Everyone knows that running a blog or small independent news site is so 2006. No one reads them and there's no money to be made on an Internet where the Buzzfeed and Vox's of the world suck up revenue and readers like faceless Borg-like vacuum cleaners.
I'm the founder of AllYourScreens.com. A site devoted to original coverage of television and all things streaming. And I make a living doing it. I'm never going to make enough money to self-fund a Presidential campaign, but I am making a good living with my site. One that cover Hollywood from the Twin Cities. It's not an impossible task.
But it's also not easy. My goal for this session is to walk you through my journey & hopefully keep you from making some of the hundreds of mistakes I've made along the way. I can't guarantee your idea will ever make you rich-or even pay all of your bills. But I hope I can provide some guidance and help you get the most you can out of your content-driven web site.
Rick Ellis is the founder of AllYourScreens.com. He's a former stand-up comic, syndicated talk show host & award-winning news journalist. His first paying journalism job was writing pieces for the Chicago Tribune and his first digital job was at Compuserve. AllYourScreens covers television and all things streaming from the friendly confines of the Twin Cities.