Just being specifically nosey...
How much do you think the costs actually are with this project? I mean ALL the other "papers" have advertising from the start. It's a very giving venture at this point. I'm not familiar with the need/demand for the intended audience but I imagine it could compound beyond expectation as much as dwindle at such a generous and comprehensive project. I'm just impressed with layout and quality of presentation of the content as much as the news itself.
Thanks for the comments!
1. Grandma with the butter chicken died a few years back. They're still posting/re-posting her videos though, and she looks like she was a character. I love Indian food and am sure her food is pretty tasty. I think she probably made Butter Chicken a few times .
2. Yes, I do read the articles before I post them, so ... AMLO - I am precluded by the constitution of México from commenting (I actually am. Google article 33 of the Méxican constitution). Let me just say I think he got along with Trump on most things other than The Wall.
3. I've put a little over a solid weeks worth of time into the site, so whatever the going rate for a web developer would be wages. I'll go with $50/hr and 60 hours to develop = $3,000. Probably have another 3 - 5 days left to go. The theme was $59. The plugin I use to grab stories/videos was $37. Domain name just under $17. My web hosting site lets me have unlimited web sites. If it was just this site it would be $5.95 a month. My internet to the apartment is $50 a month (I have speedy and generally reliable internet here - almost unheard of). Then there is the overhead of electricity, computer maintenance, etc. Lets say $10/month. It'll take about an hour a day to scan the posts, pick which ones to approve, and tweak where needed - so that's $1520.83/month in wages. If you amortize the startup costs over 3 years, you get a total monthly cost, including the wages I'm not paying, of $1674.20 a month. Without wages it's $70.03. Take out the computer, internet, hosting, and overhead costs because I pay those anyway, and it comes to $1.42 a month because the only extra cost for me is the domain name.
So out of pocket startup of $96.00 and then $1.42/month + about an hour a day worth of work.
Oh ... letters to the editor! Good idea! I'll put that one on track with the classifieds page I want to add - if not for commercial advertising, for free personal ads. Something to add if/when the site gets some traffic.