7 Social Media App Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Social Media App Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Social Media App Business

Here are some real life success stories of starting a social media app business:

1. OneUp ($120K/year)

Davis Baer (from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) started OneUp about 7 years ago.

$10K / month
2 founders / 2 employees
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

My name is Davis Baer, and I am the co-founder of OneUp, a social media scheduling tool that helps business make more money and automates time-consuming tasks. OneUp allows you to schedule Google My Business posts, Facebook posts, Instagram posts, Twitter posts (and schedule Twitter threads), as well as schedule LinkedIn posts.

  • We have bloggers who create evergreen blog posts (meaning those posts will still be relevant months and years down the road). Before, they would share it once on social media, then just hope that SEO would bring them ongoing traffic. Now, they set their blog posts to repeat every few months, resurfacing the content for anyone who missed it before, and giving it another chance to be shared and take off.


2. MiloTreeCart ($72K/year)

Jillian Leslie (from Austin, TX, USA) started MiloTreeCart over 1 year ago.

$6K / month
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

Hi! I’m Jillian Leslie, founder of MiloTree Easy Payments. I’ve been an online entrepreneur since 2009 when I started my first online company, Catch My Party, with my husband, David. We started it as a party photo-sharing site, and since then, have grown it into the largest party ideas site on the web. You can check it out today, it’s still going strong.

Leveraging our current audience and our MiloTree pop-up app customers, within our first 2 months of launching MiloTree Easy Payments, we’ve been able to attract 200+ customers, and are hoping to make $40k ARR by the end of our first year.


Learn more about starting a social media app business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a social media app business?
-> Pros and cons of a social media app business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established social media app business
-> Marketing ideas for a social media app business

Other resources

4. HootSuite

Enhance your social media management with Hootsuite, the leading social media dashboard. Manage multiple networks and profiles and measure your campaign results.

  • Website traffic: 7.66M/month
  • Business rank: #298

Check out their full website ➜

5. SocialPilot

SocialPilot - Social media marketing tool to increase brand awareness & traffic. We have tailored social media scheduling automation for marketers.

  • Website traffic: 470K/month
  • Business rank: #8.64K

Check out their full website ➜

6. Signal Messenger

  • Website traffic: 3.72M/month
  • Business rank: #24.9K

Check out their full website ➜

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