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Starting a business from scratch is difficult and time consuming. Why not buy well established businesses and grow them using your unique expertise and network? You make more money in a shorter period of time, with much less effort, and what's best, you can do it at scale under a system.

You don’t need to be a genius millionaire to start acquiring and building your own portfolio of businesses. That’s where Kingmakers comes in.

Peer behind the curtain at a private equity firm that buys and operates 6+ new businesses per year. See how we do diligence, structure offers, finance, and create systems to manage and grow the businesses.

Kingmakers Kylon Gienger

    • Investing
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Starting a business from scratch is difficult and time consuming. Why not buy well established businesses and grow them using your unique expertise and network? You make more money in a shorter period of time, with much less effort, and what's best, you can do it at scale under a system.

You don’t need to be a genius millionaire to start acquiring and building your own portfolio of businesses. That’s where Kingmakers comes in.

Peer behind the curtain at a private equity firm that buys and operates 6+ new businesses per year. See how we do diligence, structure offers, finance, and create systems to manage and grow the businesses.

    How to Grow Your Content Site Using Fulfillment By Amazon With Rob Schad

    How to Grow Your Content Site Using Fulfillment By Amazon With Rob Schad

    At Kingmakers, we’re always adding to our bag of tricks when it comes to growing websites. Tune in to this episode as Rob Schad shares how you can significantly grow your content website with Fulfillment by Amazon. 
    Rob is an Amazon FBA expert, entrepreneur, digital nomad, and a college opt-out. He now works with Kingmakers as one of our growth partners, meaning that if you buy a website with us, he’ll be taking a serious look to see if FBA can be utilized as a growth tactic. 
    Covered In This Episode How Rob started his Amazon journey Understanding how a product works on Amazon What is FBA, how it works, and why many sellers are into it Why launching a private labeled product is a good strategy for a content website How to keep your rankings up What you can do and can’t do with FBA Finding your initial product and adding products Rob’s thoughts on the saturation of sellers in relation to what we do at Kingmakers The only thing that’s going to knock you down when you’re at the top of the traffic list The reason why Rob loves the FBA program Resources Successful Dropout Podcast 98: From Successful Dropout Listener to Selling $250K on Amazon with Rob Schad Go deep into FBA, you can learn more here! Amazon Where to Reach Rob If you’re interested in learning more about him and the work that he does, you can connect with him at:
    Email: rob@robschad.com LinkedIn Website: Robschad Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community iTunes Spotify YouTube Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice.

    • 36 min
    8: How to Earn $1.3mm From An Email List of 8,000 With Adam O'Leary

    8: How to Earn $1.3mm From An Email List of 8,000 With Adam O'Leary

    Adam is an experienced online entrepreneur and traveler. One of his top skills in the online space is being able to dramatically grow online businesses via webinar sales. He’s done some significant work on Wired Investors properties (which is a private equity firm and portfolio of companies that proceeded Kingmakers), and through his webinar expertise, he has built an agency that helps websites grow through this monetization method. If you become a Kingmakers partner and buy an online business with us, chances are you’ll meet Adam and his team, and they will be a part of the growth plan for the business we buy.  
    Covered In This Episode Adam's background and "ah-ha" moment. The basics of webinars and why they are important. How to retain your online customers. How Adam earned $1.3mm by doing webinars to one list of 8,000 customers. What type of online businesses are best for webinars? What businesses aren't best for webinars? Why Kingmakers decides to pass on certain deals. How Adam works with Kingmakers partners. Get in touch with Adam. Resources Upside Builders - Adam's website Email Adam at adam@upside.builders Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community iTunes Spotify YouTube Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice.

    • 52 min
    7: Comprehensive Overview of Online Businesses With Hayden Miyamoto

    7: Comprehensive Overview of Online Businesses With Hayden Miyamoto

    In addition to being the co-founder of Kingmakers, Hayden Miyamoto is the founder of No Hat Digital and co-founder of Wired Investors. He has built and scaled several six and seven-figure businesses and has deep experience developing systems to scale websites.
    In this episode, we cover the building blocks of online business. For some of you, this information might seem fairly basic, but we think for the majority of you, this will be a fantastic overview of different online business models, their pros and cons, and how we think about risk mitigation and growth opportunities for each. 
    Covered In This Episode Common traffic channels, worst to best Facebook Organic (and FB IA) LinkedIn Organic Google News Organic SubReddits Quora FB groups/Pages SEO Email SEO risk diligence Email risk diligence Special use-case platforms Amazon (FBA) Adwords FB paid traffic Affiliate networks Monetization methods (worst to best) Ads Affiliate Physical product Direct lead-gen SaaS Info product The Kingmakers diligence calculator Kingmakers preferred acquisition targets Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community iTunes Spotify YouTube Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice.

    • 48 min
    6: Risk Mitigation & Growth For Online Businesses With Hayden Miyamoto

    6: Risk Mitigation & Growth For Online Businesses With Hayden Miyamoto

    In addition to being the co-founder of Kingmakers, Hayden Miyamoto is the founder of No Hat Digital and co-founder of Wired Investors. He has built and scaled several six and seven-figure businesses and has deep experience developing systems to scale websites.
    Covered In This Episode Hayden's life in Mexico and his family. The growth of Kingmakers over the last few months. Platform risk. Understanding key man/personality risk. Understanding monetization risk. Understanding Google risk. Getting SERP usurped. A word about Google answer boxes. Risk mitigation through growth departments. Risk mitigation through using Google rankings to dominate other traffic sources. Risk mitigation through diversifying across multiple assets. Risk mitigation through the deal structure. Parting advice for people looking to buy a website. Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community iTunes Spotify YouTube Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice.

    • 40 min
    5: Advice for risk-averse online business newbies with Spencer Haws

    5: Advice for risk-averse online business newbies with Spencer Haws

    Spencer is the founder of NichePursuits, where he chronicles his journey building niche online businesses. Over the years, he’s tried out all kinds of different online business ideas like: creating niche websites, buying and selling websites, running a software company, selling physical products through Amazon FBA, and more.
    He also loves the outdoors, and sports, and has been married since 2002 with four kids.
    Covered In This Episode Spencer’s background. Building over 100 niche websites. Spencer’s life as a website guinea pig. Spencer’s advice to risk-averse people who want to buy their first web asset. Overview of online business models and which is best for newbies. Bolt-on acquisitions. Spencer talks about recent acquisitions he has made. What Spencer looks for during due diligence prior to the acquisition of a website. How easy would it be for a competing website to usurp your rankings? This is not a passive business. Be proactive. Why Spencer loves online business. Spencer’s worst entrepreneurial moment. Parting advice for people who haven’t acquired a website. Parting advice for people who have acquired a website. Resources Mentioned NichePursuits Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community Subscribe to the Kingmakers podcast. Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice. Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

    • 51 min
    4: Tips and Secrets Most Website Brokers Won’t Tell You With Ryan Sorenson

    4: Tips and Secrets Most Website Brokers Won’t Tell You With Ryan Sorenson

    Ryan graduated from the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Business in 2009. During this time he worked as an intern for the US Embassy in Bern, Switzerland in the immigrant visas department.
    Since graduating he has built, bought, and sold several websites and has successfully closed on $8M worth of web-based businesses over 130 transactions as a broker in the online space.
    He enjoys spending time with his family (wife, son aged 7, daughter aged 4), playing basketball, eating (pretty much anything), traveling, and learning about business and life, not taking a day for granted.
    Covered In This Episode Ryan speaks French when he’s drunk. Growing up in Germany. Everyone should travel and have some sort of entrepreneurial experience. How to transition from working in a corporate environment to owning your own business and being your own boss. The importance of community. Getting your family involved in the business. Ryan shares details about a deal that didn’t go well and some of the risks involved with web properties. Be careful about putting TOO much skin in the game. How to choose the right business model and niche for yourself. What are the deal structures that sellers are most open to? Where are things trending with brokerage, online business, prices, and more. How to stay off the brokerage blacklist. Ryan shares details about a deal that went really well. Parting advice for people looking to sell websites. Parting advice for people looking to buy websites. Resources Mentioned Acquisition Station - get in touch with Ryan and his team! The book Blue Zones Thank You Thanks for listening to the Kingmakers podcast! If this episode has helped you in any way and you feel like we have earned it, please leave us a five-star rating and review on iTunes.  Reviews are extremely helpful and we read every one of them!
    Join The Kingmakers Community Subscribe to the Kingmakers podcast. Apply to our Business Buyers Workshop. Subscribe to our email list for regular business buying resources and advice. Subscribe to our Youtube channel.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

teliahgienger ,

Very informative!

If you’re looking to buy an online business, this podcast is extremely informative on how to get started and best practices to follow. Highly recommend!

Nolyk77 ,

Just what I was looking for

If you want to buy a business, this is the podcast for you! Kylon does a great job breaking down the entire process of finding, buying, growing, and selling an online business with the guests he has on the show. Would highly recommend!

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