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Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

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.

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. 

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Starting March 13 | April 17

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets


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Course Code: iwm

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the secrets of how to be successful in publishing online
  • Understand how markets are different on the Internet
  • Gain search skills and research strategies that will help you make money with your writing
  • Explore how to identify your own expertise and gather it into a CV
  • Learn about RSS feeds, how to conduct and online interview, and crowdfunding
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Tap into the unlimited opportunities to make money with your writing online
  • Become more knowledgeable about online markets to increase your earning potential
  • Open the door to a new hobby or even a new full time career in writing


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Week 1

Start by taking a quick tour of the publishing opportunities on the Web and the many ways to earn income with your writing. You'll find out which ones give you the most control over your content and which ones pay the best. And you'll meet some writers who've used the Web to become very successful! Then you'll learn about credentials and the important part they play in making a profit from your writing.

Week 2

Learn some of the techniques you can use to search for potential outlets for your writing, and resources that will help you pick the best sites for that content. You’ll also create a writer's résumé that will highlight your credentials and target each subject area you're interested in. Then you'll find out how to pick the publishing credits that will get you the most notice from editors.

Week 3

This lesson is all about finding and connecting with paying markets which can be a great way to boost your writing income. Then, you're going to learn about the most important secret on the Web: passive income.

Week 4

In this lesson, you'll read about ways to use your passion to create a blog or content site to monetize your self-published content, no matter what you want to write about. Then, whether you want to publish novels or nonfiction or illustrated picture books, the technology is now available to make publishing and marketing your own e-books easy, too.

Week 5

The Internet may not seem a likely place for creative writing—but it can be if you know where to find the markets. In this lesson, we'll look at fan fiction and how copyright laws affect your ability to publish your own work using worlds that other writers have created. You’ll also learn about publishing your work in serial form so you can earn as you write. Then explore niche areas for publishing non-fiction such as article directories, writing as a guide, sharing your opinion in various ways, and providing training.

Week 6

Research is integral to the writing process these days, and while good search engine skills simplify things, sometimes you need other resources. You’ll learn everything you need to know about proper research in this lesson. And finally, you’ll explore tools of the trade, fill in a checklist of market options, and set your publishing goals. Planning is the key to making your long-term vision for your career a reality, so be prepared to spend some time on this part of the process.

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Instructors & Support

Linda Aksomitis

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.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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