One Person Business #4: Remote OK
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Aggregator websites normally make money from referrals to the source websites. Affiliate marketing is a popular internet business strategy with significant potential for growth. When a user follows a referral link and makes a purchase (or, in this case, applies to a job and gets the job), the affiliate gets a portion of the transaction's cost. Remote OK also charges companies for job postings ($650 per post). This price can be easily justified considering the amount of traffic this page gets (over 1 million/month).
The most amazing thing about this website, and Pieter, is that all this information is publicly available. If you go here, you can see all the relevant stats in regards to Remote OK: revenue, job posts sold, net profit margin, page views, uptime, etc…
And at the bottom, you have just the final nugget of interesting information regarding Remote OK: live tests, “Every second, we monitor ~200 regular operations handled by 1,000+ robots on the site”. This gives us a glimpse of how this website is maintained. A bunch of different crawlers and bot APIs seem to gather the information from different sources on a recurring schedule, which then is loaded onto the website. This is quite the feat for one single person, and I’m sure it took Pieter A LOT of time to set all of this up. But I’m sure that it was well worth his time.
Content aggregator websites are great opportunities to build a side hustle that can cash you in a couple of extra bucks, or even become a full-time job. Whether your intention is to reach out to a new audience or just get noticed, content curation is a great bet, if done well. Find a great niche, and you might be on to something. Learn more here.
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