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Would you like to meet more people in your local area? Find a new hobby? Make new friends? Get more involved in your community? There IS a way!
We are looking for enthusiastic gransnetters to help run our Gransnet Local sites and you, yes YOU, would be perfect.
Gransnet Local is a network of websites dedicated to over 50s (not just grans!), pointing people in the direction of anything and everything of interest in their local area. We feature things like arts and crafts, local fitness classes and things to do with the grandchildren.
It's a response to your pleas for new ways to meet each other, have fun, and share advice and support - not just in the forums! Plus, it offers a fantastic service to local communities and businesses.
And we simply cannot do it without you! We currently have an army of local editors running sites as far flung as Colchester, Exeter, Chester, Leicestershire and Liverpool & Wirral. BUT, there are more sites that need building up and looking after. Why not give it a go?
Two words: it's fun! Our existing editors say how much they've learnt about their local areas and how connected they feel to the community around them. It's well worth a couple of hours with the laptop and a cuppa each week.
"But what do I have to do?" you ask. Simple!
Check out what existing Gransnet local editors say about it all on our 10 reasons to become a Gransnet local editor page.
We're all about sharing the love here at Gransnet. And the labour! Why not team up with a friend or, heck, a group of friends to man one of our sites?
Think of yourselves as the seven dwarves: you need a 'Happy', a 'Nosy', a 'Sociable', a 'Vaguely Computer Savvy' and so on. Or you could be all these things rolled into one and we'll call you 'Doc'. As long as you have some enthusiasm and a knack for seeking out local info, you are sitting pretty.
We don't expect you to do this on your own. We'll show you the ropes and you'll have ongoing support. After that, how much you earn will depend on you; the better the site, the more you make. You'll keep any income from local businesses who advertise on the site.
Something along the lines of "This sounds like fun, but I'm no computer whizz..."
The good news is you don't have to be! The local sites are designed to be straightforward and user-friendly. And don't forget - we're here to help every step of the way. All we ask of our local editors is that you're sociable, willing to give it a go and passionate about your local community.
If you're interested or would like to know more, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Local Editor' in the subject box. We'll happily answer any questions and take you through the next steps.
And, in the meantime, find your local site and help it grow by adding a listing of your favourite park, hairdresser, museum or local event. Help us spread the love!
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