SOURCE: EVO Media Group

EVO Media Group

July 14, 2010 06:00 ET

No Availability of Summer Jobs Leads Students to the Web for Extra Money

DevHub Offers Free Site Builder Where Users Can Generate Real Income

SEATTLE, WA and SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - July 14, 2010) -  School is out and many students are in search of jobs to occupy their free time and earn some money. Gone are the days of mowing lawns or painting houses, the economy has made even those jobs hard to come by. Whereas in past summers summer jobs were readily available at the local coffee spot or movie theatre, students are now finding it a bit harder to find a pay check as long-term unemployed move further down-market in search of income.

One company is trying to do something about it. DevHub is an online website builder that is designed to help youth build profitable websites even if they have no prior technical experience. DevHub users get points and DevHub coins for building pages, adding a blog, or publishing content to and from users' social media sites. Users can spend coins at the Marketplace and buy site upgrades (templates), discounts on services (logo design) or merchandise.

"DevHub is totally unique," said Geoff Nuval, EVO Media Groups CEO/Co-founder and self proclaimed 'game-master.' "Yes, it's a website builder but it's also a game. You can play it and when you're done you've got something real. Something you can make money with or share with your friends. You play a game like Farmville and you've got what? A virtual farm?"

DevHub allows you to select the type of site you want to build such as a social media page, local business website, blog website, and affiliate websites. From there, the game experience kicks in and the users are immersed in a world that feels a lot more like the blockbuster online game Farmville.com.

It's not all virtual rewards with DevHub; the 40+ ad partnerships allow for users to promote products, businesses, etc on a commission and also a pay-per-click basis. "It's an ideal solution for students who want to turn a personal passion into an online business," says Mark Michael, Co-founder of DevHub. "For example, if you like baseball, you can create your own store that sells bats and gloves."

"I built a website for our dog because it was fun and easy," explains Braden Hamm a 20-something living in Seattle. "I even made some extra cash."

GuidoTheDog.com has over 750 friends on Facebook. DevHub connects to Twitter and Facebook so users can promote what they built on the popular website builder.

Users of DevHub.com have built over 500,000 sites and growing.

About DevHub.com
DevHub.com (www.devhub.com) is the flagship product of the EVO Media Group. It is a free website builder and game that enables users at all skill levels to easily and rapidly create a website. In addition to running DevHub, the EVO Media Group's system can be private labeled for other Companies looking to provide guided site-building and/or rewards mechanics to their user base. To learn more about the DevHub White Label please go to: www.devhub.com/integration. To learn more about the EVO Media Group, please go to: www.evomediagroup.com.

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