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For Sale: Local Midwestern Job Board Business Nearing 1 Million in Sales
A local job board based in a U.S. midwestern state is looking to sell their online recruitment business so the owner can retire. They have retained me to help them find a buyer. This is your chance to own a profitable, well established local job board in a state with low unemployment and added over 7,000 jobs in June. This site is located in a strong job market, in fact its a top 10 job market according to Indeed.com when it comes to jobs per capita.
Interested buyers should contact me for further details. Serious bidders will need to sign an NDA to see financials. Email me with your name, company, phone number, email and why you are interested. I’ll then contact you to schedule a call.
Interested buyers must speak with me first before NDA can be sent. You can also call me directly at 203-572-2053.
Also included in the sale are several diversity job boards and dozens of other local job related domains. I’ll give more details over the phone to qualified buyers.
JobMount releases new template
Updates are coming fast and furious from the job board platform industry. After recent updates by both Jobboard.io and Smart Job Board, Job Mount has just released a new version. According to their email…
Aspen Technology Labs’ JobMount team announces the release of a new-age job board design platform. This fresh, responsive and fully featured job board solution provides an enhanced user experience for job seekers and employers, more customization options and better accessibility, especially mobile. As global employers continue to seek to attract top talent, JobMount offers a platform for niche job boards, associations, and entrepreneurs to upgrade or launch a job board business.
They have also released a new whitepaper on Job Wrapping which you can download for free as a PDF.
You can view their demo site here. Platform providers are finally getting much more visual with their templates reflecting a more design centric approach when it comes to job hunting.
Other notable features of the new Job Mount include;
Full accessibility from any device: All front end users can easily access job board features, no matter what device is being used to interact with your job board. Job seekers can search jobs, and easily apply and upload resumes, from any device. Employers can buy and post jobs, manage job postings, view applications and search for resumes.
One click job alert subscription: Job seekers can take advantage of easy job alerts set up with just one click and start receiving various job offers from your job board.
Eye-catching email notifications: We have also refreshed the available styles of email notifications to improve click-through and application rates for job alerts.
JobMount’s hosted version costs $295 per month plus setup fee. You can also buy the sourcecode if you want to host yourself.
Different types of Upsells
I wanted to do a post around upselling products on your job board. Upsells are ways to increase your revenue by adding on features to a typical job listing or other product on your site. Here are 5 ways to increase your revenue.
- Featured the job on your home page. Charge extra to do that. For example if a regular posting costs $99 charge $129 for a featured job.
- Social media. Offer to advertise the job on social media like Facebook. Charge and extra 30 bucks to post the job on Facebook and advertise it to their target audience. Set a budget of $10-$15 and pocket the rest.
- Feature the job in your newsletter. You can offer a dedicated email blast or simply put a featured job in your job seeker newsletetr. This gives the employer more exposure across your audience.
- Include resume access. Charge the employer more for each job if they also want access to your resume database. Bundle it to incentivize them.
- Feature a job seeker. Let them purchase the ability to feature their resume. You wont be able to charge that much maybe 10-20 bucks but if it allows them to highlight their resume or place them on top of others you will get a few people doing that. (Linkedin does this)
ZipRecruiter now powering Patch job listings
After SimplyHired was shutdown that left a gaping hole in their partner program that powered jobs on many other sites like those of Patch.com the local news service. Their sites had no jobs for a few days but I just checked and ZipRecruiter is now their backfill of choice.
For Sale: UAV Job Bank – Niche Job Board
UAV Job Bank, a niche job board that I started over 3 years ago is now for sale. Asking price is $4,500. Contact me for details.
Originally hosted on the old SimplyHired platform the site currently holds a #2 ranking on Google for “UAV jobs“. Its now on the JobBoardHQ platform.
It would be a great pickup for someone looking for a business in a box or side project. If you can dedicate 10-15 hours per week to it you can definitely make some extra cashflow on a monthly basis.
Job board news and notes
WeHireHeroes, a veteran focused job board formerly powered by SimplyHired is now on the Smart Job Board platform. I actually helped to transition them. The new site is now mobile friendly and running smoothly.
Note: If you need help switching platforms to something better you can hire me to make the transition. I specialize in working with Jobboard.io and Smart Job Board.
Randrr is a new job search app yet to launch but they are making lots of noise including hiring plans down in Florida. There are no details on what the app will be like. Started by a former recruiting exec they aim to change the job search process.
Levo: With The Muse gaining traction as a new career destination we are starting to see some similar type sites pop up. Levo is one and FairyGodBoss is another which also has Glassdoor-like reviews. I think they skew towards attracting female candidates. On Levo you can create a rich media profile and they just launched a job board too.
Indeed: they just launched their first stand alone app. It’s called Job Spotter and aims to get people to take pictures of help wanted window signs which then get included in Indeed’s results. Details here.
UAVjobbank: I am looking to sell my UAV job board if anyone is interested. Its now 3 years old, has great SEO ranking for its niche and would make a nice side business for someone who can dedicate 10-15 hours per week to it. My asking price is $4,500. Contact me if interested.
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New Ebook! Monetizing Your Job Board Beyond Postings
I’m proud to announce the launch of my fourth Ebook. This one tackles strategies for how to monetize your site beyond traditional job postings. It’s been on my mind for some time now and I was able to finish it last week and get it online. For $20 I’ll teach you 10+ ways to bring in alternate revenue. It’s a must read for any new job board owner.
In addition to the basics like Adsense and Backfill I’ll cover things like job related affiliate programs, what type of Ebooks you should create/sell, upsells and other services that employers would want to buy. I’ll even share some of my earnings so you get an idea of what you can expect to make. BUY the Ebook here. (16 pages of content)
Below are some screen shots for what’s inside.
Google adding job snippets in results
After googling the phrase “aviation jobs” the other day I noticed this result which caught my eye. Google is creating job snippets off job boardsand placing them in job related searches.
So I clicked the “About this Result” link in the bottom right which led me to this page. Apparently Google automatically creates this snippet from the page itself. And if you read further there is not much you can do to list your site this way.
It’s cool that Google is doing this. If your job board gets this treatment, you get more exposure and more clicks. I tried to figure out what software powers the Aviation Week website but it doesn’t appear to be a hosted provider, most likely a custom built one.
Google seems to have copied the text from their home page word for word as part of the snippet. Would be nice if they allowed all job boards to feature their jobs this way.
If you happen to see this again while Googling shoot me an email. Something to keep our eyes on.