3 Things I Will Open Up My Wallet For As A Blogger
In the world of blogging there are tools of the trade that make our job easier, faster or more enjoyable with some of these tools being free and some available for a fee. What tools, services and or products have you paid for – as a blogger? Tell me below after my top picks.
1. Keyword Research
This has not been my strong suit over the years, so I would gladly fork over a few bucks for someone who will provide an a la carte keyword research for me, or host a one day course or webinar that dishes on how to perform keyword for my specific niche.
Some people have Market Samurai or some other keyword tool and know how to use it well, others have a different system for finding good keywords and good niches. Regardless of the system or tool used, keyword research is something I would pay for.
If you offer this service, hit my contact button and let me know.
2. WordPress Security
If you have not had your WordPress blog hacked till this point, consider yourself very lucky as it can happen to anyone and at anytime. Hacking doesn’t consist of someone literally breaking into your blog, it’s an automated script that gets in via an exploit such as an outdated WordPress theme, WordPress plugin, your comments, your admin login page and any number of entry points. It’s a horrible ordeal and a tremendous headache to clean up. If you’re not versed in how to clean up a WordPress blog hack (like me) it’s an even bigger deal and bigger headache.
I have had two blogs hacked as early as January 2012 and of course it had to be my most established, ranked and money making sites. I have been at the mercy of those with this knowledge but since I have a limited (a/k/a small budget), it’s been a long tough road. I have learned a few things in the process though and will be writing a separate article on this topic.
Blog security is a topic that NOW has my full attention.
A good chair, a good desk and a good laptop are crucial for lots of sitting and writing, which is what a blogger does – day in and day out. Most important would be a good chair as a bad one can be bad for your back, your neck and even your eye sight. I have what I consider a pretty good one, and got it online via Staples. My laptop definitely needs an upgrade as does my desk.
These are all things I would and have (or will) open my wallet for as a blogger.
What tools, services and or products would you or have you shelled out cash for as a blogger?
Email marketing, books, ebooks, social media and community are also other things that I may or may not dish cash out for, however these are good tools of the trade. Over to you now.
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