13 Must-Have Affiliate Marketing Tools

Free Affiliate Marketing Tools

Every marketer, writer or blogger needs help once in a while whether its ideas for titles, topics, spelling, and most importantly search engine optimization.  Below are a few must-have affiliate marketing tools for your writing tool chest.  Most of these applications have are free to use.  You can upgrade for more features if you choose.  Sometimes I might actually spend several hours just popping around the sites and taking advantage of the resources.

Yoast SEO plugin1. Yoast is considered the most comprehensive search engine optimization (SEO) software available for WordPress users with its developers responsible for over 10% of WordPress releases.  The Yoast plug-in focuses on keywords, keyword phrases, titles, snippets and much more.

The Yoast plugin evaluates your page’s SEO title tags, the body and other elements. It’s gives you “real time” data and lets you know how well that your page has been optimized for SEO.  It’s one of my most used and favorite affiliate marketing tools.

Sumo – Automate Your Site Growth

Get more customers, get more traffic and track your success.  Sumo (formerly Sumome) arms you with a suite of tools to increase your traffic, build a following by capturing email addresses  and track your success every step of the way.  Get up and running in 37 seconds to start converting your visitors into lifelong customers.

Good Writing Topics

2. HubSpot’s blog topic generator.  Just enter your keywords and then tap the generate button.  You’ll get several good blog post ideas.  This is one of my favorite affiliate marketing tools.  Just make sure the grammar is correct (see Grammarly below).

Are you searching for the topics that are trending. Learn what people are engaging with.  Check out BuzzSumo Linkedin Pulse, and Google Trends .

Create Catchy Titles

3. Portent Title Maker tool will give you some great ideas.  It will allow you to enter three keywords to search for ideas.  Use the singular version of each keyword you enter and don’t capitalize.   Title Generators:  Portent Title Generator  and Seopressor’s Blog Title Generator are two of my favorite title generators.  You have two seconds to grab someone’s attention so make it a good title.  Just enter your subject into the search box on each site and you’ll get catchy title suggestions and other topics ideas.Blog Title Generator

4. Headline Analyzer – Who doesn’t want to write better headlines?  At co-schedule.com you’ll find Blog Post Titles, Get more engagement, shares, and traffic back to your blog posts with SEO driven, emotional headlines, email subject lines and social messages.

Affiliate Marketing ToolsCorrect Your Grammar

5. Grammerly  is an incredibly precise grammar checker with an extension for Google Chrome.  It will compare your text to over 250 of the most important rules in grammar making sure your meaning is totally clear to your readers.  With you text optimized, your posts will rank higher on the readability scale.

Grammarly will correct your spelling or if words are used in the wrong context, (I.e., you’re and your).  That’s embarrassing.

Check For Broken Links

6. Online Broken Link Checker
Broken or dead hyperlinks on a website are quite bothersome, their existence may cause damage to your online business, as well as, you reputation online.  They could even have adverse effect on your search engine rankings.

This tool can check your sites and blogs for dead links, scan unlimited number of webpages and validate both external and internal URLs.  The free version has a 3000 page limit, but there are no limits on the number of hyperlinks in those pages.

7. Majestic  is a nifty tool that will allow you to see what links are pointing to your site.  There’s a free and a paid version. It will help you keep track of your SEO.

Atmosphere for Writing

8. Coffitivity.com and Rainy Mood.com . Studies have shown the background noise can help your concentration and inventiveness.  “According to a peer-reviewed study out of the University of Chicago, moderate level of ambient noise is conducive to creative cognition.”

Coffitivity plays the sounds you would hear in your morning coffee shop.  It has three free modes: morning murmur (the coffee shop sounds), lunch time lounge and college undertow.  I can’t really tell the difference in the three.

Rainy mood is exactly what it sounds like.  Just go to the website and it will play the sounds of thunderstorms softly in the background.  Sometimes I just play an Enya CD.

Easy Design Creation

9. Canva is a free design tool for all types of presentations, infographics, banners, posters, covers, flyers and much more.  There are probably about 30 plus document types you can use along with photo editing and graphs.

Sign into the site, choose your template and fill in the blanks.  Its just that easy.  You can pick free design template, upload your own images or you can pay one dollar for a one of the pro images available.

10.  The Hemingway Editor App’s goal is to help you improve your writing.   Its Named after the author famous for his short, concise sentences.

Hemingway App

11.  Thesaurus.com – Looking for a better word to convey your meaning?  Just pop over to an online thesaurus and search for synonyms or antonyms.

12.  Wealthy Affiliate online training and community.  Learn to:

Affiliate Marketing Tools

Build Your Online Niche Website or Blog (Two for free members)
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Huge (over 800, 000) Member Community and Fast 24/7 Support
Complete Domain Registration And Hosting Included (Free or Upgrade), World Class Keyword Tool, Domain Name Registration right from the platform, and much more.

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Best wishes, Joan Colvett

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  1. Daniel - Classic Rock Days

    May 31, 2017 at 9:14 am

    Wow, it was really interesting, I enjoyed reading. Look forward to reading more good materials on the subject. Thank you for sharing this!

  2. Jean

    May 31, 2017 at 7:12 am

    Some great tools thanks. I am very new to affiliate marketing and am still very much finding my feet. Some of these tools would make my life a lot easier at this stage. I particularly like the “create catchy titles” part as that is an area I am struggling with.

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:24 am

      You’re very welcome. Also titles that are numbered catch attention. Some people just want to scan down the list to see what is of use to them. Best wishes, Joan

  3. Tonson

    May 31, 2017 at 6:22 am

    Thanks very much for the pointers to these Free resources to help bloggers. I haven’t yet had the chance to check any out but will certainly do so – what’s to lose since they are FREEEEE!

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:30 am

      You’re welcome. There are more free tools out there. Even the Wealthy Affiliate Blogging and Website Building Platform. Check it out here. pronetprofits.net/freewebsites.html
      Best wishes for your online journey. Smiles, JKC

  4. Adam

    May 31, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Hi Joan,
    Thank you for this valuable resource. I particularly like the sound of BuzzSumo, LinkedIn Pulse and Google Trends. I’m guessing that I will be able to search for trending topics around a particular niche which would be very handy. The title generation tools may also be useful for me. Sometimes it takes me ages to come up with a relevant but thought evoking title.
    I recently signed up for Canva and am still in the process of exploring its capability.
    Thanks again,

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:44 am

      You’re welcome. Best wishes.

  5. Uta

    May 31, 2017 at 2:11 am

    I knew only a few of them. Thank you for this great informations. I bookmarked it to have it at hand especially when I write my next post.
    Very helpful!
    Best wishes

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:28 am

      You’re welcome Uta. You can Google more versions of the same type of tools here, as well as, free open source software.

  6. Angela

    May 31, 2017 at 12:12 am

    What a great list of resources! The one that excites me the most on your list is the grammerly. That has so much potential! Do you know how accurate it is? Also the online broken link checker…that’s going to save me so much time. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:50 am

      So glad I could help. Most tools aren’t 100% perfect. The human editor is still needed, but the tools help a lot and save us time. Best wishes.

  7. Keli Tucker

    May 31, 2017 at 12:07 am

    Hello Joan,
    Thank you very much for such an informative post! I am definitely going to make use of some of these tools. I need some of them and others would just be nice to have. Thank you for the extra link for more free marketing tools 🙂

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 31, 2017 at 8:25 am

      Hi Keli, The extra link for free software is in a rough format. Its just a boring list, but there are some real gems. I really need to dress that page up… lol.

  8. Brent

    May 30, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Wow, I have not heard of a lot of those!! but I will bookmark this site for future reference as they look handy. Great post!! thank you!!

    1. Joan Colvett

      May 30, 2017 at 10:20 pm

      Here is another post with a lot of free software and tools. https://barefootaffiliates.com/free-marketing-tools Enjoy.

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