Your easy to understand encyclopedia of blogging skills

Overwhelmed by Blogging?

Feeling overwhelmed with everything there is to learn as a new blogger? I've been there!


In an effort to help you get more done in less time I've created 22 videos that go over a lot of the basic skills you'll need as a blogger and WordPress user.


My goal is to help you spend less time figuring things out and more time actually doing stuff!


This course is broken up into three sections:

  • Improve your content
  • Improve your images
  • Get and stay organized

The videos are typically about 5 minutes long.

This course shows you how I actually do things after 15 years of blogging.

This isn't theory or something I picked up yesterday, these are real skills in the real world.


For example, my walk through of Google Analytics doesn't go over everything Google Analytics can do and just leave you more confused than you were before. Instead, I show you how I use Google Analytics on a daily basis, focusing on what you actually need to know.

Use it as a Resource

This course is intended to be a resource you can rely on over time. It will be continually updated as I come across more skills new bloggers need help with.You don't need to sit through all 22 videos at once. Use what you need right now and then come back for the others as needed.

Think of it like an encyclopedia of blogging skills. (Did I just totally date myself by saying “encyclopedia”? Probably.)


Improve Your Content

You will build skills and learn how to:

Create a table of contents so readers can easily navigate your articles (both with a plug in and by hand)

Create a button that increases conversions How to add sponsored and no follow tags to links (including when to use them)

Use Yoast to improve your articles

and more…

Improve Your Images

How to easily take a screenshot (including what to do when the entire image doesn't fit on your screen)

How to get the EXACT color off any website

How to crop a photo so all the images on your site are the same dimensions.

A walk through of Canva

Get and Stay Organized

Optimize your blogging efforts with skills like:
A walk through of how I actually use Google Analytics on a daily basis

How to create custom statuses in WordPress for your articles so you can stay organized (rather than just using draft, scheduled, and published)

A walk through of Pretty Links and how to use it to save time and increase conversions

and more…

Learn from an expert

Hi! I'm Ashley Barnett

I've been blogging for a long time. I started in 2005 with a mom blog before moving into personal finance in 2008.

After running my own sites for several years I moved into editing and blog management full time. I've had the pleasure of working with many sites in the personal finance niche, both big and small.

Today, I create high-quality content that gets great results for my clients.

Blogging can totally change your life but it sure doesn't come easy. I'm so excited to be on this journey with you.

Join the Hit Publish Community

When you enroll in Blogging Basics you get more than just a course. You get a community.

Along with my courses, I run the Hit Publish members-only Facebook Group. This is a community of bloggers at all levels who are all committed to creating the best content on the internet.

Besides the ability to ask questions and receive support, the members-only group also provides weekly trainings, accountability groups, interviews with successful bloggers and freelancers, and so much more.

Included in the purchase price of this course you will gain 1 month of access to this group. After which, you'll have the option to continue in the group for just $15 a month, or $150 annually.

I love this group. Of all the Facebook Groups I’m in, I’m in Hit Publish the most. – Mary Ann Stenquist;


Q: What if my blog isn't on WordPress yet?

This course is for bloggers who are currently using WordPress. It doesn't go over any parts of setting up WordPress or site design.

I include several WordPress plugins that I use to solve the specific issue in the video.

As a side note: I also recommend several Chrome plug ins in the course.

Q: Do I need to have an established blog to take this course?

No, this course works on the assumption that you have a blog, but that blog doesn't need to be “established”. You don't need to be getting any traffic or earning any money from your site.

Q: When does the course start and finish?

The course starts as soon a you purchase. You'll have access for life to all the modules, plus any updates!

Q: What if I am unhappy with the course?

If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

You can also watch the entire first lesson for free. Just click on any of the enroll now buttons. This will let you know if the style is right for you.

Q: How long do I have access to the course?

Forever. After enrolling on teachable, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own.

This includes any updates that will occur in the future.


Your Course Curriculum

Improve Your Content

How to Create a Table of Contents

How to create a Button in WordPress

How and When to Add “No Follow” and “Sponsored” Tags to Links

Walk Through of Yoast

How to Create a Table with Links and Images (Gutenberg Editor)

How to Have a File Download from a Link

How to Embed a YouTube Video

How to Link to a Specific Facebook Post

How to Find and Remove Junk Code (Classic Editor)

How to Create a PDF Printable in Canva

How to Create a Link that Goes to a Specific Section of Another Article

Improve Your Images

How to Take a Screenshot

How to Get the Exact Color off any Webpage

How to Crop a Photo

Walk Through of Canva

Stay Organized

Walk Through of Google Analytics

How to do a Redirect

How to Bulk Edit Categories

Walk Through of Trello

How to Create Custom Statuses for Posts

Walk Through of Pretty Links

How to Create a New User in WordPress



I remember what it was like to be new blogger and I'm committed to helping new bloggers be successful! It can be frustrating at first but so worth it in the long run.

Reach out if you have any questions about this course or one of my other courses. I am happy to help you find the best fit.

Ready to be less overwhelmed and have more fun?

Take control of your blogging life
and feel confident in your process.

Let's do this thing.

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