I have a cartoon-drawing tutorial site that I bought a few years back with the goal of turning it around and flipping it. I haven't been able to give it any love due to other projects and general life things. But now seems like a good time to pick the project back up. I would like to give it another run, but hopefully (if I can find the right folks) with a team of good peeps on the internet.
In full transparency, the site is pretty crummy - it's built off of a generic WP template, the content is old unorganized and outdated, and you can see that the overall experience is pretty crappy...just being honest ;)
HOWEVER . There are a few things going for it. And if you know what you're looking at, you'll realize it's quite an undervalued asset --
There's a ton of low-hanging fruit to go after:1) updating design & navigation, 2) optimizing ad placements, 3) giving it a content refresh, 4) put some minimal SEO efforts behind.
Some medium-hanging stuff: 1) affiliate courses, 2) own courses, 3) new categories (e.g., manga)
And then longer-term stuff: 1) YT channel, 2) own products and services (art / drawing related)
I believe that we (me + potential team) can easily grow the site to $10K/MRR within 12~18 months, then scale that up to $100K+ MRR within another 12~18 months after. I have a roadmap and plan in place, though open to other ideas and suggestions. In addition to the cashflow, I hope to sell the business for $10M+ in a few years.
I'm looking for either a partner, or even a small team, to tackle this thing together, and even build in public if there is interest on that front. Relevant skillsets that would be helpful include developers, designers, marketers, and artists...though I'm open if you can pitch your value. About me: finance, operations, sales & marketing guy who has 12+ years of experience scaling businesses (both my own, as well as for other companies).
If you're looking to be involved with a high-potential lifestyle business that may net a healthy exit in a few years and think your skills are a fit per above, would love to chat and see if there's a fit! I'm not promising the next great unicorn startup with a $1B exit, but a lifestyle business with immediate monetization potential and a clear roadmap for growth. Furthermore, the time commitment should be pretty reasonable - in line with being a lifestyle business, if the right set of people come together, we can build this on the side (10~15 hours/week) along with your normal day job/project/startup.
I've lurked for some time, but this will be the first time I post. Not sure how this will resonate, but please do reach out if you want to chat and learn more!
P.S. the site is: https://how-to-draw-cartoons-online.com/