Rie Neuchs is a Danish Photographer that uses Jilster to showcase her photography. “You were exactly what I was looking for. I made a test magazine at first and the quality was stunning.” Creating a magazine for business is easy with the online magazine editor.
The purpose of the magazine
“As a professional photographer, I need to have some top quality materials of some of my work. My thoughts with the magazine was to catch new potential clients’ interest. In a world where everything is online it’s more than nice to get a real piece in your hands, I think. A piece in top quality – which jilster successfully makes :-)”
“Very positive! Both new and old clients complimented the magazine – and yes – it already opened new doors :-). Also my friends and family like it.”
Tips from Rie
“Take your time when you are doing creative work… Sometimes new things and ideas will come up when you take your time in a creative process. At first I thought my magazine would be 10 pages.. It ended up being 32 and with much more stuff than what I was originally thinking.”
Will you make more magazines?
“Yes I will. It’s easy to work with jilster, you have your magazine online – best of all – the quality is fantastic! The staff at jilster is also very helpful if you have any questions”
Be sure to visit Photographer Rie Neuchs’ website at www.rieneuchs.dk, and take a look at her magazine below.
Djamila made a magazine for Beatrice San Francisco, a clothing line she distributes in Ibiza, Spain. She was looking for a way to create her own business promotion. Now, she’s sharing her message with the world. She has created a magazine that showcases her company’s products.
A multi-purpose tool for every kind of magazine
This is the second time she’s made a fashion catalog for BSF; Beatrice San Francisco. We love the magazine, the fashion, and Ibiza, so we couldn’t resist reaching out to Djamila to find out more.
She says when they found Jilster they immediately liked it. They’ve made magazines to promote their collections, but they make magazines for personal purposes as well.
“We want to show our new BSF collection for 2015 and send them to our shops! Actually we also use Jilster to make private magazines as a present. People are always happy about a special, creative gift.”
As for the reaction to their magazines: “The reaction was very good with the last magazine we did for 2014 and the new one didn’t arrive yet. But we know the reaction will be good!”
Recommended for Business
“We recommend Jilster because its easy to use, professional, good quality, good price and fun to make it. We will go on with Jilster. Soon we will do our BSF men magazine! ”
We look forward to seeing the BSF men’s collection magazine.
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A few weeks ago we came across a very special magazine. We decided to approach the editor of the magazine to ask them some questions. The result is a beautiful story of family, love and togetherness.
We’d like to thank Erin Kiniry for sharing her Jilster story with us and hope all our members enjoy this wonderful tale as much as we do!
How did you find out about Jilster?
“I found out about Jilster one sunny afternoon in California while I was drinking my morning cup of coffee outside, admiring my flower garden. A thought came into my mind regarding how neat it would be to start a personal family magazine because my family is rather large (6 sisters + Mom and Dad) and we are always doing crazy things-both on our own and together-and I realized I needed to document these moments. So, I wandered into my office, sat down, and Googled “online magazine creator,” crossing my fingers and hoping that something legit would pop up. And it did! There I found Jilster. Nervous, because I had no idea if it was real or not, I snooped around the site a bit, and eventually determined it was real, and really cute! I decided to take a chance with this new thing I came across, and WOW AM I GLAD I DID!”
Who/What is the magazine for?
“I created this magazine as a Christmas morning gift to my family- one copy for each sister (6) and one for both my wonderful Mother and generous Father.”
What were the reactions of others to your magazine?
“One sister cried she loved it so much, and slowly as everyone sat down comfortably to read, the room fell silent with patient eyes and happy hearts as they remembered the adventures of the current years days. All that I could hear was the crackling fire log, oh, and the sniffles from the youngest sister as she read the bit about how much I love her. Needless to say, it was a hit. A gift that will truly give for a lifetime. It waits on your shelf, just waiting to be opened if one is in need of a happy memory.”
Do you have any tips you’d like to share with our other users?
“I would start early. Give yourself a lot of time to really make it what you dreamed of originally. I gave myself about 3-4 months and worked on it a little bit everyday. Not only was it a great gift, but it gave me something fun and creative to do everyday when I felt like working on it. I had such a blast actually designing it and gathering my content! It was a fun project, and now after seeing everyone’s reactions, well…it’s even more fun.”
Will you continue to use Jilster in the future, and why?
“YES. I plan on making this my Christmas morning tradition, that way, in the far future, I will have several different magazines in chronological order highlighting all the wonderful memories that me and my family create. It is a unique and creative way to store those treasured memories and adventures, or little moments, that we don’t want to forget as human beings.”
“I would like to add that the customer services was marvelous as well. I had a few questions and it wasn’t long until I had a proper email with proper help. Oh, and my magazines arrived nicely with no tears or rips or other problems. Thank you for putting together a software program that allows people of the WORLD to use (I noticed you work with lots of different languages), not just those of your own country. That is very cool. I’m impressed! Thanks Jilster!”
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Tre Martin and the former Kerry Pugh got engaged on January 1st, 2013 and really started planning their wedding in the Fall of 2013. This is their story.
“I came across a Martha Stewart magazine that had an article about “wedding newspapers” for guests that I thought was pretty cool. The only thing was that I thought people would throw away newspapers, since that’s what people do with newspapers.
So then I did a search for “making your own wedding magazine“ and I came across Jilster. It totally fit the theme of our wedding since we were doing a “Pan Am Airline” themed celebration and we wanted to make a “In-flight Magazine” for our guests.
It was a total hit and everyone loved it! Matter of fact — my parents want me to print more so they can give them to all our friends! So what I will do is add about eight more pages to our magazine and create a “post-honeymoon edition.” Jilster is amazing!
In-Flight Wedding Magazine
The title of their magazine is Tre and Kerry In-Flight Magazine, and they made it together. The magazine was given to their guests at their wedding on June 21st, 2014.
Tre, when asked about the best page of the magazine: Easily the front page! It looks so professional! Everyone thought we had it made by professionals! It was a total attention-getter!
They’ve got some tips for future magazine makers. They wanted their magazine to be perfect and they want yours to be too! “Start early and edit often — let another outside party edit your magazine because you won’t see all of your mistakes and misspellings!”
This isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from the Martins: “Once we complete the “post-honeymoon edition” of the Tre and Kerry In-Flight Magazine, we will order it and send you back a picture of us receiving it!”
Working together is one of the best parts of making a magazine. The Mankowski family did just that. Together, they made a magazine for their grandmother. The entire family spent time together to create a beautiful gift for this important person in the family.
A gift for Grandmother
The title of the magazine is MANKOZINE; a play on their family name; Mankowski. Julie told us the magazine was made as a special gift for her grandmother. A thank you for all that she has done for their massive family. Together with her 20 cousins, she started work on a very special magazine.
She says her experience making the magazine was fantastic. “Got to bond with my family while making it, and it was so easy to do! My personal favorite page was a two-page spread titled “Dear Grandma” that had thought bubbles from all of her grandchildren with messages to her. The pages had pretty pink roses in the background and a ‘camera film reel’ of miscellaneous pictures of us with her.”
Julie (and her big family) are happy with the result: “EVERYONE was super supportive and thrilled with the idea. Many family members have ordered copies of their own and cannot believe how great it turned out. Jilster offers an INCREDIBLE product that is SO easy to do! I got to make my entire vision for my grandma come to life so easily! I’m so grateful!”
Julie’s Tip: Order a Sample Copy
Julie has one tip for fellow magazine makers: “Order a sample and ask your friends and family to read through it for mistakes! After staring at it so much for so long, I grew immune to finding mistakes!“ Read more on sample magazine pricing.
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One of our customers made a magazine for a year long independent high school project know as ‘Senior Project’. The magazine is for her school community, teachers, and close family and friends.
How she found Jilster
“I was searching online for a website that would allow me to create and then publish a magazine. I liked that I didn’t have to pay up front to use the site. I signed up and played around on multiple sites and decided I liked Jilster the best.”
How people reacted to her magazine
“The reactions to my magazine were so positive. I had both friends and professional magazine editors give me feedback. One friend told me to go work for Conde Nast right now. From professionals I was told that the consistency of my design really completes the magazine. Everyone was really impressed.”
“I found the help videos, help articles, and example magazines to be very helpful. One thing I think the site would benefit from is a spelling/ grammar check in the editing room.
I definitely will continue to use jilster in the future because my experience was positive. I’m really excited about what I was able to create. I created a travel magazine and would like to make a magazine after every trip I go on.
I have recommended Jilster to friends already because I tried multiple sites and found this the easiest to use. I also know that the product ends up looking really amazing.”
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This wonderful customer experience comes to us from Lisa Herzog. She created a magazine for her entire class of Fast-Track-Students at the Hotelschool in The Hague, The Netherlands. She found out about Jilster through a friend of hers who used it for their yearbook.
Memorializing by yearbook
Lisa explains: “Because of this intensive study program we have come to know each other very well, and therefore came up with the idea to memorize each other and our time in The Hague in the form of a yearbook.” A lovely idea indeed!
Reactions were wonderful
At first Lisa’s classmates didn’t show much interest in the magazine. “After showing a preview of what it will look like, most of them then signed up to receive a copy. The yearbooks arrived the day of the goodbye-party and the reactions were wonderful. They loved it: the content, the layout, the feeling, the quality of the pictures.”
Happy with end result
Though Lisa felt some features in the online editing room were a bit limiting, she was very happy with the end result. “If I have a similar project, I would definitely take Jilster into consideration. I loved the speed of the customer service, when I had a question. To me that is very important. Also, the product looked wonderful!”
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Bella Nova Studio creates magazines for their customers. We interviewed them to find out more about why they decided to make magazines and get some tips we could share with other users looking to create a magazine for their company.
Monica Horner runs Bella Nova Studio: a photography business
“I’m always being asked different questions by clients pertaining to their session. I’m not a blogger, so I decided to create something that my clients could read and gain inspiration from. I have clients that I’ve worked with for years and I feel like it gives them a chance to get to know their photographer & studio better. It also gives me a chance to showcase some of my favorite sessions on a more in depth level.”
On the reactions she gets:
“They loved it!” The most common comment: “Wow, that looks great!””
Monica’s tips for making a magazine
“No matter what your magazine is for, business, personal etcetera, just have fun with it…be creative! You start off with a blank page, let your creativity flow.”
She’s very excited about using Jilster in the future
“YES!! Jilster is so simple to navigate and use, I love it! By using Jilster I can quickly and easily create a magazine for my company which allows me to interact with my existing clients and reach new clients.”
About Bella Nova Studio
Bella Nova Studio is a custom photography & stationary boutique. They serve the Kansas City area and have been around since 2008. They’ve been featured on the blog Three Blind Wives for their photography custom work on a Willy Wonka themed party. That post was #1 for the first 2 weeks it was up. Monica loves working with people, and being able to provide quality work at an affordable cost to everyone.
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