Magazine Design: Start your own magazine in less than 24hrs

Learn how to produce a magazine for no cost ready to provide a recurring income
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Instructed by Craig Cook Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 30
  • Contents Video: 1.5 hours
    Other: 4 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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    Available on iOS and Android
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About This Course

Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

In this course you will learn the correct way to design a magazine from a profession magazine designer. Where to find great free content for your magazine legally - both images and words. Also, how to market you magazine and what platforms are available to publish your magazine online.

Learn to Produce a High Quality Magazine in this Comprehensive Course

Learn to design magazine pages in Indesign

Find best websites to source free content legally

How to market your magazine for maximum results

Learning how to design a magazine puts you in a very powerful position to earn a great income online. Online magazines are very under saturated. The apple newsstand has an estimated 5000 magazines. To give you a comparison their app store has 1.4 million apps. So now is the perfect time to grab your place on the newsstand.

Let me answer a few questions on publishing a magazine online....

Are there templates included with this course?

Yes, I have included a 24 page magazine template.

I have no idea what subject to create my magazine around can you help?

Yes, there is a module that explains the exact process I go through to find a good niche to create a magazine.

Do I need my own content?

No, I will show you where to download both free content and images.

Do I need to buy any software to produce the magazine?

No, I will show where to download software that has a free 30 day trial – more than enough time to produce your first magazine and get it earning money.

What about getting traffic to my magazine?

If you decide to upload to Apple newsstand they already have huge traffic. I will also show you methods I have used to get visitors to my magazine.

Are there any other costs?

No, you can publish your magazine for free. The only cost is if you choose to publish on apple Newsstand (costs $99). This isn't necessary although is a great choice of platform.

Do I need to be a designer?

No, you don't need to be a designer. The lessons are design for a total beginner.

What if I want to produce a printed magazine should I buy this course?

Yes, the principles are the exact same. Just follow the course and when comes to output you will send to the printers rather than an online publishing platform.

Why should I buy this course rather than other magazine design courses on Udemy?

This course is designed by a professional magazine designer. Other courses may show you how produce a magazine but if the instructor is not a magazine designer there will be basic design mistakes.

Content and Overview

This course contains over 25 lectures and 1 hour 30 minutes of content. It is designed for anyone, regardless of experience level, who wishes to produce a magazine from concept right through to publishing the magazine on an online platform.

Students will learn the basics of Indesign that will enable them to produce a high quality magazine.

Simply put at the end of the course you will be able to produce a magazine from start to finish.

You'll know how to find a great unsaturated niche, produce the magazine in Indesign and what publishing platform to release your magazine on. Also included with course is Indesign magazine templates that will give an excellent head start in producing your first magazine.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Over 1 hour and 30 minutes of content over 29 lectures
  • How to find perfect niche to create your magazine around
  • Learn magazine design from a profession magazine page designer
  • Suitable for total beginners as you don't even need to own any software
  • Free Indesign magazine templates
  • Breaks the whole process down in to simple easy to understand steps

What are the requirements?

  • You don't need anything apart from a PC. I will show you where to download the design software for a free 30 day trial. That is more than enough time to produce your first magazine.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Design magazine pages in indesign
  • Avoid basic design mistakes when producing a magazine
  • Source free quality content and images for magazine
  • Produce finished magazine in a format acceptable to all major publishing platforms
  • Choose the correct traffic method to drive visitors to magazine

What is the target audience?

  • The course is designed for people who would like to learn how to design a magazine from start to finish. This includes what software to use (has a free 30 day trial) and how to produce high quality magazine. You will learn how to avoid basic design mistakes that you can only learn from a magazine page designer. This course is NOT a dedicated indesign course. It covers the basics you need to design pages in indesign but is aimed more as an A-Z for someone that would like to produce their own magazine from start to finish. It takes you on a journey from the initial idea for a magazine right through to where to publish to get your first subscriber.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Course introducion
Preview
02:44
Section 2: Niche selection
04:05

Niche research to find topic for your magazine. Students will be able to find niches without too much competition.

3 questions

Magazine topic selection

Section 3: Tools for the job
02:06

Explaining where to download indesign. Students will be download indesign for free for 30 days.

Section 4: Indesign overview
02:08

Explaining the page set up in indesign. Students will be able to produce a page plan ready to start their magazine.

03:03

Covering indesign libraries. Stundents will be able to save items to library.

03:08

Explaining the basic tools in indesign that will be needed to produce a magazine. Students will understand the tools needed to produce a basic page.

Indesign Overview quiz
3 questions
Section 5: Learning the basics
02:24

Understanding the basics. Students will be able to create, open and save pages.

05:05

Basic text formatting for magazine. Students will be able to change font size and font.

05:48

Headline and text formatting. Students will understand how to create a headline and text box.

03:42

Adding image to indesign page. Students will be able to add pictures to a page after this lesson.

03:29

Wrapping text around image. Students will be able to make text run around image.

03:45

Design tips and things to avoid in your magazine. Students will be able to produce a page without any basic errors.

00:14

Design tips slides

2 pages

PDF to help you with indesign

4 questions

Do you know the indesign basics?

Section 6: Content overview
03:20

Finding quality content for free. Stundents will be able to source quality content in any niche.

02:28

Finding images for free. Students will be able source quality images for free.

02:54

Finding join venture partners. Students will be able to find find JV partners to secure quality content for their magazine.

3 questions

Do you know where to legally get free content?

Section 7: Designing a simple page
12:42

Producing a basic page. Students will able to produce a basic magazine page.

Producing a page quiz
3 questions
Section 8: Templates overview
03:01

Getting to know the templates, Students know there way around the templates with this course.

09:02

Editing the templates with this course. Students will be able to edit the templates included with this course.

Templates quiz
3 questions
Section 9: Advertising
02:58

Adding advertising to page. Students will be able to add clickable affiliate links to their adverts.

Advertising quiz
2 questions
Section 10: Finishing the magazine
02:14

Finding proof readers. Students will be able to source proof readers if the need one for their magazine.

02:31

Outputting the finished magazine. Students will be able to produce a final magazine as a pdf.

Finishing the magazine
3 questions
Section 11: Marketing your magazine
05:42

Overview of facebook paid advertising. Students will be able to produce an advert on facebook paid avertising platform.

02:19

Overview of Reddit website. Students will be able to post to Reddit website.

02:24

Twitter to produce subscribers for magazine. Students will be able to build up a Twitter following and subscribers to magazine,

3 questions

Testing marketing knowledge

1 page

Other paid traffic sources

Section 12: Publishing platforms
05:02

Overview of publishing platforms. Students will be able to decide what platform best fits their needs.

Publishing quiz
3 questions
Section 13: Final thoughts
02:32

Final thoughts on course. Students will get final thoughts on whole course.

1 page

List of links that have been used in this course

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Instructor Biography

Craig Cook, Online Entrepreneur, trader and graphic designer

Craig has been involved in graphic design and marketing for 15 years. After graduating with a degree in media studies worked for some of the biggest newspapers and magazines in the UK.

For the last 8 years has been a designer and internet marketer and released a number of successful online courses.

My hobbies include football and sports betting.

Enjoys teaching greatly and also enjoys learning new skills.

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