The Money Post

I have gone back and forth on how to say this….this is a highly edited version of several no published attempts. But it is important to get it out of the way…or out where we can talk about it.

Money.

This IS a for profit blog.

Initially for my profit, since I am stony broke and (whine) disabled and have no real source of income.

There will soon be a PayPal box up…and we will be taking ads, IF anyone offers them. Gogle ads for sure. I sincerely hope that we don’t have offensive ads , like Chevron, but it seems the best way to generate income is through the blog ad network, the same thing that Markos uses…so it seems likely we will get the same ads.

  (Hopefully, since we are smaller, no big corps. will want us, yet.)

But here is the difference. Once we get to the level of income that can minimally support my very simple lifestyle, we will are PLANNING to begin profit sharing. Among the principals and FP’rs AND at a much smaller (because of sheer numbers) rate…the Contributing Editors who are actively involved.

It would be silly to post details or specifics, legally speaking, since we do not know them!

It would also be silly legally speaking to say this is cast in concrete…so…this is an IDEA…and a PLAN…and is not in any way legally binding, lol.

As the details emerge, we will share them as much as seem wise considering our litigious society.

Til then….discuss!

I have to run but I hope to be back fairly soon.

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  1. … with ads and such.  Hope you make a bazillion bucks!

    • pfiore8 on September 1, 2007 at 9:58 pm

    and can you project demographics?

    it might be fun to go after some advertisers… all with the attitude they can’t kill us for asking…

    but this site would seem to fit for NYC museums & events; Apple, Ben & Jerry, Paul Newman… maybe go after the alternative and organic markets…

    now maybe they’d laugh in our face and then, maybe it will tickle their fancy

    just some thoughts… let me know…  i love to sell, but only what i love… and i like impossible tasks… usually falling on my face… but great fun to come through with just one!

    • Turkana on September 1, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    this is something we need to talk about in a private forum. it would also help if any of you legal or business types could offer some ideas.

    when we floated the original idea for a new blog, those of us who were going to finance the launch had an ongoing discussion about how to distribute profits. some of us, including me, wanted to take a commie route- once we had broken even, all profits would be equitably shared among all who were putting in serious effort- whether writing, managing, or administrating. how exactly that was to break down never became clear. but it was and is a goal.

    as buhdy said, he needs a little breathing room, and i hope this site can provide it. after that, we do need to figure out how to spread whatever wealth we (hopefully) begin to accumulate. just as we are trying to develop a more liberal political world, we want to try to develop a more liberal business model. even if we somehow hit it really big, there are enough people involved that no one’s going to get rich off this, but it would be great if everyone got some extra income from it.

  2. a very generous and principled guy.

    I hope this makes enough money to finance the budhydharma jet.

    After that we can talk about a few breath mints for the passengers.

    • pfiore8 on September 1, 2007 at 10:28 pm

    is there an offline place to talk? or in hidden comments?

    some ideas to throw… but would prefer to keep them for us

    let me know…

  3. eurotrib makes no money – it made so little that I just yanked out the ads altogether, to claim ‘independence’.

    But we did lose out GoogleAds for some silly reason I did not get; when it was there we got maybe a couple hundred bucks per month – not usre what you have in mind.

    I’ll be happy to put some money in the pot to help if necessary.

      • pfiore8 on September 1, 2007 at 10:07 pm

      no matter what i say about you!

      very good

  4. …and while I dunno much (or anything really) about how this will work, I would like to say that if at any point there is revenue that would come to me for whatever I contribute, I’d like to place it back in the common pot.

      • melvin on September 1, 2007 at 11:07 pm

      Has to be set up so that no one is allowed to see or post until admin activates their account. Otherwise you’ll have ungodly spamming.

      Registration should only let you into the anteroom so to speak

      • pfiore8 on September 1, 2007 at 11:46 pm

      went the way of a lead balloon?

  5. you’ll be rollin’ in it in no time.

    as always, just tell me what you need.

    please let me know when paypal is available, mkay?

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