Monday, November 16, 2015

Writing for a Magazine Publishing (part 1 of 2)

All of us have our own way of making ends meet. Some people work a nine to five job while others earn sales commissions by recruiting others to work for them. But if selling is not your niche and writing happens to be it, perhaps you should write for a magazine Publishing.

Most magazines hire people who graduated with a degree in Journalism. But it takes a special skill to write about airplanes, cars, medicine and computers. This is where you come in because if you are knowledgeable about any of these topics, a magazine publication would like to get your input and have this published.

Are you well compensated while working for a magazine publication? A lot of people say yes. Just to give you an idea, some companies who make brochures and fact sheets pay writers from $50 to $1000 per project.  A blogger is could be paid per word, by the hour or per project that could also translate to thousands of dollars.

These rates vary on several factors namely where the article will be published if it is print or online, the kind of article being written, word count, number of pages and if there will be diagrams or images included.

For writers who are required to add images to their articles, the rates will also vary because this will be assessed by an article editor and a photographic editor.

If you are able to work for them for quite some time, naturally the rate will be higher. You may even be able to demand how much you want to be paid. This is not applicable to a newcomer because he or she has to prove themselves first. They will have to prove their writing abilities and eventually build up their own portfolio so they too can negotiate how much they will be paid.

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