My Blogging Toolbox

best blogging toolsI’m regularly asked for recommendations on different tools, training, resources and services available to blogging. People especially want to know what tools I use to run my blogs.

As a result I’ve put together a list of the best blogging resources that I’ve either personally used (in most cases) or which have come highly recommended to me by people I trust.

I will add to these lists as I come across new blogging resources that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

Blogging Platforms

Recommended Reading: How To Start A Blog – Steps for Success

Keyword Search Tool

  • Jaaxy – It’s the only keyword search tool I use to get ranked at the top of search engine results. It’s my main source of traffic to all of my sites.

Recommended Reading: The Jaaxy Keyword Research Tool Review

Graphic Design

  • Fiverr – A great place for logo design, Pinterest and blog images, starting from just $5.

Email Marketing Services

  • AWeber – an email/newsletter management tool that I used on all my blogs.
  • SumoMe – a tool to help you collect email addresses through a variety of popups, hello bars, welcome mats and other innovative tools.

Online Entrepreneur Training & Community

WealthyAffiliate – The number one community for creating and growing a successful online business. A great starting point (and actually the place I began my online business career) is Wealthy Affiliate.

Recommended Reading – My full (5,152 word) Wealthy Affiliate review.

Freelance Writers

If you’re looking to outsource content creation, check out iWriter.comI would only recommend Elite or Elite Plus writers (writers with 4.6 stars out of 5 or above).

NOTE: Almost all resources mentioned on this page are resources that I’m a signed up, paid up and regular user of.