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8 Social Media Automation Business Success Stories [2023]

8 Social Media Automation Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Social Media Automation Business

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

1. MeetEdgar ($4M/year)

Laura Roeder (from Edina, Minnesota, USA) started MeetEdgar over 9 years ago.

$333K / month
1 founders / 11 employees
Edina, Minnesota, USA

Case Study

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.


2. Needls ($3M/year)

Justin Hartzman (from Toronto, Ontario, Canada) started Needls about 9 years ago.

$250K / month
3 founders / 11 employees
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

Hey! My name is Justin Hartzman and I’m the CEO & Co-Founder of Needls Media. We’re the Internet’s FIRST Robo ad agency so we use AI and data science to automate social media advertising. What does that mean? It means that after answering just a few quick questions, Needls will build anywhere from 50-500 ad campaigns in real time. Next? Businesses then launch these campaigns and watch qualified leads roll on in… It’s as easy as that!

Needls launched April 2, 2016. In the first year, we did $1.7 million in revenue, which was some pretty aggressive growth considering we went from zero revenue to $200,000+ a month simply charging $100/month + 10% of ad spend (of which 90% of the latter goes to Facebook).


Learn more about starting a social media automation business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established social media automation business
-> Marketing ideas for a social media automation business
-> Social media automation business names

Other resources

-> Social media automation business tips

4. OneUp ($120K/year)

Davis Baer (from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) started OneUp over 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.


5. Instoo ($360K/year)

Rohan Arun (from San Francisco, CA, USA) started Instoo over 4 years ago.

$30K / month
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

My name is Rohan Arun and I’m the Founder of Instoo, a social automation service. My startups started with computer vision/3D reconstruction for sports in 2010, and I’ve raised a total of 3.9mm for them. I have been granted U.S. patents in 3D reconstruction, distributed computing, and distributing 3D scenes over networks. Automation was initially a hobby that I now focus on.

We now have thousands of global active users across all versions with 30,000 in average monthly revenue including LTD and subscription sales.


6. LinkHelp ($48K/year)

Geet (from Singapore) started LinkHelp almost 2 years ago.

$4K / month
1 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

Hi! My name is Geet and I have been developing LinkHelp alongside my amazing team since last year!

We have customers from more than 90 countries across the globe and while we’re still very early stage our ARR is $50k


7. Tweet Hunter ($2.64M/year)

Tom Jacquesson (from Paris, France) started Tweet Hunter about 2 years ago.

$220K / month
2 founders / 0 employees

Case Study

It’s been about 10 months since we launched it from scratch, and we currently stand at approximately $60,000 MRR.


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