Starting new regional job board - Seed with a feed or start from scratch?

We are finalizing the set-up for our regional job board (torontojobs.com) and are wondering peoples opinions are whether to start the board with seeded jobs or just start from scratch with either free postings or very cheap postings?

 

The positives with having jobs right off the bat make a lot of sense, but I don't like the fact that they leave the site to view/apply for the jobs.

 

Has anyone gone the "start from scratch" approach? Any feedback on it?

 

Thanks,

 

Shaun 

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Congrats on an excellent domain name for your job site..

If I were you, wouldn't use any of the job feeds to fill your site with jobs. The duplicated job postings are essentially that..duplicate jobs all over the web.

I would offer lower starter rates on job ads to start off.

Hi Shaun,

I am in a similar situation as you are.. I am trying to develop SwissJobs.com.. Did your site started to make money?

 

Maybe we can share ideas and experiences (we are not competitors)

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