5 Reasons Why Video Blogging Is the Best Way to Attract Business

This is a guest post by Kevin Lau. Are you confident in front of a webcam? You'll need to be if you want to get new business in the months to come. Video blogging is becoming a hugely successful method of winning new customers, and if you're not yet on the bandwagon you should start thinking about getting on board very soon. You could be missing out on a huge audience if you don't dive in. Here are five reasons why video blogging will be a big success. And who knows, they might convince … [Read more...]

How to Create a Sales Page for Your Own Products

This is a guest post by Karl Staib. Have you ever tried selling a product or service on your blog? Then you know how maddening a sales page can be. What do you say? How long should it be? How do I actually convince someone to buy my product? You've probably seen some really good sales pages and it almost looks easy. That is until you actually try to do one yourself. I've sat, stood and paced in front of a blank screen for days, not sure where to start. That's why I'm here … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Yosemite

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 A 10-Point Plan for Connecting with Online Influencers - Here’s how you can make high-quality connections with bloggers and other content publishers … [Read more...]

A Look at the New Twitter Advertising Platform

This is a guest post by Gregory Smith. The social-media giant, Twitter recently released their advertising platform for brands. And while I've been trying to figure out what I was going to publish for you folks over here on Kikolani today, I've decided to mix a little of this, with a little of that. I have something very special for you. Hold on to your seats, as I unfold. Twitter PPC Strategies and Promoted Accounts Twitter released their very first advertising platform. This is an … [Read more...]

15 Tips for Improvement for ESL Writers

This is a guest post by Denise Gabbard. As an American and native English speaker, I nonetheless still make style or grammar mistakes in my writing. I can only imagine how confusing and difficult English must seem to those who grew up speaking a completely different language. I began thinking about this when one of my blog’s readers asked how they could improve their writing skills, and their difficulties with grammar and sentence structure were apparent. Ordinarily, I suggest that … [Read more...]

You’re Invited to an Online Baby Shower!

It's not too often that I post something completely personal on my blog, so I hope you don't mind the interruption to your usual blogging and social media tips! Just in case we're not connected on Facebook, I wanted to invite you to a unique event. My husband and I are expecting our first baby blogger this December. Since our friends and family are spread out throughout the world, we have decided to against tradition and throw an online baby shower! And since I count many of my readers as … [Read more...]

How To Anticipate What Your Blog Readers Want From You Next

This is a guest post by Nathalie Lussier. "You're a mind reader! You always seem to know exactly what I need at the right time." That's what I hear from my blog readers on a consistent basis. Photo Credit: Tom Giebel So what's my secret? Am I really a psychic when it comes to blogging topics or video training tutorials, or do I just know a couple of different ways to tap into what my audience needs? Well I might fall on the woo-woo side, but I do think that my sleuthing skills have … [Read more...]