Attention turtle riders – I am looking for two things:
- A web developer
I’ve been using the same web developer for years now, and he’s pretty good, but projects take way too long to get done. I’ve been trying for months now to add the ad free option to TB Daily News, get it on the app, and a few other things to improve that website. Turtleboy Sports will still exist, but the fact of the matter is that the language used on TBS leads to it being blacklisted by Google AdSense, and prevents it from being taken seriously. The problem with TB Daily News is:
- The comments section is no fun
- You can’t up vote comments
- There’s no app
- The online store isn’t integrated with the site
- There’s no ad free option like there is with TBS
The guy I hired two months ago to to do this hasn’t done shit and isn’t returning my calls or emails so I need to find someone else. If you’re a web developer who knows how to do things and actually returns emails or text messages, send me a ping at email@example.com. If you do a good job you’ll continuously get business from me for years to come.
As for the salesperson, I’ve been looking for someone who could actually sell shit for years now. Many have come before me and wasted my time. They talk a big game and then they sell jack shit. It’s really not complicated getting advertisers on Turtleboy. I did it for two years when I first started the blog. I knocked on doors and made cold calls all around Worcester and had 20 advertisers in a couple months. Everyone knows Turtleboy, and although not everyone likes it it’s still the best place to be seen. We get over 3 million monthly page views on TBS and TBDN. We have over 10K YouTube and podcast subscribers. Advertisers pay to be seen, not because they agree with everything the publisher says. When you advertise with Turtleboy I promote the hell out of you because I’m an extremely loyal person. You won’t get that personal touch anywhere else.
At first businesses might be apprehensive, but if you know how to sell it’s pretty easy to show them that this is the place to get return on investment. I have rate cards and audience demographic break downs that you can show anyone you’re trying to sell to. I can pay you a commission on each sale, so the more you sell the more money you make.
I used to make money using ad networks, which are third parties that manually place ads on the site and take a cut. It allowed me to focus on content instead of being a salesperson and the site took off. It also allowed me to go out and get new bloggers because I could pay them based on the number of page views they brought in. They were incentivized to publish quality blogs, and we both benefitted.
Then I got blacklisted by Google AdSense and it’s clear that I can’t count on tech companies. I also can’t afford to pay bloggers like I used to as a result of that. For TBS to go to the next level I need a sales guy or gal. Someone who believes in Turtleboy and wants to partner with me to take it to the next level. Someone who can bring in revenue so I can reinvest it in the company by hiring new bloggers.
I don’t like to compare Turtleboy to Barstool Sports because they’re a much bigger website and a more established brand. But the idea is the same. Both sites are (or were in their case) “controversial,” but both sites are also read and enjoyed by millions of people. Both sites say the things that no one is saying. But Dave Portnoy didn’t build Barstool Sports on his own. He had 3-4 guys, including a salesman, that made his growth possible. If he could thrive after posting a picture of Tom Brady’s kid’s howitzer, and survive constant vilifying from feminists and social justice warriors, then there’s no reason Turtleboy can’t too. I just need to get serious about surrounding myself with the right people.
Don’t get me wrong, I could keep doing this as I am now, get by, and pay my bills. But I wanna take Turtleboy to the next level, and I need a team to do that. If you’re young, hungry, savvy, enthusiastic, and interested in joining me send me an email. Turtleboysports@gmail.com.