I think all bloggers have a few things in common, we write because we love to, we want our work read and we want our following to grow. Most of us don’t have huge budgets so every tool we purchase is a considered buy. I have gathered together 6 moderately priced marketing tools that are heavy weight punchers – helping you to grow your following, your email listing and develop your affiliate revenue. Check them out.
You know a blogger’s lifeblood is their email list – all bloggers depend on their subscribed readers to read, share and promote posts which creates a strong and vibrant community. So any tool that helps grow and nurture that list is a must have. Optin Skin enables the creation, testing and monitoring of optin boxes at the bottom of each post – helping to grow the listing and gain new followers. Check it out here*.
Price Range: Mid Range – $67 (single site) $97 (multiple sites)
As bloggers we have a range of products that we promote or expansive social networks that we create content for. Explaindio is a video creation software that creates “appearingly” hand-drawn, high quality videos very simply. So you can create content that really stands out and gets attention. Check it out here.*
Price Range: Mid Range – $47
Another tool in the battle to win email subscribers. This WordPress plugin will enable you to create amazing squeeze pages that encourage your readers to sign up to your blog’s mailing list. Check it out here*.
Price Range: Mid Range – $49
This is a fabulous mind-mapping software for writers and bloggers. There are loads of mind mapping software out there but Scapple’s endless canvas (that you can keep adding and adding to) makes it a winning proposition and as it’s from the developers of Scrivener it integrates seamlessly into Scrivener’s writing environment. Check it out here*.
Price Range: Cost Effective – $14.99
My Ecover Maker
This site is great you can upload artwork and then output it in a variety of different 3D forms (books, magazines, cd’s, binders etc) as well as create advertising banners for websites or social media pages. Check it out here*.
Price Range: $99 per year
A very simple solution to maximise affiliate revenues with little effort on your part. It links affiliate programmes to keywords and the plugin will automatically update the keywords on the site to become an affiliate (income earning) link. Check it out here*.
Price Range: $37 (single license) or $97 (unlimited license)
Over to you. Do you have any killer marketing tools you use that you would recommend to your blogging brethren? Please share it with us in the comments below.