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Hit Publish

English, Marketing, 1 season, 55 episodes, 16 hours, 29 minutes
Hit Publish shares winning tips and techniques for the beginning to intermediate-level online marketer. If you want to succeed as a digital marketer, but don't yet know enough to put all the pieces together, Pamela Wilson has your back.
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[Important Broadcast] Critical Information About The Hit Publish Podcast

Big changes are afoot – tune in to find out more … There are important changes and updates that you need to know about … Tune in to find out Why today s show is an intermission What to do next to make sure you don t miss Act Two The Show Notes Click here now to... Listen to episode
3/28/20162 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Find Your Content Marketing Strength

With an array of content mediums to choose from, which ones will work best for you and your business? I ll be sharing my personal experience and helping you evaluate the main content choices that are available to help you market your business and sell what you do. What s at risk if you don t play to... Listen to episode
3/21/201625 minutes, 48 seconds
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3 Ways Contrast Copywriting Makes Your Offer The Obvious Choice

Today we re talking about the power of contrast in your copywriting. Painting a bleak picture of what your customer s life looks like without your product, and the rainbow and unicorn universe they can live in with your product. Of course I m kidding. However, there are some specific areas where the power of contrast can sell... Listen to episode
3/14/201617 minutes, 18 seconds
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Launch Content: How to Build Desire for Your Product BEFORE You Make an Offer

In this episode I m going to give you a crash course with tips on the kind of content you can create when launching a new product or service, to build buzz and anticipation around said service. What s the danger if you launch a product without launch content? Why can t you just throw your product out... Listen to episode
3/7/201620 minutes, 32 seconds
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4 Content and Copywriting Techniques to Build a Loyal Fan Base for Your Business

Today we re talking about how to use copywriting and content techniques to make your readers and customers feel close to you, your brand and business. How can you make them feel like part of a special insider club without excluding new people? Crack this and you ll build a loyal fan base who stay tuned to... Listen to episode
2/29/201623 minutes, 7 seconds
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How to Generate Powerful Product Names That Don t Sound Gimmicky

Today s episode asks the question: When it comes to marketing, what s in a name? Does it really matter what you call your products and services? Well … yes it does. And Hit Publish is here to help. Welcome back to another show! In this episode I walk you through a creative, but practical process for... Listen to episode
2/22/201623 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Write a High-Converting Sign-up Page for Your Email Newsletter

On this week s episode we re going to look at how to craft a high-converting sign-up page for your email newsletter. You re going to hear tips from conversion experts as well as a Hit Publish Proof segment from someone whose sign-up page converts 15-20 new sign-ups every day. For most small to medium online businesses, adding... Listen to episode
2/15/201622 minutes, 27 seconds
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9 Story Themes That Can Make Your Business Content Captivating

Today we are harnessing the power of publications that pull in millions of readers every single day and asking — how do they do it? How do media organisations like newspapers present information in a way that gets people s attention time after time? The answer lies in the powerful story angles and themes that pique... Listen to episode
2/8/201627 minutes, 17 seconds
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The 10/20/10 Rule for Creating Web Content That Converts

We re studying a framework for creating content that helps your customer convert from a prospect into a sale (particularly on your website). And a NEW show segment … Today we re talking content and numbers. Specifically we re going to break down the 10/20/10 rule for creating web content that converts. It s a simple set of numbers... Listen to episode
2/1/201617 minutes, 6 seconds
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3 Steps for Making Success Stories a Part of Your Content Marketing Strategy that Works

Success stories, aren t just testimonials from happy clients. They re a strategic tool for persuading prospects and standing out from your competitors. And even if you don t (yet) have thousands of happy customers you should still be developing your Success Story System today. Testimonials work. But even better than testimonials, are the Success Stories that come... Listen to episode
1/25/201618 minutes, 28 seconds
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Joe Pulizzi Reveals The Content Marketing Strategies You Need to Succeed in 2016

It s a special episode of Hit Publish featuring an interview with Joe Pulizzi, founder of The Content Marketing Institute and author of Content Inc. He gives you practical advice for attracting and building an audience around your business in 2016. Best of all, it might surprise you to discover that what you really need to... Listen to episode
1/11/201649 minutes, 22 seconds
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How to Create a Simple and Flexible Content Marketing Plan for 2016

If you find the idea of planning out your future content overwhelming and frustrating, today s show is for you. What should you create? What goals should you set? What channels should you use? All and more will be revealed Welcome to 2016! On the last show we looked at reviewing your previous content, and so... Listen to episode
1/4/201618 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Last Hit Publish of 2015: Running a Content Audit (And an Invite to My Party)

It s the last Hit Publish episode for 2015 so what better time to look back at all you ve done and set yourself up for success in 2016 by doing a content audit. And we ll be having mince pies, games and merriment as I throw a little party. Do say you ll join us! Today is a... Listen to episode
12/21/201515 minutes, 42 seconds
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Your Content Customer Profile: What Do You REALLY Need to Know?

Customer profiles are useful for writing content that connects, compels, and persuades your reader. But how much do you need to know about your target market? Why do many customer profiles fail and once you ve filled in a customer profile, how do you actually use it to write great content? All and more on today s... Listen to episode
12/14/201519 minutes, 52 seconds
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Your Headline Shaker Maker: A Simple, Stress-Free Way to Write Powerful Headlines

Writing great headlines is hard work, but that doesn t mean creating them can t be fun … This week I m going to be sharing with you one of my favorite tools for coming up with strong specific statements that sell the value of what you do in a succinct fashion. I love it not least because... Listen to episode
12/7/201519 minutes, 13 seconds
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How To Get Customers to Say Yes to Your Offer

People love and trust experts, but sometimes being an expert in your content field actually makes it harder for your customer to accept your offer. Here s how to make sure that doesn t happen. Today I want to talk to you about the perils of being an expert and how that can have a detrimental effect... Listen to episode
11/30/201513 minutes, 31 seconds
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Guest Posting

Guest Posting is a content marketing strategy that pays dividends. It can open doors, generate sales, attract clients and build your credibility. But you need to make sure you re not making these mistakes before you jump right in … This week we are talking about the power of guest posting as part of your content... Listen to episode
11/23/201518 minutes, 57 seconds
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Can Your Customer Quickly Find These 7 Key Pieces of Content When They Visit Your Site?

Does your website content build a strong like, know, and trust bond to your visitors in just seconds? If not, you may be missing one or more of these 7 key elements. This week we re talking about first impressions. More specifically, when someone in your target market visits your site, do they have the vital... Listen to episode
11/16/201515 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to Beat The ‘Blank Stare’ and Get Customers Fired Up With Your Sales Copy

Have you ever felt as though you re giving it your all when writing about your products or services, but readers (ones you know would make perfect customers) just don t seem to get it ? You could be falling foul of the blank stare – here s how to avoid it. This week we re tackling a very frustrating... Listen to episode
11/9/201517 minutes, 17 seconds
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Converting Content: How Long is Long Enough? How to Know if You re Turning Perfect Customers Away

If you ve ever written content and wondered how long should it be and what should I include? this episode is for you. This week we re talking about how long your content should be. How much information do you need to give your reader to encourage them to sign up, buy, get in touch or take... Listen to episode
11/2/201519 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Use Butterfly Moments in Your Content to Captivate Customers

How do you write about what you do so that it: a) sells the value of what you do, b) doesn t sound over the top, and c) doesn t sound like everyone else? Introducing the 4-Step copywriting technique known as: ‘Butterfly Moments’ … Writing powerful, evocative and compelling copy doesn t have to be an elusive skill... Listen to episode
10/26/201514 minutes, 11 seconds
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Why Interactive Content is Easy-to-Create and Puts Your Business Firmly in the Spotlight

Ever wished you had a ‘stand-out’ piece of content? Something that people loved to share and reference and made you look like a superstar? The answer is easier than you think … This week s episode is all about (get ready for a sexy title:) The simple content that your customer wants but doesn t have the... Listen to episode
10/19/201522 minutes, 57 seconds
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How to Use Envy (Ethically) in Your Sales Copy

Using envy is a powerful copywriting technique to help your customer find the motivation to accept your offer. But some marketers have overused and abused this approach (pictures of ridiculous speedboats, anyone?) Don t be put off, not only should can you use envy to make your copy more persuasive, you owe it to your customer... Listen to episode
10/12/201521 minutes, 7 seconds
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Email Etiquette: How to Delight Your Newsletter Readers Each and Every Time

If you send an email newsletter but worry you might be making mistakes or getting on people s nerves, this episode is for you … Email marketing is powerful, intimate way of reaching your reader and nurturing leads. But it s something a lot of business owners struggle with. What should you write about? How can you... Listen to episode
10/5/201519 minutes, 51 seconds
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3 Practical Content Conversion Tactics That Actually Work Today (and Where You Can Find Even More)

Ever wondered if those content tips you read a few years back are still relevant today? I ve only just returned from a conference of conversion experts who spilled the beans on what tactics are working right this minute. And I want to share them with you … Last week I was part of a copywriting... Listen to episode
9/28/201516 minutes, 26 seconds
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How to Use Humor in Content (Without Looking Like a Clown)

Have a sense of humor? Want to try a lighter style of marketing without looking like an idiot? Today s episode is for you [warning: my voice sounds ridiculous …] Using humor is a great way to build bridges and tear down barriers with your customer. More and more, consumers today want to see the personal ... Listen to episode
9/21/201518 minutes, 21 seconds
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How Local Businesses Can Use Content To Build Buzz About Their Brand

If you are a small business working in a specific geographical location, can you still benefit from hitting publish and creating content to market your business? The answer is yes, and I have some specific ways to help you build your local profile through content. This week s show is inspired by a Dear Amy letter... Listen to episode
9/14/201513 minutes, 56 seconds
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How to Use Emotional Content to Engage, Inspire, and Persuade

Do you know which emotions will get your reader’s attention and pull them into your content? If not, how do you pin them down? And then once you ve identified them, what do you do with them? All will be revealed in today s Hit Publish. Targeting your customer s emotions in your content is a key content... Listen to episode
9/7/201516 minutes, 34 seconds
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5 Ways to Write More, Faster, and With Less Stress

This week we re talking momentum and productivity tricks. If you ve ever found things getting in the way of your flow when you write, and wish you could get more out of your writing time, this episode is for you … On a previous show, we looked at how you could create content consistently, even when... Listen to episode
8/31/201515 minutes, 4 seconds
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How to Write Multiple Magnetic Tweets About Any Content (Without Being Repetitive)

If you re using social media channels such as Twitter to promote your content, then this show is for you. This week we re looking at different ways you can beef up your tweets and write multiple updates to promote just one post (without sounding boring or repetitive). When you re posting tweets (or other social media updates)... Listen to episode
8/24/201515 minutes, 57 seconds
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So You Hit Publish Now What? 9 Simple Ways to Get More Readers Once Your Content is Live

If you don t have a system in place for promoting your content, you re really missing out. Fortunately, I ve got you covered … Today we re going beyond hitting the publish button. You ve taken your time to research, write and publish high-quality content your audience is going to love. The mistake you don t want to make is... Listen to episode
8/17/201516 minutes, 56 seconds
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The ‘Magic’ Words That Make Your Media Content Pop With Authority and Expertise

This week we re looking at the words and phrases you can use to make your content stand out with confidence. You ll learn some techniques for turning timid writing into copy written by a trusted expert. If you have a great business (which I know you do) you have to sound confident whether you re writing a... Listen to episode
8/10/201515 minutes, 32 seconds
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How to Get Offline Customers Engaged With Your Online Marketing

Can digital marketing work even if your target market isn t your typical online audience ? You bet, but it all relies on knowing what to write about and where to publish your content … This week on Hit Publish, listener Tom submitted his question for the Dear Amy column. He wondered how he could get more... Listen to episode
8/3/201515 minutes, 19 seconds
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How to Conduct Podcast Interviews Like a Pro

This week I invited expert podcaster Jon Nastor to the Hit Publish house where he shares his top tips for growing an engaged audience through podcast interviews. Get ready to access the cheats, tips and hacks that will give you some serious interviewer skills (and boost your business credibility) … Jon Nastor hosts Hack the... Listen to episode
7/27/201529 minutes, 39 seconds
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5 Simple Steps for Creating Content, Even When Life Gets in The Way

If you re about to start a content marketing strategy for your business and you re wondering how to keep showing up consistently, or you re already struggling with sporadic publishing habits, this episode is for you … If people tell you that creating content regularly is easy, they re telling fibs. It s one of the biggest challenges businesses... Listen to episode
7/20/201515 minutes, 46 seconds
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3 Tips for Getting Your Content Seen (by Even the Busiest Readers)

Millions of pieces of content are published every minute. Listen in to see how you can steal an advantage and make sure yours get noticed … It s no longer enough to simply publish valuable information as part of your content marketing strategy. You ve got to make sure you re presenting your content in a way that s... Listen to episode
7/13/201515 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Overlooked Details That Can Get Your Business Noticed

You ve told people what you do and they re still not interested? The answer might be right under your nose… In this episode we re going digging for gold as we look at one way to make sure you re telling the best story about your business or service. Quite often, when you Hit Publish on content for... Listen to episode
7/6/201515 minutes, 11 seconds
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A Simple Way to Boost the Credibility of Your Website

It s not enough today to merely be trustworthy in your digital business, you have to prove it. Whether you sell products or services, customers have to trust you before they’ll want to do business with you, and building trust online can be a challenge. People are much more sceptical and cynical these days about the... Listen to episode
6/29/201514 minutes, 6 seconds
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Handing the Mic to Amy Harrison, Your New Hit Publish Host

In this episode of Hit Publish, you’ll meet Amy Harrison (your new host!), and learn about the plans she has for the future of the Hit Publish podcast … Yes, Pamela Wilson is handing the mic to Amy Harrison on this episode of Hit Publish. Find out why you’re going to love listening to Amy,... Listen to episode
6/22/201513 minutes, 59 seconds
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Sound Like a Pro: Tips for Recording Top-Notch Audio

You may have absolutely no desire to start a podcast — and that’s fine. But chances are very, very good that at some point, you’re going to want to record some audio. These days, you can’t get away with sub-par audio quality. People expect a crystal-clear, crisp recording. If you haven’t done a lot of... Listen to episode
6/15/201519 minutes, 4 seconds
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Website Colors: How to Choose and Use Them

Let’s face it: if you’re not a trained artist or designer, color can be a tricky thing to use currently. When you’ve got your website colors working right, your brand will look polished, professional, and cohesive. But if you don’t get your colors right — or you simply use too much color, your website can... Listen to episode
6/8/201510 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to Create a Winning Minimum Viable Product

One of the best ways to make money with your online business is to sell products from the pages of your website. But what product? That’s the million dollar question. The worst thing you can do is spend time, energy, and money creating a product no one wants. To remove this risk, consider creating a... Listen to episode
6/1/201516 minutes, 51 seconds
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Creating Visual Content: The Favorite Tools & Tips for Non-Artists

You don’t have to be a trained artist to create stop-them-in-their-tracks images that boost your content’s effectiveness. These days, you can find easy-to-use free tools that will allow you to create beautiful images for your blog, website, and social media. This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice... Listen to episode
5/26/201518 minutes, 12 seconds
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How to Roll Out the Red Carpet on Your Home Page

Your home page makes an important first impression … and you only have one chance to make it. You have the opportunity to begin a long and fruitful relationship if you set your home page up to meet the needs of the people who land there. Or you can confuse them and turn them off,... Listen to episode
5/18/201514 minutes, 53 seconds
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Clean Up Your Sidebar!

Does your sidebar look like a cluttered closet that’s stuffed to the gills with distracting ads, images, and text? Time to unpack your sidebar, look at everything you’ve put there, and consider whether it’s pulling its weight. The result of your efforts? A sidebar that’s good for business. This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited... Listen to episode
5/11/201515 minutes, 32 seconds
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Button Boost: How to Label and Design High-Converting Buttons

Your website visitor hovers over your button, deciding whether to click. It’s the moment of truth! There’s a lot more to creating a high-converting button than simply getting the design right. Whether or not that button gets clicked depends on the button label, the text around the button, and even the content on the rest... Listen to episode
5/4/201516 minutes, 9 seconds
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How to Generate a Never-Ending Flow of Blog Post Ideas

Ever find yourself scratching your head, trying to figure out what to write about on your blog? We’ve all been there. It’s tough to come up with blog post topics week after week, and it’s not easy to keep all those ideas organized, either. This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited three Copyblogger experts to... Listen to episode
4/27/201515 minutes, 43 seconds
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About Pages: How to Fascinate and Engage with Just One Look

If you want your website’s About page to work, you have to answer one crucial question. And no, the question isn’t “how many years have you been in business?” It’s the one question that’s at the top of your site visitor’s mind. And if you answer it to their satisfaction, there’s a good chance they’ll... Listen to episode
4/20/201516 minutes, 2 seconds
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A Personal Story about How to Lose Your Fear of Hitting Publish

Your online business won’t go anywhere until you hit publish. Great content needs to see the light of day, and that means pushing past your fears on a regular basis. But how exactly is that supposed to happen? This week on Hit Publish, Pamela Wilson shares a personal story about compassion and fear. You’ll come... Listen to episode
4/13/20158 minutes, 36 seconds
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Affiliate Programs: Why You Should Build a “Second Audience” for Your Business

Want to expand the reach of your business and find new audiences for your products and services? An affiliate program could be the answer for you. Copyblogger’s affiliate programs run like a well-oiled machine, and in this episode of Hit Publish, you’re going to find out why. We want you to take advantage of our... Listen to episode
4/6/201516 minutes, 16 seconds
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Images: How to Find and Choose High-Impact Photos

Ever throw up your hands in frustration when it comes time to look for an image for your latest blog post? Let’s start with the bad news: a terrible stock photo is worse than no photo at all. The good news? There are more free stock photos available now than ever before! But you have... Listen to episode
3/30/201513 minutes, 24 seconds
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Giveaways: How to Create an Irresistible Incentive to Join Your Email List

Getting that opt-in to your email list is much easier when you offer an enticing incentive in exchange for an email address. But what should you create? And how will you ever find the time to make it? And what if no one wants it? This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited three Copyblogger experts... Listen to episode
3/23/201514 minutes, 3 seconds
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Website Blunders: How to Look Like a Pro (and Not Like a Fool)

We all know we have just a split second to make a great impression online. Users hover over their mouses, ready to click away from your site if they don’t like what they see. There’s a lot riding on the quality of our websites. (No pressure!) This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited three Copyblogger... Listen to episode
3/16/201516 minutes, 2 seconds
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SEO: How to Sweat the Right Stuff

Search engine optimization helps people find the useful content you’re creating. But does it need to be a full-time job? Today’s guests don’t think so. This week on Hit Publish, I’ve invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice on optimizing for search the easy way. Discover how to make SEO part of your... Listen to episode
3/3/201529 minutes
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Opt-in Pages That Convert: How to Build Them Now

Opt-in pages. Get them right and you’ll be in business. Get them wrong, and your online business will be very quiet. Your email opt-in pages are a crucial player in your online business. They’re the first step in the (hopefully) long and fruitful relationship you’ll build with your prospects and customers. In this inaugural episode... Listen to episode
3/2/201516 minutes, 34 seconds