Thinking of coming back
One big change -- no politics. I don't want to get back into that. I really don't I never enjoyed that part of it and sort of got sucked in years ago and never got out. Most people who stop me on the street tell me they want news but news of what's going on around the village, you know, what's new? what's coming in, what's going out, etc. I'll do that. I will also cover events and such, but this is going to be a money making venture now. In the past, I had ads, but 99% of those ads were not paid for.
I've been cheated by people, one prominent restaurant still owes me lots of money, oh wait, I said I wouldn't go there. But most of the ads were friends or trades or things like that. I didn't make money in the past. I honestly didn't. Now I plan to make money. I am going to charge for coverage.
I will charge to have an event or story posted here. There are thousands of people coming here daily to read that stuff. It's a commodity. I am going to capitalize on it, why? Because it's the American way, besides, I need to pay my bills.
I'll work up a payment structure and charge for various things like flyers, press releases, even charge a premium if you actually want my presence and me to physically cover the event. I have my stories now in the Huffington Post, The Miami Herald, The Examiner, various comic strip blogs (I still am doing Tomversation, my comic strip) and I'll share stories with those publications, too.
I'll let you know what's up as soon as I figure it out. But I will require payment in advance, through Paypal or credit card and I will charge for coverage of everything, I think after eight years of doing this as a hobby, which benefited every single person and business in Coconut Grove, it is now my time to benefit.
Let me know what you think.
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