I'm sure your suggestion is an appealing option for many, but it's not the format or image I would want.
I don't want to present myself to the public as someone who is using "free" or cheap services. After all, I'm a prosperity mentor :-)
I want to pay my way (or have advertisers do it), have the right staff including a producer, engineer, screener, technicians - the whole package. The only thing I want to do is communicate on the air and let others handle the support. I definitely don't want text chat. The only text chat I will ever do is what I am doing right now on Ryze. I want the open phone lines, the credibility and the right demographics for what I have to offer.
By the way, according to your post, Talkshoe's profits appear to be just like the conference bridge lines we all use. They make their profit on the back end and offer services free to the public. That is nothing unusual today.
You can also call in via Skype to these bridge lines.
These companies should pay you for the way you promote the services you believe in. A marketing consultant?
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