Thousands of home-based entrepreneurs are making money selling used books online, but almost none of them have discovered an even more profitable “niche” market – selling old magazines online. The baby boomers, now in their 60s, are collecting magazines that bring back memories of their youth, and magazine issues from the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s are now a hot commodity. Prices are still reasonable – a copy of Life magazine from the 50s in good condition can be had for under $30.
How do you disassemble and clean the magazine? This is usually accomplished by slowly removing the floor plate from the bottom. Be careful because the spring is under a little tension. Remove the floor plate, spring and follower. Now clean the parts and the inside of the magazine with a brush and gun solvent to remove dirt, dust and fouling from magazine. Reassemble the magazine by reversing the procedure used to take it apart. If you feel you must use lube, use a dry lube.
Narrow your targets down to a listing of about 10 different magazines in a specific niche – You can write about your life as a parent or you can write about your technical knowledge and skills. It does not make a difference but you want to focus on a niche that is big enough where you will have 10 or more options but no so big that you will not be able to crack the competition.
One of the ways we have used magazines is to actually cut out the pictures themselves. (Make sure you buy the magazine please). You can then start a folder with these pictures. This process might only be a weekend but for many people they will collect months and month’s worth of issues, cutting out pictures of bathrooms they like and keeping them in their folder.
If you do this each month, like I do as a habit, you will note that eventually all the stories start looking the same. And each one of these science magazine seems to be trying to compete with the next. It is my personal opinion that these look at magazines are losing their grip, and they are becoming less scientific and more like “People Magazine,” the only difference is there are fewer pages.
We watch television news and read various websites that we know. By doing this, we will know so much but not everything. As, I said above, the television and news websites help us know the news in different categories but they do not help us know all the latest news in the particular category. Here, you may browse some more websites of your interest to know most of the latest updated news but how much time do you have and how many websites do you browse daily for latest news. Magazines help us by providing the latest news on the desired category.
Understand the needs of your chosen market. If you’ve decided to submit your portfolio of vintage car images then you need to work out fast which ones are saleable. Know your area of expertise and which images you would potentially find in a vintage car magazine. If you have doubts, you can be sure the editor will have too. So find out what the market needs and supply the demand.
I usually carry two spare magazines and I have one in my firearm. These are the cleanest, freshest magazines that I own. I load them with specific ammunition suited to the hunt or for personal protection.