Introduction

Just like every carpenter has its own tools. Affiliate Marketers should have some basic tools before starting any campaign.

Affiliate Marketing is a huge industry and its competition is increasing drastically. In order to outperform your competition, you need a robust set of marketing tools to succeed.

There’s no doubt that you can start marketing without using any tool, but it will take a lot of time. In order to reach your goal faster, you must use tools.

There are numerous tools available in the market. It’s really difficult to choose the best out of it. I have listed some of the most trusted tools that successful marketers use.

Some of the tools are absolutely FREE to use while others are paid. Someone with a tight budget can start with the free software. The free versions don’t expand all its potentials.

Here is the list of all the software…

Longtail Pro 

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LongTail is one of the best keyword research tools to rank higher in google. It lets you discover thousands of profitable targeted keywords.

LongTail is available on both Windows and Mac. It is a premium tool starting from $25 a month.

It provides a free trial for 7 days. You can stop their service anytime and gives a money-back guarantee.

Amasuite 

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Amasuite is an amazing tool for Amazon Affiliates. It is one of the most powerful tools to check the best selling products on Amazon.

It is a paid software.

Amasuite has a range of tools which can really help in boosting your affiliate business. This tool has some extra bonus features along with the software which includes its video training course.

The course gives a quick tip to go through the process of selling Amazon affiliate products from start to end.   

Grammarly 

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Content is always the king in any online business. If customers don’t like your content they will surely not buy your product. Content with impeccable grammar attracts readers and also builds trust.

Grammarly is a very popular tool which helps in writing content without any errors. It is also the most accurate online grammar checker tool.

You can use Grammarly for free.

Almost all Content writers prefer Grammarly as the first priority.

Grammarly is very easy to use. Simply install the free chrome plugin to your browser and breeze through your content. Grammarly will automatically do its job.  

Canva 

Canva is an amazing tool for designers. It is also one of the most preferred tools for all bloggers and online marketers. Canva always gets the top priority when it comes to designing graphics. You can design high-quality graphics with minimal effort.

Canva’s drag-and-drop feature makes it very easy to use. It also has built-in templates which make designing even faster.

You can use canva to create graphics for your facebook, twitter posts, infographics, website logo, etc.

Buzzsumo

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Buzzsumo is one of the most important tools for content marketing and SEO campaigns. With this amazing tool, you can easily and quickly identify what content is working and what is not in the industry.

With Buzzsumo, you can find out the most popular posts in your niche. Just simply place the keyword related to your niche. Buzzsumo will automatically show the most popular posts by the no of shares and number of backlinks it has acquired within the period of time.

Drip

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Drip is an email marketing tool which helps you to understand your customer, build relationships with customer and also helps in selling by understanding customer’s mind.

Drip is the first ECRM(E-commerce CRM) which is designed for building personal and profitable relationships with your customers.

It is an automatic email marketing tool. It sends email to your customers based on their action. You’ve to create handful amount to emails for every action that customer can take and set up automatic emails.

Once you set up your emails, Drip will do its job perfectly. You can easily merge drip with your affiliate programs.

Instapage 

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Instapage is one of the best tools to design landing pages fast and easy. You can create a stunning, on-brand, mobile responsive landing pages from one of the 200+ templates.

You can create a landing page in just 5 minutes with its drag-and-drop feature. It helps in scaling post-click optimization which increases the conversions for advertisers.

You can easily integrate Instapage with WordPress, Google Analytics and other affiliate marketing tools.

It provides a free trial for 14 days. Within the trial period you get access to all its features and if you like it you can buy the product.   

Copyscape 

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Copyscape is an online free plagiarism checker tool which checks for any duplicate content. If you’re a content writer, your contents should always be unique. Search Engines prefers unique and quality contents.

If you copy someone else content, you will no longer be ranked in the search engine which will directly affect your conversion rates. Copyscape is an amazing tool which helps you to identify duplicate contents.

Google Keyword Planner 

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Google Keyword Planner is an amazing tool by Google for keyword research. If you’re starting your online business, google keyword planner can be your best choice.

Google Keyword Planner is very useful for checking keyword volume while running ads. Even if you don’t run ads, it’s going to be your favorite partner in affiliate marketing.

It’s very simple to use but you must have an AdSense account to start with.

Simply enter the keyword you want to check the density, and Google will display all the search results of that particular keyword.

SEMRush

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If you’re a serious blogger or affiliate marketer, then this tool is for you. It is a complete digital marketing suite.

SEMRush is very popular and has received many positive reviews from successful bloggers and marketers.

SEMRush is a very easy tool to find the keywords ranking in any website. You just have to feed in your or your competitor’s domain name and SEMRush will do its job.

It is quite an expensive tool, but trust me it will be worth it. Most important features of this tool include Technical SEO Analytics, SEO growth ideas, PPC, Social Media performance, etc.

Ahrefs 

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Ahrefs is another popular tool for SEO. This is the best tool to research your competitors ranking secret. You can check the number of backlinks of any website.

You can try this tool for 7 days for $7.

Some popular features of this software are Keyword Research, Content Marketing, Backlink Research, Competitive Analysis, Rank Tracking, Web Monitoring and many more.

Google Analytics

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Google Analytics is a free web analytics tool from Google. It tracks and reports website traffic for your business from just one place.

This tool will give you access to some of Google’s unique insights. Also, the machine learning capability gives you the most out of your data.

Being an affiliate marketer, it is very important to track all your traffic sources so that you can target your audience properly for any sale. It is very simple and easy to set up and can integrate with any other tools.  

SpyFu

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SpyFu is a search analytics tool which spys at your competitor’s websites and finds the keywords they rank for. It basically displays the keywords of any websites that buy on Google Adwords.

SpyFu gives valuable information as it discloses all the top organic keywords which make a website rank on Search engine.

SpyFu has helped many SEO and PPC professionals in boosting their revenue by improving their online marketing strategy.

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer

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90% of the time a book is judged by its cover. In the same way, the headline of any posts decides the chance of clicking.

Online contents are sold through headlines. So, it’s important to make your headline look attractive.

CoSchedule Headline Analyzer helps you to decide the quality of your headline. It is a FREE tool and is very easy to use. Simply enter your headline and it will automatically analyze and give you the results how your headline will perform.

WP Cloaker

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If you’re an affiliate marketer, this tool if for you. Normally, the affiliate links that are generated from the respective affiliate programs looks ugly and is not user-friendly.

WP Cloaker shortens the ugly looking affiliate link and also keeps track of how many clicks each link received.

Long and untidy links look spammy which may decrease the conversions. Cloaking link lets users see the user-friendly link when hovered over a particular anchor text.

Slack

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Slack is a cloud-based project management tool which creates a workspace where multiple users can work together remotely. Suppose you ‘re in a project grouped with 5 other members. But all the members are far away from each other.

Slack can play a major role here. It will create a shared workspace where all the members can share a common workspace and work remotely.

If you’re a group of affiliate marketers and are far away from each other, you can avail this tool.

Google Search Console

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Google search console was previously known as google webmaster tools is Google’s official tool which checks the performance of a website.

You must have a website and should be verified in order to use this tool. This tool is amazing and lets you index your page earlier on google.

It provides various features which lets you check the health condition of your website. Sometimes google find it difficult to crawl on some of your web pages, you can check and correct it by logging in to your search console.

Clickmeter

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Clickmeter is among the most popular marketing tool which enables to understand, compare and monitor the marketing campaigns. It helps the marketer to take control of their links and maximize the conversion rates.

Clickmeter is basically a cloud-based service assisting publishers, advertisers, affiliates, agencies, etc to optimize their click and conversion rates.

Some of the features of Clickmeter includes Click-fraud protection, Real-time results sharing, Integrated solutions and many more..

AdThrive

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AdThrive is another amazing tool which will help you to make the most money possible by optimizing the ads for your website. If you have an online business, then it is an important tool for you.

Earning from Google Adsense is really fun, but it’s not that easy when you’re a newbie. AdThrives can help you improve your website performance and optimize ads.

Buffer

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A buffer is a software application for both web and mobile, designed to manage all social accounts in one single roof. You can schedule your posts and also analyze the results.

Buffer provides time slots which can be used to target different audience across the world. It has both free and paid versions. It is very easy to use and can save a lot of your time on social media.

Conclusion

Affiliate Marketing is an amazing and most profitable business to start online. It is an easy business to start with as you don’t need to have your own product.

Affiliate Marketing can be too much time consuming at first. But you shouldn’t lose hope and stop.

You should also know that you’re not just competing against other solopreneurs, you’re against the multi-million dollar marketers.

To win the game, you need to have some strong tools.

I’ve discussed some of the most trusted tools, let’s recap ones.

  • Longtail Pro 
  • Amasuite 
  • Grammarly 
  • Canva 
  • Buzzsumo
  • Drip
  • Instapage 
  • Copyscape 
  • Google Keyword Planner 
  • SEMRush
  • Ahrefs 
  • Google Analytics
  • SpyFu
  • CoSchedule Headline Analyzer
  • WP Cloaker
  • Slack
  • Google Search Console
  • Clickmeter
  • AdThrive
  • Buffer

If you think if I’ve missed anything, you can comment below. I’ll surely add it.

Thank you,

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