This post is based on episode 252 of the ProBlogger podcast.
Thomas Edison. Inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera. But not the blog.
That being said, a lot of Edison’s ideas on inventing can also apply to blogging. And so here are 11 quotes of his, and how they can help you become a better blogger.
1. Start with a need
“I never perfected an invention that I did not think about in terms of the service it might give others… I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”
When you’re building your blog, think about the problems it will solve, the people it will serve, and the changes it will bring. Most successful blogs I’ve come across succeed when they meet a need, solve a problem, or enhance someone’s life.
Depending on what you’re writing about, your blog could:
give them information they don’t have
entertain people when they’re feeling bored
give people a sense of community when they feel alone
gives them information that teaches them something.
Many successful blogs started with the blogger facing a problem, and then talking about what they’re doing to try and solve it. That’s certainly how ProBlogger came to be. My problem was figuring out how to build a profitable blog, and I used the blog to talk about what I was trying to solve that problem.
Digital Photography School started a little differently. It came about not to solve my problems, but rather to solve problems other people were having. I began answering their questions and helping them out.
And I like to think that by doing so I changed their lives, even if only a little bit.
2. Work smart
“Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.”
As bloggers, it’s easy to fill our time with tasks that seem urgent but aren’t necessarily important.
Posting updates on social media can be one of these things. Yes, it can help us our blogs. But a lot of what we do on social media doesn’t necessarily translate into growth. Instead, they distract us from what we should be doing, such as:
writing great content
updating our archives
building traffic to our blogs
building community engagement
monetizing our blogs.
Worried you may not be investing your time as wisely as you should be? Then how about this: over the next week record everything you do and how long you spend doing it. And then, at the end of the week, figure how much time you spent on core activities compared to things that didn’t really contribute to growing your blog.
3. Work and wait
“Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.”
Unless you have a time machine (of only Edison had invented one of those), some of your efforts will take a while to bear fruit. It’s going to take time for the search engines to index your blog, and for you to build a profile ion your niche and establish trust with your readers.
But that’s okay, because while all that’s happening you can still be working on creating great content, building relationships with your readers, and driving traffic to your blog. Because the more work you do while your waiting, the better the results will be when your hard work finally does bear fruit.
So don’t be discouraged when your first blog post doesn’t appear in a Google search, or you don’t get many (or any) responses to your questions. It will all happen eventually. In the meantime, just keep working.
4. It takes work
“Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”
Coming up with ideas for your blog can be a struggle sometimes, and it can feel like a major victory when you finally come up with one.
But don’t start celebrating just yet. It’s going to take a lot of hard work to turn your great idea into a great post.
Unfortunately, this is where a lot of bloggers fail. They come up with the idea, but then don’t put in the effort to maximise its potential. And so their great idea becomes a mediocre post at best (assuming they bother to write one at all).
What a waste.
Creating a successful blog takes a lot of work. You need do a lot of little things, and you need to do them all well. Because when you do, they all combine to create a great blog.
5. Failure brings you closer to success
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”
Treat every post you write, every attempt to promote your blog and every tool you use as a learning experience that can help shape your future.
If you put something out there and it doesn’t work, you’re one step closer to finding something that will work. Keep putting things out there, and treating everything you do as an experiment. Whether it succeeds or fails, it will teach you something.
Some of your experiments will fail. Others will work, but nothing much will come of them. But sooner or later one of your experiments will fly. And it then become the basis for further experiments that give you even better results.
But whatever you do, don’t stop trying.
6. You are capable of astounding things
“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.”
You have incredible potential. You’re unique, and have qualities that no-one else does. So tap into that uniqueness, and don’t sell yourself short.
You may be looking at your blog and thinking it’s nowhere near as good as you want it to be. Or you may be comparing yourself to another blogger who seems to be doing better than you are.
Don’t limit yourself by what’s in front of you right now. You have incredible potential. You just haven’t reached it yet. And as I said, you have qualities no other blogger has. Your stories, your experiences and your personality are all unique. And through your blog you can share them with the world.
Yes, it’s going to take work. And yes, you’ll have to be patient, and not get discouraged when nothing seems to be happening. Keep going, and don’t sell yourself short. You are capable of astounding things.
7. Sometimes failing is the start of success
“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.”
Just because something doesn’t work the way you expected doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a failure. Sometimes what actually happened can be just as useful as what you wanted to happen.
When American engineer Percy Spencer was working on an active radar set in 1945, cooking was probably the last thing on his mind. But then he noticed the chocolate bar in his pocket had melted, which led to the invention of the microwave oven we all take for granted today.
Blogging is no different. Sometimes you set out to serve your readers in one way, and end up serving them in another.
My first ever photography blog was supposed to be a photo blog of my trip to Morocco. I shared lots of photos I took, and then wrote a little review of the camera I used on the trip. No-one took any notice of my photos (apparently they weren’t that great), but my camera review took off. It ranked high on Google, and people started responding to what I’d written, which led to me creating a camera review blog.
But chances are I never would have created it if I hadn’t experimented with the photo blog and taken note of the unexpected outcome.
8. Don’t give up too early
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
Most blogs are abandoned after a month or two. Unfortunately, it takes about three years for a blog to really take off. And that stretch of time from the two-month mark to the three-year mark can seem like an eternity.
I can remember enduring that period. Is this going to work?I can see some little sparks and a few things happening, but I’m a long way from being able to do this full-time. I’m really not sure I can keep going.
And that’s why we started 31 Days To Build A Better Blog – to get people through those patches where nothing seems to be happening, despite all the effort you’re making. Having 31 days of action and interaction on your blog can really lift both your blog and your spirits.
Just keep going. It will be worth it. o you need to persist with that.
9. Make it fun
“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun.”
A great way to get through those tough months is to make sure you’re writing about something you enjoy and are passionate about.
Let’s face it: to start with you’re not going to be making much money (if any). You may not even have any readers. So you need something else to keep you going.
And what better way is there than to have fun?
So blog about something you’re interested in. The kind of thing you talk about enthusiastically with your friends. The kind of thing you’d probably write about even if you knew no-one will ever read what you’ve written.
And there’s another benefit to writing about things you enjoy. Your energy and enthusiasm will show in your writing, and readers will pick up on it. They’ll keep coming back to read your latest post, and may even come to enjoy what you’re writing about as much as you do.
Which is a fantastic way to grow your blog.
10. Have lots of ideas
“To have a great idea, have a lot of them.”
Not every idea you come up with will be a good one. But if that’s the only idea you have, then you might try to make it work regardless. And chances are the resulting post won’t be a good one.
You’re much better off having lots of ideas you can draw from and discard at will. So make some time for yourself to come up with as many ideas as you can.
Some of them may not work. But this isn’t the time to decide. Just record whatever idea pops into your head, no matter how far-fetched it might be.
And be ready to capture ideas that pop into your head when you’re not trying to think of any. I have a piece of paper and a pencil beside my bed so I can quickly jot them down before I forget them.
Schedule time for curiosity and playfulness. Yes, you need to work. But I think it’s also important to have a little bit of ‘white space’ in your week where you can allow yourself to dream, be curious, ask questions, and brainstorm.
Who knows what ideas you’ll come up with?
11. You don’t have to start with a finished product
“To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.”
A lot of bloggers think that before they can start they need the perfect domain name, design, tools, products, and so on. But the truth is no successful blog has ever started that way. I can’t think of one that was perfect out of the gate.
My first blog was on Blogger, using the Blogspot domain. I didn’t have a server. I didn’t have the best tools. I didn’t have a design. (I was using their ugly navy blue default template.) I didn’t have any pictures or visuals on my blog at all.
And I had no idea what I was doing. I didn’t know how to code. I didn’t even know how to make text bold.
But I wrote a post, and that led me to write another post. Over time I learned the skills, designed my blog, and I learned how to use the various tools available. (And yes, I learned how to make text bold.)
But my blog is far from perfect. I’m still learning, and there are still things I can add to it.
The key is to experiment and keep working at it. You’ll gradually refine your ideas, your blog will begin to grow, and you’ll get it the way you want it. And then you’ll probably reach a point where you don’t like it anymore, and so you’ll start the process all over again.
And that’s okay, because it’s all a learning experience.
Which quote resonates the most with you?
I really hope the quotes from Edison and how they can relate to blogging has given you some ideas, inspiration and encouragement to keep doing what you’re doing.
Online content writing jobs for freelancers online content writing jobs
Although writing tasks are somehow complicated and tricky, you can earn a handsome amount from this work. You have to find the relevant data from authentic sources to ensure the quality of work. Also,extensive researchis required in this work to get the latest information as well.
Different types of writing works are available, and you can do any of them depending on your writing skills. In this article, we will discuss multiple ways and places to find jobs. It helps you to start earning a handsome amount for online writing shortly.
1. Become a blogger
Blogging is the fastest growing and one of the best ways to start earning from online writing work. Many bloggers start earning a good amount from their blog after a few months of starting the blog.
But you need to learn about creating and managing the blog for earning through the blog. Various online and offline website builders are available over the internet that let bloggers create the website in a short time without learning about coding.
WordPress is the most popular and widely used platform that lets users create a website in a few simple steps. But it requires some investment for buying hosting and domain name. ——-
1.2. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is another way of online earning through which bloggers can earn a handsome amount. Due to the increase in online shopping trends, many platforms offer affiliate programs to improve their sales graph and profit as well.
In affiliate marketing, bloggers have to share the links of products on their blogs or social media accounts. They can get a commission as anyone purchases the product by using the link they shared.
Many online stores offer affiliate programs, including Amazon, eBay, Ali Express, and many others. But Amazon is on the top of the list, and people like to purchase from Amazon.
2. Earning and marketing through guest blogging
Guest blogging is used for various purposes, including for making backlinks with other sites as well as for earning through posting content on other sites.
Usually, the sites that pay for guest blogging fall into two categories, i.e., revenue sharing and fixed payout. Writing guest blogs is a good way to market yourself to expand your hiring strategy for online content writing jobs from home.
A huge list of the active guest positing sites is listed on Repostseo site.
2.1. Revenue sharing
Revenue sharing websites pay per view or click on Ads that they placed on your post. This way suits you to earn some pocket money but may not earn as much as you can earn through blogging or the other way.
The following are the few websites for which you can write articles and get a share of ad revenue.
This website offers a simple method to join the network. You just need to sign up for an account by providing some necessary information like name, email id, and password, etc.
Hubpages accepts articles with a minimum word count of 700, and it must be unique as well as free from grammatical and spelling mistakes. The minimum payout is $100, which you can receive through cheque.
Teckler offers 70% of ad revenue for its contributors to their articles. You can share your article as well as you can share audio clips, videos, and images as well.
This site offers a minimum payout of $0.5 that is tremendous, and writers don’t need to wait for more time to approach the payout rate limit.
This site (dailytwocents ) offers similar services to that of BubbleWS with few minor differences. The first one is the difference in a payout that is $5 instead of $50, and the other is a low pay rate.
It pays at the rate of $0.005 per view, and the impression must be of 30 seconds. Otherwise, the impression can’t be counted.
ShoutMeLoud is a popular blog about blogging, WordPress, SEO, online earning, and many other web-related topics. It let the users upload the articles and earn directly through their AdSense account. It means users have to apply for their own AdSense and place ads on their posts.
However, you don’t get good earnings from this platform at the start, but it will increase as you upload more articles.
2.2. Fix payout
You can earn a handsome amount from this method through your writing skills. Many websites are operating over the internet that is reputable in their niche and has a good number of visitors per day.
They offer to pay a fixed amount for every article instead of calculating the visits to your article. The plus side of this way is that you can approach the huge number of audiences that they have in their circle. However, it is somehow tricky to get approval in this method, and you have to write an A-Grade article to get approval.
The following is the list of few websites that offer fix pay rate for every article or post.
This website (iWriter) offers a fixed payout of $80 for an article of 500 words. It offers an easy sign-up process; just make a free account and choose the category or type of content you want to write.
After sign up, you can receive a topic to write, and after submitting the completed task, your article will be reviewed by the client. If the client accepts the article, you will receive the payment; otherwise, no payment.
Also, if you get thirty 4 star reviews, you will be promoted to a premium category, and you will get almost double the pay rate. If the ratings go up to 4.5 stars, you could be eligible for the elite category where payment is three times the beginner’s account.
This site (Textbroker) is good to earn a handsome income, but the services of this site are available for writers from the US only. Writers have to submit the article for creating the account, and the site staff reviews the article. If they accept the article, you can get the star ratings between 2 to 4, and you will get paid based on these ratings.
The minimum payout is $10 through PayPal once a week.
TutsPlus is looking for writers of tutorials on coding, web design, software creation, and web development. If you are an expert in one or more of these fields, you can send in your application and write articles on quick tips and full-length tutorials.
Pay can range between $50-$250 per article.
3. Look for work in your circle
You can find a lot of people in your friends or family circle who needs writing services for different purposes or occasions. The work that you can find from your circle includes:
Email newsletter writing
It is best to visit the schools in your area to meet the teachers and parents as well. It helps you to get the editing and copywriting work for online content writing jobs from home strategy.
4. Freelance magazine journalism
Have you ever read an article on a topic close to your heat and thought I know more than the writer? You do not need to be a professional journalist to contribute freelance articles to the publications.
You can turn your hobby, specialism, or all-consuming interests into a money-spinner by writing pieces for the magazines. You can earn huge profits by writing definite, knowledgeable articles on specialist subjects.
5. Writing competitions and win
You check the websites regularly as they conduct different writing competitions almost every week and also offer tempting prizes for the winners.
You can participate in this kind of competition and can win prizes. What you need to do is to polish your work, submit the entry fees as the investment. You may not win the competition at the first attempt, but it will help you in becoming a better writer and a more fluent writer. So, pay the charges and get your entry.
If you participate in all the writing competitions happening around the world, you may win any one of them. For example, if you participate in twelve competitions round the year, and write twelve essays. You may not get success in a single one, but it will polish your abilities. Furthermore, you can also publish the articles by yourself.
6. Write online articles
You can write online articles and can earn up to $30 per submission. You can find a large number of websites where you can write and submit reports and can get paid. For instance, Cracked.com asks you to writes funny items, and there are many more. You can select a site according to your taste or interest and can start writing for that one.
Before you start writing, you can search for different websites. It will help you to find the topic/site of your interest.
Keep in mind that magazine brands require a constant stream of content for their website, and online budgets are lower than the print budgets. They may charge you a fee, mainly if your article is not a part of their promotional activity for the product of your own.
7. Write and sell direct on Blogely
Blogely is the place where anyone can write an article on any topic and put it up for sale. You can price the article yourself and receive payout after articles are sold. Payouts are twice per month. Blogely is an all-in-one tool that helps writers to create content and manage it. A writer can use the storage provided, keep all resources – i.e. attachments, docs, links, pdf files, including research notes for the article.
Blogely user (depending on the subscription level) can optimize the article for SEO (on-page technical SEO), run plagiarism scans, and sell content with plagiarism report included with the article.
Blogely commission is between 10% to 15% depending on the subscription level.
8. Website building
If the internet is like a country, the websites are like real estates. And if you are starting a website, it means you are creating your plot of online land.
You can fill the land whatever you want. But you will have to promote it through social media or any other platform which you think can give a chance to be successful. When you get massive traffic for your website, you can sell whatever you have to offer.
To start the website, you need a host, a template, and the content. The first two parts are easy to find the content, and the content is a difficult task to accomplish. You can post different blogs, items for sale and pictures, videos, or whatever you are interested in. If you have your website, it will give you the potential to make money from the avenues.
9. Pitch your Alma Mater
Your alumni magazine may need writers, and they love to hire former students. You need to read the magazines’ pitch guidelines, get to know a few back issues, and send them a compelling idea.
You may interview another alumnus, who is doing something amazing and unique. And in this way, you can get a story. You can also write about your college education, which has prepared you for a lucrative writing career.
10. Sign up with a content site
The content writers create everything like articles to text messages. You can sign up with a content site to earn and write short, simple, and original stories for them.
According to the expert content writers, you need to get familiar with AP Style. Because most of the content clients are going to want error-free writing, learn much about the site and its style so that you can become an expert before the entry test. And after that, you can take an entry test; if you did not pass the test, you might have to wait for months to avail the second chance.
Do not add your ideas, interests, or thoughts in the articles. The clients want a clean, simple copy, not quirkiness, and puns.
You can find some better sites as compared to others in terms of the pay rate and quality of the assignments. Content websites offer good freelance writing jobs for beginners. Still, you can move on to better pay opportunities once you strengthen your writing skills.
11. Become a copywriter
Once you have learned to write a clean copy for the content sites, you can become a copywriter in the next step. You do not need one year of experience to become a copywriter. You can search for many copy sites like Get a Copywriter and start applying for the jobs.
Various ad platforms are available that provide ads for bloggers to place on the blog and share the ad revenue. Google AdSense is the most popular and highly paid network that offers to share the revenue at the ratio of 60:40 that is not offered by any other network.
AdSense offers payout rates for per views or per click, you can select either based on your choice or can use both at the same time.
12. Write a fiction
You can also write fiction content. Different sites like Amazon Kindle Words are ready to pay you for the canon, licensed fan fiction about television shows as the Pretty Little Liars, and many more.
You may get a task to write 10,000 words about your favorite personalities, and then Amazon will pay you 35 % on your sales. Experts, as well as beginners, are equally welcomed here.
13. Pitch for jobs
You can find a job as a freelancer very quickly. It is not possible to succeed in this business without having writing skills and willingness to work hard. You search for different freelance blogging job boards like ProBlogger. It will help you to learn about freelance writing, and you can get more job opportunities.
There are many online jobs, which allow you to earn money. Proofreading is less in-depth than editing. Instead of making extensive corrections and suggestions, you work as the second set of eyes.
You search for typos, spelling errors, and other minor issues so that corrections can be made accordingly. You need to clean up all the errors before a writer submits the paper.
There are sites like Upwork or Fiverr where you can post your profile and search for clients.
15. Textbook seller
Students are the best source for the book sourcing or selling the textbooks online. There are many students on college campuses that have no interest in selling textbooks.
You can take advantage of their books and sell their books online. You need to select a suitable price for books. You can make use of the internet to sell all of these books online.
16. Data entry specialist
Data entry jobs are reliable options for those who are searching for online jobs to earn money. It is a straightforward job and but tend to pay less. And you need to spend more time as compared to other tasks.
The best thing about a data entry job is that it is flexible; you can do any when you want. You can complete the work as much or as little as you needed according to your schedule. If you are interested in finding online jobs, you can search for on different platforms like DionData Solutions or Clickworker.
Budgeting and bookkeeping are similar, though budgeting related more to the individuals and accounting to the business.
If you have successfully created, managed, and stuck to a budget in your own life, go ahead and take it as your job. You can earn profit by sharing it with others through different platforms like Fiverr, social media, or any other website.
If you like organizing fiancés for the business, you can work as a bookkeeper. Being working as a bookkeeper, you can work with different other companies and help them in keeping their financial matters in order.
You can keep the record of their earnings and expenses, can prepare the financial reports, create and send the invoices, and can also collect the payments from the clients. You can do this task either by hand or by using the bookkeeping software. It is quite flexible, so you can work wither from or from anywhere you want.
For the marketing of your services, you can use different types of platforms like Facebook and many other social media platforms. Facebook ads are a great way to advertise your business.
You can offer tuition classes to the students, and it is fantastic. It is the fastest way of making money. You can search for the sites where you can deliver online lectures. And after getting sign in, you are ready to deliver the lectures.
19. Course creator
You can create online courses even though you are not a teacher. It is an excellent way to earn extra money for teachers. You can create a course related to any subject, as you are not going to teach the subject. You can create a course to teach the students about knitting a sweater or how to plant a garden.
You can create easy to edit videos along with the courses. After publishing the course, take some time and create a marketing strategy. Connect with affiliate partners to sell your course and earn residual income.
20. Amazon Ebook publisher
Publishing a book on the Amazon Kindle is easy and straightforward. It is not a guaranteed way to make money. The papers should well know, edited, have a catchy cover, and must have a clear marketing strategy.
If you have a good idea, eBooks can provide you a way to earn money. Beside it you can also write exciting stories, drawing cartoons, or picture books. You can create all the stuff and upload it to earn money. It can be fun for you to make money with creativity.
21. Travel writer
If you love traveling and want to explore the world, it is a perfect way to pursue your hobby as a career. If you are visiting the world, you can write about your journey. It is the best opportunity to write about the experience, and you can get paid.
Making money as a travel writer is not easy; you must be able to sell your articles or create a blog. You can work hard to earn a huge profit if you are interested in and passionate about this work.
22. Virtual assistant
Being a virtual assistant, you should be organized and resourceful. The virtual assistant can make money by helping other people. You can also assist the businesses by doing different tasks such as data entry or research to the customer’s services. There is no limit on this task.
VANetworking was founded by the virtual assistant and is loaded with tips and job leads. You can follow it to get assistance for your job.
One Story is a nonprofit literary magazine benefiting the people of all ages to publish their stories. You can submit the story between 15th January to 31st May and 3rd September to 14th November.
The optimum word length for the stories is 3000 words to 8000 words. You can submit your stories online through their portal. The submission format for the file is PDF, RTF, TXT, and should be under the 500KB. You can write short stories on any topic or them, according to your choice.
24. Daily Science Fiction
It is a publication platform (Daily Science Fiction) where you can publish science fiction stories daily. This platform demands brilliant and original science fiction stories.
The length of the story is a crucial factor. This site will prefer your account if it is shorter in length as compared to other stories. You can submit a story from 100 to 1500 words.
The story should be related to science and is t should not be horror. So, follow the guidelines given on the website before submitting it. You can submit the stories through an online form, for which instructions are provided on their site. You can also send your artwork to this platform.
25. The Sun
It is well known the magazine (The Sun), which has published many stories and articles on the different world issues and reached the right audience. The site is open for all the writers.
The site publishes personal essays, poetry, stories, and stories related to political or cultural issues. The site has never published any article longer than 7000 words.
You can submit your articles online through posts. To submit your article online, you will need an ID on the website and then can use this portal for work submission.
The site can pay up to $300 for essay and fiction stories. And $100 to $250 for poetry. The will you if your article got accepted.
Clarkword is a science fiction and fantasy magazine that publishes stories and articles monthly. The magazines publish science fiction stories that have useful writing languages. Therefore, it the best option to avoid lengthy paragraphs. They accept all the stories which are written in English.
When you are writing a story for the submission, do avoid clichés mentioned on the Clarkword website and follow the manuscript guidelines. Your story should be written between 1000 to 2000 words, and it must be submitted online.
You can also submit the non.fiction articles, too, but will have to follow the guidelines provided on the website.
They pay either through PayPal or Check. They can offer you 10 cents for each word that you will write.
Carve Magazine site accepts the short stories, poetry, non-fiction throughout the whole year and publishes them on their website. They publish stories and poetry, which is original and has emotional depth.
There is no specific time for the submission of articles—that’s why you can easily submit the articles online. The word limit is 10000 for the fiction and nonfiction articles and 2000 for the poetry.
The site accepts literary writing only. That’s why it will not publish the horror, mystery or fantasy, etc.
Before you submit the articles, you will need a cover letter. If they do not accept the article, you can publish it anywhere, in any magazine and you will be get paid. The site pays $100 for the fiction stories and $25 for the non-fiction stories.
Penpee is an online reading platform, which allows the writers to submit their stories and earn through story views. If you want to upload a story, you will have to sign up and have to get a membership.
Writers who have free membership can write up to 3000 words, and those with a paid membership can write more than 12000 words. Once you have published the story, you can get the credit for the number of readers for the story.
Wattpad is the most extensive readers and writers platform and the best platform to fulfill your hobby of story writing. The site invites some viewers for their paid program. The articles are selected based on their originality, creativity, and the course of the market value. Well, this opportunity is available only for some Wattpad writers.
You will get paid only when your article will get accepted for the pub; location. If you love writing and have the skills to write amazing literary pieces, it is the best option to make the best use of your abilities.
If you love science and science-related stories, it is the best platform. You can publish your own stories related to science. It is the leading science fiction magazine, which publishes the best science fiction and has a perfect scientific base. The site also posts the fact articles in the leading research on science.
Analog will publish your article on the base of merit. The site looks for professional and realistic scientific stories. You can also submit your story. But your story needs to be appealing and related to your story.
You can also submit articles and stories related to magazines.you can submit only six poems and four stories or articles at a time. You will have to submit a cover letter with the manuscript, and the cover letter should include your name, publishing history. You need to check the formatting and writing style from the website so that you can write accordingly.
The payment depends on acceptance. Analog pays 8 to 10 cents per word, and for the short fiction, you will get 6 cents per word and 9 cents per word for the fact articles. The site will offer you $1 for each lin of the poetry. They pay $1200 for the colored cover art and $125 for the black and white cover.
Agni is a literary magazine and accepts essays and poetry. The magazine can allow aspiring writers or literary writers to publish their articles through them.
You will get the payment according to your articles. Agni accepts the manuscripts generally from September 1st to May 31st.
Send your manuscript electronically or by post. There is no word limit for the essays, but the length of the article may decide whether it be published or not. You can write short stories on romance, horror, mystery, or science fiction. The magazine is interested in personal essays, memories, think pieces, poems, and short stories.
If you are interested in these genera, you can write the articles and submit them in the magazine for the publication. You can submit one story and five poems at a time, but your writing should not be published anywhere else. You should add the double space and page number before your article gets submitted.
Agni pays $10 per page for the short stories or essays and $20 per page for the poetry. You need to keep in mind that you will be get paid only when your story will be accepted in the magazine.
Writing the content for online earning is good to earn a handsome income, but you have to do a lot of planning to get and complete the work. First of all, you have to choose the type of work you want to get based on your abilities.
Hopefully, you can find the work that suits your abilities, and you can do it easily and efficiently. Once you have built your profile, it is easy for you to get the regular work and improves your earning graph.
Are you looking for ways to check Google keyword rankings?
Looking for PERFECT tools to track your keyword rankings on Google? Do you want to know how your keywords are performing on search engines like Google?
Well, you have come to the right place as you are going to discover few top tools to check Google keyword rankings.
Not only that, you will also learn why keyword tracking is essential and few other important details in this guide.
So let’s get into the details without much ado.
What is Keyword Tracking?
We all know keywords are used by people on Google to find information online so they can educate themselves and purchase later. That’s how online eCommerce sites are boosting their search traffic and sales.
Keyword tracking is the ability to track and analyse all the keywords that you are targeting for. Keyword tracking helps you easily find out which keywords are performing well on Google so you can analyse those details to improve your keyword rankings.
Why Keyword Tracking is Important?
Tracking your keywords is extremely essential if you want to boost your search engine traffic and website sales.
Here are few of the incredible benefits you will get with keyword tracking.
It increase your ad revenue
It increases your website traffic
It increases your overall website sales
It helps you find the best performing keywords
You can easily discover your local competitors and a lot more
And if you are still wondering why you need to track Google keyword positions, have a quick look at the following image.
So there you go. Tracking your keyword rankings on Google has a lot of benefits and it can possibly increase your overall sales too. Now, let’s talk about the most important question: how can you track keyword positions on Google?
Without much ado, let’s talk about the top tools to track keyword rankings on Google so you can increase your sales and traffic.
Top 13 Tools to check Google keyword rankings
1. Semrush Position Tracking
There’s a reason why we put Semrush Position Tracking tool #1 on the list. It is the perfect rank tracker tool that lets you track your website’s daily rankings for your target keywords.
Semrush Position Tracking tool helps you track almost everything including keywords, domains and competitors on Google. You can also track rankings for individual devices such as mobile phone, tablet or desktop rankings.
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Semrush Features List:
Keyword position tracking
Social media management
Competitor research and the list goes on
How to use the Semrush Position Tracking tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’re logged in, you need to visit the Position Tracking tool on Semrush to add a new project (where you can add your website).
Once your website is added, the Semrush Position Tracking tool checks your website for current keyword rankings on Google.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, you’ll see the overall organic visibility score for the keywords your website currently ranks for.
Along with that, you’ll also discover other important data including;
Top 3 keywords
Top 10 keywords
Top 20 keywords, top 100 keywords and more
If you click on the “Rankings Distribution” tab, it will also show you more details of your current keyword rankings.
Have a look;
As you can see above, you can see the SERP features along with your keyword ranking positions on Google. You can easily identify what keywords are getting SERP features such as;
How much does Semrush cost?
Semrush currently has 3 levels of subscription: Pro, Guru, and Business. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Pro plan is great for beginners which cost you $119.95/mo where you can create up to 5 projects, track up to 500 keywords and crawl up to 100,000 pages
Guru plan is great for small and growing businesses which cost you $229.95/mo where you can create up to 15 projects, track up to 1500 keywords and crawl up to 300,000 pages
Business plan is great for agencies that costs you $449.95/mo where you can create up to 40 projects, track up to 5000 keywords and crawl up to 1 million pages
2. Serpstat Rank Tracker
If you’re looking for an affordable SEO toolset that offers exceptional keyword rank tracking, Serpstat is a great choice for you.
Their pricing plans start only at $51.75 per month (instead of the regular price of $69/mo when you use the coupon: bloggerspassion_5) which makes it one of the most affordable SEO toolkits.
Serpstat Features List:
API and integration
Rank Tracking tool and many more
How to use the Serpstat Rank Tracker to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’ve added your website to track your site’s keyword rankings, Serpstat fetches your website and provides you a list of all the keywords along with their ranking positions on Google.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, the Serpstat Rank Tracker tool will display you a list of ALL the keywords that your website is currently ranking on Google along with their current rankings.
The best part? You can also easily find out whether your keyword positions are improved or declined. Not only that, you can also create tags for your important keyword groups to easily keep an eye on their rankings on Google.
How much does Serpstat cost?
Serpstat currently has 4 levels of subscription: Lite, Standard, Advanced and Enterprise. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
1. Lite plan is great for beginners and costs you $51.75 monthly instead of the regular price $69 per month when you use the coupon: bloggerspassion_5
You can create up to 10 projects, track up to 15,000 keyword position checks per month, and conduct site audit for up to 150,000 pages
2. Standard plan is great for small businesses which cost you $111.75 monthly instead of $149 per month when you use the coupon: bloggerspassion_5
You can create up to 50 projects, track up to 60,000 keyword position checks per month, and conduct site audit for up to 400,000 pages
3. Advancedplan is great for eCommerce sites which cost you $224.25 monthly instead of $299 per month when you use our coupon: bloggerspassion_5
You can create up to 75 projects, track up to 150,000 keyword position checks per month, and conduct site audit for up to 1,250,000 pages
4. Enterprise plan is great for large agencies which cost you $374.25 monthly instead of $499 per month when you use the coupon: bloggerspassion_5
You can create up to 100 projects, track up to 300,000 keyword position checks per month, and conduct site audit for up to 2,500,000 pages
3. SE Ranking Keyword Rank Tracker
If you’re looking for an all-in-one SEO software that also helps you with 100% accurate keyword rank tracking, SE Ranking is the perfect SEO tool for you.
It’s also extremely affordable as its pricing plans start only at $31 per month where you can perform real-time ranking positions of your website’s keywords across major search engines.
SE Ranking Features List:
Google Rank Checker
Yahoo! Rank Checker
Bing Rank Checker
SERP Checker and many more
How to use the SE Ranking keyword rank tracker tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’re on the Google rank checker tool, enter your keyword along with your domain.
That’s it, the tool will show you the current positions of your keywords in Google search.
Here’s how it looks like;
It offers a free version that helps you check up to 20 keyword ranking positions in a day.
How much does SE Ranking cost?
SE Ranking currently has 3 levels of subscription: Optimum, Plus and Enterprise. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Optimum plan costs you $31 per month where you can add up to 10 websites, monitor 5000 backlinks and conduct website audit for up to 25,000 pages
Plus plan costs you $71 per month where you can add unlimited websites, monitor 25000 backlinks and conduct website audit for up to 150,000 pages
Enterprise plan costs you $151 per month where you can add unlimited websites, monitor 75000 backlinks and conduct website audit for up to 250,000 pages
Moz is the industry-leading SEO software toolkit that offers everything from keyword research to rank tracking to backlink analysis.
Moz Features List:
Moz uses to keep historical data for any entered keyword from the day it was added
Domain Analysis and many more
How to use the Moz Rank Tracker tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Moz Rank Tracking tool helps you easily track your website’s keyword ranking performance and overall visibility on the SERP over time.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, once you add keywords to track their rankings, it will start analyzing the data to show all the improved and declined keyword positions of your website.
How much does Moz Pro cost?
Moz Pro currently has 4 levels of subscription: Standard, Medium, Large and Premium. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Standard plan costs you $99 per month where you can create up to 3 campaigns, track up to 300 keyword rankings, create unlimited reports, and perform up to 5000 backlink queries per month
Medium plan costs you $149 per month where you can create up to 10 campaigns, track up to 800 keyword rankings, create unlimited reports, and perform up to 20,000 backlink queries per month
Large plan costs you $249 per month where you can create up to 25 campaigns, track up to 1900 keyword rankings, create unlimited reports, and perform up to 70,000 backlink queries per month
Premium plan costs you $599 per month where you can create up to 50 campaigns, track up to 4500 keyword rankings, create unlimited reports, and perform up to 100,000 backlink queries per month
5. SpyFu Rank Tracking
If you want to get automatic rank updates on your keywords and looking for an affordable SEO toolkit, SpyFu is the ultimate choice for you.
SpyFu Features List:
Keyword Rank Tracking
Competitive Analysis and more
How to use the SpyFu Rank Tracking tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’re on the tool, add “New Project” and enter your domain. It looks something like this;
Then, you need to enter a group name that looks something like this;
As you can see above, you can easily create groups according to your most searched keywords, highest ROI keywords, easy wins keyword groups and so on.
That’s it, it will automatically run the process to give the latest positions of your keywords.
Here’s how it looks like;
How much does SpyFu cost?
SpyFu currently has 3 levels of subscription: Basic, Professional, and Team. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Basic plan costs you $33 per month where you can track up to 5000 keyword rankings, unlimited search results, unlimited data exports and see up to 10,000 top lists results
Professional plan costs you $58 per month where you can track up to 15,000 keyword rankings, unlimited search results, unlimited data exports and see up to 50,000 top list results. You’ll also get custom branded reporting.
Team plan costs you $199 per month where you can track up to 40,000 keyword rankings, unlimited search results, unlimited data exports and see up to 75,000 top lists results. You’ll also get custom branded reporting and access to 5 user logins.
Sure Oak is a 100% free keyword rank checker tool that helps you easily track your keyword positions in search engines like Google. Just enter the domain you want to find related keyword positions for and enter your desired keywords. The tool will take care of the rest.
Sure Oak Features List:
SEO Crawler Tool
Domain Authority Checker
Keyword Rank Checker
Keyword Density Checker
Meta Tag Generator and many more
How to use the Sure Oak Keyword Rank Checker tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’re on the website, enter your domain and keyword(s) you want to track.
The tool will instantly show you the current ranking positions on Google if your keywords are already ranking.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, we’re currently ranking #1 for the keyword “best Indian blogs” on Google search results.
How much does Sure Oak Keyword Rank Checker cost?
Sure Oak Keyword Rank Checker is 100% free to use. No signup required!
Rankaware is one of the popular accurate keyword rank checker tools for Google, Bing, and Yahoo. This tool performs batch SERP position checking for targeted keywords on various search engines like Google to provide faster results.
Rankaware Features List:
Automatically bulk check keyword rank on Google, Bing, Yahoo
Free to use and free trial never expires
No email or credit card required to use their free tool
Supports 1 website and unlimited keywords
How to use Rankaware tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’re on the website, enter a URL for which you want to track the keyword position rankings. Also, add the keywords you want to track rankings for. Then, select the appropriate search engine and language and the tool does the rest for you.
Here’s how it looks like;
How much does Rankaware cost?
Rankaware currently has 3 levels of subscription: Free, Expert and Business. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Free plan is totally free to use where you can monitor unlimited keywords for 1 URL and you can also monitor keyword rankings for YouTube URLs
Expert plan costs you $49.95 for a 1 year licence where you can monitor unlimited keywords for unlimited URLs, generate reports in PDF, and generate white label reports with your business details. You can also monitor keyword rankings for YouTube URLs
Business plan costs you $99.95 for a 1 year licence where you can monitor unlimited keywords for unlimited URLs, generate reports in PDF, and generate white label reports with your business details. You can also use it on UNLIMITED number of PCs
If you want to get ranking updates for desktop and mobile and looking to visualize your SEO progress, Ahrefs Rank Tracker is an essential tool for you.
The best part is Ahrefs Rank Tracker helps you easily monitor your Google keyword rankings on desktop and mobile across 170 countries.
Ahrefs Features List:
Content Gap and many more
How to use the Ahrefs Rank Tracker tool to check Google keyword rankings?
Once you’ve added your website to track its keyword rankings, Ahrefs Rank Tracker will automatically show your site rankings.
Here’s how it looks like;
As you can see above, you can easily know your keyword ranking positions and find out whether your keyword rankings have improved or declined (in both desktop and mobile positions).
How much does Ahrefs cost?
Ahrefs currently has 4 levels of subscription: Lite, Standard, Advanced, and Agency. Here are their prices along with their feature limits.
Lite plan costs you $99 per month where 1 user can access the tool and you’ll get 10K crawl credits per month and you can track up to 500 keywords
Standard plan costs you $179 per month where 1 user can access the tool and you’ll get 500K crawl credits per month and you can track up to 1500 keywords
Advanced plan costs you $399 per month where 3 users can access the tool and you’ll get 1.25 million crawl credits per month and you can track up to 5000 keywords
Agency plan costs you $999 per month where 5 users can access the tool and you’ll get 2.5 million crawl credits per month and you can track up to 10,000 keywords
FAQs On Best Google Keyword Tracking Tools for 2021
Here’s a list of some of the frequently asked questions around Google keyword rank tracking tools.
What is keyword ranking in SEO?
Keyword ranking in SEO refers to your page’s specific position on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) for a particular search term.
Keyword position also refers to particular page rankings in the main organic listings of 10 results per page (as search engines like Google usually show about 10 results per page).
How do I find my keyword rankings?
To find ranking keywords for your website or a competitors’ website, you need to use Google keyword rank tracker tools such as the Semrush position tracking tool, SE Ranking keyword rank tracker, Ahrefs rank tracker, etc.
Is keyword rank tracking essential?
Yes, absolutely it’s essential to track your keyword rankings. If you don’t track keyword rankings, you will NEVER be able to discover the performance of your website. Keyword rank tracking has the following benefits;
– Monitor your ranking fluctuations – Discover new ranking opportunities – Spy on your competitors’ keyword performance – Discover organic CTR (click-through rate) issues – Helps you improve your search traffic and sales
What are the best tools to check Google keyword rankings accurately?
Here are some of the best tools to check Google keyword rankings accurately.
– Semrush position tracking tool – Nightwatch Keyword rank monitor – SE Ranking – Ahrefs Rank Tracker
What are the FREE Google keyword rank checker tools?
Here are some of the best free Google rank checking tools.
– Moonsy Google keyword position checker – Small SEO tools – Sure Oak free rank checker
How long does it take to rank for a keyword?
It depends. If you’re targeting keywords with easy to moderate difficulty, you can get first page rankings within a few weeks. But if you’re targeting highly competitive keywords, it will take months (if not years!). It usually takes 4 to 6 months of time to rank for most of the average keywords.
How do I improve my SEO keyword ranking?
Here are some of the best ways to improve your keyword rankings in Google.
– Target low-competitive keywords as they’re easier to rank for – ALWAYS track your keyword rankings to identify traffic fluctuations – Create content for users and optimize for Google (use optimization plugins like Rank Math) – Create compelling titles and meta descriptions to increase your organic CTR – Build relevant links to your most important pages to boost your keyword rankings
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Finding the positions of your keywords and keep tracking of all that information is extremely important if you want to boost your search traffic.
That being said, the above listed 13 tools are really incredible to track your keyword rankings. It doesn’t matter which keywords you are ranking for, those sites will help you find all the latest keyword positions on Google.
It helps you find which keywords are performing well on Google and which keywords need work so you can improve your overall search engine rankings.
As you can see, the top sites to check Google keyword rankings (which are mentioned above) include free and paid tools. Just go through all those sites and figure out which is the RIGHT choice for you to check your keyword rankings.
So what do you think about keyword tracking? Did this post help you track your keyword positions on Google? Which is your favourite keyword tracking tool? Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
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Low cost, doctor designed, FDA-registered hearing aids without appointments.
Bottom Line: This MDHearingAid is a collection of near-perfect and effective hearing aids. They improve the hearing capability of all patients with this condition regardless of age. Learn more about this hearing aid in our MDHearingAid Review.
Pros & Cons
Let’s take a closer look at the advantages and drawbacks of MDHearingAids.
45-trial period during which you can return the product.
Made in the US while adhering to the regulations of the FDA.
Comprehensive customer support, which includes access to a licensed expert on hearing instruments.
Online sales process that’s under the supervision of a qualified audiologist.
There are different ways of treating or dealing with the loss of hearing. Cochlear implants, surgical procedures, and removal of wax blockage represent a few of these solutions. Hearing aids are also a common and effective solution.
Technology offers different hearing aids to solve some of these problems. Here, MDHearingAid stands taller than most.
In today’s world, you wouldn’t buy a product before learning more about it, right?
Questions such as, is it right for you?
Can you afford it?
Does its design look stunning or is it cumbersome?
Is it easy to use too?
This MDHearingAid review highlights the features, pros, cons, and price that answer all these questions in detail.
As you will learn in our MDHearingAid review, this particular hearing aid is different from your normal hearing aids. For starters, its design features the input of medical doctors.
Here some other highlights and reasons to consider the MDHearingAid:
Medically-graded and high-quality device
Easy to use as it arrives readily assembled
A team of dedicated hearing aid specialists offer top notch support
Simple to order online
Several features of the MDHearingAid stand out. This includes excellent US-based customer support. In addition, you are free to use the 45-trial period to test its full capabilities or return it in case it doesn’t meet your needs.
MDHearingAid also offers free next-day shipping services. What this means is you can expect to get your hearing products in less than 48 hours, though this depends on location.
Furthermore, it’s also worth mentioning that there is more than one type of this type of product. There is an analog, classic, rechargeable, smart, and advanced MDHearingAid, as follows:
America’s best selling value hearing aid. A virtually invisible design with advanced digital technology, delivering high-quality sound.
Do you find yourself unable to understand conversations with other people more clearly? The classic MDHearingAid AIR would be a perfect solution in that case.
It’s also ideal for noisy environments, watching TV, and talking on the phone.
High-quality sound guaranteed
Features advanced digital technology
Has a battery life of 21-26 days
Functions up to 24 hours on full charge
Battery operated thus could be a bit inconveniencing
A long-lasting rechargeable hearing aid with state-of-the-art audio quality and noise management.
VOLT is the most popular hearing instrument that MDHearingAid ever made. It owes its popularity to the fact that it’s a water-resistant and rechargeable product.
In addition to that, it lasts up to 30 hours when fully charged for three hours nonstop.
Water-resistant and sweat proof
Battery charges fully over 500 times
Can last up to 30 hours on full charge
Battery needs replacement after around 500 full charges
Each battery costs $99.95 to replace per hearing aid.
Puts you in control, helping you optimize your hearing without the appointments at the local hearing clinic.
CORE has become MDHearingAid’s premier hearing product. This smart hearing tool has no problem adapting to your needs and surroundings.
It’s also compliant with the app, a quality that allows you to customize it accordingly. It’s available for:
Easily adaptable to all sound surroundings
Adjusts automatically to changing environments
Features four audio settings for improved hearing
Works perfectly with iPhone, iPad, and all Android devices.
Performance is not as solid under water
Still have questions about MDHearingAid? Check out these commonly asked questions.
Are MDHearingAid devices similar to personal sound amplifiers?
The MDHearingAid devices are similar to personal sound amplifiers in that they both enhance sound. They are both wearable around the ears too and share a bit of the technology as well.
Do I need a hearing test to buy a hearing aid from MDHearingAid?
Usually, a comprehensive diagnostic test on your hearing capability is a requirement before getting a hearing aid. However, that’s not mandatory with MDHearingAid, which you can order online.
That said, a test helps you to know what’s good for you.
Does MDHearingAid sell hearing aids for children?
The MDHearingAid devices are for adults and not children.
Will MDHearingAid aids restore my hearing?
No hearing aid is capable of restoring your hearing. It only improves your hearing well enough to allow you to differentiate between sounds.
As you have learned from this MDHearingAid review, these hearing aids are ideal for most surroundings and noise levels. They remove the background noise remarkably well thus allowing you to enjoy the sound coming through.
If you can benefit from MDHearingAid devices, the PRO, AIR, VOLT+, or CORE are great options, depending on your budget and needs.
Low cost, doctor designed, FDA-registered hearing aids without appointments.
12- and 24-month payment plans
Can be covered by insurance
45-day free trial period
Free online hearing test
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Facebook contests are one of the most effective ways to reach new audiences and drive a ton of viral traffic back to your site.
With over 1.3 billion users on the social network, it’s no wonder more individuals, bloggers, brands and businesses are trying to create Facebook contests to drive more engagement and activity to their sites.
Setting up your own Facebook contest in previous years was a big hassle. You would have to mess around with the settings and tabs on your Facebook Fan Pages and this was usually more than a headache than anything else.
Fortunately, a wide range of services have figured out how to make this process much easier and now anyone can create effective social networking contests in just a few minutes. What’s even better is that they are now more effective and powerful than ever.
Related: What is the best time to post on social media?
How to Create Amazing Facebook Contests
With so many different solutions on the market today, I’ve chosen some of my favorite Facebook contest apps and gave the benefits of each of them below.
Before we jump into reviewing the top Facebook contest apps available today, I wanted to first highlight some of the best ways to tweak your campaigns and promotions for maximum performance.
1. Choose a Prize that is Relevant
While it may seem like a good idea to give away the latest tech toy or Apple product, you will do much better with your campaigns if you choose a prize that is relevant to your brand, product or service you are trying to offer.
2. Give Your Promotion a Jump Start
All contest and promotions need to start off with a bang. In addition to promoting your contest through social networks, you should also use your email lists and site traffic to give your campaigns a boost.
Related: 5 effective ways to increase email open rates
3. Always Collect an Email Address
No matter what your prize is or what you are trying to promote, be sure to always require an email address. A lot of people will enter your contest and never come back. An email address is the best way to keep them coming back for more.
4. Make Sure Your Contest is Mobile Ready
More people are using their mobile devices than ever before. Mobile optimization should be at the forefront of every blogger or website owner’s mind, and should NOT be something to overlook.
Be sure to check your promotion and lead gen forms to make sure they are mobile ready and optimized so no leads are lost in the process.
5. Follow Up with All Participants
Once your promotion is over, be sure to follow up with all participants… not just the winners. This is another great opportunity for you to send out one more message to everyone, letting them know the contest ended, thanking them and pushing your end offer one last time.
Follow these contest and promotions tips, while using any of the recommended applications below and you will be setup for maximum performance and results!
Top Facebook Contest Apps List
Wishpond is the leader in social contest apps and promotions right now.
Their service is quickly wiping out the competition and making it easy for anyone to setup social contests, landing pages (including Instapage’s landing pages), pop up newsletter forms and much more. In addition to all of the tools available through their site, they also offer tracking for ad campaigns running through Facebook, Google and more.
Compared to other contest and promotion apps out there, Wishpond is quite competitive at their base rate of $45 per month. You can also sign up for a free 14 day trial that allows you to try all areas, tools and features of the site based on the package you choose.
Advanced packages include their own coaching program, email automation and white-label options. Should you decide to pay for a year in advance, you will also save an additional 35% off.
2. Heyo Contest Builder App
When it comes time for you to choose a quality Facebook contest app, going with a simple drag and drop solution may be your best option. Website builders have gone mainstream for website creation, so we’d expect that technology to eventually carry over to Facebook.
That is exactly what Heyo had in mind when they were creating their service to drive activity and engagement through the major social network.
One of the main reasons why web sites, blogs and brands want to create contests and promotions across social networks is so they can easily grab email addresses that they can follow up with.
Once setup with Heyo, you will have access to all of their templates for easy contest and promotion creation. Heyo offers a free 7 day trial with no credit card needed, and premium plans are available at $30 per month.
ShortStack makes the process of building campaigns that engage with your audience easy… and best of all they can be used anyway.
While most people are focusing their efforts on social networking contests and promotions, they are also forgetting about all of the quality traffic that they are missing out on at their own sites. ShortStack’s platform allows you to create completely custom lead gen forms to match the look and feel of anything you like.
You can start creating your own lead gen forms and pages with a free trial, then full access accounts start at just $29 a month.
If you are going to be focusing your efforts on Facebook contest apps and promotions, you may also want to look into an all-in-one solution like AgoraPulse, which allows you to create apps, engage with your audience and also measure your results in the process.
All plans include unlimited apps and start as low as $29 per month. Accounts that are billed annually also save up to 35%.
How to Choose the Best Facebook Contest Apps
Now that we have listed some of the best Facebook contest apps for you to choose from, it’s time for you to take a step back and see what you would like to accomplish with your social networking efforts.
The great thing about each of the services listed above is that each of them offer a free trial period for you to test out their tools and what they have to offer.
It’s also important to note that all four of the contest and promotions services listed are top notch and recommended by some of the most well known marketers and media companies online. Choosing which is best for you and your brand is more about preference on how to use their system and looking at your budgeting options if you are going to scale heavily in size.
The best way to find which of the Facebook contest apps services is best for you, is to try each of them out. Don’t forget, each comes with their own free trial and some of them don’t even require a credit card!