Supporting New England businesses, artists, entrepreneurs & nonprofits since 2011 

I'm Taryn, the brain behind Affordable Media.

Unlike most pricey creatives,

I believe quality should be affordable.

> Find out what else I stand for

$20 hourly

rate, always

Supporting New England businesses, artists, entrepreneurs & nonprofits since 2011 

I offer a diverse range of communication services for $20 an hour and have worked in the media 20 years. 

 YES, YOU CAN buy just one hour of my time to chat. I love to share ideas - it's what I do. 


I proofread, fact-check, and revise articles, books, business plans, essays, grant proposals, legal documents, manuscripts, promotional copy, technical writing, resumes, reports, and websites. 


Not only do I proofread, I also offer guidance. First, I ask clarifying questions so we nail the purpose of the work. Next, I'll guide you through the revision process from rough draft to the final copy. And I always keep an open line of communication through free calls and emails in case you want to chat. 

In 2020, I’m focusing on grant writing to power positive community action. Do you have a great idea and need to seek funding? I can research the right grant opportunities and help you construct your grant application. 

Additionally, I write creative technical copy for advertising, blogs, brochures, commercials, newsletters, press releases, product descriptions, proposals, publications, resumes, technical manuals, and websites. 


After two decades of working in the media, I've developed the creative foresight to get people hyped about your business. A versatile brainstormer, I supply the ideas, solutions, and labor for a diverse range of creative projects including free, low-cost, and guerrilla marketing campaigns, traditional advertising, creative collaborations, lead generating, customer acquisition, project management, and public relations.


I'm unique because I specialize in "non-advertising" strategies: personal, thoughtful interactions to engage your customers. Put another way, I give your digital brand a human touch. I don't specialize in social media because I believe face-to-face contact and personal interactions inspire true loyalty to a brand. My focus is to design interactions within the community to get people talking about your product, service, or business.


My skills are wide here. To sell your idea I consider advertising, digital presence, operations, sales, and publicity. Start by hiring me to brainstorm a list of alternatives to market your business, or if you already have a plan I'll lend my creativity and skills to make it a reality. 

Not your typical

As a former tv news producer with library and archival training, I quickly compile credible research on any subject including government, business, legal issues, science, statistics, cost proposals, market research, grant opportunities, and investigative reporting


Are you curious about something? Hire me for a couple of hours and I'll track down expert information to tackle your problem. All research welcome, simple or complex; hire me for an hour or month. 

I'm a natural collaborator who's brilliant at brainstorming, planning, and executionConsider me your personal grassroots media consultant providing you with straightforward, actionable strategies. Or, perhaps you need me to perform a specific role in your company- I can do that too.


Do you need a creative infusion, some motivation, or an extra pair of hands? Working with a partner provides accountability and shares the burden of running a business. 


Are you a graphic designer, coder, social media expert, writer, videographer, or artist?

I'm always on the lookout for awesome people to trade work and talk ideas. Start by saying hello!




Above all, I'm versatile. If I didn't list your project, reach out and ask if it's something I can do.  It's always free to chat initially. Make contact with me.




Brand Management

Increased Sales 

Greater Visibility

Insiders' Resources 

Grant Writing

Inspired Content

Comprehensive Analysis

Grassroots Media Consulting

Plans of Attack

Unique Advertising Ideas

  Low-Cost Engagement Strategies 

Alternatives to Social Media

Publishing Advice

Project Management

Disruptive Ideas

Creating Memorable Experiences

A Fresh Eye

Social Engagements

Charity Events

Mobilizing Supporters

Understanding Their Audience

Mass Media Releases

Affordable Media's

Ethical Manifesto













1. Everyone has a set of unique talents

to offer the world.

2. Be honest and tell the truth,

even when that's the harder option.

3. Always stick to your word. 


4. Leaving this world a better place than how we found it is more important than excessive profits.


5. You have one shot to be a good person.

Try your best daily because

there are no repeats.


Hi, I’m Taryn, a U.S. Army combat veteran employed for the last 20 years in television news, magazines, newspapers, and digital media.


Unlike most media professionals I think quality should be affordable, which is why I charge a flat, $20 hourly rate for my services. My prices are low because I keep minimal overhead and find creative solutions to save you money.

My work centers around two principles: keep communication honest, and leverage the human element to increase loyalty to your brand. 


Whether you're seeking creative guidance or want to collaborate, start by emailing me.

I'll try my best to respond within one to three days.  

- Taryn B.



Every month I give an hour of my time to help one hardworking entrepreneur. I can't promise my advice will help, but I'll try my hardest to provide strategies or information you may find useful.


If you'd like to be considered, make sure to write "contest" in the subject line and explain your project and financial barriers, if any.

I determine one winner (sometimes two) on the first of each month and usually give priority to veterans and projects facing financial burdens. 


Affordable Media Services   

Proudly based in Raymond, Maine

Serving the hardworking citizens of Maine, Massachusetts,

New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and New York 

Affordable Media

(207) 808-0968

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