10 Business Blog Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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Here are some real life success stories of starting a business blog:

1. Making Sense of Cents ($900K/year)

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner came up with the idea for Making Sense of Cents as a way to document her personal finance journey.

She started the blog as a hobby, but after readers suggested she monetize it, she leaped and quit her stable job as an analyst.

Making Sense of Cents now earns over $100,000 a month and has made over $5 million in total.

How much they make: $900K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 1

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How I Started A $100K/Month Blog About Personal Finance

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner earns $100,000 a month from Making Sense of Cents, a personal finance and lifestyle blog where she writes informative and fun articles about financial freedom and her life on the road, thanks to a diversified traffic approach and monetization strategies, such as affiliate marketing, sponsored partnerships, and course sales.

About
Michelle started Making Sense of Cents almost 13 years ago
Revenue
Michelle grew the business to $75K/month
Costs
It cost Michelle $100 to start the business
Read by 18,705 founders

2. Innovations and More Ltd ($24K/year)

George, the founder of Innovations and More, was inspired by a video showcasing the commercial success of a simple everyday product idea. Utilizing his design acumen and resurrecting an idea he had conceptualized years prior, George created the UStop Pee Stopper, a universal fit urine deflector that solves the problem of spillage beneath toilet seats. Since its launch in 2018, the product has exceeded expectations and the company continues to develop innovative products to solve common problems.

How much they make: $24K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 0

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How I Created A $2K/Month Patent Pending Urine Deflector

Innovations and More's founder George launched the company in 2018 with "Essentials you never knew you needed" such as the UStop Pee Stopper and the Cell Phone Holder, with sales increasing by up to 50% each month since March 2020 with a range of different products at various stages of development.

About
George started Innovations and More Ltd about 6 years ago
Revenue
George grew the business to $2K/month
Costs
It cost George $500 to start the business
Read by 6,097 founders

So... can you actually make money with a business blog?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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3. Ghana Talks Business ($60K/year)

Amma Antwi, the owner and Managing Editor of Ghana Talks Business, came up with the idea to fill the gap in knowledge-based content on business management and personal finance in Ghana. As management consultants with a passion for writing, they realized the need for a platform to publish their content and reach a wider audience. With a unique approach to simplifying business topics and conducting webinars, Ghana Talks Business has attracted a loyal audience and seen steady revenue growth.

How much they make: $60K/year
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 4

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We Launched A Niche Media Company About Entrepreneurship In Ghana

Ghana Talks Business is a successful niche business content platform, earning between $3000 and $5000 monthly through expert knowledge-based content on business management and personal finance catered towards business professionals, entrepreneurs, and students.

About
AMMA started Ghana Talks Business about 9 years ago
Revenue
AMMA grew the business to $5K/month
Costs
It cost AMMA $5000 to start the business
Read by 2,857 founders

4. Socialistics ($500K/year)

How much they make: $500K/year
Current team size: 8

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How to Start an Advertising Agency (and Make $500K/Year)

Socialistics founder Jason Yormark turned a side project into an advertising agency managing social media campaigns ranging from $2K to $5K for 15 clients, providing content marketing, social media marketing, Facebook advertising and more.

About
They started Socialistics over 6 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $41.7K/month
Read by 866 founders

So... can you actually make money with a business blog?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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5. Location Rebel ($1.2M/year)

How much they make: $1.2M/year
Current team size:

How to Make Six Figures a Year Playing Golf and Drinking Cocktails

"Learn how one founder turned his passion for blogging into a seven-figure business with Location Rebel, offering valuable insights for small business owners looking to scale."

About
They started Location Rebel about 15 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 901 founders

6. Journey To Launch ($252K/year)

How much they make: $252K/year
Current team size:

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Here’s Why This Mother Of Three Gave Up Her Goal To Retire By 40 To Become An Entrepreneur Instead

Jamila Souffrant's Journey to Launch podcast amassed over 2 million downloads in a year, made it to the Forbes feature, and has helped many listeners come out of debt, stop living paycheck to paycheck and build-savings.

About
Jamila started Journey To Launch over 8 years ago
Revenue
Jamila grew the business to $21K/month
Read by 576 founders

So... can you actually make money with a business blog?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now