(EDITOR'S NOTE: Longtime Studio City resident Karen Young, and frequent contributor to Patch, is expanding her own popular business-related website, MyDailyFind.com. Here is her latest project.)
My Daily Find is pleased to announce the launch of a unique home based business opportunity for people to publish their own online community lifestyle magazine for fun and profit. As paid writing opportunities continue to decrease, publishing a My Daily Find site provides a timely option for writers, bloggers, journalists and people involved in their local community to gain financial independence.
Over three years ago, Karen Young, who was the editor of the Sun Community Newspapers, found herself jobless when the company literally closed its doors overnight. With two children to support, she had to make ends meet – and fast. Looking for work in an economy that wasn’t forgiving did not give her many options.
With professional experiences in public relations and journalism and a passion for the internet, she molded her love of writing, blogging, photography, discovering people, places and events into a website. In 2009, Young launched MY DAILY FIND in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley.
MY DAILY FIND is an online hyper local lifestyle magazine brand (and free subscription newsletter) that delivers special “finds” in the community daily. It is a place for people to come together to share news and a place to learn about what is happening locally — taking a look at the fun stuff — where to EAT, SHOP and PLAY. Looking for the best new restaurant, place to take the kids, or deals on local shops? This easy to manage business opportunity gives everyone a forum to write and make money.
“I wanted to put a spotlight on the community where I live,” said Young. “In turn, I thought I could help local businesses grow.” Readers in the San Fernando Valley rallied around the site. Local television and print press took note, and businesses jumped on board to advertise.
“I am fortunate to say that I am doing what I love and I am making a living at the same time,” saidYoung.
Taking this a step further, Young expands the business model to inspire others, such as bloggers, writers, stay-at-home moms or dads and entrepreneurial minded people, to take the same leap for independence and success—by creating www.mydailyfindsites.com .
“With MY DAILY FIND SITES, you can publish your own hyper local MY DAILY FIND site for individual cities that provide the opportunity to: own your own business, do something you love, work from home, choose your own hours, have fun, and make money,” said Young. "It's a complete turnkey package that includes a professionally designed website together with all hosting, maintenance, upgrades and improvements—and no design or programming experience is necessary and the chance to tout the city the writer loves."