These days, anyone can be an online publisher. That is not to say, however, that anyone can be successful as an online publisher. The tools are there. The costs are (relatively) low. The path to success, however, is not open to everyone.
That’s a dose of reality for you. Now, for a bit of good news: while success is not inherent in online publishing, with a little hard work and application of knowledge, you can still get where you want to go in this realm.
If you’re new to the world of online publishing, here are three essential considerations that will propel you on the road to success. Continue reading
The world of online publishing is in a constant flux, with changes often happening more quickly than one can keep up. That’s not to say that an online publisher has no chance of making it – it’s just that you have to be constantly open to change and ready to adapt.
One of the prevailing concerns that can hinder your online publishing business is privacy and/or security. We know that governments have been keeping tabs on online traffic, and whatever the nature of your content may be, who is to say that you are safe from prosecution? If this concern has been weighing heavily on your mind, then maybe it’s time you took a look at a workable solution that can free your time so that you can focus on the essence of your business: publishing.
Perhaps the most effective solution to this is getting a VPN service. Continue reading
I grew up in a very conservative environment, with my parents sometimes taking the extreme. Our home never had a TV, not until I was an adult and decided to give my parents a clunky 25-inch CRT (which was cool back in the day) as a present.
TV has gone such a long way, but there are camps saying that it is going into obsolescence, if it hasn’t already.
Even back in 2008, there was this thought-provoking TED talk by Peter Hirshberg. His talk is titled “The Web and TV, a sibling rivalry”, and its basic premise is that the web is so much more than “better TV.” Here’s the video, if you have time to view it. Continue reading
A growing number of people prefer to read news, do their research and find out about other information online. This is one of the major reasons why sales for print magazines today are on the decline.
Recent reports revealed that sales for popular magazines such as Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Elle and The Oprah Magazine suffered drop in double digits. Experts agree that majority of consumers these days prefer to use the digital format. Other than the internet, many are using the tablets to read books and browse other information.
This should encourage publishers to produce more web content moving forward. But experts point out they should not aspire to get paid for the articles they share as many consumers are not open to paying for information which they can get for free from other quality sources.
Publishers, authors and business owners should then think about sharing their content free of charge.