How to create a profitable magazine with Google Slides
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How to create a profitable magazine with Google Slides

I have made it my favorite free alternative to Indesign and Quark. I will show you how.
4.4 (128 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
4,948 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2015
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Price: Free
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Create a Magazine, which includes cover page, table of contents, colophon and body.
  • Have your app published to the top app markets
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  • What type of magazine they would like to start or work on.
  • Create a Google account or utilize current Google account to access Slides.

The following course, "How to Create a Profitable Magazine with Google Slides", is a simple course that shows you how you could utilize Google Slides for more than just creating presentations. You will learn how to create a magazine and turn it into an app for IOS and Android.

This course is for anyone who usually uses Indesign or Quark for publishing or any other desktop publishing program as a matter of fact. One of the key features is that there could be any number of users working on a design or a publication at the same time, and all for free.

There are over 10 video lectures showing you step by step how to get info on starting a magazine, acquiring images, drawing thumbnails, to exporting files for an app. You will also get a resource list with templates and other useful information.

This course is under an hour, exactly 49 minutes of video with the remaining time being spend reading the resource list.

If you would like to learn how make a magazine and better yet, learn how to use Google Slides as a Desktop Publishing tool, then this course is for you.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who want the power of indesign or quark but cannot afford it.
  • Anyone who would like a free and easy to use program.
  • Anyone who would like to create residual income on a very low budget.
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Curriculum For This Course
Lesson Introduction
2 Lectures 03:20
  1. You will be introduced to the instructor as well as the course.
  2. You will learn of what to expect from course
Intro Video

  1. You will be surprised at which Google product is being used, but you won't be disappointed.
  2. Introduced to basic features of Slides.
Introduce the Main Google product to be used, Get Ideas for a Magazine.
Lesson and Project Pre-Planning
4 Lectures 10:37
  1. Drawing thumbnails, whether by yourself or a professional, is well worth it. Helps in avoiding headaches.
  2. P.S. You do not have to be a great artist.
  3. I will show you how I drew my thumbnails.
  4. Bonus thumbnail template added to the resource section.
Draw thumbnails of CoverPage

We will continue in drawing thumbnails. The main thumbnail that we will focus on will be the colophon and table of contents.

Draw Thumbnails of Colophon and Table of Contents.

Every magazine needs good articles. We will continue to draw thumbnails, specifically article body thumbnails.

Draw thumbnails of Article Body

  1. I will share where I acquire my photos and how I got the deal.
  2. You will learn of paid of free sites for stock photos.
  3. You will also learn about the proper way to give credits to the photographer.
Acquire Photos
Design your Magazine
6 Lectures 25:37
  1. It is good to do a font check, which is basically you checking your favorite fonts to make sure that it exports nicely.
  2. Because you are using a Google product, you will have access to vast library of quality fonts.
Font Check (Small task, but very important)

  1. Get to know the beauty and power of your master page. You will fall in love with it.
  2. You will learn about creating guides for neatness and consistency.
  3. Add your background image once and it will be on every page.
Design Your Master Page

  1. A cover page could pull a prospective reader to get your magazine or pass it. The better it is, the better your chance of success.
Design your Cover Page

During the designing lecture for the cover page, the feature to add photo by snapshot was not functioning properly, therefore this lecture covers it in detail.

Cover Page Continued: Add image by snapshot.

  1. We will design the table of contents as well as the colophon.
  2. We will refer to the thumbnail sketches that were done earlier.
Design Table of Contents and Colophon

  1. We will create a sample from the thumbnails that were drawn earlier.
  2. Please feel free to create more samples.
Design Main Article Body
Turn Magazine into an app
2 Lectures 07:27

After working on your magazine and making it just right, it is time to export your masterpiece as a PDF.

Export Magazine as a PDF

1. Do you know that you could make your exported pdf into an app.

2. We will not only export the mag, we will also upload it to the app making site.

Introducing Presspad App
Closing Section
1 Lecture 00:00
Thank you for your participation.
1 page
Bonus: Valentine's Day Special Lecture
1 Lecture 04:17

1. This lecture is a special for valentine's day.

2. We will use Google Slides to create a photo greeting as a gift.

3. I have made the template for the design available for you to copy and use. (Link is in external resources)


Create a customized Valentine's Day Photo Greeting
About the Instructor
Murice Damion Miller
4.4 Average rating
127 Reviews
4,948 Students
1 Course
The Best Education for Practical Living

In short, I love God, my family (wife, children, and relatives), love my friends, and I love people in general.

Seems odd right, I love everyone. Yes, I was blessed to be raised by a praying mother who loves people, even those who have treated her badly. I seek to share that love with my wife, my sons, and others as well.

Part of that love is helping others avoid and or get out of debt. I am working on that aspect for myself also, specifically student loans, by venturing into entrepreneurship. My master plan is already in place. I have created a magazine that was years in planning, Edensplan, and this course is a key part of it as well. I am inviting you to join me as I show you step by step how I created countless graphical designs from business cards, to brochures, to wedding invitations.