Online magazines are journals that we read online. They aren’t formatted for a tablet and they can’t be bought in an app store. They are available through a magazine subscription website, where the user can view an issue of a magazine – one that is linear and periodic, has pages and a regular frequency, and can be viewed in responsive HTML on any desktop or mobile device at any time. There’s nothing to download. Publishers of online magazines, also referred to as web magazines, usually generate their revenue through subscribers and may also take advertisements, however that’s not typically a given, like it is for print, digital and digital-only magazine.
An imperative part of launching a online magazine is to understand how you’ll be gaining readers. The old adage of “build it and they will come” doesn’t truly work in this sense. A small marketing strategy can go a long way in just a few months’ time. Determining a niche to write in isn’t always simple, though it may come easier for some. A niche is simply the topic which your magazine will be focused on. You may decide to write about fashion, digital trends, business, gaming, or quite literally any other topic.
If you hold a deep enough interest in a topic to launch a magazine and write articles about it, odds are good there’s other people out there interested in reading. Never worry about your market size being too small or too large. Your main concern comes with content.
Google is the best place to start. Research similar communities related to your niche and check out their user base. You may consider registering an account on forums or networks and meeting new contacts with similar interests.
These communities are not only great places to start networking and building a small following but you may find people who are willing to write for your magazine. It can get tiring keeping up with new posts day after day. Knowing you have others of similar interest to fill in for some days will create a relaxing peace of mind.