Online Writing Courses
The Blackford Centre
Certificate in Online Writing
Earn money as an online writer
You can become a professional freelance writer - with the help of our course
Do you know who produces the words for all those web pages you see?
And you can guess who writes the articles you find on the internet?
Yes, they're mostly written by freelancers who work from home, creating great copy for countless clients.
If you've got a flair for writing, and you'd like to earn money from your skills, you should become a freelance online writer, too.
And our Certificate in Online Writing course is the best way to get started in this growing field.
The course modules
This course is substantial. It contains 15 modules, and has 8 assignments, covering every aspect of online writing. To see the list of modules, click here.
You'll learn about a huge variety of online writing jobs, from website copywriting and search engine optimisation to technical writing and report writing.
And that means you'll end up knowing how to tackle every kind of writing assignment, professionally.
The course also explains how to successfully set up your own freelance online writing business, how to promote it, and how to set your fees at the level that wins the most business and gets you the highest income.
This wealth of information, and the assignments we set you, is challenging but achievable. And most of all, it's 100% enjoyable.
You'll finish the course weary but exhilarated.
Our Certificate in Online Writing course is a 15 module that we email to you on a weekly basis. Each week you get a new module to study.
Once you've enrolled, you'll begin to receive the course modules.
At the end of most of the modules you’ll find an online test. At the end of the final course module, you will complete a final exam, and this will result in your course certificate.
How do I learn the secrets of online writing?
Many writers dabble in this area. But few people really know how to earn good money as a freelance online writer. That's why our course is incredibly useful. It reveals the secrets of making money through online writing. It covers:
- Who commissions online writing?
- Which types of online writing should I seek? Copywriting? Search Engine Optimisation? Email Marketing? Ghost writing? Technical writing? Other types of online writing?
- How do I research information?
- How do I set up my online writing business?
- Where do I find online writing projects?
- How do I market my services?
- How do I ensure my work gets accepted?
Bonus: You get a free copy of Business Blueprints
This 47 page ebook contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.
Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.
Upgrade and get Accreditation
For an extra R600 (total R3235) you get a second, independent Level 3 Certificate from ABC Awards, a leading accreditation body, and one that is recognised by Ofqual.
Click here to see more about ABC Awards (it opens in a new page).
The Award is further evidence of your writing abilities. It could help you attract more clients. To learn more contact us by phone or email.
If you have any questions, call us on +44 1373 470 270 (or +27 65 317 8848 if you're outside South Africa) and we'll answer any queries you might have.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
With best wishes
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