15 Tools That Make Creating Awesome Content Super Easy

Everyone wants to know how to create amazing content. In the online world, it is the one thing that draws people to you. That happens to be your content creation skills. Without content…  [silence].

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Whether you’re a blogger, video marketer, internet marketer, or a digital product creator you’ve no doubt struggled with content creation at some point. 

You can have the best ideas, but if you don’t know how to use that idea to build quality content for a website, it makes it much harder be successful.

Sure you want the right font, colour, design, etc. The most important part of your website, however, is your content.  If you don't create amazing content, that interests your audience,your website cannot survive. 

Content is king!

I know you already know this. We all do. So, if everyone knows this, what's the problem? In truth, there is probably two problems:

  1. You don't have any content ideas, and/or;
  2. You struggle to put the content together so it looks awesome and drives traffic.

There is a third problem, too.

There are so many tools out there these days that all promise to help you create unmissable content. Content that will blow your competitors out of the water.

But if you tried to use all these tools, you'll end up never getting anything done. Ever.

You'd also be flat broke.

Trust me. I've tried.

So, in the past 8 months, I've narrowed the list of tools I use right down. There may be one or two extra tools I use every few months or so. But the following are the only tools I rely on to create amazing content and grow my business.

This contains affiliate links. I may earn commission if you purchase via my links. However, I only ever recommend sellers & products I know and trust

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Create Amazing Written Content and Websites

PLR

PLR stands for private label rights. PLR content is content that you can buy, edit, brand, and sell/use as if it was your own. You can get all sorts of PLR  content, from written content, to video, to the templates you can find in my store.

Let's focus on written content for now. It might feel a bit odd to use PLR but it is exactly the same as hiring a copywriter. But way cheaper!

You can edit you PLR in anyway you wish. Break it down, merge it together, change it completely … It's up to you. Even if you buy a pack of 20 PLR articles just to get 20+ blog post ideas, you're still going to be way further towards create amazing content than you were.

Check out these Awesome PLR Suppliers as I don't offer much written PLR content.

Grammarly

I use Grammarly for nearly everything I write.

Not only is it useful for making sure everything you write makes sense, it's perfect for helping to make PLR unique. Grammarly has a built in Plagiarism Checker.

You'll easily be able to see who has used the PLR before and make tweaks as you go. I always am for 40% unique or higher - depending on what the PLR is for. You can use it free, but I've been paying for it for years!

Check out Grammarly here

Thrive themes

People are always commenting on my website. The general consensus is that it must take me hours to build all my pages. It genuinely doesn't.

It doesn't have to take hours to create amazing content.

When I first started working online everything took me hours! Given that I do everything myself, I don't have hours.

Now, beyond actually writing my web content and getting all the images together, no part of my website takes me longer than 20 minutes to build.

This is thanks to all the Thrive Themes plugins​​​. They might cost a few $$ but they are worth every penny.

Think this blog post looks good? It took 21 minutes to build thanks to Thrive Themes. That time mostly involved adding links.

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Create Amazing Content with Images

Stencil

There literally isn't enough room to tell you all the reasons I love Stencil. But I'll tell you a few:

  • You can quickly create images and post directly to social media. How does getting an image onto Pinterest in two minutes flat sound?
  • Got a WordPress website? There's a plugin! Create your blog images inside WordPress - no downloading and uploading necessary. Time saved? Hours! The images in this post took 3 minutes to create and insert - all of them!
  • Got an image on your website that you want to turn into a Pinterest Pin or Facebook image? Get the Stencil browser extension, right-click the image, Open with Stencil and you'll have a Pin within seconds.
  • Stencil is my number one image creation tool - check it out here

Ripl and Animoto

I've put these two together because they do similar things and are both amazing to use. 

If you want to create video to capture people's attention but don't want to spend hours fiddling around and editing, these are the tools for you.

​You can make eye-catching videos in about 3-5 minutes!

Check out Ripl here for a free trial

Check out Animoto here for a 30 day free trial

CreativeFabrica

It can be really hard to find amazing graphics with licences flexible enough to be able to actually use!

My absolute favourite place to get graphics is CreativeFabrica. In fact, it isn't just my favourite. It is the only place I'm willing to pay for, month after month.

I have the $29 plan and that gives you unlimited downloads of both graphics and fonts.

I have hard drives full of graphics and fonts. So, trust me when I say CreativeFabrica is the only place I recommend you check out to help you create amazing content.

eCover Authority

Did you know, you're more likely to sell a digital product if you have a mock-up of what it would look like if it was a physical product. I've tested this myself.

Even if you're selling a printable journal that will never be in book form, your customer will be more likely to imagine themselves using it if they see a book mock-up.

eCover Authority allows you to create awesome product mock-ups super fast without needing Photoshop or other fiddly software. I use this for every single product I create and cannot recommend it highly enough.

It's $47 for lifetime access, this might feel like a lot but if professional images get you sales…Check it out here.

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Lead Magnets & Product Creation

Powerpoint

Whenever you look up how to create journals, worksheets and other printables, there are a few programmes and tools that will always get a mention. These tend to be Canva, Picmonkey, InDesign, and even Microsoft Word.

Oddly, perhaps the easiest to use never even gets a look in: PowerPoint.

I get it.

When someone says PowerPoint, your mind immediately thinks presentations. You probably don't think it would help you create amazing content

For the past year or so, I've used PowerPoint for about 3 hours a day every day. Only once, in that time, was I putting together a presentation. The rest of the time I was creating journals, notebooks and workbooks… not to mention the few hundred Pinterest Pins I've created (yep, you read that right!)

Before starting to use PowerPoint, I was an avid Canva fan. When someone suggested I made the switch, I was sceptical - no way it would be easier to use than Canva!

A few weeks later, I realised I had been wasting days at a time trying to do things on Canva, which now take less than an hour on PowerPoint.

Now, if anyone told me they wanted to create journals, worksheets and other printables, I would never recommend anything other than PowerPoint. Ever.

The Microsoft Office suite is about $80 a year. But given that I've made over $40,000 in 9 months just using Powerpoint, I recommend you give it a try!

Designrr

Designrr is a powerful content repurposing tool that not only creates ebooks, but also blog posts, all from various different content sources.

It is also the only solution that can repurpose video and audio content into ebooks and blog posts within a few minutes.

I use Designrr for turning blog posts into awesome freebies (want to keep this post to read later? Click here). All this needs is a link to the blog post and Designrr will do the rest of the work for me - I just need to make a few tweaks here and there and away we go.

Check it out here, I've snagged you lifetime access for $27!

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Making Life Easier

Copyclip and Ditto

If you're anything like me, copy and paste are your best friends. I think I'd be wrong to assume that you don't press Ctrl+C & Ctrl+V about 1000 times a day. If you don't, how do you live?!

But I bet there are times you wish you could copy 100 things have have that list to hand at all times. You know, so you could just click one them and have them pasted in for you.

Do you see where I'm going with this?

This is exactly what Copyclip and Ditto do. They're both free too. I paid $3 to get extra features on Copyclip because I use it so much. But you don't need to.

Copyclip is for Mac and you can grab it here.

Ditto is for Windows and you can grab it here.

Typeit4me

Do you find yourself typing the same thing over and over? Do you often wish you had predictive text on your laptop so you could simply type a few letters and it would guess the rest?

That's exactly what Typeit4Me does.

This is my most recent discovery. I've just gone through the 30-day free trial and had no trouble whatsoever paying the $20 for the full licence.

Simply spend a bit of time inputting all the things you no longer want to type out, choose your snippets, and away you go.

For example, I was recently going through my website, updating the HTML code for all the images I don't want people to be able to pin to Pinterest. I didn't want to keep typing the code and I didn't want to add it onto my CopyClip.

So, I added "dpnp" to my Typeit4Me. Now, that’s all I need to type to get data-pin-nopin="true" - genius huh?

Or maybe you're sick of typing your affiliate link disclaimer?

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Fresh Title & Title Analyzer

I'm sure I don't need to tell you how important you titles are when it comes to driving traffic. It may not take up a lot of time in the whole content creation process. But it definitely needs more attention than many people give it. It is one of the most important aspects when you create awesome content.

Fresh Title is a desktop programme (Windows and Mac). It basically gives you a massive library of clickable titles with a click of a button. It really is super useful.

Coming up with titles used to be my least favourite job - for blog posts and emails. It was just something I really struggled with. Not anymore!

Fresh Title simply lets you put in a few words that you want in your title, then brings up long lists of titles you can copy and paste over. The titles may need slight editing, but not much… And away you go.

You can also save lists of titles that you can save for later.

If you grab Fresh Title through this link, you'll also get a free copy of Title Analyzer. This will analyse the strength of your title for you.

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Staying Organised to Create Awesome Content

In order to create amazing content, first you have to plan!

Todoist

I'm not kidding when I say I have tried every productivity tool known to man. There is literally only one tool that has stood the test of time: ToDoist.

First of all, I am a former athlete so the fact that I get points for ticking things off my to-do list is a bonus. But other than that, it's just an incredibly useful tool that makes me so happy to use.

It's the little things that make Todoist awesome:

  • Set up projects to divide your to-do lists up
  • Set recurring dates for any periods (e.g monthly, every other Tuesday etc)
  • Set up templates. If you do similar projects all the time, you can export the template and import it as often as you like.
  • The browser extensions allow you to highlight something on any webpage then add it to Todoist. Not only will this add the text, it adds the URL, which is clickable.  This is really useful to remind you to go back to that exact page or if you want a list of all your blog posts for future updates.
  • Integrate individual products with your calendars so you can have a visual of all your tasks. Perfect for quickly creating a content calendar.

You can use Todoist completely free or get all the features for $44 a year. Given that it has changed my life from complete chaos to having a clear plan, I refuse to live without all the features. Take a look here.

OneNote

I use OneNote for absolutely all my writing before I prettify it. Even my journals and planners start life in OneNote.

You can have unlimited notebooks, with unlimited sections and pages. This means you can keep everything neat and tidy in one place. You can do the same using Evernote. However, OneNote feels far more intuitive and flexible - and way cheaper!

OneNote is cloud based so it is constantly saving for you and available on any device.

Often I will copy PLR content into OneNote, then add different coloured notes on the side. So useful!

OneNote is part of Microsoft Office so you may already have access to it. If not, I believe you can get it free these days (I'm 99% sure). Take a look here.

Social Media Content Creation Tools

Social Media Content Creation Tool

There are absolutely tons of social media tools out there. I could probably tell you about 20 different platforms you could use. But there are only two that I highly recommend.

Tailwind

Pinterest and Instagram are both tricky to post to. With Pinterest, things are ever changing and there's a nack to getting it right - that "nack" isn't the same for everyone either. For Instagram, you can't truly schedule your posts any old way - with most platforms you can only schedule notifications to remind you to post. See, tricky!

Tailwind has you covered with both of these! Yes, it might feel expensive as you have to pay for each profile separately. But trust me, if you use Pinterest and Instagram and want an easy life, Tailwind is 100% the way to go.

Check it out and grab your free trials here.

SocialBee

I'm relatively new to SocialBee as I took a full break from social media for a while. But of all the SM tools I've used, it is already my favourite.

I love that you can set up content categories and evergreen content so posts can keep going out without you constantly having to fill up your schedules every five minutes. Been there - I definitely have better things to do!

There is a lot to SocialBee so I recommend you check it out here and use the free trial.

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    Fran Whitaker

    I’m Fran Whitaker. I’m the owner, creator, chief everything of the The Happy Journals PLR Club. In other words, I’m a one woman band. My ultimate goal in life is to help people be successful and achieve their goals. In a past life I was a Paralympic swimmer, living the dream and winning gold medals for Great Britain. I am also a motivational speaker and life coach, with more than 15 years experience in the Personal Development world. I live and breathe personal development and self help in a big way.

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