Blogging and Online Marketers Toolbox

The Blogger’s Toolbox details all of my most recommended products and services – products that I personally use everyday in my blogging and online marketing business.   These are tools that I recommend to anyone who is looking to take their business to the next level.  Note: some of these links are affiliate links.

 

The Blogger's Toolbox

Building Your Blog

Designing Your Blog

Email Marketing

Selling Online

Blogging Income

Social Media

Marketing Your Blog

WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

Blogging Productivity

 

Building Your Blog

 Designing Your Blog

 Email Marketing

 Selling Online

 Blogging Income

 Social Media

 Marketing Your Blog

WordPress Plugins For Bloggers

These are all free unless otherwise specified, search for them by name in your site’s admin Plugin Marketplace.

  • Akismet – prevents comment spam
  • WordPress SEO – By Yoast – optimizes your site for SEO
  • Resize images before upload – natively resizes your images as they are being uploaded, so you can prevent HUGE images from bogging down your site.
  • Bloom Plugin – Social sharing plugin
  • BackupBuddy – backup software offering local and remote backups (this is essential for your business!!)
  • Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy – creates Terms and Privacy pages – a must have for every blog
  • Redirection – automatically redirects any broken pages that exist now, or may come up in the future, back to your homepage.
  • Permalink Finder – helps redirect pages if you change permalinks for any reason.
  • Simple Link Cloaker – used to track links and mask affiliate links
  • ALT for images – Automatically fills the alt tag on your images, if you forgot to populate it  (important for SEO)
  • Comment Reply Notification – allows users to opt in and be notified when someone responds to a comment left on your site
  • Easy Watermark – Automatically or manual watermarking of images after they are uploaded, for better branding
  • Hello Bar (Official) – opt in bar for the top of your site
  • Insert Post Ads – automatic insertion of adsense or other ad based code within the content of your posts.
  • jQuery Pin It Button For Images – customizeable pin it button for images
  • Prosperent Suite(free sign up required) – Makes monetization through affiliate marketing SUPER easy through automatic insertion/integration of affiliate links
  • Related Posts by Zemanta – great way to display posts that are similar to the one being read
  • Remove Posts in Category From Homepage – allows you to publish posts that you can directly link to, but that will not show up in your main blog feed
  • Simple Social Icons – social sharing icons for your blog
  • WP Content Copy Protection – protects your blog from content being stolen

 

Blogging Productivity

  • Project Management:  Teamwork
  • File Sharing:  Dropbox
  • Note Taking (Stores online and shares across all platforms):   Evernote
  • Task Manager for Mac:  HitList
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