Re: [IxDA] Re: [IxDA] Coming soon: IxDA's new job board, powered by Coroflot
31 Oct 2010 - 10:38am
2 years ago
On Oct 29, 2010, at 11:00 PM, Adam Korman wrote:
> Of the over 800 posts this month, I'm pretty sure there were just 7 job posts (I may have miscounted by one or two). I'm guessing that you are also subscribed to the jobs list and don't realize it (because there have been a ton of posts there recently).
I've never done anything to subscribe to the jobs board, and yet I get 7 job postings per day, it seems like.
So let's look at this rationally. The organization needs money. There are several ways it can get it:
Charge for membership and lock the mailing list.
Charge for a premium membership with access to additional stuff like the job board.
Increase the cost of its one money-making venture (the conference).
Do as we've done in the past and do pledge drives. (These are moderately successful.)
Charge for access to our user base. (If you're not paying for it, you're the product being sold.)
Of all of these, #5 is the least drastic change, and mostly affects people outside the community, although certainly a decrease in jobs postings would affect members of the community.
My personal preference would be #2, with access getting you a moderated, locked mailing list. But no one asked me :)
It would be interesting to run the numbers on each of these and see what would likely generate the most income, then compare that to what would be the least disruptive to the organization's members.