14 Email Newsletter Business Success Stories [2022]

14 Email Newsletter Business Success Stories [2022]
Start An Email Newsletter Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a email newsletter business:

1. Ticker Nerd ($48K/year)

Luciano Viterale (from Sydney NSW, Australia) started Ticker Nerd about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$4K / month
Team
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Luc and I run Ticker Nerd with my close friend and business partner Sam! Ticker Nerd is a monthly subscription service for investors that surfaces and analyzes trending stocks before the hype train arrives. All packaged neatly into our weekly report. We’re currently at $4.5k MRR without spending a single dollar on advertising.

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2. KickFlips ($48K/year)

Casey Woodard (from Buffalo, NY, USA) started KickFlips almost 2 years ago.

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

Case Study

Hi - I’m Casey Woodard. I am the founder of KickFlips - the email newsletter and Discord community showing you exactly what sneakers and streetwear are available for you to make bank flipping for a profit.

I started building KickFlips in January of 2021 and launched in late February. Currently, KickFlips is bringing in about $4,000 a month in revenue with roughly $150 in expenses. In the 5 months of its life, KickFlips has grown to a little over 1,500 total users almost exclusively through word of mouth and referrals.

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3. We Do It Remotely ($6K/year)

Joseph Solomon (from Toronto, ON, Canada) started We Do It Remotely over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$500 / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Joseph Solomon, and I’m the Founder & CEO of We Do It Remotely.

The newsletter launched last month but is growing quickly. We recently launched a paid section where we do deep dives into proposals, share exclusive freelancing reports, and more actionable strategies to help freelancers win.

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4. Afluencer ($24K/year)

Brett Owens (from Sacramento, CA, USA) started Afluencer over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$2K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Brett Owens and I am the Founder and Chief Matchmaker at Afluencer. We match Brands with the best Influencers to promote their products. And likewise, we help Influencers (from Nano to Micro to Mega), Creators, and Ambassadors find “Collabs”, which are paid gigs being offered by Brands.

Here’s an excerpt from our latest influencer newsletter where we talk about the latest pay-per-post opportunities being offered in our app:

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5. Taximail ($1.44M/year)

Phaiboon Trikanjananun (from Bangkok, Thailand) started Taximail over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$120K / month
Team
1 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Phaiboon Trikanjananun and I’m the founder of Taximail, an email marketing, and automation platform. It is effective and suitable for all types of businesses. We are a Thailand-based service provider that delivers campaigns, newsletters, promotions, and benefits to more than 5,000 reputable organizations in Thailand. We have a global reach of customers and proudly keep on growing.

Taximail has grown tremendously since its inception. We are serving large-scale enterprises and SMEs.

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6. 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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7. Money Talk ($1.2K/year)

Qin Xie (from London, England, United Kingdom) started Money Talk over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$100 / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
London, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

Hi, I’m Qin Xie, a journalist, and editor based in London. I recently launched Money Talk, a reader-funded newsletter on personal finance.

It’s early days still - Money Talk went live at the end of May - but I made £100 in the first month and a couple of people even signed up for a whole year.

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8. MarketBeat ($7.98M/year)

Matt Paulson (from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA) started MarketBeat almost 12 years ago.

Revenue
$665K / month
Team
1 founders / 6 employees
Location
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

Case Study

My name is Matt Paulson and I’m the founder of MarketBeat, a financial media company that empowers individual stock investors to make better trading decisions by providing objective financial information and real-time market data.

MarketBeat is expected to generate approximately $8 million in revenue in 2019 and end the year at about 1.3 million unique email subscribers.

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9. Mailbrew ($120K/year)

In 2019, Fabrizio quit their full-time to start launching apps. Their current focus is Mailbrew, an email digest on things you love. It is making $2k/mo.

Fabrizio Rinaldi (from Remote) started Mailbrew ago.

Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

In 2019, Fabrizio quit their full-time to start launching apps. Their current focus is Mailbrew, an email digest on things you love. It is making $2k/mo.

10. I Know The Pilot ($840K/year)

Garth Adams (from Melbourne) started I Know The Pilot over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$70K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Garth Adams, founder of I Know The Pilot. We send out airfare and accommodation deals to our subscribers every day. While other travel deal sites rely on paid subscriptions, we have been 100% free from day 1.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Let’s take it back to how I got started, and then find out how we are doing now that vaccines are slowly being rolled out.

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11. Failory ($12K/year)

Rich Clominson (from Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina) started Failory over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$1K / month
Team
3 founders / 0 employees
Location
Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Case Study

Until now, we haven’t made any money from Failory. But we are looking to do it in a near future. Our plans to monetize our project is with sponsorships and affiliate marketing on our email newsletter. But before starting doing this, we are trying to increase the community, launch new interviews and get more email subscribers.

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12. Yolo Intel ($240K/year)

Yolanda Edwards (from Brooklyn) started Yolo Intel almost 4 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! I’m Yolanda Edwards, the founder of Yolo Journal, which is a travel lifestyle media brand I launched three years ago. I’ve been in the magazine business for 25 years–mostly at Conde Nast with a brief stint at Martha Stewart–and when I lost my job, I decided I wanted to create a magazine concept that I thought was missing in the market. In 2019 I came out with my first issue of Yolo Journal, and now I regularly create a physical printed magazine 3x a year.

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13. Contrarian Thinking ($72K/year)

Codie Sanchez (from Austin, TX, USA) started Contrarian Thinking almost 3 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

I’m Codie Sanchez, and I am the Founder and owner of Contrarian Thinking. Our mission is to free minds and build the bank accounts of our readers. Specifically, we strive to help one million people become financially, philosophically, and physically free.

We currently have over 100,000+ newsletter subscribers and a community of over 1.5 million people across our social media platforms with a run rate of $3m this year.

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14. BowTied Opossum ($36K/year)

BowTiedOpossum (from ) started BowTied Opossum over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$3K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Opossum and I’m the founder of BowTiedOpossum. Did that first sentence confuse you? Well, you’re not alone. We’ll get to that later though.

After 9 months, I’ve managed to grow the newsletter to $3k a month in between my career, outside consulting, personal projects, and family/kids. I’ve done this completely anonymously with 0 ad dollars, by myself, and no prior social media presence to give it a boost.

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