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I want to be one of the thousand

TL/DR (too long/didn’t read) summary:

  • YYJWorks.com is going offline on July 20, 2017
  • to bring it back I need to see evidence that people are willing to support the site and me – its creator (either monetarily or by collaborating with me to create and promote the site)
  • if enough people (1,000) show their support I commit to bringing YYJWorks.com back by the end of 2017
  • if you are willing to commit to supporting YYJWorks see the form directly below
  • if you want to know more read the extended version of this post

Your First and Last Name (required)

Please let me know if you were directed to this page by someone (if not leave it blank):

Your Email (required) (again--will never be SHARED, SOLD or RENTED or even SEEN by anyone but me)

I'm stepping up to be one of the thousand fans that will bring YYJWorks.com back before the end of 2017. I'm interested in:Fresh sheets* published 2-3 times per week (*list of newly posted jobs gathered from all over the Internet)Interviews with and profiles of local employersArticles about the changing world of work (with a local focus)Highlighting and in-depth exploration of individual job postingsPersonalized paid services (help with job applications, job search)something else not mentioned here - mention it below in the text box

I am committing to (check at least one): $2/month (for a minimum of 12 months)being part of the AAT (amplification action team)

If there's anything else you'd like me to know please add it here:

Extended version

On July 20, 2017 YYJWorks.com will cease to exist in its present form. Let me explain.

The site began as a free (to me) site on wordpress.com in May 2011 and sometime later I moved it into its own domain and hosted it with a paid service since I was not able to monetize it in any of the usual ways (i.e. getting advertising) on wordpress.com. But I never gave the site the time and commitment required to turn it into even a ‘break even’ proposition. I have decided that the time has come to either sh*t or get off the pot. I can no longer rationalize spending time and money (in the form of hosting fees) on the site without getting anything in return (although I fully acknowledge that 95% of the blame can be laid at my feet for not being more dedicated to finding ways to monetize it and/or make its maintenance more efficient). So I won’t be renewing my hosting account in July.

But this doesn’t mean that YYJWorks.com has to go away completely and/or forever. If there is sufficient ‘willing-to-step-up’ interest I will bring the site back in a new, improved (well, I’ll try) and more relevant form before the end of 2017. What do I mean by ‘willing-to-step-up’ interest? I mean at least 1,000 people who are ready to commit to supporting YYJWorks.com with a minimum of either a $2/month donation* (for at least a year) or, if money is an issue, are willing to support the site by undertaking 30-60 minutes per month (again for 12 months at least) of ‘amplification actions’ (i.e. sharing YYJWorks with your contacts, writing a guest post for the site, introducing me to your employer either virtually or IRL or both, participating in hashtag campaigns on Twitter). Amplification actions won’t be dreary, spammy or icky – they’ll be fun and quirky and we’ll learn together as we go. I don’t expect to collect 1,000 supporters in 2 months so the form will be posted somewhere else after July 20, 2017 and stay live until the end of October 2017.

What do you say YYJWorks.com visitor? Is what I provide on YYJWorks worth it to you? Do you want to support a local site that can, with some help from YOU, develop into a resource that can’t take the place of the big players in terms of exhaustive coverage but can offer something far more valuable; on the ground expertise enhanced by group knowledge, input and collaboration from (at least) a thousand true fans. If you’re ready to commit skip to the form and count yourself in!


*Of course if you commit to a donation I can in no way enforce this but I believe that people are willing (nay, happy!) to pay for something that is truly of value to them. I hope to demonstrate that what YYJWorks.com brings you is worth far more than a modest donation.

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