8 Online Video Editing Business Success Stories [2023]

8 Online Video Editing Business Success Stories [2023]
Start An Online Video Editing Business

Video editors manage camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects to produce the final film or video product. To become an online video editor, you must have media production and communication knowledge and the ability to work with others.

To start a video editing business, you can outsource video editing skills from an experienced professional. Your role will be to pick video footage from the customers and upload them for the video editor to do the magic.

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

1. Wavve ($1.2M/year)

Baird Hall (from Charleston, South Carolina, USA) started Wavve about 6 years ago.

$100K / month
3 founders / 0 employees
Charleston, South Carolina, USA

Case Study

Howdy! I’m Baird. 👋🤠 I’m a sales guy that loves all things tech but can’t code (I tried. Not for me). I am also a marketer, but I’m not sure exactly how that came to be. I’m a husband and a dad. I love building companies that let me be those things more and provide value to others.

Over the past 3 years, we have bootstrapped the business to $75k in monthly recurring revenue. However, Wavve was born out of a failed startup that we tried to start before it.


2. VEED ($72K/year)

Sabba Keynejad (from London, England, United Kingdom) started VEED over 4 years ago.

$6K / month
2 founders / 1 employees
London, England, United Kingdom

Case Study

Hey, I am Sabba and I am the co-founder of VEED.IO along with my partner in crime Tim. We are a London-based bootstrapped startup. Our web app, VEED, is a simple online video editing platform that allows users to do a bunch of cool stuff like auto subtitle videos, add video effects, add music, trim, rotate videos and much more all in the browser.

We launched just over a year ago, started charging 4 months ago and as of this interview, we are at $5,300 MRR and are just about profitable (Ramen profitable).


Learn more about starting an online video editing business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established online video editing business
-> Marketing ideas for an online video editing business
-> Online video editing business slogans
-> Online video editing business names

Other resources

-> Online video editing business tips
-> Online video editing business hashtags

4. Piktostory ($24K/year)

Ching Goh (from Penang, Malaysia) started Piktostory over 3 years ago.

$2K / month
2 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Ching, co-founder of Piktostory. The idea of Piktostory is simple. You can record a video using a webcam or upload one from your computer, Google Drive, or Zoom. Piktostory will auto-transcribe the video for you so that you can have it ready with captions. You can then edit the video like you would edit any text document. Just select a part that you wish to “highlight” or clip using the transcript. This makes editing simpler and faster than using traditional timeline-based video editing.

In a recent promotion, we ran together with a Facebook community group, we managed to get over 350 early adopters - an encouraging early sign that we are onto something!


5. Kamua ($120K/year)

Paul is the CEO of Kamua, a cloud-based SaaS that lets customers use AI to create and edit videos really quickly. The SaaS is now making $6k in MRR.

$10K / month

Case Study

Paul is the CEO of Kamua, a cloud-based SaaS that lets customers use AI to create and edit videos really quickly. The SaaS is now making $6k in MRR.

6. Vidds ($27.6K/year)

Ed Thomas (from San Diego, CA, USA) started Vidds about 2 years ago.

$2.3K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi there, we’re Ed and Andrew the co-founders of Vidds, an online video editor that focuses on fast, simple video creation by utilizing beautiful pre-designed templates and a super-intuitive user experience. We started working on Vidds in the backend of 2020, ran a private beta in early 2021, and had our public launch (on Product Hunt) in May.

We’re now three months after launch and on average Vidds turnover $2300/month


7. Wyzowl ($2.5M/year)

Matt Byrom (from Southport, UK) started Wyzowl over 11 years ago.

$208K / month
1 founders / 19 employees

Case Study
  • Wyzowl is an online video production business founded by Matt Byrom that produces animated commercials for businesses. This company creates entirely unique animated explainer videos with fixed costs, fixed turn-around times, and unlimited revisions.
  • Matt decided to start his own company because he noticed a gap in the market as there was no one else to fulfill his needs.
  • Since the business's launch in November 2011, Wyzowl has collaborated with large organizations like TNT, Kodak, Deloitte, LG, Crucial, Seagate, and Standard Chartered.
  • Matt now has a sizable team of writers, designers, and animators to assist him. His company has created more than 3000 videos for clients around the world, including several Contently clients.


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