5 Job Portal Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a job portal business:

1. Career Sidekick ($600K/year)

Biron Clark, founder of Career Sidekick, struggled to find success with previous website ventures until he decided to focus on job search and career advice. Leveraging his expertise as a recruiter, he started a blog to answer commonly asked questions and provide unique insights. Through targeted content, SEO, and long-form evergreen posts, Career Sidekick has gained traction and attracts millions of readers per year, generating a multiple six-figure annual income.

How much they make: $600K/year
How much did it cost to start: $200
Current team size: 1


How I Started A $25K/Month Job Search Advice Website

Career Sidekick founder Biron Clark shares how he turned his job search advice website into a multiple six-figure per year business, earning approximately $25,000 per month from revenue streams predominantly based on display advertising and affiliate marketing.

Biron started Career Sidekick almost 11 years ago
Biron grew the business to $50K/month
It cost Biron $200 to start the business
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2. Loopcv ($180K/year)

George Avgenakis, the founder of Loopcv, came up with the idea for his business when he was struggling to find a job while pursuing his master's thesis in Belgium. He noticed a lack of tools for job seekers and decided to create a platform that would automate the job search process. His idea gained traction on Reddit and he quickly found co-founders to help bring it to life. Loopcv now offers solutions for job seekers, bootcamps, universities, career coaches, developers, recruiters, job boards, and more. The business is growing at a rate of 15% MoM and continues to improve its offerings for businesses supporting job seekers.

How much they make: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $200
Current team size: 2


How I Validated My Idea On Reddit And Built A $180K/Year Job Search Automation Platform

Loopcv is a job search automation platform experiencing 15% monthly growth, offering solutions for bootcamps, universities, career coaches, developers, recruitment companies, job boards, affiliates, and companies looking to perform internal restructuring.

George started Loopcv over 3 years ago
George grew the business to $15K/month
It cost George $200 to start the business
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3. Aspireship ($2M/year)

How much they make: $2M/year
Current team size: 25


Raising $6m now? Software platform helps 70 SaaS companies hire sales reps

Aspireship CEO, Corey Kossack, has helped thousands of job seekers secure well-paid positions in the SaaS sales industry, with the platform being discussed in top journals like The Wall Street Business Journal and Phoenix Business Journal.

Corey started Aspireship almost 5 years ago
Corey grew the business to $167K/month
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