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Why the EU-Startups.com Job Board isn’t free anymore for companies

We just flipped the switch. Our Job Board for startup jobs isn’t free anymore, at least for companies. There are a number of reasons why we made this change; here are just a few:

  1. It became crowded
    A few days ago we broke our record of over 140 current startup jobs. An ever-growing amount of startup jobs means less visibility for each job, given that not every visitor is also surfing to page 4, 6 or 9. Think of a startup that is posting 12 job ads at the same time for different internships, and mainly because it’s free, it gets people’s attention and some ‘link juice’ for SEO purposes. Then another startup is desperately searching for a new CTO. Our new pricing model will ensure that we will see more serious job ads. This is positive for job-seekers as well as for startups.
  2. EU-Startups.com is still a hobby project
    I haven’t had enough time to handle the large amount of requests and questions regarding our job board. Since there will be less job ads on the site, I will have more time to handle each service request related to our job board. Feel free to contact me!
  3. Reinvesting into EU-Startups
    The money will not only help us to keep EU-Startups.com alive, but to invest in the project. To be precise, 100% of our revenues will be reinvested. In addition to paying our server costs and other bills, we will use the majority of the revenues to advertise and improve our job board. If you’ve read the book The Lean Startup by Eric Ries, let’s put it this way – we want our job board to become one of our main engines of growth.

What does this all mean for startups? Basically, more visibility and more service for an affordable price! A ‘Basic’ job ad will be visible for 45 days, costs €20, and will also be mentioned in our weekly post called “Jobs of the week”, which will start at the end of this week. A ‘Premium’ job ad will also be visible for 45 days, costs €29, and additionally ensures that your job will be highlighted and always placed on the top of our job board. In addition, we’ll tweet out your job opening with our Twitter account @EU_Startups. Given the fact that EU-Startups.com reaches over 10,000 startup interested users each month, we think this is a great deal for all startups who seek to hire their next rock star employee!

Speaking of HR & Job Opportunities: Make sure to check out the EU-Startups Job Board in case you’re currently hiring or looking for new job opportunities

Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr
Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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