43 Digital Marketing Business Success Stories [2022]

43 Digital Marketing Business Success Stories [2022]
Start A Digital Marketing Business

Digital marketing businesses serve local and international companies to expand their reach and grow revenue. A top reason digital marketing is so exciting is that the field is constantly evolving and is easy to learn.

If you plan to start a digital marketing business, educate yourself and understand as much how digital marketing agencies work. Then, focus on building your digital skills and advancing your career through digital marketing online courses.

To stand out, find a digital marketing niche and focus on the audience interested in your services.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a digital marketing business:

1. Custom Creatives ($3.6M/year)

Rahul Alim (from Los Angeles, California, USA) started Custom Creatives almost 18 years ago.

Revenue
$300K / month
Team
1 founders / 10 employees
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

Hey Everyone, my name is Rahul Alim and I am the founder of Custom Creatives, a Digital Marketing Agency that helps connect business owners with their dream client, AKA, The Peoples Agency.

Monthly revenue is often the indicator many people use to determine the success of an agency or individual. While I don’t disagree, I put more emphasis on the success of our clients and the fact that we retain clients for many years, and in our case, many for over a decade. We have consistently been over 7-figures year over year.

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2. QWANTIFY ($7.2M/year)

Keith Lynch (from Miami Beach, FL, USA) started QWANTIFY over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$600K / month
Team
1 founders / 22 employees

Case Study

My name is Keith Lynch and I am the Founder and CEO of Qwantify, a digital development, and marketing agency based in Miami, Florida. We develop, market, and monetize profitable e-commerce websites for aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners worldwide.

Since our launch in late 2016, we have continued to grow and scale to become the professional, full-service provider that we are today - a multi-millionaire dollar per year digital development agency.

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3. GreenBanana ($7.2M/year)

Kevin Roy (from Boston, Massachusetts, USA) started GreenBanana almost 14 years ago.

Revenue
$600K / month
Team
1 founders / 22 employees
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Case Study

My name is Kevin Roy, I grew up in Beverly, a small coastal city on the North Shore of Massachusetts. I am the co-founder of GreenBanana SEO and with our kick-ass team, we have built the Pay For Performance SEO (page one on a Google search for the keyword phrases you choose if you don’t pay) company and full-stack results-driven digital marketing agency.

We have had the privilege of being listed on the Inc 5000 for the last 3 years and twice as one of the fastest-growing companies in Massachusetts. When we started 12 years ago it was just my partner and I working on a beer pong table in a tiny office billing out just enough to pay our bills. We reinvested in technology and staff and now we have 16 employees and about 6M in revenue.

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4. Watson Digital ($144K/year)

Jacob Dazzeo (from Portland, Oregon, USA) started Watson Digital over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$12K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees
Location
Portland, Oregon, USA

Case Study

Hello Starter Story readers! My name is Jacob Dazzeo and I founded Watson Digital. We are an innovative online marketing company that focuses on three main products to help businesses grow their online sales funnel.

Our core products are Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), Pay-Per-Click Advertising (PPC), and Social Media Remarketing (SMM). In less than one year I was able to completely replace my corporate salary while cutting my work week down to mirror the Tim Ferris’ 4-hour workweek.

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5. Restoration Digital Marketing ($300K/year)

Jeff Carrier (from Asheville, North Carolina, USA) started Restoration Digital Marketing over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
5 founders / 2 employees
Location
Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Case Study

Hi, my name is Jeff Carrier and I helped launch a digital marketing agency dedicated toONLY the disaster restoration industry. Our goal was to provide industry-specific knowledge to local restoration companies for their digital marketing and SEO needs.

We started helping other restoration companies with a similar process that we used with our own restoration company and now we generate more leads than we can handle each month and $25,000/month and increasing.

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6. Intellitonic ($1.62M/year)

Courtney (from Bellingham) started Intellitonic almost 7 years ago.

Revenue
$135K / month
Team
3 founders / 12 employees

Case Study

In alphabetical order, we’re Alex, Courtney, and Jared - the three founders of the digital marketing agency Intellitonic. We help organizations improve their sales by implementing and iterating on campaigns for search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (via Google Ads and Microsoft), and paid social media (Facebook and Instagram) for medium to large for-profit businesses and non-profit organizations.

We also partner with organizations that don’t have digital marketing in-house by white-labeling our services. In less than five years, we’ve grown to a team of eleven (and counting), offer full-benefits and 401K matching options - all without taking investment or feeling as if we’ve had to compromise our values.

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7. Brandetize ($6M/year)

Eric Berman (from San Diego) started Brandetize over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$500K / month
Team
3 founders / 27 employees

Case Study

I'm Eric Berman, and when I look back on my career, I have been an entrepreneur since the beginning. After graduating from college, I was always finding myself in the middle of starting businesses and, over time, getting more enamored with taking an idea and building a business from it.

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8. Sunlight Media LLC. ($204K/year)

Angelo Frisina (from Los Angeles, California, USA) started Sunlight Media LLC. almost 12 years ago.

Revenue
$17K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

I am Angelo Frisina, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sunlight Media, LLC., located in Los Angeles, California. We are a digital marketing company specializing in web design, app development, and various digital marketing services. These services include Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay Per Click (PPC), social media marketing, email outreach, and more.

Sunlight Media LLC is continuing to expand in terms of revenue, enterprise productivity, and brand value. The company began under my direction as a founder and is currently running operations with multiple departments such as marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), web and mobile application development and design, videography, and more. We are assisting and managing projects for numerous clients daily while expanding our networks beyond our local geographical region. Additionally, our focus will be to continue to grow domain authority for our website and our clients, showcase our values to customers through online reviews, testimonials, and optimize our workflows to improve overall productivity.

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9. Tatum Digital Agency ($120K/year)

AJ Tatum (from Fairfax, VA, USA) started Tatum Digital Agency over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is AJ Tatum, and I'm the founder of Tatum Digital Agency (TDA), a digital presence management agency.

Since launching TDA in May 2021, I've maintained an average income of ~$10k a month.

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10. Flying V Group ($3M/year)

Robb Fahrion (from Irvine, California, USA) started Flying V Group almost 7 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
3 founders / 16 employees

Case Study

Hi there, my name is Robb Fahrion and I am the Co-Founder and Partner of Flying V Group, a digital marketing and advertising company located. We service clients all across the globe and help them grow their business through the power of the internet. My passion is for business and there is nothing more rewarding than helping others grow their businesses and share in their successes.

Today, Flying V Group employs 12 people, has worked with over 300 clients, operates internationally, and is on pace to double revenue for the second year in a row. Crazy to think about being here when my brother and I both got up and quit our corporate jobs and put $5k into the project to get us started!

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11. 51blocks ($2.52M/year)

Michael Borgelt (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started 51blocks almost 14 years ago.

Revenue
$210K / month
Team
1 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Michael Borgelt and I’m the Founder & Owner of 51Blocks (Est. 2009) and BionicWP (Est. 2020), two agencies focused on helping other agency owner’s offer quality digital marketing and hosting solutions to their clients and small businesses a quality marketing experience.

Since customer service is what we’re most passionate about, we currently have a customer LTV of 2.5+ years (in an industry where it’s 6-9 months) and make 2.6M in annual revenue (216k/mo.).

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12. H-supertools ($24K/year)

Hasan M. Aboul Hasan (from Beirut, Lebanon) started H-supertools almost 3 years ago.

Revenue
$2K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Hasan, the founder of H-educate, H-supertools, and some other websites and services. I began working on H-supertools 2 years ago and launched it four months afterward.

Today, we have more than 80K Registered Users on the platform and more than 300K Visits each month, which, in a sense, is a high achievement for a new platform that took less than two years to build.

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13. Concept Marketing Group ($480K/year)

Barbara Ferrigno (from Prescott Arizona, USA) started Concept Marketing Group almost 45 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Barb Ferrigno, and I started Concept Marketing Group – a full-service marketing company. I started in 1978 working solo out of my home, and I grew the company over the years to 6 employees and 8 subcontractors.

I downsized the company to 2 employees and 4 subcontractors as I’m looking to retire within 4 years. What do we offer? Direct Mail Lists, Email Marketing Lists, Specialty Directories, Consulting, Writing Services, Business Coaching for the Executive Staff, Sales Team Coaching, Social Media Services, PR Services. I have 8,000 clients both global and international with new clients coming on board every week. We average 25 to 50 new customers a month.

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14. GreenRope ($1.92M/year)

Lars Helgeson (from San Diego, California, USA) started GreenRope over 14 years ago.

Revenue
$160K / month
Team
1 founders / 15 employees
Location
San Diego, California, USA

Case Study

My name is Lars Helgeson and I am the founder of GreenRope, a CRM and marketing automation platform. Our company started in 2000 as an email marketing SaaS and in 2008 decided to focus on the challenges that businesses face in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

GreenRope has over 1,000 customers in over 20 countries, ranging from startups to universities and municipalities.

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15. Inquivix ($1.2M/year)

Joon K Lee (from Seoul, South Korea) started Inquivix almost 5 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Joon K Lee and I am the CEO at Inquivix. To be honest, I started this agency as a little side project back in 2017 when I was working for another company in Korea. (Of course, my bosses supported my venture and they let me work after hours) And ever since then I put my heart and soul into all the work that Inquivix has become today.

Now, I am beyond proud to say that we have diversified and grown to great lengths and will continue to aspire and grow with our experts and, in time, Inquivix as a company, would love to be recognized for the love and passion into our projects and work by the whole world.

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16. BrandBurp Digital ($1.2M/year)

Anshul Sharma (from Noida) started BrandBurp Digital about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 175 employees

Case Study

Hey, I’m Anshul Sharma and I run a digital marketing company known as BrandBurp. We work on delivering the best outcomes by helping businesses get traffic through SEO. Our team of around 175 helps in promoting businesses online via SMO. In short, we ensure that your brand gets world-class recognition.

Some of the brands for which we have done branding and promotion work include Harley-Davidson, Blemil Plus, Laureate University, Coca-Cola, and Supreme. More than 250 Apps associated with BrandBurp ranked number 1 on Google Play Store and Apple App Store and 2000 websites have been awarded the esteemed Webby Awards.

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17. Growth Cave ($120K/year)

Lucas founded Growth Cave, an agency that helps businesses get new clients through Facebook ads. Through UpWork and word of mouth, he got lots of clients.

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Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

Lucas founded Growth Cave, an agency that helps businesses get new clients through Facebook ads. Through UpWork and word of mouth, he got lots of clients.

18. Social Beat ($3M/year)

Vikas Chawla (from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India) started Social Beat almost 10 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
2 founders / 250 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Vikas Chawla - founder of Social Beat - a digital growth partner for hyperscaling startups & top brands.

In the last 9 years, we have had an amazing journey. We now have a 300+ member team of growth experts and partner with top brands in India and Asia to offer integrated digital marketing solutions. We manage 3% of the digital media investment in the country and have an MRR of $400,000.

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19. Big Star Copywriting ($360K/year)

Derryck Strachan (from Totnes) started Big Star Copywriting about 16 years ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hi - my name is Derryck Strachan and I’m the founder of Big Star Copywriting. We are one of the UK’s leading copywriting agencies. We work with a wide variety of clients in both B2B and B2C and from start-ups to multinationals. Although our main focus is on copywriting - mainly web pages, blogs, product descriptions - we support that with digital marketing services including SEO and Paid Search. Current and previous clients include Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, New Era, Lloyds, Handy.com, Screwfix, and many others.

After a difficult time due to Covid, we’re back on track and currently approaching revenues of approx. $30,000 per month and growing.

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20. Add Value Agency ($360K/year)

Joachim Brouckaert (from Antwerpen, Belgium) started Add Value Agency over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Joachim Brouckaert, I’m 24 years old and I started Add Value 1 year ago. Today, Add Value is a growth marketing agency. We’re focused on full-funnel marketing. Performance marketing, building landing pages, websites, funnels, email marketing flows. We do it all!

Currently, we are working with a team of 5 people for our customers and on our growth. But we are once again looking for an extra Growth Marketer! When we talk about turnover, we do an average of 30k per month. This fluctuates, as we sometimes take on larger, shorter projects. On average, we work for 18 active clients per month. Our retention is generally good, but short projects such as an analytics audit or building a website cause this number to fluctuate.

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21. Base Coat Marketing ($360K/year)

Austin Houser (from Wilmington, NC, USA) started Base Coat Marketing about 1 year ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Austin Houser, and I'm the founder of Base Coat Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency exclusive to the professional painting industry.

The gamble appears to have paid off. Just three months after launching, we're already on track to exceed last year's revenue under my previous agency, which at the time was 13 years old. Today we are generating $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue with roughly a 50% profit margin.

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22. 930Tech ($36K/year)

Joshua Hurley (from Knoxville) started 930Tech over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$3K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

My name is Joshua Hurley, and I am the owner of 930TECH, a company that provides businesses with digital marketing and technology solutions. My company and I reside in Knoxville, TN. I have lived and worked in East Tennessee all of my life.

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23. Ogline Digital ($1.2M/year)

Dylan Ogline (from Orlando, FL, USA) started Ogline Digital almost 6 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hey! My name is Dylan Ogline and I am the founder of Ogline Digital. I run a digital marketing agency that is focused on helping companies scale and grow with proven direct response marketing strategies.

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24. Sievers Creative ($1.2M/year)

Roger Sievers (from Red Wing, MN, USA) started Sievers Creative about 13 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Roger Sievers, and I founded Sievers Creative. Sievers Creative is a full-service marketing agency located in Red Wing, MN. We are a marketing and design agency in Minnesota that helps local businesses gain a competitive edge in today’s crowded market.

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25. Prodigi ($1.56M/year)

Aida Vopyan (from Yerevan, Armenia) started Prodigi about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$130K / month
Team
4 founders / 43 employees

Case Study

Hi there, I'm Aida, and I'm CEO & Co-Founder at ProDigi. Let me tell you our story.

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26. Smart Yeti Creative Agency ($96K/year)

Jeremy Kanne (from Chicago, Illinois, USA) started Smart Yeti Creative Agency almost 8 years ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Case Study

Hello! My name’s Jeremy Kanne and I founded Smart Yeti, a creative agency that helps technical companies in their messaging and marketing.

We’re still small and focused on exceptional quality in service, regularly taking in $8k/mo, but growing in revenues on average $1-2k/mo in 2019. This is thanks to technical companies loving that we speak their language.

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27. Major Impact Media ($342K/year)

Brice Gump (from Barcelona, Spain) started Major Impact Media about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$28.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hey! I’m Brice Gump, the founder, and CEO of Major Impact Media, a hybrid agency/education company.

We’ve worked with dozens of companies over the years – from business coaches to international personal development gurus – to implement traffic systems that have acquired thousands of customers and generated over $5,800,000 in online sales for their businesses.

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28. Social Ktchn ($420K/year)

Camila & Chris Anderson (from Charlotte) started Social Ktchn almost 6 years ago.

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
2 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi! We’re Chris and Camila, founders of Social Ktchn, a digital marketing company. Our main service is providing Facebook and Instagram paid ads for our clients, who range from small to midsize businesses, in lead gen but mostly in the eCommerce space.

Our annual revenue is typically around $300-$400K, which is quite a jump from the $40K we made in our first year!

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29. Lone Fir Creative ($3.3M/year)

Tyler Pigott (from Gig Harbor, WA, USA) started Lone Fir Creative about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$275K / month
Team
1 founders / 32 employees

Case Study

Hey all, my name is Tyler Pigott and I founded Lone Fir Creative back in 2015, starting with $300. Our company operates in two different areas. The first is helping brands get their strategy in place, how they want to be perceived by their customers, who they are going after, what their story is, and then rolling that out to all that branding and marketing materials. Then the second area we focus on is amplifying that message and brand to get in front of more of their customers.

As far as, how far have we come? We should do about $3.5M-$4M this year, growing one client at a time steadily over the past 7 years.

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30. Zero Gravity Marketing ($9.6M/year)

Chris Uzzo (from Madison, CT, USA) started Zero Gravity Marketing over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$800K / month
Team
1 founders / 70 employees

Case Study

My name is Chris Uzzo and I am the CEO and Founder of Zero Gravity Marketing (ZGM). Founded in 2012, ZGM is a digital marketing agency specializing in SEO, paid media management, social media marketing, email marketing, website design Conversion Rate Optimization (CRO), content marketing, and creative services. We service customers in all industries focusing primarily on medium to large-sized businesses in need of ongoing growth and support.

We offer the best digital marketing services because of our data-driven approach and our commitment to recruiting the best team members and providing them with ongoing training and support. We were proud that last October (2021), ZGM received a top workplace award based on quantitative employee feedback.

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31. Fruity Llama ($96K/year)

Stephen Ashcroft (from Darwen, UK) started Fruity Llama 11 months ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Steve, and my wife Stephanie started a Digital Marketing Agency ‘Fruity Llama’ based in Darwen, Lancashire. Our main services are web design, SEO, and Branding.

We are only 3 months into our business journey and currently make around £7,000 per month.

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32. WEBRIS ($750K/year)

Ryan Stewart grew WEBRIS to $1.1M AR in 1.5 years. Here, he shares how to start building your agency’s processes and when to bring in a consultant.

Ryan Stewart (from Miami, Florida, USA) started WEBRIS over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$62.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 11 employees

Case Study
  • Ryan Stewart founded WEBRIS, a Miami, Florida-based digital marketing firm. This business utilizes the SEO Sprint Methodology to assist businesses in gaining more customers organically from Google.

  • Ryan is a serial entrepreneur and a genius in digital marketing. He is a renowned and experienced marketing professional with a preference for growing online businesses.

  • WEBRIS is regarded by many of Ryan's contemporaries as his most fruitful project to date. Over the course of a little more than a year, he built and expanded the SEO and digital marketing firm to $1.1 million ARR.

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33. theta. ($864K/year)

Emmanuel Iroanya (from Baltimore, MD, USA) started theta. almost 8 years ago.

Revenue
$72K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Emmanuel Iroanya, aka "Mannie". I’m the Managing Member & Founder of theta, a civic & government focused digital & management firm based in Baltimore, MD, working to create a world where tech works for everybody.

In the seven years since starting theta., we’ve had the opportunity to serve more government agencies and work on important missions that impact our daily lives as members of this country than we ever could have imagined. Some of those agencies include the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the US Department of Education (ED), the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

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34. Siege Media ($5M/year)

Ross Hudgens (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Siege Media almost 11 years ago.

Revenue
$417K / month
Team
1 founders / 93 employees

Case Study

Ross Hudgens is the founder of Siege Media, a content marketing business specializing in SEO.

The company is completely remote, has a nationwide reach, and works with some of the largest businesses on the internet.

Siege Media's sales process is now fully based on an inbound funnel. Besides SEO, the company also provides graphic design, content creation, and link-building services.

Ross began with a specialty and then expanded his knowledge. He got his first job scanning papers for a pharmaceutical business after graduating from Chapman University in Orange County with a degree in Business Marketing and Creative Writing.

He had been blogging on the side, so he was already familiar with SEO writing and the process of content marketing. That experience later helped him in the development of his content marketing agency.

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35. DashThis ($4.2M/year)

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Antoine Mailloux (from Québec, Québec, Canada) started DashThis almost 12 years ago.

Revenue
$350K / month
Team
1 founders / 33 employees

Case Study

Stephane Guérin is the creator of DashThis, an automated marketing reporting tool created to help marketers save hours of work and create their reports in the blink of an eye.

Stéphane, an IT nerd and entrepreneur, was motivated to develop DashThis by his struggles with monthly reporting at his digital agency.

Since Stephane founded DashThis, he has shifted his attention to the strategic side of the company.

This automated reporting tool was built to help marketers save hours of strenuous work to make the reports in no time.

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36. Salt Water Digital ($420K/year)

Daniel Thompson (from Vancouver, BC, Canada) started Salt Water Digital almost 9 years ago.

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
2 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Hello! My name is Daniel Thompson. I am the owner of Salt Water Digital, a digital marketing agency with an emphasis on SEO, PPC and Website Development.

This is me (glasses), my business partner Steve (beard), and our web developer Jenn (gal) at Disneyland. Oh and Connor, he was part of an e-commerce brand we built and sold in 2020

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37. DAD OF AD ($154K/year)

Rumit Kadakia & Shamreen Kadar (from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) started DAD OF AD over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$12.8K / month
Team
2 founders / 35 employees

Case Study

Rumit is a computer science engineer, and Shamreen comes with a strong graphic design background. This dynamic duo established Dad of Ad in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.

The agency is composed of a young team from diverse backgrounds. However, everyone has a holistic approach to creatively catering to the client’s requirements. This feeling of interconnectedness and explicability makes Dad of Ad stand out among the crowd.

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38. Digital Butter ($132K/year)

Robyn Mays (from Cape Town, South Africa) started Digital Butter about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$11K / month
Team
2 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hi, we’re a couple, Robyn Mays and Richard Eltringham, the co-founders of Digital Butter. 5 years ago we started our profitable digital marketing agency by doing things for free.

We have a full-time team of 4 and 2 part-time team members. We’re based in South Africa and have worked with clients in more than 10 different countries. We’ve grown almost completely through the act of generosity and based on word of mouth.

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39. 6 Figure Agency ($240K/year)

Billy Willson (from Overland Park, KS, USA) started 6 Figure Agency over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Billy Wilson is the founder and CEO of 6 Figure Agency, a social media marketing company he started at 18 years old.
  • He offers an in-depth course about how to start, grow and automate an SMM (Social Media Marketing) agency. Within his first year, Wilson had achieved a six-figure run rate.
  • Billy has successfully coached thousands of business owners so far to help them grow their online presence and generate new leads and sales.

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40. ShoutMeLoud ($456K/year)

On the 1st of December 2019, ShoutMeLoud had its 11th anniversary and I wanted to write my blogging journey which could help others to take up blogging as a serious career.

Harsh Agrawal (from Gurgaon, Haryana, India) started ShoutMeLoud about 14 years ago.

Revenue
$38K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Harsh Agrawal, a professional blogger based in Delhi, is the founder of ShoutMeLoud. He is on a mission to help those who want to succeed in this rapidly evolving online environment.

  • ShoutMeLoud is an online platform that enables millions of people worldwide to make a living through digital marketing.

  • ShoutMeLoud developed into one of India's top blogs and was even recognized with the "Best Indian blog by Indiblogger" award in 2013.

  • The website has managed to build a community of more than 1 million subscribers worldwide. ShoutMeLoud guides and supports its subscribers in generating earnings from their blogs.

  • Subscribers will also learn useful tips on how to boost website traffic and sales volume, plus, YouTubing & Podcasting tricks to increase traffic and sales.

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41. AppSumo ($79.9M/year)

Noah Kagan (from Austin, Texas, USA) started AppSumo over 12 years ago.

Revenue
$6.66M / month
Team
1 founders / 150 employees

Case Study
  • Noah Kagan founded AppSumo, a platform that 1 million+ entrepreneurs rely on for all the resources they need to build successful businesses.
  • AppSumo is the top online marketplace for business owners. They help businesses reach 1,000,000+ customers by listing their digital products for free.
  • Noah made the decision to create a platform to support other business owners by advertising the best tools at fair prices.
  • It is a rapidly expanding team of more than 150 people based in Austin, Texas, and they won't be slowing down anytime soon.
  • In October 2021, this brand had more than 2k products listed and over 1 million monthly site visitors.

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42. Adam Enfroy ($1.2M/year)

Hi, I'm Adam Enfroy from AdamEnfroy.com and this is my story. I hope it gives you an idea of who I really am.

Adam Enfroy (from Livonia, Michigan, USA) started Adam Enfroy almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / employees

Case Study
  • Adam Enfroy is the founder of his own company named Adam Enfroy.
  • Adam helps others start and scale their businesses and blogs.
  • His website has grown to 500k monthly readers
  • This blog made over $1 million in under two years with zero dollars spent on advertising.
  • He has 50.5k subscribers on his YouTube channel.

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43. ArrowUpz ($60K/year)

M Waseem Aziz (from Bahawalpur, Pakistan) started ArrowUpz over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is M Waseem Aziz, the founder, and CEO of ArrowUpz. I started this company to help people who need some digital work to be done by some of the greatest remote workers.

So my flagship products spin around different digital services. I remember the first payout for being a graphic designer was around $250. However, adding other services boost my revenue to $5K/mo.

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