7 Wordpress Developer Business Success Stories [2023]

7 Wordpress Developer Business Success Stories [2023]
Start A Wordpress Developer Business

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

1. WP Creative ($1.2M/year)

Nirmal Gyanwali (from Sydney NSW, Australia) started WP Creative over 7 years ago.

$100K / month
2 founders / 22 employees

Case Study

Hi there, My name is Nirmal Gyanwali, and I am the founder of Nirmal Web Studio based in Sydney, Australia.

We have gradually grown from 2 people to 25 global teams aligned with our purpose and vision in these last five years. And the team currently helps more than 100 clients to grow their business and achieve their online goals.


2. 51blocks ($2.52M/year)

Michael Borgelt (from Denver, Colorado, USA) started 51blocks almost 14 years ago.

$210K / month
1 founders / 30 employees

Case Study

Hello, My name is Michael Borgelt and I’m the Founder & Owner of 51Blocks (Est. 2009) and BionicWP (Est. 2020), two agencies focused on helping other agency owner’s offer quality digital marketing and hosting solutions to their clients and small businesses a quality marketing experience.

Since customer service is what we’re most passionate about, we currently have a customer LTV of 2.5+ years (in an industry where it’s 6-9 months) and make 2.6M in annual revenue (216k/mo.).


Learn more about starting a wordpress developer business:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a wordpress developer business?
-> Pros and cons of a wordpress developer business

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established wordpress developer business
-> Marketing ideas for a wordpress developer business

Other resources

-> Wordpress developer business tips

4. Visualmodo ($360K/year)

Visualmodo (from São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil) started Visualmodo about 13 years ago.

$30K / month
2 founders / 3 employees

Case Study

I’m Claudio Pires, co-founder of Visualmodo. With Jared Dias, we started an internet business to sell quality codes and share useful content to let everybody create their online space. Visualmodo started as a WordPress theme development company, but now we do media, content, plugins and are still doing WordPress themes.

We have a 360k business selling themes, plugins, and services and the market is growing, but at the start, we did 1 or 2 sales (of 49USD each) per week and things did take a lot of time to show some results.


5. TRIARE ($300K/year)

Boris Abazher (from Cherkasy, Cherkasy Oblast, Ukraine) started TRIARE ago.

$25K / month
2 founders / 60 employees

Case Study

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.


6. ThriveWP ($57.6K/year)

Gavin Pedley (from Redruth, UK) started ThriveWP over 5 years ago.

$4.8K / month
1 founders / 1 employees

Case Study

Hey! I am Gavin, founder of ThriveWP, a WordPress Maintenance service based in the UK that provides WordPress website management, maintenance, hosting, malware removal and general WordPress support.

If essential maintenance tasks are ignored or attempted without good knowledge, you leave yourself open to being hacked or end up with a broken website. That's where a service like ours comes in.


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