers make use of LinkedIn to connect.
Another note taking apps that worthy of consideration is Evernote. You can quickly take out your phone and note down an idea that strikes you right there and then. The robust capabilities of Evernote give you a lot of features. For example, you can save search engine pages, add notes, add tags and access them from a number of platforms.
To improve the speed at which SEO is implemented on every page you create Squirrly is a great tool. It’s an all-in-one SEO solution that automates the SEO to some extent. There is no need to spend hours looking for the perfect long tail keywords with Google Keyword Planner, when Squirrly can do the task for you.
The 10 blogging time saving tools mentioned in this article are all great options and a lot of the successful bloggers are already using them. In order to stay competitive making use of these tools is a must and will make your life easier. A side-effect of that will be a higher quality blog that’s more productive and easier to manage.
Amelia White likes to believe that she’s the most passionate reader on Earth. She believes that everyone can become a great writer as long as they read more. As for her first book, we’ll have to wait for it… It’s close to hitting the shelves!