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 Conversion and What You Can Learn From Them - If you have similar goals and need a little inspiration on how to achieve them, in … [Read more...]
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, is to tackle the issue head on. But first, you have to find the problem. Then you have to fix it. Here's how to do … [Read more...]
This is a guest post by Mandy Kilinskis. When I joined my company's marketing team a little more than a year ago, I was told, more or less, to start reading blogs, commenting on them, and seeking out guest posts. My reaction? Comment-who? Network-where? Guest post-what? I was new to the marketing/blogging community and had absolutely no idea where to start. Sound familiar? Here's the secret: regardless of your niche, you have to start with good, old-fashioned networking and … [Read more...]
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 Saylor of Wise Well Women on Flickr When I started writing for another rather large blog about six months ago, … [Read more...]
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 sure to get business cards and print brochures online in enough time to get them shipped to you! Blogging / Content … [Read more...]
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 in my toolkit, be sure to visit my list on BestVendor titled 50 Essential Tools I Use for Blogging and Freelance Writing. … [Read more...]
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 playground for ideas, learning, analyzing, even teaching. The idea of niche blogging is understandably compelling to … [Read more...]
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