415 MEDIA has grown leaps and bounds; what was once a "hobby" is now a full-time job; that's right, no more charity work, it's business time.
REALITY CHECK, to be more precise.
I have more readers than ever which is great because I know the audience has expanded and many thousands come here daily, even the goof balls, to read this media site, and thanks and welcome to the party.
BUT NOW, I ask you for a favor. A huge, but not overwhelming endeavor: I ask that YOU become a PAID subscriber to 415 MEDIA; it's fairly cheap: $25 for the year, that's a little more than 2 bucks a month, or about $200 less than your cable bill. Even if you can't subscribe (please) you can make a one-time donation.
This takes TIME and MONEY. I have to pay my bills too. My limited advertising money from Google doesn't cut it, for now. So I have to rely upon subscriptions and donations from YOU, my loyal readers to be able to sustain this site and keep it up to pace. I DO ALL THE WORK HERE; I write the copy; I do the heavy-lifting advertising pitches; I make the phone calls and I produce the site; sure, I know it's not all 24/7 nirvana but it's truly LIVE and LOCAL, and where YOU ALL come to see and read the NEWS you will NEVER get anywhere else. NEVER.
$25 a year, 2 BUCKS a month essentially. I know the Internet is FREE but I can't survive without your help. My loyal trolls will lampoon me all day and night for "begging for money." Go for it, if that's your mojo because at this point, I really don't care. Fact is, I need your help to keep 415 MEDIA going; so if that's begging, so be it. Because in that sense, KQED begs for money every day; ok, so you can watch Masterpiece Theatre, I don't have that but I do occasionally break stories and write edgy prose that you will never see anywhere else. For better or worse.
I don't do THIS every day, YOU know that. So I don't think I'm wrecking your day for this rare plea for $$ I really need. Those of you that already SUBSCRIBE, I thank you all for your contribution(s); you all are not required to re-subscribe, obviously.
Those of you who come here regularly --and there are THOUSANDS of YOU, over 30,000 users and over 10,000 "unique visitors", I ask you to SUBSCRIBE--GO to the PAYPAL ICON on the RIGHT side of the blog and click --ALL SUBSCRIPTIONS are completely CONFIDENTIAL and you do not have to be a PAYPAL member to SUBSCRIBE and/or make a DONATION.
AGAIN, without your HELP, we can't move on--I CAN'T move on. That's not a threat, it's for real. If just a small portion of you all CONTRIBUTE, then we're home free and I can breathe a little.
And you'll help sustain and keep 415 MEDIA its INDEPENDENT BEST.
And every subscription and/or contribution, I will personally CALL YOU and thank you for your SUPPORT!
Thank you all in advance.