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Magazines attract a varied audience. The readers tend to look for something specific. It can be because of the cover model, which may be their favorite celebrity or a link to an article of interest, among other reasons.

Editors understand their target audience and provide value for the time and money. Have you ever bought a magazine only to notice that it was never worth the money?

Similarly, you can buy a magazine and become a loyal customer looking forward to every publication.

The difference between the two is that the first one never found what was interesting while the second one gets what they need from the publication.

If you can master your readers’ expectations, you will stay afloat in the print media industry. If not, it’s a matter of time before you register losses due to diminishing sales.

How do you know what entices the reader? Here are a few tips to help you choose the best content to maintain readers’ loyalty

  1. Get to know your audience in terms of their likes and dislikes
  2. Create solution-based content
  3. Get ideas from your testimonials column- listen to your readers
  4. Vary the content to suit all ages and generations
  5. Update yourself with trends in social networks to give you a tip on what to publish
  6. Talk of trends in the industry- factual information

With all these in mind, you register more customers in your subscription list who would love to have a copy of every magazine you produce.

As part of solving problems, entrepreneurship is a topic loved by many. Everyone wants to become their own boss.

Why not feature essential hands-on skills to guide your magazine fans of other ways of increasing their income?

Electrical work

Electricity is part of us. Most of the home appliances are powered by it. Burnt fuses and electrical devices failure is a normal thing in home electronics.

Calling electricians all the time to make minor repairs which you can do with basic skills wastes your time and your money.

We are in an advanced digital era; everything is on the web, including how to replace a fuse. Your work is to show interest; that alone attracts you to search for free or paid online classes on basic electrical systems to help you handle minor electric repairs for your device. Invest in the primary electrical toolbox, and the journey begins.

Woodwork

Look around you; can you fail to notice a woodwork design? Wood is a raw material responsible for beautifying our houses.

Do you know what it takes to have that beautiful furniture in place? If no, know that it involves a lot of skills in using woodwork tools.

Others are multifunctional, while others are monofunctional. In case you want to venture into the woodwork, a must-have power tool is the angle grinder.

It’s a device that can cut, polish, sand, grind, and polish. Just in case you have no idea about the features to look for in this tool, go for one with a spindle lock.

 It’s a safety measure for beginners using the angle grinder.  

Welding

Wood and metal are supplementary materials for interiors and construction. Although wood is an old concept, metalwork tends to override the use of timber due to climate change issues.

In the publishing house, your chair is made of metal. The simple joining of metals requires special skills to come up with the designs acceptable by many in the industry.

 Metalwork is a must-have skill for every individual, for the following reasons.

  • Promotes healthy living
  • Sharpens your intelligence quotient
  • Promotes a focussed mind
  • Equips you with essential soft skills- patience, hard work and commitment
  • Supports team spirit

Interior design

The introverts who love their space and want to spend time at home can try their hand in interior decor.

 It’s one skill that people earn good money while at it. As simple as it may look, it needs passion; however, other individuals who opt to try décor as an acquired skill have still been successful in the career.

If you love colors and making wherever you are neat and beautiful by making a few changes, you are an interior designer in the making.

Save time and money by creating DIY projects at home or for the office and see how it goes. It can be the beginning of a flourishing career. You never know what you have until you make an effort to appreciate the work of your hands.

Freelancing

Are you tired of your boss? Do you want to become your boss? If yes, then try your hand in freelancing.

Several companies are out there looking for people to handle tasks for them at a fee. Some of the freelancing skills you can offer include.

  • Social media management
  • Virtual Assisting
  • Content writing/copywriting
  • Graphic designing
  • Website development

In short, anything you can do from a computer is a skill relevant to the freelancing business. One advantage of freelancing is the fact that you can work from your remote location.

Secondly, you have full control over your time, instead of the 8-5 kind of work. The flexibility in online work makes it an ideal way to earn extra income at the comfort of your home.

With all the advantages, it’s important to note that it’s not a get-rich-quick kind of work. Your hard work and quality of services dictate your success.# Such an article on hands-on skills is relevant to your audience since you open their mind to think beyond their schedule and start something as a hobby or t help them earn more money.

June 30, 2020 / admin