Journalism today is represented by a huge number of media, each of which attracts with its own characteristics. Glossy magazines are still popular, they cover interesting topics and beckon with bright pictures. Many journalists dream of writing a column in them.
Decide on the topic of your future column. Before proceeding with the rest of the steps, decide what you will write about. Observe certain criteria: it should be interesting to you, relevant to those around you, you should understand the subject and be able to present any information on the topic in an interesting and high-quality manner.
Create a competent resume and send it out to those magazines that you think might be interested in your topic. Magazines should have at least a section on your topic. Match your style with the style of the magazine, if they are diametrically opposed, you are unlikely to be able to collaborate. In your resume, indicate your work experience, be sure to attach several articles and links to those that have already been published.
Stay on topic. Once you get a column, develop the topic, but don't jump off of it. For example, if you write about travel, you won't be able to switch to recipes. But to tell about the cuisines of the world - please. If you feel that you have exhausted your knowledge of the topic, it is better to abandon the column or talk to the editor about changing the topic and moving to a new level of communication with the reader.
Update your knowledge. Constantly strive to keep your column up-to-date, read and learn from any source about news in your area of interest. This approach will help retain the reader, acquire new ones, and expand the column over time.
Connect with your readers. Be sure to include your contact information, such as email, at the end of each column. Ask readers to contact you on any question of interest, in order to leave a review or correct your work. Thus, you will be able to see your mistakes, have an idea of the readers and their activity.