As an online writer for such publications as Yahoo and Examiner, I consider my nearly 10-year web-writing career as a fortuitous accident – that’s if I believed in accidents. It may have been President Abraham Lincoln who first famously quoted, “There are no accidents.” Anyway, this writer began to publish words online using Blogger.com, and then only as a way to provide editors with an easy-to-deliver link to my writing to help them make hiring decisions. Even with technical expertise, however, content creators may still find it difficult to figure out how to use sites like Blogger, WordPress and other content management systems to upload photos and articles that they can then freely share with or even sell to readers.
Enter websites like Joomag to fill the knowledge gap and solve the problem. They are a website that offers a solution for people who are aching to see their wisdom spread across the world wide web, but don’t know how to get it there in a beautiful format without needing to know complex developer programming languages and styles.
Technology like Joomag represents what was missing in the chasm created by folks who know how to type content in a Microsoft Word document or a PDF file, but don’t know how to get it published online in a pretty format that makes them appear professional. Online publications no longer need be stunted via intimidation by complex publishing steps.
At its very basic format, the site allows writers to simply supply their content and have Joomag take it from there and fulfill all the nitty-gritty techie details – or, for more advanced users who like to try their hands at publishing posts, they offer that option as well. Therefore, a sole entrepreneur seeking to launch a publication can find exactly what they need, in the same manner that an owner of a large firm can have their corporate publication desires filled as well.
Selling your words online via a magazine
Another one of my attempts at online publication involved creating a magazine for moms using a free Microsoft website service years ago. The whole process was a little daunting, if not a wonderful learning experience. Creating the articles and uploading photos was fun, but finding a seamless payment solution and attracting readers and advertising the online mag was difficult. Needless to say, it folded before it officially launched.
Joomag addresses this distribution and sales conundrum as well, by offering various packages that run the gamut from basic editing and embedding services all the way up to platinum packages that cover branding concerns, email lists and magazine sales. It makes sense that the website service has become a hit, enjoying more than 100,000 publishers and growing in leaps and bounds.
Apparently, there are many voices out in the general population that want to be heard online – and are grateful they no longer need to be stopped by ignorance of technical details.