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.