For more comprehensive guides to travel blogging and travel blogging resources, check out Travel Blog Team.

Web Hosting

SiteGround web hosting offers the best value in terms of price, performance, and security. After trying dozens of other services, there’s none better. Do yourself a favour and transfer to (for free) or start your website on SiteGround.


Email Service

MailChimp is a great email service for people with less than a few thousand subscribers. It offers a lot of the features of many high-end email services. What I dislike about MailChimp is the confusing layout and features that are hard to find. It’s not the most intuitive software in the world, but it’s great for beginners. Once you outgrow MailChimp and don’t want to pay the fees for upgrading (which are high compared to other services), use Mailerlite. It’s powerful and comes at a great price.


Email List Building

For capturing email addresses with lead magnets and in-content sign up forms, check out ConvertFul‘s conversion and engagement tools.


Social Media Management

I’m not a huge fan of social (I prefer to write stories and guides) and I don’t employ an assistant to help with posting. So I use software to assist me with the posting, analytics, and other essentials. Social Media can eat up all of your time if you’re not careful. So learning to use a tool for scheduling and analysing is worth your time upfront. I use ContentStudio to post articles, discover content worth sharing. For Pinterest, I prefer to use Tailwind. Trust me when I say that this app will take your Pinterest marketing to the next level.


Infographic, Social Media and Blog Image Creation

If you want to make sure that your images are optimised for our blog and your social media channels, you’ll save a lot of time with Stencil, a tool that takes the effort out of making optimized graphics for every social platform.

Another free option is Canva. Canva is a good option for that travel ebook you’ve always wanted to produce.

These days, to stand out, you need more than just content. Visual imagery works well. Although infographics had their heyday in around 2016, they are still a powerful way of getting shares and backlinks to your website (great for SEO). But apart from that, great infographics can provide great value to your readers. If it tells a story and is loaded with useful facts, people will love it, and people will love your blog. My favourite tool and the only one I use for creating infographics is Visme.

Rank Tracking

If you want to see how your blog posts are doing in the organic search results, you need a rank tracking tool. SERanking is one of the most affordable rank trackers out there and it’s the one I use for analyzing my target keywords. There’s also a comprehensive keyword research tool included in the subscription price.


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