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17 Proven Ways to Make Money Online from Blog

By Ashutosh Jha → Sunday, October 23, 2016
So you are having a blog but are you not earning what you deserve? A few days ago I wrote an article on how to increase your earning from Google AdSense. But only using AdSense you are not going to make an online living. Every time you need to try some other ways to get enough income from your blog. Today I’ll give you all the proven ways to earn from your blog.

Make Money Online from Blog

Today I was exploring something on one of the Google+ community and found a question asked by one of the member ‘can anybody here tell me how I can exactly earn from a blog. Please provide only real methods’. So I decided to write a complete article on all the proven ways to earn a decent amount from your blog. Overall your blog is your product. It’s your business.
Thousands of bloggers are finding that blogging is a profitable medium. Whether it is a few dollars to have a cup of coffee on weekends or it is making enough dollars to stop your regular 9-5 job and continue blogging as your full time opportunity.

How to make a money making blogging

Here I want to share an image that depicts almost all the ways a blogger can earn from their blog and some other stuff. This visual representation will help the beginner most.

Click on the above image to get clear view of it.

One thing that I want to make clear here is there are thousands of bloggers who are trying their luck in blogging but only few got success. I’m sorry to say this but this is the reality, my friends. You need to be extraordinary if you want enough online money, name and fame all. 

But still there are many bloggers who is living through their blog so why not you? 

If you have passion, you don’t want to do 9-5 job, want to be your own boss, you can start a blog and can make far more money that you’re making from your daily jobs. But before staring your own new blogs, I would suggest you to read this article as whether you’re prepared to start it or now.

Hope you’re now prepared to start your blog. But remember making money from blogs is not a day work. You need to work days and nights to make money and somehow after few months you’ll be able to earn few dollars. But those dollars will inspire you to work more and more and then by this continuous process you can become a successful blogger. 

You have already read more than 500 words and till now I haven’t share a single method to earn. Someone is talking too much :)

Now without wasting time I’m going to share all the methods that all the successful bloggers are using to get a six figure income. And I’m sure after using these methods; you are going to be one of them. But just remember to earn more you should have a proper layout of blog, a good name, enough and quality contents and you need to avoid the initial mistakes done by many bloggers who fail to make money and finally close their blog.

Different Ways to Earn from Your blog

1. Google AdSense: I’m keeping Google adsense at the top in the list because of the trust and the recurring income. Google Adsense is the biggest ad network in the world and many blogger completely depends on AdSense for their income. 

Google AdSense is a free, simple way for website publishers of all sizes to earn money by displaying targeted ads on their websites.

AdSense works on the per-click or per-impression basis. Whenever anybody will clicks or view on the ads, you will get money from the advertisers. The money that you will get depends on the geographic locations, and the CPC. 

You will get more money if you’ve received a click from US/Canada compared to Asian countries. There are many type of ads are provided by AdSense like Text, Images, Videos etc. But to earn more from your AdSense, you need to know these basic tips.

Also, to boost the CTR of AdSense, you can use AdSense optimized WordPress themes.

2. Chitka: Chitika is a display advertising network that can serve as either a complement or alternative to other display ad networks, such as Google AdSense.

Chitika was founded in 2003 and very soon it became the alternative of the Great Google AdSense. Chitika is having more than 350,000 publishers currently and with this you can think of their popularity.

 You can read all the details Chitika publisher here.There are many other display ad networks also but AdSense and Chitika are the most famous. You can make decent income through these. Many blogger who are either not satisfied with the AdSense or got banned due to some reason tries Chitika.

3. Affiliate Program: Affiliate marketing is a program where an advertiser or a merchant recruits a webmaster to place their ads on the websites. Webmaster receives some commission whenever a user clicks on those ads and perform the desired action.

Suppose you have put an ad from a company who sell a book. Whenever you visitor will click that ad, they will get redirected to merchant’s site and if your visitor will buy that book you’ll get some money as a commission for that sell. This commission percentage depends upon merchant to merchant. It may be starting from 4% to 60-70% also.

There are many affiliate programs available on the internet like the most famous Amazon Affiliate program, BlueHost Affiliate and many more are there. The best about the affiliate program is, if you can take your visitor in trust you can make many more than AdSense.

4. In Text Ads: In text ads are one of the most popular monetization methods for blogger probably after display ad network and affiliate marketing. You have probably seen them all over the internet. They are a link with double lines.

Sometimes these ads are very beneficial for blogger’s pocket but need to be used with full precautions. Because these ads eventually irritates the user and in most of the cases, they leave the blog and never return.

So you these with cautions. Infolinks, Vibrant, Viglink are considering as the giants in this field.

Till now you’ve read around 1100 words and still many methods are yet to come. So why don’t you share this article with your buddies first.

5. Text Link Ads: If you’ve very good traffic and good reputation in your niche, this ad can be worship for you. Text link ads are not but it is a link of any product/website that you have put on your site.

Be careful while putting this as it seems to be relevant and the wording should be in such a way that it should match with the sentence, if used in article.

6. Sponsored Reviews: Many companies can pay you the money if you are ready to write a good and genuine feedback for them on your blog. What you have to do is just use that product and provide a genuine review.

By providing genuine review neither you’re cheating your readers nor the advertisers. And by this way many companies can pay you decent amount. Generally companies pay in the range of $20-$500 for a single review and it depends on your blog reputations.

7. Sponsored Post: Like sponsored reviews, you can get sponsored posts also. Many website/companies can pay you if you will write a post they want. What this usually looks like is a post created for specific website, target keywords, links back to their site or to get good audiences who is similar to your blog.

8. Direct Ads: This is the most profitable way to earn from blog but one of the most difficult one. Here either you’ve to pitch the advertiser to do advertisement through your blog or if you’ve good reputation you can get a call directly from advertisers.

Then you’ve to explain about the available slots and cost to them. They best way to deal with this is to have a media kit or Advertiser page on your blog. Simply provide the URL of that page and you’re done.

9. Premium Content: The perfect example of premium content is SEOMOZ site. SEOMOZ is considered as the best site for basic SEO and so for some of the content they charge.

You can also do the same thing but you should have the content of that standard so that people will have to pay. Just lock the part for which you want to charge with the password and ask users for the money. You can simply ask for the money by PayPal. And once the user will send you the money provide the password of locked content.

10. Theme/Template Selling: If you’re good in designing, you can design your own themes or templates and can sell in premium category. This can earn you a bigger amount.

A premium theme/template is getting sold in the range of $10-$200. Either you can sell through your blog or you can also sell through the themes market ThemeForest or any other such sites.

11. Domain/Site Flipping: If you’re good in marketing and have decent knowledge of domain name and Websites, flipping can earn you the best. For domain what you’ve to do is buy a good domain and sell it using some marketplace like Flippa or websitebroker.

And for the site flipping, you have two options-
  • If you’re very good in design and development then build your own site, do some SEO and bring some traffic. Then use some money making technique like AdSense, In text ads etc. and when you see that site is now complete sell that using above market place.

  • Else buy a good website from above market place itself and do some required changes, increase some traffic and sell it at higher price.
12. Sell Services: Sell those items in which you’re good. Suppose you’re good in designing offer design service to your customers and you can earn decent money. Similarly if you’re good in making plugins, writing etc. you can provide these services to your clients through your blog. You can check the services those I am providing here.

13. Freelance Work: You’re a good blogger. You know the secret as how to bring traffic. You know how to make blog/website/product a brand. Then why don’t you make money by providing theses service for few hours. Isn’t this interesting? Yes. Register on some freelancing sites, prepare a strong profile and earn.

There are many freelancers sites where you can work. Check the list of top 5 freelancers sites.

14. E-Book Sell: Suppose you’re in blogging since couple of years and you’ve earned a lot of experience and tips. Club those in a simple e-book and sell. Keep the prices depending upon the quality of the book and the ability to solve reader’s problem. You can take the help of WP E-Commerce to sell your book.

15. Membership Site: If you’ve written a good lesson, lecturers, and videos about something, you can start a membership site where you can teach the people those secrets by charging little money.

16. Paid Surveys and Polls: If you’ve good reputations in the market, you can even earn for the surveys done at your site. Many companies want to know the mood of public and for this they do surveys/polls by the use of external vendors. You can be the one and can charge decent dollars for this.

17. Event Speaker: For an event speaker you really have to be best. Not all the blogger get this offer. You have to be one whose words influences others, whose recommendations have trust and values and if you’ve these quality, you can be the next event speaker. Darren Rowse and Harsh Agrawal are few among the famous event speakers.

Final Words

Above were the most famous and real ways of earning, a blogger can ear and can live a life with online income. I’ve tried to cover almost all the possible ways to earn but as no one can be perfect so there must some ways through which one can get better earning. Please let me know those methods in the comment so that I can include in this article.

If you liked this post a sharing will be highly appreciable. Thanks for joining us. Keep visiting.

How to Add Star Rating in Blogger Post

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, October 22, 2016
Couple of days ago I was having communication with one of the client for the review post and after finalizing everything he asked whether I will rate their product or not. As TricksRoad is on Blogger platform so I have many limitations. But I started searching for it and finally I am able to implement it. That review post will be live in few days where first time I’ll add star rating in blogger post.

add star rating in blogger post
After adding star rating in blogger post, it looks quite nice and so I am sharing the details as how to add star rating in blogger post so that you can also do the same. Till now I have published many review posts but no one demanded the rating so never worked on it but it’s well said-

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention

But before going through the simple method to add star rating in blogger post, let me tell you few benefits about adding star rating in blog posts.

Benefits of adding Star Rating in Blog Post

There are many benefits of adding star rating in blog posts. Below I am listing few of those.

• It increases the faith of your visitors on the product
• While reviewing you provide rating (Usually 1-5) so the users simply can estimate how much that product worth of without reading whole review.
• Increases traffic to the site
• Provides value to your clients

Now as you know the benefits of adding rating system in blog posts, let me tell you how to add star rating in blogger post.

How to Add Star Rating in Blogger Post?

As we know adding star rating in WordPress is damn easy due to its rich plugins but in blogger it is bit difficult. Here difficult mean just it is not possible directly but with just couple of minutes of work, you would be able to add star rating in blogger post as well.

Once you’ll add star rating, it will look like the below in search engine.

add star rating in blogger post
To add the star rating in blogger post, just follow the below steps and within a minute you’re done.

Step1: Go to the blogger post in which you would like to add star rating and click on HTML view.

add star rating in blogger post
Step2: Now at the end of the post, add the below code.

<div>  <span> <span>Post-Name</span><br/> </span> Reviewed by <span>Reviewer-Name</span>on <span>August 25 2015 <span title=”YYYY-MM-DD”></span><br/>  </span> Rating: <span>Your-Rating</span></div>

Step3: Just change the items listed in bold in above code write post name (you may write product name, if you are reviewing a product), Reviewed by, date and rating. Enter these values as per your convenience and hit the publish/update button of blog post.

That’s all. Once your article is crawled, you can check the star rating in Google search engine.

Hope you liked this article, how to add star rating in blogger post. Do implement and let me know how it works. Also, please share this with your friends.

YoKart - Best Ecommerce Platform to Launch an Online Marketplace

By Ashutosh Jha → Friday, October 21, 2016
We are lucky to live in a time when technology is so easily accessible and advanced that opening an e-commerce business is within the reach of common man. But the history suggests that every advancement (technological or otherwise) introduces some new challenges.
And the challenge that rising trend of ‘using e-commerce platform for opening online store’ has brought is the selection of the right platform as per your business needs, goals, and budget.

Today, there are plenty of e-commerce platforms available to set up an online store (though considerably less for setting up e-commerce marketplaces/multivendor stores). And pretty much each of these technology solutions provides the essential features (mobile optimization, search engine friendly, good UX and others) required to set up a modern e-commerce business.

But when it comes to pricing, their packages are more based on features rather than business requirements of entrepreneurs. Mostly, their pricing models follow the same old standard – more the features, more the price. And that’s where YoKart distinguishes itself.

YoKart’s pricing model makes the difference for e-commerce startups

Developed by India’s leading web agency Fatbit Technologies, YoKart is an e-commerce multivendor system and its packages are primarily planned based on business goals, needs, & budget of e-commerce startups.

The best thing about YoKart’s pricing model is that all of its packages comprise the same set of features. The only difference between packages is the amount of flexibility provided to startups to scale their business. And that too is taken care of very mindfully, as we will see in the sections below.

The following sections will explain how YoKart’s pricing model is designed to provide an ideal e-commerce platform to entrepreneurs with different requirements.

Scenario 1: Your business idea is ready and you want to test its feasibility.

Solution: Startups package

YoKart Startup package is a hosted e-commerce solution that costs $250 a year and is an ideal solution for aspiring entrepreneurs with little or no market knowledge.
Easy to set up, this package allows you to run your multivendor store on YoKart’s secure servers for a year. Within that time, you can switch to a more advanced package once you are sure that your business model will work in the targeted market.  
The Startup package comes with a default theme, which has been carefully tested by experienced analysts on key parameters like user experience & system’s robustness.

Other advantages with the Startup package include a one-year free technical support via email & Skype (which is included in all YoKart’s packages) and a 30-day money back guarantee.

Scenario 2: You are already in business but need a platform to improve sales & reach more customers.

Solution: Go Quick package

The Go Quick package is designed for those businessmen who already have a good understanding of the target market. This package costs $999 (one-time payment) and also comes with default YoKart theme. The key differences between Startup & Go Quick package are:

• Go Quick is a self-hosted solution
• Go Quick can be customized to add new feature
• You will own the full source code

It is an ideal solution for brick & mortar stores planning to go online, and for online stores that are not happy with their current e-commerce portal’s performance.

The scope of customization that comes with Go Quick package is perfectly in the favor of such retailers. They have a better understanding of the local target market, therefore, know which feature upgrades would enable them to attract more customers; something, any given e-commerce platform cannot provide presumably.

The Go Quick package also comes with the 30-day money back guarantee.

Scenario 3: You have something out of the box in mind & want to create a unique image for your business.

Solution: Go Custom package

The Go Custom package is for those business enthusiasts who have a completely unique idea about the look and feel of their e-commerce marketplace. The package offers custom theme development of your online store from the scratch, which includes UI customization of homepage & inner web pages.

Go Custom package costs $5999 (one-time payment), in which YoKart team will also alter the UI of dashboard areas to align their look & feel with the custom theme of your marketplace. Plus, like in Go Quick package, you will also own the full source code.

It is a good option for entrepreneurs backed by funding. It enables you to create a unique image of your e-commerce brand, which has long-term benefits in regard to customer acquisition, therefore, revenue.


The web landscape is constantly evolving; consequently, the requirements of e-commerce startups are also changing continuously. It is hard to predict what could be the ultimate e-commerce solution for setting up online stores. But as of now, YoKart, with its feature richness and unique pricing model seems like the best e-commerce platform aspiring entrepreneurs or retailers can have to start their online marketplace. Click here to check the free demo.

Best VPN Services: Stay Secure Online with these Top VPN & Proxies

By Ashutosh Jha → Thursday, October 20, 2016
Online security is a top concern these days and more often you will be hearing that someone has been hacked, some data has been leaked and so on…

On an average around 30,000 sites are getting hacked in a day and so you can think of how serious this issue is.

Last month itself, in a major data breach, over 50 Million Turkish citizen data were leaked online and this is not unique. Every day you will come to know about such news. The best way to get protected from such issues is precautions. Take utmost precautions you can take to prevent such data and security breaches.

How to make a widget sticky in Blogger

By Ashutosh Jha → Sunday, October 16, 2016
Blogger is not much customizable and so bloggers working at the blogger platform has to compromise with many features. But the good thing is that with some little tweaks you can attain some of the cool features those are not available by default in blogger.
Recently, I was trying to make TricksRoad Facebook page widget sticky to get some like directly from my blog and after searching a lot for the solution, finally I implemented. 

As you can see the Facebook widget in the sidebar is now sticky and if you are at the bottom of the page also, that sticky widget will be shown to you.

In this article, I am going to show you how to make a widget sticky in blogger sidebar. Make sticky widget in blogger is an easy process and doesn’t involve many changes.

So let’s start with an easy process to make a widget sticky in blogger sidebar.

How to make a widget sticky in blogger sidebar?

Here are some of the easy methods to make a widget sticky in the blogger sidebar-

• Sign in to your blogger dashboard and select the blog where you want to make change (in case you have multiple blogs attached)

• Scroll down and click on the Layout tab
• Now you will have the layout of your blog. Just choose the sidebar widget (or the widget you want) you want to make sticky (in our case, it is Facebook like widget)

• Just copy the name of the widget (to be precise the title; in our case, it is “like us on Facebook”)

• Now move the tab called Template and choose Edit HTML option to move to the blog code.

• In the editor, do a ctrl+F and search the name of the widget you want to make sticky (which you copied). In my case, it is “Like us on facebook”.

• Once you will find that widget in the code, copy the ID of the widget. Usually, it will be something like HTML5 or HTML6 etc. Copy it!

• Again do a ctrl+F and search for </head>

• Now paste the below code above the </head> tag and change the widget ID with the ID you copied-

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript"> 
$(function() {
    var ks_widget_top = $('#widget Id').offset().top;
    var ks_sticky_widgets = function(){
        var ks_current_top = $(window).scrollTop(); 
        if (ks_current_top > ks_widget_top) { 
          $('#widget Id').css({ 'position': 'fixed', 'top':0, 'z-index':999999 });
        } else {
            $('#widget Id').css({ 'position': 'relative' }); 
      $(window).scroll(function() {

Make sure to replace the Widget ID with the ID you copied in earlier steps. One more thing you should note here is, if your blog already has the then don’t paste the below line else it won’t work.

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>

Now just save your code and you are good to go. Check your blog and the widget you have made sticky will be showing even when you will scroll to the bottom.

Benefits of making a sidebar widget sticky

Here are some of the advantages of making a sidebar widget sticky in blogger-

• Gets more impressions
• Will be visible to the visitor throughout
• It will attract more clicks
• Your sales/conversion can be increased
• Page Views can be increased and much more…

Wrapping it up! 

This was all about how to make a widget sticky in the blogger sidebar. This is the easiest way to make sidebar widget sticky in blogger.

If you are looking for some more leads or need more impression on some particular ads or any widget in your blogger blog, you can use this simple method to make a widget sticky in blogger.

Also, it is advisable to not make Google AdSense ads sticky as it is against AdSense policy. But you can make your affiliate banners sticky to get more views, clicks, and sales.

Do try to make a sticky widget in blogger sidebar and let me know if you will face any issue.

List of Do's and Don’ts for Blogger: A comprehensive guide

By Ashutosh Jha → Saturday, October 15, 2016
This is a guest post by Arun Mohapatra. If you also want to write a guest post at TricksRoad, Please check this.

Let's start! So your dream is to become a celebrity in the blogosphere?
Then you better should know all the ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of blogging.

Not knowing these means you are just a pretentious know-it-all type geek who is only good at complaining why his blog fails to get more than thousands of visitors every month.

Also Read: Some Common Mistakes that every Blogger should Avoid

But how would you know which are the dos and don’ts for blogging? Of course, you could round up all the blogging related info after doing an intensive web search. But isn’t that troublesome?
It sure is. We know that, and that’s why we’re here to make things simple for you. In this article, we’ll make lists of do’s and don’ts for bloggers. Let’s start with the Do’s first.

Do sound research

Half knowledge is worse than ignorance. So before you make a claim to your readers or suggest anything to them, make absolutely sure your claim is valid or your suggestion is an authentic one.

Be master of some trades

The myth is quite prevalent that a blogger is a jack of all trades and master of none. On the contrary, you need to be a master of some trades. Blogging is a niche based area. Successful bloggers know how to carve out a niche in their area of blogging. Hence be a master in your niche area of blogging.

Publish as much as you could

An action shouldn’t be judged by its result alone. Most bloggers make this mistake. They publish only their best posts. However, your readers want you to write as much for them as you could. Besides, having more content will keep your site ahead in the race for search engine promotion.

Create attractive layout

Blogging is not only about text-based content. Design and graphic play key roles too. An attractive layout may do wonder for your blog. It could heighten the appeal of the blog and facilitate reader engagement. That’s precisely what you want, don't you?

Network with other Bloggers

If you’re working on building a great blog, it’s necessary to connect with other similar minded bloggers. For this you can follow people from your niche on Twitter, facebook or any other social media site. Use hashtags on Twitter/Google+ to find those who are having similar interest and connect with them. After doing all these you’ll be surprised at how many bloggers will become interested in yours. This will not only help you to increase traffic but also you will get updated with the current trends in the blogosphere and many more.

Brevity matters

There’s a difference between a blog and an article. Many wannabe bloggers don’t understand this difference. Unlike an article, a blog should have a personalized undertone. At the same time, a blog post should be brief. Brevity keeps users focused. Long posts often make them distracted. That said, if the topic of the blog requires detailed analysis or if it’s a tutorial, the blogger should feel free to write at length.

Blogging ‘Don’ts’ are as important (If not more) as blogging ‘Do’s’. There are few things that every blogger should avoid. Those things are classified under blogging ‘Don’ts’. The list of blogging ‘Don’ts’ includes the following;

Also Read: How to Convert Visitors into Loyal Readers

Beating around the bush

Straightforwardness is a virtue. Your readers want you to be straightforward. So don’t beat around you the bush, introduce whatever you want to discuss without any ado and discuss that in full details. This would make your blog informative and that in turn pull more visitors.

Avoid long sentences

Long sentences distract readers. Readers start out and feel lost in the middle. Then they again go back to the beginning and by the time they reach to the end, they feel tired. This way they read the sentence but fail to comprehend its meaning. Short sentences on the other hand help users grasp the meaning smoothly.

Too much information

Information is good, but information overload is not good. There’s a fine line difference between these two. As long as you are putting information that is pertinent to the motif of the blog or to elaborate the sub-motifs, it’s fine. But the moment you start staffing the blog with unnecessary information, which presumably the reader won’t be able to remember for long, it’s information overload and would hurt your blog.

Don’t make typos

Typos leave a fairly bad impression about you in your reader’s mind. So be extra careful while typing. Bloggers automatically assume readers will focus on the overall content and won’t mind one or two typos. That’s not true. Readers want the blogger to be more knowledgeable than them. Typos portray the author negatively.

Final Words

Bearing in mind the ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ discussed above will help you steer clear your blog posts from all sorts of errors and ambiguousness. So keep them in mind next time you blog.

What do you think of our list ‘Do’s’ and ‘Don’ts’ of blogging? Let us know by dropping a comment below. Also if this post has helped you, please consider it for sharing.

About the Author

Arun Mohapatra is a digital marketing enthusiastic, online marketer manager and a passionate blogger at DigitalVani. He holds master’s in computer application and enjoy working on web development, search engine optimization, social media, web analytics, conversion optimization and content marketing.
If you also wish to write at TricksRoad, Please check the details here.

Movavi Mac Cleaner – A Wondrous Solution to Your Slow Mac Review

By Ashutosh Jha → Thursday, October 13, 2016
Just like PCs, Apple computers get clogged up with unnecessary files that accumulate over time, taking up valuable disk space and slowing your computer down.

Fortunately, there’s a simple and effective way to clean up and speed up your computer.
Movavi Mac Cleaner is an easy yet powerful program that will quickly find and remove all those junk files and even protect your precious Mac from viruses and other network threats.

The quick clean up function makes it really easy to remove redundant files from your computer.

After you launch the program, it will automatically scan your hard drive and show you how much disk space those junk files are taking up.

One click and those files can be gone! Mac Cleaner also includes many other useful ways to help you reclaim disk space and improve the system’s performance.

Features of Movavi Mac Cleaner

System Cleanup

Find and safely remove cache and log files that take up hard drive space.

Disk Usage

Use this feature to see what exactly is taking up space on your hard drive.

Duplicates Finder

Delete extra copies of existing files.

Old and Large Files Finder

Search out old and ‘weighty’ files you probably don’t need anymore.


Completely delete user-installed apps as well as default OS X programs.

Memory Cleanup

Give your system a performance boost by clearing out unused data from RAM.

Startup Optimization

Get your Mac to start up faster by choosing which programs will launch with the system when you log in.


Permanently delete files containing confidential information.


Protect your computer from network attacks by customizing the rules for inbound traffic.


Use the built-in antivirus protection to secure your computer against malware.

If your beloved Mac is running slow, it probably needs a good clean up.

Movavi Mac Cleaner knows how to help your computer get faster.

Easily remove junk files, completely uninstall programs you never use, clear out unused data from RAM and use other tools to optimize your Mac.

You can download Movavi Mac Cleaner for free from the official website by following the link. Try the program for free and enjoy a cleaner and faster Mac in minutes.

120+ Best Blogging Tools to Grow your Blog- [2016 Edition]

By Ashutosh Jha → Thursday, October 6, 2016
With the advancement of technology, almost made our work damn easy. No matter what you are doing, you will find such tools which can make your work easy.

The same also applies to Blogging. It’s no more a secret that Blogging is now a business and people are making Millions out of it. It is an art and with the help of tools, we can make this art run and shine.

Best Blogging Tools to Grow your Blog
Just for an example, a few years ago, if we had to build links, we type the keyword in the search engine and check on which all site we can make the links but what about now?

With the help of link building tools, we can get the list of all the sites, their status, ranking or say all the details about it in just a click. Isn’t Blogging tools have made Blogging easy?

There are many such best blogging tools those are making our way easy and we should use those as and when required. To get those on a single page, I have compiled the epic list of best blogging tools to grow your blog and business.

Personally, I have used many of these while others are based on the expert’s recommendations. You can use these tools without a second thought and can make your blog run like a business.

The Ultimate List of Best Blogging Tools

Here is the list of 120+ Best Blogging Tools for your reference. I have categorized all these tools in different sections so that you can pick the one which you like the most.

This post is going to be bit long so a cup of coffee is highly recommended :)

Blogging Platforms

WordPress: It is the leading CMS to start with blogging. WordPress is very popular as it has over 40k plugins to your required work easily.

Blogger: After WordPress, Blogger is widely used. It is a free platform and has good features available. You can start a blog on Blogger platform in minutes.

Joomla: Joomla is also a leading platform to start blogs and websites. There are several top sites hosted on Joomla. Drupal is also one good alternative of it.

Tumblr: recently it has become one of the top choices of blogger. Especially bloggers use Tumblr to rank their money making sites. You can find high quality expired Tumblr domain and can rank site easily.

Desktop Blog Editors

Evernote: I use this tool to make quick notes and it’s available via cloud syncing.

Desk: This is a paid tool for Mac OS and is a distraction free writing tool. Very useful for blogger using Mac.

Open Live Writer: This is one of the best tools to write and publish directly from the tool itself. Here once you will sync your blogs in the Open Live Writer, you can write and publish directly. The only this is, it works only for Windows and won’t work on Mac OS.

Blogo: Blogo is a desktop editor where you can do offline writing and directly publish to your WordPress blog from the dashboard. It is again only for Mac.

Blog Post Title Generator

I would recommend you to please check our detailed post of Best Blog Title Generator for details. Here is the list of Blog Post title generator.

• UpWorthy title generator: This is a viral title generator and will help you a lot. Great for a story like a site.

• Potent C idea generator: Will work both as a content idea and title generator for your next post

• Headline Analyzer: This is by Coschedule and is one of the best blog post title generator tools I have come across. Here you just paste whatever is in your mind as the title and it will give you the complete analysis as should you use it or not.

• Emotional Marketing Value Headline Analyzer: It checks the emotional marketing value of a title. The higher the EMV score is, the better it will perform on social media channels.

• TweakBiz title generator: This is another great tool by Tweakbiz and helps you a lot to find the idea for the next blog post title.

Proof-reading tool

Grammarly: One of the best tool available in the market to check grammar today. It is available in both free and paid segment.

AtomicWriter: A good alternative of Grammarly. Again available as free and paid. For advanced checking, you will have to buy this tool.

Check our Top Grammarly alternatives to know about other proof-reading tools.

Ginger: Ginger is a free online proofreading tool to check the grammar and spelling and help you to write error free articles for websites and blogs.

Stock Image for Blog

Google Images: The best place to find the image for your blog post. But be careful while choosing it especially if you are not getting credit to the owner of the image. They may file DMCA and you will be in huge loss. You can check our article on How to Find Royalty Free Images in Google.

Flickr: Use advanced search to find images with a creative common license.

WP Image Suite: It is a paid WP plugin to find the image. This tools searches over 9 image sources and will give you the wide option to get the images. Also, you won’t have to provide the credit if you are using this plugin.

Canva: It is a graphic design software where you can design images and banners for your site.

Unsplash: It is a great tool to find the HD images. It’s a free source to get high-quality images.

Content Ideas

• Blog Comments: Get the ideas for the next blog post from the comments done by your readers.

• Google Trends: Check the trending topics of the current time or you can also search for the trendy topics based on your keyword.

• Ask your readers: You can also send an email to your subscribers and can ask what they want you to write. This is one of the best ways to get content ideas. You can also create a poll on your blog for the same.

• Social Media: Post some topics on your social media wall and ask your followers to suggest what they want you to write.

BuzzSumo: You can enter a website or topic and the tool will show you the most engaged topics and content shared on that.

Quora: One of the best Q&A sites where you can get unlimited content ideas. Just enter the keyword in the search box and you will get thousands of topics to write on.

Blog Submission Sites like Kingged: You can also check sites like Kingged where other share their posts and so you can get an idea what to write.

Offline Reader & Content discovery

Pocket: One of the most productive tool I am using. You can save the web pages which you want to read later or for reference purpose. You can read it later anytime.

Feedly: Subscribe to any blog feeds or search for your interested topic to discover new blogs to subscribe to.

Visitor Stat & Analytics 

• Google Analytics: The best and free tool when it comes to analytics. Given by Google, it will show you the complete traffic details, their behavior, real-time data, keywords, kind of traffic and much more. It is a must have the tool and must trusted analytics tool you must have.