30 AI Based Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

30 AI Based Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a ai business in 2021?

We put together 30 of the best ai businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a virtual assistant business ($12K/year)

Julmar Grace Locsin from Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines started FVA Business Consultancy ago, a virtual assistant business.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 14
  • Location: Davao City, Davao del Sur, Philippines

Ten years ago, my husband and I were working in an office set-up. Due to a mix of struggles experienced, my husband and I decided to quit our job and transition into freelancing. The transition phase was difficult since we didn't have the facilities needed like a computer and internet connection. We worked in an internet cafe for the first month of our freelancing career until we bought our personal computer and had our internet connection.

We had experience downtime in our new career at first, but we grow and learn from our mistakes as we go along. Freelancing changed the quality of our lives, our family, and so with our marriage. We embrace these benefits to realize that if mothers can work at home, they can earn while taking care of their family.

Another thing is the overseas workers. They have been working far from their family to make a living. Those who are exhausted and feel unproductive because of many circumstances like long hours of commute eat a lot of their time, endangering their work-life balance. These are a few of our realizations why we come up with putting Filipino Virtual Assistance. Because we know how difficult it is to work far from our family, we want to empower Filipino families, one freelancer at a time. We want to provide our graduates an avenue to earn dollars at their homes' comfort, without the hassle of traffic, toxicity of the environment, and an excellent opportunity for those who never got the chance to go to College.

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2. Start an iot startup ($96K/year)

Craig Rabin from Seattle, Washington, USA started The Airhook about 7 years ago, a IoT startup.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

The idea for The Airhook came from a flight I was taking, and I was wearing a sport coat for a meeting I was to attend after landing.

I asked the flight attendant if they had a place to hang it… it was full. I thought about putting my coat in the overhead bin but didn’t want it to get wrinkled. So, I wore my coat and was incredibly uncomfortable the entire flight. At some point as I was staring forward, I began to think I could create a hook for the tray table to hang my coat on. Nothing special, just a simple hook that worked with the tray table closed.

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3. Start an AI tax return service business

Examples of a successful AI tax return service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI tax return service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an AI tax return service business ➜

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4. Start an augmented reality based jewellery store app business

Examples of a successful augmented reality based jewellery store app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a augmented reality based jewellery store app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an augmented reality based jewellery store app business ➜

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5. Start an on-device recognition tool business

Examples of a successful on-device recognition tool business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a on-device recognition tool business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start an online recruiting automation business

Examples of a successful online recruiting automation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online recruiting automation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start a cyber security apps business

Examples of a successful cyber security apps business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start an e-learning apps business

Examples of a successful e-learning apps business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-learning apps business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start an auto-generating report business

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto-generating report business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a cloud-based attendance app business

Examples of a successful cloud-based attendance app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cloud-based attendance app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a subscription based delivery app business

Examples of a successful subscription based delivery app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a subscription based delivery app business:

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12. Start a vulnerability prediction app business

Examples of a successful vulnerability prediction app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vulnerability prediction app business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start an AI personal shopper business

Examples of a successful AI personal shopper business:

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

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14. Start a roadside breakdown or car accident app business

Examples of a successful roadside breakdown or car accident app business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a roadside breakdown or car accident app business:

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15. Start an AI online poker playing business

Examples of a successful AI online poker playing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI online poker playing business:

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16. Start an AI butler business ($60K/year)

Examples of a successful AI butler business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI butler business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Jed Macosko's story on creating AcademicInfluence.com a read:

Hi, I’m Prof. Jed Macosko, and I have the privilege of telling the story of how AcademicInfluence.com got started. I serve as president and academic director under the capable leadership of our CEO, Wayne Downs, and alongside an incredible team that includes Prof. Robert Marks, Drs. Winston Ewert, Brian Carlson, and James Barham, and Dave Tomar, Jenn Finley, and Dan Edelen. Our website helps parents and students find colleges that are a good fit. But more importantly, we strive to connect learners to leaders, which is why a large portion of our site is devoted to highlighting the works and lives of influential people.

We launched the current version of our website in August 2020, and as of the time of this writing in August 2021, our traffic, as measured by SEMrush, has grown to over 100,000 organic search visits per month. We monetize by generating leads for universities and college consultants and by licensing our proprietary ranking algorithm to other sites.

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Jed Macosko, on starting AcademicInfluence.com ($5,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start an AI farm management business

Examples of a successful AI farm management business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI farm management business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an AI farm management business ➜

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18. Start an AI business analysis service

Examples of a successful AI business analysis service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI business analysis service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start an AI logistics & supply chain management business

Examples of a successful AI logistics & supply chain management business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI logistics & supply chain management business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an AI logistics & supply chain management business ➜

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20. Start an AI marketing agency ($6M/year)

Examples of a successful AI marketing agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI marketing agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Eric Berman's story on creating Brandetize a read:

I'm Eric Berman, and when I look back on my career, I have been an entrepreneur since the beginning. After graduating from college, I was always finding myself in the middle of starting businesses and, over time, getting more enamored with taking an idea and building a business from it.

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Eric Berman, on starting Brandetize ($500,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start an AI based content creation business

Examples of a successful AI based content creation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based content creation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Tanmay Ratnaparkhe's story on creating Predis a read:

We are a team of three. This is my second venture. The first one was a tech company in the F&B space and got acquired by the largest digital products company in India. The other 2 co-founders are alumni of the prestigious Indian Institute Of Technology-Roorkee and have rich data science research experience and have participated and won various AI/ML competitions on global platforms including Kaggle and Analytics Vidhya.

The unique thing about us is that All current Social Media tools are post-facto. They either help in scheduling or show like/impression-based analytics after a post is published. We are trying to predict how a post will perform (engagement) and suggest improvements to improve that before a post is published. This is radically different than all other Social Media Tools.

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Tanmay Ratnaparkhe, on starting Predis ($0/month) full story ➜

22. Start a chatbot development business

Examples of a successful chatbot development business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a chatbot development business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start an AI based retail business

Examples of a successful AI based retail business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based retail business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start an AI based customer support business

Examples of a successful AI based customer support business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based customer support business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start an AI based medical equipment business

Examples of a successful AI based medical equipment business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based medical equipment business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Start an AI based automated data entry tool business ($480K/year)

Examples of a successful AI based automated data entry tool business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based automated data entry tool business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an AI based automated data entry tool business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sylvestre Dupont's story on creating Parseur a read:

Hi there! My name is Sylvestre Dupont and I’m the co-founder of Parseur, a data extraction tool. My official title is CEO, while my co-founder Sylvain is the CTO. We're only a 3-person company, so those titles might be a little over the top though. I’m currently based in the lovely island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and Sylvain is located in Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps.

Launched in 2017, Parseur’s revenue has grown to over $40k per month. We’re 100 percent bootstrapped, with no outside investment.

https://youtu.be/PZK-GLoZDYU

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Sylvestre Dupont, on starting Parseur ($40,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a natural language processing business

Examples of a successful natural language processing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a natural language processing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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28. Start a home automation devices business

Examples of a successful home automation devices business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home automation devices business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a home automation devices business ➜

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29. Build an AI based voice and image recognition tool

Examples of a successful AI based voice and image recognition tool:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AI based voice and image recognition tool:

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Examples of a successful finance related robotic process automation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a finance related robotic process automation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a finance related robotic process automation business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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