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 … [Read more...]

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

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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 … [Read more...]

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

Favorite List Posts 2011

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 … [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 … [Read more...]

How to Become a Local Business Marketing Expert as a Blogger

This is a guest post by Rana Shahbaz. I am a huge fan of doing easy things because I believe to achieve success in any field you need to do quite a few things over a longer period consistently. For example, everybody knows how to build biceps and most of us love to have those as well. Actually it is not rocket science to build strong and big biceps. However, where most … [Read more...]

Successful Blogger Outreach – What to Do and What to Avoid

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This week at Affiliate Summit West, I definitely learned some great things from the sessions, and I thought I would share one that is pertinent to my audience: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach - a powerful way to connect! Photo Credit Blogger outreach, when done correctly, can be a powerful way to get your name or product out into the blogosphere and in front of your … [Read more...]

Personal vs Corporate Blogging

This is a guest post by Dan Stevens, content manager for KeywordShack. After reading the a guest blog post on Kikolani by Peter Garety, which discusses ways of overcoming discouragement in blogging, I couldn't just move on with the days assignments without expressing some of my own take on the issue. I work as the company blog manager for the KeywordShack SEM blog, in … [Read more...]