Almost exactly 5 years ago this month I was searching. I didn’t know exactly what I was searching for, but I was searching for something. I was searching for a way to make a little money on the Internet.
But Dad, you already had a successful website, wasn’t that enough?
What do you know about it Pigment? You hadn’t even been dreamed up yet.
I’ve been in your head for over 18 months now. I have learned a thing or two.
Fair point. Yes, I had a successful website. It got a lot of traffic, but the money wasn’t very good. I had been using Google ads on the site, and all of the sudden they weren’t paying very much. I mean like in 6 months from pretty good to almost nothing.
I needed some more income so I could retire and not have to take another job.
So the search went on.
Dad's Big Idea
All of Dad's favorites and more make it into the monthly magazine - Photo by Brett Svenson
Around July 2013, I ran across a software program that could teach you to build an online magazine app. That got my attention. iPads were newish and Apple had recently opened the Apple Newsstand. This program was all about building a magazine specifically for the Apple Newsstand.
I’m a sucker for almost anything that has to do with Apple. I like doing things on the Internet. I had more than enough ideas for a magazine all about WDW, and even some writer and photographer friends to help me do it. Plus, there wasn’t really any competition. There were a couple of theme park print magazines, but not really anything in the digital space. It sounded too good to be true.
So I studied and studied some more. I almost didn’t buy the software. It was very expensive. But finally, I pulled the trigger and WDW Magazine was born.
That’s right: me, Dad, Carl Trent, Disney fan, and all around good guy. I am the brains, the brawn, the dreamer, the owner and publisher of WDW Magazine. (Bows to the cheering crowds.)
Over the last 5 years, WDW Magazine has grown into the biggest, prettiest, most amazing digital magazine about Walt Disney World on the planet!
Hey Dad, isn’t it the only-est digital magazine about Walt Disney World on the planet?
Nobody asked you to speak Pigment.
Just doing my job…
Go do it somewhere else.
What was I saying before I was so rudely interrupted? Oh, yeah. Biggest, baddest Magazine…
I’m a little biased, but I think WDW Magazine is really good.
He is a lot biased, but he’s right. It is really good.
Thank you, Pigment.
Enter WDW Magazine
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On October 2, 2013 the first issue of WDW Magazine was published on Apple Newsstand. It was a great day. We sold 46 magazines that day and the rest as they say is history.