If you’re a freelancer of any sort, you’ve probably checked out Freelancer.com from time to time. But if you haven’t been there lately, you should know that the beloved hot spot for gigs and contracts has gotten bigger, stronger, and better.
Freelancer just announced that it’s purchased Warrior Forum, which is the globe’s biggest Internet marketing spot, with a community of more than 732,000. It’s been around for nearly 20 years and is currently ranked 225 globally in Alexa.
The Alexa ranking means it’s the 225th most often visited website in the world, regardless of niche. It was founded by Allen Says in 1997 with the goal of becoming the go-to community and marketplace for all Internet marketing pros around the world.
An Australia outfit, Warrior Forum is included in the Top 100 most visited websites in its home country, and ranks in the 150 most visited websites in the US and UK.
Most of the community is made up of the world’s leading techie entrepreneurs, Internet marketers, legitimate hackers, and various other types of technology professionals. Leading the pack are a team of Chief Growth Officers, VPs, and Chief Marketing Officers from top IT companies around the globe.
Getting into the war zone
No matter what industry you’re in, from medical health-care experts to creatives, you want to keep up with what’s going on in your field at all times. The same is definitely true of Internet marketing professionals, and that’s what Warrior Forum provides, with a “War Room” and even “Warrior Special Offers” or WSOs.
In the War Room, you’ll find private discussions in which the best marketers in the world talk about lessons learned the hard way. If you want a WSO, these are posted just for War Room members and can’t be found anywhere else.
Since it’s the biggest marketing forum online, you can buy and sell just about anything industry related. Shop or sell domain names, websites, a slew of products or services, and even hire freelancers.
You have access to affiliate program data as well as traditional classified advertising. The official Warrior Forums offer places for eCommerce, Dropshipping, Internet Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Social Media, PPC, Ad Networks, Adsense, Product Reviews, SEO, Copywriting, Programming, Blogs, Articles, Viral Networks, Joins Ventures, and Programming.
Founder Says declares: “I started Warrior Forum back in 1997 with the goal of creating a community of like-minded Internet marketers to share ideas, learn from each other, and build their online empire.” He’s clearly succeeded.
With Freelancer and Warrior Forum joining forces, Says comments, “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.”
No move in battle is made without careful thought, and it seems that Says believe this is what’s best for his project.
As for Freelancer, Matt Barrie, the company’s Chief Executive, says, “We are looking forward to working with the Warrior Forum community to take it to the next phase …. Warrior Forum will remain independent, and we’re committed to listening to the other community, and we’ll be providing a dedicated team and resources to make the marketplace and forums even better.”
More than 7.2 million Warrior Forum postings have been uploaded over the past 17 years. What will the next 17 bring, now that Freelancer’s on its side?