Flexjobs, the OG of remote job boards which began in 2006 (before remote was a thing) has been acquired by a company called BOLD. No terms of the deal were announced.
Flexjobs was started by female founder Sara Sutton. She began the site with a traditional employer revenue model but quickly shifted to a B2C format requiring job seekers to pay a monthly fee to access jobs.
They hand curated remote job listings to ensure quality and job seekers seemed to like that feature. Today there are dozens of free remote job boards but Flexjobs remained true to its core and became a content machine, publishing blogs, news and press releases about the world of remote work.
I don’t think you could start a site like Flexjobs today for remote listings. There’s too many free competitors. But if you can find a niche for jobs that are hard to find you might follow the model set by Flexjobs.
Other sites that had B2C models included WorkinSports.com for accessing jobs at professional sports teams.