Top Rated Private Duty Home Care Franchise San Luis Obispo County
Tremendous Senior Demographics
Seven year old Private Duty Home Care Agency for sale in San Luis Obispo, California. Part of nationally known, top-rated franchise brand. The company offers affordable services for seniors and their families who require assistance with meal preparation, medication reminders, bathing or personal cares, grocery shopping, light housekeeping, errands, Alzheimer's care, or companionship in order to remain happily & safely in their homes. The business office is fully staffed for continuing operation with competent employees handling day to day operations.
Throughout its 7-year operation, the Company has become the industry leader in the local senior care community. Its excellent reputation in serving clients and with its employees, has earned this company solid relationships with professionals in the health care and senior communities. Majority of revenues (@ 90%) come from Private Pay, @ 10% from Long Term Care Insurance and other payers.
The franchise territory has approximately 325,000 residents and a large population of retired seniors. This office is being sold as one office even though it covers a large area.
The service market includes a number of large hospitals, senior centers, assisted living communities, nursing homes, memory care and skilled nursing facilities. This business requires no prior home care/medical experience. Training, guidance & ongoing support will be provided by the Franchisor & the seller is willing to negotiate transition & ongoing training, as well as a Consultant role after the sale.
The Company competes with other national and local businesses and sole proprietors providing home care services. Disabled adults and seniors who are 65 years and older comprise the primary market for the Company, as well as a smaller portion of younger adults with some form of disability or illness requiring assistance with daily living.
The home-care industry has exploded with the aging population. Today, with 10,000 Americans turning 65 every day, the demand for senior care is ever increasing. The US senior population currently sits at approximately 50 million and by 2030, it is expected to swell to 81 million (Source: US Census Bureau). An estimated 70 percent of people over 65 will require home-care services at some point in their lives.
The seller is selling for personal reasons but will assist during a transitional period. The Caregivers and staff, all of which are W2 employees, are available to work with a new owner.
Web Hosting and Digital Marketing Business Netting $28,000 Annually
92,000 backlinks, diverse traffic, and high user conversion
San Francisco, CA
1. Please state your full name and company name, if it’s a corporate entity selling the website
[Known to broker. Will be made available upon a successful offer.]
2. Please briefly describe the business model
The business started as a hosting reseller, almost immediately though I began to sell ready made websites specifically designed for affiliate marketers, all made with WordPress. The business earns from the sale of websites (with and without domain name), hosting, technical service, custom design, and affiliate adverts placed on the main website and all sites for sale.
3. When was the business established?
4. How has the business evolved since it was first established?
Over the years the clientele has been growing, so now, beside hosting and ready-made websites, service and custom websites/apps development are also offered.
5. Who is your typical customer?
Customers are mostly Americans, who want to own a business website to make an extra-income with, or because have a passion for the topic. Pretty much the same customers that sites like (for example) Flippa have, even though most customers are repeat customers.
6. Are you the original owner of the business? If not, when did you purchase it and how has it evolved since?
Yes, I created it from scratch.
7. Why is the business being sold?
Retirement since I am 58yo.
8 . Are there any skills / knowledge required to successfully run this business? If so, please explain.
Yes, the new owner must be technically skilled with WordPress, Cpanel and hosting (even though part of the job could be outsourced of course).
1. Please list all domain names that are included in the sale
There are 200+ domains (all with working fully developed website)
The main domain (all sales are made here):
with its three sister websites:
ahead-apps.com (meant to offer mobile apps, under development)
ahead-design.com (at the moment, meant to offer web design only, locally)
affiliateswebsites.com (this is an experiment to sell the same sites automatically)
2. Are there any social media accounts included in the sale?
Yes, the main site (ahead-hosting.com) has the following fully maintained social media accounts:
3. Are there any mailing lists included in the sale?
Every time a new customer makes a purchase, he/she is added to our mail list, which is managed directly on site via a WordPress plugin (email addresses can be easily exported as csv). Of course visitors can also sign up without making a purchase, but mostly, the list is very good because it contains real customers emails. At the moment there are 1539 subscribers.
4. Does the sale include existing customer data?
Besides the list above, (exportable as csv), the site has two e-commerce plugins, storing all (exportable) details about sales/customers data since the very first sale. The same data is obviously available from the payment processors (Paypal and Stripe).
TRAFFIC & MARKETING
1. What are the primary traffic sources of the site?
Approx. 35% paid (only with Bing ads), 25% direct, 25% search, 6% social, 3% referrals, 5% newsletter.
2. Have you done any Search Engine Optimisation?
The main site is fully SEO optimized.
3. To your knowledge, has the site ever received any search engine penalties (manual or algorithmic)?
There’s never been any search penalties. The site is registered and monitored via Google Webmaster Tools (along with Google Analytics of course).
4. What level of SEO effort is required for the site to maintain its current traffic levels?
Basically none. On-site SEO is already set via fine-tuning of the popular Yoast plugin. All I do is to keep an eye on Google’s Webmasters tools, see if the site is properly crawled etc.
5. Do you or have you ever purchased traffic? If so, please provide a brief overview
6. Do you run any other marketing campaigns?
Yes, the site runs Bing ads, with a max budget of $10 to $15 /day. For some periods (a few weeks etc.) these campaigns get paused, to evaluate if they are worth.
7. How does the site rank for related keywords?
Hard to tell, given the peculiarity of the site. The site portfolio of over 200 websites for sale includes a vast amount of topics, so that, for example, a specific page that offers a website about ‘drones’ ranks well with this keyword, which is not the main business focus, but nevertheless attracts
customers interested in having an affiliate website about ‘drones’. The site also ranks well for longtails. For example, many search: news aggregator website for sale, because aggregators are popular, and ahead-hosting.com shows in the first four positions on Google, out of nearly a million results. According to Webmaster tools the main keywords are: news, portals, aggregator, store, automation, amazon, affiliate, hosting, niche, domains etc.
1. Which payment processor(s) does the website utilise?
Paypal, and credit cards directly via Stripe (Mijireh/Comodo secure checkout). Also Bitpay.com for bitcoins.
2. Please confirm that all revenue sources are transferable to the new owner
The site revenue comes from 1) Sales of complete websites with domain, these will be transferred via Godaddy, and login to Cpanel/WordPress will be given. 2) Sales of digital downloads of the same websites, these are stored with Amazon AWS and access or a full backup of all sites can be provided. 3) Sales of hosting, which is with KnownHost, this will be transferred. 4) Income from static adverts on site (Adsense and ClickBank), with these the new owner will simply need to replace the adverts with his/her own.
3. Is the website’s revenue kept separate from other businesses and/or personal accounts?
No. Since this is a single person business, the revenue is mixed with my personal accounts.
4. Can the website’s revenue be accurately tracked back to the website, i.e. do payment descriptions/details include the website’s name or reference to the website’s products?
Yes, the ecommerce plugin used (WooCommerce) stores everything. You can see customer name, email, purchase (including the domain name) etc.
5. Please provide a brief overview of pricing and how has it evolved over the last 12 months?
Pricing varies from $35 to $65 (website without domain name), $65 to $145 (website with domain name), $99/year or $9.99/mo hosting, $25 to $40 for service (site migration, maintenance etc.). It’s been the same for the past 12 months.
6. What is the site’s average Refund/Chargeback rate over the last 12 months? What is the primary reason for refund requests?
There are seldom refunds, probably just a few in a year. These are mostly due to the customer making a mistake like ordering hosting twice etc. People know exactly what they are buying because all sites are live, so there are no surprises. Also, I give one month free hosting to each new customer, so when they renew, they know how good it is, nobody has ever asked a refund.
7. What are the main expenses of the business?
The main expenses are hosting (dedicated server with KnownHost) $300/month, Bing ads (~$300- $400/month), GoDaddy approx. < $150/mo.
8. If necessary, do you have tax returns available to support your revenue claims?
No, because I am tax registered in Ireland as a single person business (self-employed), hence my tax returns for ahead-hosting.com are mixed up with my other personal assets and other income.
OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE
1. Please provide a breakdown of ownership and the organizational structure of the business.
• Owner - owns/does everything and gets 100% of the income. Please provide a breakdown of the operations of your business
• Designing one or two new websites each month, a few hours
• Answering emails/inquiries, maybe one hour a day
• Fixing customers problems, a few hours a week
• Maintaining the server, ~a few hours a week
• Checking analytics, SEO, advertising campaigns etc. ~ one hour a week
2. Please list all owner’s responsibilities
The owner will:
Reply to all inquiries in a polite and prompt manner.
Design (or outsource) new websites, provide service (site migrations, customizations etc.) Maintain the server in working conditions checking that no accounts go over quota etc.
Email reminders when somebody’s hosting is about to expire.
When a site (with domain name) gets sold: Purchase a new domain from Godaddy, create a new hosting account, upload a site backup to it, and list the site again on ahead-hosting.com.
Verify Google analytics and Google Webmaster tools.
Occasionally, make a new post in the blog section, tweet something etc.
3. Does the owner of the site need any specific skillsets in order to successfully maintain and manage the site?
Yes, knowledge of WordPress and Linux hosting (Cpanel/WHM) are required. No coding is ever required (java, sql etc.). Mobile apps can be easily made with many DIY (drag&drop) solutions online.
4. How do you handle customer support and what is the average volume?
Most of the sites being sold work automatically and need no maintenance, also most customers ‘buy and forget’. In case they run into problems, if the problem is very minor, a fix is provided generally for free. If the problem is serious, customers are asked to purchase a maintenance service to sort the problem.
5. Do you employ any people or use any freelancers and if so, are such contracts accounted for on the Profit & Loss Statement and transferable to the new owner?
No other people or freelancers have ever being used.
1. What platform does the website use?WordPress.
2. Where is the site hosted and does this need to change after purchase?
The site is hosted in Dallas TX with KnownHost on a fully managed dedicated server. The best way would be to pass the entire hosting package ($300/month) to the new owner. KnownHost has always offered a truly exceptional support and I strongly recommend staying with them.
1. Please describe your main competitors
Since the business is rather peculiar (managed hosting + design of websites for affiliate marketers) I am not aware of any competitors worth notice.
2. What makes the website better than its competition?
As said it is a rather unique business model. In my experience most people/businesses selling websites are not very serious. This business is rather well known for the utmost professionalism. This has been the main source of income for my family for years and I’ve always taken it very seriously.
1. Do you own any other internet-based businesses? If so, are any of them related to the website being sold?
I own five websites (artblackandwhite.com, nudeblackandwhite.com, fineartplatinum.com, computer3dart.com, ireneblog.com), which are personal websites about art (a previous endeavour) and are not included with the sale. They do not sell anything and are not maintained.
2. Are you willing to sign a 3-year non-compete contract in the industry that the website operates in?
Yes, I want to retire, it is definitely not my intention to create another business selling hosting and websites!
3. Will you provide 1-3 months of post-sale support & training, in order to ensure that the buyer is able to fully take over the business and its operations?
Yes, 1-3 months post-sale support and training will be provided via email.
4. What are the primary growth opportunities that you see for the business going forward?
As mentioned the main site ahead-hosting.com comes with sister sites, like ahead-apps.com, which is not developed yet and is meant to offer mobile apps, a segment with enormous growth. Some of the sites for sale at ahead-hosting.com come in fact with a mobile app already.
The business has no limit, because sales are only restricted to the amount of work one is willing to do (or outsource). For example, simply listing some websites from the existing inventory on third parties, such as Flippa, Warrior forums etc., always guarantees a sale (I have done this extensively). Social activity could also be easily increased. A paid section offering visitors the opportunity to post their websites for sale could be easily added. Create a reseller plan. Also, the mail list could be augmented. Right now, simply sending to existing customers in the current mail list a special offer discount, or a new website announcement, results in a few hundreds dollars of sales almost immediately.
5. Are there any geographical limitations to the potential buyer of the business?
Absolutely not, this business can be run from anywhere in the world as long as there is a good Internet connection.
6. Do you have anything to add to the above?
I’ve been running this business exclusively by myself, I am not young, I have never offered phone/chat support for peace of mind, and English is not even my first language. My education is not even technical. Even so, in the period from Nov. 2010 to now (May 2016), this business has roughly earned nearly a quarter of a million (USD). I believe a younger person, or a very small team, could easily double or triple that figure.