Anyone who runs a blog knows just how time-consuming it can be. The popular conception that bloggers spend an hour or two writing content and uploading it, before sitting back with a cocktail and watching the money roll in is far from being most bloggers’ reality, especially if your blog has started to gain some momentum.
Most bloggers spend a lot of time writing and researching post, updating their WordPress website so that it continues to look good and function well, and well a million other things besides. If you’re one of those people, although it might be a while before you can work an hour a day and then kick back and relax, there are lots of blogging tools you can use now that will save you time and make running your blogging business far easier…
If you run a blog, then you need to use social media to promote it to your target audience, Sendible is a social media management tool that removes the time-suck from doing just that. It will enable you to effortlessly manage all of your social media networks by scheduling posts in advance to measuring your return on investment for every post you make on a single dashboard that is intuitive and easy to use.
Digital Asset Management Software
There are numerous companies offering digital asset management software, and you should certainly make use of it if you run your blog as a team. Why? Because it makes it easy for you to share and manage all of your digital files and assets across individuals and programs. Basically, it will just make it easier for you all to collaborate and work on things no matter where you are or what software you are using.
Slack is another great tool, which is perhaps best known for helping online sales companies to manage their affairs. However, it can be very useful for bloggers too because it makes collaborating between writers/managers easier. It’s far less clunky than using email to discuss projects and allows everyone to get in on the conversation.
Google Docs might be a simple tool, but around 20 percent of all companies use it and that is because it’s easy to use, intuitive and it works. Anyone can upload and share their documents, which means it’s another great tool for sharing and editing content or research before it is posted.
Fyrebox is a really good free tool that enables you to make your own quizzes in seconds. If you’re looking to increase reader engagement, do a little customer research or simply add some fun to your blog, it is a very effective way of doing so in little time.
Trell will save you time by allowing you to organize projects in a simple, visual way, using a series of digital cards, so that all of your team can access your content strategy and see what needs to be done and how.
What are your top time-saving blogging tools?