23 Web Development Business Success Stories 
Web development is creating websites that can be used for various purposes, including e-commerce, social networking, and information sharing.
Web developers are in high demand, with experienced ones making up an average salary of $67,828 and a $3,000 cash bonus per year.
Recent web development trends are moving towards responsive design and mobile-friendly websites. This type of business is growing in popularity as more businesses seek ways to reach their customers through the internet.
Here are some real life success stories of starting a web development business:
1. Vuetify ($300K/year)
John Leider (from Fort Worth, TX, USA) started Vuetify almost 6 years ago.
Hello! My name is John Leider and I am the founder of Vuetify, LLC.I started my company to help developers, especially design inept and inexperienced ones, build beautiful web applications.
Vuetify puts a large emphasis on its free aspect. Locking extra features or functionality behind a paywall just feels bad. Open Source is about sharing and improving code through community support. Over the years, this philosophy has allowed me to grow a massive user-base and ecosystem surrounding the framework.
2. Cantilever Web Design & Development ($1.78M/year)
Ty Fujimura (from New York/Copenhagen) started Cantilever Web Design & Development over 11 years ago.
I’m Ty Fujimura, Founder, and CEO of Cantilever Web Design and Development. We work with clients from the International Monetary Fund and IBM to local small businesses and startups. They come to us because they are looking for superior results from their websites, and we deliver that by providing their visitors with an outstanding experience and giving them a reason to come back.
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4. La Teva Web ($900K/year)
Francesc LTW (from Barcelona) started La Teva Web over 20 years ago.
Hello, I am Francesc and I am the owner of LA TEVA WEB, one of the most antique web agencies in Spain. We are a team of 20 professionals located in Barcelona that focuses on web design and online marketing.
5. Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC ($132K/year)
Sam (from Kalamazoo, MI, USA) started Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC about 5 years ago.
Why hello there, my name is Sam and I am the owner and head developer over at Sam Munoz Consulting, LLC! We are a WordPress development company, specializing in upscale websites for high-performing businesses as well as affordable website templates called the Effortless Website Kits for new business owners & entrepreneurs.
Today, our company generates roughly $9,000+ per month in revenue through the Effortless Website Kits, private website clients, ongoing maintenance clients, and strategic affiliate partnerships. We hope over the next 2 years to shift our business revenue to primarily digital products, with just a small number of private clients.
6. Vivid Candi, Inc. ($840K/year)
Chris Wizner (from Malibu, CA, USA) started Vivid Candi, Inc. about 24 years ago.
Everyday I pinch myself and still can't believe this is my life. It wasn’t always this way. I grew up with a single waitress mom living very poor. I worked incredibly hard since age 16 using my first Taco Bell paycheck from my first job as capital to build upon. Somehow with lots of hard work and a pinch of luck, I began living my dream and building my vision.
I usually start the day at my home office in Malibu with a solid dose of espresso and then halfway through the day I walk a mile to our corporate offices. I walk into my office and have the best view of the Malibu Pier anyone could ever ask for. I can see the surf, see lots of people, and dream big here. It’s real and I worked my a$$ off for it and will never stop. I've been thrilled living my wildest dreams every day of my life since age 16 and that is the ultimate measure of success for me.
7. Zovo Team Ltd. ($240K/year)
Mahamud Hasan (from Dhaka) started Zovo Team Ltd. over 3 years ago.
Hello! My Name is Mahamud Hasan. I am a graphic designer, entrepreneur, startup business consultant, and one of the founders and CEO of Zovo Team Ltd. In My career, I have worked as a freelance graphic designer at Upwork, Fiverr, Freelancer and our Bangladeshi based Kajkey platform since 2016. We (Zovo Team Ltd.) provide full-stack digital marketing solutions, web development, search engine optimization, graphic contents (image+ video), app development, content writing, copywriting, and full brand identity solutions. We have six subsidiary brands to provide A to Z solutions for entrepreneurs. The estimated revenue is 12.5k$/month and yearly 150k$+. The sub-brands of Zovo team Ltd. are;
So, you can say that our teams are focused only on the development of new entrepreneurs by our effective solutions.
8. Eikon Labs ($180K/year)
Anebi Agbo (from Tempe, AZ, USA) started Eikon Labs over 3 years ago.
Hey, y’all! My name is Anebi Agbo. I am the Founder and Chief Strategist of Eikon Labs - a web design consultancy. We work with brands that make the world rejoice and seek to only take on meaningful projects.
The idea for Eikon Labs was birthed during my altMBA in 2019. I was working in corporate America at the time and began to have the itch to pursue entrepreneurship. altMBA was a perfect catalyst to help get started.
9. Never Settle ($1.8M/year)
Kenn Kelly (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Never Settle almost 11 years ago.
Hello, I’m Kenn Kelly and co-found Never Settle with two dear friends Andrew Lundquist and Shaul Hagen. Never Settle is a Digital Agency where relationships with our customers come first - after all, they are everything in our business. Although small, we’ve been globally recognized as a leader in mobile, website & marketing solutions.
In seven years, our team has now built over 1,000 business sites and apps to which we’re seeing momentum pick up even more. With that kind of volume, our team can leverage that experience for our current and future clients providing even more value. Our growth is consistent and moderate, which falls right in line with our focus on being a ‘legacy based’ company, not a high growth one. Our goal is to take care of our people, create sustainable value, and be a company that is around for decades to come. High growth comes with a different focus and different result, neither is better than the other we just felt this was the best path for our team. The team is everything at Never Settle and below are just a few of our guys having a good time together.
10. Imaginovation ($1.2M/year)
Michael Georgiou (from Cary, North Carolina, USA) started Imaginovation over 11 years ago.
Hello, my name is Michael Georgiou, and I serve as a Co-Founder and CMO at Imaginovation. We are an award-winning technology and app development company located in Raleigh, NC.
Since 2011, we have grown an average of over 40% in revenue every year. We have won several credible tech awards, such as AVA Digital Awards, IMA 2017 Award, The American Business Award, and NC Tech Award for our innovative services. We have also been featured in top publications such as Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, Goalcast, Business.com, and Foundr.
11. NerdPilots ($300K/year)
Kevin built NerdPilots, a design and development agency that is making $25k/month. He started it as a way to support his other projects, but it took off.
Kevin built NerdPilots, a design and development agency that is making $25k/month. He started it as a way to support his other projects, but it took off.
12. Wolfpack Digital ($3.6M/year)
Georgina Lupu Florian (from Cluj-Napoca, Romania) started Wolfpack Digital about 8 years ago.
Hi everyone! I am Gina and I am the founder and CEO of Wolfpack Digital. The name of the company stems from my surname “Lupu”, which means “Wolf” in Romanian. We are an award-winning app development agency from Romania with an in-house team of 50 people. We design and build web and mobile apps start-to-end for startups and scaleups from around the world, while advising them with their business and product strategy. This has given me the opportunity to personally work with more than 40 entrepreneurs so far and to learn more about their business, which is super exciting!
This year Wolfpack Digital has exceeded the 1.5M USD yearly revenue threshold, yet what we are most excited about is the great atmosphere in our team and our amazing office space, coupled with the fact that we get more and more opportunities to work on meaningful apps with inspiring founders.
13. TRIARE ($300K/year)
Boris Abazher (from Cherkasy, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine) started TRIARE ago.
Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.
I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.
14. Huemor ($3M/year)
Jeff Gapinski (from Pittsburgh, PA, USA) started Huemor about 11 years ago.
My name’s Jeff and I’m the co-founder of Huemor, a digital marketing agency focusing on building memorable websites.
To date we’ve helped over 200 companies transform their digital presence, we’ve earned over 100 international awards, and we’ve scaled our team beyond 40 people.
15. Buddy Web Design and Development ($180K/year)
Scott Daigger (from Grand Rapids, MI, USA) started Buddy Web Design and Development ago.
Hi, I’m Scott Daigger, founder of Buddy Web Design & Development. Buddy offers services including website design and development, logo design, graphic design, branding, web content writing, e-commerce, blogging, and search engine optimization (SEO).
The business has been ramping up quickly over the last 6 months, evolving from a one-person freelance business to a growing team, currently bringing in around $25k per month, and I expect we’ll double that shortly. We’ve worked with clients nationwide in a variety of industries, with a particularly large portion of clients in the healthcare and medical device space.
16. Twelvedevs ($1.2M/year)
Twelvedevs is an IT consulting and custom software development company. Since 2012, we have provided a wide range of software development services for SMBs and enterprises. Our core services include software engineering, digital consulting, blockchain implementation, as well as UX/UI design, quality assurance, and legacy software modernization.
Alexander Yagovdik, Andrey Pankov (from Hrodna, Belarus) started Twelvedevs over 10 years ago.
Hey there! My name is Andrey and I’m the co-founder of Twelvedevs and want to share our story. Together with my friend Alexander, we created an IT consulting and custom software development company. Since 2012, we have provided a wide range of software development services for SMBs and enterprises. Our core services include software engineering, digital consulting, blockchain implementation, as well as UX/UI design, quality assurance, and legacy software modernization.
Now we are one of the leading custom software development companies with over $100k revenue per month, fifty employees, and a soon-to-be-open branch office in the U.S.
17. Modern Launch ($600K/year)
Cody Benedetto and Ryan Serkes (from Milford, CT, USA) started Modern Launch about 1 year ago.
My name is Cody Benedetto and my co-founder is Ryan Serkes. We are the founders of Modern Launch. Our custom software development company works with startups and small businesses to build websites and mobile applications.
- Mobile Application Development
- Website Development & Design
- Custom Software Development
18. Self-Made Web Designer ($79.2K/year)
Few words will get as polarizing a response among freelancers and side hustlers as Upwork. Depending on who you ask, it’s either a fantastic platform to connect with well-paying gigs and quality clients … or it’s a hopeless, desperate race to the bottom, overly-competitive bloodbath with no chance…
Chris Misterek (from Mesa, AZ, USA) started Self-Made Web Designer ago.
Chris is a skilled web designer who has received over $80k in work via Upwork. He builds the Self-Made Web Designer website for those who want to learn about web designing. Chris works as a UX web designer full-time.
His ultimate objective with the Self-Made Web Designer is to genuinely assist those who are starting their web design journey or be a resource to those who have already started.
Read the full article on sidehustlenation.com ➜
19. Create Circus ($288K/year)
Oliver Green (from London, UK) started Create Circus about 2 years ago.
I am Oliver - I run two businesses Carpe Diem Rome Tours and Create Circus Agency. Today I am sharing how I started Create Circus - a UK-based Shopify development agency focusing on high-quality e-commerce store creation.
Now, we are branching out to retainer clients for services including SEO and SEM. And after some great results with some clients recently, we are looking to build a Tik Tok marketing service section.
20. Materialize ($1.5M/year)
Alex Nordlinger (from Los Angeles, CA, USA) started Materialize about 5 years ago.
Hello everyone! I’m Alex Nordlinger, founder of Materialize, a software development studio that builds bespoke mobile and web applications. We’re a software development team-as-a-service that provides deeply technical product design, development strategy, and expertise.
21. SemiDot Infotech ($2.4M/year)
Jitu Bhaskar (from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India) started SemiDot Infotech about 12 years ago.
I am a tech-savvy person and since childhood, I have always remained fascinated with innovations and technologies. With the vision & interest to go much deeper into the world of technology. I, together with my 2 mates, founded SemiDot Infotech. I am one of the co-founders and CEO of the company. SemiDot has earned massive recognition across the world with its highly scalable, unique, and responsive web apps and mobile apps.
With our fierce will and never-ending efforts, year-on-year, we have seen huge growth and success both in terms of market share and customers. Today, we deal with global clients to serve their business needs in the best possible manner and by using the most-talented resources. Currently, we have crossed the benchmark of making 2 million dollars annually and we aim to reach new heights, make new customers, and double our revenues in the next few years.
22. RipenApps Technologies ($1.8M/year)
Ishan Gupta (from Noida) started RipenApps Technologies almost 6 years ago.
Hello, I am Ishan Gupta, CEO of a fast-growing mobile app development company RipenApps.
RipenApps got founded in 2017 with little investment and today stands at a USD 1.5M turnover, expanding its workspace from 400 Sqft to a three-story building and a team of 4 to 169+.
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