How to Make Money from Job Boards

Job boards can be a fairly lucrative way of making money – if you know how to approach them. According to, they are not a get-rich-quick scheme, as they usually take a lot of effort to get off the ground. It’s normal to start off small, by using the boards to supplement your existing website. You can then build yourself up once you are more established. 

If you’re just starting out with job boards, here are some tips to help you create a secondary income, and how to grow from there.

It’s all about the niche

When you’re starting out, don’t even think about competing with the larger, more established job boards. A ticket to success is focusing on a smaller niche. Your job board should be aimed at a particular 'target' audience and there should not be a lot of competition. According to, this is defined as no more than four sites. You can make your job board city or region related, or even industry specific, such as for creatives, nurses, and architects. Do some research; find out what’s available and see where you can fill a gap.

Make sure it’s viable

Prior to starting your job board, talk to experts in the field, job board owners and recruiters. You need to ask them, “Would you buy this product?” Before committing to any job board software, you need to make absolutely sure that the same is able to meet all your needs; or else you might end up wasting both your time and money.

Focus on employers, not job seekers

Some job boards are aimed at people searching for jobs, but in many cases the opposite is true. According to, employers get the most out of job boards because they are normally the ones who have an important need to fill and who have the money to explore different avenues to fill it. As a result, it makes sense to focus the job boards on them, as employer job postings are usually the number one source of job board income.

By using these suggestions as a starting point, you can begin to make some money using job boards. Once you’re set up, you can use various online advertising tools to increase your visibility, such as Adwords. This will increase traffic to your job board site and hopefully increase your income. If you can target a specific audience and fill a particular need, success will come. It just takes some thorough research and forward planning.

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