As a content creator, it’s important to have tools to help you create effective, high-quality, and engaging content. And honestly, there are tons out there that will work differently on each one, though its functionality will highly depend on how you work. In this post, we will share with you some of our favorite helpful tools for content creation that we regularly use.
This list may or may not apply to marketers as it is curated for content creators whose goal is to create relevant and helpful content for their respective audiences.
Helpful Tools for Content Creation
Tools to Create Relevant Content and Ideation
This is a free tool that’s highly useful to keep you in the loop. Google trends give you insights into the current relevant content. It’s a great tool to use for those who want to create content and get quality links and traffic. If you have a blog or an active social media presence and you want to develop content that’s relevant to a specific demographic, this tool is perfect.
Google Trends can also help you with keywords research and generate content ideas.
Reddit is an online forum where hundreds of thousands of people flock to learn and discuss more the topics they’re interested in. It’s a minefield of content ideas and all you have to do is dive into its waters. Everything from digital marketing to oil painting to kpop to gardening, name it, it’s there.
You can use this tool by asking for insights that can help you develop and improve your content.
This tool is great for keywords research and developing your content calendar. It’s a paid tool (and a pricey one), although you can make use of its 7-day free trial to try out its features. The Ahrefs Keyword Explorer is also one of the best keyword research tools in the market. If you want to improve your SEO, this is a great tool to use.
Tools for Writing Content
When you write your content, you won’t always spot the mistakes you make along the way. Grammarly is a great tool to edit your work and proofread it from spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors. You can copy and paste your content directly into the Grammarly site, or you can install its chrome extension so it will have access to everywhere you are making your piece. Super, super helpful, 10/10 – will recommend!
This is a planning tool that will help you outline and draft your content. It’s also useful for note-taking, formatting your headlines, and organizing your ideas. Dynalist is very helpful when I build my content because it’s where I dump all my ideas for a post. All content creators will understand the importance of having a draft and Dynalist is a great tool to use because of its simple interface and easy-to-use functions.
Notion is a productivity tool where you can make use of its task management and organization features to manage your personal and professional life. I included this app in this list because it’s also a great tool for writing content. Much like, Evernote, Notion is a few levels above because it does so much more. You can create several pages where you can put in a lot of things including a calendar, to-do lists, and of course, notes upon notes for content generation and ideation.
Tools for Imagery and Graphic Design
To make your content more engaging, you’ll need it to have images. Unsplash is a media library of thousands of high-quality stock photos you can use for free. Not everyone has the time to take custom photos, so having a stock of license-free images you can use for anything is very helpful.
Canva is my ultimate tool for designing visual content, whether it’s for a blog or for social media. It’s a simplified graphic design tool that you can use for free or pay for a premium to access more features. Bonus: it also has a library of photos, graphics, and illustrations you can use!
The last tool that I’m sure you all know is Google Drive. It’s a cloud storage where you can keep all your files safely and have access to them wherever you are. I don’t know anyone who’s not using this tool, but if you are one of them, you seriously need to so that you can make your life easier.
And these are all the helpful tools for content creation we love to use on a regular basis. While content creation is a skill that can’t be replaced by any tool, these tools can certainly amp up your pieces and help you gain more insights on how to improve said skill. These tools will be useful to plan and develop your content better and will make your work more efficient.
Do you have any favorites that aren’t on this list? Let us know!
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