SUMMER JOBS SCARCE, ENTREPRENURIAL STUDENTS TURN TO NEW INTERNET GAME DEVHUB.COM TO MAKE MONEY
July 20, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology NewsSEATTLE, Washington, July 20, 2010 – Internet Start-Up EVOMediaGroup.com is leveraging it's free website builder, DevHub.com, to take advantage of the social building games craze by combining the two. Students earn points and coins for building a business website by adding pages, a blog, affiliates, or publishing content to and from other users' social media sites. They can spend coins at the Marketplace and buy site upgrades (templates), discounts on services (logo design) or merchandise. All while developing an actual commerce enabled website that sells tangible goods or services online.
"DevHub.com is a totally unique experience," says Geoff Nuval, EVO Media Groups CEO/Co-founder. "We're enabling students to build an Internet business and make real money while playing a social game online. When we talk with people who are playing Farm and Pet games and explain they can have the same kind of fun while making money on DevHub, their faces light up. They instantly get the concept and are eager to adopt." says Nuval.
And by the looks of things at twitter.com/DevHub, a lot of people are signing up. Users of have built over 500,000 sites and the numbers are growing each day, and advertisers and affiliates are signing up, too. Students can choose from over 40 affiliate partners, earning commissions through affiliate and pay-per-click programs by selling products and promoting other businesses.
"The days of kids mowing lawns and painting houses for summer jobs are fading," says Mark Michael Co-founder of DevHub. "Now students can turn personal passions into an online business. For example, if they like sports or art or music or cars, they can create their own revenue-generating store that sells associated products online, while still playing games and acting like kids."