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Indispensable Tools for All Steps of the Content Marketing Process

Having a product or a service you can provide for your readers and turn them into your customers is great, but it’s not going to happen unless you have some high-quality content to boot that you can offer them. Nowadays, people don’t like to be force-fed anything, so being able to provide easily digestible, yet very informative content they can actually use is of utmost importance, and should be every content marketer’s main priority. Since there is a lot that goes into creating stunning content, we have compiled a list of tools which you can use during every single phase of content creation. Check it out.

Idea-Generation Tools

Feedly – If you are looking for an online resource to provide you with a steady stream of great ideas that are pertinent to your niche or industry, then look no further than Feedly, which will “feed” you with all the articles, blogs, and stories you can possibly want.
Alltop – This one works in a similar fashion to Feedly, by providing you with all the content you might find useful while coming up with ideas for your own, and allowing you to link to other reputable resources, such as Mashable, or Lifehacker.
BuzzSumo – BuzzSumo allows you to spot trends based on a number of shares a certain topic has across all major social media platforms.

Writing and Editing Tools

Professional Writing Help – One of the most reliable writing and editing services online that can assist you in improving your existing content and creating brand new one on a regular basis.
Help.PlagTracker – Keep you work as original as possible and avoid awkward plagiarism accusation by checking your content with this effective online tool.
Hemingway App – Even if you are trying to establish yourself as an authority in the field, avoid the usual trap of sounding too formal and keep your content easily readable and user-friendly with this app.

Multimedia Tools

Canva – Infusing your content with some eye-popping doesn’t require you to be a designer, if you decide to check out Canva, and its intuitive drag-and-drop interface.
ThingLink – Go the extra mile and make your multimedia content truly interactive with this fantastic online tool. You can pretty much make any sort of media interactive with another type of media.
HaikuDeck – In addition to having photos on your blog or website, you can provide your users with slideshows they will simply eat up, and HaikuDeck will help you achieve that.

Organizational Tools

Pocket – Pockey will save you tons of time by storing everything you find interesting, so you can read it later, without having to look for it all over again once you do find the time.
Tomato Timer – If you have never tried the Pomodoro productivity technique (25 minutes of work, followed by a short break), it’s you give it a shot. We recommend using Tomato Timer for better experience.
Wunderlist – Much like its name indicates, Wunderlist allows you to keep track of all your lists, schedules, and important personal and business dates. Accessible from multiple platforms.

Marketing and Distribution Tools

Buffer – Buffer enables you to schedule all of you social media posts, in addition to providing you with stats, so you can figure out the best posting times.
Tweriod – Much like Buffer, this app lets know about the best times to post a tweet based on its analysis of your followers’ activity.
ShareThis – Adding social media buttons to your online outlets and expanding your influence has never been easier than with ShareThis.

Once you have mastered these effective, yet easy-to-use to tools, you will be ready to create brilliant content in no time. Start doing it today!

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