A home business magazine might be an opportunity for you, especially if you have sales, marketing and/or publication industry experience.
Contrary to the predictions about digital completely replacing the physical such as paper, it is yet to happen and there are still times when a printed copy is desirable.
I have personally seen three good examples where an individual has been able to build a home based business magazine from nothing! You will learn more about this as you get further down the page.
It doesn't have to be a magazine about home business; although this may be an idea in itself.
You just need to find a niche area that you can create a magazine for, and go from there.
Identifying your target market is very important before you really get started.
Once you know who you are looking for as readers, then you need to think about the next stage.
You will also need to think about potential advertisers.
This is not necessarily a situation where you are selling the publication - although that is a possibility too.
You will most likely be making money from advertisers, but ideas and opportunities change so never completely discount an idea that will bring in income.
Finding willing readers and getting the magazine to them is essential for your success, and the satisfaction and success of your advertisers.
Advertising sales will be one of the main sources of income.
You will need to be able to sell your concept to other business owners so they will confidently invest in advertising in your magazine.
The first time may well be the hardest, and the success or otherwise of the first publication will lay the foundation moving forward.
It may be necessary to find a suitable printer that can work with you on time frames, and your budget.
Not all printers are created equal!
It may also be possible to print it yourself depending on what your vision of the final product is.
Another consideration is whether you need to print at all. Maybe your opportunity is an online home based magazine?
Think about the places you want it to be available.
Think about how you will distribute your magazine.