Are you a writer? Are you an affiliate marketer? Are you a e-book author?
Do you do any writing at all?
Then you are probably interested in excellent grammar checking so that your writing is absolutely polished.
Today, I’ll be introducing Grammarly, one of the hottest and best grammar checkers on the market today.
I know your time is valuable, so let’s jump right in.
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Grammarly Review: What I Like
Let me go over which of Grammarly features I particularly liked:
- Available for WordPress, Google Docs. If you write your content online like I do, then Grammarly fits in perfectly with your workflow. It’s just a Chrome add-on. It’s with you wherever you are editing online.
- Robust spell checker.
- Detects plagiarism. This is especially important for an content marketer, because Google will explicitly “Exclude” his content if it detects too much plagiarism. So this Grammarly feature will help you avoid painful de-ranking by Google.
- Readability score. This is a great, useful metric to help you if you are an affiliate marketer. Remember that if you want to write content that sells, you should not use “SAT” words, or “$100” words that are too complicated for the average reader (if that is your target market).
- 10-day refund period. If you don’t like what you bought, return it. They want happy customers, not upset customers.
Grammarly Review: How Grammarly Can Improve
Of course no company or product is perfect, so here are some ways in which Grammarly could improve.
- Serious limitations with WordPress’s new block-based editor. Hopefully they will have fixed this problem by the time you read this blog post. At the time of writing (Mar 2019), the Grammarly browser extension only catches grammar mistakes block by block, instead of considering the document as a whole. Works fine in the Classic editor though.
- Costs $29.99 a month. It depends on what you are trying to do. If you are just doing a hobby project, maybe not worth it. But if you are writing an e-book, or writing affiliate marketing sales letters, then it would be absolutely wroth it. It’s an investment in your product. $29.99 is nothing, when you could possibly be paying a freelance writer $50 for 500 words. Suddenly, $29.99 doesn’t look so expensive…it’s actually a great investment in your business.
Grammarly Review: Verdict
Personally, I found Grammarly useful for its “Readability Score” and the “Plagiarism” checker. The “grammar” feature is primarily restricted since the plugin goes block by block instead of the document as a whole. That’s OK, I’m not aware of any grammar rules that extend across to a whole document…
First of all, the Grammarly browser add-on is free. It doesn’t even cost you anything to use it. It’s worth just trying it out. You can always uninstall with the click of a button.
However, if you need to scale up your grammar checking to a whole e-book (a very common offering among bloggers looking to monetize their niches), you will probably need the Grammarly premium. It’s worth it for you anyway, because you are building a product, it is an investment. Against the overall cost of the e-book, the cost of Grammarly is like nothing.
Using Grammarly is also a quick fix. Meaning that within minutes, you can easily fix up half a dozen grammar errors. And quickly have a better product. Does that sound appealing to you? If so, I suggest giving Grammarly a try out.
P.S. If you are a writer, you can click right here to get Grammarly.