Website Development

West Virginia Press Association, in partnership with PaywallProject, is working to help West Virginia newspapers generate new revenue from their websites through online subscriber growth,
increased social media presence, and digital advertising sales.

The project features PaywallProject’s WordPress website and WV Press’ news sharing service, social media boost and digital advertising network.

The partnership allows for a coordinated system from start to finish that maximizes efficiency and online revenue for the newspaper.

“Spending less time to make more money is necessary today,” said Don Smith, executive director of
WV Press. “This project allows a newspaper to have an attractive, functional and profitable online presence that produces its own growth and revenue.’

“We generated more than 100 new digital subscribers in 10 days with PaywallProject.”

The Welch News Publisher, Melissa Nester


  1. Website with paid subscribers for audience and new digital revenue
  2. Social media promotion of website, articles and news sharing for new online traffic
  3. Digital advertising sales of that online traffic for new digital ad revenue

“This project can be scaled to the marketplace for any size newspaper,” said Tyler Channell, owner of PaywallProject. “It’s very affordable, user friendly, and can quickly generate a profit.”

PaywallProject services include:

  • Fully managed paywall development
  • Audience strategy
  • Enterprise grade hosting
  • Worry-free maintenance
  • iOS & Android Apps
  • Email hosting

For more information, contact Don Smith at WV Press or Tyler Channell at PaywallProject:

Don Smith 304-550-0454 [email protected]

Tyler Channell 304-554-9461 [email protected],

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