12 Tutoring Business Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Start A Tutoring Business

Starting a tutoring side hustle is a great way for teachers and students to earn extra monthly income.

If you are considering becoming a tutor, find an ideal tutoring niche, and craft a tutoring website.

Then, find your tutoring clients and market your side hustle online. You can choose to offer online tutoring as a part-time or full-time engagement.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a tutoring business:

1. SoFlo Tutors ($1.2M/year)

Adam Shlomi, the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, came up with the idea for his business after recovering from ankle surgery and being unable to walk for six months. He used his previous experience working for tutoring companies and his own expertise in SAT tutoring to start his own online tutoring company, which now brings in average revenue of $15,000 a month and has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month.

How much they make: $1.2M/year
How much did it cost to start: $100
Current team size: 2

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How I Started A $15K/Month SAT Tutoring Business While In College

A 22-year-old entrepreneur started an online SAT/ACT tutoring company from his bedroom which has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month, currently bringing in an average revenue of $15,000 a month and plans to triple in 2020.

About
Adam started SoFlo Tutors almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Adam grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Adam $100 to start the business
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2. Lingoci ($1.44M/year)

While working at an agency in London, Alex was taking online Swedish lessons with a tutor through a site. However, he wasn't satisfied by the quality of all the tutors there, and only liked one named Isabella. It then struck him that he could build such an online tutoring site, except hire only carefully scrutinized tutors for a better user experience.

How much they make: $1.44M/year
Current team size: 0

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How I Built A $60K/Month Language Tutoring Platform With No Coding Skills

Founder of Lingoci shares how he launched his online language tutoring platform with just $300 and no coding skills, and has since grown it to around $60k/month in revenue, mostly through Google Ads and a focus on continuous improvement.

About
Alex started Lingoci about 7 years ago
Revenue
Alex grew the business to $120K/month
Read by 11,874 founders

So... can you actually make money with a tutoring business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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3. Miss Excel ($3.6M/year)

How much they make: $3.6M/year
Current team size: 3

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How To Make 100K Per Day Using TikTok With Miss Excel (Kat Norton)

Excel trainer Kat Norton utilized her 1 million TikTok followers to launch a successful software training company, earning between $250,000 and $300,000 per month with a record of $100,000 in 24 hours.

About
Kat started Miss Excel over 3 years ago
Revenue
Kat grew the business to $300K/month
Read by 1,476 founders

4. Part-Time YouTuber Academy ($4.5M/year)

How much they make: $4.5M/year
Current team size: 21

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How a junior doctor generates over $4.5M through 15 income streams from a YouTube channel with over 3M subscribers and over 218,836,000 total views.

About
They started Part-Time YouTuber Academy about 7 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $375K/month
Read by 2,258 founders

So... can you actually make money with a tutoring business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

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5. Loaded Landscapes ($180K/year)

How much they make: $180K/year
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size:

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Learn how one founder turned a photography side hustle into a million-dollar business in just six years, generating impressive revenue through product additions and website launches.

About
Marc started Loaded Landscapes about 12 years ago
Revenue
Marc grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Marc $5000 to start the business
Read by 721 founders

6. Coach Carson ($498K/year)

How much they make: $498K/year
Current team size:

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How I'd Make $1M in 2 Years Starting from Scratch

Real estate investor and business coach Chad Carson has built a successful real estate business in South Carolina, offers online coaching to aspiring investors, and has authored a bestseller book on retiring early with real estate.

About
They started Coach Carson about 15 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $41.5K/month
Read by 805 founders

So... can you actually make money with a tutoring business?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

7. Workee ($12K/year)

Workee, the user-friendly business management software for freelancers, was born out of the founder's personal experience. When his therapist mom lost her job due to COVID, he realized the need for a simple tool to automate work routines for professionals with online appointments. After conducting interviews and receiving feedback, they launched an MVP and have since attracted customers through paid channels and organic growth. Their future plans include expanding their user base and launching a fully free package to drive growth and retention.

How much they make: $12K/year
Current team size: 6

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On Developing A Software That Helps Freelancers Manage Their Businesses

Workee is a user-friendly business management software for freelancers who do private appointments, created by a team of experienced software developers after conducting 20 interviews and seeing a huge need for a tool that can autopilot work routines and an all-in-one approach to avoid high marketplace fees.

About
Ihor started Workee about 4 years ago
Revenue
Ihor grew the business to $1K/month
Read by 1,813 founders

8. GoRails ($720K/year)

How much they make: $720K/year
Current team size:

Bootstrapping a Ruby on Rails Educational Platform to $60k MRR

Founder of educational platform GoRails achieves impressive $60k monthly recurring revenue with a single-person business model and now prepares for expansion through the hiring of first employees.

Revenue
Chris grew the business to $60K/month
Read by 459 founders