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Welcome to This Awful/Awesome Life! My name is Frances Joyce. I am the publisher and editor of this magazine. We'll be exploring different topics each month to inform, entertain and inspire you. Meet new authors, sharpen your brain and pick up a few tips on life, love, entertaining and business. Enjoy and please share!

Sponsors Wanted/ Building a Team

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We want to provide affordable advertising for businesses of all sizes.

According to Henry Ford, “A man who stops advertising to save money is like a man who stops a clock to save time.”

Ford made his millions with the idea of affordability for the masses – The Model T.

The Model T was stripped down and basic, but it got people where they needed to go at a price they could afford.

Why not do the same with advertising? Have you priced advertising in print publications and looked at what you get for your money?

What sort of guarantee do you get each month with your $300 -$400 business card sized ad among the hundreds of other business ads of various shapes and sizes appearing in traditional print publications? Will subscribers even be able to find your ad?

This Awful-Awesome Life is offering your business the opportunity to become a sponsor and support this publication.

·       For $50/month our readers will see your basic business information with your choice of one or two photos.

·       We will also publish a live link to your website and/or a direct link to your product on (great for authors as well as vendors). That’s something traditional print advertising, radio spots or television commercials can’t provide.

·       We receive detailed information about the number of visits to our site including unique traffic and repeat traffic. We know when people are actually viewing our publication unlike other advertising mediums.

·       Because we are on-line, anyone with a computer can see your ad.

·       Your business will be publically acknowledged on our Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram each month.

·        We are offering one year contracts with a 10% discount for paying in advance or you can pay $150 to appear in three months of your own choosing.

·       We also offer a unique opportunity to authors. For a one-time fee of $50, we will feature your book jacket and a direct link to to make it easier to sell your book on a special page (for 12 issues) after our monthly book review.

·       As an additional feature, we will accept articles from your business highlighting a special area of expertise or informing our readers about an upcoming promotion or charity event. Who else does that at no extra charge???

·       All payments must be made in advance by cash or check. Fees for returned checks will be strictly enforced. No refunds.

·       No hidden fees – no hidden agenda – we need sponsors – you need customers/clients.

Email Fran at or call 724-518-4754 for more information.

Building a Team


The challenge with publishing This Awful-Awesome Life is how do I realize my dream without making it all about me? How many hats should I wear?

Will readers get sick of what I have to say or the topics I choose for the magazine?

The best way I know to make sure this never happens is to keep other people involved.

I’m not asking for a monetary investment. Your time is valuable. I want writers, photographers, a graphic designer, and a sales manager who are willing to invest their time and talents to create a successful publication in exchange for exposure and a share in our profits.

I need people who are looking for an audience for their work and a platform for their ideas.

I can’t promise you fame and riches for your efforts, but I can offer you the opportunity to be a part of something with unlimited potential.

This publication can be viewed by anyone with a computer. I need your help to make sure people want to read it and people want to advertise in it.

Talented partners + interesting content + inspired design = loyal readers + sponsors = critical and monetary success

Email Fran at for information about becoming a partner in our success.







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