I have a confession to make.
For most of my nine-year career as a full-time blogger, I’ve been… well… kind of cheap. I didn’t want to invest more than the $15/year on a custom domain.
Spending eight hours a day growing my blog the old way: by commenting and engaging with as many bloggers as possible.
The negative side-effect of that?
Burnout. Depression. A bit of anxiety for good measure.
The truth is, and I’ve learned this the hard way, if you’re not willing to invest in the right tools, especially nowadays, when most niches are overcrowded and ultra-competitive, you are headed for the inglorious bottom of the food chain.
It is what it is.
But, at the same time, the right tools can literally save you hundreds of hours every month, while allowing you to focus on what truly matters: the words you share with your audience.
That’s not all. The following tools not only help you save time and energy, but also enable you to do things that, quite frankly, are not possible otherwise.