After my list of 6 website investors you should follow in 2019, it is only natural to post a new list! Since my list last year I’ve met several individuals in this industry that are making waves. So this post is a perfect gateway to see who’s out there, and what’s being created to support you.
The passion economy is growing and now more than ever Gary Vaynerchuck’s advice makes sense.
“You collect smurfs? Smurf it up!”
— Gary Vaynerchuck
When will website investing become mainstream?
People like Blake Hutchison (CEO of Flippa) certainly think that website investing will become mainstream. And buying a digital asset that’s making money, such as an AdSense website, Dropshiping business, or eCommerce website, will be as ubiquitous as buying a car or a house.
Just imagine, you pick an industry, product, and business you actually love and care about. What a concept.
So, how do we get there? Luckily for us, some people are able to provide stepping stones and guidance.
1. Blake Hutchison
Flippa was my gateway to website investing. Once I was hooked, there was no turning back! That’s when I found out I could buy a website and make my money back in less than 2 years. Blake Hutchison is the CEO of Flippa, and he runs a tight ship! Flippa improved its screening process, and security features and made many other improvements since he came on board.
They are keeping the entry point low for newcomers, so you don’t actually have to shell out six-figures just to get your feet wet. At the same time, their deal flow is significant so there’s something for everybody, including you. No waiting lists, just dive in.
You should know: At the moment, there are over 3000 listings with 120,000 buyers and sellers. Blake has been with Flippa since September 2018.
2. Andrej Ilisin
If you browse closely on Flippa, you can find a special deal with Alpha Investors. They offer ready-made website that you can pick and choose from. Prices are higher compared to the no-name seller, but you get a high-quality, well-researched website!
Fellow Croatian behind Alpha Investors, and investors.club is Andrej Ilisin. Is investors.club different than Alpha Investors, you ask? Yes, it’s a separate project with a members-only marketplace for serious buyers and sellers. No purchase fees, no sales commissions, and superior due diligence!
Furthermore, just as I wrote this, I received a notification that they launched a website valuation tool, so definitely check that out.
You should know: Just by looking at Investors.club’s sample listing, you can learn a lot about proper due diligence.
3. Matt Raad and Liz Raad
Here’s a different route you can take. Instead of buying a website, how about learning the entire process and building it yourself? Matt Raad and Liz Raad are website investors and co-founders at e-Business Institute. Aside from their digital marketing and web development courses, what really caught my attention was:
“How To Buy Established Websites Training Program – Build Your Online Income Portfolio The Fast, Smart Way”
Learn more about their training here.
You should know: Some of his students went on to buy a website for $20,000, and then made over $100,000 in 12 months. Matt is an angel investor, and has founded e-Business Institute in January 2017.
4. Jon Gillham
In last year’s list, I mentioned Spencer Haws, and in this one, I will mention his new business partner Jon Gillham. Recently they started Motion Invest. Jon is famous for creating amazing content (like the one about recent Amazon update), and although Motion Invest was started last year, he’s been on my radar for a while.
I already mentioned his Amazon FBA success as an example of how to get rich online.
You should know: Motion Invest recently gave away a website that was making $200 per month.
5. Adam Smith
How does “hand-picked powerful expiring/auctioned domains direct to your inbox” sound? Affiliate website that’s being fed with content and backlinks by someone else? Those are the type of projects that Adam starts! Domain Geeks and Niche Website Builders!
You should know: Adam is a up&coming website investor from Cardiff, and these projects were started recently.
That’s it for now! I have many other website investors to reveal, but I gotta leave some ammo for 2021! Besides, who has time for a long list?! Happy website investing, and take care!
I’ve been an online entrepreneur for more than a decade. Back in 2011, I sold my first small business. 500 Startups alumni. I love to read and write in every shape or form. Founder of WhoAPI and webmaster.ninja and website investor.