This listing is for a mixed monetization business that uses:
The business was created in January 2010 in the home & garden niche. With several streams of income, there are many opportunities to grow the business in any direction. The majority of revenue for this business currently comes from an online course with two options for membership, while the rest is earned through the sale of niche-related products. The seller is willing to maintain some presence as the face of the business in order to keep the branding consistent.
The info courses currently follow a specific launch strategy and most of the newer content (both video and written) are made around this launch.
Since the seller interview, the seller has now put together a small team of content creators, several of whom would be happy to continue for the new owner after the sale. This means the new owner definitely doesn’t have to be a subject matter expert to run this business.
The YouTube channel for this business has about 14.5k subscribers and the Facebook page has about 6.5k likes, so there is potential to utilize these assets to market to both existing customers and people interested in the niche. While Facebook has not seem to driven sales, there has been some traction in converting Youtube traffic into customers.
The business boasts 19,700 subscribers on its Aweber list that is not segmented and primarily monetized via selling an online course that opens three to four times per year using an email launch series. Every subscriber is put on a 13 week autoresponder to build value and relationship between the subscriber and brand to prime them for the launch of the product. The majority of the list has seen the product offered multiple times at this point. For the new owner, it should become a priority to attract new subscribers into the email funnel either through scaling organic traffic or through paid traffic funnels.
Please note that the seller used a link building service for about 4 months in 2015. They have not used any services since then.
Average Monthly Revenue: $6,715
Average Monthly Expenses: $3,576
Average Monthly Net Profit: $3,139
* We are using the last 12 months to determine the averages.
Assets Inlcuded in Sale
Included in the sale of this business are:
– 3 domains: the main site domain with analytics and two additional domain names not in use
– 2 WordPress sites (the main site and the online course)
– Facebook page with ~6.5k likes
– YouTube channel with ~14,5k subscribers
– Ultracart shopping cart integrated with Beanstream Merchant Account and PayPal
– Stripe and PayPal for online course sales
– Aweber for emails
– Google for Email/Youtube/Analytics/Adwords
– Vimeo Pro for hosting videos for my online course
– Amazon AWS for serving images and other static content
– KeyCDN for additional caching
– Trust Guard for a site seal
– A few WordPress plugins that have annual subscriptions
The seller spends about 5-7 hours per week on this business. On a daily basis, the seller answers blog post comments, emails, and questions from subscribers to the online course. Less frequently, the seller orders new products to be delivered from suppliers to the fulfillment center.
On a yearly basis, the seller promotes their online course using Jeff Walker’s ‘Product Launch Formula’ approach.
From time to time, the seller creates new content (video and/or written) for the blog, but the majority of that in the last couple of years has been to promote the online course as mentioned above.
Reason for Sale
The seller is looking to sell this business to free up time to focus on their other projects.
Sale Pending: No
First Seen: Mon, Jul 24th 2017
Last Updated: Thu, Jan 18th 2018