45 Absentee Owner Business Ideas For 2022

45 Absentee Owner Business Ideas For 2022

If you are looking to start an absentee owner business idea to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting an absentee owner business, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a karaoke bar business

How Much Can You Make?
$12,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful karaoke bar business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a karaoke bar business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a karaoke bar business ➜

Case Study

We are Kelli Bielema & Vanessa Resler and we run The AirScream, a mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream located in Seattle, WA. The AirScream is an experience like no other where we bring the trailer to your special event, park it & let the party ignite! Our customers are marketing and brand specialists who want a unique activation at their events that bring people together. We also work with event planners who plan corporate parties as well as private social celebrations like birthday parties and weddings.

We are new to the market and are slowly scaling up as we get comfortable with our processes so we can perfect everything before we debut to the public. Currently, we are operating focus groups with event planners & vendors, our friends & family and with upcoming pop-up events at select locations where we truly will experience The AirScream in the wild.

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2. Start a photo booth business ($5M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,000
Skills

Examples of a successful photo booth business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a photo booth business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a photo booth business ➜

Case Study

Hi guys! I’m Scott McInnes, founder of TapSnap, a photo booth company with franchised locations in most major cities in the United States and Canada as well as Sydney, Australia. Our flagship product is our TS-42, an open-air photo booth that features a giant 42-inch touch screen and a high quality DSLR camera for fantastic image quality.

We launched TapSnap in 2012, and within a few years grew to over 100 franchised locations in North America. Our photo booths are used at over 10,000 events every year, for everything from a wedding for a few hours to a multi-day conference, or a 40 city movie premiere.

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3. Start a VR escape room

Examples of a successful VR escape room:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a VR escape room:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a VR escape room ➜

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4. Start a banquet hall rental business

Examples of a successful banquet hall rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a banquet hall rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a banquet hall rental business ➜

5. Start a drive-in movie theater

Examples of a successful drive-in movie theater:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drive-in movie theater:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drive-in movie theater ➜

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6. Start a bounce house business

Examples of a successful bounce house business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bounce house business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bounce house business ➜

7. Start a golf course business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful golf course business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a golf course business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a golf course business ➜

Case Study

My name is Sully, and I am the proud founder of BombTech Golf. My team and I sell premium golf clubs direct-to-consumer.

  • I currently work 2-4 hours a week on BombTech Golf and have successfully been able to get myself out of working "in" the business and now work “on” the business.

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8. Start a private ambulance services business

Examples of a successful private ambulance services business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a private ambulance services business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a private ambulance services business ➜

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9. Start a property flipping business

Examples of a successful property flipping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a property flipping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a property flipping business ➜

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10. Start a foreign currency exchange business

Examples of a successful foreign currency exchange business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a foreign currency exchange business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a foreign currency exchange business ➜

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11. Start an oil tank farming business

Examples of a successful oil tank farming business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a oil tank farming business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an oil tank farming business ➜

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12. Start a dairy farming business

Examples of a successful dairy farming business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dairy farming business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dairy farming business ➜

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13. Start a tent rental business

Examples of a successful tent rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tent rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tent rental business ➜

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14. Start a personal concierge business

Examples of a successful personal concierge business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a personal concierge business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a personal concierge business ➜

15. Start a paint and sip studio business

Examples of a successful paint and sip studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a paint and sip studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a paint and sip studio business ➜

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16. Start a hedge funds investment business

Examples of a successful hedge funds investment business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hedge funds investment business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Start a mortgage brokerage business

How Much Can You Make?
$80,000 — $17,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,000
Skills

Examples of a successful mortgage brokerage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mortgage brokerage business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mortgage brokerage business ➜

Case Study

Hi reader! My name is Alex Leduc and I’m the Founder and CEO of Perch. We’re a real estate tech company based in Toronto, Canada and we offer our service to all provinces across the country. At Perch, our mission is to empower Canadians to make more informed decisions about their real estate. We love helping buyers become homeowners, and helping homeowners optimize their finances and grow their wealth.

The average Perch user saves $1,500 per year on their mortgage, compared to going with a bank. Perch has recently raised $1 million in seed round funding and was recently selected to join the 2022 REACH Canada accelerator program, operated by Second Century Ventures, the strategic investment arm of the National Association of Realtors®.

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18. Start a co-working space rental business ($3.6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$133,416
Skills

Examples of a successful co-working space rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a co-working space rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a co-working space rental business ➜

Case Study

I’m Lucas Seyhun. I’m the founder of one of the earliest New York City coworking spaces, The Farm Soho, established in 2014. Unlike most of our competitors (don’t want to give any names), we adopted the affordable workspace model which became our fuel both before and during the pandemic.

Now we cater to all these as well as established businesses discovering the agility and cost-effectiveness of flexible office space rental as opposed to conventional long leases; and also to event organizers in need of unique spaces backed up by expert support.

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19. Buy a towing truck

Examples of a successful towing truck :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a towing truck :

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a towing truck ➜

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20. Start a party bus business

Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful party bus business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a party bus business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a party bus business ➜

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21. Start a car rental business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $583,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Skills

Examples of a successful car rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a car rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car rental business ➜

Case Study

We are Taylor Hood and Gretchen Bayless, founders of ROAMERICA. A company that specializes in adventure vehicles, including 4wd campervans.

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22. Start a network marketing business

Examples of a successful network marketing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a network marketing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a network marketing business ➜

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23. Start a transport and logistics business

How Much Can You Make?
$125,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Examples of a successful transport and logistics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transport and logistics business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transport and logistics business ➜

Case Study

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24. Start a cooking gas station business

Examples of a successful cooking gas station business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cooking gas station business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cooking gas station business ➜

25. Start a billboard and outdoor advertising business

Examples of a successful billboard and outdoor advertising business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a billboard and outdoor advertising business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a billboard and outdoor advertising business ➜

26. Start a dance studio

How Much Can You Make?
$8,400 — $40,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$150,000
Skills

Examples of a successful dance studio:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dance studio:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dance studio ➜

Case Study

I am Bryan Greene, I own and started The LOOK Fitness in Newport Beach, California.

The LOOK Fitness is currently making $53,000 per month and growing monthly, fighting back from the hardships we've endured. We moved from our original location as we outgrew our first location and survived a drawn-out build-out that was supposed to take only two months, which took one year and eight months, and COVID in Southern California with some of the most strict closures.

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27. Start a home staging service

How Much Can You Make?
$1,700,000/month
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful home staging service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home staging service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home staging service ➜

Case Study

The star of HGTV's 'Staged to Perfection' spent 18 years working as a screenwriter, but her career path was completely unscripted.

  • In 1998, Meredith Baer offered to renovate her friend's home that has been on the market unsold for over a year. With her own furniture and potted plants, she decorated the place and showed buyers how they can live in this space. The house was sold for $500,000 and with this, her journey as a home stager began.
  • Soon brokers started reaching out to her and she was flooded with projects staging numerous properties. This is how her company Meridith Baer & Associates was born.
  • In 2012, she renamed her company Meridith Baer Home.
  • Her company touched new heights year after year and she expanded her business from California to Connecticut, New York, Florida, San Francisco, Las Vegas and to global locations like Cabo San Lucas.

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Read the full story on entrepreneur.com ➜

28. Start a television station business

Examples of a successful television station business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a television station business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a television station business ➜

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29. Start a wi-fi hotspot service business

Examples of a successful wi-fi hotspot service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wi-fi hotspot service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wi-fi hotspot service business ➜

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30. Start a serviced office leasing business

Examples of a successful serviced office leasing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a serviced office leasing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a serviced office leasing business ➜

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31. Start a student hostel business

Examples of a successful student hostel business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a student hostel business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a student hostel business ➜

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32. Start a science and technology park business

Examples of a successful science and technology park business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a science and technology park business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a science and technology park business ➜

33. Start a self storage business

Examples of a successful self storage business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self storage business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self storage business ➜

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34. Start a sandwich and salad delivery business

Examples of a successful sandwich and salad delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sandwich and salad delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sandwich and salad delivery business ➜

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35. Start a transitional housing business

Examples of a successful transitional housing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transitional housing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transitional housing business ➜

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36. Start an apartment rental business

Average Initial Investment
$109,000
Skills

Examples of a successful apartment rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a apartment rental business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an apartment rental business ➜

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37. Start a stone quarry business

Examples of a successful stone quarry business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stone quarry business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stone quarry business ➜

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38. Start an aquarium house business ($69.6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$1
Skills

Examples of a successful aquarium house business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aquarium house business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aquarium house business ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Larry McGee, and I own a company called Aquatic Designs, Inc. I design, sell, install, and maintain fish aquariums in restaurants, hospitals, medical offices, and any other business imaginable. I service aquariums in the central Arkansas area and travel the state doing aquarium system repair at big box pet stores.

Triple 200 Gallon Aquariums in a Restaurant/See behind the wall of these tanks

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39. Start a real estate wholesaling business

Examples of a successful real estate wholesaling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate wholesaling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a real estate wholesaling business ➜

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40. Start an uber driver business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful uber driver business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a uber driver business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an uber driver business ➜

Case Study

My name is Albert Williams. I am the President and CEO of The Best Deal Group of Companies. located in the Boogie Down Bronx. Best Deal is a transportation company, who specializes in local community transportation, Corporate Transportation as well as Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

Below is a picture of our cars gathered to pick up 30+ passengers for one of corporate accounts

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41. Start a security guard business

Examples of a successful security guard business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security guard business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security guard business ➜

42. Start a private hostel business

Examples of a successful private hostel business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a private hostel business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a private hostel business ➜

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43. Start a taxi cab business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful taxi cab business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a taxi cab business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a taxi cab business ➜

Case Study

My name is Albert Williams. I am the President and CEO of The Best Deal Group of Companies. located in the Boogie Down Bronx. Best Deal is a transportation company, who specializes in local community transportation, Corporate Transportation as well as Non Emergency Medical Transportation (NEMT).

Below is a picture of our cars gathered to pick up 30+ passengers for one of corporate accounts

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44. Start a sports radio station

Examples of a successful sports radio station:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sports radio station:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sports radio station ➜

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45. Start a RV park business

Examples of a successful RV park business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a RV park business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a RV park business ➜

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