I'm a serial entrepreneur with a passion for cutting-edge technology, business intelligence and the world of website acquisitions. I co-founded Centurica, as well as FE International and launched Flippa Deal Flow.

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4 Things You Didn’t Know About Running an Online Business

More people than ever before jump on the bandwagon to buy an online business. Some do it for the cash flow, others for the ‘lifestyle benefits’, and a few because that’s what they’re good at.

Even though the process of buying an online business has gotten very simple, and brokers would like you to believe that so is owning an operating one, there are some things that a lot of people who are new to the industry don’t account with or discover until it’s too late.

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150% ROI on an Online Business

How to Generate 150% ROI Buying an Online Business

Most established web businesses tend to sell for anywhere between 2x and 4x of their yearly cash flow, but for many buyers having to wait 4 years to recoup their investment seems long, especially if there are significant risks involved.

Here are 6 “rules” from my own acquisition strategy, along with some case studies, showing you how I look beyond the “profit multiple” when completing acquisitions and usually achieve a far better ROI.

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Exit Plan

11 Steps to Selling Your Website for Profit

So you have a website or an online business and you’re considering selling it for a lump sum of cash that you can then invest in your newest venture, or perhaps use it as a retirement fund or to finance that round-the-world trip that you’ve been dreaming of?

It may seem fairly easy and simple, but in reality, there are a number of pitfalls that the majority of first time sellers don’t know to avoid, resulting in deals falling through at the last minute, seller getting paid much less than the business is actually worth, or in not being able to find a buyer at all.

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Fraud in Website Acquisitions

The #1 Rule When Buying an Online Business

Buying online businesses often involves a significant learning curve, especially when dealing with more complicated businesses that come with a lot of moving parts. You need to know what’s the fair price to pay, how to complete proper due diligence, how to organise the handover of the business, what to do with the business after you’ve bought it and much more.

But there’s one rule that’s the most important of all – and not following this will quickly lead you to a financial disaster.

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Fabulous Las Vegas

Meet me in Las Vegas or San Francisco!

Fancy meeting up in the US over the next few weeks? Let me know!

I’ll also be speaking at the Ungagged Convention (17th November) and Flippa’s One Day Masterclass (23rd November)

On both events I’ll be covering various aspects of web business due diligence, from the technical side of it to the overall logic and business model vetting mechanics.

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Fact or Myth - Website Due Diligence

7 Common Myths About Website Due Diligence

Performing due diligence on websites or online businesses is needless to say a difficult and daunting task. But it would be MUCH easier if it wasn’t for the large quantities of myths and flawed advice being thrown around by self-proclaimed “professionals”. This article looks at the 7 most common DD myths.

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