5 Tips For Starting A Successful Media Company (2023)

Updated: January 19th, 2023
Start A Media Company

Want to start your own media company? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a media company:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a media company?
-> Pros and cons of a media company

Need inspiration?

-> Other media company success stories
-> Examples of established media company
-> Marketing ideas for a media company

Other resources

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a media company:

#1: Ken Umezaki, founder of Verifi Media:

We chatted with with Ken, founder of Verifi Media ($/month). In our interview, Ken says:

It’s always surprising to me that a large majority of startups will say “we don’t have any competitors”. There are always competitors and the more you can explain who they are and why you are different in that context, the more credible you will be.


As a CEO/founder, you should expect to spend consistently a lot of time on fundraising


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#2: Steven C Markoff, founder of SexEd:

We chatted with with Steven, founder of SexEd ($/month). In our interview, Steven says:

So many successful entrepreneurs were told their idea was risky, wasn't needed, would fail. It's true being an entrepreneur is riskier than a job at the Post Office, but of course, the rewards are infinitely greater, monetarily and in other ways.


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#3: Anil Bakshi, founder of Startup Story Private Limited:

We chatted with with Anil, founder of Startup Story Private Limited ($5K/month). In our interview, Anil says:

Your motive should be to keep taking small steps towards building your dream and slowly but steadily you will find yourself way ahead of the point you started.


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#4: Angelo Frisina , founder of Sunlight Media LLC.:

We chatted with with Angelo, founder of Sunlight Media LLC. ($17K/month). In our interview, Angelo says:

Do not restrict yourself from evolving the business during situations of lower productivity.


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