43 Profitable Analytics and Data Mining Business Ideas

43 Profitable Analytics and Data Mining Business Ideas

Seeking to start an analytics and data mining business but not quite sure what to start?



The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.



If you're looking to start your own analytics and data mining business, there are several amazing options you can choose from.



We put a list together below of the most profitable analytics and data mining business ideas you can start today!



Here they are:



1. Create a web development course ($28.2K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $6,000/month
Skills

Ray DelVecchio from Bellmawr, NJ, USA started Website Profit Course over 7 years ago, a web development course.

  • Revenue: $2,350/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Bellmawr, NJ, USA

Case Study

Growing up, I was a computer geek and a good student. My favorite subjects were math and science, which led me to major in computer & electrical engineering. During my senior year, our graduating class met with a professor to discuss our future.

One of the first pieces of advice that has stuck with me is you only own two things on the internet - your website and your email list. Everything else is on someone else’s platform, and you’re at the mercy of their algorithm.

He asked, “who here has a job lined up”? About half the class raised their hand.

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2. Start a customer intelligence analytics business ($10.1M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$13,800 — $840,000/month
Skills

THIERRY GENOYER from started United World Telecom dba Global Call Forwarding about 26 years ago, a customer intelligence analytics business.

  • Revenue: $840,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 32
  • Location:

Case Study

I grew up in Marseille, France, and moved to the US for school when I was 18. After graduating from school, I worked for Banque Nationale de Paris in their Houston, TX office, before getting my MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

At the time, I was in my third job in financial controls and analysis but wasn’t happy with that. I was frustrated working financial analysis jobs and decided I wanted to be independent.

I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the “international callback industry”. Small US entrepreneurs were selling this service abroad mainly through networks of independent agents. The article mentioned it was a fast-growing segment. They also pointed out small barriers to entry (no large dominant player, relatively low upfront capital investments). And I figured my international background and being trilingual gave me some relative advantage.

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3. Start a digital marketing business ($3.6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $600,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Rahul Alim from Los Angeles, California, USA started Custom Creatives over 17 years ago, a digital marketing business.

  • Revenue: $300,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 10
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

My intention during and after high school was to move to Europe and play soccer (football) as my career. However, I was persuaded to try my hand at college which eventually took me down the path where I am today.

I grew up in a family full of entrepreneurs, thinkers…people smarter than me so I was definitely lucky to be in the right room.

My first job was selling credit card machines and processing. I was raw in business but determined (or stubborn) to make it alone with the help of no one (NOTE, this was a dumb idea and everyone should get help at every stage of life). When I started, I thought I was in a finance position. It turned out I was in a sales position, responsible for calling businesses to sell them on our services. It was the best thing to ever happen to me at this stage in my young career.

I was forced to talk to people, negotiate, persuade, help strangers over the phone - I learned one of the greatest skills of all time, how to sell over the phone. I had never sold anything, I learned sales in 3 days, then practiced every single day. This position lasted 30 days, but the grass only got greener. I was somehow recruited to a company called Homestore, which owned Realtor.com where I eventually became a top sales account executive managing the East Coast as my territory.

I went from the worst at sales in the company to the top 10 in the company. I took my sales learnings from my first job selling credit card processing to selling to internet advertising to Real Estate Agents, Brokers, Lenders and those involved in the real estate transaction.

After just a few years, I left Realtor.com (for no reason whatsoever, I loved working there) to start my own company. Young, dumb, no plan, no office, no product, no smart idea, but I had one thing to offer… I decided to help realtors manage and promote their listings on the internet.

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4. Start a dating website ($156K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,300 — $11,250,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Ivan Fatovic from Los Angeles started Modamily over 10 years ago, a dating website.

  • Revenue: $13,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Los Angeles

Case Study

I had spent my whole adult life after college living in Los Angeles working in the entertainment industry, first as an actor, then in production (Greenstreet Films) and talent representation (Endeavor and 3 Arts). After years in the business, I got frustrated with how long it took to get movies made and wanted a change.

A friend of mine was working in wealth management at UBS in Beverly Hills and got me an interview. I was always trading stocks since college and envisioned myself as Bud Fox from Oliver Stone’s Wall Street, where I would one day grab some whale clients and make millions managing money for them. My salary tripled overnight from my Hollywood assistant salary and I quickly aced my Series 7 and was on my way.

The year was 2008, the beginning of the financial crisis. I remember being sent to UBS headquarters in Weehawken, NJ for training in the same week that Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers were on the verge of bankruptcy. It wasn’t a good sign. They ended up laying off all the young advisors and towards the end of 2009, I was unemployed and jobless. I moved back to NYC to try and find a job on the institutional side of Wall St.

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5. Start a crm business ($1.92M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $2,100,000/month
Skills

Lars Helgeson from San Diego, California, USA started GreenRope almost 14 years ago, a CRM business.

  • Revenue: $160,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 15
  • Location: San Diego, California, USA

Case Study

After being honorably discharged from the US Air Force, I struck out on my own to build a different kind of software company. One that focused on providing real, long-term value to customers. I taught myself how to write code and worked day and night for 3 years to build the first version of our email marketing software.

In 2008, I realized that we could better serve our customers by taking a broader, more holistic view of business management. We worked with hundreds of our customers to come up with solutions to real problems they were having every day and found out that most of those problems had to do with managing information. Most businesses have disparate departments, software, and data, and the integration of that data is often an afterthought. GreenRope solves this with a single, unified platform that sales, marketing, customer service, and operations staff log in to.

When we started with GreenRope, we focused on the core CRM, email, and website elements of running a business. Then, we expanded into project management, customer service, and a few other functions common to many businesses. The last part was building automation, scoring, and predictive analytics since we were able to gather data from all of the other parts of the business’s operations.

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6. Develop an online survey tool ($19.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000 — $1,600,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills

Vivek Bhaskaran from started QuestionPro about 17 years ago, a online survey tool.

  • Revenue: $1,600,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 300
  • Location:

Case Study

I started QuestionPro back in 2005. In fact, I bootstrapped it for the first couple of years - which is code for - I was working my day job and working on developing the core software behind QuestionPro during nights and evenings. One day, in the fall of 2005 I returned home from work, I can even tell you what time it was, 6:30 in the evening. I looked at my wife - Kalpana while we were cooking dinner when something just clicked, at that moment I said, “Honey I am going to quit my job and I am going to run QuestionPro full time. I’m done.” She looked at me with a sense of bewilderment, horror, and pride. “But what about our mortgage?” - was her next statement. My answer was - “Well - we’ll figure it out. I have 6 months of savings” - to which she said - “Ok cool.”

My biggest reason for quitting my day job was not actually money, it was the freedom. Freedom to do what I wanted. Freedom to pursue a technical strategy that I saw fit for the company. Freedom to experiment with business models. Freedom to create new ideas. Freedom to engage with customers and create value for all of us. Freedom to take a put my ideas to practice.

Ask anyone who has quit their day job towards the pursuit of entrepreneurship - and you will almost universally get the same answer - the best decision ever. Universally. I hardly know anyone who does not get an adrenaline high by going down the entrepreneurship route. Yes - it is hard - it requires that you work almost 3X of what you could coast by - but the intrinsic rewards are 10X more. In fact, it's hard for most folks, including me, to imagine working a normal 9-5 job anymore.

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7. Start an ecommerce platform ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,400,000/month
Skills

Nick and Angelica from Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA started Romans Tide about 7 years ago, a ecommerce platform.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA

Case Study

Outsource everything. The classic entrepreneur’s mistake is to try and do everything yourself. When I look back on it I definitely had the funds to outsource more and bootstrap less.

If it wasn't for that struggle I would have never made it to where I am today. I was forced into entrepreneurship because I was not someone people could hire. I always got along with people at interviews and people liked me but I was not hireable due to the mistakes I made in the past surrounding my issues with drugs and alcohol as a teenager.

Embrace the struggle. Good times can make you soft. I appreciate my life now and keep an attitude of gratitude but I never forget where I came from. I never forget not knowing where my next meal would come from or not knowing where I was going to sleep at night. Believe it or not, I have had worse times and been worse places than being homeless but I won't go there here

I got my GED at 16 so I didn’t even finish high school, before starting my business I did take some college classes at a local community college. I wanted to become a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and attend Bastyr University.

I loved learning things but always struggled with the long road of school which held no guarantee of success, just a guarantee of debt.

My journey into entrepreneurship started as an early teenager hustling here and there just to put food in my mouth and fuel in the gas tank. My first real business was a landscaping business I started with a friend that didn't work out. We thought it would be a good idea because he had the work and I had the business mindset of growing and scaling. The opportunity was there but we did not collaborate well. Even with my guidance he did not want to change his habits. This led to us butting heads, ending our business, tainting our friendship, and me $20,000 in debt. After that had failed me I came across a program that taught people how to dropship on eBay for $20 a month. I really liked the idea of this as it gave me the opportunity to work from anywhere and be my own boss which are two things I really wanted. After a few months of hard work, things went well and I paid $500 for the selling on Amazon training. I literally had no idea what I was doing when my Amazon business took off. In a sense, Amazon was my crash course in business. It taught me how to hire and manage employees, how to set up payroll, how to outsource, how to do accounting, how to leverage credit and financing, how to market, how to do advertising. It taught me everything I know about business in the harshest way possible lol

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8. Start a data analytics blogging business

How Much Can You Make?
$450 — $4,500/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data analytics blogging business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data analytics blogging business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data analytics blogging business ➜

David Burgos started Ghostboard, a analytics tool, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name is David Burgos, I’m a full-stack developer from Spain and founder of Ghostboard, the GDPR-ready, exclusive analytics for Ghost blogs. From new bloggers to some medium-size companies uses Ghostboard

Ghostboard was launched in mid-2018 and currently, the MRR is about $450, only with organic growth (no $ in ads or similar).

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David Burgos, on starting Ghostboard ($450/month) full story ➜

9. Start a data analysis business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data analysis business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data analysis business ➜

Michael Dent started PropertyData, a data analysis business, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Michael Dent and I’m the founder of PropertyData, a subscription website for property investors and developers in the UK that helps them make better-informed decisions when buying a residential property.

I started the business in April 2017, and today it’s making $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

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Michael Dent, on starting PropertyData ($128,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start an online researching business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $75,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful online researching business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online researching business ➜

Rand started SparkToro, a influencer reporting tool business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Howdy! I’m Rand Fishkin, co-founder, and CEO of SparkToro.

We started the company in 2018, raised a very unique round of funding, created open-sourced docs anyone can use and spent 18 months building this somewhat risky idea. When we finally launched in May 2020, we were pretty nervous the pandemic might sink our business, but thanks to high demand for this new concept, we turned the corner to profitability just six months later, and are now ~$75K in MRR.

Casey & Rand make the pesto from Luca with Casey’s daughters

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Rand, on starting SparkToro ($75,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a financial service business

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

Examples of a successful financial service business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a financial service business ➜

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12. Start a sports betting website

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful sports betting website:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sports betting website:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sports betting website ➜

Sean Green started SGPN, a podcast, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Sean Green and I’m the co-founder of The Sports Gambling Podcast Network and co-host of The Sports Gambling Podcast. In 2011 I hosted the first episode of The Sports Gambling Podcast with my partner Ryan Kramer. At the time I didn’t realize I was starting a business, I just thought I was talking about betting on football with my buddy.

In the following ten years, we’ve grown it from two guys recording their conversation in a garage to a legit sports gambling media empire. We have over 15 shows under our brand, multi-million downloads per year and have reached $30K/month in revenue.

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Sean Green, on starting SGPN ($30,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a data mining and analytics tools business

How Much Can You Make?
$450 — $80,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data mining and analytics tools business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data mining and analytics tools business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data mining and analytics tools business ➜

Erman started Analyzify, a analytics tool, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

Hey, guys! This is Erman, an entrepreneur and a 12+ year veteran in digital marketing. Not long ago, in 2017, I co-founded a company named Solverhood that offers productized services for companies and entrepreneurs in Upwork. Up until now, we have already completed over 300 projects and passed $500K+ in revenue with a 100% proven success rate and only positive feedback.

At Solverhood, we’ve been receiving many data-analytics-related requests from Shopify stores. As a result, we decided to create our own Shopify Data Analytics app. We did not expect these numbers at all. Analyzify empowers over 350 Shopify stores and generates $12K+/month only after 7 months since the launch - and with the first version of the app.

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Erman, on starting Analyzify ($12,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a bitcoin hardware mining business

How Much Can You Make?
$30,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful bitcoin hardware mining business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bitcoin hardware mining business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bitcoin hardware mining business ➜

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15. Start an online data protection business

Examples of a successful online data protection business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online data protection business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online data protection business ➜

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16. Start a personal data protection business

Examples of a successful personal data protection business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a personal data protection business ➜

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17. Start a private cloud servers business

Examples of a successful private cloud servers business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a private cloud servers business ➜

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18. Start a robotic process automation software business ($1.8M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$14,000 — $150,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful robotic process automation software business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a robotic process automation software business ➜

Pranay Jain started Enterprise Bot, a robotic process automation software business, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Pranay Jain, and I’m the CEO and co-founder of Enterprise Bot. Headquartered in Zurich, Enterprise Bot is an AI platform that utilizes machine learning to power conversational chatbots, email, and voice bots. Our flagship product is our bots, which can be tailored to fit our client’s needs.

Currently, we offer bots in English, German, French, Italian, Dutch, and Portuguese - with more to come. Our customers are wide-ranging, from e-commerce, HR, insurance, and financial services. I am extremely proud to have a team that has enabled us to grow 2x for the last 3 years consecutively and breach the coveted 2 million revenue mark with an ambition to double that again this year.

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Pranay Jain, on starting Enterprise Bot ($150,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start a data management software sales company

Examples of a successful data management software sales company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data management software sales company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data management software sales company ➜

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20. Start an intelligent customer acquisition service company

Examples of a successful intelligent customer acquisition service company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a intelligent customer acquisition service company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an intelligent customer acquisition service company ➜

21. Start an advanced analytics services company

Examples of a successful advanced analytics services company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a advanced analytics services company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an advanced analytics services company ➜

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22. Start an intelligent toys manufacturing business

Examples of a successful intelligent toys manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a intelligent toys manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an intelligent toys manufacturing business ➜

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23. Start a data monetization business

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data monetization business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data monetization business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data monetization business ➜

Arsen Sultanyan started Digital Caramel, a advertisment business, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Arsen Sultanyan. I am the founder and CEO of Digital Caramel company. I have been in the digital business since 2006 when we just started with software production, and I was engaged in promoting and selling the product online.

Customer service is one of our main focuses, which is a massive gap in the field. Most monetization companies pay less attention to service quality. Aside from providing high-yield monetization, we also provide quality customer service that guarantees customers’ loyalty and satisfaction.

At the moment, our company generates $150,000 monthly revenue, and this is not our endpoint. We are constantly working on improving the quality of services, expanding the geography of service delivery, and developing other technological solutions that will further increase the monetization of websites.

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Arsen Sultanyan, on starting Digital Caramel ($150,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start a data mining consulting business ($1.26M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$105,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data mining consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data mining consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data mining consulting business ➜

Edwin started Addepto, a consulting business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is Edwin Lisowski and I am a co-founder and a CTO of Addepto.

Addepto founders: on the left - Edwin Lisowski (CTO), on the right - Artur Haponik (CEO)

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Edwin, on starting Addepto ($105,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a podcasting business ($480K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $40,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful podcasting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a podcasting business ➜

Nicholas Phair started telbee, a audio sharing app, about 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I’m Nico, and I’m the Founder and CEO of telbee. I launched my first product, Vox - an online voice recording and messaging platform for businesses - to make it easy for businesses to talk with their customers and audience, as people.

The success of our launch (and of the last couple of weeks) has cemented what I’ve always believed - that businesses want to listen to their customers just as much as customers want to be heard.

Nico Phair, Founder + CEO @ telbee

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Nicholas Phair, on starting telbee ($0/month) full story ➜

26. Start an uber service

Examples of a successful uber service:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an uber service ➜

27. Start a music streaming app

How Much Can You Make?
$70,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful music streaming app:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a music streaming app:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a music streaming app ➜

Joel Fickson Ngozo started Vwaza Multimedia, a app for music producers, about 2 years ago:

Case Study

I'm Joel Fickson Ngozo, a software engineer, innovator, and techpreneur. I'm the founder and the developer of Vwaza Multimedia, a startup company offering media streaming services for African creators targeting a global audience. Vwaza empowers African Creators by helping them have a platform through which they can distribute music and poems. Launched on June 9th, 2021, Vwaza has 220 plus listeners from Africa, the USA, Europe, and China, and over 100 artists from over 5 African countries.

Vwaza has two sections: Vwaza Creator, and Vwaza Listener. Vwaza Creator is an artist section where African Artists can upload their content. Content can be music albums, eps, and singles, and even poem collections. This content is streamed through the Vwaza Listeners App available on both Web and Mobile (Android and iOS). Listeners will start buying the music through our web platform and artists will be getting revenue from sales that are empowered by us.

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Joel Fickson Ngozo, on starting Vwaza Multimedia ($0/month) full story ➜

28. Start an enterprise content management software business

Examples of a successful enterprise content management software business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a enterprise content management software business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an enterprise content management software business ➜

29. Start a fraud detection service

Examples of a successful fraud detection service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fraud detection service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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30. Start a business matching service

Examples of a successful business matching service:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a business matching service ➜

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31. Start a data analytics software business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $4,200,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful data analytics software business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data analytics software business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data analytics software business ➜

Tyler Robertson started Diesel Laptops, a diagnostic tools business, about 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Tyler Robertson, and I’m the founder and CEO of Diesel Laptops.

In three short years, it went from me in my dining room table and garage to a 21,000 square foot facility with over 90 employees.

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Tyler Robertson, on starting Diesel Laptops ($4,200,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start a security software sales business

Examples of a successful security software sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security software sales business ➜

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33. Start a sports vr streaming service company

How Much Can You Make?
$300,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful sports vr streaming service company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sports vr streaming service company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sports vr streaming service company ➜

Zack Johnson started ggCircuit, a cloud management software, almost 8 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Zack Johnson, and I run ggCircuit,which provides premium software, services, and support for esports arenas around the world.

Our revenue has doubled every year since our inception. In the past 12 months, we have amassed $4 million in revenue and are on track to double that in the next 12 months.

UC Irvine Esports Arena - One of our first university customers in 2016

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Zack Johnson, on starting ggCircuit ($300,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a search engine analytics service company

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

Examples of a successful search engine analytics service company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a search engine analytics service company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a search engine analytics service company ➜

Robb Fahrion started Flying V Group, a marketing agency, over 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there, my name is Robb Fahrion and I am the Co-Founder and Partner of Flying V Group, a digital marketing and advertising company located. We service clients all across the globe and help them grow their business through the power of the internet. My passion is for business and there is nothing more rewarding than helping others grow their businesses and share in their successes.

Today, Flying V Group employs 12 people, has worked with over 300 clients, operates internationally, and is on pace to double revenue for the second year in a row. Crazy to think about being here when my brother and I both got up and quit our corporate jobs and put $5k into the project to get us started!

Flying V Group Co-Founders, Robb, and Tyler Fahrion

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Robb Fahrion, on starting Flying V Group ($250,000/month) full story ➜

35. Start a business intelligence consulting service

How Much Can You Make?
$13,800 — $105,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful business intelligence consulting service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a business intelligence consulting service:

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Edwin started Addepto, a consulting business, about 4 years ago:

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Hi, my name is Edwin Lisowski and I am a co-founder and a CTO of Addepto.

Addepto founders: on the left - Edwin Lisowski (CTO), on the right - Artur Haponik (CEO)

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Edwin, on starting Addepto ($105,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start a fitness equipment manufacturing business

How Much Can You Make?
$771,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful fitness equipment manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fitness equipment manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Matt Dawson started Ironmaster, a fitness equipment company, almost 19 years ago:

Case Study

I am Matt Dawson and am the President of Ironmaster. We manufacture and sell our brand of home gym fitness equipment domestically and in more than 20 International markets. Ironmaster specializes in strength training gear, primarily of our proprietary designs. Our primary market is individuals who want to have their gym at home.

Ironmaster is a multi-million dollar company with a rock-solid reputation as an innovator, top-level service, and one of the longest established fitness equipment manufacturers in the world.

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Matt Dawson, on starting Ironmaster ($771,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a credit card analytics business

Examples of a successful credit card analytics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a credit card analytics business:

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38. Start a marketing and sales business

How Much Can You Make?
$35,000 — $130,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful marketing and sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Aida Vopyan started Prodigi, a digital agency, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there, I'm Aida, and I'm CEO & Co-Founder at ProDigi. Let me tell you our story.

Having gone this far, still thrive on being even better and bigger.

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Aida Vopyan, on starting Prodigi ($130,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a data visualization business

Examples of a successful data visualization business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data visualization business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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40. Start a dedicated server hosting company ($60.5K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $5,040/month
Skills

Examples of a successful dedicated server hosting company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dedicated server hosting company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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Jake Gaba started Indifferent Broccoli, a dedicated server hosting company, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

My name is Jake Gaba, and I run Indifferent Broccoli. We are a game server hosting and rental company.

I bought this business for $25,000 in February, and have since grown it from about $1600 MRR to $5000 MRR. MRR refers to monthly recurring revenue or the amount of revenue generated from paid recurring subscriptions each month.

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Jake Gaba, on starting Indifferent Broccoli ($5,040/month) full story ➜

41. Start a commercial uavs manufacturing business

Examples of a successful commercial uavs manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a commercial uavs manufacturing business:

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42. Start a financial service company

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

Examples of a successful financial service company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a financial service company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a financial service company ➜

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43. Start an universal payment gateway development business

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful universal payment gateway development business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a universal payment gateway development business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an universal payment gateway development business ➜

Vladimir Kuiantsev started Akurateco, a payment app, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

My name is Vladimir Kuiantsev. I’m a Managing Partner of the Netherlands-based company Akurateco, a payment software provider for fintech companies. A payment orchestration platform, or white-label payment gateway, is a cloud platform for two main categories of entrepreneurs:

Our headquarters is located in Amsterdam, with two regional offices in Tel Aviv and Lisbon, and a Research & Development office in Kyiv.

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Vladimir Kuiantsev, on starting Akurateco ($100,000/month) full story ➜

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