10 Content Creation Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: December 9th, 2023
Start A Content Creation Business

As a content entrepreneur, you get to flex your writing skills across different formats and subjects to elevate marketing campaigns.

Offering niche-specific expertise lets you provide targeted messages tailored for client goals and audiences.

With the freedom of freelance gigs or full-service agency models, starting a content studio allows creativity and strategy to enhance brand stories and digital experiences.

Whether supporting one company or many, a personalized approach backed by writing talent positions your content creation venture to drive lead generation and visibility for today’s content-compelling market.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a content creation business:

1. Zoella YouTube Channel ($4.57M/year)

How much they make: $4.57M/year
Current team size: 6

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Zoe Sugg - From Bedroom Blogger to Entrepreneur

Case study: How Zoella earned over $5 million through YouTube, with almost a billion views and over 10.8 million subscribers, and leveraged her popularity to secure lucrative advertising and television opportunities.

About
They started Zoella YouTube Channel about 15 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $381K/month
Read by 948 founders

2. Wizard of Content ($1.08M/year)

How much they make: $1.08M/year
Current team size: 24

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479: $90k a Month on Fiverr: From Freelancer to Agency

"Founder earns over $500k in one year through Fiverr - learn her top tips for fast success"

About
Georgia started Wizard of Content about 3 years ago
Revenue
Georgia grew the business to $90K/month
Read by 862 founders

Learn more about starting a content creation business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a content creation business?
-> Pros and cons of a content creation business

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-> Examples of established content creation business
-> Marketing ideas for a content creation business

Other resources

3. Debt To Dollars ($84K/year)

Josh Ellwood, the founder of Debt To Dollars on YouTube, came up with the idea for his business after realizing the importance of time wealth rather than just financial wealth. After successfully starting multiple side businesses, he decided to create a YouTube channel to share his knowledge and experiences with others. Through trial and error, he found success with a video tutorial on how to list your first product on Amazon, which has since gained almost 600k views and generated nearly $40k in revenue.

How much they make: $84K/year
How much did it cost to start: $300
Current team size: 0

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How I Started A YouTube Channel That Generates Over $80K Per Year

Debt to Dollars, a YouTube channel focused on teaching people how to start profitable side hustles and create financial freedom, has been able to generate over $80,000/year in ad revenue, with additional income streams from Patreon, Fiverr, brand deals, and affiliate marketing due to its success teaching others how to sell on Amazon using Fulfillment by Amazon services.

About
Josh started Debt To Dollars about 4 years ago
Revenue
Josh grew the business to $7K/month
Costs
It cost Josh $300 to start the business
Read by 4,817 founders

4. Niche Twins ($36K/year)

Mike Donovan and his identical twin brother Keith came up with the idea for Niche Twins after finding success with their individual niche sites. They started by sharing monthly income reports for their respective sites and quickly gained a following on Twitter. Today, Niche Twins earns over $3,000 a month and continues to grow through partnerships, ad space sales, and a weekly newsletter.

How much they make: $36K/year
How much did it cost to start: $1K
Current team size: 0

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We Profit $3K/Month From Our Site That Shares Traffic And Income Updates Of Our Other Niche Sites

Identical twin brothers build a successful side hustle starting with just $386.63, now earning $3,000/month revenue through affiliate programs and ad space, with a Twitter following of 43,000, and plan to diversify their revenue streams through their newsletter, Youtube channel, and digital products.

About
Mike started Niche Twins almost 2 years ago
Revenue
Mike grew the business to $3K/month
Costs
It cost Mike $1000 to start the business
Read by 4,289 founders

5. Tooltester S.L. ($1.44M/year)

Robert Brandl, the founder of Tooltester.com, came up with the idea after struggling to find information about website builders online while starting his own travel blog. He quickly recognized the demand for reviews and tutorials of web tools and launched Tooltester.com to fill that gap. The business has since grown to generate around $120k per month in revenue and has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing European companies.

How much they make: $1.44M/year
How much did it cost to start: $200
Current team size: 9

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How We Built A $1.4M/Year Website That Helps Freelancers And Small Businesses Pick The Best Softwares

Tooltester.com is a website that provides reviews and tutorials for website builders, hosting companies, live chat tools, and email marketing software, with a current revenue of around $120k per month and has made it into the Financial Times ranking of the fastest-growing European companies (FT1000) two years in a row.

About
Robert started Tooltester S.L. over 14 years ago
Revenue
Robert grew the business to $120K/month
Costs
It cost Robert $200 to start the business
Read by 2,128 founders

6. ContentCreator.com ($6M/year)

How much they make: $6M/year
How much did it cost to start: $2K
Current team size: 5

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We Built a Content Machine That Generates $6M in Revenue Per Year

This case study article is about ContentCreator.com, an online education platform that teaches professional content creation, which started with just $60 spent on Facebook ads and scaled to over $35,000 in sales per week within the first month, becoming an 8-figure business that has helped launch the careers of thousands of aspiring content creators.

About
Anthony started ContentCreator.com almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Anthony grew the business to $500K/month
Costs
It cost Anthony $2000 to start the business
Read by 4,475 founders

7. Humphrey ($240K/year)

How much they make: $240K/year
Current team size:

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How Humphrey Yang Became A Finance Influencer

Personal finance expert Humphrey Yang made $20,000 a month from nine passive sources of income, including TikTok, YouTube, stocks, Turo car rentals, real estate, cryptocurrency staking, and writing, with an estimated net worth of $2 million.

About
They started Humphrey about 5 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 1,157 founders

8. Brotherdale ($1.2M/year)

How much they make: $1.2M/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 6

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How We Built A 7-Figure Creative Agency Out Of Our Love For Creating Content

Brotherdale, a creative agency based in Nashville, currently generates impressive 6-figure monthly revenue by creating videos and photos with an end goal of increasing conversions, leads, clicks, and social media followers for their clients, attracting and retaining customers through word of mouth and social media presence.

About
Hunter started Brotherdale almost 3 years ago
Revenue
Hunter grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Hunter $500 to start the business
Read by 727 founders