Here are some real life success stories of starting a technical specialist business:
1. The Customize Windows ($33.6K/year)
Abhishek Ghosh, founder of The Customize Windows blog, was inspired by his passion for electronics and programming. He launched the blog in 2010 to share his knowledge of tweaking Microsoft Windows and gradually expanded its scope to include theoretical discussions on various tech topics. Over the years, the website has attracted direct advertisers and stabilized its monthly earnings at $2,500, offering valuable content to readers in the software and electronics niche.
How much they make: $33.6K/year
How much did it cost to start: $500
Current team size: 4
This case study is an inspiring story about how a founder started a blog on Microsoft Windows technology and, after a decade of hard work, dedication, and patience, managed to make it a sustainable business earning $30,000 per year, outlining the process of designing, prototyping, and launching the website and the lessons learned along the way.
2. StudioHawk ($8.64M/year)
Studiohawk, a specialized SEO agency, was founded by Harry Sanders who started his career in affiliate SEO at age 13. Frustrated with the profit-driven focus of his previous agency, Sanders decided to start his own company that solely focuses on SEO. With a dedicated team and a reputation for delivering results, Studiohawk has achieved $6 million in revenue over the span of six years.
How much they make: $8.64M/year
How much did it cost to start: $2.1K
Current team size: 53
Studiohawk achieved $6M in revenue and won the title of "Best Large Global SEO Agency" with no money spent on advertising, earning business through referrals, partnerships, and networking events, with plans to break the myth of SEO misconceptions and become the biggest SEO agency in the world, while also educating people in the SEO sphere via Hawk Academy.
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3. Tesix Wireless Network ($5.16M/year)
Chaymeriyia Moncrief, the founder of Tesix Wireless Network, came up with the idea for her prepaid wireless carrier after experiencing frustration with high phone bills and fees from traditional contract carriers. She realized that there was a need for a carrier that catered to young adults and millennials who wanted lower-cost phone services without contracts or data limits. Through extensive research and learning about MVNOs, she discovered a way to launch her own carrier without requiring millions of dollars and towers in every state. After 412 days of planning and preparation, Tesix Wireless Network was successfully launched, attracting thousands of subscribers and generating significant monthly revenue.
How much they make: $5.16M/year
How much did it cost to start: $125K
Current team size: 8
This case study is about how Chaymeriyia Moncrief launched Tesix Wireless Network, a prepaid wireless carrier with around 7,000 mobile subscribers and an average monthly revenue of $430,000 from mobile subscriptions, box sells, and activations kits, targeting young adults and millennials who want lower phone services, zero fees, no contracts, and zero limits on their data by leveraging influencers, raising funds, and building an online presence.
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