5 Influencer Marketing Business Success Stories [2023]

5 Influencer Marketing Business Success Stories [2023]
Start An Influencer Marketing Business

Influencer marketing is a business that involves partnering with social media influencers to promote products or services to their followers. The influencer marketing business model relies on building relationships with influencers who have a large following and can engage their audience effectively.

The business entails identifying relevant influencers in your industry, negotiating the terms of the partnership, and managing the campaigns. It also involves creating content and messaging that aligns with the influencer’s brand and style, as well as tracking and analyzing the performance of the campaigns.

To run a successful influencer marketing business, it is essential to do thorough research to identify the right influencers for your brand. Look for influencers who have a genuine interest in your products or services and align with your brand values. You should also be transparent and upfront with influencers about your expectations and the terms of the partnership.

In addition, it is important to stay up to date on industry trends and best practices. This includes understanding the different types of influencer partnerships, such as sponsored posts, brand ambassadorships, and affiliate marketing.

Finally, it is crucial to have a clear strategy and plan in place for each campaign. This includes setting goals, determining the budget, and tracking the performance of the campaigns to ensure you are getting a good return on investment. By following these tips, you can build a successful influencer marketing business that helps your clients reach their target audience and achieve their marketing goals.

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

1. Deebo ($48K/year)

Christian Di Bratto (from Toronto) started Deebo over 2 years ago.

$4K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

2. Baboo ($600K/year)

Paul Sarfati (from Dover, DE, USA) started Baboo over 2 years ago.

$50K / month
3 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

My name is Paul Sarfati and I am the Founder and CEO of Baboo Travel. We built a travel platform that connects travelers directly with local travel agents or as we call them In-Destination experts to plan Custom Trips.

We are currently still depending greatly on COVID travel restrictions and can’t really operate the entire world as we would wish, but we are starting to see some interest in people traveling from the US to some countries in Latin America like Peru, Costa Rica, Mexico, Ecuador, Chile & Argentina, and also to Europe to Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal, so that’s good news.


Learn more about starting an influencer marketing business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start an influencer marketing business?
-> Pros and cons of an influencer marketing business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established influencer marketing business

Other resources

-> Influencer marketing business tips

4. Afluencer ($24K/year)

Brett Owens (from Sacramento, CA, USA) started Afluencer almost 2 years ago.

$2K / month
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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