8 Tools That Will Help a Student Build His First Blog

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Are you a student who is starting out as a blogger? If yes then you might have a question about what tools you should use to work efficiently.

When it comes to blogging there are lots of tools are available on the internet and choosing the right one is a tough task. If you were to choose the wrong one then you will end up wasting your precious time.

Blogging has so many advantages and earning potential, that is why most of the students are exploring the blogging world. It takes a lot of effort and the right mindset to become a successful blogger.

That being said, today I am going to talk about the best tools to help you make blogging hassle free.

1. Yoast SEO

Yoast SEO

SEO is one of the important factors to improve your rankings. To improve the SEO of your site the Yoast is a well-known tool that is being used by millions of bloggers as it is easy to use and simple to follow.

Yoast plugin ensures that your on-page SEO is right and all the necessary data such as meta title, meta description, and focus keywords are included.

Once you finish writing your blog post, the instructions are easy to follow and execute. Overall the Yoast plugin saves a lot of time and it is extremely easy to use.

2. Canva

Canva

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Canva is a great freemium tool to create either custom images for your blog post or images for the social media posts.

With the help of Canva, you can create a featured image, in-content images, and logos etc. In short, you can make any kind of infographic or images that would make your blog attractive and more appealing.

Although some of the features are free to use but to get access to advanced features you would need to buy it, which may seem like a problem to some of the new bloggers.

There is an alternative to this tool too. PhotoJet is a nice and free tool which you can use to create enticing images same as the Canva tool.

3. Grammarly

Grammarly

Grammarly is one of the most used tools by all bloggers and writers across the globe. Grammarly makes sure that your spellings and grammar are correct.

This tool offers grammar correcting in different writing styles such as British English, Canadian English, US English and much more.

4. Hemingway Editor

Hemingway Editor

This utility becomes very helpful when you are writing a blog post. Sometimes what happens is, you wrote a post but the post is full of passive and wordy sentences which are hard to understand.

At that time you would need a tool to makes things readable and easy to understand. Hemingway editor will tell you which sentence is hard to understand and what you need to do.

It will give your blog post a score in terms of grade. The lower grade level, the easy it is to read and understand. All the instruction of this tool is easy to follow.

So try to lower the grade score as low as possible of your post to make it more attractive and easily understandable by everyone.

5. Ahrefs

Ahrefs

Who doesn’t know about Ahrefs tool? If you want to spy on competitor’s backlinks or check their ranking keywords then there is no better tool than Ahrefs.

Although this tool is paid but believe me it is worth it. You can do a bunch of amazing things using this tool such as keyword difficulty checking, creating a perfect SEO content, perform SEO audit of your site, Track keyword rankings and much more.

You can use Group Buy SEO tools to use the Ahrefs as the cost of such tools will be way lower compared to the licensed one.

6. Trello

Trello

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Have you ever felt that you are wasting way too much time doing unnecessary things? The reason being is, you are not following a proper time table for doing all things.

In order to do important things like blog writing or outreaching, you have to make a daily routine and stick to it no matter what.

At that time the app called Trello becomes your best bet. In this tool, you can list all to-do things and set the amount of time you are going to complete it.

So by keeping track of time, you can efficiently complete your work in time and you can even treat yourself after completion of any particular task.

7. Revive Old Post

Revive Old Post

By using this tool you will be able to share your posts on social media automatically. What this tool does is, it randomly selects any of your old posts and share it online at a set interval of time.

This way your followers will be engaged on your channel and they will get a daily article using which they can learn something every day.

You can install this plugin on a WordPress and set up all the necessary details such as on which social media platform and at what interval of time you want to share your posts.

8. SEOquake

 

SEOquake

This is one of my favorite tools and I use it on a daily basis. The SEOquake is a chrome extension using which you check different matrices of a website such as domain age, indexed pages, Alexa rank, old catalogs and so on.

This tool becomes very useful when you are outreaching to different bloggers. By taking a quick look at Alexa rank you will have a rough idea if that site is worth going after or not.

One of the best feature of this tool if that you can see all the important metrics on search results and one every page of the website too.

Final Thoughts

When you are starting out as a blogger don’t worry whether if you will succeed or not. Think in perspective and give it your all when working on your blog.

So these were some of the interesting and useful tools that every new blogger should use to become efficient in blogging.

If you have any other useful tools that you would like to share with us then go ahead and do so. If you have any queries about above-mentioned tools you can let me know in the below comment section.

Author Bio

Larry is a professional blogger and a writer with 4 years of experience in the blogging industry. He likes to read new things and experiment in SEO. And help the community through his findings. He also owns a software company that specializes in java development services.