7 Resume Writing Service Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Resume Writing Service

A resume writing service offers professional assistance in crafting compelling resumes for job seekers.

With this service, your day-to-day activities revolve around collaborating with clients to gather their employment history, skills, and achievements, and transforming that information into well-crafted resumes that highlight their qualifications.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a resume writing service:

1. Recruiter Written ($24K/year)

Alex Benjamin, the founder of Recruiter Written, came up with the idea for his resume and LinkedIn profile writing service after realizing that many highly skilled individuals lacked strong resume writing abilities. With 13 years of experience as a recruiter, Benjamin combined staffing industry best practices and keyword optimization to create a process that supports all industries and positions. After five weeks of launching, Recruiter Written booked $1600 in total, and now sees the majority of its business coming from referrals.

How much they make: $24K/year
Current team size: 1

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How I Started A Profitable Resume Writing Side Project

Recruiter Written, a resume and LinkedIn profile writing service founded by Alex Benjamin, successfully launched with a startup cost of $600 and has since generated an average gross profit of around $1940 per month primarily through referrals, and plans to expand to downloadable PDF Resume and LinkedIn Profile Writing guides.

About
Alex started Recruiter Written over 5 years ago
Revenue
Alex grew the business to $2K/month
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2. Resume Maker Online ($24K/year)

Fernando Pessagno, an Argentinian Product Designer, came up with the idea for ResumeMaker.Online when his sister asked for help designing her resume and he couldn't find a user-friendly online tool. He saw an opportunity to create a simple, intuitive resume-making web app for non-tech-savvy users, and thus ResumeMaker.Online was born. Since its launch in 2018, the app has been downloaded over 700,000 times and is generating over $2,000 per month.

How much they make: $24K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0

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I Built A Profitable Resume Making Tool On The Side [700K+ Resumes Downloaded]

An Argentinian Product Designer created ResumeMaker.Online, a WYSIWYG web app that has been downloaded over 700,000 times and averages more than $2,000 a month after the recently introduced v2.0.

About
Fernando started Resume Maker Online over 5 years ago
Revenue
Fernando grew the business to $2K/month
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3. Content-Whale Private Limited ($514K/year)

Vaibhav Kishnani, an engineer turned writer, came up with the idea for Content-Whale after noticing the unprofessional conduct in the Indian content market. With just Rs. 2,500 ($35) in capital, he started the content agency which now generates a revenue turnover of Rs. 4 crores ($514,000) and serves clients like Quikr and The Boston Consulting Group.

How much they make: $514K/year
How much did it cost to start: $35
Current team size: 30

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How We Started A $514K/Year Content Curation Agency With Just $35 [From India]

Content-Whale, a content curation agency, has achieved a Rs. 4 crore ($514k/year) turnover 4-5 years after being started with just Rs. 2500 ($35), and has a pool of more than 500 writers, aiming to become a market leader in the global content market.

About
Vaibhav started Content-Whale Private Limited over 6 years ago
Revenue
Vaibhav grew the business to $42.9K/month
Costs
It cost Vaibhav $35 to start the business
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So... can you actually make money with a resume writing service?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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4. Resume Assassin ($312K/year)

Mary Southern, founder of Resume Assassin, started the business almost 10 years ago to combine her love for resume writing, job searching, and serving others. Despite doubting her marketable skills, she decided to pursue her passion and create a company that empowers job seekers and entrepreneurs. With hard work and a bit of luck, Mary has grown her business 25%+ YoY for the last 5 years, helping clients land jobs at leading companies and capturing 7- and 8-figure clients.

How much they make: $312K/year
Current team size: 1

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How I Make $240K/Year Writing Resumes

Resume writing service, Resume Assassin, was launched almost 10 years ago by Mary Southern and has grown 25%+ YoY for the last 5 years, charging $499 for an entry-level resume, $549 for a mid-level resume, $599 for a leadership resume, $649 for an executive resume, $150 for a cover letter, and $349 for LinkedIn optimization, gaining a feature in a local newspaper, as well as appearances on business podcasts and aiming to work with influencers to widen its customer base despite originally being plagued with self-doubt on marketable skills.

About
Mary started Resume Assassin about 11 years ago
Revenue
Mary grew the business to $26K/month
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