Readers’ tips are big business these days. More and more magazines are publishing them. Add to that the fact that for only a few words and a photo, you can earn up to £60 and readers’ tips are certainly not to be ignored.
A lot of the tips pages feature tips with or without a photo. For magazines which use photos, always send a photo if you can. It will catch the editor’s eye and make it stand out above those without. Ensure your photo is clear. A grainy shot of something resembling the text won’t be used.
The vast majority of tips published feature every day, simple ideas, which anyone can do e.g. one reader painted an old breadboard and turned it into a colourful house sign.
Whatever your tip, keep it short. A side of A4 paper explaining how to put your tip into action will be binned. Tips can be as short as 10 words long. Though, you won’t find many tips of more than 60 words published.
Your tip must be easy to follow. Anyone reading it has to be able to recreate it without difficulty. If you make your tip too complicated, the editor won’t use it.
Have a great weekend and here’s my Friday Funny to finish with: