Ep 175: How Dave Bought 18+ Website Businesses & Replaced His Income with Dave Rodenbaugh

Running an ecommerce business looks so simple, not until you have tried it YOURSELF! 

The reality is most start-ups STRUGGLE TO MAKE SALES and don’t know how to structure their marketing process properly. 

In this exciting episode, Dave Rodenbaugh comes to the BOB podcast to share his insights about the ecom world.

Dave is the founder of Recapture.io, an abandoned cart and SMS/email marketing service for WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro and more. Founded in 2015, Recapture has processed over 2.0 billion in gross merchant volume (GMV) and recovered over $200,000,000 for stores worldwide.

He’s also the co-host of the RogueStartups podcast and the WP Minute Ecommerce show.  He now works exclusively on ecommerce and has a passion for making merchants of all kinds more successful with their stores.  

We have discussed who should buy an online business & who shouldn’t? What type of questions to ask during due diligence? 

We have also talked about what his biggest win was in buying business. How he built his empire over the last 11 years and how you can learn from his mistakes?

If you too have an ecommerce business and want to scale it or plan to have one, then watching this episode would be a great HELP!

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Episode Highlights

00:00 What you’ll learn in this episode?
03:48 How did Dave get into buying websites?
12:29 Buying vs Starting an Online Business
15:24 Setting Goals!
17:01 Dave shares his experiences in running online businesses 
23:46 How many sites Dave bought?
27:16 What opportunity really means?
29:21 What Dave learned the hard way about Due diligence?
35:40 How do RECAPTURE help online entrepreneurs?
38:42 It takes time to grow, be patient!
44:42 Calculations of profits on Abandoned Carts

48:29 Where can you find Dave?

 

About The Guest

 

Dave Rodenbaugh is the founder of https://recapture.io/ an abandoned cart and SMS/email marketing service for WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, Magento, Easy Digital Downloads, Restrict Content Pro and more. Founded in 2015, Recapture has processed over 2.0 billion in gross merchant volume (GMV) and recovered over $200,000,000 for stores worldwide.

 

Dave started his entrepreneurial journey back in 2011, having built a business directory and classified plugin business from scratch and selling them both in 2020.  He’s also the co-host of the RogueStartups podcast and the WP Minute Ecommerce show.  He now works exclusively on ecommerce and has a passion for making merchants of all kinds more successful with their stores.  He truly loves email, dark beer, lifestyle businesses and his family.  Not necessarily in that order.

 

Resource Links:

➥ Buying Online Businesses Website (https://buyingonlinebusinesses.com

➥ Download the Due Diligence Framework (https://buyingonlinebusinesses.com/freeresources/)

➥ Visit Niche Website Builders and get EXCLUSIVE OFFERS as a BOB listener (https://www.nichewebsite.builders/bob/)

 

Connect with Dave Rodenbaugh:

https://recapture.io/

 

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