This information-packed course provides all you need to get started with writing for online markets and earning from them too! Not only that, it also shows you how to use the Internet to promote yourself as a writer and showcase your work. It’s the perfect introduction to online writing – from netiquette to search engine optimisation (SEO). The course is fun, exciting and can help you earn some useful extra money. Plus, it’s the perfect follow-on to our other writing courses, so enrol today!
Here we say ‘Hello’ and advise you how and when to study the course to get the best out of it. Then we move on to online research techniques, including search engines, databases and keyword tips, how to identify fact from fiction, contacting experts, researching UK and overseas markets and how to use the Internet to find funding.
In this module we’ll show you how to research the markets for your writing, the correct way to behave online – netiquette – how to handle the sales process and newsletters. But the bulk of this module is dedicated to navigating your way through the numerous freelance job websites that exist and the pros and cons of finding work this way.
Here we’ll show you how to sell your book online, including finding and researching global publishers. You’ll examine the different publishing methods and which is best for you, agents and whether you should get one, how to create an attention-grabbing synopsis and what to do if a publisher says ‘Yes!’
You’ll learn how to use social media to promote your writing, including blogs, with instruction on the mechanics of setting up a blog and getting it search engine listed. Then you’ll move on to what to blog about, what types of posts to use and how to get people to read and subscribe to your blog. You’ll also learn about websites – what to include, how to present it and how to make it work for you.
In this module you’ll learn about copywriting for the Internet, including the principles of online copywriting and essential HTML for copywriters. Then you’ll move on to writing emails and e-zines, website sales pages and the all-important principles of SEO. We’ll finish off by looking at blogging and micro-blogging.
Here you’ll learn the important legal aspects you’ll need to know, such as what electronic rights you can sell, what copyright does and doesn’t cover, copyright and your website, privacy and emails, plagiarism, quotes and the perils of using other people’s work.
Finally, we’ll show you how to avoid the pitfalls of the Internet, including viruses, hoaxes, email scams, spyware and hackers. Then we’ll look at scams that relate specifically to writing online, such as bogus literary agents, dodgy books doctors, dubious contests, and, crucially, how to protect yourself and your writing from them.
Your assignment is based around writing blogs. Your tutor will give you invaluable feedback that will help you to create exciting and valuable content for you own or other people's blogs.
As you can see, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the most of all the writing opportunities on the Internet.
Writing for the Internet Course£149.00
The Online Learning Circle Certificate of Completion will be available for you to download and print out once you’ve successfully passed the five multiple choice self-tests. You’ll need to achieve a mark of 70% or above to pass the exam. However, if you don’t manage it the first time, it’s no problem, just go back, study some more and retake the exam when you are ready. In fact, we are so keen for you to complete the course successfully, you can take the exams as many times as you need to reach the 70% pass mark. Once you’ve achieved the required pass mark, you’ll be given access to correct answers for all the questions so you can see where you went wrong.
We know that learning how to publish you work is all part of becoming a writer, even if it's not high on your list of priorities when you start out. So, no matter which of our writing courses you choose, we make sure you have all the information you need for when you're ready to take the publishing plunge.
You’ll learn how to:
Whether you are writing articles, your novel, short stories, your memoirs or your family history you can be confident you'll have professional guidance at your fingertips to give you the best chance of seeing your work published.
By taking this course you’ll gain all the tools to make your project a success. And, it only takes a few minutes to get started.