Persuade, entertain and educate your readers: this is your main objective if you write articles for magazines. This is how you can make that happen:

1. Educate your readers Make sure you have a thorough knowledge of the issues you are discussing. The best thing is that you have first-hand direct experience so that you can offer your readers valuable and quality information. Do not forget to do your research so you can get extensive information and support data. Make sure you do not leave any stones unturned. If you are not an expert on the subject, interview some people who are. Doing this will make your articles sound more powerful.

2. Persuade your readers. If your main goal is to get your readers to believe in something, you must develop high level persuasion skills. It will help if you present an argument effectively to prove your point. It is also not a bad idea if you present testimonies or opinions of other experts in the field or who have had first-hand experience.

3. Entertain your readers. Many people read magazines simply because they would like to entertain themselves. Do not defraud them. Start by writing your articles using a friendly and conversational tone. Offer related stories, examples and real life experiences. Inject humor and visual elements when appropriate. Do not forget to make your articles easy to see. Present each of your ideas using very short paragraphs. Use captions and bulleted lists whenever possible. If your articles are published in more than 2 pages, I suggest that you highlight the most important information you are disseminating so readers can easily find it.