EF Staff

April 6, 2018

We’re hiring!

Want to be part of something different? You can when you work with us.

In the last few months, we’ve hired nine new Empire Flippers team members … and we’re doing it again!

We are looking for technically savvy people to come on-board our operations department to become migration advisors. Once a business is sold on our marketplace, the next step is transferring that business over from the seller to the buyer.

You will be exposed to how migrations work, how to handle earn-out payments, and be a crucial part of making our customers love our process.

This is a huge opportunity for you to work with one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S. and learn the ins and outs of the online business world. Over the last couple of years, our company has seen explosive growth—and there is no sign of it slowing down. In order to keep hitting our goals, including our 2018 goal of $40 million-worth of businesses sold, we need to expand our team to make sure we have the capacity to keep up with our sales team.

You will be joining us in Prague, Czechia, to work directly with our Migrations Supervisor, Andy Wu. The first six months you won’t be making your full salary, as you’ll be in our probationary period at just $2,000 per month.

However, $2,000 per month is more than enough to live a good lifestyle, as we will also be covering all or the majority of your rent for those first six months.

After the first six months of working with your supervisor, this position will become location-independent. Our entire company is built around the foundation of remote work, and you will have the same opportunity once your training is completed with us to live anywhere you want, as long as that place has a good Wi-Fi connection!

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity for you, then read on to learn more about our company and how to apply for the position!

What’s Our Story?

We started back in 2011 as AdSense Flippers, where Justin and Joe were proactively building out mini-niche sites. This blog started as a mere record of that journey, discussing the ups and downs and how we were systemizing the process.

Eventually, we started selling these little AdSense sites on Flippa and were making decent money by selling off the assets they created. Over time, as our audience grew, people started asking us if we would sell their websites, too, since our Flippa account got so much attention. People were willing to pay us a fee to list their site on our account, and it wasn’t long until we were making far more money selling other people’s sites than the ones we had been building.

We realized … there is a huge opportunity here for us.

We rebranded to Empire Flippers and never looked back. Our marketplace has since become the largest curated marketplace in the world for buying and selling online businesses. As mentioned earlier, we have hit the Inc. 5000 list two years in a row (going for year number three!) and have since become thought leaders in the M&A space when it comes to helping people invest or exit digital assets.

Here is what two of our employees have to say so far about working with us:

Andy Wu – Migrations Supervisor

“I work from anywhere with a Wi-Fi connection, which means awesome geographical flexibility! The skills you gain learning from the founders and in the industry are lifelong! Lastly, culture is key and the team lives and breathes our values every day.”

Mike “Swiggy” Swigunski – Marketing & Sales Coordinator

“Working for Empire Flippers over the past two years has been such an expansive and positive experience. It is truly impressive how much I continue to learn and grow every day while working here. The company has built a fine-tuned hiring infrastructure that allows new hires to make a big impact within just a few months of training. The Empire Flippers team is very supportive and always willing to take the time and effort to provide advice, support, and resources to each other. Combine all of this with the ability to work from anywhere and you get one of best jobs in the world.”

While we started small, we now regularly sell multiple six-figure and even seven-figure businesses on our marketplace and boast the largest team in our industry.

Unlike other brokerages, we have focused on becoming as process-oriented as possible, which is what has allowed us such immense growth.

Now, we’re asking you to become part of that process and help us improve it even further.

What’s the Opportunity?

Becoming a migration advisor makes you a critical part of Empire Flippers. You will learn skills that will last you a lifetime in the online business world.

We will teach you all of our methods for transferring online businesses and understanding the integral parts of each business, how to deal with sellers of all sorts, and how to deal with problems that arise on the fly.

You will represent our brand and be the face of Empire Flippers to both a buyer and seller who has put their faith in their online business purchase.

Once a buyer and seller submit their business for sale, they will be in contact with you. You will get on the phone and email with both parties and provide support throughout the entire migration process.

In addition, we will train you on exactly how to renegotiate with both parties when issues arise. At the end of the day, you will get to help kick off the change in people’s lives in a dramatic way.

After all, when a business is sold, a seller can receive a truly life-changing sum of cash for their business. In some cases, we’ve paid out over a million dollars to a seller.

What’s the Migration Advisor Position Like?

The migration advisor role is vital to the success of our company.

Since this role deals with businesses people have built, it can be a bit stressful here and there. You will need to work weird hours sometimes to make sure you can get on the phone with sellers/buyers in different time zones. You will also need to be extremely detail-oriented to ensure everything is transferred properly.

Often, sellers/buyers will be counting on you to deem and dictate schedules and payouts; you will need to ensure businesses are working as is and make sure both parties have fulfilled their needs on each side. Some buyers and sellers are completely new and will require more support through the entire process.

You will be part of the team that ensures the assets are performing to the level they were sold at, and that they are moved over to the new owner in a successful manner.

You will guide all of our buyers and sellers through the migration process. You are constantly required to find solutions to unique problems, as every buyer’s and seller’s situation is going to be different, even between the same monetization methods.

As you become more seasoned, you will be tasked with improving the migration process.

In addition to overseeing the migration process, you will be expected to manage multiple migration workflows. This includes determining priorities with multiple migrations as well as assisting our migration specialists when they have concerns and conflicts within each individual migration.

Since every business is unique, you will develop your own sense of how straightforward or intense each migration is going to be.

Our migration department has successfully migrated hundreds of businesses and has handled many different situations.

Ultimately you will be responsible for ensuring the migrations are successfully finished, but you will be able to lean on our years of experience to shortcut your learning curve and make sure our customers leave happy with our process.

What Skills Are Needed?

We believe in hiring people that are a good fit for us culturally.

A good fit is actually more important to us than the skill sets since we will teach you everything you need to know.

While no previous work experience is required, having a background in customer service is helpful. There are other qualities that can help you succeed in this position, too:

You need to be organized with your priorities. Migrations start, stop, slow down, and speed up at all points of the process. You will be looking at the completion of affiliate codes, and making sure everything is transferred correctly so the buyer is earning properly from the asset they just purchased. It is up to you to look for requirements and issues that may slow down a migration. Essentially you will be ensuring multiple migrations are proceeding at the best pace possible.

You’re good at defusing problems and people. Selling a business is an intimate process for both the buyer and seller. There will almost always be obstacles and challenges that the buyer and seller are unaware of. Some sellers are extremely nervous after they give up their online assets, while some buyers feel excited to start working on their new business as fast as possible. It will be up to you to calm and talk to both parties to ensure they stay within our process for the migration.

You need to have some online technical literacy. An effective migrations advisor will require the knowledge of websites and associated platforms. You won’t need to perform a lot of the technical actions yourself, but you need to be able to understand and explain issues when they arise to both buyers and sellers, and our solutions around them.

You’re not afraid of getting on the phone. The migration position will require you to get on the phone as well as Skype to solve some problems. Your phone communication needs to be spot-on and you have to be comfortable making those calls to resolve urgent issues.

What’s the Lifestyle Like?

Our company is built on the foundation of travel, remote work, and living life on your own terms.

We’re not looking to put you in a cubicle and waste your time in traffic. When you join us, you’ll be flying out to Prague, Czech Republic to join with our Director of Sales Alex Champagne and our Migrations Supervisor Andy Wu to begin your training.

You’ll be working hard, playing hard, and learning all about our company and what we stand for during this time.

After your six months, you will be completely remote like the rest of us and can travel anywhere you want. You will also be meeting our Rolodex of high-performing digital entrepreneurs as you attend conferences, events, and other networking meetings throughout the year in addition to your normal responsibilities.

You’ll become friends with people who will be able to give you massive insights into how digital businesses work, how they scale, and, of course, how to invest in them or sell them.

Love It. What’s the Catch?

This isn’t a gap year experience.

If you’re applying just because you want something to fund your travels before you start seeking out a “serious” job, then you probably shouldn’t apply.

We’re looking for career-minded people who share our vision and see where we’re going. We want you to be part of that vision and help us get there over the long haul.

And while we play hard and sometimes really do work next to the pool all day, we work even harder. Sometimes you will be putting in a 10-12 hour day as business demands arise. You’ll be working weird hours to match buyers’ and sellers’ time zones, and you’ll sometimes have to face some critical feedback.

You will be expected to perform to our expectations and really help us grow our business to the next level. We’re counting on you.

If you can see yourself growing into a profitable and meaningful career with us and love what we do, we want you to be part of our team.

Details to Keep in Mind

Remember, we’re not going to expect you to know anything at the start of your career.

We’re going to start you off slow. You’ll first learn about our company and what each department does; then you will be given some low-level tasks to ease you into the position. Over time, your skills will grow and you’ll be making a lot of decisions on your own.

However, you will always have our support and knowledge to lean on. We aren’t going to throw you to the wolves — you’ll be part of a high-functioning team that is here to help wherever we can.

Andy Wu and Justin Cooke will be reviewing every application. If we think you’re a good fit, we will reach out to you to do an interview over Skype. After the first interviews are done over Skype, our final candidates will be brought back for a final second interview before we make our decision.

You will be expected to buy your ticket to Prague, Czechia, but we’ll be taking care of everything else for you.

The cut-off date to apply for this position is May 7th.

How Do I Apply?

Here is the sequence of events we use when hiring our new migration advisor.

  • You record a YouTube video* explaining who you are and why you’re a good fit for the position, fill out an application, and submit it ASAP.
  • We review submissions and schedule interviews.
  • Second interviews are conducted, and a final decision is made.
  • The chosen candidate will be announced in May.
  • The chosen candidate will arrive in Prague, Czechia, on June 18th

*YouTube Video Requirements:

We will only accept submissions that include a YouTube URL. Please leave the video “unlisted” in preferences and share the link with us. The quality of the video doesn’t matter, and there are no bonus points for editing. We just want (up to) three minutes of you explaining (based on your previous experience):

  • Why this migrations position is an excellent fit for you and us
  • Why you think you’re a good fit to work with our prospective customers

If you’re thinking about applying but are worried you might not have enough (insert excuse here) — don’t worry. If you want to build something more than just a 9-to-5 job, then click the “apply” button below.

Click here to apply.

We look forward to working with you soon!

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Have any questions or comments about the position? Let us know in the comments section.

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  1. Charles says:

    Hi, I’d like to know if I can still submit my application, I barely found out about the position but I’m extremely interested. Thanks for your reply.

    • Greg Elfrink says:

      Hey Charles!

      The application period is closed right now, but keep an eye open! We’ll be hiring again soon!

  2. This is a great opportunity for somone transitioning from technical to business roles.

    I will keep an eye out for the next wave as I just discovered this opportunity. Congrats in advance to the new intakes and best wishes to Empire Flippers.

  3. Andreea says:

    Hey guys,

    Do you have an estimate as to when you will start scheduling the 2nd interviews? Will the applicants that don’t get selected receive an email to inform them that they did not make the cut?

    Thanks,
    Andreea

  4. James L says:

    You mentioned the $2k/month for the first 6 months..What is the full pay after the probationary period ?

    • Justin Cooke says:

      Hey James. That will depend on how the company is doing and your compensation plan. Will likely be around $35K – $55K per year + bonuses + benefits, etc.

    • Greg Elfrink says:

      It changes based off how well we did in the previous quarter. We use a compensation plan, your overall income might change for the better or the worse from quarter to quarter (though never lower than $2k) depending on how well the company does

  5. Travis says:

    Hi guys,

    Is there a way to check if you received my application in full? Sitting around with fingers crossed in the time being. :)

    Cheers!

  6. Justin Cooke says:

    Hey there,

    Yes, the 6 months is required, unfortunately. We have a particular process we use to hire for this team and it does require you to be overseas (and interested in overseas living/travel) longer-term.

  7. Justin Cooke says:

    It will, yes. We’ll be in Vietnam for a few weeks in September and you’ll be moving from Prague to Vietnam to join us for the meetup.

  8. S says:

    Are the 6 months mandatory? I’m currently living in Australia and have a family….
    I have more than 10 years of experience in IT and looking for an opportunity to work from home, no matter where I live.
    But as you can understand, the 6 months overseas is something too complicated for me.

    Thanks

  9. Anat says:

    Hi,
    Does the training period include 3 months in Vietnam?

  10. Alison says:

    Thanks for replying, Greg.

    How long will be participants be expected to remain in the Czech Republic after arriving in June? It’s not clear from the description. Will it be for 6 months?

    • Greg Elfrink says:

      Hey Alison,

      The new hires will be in Prague for about 3 months before they come join the rest of the team in Saigon in September

  11. Daniel Gomez-Jareno says:

    I applied! But I didn’t receive any confirmation email or anything like that. Was there supposed to be a confirmation email? I would have liked to have a copy of those responses from the google form.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

  12. Daniel Gomez-Jareno says:

    If it’s in Prague is there any preference for European nationals?

  13. Alison Ludick says:

    Hello there,

    I’m just wondering if there are restrictions on the nationality of applicants? Will you only employ US citizens or other nationalities welcome to apply?

    Second question, related to the first: If the answer is that other nationalities can apply, I am curious about how remuneration would work (as in, how would people be paid) and I’m also curious about how taxes work.

    Thank you for indulging my questions!

    Warm regards,

    Alison

    • Greg Elfrink says:

      Hey Alison!

      We do hire other nationalities, so feel free to apply! Payment is typically sent direct deposit to your bank. As far as taxes go, I’m not sure as that will depend on your nationality and personal information.

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