The Truth About You, Your College Degree and Your Job

This is a guest post and video by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. Too many times in my engineering degree, I felt frustrated and unhappy. Many more times in my 11-year corporate career, I felt trapped, discouraged and miserable. And I did absolutely nothing about it. Well, that's not entirely true. I griped. I complained. I wallowed in my own self-pity. I gossiped with my co-workers about the unfairness of it all, but in hindsight, I did nothing useful, nothing that helped me leave … [Read more...]

7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. Many start a blog without a "business plan" and soon find missing elements that are harder to implement at that point in time. However, doing some much required research and planning before you put much at stake by starting your online journey, you'll find … [Read more...]

How to Turn Your Blog Into An Online Shop

This is a guest post by Trevor Ginn. If you've put in all the work required to create a successful blog you might as well make some money out of it! One monetisation option is to offer things for sale which are related to your niche. Indeed, many large community sites such as NCT and BabyCentre incorporate an online shop to generate additional revenue. Before You Start Setting up an online shop alongside your blog is very easy and requires little technical expertise. Before you start … [Read more...]

Web Domination 20 Review – Learn How to Create a Successful Online Business

Do you ever wish you could get a ton of expert advice on different aspects of building a successful business online in one place? Well now, you can. What is Web Domination Web Domination (affiliate link) is a complete course with 20 "masters of the web" revealing everything you need to know about creating a successful company online. It includes hour long interviews with each expert and a 300+ page eBook with 100,000+ words on making a website, creating content, getting traffic, … [Read more...]

Leveraging the Social Web to Spread Awareness and Drive Business

This is a guest post by Ryan Critchett. Social media is bigger than we think. I think it's bigger than we think it is, even when we think it's big. I think, it's monstrous. We all at least know there is an opportunity to reach customers in a different way through social, but not everybody truly grasps the kind of brand awareness, business opportunities and startup growth that can take place on these channels. That's what I want to talk about. I want to take you through a series of … [Read more...]

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012

Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar's Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends The Channel Partners Conference is for indirect sales … [Read more...]

How to Become Your Own Boss by Creating Your Own Wealth Online

The following is a guest post by Patrick Meninga of Make Money With No Work. How do you become your own boss in the world of internet marketing? The key is that you have to generate consistent monthly income, enough to cover your living expenses. If you can achieve this income consistently then you can walk away from your regular day job and effectively become your own boss. So the question becomes: How do you do that? How do you generate a consistent monthly income online? … [Read more...]

Farnoosh Brock Talks About a Smart Exit Strategy Out of the Wrong Job

This is an interview with Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. She is returning again to Kikolani to talk to us about creating a smart exit strategy (aff link) out of the wrong job and why it pays to find work that you can love. 1. A lot of the readers at Kikolani are interested in full-time self-employment with strong interests in social media, blogging and free-lancing among other things. You share some of these passions. Can you tell us your take on self-employment? Self-employment … [Read more...]

560 Resources for Blogging, Online Marketing, and Starting a Business

This year, along with my Fetching Friday weekly roundups, I compiled several major resource collections for a variety of topics. As 2011 comes to an end, I thought I would share my 10 favorite list posts for anyone ready to learn more about analytics, conversions, email marketing, engagement, link building, keyword research, social media, starting their own business, usability testing, and WordPress. I hope you enjoy them! 50 Google Analytics Resources - 50 resources to help you get … [Read more...]

Win Friends and Influence People – Advice to Grow Your Blog Business with Twitter

This is a guest post by Brandon Yanofsky. When you first heard about Twitter, what was your reaction to this absurdly named website? I literally laughed at it. Who’d spend all day writing 140 character status updates? Sounded ludicrous. Flash forward 3 years, and it is now the key to my blogging success. Since I started using Twitter, I’ve seen my blog traffic increase nearly tenfold, and have begun making an income with my blog. This article will show you the main technique I … [Read more...]