You may have felt frustrated about the lack of credible sources of news in your area. Since writing to an editor may not be to your liking, you can consider starting your very own online newspaper. It is pretty easy to start online newspaper and not as expensive as you might think. It will take a few days to develop your newspaper and maybe another few days to “improve” on it and then you are ready to become a newspaper publisher.
The first step is finding your target audience. Who do you want to read your newspaper? For whom will the paper be of most benefit? And then you can think about finding the topics that your targeted audience will want to read.
The next step is to think about your platform for publishing. You have two choices – you can either consider publishing for free by using Blogger or WordPress blog services or services like Paper.li; or you can spend some money and buy a domain name as well as a web hosting service.
When you have your own website, you can easily make use of news portal software. Such software will allow you to create, design, and publish your very own online newspaper without being a computer genius.
After that, you can customize your paper and organize it in a way that your target audience will appreciate. Ask the advice of friends, family, and colleagues as to whether you are on the right track. You can even get strangers to take a peek at your project and tell you how they like it. This will allow you to tweak your paper before you go public.
Publish your first edition. Go to social media sites and promote your paper. Share your link with friends and encourage them to share it with their friends in order to increase your “views” and get more people to read your online paper.
Keep publishing credible and interesting news on your paper and success will follow your hard work.