We just flipped the switch. Our job board for startup jobs isn’t free anymore. 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 cracked our record of over 140 current startup jobs. A larger and larger amount of startup jobs means less visibility for each job – since not every visitor is also surfing to page 4, 6 or 9. Think of a startup which is posting 12 job ads at the same time for different internships – mainly because it’s free, gets people’s attention and some link juice. The next startup is desperately searching for a new CTO. Our new pricing model will ensure that we will see more of the serious job ads. This is positive for job seekers as well as for startups.
2.) EU-Startups.com is still a hobby project and I lately 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.) 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. Aside of paying our server costs and other stuff, we will use the majority of revenues to advertise and improve our job board. If you 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 (visible for 45 days) costs €20,-. On top of the listing within our job board you’ll be mentioned in our weekly post called “Jobs of the week” which will start by the end of this week. A Premium job ad (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. Furthermore we’re going to 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!