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Have you considered buying an Ecommerce store? The The Professional Website Investor Podcast is your #1 resource for the education, tools, resources, and community support you need to be successful. Ecommerce is a great way to diversify your income – and we're here to show you how!

Latest Episodes

Scale or Fail: An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

Not everyone who owns and runs a website does so full-time. For some people, it has always been a side hustle, and that’s what it always will be. For others, they’re just starting out and holding onto another job until their new website becomes financially sustainable. Today’s episode is especially designed to help you avoid the mistakes many early investors make. If you don’t have the time or the skillset to do this all on your own, we recommend bringing some people on board who can help you manage your website and give it a good foundation from the start. On this episode you’ll hear: The kinds of people you should consider hiring to help you with your website A plan for outsourcing your customer service to virtual assistants The advantages of hiring someone to manage Pay Per Click ads Why you should consider hiring a web developer The best places to find good workers If you’re looking for some support for your new website, this is one episode you won’t want to miss! Resourc...

25 MINMAY 28
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Scale or Fail: An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

Invest in Websites and Buy a Job?

We live in an age where people are dropping out of the traditional workforce all the time. Entrepreneurs and digital nomads are working from home, coffee shops, beaches, anywhere they can find an Internet connection. But is it really possible to do this by investing in high ticket drop shipping websites? Well, it is possible. Today we lay out a simple blueprint to follow on your path to operating your own website. On this episode, you’ll hear: The major issues someone will need to tackle in order to make this career transition The key activities a high ticket drop shipping website owner needs to manage The challenges of managing supplier relations The key factors of website management How to set up a customer service protocol What to do with your paid traffic budget How to tackle Search Engine Optimization content If you truly are looking to make a career move into Ecommerce websites, then you’ll want to start here. Resources Professional Website Investors Join Our VIP Facebook Gr...

26 MINMAY 21
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Invest in Websites and Buy a Job?

The Venture Capital Approach

If you’re at all familiar with investing, you’ve probably heard of the Venture Capital investment culture of Silicon Valley. Venture capital involves individuals and teams investing capital in startup businesses, assuming some risk up front in the hopes of a big payoff down the road. Some of the biggest brands you know of today started because venture capitalists invested in them when they were small startups operating out of garages, basements, and dorm rooms. Today we consider if that approach could translate into website investing. Is it possible to approach websites as startups and nurture their growth the way a venture capitalist might? Our host Ian Bond thinks there’s a clear path here, and explains how the venture capital approach could lead to sound investing decisions when it comes to buying Ecommerce websites. On this episode you’ll hear: Whether you should invest in one website or spread your money around An explanation of the Venture Capital model How to translate th...

24 MINMAY 14
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The Venture Capital Approach

The 3 Real Risks in Website Investing

Online website investing is one of the new investment frontiers that has really opened up in the 21st Century. It’s an exciting time out on this frontier. There’s a lot of open space, several opportunities, and less competition than there is in other, more traditional markets. Alongside these new possibilities is the presence of real risk. There is less research to guide you. There are fewer guides and companions for the journey. And we haven’t been doing this as long as other types of investment. Fortunately, a lot of sound investment principles still apply in these new spaces. Our guide today, Ian Bond, shares the lessons he learned on a different frontier, and how those lessons have served him well in the uncharted territory we all face today. On this episode you’ll hear: How Ian’s experience on Wall Street in the 1980’s informs his current approach to investing Three common risks you’ll encounter in a new investment frontier The information you’ll need to navigate this n...

23 MINMAY 7
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The 3 Real Risks in Website Investing

Now You’re an Entrepreneur!

For people who invest in Ecommerce websites, this tends to not be their first job. We all bring our own experiences and insights into the Ecommerce world. Whether it’s sales, data analytics, or other experience working in similar industries, we all have strengths we can draw on. Whether you do this full-time or part-time, you are now working outside the supports and constraints of a traditional office environment. This brings its own set of blessings and challenges. Today we take some time to reflect on some of the biggest changes you should prepare for as you move into this field. On this episode you’ll hear: The biggest transition you’ll make when you work for yourself rather than for a company Strengths and skills you can bring from the corporate world Why you shouldn’t be concerned with “following your passions” How to think about failure Support networks you can build for protection and community If you’re looking for ways to successfully transition from a corporate life...

26 MINAPR 30
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Now You’re an Entrepreneur!

The Investment Case for High Ticket Drop Shipping Sites

On this episode we conclude our three-part series on Ian Bond’s online investment framework. On Episode 19, Ian shared the seven factors that comprise his framework for assessing online business models. On Episode 20, Ian applied that framework to six actual online business models. Through both of these episodes, our focus was on building a common framework and vocabulary to be able to talk about different business models. Now, on Episode 21, we focus our attention on the business model that scored the highest in Ian’s rankings. Coming in first place, with a score of 9/10, there are many reasons why you should consider High Ticket Drop Shipping for your online investments. The way markets function now, High Ticket Drop Shipping allows you to compete with large chains, add value to your customers, and sell quality products you believe in. On this episode you’ll hear: Why High Ticket Drop Shipping is a good model for the current business climate The real value of high dollar margin...

27 MINAPR 23
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The Investment Case for High Ticket Drop Shipping Sites

Best Online Business Models – 6 Models Compared

On the previous episode of the Professional Website Investor Podcast, Ian Bond introduced a new framework for evaluating online business models. His seven-tiered pyramid contained a variety of factors pertaining to time commitment, scalability, and financial gain. It’s a helpful framework for any investor who is looking for a common framework to assess the various online business models. Today we get practical and use that framework to analyze six different business models. You’ll hear how Ian assesses his investments and evaluates the risks and rewards of each type of online business. It will also provide a good example of how to use this framework in your own evaluations of websites and business models. On this episode you’ll hear: Ian’s description and analysis of six different business models. These include: Low-Ticket Dropshipping Software As A Service (SAAS) Advertising Fulfilled by Amazon (Amazon FBA) Affiliate Marketing High-Ticket Dropshipping If you’re looking for som...

27 MINAPR 16
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Best Online Business Models – 6 Models Compared

Online Business Models: An Evaluation Framework

When you decide to get into Ecommerce website investing and start searching for websites, you’ll notice that there are not only different industries to invest in but also different business models. You might be aware of some of these different models, such as High Ticket Dropshipping, Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA), Software As A Service (SAAS), and others. In addition to understanding a certain niche in the market, you also need to understand the business model of the website you are investing in. Today we share some key factors to consider as you think about different online business models. Factors like resale value, the number of available websites, and dollar margins will all affect the amount of time you put in and the financial decisions you will have to make. Having an evaluative framework in place will make this sorting process much easier. On this episode you’ll hear: Ian Bond’s evaluative framework, a pyramid of factors, and his description of each level of the pyramid Thes...

27 MINAPR 9
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Online Business Models: An Evaluation Framework

Do You Know SEO?

When you want to grow your Ecommerce store, it’s not enough to focus on having great content. While great content is essential, you won’t make any sales if customers can’t find your website. We now know that customers rarely look beyond the first page of results that pop up in traditional search engines like Google. This means that if you want customers to find your store, you need to be popping up in the top results in your category. We don’t have to leave that up to luck, chance, or even traffic. There are practices that you can use to ensure that your website appears in search results for customers searching for what you’re selling. On this episode you’ll hear: A framework to help understand online retail and how SEO fits into that Ways to find the keywords your customers are using Practical steps to help get started on your website Apps and tools to improve your website SEO If you’re ready to increase your website’s visibility then this is one episode you won’t want to ...

23 MINAPR 2
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Do You Know SEO?

At Your Service: How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

It’s a crowded marketplace out there. The Internet is full of websites offering what you offer, and the amount of choices can be elating and overwhelming to online shoppers. Just getting people away from Amazon to your store is a small victory. So how will you get them to stay? In the constant shuffle of online advertising and marketing, why will people choose your store over another? One of the best ways to find and retain customers is the attention you give them, the service they receive, and the experience they have when they interact with you and your brand. So how do you create that experience for your customers? How do you design a user experience that creates loyalty in a highly competitive market? On this episode you’ll hear: An overarching philosophy to guide your customer service decisionsHelpful content that will create a happy customer experienceCustomer support advice for your Virtual AssistantsAdvice on how to keep customer interactions positiveProblem-solving techni...

27 MINMAR 26
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At Your Service: How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More
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Latest Episodes

Scale or Fail: An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

Not everyone who owns and runs a website does so full-time. For some people, it has always been a side hustle, and that’s what it always will be. For others, they’re just starting out and holding onto another job until their new website becomes financially sustainable. Today’s episode is especially designed to help you avoid the mistakes many early investors make. If you don’t have the time or the skillset to do this all on your own, we recommend bringing some people on board who can help you manage your website and give it a good foundation from the start. On this episode you’ll hear: The kinds of people you should consider hiring to help you with your website A plan for outsourcing your customer service to virtual assistants The advantages of hiring someone to manage Pay Per Click ads Why you should consider hiring a web developer The best places to find good workers If you’re looking for some support for your new website, this is one episode you won’t want to miss! Resourc...

25 MINMAY 28
Comments
Scale or Fail: An Entrepreneur’s Dilemma

Invest in Websites and Buy a Job?

We live in an age where people are dropping out of the traditional workforce all the time. Entrepreneurs and digital nomads are working from home, coffee shops, beaches, anywhere they can find an Internet connection. But is it really possible to do this by investing in high ticket drop shipping websites? Well, it is possible. Today we lay out a simple blueprint to follow on your path to operating your own website. On this episode, you’ll hear: The major issues someone will need to tackle in order to make this career transition The key activities a high ticket drop shipping website owner needs to manage The challenges of managing supplier relations The key factors of website management How to set up a customer service protocol What to do with your paid traffic budget How to tackle Search Engine Optimization content If you truly are looking to make a career move into Ecommerce websites, then you’ll want to start here. Resources Professional Website Investors Join Our VIP Facebook Gr...

26 MINMAY 21
Comments
Invest in Websites and Buy a Job?

The Venture Capital Approach

If you’re at all familiar with investing, you’ve probably heard of the Venture Capital investment culture of Silicon Valley. Venture capital involves individuals and teams investing capital in startup businesses, assuming some risk up front in the hopes of a big payoff down the road. Some of the biggest brands you know of today started because venture capitalists invested in them when they were small startups operating out of garages, basements, and dorm rooms. Today we consider if that approach could translate into website investing. Is it possible to approach websites as startups and nurture their growth the way a venture capitalist might? Our host Ian Bond thinks there’s a clear path here, and explains how the venture capital approach could lead to sound investing decisions when it comes to buying Ecommerce websites. On this episode you’ll hear: Whether you should invest in one website or spread your money around An explanation of the Venture Capital model How to translate th...

24 MINMAY 14
Comments
The Venture Capital Approach

The 3 Real Risks in Website Investing

Online website investing is one of the new investment frontiers that has really opened up in the 21st Century. It’s an exciting time out on this frontier. There’s a lot of open space, several opportunities, and less competition than there is in other, more traditional markets. Alongside these new possibilities is the presence of real risk. There is less research to guide you. There are fewer guides and companions for the journey. And we haven’t been doing this as long as other types of investment. Fortunately, a lot of sound investment principles still apply in these new spaces. Our guide today, Ian Bond, shares the lessons he learned on a different frontier, and how those lessons have served him well in the uncharted territory we all face today. On this episode you’ll hear: How Ian’s experience on Wall Street in the 1980’s informs his current approach to investing Three common risks you’ll encounter in a new investment frontier The information you’ll need to navigate this n...

23 MINMAY 7
Comments
The 3 Real Risks in Website Investing

Now You’re an Entrepreneur!

For people who invest in Ecommerce websites, this tends to not be their first job. We all bring our own experiences and insights into the Ecommerce world. Whether it’s sales, data analytics, or other experience working in similar industries, we all have strengths we can draw on. Whether you do this full-time or part-time, you are now working outside the supports and constraints of a traditional office environment. This brings its own set of blessings and challenges. Today we take some time to reflect on some of the biggest changes you should prepare for as you move into this field. On this episode you’ll hear: The biggest transition you’ll make when you work for yourself rather than for a company Strengths and skills you can bring from the corporate world Why you shouldn’t be concerned with “following your passions” How to think about failure Support networks you can build for protection and community If you’re looking for ways to successfully transition from a corporate life...

26 MINAPR 30
Comments
Now You’re an Entrepreneur!

The Investment Case for High Ticket Drop Shipping Sites

On this episode we conclude our three-part series on Ian Bond’s online investment framework. On Episode 19, Ian shared the seven factors that comprise his framework for assessing online business models. On Episode 20, Ian applied that framework to six actual online business models. Through both of these episodes, our focus was on building a common framework and vocabulary to be able to talk about different business models. Now, on Episode 21, we focus our attention on the business model that scored the highest in Ian’s rankings. Coming in first place, with a score of 9/10, there are many reasons why you should consider High Ticket Drop Shipping for your online investments. The way markets function now, High Ticket Drop Shipping allows you to compete with large chains, add value to your customers, and sell quality products you believe in. On this episode you’ll hear: Why High Ticket Drop Shipping is a good model for the current business climate The real value of high dollar margin...

27 MINAPR 23
Comments
The Investment Case for High Ticket Drop Shipping Sites

Best Online Business Models – 6 Models Compared

On the previous episode of the Professional Website Investor Podcast, Ian Bond introduced a new framework for evaluating online business models. His seven-tiered pyramid contained a variety of factors pertaining to time commitment, scalability, and financial gain. It’s a helpful framework for any investor who is looking for a common framework to assess the various online business models. Today we get practical and use that framework to analyze six different business models. You’ll hear how Ian assesses his investments and evaluates the risks and rewards of each type of online business. It will also provide a good example of how to use this framework in your own evaluations of websites and business models. On this episode you’ll hear: Ian’s description and analysis of six different business models. These include: Low-Ticket Dropshipping Software As A Service (SAAS) Advertising Fulfilled by Amazon (Amazon FBA) Affiliate Marketing High-Ticket Dropshipping If you’re looking for som...

27 MINAPR 16
Comments
Best Online Business Models – 6 Models Compared

Online Business Models: An Evaluation Framework

When you decide to get into Ecommerce website investing and start searching for websites, you’ll notice that there are not only different industries to invest in but also different business models. You might be aware of some of these different models, such as High Ticket Dropshipping, Fulfilled By Amazon (FBA), Software As A Service (SAAS), and others. In addition to understanding a certain niche in the market, you also need to understand the business model of the website you are investing in. Today we share some key factors to consider as you think about different online business models. Factors like resale value, the number of available websites, and dollar margins will all affect the amount of time you put in and the financial decisions you will have to make. Having an evaluative framework in place will make this sorting process much easier. On this episode you’ll hear: Ian Bond’s evaluative framework, a pyramid of factors, and his description of each level of the pyramid Thes...

27 MINAPR 9
Comments
Online Business Models: An Evaluation Framework

Do You Know SEO?

When you want to grow your Ecommerce store, it’s not enough to focus on having great content. While great content is essential, you won’t make any sales if customers can’t find your website. We now know that customers rarely look beyond the first page of results that pop up in traditional search engines like Google. This means that if you want customers to find your store, you need to be popping up in the top results in your category. We don’t have to leave that up to luck, chance, or even traffic. There are practices that you can use to ensure that your website appears in search results for customers searching for what you’re selling. On this episode you’ll hear: A framework to help understand online retail and how SEO fits into that Ways to find the keywords your customers are using Practical steps to help get started on your website Apps and tools to improve your website SEO If you’re ready to increase your website’s visibility then this is one episode you won’t want to ...

23 MINAPR 2
Comments
Do You Know SEO?

At Your Service: How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

It’s a crowded marketplace out there. The Internet is full of websites offering what you offer, and the amount of choices can be elating and overwhelming to online shoppers. Just getting people away from Amazon to your store is a small victory. So how will you get them to stay? In the constant shuffle of online advertising and marketing, why will people choose your store over another? One of the best ways to find and retain customers is the attention you give them, the service they receive, and the experience they have when they interact with you and your brand. So how do you create that experience for your customers? How do you design a user experience that creates loyalty in a highly competitive market? On this episode you’ll hear: An overarching philosophy to guide your customer service decisionsHelpful content that will create a happy customer experienceCustomer support advice for your Virtual AssistantsAdvice on how to keep customer interactions positiveProblem-solving techni...

27 MINMAR 26
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At Your Service: How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More
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