Friday, 13 April 2012

an Irish Online Magazine success story - bachelor.ie

From Blog to business, 'an Irish Online Magazine success story'




"What once started as a hobby in the middle of December 2011, has started to become a bit of a revolution in publishing for men in Ireland. Initially a small blog written by one person on little bits to do with technology, it has now blown into a full online magazine for men with over 500,000 hits a quarter and over 30,000 readers per month so far.


Paul O'Byrne (Editor & writer on the technology section) has worked in the field of technology for nearly 15 years and has had an absolute passion for it from a very young age. Following a frustration at the lack of interesting content and the abundance of adverts in certain magazines in stores, he decided to setup his own blog. Initially starting to write articles on technology. It wasn't long before other like-minded individuals who are out of work & looking for something to contribute to, got in contact and wanted to add to the already interesting content, adding their own verse on different sections and categories. Bachelor Magazine was then born. With more contributors looking to come on board and Motoring Life Magazine leading the motoring section, Bachelor has grown in readership figures from month to month.

The only request Paul has of anyone who comes on board, is that the content is interesting, informative and that everyone has a thick skin. "You can't take yourself too seriously around here, and the day we stop having fun doing what we love, is the day we shut the site down!"
Bachelor is an Irish online magazine for men that aims to bring the latest news, tips and advice on technology, entertainment, motoring, fitness, food & drink and if that isn't enough to wet your appetite our Bachelorette of the Week section dedicated to promoting Irish talent surely will. We've teamed up with some of the greatest professional photographers in the industry to bring you some nice eye candy while you read our bite sizes of interesting content. We’re always on the lookout for decent talent to contribute to our site, so if anyone is interested, they can drop us an email to info@bachelor.ie."