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The Rise of Alternative Domains

The Rise of Alternative Domains

Some domain investors have been complaining about new gTLDs (new general top-level domains) seeing in them a threat to their almighty dot-com and while the latter has not yet been dethroned as “the king extension” the competition has definitely been felt.

Flippa Financing announcement

Flippa Financing announcement

Funding a small business is hard, but we’re here to help you get it right. With our new Guidant Financial partnership, financing solutions like 401(k) business financing and SBA loans, you can acquire a business quickly and smoothly.

Translate.com sold on Flippa for $853,000

Translate.com sold on Flippa for $853,000

Translate.com is a translating website with almost 2m visitors per month. The business sold last November on Flippa with a winning bid of $853,000. The auction, which had no reserve created a lot of interest and attention in the buying community.  

The 10 Best Shopify Apps for 2019

The 10 Best Shopify Apps for 2019

If you are in the process of growing your eCommerce business, then you are probably turning to Shopify for assistance. There are no two ways about the fact that Shopify can help you achieve great results in a lesser amount of time. It’s clear to see why. Shopify negates all the hassle involved in launching an online store and automates the whole process — from sales to shipping to marketing activities.

Broker Interview – Domain Magnate

Broker Interview – Domain Magnate

This week we caught up with Michael Bereslavsky, the founder of Domain Magnate a broker partner of Flippa. Michael has used Flippa for several years and has had 49 transactions on platform totaling $446k.  In the video interview below, Michael talks about his experiences on Flippa, his advice to buyers and sellers and a run through of the three businesses that are currently for sale on platform. 

Flippa Pricing Update – Reduced Listing Fee of $15

Flippa Pricing Update – Reduced Listing Fee of $15

This month Flippa has again demonstrated a commitment to building out a frictionless sales experience with the world’s largest network of buyers. We introduce one-click Google Analytics integration for business owners, NDA’s for higher value listings, new pricing and free syndication with our new network of partners.

How to leverage video marketing to grow your business

How to leverage video marketing to grow your business

A good video marketing strategy will help you grow your business and generate better results overall from your marketing, whether we’re talking social media, your blog or website or any other platform you might be using to promote your (new) business.
In this blog post, I’m going to share what you need to know in order to leverage video marketing to grow your business.

Sold on Flippa: A SaaS business that builds your Instagram following

Sold on Flippa: A SaaS business that builds your Instagram following

With 800m users worldwide, Instagram is a critical marketing medium for small business. Brands can tell stories, share customer stories and start a dialogue and all this leads to engagement and ideally paying customers. Pushgram, a SaaS business that sold on Flippa helps businesses and users grow their Instagram community and increase engagement with their brand.

Sold on Flippa: A SaaS business that integrates Dropbox to servers

Sold on Flippa: A SaaS business that integrates Dropbox to servers

DropDAV lets businesses and users connect their Dropbox flows deeper into their tools, allowing them to be more productive. The previous owner has not needed to invest in the product or carry out any upgrades since its inception in 2011. Since then, this simple but highly functional software has continued to work without any customer issues, creating a steady revenue stream.

6 email marketing automation tips for eCommerce businesses

6 email marketing automation tips for eCommerce businesses

With the rise of social media, SEO and paid advertising strategies, it seems like many businesses are letting their email campaigns slip off to the wayside. However, if used effectively, it’s still one of the most popular and most effective forms of marketing you can invest in.

How to plan a successful content marketing workflow in just 5 steps

How to plan a successful content marketing workflow in just 5 steps

Content marketing is one of the most important and essential parts of your marketing and advertising campaign which requires an immense amount of planning and organizing to be successful. More and more businesses are seeing the benefits of having a content marketing workflow as it can help you and your team to streamline your processes and focus on achieving quality and results. Most businesses will have a workflow in place already but is it as successful as it can? 

6 security best practices leading up to a sale

6 security best practices leading up to a sale

Roughly 60% of online customers today say that they are wary of data breaches, and if they find businesses with compromised payment systems, they’re simply going to find somewhere else to spend their money. The most successful businesses right now are learning to incorporate the best security practices that lead up to a sale and not just security that is a byproduct of their organization.

Instead of loan financing consider a ROBS

Instead of loan financing consider a ROBS

For prospective buyers in the U.S. with substantial assets lodged in a 401(k), 501 (k), IRA or other retirement fund, Rollovers as Business Start-Ups (ROBS) may provide a means of financing with some very significant advantages.

QuickBooks Online is now integrated with Flippa

QuickBooks Online is now integrated with Flippa

With Flippa you can now connect your financial data. This can be done by uploading documentation or effective immediately customers of QuickBooks can ‘one-click’ connect. Assuming your business is in a good operational state, there are two main determinants to a sale – price and financial health

Why sellers sell a profitable website

Why sellers sell a profitable website

Jaryd Krause CEO & Founder of Buying Online Businesses not only runs the Buying Online Businesses Podcast but spends his time travelling the world and teaching people how to buy websites that are already making passive income. For more info on Jaryd...

How to build up your new businesses’ brand on Instagram

How to build up your new businesses’ brand on Instagram

So you’ve just bought a new business and started the rebranding process – now what? How do you brand your new business online and promote it effectively? Great branding is essential to building up a successful business and there are few platforms more effective than Instagram at showcasing your branding and aesthetic, your brand’s core values and your business, as a whole.

5 steps to follow for a graceful business exit strategy

5 steps to follow for a graceful business exit strategy

Exiting does not have to be about cutting your losses. Some entrepreneurs feel that selling can be a good option whenever they get to the point where the company is operating at the level they intended, and others simply want to pursue other activities that may not be related to entrepreneurship.

Working through the due diligence process

Working through the due diligence process

The due diligence phase commences once you have made a purchase offer in a formal letter of interest and the offer has been accepted in principle by the seller. There will probably be some mutually agreed variations written into the final specific details of the sale contract as a result of what is discovered in the due diligence probing by the buyer.

How to improve the value of your website

How to improve the value of your website

When you list a website with the intention of selling it, a major concern for you is receiving bids that don’t truly reflect the value of the website. While it is normal practice for buyers to try and bargain for a price that is lower than the actual value of the product, a website with top value will eventually get sold on the higher end of the valuation spectrum

Preparing to plan an exit

Preparing to plan an exit

Preparing to plan an exit from your online business? By following these guidelines below, you will have a much easier time selling your business while achieving the highest possible sale price.

What is an app reskin?

What is an app reskin?

An app reskin is taking an app and making an identical copy of the source code to make it look different from the original. The source code of both apps remain 100% identical, with the change only being in that of the logo and designs.

Transferring an Amazon FBA account

Transferring an Amazon FBA account

It’s no secret that Amazon doesn’t like talking about transferring Amazon FBA accounts. In fact, their terms of service technically do not allow FBA accounts to be transferred, but this hasn’t stopped people from being able to buy and sell their FBA businesses.

Sold on Flippa: Cases Tech

Sold on Flippa: Cases Tech

Cases Tech is an eCommerce business that sells high-quality phone cases and phone accessories. This fully automated, dropship business model sells over 40 different types of covers and phone cases. We interviewed the buyer about his plans for the business and why he bought it.

Win $2,500 and a job as our Head Writer

Win $2,500 and a job as our Head Writer

Do you know someone who can write about small businesses? Or, do you have a flair for creative writing and technology? Here at Flippa, we are hosting a creative writing competition and there is a cash prize and a job up for grabs.  Applicants need to...

What an SBA loan means for buyers and sellers

What an SBA loan means for buyers and sellers

Accessing finance to buy an online business can be a tricky area. It is essential to evaluate all potential sources of funding. While some investors do have cash readily at hand and are just looking for an investment with profitable returns, most buyers certainly have the energy, enthusiasm and ideas to invest but fall well short of having the total funds required.

Flippa Seller Showcase – RomperJack

Flippa Seller Showcase – RomperJack

This week, we spoke with Justin Clarke the founder of RomperJack. RomperJack sells romper suits for men and the business was established after Justin discovered an opportunity and niche market via a Kickstarter campaign. Since then, RomperJack has hustled...

Seller interview – Romperjack

Seller interview – Romperjack

They followed a Kickstarter campaign and beat the competition at their own game. Romerjack is a unique men’s fashion business that has hustled and exceeded all expectations, with annual revenues of $594,000.

What sellers need to know about valuations

What sellers need to know about valuations

There is little understanding of sound valuation principles and buyers are wary of what they see as pricing based on an arbitrary multiple of net profit. The outcome is that too often an enthusiastic and highly motivated buyer fails to follow through with a final purchase because of the understandable anxiety about paying more than the business is worth.