With the ever-growing adoption of technology, people are using the Internet more and more these days for job hunting. Job board websites are getting more popular because of this factor and there’s potential to make by running such a site. Following are some of the ways you can make money running a job board.
How to Create A Job Board
The easiest way to get started with your job board is to use WordPress and the theme Jobroller Theme by AppThemes. WordPress is a content management system that allows you to create websites easily. Jobroller is the most popular job board theme for WordPress. Click here to learn more about Jobroller.
Charge Employers For Posting Jobs
You can charge companies to post their vacancies on your job board. You have an audience which they want to tap into, and it’s only right that you charge them to give them access to that audience.
Charge Employers To Access Your Database Of Resumes
Some companies prefer not to post a vacancy for the whole world to see as they do not like to go through hundreds of application letters. In such cases they may want to check through your database of job seekers, look at the resumes they’re interested in, and then pick candidates from there. You can charge these employers a fee to access your database.
Charge Job Seekers For Applying To Jobs
You can charge job seekers for submitting job applications which would also help to minimize the number of casual applicants who apply for jobs just for the sake of it. You can offer varying levels of subscriptions so that free subscribers can apply to a limited number of jobs per day/week/month, e.g. one job a week. Paying users will be given more opportunities such as the ability to apply to more jobs per week, email notifications for jobs within their area of expertise, and other benefits.
Third Party Advertising
You can offer ad space on your job board to third parties. Companies are always looking for ways to get their products/services seen, and if you have a big enough audience, many companies will pay you good money to advertise their products on your site.
Charge For Access To Resources
You can charge visitors to your site to access materials that can help them in their job searches such as blog posts and tips on how to help them get a job, write application letters, etc. You can make eBooks, videos, podcasts, and other resources which they have to pay for to access. Many Job seekers can slap their mothers to get such information so don’t undermine its potential.
You can charge recruiters a fee to put them on a featured list which means that their vacancy will take precedence above others for a specific time frame which helps them to find a candidate faster which will save them a lot of time. You can also charge job seekers a fee to have their resumes appear higher up in the list when recruiters search for people within the job seekers’ fields.
Offer Resume Writing Services
Many job seekers are more than willing to pay you to write a good cover letter or resume for them. Providing this service on your job board can be a good way to make some extra income.
This service can also be outsourced to places like Fiverr.