Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:07 pm
Let's get some answers.
Our average issue is around 150 pages (that includes that first issue). We increased pretty quickly. We've had a couple in the 180 page range.
The reason for the monthly product is it feels more like a magazine. If it was just a membership site with evergreen information it would be more like a blog. People in my niche won't pay for blogs, but they will pay (for basically the same information) in a magazine. It's about formatting products into a form people are comfortable and familiar with.
There is no difference between a monthly and yearly subscription access. They both get access to all issues and can login from the login page.
We actually have 4 active sites. One is a sales site for our printed materials. We are building a new site that will roll out this summer. Its for the book I'm writing. It's another big project.
I do have a large team. We have about 30 contributors to the magazine. I have a full time VA who handles just about everything including design. I have 6 part time VA's that work on everything from Social Media to proofreading.
By the end of the year I hope to have a full time marketing assistant.
Thanks for the kind words. It really was a good launch. (They haven't all gone that well.) I would definitely use every means available to start the launch countdown. Facebook is harder these days, but I'd still do it. It's the go to place for my niche.
Where you promote totally depends on where your target audience is. If you are marketing to professionals, you'll probably want to be on Linkedin. It's all about where the people are. For me, that's Facebook.
When it comes to pricing, look at the competition. That's where to start. It was hard for me, because I have no completion so I winged it.
I hope that helps,