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 dont need to be a genius millionaire to start acquiring and building your own portfolio of businesses. Thats 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.


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

    12/08/2019 Duration: 52min

    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 par

  • 7: Comprehensive Overview of Online Businesses With Hayden Miyamoto

    08/07/2019 Duration: 48min

    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 c

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

    03/06/2019 Duration: 40min

    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.

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

    01/05/2019 Duration: 51min

    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 mome

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

    01/04/2019 Duration: 44min

    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

  • 3: Crucial Things to Do Before and After You Buy an Online Business with Ken Roberts

    04/03/2019 Duration: 45min

    Kenneth Roberts is a website investor and entrepreneur that works with the top SEOs in the world to acquire and scale seven figure online businesses. In the last two years he has personally acquired five online businesses with successful exits to Wired Investors and Empire Flippers. Supremacy SEO dubbed him "The Leslie Knope of SEO" last year and he was recognized by Google as an "All Star Partner". Covered In This Episode Ken’s background in online business and digital marketing. The ultimate vision of Kingmakers - building community! Why would someone want to buy an online business? At what point does an online business truly generate passive income? Analyzing the different business passivity zones. Looking for businesses that aren’t systematized can be an easy win. The most common barriers to buying an online business and how you can overcome them. Some of the main things to look for during the due diligence process of buying an online business. What are backlinks and why are they important? Some of the t

  • 2: The Philosophy of Buying an Online Business With Walid Hajj

    18/02/2019 Duration: 47min

    Walid has over 20 years of experience in the banking and technology industries as well as experience consulting some of the top Canadian financial institutions. He's also founded and led a 7-figure business that is one of the top property management and real estate investment agencies in Toronto. He's also the COO of MediaBlock Corporation, a father of two, and an avid kiteboarder. Covered In This Episode Why do you really want to be an entrepreneur? What is your value proposition? How to align your “why” with the business you buy. What kind of pain do you want? What to look for when you’re buying a website. Higher multiples for higher EBITDA. Domain authority. Website traffic. Interacting with and judging sellers. What to look for. Where does money come from and how does it influence you? How to create healthy working relationships and culture in an online business. How Kingmakers builds culture as a remote team (catching eagles) Parting advice for people looking to buy a business. Thank You Thanks for lis

  • 1: How to Buy an Online Business with Hayden Miyamoto and Deven Soni

    18/02/2019 Duration: 56min

    Hayden Miyamoto is the founder of NoHatDigital and co-founder of Wired Investors and Media Block. He has built and scaled several 7-figure online businesses, has trained thousands of people in digital entrepreneurship and has deep experience developing systems to scale websites. Deven Soni is a former internet-focused venture capital investor at Goldman Sachs and Highland Capital Partners where he helped fund several top media and software businesses.  He is also the co-founder of Wired Investors and Media Block Together, Hayden and Deven have co-founded 2 different acquisition firms, have analyzed thousands of deals, and purchased and operated 20+ businesses in the past 3 years. Covered In This Episode Hayden and Deven's background/story. The history of Wired Investors. An overview of deal sourcing and due diligence. What is compelling about buying an online business? Why is this a good asset class? Why are people selling their online business? What type of person is the best fit to purchase an online busin