50 Art Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a art business in 2024?

We put together 50 of the best art businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a woodworking business

While many see woodworking as a hobby to pass the time, it is a profitable blue-collar business with growth potential. If you are skilled, passionate, and looking for a blue-collar side hustle, consider starting a woodworking business.

Starting a woodworking business allows you to work from home. Besides, you can scale the business easily and enjoy unlimited earning potential. Some opportunities you can go for include building custom wood pieces, teaching others about woodworking, starting a woodworking blog, and flip furniture.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $1,600,000/month

How long does it take to build: 204 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Took My Woodworking Hobby Full Time To Build A Successful Brand

Sasha Weekes, owner of Timber Grove Studios, turned her fine arts and cabinetmaking education into a successful home-based woodworking business that grew from a side project to netting 20-50% profits month-to-month and up to $10,000 in sales during peak periods through Etsy, with her company's growth continuing to increase through other social media outlets.

About
Sasha started Timber Grove Studios over 6 years ago
Revenue
Sasha grew the business to $6.5K/month
Read by 57,154 founders

2. Start an embroidery business

Demand for embroidery supplies is growing globally, so starting an embroidery business in 2024 can be a great opportunity. The industry is experiencing a boom, and it has never been the best time to start your own embroidery business.

Before starting the business, weigh whether you have the right skills and knowledge of different fabrics and stitching. The size of embroidery equipment will depend on the size of the business you are looking to set up and how much you are expecting to grow.

Popular items within the embroidery business include:

  • Caps
  • T-shirts
  • Polo shirts
  • Shirts
  • Jackets
  • Sweatshirts

When choosing the items to stock up on, consider the types of customers always looking for embroidered goods and factor in the market size.

How much you can make: $6,500 — $10,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How I'm Turning My Patch Embroidery Side Project Into A Full Time Business

A patch embroidery business based in New York City has grown to earn $6,500 per month on average within 18 months of starting, thanks to no custom embroidered minimum patches and a strong Instagram presence, with a future focus on B2B customers.

About
Cailey started The Patchsmith over 6 years ago
Revenue
Cailey grew the business to $6.5K/month
Read by 13,830 founders

3. Start a video production company

A video production company (VPC) also known as a video production agency or film production company, creates videos for clients to use in their marketing strategies. These videos can be commercials, online ads, product showcases, corporate videos, and employee training videos.

How much you can make: $10,000 — $1,500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 100 days (?)

How I Started A $500K/Month Video Production Company From My Bedroom in LA

Lemonlight CEO, Hope Horner, co-founded an on-demand video production company that has produced over 7,000 videos for more than 3,000 brands, generating over $6 million in sales and growing to a 45-person team, all without taking any outside capital and being recognized in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

About
Hope started Lemonlight almost 10 years ago
Revenue
Hope grew the business to $1.5M/month
Costs
It cost Hope $500 to start the business
Read by 16,777 founders

4. Start a logo designing business

Creative logo design plays a critical role in getting brand recognition. Thus, startup owners ensure they have an outstanding logo that defines their professional assurance amongst customers. Do you have excellent art and design skills? Starting a logo design company can be a rewarding business idea. You can outsource a logo design service or do it yourself.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Productized My Design Service And Created Logo Maker Tool For Startups

Meet Craig Barber, founder of Logobly, an impressive new logo maker for internet startups that allows for designing and downloading a logo in just 60 seconds, which has helped 100s of entrepreneurs brand their startups and side projects, does around $1,000 a month in sales, and is productized based on his expertise as a logo designer.

About
Craig started Logobly almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Craig grew the business to $1K/month
Costs
It cost Craig $10000 to start the business
Read by 6,386 founders

5. Start a jewelry making business

The global jewelry market size was valued at $278B in 2018 and is expected to reach $292B by 2025.

The industry comprises manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and jewelry designers. Unlike many other industries that have gone through leaps in technology, the jewelry industry has remained untouched for over 40 years.

If you know how to make jewelry, then this might be a great way to make some extra money.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $2,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $3,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How A Teacher Started A Successful Handmade Jewelry Business Online

A primary school teacher found his passion for jewelry-making, turning it into a successful business generating $2500-3000 per month through sales at the Creative Queenstown Arts and Crafts Market, online, and through stockists, with plans to expand and eventually make it his full-time profession.

About
Alex started Gold Pan Pete Design over 11 years ago
Revenue
Alex grew the business to $2.5K/month
Read by 39,845 founders

6. Start a website development business

Website developers create websites for their clients. as a website developer, your responsibility is to ensure a website is visually appealing and easy to navigate. Web developers also focus on improving the website’s performance and capacity.

To become a website developer, learn different web programming languages. Your customers can be eCommerce business owners or brick-and-mortar businesses looking to have an online presence.

How much you can make: $200 — $350,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,750 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Started A $20K/Month Web Design Agency

How a founder turned his passion for marketing and technology into a successful Boston-based web design and SEO company, generating over $20k in sales each month by focusing on serving the niche market of small businesses through affordable and personalized services, while establishing his reputation through B2B networking and online initiatives.

About
Scott started Up And Social almost 10 years ago
Revenue
Scott grew the business to $25K/month
Costs
It cost Scott $2500 to start the business
Read by 24,892 founders

7. Start an animation business

Animated posts and animated ads have become more prevalent today than ever before. Starting an animation business focusing on helping brands create animated ads and illustrations can be fun and profitable.

The animated videos can be posted on Instagram and other social media platforms. To start an animation studio, you should start by hiring some specialists. You need a pair of illustrators, animators, and a scriptwriter to bring the idea to life.

As an animation artist, you can create animation and visual effects for films, gamers, ads, etc.

How much you can make: $500 — $400,000/month

How long does it take to build: 212 days (?)

How I Started A $7K/Month Freelance Career Designing Explainer Animation Videos

An animation company owner generates between $75,000 and $100,000 annually from producing custom explainer animations for start-ups and marketing companies for between $5,500 and $7,500; logo animations for companies that market using videos at $200 to $500; and Instagram Stories stickers beginning at $350.

About
Mike started drive80 about 13 years ago
Revenue
Mike grew the business to $7K/month
Read by 6,927 founders

8. Start a 3D Printing Business

3D printing is a process that assembles objects layer by layer and starting a business in this industry can be a very creative venture.

You will need investment in the right equipment and materials, and the acquisition of 3D modeling and design skills. You will also need to regularly calibrate and maintain your 3D printers to deliver consistent results.

Plan how you'll handle shipping and logistics, and leverage technology to find new applications of 3D printing in all industries.

How much you can make: $42,000 — $330,000/month

How long does it take to build: 360 days (?)

How I Started A $330K/Month Ecommerce Specialized In 3D Printing

Founder Roy Kirchner shares how he started an eCommerce business specializing in 3D printing with an initial investment of $65,000, which now averages monthly gross sales of $330,000 and has partnered with international manufacturers and local businesses while offering technical support and education.

About
Roy started Ultimate 3D Printing Store over 8 years ago
Revenue
Roy grew the business to $330K/month
Costs
It cost Roy $65000 to start the business
Read by 28,660 founders

9. Start an art business

Starting an art business can be a great idea if you have a passion for art.

You’ll be able to work on your schedule, set your prices, and do something you love—while supporting yourself or even making money!

There are so many different avenues available to you as an artist-entrepreneur right now—from selling your work online (on sites like Etsy), through galleries or museums, or even at craft fairs and flea markets.

How much you can make: $876 — $415,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How I Turned My Hobby For Painting Into A Successful Art Business

Innerglow Art is a successful custom abstract painting business that incorporates scripture and personable connection with buyers to produce beautiful and unique artwork.

About
Sarah started Innerglow Art over 7 years ago
Revenue
Sarah grew the business to $4.3K/month
Read by 51,645 founders

10. Start an Art Supplies Store

Artists and crafts makers generally look for quality art supplies stores to subscribe to. They prefer a store that keeps their regular requirements in stock.

An art supplies store is a great business idea for someone who loves to create and sell their own art. The store would offer a variety of products that artists can use when they are creating their own art.

Regardless of whether you have an online or offline art supplies store, you can get enough subscribers to your store. The market size, measured by revenue, of the Art Supply Stores industry, is $819.0m in 2022.

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

11. Start an art reselling business

One of the most direct ways to make money is by reselling artwork. You can resell art you originally bought from a gallery through another gallery where the artist is represented.

Ideally, artists retain copyright to their art pieces, so it is illegal to sell, publicize and publish a copy of artwork unless the artist has given prior permission. Therefore, you cannot resell their piece to a gallery they are not represented.

12. Start an artworks business

How much you can make: $3,055 — $100,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

From Passionate 3D Artist To Making $1.2M/Year Designing Optical Illusions

Saleh Sokhandan, founder of Salso design studio, shares how he grew his business to $400k in revenue per year by using optical illusion techniques in decoration, advertising, entertainment, and product design for clients ranging from private individuals to big commercial companies and investors.

About
Saleh started SALSO Design over 11 years ago
Revenue
Saleh grew the business to $100K/month
Costs
It cost Saleh $2000 to start the business
Read by 2,605 founders

13. Start an art auctions business

14. Start an art exports business

15. Start an artistry business

How much you can make: $30,000/month

Blake Jamieson on Using His Marketing Expertise to Jumpstart His Art Career

Brooklyn-based pop artist Blake Jamieson earned a cool $46,000 in just six weeks by selling NFTs of his reimagined Topps baseball cards, and has used his newfound success to reinvest in his community and support other artists.

About
They started Blake.Art about 4 years ago
Revenue
They grew the business to $30K/month
Read by 842 founders

16. Start a video game designer business

17. Start an art collectible business

Starting an art collectibles business can be a rewarding and exciting venture for those passionate about art and interested in acquiring and selling unique and valuable pieces.

The business of art collectibles involves buying and selling works of art, such as paintings, sculptures, and other rare and one-of-a-kind pieces. This can include everything from ancient artifacts to contemporary pieces by up-and-coming artists. The goal of an art collectibles business is to find and acquire high-quality pieces that have a strong market demand and then sell them to collectors or art enthusiasts for a profit.

To start an art collectibles business, you will need to invest in a diverse collection of pieces, either by purchasing them outright or by working with artists and dealers to acquire them on consignment. You will also need to research the market and determine which types of art are in high demand and what prices you can expect to sell them for.

In addition to having a passion for art, a few key skills and qualities can help you succeed in the art collectibles business. These include:

  • Strong knowledge of art history and different art movements
  • The ability to spot and evaluate high-quality pieces
  • Good business sense and financial skills to manage your inventory and pricing
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills to work with clients and other industry professionals

To get started, you may want to consider joining a professional organization, such as the International Association of Dealers in Ancient Art or the American Association of Auctioneers, to connect with other professionals in the field and learn more about the industry. You should also consider developing a strong online presence through your website or selling your items through online platforms such as eBay or Etsy.

Starting an art collectibles business can be challenging but rewarding for those passionate about art who have a strong understanding of the market. With hard work, dedication, and a little luck, you can turn your love of art into a successful and fulfilling career.

How much you can make: $350,000/month

Growing an Art Gallery to $150,000/month

Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal influenced by graffiti and street art, started with a pop-up in 2013, now showcasing original art, sculptures, works on paper, and limited edition silkscreen prints that have become popular with international artists, attracting new collectors on Artsy, using Instagram to reach an international market, and expanding to opening a second location in Denver, Colorado in May.

About
Adam started Station 16 Editions / S16 over 10 years ago
Revenue
Adam grew the business to $350K/month
Costs
It cost Adam $150000 to start the business
Read by 6,188 founders

18. Start an art lessons business

Are you a professional artist? Teaching arts and crafts online can be a small but profitable business venture.

You can target kids interested in becoming artists or talented teens who want to advance their artistic skills. To start an arts business, train yourself in arts and crafts and plan a curriculum suitable for your target audience.

Advertising your business will help you to reach a larger audience.

19. Become a graphic designer

Graphic designing involves creating sketch designs and materials for corporate clients, advertising agencies, public relations firms, and publishers. Besides, graphic designers provide visual solutions to specific company images, log design, and branding problems.

Graphic design is an excellent career for creative thinkers who enjoy using their talent and artistic skills combined with technology and communication abilities to come up with unique solutions for their clients.

How much you can make: $8,000 — $81,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 165 days (?)

How We Make $7.5K/Month With A Productized Service

Draftss.com is a productized graphic design and front-end code service on subscription that made $66k ARR in 2019, has an MRR of $9.6k as of July 2020, and offers add-ons such as designers being added to team in interacting tools and front-end code services on WordPress using various page builders like Elementor and Divi.

About
Junaid started Draftss almost 6 years ago
Revenue
Junaid grew the business to $15K/month
Costs
It cost Junaid $100 to start the business
Read by 10,946 founders

20. Start an art easels business

21. Start an art show business

22. Start an art exhibition center

23. Start an art teaching business

24. Become an interior designer

Interior designing involves making indoor spaces safe, functional, and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting essential & decorative items such as colors, lighting, and materials.

The global luxury interior design market is growing at a CAGR of 9.0%. The growth metrics show there is great potential for entrepreneurs targeting households.

If you are starting a luxury interior design business, focus on style and specialty. Add valuables with creative professions, such as interior design, so you stand out from the rest. Ensure you hire the right people and hone the brand identity.

How much you can make: $100,000 — $415,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How We (Mother And Daughter) Started A $1M/Year Boutique Design Firm

Mother and daughter duo turn passion for antiques and design into a boutique design firm with over $1 million in annual revenue and hundreds of trophy projects, showcasing the importance of grit, determination, and passion in building a successful business.

About
Annemarie started diSalvo Interiors about 27 years ago
Revenue
Annemarie grew the business to $110K/month
Read by 8,059 founders

25. Start a paint and sip studio business

26. Become a mobile makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

You can serve clients from their homes or offices as a makeup artist. Therefore, makeup artists avoid paying rent or paying expensive licenses. Besides, makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist , keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry, and focus on providing personalized customer service.

27. Start a custom airbrushing business

28. Start a caricature artistry business

29. Start a landscape designing business

Landscape design, also known as landscape architecture, involves arranging and modifying features in a landscape, urban area, or garden. The scope of work requires planning, designing, and managing open spaces to create an appealing environment.

The demand for landscape design is high among homeowners and commercial space owners. According to statistics, the employment of landscape architects will grow by 6% in the next few years. The need for planning and developing new and existing landscapes for commercial, industrial, and residential construction will drive the growth.

Starting a landscape design business can be profitable if you are an experienced designer with excellent artistic skills. To start a landscape design business, do market research and write a business plan. Invest in quality landscape design tools and equipment and register your business.

How much you can make: $2,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

Uber For Lawn Care: How I Built A $30M Software

GreenPal has bootstrapped their business to over $30 million a year in revenue, after securing an unsecured line of credit for $85,000, and have built the operating system and platform for small lawncare companies to run their entire business through, becoming live in all 50 US states and having 1.2 million homeowners using the platform.

About
Bryan started GreenPal almost 12 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $2.5M/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $250000 to start the business
Read by 4,301 founders

30. Become a hair youtube channel

The hair youtube channel idea is a business idea that involves creating and running a youtube channel focused on hair care and styling. The content can include tutorials, product reviews, hair care tips, and anything related to hair.

To start this business, you will need a few things. First and foremost, you will need a youtube channel and an account on youtube. You will also need a camera and microphone to record your videos and a computer to edit and upload them. It may also be helpful to have some hair styling tools and products on hand to demonstrate in your videos.

To operate the channel, you will need to develop ideas for videos and create a content schedule. You will also need to regularly upload new videos to keep your audience engaged. It may also be helpful to interact with your audience through the comments section and social media to build a community and gain more subscribers.

Overall, running a hair youtube channel can be a fun and rewarding way to share your hair care and styling knowledge with others and potentially even make some money through ads and sponsorships. Best of luck with your new business!

31. Start a spiritual clothing designing business

32. Become a tee shirt designer

Have you always had a passion for fashion and creativity? Well, then the field of tee shirt design could be the perfect opportunity for you!

As a tee shirt designer, you would be responsible for fitting model garments, ensuring size uniformity, and using your design and aesthetic skills to create unique and eye-catching tee shirts that will captivate your customers’ attention.

With this exciting career, you’ll have the chance to let your creativity run wild and make a lasting impact on the fashion industry.

How much you can make: $6,600 — $101,000/month

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Generating $15K/Month In Extra Income With A Graphic Design Library

Designious co-founder Alex Dumitru shares how the graphic design library generates $12-13k in monthly revenue by creating digital products that appeal to print-on-demand entrepreneurs and graphic designers, while also offering a flat-rate membership and useful resources that solve little problems.

About
Alexandru started Designious almost 16 years ago
Revenue
Alexandru grew the business to $15K/month
Read by 4,005 founders

33. Become a face painter

Popular at children's parties, weddings, and even some corporate events, face painting is a great creative activity that sparks joy among people of all ages.

If you love making people happy and helping them celebrate different events in life, consider starting a face-painting business.

If you are planning to start a face painting business on a professional basis, it would be wise to take an introductory training course to learn the basics of face painting and the safety and health precautions involved in the business.

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

34. Become a cake decorator

Becoming a cake decorator can be an enjoyable and uncomplicated venture to embark on, particularly if you have a passion for baking and creativity. It enables you to explore the thriving bakery and wedding industries while showcasing your artistic abilities.

This business involves designing and hand-decorating specialty cakes for various events and occasions, using your artistic abilities to create beautiful, custom-edible works of art.

To start a successful cake decorating company, learn proper cake decorating techniques, purchase quality ingredients and equipment, build a portfolio to showcase your skills, and implement good marketing tactics to attract potential clients like wedding planners, event companies, bakeries, and direct consumers.

How much you can make: $4,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $300 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

I Opened My Dream Bakery With Just $500 [Based In Texas]

From pastry chef to owner of a successful bakery, learn how Bradford Bakery achieved a 550% increase in SEO in just a few months through community outreach, building a website, and utilizing social media and advertising on platforms like Facebook and Groupon.

About
Amanda started Bradford Bakery over 3 years ago
Revenue
Amanda grew the business to $4K/month
Costs
It cost Amanda $500 to start the business
Read by 3,811 founders

35. Start a knitting business

The knitting business idea is all about creating handmade knit items such as scarves, sweaters, hats, and more. To start this business, you will need key tools and materials, including knitting needles, yarn, and patterns.

To operate this business successfully, you will need to have a good understanding of knitting techniques and be able to create high-quality items that appeal to your target audience. You should also have strong marketing and sales skills to attract and retain customers.

One way to grow your business could be by offering knitting classes or workshops to beginners interested in learning how to knit. The lessons and workshops can not only help you generate additional income, but they can also help to build a community of loyal customers.

To sell your handmade knit items, you could consider setting up an online store or participating in local craft fairs and markets. You could also consider partnering with local boutiques or retailers to sell your wholesale products.

Overall, the knitting business idea is a great way to tap into your creative side and create beautiful, handmade items that people will love. You can build a successful, fulfilling, and financially rewarding business with the right tools, skills, and marketing strategies.

How much you can make: $500,000/month

How My Business Makes $500K/Month Selling Yarn Products To Clothing Companies And Knitters

Meet Evgenia, the founder of Woolstock, a yarn and knitting company that started with a few thousand a month and quickly grew to making 500,000 US dollars per year by listening to customer needs, expanding product ranges, and focusing on social media marketing and partnerships.

Revenue
Evgenia grew the business to $500K/month
Costs
It cost Evgenia $15000 to start the business
Read by 1,141 founders

36. Start a tie dye artistry business

Are you interested in starting a low-barrier-to-entry artist business? Tie-dye is probably the most promising opportunity you can start from home. You can start dyeing clothes in the comfort of your home and sell them to passionate fashionists online or locally.

Starting a tie-dye business can be a rewarding opportunity if you have a keen interest in tie-dye and have a sense of business.

37. Become a basket weaver

The basket weaver business idea is about creating beautiful, handmade baskets using materials such as wicker, straw, or natural fibers.

To start this business, you will need basic basket weaving skills and access to the materials you will use to create your baskets.

You may also need a workspace, such as a small studio or workshop, to create and store your baskets.

To operate your basket-weaving business, you must market and sell your baskets to customers. You can market and sell through various channels, such as online marketplaces, craft fairs, or your website. You may also consider partnering with local retailers or gift shops to sell your baskets.

In terms of pricing, you will need to consider the cost of materials and the time and effort you put into each basket. It is essential to set fair prices that reflect the value of your baskets while also allowing you to make a profit.

The basket weaver business idea is a great way to turn your passion for crafting into a successful business. With the basic skills, materials, and marketing, you can create and sell beautiful baskets to customers worldwide.

38. Start a bookbinding and repair service

Bookbinding and repair service is a business idea that involves providing customers with services to repair their damaged books or bind new ones. To start this business, you will need a space, such as a workshop or a studio, and the necessary tools and materials, including adhesives, fabrics, and paper. You will also need to have some knowledge of bookbinding techniques and be able to work with different types of materials, such as leather, cloth, and paper.

To operate the business successfully, you will need to market your services to potential customers and be able to handle a variety of repair and binding projects. You will also need to be able to handle customer inquiries and orders promptly and professionally. It may be helpful to offer additional services, such as custom bookbinding or restoration of antique books, to expand your customer base and increase your profits.

For a bookbinding and repair service business success, it is essential to have strong attention to detail and a passion for books. With dedication and hard work, you can build a thriving business that helps preserve and restore valuable books for customers.

39. Start a house painting business

Starting a house painting business can be a rewarding and lucrative endeavor. With the right skills, equipment, and a bit of luck, you can provide a valuable service to homeowners looking to spruce up their living spaces.

You'll need to invest in basic painting supplies such as brushes, rollers, ladders, and drop cloths to get started. You'll also need to invest in protective gear, such as masks and gloves, to ensure the safety of yourself and your clients.

Once you have your equipment, you can start marketing your services to potential clients. You can use social media, word-of-mouth referrals, or even old-fashioned flyers and business cards to get the word out.

As your business grows, you should invest in additional equipment, such as sprayers and power washers, to expand your services. You can also consider hiring additional workers to help with larger jobs and to allow you to take on more work.

With hard work, determination, and a little luck, your house painting business can thrive and provide a steady income stream. And who knows, you may even find yourself becoming the go-to painter in your community.

40. Become a candle manufacturer

Candle manufacturing is one of the best small business ideas you can start from home. Making candles comes with a low startup cost and does not require much equipment. If you plan to start a candle manufacturing business, hone your craft and get comfortable with the candle-making process.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $1,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,200 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

Selling Over 4,500 Candles

Wax & Wick is a 100% soy candle company with wood wicks, that creates environmentally-friendly products; starting off making $1,000 a month in 2015, they brought in about $20,000 per month during Q3 2017 and plan to add ten new scents and a premium sized jar for 2018's $50,000 per month goal.

About
Kevin started Headline Solar almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Kevin grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 17,383 founders

41. Start a crochet business

The crochet or knitting business is one of the easiest ventures you can start today, so long as you have the skills. Crochet businesses can earn good profit margins, especially if you have a good business plan and target a highly potential market.

You can start crocheting part-time and expand your business as you attract more customers.

42. Start a fashion design business

How much you can make: $650 — $4,660,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How I Started My Own Lingerie Business Side Hustle

Love Lorn Lingerie started as a side hustle and now generates $1.9k per month in revenue through Etsy and local events, with plans to expand into wholesale and increase marketing efforts to eventually replace the founder's day job.

About
Jessica started LoveLornLingerie about 10 years ago
Revenue
Jessica grew the business to $5.25K/month
Read by 28,581 founders

43. Start an antique furniture refinishing business

44. Start a wall murals business

45. Start a pottery business

How much you can make: $110,000/month

How My Student Joel Cherrico Makes 6 Figures Selling Pottery Online

One potter went from selling zero to 100 cups per day, earning six figures and now has a team of four, all in just five years.

About
Joel started Cherrico Pottery over 13 years ago
Revenue
Joel grew the business to $110K/month
Read by 609 founders

46. Become a sculptor

Sculptors design three-dimensional shape artwork by molding and joining materials or cutting and carving forms.

Sculpting business is a low barrier to entry opportunity with a high-profit margin. Consider that sculptors work in a large studio environment to accommodate their tools, materials, and finished art. In fact, with a spacious backyard, you can start a business.

To become a sculptor, you need creative imagination skills and an understanding of form and materials. Sculptors work under strict deadlines, so they need the discipline and ability to manage time properly.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How My Grandfather's Carving Skills Helped Me Build A $10K/Month Stone Artwork Business

MarbleBee is a natural stone carving products manufacturer that has become the most experienced supplier in designing and manufacturing marble bathtubs and sculptures, established long-term cooperation with interior designers, contractors, and builders in over 20 countries and served hundreds of homeowners.

About
Jack started Marblebee Ltd about 4 years ago
Revenue
Jack grew the business to $10K/month
Costs
It cost Jack $150000 to start the business
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47. Start a soap making business

Are you looking for an easy business you can start from home? Soap making is a relatively easy cottage business you can start today.

Soap is one of the products you will find in every household. Therefore, soap is a product that will remain in demand, making soap making business a lucrative idea.

To start a soap-making business from home, research the competition and choose the niche your business will focus on. You can make scented soaps mixed with essential oils or non-scented soaps for washing utensils.

Choose a business name and create a business plan indicating your entity type, mission statement, and soap marketing strategy.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $600,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,400 (?)

How long does it take to build: 400 days (?)

On Starting A Homemade Organic Soap Brand From The Kitchen

Kiss My Crown Essentials founder Warnisha Foster shares her journey from creating organic soap products in her kitchen to selling over 500 soaps in her first month with a mission to let mothers know that they are seen, beautiful, and a necessity.

About
Warnisha started Kiss My Crown Essentials almost 4 years ago
Revenue
Warnisha grew the business to $1.2K/month
Costs
It cost Warnisha $800 to start the business
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48. Start a vintage reselling business

Designer vintage collection rises in value as it ages, making it a profitable business.

To start the vintage reselling business, research the market to find highly valued items. Then, analyze the target audience to determine what qualities they are likely to look out for when buying vintage products.

To start the business, you can source vintage products from craigslist and eBay.

Provided you can source quality products and target an audience with a bigger budget, you can earn good profits from a vintage reselling business.

49. Become a voiceover artist

A voiceover artist business involves recording your voice in various media, such as commercials, television shows, and video games. To start this business, you’ll need high-quality recording equipment, a portfolio of previous work, and a platform to showcase your skills. You’ll also need to reach out to clients and negotiate contracts.

To succeed in this business, you’ll need excellent voice-acting skills and the ability to market yourself effectively.

How much you can make: $9,000/month

I Turned My Passion For Voice Acting Into A $108K/Year Business [India]

Voice-over marketplace, VoiceOverMehak, has reached almost $100,000 in sales this year, operating with premium voice talents worldwide in almost all major spoken languages, having taken inspiration from leading competitors to build its own business model of no joining fees or commissions from voice talent in order to make affiliate marketing services more profitable.

About
sandeep started voice over mehak over 10 years ago
Revenue
sandeep grew the business to $9K/month
Costs
It cost sandeep $10000 to start the business
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50. Start a wallpaper business

Wallpapers are a popular trend, and the installation appetite will not stop soon. Homeowners go for various designs, from traditional florals to contemporary geometric, tropical patterns, etc.

Therefore, printing different substrates could make wallpaper trends even more exciting. Start by thinking about the various attractive designs and colors that will attract your target customers. Factor the scale of the flowers in the patterns and choose designs that make rooms large and create an appealing space.

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.