Guillaume Sempe

@gsempe

I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.
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What is your way to implement custom domain for your SaaS product?
I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.

Hi Damon,

I can talk about my experience about custom domain for RoleUp.com. All job board creators can add their custom domain.

I have created a subdomain canonical.roleup.com. In the configuration, I ask them to create a CNAME with this "canonical" subdomain as a target.

When a request comes to my server on canonical.roleup.com, It goes through the webserver down to the software. In the software I extract the host origin. Then I have a software routing table that redirects the request to the concerned account.

For SSL, I used CaddyServer and its on demand feature caddyserver.com/docs/automati…. It works like a charm.

For the context, I'm on AWS.

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Hey Guillaume, thanks for sharing your experience! I know AWS is good, but I'm looking for some solution which doesn't require too much setup.

I did my research and Render seems a good one. I handled the backend routing pretty much the same as you did your roleup 👍

What are you reading?
I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.

Badass by Kathy Sierra

I like the framework the book build to get wom 💪

What to avoid when building a new job board?
I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.

Pieter advices are spot on. Like he said, you must validate your economics first and before anything else.

Second, you must validate that you can build your audience. It roughly means what are the acquisition channels you can activate?

Are you connected in the Portuguese startup scene?
On the potential employer side AND on the potential employees side.

Because, indeed, a job board is just a specific case of a market place.

Finally, from the tool point of view side, you can do it with many solutions. An Airtable embedded, sheet2site www.sheet2site.com/ (the @AndreyAzimov great no-code website builder) or, if I may reference my own project, with RoleUp RoleUp.com

I wish you all the best. If you want to talk more about your project, please, feel free to contact me.

🎨 Product Hunt's Maker of the Year 2018 and 👨‍💻Founder of Sheet2Site.com

Thanks for mentioned Sheet2Site.com
I have 1 client who is running a remote job board for Latin America: weremoto.com/ DM me if you want to build similar website.

✉️ which transactional email delivery service are you using and/or would you suggest?
I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.

I use Sendgrid too for RoleUp. It's highly flexible (I have applied to the deal 🤞)

Roast the new landing page for Sitesauce
I'm doing side projects by night. Currently doing a web application to create job boards. I'm CTO at a rather big French dating application.

Good job! I think an interesting question could be open on the top-down order of sections How does it work? and What's in for me?.

I feel that the What's in for me? section is more valuable for the end user and so it should be above.