11 Website Building Agency Success Stories [2023]

11 Website Building Agency Success Stories [2023]
Start A Website Building Agency

Starting a website building agency is a smart career move. Why not own your time and leverage your skills? Building websites is where the money is at. You can earn 5-figures a week with just one client.

The global website building market size to grow from $7 billion in 2021 to $14.3 billion by 2026. A site-building business allows you to start your own business at home. Building websites for yourself and others is a great way to create a passive income stream that can be very rewarding to own.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a website building agency:

1. Cantilever Web Design & Development ($1.78M/year)

Ty Fujimura (from New York/Copenhagen) started Cantilever Web Design & Development about 11 years ago.

Revenue
$148K / month
Team
1 founders / 9 employees

Case Study

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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2. Up And Social ($300K/year)

Scott Bishop (from Boston, Massachusetts, USA) started Up And Social almost 9 years ago.

Revenue
$25K / month
Team
1 founders / 1 employees
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Case Study

Hi, I'm Scott and I am the founder of Up And Social, a Boston web design and SEO company that specializes in helping small businesses.

Currently, we’re doing over $20,000 in sales each month and continue to grow at a comfortable pace.

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Learn more about starting a website building agency:

Where to start?

-> Website building agency plan
-> How to finance a website building agency?
-> How much does it cost to start a website building agency?
-> Pros and cons of a website building agency
-> How to get clients for a website building agency?

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established website building agency

Other resources

-> Profitability of a website building agency
-> Website building agency tips

4. Never Settle ($1.8M/year)

Kenn Kelly (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started Never Settle over 10 years ago.

Revenue
$150K / month
Team
3 founders / 15 employees
Location
Denver, Colorado, USA

Case Study

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.

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5. MadeByShape ($600K/year)

Andy Golpys (from Manchester, UK) started MadeByShape almost 13 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
2 founders / 10 employees

Case Study

Hello - I’m Andy Golpys, 34 years old - Co-Founder, of MadeByShape, A Creative and Digital Agency in Manchester, UK. We’ve naturally grown from Day One - with a strategy that we’d be a boutique agency that can cater to Big Brands and Small Brands at the same time.

We’re averaging £50k per month at the moment with a couple of side projects that turn over £££ too.

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6. The Creative Collective ($2.4M/year)

Yvette Adams (from Maroochydore QLD, Australia) started The Creative Collective almost 16 years ago.

Revenue
$200K / month
Team
2 founders / 20 employees

Case Study

Hi there! I’m Yvette Adams, Founder, and Co-owner of The Creative Collective - a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing.

We currently have around 100 active clients with whom we are either doing project work or retainer work and respond on average to 160 inquiries each month. In the last year, our team has doubled, and month-on-month compared to last year, as has our revenue.

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7. Self hosted and 100% whitelabel website builder | Pagestead ($120K/year)

Mattijs created Pagestead, a self-hosted, fully white-labeled website builder. It now makes $7,000/month and has +140 customers.

Revenue
$10K / month

Case Study

Mattijs created Pagestead, a self-hosted, fully white-labeled website builder. It now makes $7,000/month and has +140 customers.

8. Huemor ($3M/year)

Jeff Gapinski (from Pittsburgh, PA, USA) started Huemor about 11 years ago.

Revenue
$250K / month
Team
2 founders / 44 employees

Case Study

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.

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9. Modern Launch ($600K/year)

Cody Benedetto and Ryan Serkes (from Milford, CT, USA) started Modern Launch 12 months ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
2 founders / 2 employees

Case Study

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

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10. Swyft Sites ($14.2M/year)

Jason Gracia is the founder and CEO of Swyft Sites, the all-in-one, done-for-you platform for coaching websites that a convert. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Do not look at your website as a pretty brochure online that will impress your neighbors and friends. What you actually want is a high-converting machine. 2. Up to 70% of clients sign on 6 months to a year after first touch. The bucket of people who do not book on the first visit, that’s where you’re going to get most of your income. Follow up is key. 3. When you’re building a website, you’ve got to separate yourself. You can’t put your entire life story into the webpage because people will not read it. It’s like the curse of knowledge. Once we know so much, it’s hard to remember what it’s like to not know it. All-in-One, Done-for-You Coaching Websites - Sponsors: : Learn how to grow better by connecting your people, your customers, and your business at ! : Connect all your apps, automate routine tasks, and streamline your processes! Try Zapier for free today at !

Jason Gracia (from Remote) started Swyft Sites ago.

Revenue
$1.18M / month

Case Study

Jason Gracia is the founder and CEO of Swyft Sites, the all-in-one, done-for-you platform for coaching websites that a convert. Top 3 Value Bombs: 1. Do not look at your website as a pretty brochure online that will impress your neighbors and friends. What you actually want is a high-converting machine. 2. Up to 70% of clients sign on 6 months to a year after first touch. The bucket of people who do not book on the first visit, that’s where you’re going to get most of your income. Follow up is key. 3. When you’re building a website, you’ve got to separate yourself. You can’t put your entire life story into the webpage because people will not read it. It’s like the curse of knowledge. Once we know so much, it’s hard to remember what it’s like to not know it. All-in-One, Done-for-You Coaching Websites - Sponsors: : Learn how to grow better by connecting your people, your customers, and your business at ! : Connect all your apps, automate routine tasks, and streamline your processes! Try Zapier for free today at !

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