Freelancer.com boosts network with Warrior Forum acquisition
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Freelancing and crowdsourcing resource Freelancer.com grows network with acquisition of Warrior Forum
Crowdsourcing and freelancing resource Freelancer.com has set designs on growing its global network further with its recent acquisition of Warrior Forum.
Founded in 1997 by Allen Says, Warrior Forum is a marketing marketplace and community claiming 732,000 members, over 7.2 million postings on Warrior to date and a global high-ranking*. Freelancer.com claims over 10.8 million registered users posting 5.8 million projects and contests so far across 650 different areas. Founded in Australia in 2009, Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and has over 350 employees.
“Today I am happy to announce that Warrior Forum will become part of the Freelancer.com family. I’ve spent a long time thinking about this and feel that Freelancer.com will be able to provide Warrior Forum with the talent, resources, energy and time to take the site to the next level. I’m pretty excited about what’s in store- and look forward to seeing Warrior Forum grow,” shared Allen Says, founder of Warrior Forum in a press release.
Warrior Forum operates the War Room and Warrior Special Offers (WSOs). The former a private discussion group where the marketers share experience. The latter a marketplace for buying and selling a wide range products and services. By purchasing Warrior Forum, Freelancer.com builds upon a community spanning many disciplines. It creates a wider marketplace where products and services can be sold in addition to advertising freelance services and hiring freelancers. It also includes classified advertising and an affiliate program database.
It appears the future is in community for Freelancer.com chief executive at the network Matt Barrie outlines, “We are looking forward to working with the Warrior Forum community to take it to the next phase. Allen has done a tremendous job over the last 17 years to build the business to where it is today. Warrior Forum will remain independent, and we’re committed to listening to the community and we’ll be providing a dedicated team and resources to make the marketplace and forums even better.”
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