Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Programming Note

Sorry kids, but there won't be any recaps this morning. I did a good job of masking it with some early-written content, but I was in Nashville yesterday doing law school interviews for the firm that pays my salary, and didn't get back home until really late last night. By the time I was unpacked and decompressed from the flight, it was simply too late to really jump into the box scores. Rather than kill another day due to lack of sleep, I hit the hay. Aside from the recaps, normal posting should rule the day today.

In the meantime, the crack scientific staff of ShysterBall is working on a way to produce food and mortgage payments for a family of four without the need for a real job in a real office. If you have any suggestions, please submit them in the comments below, and someone from ShysterBall's Customer Service Call Center will get back to you shortly.

7 comments:

Amos said...

Well, not to be too crass about it but if you want to make this your job, you need to produce money. Web sites (which don't sell anything) bring in money by running advertisements.

At a minimum, start with Google AdSense, which anyone can set up. I believe that the amount of money you earn is based on page views. You'll earn peanuts at first.

Then you need more exposure so that the big dogs of advertising come calling. Good luck. I hope it works.

Making money on the web is all based on page views. If you can get thousands of page views daily (not that this is an easy task), advertising money will follow.

christopher said...

Are you any good at baseball? Those guys get paid really well. Some guys get $6 million, just for signing!

Alex said...

In addition to advertising, you can make some cash with merchandising. I read a lot of webcomics and they all seem to get by selling shirts and mugs and such stamped with images and jokes from the comics. Not sure how that will work for Shysterball, but you asked...

Homer's Mom said...

I read a disturbing thing in the paper the other day- something about, 'Hitting Homers'. I also read that some men like Gary Sheffield and Alex Rodriguez get paid millions of dollars to hit Homers. Just last week, Josh Hamilton hit three Homers. I hope he didn't hit My Homer - that would really hurt. So, maybe you could make money hitting Homers; just don't hit my Homer.

Craig Calcaterra said...

Sorry Mrs. Homer's mom, but there's more money in hitting your kid than in slapping my little Grounder Calcaterra or smacking my nephew, little Dinger Calcaterra.

Anonymous said...

Its called Winning the lottery!

Joist said...

I think you should market a series of T-shirts with portraits of various people you consistently mock (e.g. Brian Sabean, Dusty Baker) and write the caption, "Great Moments in [blank]" underneath each one.