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What Happened After I Closed Guest Post Submissions

Posted on Written by While many popular blogs have trended away from accepting unsolicited guest post submissions, not many have shared the results of this strategy. A lot of people are curious - does having less content really hurt in regards to traffic and subscriber rates?

Why You Should Care About Gmail's New Tabs as a Blogger, Marketer, Freelancer, and a User

Are you a blogger, Internet marketer, freelance writer, or just someone who likes to get their email? Whether or not you use Gmail, you should be concerned. Here's why Gmail wants you to be excited about their new tabs. It's supposed to help you only get the emails they deem as important in your primary inbox.

How to Organize Finances with FreshBooks

When I was approached to do a review of FreshBooks, it couldn't have come at a better time. I have to admit, I've never been good with organizing my finances beyond Excel. I tried another name brand accounting product on two different occasions, and both times gave it up because I could never reconcile my accounts correctly.

Only72 Review - 6 Courses for Entrepreneurs at a Low Price

Chances are, you've come across a few mentions and reviews of the Only72 sale from people like Darren Rowse and Chris Ducker. If you're still on the fence on whether it is worth the $197 price tag, then read on for some reasons why I decided to make the purchase and exactly what you will be getting.

12 Google Reader Alternatives to Consider

July 1st is here, so if you haven't already, now is the time to choose your alternative RSS reader of choice to replace Google Reader. Since I last wrote about Google Reader alternatives, more services have sprung up to fill the voie.

3 Free Online Tools for Customer Insights + Win a Copy of Youtility [GIVEAWAY]

Stop trying to be amazing online and start being useful. I don’t mean this in a Trojan-horse, “tweet that pretends to be useful but is actually a sales pitch” way. I mean a genuine, “how can we actually help you?” way.

3 Marketing Tools I Miss (and Their Alternatives)

Posted on Written by 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.

Developing a Kickstarter Marketing Strategy

Posted on Written by 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.

Grab a Copy of The Guest Blogging Survival Guide for Free

Posted on Written by 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.

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.

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.

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.

5 Tips for the New Facebook Timeline for Personal Profiles

Facebook is beginning to roll out the new timeline design for personal profiles for more users. If you haven't looked at your profile yet, you should go check it out now. It may look similar to this. Basically, your updates, updates posted to your wall by others, and updates you are tagged in show up on the right column.

How to Contact Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Other Social Networks

Posted on Written by Do you have a burning question you want to ask the support team at a popular social network, but you gave up because you couldn't find the actual contact form through the endless maze of self-serve support documentation? If so, then you're in the right place.

Stop Wasting Money: How to Get the Most Out of Your Blogging Education

Over the last couple of years, I have consumed a lot of educational materials - free downloads, ebooks, paid courses, webinars, etc. Chances are, you have too. While it's OK to toss free downloads to the wayside as far as your wallet is concerned, it's not OK if you do this with the stuff you pay for.

Enter to Win 1 of 3 Lifetime Memberships to ElegantThemes

Posted on Written by Are you in the market for new WordPress themes? If so, then you will want to enter to win one of three lifetime memberships to ElegantThemes. What is Included? You will receive lifetime access to all of ElegantThemes designs, plugins, updates, support, and photoshop files.

Are Spammers on Your Mailing List Costing You Money?

Posted on Written by A few weeks ago, I noticed that Aweber charged me a little more than usual. It had been awhile since I had worked on my mailing list, and I pleasantly thought that I had a growth in subscribers. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

How to Get Testimonials for Your Business or Blog Using Twitter for Social Proof

Have you ever wondered what mentions and retweets are worth to your business or blog besides a boost in the Klout score? Tweets can be the perfect source of testimonials. Collecting them is easy, and publishing them is even easier.

How to Increase Twitter Engagement with Nestivity

This week, I had the privilege of taking a new Twitter tool for a spin. Nestivity (currently in beta) takes your Twitter engagement to a whole new level by encouraging people to engage in conversations and making those conversations easy to follow by placing them in a threaded discussion form.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

UPDATE: Head over to the latest post with 11 RSS readers you can use as Google Reader alternatives starting July 1st! If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. As you can imagine, this stopped me in my tracks. That's right.

10 Premium SEO Tools That You Can Try for Free (or Cheap)

If you don't do SEO for a living but want to do some major search marketing work with your website, you're in luck. You don't need to pay an expensive monthly fee if you need to do one-time research.

A Fresh Start on Kikolani

Spring is almost here, and along with it, a new start for Kikolani! Photo Credit: Jason Hines It all started with a webinar from Derek Halpern promoting his new course, Blog That Converts. During the webinar, he talked about content and how people were being driven mad by the misconception that to be successful, you had to pump out tons of content.

How To Write A Killer Headline and Make Your Post Shine

Have you read a post before just because of its headline? Attractive headlines are enough to make your readers open and check your content. So DON'T MISS this opportunity. Try to hook your readers with your headlines. Remember: Most readers will see your headline in a feed reader, email, on social media, or in a link on another blog.

4 Ways to Fully Embrace the Social Media Trio and Maximize Results

Social media - hate it or love it, but if you want to get your business ahead, you have to embrace it. SEO definitely hasn't lost its value, but nowadays finding your place among all those top-ranking sites is a tough and sometimes impossible task.

The 3 Most Powerful Marketing Strategies You Should Use in 2013

With the new year coming, it’s time to start planning your marketing. A large percentage of your audience and customer base will be making important decisions and resolutions to get started in the New Year and your business can only thrive if you get to them.

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