Question by topinkavokiki: Do free news tabloids make money only from advertising?
And when firt starting out, how does one actually get advertisers? Are you supposed to approach them urself?
Answer by Whortleberry
Yes. Only from advertising. But if you’re diligent in obtaining ads, you can do nicely. On first starting out…you may as well figure you are going to lose the price of that edition. Selling ads for a publication that does not exist is horrendously difficult. But just go ahead and run off the first edition — now you have something to take around to your various potential advertisers.
Good luck! You really can do this. I did it some years ago. Loved doing it. Quit only because of health problems (NOT related to running the newspaper.)
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