Beaver Builder Passes $1 Million in Revenue After 2 Years in Business

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Beaver Builder, the drag-and-drop page builder plugin, celebrated two years in business this week. Fastline Media, the parent company, started as a web design agency, but due to the success of their product the team closed down its client services department at the beginning of 2016 to focus 100% on Beaver Builder. After just two years in business, the plugin has passed $1 million in revenue.

Beaver Builder hired its first employee in April, 2015, a year after launching. It now employees four people full-time and a few part-time contractors in addition to its three founders. The plugin recently passed 100,000 active installations between the WordPress.org and commercial versions.

As part of their two year milestone post, the team also announced that it acquired the beaverbuilder.com domain name, which set them back $2,300, according to co-founder Robby McCullough.

“There was a really good salesman for the holding company that we bought it through,” McCullough said. “He convinced me it was a steal. Considering it probably cost ~$10 originally, though, it was a bit of a sting.”

McCullough said that he and his co-founders see Beaver Builder, and other WordPress website builders, as being a bridge between WordPress and its mainstream market competitors like Wix and Weebly.

“This idea came up during Jeff King’s presentation at Pressnomics, as more and more traditional ‘jobs’ become automated and obsolete (think driverless cars/trucks on the horizon),” McCullough said. “More and more people will be forced to start small businesses and create their own opportunities. Along with democratizing publishing, we think WordPress (and the web in general) — hopefully with the help of Beaver Builder — has the opportunity to ‘democratize the workforce.'”

With the $1 million milestone under their belts, McCullough said the Beaver Builder co-founders plan to keep putting food on the table and taking care of customers.

“We’ve made it this far by providing great support and embracing customer feedback,” McCullough said. “We might be in the driver seat, but our customers are the ones laying the track.”

12 Comments


  1. Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for covering this milestone. It’s been an exciting few days here. We’re big fans of the Tavern, and we’re thrilled to see our name in the WordPress Dashboard News. How fun! :)

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  2. Congrats to the Fastline team! In interactions I’ve had with them, they’ve been real pros and Beaver Builder is a great product. They deserve every success.

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  3. Such great news. Beaver Builder is a phenomenal tool and just keeps getting better.

    The way the team look after their fans and supporter sets them apart. I raise my glass to them.

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  4. It might the a very good page builder, but page builders are never the answer. The fact this product successful is actually kind of depressing.

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    1. Page builders are a terrible idea and harm WordPress in the long term as they break content and design separation.

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      1. While we do offer design options within our modules, we try our best to keep that simple and leave the majority of design decisions up to the theme. I think that’s a big part of the reason why we’ve been embraced by developers where other page builders have not.

        Give it a shot (lite version is on w.org) and let us know what we could do better there :) We’re always open to feedback from the community!

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      2. @Peter Shaw,

        I agree 100%!

        At Justin Busa’s suggestion here, I just tried out the free version. Ugh! It’s like going back to using Microsoft Word for wordprocessing. I gave that up years ago because it just encouraged finger-painting, and Beaver Builder is just the same. No thanks!

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  5. Page builders are good for those who love to design and beautify their website with images, videos, sliders and good looking web fonts or custom fonts. But they are seriously not good for those who care about site speed, image optimization, user experience and SEO.

    I am not saying that you should not try page builders, but you should not try them when you know how to make changes to your theme manually.

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    1. WPVKP.
      How does one make changes to their theme manually ?

      What is a good theme to use to make changes to manually?

      Does the Beaver Builder ”blank page” option be good for customizing, image optimization and still be fast ?

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  6. Beaver Builder is truly one of the fantastic page builders I have used till date. The underlying code is solid. They have an extensible and easy to use API for developers to build custom Modules.
    Custom modules make it easier for web developers to build a website for their clients which can be easily managed by an average technical user.

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