At Lawctopus we understand how blogging can change things and want to pass-on the whatever we’ve learned about craft and hence this course.

Tanuj Kalia, our CEO, personally teaches for this course.

WHY SHOULD YOU DO THE COURSE: 4 REASONS

1. You want to know ‘totally-fully-marvelously’ about running a great blog.

2. You want to dabble in entrepreneurial things related to legal writing/publishing.

3. You are a writer at heart and want to connect to an audience.

4. You want to run a serious blog which showcases your writing and research skills to a potential recruiter.

ABOUT THE TEACHER/COACH

Tanuj Kalia, Lawctopus’ CEO and Publishing Editor, takes this course.

Tanuj starting his blogging journey with Legal Poet, his blogavatar which won Legally India’s “Best Blogger in India” award in 2010. Tanuj then founded Lawctopus (this website) which presently gets 1,50,000 unique visitors and 1 million+ page-views a month.

After graduating from NUJS, he worked as the VP, Marketing for vakilsearch.com. Recently, his book ‘Law as a Career’ published by LexisNexis was released in the market.

His latest online venture, NoticeBard, became one of those rarely believed ‘100,000 visitors in 4 months’ websites.

You can find him here on Facebook and here on Linkedin.

HOW WILL THE COURSE BE CONDUCTED

We keep the logistics very simple and it works well for us.

We’ll use Email, Google Docs and Phone Calls to coach you for a period of 20 days.

If the participants so desire, we also create a WhatsApp/Facebook group for discussions.

Here is what the course consists of:

Guide Papers (GP): Guide Papers (that’s what we call our modules) are 5-6 pages long documents containing concise, practical information on various topics of blogging.  There are 10 Guide Papers in all.

Tasks: There are 5 tasks on some key Guide Papers. These tasks ensure that you implement what you learn. Each task is discussed via Emails or on the Facebook Group.

Calls: While most of the communication happens over emails, you can call the coach to discuss any related, unresolved issue.

The course will be informal but professional; structured but flexible.

The course progresses like this:

Read the guide paper and ask questions, if any.

Complete the task and ask questions, if any.

Regular phone calls are also scheduled to help you with anything you are struggling with.

COURSE TOPICS and PROGRESSION

Guide Paper I- An overview of what 7 best-in-the-business blogs look like and what makes them successful.

Secret Document- How Lawctopus started: The first document which was sent to the co-founders.

Guide Paper II- How to build a blog: The 5 starting points/basic essentials and how to do them right.

Task 1- Start your blog on WordPress/Blogspot. Here’s where you jump off the cliff!

1st Coaching Call.

Guide Paper III- Stylesheet and Formatting: How to write a post on your blog, make it aesthetically pleasing. We discuss basic formatting, using links, pictures etc.

Guide Paper IV- Search Engine Optimisation (SEO): We now get a bit technical! This GP deals with 11 major things which anyone should know about SEO.

Task 2: Write a blog post, format it and work on the SEO. Get feedback.

Guide Paper V- Making money: 7 ways in which blogs can earn money. Includes a sample eamil on pitching potential advertisers. Also has an invoice format.

Guide Paper VI- Marketing: 8 things to think of marketing in the Seth Godin Way.

Guide Paper VII- Writing: How to improve your skills; how to actually get words on paper and other things.

Task 3- Submit your write-up and get evaluated.

2nd Coaching Call.

Guide Paper VIII- The Legal Poet Guide Paper. Learn why and how LegalPoet ticked.

Guide Paper IX- Writing a book and getting it published. All that I learnt while writing the book ‘Law as a Career’.

Guide Paper X- Legal issues in blogging and how to deal with them.

Discussions will happen via Email and Phone. If the batch is large (8+ people), we also make a Whatsapp group.

TIME COMMITMENT REQUIRED

If you can spare 1 hour every alternate day for the duration of the course, that should be good enough.

COURSE FEES

Rs. 3000 (Rupees Three Thousand Only).

MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

If you think the course was not worth the 3000 rupees you invested, you’ll get your money back.

Just email us telling us why you didn’t like the course.

No conditions apply.

QUERIES?

The best way to get your queries addressed is to put it in a comment on this post.

Or you can send an email to tanuj.kalia@lawctopus.com or call at 9711850703.

DETAILS FOR THE NOVEMBER BATCH
  • Duration: November 11-30
  • Course Fees: Rs. 3000
  • Intake: 5-20 students
  • Bonus: All the bloggers will get a chance to publish their write-ups on Lawctopus
  • Teacher: Tanuj Kalia
  • Last date of registration: November 10

IMPORTANT: Please note that you’ll have to spare a minimum of 30-60 minutes every alternate day from November 11 to November 30. Please check your schedule before applying.

HOW TO REGISTER AND PAY

Step 1: Please make the payment of Rs. 3000 (online or direct bank transfer or cheque payment) using the following details:

Name: Tanuj Kalia
Bank name: HDFC Bank
Branch name/Address: Geetanjali, New Delhi
Account Number: 50100049041211
IFSC Code: HDFC0000614

Or PAYTM the amount of Rs. 3000 to 9711850703.

Step 2: Send a screenshot/photo of the proof/receipt of payment to tanuj.kalia@lawctopus.com with your personal details: name, email ID and phone number in the body of the email.

The subject line of the email should be ‘Blogging Course Registration’. (Please mention the subject line exactly as given; otherwise, we might miss your registration).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What if I register and 20 registrations are over by then OR What if I register and my application is not accepted?

We accept registrations on a first come-first serve basis.

When 20 registrations are over, we close the batch for further applications.

A minimum of 5 registrations has to happen for the batch to commence.

However, if you have paid and registered and we cannot accommodate you in the present batch, we’ll give you two options: a. do the course in the next batch or b. refund you the money

2. I have my exams/moot/internship around this period. Can I do the course? When will you next launch the course?

If you can devote around a total of around 10-12 hours for the 20 days of the course (around half an hour a day), you can complete this course.

If you can’t devote these many hours, you can register for the upcoming batches whenever the announcement is made.

3. Will I be able to improve my writing skills through this course?

About 20% of this course is about writing. In such a short duration (20-25 days) no course can help you improve your writing skills in a big way.

So, if your sole aim is to improve your writing skills, this course may not be exactly suited for you.

However, blogging is a good way to work on your writing skills. When you blog regularly, you read a lot, you write a lot and you get a lot of feedback (and that’s how you improve you writing skills).

This post was first published on: April 15, 2015

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    I am interseted in this courese but the problem lies here that I have my papers from mid of nov to mid of dec.Please do conduct this course at end of dec.

  2. HELLO SIR IS THERE ANY VACANCY LEFT FOR THIS PROGRAM I AM INTRESTED JOINING THIS COURSE I AM A NEW LLB STUDENT WANT TO ENRICH MY WRITING SKILLS

  3. Hi Tanuj,
    I am an avid follower of yours on Facebook and LinkedIn alike. I have a few plans to get something like a “blog” started. I am also a certified legal writing freelancer on freelancer.com (check this link http://www.freelancer.com/u/legalwriting1234.html) Do you think the blog can help me reach out to potential clients? I am leaving my email here for reference, please contact me ASAP. And tell me if we will be taught about marketing our website in ways like improving ranking on search engines and all. I know a little bit about many things in the business, however, I do not know anything concretely.

    Also, will we be receiving a certificate?

    Regards

    • Out of the 10 GPs, one GP is on making money.

      Again, one of the GPs is on SEO.

      Yes, you’ll be receiving the certificate.

  4. Hi Tanuj,
    This is interesting and i am interested to do this course. I am collecting the money and will take a few days. please don’t stop this course, its really useful.

    A big fan of your’s.

  5. hello sir,

    As i am very bad at writing,can i do this,and i am little bad at grammar portion too..so will that thing create problem for me or not?If no then i surely love to do this course.

    thank you.

    • Yeah! You can because nothing is impossible in this world. Use the application like Grammarly you will improve your writing as well as Grammer. ”Blogging is all about passion.” Go Ahead, Good Luck. 🙂

  6. Hey.
    I’d be really interested in doing this course but looks like I missed the 10th December deadline for it. Any chances of still joining it? If not, when will the next batch begin?

  7. hi admin,
    i liked the course you are providing and also interested in it but my problem is I have never done this before and also am not good in writing. is it still worth for me doing it ??

    • Hi Tushar,

      Don’t worry. In this course, you’ll surely get some concrete advice on how to improve your writing skills. Also, it’s always good to try new things and gain new skills. Best

  8. Hi Kavya,

    Selections will be made on a first come first serve basis.

    An article is not required for registration. However, during the course, you’ll be required to submit an article for initial evaluation. Best.

  9. Hi Arushi,

    Even non-law students will gain equally from this course.

    It’s good that you’ve blogged before; you can move on to tackle tougher topics in the course right away.

    Best.

  10. Hi,
    This is interesting and I am interested however, I have a few doubts before i go ahead with applying.
    1. that I am not a law student however, have a knack for writing.
    2.I used to blog, a few years ago and not anymore though.

    Should there be any troubles for me to apply, given the above 2 conditions I mentioned?
    Thanks.

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