I am selling my hosting business not out of necessity but because I want to focus on other things right now. I am not in a rush to sell and am completely content on sitting on it for the next year or so but it would allow me to put some money into another venture if I did sell.
I am asking 20,000 OBO. In other words if you are not serious don’t bother contacting me. My time is valuable and I won’t be able to answer hundreds of emails.
The price is set due to the length of time the business has been running and the loyalty of the current customer base. With the sale I will stay with the buyer to establish customer trust with the new owner and to assist with minor tasks. I don’t want to see this company fail and I want the new owner to succeed. The clients will not be notified of the sale and we will ensure there is a smooth transition.
Email me for a NDA and I will answer any more questions you have. I may or may not answer on this board and I will reply via email.
Email Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
The sale will be done through Escrow I will not accept any other means and will not finance the purchase.
Okay now the details
Started Hosting in late 2001 and transferred all accounting to Modernbill in the middle of 2003 which is when it solely did hosting. (This is where all the stats will come from) The company is registered as a Sole Proprietorship.
The client base is extremely loyal and happy with the support they get from me and my partner hence the offer to assist with the new owner. I will not let the company go into the wrong hands!
The site is well established in the search engines… i.e. PR 5 homepage / PR 5 forums and many indexed pages. Most of the traffic comes from Google. This site has never been optimized and hence has the potential for a lot more if optimized properly. Example of Traffic from SE (Urchin) Weekly Hits mainly from google average about 70-90 a week from straight searching.
The hosting has never been advertised except via word of mouth and about a month of selling on ebay in 2003.
Just sitting there the site gets anywhere from 4 – 10 package orders a month. About 2 – 5 customers usually. This fluctuates so much that it is hard to predict but those are good numbers. Remember that is with absolutely no out of pocket advertising costs.
Churn is about even right now, with the exception of this month for some reason it is up.
Forecasted Annual Revenue (Directly From Modernbill)
Clients – 98
Package Term / Active Accounts / Monthly Income / Annual Income
Monthly / 100 / 1322.11 / 15865.35
Quarterly / 14 / 36.90 / 442.80
Semi-Annual / 28 / 83.97 / 1007.64
Annual / 5 / 12.04 / 144.42
Totals / 147 / 1455.02 / 18104.88
Server Specs (The Planet 2800s)
Dual 2.8 / 2 GB Ram / 2x73GB SCSI etc. etc.
Bandwidth Usage ~ 150 GB / Space Used ~ 65% (Home Directory)
Backup ~ 65% (Second Drive)
(Plenty Of Room To Grow)
Server + IP’s – Dual 2.8 / The Planet – 306
(Bandwidth Usage ~ 150 GB Per Month / Space Used – 64 %)
Server 2 / DedicatedNow – 89 (For One Client)
eSupport / 24.95
Modernbill / 24.95
Authorize and Paypal - Vary
Monthly / 444.90
Yearly / 5338.80
Optional Expenses Incurred
2nd VPS Server Housing Business Website / Rackforce – 60
Alertra Monthly - ~ 20
Ureach 800 # - ~10
Monthly / 90
Yearly / 1080
Enom Account – Registered Domains – 61 / 7.95 Account
Profit After Required Expenses
Yearly – 12766
Price Per Month / Space / Bandwidth / Clients
19.99 / 1 GB / 15 GB / 25
29.99 / 3 GB / 40 GB / 7
39.99 / 5 GB / 60 GB / 2
4.99 / 400 MB / 5 GB / 54
8.99 / 550 MB / 10 GB / 5
10.99 / 750 MB / 15 GB / 4
14.99 / 900 MB / 20 GB / 0
19.99 / 1.2 GB / 30 GB / 1
24.99 / 1.5 GB / 40 GB / 2
The rest of the packages not mentioned below are made of up
Nameservers / 2 Per Month
IP’s / 1 Per Month
Domains / 8.95 Per Year
1 Server / 130 Per Month / 1 Client
Email Contact : email@example.com
I will answer only general questions via this thread.