Wednesday, 3 January 2018

25 Perfect Tools For SEO professionals, Online Entrepreneurs and Bloggers


First of all, Wishing you a Happy New Year

With the end of holidays and arrival of New Year, its time to move back to our daily routine and jobs. In New year resolution, I am sure you people must have some goals which will be related to your professional life.

Today, I have created a useful list of Online tools and websites for Bloggers, Website owners, Online entrepreneurs, SEO professionals and freelancers which can help you achieve your goals related to your professional life in 2018. 

We will talk about tools belonging to following categories one by one:



CategoryImportance
Lead GenerationList of tools/websites which can help you getting more leads in 2018
SEOBest tools to do SEO audit, Keyword research and Backlink analysis
HiringBest places to hire freelancers and writers
Email marketingTools for sending email to unlimited subscribers
Social Media Optimization/Management/MarketingTools to auto schedule your posts plus tools which can help you getting more leads with Social media
Content WritingTools for writers and professionals
Designing/Editing/Video MakingVideo recording and editing tools
Drop shipping /EcommerceWebsites using which you can kick start your online business
CRMCustomer relationship management tools for businesses
Productivity/SavingsWant to be more productive or need a list of tools which can help you save money for a new car? You cannot miss this list


Category: Lead Generation 

 

1. Growsumo: If you want to launch an influencer program/referral program for your brand/company, Growsumo can help you to do that. You can launch an influencer/affiliate program with Growsumo in minutes. It can help you to get more leads and conversions and the best thing is you pay only when someone converts.

You can know more about it here: Launch an influencer program with Growsumo and grow your brand Brands like Evernote,logojoy etc. are using it for running their influencer programs.


2. PublicFast: Want to hire popular social media influencers from Youtube, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, Publicfast is the best service which can help you hire the right influencer from any domain including food, fashion, technology, entertainment and family.

Some brands like Samsung and HP use Publicfast services. You can too try these services for your own business. Here is the link for the same: Hire the right influencers with Publicfast

If you are yourself a Blog owner or someone who is interested in working as an influencer you can do join Publicfast. Here is the link: Be an influencer at Publicfast



3.  ShareASale: Amazon.com was launched back in some 1994-1995. Now when it is in one of the most successful businesses, most of the people and marketing experts, keep giving credit to their hard work, strategies of Jeff Bezos and support team for their success.
But no one talks about Amazon's Associate program ( Amazon Affiliate program ) which I think has played a major role in the success of Amazon. It was launched back in 1996. From 1996 to now, this program has played a big role in their success.

If you are also running a business online, you can launch its Affiliate program with the help of ShareASale You have to pay just a commission when someone brings you a sale and a security amount to launch your Affiliate program. If you really want to lead ahead of your competitors you must surely consider using ShareASale in order to launch an Affiliate program.

Here is the link if you want more details and are really interested in launching an Affiliate program for your business: Launch an Affiliate program with ShareASale




4. Grasshopper:  Grasshopper services help you to get toll free numbers in your businesses is in USA or UK. You can get a virtual phone number system with Grasshopper. For example, if you need a number on which when someone calls he is represented with options like press 1 for sales, press 2 for talking with customer support and so you can buy such number from Grasshopper.

There are tons of other features available and there is no need to install any hectic tool or software. A phone number can serve as a great call to action button especially when the number is toll-free. You can get a number for your business from here: Get a Virtual Phone system and get more leads  

Build mainly for businesses it will not cost you anything more then $24 a month.



Category: Search Engine Optimization



5. SEO powersuite: With features like Link assistant, Rank Tracker, SEO audit etc. SEO powersuite is best for professionals who are working on more than one website. You can quickly do SEO audit, track and compare the position of your target keywords in search engine result pages, check broken links and SEO related errors and do a lot more with this tool.

Though this is a paid tool, but its trial version is also good for doing SEO audit. You should try it for sure if you are someone from SEO industry. You can download it from here for free: SEO Powersuite Download for Free.
I have added a sample tutorial to use SEO powersuite ( Official tutorial ). Do check it as well.




6. KW finder:  Keyword finder is one of the most used tools by SEO's currently and in 2018 they are launching out Link miner feature for backlinks analysis ( which is in Beta phase ). Link miner is going to be a great tool for those who do use Reverse engineering SEO Techniques.

You can use the free plan of Keyword finder if you are a Blogger or a small business and your requirements are less. If you are a professional SEO, you can surely look at the paid plans. To try KW finder visit: Use KW finder for free.

7. Longtailpro:  You can use this tool to find low competition and highly profitable keywords. Also, it can help you to analyze your website and can tell you which type of  (means the high competition or low competition) keywords you can target.

Longtailpro's annual plan is available at 39% off if you purchase using coupon code: ANNUAL39OFF  . You can grab this deal here: Longtailpro's Annual plan at 39% off





8. Ahrefs: Ahrefs is one of the most used SEO tool by professionals these days. You can do research your competitors, do keyword research, check backlinks and do a lot of other things. Though costly Ahrefs is still one of the best tools in the market for doing SEO.


Category: Hiring



9. Fiverr: Looking for a logo designer or a content writer, or anyone to do some other tasks like Creating animated videos or whiteboard videos, Fiverr is the greatest place to hire freelancers.


You can hire quality freelancers for tasks like SEO, social media marketing, content writing at lower prices and after reading reviews of their previous works and after viewing their portfolio. Quality and dedicated Freelancers are available at a price of ven 5 USD at Fiverr.com


Hence, In 2018 Fiverr is one of those services which will be going to be most helpful for small businesses who want to grow faster without involving in the typical hiring procedure or who just need small tasks to be done. ( Want to hire a Freelancer, Visit Fiverr )

10. Contentmart:  If you are looking for quality writers, contentmart is one source which can help you a lot. You can hire quality writers after checking their portfolio and experience. The best thing is you can get multilingual content services from contentmart and hire quality writers from any part of the world. ( Want to hire a Quality writer at cheap price, visit Contentmart )





Category: Email marketing


11. iiD : iiD is a good bulk mailing platform where you can send Emails to unlimited number of subscribers. You have to pay only for the Emails you send and there is no other additional fees. With a lot of other features, iiD is one of the best and cheap Email marketing tool when you have to send bulk emails and you have a lot of subscribers. You can try it here: Send Emails to unlimited Subscribers: Use iiD


12. Vertical response: If you have some limited number of email subscribers and you are not looking for bulk email marketing platform, Vertical response is best thing for you. You can create beautiful looking converting emails easily. To start using Vertical response for free visit here: Start Email marketing for free with Vertical response

One other email marketing service, you should try is mailchimp. Mailchimp is pretty easy to use and has a lot of features as well. The only reason behind me referring it as an alternate is its price. Aweber is one other alternate to mailchimp you can try.

 

Best Tools for SEO audit and Email marketing
Best Tools for 2018

Category: Social Media Marketing




13.  Tailwind: Tailwind is a tool to automate your posts at Instagram and Pintrest. By posting at right times, when your audience is most active, you can gain a good following with the help of Tailwind. Using Tailwind, you can schedule your pins at pintrest with a single click. Here is the link to their website: Schedule your posts at Instagram and Pintrest with Tailwind and get more traffic

If you are looking for something to schedule your posts at Facebook, Buffer is the best thing you can try. Hootsuite is one other good alternate.

14. Brand 24:  Their is a managed wordpress hosting provider named as Cloudways (Get 10$ hosting credit at Cloudways for free). The company grow exceptionally well in a small time. I saw a major reason behind their growth and that is their active team members.

One of their team members is so active at social sites and forums and I see whenever there will be someone mentioning about Cloudways he will be there for sure answering people and collecting more leads.

If you too want to do something same and generate more leads from social media, you can use Brand 24. It is a tool which notifies you whenever there is some mention about your brand or service online. You can use the same tool to get more brand satsifaction and generate more leads. You can give it a try here: Brand24 Collect more leads online 



Note: I am note sure Cloudways members are using this tool or not )

Category: Content Writing




15. Grammarly:  Grammarly has currently become the need of every Blogger and content writer. Not only professional writers, anyone who writes some words on his desktop or laptop needs it. You can do a lot of other jobs like proofreading, check plagiarism with Grammarly.

Used to remove and omit grammatical errors, its free version is more than enough for most of the guys out there. Professionals can surely opt for a paid plan which is at a special discount of 46% off till 5 January. You can get the professional plan at special discount here: Grammarly's Premium plan at 46% off Grab it before 5th January

If you are a student or a Blogger, you must have Grammarly installed there on your desktop. They have made it available for Andriod as well and that's good news for people like me who cannot afford Apple currently.

16. Cold Turkey Writer: Though this tool must be in the productivity category, but still I am mentioning it here. If you think that you get distracted while writing or you have some particular task to do or a project to complete but you are doing procrastination for a long time, consider using this. Here is the link to download button and its free to use it: Download Cold Turkey Writer


Category: Graphic design/Video making


17 Canva.com :  Canva is the best online tool available for creating images, blog graphics, graphics and images for social posts and sharing, infographics etc. for free. You can consider using it for serving all your needs related to making quality images online. You can also download these images in any format you want.


18. Camtasia : Camtasia is one of the best tool for recording screen with voice. With a lot of professional features, camtasia is best for those people who want to make explanatory videos with their voice included in it or anyone who wants to make UDEMY courses or something like that.

It is easy to use software with which you can do a lot of other professional things. If you are someone in video making you can consider using it. Here is the download link: Download Camtasia.

19. Fleeq: Fleeq is a tool used to make videos with help of screenshots. You can add narration to these videos as well without recording your own voice. I have written about it just some days back in our series: Blog Surgeon's Lab. You can read more about it here: Fleeq: Make explanatory videos using screenshots

20. Logojoy: Logojoy is one of the best logo creator based on Artifical Intelligence. Logojoy company is making some 70k$ / month as a revenue currently. You can consider reading my this post if you want to know more about Logojoy. I have added a special gift within the post as well: Logojoy - The Best Logo Creator ( With Special Gift Inside ) 





Category: Drop shipping/Ecommerce


21.  Shopify: Want to launch an online store based on Dropshipping or Affiliate marketing or just want to start a POD (Print-on-demand business) shopify is the best place to do it. You can quickly make a store with its drag and drop features but the special thing about Shopify is not its features but the support and shopify plugins actually which can help you quick starts your dropshipping business in minutes. 



If you are also thinking of making a Ecommerce store, Shopify is the best solution for you. If you really want to be in this business, you can try shopify for free for 14 days. Here is the link for the same: Get Shopify Trial for 14 days

22.  Mozello: Shopify plans start from 29 USD and it can be costly from many people. So for all those people the best solution is Mozello. You can create a professional looking store, business website etc. easily with their drag and drop features. 

Their premium plan costs only 7 USD per month and that is nearly 1/4th amount of Shopify's basic plan. You can call it as perfect alternate to shopify. Moreover there are lot of other free things with Mozello including domain, Marketing features and the best thing is it supports all payment gateways.


Category: Customer Relationship Management ( CRM )




23. Streak CRM: When it comes to doing any business online, there are a lot of things you have to manage in your inbox. For all such things, Streak is the perfect solution.

It is free to use and you just need to install a single extension in your browser. You can track your emails using same and do a lot of other things. If you want to know more about Streak-CRM, you can consider reading this article written by me: Streak-CRM: Track whether someone read your gmail message or not.

If you want to try Streak- CRM, you can get it from here:  Install Streak in your browser 



Category: Productivity/Savings


24. Evernote: When it comes to increasing productivity, Evernote is one must application that you must have. You can create and save notes, add reminders and do a lot of other things with this easy to use application. Its both free and premium versions are available. I am using the free one and I think its more than enough for proper time management.


25: Rize: Do you want to buy a new car this year, or you are looking for buying a home this time, Rize can help do savings this time.

Rize is a good secure service on which can singup and create an account in 2 minutes. You can save as much you want start from 5 USD. The best thing is they donot have a particular set fees and you decide what you want to pay Rize. Launched back in mid of 2017 , it is one of the fastest growing service. To open a Rize account or to read more about Rize visit: ( Rize: Its not a bank, its a independent saving account available for US citizens. Start savings now and earn interest on savings as well )

Thats all for Today
I am sure, I have missed some important services. You can consider mentioning them in the comments below. You can also post about your feedback and suggestions in the comments bar and if you like the post, Do share it with your friends and followers.

If you need any help with using any of the above tool or service, do message us with the help of chat option available in the right :)

Wishing you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year Ahead
Cheers!
Regards
Blogging Surgeon ( Sahil Sharma )

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