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Good content is no longer only storytelling; it is telling your story well. Content creators know this and are on a constant lookout for advanced tools, trends, and creative ways to improvise. Especially now, since the competition is fierce, thanks to the pandemic and people switching to content creation as a profession, content is king.

There are thousands of creator tools that have made content creation easy and also look great. These have not only helped creators save time but also allowed those with little knowledge to produce engaging content.

From websites that simplify content creation to video monetization tools, here’s a look at 7 of the best tools, platforms, and software to add to your arsenal:

Top 7 Creator Tools You Need in 2021

1. Canva

Canva is a popular graphic design tool that has supported over a million creators design assets without any charge. Its user-friendly interface assists creators with zero design background in making appealing graphics. Canva gives access to millions of photos, illustrations, fonts, elements and layouts for making logos, brand kits, business cards, social media posts, and more. Its drag-and-drop interface makes modifying templates easy.

2. Hootsuite

For creators with a presence across many social media platforms, a management tool like Hootsuite helps streamline your data. Whether it is scheduling posts or rendering analytics, Hootsuite compiles your social accounts. For a busy creator, a tool like Hootsuite takes away the stress of handling campaigns and allows you to concentrate on other vital tasks. Its social analytics dashboard displays your top-performing content and gives tailored perceptions on why the post is working.

3. Retrieve

Retrieve enables video monetization based on fan subscriptions. It is an excellent monetization tool to have in your toolkit if you wish to advance further in your monetization journey. For creators looking out to go beyond YouTube and Instagram, Retrieve lets you earn money via ‘Retrieve Guides'. It lets you create multimedia guides with videos, PDFs, and links. Other features include communities, live sessions, group sessions, video/text/audio chats.

also gives you access to important demographics. Paid users have advanced features to track influencers, get alerts for hashtags, get hashtag usage, etc.

4. Hashtagify.me

Hashtagify.me is a free tool to search for hashtags specific to a niche. Once you’ve searched for a hashtag, you can search its popularity and how other creators are using it. The tool is simple to use—search for any hashtag you think is relevant to your niche and acquire details about its performance. The best part about this tool is getting a list of related hashtags on Twitter and Instagram. You can monitor what other creators are using. Hashtagify.me also gives you access to important demographics. Paid users have advanced features to track influencers, get alerts for hashtags, get hashtag usage, etc.

5. Grammarly

Grammarly is a free spellcheck and grammar tool that lets you write error-free copy. Its browser extension allows you to check for grammar and spelling as you type across Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, and anywhere on the web. Grammarly's MS Office plugin assists you with grammar and spellcheck on MS Office products. It also allows users to look for synonyms by double-clicking a word. The free version caters to spelling typos and basic grammatical errors.Its premium version includes comprehensive grammar check, plagiarism, delivery of sentences and engagement, and also gives access to a writing expert.

6. Prezi

A creator journey involves marketing yourself to brands, and a robust pitch can serve better in winning projects. Prezi simplifies the creation of media kits required for a creator. It allows you to design attractive decks by adding interactive charts, graphs, and elements. Prezi's ‘Inspiration' section lets you peek at other presentations. This tool can be integrated with Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and other virtual meet platforms. Its free version allows users to record videos and create compelling designs and charts.

7. Flipsnack

Flipsnack is an online bookmaker that allows users to make appealing PDFs and eBooks. This tool lets creators design their brand kit, make eBooks, share them across socials, and embed them on websites. It also allows creators to generate mobile-friendly PDFs and eBooks. Flipsnack is a beneficial tool to have in your toolkit if you are on the lookout for monetizing your content from various sources.

Final word

The people that that consume online content and spend hours watching videos or scrolling through great social media content often don’t ot know what it takes to become a creator and be able to stand out amongst 50 million other creators. To leave behind a mark amidst such fierce competition takes more than just putting out content. It requires research, planning, and the knowledge of multiple monetization tools.

A creator that hopes to make a six-figure income out of content creation requires more than one revenue source. That's when video monetization platforms such as Retrieve come into the picture. Retrieve facilitates monetization based on fan subscriptions. You can earn through your fans by providing exclusive content in the form of guides. It further facilitates the creator-fan relationships through its features such as communities, one-on-one chats, live sessions, group sessions, etc. Its easy translation feature lets your fans across all languages view content without a language barrier.

Making money out of content creation is not easy, but with the right strategy and right platforms, you can furnish content that engages, inspires, and leaves a mark in the world.

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