Manchester Ink Link was launched in 2014 by veteran New Hampshire journalist Carol Robidoux. Topics include police and fire news, community, events and local government. Revenue: Advertising.
Site was launched after layoff from Patch. I saw a need in my city for more in-depth coverage due to staff reductions by the statewide paper. We have a serious heroin problem here and are an immigrant resettlement community, with unique needs and story lines. I am trying to provide coverage of the stories that matter to this community.
I push stories out via 3 Facebook pages with combined followers of 35,000.
I am a sole proprietor, and have not hired anyone to sell ads for me, so I divide my time and probably am missing opportunities to grow my revenue.
Local business, sports