For a couple of years now I have had an idea for a magazine I wanted to create ‘someday’ called Life Is Short Magazine. So when I created my magazine training website www.howtocreateanonlinemagazine.com, I thought a fun way to show you how to create a magazine would be for me to create a completely new project and show you how it develops from month to month.
I started Life Is Short Magazine’s creation about two months ago and dipped in and out of it.
Then I became obsessed with it.
That’s what happens when you create a new
baby magazine – you’ll see.
So it has now morphed into a completely seperate entity in its own right, but I’m still going to share it’s progress with you.
So here’s how to start a new online magazine project:
The first thing you need to do is set up a website where your magazine will live. The best platform to use to set up a website is WordPress. If you don’t know how to create a website in WordPress, I have a step by step dummy’s guide on how to do it. It’s well worth the $47 as you will have your very own website set up within a couple of hours. CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED!
Once you have your website set up, you need to install Google Analytics – this is free to do and again it’s another thing you will become obsessed with. It’s a great way to see what people are viewing in your magazine, how many people visit your site, etc. and it’s all good honest stuff that you can share with potential advertisers, if advertising is something you are thinking of including in your magazine.
I installed analytics yesterday. Here’s the results:
Yes… as you can see I have had one visitor, but it was a unique visitor … me.
I can’t imagine that advertisers are going to beating a path to my door any day soon with those stats. So over the coming months we’ll see how we can up this figure with online marketing.
You can help get me started with better stats, by visiting my new magazine’s website www.lifeisshortmagazine.com, have a browse around and sign up for your free subscription.
Here’s hoping my screen shot won’t be so lonesome next month!