Better Articles Drive More Traffic

Higher quality articles: 


  • Rank higher on Google
  • Get more views on social media
  • Earn more money

If you've been blogging for a while but have struggled to grow your traffic, you're not alone. You've tried to perfect your social media and have followed all the SEO advice you can find. But it still feels like everyone else's blogs are growing faster than yours.


The competition on the internet if fierce. Millions of blog posts are published every single day. But when your content is the best on the internet for your specific topic — you can't lose.


To get attention online you need high-quality content that helps your reader

You can’t impact people without good content.

What if you could learn how to plan and execute engaging content that your audience is excited to read?

Content so good that they can’t wait to share it?

Hi! I'm Ashley Barnett.

I've been a blogger since 2005. Most of that time was spent in the personal finance niche. 

I had my own site for several years but I've spent the past 7 years creating content for big personal finance blogs. I've edited for sites like:

  • Money Under 30
  • PT Money
  • ChooseFI
  • Wallet Hacks 
  • and more…

I can comfortably say I've edited over 3,000 articles. 


After years of publishing, I've gotten really good at knowing what's working in an article and how to fix what isn't. 


This course actually started as a Google Doc where I recorded all the feedback I was giving my freelance writers. I used that document to train the new writers that I hired. 


Eventually, I realized that all bloggers need this info, not just freelance writers. So I turned that document into a real course. 


I've created a fast track to creating amazing content. 


I truly believe that anyone can do this.  I created this course to help you reach your blogging goals faster.


Great content is the only thing that will attract and keep readers. 

You weren't taught this but you can learn it

The trouble with blogging is that this is unlike any writing you've ever done before. You might love to write. You might be a great writer. But that doesn't mean you innately know how to write strong blog posts.

You can't just write and publish. There is more to writing an article than just putting words on “paper”. A whole lot more.

But just because you don't know it today doesn't mean you can't know it tomorrow.

You can spend years learning this stuff (like I did) or you can learn it in an afternoon. The choice is yours.



With Hit Publish you will:


  • Discover how to write high-quality articles that drive traffic
  • Learn how to prep your articles so that you can write them faster than ever before
  • Avoid common mistakes when writing blog posts
  • Finally understand what you're looking for in a keyword and how to identify a good one.
  • Learn how to write specific types of articles like review posts, list posts, and interviews. 
  • Get all the free tools and checklists you need to optimize your articles for Google and professionally edit your articles

Student Testimonial

Hit Publish truly helps bloggers refine their writing so that they can connect with their audience. The lessons are short, focused, and full of actionable nuggets that you can apply right away. If you're brand new to blogging, this is an amazing foundation that I wish I had when I started. If you've been blogging for a while, Hit Publish can help you up your content game!  

-Laura Gariepy at Every Day by the Lake

Student Testimonial

If only we could have had this course in 2013 when we were getting started! Ashley provides solid, foundational information for those of us whose top priority is to make a difference in the lives of our audience. It was probably a year of spinning our wheels in the beginning before we got any traction at all on TeensGotCents. If you are just getting started or have been at it for a little while take advantage of this course so you don't do what we did in the beginning!

- Eva Baker from Teens Got Cents

Student Testimonial

When I first started my blog, the guidance was all about finding the right theme, using the best images, and making sure I was on the right platform. All of those things definitely matter, but no one was showing me how to make my writing better. This course absolutely delivers on helping you improve your content creation, giving you an editor's eye for your own work, and focusing on content that readers want and can rely on. It provides actionable steps, tips, and resources to help you win at blogging. It's a must-have on your quest to better blogging.

 -Robyn Evans from Hello Butterfly Sister

Breakdown of all 19 Lessons:

Lesson 1 - How to define your target audience and the importance of doing so.

Lesson 2 - Narrow you niche to improve your search results and reader experience.

Lesson 3 - Find other blogs in your niche and learn how to use their sites to improve your own.

Lesson 4 - Get the basics of SEO and learn how to "read" Google. Google tells us what it wants, are you getting the message?

Lesson 5 - Learn how to do keyword research and the three things to look for in a keyword.

Lesson 6 - Find out how to use your competitors to make your content the best on the internet.

Lesson 7 - Answer the question, should you come up with your topic first, or your keyword?

Lesson 8 - Move from outline to written article quickly and with reduced editing time.

Lesson 9 - How to use your personal story to build trust while still giving the reader what they came for.

Lesson 10 - How to write review posts that make money and rank.

Lesson 11: How to write list posts to get readers to actually take action.

Lesson 12: How to write interview posts that aren't boring.

Lesson 13: How to write introductions and conclusions. If you struggle with this you aren't alone!

Lesson 14: How to place effective links. - This improves your conversions and pageviews.

Lesson 15: How to use screenshots and images to enhance your posts.

Lesson 16: How to write killer titles.

Lesson 17: How to edit - both content editing and line editing, including free tools to use.

Lesson 18: Where to use your keyword in your posts.

Lesson 19: Putting on the final touches to make your post look like a professional article.

I know what it’s like to struggle with writing. I’ve been helping clients write blog posts for years and I’ve seen it all. Posts that had no point, writing that made no sense and posts that repeated the same thing over and over. 

I want to help you avoid these mistakes and learn 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!

Bonus: You also get the Hit Publish Community

When you enroll in any Hit Publish package you get more than just a course. You get a community.

With the course, you also get access to the Hit Publish members-only community. This is a community of bloggers from all levels who've come together to grow their sites.


What's wonderful about this group is that while there are new bloggers, there are also a lot of experienced bloggers who are excited to help too.


So you'll get answers to your questions from people who have been there.

Optional Support - Clinics

While this is a self paced online course, you are not in it alone. Learning new skills takes more than just watching videos. It takes practice and feedback. 


If you want live support you can add on the Hit Publish Clinics.

These are group calls where we meet three times per month and you can ask questions about the course or anything specific to your site or your articles. 


You have the option to add these on in three month chunks

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

But the course does not go into how to set up a blog or discuss any technical or design aspects of blogging. 

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--I just don't like those ones as much.

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!

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 if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Hit Publish is for you if: 

  • You’re tired of crickets every time you publish a post
  • You’re ready to create engaging content that will bring raging fans to your doorstep
  • You’re determined to build a blog that connects with your ideal reader, builds an engaged email list and makes you money!

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.  

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