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How to Allow Only the First Job Posting for Free and Upcoming Jobs Paid?

There are 2 ways you can offer the first job posts for free:

Offer a Free Product that employers can use only once
Offer a Free Coupon that employers can use only once

Here are step-by-step instructions on how to set up each of these configurations:

Option 1: Offering a Free Product

With this approach, you can create a special product that allows posting only one job for free. Here are the step-by-step details on how to do it:

Step 1. Create A New Product

Navigate to Monetization > Products from your jBoard dashboard, and click on “Add Product” to start configuring your free job post package:

Step 2. Configure Your Free Job Package

To start, you need to make sure that the title and the description of the product reflect what you’re offering:

Then scroll down to set up the Pricing Details and make sure to configure the following fields:

Product Type: If you want to offer a free job post only one time, you need to select the Free option.
Job Posts Count: This number should be equal to the number of free job posts you want to offer. If you want to offer 1 free post, insert 1 in the field.

As a final step, scroll down to “Advanced Settings” to limit the number of times this product can be used per employer.

In the “Limit per employer” field, if you insert 1. All employers will not be able to use this product more than once.

Once you’re done with the configuration, click on Create to activate your free package. After activation, this is how it will be shown on your job board’s pricing page:

Now employers can click on the “Get Started” button and post the job for free. But if the employer tries to post a new job again using the same product, the system will show an error, saying they can use this product only once.

Option 2: Offering a Free Coupon

You can allow employers to post their first job for free by creating a coupon code that can be redeemed only once per employer. Here are step-by-step details on how to do it:

Step 1. Create a New Coupon

Navigate to Monetization > Coupons from your jBoard dashboard and click on the Add Coupon button to create a new coupon code.

Step 2. Enter the New Coupon Information

You can create a new coupon that will offer a one-time discount equal to the price of one job posting. To do it you need to fill out the following information

Enter the "Coupon code". This is the code that employers will need to enter on the payment step to claim the discount. You can pick any code here, in our example we picked the code FREE_FIRST_POSTING

Enter the "Discount Amount". Here you will need to enter the amount equal to one single job posting price. In our example, we entered $99 since one job posting price on our job board is $99.

Set "Max redemptions count per employer” to 1. By entering 1 here, the system will limit the usage of this coupon to 1 per employer.

In the “Specific Products Only” field, select the product where the discount should be applied, and the coupon code will be limited to that product only.

Step 3. Activate the Coupon

Once you’re done configuring the coupon, click on “Create” to activate it.

Step 4. Share the New Coupon Code With Employers

Now you can share the new coupon code (eg. FREE_FIRST_POSTING) with the employers to whom you would like to offer a free job posting. Or if you would like to allow all employers to be able to post for free for the first time, you can include the coupon code in the product description.

How Can Employers Redeem The Coupon?

Employers can redeem the free job posting by entering the coupon code in the payment step.

Since it will be free, once they click on "Redeem Coupon" the card details will disappear, and they will be able to proceed with posting their job for free.

Here’s a demo of how it works:

Updated on: 26/07/2023

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