12 Small Business Ideas For Attorneys

Updated: December 4th, 2023

Would you like to start your own attorneys related business or earn money on the side, but still need to find the right business idea?

There will be countless exciting business ideas again in 2021. While it sounds exciting to start your own business, it's important that you run with the right idea.

Your goal should be to build a business in a niche that is not only profitable but can also ensure your long-term success.

Hopefully, all of the attorneys related business business ideas listed here will give you inspiration and a head start for the 2021 year.

1. Start a freelance writing business

Freelance writing can be a good career choice if you are looking for a flexible online job.

Working as a freelancer gives you the flexibility to define your work schedule. You can work from home at any time. Freelance writers work across various niches, writing about various topics assigned by the client,

To earn good money as a freelance writer, you need the following personal qualities:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Stay on the cutting edge
  • Be a self-starter
  • Be up-to-date with the current writing tools & writing trends
  • Proper communication skills

How much you can make: $700 — $320,000/month

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

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

How I Started A $80K/Month Content Writing Business

How David Tile turned a freelance writing gig into an $80k/month business, discussing lessons learned through managing growing demands and maintaining a remote team operation.

About
David started Article-Writing Co about 13 years ago
Revenue
David grew the business to $125K/month
Read by 23,592 founders

Starting a legal consulting business, whether for small or large businesses, startups and entrepreneurs, or even individuals, is a rewarding career. It involves significant writing work to establish the business and deal with clients. Make sure to build an online presence, as it will help you get clients by leveraging your reputation by writing high-quality content.

Legal consultants market their legal expertise to corporations, institutions, governments, and individuals. According to experts, the legal industry is witnessing a growth phase that may not slow anytime soon. If you are a registered advocate, you can start your legal services firm.

How much you can make: $15,000 — $250,000/month

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

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

We Are A Multi-Million Dollar Legal Service Business, Giving A Voice To The Bullied

This case study follows the growth from scratch of a Personal Injury and Criminal Defense law firm that started from direct mail campaigns and has now expanded into a multi-million dollar-a-year business with the goal of becoming an 8 figure firm, while maintaining a customer-centric approach and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence.

Revenue
Brandon grew the business to $250K/month
Costs
It cost Brandon $200 to start the business
Read by 5,809 founders

3. Start a career coaching business

A career coaching business involves providing personalized guidance, support, and strategy services to help clients navigate professional transitions and growth opportunities.

As a career coach, you design custom sessions to assist with resume building, interview prep, and workplace advancement goals tailored to each client’s aspirations.

With flexibility for in-person or virtual meetings, building a client base lets you empower breakthroughs through specialized advice and accountability.

Launching a coaching practice can be a great opportunity for those with speaking talents and human resources expertise to monetize their natural motivational abilities while setting their own schedule.

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

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

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

From Getting Fired At 24 To Growing A $140K/Month Online Community

Wall Street Oasis, the largest online community focused on careers in finance, has over 100 million visitors during its 14-year history and is currently receiving over 2 million visits per month, offering interview courses and mentorship services, in addition to building and investing in a thriving online community.

About
Patrick started Wall Street Oasis almost 18 years ago
Revenue
Patrick grew the business to $200K/month
Read by 21,106 founders

4. Start a blog

In recent years, blogging has become a highly sought-after & lucrative Business. This location-independent business is a creative outlet to reach a broader audience and even work at any time. According to Optinmonster’s list of blogging statistics and facts:

  • Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trustworthy source of gathering online information.
  • 77% of internet users read blogs.
  • Each month, approximately 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages.

Originally blogging started as an online journal, but today it is a highly profitable career option. Many people are choosing blogging as their full-time career and are earning their bread and butter from this profession.

If you want to start blogging as a side hustle or as a full-time profession, choose a niche you will enjoy writing about and have a content strategy ready. Then, create a mailing list, and decide on a good blog posting routine to keep your audience engaged.

How much you can make: $200 — $160,000/month

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

How long does it take to build: 37 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How This 28-Year-Old Couple Quit Their Jobs And Make $20K/Month Running A Blog

Learn how one couple created a successful personal finance blog, The Savvy Couple, that now makes over $20,000 per month and has sold thousands of digital workbooks and courses, by focusing on purposeful content and optimizing their ROI with efficient time management.

About
Kelan started The Savvy Couple over 7 years ago
Revenue
Kelan grew the business to $20K/month
Costs
It cost Kelan $500 to start the business
Read by 27,276 founders

5. Become an author

Becoming an author is an exciting journey that involves creating and publishing written works, such as books, novels, or articles that reflect one’s ideas, stories, or expertise.

You can establish yourself through traditional publishing routes or self-publishing, utilizing your literary skills to connect with readers and potentially earn revenue from book sales.

Traditional publishing involves submitting a manuscript to a publishing house or literary agent who will review and decide if it is suitable for publication.

On the other hand, self-publishing gives authors complete control over the publishing process, allowing them to publish their work independently and market it on their own.

You can generate income through book sales, royalties, and opportunities such as speaking engagements or workshops.

How much you can make: $200 — $9,259,259/month

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

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

How I Generate $10K/Month As An Indie Writer

This case study follows full-time thriller and action-adventure author Nick Thacker who earns between $10k to $20k per month from writing, predominantly through Amazon Kindle Unlimited sales, and goes in-depth into his self-publishing strategy which maximizes sales and minimizes costs, such as developing a mailing list and utilizing print-on-demand services.

About
Nick started Conundrum Publishing over 7 years ago
Revenue
Nick grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 9,694 founders

6. Become a public speaker

Motivational speakers share powerful messages based on their life experiences. The focus is on helping others gain life's wisdom and become successful.

If you plan to become a motivational public speaker, learn how you can transition your genuine passion to becoming a professional public speaker who inspires others.

Then, start a social media channel and share your videos widely to go viral.

How much you can make: $7,000 — $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $3,000 (?)

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

How I Started A $100K/Month Membership Platform Focused On Self-Improvement

Founder Dean Bokhari shares how he launched a membership platform focused on self-improvement, generating over $100,000 per month in revenue, attracting customers via high-quality content, guest blogging and Facebook ads, with plans to grow to $1,000,000 per month over the next 3-5 years.

About
Dean started Dean Bokhari about 3 years ago
Revenue
Dean grew the business to $120K/month
Costs
It cost Dean $5000 to start the business
Read by 7,556 founders

7. Start an attorney editing business

8. Start a solo practice business

9. Start an online book store

Bookselling is the commercial trading of out-of-print books or collectibles. If you are an avid reader or just love selling online, opening an online book store in the age of Amazon and massive retail stores can be a rewarding and fun business. You can sell books on sites like eBay, Abebooks and other high-traffic bookstores.

You can write and self-publish your own books, and sell to fans directly, or resell books by different publishers. Alternatively, you can venture into the vintage, rare or out-of-print books.

To start a bookselling business follow these basic steps:

  • Find a niche and create an inventory
  • Develop a book brand
  • Source the books you plan to sell
  • Launch and market your online store

To compete effectively, differentiate your bookselling brand and be hyper-focused. Focus on delivering a curated experience so you build a community of book lovers.

How much you can make: $200 — $20,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,200 (?)

How I Generate $10K/Month As An Indie Writer

This case study follows full-time thriller and action-adventure author Nick Thacker who earns between $10k to $20k per month from writing, predominantly through Amazon Kindle Unlimited sales, and goes in-depth into his self-publishing strategy which maximizes sales and minimizes costs, such as developing a mailing list and utilizing print-on-demand services.

About
Nick started Conundrum Publishing over 7 years ago
Revenue
Nick grew the business to $20K/month
Read by 9,694 founders

10. Start a counseling business

Mental illnesses can curtail an individual’s ability to lead a fulfilling life. Mental health issues can cloud relationships, family life, and careers.

Guidance and counseling experts help people deal with mental health conditions across economic, social, and racial groups.

To start a counseling business, identify a niche and focus on building expertise around that area.

For instance, you can concentrate on economic or financial counseling, social issues such as a family or marriage counseling business, or an education and life coaching business where you counsel people in choosing a career and chasing their dreams.

Once you have decided on the niche, market your services through focus groups or target individuals.

How much you can make: $12,000/month

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

We Started A $96K/Year Therapy Room Rental Business During The Pandemic

Space To Be You is a mental health and holistic therapy center that has grown at 30% month-on-month and currently generates $8000 in monthly revenue with 25 counselors and massage therapists providing services, and discusses securing funding and the challenges of starting up a therapy business during the pandemic.

About
Bryan started Space To Be You over 3 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $12K/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $35000 to start the business
Read by 3,489 founders

11. Start a dispute settlement business

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

Disrupting the Airline Business and Making $100k/month

Case study: How one startup, specializing in airline compensation, raised $200k in funding and saw growth.

Revenue
They grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 584 founders

12. Start a business registration service business

meet the author
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.