It is a great idea to start a skill training business with your own website oriented towards helping people learn new skills. Starting your own skills training business is within reach. It doesn't require a lot of money, but it can bring a significant impact on your life and others.
The global skills training market expects to reach $47.2B by 2027. If you're looking for financial freedom, then starting your own skills training business is the way to go. Training clients and building an impressive portfolio will allow you to charge higher rates and start living the life of your dreams.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a skills training business:
1. TrumpExcel.com ($120K/year)
Sumit Bansal (from Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India) started TrumpExcel.com over 9 years ago.
I am Sumit Bansal from India and I have a website (TrumpExcel.com) where I teach people how to use Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets efficiently. On this site, I create written tutorials and videos and also sell online courses.
I started this site in 2013 and it gets more than 1 million pageviews every month. As of last month, my average monthly revenue was ~$10,000.
2. Marketplace SuperHeroes ($4.2M/year)
Stephen Somers (from Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom) started Marketplace SuperHeroes ago.
Hey! My name is Stephen Somers & I’m the co-founder of a company called Marketplace SuperHeroes, an online education company that helps people from all over the world learn how to sell their own products globally on Amazon, from complete scratch.
Together with my business partner, Robert, we've sold over $12m of products on Amazon and helped over 5,000 people learn to do the same. We’ve built an 8-figure coaching and services business, along with a consolidated freight company (SuperHero Freight) over the last number of years.
3. Better Sheets ($49.2K/year)
Andrew Kamphey (from ) started Better Sheets over 2 years ago.
In April I had 13 sales and made $390. As of now, in the month of May I’ve made 134 sales with revenue of $2,291.
4. SquarePlanet ($3.49M/year)
Brian Burkhart (from Phoenix, Arizona, USA) started SquarePlanet almost 12 years ago.
As far as money goes, our revenues have remained both consistent and on an upward trajectory since inception. We hit six-figure revenues our first year in business, and seven-figure revenues every year since. And we see no sign of slowing down.
5. EMDR Consulting ($1.8M/year)
Roy Kiessling (from Portland, OR, USA) started EMDR Consulting over 9 years ago.
Greetings, my name is Roy Kiessling, founder of EMDR Consulting, an international training organization specializing in teaching the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) psychotherapy to master's level and above mental health professionals.
What started as a one-person training organization in 2013, has now grown to administrative staff of 5. a training team of over 20 trainers and 150 coaches. EMDR Consulting is now one of the largest EMDR training organizations in the United States, annually conducting over 150 EMDR basic training courses a year, teaching over 1500 mental health professionals how to integrate EMDR into their clinical practice.
6. Product Focus ($1.8M/year)
Ian Lunn (from Cirencester, UK) started Product Focus over 16 years ago.
My name is Ian Lunn and I am one of the Founding Directors of Product Focus, a leading global provider of product management courses in the UK, US, and Europe.
We provide training for product managers and product management teams, teaching them skills and providing the tools to excel in product management. We also review the product management roles and processes in companies to help them understand how to improve performance. We’re all about helping individuals and businesses deliver world-class product management. Over the past 15 years, we’ve trained thousands of product people and are now the European leaders in product management training running multiple courses every week.
7. Mindynamics ($18K/year)
Saakshi Choithani (from Mumbai) started Mindynamics over 3 years ago.
Hi, I am Saakshi Choithani, a mompreneur, coach to solopreneurs, and Professional Growth Hacker. I call myself a MOM-PRENEUR because I started my entrepreneurship journey after being a mom.
We are offering our programs in countries like India, Russia, the Philippines, Vietnam, and some countries in the UK as well. We could really change the picture of our company by doing more than 100 events in the past year and actually proving that e-learning is the new normal to upskill yourself and grow fast.
8. COO Alliance ($2.16M/year)
Hiring has been a huge issue for me. And in a past interview with Cameron Herold, I brought it up because he’s the founder of the COO Alliance, the world’s leading network for the second in command. I don’t get embarrassed by a lot of stuff. If you heard my interviews, you hear me get pretty frank a…
Cameron Herold (from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA) started COO Alliance over 6 years ago.
- Cameron Herold founded the COO Alliance, the premier global network for second-in-command professionals.
- You can grow your company more quickly and intelligently with the help of this brand's COO training programs.
- At the age of 35, Cameron contributed to the development of his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLARS companies.
- When Cameron was 42 years old, he was the COO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, which led to a remarkable increase in revenue from $2 million to $106 million in just six years.
- During those six years, his companies secured over 5,200 media placements, including coverage on Oprah.
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9. The Speaker Lab ($1.92M/year)
Grant Baldwin (from Thompsons Station, Tennessee, United States) started The Speaker Lab almost 11 years ago.
- Grant Baldwin established The Speaker Lab, a company that instructs people in public speaking.
- He founded The Speaker Lab in 2015 to provide other speakers with resources that he lacked when he first started speaking.
- Grant performed everything from closed-door workshops to keynote speeches in front of 13,000 people, earning over $2 million from 500+ paid engagements around the world.
- The Speaker Lab's goal is to give speakers clarity, confidence, and a direct path to making an impact.
- Using a combination of automated webinars, Facebook ads, and email marketing, he has more than tripled his business over the past few years.
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10. Fixer ($19.2M/year)
I first interview Mike Evans 12 years ago when he was hustling to get GrubHub off the ground. It’s mind-boggling how much he got done in those 12 years and I want to find out about all of it: the IPO, the exit, the time off, and the new start. Today, Mike Evans is the founder of Fixer, an on-demand…
Mike Evans (from Chicago, IL, USA) started Fixer over 5 years ago.
In 2017, Mike Evans, co-founder and former COO of GrubHub built Fixer, a business that offers handyman services and training.
This business aims to provide excellent customer service while opening up skilled career paths for both men and women in the building trades.
Fixer offers its services in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, and Phoenix, and anyone living there can easily schedule a fixer at any time.
To date, their team has completed nearly 25,000 jobs in Dallas and Chicago.
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