4 Freelancer Success Stories [2024]

Updated: December 6th, 2023
Become A Freelancer

As a Freelancer, you have the freedom to choose your own projects and work hours, making it a great business idea for anyone seeking a flexible side hustle or full-time entrepreneurship.

You can offer your skills and services to clients on a project-by-project basis through a digital platform that connects you with a global network of clients.

The services range from writing and design to programming and marketing.

It’s an opportunity to showcase your expertise, build a diverse portfolio, and earn income on your own terms.

With the rise of remote work and the gig economy, becoming a Freelancer empowers you to turn your skills into a thriving business.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a freelancer:

1. ArrowUpz ($60K/year)

M Waseem Aziz, the founder of ArrowUpz, started his business after working as a freelancer and realizing the limitation of time and earning potential. He began outsourcing tasks to a team of remote workers and formed ArrowUpz to provide a wide range of digital services. Through referrals, paid ads, and organic traffic, he has gained over 100 clients and has plans for continued growth.

How much they make: $60K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 5


How This Graphic Designer Leveraged The Freelancing Platforms To Start A $5K/Month Agency

ArrowUpz founder M Waseem Aziz shares how he started his digital agency as a freelancer, learned multiple skills, and outsourced tasks to build a team, resulting in a revenue boost from $250 as a graphic designer to $5K per month selling various digital services primarily via freelancing sites.

M started ArrowUpz almost 5 years ago
M grew the business to $5K/month
It cost M $500 to start the business
Read by 2,111 founders

2. Fiverr - david_ff ($100K/year)

How much they make: $100K/year
Current team size:


This 38-year-old quit his finance job — here’s how he’s making 6 figures freelancing on Fiverr

Former financial analyst quits job to become a freelance copywriter and earns well over $100,000 per year through Fiverr, proving that a side hustle can lead to a successful full-time career.

They started Fiverr - david_ff over 9 years ago
They grew the business to $8.33K/month
Read by 676 founders

3. The Nomad Newsletter ($120K/year)

How much they make: $120K/year
Current team size:


How I Earned $10k+ Per Month Writing 150-word Emails Working 3 Hours A Day

This case study follows the journey of a writer/marketer who has built a successful 6-figure freelance business, earning between $9,600 to $17,800 per month in just a few hours a day, while traveling to over 30 countries, and has created a newsletter to help others achieve their own digital nomad dreams.

They grew the business to $10K/month
Read by 640 founders

4. Hello Brio ($60K/year)

How much they make: $60K/year
Current team size:


Minimalism Brings Abundance: How Having Less Actually Feels Like Having More

Hello Brio founder, Jenny Lee, helps people find abundance in simplicity and creativity, encouraging a minimalistic way of life and offering a 20-page workbook to help find potential.

They started Hello Brio over 11 years ago
They grew the business to $5K/month
Read by 418 founders