4 Tips For Starting A Successful Animation Business (2024)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start An Animation Business

Want to start your own animation business? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting an animation business:

Where to start?

-> How to start an animation business?
-> How much does it cost to start an animation business?
-> Pros and cons of an animation business

Need inspiration?

-> Other animation business success stories
-> Examples of established animation business
-> Marketing ideas for an animation business
-> Animation business slogans
-> Animation business names
-> Animation business Instagram bios

Other resources

-> Blog post ideas for an animation business

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for becoming an animator:

#1: Donovan Hutchinson, founder of CSS Animation:

We chatted with with Donovan, founder of CSS Animation ($500/month). In our interview, Donovan says:

A big part of my work is driven by the love of learning and sharing that with others. Bringing a willingness to learn has been very helpful when approaching areas that I might not have considered beforehand.


I would recommend starting with something you know at least a little about and care about, and expand your ideas from there. Waiting till the perfect idea lands is a dangerous gamble, as you never know where an idea might lead.


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#2: Mike Doyle, founder of drive80:

We chatted with with Mike, founder of drive80 ($7K/month). In our interview, Mike says:

Just focus on the party and not how many people you want to attend. If you spend all of your time creating an amazing party and a few people show up. Those people will tell everyone they know and more people will want to come next time.


I learned was to 100% use my own voice and be authentic. I can’t stand these “marketing gurus” and “influencers” that are so fake it makes me want to jump into traffic.


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