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      03.07.2009 10:22
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      I won't be buying it

      Making Money is a magazine that aims to do what the title say - make you some cash! I picked up a copy when boarding a flight from Gatwick recently, they were giving them out for free so I thought it could be a useful read and help pass the journey.

      It's a glossy magazine and is relatively thick at 115 pages, retailing for £2.99. The style of the magazine is very formal, which is understandable as it's aimed at business people looking to invest their money. I was disappointed at the amount of stock imagery used in the articles though, they stood out off the page, and for me undermined the articles somewhat!

      Most of the articles in the magazine are simply adverts for franchises with no real analysis on how good the business opportunity is. They merely state the facts and interview a couple of people who have invested their money, without anyone giving their own opinion. This means everything reads more like an 'advertorial' than a genuine article.

      There's a big listing of business opportunities at the back of the magazine - mostly franchises, which is quite interesting to flick through as it tells you the minimum investment level for franchises such as McDonald's and Burger King... I quickly found that they were out of my budget... I'd have to do quite a few dooyoo reviews to be able to open one of them up! :)

      Another thing that struck me about the magazine is the amount of ads that were in there - there were hundreds of them! Some of them looked very professional and well-designed, whereas others were very poor quality and looked like get-rich-quick schemes.

      I suppose it could be a useful magazine if you've got the money to invest, but there's no real opinion in there and it just comes across as 100+ pages of pure adverts and company spiel.

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