with Ashley Barnett
6 MOST COMMON MISTAKES I'VE SEEN AFTER EDITING OVER 3,000 BLOG POSTS
Captivating blog posts are possible!
Do the articles on everyone else’s blog seem better than yours? Are you struggling to build consistent traffic to your site?
It feels like you’re doing the right things. You’ve tried Pinterest and Instagram. You share your posts in Facebook threads and even tried SnapChat that one time you don’t want to talk about.
The problem isn’t your site design, or the name of your blog, or how much you are engaging on social media.
The problem is your articles. Without amazing content your blog is floundering. And this isn’t a problem you can solve with tricks or hacks.
You can’t impact people without good content.
Higher quality, more engaging articles that people actually want to read is the only thing that will get you the results you’ve wanted from the beginning!
All that other stuff is just a distraction from the real problem.
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16 Years of Experience
I wrote my first blog post in 2005 on MySpace! (Remember MySpace?!?) Man, I wish I had a copy of that first post so we could all have a good laugh.
A lot has changed since then. After running my own sites for several years I moved into content editing and blog management full time for large personal finance sites. I now produce and edit high-quality content that gets great results for my clients.
Step one of creating better content is understanding who you help and what you help them with.
So we start the course by defining your audience, niche, and competition.
You can't help everyone with everything -- I promise.
Having an article idea isn't enough.
Here I'll walk you through the steps of taking an idea for an article and turning it into a fully formed outline with a clear purpose.
Once you know what your article is about, you'll need a keyword.
I give you the free tools I use everyday to find keywords and how to use that keyword to make sure your article will be the best there is.
Here we finally start writing!
I'll explain how to write compelling articles that will change your reader's lives. I also give you the free tools the pros use to professionally edit.
Lastly, we will go over how to add the bells and whistles that will make your article stand out.
Watch me "live" edit actual articles.
Here you'll find videos of me editing real articles in real time. I dig into real articles and go over what works and how to fix what doesn't.
You'll get to see all the concepts in this course put into action in real life.
HIT PUBLISH IS FOR YOU IF...
Q: Do I have to have an established blog to take this course?
You will get the most out of this course if you have a blog set up... but it doesn't have to be 'established'.
You don't have to be receiving any traffic or have any special blogging skills or knowledge. The course does not go into how to set up a blog or discuss any technical or design aspects of blogging.
Q: Do I have to buy expensive SEO tools to use this course?
Nope. I specifically kept all of my recommendations to free tools except for one... which is $10 total. (Not per month. Just $10.) But even then I give some recommendations for free options.
Q: How do I access the course?
Hit Publish is hosted on Teachable. If you have taken a class on Teachable in the past you'll be able to access it through your account.
If you haven't used Teachable before, you will prompted to create a log in when you sign up.
Q: When does the course start and finish?
The course starts as soon as you purchase. You'll have access for life to all the modules, plus any updates!
Q: How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What would it feel like if you knew how to create content that solved a problem for your reader?
If people were emailing to tell you how you changed their lives? Or strangers were sharing your posts on social media with comments about how much it meant to them?
You can have all of this with a little practice, dedication, and a guiding hand. Anyone can learn how to write effective blog posts by following five simple steps.
Hit Publish is 10 short videos that will walk you through the process for:
1. Defining your audience.
2. Narrowing your niche.
3. Identifying your competition.
4. How to use your personal story to engage your audience - not bore them.
5. Finding a keyword for your article and using it to make sure you are giving your reader exactly what they want.
6. Doing competitive research to make sure your article is the best on the internet.
7. How to get your reader to take action.
8. How to connect with your reader through your writing.
9. How to professionally edit your article.
10. How to give your article all the bells and whistles that will make it stand out.
CAN I LEARN HOW TO CREATE GREAT CONTENT WITHOUT THIS COURSE?
Yes, you can. I did.
Almost every blogger who creates amazing content learned how to do so on their own--without the benefit of a course like Hit Publish. The problem is that it takes YEARS of trial and error to figure out what works and what doesn't.
Do you have years to wait while you figure this out? Or would you rather skip to the end and start creating better blog posts right now?
I've done all that trial and error for you. I can help you avoid common mistakes and show you how to take an idea, research what people actually want to know, outline a post that is focused on providing an outcome for the reader and then write it so well that they can’t stop reading!
If you’re ready to be the owner of a blog that attracts readers and keeps them around, then you’re ready to join Hit Publish today!
The breakdown of all 10 lessons:
Lesson 1 - A walk through of the importance of defining your target audience with exercises to help you define your ideal reader.
Lesson 2 - Discover how narrowing your niche to just a few well defined topics leads to a better reader experience and more growth.
Lesson 3 - Find other blogs in your niche and learn how to use their sites to improve your own.
Lesson 4 - Define your "reader takeaway" and set up your article so your reader will take action.
Lesson 5 - An introduction to Search Engine Optimization and how to "read" Google.
Lesson 6 - Learn how to do "keyword research" with free tools.
Lesson 7 - Find out how to use your keyword to make sure your article is the best on the internet.
Lesson 8 - Get tips on how to write your articles so you can make a connection with your reader and motivate them to action.
Lesson 9 - How to professionally edit your article with free tools.
Lesson 10 - The inside scoop on all the little things you need to do right before you publish to make your article stand out.