Here 9ja News way to easily start your own local news website. The possibilities for profits are unlimited. You will be a favorite person in your community, a leader, and a known mover and shaker. Best of all, your news site costs you less than a weekend on the town.
Your news site will be nothing more than a few short news stories anyone can write themselves, a few photos, and some simple homemade videos on YouTube.
That is all you need.
In this article I’m going to show you how to create your news site. But first, let me tell you why NOW is the perfect time to start.
The news business is HUGE. Newspapers used to suck up 80 percent of the advertising dollars in any city, leaving the crumbs to TV and radio. The news industry was a cushy world for a long time. I worked in the news biz for 20 years, so I speak from experience.
But Then Two Very Awful Things Happened
1. The Internet came along and Google Ads started grabbing millions in ad dollars. Big companies learned they could get results faster and cheaper with pay-per-click than with expensive newspaper ads.
2. The Great Recession dried up revenues and city newspapers with all their hundreds of employees and expensive facilities starting going belly up. The news “depression” started in 2006 and continues to get worse.
Today many towns and cities simply don’t have much of a newspaper anymore. They have reduced staffs, far less news, and their websites mostly pull in news from out-of-town services. It looks like news, but it isn’t vital to local residents. To make matters worse, TV and radio largely “borrow” their news from newspapers.
Here Comes Your Opportunity
Where there is trouble, there is even greater opportunity. Big expensive news organizations are being replaced by very small groups of people, sometimes as small as one person.
A solo operator, working alone or with a few helpers, can turn out a terrific news product at amazingly low cost. That leaves lots of room for profits.