Empire Flippers Podcast
Summary: Fast. Safe. Simple. Investing in online business has never been easier. The Empire Flippers Podcast discusses buying and selling websites, investing in online assets and businesses, and the successes and failures that come with online entrepreneurship. Join thousands of listeners who've chosen to build an online empire.
It seems the best way to take down fake gurus is by pulling the curtain down and revealing exactly what they're offering. That's why in this episode, Joe and I are really excited to speak with Mike Winnet from The Contrepreneur Formula where we discover how he got into the business of calling out contrepreneurs online - you might know some names like Grant Cardone, Dan Pena, and Gary Vee.
While 2020 has been a rough year around the world, our industry has been booming. We're seeing a lot of activity from partners and groups looking to snap up 6-, 7-, and 8- figure digital assets. In this episode, Joe and I dive into what the selection criteria for these deep-pocketed groups look like, how they negotiate deals, and what are their ultimate long-term plays. We also cover why brokers are key in these types of deals and how sellers can benefit from listing on our marketplace.
In this episode, Joe and I talk with Ben Taylor, the man behind the Youtube channel Pleasant Green, who's mission is to identify scams and find ways to help online scammers financially without having to rely on these schemes. We'll cover what types of scams exist with online businesses, how Ben dealt with these, and how he saw that was a genuine deeper need behind these scams so he could turn these encounters into positive opportunities.
This is a departure from our regular episodes where we talk about buying and selling online businesses, the overall industry, and entrepreneurship in general. Today I talk with Michael Erickson from digital marketing agency Search Scientists about how political operatives use Facebook and other major online platforms to manipulate the vote.
In this episode, Joe and I talk about how you can step into a buyer's shoes to understand their wants and needs to give you a better chance to sell your asset. We'll cover what types of factors are attractive to buyers like how you've established a unique brand, how you've managed to lower risk through diversification, or different ways a buyer can expand your business.
After this yacht broker found out just how lucrative buying and selling online businesses was, it blew any doubts he had out of the water. In this episode, Joe and I talk with Zac Zorn who turned his hand to flipping online businesses for a profit. We'll cover how he came about founding MoneyNomad.com, and discuss how to get started with flipping online businesses with smart tactics based on Zac's personal experience.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, traffic for porn increased by 10% worldwide. But are adult businesses increasing by the same amount across the board? In this episode, Joe and I talk with Bruce Friedman, a broker in the adult business industry. We'll compare the state of the adult industry between 2015 and now, which niches are growing or dying out, and issues that are becoming increasingly common among buyers and sellers.
"You're going to lose a lot of trust in a buyer if you're overly greedy at the end of deals—don't do it." Not revealing the whole truth about your business can lead to an adversarial relationship between a buyer and seller. In this episode, Joe and I discuss some of the most common tricks sellers use to present their business as a sweetheart deal.
In this episode, Joe and I discuss what we learned were some of the most important values when you grow a company. This week we share what lessons stuck with us as we pivoted and changed companies, and how we made sure that company values played a huge role in our decision making as founders and CEOs to ensure the business grew from strength to strength.
In this episode, Joe and I discuss how to build a rock-solid content marketing game plan that you can use for your business. This week we bare all about how we started creating content, what are some of the lessons we learned along the way, and how we nailed content marketing by being honest in all of the content we produced, even though we were complete beginners in content marketing at the start.
In this episode, Justin and Joe sit down and talk with Mads Singers the owner of an outsourcing and managements business that fits business owners with VAs located in the Philippines. We discuss some of the benefits and cultural differences when it comes to outsourcing work to the Philippines compared to outsourced workers in the U.S.
In this episode, Joe and I discuss how building a successful business can be difficult, however, it’s all the more rewarding when you get to celebrate with someone who is both your business partner and your spouse. This week we sit down with Matt and Liz Raad from ebusinessinstitute.com.au to talk about their experiences in buying and selling businesses in Australia.
In this episode, Justin and Joe discuss the options you have when considering whether you should build a business from scratch, or purchase a keyword optimized niche site already generating revenue. That’s the proposition over at Human Proof Designs, and we've invited the owner Bryon on the show to discuss his background, how he purchased Human Proof Designs, and even get into some industry gossip as well.
In this episode, Justin & Joe go into detail to describe the Empire Flippers hiring process. From the initial application through the onboarding process, get an inside look at how a scaling company hires. You’ll find the show notes at empireflippers.com/hiringfunnel.
Justin and Joe discuss the similarities between Real Estate investing and investing in online businesses. They sit down with Roofstock’s founder, Gary Beasley, for an in-depth interview that covers the founding and scaling of Roofstock, how Roofstock works for both sellers and investors, and the unique challenges that come with running a 2-sided marketplace.