Gifts Bloggers Really Want – What's up Blogging?
Professional bloggers are entrepreneurs who are dedicated and hard-working. Most bloggers start small, build slowly and invest their money frugally and as wisely as possible. This makes it easier for those looking to buy them gifts because as business grows, the more tools a blogger wants and needs to take advantage of this success.
Bloggers need better equipment, better skills and better networking to help them improve on what they already do well. Here we list some perfect gifts for bloggers. If you are a blogger yourself, gift these to yourself and deduct them as a blogging expense.
Blogging conference tickets
Attending a blogging conference is not only a good investment for business learning, but also for networking and socialising. These can be quite expensive, so you may wish to club together with friends or family.
There are a multitude of blogging courses and some really are a true investment in the business.
Help your blogger move from stock photos into taking their own quality pictures for their blog. A DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses make for a great gift idea. If they have a camera already, or if they use their phone for visual content, a tripod is useful, particularly when taking videos. Other ideas include light boxes and soft-box lights or a camera microphone. You can have fun with photography staging gifts for those who sell products. These can include backdrops as well as props. Photo and video editing software will also be well received.
Could your blogger do with a computer upgrade? If that’s not needed, check they have a great chair and desk so that the hours spent working are comfortable. A gift of voice recognition software can help speed up work on their blog.
If your blogger friend is still using a free blog hosting site, open up a whole new world of blogging tools with a subscription to a self-hosting site. These are not expensive and getting started is easy. If they are already self-hosted, buy them a design theme they love, but cannot justify the expense.
It is always helpful to read books by people in the same industry. It allows you to learn and helps you avoid some of the mistakes they’ve already made. Here are three suggestions:
- Launch by Jeff Walker
- Work From Home by Alexander S. Presley
- The 4 Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
Blogger spreadsheet & blog planners
If your blogger is venturing into the world of monetization, it is very helpful to have an excellent Excel spreadsheet to track income, expenses, blog growth and more. A blog planner is another great gift where they can write down their daily, weekly, and monthly goals as well as tracking their editorial calendar, deadlines, and blog post ideas.
Surprise your blogger with their own website logo branded onto products such as a T-shirt, mug or phone case.