6 Tips For Starting A Successful Resume Writing Service (2023)

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

Want to start your own resume writing service? Here are some tips you should know:

Learn more about starting a resume writing service:

Where to start?

-> Resume writing service plan
-> How to finance a resume writing service?
-> How much does it cost to start a resume writing service?
-> Pros and cons of a resume writing service
-> How to get clients for a resume writing service?

Need inspiration?

-> Other resume writing service success stories
-> Examples of established resume writing service
-> Marketing ideas for a resume writing service
-> Resume writing service names

Other resources

-> Profitability of a resume writing service

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 resume writing service:

#1: Alex Benjamin, founder of Recruiter Written:

We chatted with with Alex, founder of Recruiter Written ($2K/month). In our interview, Alex says:

It took about five weeks until we received our first client, but wound up booking $1600 in total that month.


I am sure all you are wondering where we see the best results. The answer is quite simple, referrals, referrals, and more referrals.


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#2: Mary Southern, founder of Resume Assassin:

We chatted with with Mary, founder of Resume Assassin ($26K/month). In our interview, Mary says:

Creating a brand that stood out in an incredibly saturated marketplace was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.


My customer reviews, testimonials, and referrals are truly the heartbeat of my company. I would not be where I am today without them.


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#3: Kate Ross-Myers, founder of Best 10 Resume Writers:

We chatted with with Kate, founder of Best 10 Resume Writers ($/month). In our interview, Kate says:

If you clearly know what to achieve, everything else can be aligned with that. Once achieved, you can then set new goals.


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#4: Fernando Pessagno, founder of Resume Maker Online:

We chatted with with Fernando, founder of Resume Maker Online ($2K/month). In our interview, Fernando says:

Blocking out time is one of the best ways to maximize your productivity. When you have dedicated time for leisure and taking care of your health, you’re less likely to feel guilty about taking a break.


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