Starting your own online magazine. I think its really trending these days. “Paper” magazines are all quitting and blogs and online magazines are trending again. People are online, they search online, they read online. So lets start online!
So what are you waiting for?
A Guide on How You Can Start an Online Magazine
1. The starting fase/the beginning
First things first, you will need to have the topic for your magazine. Where is your magazine about? It is a fashion or beauty magazine? Is it a finance magazine? About money, entrepreneurship etc, like Forbes for example? Is it an allround magazine? Is it for women or for men? So much to think about.
You need to think of these things here below.
- The topic of the magazine
- The voice and tone
- The audience
For example: Hustlers Gang is a blog/online magazine for the hustlers, goaldiggers, entrepreneurs, influencers, bloggers etc. It is very allround and we want to inform, motivate, inspire, but also help people with starting their own Business/blog. It is for men and women and for every age. Its never too late to start a Business.
Well, most online magazine start with a team, you need writers, editors, photographers, graphic designers, marketeers etc, but when you are a starting entrepreneur, you don’t have the money for all of this. So why don’t you just start alone? Find some people on Fiverr to help with your website and with SEO for example and try to do the rest alone. Once your business makes money you can start hiring people. We are here for the Hustlers (people who start with less money or just dont have that much money but are born to be a Boss) and like to be an Entrepreneur. We are here for you!
3. Marketing plan
Okay, you probably will need a little money to start with your marketing plan for your Business. You need social media, like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and maybe a Youtube channel for your magazine? Like this one. One of our favorite online magazines. You can advertise to get more likes and followers on Facebook and Instagram. You must spread the world that you have an online magazine. You can also work with some good influencers so they can let people know on the gram about the brand/your online magazine.
4. How are you going to make money with your online magazine?
There are many ways to make money with your online magazine. Online publications generate revenue through banner ads, click-per-pay programs, links, affiliate programs, mailing lists and sponsored content.
For example, our favorite online magazine: Complex, makes money through ads, sponsored posts on the website and social media and they have a shop. You can also think of a shop of course. Have a look at our shop. It is affiliate marketing based. We make some money if someone buys something through our shop banners. You can also use affilate marketing.
So are you ready to start your own online magazine? Do you have a good idea? Then you will need a domain name and hosting. Have a look at our shop and start today.