Joe Magnotti is an Entrepreneur, poker player, traveler, founder and CEO of Empire Flippers — Buy, Sell & Invest In Online Businesses, and a co-host of Empire Flippers PodcastEmpire Flippers Podcast.
"With stocks, you could be looking at a 10-12% ROI, whereas with websites you could be looking at 100% returns year-over-year." This is just one of the many golden nuggets you'll hear from this episode with Lucas Carlson, a programmer who managed to raise $10 million in VC funding for a business idea, sell it to a Fortune 150 company, and turned the windfall into a lifelong cashflow. This time, Joe and I check in with Sarah and Branden who spoke with Lucas who shares how he invested the capital into building an online business portfolio that could sustain him for many years. By tuning in, you'll hear some really smart tips on what you could do if you're thinking about selling or have recently sold your business for life-changing money and want to put the money into an investment vehicle that will keep generating income. Speaking of building life-changing money, our featured listing is a dropshipping business in the entertainment niche. A "business in a box", the business comes with a large social media following and it's easy to pick up to learn how to run.
The industry of online businesses is still a growing niche. We hear a lot of people who want a piece of this pie as well. Joe and I are joined by Mike Vranjkovic to explain what the EF Capital program is, how it works, and how you can participate. The program was born in 2014 over discussions about an age old problem where skilled entrepreneurs don't have the capital to buy bigger listings, and investors don't want to buy an entire business or learn a brand new skill set. In a nutshell, the program helps investors turn an active investment into a passive one by partnering them with operators who will help manage acquisitions. And the program helps operators gain leverage in buying online businesses that aren't available through traditional financing (like SBA loans) without having to learn new skills like investor relations and how to set up an investment fund. Instead, operators stick to what they know best - fixing and scaling digital assets. If you're looking to buy an online business to replace your job, check out our featured listing. It's an Amazon FBA business created in April 2017 that sells specialty shoe products. It's a job replacement for income (earning ~$10,000 each month in profit) and time as well, since the seller only needs 2 hours each week to run it.
Ever feel a deal's going south with every word that comes out of a buyer's mouth? Usually, your gut instinct is on the money. Bullshit buyers are a seller's worst nightmare. While you were entertaining a buyer who made all the right noises at first and turned out to be a dud, you might have missed out on speaking to an actually qualified buyer. Joe and I wanted to share common tips and tricks these types of shady characters use so you can avoid unnecessary heartache. Our featured listing in this episode is for an Amazon Associates and affiliate business that has a well-established domain, a good backlink profile, requires minimal effort to maintain, and has diversified earnings. It could be a really good purchase for someone who wants to focus on building just one brand instead of managing lots of different businesses.
It's been a good year for us at Empire Flippers, even in the midst of this pandemic. Our industry keeps growing and the proof is in the pudding—we have over $1 billion in verified proof of funds from buyers on our marketplace.  That's why in this episode, Joe and I really wanted to shared some great negotiation tactics that all buyers can use when finding the right deal for them. We'll talk about why and how you should consider a seller's emotional equity in a deal, managing expectations so you can agree on a sales price everyone's happy with, and how to set your buying strategy depending on the types of deals you're going after. Our featured listing in this episode is for an Amazon FBA business that's had strong year-on-year growth and doesn't need much effort to maintain right now. It's ideal for a one-man band type of operation, and there's room for diversity outside of Amazon while having plenty of avenues to explore within Amazon too: a great option for someone who's looking for a hands-off business that pulls in a healthy amount of income while having lots of opportunity to grow. There are tons of helpful and exclusive tips, so tune in and take notes!
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Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines
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