Guidelines When Starting 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 not only easy to start and fun to do but can also open 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. To the blogger, 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. A magazine allows one to talk about anything for instance food, business, sports and so on. a magazine allows a blogger or writer who loves to entertain and interact with an audience take a further step in to their writing.
The first step before you start writing is coming up with the subject or starting point which might be movies, gardening, web design etc. You can then diversify your subject by having different categories about the topic you chose to write about.
Knowing the targeted audience.
In order to identify a target audience, you will look at their age, career paths, interests and also the needs of the industry. In order to know what the audience wants , it is wise that the blogger or writers gets in to the shoes of the audience. the best way to create a magazine from existing blogs from existing articles is to identify the most popular ones form the likes and responses.
You will need to create a solid design for you magazine as it has to be unique and vary in every issue. A magazine cover template can help one deign a solid design if one is not able to hire a designer. you are going to need to come up with a good name for the magazine.
Funding is very important and you will need to pitch a plan to potential investors. Make sure you research well and also practice on your plan before pitching.
Depending on the media outlet you plan to use, you will also need to recruit a team of writers, proof-readers, printers etc.
If you have an existing blog site use it to advertise the magazine or use any other social media platform.