Statistics and the cost of Doing Business in
The facts are simple, it costs money to make stuff happen in media. We
didn't just jump outta bed (or out of the garage if you like) sayin' "Hey,
dudes, let's put on a web-based motorcycle talk show that also has extreme
audience interaction, professional quality video action and world-class
streaming". It evolved over several months from a goofy idea, one of those
"Hey, wouldn't it be cool if..." kinda things to an examination of what it
would really take, to scrounging the seed money to buy media encoders and
audio boards, to finally wiring the whole damn thing up, plugging it in and
hoping it does go *POOF* emitting a big ball of flame and flakey lookin'
smoke like some bad effect from Lost In Space.
And we learned as we went and the shows (even in a 6 week period) got
progressively better. You can go to our archives page here and watch the
difference between the first show and the most recent. It really wasn't even
watchable in those first episodes, but now it's not only watchable, but
people are flocking to the site and sending us pictures of their scoots and
answering questions in the chat room and trying to figure out how to use
Skype so they can "video in" to the show. Very few people produce shows for
the web like this - and there's a reason: it's a whole lotta work.
That being said, we still gotta eat, the bills still gotta get paid and at
the end of the day we can step back, glowing with pride over our masterful
creation while our significant other hovers in the background asking the
question from time immortal "Where's the money gonna come from? Huh?"
Advertising and the Internet
Now that "the web" has been around for a while and it seems like a pretty
popular event, folks who own businesses are saying "Well, how do I make
money on this thing?" - well, here's how you do it - you advertise your
business to people on websites that cater to and / or represent your
product. Now, I'm no rocket scientist, but I would guess there are more
folks hanging around on KickStartTV who build motorcycles than play tuba or
build boats in bottles - so, it just makes sense that if you have a business
that you want to tell bikers about, you should buy some advertising on
KickStartTV. In fact, and again, pure guesswork on my part, anybody who
hangs around this site for more than five minutes is probably a pretty firm
customer for your product or service as long as it's motorcycle related.
What am I driving at here? It's simple - if you like this site and want to
see it stay around, encourage the folks that you know who sell motorcycle
stuff to advertise on this site and in the show KickStartTV. We are 100%
motorcycle based, so if you're a 100% motorcycle business - let's put our
percents together and sell some product for your company while keeping this
cool website and show on the air. We're not going to hold a gun to your head
on pricing, and yes, we've been known to take parts in trade for advertising
because WE'RE BIKERS TOO! So, come out - spend some money and support
this site and the show. You can reach the folks you wanna reach and we can
keep the lights turned on. That's what capitalism is about and that's why
we're proud to be Americans!
So email warren@KickStartTV.com
if you've got some advertising ideas, trades, cash deals - whatever, and
we'll make it happen!