Lead generation focuses on attracting prospects to a business and increasing their interest by nurturing them and converting them into customers. Lead generation experts help businesses collect information about potential customers and turn them into leads.
To become a lead generation expert, you must learn the fundamentals of lead generation and gain experience in various digital marketing areas.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a SEO & lead generation service:
1. Website Rental Coaching ($504K/year)
Luke Van Der Veer (from New York, NY, USA) started Website Rental Coaching almost 7 years ago.
Hello, my name is Luke Van Der Veer and I am the founder of Website Rental Coaching.
As of April 2022, I earn $42,000 per month from website rentals. However, that income increases every month as I continue renting out more websites.
2. Franchise UK ($600K/year)
Joel Bissitt (from Norwich, UK) started Franchise UK about 19 years ago.
My name is Joel Bissitt & I am MD of Franchise UK, The UK’s largest franchise directory. For 18 years, we have assisted franchise businesses to grow by generating quality franchisee recruitment leads online.
Franchise UK has grown rapidly, particularly over the last 5-6 years & we have achieved year-on-year growth since 2017 with a 50% increase in turnover last year.
Learn more about starting a SEO & lead generation service:
Where to start?
4. Pearl Lemon ($960K/year)
Deepak Shukla (from London, UK) started Pearl Lemon about 7 years ago.
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!
5. Wealth Lead Generation ($120K/year)
Maria Popova (from Rotterdam, Nederland) started Wealth Lead Generation over 4 years ago.
My name is Maria. I'm 29. I run a digital advertising agency called Wealth Lead Generation HQ'd in Rotterdam.
That one little success was enough to convince me that there are plenty of opportunities online. I missed 99.9% of parties on campus but learned a great deal about remote work and online business. I made my first money online through the early adoption of bitcoin.
6. Regex SEO ($480K/year)
Dmitrii Kustov (from Houston, TX) started Regex SEO over 7 years ago.
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.
7. PinMeTo ($6M/year)
Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/NathanLatkawatchPinMeTo CEO Daniel Melkersson: Local search and marketing technology... Visit them: www.pinmeto.comSee m...
Daniel Melkersson, Marcus Olsson, Michael Nilsson and Petter Palander (from Malmö, Sverige) started PinMeTo about 10 years ago.
- PinMeTo is a SaaS platform that links multi-location brands with one of the most extensive search, map, and social media platforms.
- The company was founded by Daniel Melkersson, Marcus Olsson, Michael Nilsson, and Petter Palander.
- PinMeTo is quickly emerging as a global leader in location marketing and local SEO technologies, trusted by large corporations like H&M, 7-Eleven, Volvo, and Hertz.
- The company currently employs more than 70 people across six offices, who represent 17 different nationalities, speak 22 different languages, and manage millions of data points annually. Currently, they have 3000+ accounts spread across more than 100+ nations.
Watch the full video on youtube.com ➜
8. Straight Up Search ($360K/year)
Jamie Irwin (from Northampton) started Straight Up Search about 2 years ago.
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.
9. 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.
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.
Read the full story on reportgarden.com ➜
Hey! 👋 I'm Pat Walls, the founder of Starter Story.
Get our 5-minute email newsletter packed with business ideas and money-making opportunities, backed by real-life case studies.