Get Your Audience to Work for You… and Thank You for It!

This is a guest post by Danny Iny. You spend a lot of time nurturing the relationship you have with your audience. You give them amazing content, useful information and as much of your personal attention as you possibly can. You listen to their concerns, accede to their requests and generally, make yourself a vital resource for them. It’s a lot of work! Isn’t it time they did a little of it for you? Wait, you say, have my audience work for me? Isn’t that a little … [Read more...]

Blogging Your Way to Traffic, Subscribers, and Sales with Danny Iny

This is an interview with Danny Iny from Firepole Marketing. He's returned to Kikolani to talk to us about how he wrote 80+ guest posts on major blogs in less than a year, earned the nickname "The Freddy Krueger of Blogging", and skyrocketed Firepole Marketing to success with his Write Like Freddy blog writing training program (aff link). 1. A lot of the readers here at Kikolani would love to get more traffic, subscribers, and sales (as you say), but don't know where to start. What are they … [Read more...]

Traffic Spikes and Traffic Ramps – Measuring What Matters

This is a guest post by Danny Iny, an author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing, the definitive marketing training program for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and non-marketers. Traffic spikes are awesome! If you’re like most bloggers, you watch your stats daily, if not several times per day. And if you’re like most bloggers, you know how awesome it can feel to have a massive influx of traffic. Sometimes that rush of traffic is created by … [Read more...]

When All You’ve Got Is a Hammer, You’ll Break Your Blog To Pieces

This is a guest post by Danny Iny, author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing Are you everywhere, or are you nowhere? Some bloggers seem to be everywhere – they have active profiles on Facebook and Twitter, they blog, they email, they comment, and they use every new technology and channel as it becomes available. Other blogs seem to have a much narrower focus – they write their posts, allow you to subscribe via RSS and sometimes email, and … [Read more...]

Kick Start Your Blog by Embracing the Nobodies

This is a guest post by Danny Iny, an author, strategist, serial entrepreneur, and proud co-founder of Firepole Marketing. Your blog has been up for about six months, and your traffic is hovering around ten unique visitors per day… on a good day. And you know that at least one of them is your mom. Does this sound familiar? In searching for an effective blog promotion strategy, you eventually realize that commenting on other blogs can be a good way of getting some attention. So you … [Read more...]