15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

This is a guest post by Dr. Bob Clarke. It’s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines, creator of this blog and … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup, 2011 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing How To Make Your Content Interesting and Useful - How to make your content useful in a boring industry, creating content that brings people to your … [Read more...]

How to Make Money Online Through Blogging and Writing

If you are a blogger trying to make money online and the recommended powerful ways to make money with advertising, affiliate marketing, and creating products is not working out for you, then you need to focus on doing something you're already probably good at - creating content. Writing is my number one source of income that has been a result of my blogging activities. The following are ways to earn income through writing that will also help you build your personal / professional brand … [Read more...]

Buffer Review – My Favorite Time Saving Twitter Tool

As I recently mentioned in my BlogWorld recap, I met Leo Widrich, one of the guys behind the Buffer App for Twitter sharing. Now as many of you might know, I'm a huge fan of HootSuite for my Twitter management needs. For the longest time, I have heard people raving about Buffer, but I figured I didn't need another app to schedule tweets since I could already schedule tweets in HootSuite. What I didn't realize is how much simpler Buffer really is. Let me demonstrate. Before I begin, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Petting Owls

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 5 Tips for Creating Shareable Blog Content - There are many smart strategies you can use to create compelling, bite-sized content your readers will … [Read more...]

All You Ever Needed Were the Basics

With all the information online about everything and anything, it’s so easy to get lost in learning and researching things. How many times have you looked up and realized you have wasted over two hours on social media sites like YouTube and Facebook without accomplishing much of anything? Not to mention, I find Twitter like internet crack! So it’s not much of a surprise when people find out about making money online, they flood Google with relevant queries. They read about it for … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup on 11-11-11

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, making money online, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have stumbled upon, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers - If you want to market your blog or business effectively by blogging there are a lot of balls to keep in the air. … [Read more...]

How to Win a Blogging Contest

Have you ever wanted to make $500+ off of one blog post? Chances are you will not find a writing gig out there which will offer to pay you that much per post. But you can make that kind of money if you enter a blogging contest. What Are Blogging Contests While there are many different types of blogging contests out there, the ones that I am most interested in are the ones where you submit a post, promote it, and then win prizes based on the quality of the content and the amount of social … [Read more...]

So You Want Traffic? This Is NOT Gonna Help

This is a guest post by Jane Sheeba. Is your blog traffic THIS empty? (Photo by Jason Hines) Traffic. It is the key to every blog. Bloggers need traffic, no matter for whatever reason they are blogging. Every blog needs just more and more eyeballs. Traffic means sales, popularity, promotion and everything else a blogger needs. And gaining traffic is not so easy. You have to "earn" every single visitor out of hard work. You could have read a lot about what to do to earn visitors for … [Read more...]

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

I really couldn't think of a better way to end my first week of being self-employed than by attending my favorite conference - BlogWorld Expo in LA! It was a fun filled weekend of learning and networking, and I would like to share the highlights with you today while it is all still fresh in my mind. Thursday Unfortunately, due to some other commitments, I wasn't able to get into BlogWorld as early as I had planned. Instead of taking a slow drive out on Wednesday and mixing in some … [Read more...]