The Internet is a wonderful and glorious thing. John is able to make over $40,000 a month from this blog and I am able to enjoy my full-time career as a work-from-home freelance writer. Interestingly enough, you can also make money by helping other people find work (and workers) on the Internet.
That’s where the affiliate program from Sensational Jobs comes into the picture. The online job posting board serves as the subject of today’s review and while the classified ads themselves may be of interest to you, it’s the affiliate program that might catch a few more eyes on this blog.
What Is Sensational Jobs?
Before I dive into a discussion of the affiliate program, we should take a look at what Sensational Jobs is all about in the first place.
In short, it serves as a job board for web professionals. If you’re a company looking to hire an art director, Flash developer, or industrial designer, this board may be worth trying. If you are an app developer, a web designer, or a media programmer, Sensational Jobs may be a good place to find some work.
Sensational Jobs focuses largely on web-based work, but it allows employers to seek both full-time employees and freelancers. The job board is not free for companies to use, however, as you must pay to post a job on the site.
A 90-day listing of your full-time salaried position will cost $225. A 60-day listing of a freelance position costs $65. You can also opt for the $45 “highlighted” or $25 “top of list” upgrades, should you so desire.
The job posting allows you to provide your company name, company logo, email address, job location, job title, and job description, as well as a specific area about how to apply for the position posted.
A Typical Job Posting
If you’re expecting something out of this world, you may come out disappointed. Sensational Jobs is “just” a job board, except it focuses exclusively on web professionals. You can search based on position name and job location, but each posting looks pretty standard.
For instance, here is the posting for an experienced Facebook app developer. The company has decided to keep its name confidential, but you get a clear outline of responsibilities and requirements. They’ve also included a preference for a developer in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and a detailed description of how to apply.
Make Money with the Affiliate Program
As mentioned at the top, Sensational Jobs has an affiliate program in place. There are several positive features about this program.
For starters, you earn 50% of every sale you generate. Taking an example of a standard full-time job posting ($225), you’d earn $112.50. Instead of waiting for the end of the month or waiting until you reach a certain threshold, Sensational Jobs will pay you out instantly via PayPal. No waiting, no mess. As soon as payment is received, you get your commission too.
While there is no affiliate dashboard or control panel to speak of, Sensational Jobs will provide you with a series of banners you can use to promote the site. There is also a widget that you can insert on your site that will display the latest job postings. Sales are tracked using session cookies, so long as you use the appropriate referral link.
The application process for the affiliate program consists only of four fields: name, company (optional), website, and PayPal email. The approval process, for me, took about two days. Your mileage may vary.
If your site visitors are of the web professional variety, promoting Sensational Jobs could prove to be quite lucrative. Considering that a single “full time” job posting nets you over $100, this could be a lot of money in the bank for you. The key, then, is targeting people who would not only hire such web professionals in the first place; but also targeting those who are willing to pay for a premium job posting.