Author: Dom

Businesses We Passed On

We thought we’d do something different for this post, since many case studies show the cherry picked success stories, or in our case some of the failures, we decided to put together a post on some of the businesses we looked at, but ultimately rejected.

This should give you insights not only into how we operate here at Onfolio, but also some of the pitfalls you can avoid in your own efforts.

How Online Businesses Can Provide The Yield Income Investors Are Looking For

Sitting on capital and assessing your investment options? Chances are, if you’re hunting around here, you’ve thought about real estate, bonds or ETFs but you’re still a little bit curious about what online businesses can offer. Sure, you can get your standard 8-10% (minus those brokerage fees) on an investment fund or eke out double-digit…
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Why We Offer Preferred Shares

To fully understand why we’re offering preferred shares rather than continuing our other services, or creating a fund, it’s important to know the path we’ve gone down. A lot of you reading this are attracted to the space because you want above-average returns. Most people arrive with the same thoughts about how to get those…
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The Pros And Cons Of Selling Privately

As we start 2021, the website investing space is larger, and growing faster than ever. One of the ways that this is most apparent is in the growing number of places you can buy and sell a business. Equally, the amount of private deals we see, hear about, or are involved in is on the…
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A 10x Website Flipping Case Study

A few weeks ago, Mo Mulla reached out to me to discuss the possibility to sharing a case study with our audience. I’d spoken to Mo previously about the possibility of him using our services, and I was impressed to find out he’d been doing some buying on his own too, and had decent results…
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How Much Effort Does It REALLY Take To Flip Or “Improve” A Website

A few months ago, I asked Twitter what they wanted me to write about next: Alright Twitter, give me some article ideas for the Onfolio blog. Topics you’d like to see covered or just general questions you have about website acquisitions or operations — Dom Wells (@TeamOnFolio) July 28, 2020 The result was a few…
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Case Study: How We Built A Funnel And Achieved 54.3% List Growth In 3 months

It’s been a while since we published a case study, so I asked Bea to type something up about some fun we’ve been having with one of our sites, building out the email funnel in the 7 or 8 months since acquisition.  Take it away Bea. Interested in hearing this story? Well, we’re excited to…
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8 Ways Sellers Can Try To Cheat You

It’s essential to learn due diligence if you want to get better at buying online businesses. We improve our own skills every time we look at a site, and we’re still learning. This doesn’t mean that you’ll never be capable of performing diligence yourself, but it does mean it’s an ongoing practice and you should…
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Case Study: How Coronavirus Is Affecting Website Income

This post is mostly an update on my previous article about how a recession may affect the website investing space. As several weeks have now passed, and over 25% of the world’s population is on lockdown, we actually have some interesting data already. Before we jump into it, I just want to point out that…
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How A Recession (might) Affect The Website Investing Space

With the current turbulence in the traditional markets, it makes sense to consider what might happen to the website investing space if (when) a recession comes. This is something I’ve been considering since early 2019, and while I don’t have any conclusive answers, I’ve definitely done a lot of thinking. Bear in mind though, these…
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