Some times we think, I would like to start my own business, but we usually think about a Restaurant, Super Market, Online Store, Clothes Store, etc. but, we never consider a Magazine as a Business to start. Let me tell you that I have been three years with this business and I'm doing very well, and it can only get better, of course I work hard and I try to take care of my clients, but it is a very easy job, and I make very good money. In this course I teach you how to start your own Magazine in your city, Advertising Local Businesses and Making money with it. With this course You will be able to Manage, Design and Distribute your Magazine, although, you can hire some people insofar as your magazine progress. So let's take a very good attitude and decide for something different and very Profitable.
I Introduce you my Magazine Hola Tucson, you are more than welcome to check my Website www.HolaTucsonMagazine.com to see the Online Version (We are working on updates with the website, sorry guys!)
Please take a few seconds to introduce yourself and let us know where are you from, you don't need to give details, just your name and the name of your city and if you guys have some Ideas about what your Magazine is gonna be about, Thanks! JOIN THE COMMUNITY
Everything about Registering your Magazine as a Business in your City.
Things that we need to know before to start, Open a Business Bank Account, be prepared to recieve payments with card, etc.
Overview about your Magazine, as a business, Analysis of the Market in your city and how to Proceed and what to expect.
Understand Sales as a very fundamental part of every business, especially for a Magazine, so, what we need to know about it, and how we channel our efforts.
How to approach a potential client, how to identify a client for our magazine?
This method turned out to be very effective when selling ads for my Magazine and it could be your first Method, of course you can add steps and remove those that don not apply for your city of the type of your Magazine.
Tell me what is the right Answer!
Tell me the right thing to do
Take a Look to my Media Kit
Do we need a DSLR or a Professional Camera?
We have to gather people with experience on Sales, so I will give you some Ideas how to get the right people for this job.
The Sales Rep is an Extension of you and is representing your Magazine, So, What to have in mind when getting people to sell ads for our Magazine.
Don't Make the same mistakes, that I made!
How to determine how much to charge for an ad on our Magazine? It depends on several factors.
I will give you how to make as much money as we can with the most Important part of a Magazine: The Cover.
Managing a good Public Relation will increase the trust of people in our Magazine.
How and when we are going to get the payment? When are we going to pay the commission to the sales rep?
I will give you an Idea that can become the concept of your Magazine.
Trade and Exchange is a good idea!
We can get more than money for the ads.
Introduction to Design with Photoshop CS6 and InDesign CS6.
I show you, the way I have Organized my stuff, so you can have an idea how to do it, so you can manage yourself on this, I will just let you take a look to my files and folders.
Get Familiar with Photoshop CS6 Interface
How to Change the Style of some Layers, this can help to look very nice our Ads!
Images and Articles are very Important for our Magazine, so I will give you some sources where you can get that Material to add content to your Magazine.
There is a very easy way to get a Professional Photographer to work for us with NO COST!
How to Place an Article or Images and Pictures on our Magazine with InDesign CS6.
The Directory is a Very important part of our Magazine, because people know about the people that is behind our Magazine, like Editor, Sale Representatives, Designer, etc.
The Website of the Magazine is very important and help us to be ON LINE! so we can have an On Line Version of our Magazine.
Facebook Ads will be very important to create a network of followers for our Social Networks Links, we need to keep in mind that we need to be posting everyday, I'll tell you how.
What do we have to consider when choosing a Printing Company.
Number of Pages, Sizes of the Magazine and Quality of paper.
Work with your Clients, according to the deadlines with the Printing Company.
We need a car, of course, but, what else?
Let's make a Map in Google to Organize our Distribution Points.
Learn not only to Design Websites, but to Manage a Web Design Business with this Complete Course.
Let's Put our Project in perspective ans see if it's possible.
When I entered to the University, I used to design websites and make money with it, So, HTML was useful, but I met new friends, Corel Draw, Freehand, Fireworks, Flash and Dreamweaver, that's when the Magic Happened! (at least For me!)
When I Finished Business Management I came to Tucson, AZ and studied some Web Design along with other Developer courses, and knew from the bottom of my hear that Web Design and Computer Science was the love of my Life!
I built some apps and started making money with them, at the same time I had a Part time job as a Server in a Restaurant and I was a Freelancer, building Websites and other Graphic design stuff.
I had a Website named Tucsondenoche.com, it was a very good business for me, I used to go to the Night Clubs to take pictures of the People in the Club and then post the pictures on my Website, so, people used to go to the website to see the pictures and share them on their Facebook page, etc. it was good because I used to have a lot of local traffic thru my website and I used to advertised many local businesses, so it was Good!
Finally, since I had a lot of connections with local business owners, I created this Magazine Hola Tucson and That’s what I do now for a living, and I’m very thankful because is a very good job, I’m my own boss, I manage my time the way I want and is a very good business.