I recently surveyed a group of fellow bloggers to find out what blogging tools were most worth their money. I asked them, “If you only had $10-15 a month to spend on your blog what is the number one tool you would get.” For many of us who use multiple blogging/social media tools, that we pay monthly or yearly for, this meant thinking about which one we could not live without. I found this information very interesting and hope that as you begin to invest money in your blog this gives you an idea of what you might want to begin with. Check of the survey results to see information on Blogging Tools – What is Worth The Money?
Blogging Tools – What is Worth The Money?
Tons of different responses came in, but interestingly enough they could all be grouped into four main categories:
– photo editing software/apps. – CanvaPro, PicMonkey Royale, etc..
– scheduling and automation software/apps. – Buffer, CoSchedule, Edgar, Hootsuite, etc.
– email services – Aweber, Constant Contact, Infusionsoft, MailChimp, etc.
– website care (and safety) – included things like purchasing additional storage, paying for website backups, having a company monitor your site, etc.
However, the number 1 winner – the place most people would suggest you spend your money first – is on something to help you with scheduling and automation. By utilizing a resource to help with scheduling and automation you will be shocked at how much time you get back. Plus, you will find that you are able to better use your social media outlets to promote your content. While many different resources were mentioned as favorites in this category more than 50% of the people who mentioned scheduling and automation software/apps. suggested CoSchedule be the first additional tool you purchase for your blog.
Let me know –
If you had only $10 –$15 a month to spend on a tool for your blog what would it be?