In fact, it does not matter, the remote business model or not. It is important that he brought the money, and preferably in the form of a net positive profit.
Sale of a business, like any other object of trade, it implies a fair assessment. In other words, the mark-to-market.
Business value is the sum of its cash flows that it will bring on a specific time horizon minus its liabilities. If it has a positive balance now - well, can become the basis for estimating future flows.
I won't say that it's a simple procedure, the rating of the business are special people - appraisers or investment banks. This is mainly for large companies, where everything is difficult with the assets and liabilities. For small companies you can assess yourself or get someone who's independent. In any case, "the barrier" will fit both sides of the auction: the buyer and the seller and each with its price.
From practice: a few years ago estimated one frilans-stock exchange of the region. It was in the framework of the project for startups. Here 's the description
if interested. The owner found a buyer, as I understand it, we agreed on a little less price, but the decision was made on the data that was calculated for the project at the time.
To assess your business, I would suggest two methods:
- Based on discontinuance cash flow
- And model option pricing
These two methods take into account uncertainty in the future, which fits well into the context of your situation.
Other traditional methods are not effective here:
- The comparative evaluation will be difficult to find a similar company for growth and risk, even with open data in Finance;
- At liquidation value - I suspect you have no assets that could have a significant cost in the market (but I could be wrong).
Well, after evaluation we still have to find a buyer. But that's another story.
In any case, good luck!