Photo: Samuel Zeller
Imagine having an interactive, social experience in an online lifestyle magazine. ENLIVEN is a publishing platform that connects exceptional lifestyle creatives (writers, photographers, video artists, stylists, etc.) directly with subscribers who want to consume inspiring and curated lifestyle articles within their favorite topics, from yoga to interior design.
Our vision is to create a 21st century lifestyle platform that offers a uniquely interactive and personalized user experience. By building a global team of highly talented creatives that co-create lifestyle articles, we hope to outpace our online and offline competitors. The plan is to launch in early 2017.
We aim to cover most lifestyle areas, although we will start out with fewer sections in the beginning. Read more about the ENLIVEN submission process here.
There are many answers to that question:
Build your brand and reach. ENLIVEN can provide you a fresh new format in which to work. Our job is to make sure that your stories are marketed and distributed to as many readers as possible. We will actively promote you and your stories on ENLIVEN and other social media platforms, helping you push through the noise.
We are not a traditional publisher. We're just your platform, and you retain the copyright to your work. If we can’t be fair and attractive to our contributors you will leave us for another more traditional publishing. It’s that simple!
Compensation – we employ a fair and transparent revenue share model.
“Become part of a global creative community”
Submit your application for review here. We will try to respond within two weeks of receiving your submission.
Since we are starting with only a limited number of contributors, the timing might be a bit off, even if we love your profile. We will keep in touch and keep you up to speed with what is happening at ENLIVEN. Read more about ENLIVEN submission process here.
We have a very transparent and fair revenue share model in which the ENLIVEN contributors will receive 70% of all revenue. The more page views you have during a given month, the larger piece of the pie you get for that period.
We want to be the ultimate lifestyle destination for our subscribers, offering the world's best writers & creatives.
The typical consumer of lifestyle magazines is affluent, short on time, has multiple interests and hobbies, taking inspiration from many sources. Social media is somewhat personalized but usually bite sized, not very inspiring with highly varying quality. Consumers are less and less willing to pay $5-8 per magazine of which they consume maybe 20-30%. Quality articles are still behind paywalls.
ENLIVEN means no more hunting around on multiple sites or buying expensive paper magazines and is distributed in an interactive and personalized format regardless of device.
“ENLIVEN – one of your revenue & marketing platforms”
Sign Up here! Don’t forget to tell us why you are passionate about the lifestyle topics that you want to contribute to at ENLIVEN. Tell us why you would make a great ENLIVEN contributor!
We want ENLIVEN contributors that are passionate and knowledgeable about the topics that they cover – if you write about health & fitness or music then we would expect that you are somewhat of an expert in this area.
Sure, we are primarily looking for contributors that have already been published, but if you are passionate about, or an expert in, a topic or have great stories ready, send them to us and we will review them. Please follow the normal application process to submit articles. Our editorial staff will review all pitches from prospective contributors, along with any content submitted.
The general idea with ENLIVEN is to create global, but still small and autonomous, teams that create and publish editorials within their topics of expertise. Read more about the ENLIVEN submission process here.
We like great stories and will be happy to publish "evergreens", if it still is relevant and attractive to our readers. In this way, we enable you to earn money on material lying in your archive.
Every month we analyze how your old and new articles have been consumed. We will then distribute the proceeds to the bank account you have registered. We work closely with Coworks, who manage contributor payouts every month.
These are the most common questions we get from contributors. If you haven't found an answer to your question, please contact us.