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Cord Cutters News Update: Getting Bigger & Better (We Are Hiring!)


Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating retired people cancelling cable TV serviceOver the last few months Cord Cutters News (CCN) has seen crazy growth. February 2017 was the busiest month we have ever had: most page views, visitors, and comments we ever had in a single month. Even our social media is exploding with more than 1,000 new followers every week to our Facebook Page, Facebook Group, and Twitter accounts.

To respond to this growth, we are making a few improvements. As always we want to give you the best cord cutting coverage possible—from how-to guides and reviews to the latest cord cutting news.

But, first, let me take a moment and say thank you to everyone who reads CCN. I launched this site several years ago with no following. Two years ago I quit my job to run the site full time. This has been one of my most rewarding jobs and it is thanks to you, the readers.

Every time I hear a thank you or a story about how we helped someone save money, it makes my day. So thank you for your support, and I promise I will do my best to give you the best cord cutting site I can possibly offer.

So here is what we are currently working on and what we plan to do to make it even better.

Antenna Help

About a year ago we launched AntennaRecommendations.com. The goal was to offer an easy-to-understand way to see what you could get with an antenna. A few weeks ago we announced plans to shut down that site; however, we have good news. AnntennaRecommendations.com is not going anywhere!

We have even made a small improvement to it. On every results page there is a link to a custom-made channel guide that lists what each channel you get is showing. This is thanks to TitanTV, and its great channel guide. You can save the link and use it as your personal guide.

I hope to put some more effort into the site soon to make it even better.

Helping You Get Answers…

Ninety percent of the questions we get are about finding a movie or TV show and what type of device is needed. Answering these emails and messages takes a lot of time. You may have noticed we have been rolling out a lot of how-to guides on everything from channels to events. Our goal is to keep making these because they help us answer the most common questions we receive.

Instead of typing out the same answer over and over, these posts allow us to send a link and answer more questions in the same amount of time. (They also help people who see them.)

Our goal is to not only be the place to go when you want cord cutting news but to be a place to find all the guides you may need.

So we are looking for some guest writers.

To help give more helpful and timely guides on topics such as new DVRs on the market and how to watch MLB this year we are looking for guest writers. This will be a pay-by-the-post type of deal. Sadly we can’t pay a ton but this could be a great way for a new writer to build a resume.

This will also free Luke up from writing these kind of guides, allowing him to focus on the news and have more time to review posts and ensure the most accurate, up-to-date information. If you would like to apply to be a guest writer, please use the contact us button at the top of the page and submit samples of your work.

The Big Picture

We have several big goals to accomplish over the next few months and through 2017. First I would like to do some work on the site. Not sure right now if that will be a full site redesign or just some tweaking. (Cost will play a big part in that.) I have a few goals on how to make it easier to find answers to common questions. )

I would also like to hire a part-time assistant to help manage the site, social media, and the flood of email. Again all with the focus of removing some of the time-consuming tasks that pull Luke away from writing.

So how can you help?

All of this takes money. If you want to help support CCN and you have an ad blocker, please consider turning off your ad blocker. If that is not an option, consider donating a dollar on our Patreon to help support CCN. One dollar may be small but with all of our readers it could add up and help us speed up the growth of CCN.

As always thank you for your support.

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  • Karl Childers

    Congratulations on the growth of your site Luke! I’m sure many of your readers, myself included, really appreciate all the effort that you put in to building and maintaining this resource. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for CCN.

  • Derek Holmes

    Any chance you will bring back the podcast?

  • grinlap

    The site is improving with more and better information, thanks for that. How about putting a Paypal donation box on the site. You never know what will show up….

  • @lphaConsumer

    Great News Luke! This is a proud moment as I am also a small business owner and I love to see other entrepreneurs and small business owners grow and become successful. Continue the good work and providing this great service.