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World Championship Sporting Website & Business For Sale

Norwich, Norfolk, England

  • Freehold Price: £9,995
  • Annual Turnover: £7,000
  • Annual Gross Profit: £6,300
  • Annual Net Profit: £5,000
Seller Reference: TWB-TWWC
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Whats is for sale?

– Ownership of a Unique World Sporting Event + Established & Profitable E-commerce website selling merchandise globally

Have you ever wanted to be the head of your own world sporing organisation? No, well maybe you just have not considered it yet. Here The Website Brokers present a very rare opportunity to take over a global ‘sport’ which holds an annual world championships here in the UK. This opportunity would suit someone in the entertainment / events business and the scope for growth is immense.

The next championships are due to take place this August 2019 and ideally the new owner would invest in time to influence and help hold the event.

* Ownership of the excellent thumbwrestling.co.uk Domain name – frist launched in 2009
* E-Commerce website Selling merchandise
* Pass-over / continuation of drop-ship / stock supplier partnerships for merhcandise
* Pass-over of existing customer database [300+]
* Pass-over of existing competitor databases [200+]
* A WordPress blog with over 30 blog posts.
* Pass-over of Google Analytics website metric data
* Comprehensive handover document on how to run & grow your website and how to grown and run the sport
* Ownership of all intellectual property rights and video / text / image / designs

The website is very easy to maintain with SEO friendly page structure and lots of great unique content on the blog. A niche website specializing in ‘thumb wrestling’ in the online sale of championship event tickets, thumb wrestling related products and official world thumb wrestling championship merchandise.

Upon take over the current head of world thumb wrestling will provided a useful handover document to assist the new owner with the smooth takeover of this profitable sporting franchise and fully functioning e-commerce website for sale and all you will need is a paypal account in order to take payments through the website and a bank account to accept payments from global organisations who often sponsor the events.

The Background:

The Thumb wrestling Championships were conceived in late 2008 and the first championships were held in summer 2009. With both Mens and Ladies competitions this year will be the 10th anniversary event which offers opportunity to generate even more interest in a ‘sport’ which is now well known all around the world with over 1 million views of event related videos and countless press and tv articles / coverage.

There are some well known competitors such as the Englands ‘Thumbertaker’, America’s ‘Tiger-Monkey’, Scotland’s ‘Flash’ and the 2016 winners husband and wife winners both from England, ‘The dark destroyer’ and Paul ‘Under the thumb’ browse who this year will compete to become the first person to win 3 years in a row. The current head of world thumb wrestling simply has too much on his plate and wants to open up the W.T.W.C. to outside investor, who ideally would be hands on. Support team will still be available and in place for new head of the championships.

Financial Details:

This website has made a profit in each and every year of the last 9 years. By owning ‘World Thumb Wrestling’ you have multiple income streams at present, such as;

* Sales of competition entry – usally £160 per event
* Sale of Merchandise at the event and all year on your merchandise store – * Around £1000-£1500 annually
* Main Sponsorship of event – Tesco mobile / Online retailers / Redwell Brewery – range from £5000 – £8000 per event
* Event Hire – H.A.N.D.S. super mall in Hong Kong paid for the team to fly & stay in Hong Kong and hold a massive event + fee
* Franchise out individuation country heads of the sport so they can hold national championships and send their champions to the world champs in the UK
* Licencing the use of the logo / brand
* Selling TV Rights

Website Traffic Details:

This website has continued to generate good levels of organic [free] traffic for nearly 10 years. Currently the websites generates around 20,000 [free] organic website visits each year. The website ranks for a great range of highly searched and highly relevant search terms, with just some listed below to give you an idea of this websites ranking with google.

‘thumb wrestling’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘is thumb wrestling a sport’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘thumb wrestling ring’ number 1 in google
‘world thumb wrestlers’ – loads of content on page 1 google
‘thumb wrestling rules’ – number 1 & 2 in google

A new owner would, in our opinion look to grow this website via facebook and other social media channels as this content is so very shareable its perfect for these mediums which massive scope for viral growth and this is something the current management structure have drastically under utilized in our opinion.

Promotion of merchandise and products through a google shopping campaign would result in an increase in sales and profits from this channel of income for this world sport.

Making a movie / documentary with the ever increasing need for content from the likes of netflix and amazon prime make this a genuine prospect of generating income as well as generating much global awareness and exposure of the sport.

Selling rights for get live tv or facebook live coverage of the event

Some of the TV & Online coverage of past events…

BBC FACEBOOK 2018 – 500,000+ views – https://www.facebook.com/BBCSport/videos/1519911944756346/

BBC Sport – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-suffolk-40856476/world-thumb-wrestling-championship-comes-to-suffolk

Tesco Mobile – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykuAwRu78e4

part 1 tiger-monkey USA world champion 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi9jfbV0UI4

part 2 tiger-monkey USA world champion 2013 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UtEBBQDP08

Good Morning Britain – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpdZKCCDLQc

Some of the Traditional Press coverage:

Paper- https://www.bailiwickexpress.com/jsy/life/sport-xtra/take-look-nail-biting-scenes-world-thumb-wrestling-championships/

Metro – https://metro.co.uk/2018/01/23/the-world-thumb-wrestling-champions-are-a-married-couple-7252569/

South China Morning Post – http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2002886/thumbs-hong-kong-hosts-hundreds-competitors-world

Get Reading – https://www.getreading.co.uk/sport/other-sport/reading-man-takes-home-world-9879787

Financial Times – https://www.ft.com/content/13efc35c-1203-11e4-a17a-00144feabdc0

Express – https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/700094/Thumb-wrestling-champions-trophy-husband-wife-groom-bride

Scottish Daily Record – https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/scot-graeme-is-world-thumb-wrestling-1204116

Independent – https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegalleries/howaboutthat/7933064/Drayman-crowned-British-thumb-wrestling-champion.html

Contact us Today:

Please contact us today if you wish to secure this literally once in a lifetime opportunity to become the head of a world sporting organisation!
Trading hours:
24/7 - 365 on teh online store. The event is held just once a year on the first weekend in august.
Number of employees:
3
Tenure:
Freehold
Competition:
http://www.walunderground.com/
Support and Training:
full handover offered and support team offered also
Location Details:
The championships are held on the norfolk / suffolk border. There is a location set for this year at the geldeston locks in Norfolk on the river waveney. If suitable investment is forthcoming then the event [this year being 10th year] could be relocated to Epic studios in Norwich city centre and of course the event after this year can be held anywhere in the UK.
Is this business relocatable:
Yes
Is this business home based:
Yes
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