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5 Resume Writing Business Success Stories [2023]

5 Resume Writing Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Resume Writing Business

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 (from El Dorado, California, USA) started Critical Path Action about 8 years ago.

$3K / month
1 founders / 0 employees
El Dorado, California, USA

Case Study

Over the last two years, I doubled my income from these site hustles with last year earning over $30,000.


2. Resume Maker Online ($24K/year)

Fernando Pessagno (from Malmö, Suecia) started Resume Maker Online almost 5 years ago.

$2K / month
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Fernando Pessagno, I am an Argentinian Product Designer and the founder of ResumeMaker.Online, a WYSIWYG web app that could enable even non-tech-savvy users to design an attractive resume in just minutes.

In early 2018 I was managing a small digital design studio. Life was good, but after more than 10 years of only doing client work, my passion for design wasn’t really there anymore. I could see the burnout on the horizon, so I knew I needed to do something about it.


Learn more about starting a resume writing business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a resume writing business?
-> Pros and cons of a resume writing business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established resume writing business
-> Marketing ideas for a resume writing business

Other resources

-> Resume writing business tips

4. Content-Whale Private Limited ($514K/year)

Vaibhav Kishnani (from Mumbai, Maharashtra, India) started Content-Whale Private Limited almost 6 years ago.

$42.9K / month
4 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

I'm Vaibhav Kishnani, an engineer but a passionate writer by profession. I established Content-Whale in 2017 when I was in my third year of engineering. Going by the maxim that quality writing is everything, Content-Whale caters to 42 different content types that form the backstory of every company’s digital presence and marketing efforts.

I started this content agency with a mere sum of Rs. 2,500. Today, we have drawn a revenue turnover of Rs. 4 Crores! In my opinion, it is not individual progress. Instead, a start-up is about connecting with the right individuals at the right time, who keep the show running ahead with their strife for perfection.


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