After going all in on several big ideas and losing everything, Ramon was at financial rock bottom. He knew living paycheck to paycheck was not sustainable, nor was it the life he wanted for his son: another failure was not an option. Determined to make his next venture work, he tested different content ideas with Facebook fan pages.
13 niches later, he finally found the spike he was looking for with a fan content site. Despite knowing nothing about the subject matter, he was able to grow the business over the next two years into a sizable–and sellable–content site, but he learned it takes more than simply owning a successful site to achieve a big exit.
Ramon wanted to leverage his advertising and Facebook targeting knowledge, but needed a topic. After testing several fan groups, he found a winning idea in soap operas. Unfortunately, he had zero knowledge on the topic. He had to quickly hire an expert in the field to write daily articles for him.
Getting All Your Ducks in a Row
Ramon never dreamed of an exit when he first launched his website. When he did eventually consider selling, he worked with Quiet Light advisor Joe Valley to go through his business with a fine tooth comb to ensure everything was in mint condition for buyers’ scrutiny.
An Emotional Rollercoaster
Fast forward a few years, and Ramon was exploring a life-changing exit. No one could prepare him for the vast array of emotions that comes with selling your business. Joe was able to support him throughout the process, at times acting more as a therapist and confidant than as a broker.
Crossing the Finish Line (and Beyond)
After the deal was sealed, everyone advised Ramon to take it easy, to perhaps take some time off to decompress from what is a highly intense and stressful transaction. But for Ramon, that would be impossible. All it took was a successful exit for him to realize entrepreneurship is his calling.
One big exit later, and Ramon’s life changed forever.
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Praise for Quiet Light
“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.”
Get more offers and better deal terms with Quiet Light
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.
Your Initial Valuation Call
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.
Letter of Engagement
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 Detailed Client Interview
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.
Finding the Right Buyer
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.