Once a Month Neighborhood Community Newspapers are Growing, Needed,
Easy to Start, and Loved by Both Residents and Businesses
Simply put, to this day, the Internet has not found a way to reach directly to small neighborhoods the way a local newspaper does delivered directly to a neighborhood’s mailbox, doorstep, or email. Also, the micro-community newspaper, or neighborhood newspaper, usually running from 500 to 2,500 newspapers, offering news about schools, churches, road construction, charity events, special and family events, local business happenings, even pet care articles, is especially invaluable for the communities that they serve. Businesses love reaching people in their neighborhood, and citizens love to know what’s going on without fighting to find local information. And, you can start one almost immediately. A neighborhood newspaper is one of the most satisfying entrepreneurial jobs you’ll ever own, one of the cheapest businesses to start, the information for your neighborhood is easy to get, and EDDM by the Post Office has made it cheap to distribute to every door in your neighborhood.
Cloud Designer Templates
Our templates are 100% customizable, super user-friendly, and designed specifically to help you create outstanding community and neighborhood newspapers with our free Cloud Designer. Below are a few of the 100s of templates available to you.
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What People Are Saying...
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— Tim Ryan, CEO, My Local Home Show, LLC
Just wanted to write and tell you how much I love my "Lottery Tipster" newspapers! You guys did such a fantastic job, I can't stop smiling :). This is my first time ever designing a project like this and I must say, it couldn't have been easier using your designer templates. I am so impressed with your company. It seems I just sent in my order and BAM! My papers were here in less than a week. Quick, fast service and superb quality. When I get these all passed out I will be ordering more! Thanks again for everything. You guys are the greatest!
— B. Ranieri, LottoLaffs
Just wanted to let you know I loved the papers. We are sending them out to 32,000 people on monday, and we will make a few adjustments and are planning on printing another 35,000 in a few weeks!
Our Commitment to You
We Want You To Succeed
When you succeed, we do. To that end, we are committed to helping you through every phase of starting your own community newspaper. There is a growing need for community news in a digestible format that arrives at the doors of residences.
In this digital age, people get national and international news from their phones, the internet, or the tablet. But when it comes to specific local news, this information is not so readily available or convenient. The need for this exists in every community. But how to get the information to them? You probably don’t have their email addresses or phone numbers. You probably don’t have any way digitally to get it to them.
This is where a community newspaper shines. You hand them the news, right to their door, and it is news that pertains to them on a more intimate level than even much of the national and international news.
Local businesses love to advertise in these type of publications because it is a lot more direct than other means (and for them a lot less expensive). It is here where you can truly make money by selling AD space in your newspaper.
If you are a locally minded individual who wants to keep the community informed, become a leader in the community, and build connections with businesses and individuals, then this may be the perfect medium. We’re aware of several individuals who started a local newspaper just with the intention of running for a political office within their community. This succeeded in a big way. They successfully got their name out to people and build up interest long before they ran for office.
Communities need to be brought together, and your newspaper might be a wonderful way to do it.
What You Need To Succeed
In order to succeed at owning your own community or neighborhood newspaper, you will need several things:
- A desire to invest in your community and neighborhood.
- A willingness to get out and meet people and be active in the community.
- An interest in local news.
- Don’t mind people knowing who you are (this will hold you accountable for what you print).
- Willingness to do legwork and research, make phone calls, and talk to people.
- Good salesmanship when selling ADs for your newspaper. This means you will need to be able to take rejection.
- Design software to layout your newspaper (We Provide This for You)
- A printing service (See Our Prices).
- A means of distributing your newspapers
You will notice that most of what you need to be successful in owing your own newspaper are character qualities. This isn’t for everyone, but for those who possess the right qualities, you can be very, very successful.
The actual financial aspect of owning your newspaper is simple. There is low overhead and upfront cost (if any), and you can start making a profit right from your very first issue.
How To Start a Profitable Newspaper
A newspaper can be a profitable business. This tutorial takes you through the entire process of how to make money with a newspaper.
How to Reduce Your Printing Costs
These tips will help you reduce your printing costs, possibly even eliminating them altogether.
Generate Part or Full Time Income with Your Newspaper
A newspaper can generate an income. Here's some reasons why you might find this business opportunity worth looking into.
Industry and Personal Uses of a Newspaper
There are so many things you can use a personalized newspaper for. The following list is but a small example that might give you some ideas.
Making Postal Ready Newspapers
Sending your newspapers out direct mail or to a mailing address is something many people do. Here is some information you may need.
How to Distribute Your Newspaper
Ideas on where and how you can distribute your newspaper.