For veterans and newcomers alike, once your article has been approved, do not think that the job is finished. Most often than not, some things will have to be revised so be prepared to edit.
If the article you wrote is not approved, find out why so you can improve your writing skills. Getting feedback is better than not getting any.
Also try to submit this elsewhere so all the hard work you did in doing the necessary research does not go to waste.
Some people find it easier to write for a newspaper than a magazine publication because of the larger circulation size. People who have tried both say that the pay rate is not that far apart. You just have to work for it.
Once you have landed a nice writing job for a magazine publication, the trick now is to keep it. The only way this can be done is by maintaining consistency in your work.
So should you write for any magazine publication? This depends if you share the same interests. If you don’t, perhaps you should work for someone one else. If you have a magazine in mind, it is best to read as many copies of that magazine as possible so you know how they work and who their target audience is.
If the editor likes what you did, the title of your article may just get on the front cover and this could be the start of something big in magazine Publishing.