We’ve written over 1,100 blog posts for Pushing Social and our clients.
We’ve learned much along the way. Whenever I’ve faced a challenge I’ve opened Evernote and created a checklist or outlined how I would solve it. Over the last three years, these quick guides have been incorporated into day-to-day processes. I guess you could say that they are a key ingredient in our success.
Now, for the last 6 months or so, I’ve been sharing these tools with you. You’ve usually found them via a link in a post or tucked away in the sidebar. Sometimes, I’ve been cheeky enough to push it through a pop-up. But, I’ve never been happy with how we shared tools. I thought it was stupid and clumsy to make you opt-in for each one. Yes, I want to follow-up with relevant information but you should only have to opt-in once.
I also hated sprinkling a tool in a post here or there. Worse, I couldn’t even find all the tools I created! This annoyance prompted a course change.
The Content Toolbox – The Best Blogging and Content Marketing Tools
We’ve collected all of our tools and placed them in a private area called The Content Toolbox.
You may have registered for access already. In the Toolbox, we’ve collected every guide, checklist, video, strategy, you name it and organized it in an easy to use dashboard. We’ve also added marketing app and software reviews too. I love the Content Toolbox because it scratches a personal itch – I want Pushing Social’s best insights at my fingertips. The Content Toolbox accomplishes this and more.
Here’s the bottom line:
My goal is to make the Content Toolbox the most comprehensive source of practical content marketing tools available. And…I want you to become a member.
Access to the Content Toolbox won’t cost you a penny. Register for free here.
Set a username and password and you’re all set.
You’ll get an update when we’ve added an additional tool, review, video, or guide. It’s easy and a no-brainer if you care about constantly improving your blog and content marketing plan.
Here’s what you’ll find inside the Content Toolbox (We’re adding new tools every week)
We’ve categorized tools and checklists. Click on the tool’s name to access it or quickly sign-up for the Toolbox for access.
Blog Post Writing
5 Spots for Headline Inspiration
Writing better headlines is the fastest way to improve blog post performance. Here are 5 places we go to get inspiration for attention-getting headlines.
How Often Can You Post
How many times should you publish every week? The answer to this question usually comes down to how many times can you publish. This flowchart will help you decide.
10 Expensive B2B Problems Your Blog Can Help Readers Solve
Successful blogs solve problems. Business-to-Business blogs must be especially adept at identifying expensive problems and offering valuable solutions. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 B2B problems your prospects may face.
Content Operations (Getting Stuff Done)
Virtual Assistant Services
We used Zirtual to find talented virtual professionals. We were forced to find other sources when Zirtual went belly-up (temporarily). Here’s our growing list of virtual assistant services.
Hiring a blog post writer can help you grow your blog quickly with quality content. But what should you look for in a writer besides writing talent? Our writer evaluator will help you carefully evaluate key skills and competencies.
Create a Video Blog Worksheet
Video blogs are incredibly effective. But, unlike text blogs, you have to factor in specialized equipment and video skills. This worksheet will help you evaluate if you are ready to start your own vlog.
52 Week Editorial Calendar Worksheet
I hate “blank screen syndrome”, that frustrating blog writing paralysis that inflicts bloggers without a plan. We avoid “writer’s block” by planning a year’s worth of posts – in advance. It’s easier than you think with our 52 Week Editorial Calendar Worksheet.
How to Turn One Blog Into 5 Pieces of Effective Content
You need a ton of content. There’s no way around it. The good news is that you can turn a simple text blog and transform it into five different pieces of content. We call it Full Stack Content and it will turn you into a content powerhouse.
Blogging at Scale Process Checklist
You should be looking for ways to publish 3-5 times per week. It sounds daunting because it is – if you don’t have a process. We’ll show you the process we use to consistently publish great content at scale.
Guest Post Checklist
Guest posting still works well for niche industries. Use this guest post checklist to improve your post’s chance of getting accepted.
Blogger Outreach Checklist
I receive dozens of “review my product” pitches every week. They all are horrible. Blogger Outreach works if you follow a few rules. This checklist will help you evaluate your blogger outreach effort and avoid the most common pitfalls.
Blog and Content Strategy
Content Marketing Scorecard
You’ve done your due diligence and decided that your business is suited for content marketing. Use this checklist to evaluate your marketing team’s ability to deploy relevant and useful content.I
Hub and Spoke Content
Your blog should form the hub of your content marketing plan. But how do you support your blog with high-quality, high-performance tactics? The Hub and Spoke framework will show you the pieces needed to fully support a lead generation blog.
Content Marketing Readiness Checklist
Is your business suited for a content marketing approach? We are fans of content marketing but the strategy isn’t suited for everyone. Use this scorecard to evaluate your businesses ability to benefit from content.
Google Analytics Custom Reports
“Know your numbers” is a saying you’ll hear often around Pushing Social. We love data because it often holds the keys to high-performance lead generation blogging. However, analytics is intimidating and easy to get wrong. Use our custom Google Analytics reports to get started. Each report is a template that will automatically import and put your data in the right spot for instant analysis.
Good Artists Copy – Great Artists Steal – Pablo Picasso
By the way, setting up a private membership area for your loyal readers is an amazing way to build a community. Placing all of your bonuses, tools, videos, and other goodies in this spot saves your readers from filling out another form. It’s a win-win.
Feel free to ask me about the tools I used to create the Content Toolbox in the Ask Me Anything section of the toolbox. Still not a member? Go here to sign up in 60 seconds flat.