3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Do you hate it when you invest your time and energy falling in love with what seems like the perfect marketing tool, only to have it bought out by a larger company and ruined or otherwise retired? I know I do, especially since I tend to write passionately about those tools that I find useful. So today, I'd like to reminisce about some of my favorite tools of yore, why I loved them, and the alternatives I've found since they have gone to tool heaven. 1. PostRank PostRank was a social … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 21 Marketing Links for June 21st

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Support This Kickstarter! Thanks to everyone who has supported The Art of the Chase, my husband's photography documentary on Kickstarter so far. We're off to a good start, but we've got a long way to go. If you haven't seen it already, please watch the following video, be inspired, and pledge your support! The Art of the Chase … [Read more...]

Developing a Kickstarter Marketing Strategy

This week, Jason Hines, my husband and fine art landscape photographer, launched his Kickstarter campaign for The Art of the Chase. This is a feature length photography documentary about what it takes to chase your dreams and create compelling images. As exciting as it is for him, it is even more exciting for me as an Internet marketer as I get to embark on a full-fledged promotion strategy. In order to get funded, this project needs as much exposure as possible. As the Marketing … [Read more...]

Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free

One question that I am often asked is how do I get published on so many of the top blogs like Social Media Examiner, Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Journal, ProBlogger, and others. So I decided to put together a little guide to guest blogging. This free 8,000+ word guide will take you through the guest blogging process and show you how to do the following. Find guest blogging opportunities. Research topics to write about. Connect with the right people. Write the perfect … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 22 Marketing Links

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, 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. Featured Posts How to Make Money Online: The Ultimate Guide to Blog Monetization - Are you ready to make money online through blogging? If so, then you are in luck. In this guide, … [Read more...]

How to Price Your Services and Earn What You’re Worth

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored review for a book that I really enjoyed reading and got some great ideas from. I'm publishing this review because I know you will get value from it as well! One of the things many freelancers and small businesses struggle with, myself included, is pricing. How do you determine how much to charge for your services? How do you stop the vicious cycle of taking on low-paying clients who refer other low-paying clients? How do you start enjoying the work you do … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, 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. This Week on Kikolani 10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it - Learn how the Twitter CRM tool Commun.it can help you strengthen relationships with customers and … [Read more...]

10 Ways Strengthen Your Twitter Community with Commun.it

Twitter is one of my favorite networks to engage upon, primarily because you don't have to wait until someone follows you to communicate with them and updates are fast to read as well as send at only 140 characters long. Plus, there are a ton of great tools for Twitter. Today, I'm going to look at one that can help you find new people to connect with, identify the most valuable people in your community, cut through the noise, and strengthen relationships with those who are most important to your … [Read more...]

Fetching Friday – 20 Marketing Links & The 7 Minute Workout

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, 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. This Week on Kikolani Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives - A look at who is using popup opt-in forms to build their mailing list, case studies about … [Read more...]

Popup Opt-in Forms: Case Studies, WordPress Plugins, and Alternatives

It's been almost three years since I first wrote about popup opt-in forms on Kikolani. Back then, I was definitely not a fan. The times have changed though. Popup opt-in forms are no longer just for internet marketers and the make money online niche. They are everywhere, from new blogs to some of the most respected blogs in the industry. In this post, I'm going to share my research into popup opt-in forms: who's using them, case studies, WordPress plugins, and the alternatives for building your … [Read more...]