EP 055 – Buying Websites & Building Them For Under $70K With Spencer Haws

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Buying an online business for the first time is a pretty big deal, especially if you have multiple options and varying price points. With this in mind, it’s always good to learn from experienced site buyers and take tips from the process they had gone through before starting the journey yourself. 

Today’s guest is Spencer Haws, creator of Long Tail Pro and Co-Founder of Motion Invest. We talk about how he got started, his due diligence process, what he looks for when choosing a site to purchase, and valuable advice he can give to others who are just starting out. If you’re a first-time buyer of an online business, don’t miss this episode.


We’ll be covering:

  1. What led Spencer to start buying sites [03:12]
  2. His due diligence process and things to consider when buying a site [06:39]
  3. His learnings & experiences with buying multiple sites [13:35]
  4. What are low-hanging fruits to look for when purchasing a site? [17:20]
  5. Helpful tools he’s developed and why he created them (and made it available for others) [21:21]
  6. How many interlinks should an article have, and is there a standard number? [26:13]
  7. What is Motion Invest, who is it for, and how does it work? [28:05]
  8. What process to expect when buying a site through Motion Invest [34:33]
  9. Advice for people who are just starting to buy online businesses [36:37]

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Guest Info:



Spencer Haws is the man behind Niche Pursuits and Co-Founder of Motion Invest. He has been a full-time online entrepreneur since 2011 and owns dozens of niche websites primarily monetized by display ads and Amazon Associates. He is also the creator of Long Tail Pro (a better keyword research tool) and Link Whisper (a tool for building smart internal links).



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