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6 Short Story Writing Business Success Stories [2023]

6 Short Story Writing Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Short Story Writing Business

Are you passionate about writing but not sure which business you can start? If you are creative enough, you could start writing short stories and selling them via online platforms.

Short stories refer to a content category with less than 100 pages comprising approximately 20,000 words.

Starting a short story business takes a lot of legwork and dedication. Choose a niche, and focus on creating attractive and entertaining content. With a serious commitment to your business, you could be on your way to earning a six-figure profit monthly.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a short-story writing business:

1. 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.


2. Daily Writing Tips

Daily articles on grammar, spelling, misused words, punctuation, fiction writing, freelance writing and more!

  • Website traffic: 900K/month
  • Business rank: #42.7K

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Learn more about starting a short-story writing business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established short-story writing business

Other resources

4. ScreenCraft

ScreenCraft is a screenwriting consultancy and competition platform dedicated to helping screenwriters and filmmakers succeed.

  • Website traffic: 390K/month
  • Business rank: #68.8K

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5. Jerry Jenkins

21-time New York Times bestselling author Jerry Jenkins reveals the secrets to compelling fiction and nonfiction writing.

  • Website traffic: 330K/month
  • Business rank: #92.7K

Check out their full website ➜

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