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TAPinto: Start a local news business on our innovative platform. 

The demand for local news is strong.  With traditional newspapers disappearing in communities across the country, new opportunities have become available for online news sites to fill the void. TAPinto is a network of 80 local news sites with more than 10 million readers visiting our sites annually. 

TAPinto sites are locally owned and operated.  TAPinto franchisees come from diverse professional backgrounds including entrepreneurs, journalists, business development and PR professionals, stay-at-home moms and dads, newspaper publishers, nonprofits, universities and more.

Franchising TAPinto:

Low startup investment: TAPinto lowers the barriers to entry of owning and operating a local news business by reducing the overhead associated with starting a local news site, including technology and operations.

Ongoing support and training: Becoming a member of the TAPinto family means that you will have ongoing technical support and editorial and advertising sales training.

Be a part of a network of established local news sites: As a TAPinto franchisee, you will have access to the entire TAPinto network, allowing you to share content and sell advertising at scale.

Run a viable business while providing a community service: Local news helps strengthen communities and provides a critical service. TAPinto franchisees have built strong relationships with our audience of over 10 million readers. Those relationships allow our franchisees to generate revenue through selling high-impact advertising and content marketing to businesses and organizations.


What TAPinto franchisees are saying:

Darlene Cullen, TAPinto South Plainfield

Senior Banking Executive and Former Councilwoman

"My background as a senior banking executive, community volunteer, and former councilwoman enabled my TAPinto franchise to be so successful that I now do TAPinto full-time. It has also allowed me to expand my local community involvement.“

Jackie Lieberman, TAPinto Westfield

Professional Journalist

 “As a professional journalist and a mother of two, owning TAP into Westfield lets me have it all--a job I love with great pay, the flexibility to be there for my kids when they need me and the opportunity to make a positive difference in my community.”

John Mooney, TAPinto Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Public Relations Executive

"As the owner of a public relations firm, I have seen the rapid erosion of print and the growth of online news sites. TAPinto sites generate traffic and have the ability to drive it to causes and advertisers. People now get their information primarily online, before TV, radio or print.”

Bobbie Peer, TAPinto Berkeley Heights, TAPinto New Providence, TAPinto Mountainside

Non-Profit and Community Volunteer

"Owning a TAPinto site has enabled me to combine my marketing experience with my passion for giving back to the community and being involved. TAPinto allows me to manage a thriving business while being close to home to balance my family life with four children and their busy schedules.”

Want to learn more about TAPinto? Schedule a visual demo where a TAPinto team member will show you the benefits of owning a TAPinto franchise. 



This information is not intended as an offer to sell a franchise. It is for informational purposes only. Certain states regulate the offer and sale of franchises. If you are a resident of one of those states, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with applicable pre-sale registration and disclosure requirements.