Flippa Seller Showcase –  FinanceFeeds

Flippa Seller Showcase – FinanceFeeds

FinanceFeeds is a Fintech website which was founded in 2015. It’s since become the trading industry’s leading news and research portal. The website is monetized through conference and event sponsorship, paid advertising and editorial partnerships. The site receives over 110,000 page views per month. It’s currently for sale on Flippa.

We are getting about 70 to 80 thousand unique readers per day every day. This is not via any referrals — Finance Feeds is a completely sustainable website with an organically growing audience. 

I spoke with the Co-Founder Andrew Saks-McLeod and asked him some questions about the business. In the interview below, he reveals who reads FinanceFeeds and what they can expect to find, how a prospective buyer could grow the business and how the business makes money. 

We’ve done 35 different industry related networking events all around the world which are quite simple to produce because we have a very comprehensive marketing database of senior executives. These people regularly attend those events and therefore getting sponsorship by service providers vendors and brokers is straighforward. 

Andrew will be pitching to buyers on August 2nd (PST) as part of our Flippa Business Owner Series. Register here — it’s free. 

Watch the full interview below and click here to see the business listing on Flippa.

Flippa Seller Showcase – A Non-Prescription Computer Glasses Business

Flippa Seller Showcase – A Non-Prescription Computer Glasses Business

We recently spoke with the owner of an established and fashionable computer glasses brand. Their lenses block out up to 30% of all blue light emitted from digital screens. The branding is sleek and minimal and the business has an Instragram following of over 22,000. And, it’s currently listed for sale on Flippa

 

How does this eCommerce business make money?

The business sells computer glasses, 100% online. We use Shopify as our web host to handle all of the orders. Our glasses retail for $99.00AUD, and we also offer extended warranty for $14.00AUD (3 years) and $21.00AUD (5 years).

 

What frame is your most popular selling SKU?

It changes all the time, though our two best sellers currently are the Rose Crystal – Wenstrom and the Coffee Tortoise – Nash. 
 

How did you start the business? Why non-prescription computer glasses?

I started the business with $20,000 and a drive to make it work no matter what. It took about 8 months from idea to launch. I, along with my brother, have always enjoyed playing video games. I was suffering from eye soreness due to staring at screens for extended periods of time and thought that there must be something to combat this. I went to OPSM for my annual checkup in early 2017 and explained my issue, but because I had 20/20 vision they simply told me to stop using screens for so long. For people working in front of screens for 8+ hours per day, “stop using screens” isn’t a viable option, so I realised there was going to be a huge market for computer glasses. People with 20/20 vision are essentially forgotten when it comes to eye care, which is why I decided to tackle the non-prescription market first. 

For people working in front of screens for 8+ hours per day, “stop using screens” isn’t a viable option, so I realised there was going to be a huge market for computer glasses

How does the business currently acquire customers and what is your breakdown for marketing costs?


Currently we use Facebook, Instagram and Google advertising for all of our paid digital traffic. We also use Instagram and Youtube personalities to promote our glasses to their audiences. 
We like to try cap the cost per purchase at $30 in order to maintain excellent profitability. 

 

How big is your team? How many people does it take to run the business?

 
We have only just this week gone from 2 employees to 1 (which is myself). Our social media coordinator left to travel Europe, so I have decided to knuckle down and run a tight ship in order to increase profit. This business can be ran by one person at its current stage. During the busy period (October-February) it helps to have an extra pair of hands to help pack orders. 


What’s the reason for selling your business on Flippa?

 
I have been offered a marketing role in the United States for an exciting and innovative company. I am currently 22 years old and I want to further my skill set within the marketing and business sphere on an international scale. I wouldn’t have the capacity to continue running Whisky & Stone from the United States. 
 
This is honestly the perfect business to purchase and hit the ground running. Our relationship with manufacturers is great, they always push our orders to the front of the production line to help us get stock as early as possible. We have a very active community on social media who constantly give us feedback and ideas for new SKU’s. Our email list has an amazing hit/open rate.
 
Flippa Seller Showcase – Happiest Camper Blog

Flippa Seller Showcase – Happiest Camper Blog

Happiest Camper is a blog about creating the happiest life in any space. It currently receives 66,978 page views and 46,204 unique visits per month and generates considerable revenue through Mediavine and Amazon Affiliates. Content includes tutorials and step-by-step instructions on furniture makeovers, renovating an RV and other projects — from sewing and gardening to raising animals. The business is currently for sale on Flippa and we interviewed the owner in the video below. 

We currently have 92 articles on the site. A seller could easily continue to add to these and create more evergreen content. 

Watch the full interview below and click here to see the business listing on Flippa. 

Flippa Seller Showcase – Established Sports Publication

Flippa Seller Showcase – Established Sports Publication

This week we caught up with Derek Hanson, the owner of an 11-year-old sports publication that is currently for sale on Flippa

 

How does this sports publication make money? What are the current revenue streams?

Our primary income stream is from advertisements.  We monetize our traffic using traditional display advertising and also do a large amount of direct selling of native advertisements and sponsored posts.  In addition, we also earn affiliate income from various online sports streaming partners.

 

How did this business which is over 10 years old come about?

The business grew out of my personal blog.  I found success with the design and marketing of my blog and decided to offer my services to other sports bloggers.  This “network” of sites that I managed eventually grew into something quite substantial. Today, these sites are all grouped together under thesportsdaily.com, which has become a legitimate sports media outlet with major partners such as USA Today.

 

Due to our strong collection of organic backlinks and authority in the sports space, the articles that we produce rank well in search engines and bring in a substantial amount of new visitors.  Our ad buyers find us organically as well and we get between 20-25 new inbound inquiries daily from advertisers looking to purchase space on our site.

What marketing channels are most profitable for the business?

We do not actively market the site or pay for traffic.  Our belief is that quality content will draw an audience and we focus on putting together the best publication that we can each day.  We’ve seen our audience numbers go 4x in the past year without a marketing budget, so our commitment to our content has paid off.  

 

How does the business acquire new customers/readers?

Due to our strong collection of organic backlinks and authority in the sports space, the articles that we produce rank well in search engines and bring in a substantial amount of new visitors.  Our ad buyers find us organically as well and we get between 20-25 new inbound inquiries daily from advertisers looking to purchase space on our site.

 

How big is your current team? How many people does it take to run this online publication?

The site is primarily a two-man operation.  I handle the business aspects of the site, while our editor-in-chief oversees the content.  We have a staff of around 80 freelancers who also produce content for us and are paid on a revenue share basis.

 

What opportunities are there for a prospective buyer?

This is a proven business that has been consistently profitable for over a decade.  The site runs lean with minimal overhead. We have built up a tremendous amount of search authority.  Our ability to rank well goes beyond simply driving traffic and could be a strong foundation for large affiliate sales.  We have only begun to scratch the surface of affiliate sales this past year and we have seen big returns with minimal efforts. What’s the reason for selling the business? I am reaching a point in my personal life where I would like more time to spend with family and pursue other hobbies.   The site does not take a large time commitment to manage, but I have a very busy day job that I am committed to. While the site is a very nice revenue generator and secondary income, I can’t buy myself more time and would be willing to step away from the site for the right buyer and situation.

 

You can view this business listing here. 

Flippa Seller Showcase – SU Hotels for couples

Flippa Seller Showcase – SU Hotels for couples

Traditionally, it has always been difficult for unmarried couples to book hotels in India owing to cultural and religious reasons. Stay Uncle, a leading hotel booking in India provides hotel stays for unmarried couples and those within the LGBTQ community. The 4-year-old business has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ rights. Through thought-provoking marketing, Stay Uncle has worked to break down prejudices and discrimination that the community often face. The business is currently for sale on Flippa and we interviewed the owner Blaze in the video below. 

We are operating in about 45 cities at the moment in India. These ‘cities’ are large metropolitan areas and Stay Uncle is not available in any smaller towns across India. This in itself presents a huge opportunity for a prospective buyer.

Watch the full interview below and click here to see the business listing on Flippa. 

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.  

We caught up with the buyer Volodymyr to discuss the purchase. In the interview below, he talks about how long he was looking for an online business before purchasing the site, his immediate plans and why Flippa is his preferred platform.

 

Interview with the buyer – Volodymyr Nesterenko

Were you looking for a website with this type of organic traffic for long before you bought this site on Flippa?

No, we were not looking specifically for translation traffic, we were just watching what was for sale. We started doing that about 2 years ago and normally we pay more attention to career and education (SaaS) and pet care goods (Amazon Affiliate model). Previously we had a couple of good deals there. There were also sporadic opportunities in the ESL (English as a Second Language) space too, but no deals, so when Oleksii spotted Translate.com, we decided it was a good place to start.

 

What made you choose to buy Translate.com? Where you aware of the site before it became available for sale?

We hadn’t heard of Translate.com before, but we were ready to buy something in the ESL space. The domain name is absolutely epic, but we’d have never done it if it was only about the domain. The previous owners did a good job, there was a real product with a well automated workflow under the hood. On top of this, tens of thousands of freelance translators from all around the world.

 

What were your immediate plans when you first bought this site? Have you executed these?

The immediate plan was to transfer everything smoothly and not to break anything. For example, we had to take over two mobile applications and numerous integrations, such as an integration with Zendesk which enables our B2B clients to translate support tickets. Translate.com carries out human translation in a really frictionless way and we didn’t want clients to feel any pain because of the ownership change. After the transfer, we audited the programming code, did some critical fixes. We are now renovating the site and apps and also working on a strategy for this line of our business. Realistically, we can increase revenues 10x in 2-3 years.  

 

How did you find your experience with Flippa?

The listing was hot (more than 170 bids) and the overall deal wasn’t easy but everything worked well. We spotted the sale on Flippa, which tells for itself, and we appreciated a simple process too. Listing page, chat with a seller, the auction, escrow service – everything was great and we didn’t need anything on top. Maybe some extra help with the asset purchase agreement, but that’s it. We are watching many platforms where people buy and sell business and Flippa is definitely one of the few on the top of our list