The side hustle with 1M monthly visitors

The side hustle with 1M monthly visitors

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The king of windows ecommerce

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This is our best story of the week. It's going to blow your mind.

In 1999, with just $3000 and zero ecommerce experience, Kyle created the first version of his business, grew it to $2M/year, and sold it. A few years later, started a new company and made it even bigger reaching almost $40M per year in revenue!

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What's the best subscription box for X?

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Hot sauce, vegan, barbecue,... that's a question many people have. Because they want to make sure they always get the best.

And Adam built a business around that. He tries all the subscription boxes and ranks them. Does it sound like something you could do?

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100 profitable one-person business ideas [Real examples]

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Can't find a business partner? Want to start something on your own?

Although starting a business on your own can be challenging, there are always benefits to going at it alone, such as:

  • Keep things simple -- It's just you starting out with no dependants, no complexity.
  • It's cheaper -- You can start with little or now money, and even while you have a full-time job.
  • Your own style -- You make the rules, the culture, the hours, everything --- it's just you.
  • 100% equity -- The startup is 100% yours.

We went through our database of successful businesses and found the best examples of solo founders.

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From side hustle to 10K/month

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The secret? This blogger actually has a degree in Economics and an MBA, which totally sets him apart from other blogs. A great way to put your knowledge to work is to create content (blog, courses, ebooks,...). Sam has done it I can assure you he doesn't miss his old job one bit.

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Continue exploring Starter Story

1. I left my dead-end job and now I make $30K/month writing software reviews

2. A $420K/year SEO tool that uses gamification to help users

3. Growing website traffic thanks to TikTok

4. From freelance to starting a $95K/month software house

5. A 900% growth business that sells used machinery

6. I make $480K/year creating explainer videos for Shell, Visa, Panasonic, League of Legends, and more

7. We raised $45K to create a better solution to cure hangovers

8. My $2.4M/year software "hacks" people's DNA to extend their lives

9. Our $480K/year solution can tell if people like your website


Looking for a job, or some work on the side?

Get your feet wet before you take the plunge into founder life.

Many of the companies we interview are hiring in operations, design, marketing, engineering, and more...

Check out our jobs portal for all new opportunities - new jobs are added every day!

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Thanks for reading.

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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