I'm thrilled to announce Jobs.CodeBetter.Com; a new job board and job ad syndication service created by Eric Wise and myself over at CodeBetter.
"Oh no, not another job site!" you're thinking. Yes, we were
influenced by other new jobs posting sites, but we think we can do
better for a variety of reasons.
We're focused - We're syndicating to only highly focused blog sites, like here, codebetter.com, hanselman.com, winsmarts.com
- this allows companies who post jobs access to the "cream of the
crop" of developers. If you're reading these sites, you're no mort. :)
setup a revenue model for affiliates that works. We give our
affiliates a premium for each job posted via a link from their sites,
even if they bookmark us and come back to post a job later. In fact,
we'll pay our affiliates for every job posted by that person into the
future. It can be a great way for bloggers to monetize content. This
is what makes it all work. Eric says it best on his announcement post:
...we acknowledge that we owe the blogosphere in general a lot for the success of Codebetter.com.
As such, we want to ensure that all of our friends and contacts in the
blogosphere can make money right along with us. Thus we have launched
an affiliate program, if you have a technical blog/site, all you have
Google Adwords. You will be create a referral code during to put into
the script, and if employers find us and post jobs because of you, you
will receive $105 for every ad they post, for life. In this way, not
only do we help fund our brothers and sisters in the blogosphere, but
we also add value to employers as unlike other job sites where your job
exists only in one place, when you post with us your job can be shown
on potentially dozens of other sites.
It's good blog fodder too
and I jammed on this project. I'm not one to toot my own horn, but we
did this in a very short timeframe... We used some really good IMO
tools... SourceGear's Vault
allowed us to work remotely together easily. We used many of the new
ASP.NET 2.0 and SQL 2005 features... there's a lot of cool stuff in
there that we hope to blog about in the future. One post I'm going to do very soon
wonder how sites like Google and Blogads create the ads you see on
affiliate sites? I'm going to show you how we did it... so stay tuned.
So, thanks for reading this, and please help us out by spreading the word!
10-10-2006 6:53 AM