There’s an impressive variety of (mainly) free tools online now which can be an abosolute blessing when you need a little extra help with writing.
Here’s a few of my favourites…
1. Answer the Public
Keyword research can be quite an arduous task at times but this nifty tool makes it a little more interesting. With a database comprised of millions of searches, the site will predict what you’re going to ask and return the results in a visual way.
Instead of getting lists of long and short tail keywords, you’ll be presented with helpful diagrams displaying the findings in a much more meaningful way. Simply type your root keywords into the search bar and behold all the inspiration you need.
2. Hubspot’s Blog Ideas Generator
Ever stuck for a catchy title? Feel like you’ve overused ’10 tips on…’ or ‘Secrets about…’? Well, look no further as Hubspot’s Blog Ideas Generator will help you to come up with some fresh ideas. Even if you don’t pick a title that the tool suggests, it will definitely provide some much needed inspiration.
Here’s a few I got when I typed in ‘SEO’:
- 20 Myths About SEO
- 15 Best Blogs To Follow About SEO
- The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on SEO
3. Google Docs
This is my absolute go to program for writing. Being able to edit work remotely on my laptop or through the phone app when on the move has been a godsend! I love how easy it is to use with all the word processing features you’d expect. It’s also a great way to share your work with clients and keep everything in one place.
4. Hemmingway Editor
When you need to evaluate the readability of a piece, Hemmingway can be a great help. By highlighting a range of elements from complicated sentences to unecessary use of the passive voice, it’s a great way to ensure that your writing is always effective.
Are there any others that you find particularly useful? If so, let me know in the comments below as I’m always on the lookout for new tools.