Tools I Use To Manage HarpreetKumar Blog

I have been often asked which tools are using on harpreetkumar.com to build this huge community. So, I have created a complete tools (including web hosting, theme, plugins, emailing tools & services etc.) list that I am using to keep this blog live.

I had started this blog in February 2016. From the day, I had an encounter with multiple blogging mistakes and problems. But by the time experience, I fixed all my time and got to know which is good to use and which not. The toolset & services am listing here, I had experienced it from years.

I will not recommend any product or service which is not good for my audiences. So let’s count these tools one by one by scrolling down to the page.

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The toolset that powers HarpreetKumar Blog

Blogging Platform

HarpreetKumar.Com is powered by the world best blogging platform called WordPress.org Yes, only WordPress covers 28.6% space on the web as the results of its freedom and flexibility you have to customize your website without a headache.

Web Hosting

Web hosting is the key to make your WordPress blog live on the internet. On my blog, I am using Hostgator hosting since January 2017. It hosts over 9 million websites and is one of the most popular hosting provider available on the Internet industry. Read my review on Hostgator services.

You can easily install WordPress within seconds. It’s a smart choice for every growing business, which provides 99.9% uptime and 24/7 support options for quick solutions. Here is a quick review on Hostgator you should read.

Before that, I have been used hosting from Bluehost.com and Hostgator India (best for Indian traffic, especially for Hindi blogging). We have also written Hostgator hosting review for easy understanding its plans and services.

Blog Theme

On Harpreetakumar, I am using GeneratePress theme that I bought from GeneratePress.Com. It is the most popular theme by tag div which allow you to customize without coding skills.

So, If you want your website/blog load faster, look more beautiful and professional as mine, then you should invest some money in premium themes. Take the right decision to grow your blog now.

Here is some more website offers high-quality WordPress themes at affordable prices. Check out these companies:

  1. Studiopress
  2. Mythemeshop
  3. Themify
  4. ElegantThemes

Email Marketing

Email listing is my favourite method to increase affiliate sales. Currently, I am using Aweber to build the email list. It is one of my first recommendations to start with though there are many more alternatives e.g. Convertkit & GetResponse available on the internet.

But, Aweber is one of the best Email Marketing and Email automation tool where you can track the behaviour of your subscriber’s behaviour and send them targeted emails to maximise conversions and earnings.

Plugins

1: WP Coupons and Deals

To display lthe atest coupon and discount deals, am using
WP Coupons and Deals (WPND) premium plugin. It is the best ever WordPress Coupon Plugin to generate more affiliate sales with coupon codes and deals.

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2: ThirstyAffiliates

If you know little about Affiliate Marketing then you should hear about link clocking, right?

Link clocking is a technique to convert ugly Affiliate links to attractive one and ThirstyAffiliates plugin I use for this purpose. It has free and premium (that am using) both version.

However, it’s your choice you would like to use ThirstyAffiliates free version or like to get premium one if you have enough budget. (I personally recommend to buy a premium plugin which has plenty of advanced features which is listed here.)

2: Yoast SEO

Do you need an SEO plugin that helps your blog reach for the stars? Yoast SEO is one and the only plugin with 5+ million active installations that I am using for on-page SEO by adding XML Sitemaps, Indexation rules, Title Tags and more.

3: W3 Total Cache

W3 total cache plugin, I use to improve the SEO and user experience by increasing website performance, reducing download times via features like content delivery network (CDN) integration

4: Title and Nofollow For Links

Title and Nofollow For Links is a light size plugin which I am using to add a title and a rel=”no-follow” checkbox to the insert link popup box.

5: WP-Optimize

I use the WP-Optimize plugin to clean up data, post revisions etc. safely. It helps my blog to safe Database clean from useless files and speeds up website loading.

6: Akismet

To stay away from comment spamming I use Akismet plugin from day one. As it is a quite possibly the best tool to protect self-hosted WordPress blog from robot commentators.

7: Smush – Image Compression

Image compression is also a positive effect on SEO by improving blog loading speed and Smush Image Compression & Optimization is the best plugin that fit for my needs. No matter what plugins you use to better manage your WordPress media library Smush will cover everything.

8: VaultPress

I use VaultPress to create automatic backups. Automatic backups are your first defence.

Instamojo

I use Instamojo for receiving payment for selling/providing services online within India. Instamojo is one of the best free (more than) payment gateway to open your online store in seconds.

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Keyword Research

I am very serious about organic traffic thus I use Semrush keyword research tool to find relevant keyword ideas for my blog.

Ahrefs is a great tool, in which you can find keyword ideas with low competition and monthly search volume country wise with in-depth data analytics.

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CDN (Content Delivery Network)

I am using Cloudflare content delivery network’s free plan to keep my site fastest, most reliable and healthy.

Additional stuff I use to keep myself updated.

Honestly, I blog seldom as I set up everything and earning genuine money from it and in my spare time, I read books. These books motivate me to keep eyes on my goals.

In previous years I have read all these books listed below and it’s completely changed my way of thinking and created a power mind to understand achieving goals to earn passive income online.

  1. Rich Dad Poor Dad
  2. Attitude Is Everything: Change Your Attitude … Change Your Life!
  3. The Ultimate Email Marketing Resource Guide