5 Resume Writing Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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The resume writing business is a service that helps job applicants write professional resumes, provide details about their past experiences, and highlight their skills. Resume writing makes it easier for clients to capture hiring managers’ attention and shows they are fully qualified on paper.

A successful resume writer should have strong communication skills, proofreading skills, typing skills, and relevant business experience. Besides, the resume writer should have strong interpersonal skills and proven success.

According to glassdoor, 68% of job seekers who hire professional resume writers find a job within 90 days. The study also points out that professionally written resumes score jobs faster and earn more.

Therefore, the demand for professional resume-writing businesses will keep increasing.

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

1. Critical Path Action ($36K/year)

Mike McRitchie, the founder of a resume writing and web marketing content business, came up with the idea after realizing he had a large network of LinkedIn connections in the telecom industry. He decided to leverage his expertise and offer resume writing services to his connections, which quickly converted 50% into paid clients. Through consistent blogging and strategic marketing efforts, Mike was able to grow his side hustle and double his income to over $30,000 in just two years.

How much they make: $36K/year
Current team size: 0

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How I Make $30K/Year On The Side Writing Resumes

This case study follows a business owner who doubled his income from side hustles in two years, earning over $30,000 annually by writing resumes and LinkedIn copy, blogging weekly, and increasing rates as he attracted more clients from online platforms like Craigslist and LinkedIn.

About
Mike started Critical Path Action almost 9 years ago
Revenue
Mike grew the business to $3K/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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