I’d like to speak to my readers new and old a bit about this blog
Unlike most bloggers who either do this for a hobby or work for larger companies this blog and my radio show are my full time job and source of income. Due to this there is little time for fun, when I’m not blogging I’m preparing for the radio show, when I’m not preparing for the radio show I’m blogging or visiting events that I will blog about or covering stories that are breaking to blog about.
Since I don’t work for my radio station I don’t have a producer per-se I have to do all the busy work And as I don’t have a “producer” per say I have to do a lot of the work for the show from snagging guests to arranging any audio I’m using as I can before the live broadcast.
And none of that takes into consideration the need to acquire and retain and advertisers. As the audience for both the radio show and blog grows the need to continue to polish the work increases yet if I neglect securing advertisers all of it is for naught.
This blog and Radio can only continue and grow if it can support me financially. I draw no pay from the station, the money only comes from advertisers and tip jar hitters. Without that support my ability to go out various events and cover them simply fades away.
That’s where you, dear reader come in.
Only you can keep DaTechGuy on DaRadio and on DaNet. There are three ways specific ways you can help do this:
Plan A: Salesmen I need SALESMEN!
I need people who would be willing to help sell my advertising part-time on commission. This would involve contacting businesses throughout my listening area and national advertisers of both products and thought in order to offer them the combination of blog and radio advertising I have available.
Your tools are the strength of the show (Guests from Senator Scott Brown to Congresswomen Renee Elmers to Glenn Instapundit Reynolds and more), the range of the station (50,000 watts) and the reach of the blog within all Six New England States locally plus my readership around the nation and the world including in media markets such as DC, Chicago, LA, New York. All these figures are at your fingertips.
Once contracts are signed and payment received from the advertiser you will receive your commission for the sale. Once my ad time on WCRN is sold out, we will either add hour(s) of radio time, or approach new stations to simulcast the show and start the whole process again.
This is a win-win. You will be able to support this blog while earning extra money for yourself in your free time.
2. Plan B: Advertise:
Do you have a business in New England? Do you have a business with a web-based component and wish to expand to a national and/or international audience? Do you have a cause, a think tank or a candidate that you want to get in front of tens of thousands of eyes and ears? Or are you a conservative businessman who would like to support the conservative cause? Well DaTechGuy on DaRadio and datechguyblog.com is for you.
For one low price you get from 13 weeks to a full year of advertising on a 50,000 watt station reaching all of New England but for that same money you get ad placement on a web site where the average visit time is over a minute That means that your ad will be seen by the thousands of sets of eyes that visit us on a regular basis.
It’s an inexpensive way to get your name out there, and as long as your business isn’t Abortion, assisted suicide or something diametrically opposed to my Catholic Faith I’d be delighted to group my business and yours together.
3. Plan C: DaTipJar
In the end all of this exists to pay the family bills. Independent of the show ads if I could draw 250 subscribers to the site at $2 a week I can barring major disaster support my family without worry.
Think about it, are you a conservative who would like someone to DO something about what is going on in this country? Do you want someone fighting back, making the case against liberalism not just during the election season but every day of the year? Would you lke someone to keep your own conservatives honest? And would you like to find something that is a better investment that the As you in a position where if you were to speak out yourself your job and lively hood will be at risk?
As Jimmie Bise pointed out republicans over a three month period gave $4.3 million dollars to Charlie Crist who rewarded their financial support by jumping ship and crunched the number as to how much a full time conservative blogger is actually worth:
Divide $500,000 into $4.3 million. That’s how long I could run a hypothetical conservative news site with the money dunderheaded conservatives gave Charlie Crist in just three months. Meanwhile, Stacy had to rattle the tip jar so hard his teeth ached to get just a few hundred bucks to do some original reporting in rural Kentucky. That’s ridiculous.
Now, how many scoops will that buy you every year, Mr. Rich Conservative? Four? Five? How do you like the idea of Stacy McFreakingCain prowling Capitol Hill five days a week and writing until 5 AM? How about having Matthew Vadum on ACORN’s ass all the time? You want traffic numbers? Ace and Moe will bring you crazy traffic and you can be damned sure that Rush and Mark Levin will be reading the news they report on their radio shows. We won’t be without contacts.
and he is talking at $70k a year, 250 subscribers at $2 a week is $25k a year for a person 24/7 fighting your fight.
Back in my Hiwired days I was pulling down $40K+ and was able to put some money away for a rainy day. During my time on Unemployment there was no money for extras or savings but the bills were being paid, but only just. While the show has been self sustaining (not bad for a new business) there just aren’t any cash reserves left for the house. Enough of you at $2 a week can change that.
Soros has spent $48 million plus over the last ten years fighting against you, your subscription won’t buy you media matters but it will buy you 50,000 watts and the over 6000+ post that are pushed all over the United States and the world fighting for you.
And just take a look at how many people in DC and the surrounding cities come to the site. I suspect it isn’t because they just like hats.
If that’s not worth $2 a week I’d like to know what is?
Update: I had absolutely no idea that Stacy McCain would be making the same arguments as I on the same day, I swear!