Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Flying Kittens

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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 7 Blogs Designed for … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Check Your Online Reputation

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This is a guest post by Peter Nevins. You have traffic, but no leads. What could be the problem? Maybe your online reputation is killing you. From bad reviews to malicious forum posts to negative word of mouth, your reputation precedes you for good or for ill. Photo Credit: John Uhri of Sketch Note Artist on Flickr. The only way to increase sales, when this happens, … [Read more...]

How Distractions Paralyze Your Productivity as a Freelance Writer & How To Eliminate Them

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This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen of Freelance Writing Tactics. Distractions are everywhere. Distractions happen without intent. Distractions happen when you least need it. As a successful freelance writer distractions are probably one of the most lethal productivity killers of all times, especially when writing to reach a certain deadline. Photo Credit: Nanette … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Essential Tools for Blogging

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. Also, if you're preparing to go to PubCon this month, be … [Read more...]

50 Great Tools for Bloggers and Freelance Writers

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As a professional blogger and freelance writer, it is essential to have a reliable arsenal of tools that allow you to promote your blog and manage your business. You need tools for branding and marketing your business, promoting your content, managing your finances, and keeping your tasks organized. If you are interested to know what I consider the most essential tools … [Read more...]

The Opportunities of Niche Blogging

This is a guest post by Slavko Desik. Niche blogging is, as many of us know, blogging within the frames of a certain area of expertise, sticking to the subjects closely related to it. And regardless of the fact that niches can be broader or tighter, expanding or shrinking, you are still confined within that "small" area, where the subject concerned slowly becomes your … [Read more...]