What are those few key requirements?
1) You need some money to do this – Every business start up needs some capital and
2) Equipment – At least one good computer capable of operating the various software you will need (Adobe InDesign and at least Adobe Photoshop), a good digital SLR camera like the Nikon D50 which runs about $750, a phone and a dependable vehicle.
3) The ability to sell –
4) Creativity – You can’t survive without offering something new to your readers in an attractive package and for this being creative is a necessity.
Step #1 – Develop the Framework
You probably have an idea of what type of
Your website’s domain name is also something to consider when choosing your name. Search for open domains that match your
Okay, you have a name and a website, what’s next? Figure out what you are going to include in your first issue by writing out an editorial outline. Fancy name but in reality, just write out what you want to feature, how many pages you want to devote to each item and how many pages for ads you want to stash away (this will be dependent on how many ads you sell for your first issue). How many pages should your
Step #2 – It’s Time to Produce Content
Contrary to popular belief, you do not need an army of ‘journalists’ to publish your first issue. I have produced content for hundreds of
Start with item number one on your editorial outline. Write your text first, making sure to follow basic guidelines for writing editorial (Google search it for tons of help). Have friends read the copy and get their honest opinion. Did you lose your readers attention at any point? Are your facts correct? Do you have any typos?
A picture is worth a thousand words literally. People like pictures, big, colorful pictures and lots of them. Decide on how many pictures you need for the piece and whether or not you can take the photos yourself or if you need to buy them/license them from a stock photo service. If you can take them yourself, head out and start snapping. Take clear, in-focus images and take lots of them. You do not want to have to go back and re-shoot anything because you did not get the shot. Also, set your camera to take 300dpi images, normal smaller resolution images will not work and will look pixilated in the final product – nothing comes off as more rookie than low-res photos in
After you have knocked your editorial out, sleep on it and go over it yourself. Is it good? How many
Step #3 – Start Selling Ads Yesterday
New publishers often fall into the trap of just focusing on the creative side of the
Now is not the time to get rich quick. You want to sell ads to pay the bills and hopefully recoup your investment and live. That means price your ad offerings in reality. For an idea of what reality is, try and find out what similar
Most importantly, offer value to your advertisers. There are a gazillion different ways to do this but it all starts with you delivering a strong, readable publication on time. The old under-promise and over-deliver adage works well here.
Step #4 – Layout Time
It’s crunch time. Layout is hardly ever pleasurable, my first issue I ever designed took me about 72 hours of work with about 6 hours of sleep in that period – not exactly what I call an awesome good time. Make sure you know how to use your software BEFORE you need to start laying out your pub. Pretty much the whole free world uses Adobe InDesign to layout their
If you flip through a random
I won’t go into an InDesign tutorial, plenty of people have done that better than I can before.
What you need to ultimately do is end up with a PDF file for each page of your
Make sure you are happy with your printer. If you do not have a printer to print your job, start by talking to Las Vegas Printing to get a quote on your job. I recommend getting your finished
Step #5 – Distribution Time
If you are starting a
If you are starting a locally distributed
Step #6 – Do it again, and again and again
The process never stops in the
Go Straight To The Source
One of the best ways to find a fashion
Go Straight To The Source…Online
Many of the major fashion
Start A Blog
How would you like to be handed a fashion
Through Your School
If you go to a fashion school it shouldn’t be too hard to find an internship at a fashion
Finding a lead for a fashion internship is actually the hard part, it’s landing the job that’s hard! But you’ve got to take these first steps, and it’s important to search, search, search to find those leads. Good luck!
Title and Author: Success Magazine – Review
Synopsis of Content:
Darren Hardy brought Success Magazine back to life in 2008 and has done a fabulous job of it. Success is the oldest more or less continuously published success magazine in the United States. It was founded over a century ago by Orison Swett Marden.
The modern version of Success is a greater value than the older versions. In addition to a lot of great content each issue comes with a CD containing interviews with successful people, authors and experts. As just an example the April 2011 issue of the magazine contains articles by or about Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, Seth Godin, Derek Jeter, Jack LaLanne, John Wooden, John C. Maxwell, Mel Robbins, Tom Hopkins, Barbara Weltman, Drs. Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz, Robert Bloom, former President Jimmy Carter, Coach Mike Krzyzewski, Alexander Hamilton, and many others who are achieving success.
The magazine includes regular features on how to stay organized, how to help teenagers succeed, what books to read, and many other things that can help most anyone in their search for success, financial and otherwise.
Each issue is dedicated to a theme, the April issue is about Leading Change and how to Inspire and Focus a team.
If you want to stay on top of trends, learn how others succeed in life and in business and increase your general knowledge of how to become more effective there is nothing better you could do than read this magazine.
Success is well written and professionally laid out. The copy editing is good; I’ve yet to find a typo. Articles are mostly short and concise although each issue contains at least one or two in depth articles with good content.
Notes on Author:
There are many authors for this magazine but the Editor, Darren Hardy is notable for creating the standards and the vision for the reincarnation of this American tradition. Nothing may be more American than the idea that anyone can be successful. Hardy not only subscribes to that belief he lives it and publishes it monthly.
Three Great Ideas You Can Use:
From just the April 2011 Issue:
1. To be an effective leader you need to understand and follow the late John Wooden’s advice that you must first lead yourself and achieve genuine self discipline. (John C. Maxwell)
2. Learn success from Howard Schultz of Starbucks: grow with discipline; balance intuition with rigor; innovate around your core; find new ways to see; don’t embrace the status quo; listen with empathy; and many more. (John H. Ostdick)
3. The key to reinvention and success is to have that rare skill of actually getting things done. You must create outcomes that people will want. (Seth Godin)
Success Magazine is published monthly by Success Media of Lake Dallas, Texas. It is copyrighted by Success Media.
Rating: Success Magazine is the best of its kind in the world today. It sets the standard for publishing in its area. The author of this review is a subscriber but has no other financial relationship with the magazine.
A men’s magazine can span a variety of different subjects and be really quite different from women’s magazines. Men’s magazines represent and talk about all things masculine. They are definitely very popular and widely read all over the world for their specialized subjects, varying information or subjects, interesting and captivating articles and pictures and ease of reading.
Magazines are a great way to get new reading material on a regular basis. The articles may be highly specialized and informative just like they may be entertaining and wacky. Articles that are just a few pages long are easy to read in one sitting and satisfying at the same time. This type of publication is usually also loaded with great imagery, unlike most books or novels and newspapers.
There are usually more images than in newspapers which make things much more interesting too look at. This provides the perfect place for articles that need to be illustrated or accompanied by photographs. Pictorials are right at home in these pages and the images look great.
With the advent of the internet, paper publications are hurting in their popularity numbers. The face of media today is in full state of transition and with information technology reaching us more and more, the relevance of dailies is getting questioned. On the other hand, monthly publications have a different type of offer and have to capitalize on that in order to survive. There is nothing quite like fine glossy paper, nice pictures and interesting reads.
The subjects when relating to men’s reading can be quite varied. Anything from sports, travel, health, exercise or hobbies can apply and are declined into varying degrees of specialization. Sports for example is a popular subject but could get more specific to which sport, which players or teams, where, what league. This type of publication is known to cater to very specific and precise interests and does a great job at it.
Magazines can target certain audiences according to interests but also according to geography. There exists a full scale of publications that address different sizes of communities and areas. These can be destined to schools, cities, territories or countries and finally, the entire world.
Another way for a magazine to identify its readership and its vocation is through trades and occupations. Often times, a magazine treats of specific subjects and brings news that isn’t necessarily urgent or pressing. For example, the medical professionals associations all have their own publications relevant to their industry and subjects regarding their work.
A magazine is usually financed by advertising on its pages. Depending on the issue or the publication, the proportion of advertising to text or relevant content can be quite high. The second source of financing is the price of the magazine itself; they are rarely free and there is a cover charge. In order to ensure its future, subscriptions are very important. Readers can subscribe to get issues delivered for a set period of time, hence guaranteeing a certain income for the future.
Publishers of all kinds spend a lot of time and money buying the rights to publish copy. They also commission some writers to provide specific copy that they want. The quality of this copy helps build the reputation of the publisher. For a small publisher, you can rely on commissioned work until business increases. At that point, you may need to subscribe to syndicated news and other content, or outsource some of your jobs so you don’t overwork your writers.
You will need to solicit some of your material, so it fits the concept you have for your
When a piece is accepted for publication, commissioning editors negotiate the purchase of publishing rights and agree on any royalties that may be offered for books or copyright licensing for a
Nowadays, writing jobs are one of the most flexible and high earning jobs that freelancers could ever wish to undertake. If you already like to use pen and paper where you can express your thoughts, then why not derive revenue from it?
The value of freelance writing is elephantine, because there are so many avenues open for the contemporary freelance writer. You can work for newspapers, blogs,
To commence with your writing career you can submit your stories in competitions, work as a scriptwriter, columnist or journalist. Freelance writing is all about blending grammar and imagination.
- Creative Nonfiction: This
magazineis the first of many which can provide you with more than enough writing jobs. You can work for this magazineeither on daily wages, or on exclusive terms. In addition, it has a very high rating as a literary magazine.
- American Journalism review: This is an American
magazinewhich can provide you writing jobsrelated to all niches. Since it publishes 10 times in a year, the scope of getting freelance writing jobs there is substantially maximized.
magazine: In Event you will see journals related to fiction, poetry, and critical reviews. It is the best place from where you can initiate your freelance career. You will get a minimum of $30 per publication.
magazine: Poetry foundation is a leading poetry organization in the world. They discover talent and publish it through their magazineand pay $ 10 per line which is a very good deal. Their vigorous and aggressive presence in the poetry world, has given them both huge fame and appeal.
- Writer’s digest: It is a well-known
magazinewhich is known to especially promote the freelance writing career of new entrants or unpublished writers. You have a choice of submitting either fiction or non- fiction work here.
There are many other