Media is ever-evolving (digital disruption? absolutely!) which means there are plenty of innovations and new revenue models you can adapt for your business. Here are 10 revenue models to consider – some of which I’ve used in my businesses and some I wish I’d adopted earlier!
I am an award-winning entrepreneur, founder, digital educator, coach and speaker who loves helping other entrepreneurs maximise their commercial opportunities!
I am passionate about media, and have created 4 media companies and 6 event concepts in the last 12 years across 4 countries (Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali and Australia) - so I know what it takes to create a dynamic start-up with explosive growth. If you are looking to harness the power of digital for your media start-up, let me guide you through the fundamentals, nail your revenue model, avoid the pitfalls and set you up for success.
Make it in media and turn your publication into a sustainable and profitable business.
Do you have a great concept but haven't got enough revenue streams yet?
Has your growth stalled or are you struggling to get the traction you need?
Are you worried that you might not understand the fundamentals of running a successful media or events business?
Book in for your free, no obligation chat.
Chris came into our business at the perfect time; we were exhausted by the nature of juggling a startup and young families and needed a clear strategist (and mind) to help us move forward. Chris has a wide range of lived-experience when it comes to media start-ups which is hard to find. This course would be invaluable for anyone in a media start-up or thinking of starting a publishing business.‐ Louise Bannister
Founder & Publisher
Lunch Lady Magazine
Two hours with Chris has given me more clarity, confidence and realistic goals than I gained from a group mentoring program with a world renowned publisher. Chris is generous with her knowledge and really understands the challenges of media businesses from the ground up. I cannot wait to deep dive into this course with Chris.‐ Kimberley Furness
Founder & Editor
I engaged Chris to wrangle the commercial strategy for an emerging publisher in 2020 and couldn't be more grateful for the direction and leadership she provided. The task wasn't easy or pretty, but Chris jumped in and was quickly able to diagnose leaky buckets and troves of opportunity across digital events, partnerships and more efficient financial modelling.‐ Odette Barry
Odette & Co
I have worked closely with Chris and she is a powerhouse & savvy media leader. She can see revenue opportunities, workflow efficiencies and knows how to build a stellar A-grade team. Anyone who joins this course is going to walk away with a whole new understanding of media, a new confidence in their business strategy and the ability to have a clear path for their success.‐ Leana Rack
The Finders Keepers Markets
Have you started a media, events or publishing business but are struggling to get traction? Do you have questions around finances, pricing, distribution, marketing or how to resource your business? Perhaps you want to avoid all the pitfalls of starting a business in an industry you are unfamiliar with, or perhaps your knowledge is lopsided (you know one side of the business but need help on the other side)?
Make it in Media is a 9 week online course (so you can do it anywhere!) designed for small business owners or creatives that want to make it in the media industry.
You will get 2 x 60-minute coaching sessions with Chris, where we can workshop your specific business challenges
You will get access to 2 x industry sessions to learn from an award-winning digital entrepreneur and SEO expert - where you can ask them anything!
You will have access to a closed Facebook group of founders who are running magazines, podcasts and digital media businesses who will be your community of peers. This community will support you (along with Chris) with any questions you might have along the journey!
Author & Co-Founder of Junkee Magazine
Tim co-founded several digital media ventures, most notably Junkee Media, the leading digital publisher for young Australians, which was acquired by ASX-listed oOh!media.
Tim's first book, 'Cult Status: How To Build A Business People Adore', was named the Best Entrepreneurship and Small Business Book at the 2021 Australian Business Book Awards, and his second book on creativity in the workplace, Killer Thinking, will be published in 2022.
Tim is also currently the Chairman of the Digital Publishers Alliance, a group representing over 100 titles from the leading independent publishers in the country, as well as working with a range of businesses he is passionate about.
Business Coach, SEO Lover, Copywriter Podcaster, Speaker, Author, Hula Hooper
Kate Toon is an award-winning entrepreneur, who works with small businesses and big brands to transform their online presence: through powerful SEO, captivating content and all the right digital marketing moves.
A digital marketing and SEO educator, Kate is a straight-talking copywriting coach, author and podcaster, she is a confident, entertaining and in-demand speaker.
Kate has spoken at events around the world including Yoast Con (The Netherlands), Digital Marketing Australia, The Copywriting Club IRL (New York), Click Engage Convert, The Copywriting Conference, and countless WordCamp events, virtual conferences and meetups.
Giving yourself knowledge, community & one on one coaching is one of the best ways to invest in yourself, your lifestyle and your business.
Next program starts 4 Oct 2022.
Sounds like you are ready for some knowledge, community support and one on one coaching to get you to the next level!
Not sure if you are ready?
Hi I’m Chris, I am the Founder & CEO (and sole-owner) of Honeycombers, HoneyKids Asia and Digital Collective Asia. Right now, my businesses enjoy an audience of over 1 million readers each month and consistently makes a 6 figure profit.
I am a passionate and enthusiastic entrepreneur, digital educator, business coach and business owner with over 15 years in the industry.
I started my first media business when I was 29 years old in Singapore, and whilst I had a background in marketing, and had worked as a General Manager for a publishing company - there was such a massive gap in my knowledge of running my own media business. You don’t know what you don’t know right?
When I started my business I just wish that a course like this existed, a course designed to not only help you avoid the pitfalls, but also create a community of other entrepreneurs to lift you up, provide support and help you thrive in your new media business - so you can make it in media!
Are you ready to back yourself?
I believe in live calls (no pre-recordings here) and creating a small community of like-minded entrepreneurs that can have your back, help hold you accountable, and support you through every decision and stepping stone.
Book in for a free chat with Chris and you can chat with her about your media business concept.
You will need 1.5 hours every week, plus some reading & preparing time.
You can book in for one-on-one mentoring calls with Chris.
It will be an intimate group, no more than 15 like minded go-getters who will quickly become your biz cheer squad and business BFFs.
I have designed the course to work for people who want to make a sustainable and profitable media business from an engaged audience. It is well suited to a wide range of media businesses. But the best thing to do is to book a call with me and we can chat through your current plans and see if this is a good fit.
I’m a business founder & business coach, speaker and all time lover of start-ups. I run my international business from the comfort of my home in Byron Bay, Australia, and I help other entrepreneurs create the life of their dreams.
I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which I live, love, work and play, the Arakwal of the Bundjalung and pay my respects to Elders past and present. I extend respect to the Midjungbal people to the north and the Widjabal people to the west and all the First Nation people of this beautiful country I’m blessed to call home.