The people have spoken

The results are in. My readers are overwhelmingly in favour of hiring a local student to write for WestonWeb.

But how much to pay? Many people thought that I should get a volunteer or intern. I’m flattered, but I honestly don’t think I have much to teach. Interns and volunteers need practical or moral instruction. I’m not professionally qualified for the former, and I’m manifestly unqualified for the latter.

So, I shall pay. The starting wage will be $20 a post, a reasonable wage according to most of you.

Raising the money is the most difficult thing of all. Raising it by donation was the most popular response. Advertising was the second. As your humble servant, I shall heed your advice, and start with a plea for, well, your money. About which more anon.

Is hiring a student a good idea?
How should I pay for it
How much should I pay?

Your feedback required

I’d like to hire a student to write one post a week. I figure this would cost between $20 and $50, which is, frankly, more than I can really afford.

I don’t make any money off the site. I don’t want to. But I don’t want to lose (any more) money either. So I’d like to know what you think I should do.

I’ve made a survey here. It should take you less than a minute.

Your help is important. I promise I won’t collect any information about you. I won’t ask you for money. I won’t do anything except read your answers. No catches.

The survey.