Lesson 4: Get Paid

For most JobBoard.io customers, the main goal of their site is to make money. In this lesson, we'll take care of the two most important things you'll need to make money, a way to take payments and products for purchase.

Stripe Setup

Stripe is JobBoard.io's preferred payment provider. In our experience, they charge reasonable rates and provide top-notch support. We like them so much we use their service to process our own payments! If you're unsure if Stripe is available in your country, you can check on their site. Stripe setup in JobBoard.io couldn't be easier.

  1. Open the E-Commerce menu in your JobBoard.io admin panel, and choose Settings.
  2. In the Stripe section, click the blue Connect with Stripe button.
  3. If you already have a Stripe account you'd like to use, click the link in the top right to Sign in. If not, fill out the form to create a new account.
  4. You'll return to your admin panel after registering with Stripe. Review the Stripe section to verify that a Stripe Public Key and Stripe Account ID have been populated.
  5. In the top section of the Settings screen, change the Active Payment Provider to Stripe. Adjust Currency and Sales Tax if needed.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and Save.

That's it! You're ready to process payments on your site. Now we'll just need something for our visitors to buy.

Add Products

It's time to add products to your site. Exactly what products are offered and their price points is up to you. For this tutorial, we'll get you set up with a Single Job, a Job Pack, and an upsell.

The first thing we'll need to do is get to our Products screen. To do so, open the E-Commerce menu in your JobBoard.io admin panel, and select Products.

First Paid Product

If this is a new board, you'll see that we've populated an example product, a Single Job Posting with a cost of $0. Let's get some practice editing products by converting this into a paid product.

  1. Click the Edit button corresponding to this product.
  2. Add a Description to the product. This is a great place to make your sales pitch and set your customer's expectations for what they'll get when they make this purchase. If desired, you can also change the Name of the product.
  3. Update the Price field with the value you'd like to charge for a Single Job Post.
  4. The Job Listing Duration is the number of days that the job posting will remain active on your site. Our default, and the value we see used most often, is 30 days. Adjust this value if desired.
  5. Click Save

If you've already completed your Stripe setup, you're officially ready to begin accepting paid posts! That said, why not consider giving your customers more options?

Add a Job Pack

Different customers will have different ways they wish to manage their hiring budget. Some may prefer to purchase single posts only when needed, while others may prefer to buy in bulk in the hopes that they'll save some money in the long run. Let's set up Five Job Pack to address those needs.

  1. Navigate back to the Products screen, and click Create New Product.
  2. Enter a Name and Description for your product.
  3. Set a Price. Keep the price you set for a Single Job in mind and set this price accordingly. Consider setting your pricing up so that the job pack costs less than it would cost to purchase the same number of posts individually.
  4. In the # of Jobs Included field, enter 5. When you're setting products on your own, you can enter any number here up to 999, or leave the field blank for unlimited jobs.
  5. Set the Job Listing Duration to the desired length.
  6. For the Jobs must all be posted within field, let's enter 365. This will give employers who purchase this product 365 days to redeem all of their credits. You're free to enter a different value if you choose, or leave this field blank so the credits never expire.
  7. Click Save.

You can repeat this process to create packs of varying sizes, so you can be sure every customer's needs are met.

Add the Featured Upsell

Some customers may be willing to spend more to make their posting more visible. The Featured Upsell offers that extra visibility in two ways. Jobs will be highlighted in your job listings so they stand out from the rest, and will be pinned to the top of the jobs list for a set number of days.

  1. Navigate back to the Products screen, and click Create New Product.
  2. For the Product Type, choose Upsell.
  3. Select Featured Job in the Upsell Type dropdown.
  4. Enter Name, Description, and Price.
  5. Enter a value for Pinned Length Days. The value entered here represents the number of days that Featured Jobs will be pinned to the top of your jobs list. We'd recommend pinning jobs for at least 7 days, up to the full duration of the post.
  6. Click Save.

Our Upsell is ready, but there's one last change we need to make so that customers will be given the chance to buy it.

  1. Back on the Products screen, click Edit on our Single Job Posting.
  2. At the bottom of the form, you'll now see a section called This product can be upgraded at the time of purchase with. Check the box for your Featured Upsell in this section.
  3. Click Save. The Upsell will now be made available to Employers on the Job Posting Form.

You now know the basics of Products setup! If you'd like to add more products or learn more, go here!