7 Website Designer Success Stories [2024]

Updated: November 1st, 2023
Start A Website Designer

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

1. Rise Visible ($96K/year)

Aunia Kahn, CEO of Rise Visible, started her digital marketing agency after receiving an old computer from a friend that had software like Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop. With no previous experience, she learned through trial and error and discovered her passion for digital marketing. Through solid work and referrals, Rise Visible has been able to attract and retain clients, leading to impressive revenue growth and recognition as a top-ranking woman-owned digital agency.

How much they make: $96K/year
How much did it cost to start: $0
Current team size: 0


My Journey Building A 6-Figure Business As A Disabled Woman In Tech

Rise Visible, a full-service digital marketing agency, founded by Aunia Kahn, has achieved Top-Ranking Woman-Owned Digital Agency 2022 by Clutch and is rapidly approaching its first $100K year in revenue, solely through solid work, referrals, digital marketing through Google My Business, reviews, Facebook groups, social media and newsletters.

Aunia started Rise Visible over 22 years ago
Aunia grew the business to $8K/month
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2. Fruity Llama ($96K/year)

Steve and his wife Stephanie started their digital marketing agency, Fruity Llama, as a side hustle selling graphic design services on Facebook. Inspired by successful YouTubers, they decided to turn their side hustle into a full-time business and evolved it into a digital marketing agency. Within three months, they were making £7,000 per month and their future plan includes hiring more employees and expanding their services.

How much they make: $96K/year
How much did it cost to start: $5K
Current team size: 3


How I Left My Full-Time Job To Start An $8K/Month Web Design Agency

Digital marketing agency Fruity Llama, based in Lancashire, has grown their business from selling graphic design services on Facebook to a full-time digital marketing agency offering web design, SEO, and branding, and currently generate £7,000 per month within 3 months of launching.

Stephen started Fruity Llama over 2 years ago
Stephen grew the business to $8K/month
It cost Stephen $5000 to start the business
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Learn more about starting a website designer:

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-> How much does it cost to start a website designer?
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3. Self-Made Web Designer ($79.2K/year)

How much they make: $79.2K/year
Current team size:


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Chris grew the business to $6.6K/month
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4. Skynet Technologies ($1.2M/year)

Rajesh Bhimani, the founder of Skynet Technologies, started the digital agency and technology company with the goal of bringing digital transformation to businesses. Despite limited financial resources, he gathered support from friends in India and the USA and built a team. With a clear vision of offering all digital services under one roof, Skynet Technologies has grown to a monthly revenue of $150k - $200k.

How much they make: $1.2M/year
Current team size: 0


How This Software Engineer Started A $100K/Month Web Development Agency

Skynet Technologies is a successful digital agency and technology company that has scaled to a monthly revenue of 150k - 200k USD, offering end-to-end eCommerce solutions, CMS, mobile app development, custom application development, and much more, with growth despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rajesh started Skynet Technologies about 22 years ago
Rajesh grew the business to $100K/month
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5. Anytime Design ($30K/year)

Shubham Dhawan and Mitya Smusin, both coming from the agency world, had been working together on various design projects. During a weekly huddle, they discussed the idea of an unlimited design subscription, and with their existing design and dev team, they quickly built Anytime Design. Their subscription service offers UX design to startups and small businesses that can't afford an elaborate design team, and they already have a monthly recurring revenue of $2,500.

How much they make: $30K/year
How much did it cost to start: $10K
Current team size: 4


How Two Agencies Joined Forces To Launch An Unlimited Design Subscription

Anytime Design is an unlimited design subscription for app and web UI/UX design requirements, providing companies with a fixed-rate subscription of $2,500 per month to outsource their design requirements without laborious scope mapping conversations, long briefs, and extensive hiring processes.

SHUBHAM started Anytime Design about 2 years ago
SHUBHAM grew the business to $2.5K/month
It cost SHUBHAM $10000 to start the business
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