The Internet provides unlimited opportunities if you're a writer, whether you just have a few hours a week to blog or want a full-time publishing career or just plan to promote your books or business on the Web. There is no single way to become successful writing for the Web, so this course shows you the hundreds of different choices you have, and helps you set your own goals. In fact, by the end of the course, you'll have your very own publishing plan, from the steps to take in developing your writer's platform or brand, to the markets that will help you accomplish your goals.
You'll learn the secrets of how to be successful in publishing online. That includes things like search skills, website traffic evaluation, identifying your own expertise and gathering it into a CV, research strategies, RSS feeds, online interview tips, crowdfunding large projects, and more. Markets are different on the Internet, so you'll take an in-depth look at them too. From paying publications to setting up a passive income earning stream, you'll go from the familiar, like online magazines, to the lesser known, like freelance marketplaces, along with different types of online jobs for writers.
Ever wondered if it would be better to start a WordPress blog or a Twitter microblog? Whether it's legal to publish fan fiction or not? How you can make some extra money if you also take photos or make videos? This course will answer all your questions about publishing on the Internet.
Course Revised June 2015
About The Instructor
Linda Aksomitis has a master's degree in adult vocational/technical education, with a minor in English. She has published 25 books for readers of all ages (fiction and nonfiction), including numerous e-books, and she has a few thousand publications in newspapers, magazines, and on the Internet. She's been an acquisitions editor for an e-publisher, Webmaster of half a dozen websites, managing editor and Webmaster for an Internet magazine, and she maintains two active blogs. Linda traces all of her publishing success to the Internet and the contacts she's made in cyberspace.