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10 Must-Use Tools to Start a New Niche Blog in 2019



There’s one thing with blogging that always gets me: I feel like starting a new one on a regular basis. If you are actively reading and writing online, there are always those mini-site ideas floating around. You either see a cool monetization idea or just feel instantly inspired about the topic. Either way, you rush registering a new domain name right away.

But how manage that all? How to productively manage and promote a new niche blog?

Niche Blog Productivity Tools

Do want to up your productivity, or just make life a little easier? We all do, and the more popular your site becomes, the more desperate you will be for efficiency, and the more you will need to cut out steps in the process. Otherwise, you will forever be working.

To keep your blogging empire going, you need a few productivity tricks and tools.

There are literally hundreds of amazing tools out there, and different people will swear by them.

When it comes to my own list, these are the five I would never want to go without.

1. Evernote


The big app on campus for snatching and saving content is usually Evernote. Allowing you to sync up your desktop, mobile phone and tablet, you can organize your entire life using this program.

But it is especially useful for creating notes, saving content, and easily searching that content for later use. The interface is unique and attractive, which is what I enjoy most about it. But there are plenty of reasons to check it out.

There are multiple free productivity tools out there, so you may want to check some alternatives now in case you need a free option.

2. Google Alerts

Reputation management and keeping up with current events in your industry are both important parts of blogging. Both can be handled using Google Alerts, as can several other tasks like watching competition, seeking out guest blogging opportunities, monitoring the most popular blogs, and more.

If you aren’t using Google Alerts, you are crazy. It is the most diverse tool on this list, hands down.

3. Flickr


This is still one of the greatest places on the web to find images to include in a blog. Full of creative commons photos that can be shared with nothing more than credit and a link back to the original source. But it is also a place to share your own work and manage galleries, which can work as a form of social marketing with your users.

There are other cool image sources you may want to check out for the sake of variety:

4. Google Drive

Another fantastic tool from Google, this one is great for editorial calendars, especially if you have multiple staff members to keep track of, who need to see deadlines and when articles are going to be published.

Create text files, spreadsheets and anything else you might need, then share it out with whoever needs it.

5. Cyfe

Cyfe marketing

There are a lot of pieces to niche bloggers: You may need to have separate social media networks for each, separate writing schedule, separate rank tracking and analytics accounts. How to keep everything together?

Cyfe is your answer. Create a separate niche blog dashboard to monitor and manage everything from one place. From Google Analytics and Search Console to social media posting widgets: Each dashboard will give you a birds-eye view of everything that’s going on with each of your niche mini-sites.

Niche Blog Management and Writing Tools

The earliest writers created masterpieces with rustic paper and a supply of quill pens. Lucky for you, the modern writer can save time and avoid those pesky ink spots by using a few electronic tools to make the writing process a little bit easier.

If you’re missing even one of these useful items, you might as well be writing by candlelight!

6. ManageWP

For multi-blog management, ManageWP is a must-have. It works by allowing you to connect multiple accounts from different blogging platforms. You can then update them from a single dashboard, without having to log in to your dashboard.


Switch easily between blogs, drag and drop parts of a page, get crash recovery, auto detect music and much more. They even have powerful collaboration features too.

7. HaveALook

Each niche website needs to have a unique brand and memorable brand identity. It also needs to be properly optimized for conversions and ad clicks.

Sounds expensive? Good news is it all can be achieved on the cheap with a HaveALook that can your web design ready fast. The designs are responsive and optimized for conversions.


8. Copyscape

No writer who’s worth their fountain pen wants to copy another person’s work, even if it is by accident.

Copyscape prevents accidental plagiarism by scanning the Internet for similar pieces of text. In addition to preventing duplication, it’s a great way to keep your voice fresh.

9. Dragon Naturally Speaking

This tool teaches your computer to listen to you! Instead of typing, the writer speaks as the computer takes dictation. Not only will your written word flow more naturally, it will save time and spare your fingers.

Anyone with a carpal tunnel diagnosis can definitely benefit from Dragon Naturally Speaking!

10. CoSchedule


Editorial planning is important! I’ve been saying that for ages. My friend does not share this sentiment, or at least she didn’t until recently. For years she has said that she does better when she is footloose and fancy free, able to spontaneously post whatever she wants, when she wants.

Over time when she began to increase her brand, her site growth slowed. She started feeling burnt out and failing to write regularly. Her SEO efforts suffered and her organic traffic started to decline. It really hit her hard. What was she doing wrong?

What was wrong was that she wasn’t organized and she didn’t have a plan. It took some convincing but by the time she had lost about 30% of her average monthly unique visitors, she desperately jumped on board and created a solid monthly posting plan and an editorial calendar. Not only that, but she managed to score some guest posts by planning that, as well.

CoSchedule is an excellent tool to use to get your niche blogging schedule planned and organized, avoid feeling stressed and stuck and keep yourself always inspired.

A few niche blogs to get inspired:

  • Comet Camper: Aiming at people who prefer living a minimalistic lifestyle and making a positive impact on the environment with their daily consumption habits, this blog features absolutely awesome content
  • Law Listings: Featuring regular infographics and surveys, this one is a new blog that has a unique style
  • The Friendship Bread Kitchen is a resource for all things Amish Friendship Bread with tips, tutorials, FAQs, etc.
  • Paws Buzz GO: It’s all about dogs! How to take care of them, travel with them and even dress them up for Halloween. The blog with its unique vibe is known for its fabulous blogger, Jessica

Niche identity

Once you try a few of these tools, your blogging productivity will skyrocket and you’ll be able to add new and new niche blogs to your digital empire!

Do you know of any other niche blogging tools out there? I will bet you do. Let us know about them in the comments.

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Anna Fox is blogger behind Hire Bloggers, a free resource helping bloggers to find online gigs and start earning money

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Be Careful Who You Ask for Blogging Advice



I retired to a life of travel through blogging.

Do you want to travel the world through blogging?

Invest in my blogging eBook.

My eBook lays out simple, step by step tips to follow for you to travel the world through blogging.

I know how to do it. I teach you how to do it. Easy. Simple. Smart, too; you ask a blogger who lives their dreams for blogging advice on how to live your dreams.

Imagine if you asked people from a blogging tips themed Facebook Group about how to travel the world through blogging? Who are these people? Do these bloggers know specifically how to retire to a life of travel through blogging? Have these bloggers written eBooks and created courses on the topic? Have they lived their dreams?

What ensures said bloggers offer good advice?

Do many of these bloggers offer terrible advice?

Are many of these bloggers experienced, skilled, knowledgeable bloggers, being tops in their niche, like me?

Most bloggers mean well. Some bloggers offer solid advice.

But many bloggers offer terrible advice to struggling new bloggers who follow terrible advice and all of them struggle horribly, following bad advice from bloggers who only know how to fail, versus knowing how to succeed.

Be careful who you trust.

How to Get the Best Blogging Advice on Earth

Follow the top blogging tips bloggers.

Invest money in their courses.

Hire them to coach you.

The best blogging advice on earth flows through premium blogging products and services created by the top bloggers on earth.

100% of the time, following this advice leads to success. Fool proof way to get only good advice because pros teach folks how to be pros.

The only reason why you’d get bad blogging advice is if you follow anybody other than the top blogging tips bloggers on earth.

Beware Free Advice Because it is Often Cheap

Free advice sites like Quora and Facebook Groups require no vetting.

Any blogger can offer terrible advice.

This was from my trip to Fiji.

Beware trusting advice from these spots; well-meaning bloggers often guarantee your struggles by offering failing, inexperienced, terrible advice.

Vet Bloggers Who Offer Advice

Gaurav Kumar offered excellent advice via a comment responding to my live Facebook Broadcast.

If you wanted to vet his advice, checking his Facebook profile and clicking on his eAskme blog link immediately proves he is a top blogger who offers sensational advice for succeeding.

Following blogs, investing in eBooks and hiring bloggers by scanning their blogs is the easiest way to:

  • vet advice
  • trust advice
  • get awesome advice
  • accelerate your blogging success

Research bloggers who offer advice on free forums. Some genuinely offer success-promoting advice through their blogs. Trust said bloggers.

If you click through to see no blog, or a blog hosted on a free platform, or thin, weak content, beware these red flags.

Follow advice only from top bloggers who put their advice in action and succeed from an abundant, generous, calm, confident vibe.

Go to the Top

Follow only the top blogging tips bloggers on earth to get the best blogging tips and to accelerate your blogging success.

Matthew Loomis at Build Your Own Blog offers success-promoting advice. Follow him. Hire him. Succeed.

Why spend hours asking for advice from folks who may or may not have any idea what they are talking about?

Go to the top.

Google popular search terms, vet guest posters on Blogging Tips, follow the best, get the best advice on earth, use the advice, succeed.

Blogging gets easier and easier when you only follow the top bloggers on earth and invest in their premium offerings because getting the best advice from the best bloggers positions you to be the best.

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What Does Your Blog Need?



I wrote an eBook explaining what your blog needs:

6 Things Your Blog Needs Today

Success finds bloggers who cover all bases.

If you need nothing and feel your blog needs nothing, you succeed and live your wildest dreams.

Successful bloggers know adding the right elements to blogs and beginning blogs the right way accelerates your success. Plus it feels good to begin blogging intelligently.

What does your blog need?

1: Domain and Hosting

Invest in a domain and hosting.

Accelerate your blogging success.

Domain names make you stand out.

Observe how Pat Flynn invested in Smart Passive Income.

Of course you know immediately; the blogger covers smart passive income. Passive income seekers know the resource because Pat bought a domain name.

He also invested in hosting to ensure he owned his blog.

Take this step to control:

  • branding
  • income potential
  • blog voice

Own your site. You need to own your blog to be in control of your blogging campaign.

2: Premium Theme

Invest money in a premium theme.

Stand out from the crowd.

Circulating money on a premium, eye-catching, clear theme emits a professional, impressive, powerful message.

This was from one of my many trips to Thailand.

Readers see you are a serious, successful or success-seeking, blogger. Of course you gain trust and grow your readership quickly by investing money in a premium theme.

Why do you need a premium theme? Would you trust a blogger who uses a cheap-looking, heavy, non-professional theme? If someone cannot afford to invest $60 in a premium theme you better not trust their advice, their insight and their sharing. Why? Serious, skilled bloggers never allow $60 to dictate their life’s direction and failing, struggling, unskilled bloggers make the foolish decision to not chase their dreams over $60.

3: Content

Content drives blogs.

Your blog needs content to:

  • prove you know your stuff
  • spread your presence online
  • inspire readers to follow you
  • inspire readers to trust you

Visit Blogging From Paradise.

Look around for a few minutes. Read 3 of my recent posts. Do you see why content drives the blogging engine?

Imagine if you saw only 1 blog post. Every blogger begins somewhere but publishing helpful content from a generous, success-focused energy distances you from most bloggers in your niche.

Imagine seeing 1 to 5 blog posts on a blog. Good introduction no doubt.

Imagine seeing 50 to 100 blog posts on a blog. Massive impact.

Focus less on post numbers and more on being generous with time and talents. Content just shows off what you know.

As folks see you know your stuff thru your volume of helpful posts you begin to:

  • increase traffic
  • boost your blogging profits
  • expand your presence
  • increase brand awareness
  • help more folks
  • make a big impact in your niche

Content makes everything grow.

Publish content on the regular to become a successful blogger.

Focus on Your Dreams

Concentrate on your dreams from a relaxed, chill energy.

You need dreams to feel the calm, detached confidence of bloggers who invest in:

See your blogging wins now. You succeed now. Own it.

Feel good about your blogging career. You are rocking it out.

Succeed, being the blogger who covers all blogging needs.

Bonus Need

Invest in a blogging course.

Your blog – and you – need a blogging blueprint to follow in order to succeed from a calm, confident, orderly, relaxed energy.

Blog like a success.

Learn from the best to become a successful blogger.

Courses just give you a structure for learning in the proper format.

Imagine sitting down in a classroom to learn disciplines from a professor.

You do the same thing through a blogging course.

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How Can You Turn Criticism into Blogging Profits?



I wrote an entire eBook on lessons I learned from critics:

6 Life Lessons I Learned from Nasty Critics

As you see greater blogging success, you get criticized.

No blogger avoids criticism.

Learning how to convert nasty criticism into blogging profits helps you be a highly successful blogger.

Picture This

Imagine someone tossing big rocks at you.

Fools step in front of the rocks, injuring themselves.

Idiots catch the rocks and throw said rocks back at folks, wasting precious time and energy on rock tossing morons.

Wise humans avoid the rocks, allowing the stones to reach terra firma, and build a castle from all the granite-type rocks tossed their way.

Highly successful, happy bloggers are like wise humans; building something meaningful and profitable from inevitable criticism, versus taking criticism personally (stepping in front of rocks) or fighting critics (throwing rocks back at rock throwers).

I wrote 2 eBooks on the topic.

In addition to the prior eBook I also wrote:

How to Turn Harsh Blogging Criticism into Sweet Blogging Profits: 11 Tips

Observe the product page.

I profit through an:

  • eBook version
  • audio book version
  • paperback version
  • mass market paperback version

of the topic.

I make money through 4 income streams based on teaching folks how to profit through blogging criticism.

How can you convert criticism into coin?

Follow these tips.

Breathe Deeply and Relax

Most humans:

  • fight criticism
  • feel the sting of criticism
  • feel embarrassed about being criticized
  • fight critics
  • go into a shell after being criticized

Breathe deep. Relax.

Feel energies and emotions in reaction to being criticized.

Release said energies.

Be calm, confident and poised.

Establish the proper energy for profiting through criticism.

Gain Clarity

Criticism is a projection of individual; we see ourselves in others.

100% of the time, critics speak 100% of themselves, not you, through their criticism.

Knowing this, you do not take criticism personally. Ditto for gaining clarity in all you do, blogging-wise.

I reacted with anger, annoyance, embarrassment and shame on reading my first few 1 star audio book reviews. Turns out, those fear-based feelings needed to be addressed and released for me to generate more income through audio books.

Increased profits flow to bloggers who feel clear on income channels.

Being criticized forces you to face, embrace and release fears concerning income channels, said clearing resulting in clarity and greater sales.

If you react negatively to criticism, the reaction suggests you have fears to feel and clear regarding the criticism. Clearing these negative energies allows more profits to flow through the income streams because fear strangles income while clarity increases income.

Convert Criticism into Tangible Products

Turn hate into create.

Convert criticism into tangible profits.

Note my 2 eBooks, my audio book and paperback.

Create an online course to help your readers process criticism.

Strike while the iron feels hot; create immediately after receiving criticism to allow your prolific ideas to flow.

Add a price tag.


See Problems and Profit in Projection

I create:

  • blog posts
  • guest posts
  • videos
  • podcasts

based on critical projections bandied about by critics.

Critics may or may not see errors in their ways.

This was from my 2 month trip to Oman.

I just stress how criticizing promotes their failure, strangles success and prolongs misery and suffering, based on my content.

If critics wake up and read, these folks become likely readers, fans, customers and clients, because if I solved their problems for free I can solve their problems for pay.

Profit through the Discipline of Detached Observation

Observing feelings from a detached, calm, confident energy versus reacting to feelings is a skill most millionaires cultivate.

What better way can you develop this skill than by reading and processing criticism without reacting to your emotions?

Wealthy bloggers observe knee jerk reactions in their being, feel energies, release, and proceed to profit. You see immense patience, persistence, poise and profiting. But the blogger just watches, feels and releases, versus reacting.

Move Up the Energetic Ladder into More Prospering, Higher Circles by Ignoring Critics

Critics vibe from a fear-based, lower, poverty conscious energy.

Ignore these folks to rocket higher in blogging circles, toward a loving, prosperity conscious, profitable energy.

I made blogging friends in high places by completely ignoring lower energy folks, some of whom criticized me and my blog.

Starve lower energies.

Make room for higher energies.

Profit, free yourself and see increasing blogging success.


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