Below are the answers to some FAQs. If your question is not listed here, then simply contact us!
Newsie is a growing network of hyperlocal news sites that serve communities across the UK, Ireland and US. Newsie is revolutionising how residents and businesses connect with their local area. Each Newsie site is licensed and run by a local editor as a business.
The Newsie platform allows you to curate and share the latest headlines (via RSS feeds) from the best local news sources that matter to your community – local newspapers, the council, local bloggers, schools, community groups, charities, amateur sports teams etc. As soon as these publishers post a new story it pulls through into your site, creating the ultimate dynamic news hub for your community.
You can blog yourself through the platform, adding your own unique, original content in and supplement this with social media activity.
This enables you to quickly build a large, highly-engaged, hyperlocal audience. You generate revenue by tying in local businesses with this local following.
Newsie is looking for licensees who want to run a Newsie news site for their local area as a business opportunity. By using our platform to curate and share the latest content from local publishers alongside your own content, you’ll expand your influence, your audience and generate revenue.
We license our platform exclusively per local area and charge a setup fee and a recurring monthly license fee. As a licensee, you become part of our powerful collaborative network and we teach you everything that you need to be successful.
We set up your site’s content (from local news sources), design, subdomain, hosting, SEO, email address, social media pages and Google Analytics as well as give you access to all the templates that you need in order to help you manage your business (e.g. design, partner agreements, invoicing & reporting).
We give you access to a simple, secure, sophisticated backend admin dashboard that allows you to blog and manage all the content and ads on your site. We also give you access to our comprehensive ‘Resources’ section which enables you to share in all the successes that our network has enjoyed in marketing their Newsie site – for instance, the top things to be doing on social media, great blog examples and multiple ways to bring in revenue.
We provide ongoing mentoring and constantly keep you on top of social media best practices as they evolve.
To be a successful Newsie licensee, you’ll need to be passionate about your local area, have good social media and written skills, be willing to get out and network and be able to sell. We’ll only license Newsie to those that have (or who are willing to hire / partner with someone with) those skills.
Whether you’re an individual, collective, local business or business network, as long as you have the skills outlined above, then this could be a fantastic opportunity for you.
We charge a setup fee and an ongoing monthly license fee. We give you exclusivity for your area. For full information on the fees involved, please get in touch.
Included is the exclusive Newsie license for your area, the setting up of the website & content, the social media pages, design, subdomain, hosting, email address, access to our sales & marketing resources and the backend admin dashboard.
Once you’ve taken a license, we set up everything for you: the website (including all local feeds – with your input), the social media pages, design, subdomain, hosting, email address, access to our sales & marketing resources and the backend admin dashboard. We can have your site live within a week.
Content from third-party publishers pulls through to the site via RSS feed technology. As soon as a publisher that you feature posts a new story, it will pull through automatically into the site. You decide the local publishers that you wish to feature.
Yes, you can add feeds from any publisher and in any language.
Yes, you can blog with your own unique, original content via the backend admin dashboard. You can style each post as you wish, upload images, input SEO text, save as draft, preview and publish live when you’re ready.
Yes, you can upload videos to the slider and plug in HTML widgets to the right sidebar and the blog via the backend admin dashboard.
Yes, you can use one of the HTML widgets available on the right sidebar of the site to capture email addresses, by plugging in the (e.g. Mailchimp email marketing platform) code in the backend admin dashboard.
We setup Google Analytics to track traffic to your Daily PRSS site and give you access.
You’ll get access to a simple & secure backend admin dashboard where you’ll be able to blog with your own unique, original content as well as upload ads, videos and plug-in widgets.
Sales & Marketing
There are a number of key ways to market your Newsie site, involving blogging, being very active and engaging on social media and getting out and about in your community. We provide you with access to a comprehensive suite of online resources and webinars which illustrate how to market your Newsie site most effectively.
You generate revenue by tying local businesses in with the local following that you build. You can do this in a number of different ways and we provide you with access to a comprehensive suite of online resources and webinars which illustrate how to generate revenue from your Newsie site most effectively.
We provide you with access to an ever-evolving comprehensive suite of online resources and webinars which illustrate how to both market and generate revenue from your Daily PRSS site most effectively – everything that we have learned ourselves and from our other Daily PRSS licensees! In addition, we provide regular webinars and communication on the latest sales & marketing trends to ensure that you have everything you need to be successful.
Daily PRSS HQ provides full email support to its licensees for all technical issues.
Daily PRSS HQ provides full email support to end users regarding any general questions on the platform or technology. Licensees must take care of any questions from end users that are specific to each Daily PRSS site.