“I think the biggest part (is) being able to have that peace, being able to do those little things that you like to do.”
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Nathan grew up understanding the security that can come with a traditional 9-5 job. So he instinctively followed in his parents’ footsteps: he graduated from college, began his corporate career, and ended up landing a “dream job” at NASA. But it wasn’t long before he felt limited both professionally and financially. He looked around and realized this path would not guarantee him the financial and professional independence he longed for.
One day, he came across someone looking to sell their business. Nathan had no clue what he should offer or even what a valuation was, but he went out on a limb and purchased the website. After growing this new asset as a side hustle, he figured he could sell it for several times more than he had purchased it. But he wanted to do it right this time.
With the potential for this sale to finally take him away from traditional jobs, Nathan didn’t want any room for error. He began researching online and realized there are brokers who facilitate these sales regularly, and who even have an existing network of buyers. After a few conversations with Quiet Light founder Mark Daoust, Nathan knew he was in capable hands.
Nathan worked with Quiet Light advisor Joe Valley to ensure not only that the value of his site’s listing was maximized, but that he would be connected to the right buyer. Nathan and Joe worked together to create an appealing package, and before he knew it, his site sold for a great price.
But Nathan wasn’t ready to call it quits. As soon as the deal closed, he was on the phone with Joe, this time to discuss how to buy another online company. The challenge was that while he had some money to play with from his previous sale, Nathan wanted to go bigger this time.
Through Quiet Light’s network and resources, Nathan secured an SBA loan and was able to make his big purchase. Once again, he collaborated with his advisor Joe, who streamlined the process and helped him finalize the sale in just 35 days.
“What I saw was people that gained financial freedom rarely do so working a regular 9-5 grind.”
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"It is a life changing experience to have an income and also be able to do the things that I wanted to do. It’s a feeling like no other.”
RAMON VAN MEER
"You don't need to create the next Facebook or Tesla to start a business that creates financial freedom for you."
"When that money hit our bank account, we had never seen that much money in our account in our lives."
JANINE DO & BRIAN LEJEUNE
“You put a lot of faith in your broker. It’s a very significant decision. Working with Quiet Light for the sale of my business was one of life’s great decisions. They packaged it beautifully, found the perfect buyer, and closed the sale at my asking price – all while keeping the hammer down and the communication flowing. For all this they have my gratitude, and the ultimate testimonial: my next sale.”
– John G
“When I was deciding to sell my business, it was like jumping into the deep side of the pool without any swimming experience. My first call with Quiet Light was like being thrown a lifesaver while explaining the entire process. I was originally planning to sell ASAP, but decided to follow their advice to wait a few months and optimize my business value. Sure glad I did, because it ended up increasing my valuation by a third."
“Before choosing a website broker, I made a list of all the things that were important to me in a broker. Most of the other choices had 4 or 5 of the 10 things that were important to me. Quiet Light had 14 out of the 10. Why 14? They brought to my attentions things that I would never even have thought of, and he executed flawlessly in finding me a buyer. I’ve been unable to find another broker at their level to this day, and I feel like they are truly the best in the business.”
Your online business is not our inventory to sell. It’s the product of your hard work, risk, and investment. Why would you settle for anything less than an incredible exit on your terms?
Working with Quiet Light's entrepreneur-led team puts you in the driver seat. Our refined process helps you receive multiple qualified offers and exit quickly to the buyer you choose, for the price and terms you designate.
Here's a quick look at our industry-leading process.
Whether you plan to sell now or in the future, it's important to get a sense of what your greatest asset is worth and how to set yourself up for maximum acquisition value when you’re ready.
During your call, you and your Quiet Light advisor will establish a broad value range for your business. This range is based on the most up-to-date multiples for your niche, plus factors like your team, run rate, and inventory.
Once we have established your goals and agree on a path to a successful exit, we will sign a letter of engagement. Our engagement is only 90 days, so you will not be locked into any long-term contracts you can't get out of.
In fact, if we fail to meet your expectations you can end the engagement at any time.
Your client interview is tailored to your business. Our goal is to be as thorough as possible and ask you every question that a potential buyer might ask you, so you’re prepared with an accurate answer.
We’ll go through all the details of your business together, because nothing else matters if the numbers aren’t correct.
Finally, we’ll explore your business’ growth opportunities. Buyers love clear paths to growth — especially those that are already under way.
Using the information you’ve given us and our extensive experience evaluating online businesses, we’ll create a clear, enticing package that highlights your business’ strengths and admits its weaknesses.
Then, we will schedule your listing to go to market and manage the flow of inquiries. Our listings typically get dozens (if not hundreds) of inquiries and multiple qualified offers.
Once all the offers come in, we will help you sort through them and find the right fit for your goals. Things we help you consider are sales price/multiple, cash at closing, and earnout terms.
When your buyer is ready to seal the deal, we’ll set you up with all the documents you need to plan a smooth, snag-free closing.
Eighty-five percent of Quiet Light listings sell in 90 days or less, so you won’t live in limbo for long.