How to Start a Magazine From Blogging
If there is one enjoyable way to start a freelance career, it is though blogging. Many people are starting their writing careers though it as it doesn’t need a lot of investment and practice.
One simply picks a topic he or she enjoys, writes about it and then income starts flowing in from different avenues and adverting agencies. It is very easy to start, fun to do and can open many doors to other careers.
Sometimes some bloggers will refuse to take up offers to write for other writers, bloggers or publication houses. They also prefer not to turn their job in to a full time writer who focuses on a physical book. The bloggers believe that it is their identity, their connection with the audience and their expertise on a subject that makes them money.
However one of the more popular options that bloggers have been turning to is making a magazine. In a magazine, you can talk about anything example, food, sports business etc. A magazine is a good way where the blogger or writer can take a further step into their writing and not just entertain the audience.
Coming up with a starting point or subject is the first thing and this can be a topic on movies, web design, gardening etc. You can then diversify your subject by having different categories about the topic you chose to write about.
Knowing the targeted audience.
In identifying a target audience, you need to look at the age factor, their careers, interests and the industry’s needs. It is good for the blogger or writer to always put themselves in the shoes of the reader so as to know their reader’s needs. By looking at the likes and responses from the previous articles, one can be able to create a new magazine with the most popular ones.
A magazine needs a solid design so it will be unique and every issue to have variations. A magazine cover template can help one deign a solid design if one is not able to hire a designer. At this point you will need to create a catchy name for the magazine.
You will need to pitch a plan to potential investors to receive much needed funding. It is important that you have done research on your plan and practiced before pitching.
Apart from a designer, you are also going to need a team of writers, proof-readers, accountants, marketing experts and printers depending on the media outlet you plan to use.
You can promote your magazine on an existing blog site if you have one or use the social media platform.