How TV Shows can make it big Online

Just thought I would send out a quick post as I had this on my mind.

I was driving in my car running some errands when a radio ad came on. It was talking about Netflix and how they now offer the option to not only watch your favorite movies online or via mail, but that you can now watch your favorite tv shows as well. This set my mind to thinking. How can tv shows make money in the online world, the ‘new media’ realm where you control what you want to watch, where you want to watch it, when you want to watch it, and how? From many of my excursions into the television industry, I know that most of the money tv shows earn come from the ads that play during each episode. There is also the option to “place products” into the episode slyly enough for you to not notice the subliminal ad. This strategy works well in movies also.

Anyways, the thought occurred to me that the easiest way tv shows can make a living online is to partner up with companies such as Netflix and Blockbuster to syndicate episodes where the public wants them. There is also throwing it up on iTunes, Hulu, and Zune Marketplace that can bring in some easy revenue. Problem solved, cue the applause and cheers from an audience that has been waiting for this moment.

If you are a tv show producer or are thinking of becoming one, factor this into your equation. The tips pay out better here, trust me.

I was bought by Mashable!

Hey guys!

I have some awesome news today! I am now able to announce that has bought my site!

What does this mean?

Well, according to an email Mashable sent me,

“You get to run your website/blog/podcast like normal, we’re not fooling with that brand stuff. We need a face for social media and decided you are the best one to represent us.”

So I am very excited, as you can see. The email also goes on to explain that the ads on my site will be switching to those currently on Mashable (I get paid off of those), that I get to write articles for them once a month, and I get to fly around to events to speak about social media and represent Mashable. Did I mention they are going to pay all the expenses? I would be a fool to not take them up on the offer.

They are also bouncing around the idea of putting my face on the official Mashable logo and incorporating me into somewhat of a “social media celebrity”. Their “social media celebrity” mind you. The email gives out other private information, but that’s all I can give out at this point.

What do you think? Pretty epic eh?