If you do it seriously, blogging could be a activity aisle area you can absolutely alive from it. Or, you can additionally use your blog as a claimed agenda account to accurate what’s on your apperception and your accepted mood. Some bodies additionally use their blog to allotment their biking experiences, memorable activity moments, and so on.
Whatever your purpose of blogging, I accept calm some of the best chargeless accoutrement and assets to abutment your blogging activity.
Before accepting started, I appetite to acquaint you a bit. I started this blog (Bettertecthtips.com) in 2016 with three of my friends. A year later, this blog started giving us added money and now, we absolutely alive from it. We mostly use chargeless accoutrement and assets on a circadian base to run this blog. We alone use a paid apparatus if we anticipate we absolutely charge it.
The afterward are the chargeless accoutrement and assets we use on a circadian base to run Bettertechtips.com.
1. Best chargeless CMS: WordPress
Bettertechtips.com is congenital with WordPress and we accept a able acumen for it: WordPress is the best agreeable administration system.
According to a carbon on CodeinWP, WordPress has about 50-60% all-around bazaar allotment of CMS. About 34% of websites on the internet are congenital with WordPress. Accepted brands like Spotify, Windows, TED, Sony additionally use WordPress on one of their sites. WordPress itself is appear as an accessible antecedent activity (probably the best acknowledged accessible antecedent activity added than Linux) and supports plugins. Plugins and themes are two out of abounding factors that accomplish WordPress to the accepted state. Acknowledgment to its accessible ecosystem, abounding developers actualize both plugins and capacity for WordPress, which eventually opens a new business opportunity. Sites and accoutrement like Themeforest, Elementor, Yoast, and MemberPress are aloof a few examples of businesses that built-in acknowledgment to the accessible ecosystem of WordPress.
From the users’ perspective, the acceptance of WordPress ability is backed by its affluence of use as able-bodied as its acceptability as an SEO affable CMS. Every WordPress user has a unique-look armpit as they use a altered theme. Alike with the aforementioned theme, you can accept a different-look armpit by application altered settings. Today, you can alike actualize a WordPress affair after autograph any distinct band of code. You can acquisition added advice about WordPress on Website Advisor.
2. Best chargeless angel resource: Pixabay
You charge at atomic one angel for every blog column you write. At Bettertechtips.com, we generally use several images for a distinct post, abnormally back autograph a how-to article. The images are mostly screenshots. But for the featured angel we usually use an angel from Pixabay.
Pixabay itself is a free banal photo armpit that can be a abundant ability to accomplish your needs of image. There are over 1 actor chargeless images you can download from this site. All images on Pixabay are appear beneath a agnate license to Artistic Aliment Zero. You can use images for chargeless for any purpose, including bartering after defective to acclaim the author.
3. Best chargeless angel editor: GIMP
When application an angel for a blog post, you should not be application aloof the way it is. Abnormally if you use your own images (photographs). Application a photograph for a blog column after resizing the aboriginal ambit is crazy back a distinct photograph book can be up to 2 to 6MB. Or alike larger. You don’t charge to absorb a account account on Photoshop. There is BEDRIDDEN as the best chargeless another to Photoshop.
GIMP is an accessible antecedent angel editor with the aforementioned functionality as Photoshop. You can use it to accomplish basal angel alteration like cropping, resizing, and so on. You can additionally use BEDRIDDEN to actualize avant-garde angel manipulation. BEDRIDDEN itself is accessible for Windows, Linux, and Mac. You can appointment this page to apprentice what BEDRIDDEN can do for you.
4. Best chargeless grammar checker: Grammarly
Grammarly has had massive abundant ads on Google Ads so you ability accept heard about it. Grammarly describes itself as a autograph assistant. This apparatus can advice you accept the able grammar in the commodity you are writing. You don’t charge to be aback and alternating amid WordPress editor and the Grammarly folio to amount out if your commodity is already chargeless from grammatical errors. You can install the browser addendum of Grammarly which is accessible for Google Chrome, Firefox, Carnival and Microsoft Edge.
Once you accept Grammarly installed on your browser, it will be blockage the grammatical absurdity in your commodity per paragraph. Grammarly will be blockage anniversary branch as you accomplish a about-face to the abutting paragraph. Grammarly itself is a freemium tool. The chargeless adaptation is added than abundant for a blogging need.
5. Best chargeless screenshot tool: Lightshot
If you appetite to actualize a tech blog like Bettertechtips.com, How-to Geek or Make Tech Easier again demography a screenshot is the allotment of your job. You will charge to use this array of apparatus every time you appetite to address a how-to article. Not aloof capturing the screen. In best cases, you additionally charge to comment your screenshots. Windows and the all-inclusive majority of Linux distros already accept a congenital screenshot tool, but Lightshot offers article else. You can anon comment the captured awning afore extenuative it into a PNG file.
Lightshot is a chargeless apparatus that is accessible for Windows and Mac. If you are a Linux user, you can use Flameshot which has agnate appearance as Lightshot. Or, if you charge a screenshot apparatus that has a affection to allotment your screenshots with your team, you can try Nimbus Capture or Jumpshare.
6. Best chargeless analytics tool: Google Analytics
Whether you use your blog for business or aloof a claimed note, you charge to apperceive how has your blog been going. Google Analytics is by far the best chargeless apparatus to assay the achievement of your blog. You can use it to amount out how abounding visitors you becoming today, this week, or this month. Google Analytics supports real-time analytics. You can additionally apprentice the demography of your visitors as able-bodied as geography, the technology they use, activities, and so on.
7. Best chargeless architecture maker: Crello
In an attack to actualize a added agreeable post, you sometimes appetite to add images like posters, flyer or alike infographics to your post. If you accept poor architecture skills, Crello can be a abundant abettor to advice you actualize a bigger angel with your poor architecture skills. Crello can abetment you in creating images like a flyer, a poster, invitation, blog banner, blog attack and so on. You can alike actualize an aminated clear with this apparatus (premium only).
Crello offers a agglomeration of chargeless architecture templates which you can clothier according to your needs. You can artlessly annoyance the architecture elements like photos, icons, illustrations, stickers, and, frames to the editor in case you charge ones. Crello offers a accessible book administrator to acquiesce you to save your works. In accession to Crello, there are additionally Canva and Adobe Atom that accept the aforementioned functionalities. If you appetite to actualize an infographic, you can use accoutrement like Piktochart or Infogr.am which additionally action a chargeless version.
8. Best chargeless SEO plugin: Yoast
If you actualize a blog for business, arrive SEO will be a massive benign bonus. You will be able to accretion bags of visitors by advance beneath money. WordPress itself has a actual acceptable acceptability in agreement of SEO. With an abetment from Yoast, you can alike actualize a added SEO-friendly blog.
Yoast is a accepted chargeless SEO plugin for WordPress. It helps you to optimize every allotment of your article. Yoast additionally allows you to install SEO elements on your blog like breadcrumb and XML sitemap.
As I accept mentioned beforehand at the alpha of this article, you can absolutely alive from blogging if you do it seriously. And you don’t charge to decay your money to alpha a blog for business. There are a agglomeration of chargeless accoutrement out there you can accomplish use of. From chargeless angel editor to adapt the acknowledging images to grammar checker to accomplish abiding you accept no grammatical errors. We use all of the accoutrement aloft on a circadian base to run Bettertechtips.com.