5 Technologies that Have Made Blogging More Accessible and Affordable
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Have you ever dreamed of having your own blog?
Were you put-off or deterred because you thought that starting one was complex and costly?
I mean to start a website and get it online must require a high level of tech savviness and expense. In addition, promoting yourself online takes a great deal of effort.
Well, at one time you might have been right to have these doubts. But, nowadays, starting a blog, designing it, and marketing yourself has never been easier – nor more affordable. Thanks to advances in technology, anyone can do it.
5 Free or Inexpensive Online Advertising Tools You Need Now
Website builders have been around for a while. However, it’s only recently that they have been in vogue – courtesy of mobile and responsive platforms. Website builders allow anyone to create a stunning website right from scratch. Ain’t that great?
You don’t need to know anything about HTML. No coding knowledge. No nothing. Choose from a vast range of templates and tweak and transform them just the way you like. Tell you what: With a good website builder, one doesn’t even need to settle for WordPress with limited options.
If you want your blog (and your brand) to look professional, you will need to create a logo. Now, at one time. to design a logo, you had two options. You could either pay a graphic designer or you could make one yourself – the latter of those two options is not the best to opt for unless you know your way around photoshop.
In recent years, logo makers have come to the forefront. These are websites that create logo design automatically – most of the time they use AI. The logos these sites produce are often on a par with designs that you would pay for.
Logo makers don’t cost a lot of money, they are easy to use and best of all you get a logo in a few minutes. Logo maker websites are very popular, but some are better than others, however, you can try them for free to see which one produces the best results.
Social Media Schedulers
Once you get your blog online and get your logo and branding sorted out, then it’s time to start promoting yourself online, and one of the best ways to do this is through social media marketing.
However, the problem with social media marketing is that there are just so many platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, etc – and you can’t be everywhere at once. This is where social media schedulers come into play.
Social media schedulers allow you to automate your social media posting. You can set what you want to post in advance and they will take care of the rest, you literally can be everywhere at once. These tools, of which there are many, also provide analytics so you can see how your social media posts are performing.
Graphic Design Platforms
Visuals are an essential part of online marketing. They make your social posts exciting, your blog posts engaging and your advertisements more appealing.
There are a plethora of great graphic design platforms, and you don’t need to be a graphic designer to use them.
Unlike programs like photoshop that have a steep learning curve, online graphic design platforms are easy to use. With a few clicks, you can have pro standard images.
Online Video Makers
Written content and visual content only gets you so far, today you also need video content. But, you don’t need a camera and expensive equipment to make professional videos.
Online video makers, make video creation easy and affordable. Be in-person or animated videos, you can create them from the comfort of your bedroom (or office space); all you need is a laptop or mobile phone.
Last words about online advertising tools:
If you want to pursue your blogging dream, there really is no excuse. There is nothing stopping you. Thanks to technology, you really can create a blog and promote it like a professional – with little cost or hassle.
So what are you waiting for – it’s time to get your blog out there, your fans are waiting.
Readers, please share so other bloggers and content marketers learn about these affordable online advertising tools.
I look forward to your views in the comments: Which of the online advertising tools described in this post is your favorite? Are there any online advertising tools you can recommend?
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