39 Seo Agency Success Stories [2022]

39 Seo Agency Success Stories [2022]
Start A Seo Agency

An SEO agency is a company that provides search engine optimization services to businesses. The function of an SEO agency is to help businesses rank higher in the search engines through organic or paid means.

SEO is a rapidly growing industry, with experts across all aspects of the field already making six-figure incomes and expecting to see these earnings grow dramatically over the next few years.  Getting into SEO today, before it gets too saturated, will allow you to establish a strong base in a new career, with a great chance for success.

It's easier than ever to start your SEO agency. The tools are there, and the competition isn't as stiff as it used to be. If you're considering starting an SEO or digital marketing agency, it might be a good idea to learn how other digital agencies succeed.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a SEO agency:

1. Rankings.io ($120M/year)

Chris Dreyer (from Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA) started Rankings.io almost 10 years ago.

Revenue
$10M / month
Team
1 founders / 20 employees
Location
Fairview Heights, Illinois, USA

Case Study

My name is Chris Dreyer and I’m the CEO/Founder of Rankings.io, LLC. My company is a hyper-focused SEO (search engine optimization) agency; we help elite personal injury law firms dominate first page rankings.

In 2018, we were #858 in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Our revenue is just under $300,000 per month and we’re on pace for another record-breaking year.

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2. Paper Box SEO ($336K/year)

Russell Michelson (from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) started Paper Box SEO over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$28K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees
Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

My name is Russell Michelson and I’m the founder of Paper Box SEO. We’re a boutique SEO agency based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unlike most SEO agencies, we focus 100% of our efforts on SEO and don’t work in other types of online marketing like PPC or social media.

Most of our clients are small to medium-sized businesses who want to grow their organic traffic and get more customers. We almost exclusively work long term contracts for a fixed monthly fee. Our packages are all-inclusive, meaning they include on-page optimization, content creation, link building, and monthly reporting. At the moment, we’re doing $20k/month in revenue and our team consists of me, a full-time employee, and a part-time contractor who is our dedicated writer. We also have an accountant and web developer who we use on an as-needed basis.

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3. Busy Living Better ($62.4K/year)

Noah Riggs (from Shreveport, Louisiana, USA) started Busy Living Better about 4 years ago.

Revenue
$5.2K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Shreveport, Louisiana, USA

Case Study

My name is Noah Riggs and I decided to embark on the journey to become a full-time blogger in 2018. My business is a lot of things and evolves constantly. All of my current projects are all housed under the Busy Living Better umbrella entity (aside from my work as the CEO and stakeholder of a media company based out of Austin).

My business has allowed me to travel and have experiences I never thought I would have. I have been able to enjoy more time with my family, more moments with my friends, and been able to grow as a person more than I could ever imagine. I have been able to travel across the country on days notice for Halloween (pictured below in San Jose) with my nephews, take spontaneous trips with my girlfriend, help my best friend move states away with almost no notice, and so much more. My job flexibility makes me so excited for my future as a husband and father and I feel comfortable knowing I won’t have to miss anything important to me.

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4. On The Map Inc ($4.2M/year)

Rick Hoskins (from Miami, Florida, USA) started On The Map Inc almost 14 years ago.

Revenue
$350K / month
Team
1 founders / 50 employees
Location
Miami, Florida, USA

Case Study

My name is Rick Hoskins and I’m the founder of On The Map Marketing. We’re a global internet marketing firm that develops customized, strategic plans to help our clients climb in search engine rankings. We’ve been in business for approximately ten years, employ forty-five people and maintain three offices in Miami, Los Angeles, and Riga, Latvia,

We’ve rapidly climbed the rungs to become a reliable, widely recognized brand in the industry. In fact, we were listed as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies three years in a row.

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5. Weichie.com ($180K/year)

Bob Weichler (from Brussel, België) started Weichie.com almost 3 years ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Bob. I’m the creative director at Weichie, a Brussels-based creative, technology, and e-commerce optimization agency for extraordinary brands. We leverage our vast experience in creativity, technology, and business to help brands stand out in the digital world.

Weichie covers a broad range of topics including SaaS products, platform or CMS selection, headless solutions, creativity, and content. We partner with brands and people to help them grow & scale their online visibility.

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6. Digital Next ($2.52M/year)

Nathan Elly (from Victoria, Australia) started Digital Next almost 9 years ago.

Revenue
$210K / month
Team
2 founders / 13 employees
Location
Victoria, Australia

Case Study

I’m Nathan Elly, branch manager and founder of Digital Next Australia. We’re a search marketing agency with a focus on SEO & PPC. We launched Digital Next Australia in Jan 2014 after working several months of night shifts from the UK.

We started from scratch and after nearly 6 years we are turning over approximately $2 million per year.

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7. BrandBurp Digital ($1.2M/year)

Anshul Sharma (from Noida) started BrandBurp Digital about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 175 employees

Case Study

Hey, I’m Anshul Sharma and I run a digital marketing company known as BrandBurp. We work on delivering the best outcomes by helping businesses get traffic through SEO. Our team of around 175 helps in promoting businesses online via SMO. In short, we ensure that your brand gets world-class recognition.

Some of the brands for which we have done branding and promotion work include Harley-Davidson, Blemil Plus, Laureate University, Coca-Cola, and Supreme. More than 250 Apps associated with BrandBurp ranked number 1 on Google Play Store and Apple App Store and 2000 websites have been awarded the esteemed Webby Awards.

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8. Digital Position™ ($4.68M/year)

Roger Parent (from Charlotte, North Carolina, USA) started Digital Position™ over 8 years ago.

Revenue
$390K / month
Team
1 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

Hello! My name is Roger Parent, and I started a digital marketing agency in 2014. We primarily focus on search marketing (paid search & SEO) in the active & healthy lifestyle e-commerce market. That sounds boring though. What we do is help scale the hell out of businesses and change the lives of entrepreneurs who in most instances are struggling to crack the nut that is digital marketing. We’re not afraid to use unconventional means provided measurable results follow.

We’ve scaled the agency to now over $330k/month in revenue, with our eyes set on $416k ($5mm) in 2022. The goal is to grow to $30mm before I turn 40 years old (2029)!

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9. PageTraffic ($1.2M/year)

Navneet Kaushal (from Chicago, IL, USA) started PageTraffic over 20 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 80 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Navneet Kaushal, founder & CEO of PageTraffic. In 1999 while finishing my MBA, I started another small firm on the side that quickly became profitable after only two short years of operation.

With this newfound success and ample knowledge in internet marketing thanks to all the magazines in my college library; PageTraffic was born in 2002 with an office solely located in India at its inception, but expanded into the USA soon thereafter due to its immense growth rate within the first year, after being open year-round!

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10. GR0 ($18M/year)

Kevin Miller (from ) started *GR0 * over 2 years ago.

Revenue
$1.5M / month
Team
2 founders / 77 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Kevin Miller, and I help scale the best D2C & technology companies with proven growth marketing frameworks I learned at Google and various startups. I am currently the co-founder/CEO of GR0.

Partnering with companies like Theragun, Ritual, Pressed Juicery, Venus et Fleur and Universal Music Group, GR0 quickly became a name in the SEO field and we experienced explosive growth ourselves within our first year. With over 75 full-time employees and 150+ clients, GR0 is projected to yield approximately $18MM in 2021.

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11. WebRevenue ($360K/year)

Jerry Low (from Ipoh) started WebRevenue over 16 years ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jerry Low, and I’ve been in the Affiliate Marketing and SEO consultancy business since 2004. I own and operate several websites with a small team, including WebHostingSecretRevealed, HostScore, and HideandSeek. Together, they attract over 700,000 visitors each month.

One of our sites gets close to 4 million sessions and 6 million pageviews in 1H 2021

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Amit Raj (from Glasgow, UK) started The Links Guy over 6 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

I’m Amit, the Founder of The Links Guy, a link building & digital PR agency based in the UK. We specialize in link building, and this is our core (and only) offering. We tend to work with very tech-focused clients, however, our client base has ranged in everything from cybersecurity, B2B SaaS, cosmetic dentistry, finance, and citizenship by investment. You name it, we’ve probably worked on it in some form!

We’ve undergone a re-brand (was originally Amit Digital Marketing). Since we started back in early 2016, the brand has gone through several changes, expanded in size, and especially in the last 2 years, has increasingly been improved by input from individuals in my team. We’re in a much more stable and fruitful position than when I started, and have worked with clients and built connections with people and organizations I never dreamt I would have when I first dabbled in link building all those years back.

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13. The Creative Collective ($2.4M/year)

Yvette Adams (from Maroochydore QLD, Australia) started The Creative Collective almost 16 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
2 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi there! I’m Yvette Adams, Founder, and Co-owner of The Creative Collective - a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing.

We currently have around 100 active clients with whom we are either doing project work or retainer work and respond on average to 160 inquiries each month. In the last year, our team has doubled, and month-on-month compared to last year, as has our revenue.

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14. StudioHawk ($8.64M/year)

Harry Sanders (from Melbourne VIC, Australia) started StudioHawk almost 8 years ago.

Revenue
$720K / month
Team
1 founders / 53 employees

Case Study

I’m Harry Sanders - Founder and Director of Studiohawk. Studiohawk was designed and crafted to specialize in one thing: SEO. I’m a firm believer that people can’t be the ‘best at everything’ which is why Studiohawk set out with such a dedicated focus. We chose to be the best at SEO. Essentially, we work with brands and businesses to develop content, studies, fix technical issues, and build digital PR to get our clients more clicks in organic search results.

People may believe that the margin isn’t very high, but that’s because we truly focus our investment on doing amazing work. We want to be the best at what we do, and to be recognized for this over making a giant profit.

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15. Bloggers Ideas ($1.2M/year)

Jitendra Vaswani (from Delhi, India) started Bloggers Ideas almost 8 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
1 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Thanks Starter Story, it is my pleasure to be here on your esteemed platform. My name is Jitendra Vaswani - founder of BloggersIdeas.

Currently, I have a portfolio of 35+ niche websites and I am making $150k+ per year from them in profits.

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16. Tatum Digital Agency ($120K/year)

AJ Tatum (from Fairfax, VA, USA) started Tatum Digital Agency over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is AJ Tatum, and I'm the founder of Tatum Digital Agency (TDA), a digital presence management agency.

Since launching TDA in May 2021, I've maintained an average income of ~$10k a month.

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17. 51blocks ($2.52M/year)

Michael Borgelt (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started 51blocks almost 14 years ago.

Revenue
$210K / month
Team
1 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Michael Borgelt and I’m the Founder & Owner of 51Blocks (Est. 2009) and BionicWP (Est. 2020), two agencies focused on helping other agency owner’s offer quality digital marketing and hosting solutions to their clients and small businesses a quality marketing experience.

Since customer service is what we’re most passionate about, we currently have a customer LTV of 2.5+ years (in an industry where it’s 6-9 months) and make 2.6M in annual revenue (216k/mo.).

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18. SharpNet Solutions, Inc ($4.2M/year)

Chris Sharp (from Fort Collins, CO) started SharpNet Solutions, Inc about 24 years ago.

Revenue
$350K / month
Team
1 founders / 39 employees

Case Study

Hello! I’m Christopher Sharp and in 1998, I launched a digital marketing company named SharpNet Solutions. SharpNet originated as a search marketing company, specializing in SEO and PPC service, which remain our flagship products today. Over time, our service portfolio grew to also include Social Media Management and Website Design.

We are focused outwardly to provide an uncommonly good experience for our clients, with a considerable effort toward customer satisfaction, and bottom-line results. We are focused inwardly to provide an exceptional work environment and a strong work-life balance. Because people spend 1/3rd of their lives at work, we do our best to make that investment of one’s time well worth it.

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19. Inquivix ($1.2M/year)

Joon K Lee (from Seoul, South Korea) started Inquivix almost 5 years ago.

Revenue
$100K / month
Team
2 founders / 15 employees

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Joon K Lee and I am the CEO at Inquivix. To be honest, I started this agency as a little side project back in 2017 when I was working for another company in Korea. (Of course, my bosses supported my venture and they let me work after hours) And ever since then I put my heart and soul into all the work that Inquivix has become today.

Now, I am beyond proud to say that we have diversified and grown to great lengths and will continue to aspire and grow with our experts and, in time, Inquivix as a company, would love to be recognized for the love and passion into our projects and work by the whole world.

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20. SiteGuru ($60K/year)

Rick van Haasteren (from Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands) started SiteGuru almost 5 years ago.

Revenue
$5K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Katwijk, South Holland, The Netherlands

Case Study

Hey! My name is Rick van Haasteren and I run SiteGuru, an SEO tool for online marketers and website owners.

My current MRR is around $400. Enough to cover my hosting costs, not enough to quit my job.

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21. SEO Audit Tool and SEO Website Analysis ($120K/year)

Nick founded Seomator, a technical SEO tool that is making +$4,000/month. They have been able to grow the tool to hundreds of customers by optimizing SEO.

Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

Nick founded Seomator, a technical SEO tool that is making +$4,000/month. They have been able to grow the tool to hundreds of customers by optimizing SEO.

22. Pearl Lemon ($960K/year)

Deepak Shukla (from London, UK) started Pearl Lemon almost 7 years ago.

Revenue
$80K / month
Team
1 founders / 27 employees

Case Study

My name is Deepak Shukla and I am the founder of Pearl Lemon. Our flagship service is SEO and more recently B2B lead generation services. Our clients range from small businesses all the way up to public companies that are interested in generating more leads and sales for their business.

Today as of February 2022 we generate between 80-110K per month. I founded the company in October 2016 but it’s in August 2017 that I believe our true beginning starts - and I’ll go on to explain why!

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23. Big Star Copywriting ($360K/year)

Derryck Strachan (from Totnes) started Big Star Copywriting about 16 years ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 5 employees

Case Study

Hi - my name is Derryck Strachan and I’m the founder of Big Star Copywriting. We are one of the UK’s leading copywriting agencies. We work with a wide variety of clients in both B2B and B2C and from start-ups to multinationals. Although our main focus is on copywriting - mainly web pages, blogs, product descriptions - we support that with digital marketing services including SEO and Paid Search. Current and previous clients include Tottenham Hotspur Football Club, New Era, Lloyds, Handy.com, Screwfix, and many others.

After a difficult time due to Covid, we’re back on track and currently approaching revenues of approx. $30,000 per month and growing.

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24. Windhill Design LLC ($211K/year)

Link Moser (from Loudon, NH, USA) started Windhill Design LLC over 26 years ago.

Revenue
$17.6K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

My name is Link Moser and I own Windhill Design LLC, a WordPress development and SEO company. We support small business owners by helping them make sense of their digital marketing and web presence. Our primary services are WordPress design and maintenance, managed website hosting, and local SEO. In 2021, we managed about 220 websites which generated around $212,000 in gross revenue with over 60% of that being recurring.

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25. Buddy Web Design and Development ($180K/year)

Scott Daigger (from Grand Rapids, MI, USA) started Buddy Web Design and Development ago.

Revenue
$15K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

Hi, I’m Scott Daigger, founder of Buddy Web Design & Development. Buddy offers services including website design and development, logo design, graphic design, branding, web content writing, e-commerce, blogging, and search engine optimization (SEO).

The business has been ramping up quickly over the last 6 months, evolving from a one-person freelance business to a growing team, currently bringing in around $25k per month, and I expect we’ll double that shortly. We’ve worked with clients nationwide in a variety of industries, with a particularly large portion of clients in the healthcare and medical device space.

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26. Novus Digital Ltd ($240K/year)

Alex Robinson (from Northampton, UK) started Novus Digital Ltd over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 7 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name’s Alex and I’m the founder of Novus Digital. We’re an SEO agency with a twist, meaning that rather than bamboozling clients with buzzwords, our campaigns are all about delivering measurable return on investment.

We’re currently a team of 8, with ambitious growth plans for 2022. Currently generating $20,000 per month, we’re currently deliberately running on below target profit margins. The goal for this was to build the strongest possible foundation in terms of team and processes in order to allow us to grow exponentially, whilst minimising the operational pains that come with this.

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27. Base Coat Marketing ($360K/year)

Austin Houser (from Wilmington, NC, USA) started Base Coat Marketing about 1 year ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
1 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Austin Houser, and I'm the founder of Base Coat Marketing, a full-service digital marketing agency exclusive to the professional painting industry.

The gamble appears to have paid off. Just three months after launching, we're already on track to exceed last year's revenue under my previous agency, which at the time was 13 years old. Today we are generating $30,000 in monthly recurring revenue with roughly a 50% profit margin.

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28. Prodigi ($1.56M/year)

Aida Vopyan (from Yerevan, Armenia) started Prodigi about 5 years ago.

Revenue
$130K / month
Team
4 founders / 43 employees

Case Study

Hi there, I'm Aida, and I'm CEO & Co-Founder at ProDigi. Let me tell you our story.

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29. 1ON1 SEO Training ($120K/year)

Bruce Jones (from Naperville, IL, USA) started 1ON1 SEO Training over 3 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hi there, my name is Bruce Jones and I am the Founder and CEO of 1ON1 SEO Training. I created my business two years ago, offering personalized search engine optimization and digital marketing courses for startups, small businesses, and individuals interested in learning about SEO and improving their businesses.

Today, I have worked with dozens of businesses from all around the world and earn over $10,000 a month working out of my home office. I started serving local businesses in my area, which quickly expanded across the U.S., and now have clients as far as New Zealand and Ireland.

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30. Anachak Design ($84K/year)

Vathana Nguon (from Siem Reap, Cambodia) started Anachak Design over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$7K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hello, my name is Vathana Nguon and I am the founder of Anachak Design, a freelance Web Design Agency based in Cambodia. I started the company in 2015, my client list has included a broad range of companies from start-ups and big businesses. Here are some of the projects I have completed: Siem Reaper Travel, Tours By Jeeps, Ride & Rad - The Cycle Tour, etc.

I first launched my web design agency in 2015. I stumbled into beginning a business and I started with very low expectations and grew my business through old-fashioned methods like face-to-face marketing. With time, I began to receive a sufficient number of projects each month and hired my first three employees. Today I was able to generate $5,000 per month.

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31. WEBRIS ($750K/year)

Ryan Stewart grew WEBRIS to $1.1M AR in 1.5 years. Here, he shares how to start building your agency’s processes and when to bring in a consultant.

Ryan Stewart (from Miami, Florida, USA) started WEBRIS over 7 years ago.

Revenue
$62.5K / month
Team
1 founders / 11 employees

Case Study
  • Ryan Stewart founded WEBRIS, a Miami, Florida-based digital marketing firm. This business utilizes the SEO Sprint Methodology to assist businesses in gaining more customers organically from Google.

  • Ryan is a serial entrepreneur and a genius in digital marketing. He is a renowned and experienced marketing professional with a preference for growing online businesses.

  • WEBRIS is regarded by many of Ryan's contemporaries as his most fruitful project to date. Over the course of a little more than a year, he built and expanded the SEO and digital marketing firm to $1.1 million ARR.

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32. Wolfate ($42K/year)

Carlos Castro (from Mexico City, CDMX, México) started Wolfate over 4 years ago.

Revenue
$3.5K / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hello, I am Carlos and I am the owner of Wolfate, one of the few boutique SEO agencies in Mexico. We are a team of 4 people that work with a limited number of clients on specific scenarios and situations.

We’ve recently expanded our service offering to Canada offering the same services that are currently available in Mexico: web design, SEO consulting, and Google Ads campaigns.

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33. SEO Hacker ($1.01M/year)

Sean Si (from Parañaque, Metro Manila, Philippines) started SEO Hacker over 12 years ago.

Revenue
$84K / month
Team
1 founders / 50 employees

Case Study

I’m Sean Si and I started SEO Hacker when I was 22 years old. We currently offer 12 services including but not limited to Search Engine Marketing, Conversion Rate Optimization, and Email Sales Automation to our partners, and our flagship service has been and always will be Search Engine Optimization.

We have been able to grow our annual revenue from $10,000 when I started to over $1,000,000 today.

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34. Fruity Llama ($96K/year)

Stephen Ashcroft (from Darwen, UK) started Fruity Llama 11 months ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
2 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi, my name is Steve, and my wife Stephanie started a Digital Marketing Agency ‘Fruity Llama’ based in Darwen, Lancashire. Our main services are web design, SEO, and Branding.

We are only 3 months into our business journey and currently make around £7,000 per month.

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35. Regex SEO ($480K/year)

Dmitrii Kustov (from Houston, TX) started Regex SEO about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$40K / month
Team
3 founders / 18 employees

Case Study

Howdy! My name is Dmitrii Kustov, I’m the founder of Regex SEO, a data-driven internet marketing agency. We help $5M+/year businesses get the most out of their marketing budgets, so they can increase market share and revenue.

I started Regex SEO in 2015 with no investment, and it has been a one-man company for almost 3 years. In 2018, I have partnered up with 2 friends of mine, and we have been growing quickly ever since. As of now, we have 16 full-time employees, and over 30 contractors, with $1M+ annual revenue pre-COVID.

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36. Rise Visible ($96K/year)

Aunia Kahn (from Eugene) started Rise Visible almost 21 years ago.

Revenue
$8K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

My name is Aunia Kahn. I am the CEO of Rise Visible, a full-service digital marketing agency. Our mission is to assist small businesses and entrepreneurs to rise above and become visible in their industry.

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37. Spear Growth ($240K/year)

Ishaan Shakunt (from Ghaziabad) started Spear Growth over 1 year ago.

Revenue
$20K / month
Team
1 founders / 9 employees

Case Study

I’m the founder of Spear Growth. We’re a B2B SaaS Marketing agency. We help high-growth companies with Ads and SEO.

In just the last 6 months, we’ve grown from a team of 6 to 9 full-time people.

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38. Salt Water Digital ($420K/year)

Daniel Thompson (from Vancouver, BC, Canada) started Salt Water Digital almost 9 years ago.

Revenue
$35K / month
Team
2 founders / 6 employees

Case Study

Hello! My name is Daniel Thompson. I am the owner of Salt Water Digital, a digital marketing agency with an emphasis on SEO, PPC and Website Development.

This is me (glasses), my business partner Steve (beard), and our web developer Jenn (gal) at Disneyland. Oh and Connor, he was part of an e-commerce brand we built and sold in 2020

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39. Straight Up Search ($360K/year)

Jamie Irwin (from Northampton) started Straight Up Search about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$30K / month
Team
2 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Hi, I'm Jamie Irwin and I'm the founder of Straight Up Search. In its most basic form, Straight Up Search is a full-service, bespoke SEO agency based in the UK but with clients all over the globe!

In just over two years, Straight Up Search has become a leading provider of affiliate and SEO services, with a portfolio of 35 clients that generates average monthly revenue of $30,000. We attribute our success to our commitment to providing quality services and developing long-term relationships with our clients. Our team of experienced professionals provides a full range of services, from keyword research and link building to content creation and social media marketing. We also offer customized services that are tailored to the unique needs of each client.

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