Jeremy Wright Talks Value
You have a huge network. What are you doing to keep your network stronger than your writers, i.e. What is the value proposition behind your network?
Jeremy Wright (arguably the blogosphere’s best drummer) answers:
I think we have 3 key things that are offered that are helpful for our writers:
- Fast ad ramp up. Most of our PR’d sites earn 500-700$/month. For most writers and bloggers this is unheard of. It means that if someone wanted to, they can put 3-4 months into a site and then work 3-4 hours a day and earn 2K/month. To me, “Freeing” people from their 9-5 is huge.
- Worry free writing: Writers don’t need to worry about building traffic, setting up the blog, designing the template, buying the domain, etc. It’s all provided. They. Just. Write.
- The community. Honestly, I love the community at b5. We’re still trying to figure out how to effectively let 50 people talk in such a way that everyone who wants to is participating… While not overloading those who are. But, the community is huge. It means if you have an issue, someone can help. If you can’t blog for a while, someone can pick it up.
For readers, I also think there are a few key benefits:
- Channels: If you like sports, we want to have a dozen sports blogs for you. If you like Tech, we want you to have a dozen sources that are great FOR YOU. No other network does this. Even Weblogs, Inc, is really just a techy network. If you’re a stay at home mom, there isn’t much there for you.
- Writers as people: Let’s face it. On most of the blog networks, you can’t name even 2 of the authors. Our hope is that our authors will be front and center, and that readers will develop a relationship with them. Not just with their content.
- Choice: We want to give readers the choice of what to read. What to see. How to read what they are reading (RSS, website, email, cellphone, etc). We want them to not have to go to each blog individually to see what they are interested in.
Sure, some of this stuff is coming, but this is what I see as the value prop behind b5 for writers and readers (or, at least, my top 3).Explore posts in the same categories: 3 question interview, b5media, blog networks, Jeremy Wright