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    Senior Member TheodoreK is a Premium Member
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    Arrow The Ultimate WSO (or Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family)

    Make a forum about making money online and then sell it for a few million bucks.

    Now that's a great way to make money online!

    I got an email in my spam boxes today saying that 'Warrior Forum joins the Freelancer.com Family'. So, freelancer.com added the (in)famous WF in their ever-growing portfolio of online business-related sites.

    Any thoughts?

    I personally think that WF can only benefit from this, and the regulation that will sooner or later come from freelancer.com will probably reduce scams, driving them more underground.

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    I saw the email earlier today and was going to post about it. I'm not sure that I see the fit, other than IMers probably are big users of freelance services. That doesn't necessarily mean that a forum for IMers makes sense. Apparently someone at Freelancer.com sees the fit.

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    Sometimes there isn't any obvious fit in these strategic acquisitions. They buy up "communities" to expand their network and their reach, sometimes diversifying into new niches.

    Internet Brands bought BritishExpatS.com (my competitor).

    Sift Media bought UKBF (major British business forum).

    There are plenty of other examples but they've gone out of my head for now.

    Ready-built communities, including forums, are sought after by many large companies. There's a list of these companies somewhere around in here, I saw it the other day. In my observation, they usually go after the busiest forum in the niche. It's the quantity of page views and posts they're looking for so they can impress potential advertisers.
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