7 Social Media Management Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Social Media Management Business

Similar to virtual assistants, social media managers offer various services, including but not limited to:

  • Developing a marketing strategy based on clients’ goals
  • Setting up social media accounts
  • Posting on behalf of their clients
  • Coming up with strategies for increasing client’s social media following
  • Marketing analysis.

To become a social media manager, know the various platforms and understand how they work so you can develop strategies that help clients reach their goals.

The beauty of working as a social media manager is that you can define your work schedule and choose what niches to work on.

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

1. Social Media Manager Society ($240K/year)

In her previous career as a social media manager, Amanda Shepherd developed a strong reputation in her niche and realized there was a gap in the market for aspiring social media managers who needed guidance on starting their own businesses. After conducting extensive market research, Amanda created the Social Media Manager Society, offering a program that teaches women how to run successful social media businesses. In just one year, she made nearly $100,000 while working an average of four hours per day, and continues to attract new students to her program.

How much they make: $240K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 1


How I Started A $7.5K/Month Social Media Consulting And Training Business

A social media manager turned entrepreneur created a program that has brought in almost $100,000 in one year, designed to teach women how to run successful social media businesses in less than 30 days.  

Amanda started Social Media Manager Society over 3 years ago
Amanda grew the business to $20K/month
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2. Kontentino ($2M/year)

How much they make: $2M/year
How much did it cost to start: $3
Current team size: 45


How we bootstrapped to $2m ARR, $800k in Profits, and what we plan to do with extra cash

Kontentino is a human-friendly social media tool used by 6,000+ ad agencies and brands worldwide with 10% MRR from enterprise clients and a fast-growing customer base in Central Europe through word of mouth, aiming to increase revenue per acquisition to $350 per month and reach $15 million in the next two years.

Bohumil started Kontentino about 8 years ago
Bohumil grew the business to $167K/month
It cost Bohumil $3 to start the business
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Learn more about starting a social media management business:

Where to start?

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

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established social media management business

Other resources

5. The Viral Touch

Log into Facebook to start sharing and connecting with your friends, family, and people you know.

Where they're located: Minneapolis, MN, USA


6. Agorapulse

An easy to use social media management software that allows you to drive engagement and build authentic relationships on one platform.

Website traffic: 890K/month


7. Sendible

Elevate your brand story on social media. Efficiently craft tailored posts for each platform and collaborate with your clients and teams.

Where they're located: Enxalé, Região de Oio, Guinea-Bissau
Website traffic: 270K/month