August 03, 2004
Grassroots Journalism Website a Money Maker
Glenn Fleishman, creator of the excellent Wi-Fi Networking News, writes to correct something in the book. I said, based on an old conversation, that his blog wasn't a money-maker. Au contraire, Glenn informs me:
It's actually a considerable moneymaker. I have a partnership (editorial, marketing, and advertising) with Jiwire that brings in an amount I can't disclose each month. In exchange, I refer substantial traffic, display their hotspot finder and branding, and allow them to sell ads on my site.So, the business model of niche journalism gets another boost. And I stand corrected.
In addition, the Google AdSense ads also bring in significant income.
How much I can't disclose due to contractual relationships with both parties. I can say that it's become an increasingly large minority portion of my personal revenue, and that it's significant enough that I have been able to pay a contract writer, another professional journalist, to contribute regularly to the site to keep it fresher.
Posted by Dan at August 3, 2004 12:01 PM
Where's the Wiki of the book so we can start fixing it?
Posted by: Ernest Miller at August 3, 2004 09:38 PM
just a question: why in individual chapters? i don't get it.
Posted by: Max Niederhofer at August 4, 2004 07:37 AM
I expect someone to wikify the thing soon...
I'm not sure if it'll be availabe in one big gulp or not, but I've asked.
Posted by: Dan Gillmor at August 4, 2004 10:29 AM
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