The TAP into Plainfield franchise, your objective, online local newspaper, is now available for sale.  The site already receives thousands of pageviews per month.

TAP into Plainfield is part of a network of over 30 local news sites in New Jersey, founded by New Providence residents Michael and Lauryn Shapiro.

What is TAP into (TAP)?
✓ TAP is a network of locally owned and operated, objective local online newspaper franchises
✓ TAP now includes over 30 franchises in New Jersey and several in Pennsylvania
✓ TAP readership is growing exponentially with over 2.5 million annual readers
✓ TAP has no agenda, no editorial page and no anonymous comments
✓ TAP is award-winning for journalistic integrity, news credibility and community spirit
✓ TAP is accredited by the New Jersey Press Association and the Pennsylvania Press Association

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Your Responsibilities
✓ operate and own you own business
✓ reporting the news in your town
✓ selling advertising in your town and providing customer service for those advertisers
✓ posting content to the site and the social media accounts that we create for you
✓ building relationships with prominent community members
✓ building site traffic through your growing network of contacts in the town

What a TAP Franchise Provides You
✓ your news site, social media, hosting, email accounts, ad serving, and technical support
✓ a network of sites to share content with and to sell advertising within
✓ thorough training - sales, editorial, social media
✓ full-time support to assist you with editorial, sales, and technical issues and questions
✓ invoicing/billing and credit card processing of your advertisers
✓ media kit, introductory marketing materials, branded advertiser contracts and paperwork
✓ graphic design support
✓ a Customer Relationship Management system for tracking sales leads
✓ access to low cost media liability and business insurance

What you provide TAP
✓ approximately 15 hours per week if you partner with a friend (about 30 hours per week if you do it yourself)
✓an annual franchise fee and a small portion of your site’s revenue
✓fulfill insurance requirements

For more information, please email mshapiro@tapinto.net or call 908-370-1158

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