Qualified Government Employees and Their Spouses Eligible to  Receive Immediate Payment for Completed Campaigns

ORLANDO, FL ( January 17, 2019) – IZEA Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: IZEA), operator of IZEAx®, the premier online marketplace connecting brands and publishers with influential content creators, has announced the creation of a limited-time program to provide accelerated payments to creators who are either affected U.S. government employees, or their spouses, during the government shutdown. The program allows creators who are qualified government personnel or their spouses to request immediate payment for campaigns completed through IZEAx with no PayPop™ fees.

“Many members of my family have depended on the government for income over my life. My father served in the Army, my uncle was an Army Colonel, my nephew recently enlisted in the Air Force, and my brother-in-law served in both the Navy and the Coast Guard,” said Ted Murphy, Founder and CEO of IZEA. “When Coast Guard members missed their first paycheck yesterday, it hit home for me. This government shutdown is unprecedented, and the impact on government employees, particularly those serving in the military, is jarring and unacceptable. We are proud to have many government employees and their spouses participating in the IZEA network and want to assist them in bridging the gap through this difficult time.”

The program, which is intended to remain live for the duration of the government shutdown, applies to all influencer and content marketing programs completed within IZEAx for which payment is due, and will be facilitated through IZEA’s PayPop program. The standard PayPop fees of 10-15% will be immediately credited back to the creator upon completion of the transaction. Applicants for the program will be required to provide proof of government employment/military status and verification of missed pay.

To apply for the program visit izea.com/shutdown-relief

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