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  • Is charging job seekers a viable business model?
    By on May 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Is charging job seekers a viable business model?  Comments

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  • To backfill or not? (premium)
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  • How much traffic does it take to succeed?
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  • Should your job board be global?
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  • Don’t hide your jobs (premium)
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  • How much do job boards make? (free)
    By on March 5, 2010 | Comments Off on How much do job boards make? (free)  Comments

    I saw this article recently about one of the first twitter job sites to come online which got me thinking…

    “One year after he launched the service, TweetMyJobs.com has become the largest job board on Twitter. It’s on its way to more than $1 million in revenue this year, Zukowski says. The company lists up to 50,000 jobs per day and boasts 150,000 followers online. More than 1,800 companies use the service. And major media outlets, including CNN and The Wall Street Journal, have mentioned Zukowski’s work. PC Magazine even named his operation a top 20 job-search Web site — just three weeks after he launched it last March.”

    I had a conversation with an industry exec last month about how many job boards actually make over 100k a year in sales. He put the number around 3,000 sites. Of course there’s no way to really know but I think its a good guesstimate.

    There are many niche sites out there which bring in decent money for their owners. I consulted with the owner of an 8 site network of sites for hospital jobs who makes about $250k per year. Like me, he’s a one man business.

    There are probably thousands of other job sites that make 1k to 20k a year that you’ve never heard of.

    Suffice to say there are a broad range of sites and revenues in this business.

  • Thoughts on selling your job board (premium)
    By on February 24, 2010 | Comments Off on Thoughts on selling your job board (premium)  Comments

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  • How to find a web designer for your job board (free)
    By on February 22, 2010 | Comments Off on How to find a web designer for your job board (free)  Comments

    One of my clients asked me recently if I had any good recommendations for a web designer to redesign her job board. I do all my own designs so I didnt really have a good answer for her. But if I ever needed one here’s what I would do.

    1. Post something on the Job Boarders blog seeking recommendations. I would also look for other job boards whose design I admire and send them a note asking who designed their sites. You are bound to get some good referrals.

    2. Go to 99designs and post a project, its a pretty good site for getting designers to compete for your work.

    I’ve said many times that design is the key to every successful job board. It HAS to look professional and inspire companies to post jobs and job seekers to register.

    Don’t skimp on a good design for your job board.

  • Go niche or go home (free)
    By on January 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Go niche or go home (free)  Comments

    On last weeks Recruiting Animal show I apparently touched on something which a lot of people liked. That niche is the future of job boards. So here’s a quick video on the subject.

  • the power of a job board network (premium)
    By on January 19, 2010 | Comments Off on the power of a job board network (premium)  Comments

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