5 Free Content Writing Tools I Use As a Freelance Writer
Content Writing is a challenging task.
It involves thorough research, outlining the content framework, writing and optimizing the content after publishing.
Even if you have a great deal of writing skill and dexterity, you need to be disciplined to keep churning out top-notch, valuable content every time.
However challenging it may be, there are some content writing tools I use which makes the journey a smooth sail.
As a freelance content writer, these five content writing tools have helped me work more efficiently and helped me produce quality content consistently.
I hope they can do the same for you.
Let’s dive in quickly.
When writing content for the web, you need to have the search engine in mind so your potential audience can find you when they search for the value and information your content provides.
To be visible on the search engine, you’ll need to include keywords that your potential readers will type in the search engine box and also optimize your content around those keywords.
Google keyword planner is a tool that helps you get low competition keywords which you can optimize your content around and rank high on the search engine results in little or no time.
The tool is free and shows you the data trend, search volume and competitiveness of keywords.
Your article is incomplete without an eye-catching title that would capture the attention of your reader to read through to the end of the content.
HubSpot Blog Topic Generator would help you in generating killer blog post titles.
All you need to do is insert the keywords (about three nouns relevant to the niche you’re targeting) and the tool will generate content title ideas for you easily.
Every content writer knows the importance of a great text editor as they determine how fast you’d write.
When it comes to text editor tools, I give the trophy to Google Docs.
Asides providing you with an awesome text editing interface, it also makes it easy to collaborate and share your works with clients.
You can format your content, insert images and even add links while writing. You can also use the in-built spell check feature to correct grammar errors and incorrect words while writing with Google Docs.
Google Docs is free and can be used online or offline once you have a gmail account.
Even if you’re an English major, you’re still subject to making grammatical and contextual mistakes while writing.
Grammarly is the best spelling and grammar checker on the internet and helps you spot errors in your articles and also correct them.
It helps you make your article readable to your audience.
It checks your content for grammar error, spelling error and even punctuation mistakes and helps you create an error-free article.
There is a free and premium version. The premium version comes with a lot more more features like missing prepositions, plagiarism checker and it goes for $11.
When you create content, you need to lace them with catchy images so your article can be more presentable to your reader.
Canva helps you create attractive images for your content.
With Canva, you can create various type of images for your blog posts and social media channels.
The tool is free to use and contains hundreds of free design templates, backgrounds, images and icons and thousands more for a one-time fee of $1 each.
With Canva, you will be able to create professional quality images without spending too much on an expensive graphic designer.
So, those are the free content writing tools I use from start to finish in the process of creating a bookmark-worthy blog post.
Which of this content writing tools helps you the most in your content writing game?
Let me know in the comment box below!