Launching Remote Hunter

Rocket launching into space

2 days ago I successfully launched my third site. It's a website for people who want to find remote job listings for various tech related niches. Right now, most of the listing I have on my site are sourced from other sites like Stackoverflow or Github (soon) because I don't have a page to add openings just yet.

The launch has been pretty unspectacular as always :D.

Google Analytics traffic during launch for Remote Hunter

I gained most of my visitors from Indiehackers. I posted it to a few threads. Looking at the statistics, I'm quite happy about the result. The bounce rate is quite low and people like to click through various job listings. What I am surprised about though, is the high ratio of desktop visitors. I thought more people would browse Indiehackers on their phones, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Right after launch, someone asked about where they could hand in their resume. I got nervous because another software developer wanted me to review his applications but he couldn't find a way to do that. I didn't have an email address online yet. I have a single button "Review my CV" on every remote job entry on the bottom of the site. It seems like that was a bad place to put it, but I checked on desktop and most job listings are just go slightly below the fold. But, then I remembered that if the person was on mobile, he would have to scroll far down to the bottom to see the button. Hence, I acted quickly. Thanks to my "almost awesome" continuous integration pipeline, I could add the apply and review buttons to the top of the site on mobile devices in an instance.

Now you may ask yourself, what is Remote Hunter's unique selling point to all the other remote sites? Well, all the others only help employers find possible employees by being able to post their job openings for more than $100 each. On Remote Hunter, job applicants can hand in their curriculum vitae, resume and cover letter to have it reviewed by another person. Right now, that's just me. This is especially important if you are a person from a non-English speaking country. Being able to articulate yourself is of utmost importance if you want to stick out from the rest of the applicants. I often read that some remote jobs can have as much as 200 applicants. This number comes from a recent Indiehackers interview with Nat Eliason. The space is super competitive because developers know the advantages of working from home.

On a related note, I also launched a new tool for in my opinion the best site to learn Japanese. It's a tool that helps Japanese learners convert hiragana to romaji for any Japanese texts, and to be honest myself too. You just have to paste the text into the first box, click on kana to romaji and it will output the translated text. This also works with katakana if you are still struggling like I do. Haha.

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