Magazine Madness - YUMMommy

Magazine Madness

I'm going nuts over trying to decide if I should take a leap and start an online magazine.  It's something that I've been thinking about since before I found out I was pregnant.  Then after I got pregnant with Moo, I really started to dream of doing a magazine that combined all aspects of my life-motherhood, fashion, marriage, etc.  I realize that to some reading this I may sound nuts.

After all I've got this blog, my Etsy shop, two kids at home 24/7, a marriage and other stuff. But since I'm kicking my bad habit of procrastinating to the curb, I feel like I could make an honest of go this.  It's more like I need to make an honest go of this.  It's time that I get more serious about my YUMMommy/YUMMommies brand.

This is a legacy that I'm leaving to my kids one day.  I want to make sure that my legacy and work is something they will be proud to carry on and pass down to their kids.  I want to make my mark on this world beyond just being a blogger.  Most importantly, I want to help others fulfill their dreams of getting their voices out there.  

My JET Magazine feature opened so many doors and put me on so many people's radar that I need to pay it forward.  Plus, the upside to all of this is that I've site that where I can publish an online magazine for FREE! That way once I get everything aligned and ready to go for a test run, I'm not really losing any money.  And of course, there's always the old-fashioned way of using MS Publisher and converting it to a PDF.

Either way, I've been praying really hard about this and I think I'm finally building up the courage to start work on the first issue.  I know in my gut that this has the potential to be a success.  However, undertaking a task that will be so time consuming scares me.  Will I find the time to make it work?  How will others respond to this magazine?

Will I be able to find quality writers?  Sponsors?  Sometimes, the road to success is scary.  But the it's time to sink or swim.  And I really want to swim.

What would you like to see in a magazine?

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  1. I started one and although I love it it's hard for me one. I had writers but they quit because I guess they were not getting paid and they didn't have the time. I am contemplating giving mines up because I just can't do it alone. Good luck to you if you have any questions feel free to ask I have done 2 so far and I have some great resources.
    Kita www.saywhatuwanna.com

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    1. Yea, the fear of not having enough writers each month is what worries me the most. Thanks.

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  2. I would love to see mommy items, reviews maybe? techniques on how to deal with certain stages for example, my youngest is tearing our house apart so we are trying to figure out a way to child proof without making our home nonfunctional.

    You can totally do this, it sounds like it is your passion and you should go for it.

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    1. Lol. My youngest is tearing our spot to bits too it seems. Thanks for the support!

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  3. I started a print magazine...and LOVE doing it...Unfortunately we have the print cost so we HAVE to have advertisers...and I am not a sales person, so you can imagine how that is going...We are on our fourth issue...I love doing it...I think you should totally do your online mag...LOTS of people want to be published in a mag so I think that won't be a problem at all....Totally go for it!

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    1. Thanks Katie! And congrats on the 4th issue! I am definitely hoping to find some good quality writers on a monthly basis.

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