I'm looking to start a new online magazine. Anybody have experience with that? What advice/thoughts can you share?
I am researching again for a project I set aside when the health crisis hit in March 2020.
I live and work in Hanover Maryland. I have registrations for two domains (neither is live, posted to show branding thoughts):
If you check the domain registration info you will find I have been researching this project for several years.
I established social media (instagram & twitter) accounts with similar names to the domain name.
Maryland Live Casino and Arundel Mills mall (largest mall in Maryland) are located in Hanover, MD. The area also boasts a real estate market that is notable.
Plans were to highlight area businesses, entertainment, real estate and shopping. The local residential community is rather transient, perhaps due to the proximity of a military base and the NSA, so not a major area the magazine would cover.
I like mlhamptons.com and wanted something similar for hanover, md. Yes, I agree mlhamptons is very community intense insofar as the people who reside there. I also like a local magazine out of Annapolis (whatsupmagazine) and thought of asking their staff if they would be interested.
If I can get it going, the many area hotels and businesses maybe interested in advertising. I have lots of ideas, however worried about my lack of experience in this area.
A new online magazine? Is this hard? What is your experience? Any thoughts about this project?