The world of content creation today is huge. Thanks to the internet and moderately affordable photography and video equipment, anyone can be a “content creator” – and it’s a great thing. It’s awesome that so many people are able to express themselves in ways they never could have before. I, for one, would probably still have dreams of being a writer/journalist if I didn’t have things like my iPhone or Instagram or even my blog.
As a kid, I was always fascinated with media and content creation. Web design, graphic design, video editing – you name it. Over the years, I’ve only become more and more passionate about it, and I’m excited to share with you these great tools I use on a daily basis.
I’m usually pretty good with capitalization in titles, but it’s always good to proofread just in case. All you have to do is type in your title in the text box and it capitalizes what needs to be capitalized.
One of my biggest struggles in life before I discovered NCS was finding non-cheesy, copyright-free music. NCS shares awesome, usable, copyright-free music, as long as you credit the artists. I use their songs in all of my videos.
3. We Heart It
If you’re ever feeling uninspired about posting photos on Instagram, scroll through We Heart It and get some inspiration from there. I usually screenshot photos I like and put them in my “Instagram Inspiration” folder on my phone. I also have a post on Instagram photo ideas.
If you’ve got writer’s block and can’t think of blog post ideas, browse through posts by other bloggers on Bloglovin’ for inspiration. You can also follow me on there if you’d like 😉
You can add affiliate links to certain products on your blog, social media, YouTube, etc. and make commission off of it. You can also try Amazon Affiliate, but ShopStyle has been much more effective for me.
If you’re a blogger or social media influencer, you can get free products using Influenster. I actually found out about this from Natalie of Natalie Inspired, and you can read more about it in her blog post here.
I use this to shorten links for Instagram – it makes your page look so much cleaner.
If you have one of the newer Canon cameras with wifi capability, this app is amazing. You can shoot, import, and edit your photos in minutes without the need for a laptop.
This is useful for anyone who has a website or blog. I used to go by my WordPress stats, and I was pretty shocked when I first came across my Google Analytics stats. It accurately tells you how many unique visitors and how many page views you get monthly, and it’s great.
I never really bothered with Hootsuite despite hearing about it so much. I recently decided to give Tweet scheduling a try, and I’ve been loving it. It’s free to use, so take advantage of it!
I hope you find at least a few of these apps and websites helpful. I tried to create a unique list of things I hadn’t really seen in other similar blog posts. Let me know in the comments if you have any favourite tools for content creation!