Tools for Blogging

The tools on this page are all tools that I currently use or have used. 

1. ConvertKit

ConvertKit is an email marketing service that helps creators earn a living online by helping you grow your audience, connect with your fans, and sell digital products and services online. Designed specifically for bloggers who want advanced email marketing without spending hours learning how it works.

2. GeneratePress

GeneratePress is one of the fastest WP themes out there. It’s the theme I use on this website. Ideal for bloggers, content marketers, freelancers, and agencies.

3. Hunter

Hunter lets you find professional email addresses in seconds and connect with the people that matter for your business. It’s the tool I use for link building and outreach. Used by more than 3,000,000 professionals. Comes with a free chrome extension.

4. Interact Quiz Builder

Interact is the easiest-to-use quiz maker on the market. With ready-to-go templates that you can quickly customize, you can have your quiz up and running in just 15 to 30 minutes. Supports assessment quizzes, personality quizzes, scored quizzes, and more. I use Interact to make quizzes that generate leads and build my list.

5. KWFinder

KWFinder is hands down the easiest-to-use keyword research tool. Great for finding long-tail keywords that you can rank for. It also tracks your keyword positions in Google.

6. Lasso Affiliate Plugin

Lasso affiliate plugin fixes your broken links, finds new affiliate opportunities, and creates product displays that convert. Without this plugin you could be losing 30% of your potential revenue.

7. Link Whisper

Link Whisper speeds up the process of internal linking & helps you rank better. It suggests contextual internal links to improve your SEO. Internal linking is a time-consuming chore. Link Whisper saves you time and boosts your SEO.

8. Monitor Backlinks

Negative SEO is a bummer and fighting it is a hard slog. Those toxic links just keep coming back! Monitor Backlinks gives you a fast, efficient way to identify bad links and disavow them. 

9. OptinMonster

OptinMonster is a powerful lead generation software for marketing agencies, bloggers, and eCommerce websites. It’s a conversion optimization toolkit that helps boost pageviews, grow your email list, increase attendance to your webinars, and drive more sales. Adding high converting pop ups to your website is a breeze with OptinMonster.

10. Schema Pro

Schema Pro is a must-have plugin if you want to optimize your site for SEO and make it easy for Google to understand your content. I use Schema Pro to get SERP features that make my pages stand out in the search results.

11. ScreenFlow

ScreenFlow is the software I use to create my video courses and YouTube videos. It’s a screencasting and video editing software for macOS. It can capture audio and video from your computer, edit the captured video, add highlights and annotations, and output a number of different file types such as AIFF, GIF, M4V, MOV, and MP4.

12. SEMrush

This is one of the two most powerful all-in-one SEO tools. I use SEMrush for competitor analysis and skyscraper link building.

13. Short Pixel

I use this plugin to reduce the load time of my website. It compresses your images by up to 90% without any loss in quality.

It’s the best install-and-forget-about-it image optimization plugin that I’ve come across.

14. Surfer SEO

I use Surfer SEO to optimize my written content. It analyzes the content of a page against 500+ on-page signals and gives you recommendations for optimizing your page. 

15. Teachable

I use Teachable to sell my online courses. It’s the best online platform for creating and selling online courses and coaching services. The marketing tools in Teachable are awesome and include upsells and order bumps. 

16. WP Rocket

This is the speed optimization plugin I use to get my website loading in less than 1 second. WP Rocket will instantly reduce your load time and boost your Google PageSpeed and Core Web Vitals scores.

17. WPX Hosting

This is the hosting service I use for this website. It gives me lightning fast server response times and that's vital for Core Web Vitals and ranking well in Google. Customer support is amazing (24/7 Live Chat). I’ve never been happier with a web host.