How To Make Money with a Job Board Website?

Assuming you want to create a job board website targeting your local city or the whole country, there are mainly two ways to make money. 1. You charge advertisers a fee for displaying their job listing. 2. You display ads from AdSense or other major job board websites like Monster, Indeed, Careerjet, Career Builder, and Simply Hired… How much can you earn from those job board ads? Well, they don’t seem to pay as good as AdSense. 🙂

To set up a job board website for free, you can download Jobberbase, which is an open-source job board platform written in PHP and MySQL. A job board website without content would not look too good eh? Is that possible to get free content for your job board? Certainly, many Jobberbase users are discussing various methods to display rss feed from the name brand job board sites, you can find all the info in their members forum.


If you want an easier approach, you can try using WordPress with a customized job board theme called JobRoller. A standard package includes unlimited website usage, regular theme updates and a lifetime license, all for $99. Some of the best features include transaction logging and Indeed feed integration.

Transaction logging – You can easily keep track of all your job listing sales from within JobRoller. Every time a PayPal transaction takes place, a message will be added to your JobRoller database so you don’t have to login to PayPal in order to check your sales.

Indeed feed integration – Many job board sites will pay you to display their content. JobRoller comes integrated with Indeed at no extra cost. Simply Hired, Careerjet and other publisher feed plugins are available at $29 each.

You might find some nulled version in some “make money online” forums, but you never know if they have any backdoor in the nulled theme.

And for those who are just interested in running a job niche WordPress blog displaying ads and rss feed content from other job board sites, there are a few free WordPress plugins that can help you, e.g. WP RSS Aggregator and FeedWordPress. An Atom/RSS aggregator plugin will pull content from feeds that you choose and display them nicely in your blog. Customization might be required. WP RSS Aggregator offers some paid add-ons that can simplify the job. For example, the Feed to Post add-on allows you to import feed items into posts or any other custom post type that you have created, $77 for a single site.