Do you love to collect magazines? Have you ever made a profit selling them? Then you should write about it! All you have to do is spend some time on research and find the most popular “keywords” for this topic and build your articles around this subject. You can also write about the history of magazines to make it more interesting for your readers.
An even better option is to find writing contests. Many literary magazines run contests for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, offering awards, prize money, and publication. In winning a contest you win a few things: you now have a contest/award to put in your bio, you now have a magazine that published your work, and you earned some spending money in the process. This is a slam dunk.
Estate sales and garage sales are a great way to pick up old magazines in quantity for bargain prices. Most people have no idea of the value of old magazines and are glad to get a few dollars for a batch, relieved they didn’t have to haul them to the dump.
Cut them up. I typically hold on to an issue of a scrapbooking magazine for about six months. At that point, I leaf through it again, rip out any articles or layouts I want to save, and file them in my inspiration binders for later use. I know other scrapbookers who rip out their favorite inspiration pieces and paste them into idea journals. Don’t be afraid to take the ole’ Exacto knife to your magazines and keep only the parts you like.
When I was clearing out all of my old magazines, I did a little of both, I went through each magazine and tore out pages I thought I’d use in the future, and recycled the rest of the magazine. Just going through the magazines is something you can with your children. When I was going through my magazines, I tore pages out and placed them in a cardboard box, I turned 30 stacks of look at magazines into two cardboard boxes full of future craft supplies.
Most of the things I know about working out I learned from all women health magazines I subscribe to. For instance, I always thought that cardio workouts were the best ones for women. If you hit the treadmill ever day and stay on it for an hour or so, after a couple of months you’ll have a good body. On the contrary, I found out that strength training is just as important. The results will come much faster if you combine the two, and your body will be much more toned as well. I guess you can learn something new every day!
With so many magazines to choose from, you have to ensure that you’re reading only the best in the industry. It is very important that you know the different publishers of property magazines so that you can make the right pick. There are subscription rates available to those who want to get a regular copy of the magazine. If you want, you can also avail of electronic magazines. These are widely available online and you can pick one that publishes the best magazine issues.
The truth is it all comes down to sometimes making hard decisions and taking your business seriously. Revisit why you want to focus more on your business. Is it to have a secure retirement? A vacation? Time with your kids why they are young? Freedom to come and go as you please? After thinking about your “why” the magazines won’t seem as important anymore.