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Linda Aksomitis

Linda Aksomitis

Welcome to the articles of Linda Aksomitis, author, travel writer, and e-teacher. Navigate to my books using the green bar above or to other information pages using the blue tabs above. If you’re interested in taking an online class, check out the courses I teach on the right hand navigation bar. My latest blog posts and travel articles from guide2travel.ca appear below on my Rebelmouse page.

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How do I Submit Articles to Websites and Online Magazines – FAQ

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Write for the Web, Writing Tips | 0 comments

How do I Submit Articles to Websites and Online Magazines – FAQ

Would you like to work from home and make money online? You can, by learning how to submit articles to magazines and websites. However, you may have lots of questions. I know I did when I was getting established — and so do students in my online course, Introduction to Internet Writing Markets. So, let’s find answers to some of the questions I’m asked most frequently.

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How Much Money Can You Make From a Blog Post?

Posted by on Jan 2, 2017 in Book Reviews, Write for the Web | 0 comments

How Much Money Can You Make From a Blog Post?

Well, there’s lots of good–maybe even great–content on the Web, so to make money blogging, your content has to be easy to find. That includes everything from understanding SEO, so you get some great SERP (Search Engine Results Page) placements, to social media. Today, it’s all one package. That’s where content marketing comes in.

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5 Tested Things You May Not Be Doing That Are Guaranteed to Increase Your Blog Traffic

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Blogging | 1 comment

5 Tested Things You May Not Be Doing That Are Guaranteed to Increase Your Blog Traffic

The thing is that the Web changes every day. While we used to talk SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, over and over as the be-all and end-all way to get those coveted readers to your blog, that’s not really how it works any longer. Sure, SEO is still important, because SEO friendly content generally contains lots of writing strategies that make your Web content work for readers. But the shocking conclusion I’ve just come to is that most successful blogs don’t rely on Google or Bing or Yahoo anymore to increase blog traffic. Instead, many blogs get 80% or more of their traffic through social media and other channels.

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Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Posted by on Nov 5, 2016 in Write for the Web, Writing | 0 comments

Introduction to Internet Writing Markets

Interested in blogging or nonfiction? The good news is that you can find lots of ways to make money on the Internet in these areas. Plus, there are many publishing opportunities for literary writers and poets. Payment varies, so you’ll need to investigate markets the same as you do for print publications.

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Insider Tips From 6 Magazine Editors on How to Query Articles

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Writing Tips | 4 comments

Insider Tips From 6 Magazine Editors on How to Query Articles

However, the most important takeaway for me from Pitluk’s presentation was something I’d already learned—that appearing in print publications establishes credibility. Even with the popularity of blogs and websites, magazine bylines and photo publications can really launch a writing career.

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Writing Tips: Should You Rebrand Your Publishing or Refocus Your Writing Career?

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Self-Promotion | 2 comments

Writing Tips: Should You Rebrand Your Publishing or Refocus Your Writing Career?

Rebranding results in a full makeover just like the Rowdy Gang, Pemmican Pete, Pemmican Pearl, and the Heritage Fashion Show disappeared from the Queen City Ex. Refocusing, on the other hand, selects existing elements and puts a new spin on them.

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Book Publishing Continues to Change–the Surprising Statistics from 2015 are Out

Posted by on May 15, 2016 in eBooks, Self-Publishing | 2 comments

Book Publishing Continues to Change–the Surprising Statistics from 2015 are Out

Okay, so print is really old news, as you can see from the infographic at the top of the page. However, there’s a twist to the on-going evolution of publishing. Author Earnings calls it the “the law of unintended consequences.” I call it awesome news for indie authors!
And you’re likely dying to know what happened.

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How to Take Control of Your Writer’s Brand at Mid-Career

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Self-Promotion, Social Media | 0 comments

How to Take Control of Your Writer’s Brand at Mid-Career

So let’s go through your “scrapbook” as a mid-career writer, especially if you’re just making that transition from traditional publishing to the Web. You may already have inventoried these things in a CV, or curriculum vitae, that you’ve included along with publisher submissions.

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14 Travel Bloggers Share their Branding Secrets

Posted by on Mar 15, 2016 in Blogging, Website Design Tips, Writing | 6 comments

14 Travel Bloggers Share their Branding Secrets

Travel bloggers have different ideas on what they’ve done to set themselves apart–meet 14 travel bloggers who share their branding secrets. Travel writing and blogging is an enormous field–Google brings up 399,000,000 results for the term “travel blog” alone. Travel writers who try to cover it “all” end up with a little bit of content to suit a lot of people a little bit of the time. That translates into few regular readers.

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Authors Struggling in a Changing Publishing World

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 in Blog | 0 comments

Authors Struggling in a Changing Publishing World

The new wave of indie authors who’ve become publishers, taking publishing into their own hands, are excited. And why not? They can publish an ebook that appears just a professional as a traditionally published ebook on a shoestring budget, depending on what they’re unable to do themselves so contract out.

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