Web Publishers Unite – We’re doing this!

The Web Publishers Association is happening!

Before I continue rambling on, here’s the TL;DR version:

Myself and a group of other industry veterans have established the Web Publishers Association as a nonprofit (status pending). Our goal is to unite content creators, bloggers, YouTubers, and influencers to advocate for our interests, provide valuable resources and networking opportunities, and shape the future of the web publishing industry.

To do this right, we need resources, so we need your support.

We’ve launched a fundraiser, asking each one of you to contribute $300 to the cause. And to make the decision a no-brainer, we’ve created a bundle of info products and discounts worth more than $1,200 to give you in return for your contribution.

Click here to make your contribution and get the bundle

To make it easier, here’s a coupon code that can take $50 off the price: YEYS50OFF.

You don’t have to use the coupon code. If you don’t – the full sum of $300 will go towards the nonprofit. But I do know times are hard, so I will totally understand if you choose to use that discount.

And now, in more detail.

More than six months ago, I started talking to people about this weird idea – what if we get online publishers to join forces, pull resources, and work together to promote the best interests of our industry?

After all, we are professionals. Business owners. Entrepeauners. It’s time for us to have our own trade association.

And I know it’s needed. Online content publishing can be a lonely journey. Saying that it’s not an easy vocation is an understatement.

A week ago, I emailed my list with my thoughts about the latest Google update and its devastating effect on many publishers. The number of responses was the highest I had ever received for any Yeys email. Most people simply emailed back to say “Thank you.”

My point is: We all need one another’s support.

We all need to feel seen. And we need – and deserve – to have our voice heard and our contribution to the web recognized.

To me – that is the essence of the WPA.

That’s why I am so happy to be able to tell you all that the Web Publishers Association has finally become a reality. Or at least, we’ve established the infrastructure to make that happen.

We depend on YOU for the next step.

If we get enough publishers and content creators to support us during this fundraiser, we’ll be able to keep pursuing these goals. We have a lot of plans – but they need funding.

I know our community supports the idea

I have spent many hours talking to dozens of established web publishers during this period. Nearly everyone was very supportive of the idea.

Several people stepped up to take a more active part by becoming the board members of our budding organization. We’ve invested time and money into setting up the Web Publishers Association (WPA), incorporating it, and applying for our nonprofit status.

The WPA is all about empowering each and every web publisher out there. Site owners, bloggers, YouTubers, influencers, and content creators.

If we’re smart enough to get together now, we’ll be much stronger for it and able to withstand the storms of web publishing – present and future ones.

Join the movement and support the WPA today!

Let’s build a better future for web publishing, together.

What else can you do to help?

First, your monetary contribution to the WPA nonprofit (status pending) doesn’t have to be exactly $300.

If you prefer not to receive the bundle or can’t afford it right now but still want to chip in, we have a Paypal button you can use to donate any sum that feels right to you.

If you’re further down in your web publishing journey and can make a larger contribution: You can use that button or reach out to us via the contact form to arrange another way to transfer funds.

It’s not all about contributing money

Spreading the word is just as important at this stage. We’ve prepared a few messages you can use to share the message in your favorite venues. Tweet, share on Facebook groups or forums, your YouTube channel or mailing list.

Feel free to share my coupon code or any other. If you’re an influencer with a large following, reach out to us and we’ll get you your own coupon code. No commissions or affiliate tracking – none of us make money from this venture.

Let’s make this happen!

I’d like to thank the amazing people who have joined me on this adventure and took on the ungrateful role of WPA board members. Especially Tony Hill, my fellow founding member who believed in the WPA from day one and worked hard to get us to this point.

All board members are industry veterans, and leaders each invested time and money to make the WPA happen. Their support of our community is inspiring to me. Please take a minute to meet our board members here.

I’d also like to thank the dozens of industry influencers who supported the initiative in other ways. You can see some of them as contributors to the Supporters Bundle. Others have just been there to encourage and express their support.

This is definitely a community-led project.

Where we go from here depends on each one of us. Each web publisher and content creator out there that we can reach.

Let’s be stronger together!


    • Hi Jay,
      Yes, that’s the plan. Here’s how this is going to work (hopefully). We incorporated as a nonprofit (status pending) but there’s still a LOT of work to do in order to make this a fully functioning trade association that can advocate, educate and assist in networking. To really get a seat at the table, we need to set everything us properly, legally and otherwise. That’s all expensive to do. That’s why step one is raising funds from the community to lay the infrastructure. Once we have that in place, we’ll open up for memberships. As with any trade association, membership will be vetted and organized. ID checks and everything (again, why we need the money to lay the ground for this). It’s the only way for the WPA to be a serious trade association that will be taken seriously in the industry.

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