5 Online Influencer Business Success Stories [2023]

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

An online influencer business is a company or service that gets products or services sold through popular online users. It can be a very lucrative form of marketing.

As technology has advanced, more and more influencer businesses are starting to rise. These are people or companies who become famous for being influential on various topics.

More and more companies are investing in online influencer marketing because this channel is successful for new product exposure or for sharing news about a brand through voice-overs on popular online videos. You can work with these online influencers in different ways including the use of affiliate marketing or product embeds with sponsorship.

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

1. Afluencer ($24K/year)

Brett Owens (from Sacramento, CA, USA) started Afluencer about 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:


2. Inked Sports - Build your legacy. ($120K/year)

Tyler co-founded Inked Sports, the influencer platform to help college athletes connect with brands. They've 85 athletes and 5 brands wanting to sponsor them.

$10K / month

Case Study

Tyler co-founded Inked Sports, the influencer platform to help college athletes connect with brands. They've 85 athletes and 5 brands wanting to sponsor them.

Learn more about starting an online influencer business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established online influencer business

Other resources

-> Online influencer business tips

4. The Big Talk Academy ($600K/year)

Tricia Brouk (from New York, NY, USA) started The Big Talk Academy over 5 years ago.

$50K / month
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

Hey there! I’m Tricia Brouk, an award-winning director, producer, author, and founder of The Big Talk Academy, a speaker, and thought leadership incubator. I support professionals who want to amplify and elevate their voices to become effective communicators and media luminaries.

And I do work 1:1 with high-level professionals on building out their speaker platforms which also includes massive visibility and deep transformational work. Being a dancer taught me how to build this 7 figure company in less than 3 years. Grit, determination, discipline, and massive risk tolerance are how I went from absolutely zero online presence or credibility to having ten team members and a 7-figure company.


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