Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Meerkats

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content Marketing Headsmacking Tip #21: Write Better Headlines Than Anyone Else - This tactic is so simple and obvious, it's probably illegal somewhere. The … [Read more...]

Tying Mainstream Content into Everything You Write

This is a guest post by Andrew Kardon. I love the '80s. It's true. Give me a Rubik's Cube, some Twisted Sister and a John Cusack movie and I'm in my eternal happy place. I'm also a huge comic book and video game fan (fine, geek), who is beyond ecstatic that the mainstream media has finally caught on to these two goldmines of content. Avengers movie, anyone? Why am I talking about a decade full of Big Hair and guys wearing spandex on the big screen? Because I want to. And more importantly, … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & The Vendor Client Relationship [HUMOR]

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Content The Foolproof Formula for Writing a Solid Blog Post [Template] - Learn the formula for writing successful blog posts so you can keep up your business … [Read more...]

3 Forums with CommentLuv-Like Functionality

One of the ways that I promote my most important blog posts, like my massive post on 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar, is through commenting on blogs enabled with CommentLuv. There are a ton of awesome lists of CommentLuv enabled blogs out there. But what about forums? Sure, you might be thinking CommentLuv only works on WordPress, so how can there be CommentLuv enabled forums? The answer is there are not, not official ones anyway. But vBulletin-powered forums … [Read more...]

How to Use LinkedIn to Connect with Top-Drawer Freelance Clients

This is a guest post by Carol Tice. For freelancers, LinkedIn is the 21st Century phone book. Increasingly, when companies want to hire a freelancer, they don't ask around their network. They don't look at the stack of business cards on their desk. They do searches for "freelance writer" -- or graphic designer, or web developer -- on LinkedIn. The question is, how can you connect with the right prospective clients on there? I'm talking big, well-funded companies with fat freelance … [Read more...]

Want to Learn How to Rock the Top 3 Social Networks?

It's that time again. I've missed out on several great contests in 2012, but this one I just couldn't pass up thanks to the amazing number of both cash prizes and non-cash prizes sponsors. For this contest, I pulled out all of the stops and created what I think is a pretty informative post. It's entitled 40+ Tips on How to Become a Social Media Rockstar on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+ - the three social networks I feel are the most important. There's no money back guarantee, but I am … [Read more...]

How To Create Better Video Blogs

This is a guest post & video by Andy Havard. Welcome to the online video masterclass. Today we'll be looking at how you can better your video blogs through 8 simple steps, which will really make your vlog stand out from the crowd. Video Transcription 1. Know What You're Talking About Before you even think about recording your videos take some time to work out what you're going to say, how you want to say it and who you're saying it to. By drafting the key points you want to … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing 10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark - Explore the free tools out there that will help you be better at business blogging and content … [Read more...]

6 Practical Steps To Earn The Pro Status In Your Niche

This is a guest post by Jane Sheeba. Only the pros always do it. Be it six figure pay checks, screen shots of skyrocketing traffic proof, stunning product launches, amazing social proof, and wherever they go, they're looked upon - the pros do it. Why isn't it easy to become a pro in your niche? Is it a "guru" thing? Do you have to drink some special soup? Well, as it might sound such a thing of height, it actually isn't that hard to become a pro. But ironically, the "pro" status … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Human Slingshot

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. The Resources Mashup Here are some of the best articles I have seen on Google+, retweeted on @kikolani, and read in RSS subscriptions this week. Blogging / Writing Forget SEO: Here’s How to Write a Post That Goes Viral - You don’t have to write in order to get the attention of Google algorithms… you have to … [Read more...]



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