How to Start a Magazine From Blogging
Perhaps one of the most enjoyable way to start a freelance career is by blogging. Since it does not require a lot of investment and practice, many people in the world are using it to start their careers in writing
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. The bloggers also choose not to turn their job in to a full time writer who is concentrating on a physical book. Since they do not want to concentrate on writing a physical book, the bloggers choose not to become a full time writer. The bloggers believe that it is their identity, their connection with the audience and their expertise on a subject that makes them money.
Many bloggers however seem to be embracing one popular option which involves making a magazine. In a magazine, you can talk about anything example, food, sports business etc. A magazine is good for bloggers and writers who would love to go further and not just entertain and interact with the audience.
First you will need to come up with a subject or starting point and this can be something like movies, gardening, web design etc. Writing on different categories about the subject topic can help you diversify your subject.
Identifying target 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. With finances, one can hire a designer or if not able one can use a magazine cover template to ensure the work does not look amateurish. 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. It is important that you have done research on your plan and practiced before pitching.
You will need to recruit team of writers, roof readers, accountants, designers, printers etc. for the magazine.
If you have an existing blog site use it to advertise the magazine or use any other social media platform.