5 Stock Investing Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
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In this list, you'll find real-world stock investing business success stories and very profitable examples of starting a stock investing business that makes money.

1. Ticker Nerd ($48K/year)

Luc and his business partner Sam started Ticker Nerd after realizing the need for a more effective way to keep up with stock information. They decided to apply the model of another tool, Exploding Topics, to stocks by finding trending stocks through social mentions and conducting sentiment analysis. With a landing page, they were able to generate over $1,000 in sales within a week, validating the idea. They pivoted their approach, built relationships with Product Hunt members, and had a successful Product Hunt launch that resulted in around $5,800 in monthly recurring revenue. They continue to grow organically, implement an affiliate program, and have plans to offer new products and education components.

How much money it makes: $48K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
How many people on the team: 0

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I Launched A $54K/Year Newsletter That Finds Trending Stocks

Ticker Nerd is a monthly subscription service for investors that surfaces and analyzes trending stocks before the hype train arrives, and now has $4.5k in monthly recurring revenue from its newsletter without spending a single dollar on advertising, having validated the business via subreddits and organic Product Hunt launch strategy.

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2. TSOH Investment Research Service ($192K/year)

The TSOH Investment Research service is a subscription-based platform providing transparent and in-depth equity research for long-term investing.

Alex Morris, a former equities research analyst, launched the TSOH Investment Research service after seeing the false sense of expertise and questionable decision-making in the finance industry. With the goal of providing complete transparency, Morris offers deep dive equity research and portfolio updates to subscribers, which has resulted in the service generating ~$17,000 per month in subscription revenues as of May 2022. Morris credits the success of his service to his decade-long presence and network-building online, as well as the power of the internet and his community on financial Twitter.

How much money it makes: $192K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
How many people on the team: 1

I Created A Substack Newsletter That Makes $16K/Month

TSOH Investment Research Service generates $17,000 per month after a year of launch, offering deep dive equity research on new companies, updates on current holdings and names on the watchlist, investment philosophy discussions, and periodic portfolio updates for a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

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3. Max Options Trading ($360K/year)

Max Heaney, the founder of Max Options Trading, came up with the idea after joining a Discord Group focused on strategies for stocks and stock options. As more people started asking him for advice, he realized he had valuable knowledge to share and decided to create his own group. Through transparency and dedication, Max Options Trading has grown to generate $24,000/month in revenue with over 400 active members.

How much money it makes: $360K/year
How much did it cost to start: $4K
How many people on the team: 6

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How I Started A Trading And Investment Community That Makes $30K/Month

Max Options Trading, a completely digital education platform founded by Max Heaney, has reached $24,000/month in revenue with over 400 active monthly members, and utilizes a combination of social media, Facebook ads, weekly newsletters, SEO updates, and partnerships to consistently attract and retain subscribers while maintaining transparency and authenticity in the stock trading industry.

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