I have recently decided to set up my own business; Black Isle Journalism Ltd. This means I am no longer on Universal Credit. It is a new challenge and one I am looking forward to.
I do not spam my page with ads as it gets in the way of the content and can often be off putting to the reader.
As well as supporting myself, I intend to grow this site to cover the pressing issues you want to hear about.
To do this, I want to take on new writers. People like me who have, or still are experiencing the effects of austerity. Writers who can put a story across not because they have a diploma but because they understand.
They would all be employed by the comapany and paid through PAYE with a workplace pension. They would receive at least, the minimum recommended fee per article as set out by the National Union of Journalist (NUJ). Pay per click is an unfair system.
To do this I need to raise funds.
Can you help fund Independent Journalism?
If you are able, please consider sponsoring us or even making a one off donation. The only people who guide me are my readers and I intend to stay that way.
Call me naive but I really do want to make a difference. Hopefully this new journey will be successful.
To everyone who has donated or become a monthly sponsor already, thank you so much. I truly appreciate it.
My ownership and funding information can be seen here. Transparency is essential in building trust.