Welcome to the Awake Market Place. Here is a quick Q&A on what we are trying to pull off here. Enjoy.
Q: Come on, Charlie. What is WAN Awake Market Place, just more banner ads?
A: No way. No how. The WAN AMP is a platform for those of us that consider ourselves to be awake and want to buy and or sell products and services within our community.
Q: Charlie, are you telling me that anyone can join the AMP and sell their products or services to the very dedicated, loyal awake community just by giving you some money and claiming to be "awake".
A: Anyone can ask to join the AMP, but in order to come on board they must show the need, value, and conviction in what they are selling. You're not going to see any fly-by-night, snake oil garbage the net is FULL of at the AMP.
Q: So Chuck, you get to play god and say who goes and stays? Not very freedomish of you is it?
A: You got it. Bonnie and Myself are the gate keepers of AMP. If potential advertisers can't show us the value or passion of what they are selling, then they are not getting into this place, period. But it gets even worse, once a seller makes it onto the AMP, part of the deal is they must come on one of our fine hosts programs and make their case to you, the awake community.
Q: McGrath, have you hit your head? You think you're going to TELL advertisers who want to pay you to advertise on your platforms that they are going to be vetted by you and then they MUST come and make a case for their stuff? There are loads of sites that will take their dough, why would they put up with you and your silly "rules".
A: It's this simple... because they really do believe in what they are doing. I cannot even begin to count all the slicksters I've met on this journey, and I don't want them anywhere near this community. That said, I have also met some very superb people like Gabe Elton (Austin Rare Coins), Chris at
Seedsnow and Author Karl Brown, and the list goes on. These folks believe in what they are doing and they are part of this community; these are the folks we need to support because they are supporting us.
Q: Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, I got you figured. While you have advertisers lining up to join your little AMP, you are jamming fat wads of their cash into your pocket, right?
A: Sorry, strawman troll person, wrong again. I, Charlie, will make absolutely nothing, not one cent. In fact, if you have read this far, you're about to hear something you'll never ever hear from another site anywhere, and that is the cost to advertise and where the money goes. I am charging folks who meet the above criteria a blistering $15 per month to showcase their passion on our Wide Awake News AwakeMarketPlace.
A: And what, StrawTroll?
Q: Did you not say you would tell us where the money goes? Duhh...
A: Oh yeah, my bad. The hosts that show up and pour their hearts and souls into this idea of waking people up do so for nothing. In fact most spend money to be part of this. All the proceeds will be divided amongst our hosts (except me) to help them cover their equipment and things such as internet bill. No one is getting rich, but If I can help some great people keep the lights on, and at the same time offer a community I love needed products and services by like minded community members, then I am all in.
Q: Ok, well uhh what kind of products and services will be represented at the AMP?
A: Anything, everything as long as the above too-long explanation is met, then we will gladly make a home for those we consider family.
Q: Chuck, you are awesome.
A: I know, but that is not a question.
Folks please visit the site of our sponsors at AMP. I can tell you without a doubt they belive in and are part of our Wide Awake community.
If you have a product or service you believe we need to see and can meet the above standards, then please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org, subject AMP.