Incredible opportunity to own a website development and marketing company that is generating massive profit and still has plenty of room to scale for the right individual or team.
Watch the video below to learn a bit more about the owner and his business.
Tell us a little about yourself. What’s your background? How did you start with this business?
Hey there, my name is Brad Smith and I started AutomationLinks just over 8 years ago. I had a fitness business locally in St. Petersburg Fl with my wife. Our website was ranking #1 on Google and we were scaling our company based on our Google ranking pretty quickly. Just over 8 years ago my wife and I were in a car accident which made us have to think about a new career outside of the fitness industry. We started helping other gyms, and business owners with their website. This lead to starting AutomationLinks to help businesses around the world with their website and marketing online.
How much time does it take to run the business, who else is needed on the team, and what, if anything, is automated?
We have 1 full time employee, 2 virtual assistants, and a whitelabel partner. I work in sales & marketing currently and work 40 hours a week. My employee works 40 hours a week also. 90% of our website business is automated besides 1-2 support tickets a week. We manage ad accounts for our bigger clients to that’s where a lot of our time goes into.
What platform are you building websites on? Should the new owner be a developer themselves or is the leadership role primarily an administrator?
We use WordPress and Duda for Agencies. Leadership role should primarily be administrator for the company. We use Duda because anyone can make a nice website on their platform. It also allows for less support tickets because clients can manage the accounts on their own. My website designer is willing to stay on if needed.
While SEO and referral are your primary drivers for new customers, have you ever run advertising? If so, where did you advertise and what sort of return did you see?
The only advertising we run is retargeting ads to our website visitors if we are promoting a sale. Our other top channels besides SEO and referrals are the email list we communicate with monthly, as well as our Facebook group of 3,000 business owners.
Can you list a few opportunities for a potential new owner to continue growing the business?
If you have a team or want to build a team you can be very successful with this company. I think if you bring on a sales person, and start the retargeting ads you’ll be able to scale this company pretty quickly. Our traffic is very qualified with buyers around the world reaching out for website sales funnel services.