Buy a Micro-SaaS business

November 22, 2020

Looking to buy a micro-SaaS app? It's a great idea because it gives you a jumpstart instead of starting from scratch.

There is a growing trend where small private equity players are buying, holding, and growing micro-SaaS businesses.

This is also good news for those building a micro-SaaS, because with more players means a higher chance that you could get an exit and a cash out.

Micro-SaaS for sale

Here are some of the best resources to find buyers for your niche business, or if you're an investor looking to buy a small software business.

Transferslot

Transferslot is a curated marketplace where side projects founders can expose their product to our Trusted Buyer community.

MicroAcquire

MicroAcquire has a simple promise - they  help you start conversations that lead to an acquisition in just 30 days – for free.

Indiemaker

IndieMaker is a curated community marketplace with 1000+ members where makers sell their side-projects, unused domains and online businesses.

Sideprojectors

SideProjectors is a friendly marketplace to sell and buy interesting side projects from other people. If you are a developer with side projects then this would be a perfect community for you to discover what others are building.

Whobal

A marketplace for buying and selling side projects & SaaS apps for free

Borderline

Borderline is a marketplace to buy & sell web applications, big or small, profitable or not, entirely for free.

Flippa

Buy & sell online businesses on the Flippa marketplace, which supports more than just the SaaS category.

FE International

These people are brokers who find buyers for your profitable business, and they are quite reputed in the industry. Additionally if you're serious about being an investor, they you can sign up with them to create a dealflow.

How much money can you sell your micro-SaaS for?

Now don't begin day dreaming that you can sell your SaaS product for 10x revenue multiple. Higher multiples are attained the bigger the revenue stream gets. That's why public SaaS companies attract the highest multiples.

If your micro-SaaS revenues is between $2k-$20k in MRR, expect somewhere between 1x to 5x ARR as your potential exit number.

Why would you sell your micro-SaaS?

Especially if it is making money?

Well, you might be bored and uninspired by the current business, and find yourself increasingly wanting to spend less time running and maintaining it.

You might have new ideas that you want to implement, which demand your undivided attention.

Or you might just want the cash of your next few years revenue in your hands today, in one go.

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