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.
 

Don't Buy a $100k Lemon of a Website

How to Buy a Profitable Web Business for $100k or Less

The two most common questions people ask from me are “how should I go about buying a website for <$100,000?” and “Can I find a decent online business for less than 2x its yearly profit?”. These questions are often asked by the same people. The answers to them are more complicated than one might think, and if you were to ask 10 people somewhat familiar with the online acquisitions industry then odds are that you’d hear answers ranging from “It’s impossible” to “Easy. Just browse Flippa” – both of which are colossally wrong.

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Fraud in Website Acquisitions

4 Website Due Diligence Mistakes That Burn Buyers Daily

Due diligence is a tricky subject and one that can’t be very easily taught or learned, making many buyers choose to leave it to professionals instead. But there are a number of simple but crucial things that everyone who’s thinking of buying a website or an online business is better off knowing themselves. In this article, I’ll cover the 5 arguably most common mistakes that are often made by buyers new to the industry and some experienced buyers alike.

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Laptop Covered in Sand

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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