“I’m thinking of selling my website…would you be willing to help me?”
Late in 2006, our founder, Mark Daoust, received a call from a good friend and fellow entrepreneur who was considering selling his 8-year-old web hosting website. Just 10 months prior Mark had sold his own profitable website and was looking for a new direction.
Quiet Light Brokerage was founded with this phone call.
Fast Forward to Today
A lot changed since that first phone call in 2006. Today, entrepreneurs recognize Quiet Light Brokerage as a leading voice and authority in the emerging niche of selling and buying profitable websites.
If we are honest, selling websites professionally is harder than we originally thought. But with each transaction we learned lessons, improved our processes, and refined our approach to be more effective.
Today we can look back on over 500 websites sold and over $100,000,000 in total transaction value. Even though we are recognized as one of the most successful website brokers in the marketplace, we still take an attitude of continual improvement to our processes.
Our Secret Ingredient: We’re Entrepreneurs, Just Like You
In 2008, our founder hired a group of highly proven sales people to work with Quiet Light Brokerage’s sellers.
The results were…underwhelming.
It didn’t take long for these first advisors to move on other lines of work. Some started their own businesses, others found jobs, and others just found less and less time to work with Quiet Light.
It wasn’t until 2010 that Mark literally stumbled onto the winning formula: hire entrepreneurs who have bought, sold, and started significant online businesses.
Our Team Today
The value of Quiet Light Brokerage is in its advisors. Any person who works with our clients has firsthand experience in buying, selling, and starting their own Internet based business. In fact, our current advisors all started as clients of Quiet Light Brokerage!
Learn more about our team below:
Before Joe joined Quiet Light Brokerage, he was the founder of a digestive wellness company that boasted more than 100,000 subscribers, a $250,000/year PPC budget, and a potent direct marketing strategy. Joe came to us to help him sell this business and later joined as an advisor. Since that time, Joe has become one of the most prolific advisors in this industry.
Before joining Quiet Light Brokerage (and quickly breaking every record we had within his first year), Jason started four businesses, raised over $10 million for an early Internet startup, and ran a business which became the basis of his book “The Bathrobe Millionaire“.
Bryan O’Neil comes to Quiet Light Brokerage with a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur and in the Internet business brokerage industry. Bryan was one of the original co-founders and a director of Flipping Enterprises (later renamed and incorporated as FE International) and also the concept creator and one of the original founders of Centurica.
Chuck Mullins first successful online business launched in 1996 when he was just 18 years. Shortly after starting that first successful website, Chuck actively sought out underperforming websites to acquire, improve, and grow. Chuck is one of the first people to speak on the topic of website acquisitions and continues to be an in-demand speaker at noted industry conferences.
Like many of our advisors, Amanda first came to Quiet Light Brokerage as a buyer. After her success in building PurePearls.com (which she later sold) and being featured in TIME Magazine, Amanda build multiple web based businesses in the publishing industry which grew into million dollar businesses. Amanda continues to be an active entrepreneur and maintains a portfolio of businesses.
When Brad was a kid at summer camp, he noticed that all his fellow campers were hungry at bedtime. Inspired by this opportunity, he spent all the money his parents gave him ($20) to buy candy bars and sold out his inventory the first night with a 2x markup. This was just the start of his entrepreneurial journey as he later built a custom t-shirt printing business into a multi-million dollar operation with 120 full-time employees and has bought and sold over 30 online properties.
Walker Deibel cofounded three startups and has acquired seven companies, including an online business from Quiet Light Brokerage before becoming an advisor. He holds an MBA from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Declaration of Achievement in Entrepreneurship from the Skandalaris Center of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Walker is a Certified M&A Advisor and former SEC licensed stock broker.
David Newell comes to Quiet Light Brokerage with a deep wealth of experience in the Internet business brokerage industry. David spent three years heading up another internet brokerage firm. During his time there he oversaw the sale of 200+ online businesses and a 5x increase in brokerage revenue.
Chris Guthrie has a decade of experience in building, buying, and selling online businesses across numerous industries. Chris has experience with building and buying content websites monetized via advertising and affiliate marketing, partnering with developers to create a SaaS business as well as WordPress plugins and themes, selling physical products on Amazon and more.
Mark is the founder and President of Quiet Light Brokerage. He founded Quiet Light after selling an online publication that he built which boasted over 220,000 subscribers. Mark is frequent speaker at conferences and a guest contributor to publications such as Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc., Huffington Post, among others.
How to Contact Us
There are several ways to reach us:
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- Our Physical Address
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Since our advisors are located in different parts of the country, if you want to meet with any one advisor directly, you should reach out to them.
However, if you want to send us mail, you can reach us at the address below:
631 Brawley School Road, Suite 300 Mooresville, NC 28117
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