37 Agency Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

37 Agency Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a agency business in 2022? Finding the best agency business idea may seem overwhelming.

We put together 37 of the best agency business ideas you can start today.

For each business idea, we'll show you real-world examples of other agency businesses to help you see what it takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a travel agency ($138K/month)

Are you a passionate traveler with entrepreneurial skills? Then starting a travel agency can be a great career choice for you.

As a travel agency, you'll be responsible for linking travelers to providers of all the travel and tourism-related services such as accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, tour guides, local adventure, etc.

Starting an online travel agency is a lot easier than you might think. You'll need to perform market research, get a few necessary certifications (such as your IATA number), study competition, build a website, and do proper marketing.

To maximize earnings, negotiate discounts from the industry service providers, and charge travellers within the market rate

How Much Can You Make?
$1,100 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$16,390
Business model

Case Study

Hey! My name is Marissa Daniels, and I am a millennial travel agent! I began Spread Your Wings Travel in February of 2019. Prior to 2019, I wanted an extra source of income just to have an extra cushion. I did mystery shopping, took surveys online, drove for Postmates and DoorDash, worked at a grocery store, anything I could find for extra money. I also did, and still do Brand Ambassador events as well- but those things didn’t fulfill me. I was doing them to get extra money, but it didn’t have a purpose and it wasn’t paying me as much as I wanted, so I stopped it all and just gave it to God. I let Him handle it.

Spread Your Wings Travel offers all-inclusive vacations (most under $1000 per person), cruises, luxury villas, cabins, domestic travel and more! The main thing that people like about my business is that I have a payment plan option. I like to have that option for them because not everyone is able to pay for a vacation upfront.

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2. Start a shopify ecommerce agency ($175K/month)

A Shopify eCommerce agency is an expert who helps retailers list their products, and target potential customers, enabling the business to achieve its eCommerce goals.

If you are a Shopify expert, you can turn your skills into income by becoming a Shopify eCommerce agency. The Ecommerce agencies offer SEO services, web development or web design, and eCommerce marketing services.

To become a Shopify Ecommerce agency, develop the necessary skills in either SEO, web design and development, or marketing. It would help if you joined an agency for an opportunity to gain the required experience. Then, define your niche, and focus on growing your clientele.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,288
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello, I’m Dan Sheard and I’m the Managing Director of Velstar, a Shopify Plus partner agency based in the UK.

We help direct-to-consumer brands make more money online. We do this using the Shopify platform, building engaging and conversion focussed eCommerce websites mixed with highly effective growth marketing. Since starting Velstar we have seen huge revenue growth year on year of at least 100% every year! We have a team of 15 people and we’re looking to double that within 18 months, eCommerce and our business show no signs of slowing down and we’re going to maximize this opportunity.

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3. Start a zapier consulting agency ($168K/month)

People are buzzing about Zapier and its potential to be a game-changer in the Salesforce ecosystem. So you should get ahead of the curve and start your own Zapier consulting business.

The growth of the internet and technology has made new firms and industries possible. Zapier is an excellent example of how you can be an agent of change that comes with great income potential. Zapier's estimated annual revenue is currently $122.5M per year. Thousands of companies rely on Zapier today for everything from product development and IT operations to marketing, sales, and support.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

A job well done for us is a client that ends up saving a significant chunk of time each day on the boring stuff that comes with running a business.

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4. Start a content marketing agency ($30.3K/month)

Content is the currency of the digital world. Today, more and more businesses need to work with writers and content marketers. If you want to get into these kinds of jobs, you should start a writers' or content marketing agency.

Worldwide content marketing industry revenue was estimated at roughly $66B in 2021. The source projected that it would increase to $76B in 2022 and that it would continue growing over the further years to reach $137B in 2026.

Content marketing will continue to grow in significance with the increased use of digital channels. Therefore, the demand for content marketers is projected to grow by 27% over the next few years.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $125,000/month
Skills

Case Study

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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5. Start a recruiting agency ($270K/month)

The global online recruitment market size was $29B in 2019 and is projected to reach $43B by 2027.

The best way to assess the success of a Recruiting Agency is to review what their clients say about them, and the results which are achieved for those clients.

As a recruiter, you dream of landing your first client, but once you do, you realize it's only the start of what you hope will be a successful business. Have you ever wondered how to start a recruiting agency business? There's so much you can learn from books, but nothing beats getting real-world experience.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $320,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$60,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Sharon Koifman, and I am the president of DistantJob. DistantJob is a unique recruitment agency that specializes in finding remote employees. That means we go all over the world to find outstanding talent who works remotely for our clients.

Our unique approach and model, combined with a commitment to great customer support, has done well for us: we have 3 million dollars in revenue.

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6. Start an online advertising agency ($410K/month)

An online advertising agency provides business owners with a wide range of marketing services to help them reach targeted customers, and increase their product or service sales.

Services offered by online advertising agencies include creating ads, planning marketing campaigns, deciding the best platforms for reaching the target audience, and analyzing performance to help businesses make strategic marketing and advertising decisions.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $1,250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$18,576
Skills

Case Study

Hello, my name is Luis Camacho and I am the founder of Fantôm Agency and also the host of the SaaS AdLab podcast, which is a podcast where I interview SaaS founders to learn more about their story. Fantôm is a digital advertising agency which focuses on helping mid-to-late stage SaaS (software as a service) companies scale through paid advertising channels such as Google, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Fantôm focuses entirely on paid advertising, I guess you could say that’s the bread and butter, it’s what I’m great at but it’s also what I’m most passionate about. There were attempts to enter different service offerings but did not have as much fun doing so. Now when clients have the need for other types of marketing, say, email marketing, I point them to one of my trusted partners who are able to execute and over-deliver on such service for them. Currently, Fantôm is making roughly $8,600 per month overhead is only a couple of hundred dollars per month, about $300, which go towards tools and software needed in order to provide the best possible results for clients.

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7. Start a SEO agency ($1.19M/month)

An SEO agency is a company that provides search engine optimization services to businesses. The function of an SEO agency is to help businesses rank higher in the search engines through organic or paid means.

SEO is a rapidly growing industry, with experts across all aspects of the field already making six-figure incomes and expecting to see these earnings grow dramatically over the next few years.  Getting into SEO today, before it gets too saturated, will allow you to establish a strong base in a new career, with a great chance for success.

It's easier than ever to start your SEO agency. The tools are there, and the competition isn't as stiff as it used to be. If you're considering starting an SEO or digital marketing agency, it might be a good idea to learn how other digital agencies succeed.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $10,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,712
Time To Revenue
390 days

Case Study

My name is Chris Dreyer and I’m the CEO/Founder of Rankings.io, LLC. My company is a hyper-focused SEO (search engine optimization) agency; we help elite personal injury law firms dominate first page rankings.

In 2018, we were #858 in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America. Our revenue is just under $300,000 per month and we’re on pace for another record-breaking year.

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8. Start a surprise travel agency ($168K/month)

Are you looking for a scalable side hustle idea and one that allows you some flexibility? A surprise travel agency is a good option that will enable you to choose a friendly niche market. Besides, a surprise travel agency lets you gain exposure and experience, while it is an opportunity with unlimited income potential. If you love sharing travel recommendations and always find the best local spots when you visit a new city, this will be ideal for you.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $450,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$250
Time To Revenue
180 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 7 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Case Study

Hello! My name is Charlotte Curry McGhee and I started Whisked Away Surprise Travel. Whisked Away saves travelers from hours of planning and overwhelm, giving them the curated surprise trip of their dreams!

Since starting the business in March of 2017, I’ve seen revenue grow exponentially each year, with many clients booking their second surprise trips with Whisked Away within months (or weeks!) of returning.

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9. Start a PPC agency ($23.5K/month)

Paid search marketing is an effective way for brands to generate qualified leads and a high return on investment. So it's no surprise businesses are looking for PPC agencies to set up marketing campaigns.

PPC agencies manage internet pay-per-click advertising campaigns that include strategy, design, implementation, SEO, and analysis of ads performance.

PPC professional is a highly sought-after role. 45% of small businesses use PPC advertising. Besides, PPC is a huge business driver for 74% of brands. According to statistics, the global PPC Software market will reach a CAGR of 7.68% within a decade.

Starting a PPC advertising business can be lucrative. f you are planning to start a PPC agency, take AdWords and Bing Ads certifications, and choose a niche.

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $350,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,795
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi everybody, my name is Gabriele Contilli and I am the co-founder of Rocket PPC - a Pay per Click agency based in Italy with a highly-experienced team of specialists.

Our main KPI, however, was the churn rate of our clients: we were willing to keep it as low as possible, in order to keep growing on solid basis year over year. After the first 12 months, we only lost 10% of our clients due to internal changes and not to our errors or fault. I this way we were able to plan a second year with a +50% in revenues that drove us in the 30k/monthly revenue range.

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10. Start a branding agency ($23.3K/month)

A branding agency helps create, develop, maintain and improve brands. The role of branding agencies is to create, plan, measure, and manage branding strategies for clients to support them in advertising and other promotions.

Business branding has always been a vital part of a business. With branding, businesses reach more customers daily and stay relevant to their existing customers. As companies compete to get more customers and remain relevant, there is a high demand for branding solutions.

Starting a branding agency can be a profitable and satisfying business venture. To start a branding agency, you must be able to weave together disparate pieces of data and information into compelling narratives so you can help a business convey its story or express its unique values and culture.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$15,913
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

I am a brand stylist, designer and speaker, and founder of ELVA LI Brand.Style.Design, a boutique branding house helping lady bosses feel confident online and land high-end clients through luxury branding and website design.

With a background in Business and Finance for 10 years, I have combined my creative flair with my business savviness to help female entrepreneurs bring their visions to life and turn their ideas to a premium brand. Everything I do exudes style, elegance and timelessness, because these are a necessity, not a luxury. I have been featured on LadyBoss Asia, This Women Can and have been seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, etc.

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11. Start an amazon service agency ($31.5K/month)

Amazon service agency works for sellers who lack experience and resources, helping them create, optimize, and execute product listings and storefronts to achieve their business goals and objectives.

Amazon agency can provide complete amazon management or selected services, where the agency will assist amazon sellers on a few things like amazon advertising campaigns. Therefore, the amazon service agency is similar to a digital marketing company.

Starting an amazon service agency is a massive and lucrative business opportunity. To be successful, you must put in hard work, research, dedication, and an adequate budget. By working hard and researching, you can maximize your potential to start and build a successful business.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $958,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,525
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Michael Maher and I run a service agency that helps brands to grow their businesses on Amazon. Our entire business is managing the entire Amazon channel for brands so they can focus on growing the brand as a whole.

We are currently growing all of our clients and with that, along with the new clients we’ve taken on, we’re averaging $25,000 a month in revenue, on track to grow 300% and are incredibly profitable. 2020, despite coming with a pandemic, has been a great year for our business.

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12. Start a growth agency ($25K/month)

A growth agency helps businesses achieve revenue growth objectives by following a core strategy that involves marketing, sales enablement, technology, and growth hacking. Unlike traditional marketing agencies, growth agencies influence more than marketing KPIs and can even influence product development and service offering.

The demand for growth agency services is high among the brand owners who understand if they stay small and stagnant, they risk losing clients.

Therefore, starting a growth agency is a fulfilling experience and an opportunity to make money. To start your own agency, focus on hiring available employees to help you in the management of various business aspects.

Some skills you may need to run a successful growth agency include editorial skills, graphics design, content creation, SEO, social media management, marketing, etc.

To ensure you run a successful agency, focus on creating a strong company culture and team bonding. Remember, clients are impatient, and so you must be ready to provide answers and services promptly.

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,212
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mahsun Avci! I'm the founder of Avci ApS. At a fairly young age (15) I decided to start my own business. An online marketing agency, where we help businesses grow their bottom line through paid traffic and sales funnels. By taking a holistic approach to business, we make comprehensive online strategies that take our clients from their current situation to their desired situation.

After streamlining the process and consistently getting great client results, I knew I was on to something. I not only mastered Facebook ads, but I learned everything I could about personal branding and making it an asset.

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13. Start a social media marketing agency ($317K/month)

Whether you want to clear your utility bills, finance your college education or save for a vacation, a social media marketing agency is one of the best ways to earn extra income. The advantage is that you do not need to commit so much time to automate using social media marketing tools. All you need to do is develop a good social media marketing strategy that will enable you to serve customers efficiently. Besides, you need to create an agency portfolio to market your services to target customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $2,400,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 30 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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14. Start a podcast agency ($17K/month)

A podcast agency builds and promotes podcasts for other businesses. The podcast agencies develop strategies for making the client's podcast a success.

If you plan to start your own podcast agency, you may offer full podcast services or identify a niche and focus on it. Options include:

  • Podcast production agency - Creates audio content for podcasts
  • Podcast advertising agency - Advertise on podcasts
  • Podcast editing agencies - Edit podcast episodes
  • Podcast marketing agencies - Build podcasts to market the business or market businesses through other podcasts.
  • Podcast booking agencies - Booking podcasts guests.
  • Podcast promotion agency - Promote podcasts.

Building and growing a podcast requires some level of skills and expertise that many businesses may lack. Thus, they hire a podcast agency to help in all or particular aspects of podcast building and marketing.

How Much Can You Make?
$17,000/month
Skills

Case Study

My name is Tom Hunt and we start and grow the world's most profitable podcasts at Fame.

We currently run this process for 10 clients and make approximately $17k per month.

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15. Start an ecommerce marketing agency ($62.2K/month)

Ecommerce agencies help online sellers achieve their eCommerce business goals through creative, technology, and marketing skills.

Hiring an eCommerce agency enables online sellers to start an eCommerce business or grow an existing one without employing full-time staff.

The eCommerce industry is often changing, and online sellers must match the current trends or risk being paced out by the competition. Balancing between production, launching creative services, and working on growing their eCommerce brands can be extremely difficult. Thus, the brands have no other option than hire eCommerce agencies.

Starting an eCommerce agency can be a profitable and fulfilling business opportunity. If you plan to state your eCommerce agency, educate yourself on the current trends and focus on building digital skills. You may focus on a particular niche or offer end-to-end services to your customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $8,300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,477
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hey everyone, my name is Iman Gadzhi! I am the founder of two core businesses: IAG Media and Grow Your Agency. The former is my B2B social media marketing agency (SMMA) where I deploy strategic marketing campaigns for global clients. The latter is my education company where I teach entrepreneurs how to start and scale a profitable SMMA with the course Agency Incubator.

My primary product is my online course. It’s an industry-leading and comprehensive course on how to create an SMMA business from scratch. So far, it has been my life’s work because so much has gone into it. I have a team that helps me do this, and I really enjoy helping my students become financially independent. My typical customers are self-starters fed up with the college route. They want to experiment with a proven online business model. In only two years, I’ve made over $1.2M in profit. Over 45 of my students make over six figures with their SMMA, and over 300 students have quit their regular jobs.

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16. Start a digital agency ($180K/month)

A digital agency's task is to make a business reach its advertising, marketing, or technology-related goals. Anyone with enough passion and determination can start and run a profitable digital marketing agency. With the right skill set, the right tools, and the right mindset you can start a successful digital agency.

The global digital agency market reached a value of nearly $305B in 2020. The future growth prospects of the digital agency market are projected to be high due to the rising population of people consuming and creating content through digital channels.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $43,700,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$30,999
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

I am Hailey Brooke McFadden and I was a 4 season starter on the volleyball team at Wake Forest University, captain, and libero my senior year. I was a 4x Academic All-ACC honoree and 3x Dean’s list honoree and graduated from Wake Forest in 3.5 years with a BA in communication with a minor in film studies.

I wanted to make a company that knew how to market to women and also cultivated a culture internally that respects women and give them a chance to thrive. Ironically, PMM now works with several companies whose target audience is male and we have still been able to crush it!

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17. Start a staffing agency ($245K/month)

A staffing agency acts as the intermediary between employees and employers. The staffing agencies help match qualified employees with the right employers. With many growing businesses still cautious about increasing in-house talent, starting a staffing agency could be a profitable business opportunity.

The employer contacts a staffing agency and provides a detailed job description for the role they plan to fill. The staffing agency then creates the job on their website, or they might reach the qualified staff in their database, asking them to apply for the role. Candidates apply for the position, and the staffing agency schedules interviews to vet the potential candidates. The employer will make the final hiring decision.

Staffing agencies make money by charging job candidates or employers a markup fee.

To start a staffing agency, choose the right niche, know your startup costs, and get legally covered. Ensure you have all licenses and the permits and take out insurance.

How Much Can You Make?
$170,000 — $12,583,333/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Eddie Edwards Jr., Owner, Founder, and CEO of COCHHBHA ENTERPRISES INC also known as CEI Staffing of Sunrise Florida. CEI is a temporary Staffing Agency that provides employment solutions for local Government as well as the Private Sector.

CEI Staffing opened its doors in 2004. Initially opening as a home-based business with a revenue of approximately twenty thousand dollars its first year and developing into a small business with revenue upwards of 2 million in the last fiscal year.

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18. Start a website building agency ($150K/month)

Starting a website building agency is a smart career move. Why not own your time and leverage your skills? Building websites is where the money is at. You can earn 5-figures a week with just one client.

The global website building market size to grow from $7 billion in 2021 to $14.3 billion by 2026. A site-building business allows you to start your own business at home. Building websites for yourself and others is a great way to create a passive income stream that can be very rewarding to own.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $1,183,333/month
Skills

Case Study

I’m Ty Fujimura, Founder, and CEO of Cantilever Web Design and Development. We work with clients from the International Monetary Fund and IBM to local small businesses and startups. They come to us because they are looking for superior results from their websites, and we deliver that by providing their visitors with an outstanding experience and giving them a reason to come back.

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19. Start an insurance agency

Are you hoping to start an agency in the service industry? How about starting your own insurance agency?

In the past decade, the insurance industry contributed more to the US GDP than banks for the first time. Insurance statistics show that the industry has been pretty good lately, and the trend is not slowing anytime soon. Factors driving growth in the insurance sector include sustained economic growth, better interest rates, and greater investment income. Besides, insurance companies adopted investments in technological and operational efficiencies during the pandemic, a move that has helped the industry thrive.

Perhaps you are an insurance agent wanting to quit a 9 to 5 job and start a new chapter of self-employment. Or maybe you are considering a career change and seeing potential in the insurance industry. Whatever the reason for wanting to start an insurance agency, it can be a great idea.

However, building an insurance agency is no small task. Ensure you have enough equity and get ready to work hard and make smart decisions.

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Case Study

I’m Fabien from FAB FRENCH INSURANCE. I run an insurance brokerage agency in the South West region of France. We sell insurance for the English-speaking community living in France, mostly insurance for VISAS (or residency applications) and also provide car insurance, as well as home and content policies. Basically, we smooth out the administrative challenges of living the French dream. Although we’re based in France we provide a 100% English service.

As with any start-up, you have to be “the squid of all trades” (I just made this one up but let’s pretend it’s a French saying), and be prepared to put in the hours!

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20. Start a VR based marketing agency

Are you enthusiastic about applying new and emerging technologies to improve business processes? If yes, you can turn your passion into a profitable venture by investing in VR-based marketing.

Virtual reality marketing involves brands promoting themselves and their products using virtual and augmented reality technology. VR-based marketing allows brands to craft experiences, engage consumers, and encourage conversion in exciting ways.

Given the potential VR-marketing offers businesses, its demand has multiplied over the past years. Thus, starting a VR-based marketing agency can be a fun and profitable venture.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$3,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Joshua Hurley, and I am the owner of 930TECH, a company that provides businesses with digital marketing and technology solutions. My company and I reside in Knoxville, TN. I have lived and worked in East Tennessee all of my life.

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21. Start an entertainment booking agency

Are you passionate about the entertainment industry and interested in turning your passion into a profitable business? How about launching your own entertainment booking business?

An entertainment booking agency helps entertainers get gigs. Simply put, an entertainment booking agency works with performers and those who need entertainers. The agency socializes and builds relationships with the owners and managers of establishments featuring live acts.

If starting your entertainment booking agency, find a specialty area and build a list of entertainers you can work with. Market your business and focus on networking so you maximize market reach.

How Much Can You Make?
$108,000/month
Skills

Case Study

I’m Natasha Miller- raised in Des Moines, Iowa but high-tailed it out of there as soon as I could at the age of 23. I thought I’d be a performer only - a classical violinist and jazz vocalist, but as it turns out those careers might have been the catalyst for where I am today.

  • Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Entrepreneur Magazine 360 List “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”
  • San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 “Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area”
  • Special Event Top 50 Event Planners in the World

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22. Start an event management agency

The event management agency oversees all logistics leading up to and during an event, whether a conference, a wedding, or an organized gathering. The event management agency executes the event plans by managing staff, finances, and vendor relationships.

The demand for event management services will grow by 18 percent in a few years. If you love organizing parties and corporate events, an event management agency could be your best business. The event management business has huge earning potential, provides you with networking opportunities, and builds your creative skills.

To start your own event management business, gain event planning skills and experience, and determine your event planning market or the target audience. To increase business success potential, develop an expansive network and staffing resources.

How Much Can You Make?
$108,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Skills

Case Study

I’m Natasha Miller- raised in Des Moines, Iowa but high-tailed it out of there as soon as I could at the age of 23. I thought I’d be a performer only - a classical violinist and jazz vocalist, but as it turns out those careers might have been the catalyst for where I am today.

  • Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Entrepreneur Magazine 360 List “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”
  • San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 “Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area”
  • Special Event Top 50 Event Planners in the World

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23. Start an identity theft protection agency

Hackers and cybercriminals can find social security numbers, social media profiles, credit card numbers, bank account information, and more details. Identity theft is a significant problem for consumers, so the services of an identity theft protection agency are in high demand.

An identity theft protection service monitors websites and databases for signs of your personal information such as driver’s license number, medical ID, and bank account numbers.

How Much Can You Make?
$833,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,000
Skills

Case Study

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24. Start a real estate marketing agency

If you're a marketing whiz, starting your own real estate marketing agency could be the perfect business idea for you. As a real estate marketing agency, you'll be responsible for creating and executing marketing campaigns for clients in the real estate industry. This could include tasks like developing marketing materials, managing social media accounts, and conducting market research.

To be successful in this business, you'll need to have strong marketing and people skills. You'll also need to be comfortable working with a variety of clients. If you have these skills, starting your own real estate marketing agency can be a great way to make money in the real estate industry.

The salaries for those in the Real Estate Marketing industry are varied. The average earnings hover around ₹21lakhs, but can reach up to 50 lakh rupees depending on your qualifications and experience level.

The current trend of people searching for properties online is making the real estate marketing agency more popular than ever. In order to market a property effectively online, real estate agents need to work with a marketing agency that knows how to do just that. This trend is only expected to continue, so now is a great time to get involved in the real estate marketing business!

This is a great business idea for those with strong marketing skills. You can work with a variety of clients, which can be great for networking and building your business.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,833
Skills

Case Study

My name is Haley Ingram and I created Coffee and Contracts, the go-to marketing toolkit for real estate professionals.

As a child, I loved art and selling things! I held art shows in my bedroom and made my family purchase my work (only for their pocket change). I once sold a painted rock to a passerby at a yard sale. In high school, I sold graphic design t-shirts as a fundraiser. They weren’t good, but my friends showed their support anyway!

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25. Start a human resource recruitment agency

A recruitment agency is a company that finds people looking for candidates and matches them with job vacancies on behalf of the employer.

When a company enlists the services of a recruitment agency, it pays the recruiting consultancy a fee to cover the initial search for candidates. Recruitment agencies have become popular because of their potential to access the best job-seekers and because they save companies time, helping them fill positions faster.

To start a recruitment agency, choose an area of expertise, create a recruitment agency where job seekers can submit their CVs and advertise or market your services to companies.

Average Initial Investment
$1,250
Skills

26. Start a golf advertising agency

Are you a professional marketer looking for a profitable niche? How about starting your golf advertising agency?

A golf advertising agency offers its clients access to millions of golfers through integrated digital marketing expertise and a strong relationship with leading influencers. Your golf marketing agency will be responsible for creating targeted, compelling branded content to seed with relevant media outlets and maximize digital exposure for their clients.

Your target market will be golf course owners, manufacturers and retailers, and golf gear companies.

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