The 99 Best Businesses To Start In Australia [2022]

The 99 Best Businesses To Start In Australia [2022]

Interested in starting a business in Australia in 2022?

We put together 99 of the best businesses you can start in Australia today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Australia
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Australia
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Australia today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Australia.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a graphic design business ($44.3K/month)

Graphic designers create logos, brochures, ads, and other marketing materials for companies and organizations. They also design websites and other digital content, including social media graphics.

Graphic designers may specialize in one type of design (such as print or web design), or they can be generalists who do everything from logo design to social media graphics.

Starting a graphic design business can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. It's not easy, but if you're passionate about design and want to make a living from it, starting your own graphic design business is a great way to go.

When you are starting a graphic design business in Australia, consider a suitable pricing structure. You may charge the customers per hour or fixed pricing based on the project's nature.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$165,502
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Case Study

Hey guys, I’m Lewis Jenkins, Principal, and Founder of Percept Brand Design, a branding, design, and creative agency in Sydney, Australia.

In terms of numbers, the business turns over approx. $1.5M/year, employs 10 staff and has worked with high-profile clients such as Unilever, Dulux, Toyota, Sennheiser, and The Australian Government. These things are all great and yes, I am proud of them, but what satisfies me most is that business doesn’t run my life and that has been by design.

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2. Start an ecommerce store

An eCommerce business is a company that sells products or services online. Ecommerce businesses have many advantages over brick-and-mortar businesses, including lower overhead costs, increased flexibility and reach, and the ability to reach a wider audience.

eCommerce is booming right now because of the convenience and efficiency it offers consumers. Consumers can buy products from their favorite brands on a platform that makes the whole process easier than ever. They don't have to leave their homes or go out in public, they can just sit down at their computer, tablet or smartphone and browse through all of the options available to them.

To start an ecommerce business, you'll need to set up a website where customers can browse your inventory and purchase items, as well as payment processing software that allows you to accept credit card payments. You'll also need to choose a shopping cart software and manage inventory tracking software.

How Much Can You Make?
$450 — $62,500,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jess. I’m 34 years old from Tasmania, Australia. I started Chasing Planner Peace back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my third child. Originally we were based on Etsy and only sold planner inserts, however, we’ve now turned into a one-stop planner shop that caters to seasoned “planner addicts” who want to add to their planners, and also planner newbies who love the fact our shop is the only store in Australia you can custom build your own ring planner style planner.

Over the past few years, we’ve really expanded our range to not only offer planners and inserts, but also planner dashboards (beautiful cover pages), dividers, notepads, stationery items and more. We also recently started our subscription box service where every two months customers can receive a “Planner Peace Box” which is full of planner and self-care goodies. We have so many more plans for new products in 2020.

how-i-started-a-12k-month-selling-productivity-planners-online

3. Start a niche web design business ($63.8K/month)

Niche web design business focuses on a specialized market such as law, home improvement, videography, fashion, etc. typically, when a web designer niches down their services, they are simply choosing to concentrate on one industry and create websites for businesses within the particular niche. To become a niche web designer, consider honing the following skills and personal qualities:

  • Visual design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork and research skills
  • Attention to detail

Narrowing your focus to a particular niche gives you a higher chance at becoming a recognized expert and places you in a better position to charge more for your services.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$28,516
Skills

Case Study

Hi there, My name is Nirmal Gyanwali, and I am the founder of Nirmal Web Studio based in Sydney, Australia.

We have gradually grown from 2 people to 25 global teams aligned with our purpose and vision in these last five years. And the team currently helps more than 100 clients to grow their business and achieve their online goals.

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4. Start an outsourcing business ($1.4M/month)

Outsourcing is when a business obtains a product or a service from an outsider provider rather than building it in-house. Small companies outsource so they have enough time to attend to critical functions like production.

Many businesses are looking to outsource their non-core activities. Therefore, starting an outsourcing business in 2022 has never been more lucrative.

Start your outsourcing business, identify a niche, and develop a well-researched and complete business plan. Then, invest in the necessary equipment and technology to enable you to deliver services to the customers.

Depending on the nature of your business, you may need staff to help you with service delivery. Finally, when your business is up and running, start marketing and focus on delivering superior service to attract repeat customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$120,000 — $1,750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$186,120
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I’m Linh Podetti, a Vietnamese Social Entrepreneur living in Sydney, Australia. I’m the Founder of Virtual Assistant Agency Outsourcing Angel, Co-founder of Dawn Media Productions - but most importantly, a proud mother to three kids!

how-i-grew-my-home-gig-into-a-1-4m-year-virtual-assistant-agency

5. Start a training software ($450K/month)

Online learning software makes it easy for institutions to deliver course content to learners. The learners can be students, employees, or even business people who want to learn a new skill.

Starting an eLearning software can be a profitable investment. Industry experts project that the e-learning market will double in the next few years.

Your business can provide content, create supporting technology, and administer e-learning courses.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,100 — $450,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$128,777
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

By positioning our platform to capture an unloved market segment, we’ve seen customer growth >100% YoY in our 5 years since launch. We’ve now had over 1,000 businesses sign up to our platform, and 90% of our new customers are training online for the first time.

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6. Become a florist

Floral designers arrange live, dried, and silk flowers for decorative displays. Florists also help customers select flowers, containers, ribbons, and other accessories. Florist services can be fun and highly profitable. However, a florist must be creative and ready to work hard to see the business flourish.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$250
Skills

Case Study

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7. Start a health and safety training business ($150K/month)

The health and safety business focuses on creating a safe workplace by instituting measures to prevent accidents and ensure employees' general wellness.

Health and safety professionals work with businesses to implement an employee health and safety program, ensuring compliance with the regulatory laws.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for safety professionals will grow by over 11% in the coming decade. The statistics show a mushrooming demand for health and safety experts. In that regard, starting a health and safety business can be profitable.

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Brendan Torazzi, the CEO of AlertForce. We are a health and safety compliance training business out of Sydney that delivers face to face and online training throughout Australia (and a little overseas also)

Family shot Oct 2021 from SeacliffHouse.com.au which is another family business - destination wedding venue 2 hours South of Sydney

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8. Start a furniture business ($124K/month)

The furniture industry involves the design, manufacture, and sale of various types of furniture for household and commercial purposes. With the increase in flexible workspaces and the growth of the real estate industry, the demand of the furniture business has also boosted in recent times.

The furniture business is easy to start and does not require high investments. However, it is first important to know your niche for example office, domestic or home furniture or luxury items.

The furniture business needs a lot of preparation and prior knowledge. It is advisable to take business classes, learn about your local market, and make a solid business plan. In general, if your products are unique and one of a kind, consumers will be willing to pay a higher, including the shipping cost.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,700 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$163,333
Time To Revenue
390 days

Case Study

Hello! My name is Anesley Clarke and I am the founder and CEO of B2C Furniture - an e-commerce furniture retailer, dedicated to providing a positive alternative to ‘fast furniture’ and inspiring how the furniture industry gravitates towards the future.

Our online offering of affordable yet environmentally conscious design had a spectacular year in FY21 producing a 132% increase in revenue.

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9. Start an email newsletter business ($3.05K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $665,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$88,600
Skills

Case Study

My name is Luc and I run Ticker Nerd with my close friend and business partner Sam! Ticker Nerd is a monthly subscription service for investors that surfaces and analyzes trending stocks before the hype train arrives. All packaged neatly into our weekly report. We’re currently at $4.5k MRR without spending a single dollar on advertising.

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10. Start a journal brand ($62.8K/month)

A journal is a newspaper or a magazine that covers a particular subject or a professional activity based on the author's thoughts and feelings. The beauty of journaling is there is no right or wrong way to start.

The approach depends on your personal experience and can take many forms.

Find a journaling habit that works for you and create a writing routine. Get creative and journal about anything that comes to mind, so long as it interests your target audience.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,800
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jess. I’m 34 years old from Tasmania, Australia. I started Chasing Planner Peace back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my third child. Originally we were based on Etsy and only sold planner inserts, however, we’ve now turned into a one-stop planner shop that caters to seasoned “planner addicts” who want to add to their planners, and also planner newbies who love the fact our shop is the only store in Australia you can custom build your own ring planner style planner.

Over the past few years, we’ve really expanded our range to not only offer planners and inserts, but also planner dashboards (beautiful cover pages), dividers, notepads, stationery items and more. We also recently started our subscription box service where every two months customers can receive a “Planner Peace Box” which is full of planner and self-care goodies. We have so many more plans for new products in 2020.

how-i-started-a-12k-month-selling-productivity-planners-online

11. Start a golf simulators business ($500K/month)

Everyone wants to believe they can be as good as a pro when they step up to a tee. A golf simulator is one way to keep practicing and building golf skills. Golf simulators have exploded in popularity over the past decade, making them a profitable business venture.

Golf simulators allow one to practice and play virtual golf on courses 24/7, indoors or outdoors. The simulators record player's real-time metrics showing how one is doing and highlighting areas that need improvement. The golf simulators market overview report shows projected growth of 8.3% over the next few years. Therefore, the golf simulators have great market potential.

To start a golf simulator business, research the options available from different golf simulators and their features. Find a good location for your golf simulators, research the target audience and develop projections.

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

Case Study

My name is Igor, and I am the founder and owner of 24/7 Golf - an Australian startup in the virtual golf industry. I sell golf simulators for personal and commercial use and am the distributor for SkyTrak Golf in the region (Australia, New Zealand and surrounds).

That led me to investing into a virtual golf centre, then building a brand of unmanned virtual golf centres called 24/7 Golf! Having sold over 1.1m of golf simulators in the first iteration of the business called GolfTec Australia, I partnered with SkyTrak Golf from USA to use at my venues and also to resell. After 18 months of growth in sales I decided to switch to a fully online only e-commerce store … with Shopify! Once I did that, the online store grew and grew and keeps growing!

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12. Start a travel influencer business ($50/month)

Travel influencers create content about travel, tourism, and culture and share their experiences via social media or personal blogs.

If you love exploring new places and are interested in earning a side income, consider becoming a travel influencer. Your role will be to document places you have visited and feature unique formations, cultures, and landscapes.

Share your content via social media channels and include relevant hashtags. Travel influencers earn income through partnerships with travel and tour companies and advertisement revenue based on their niche.

How Much Can You Make?
$50 — $416,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,750
Skills

Case Study

Hi there! I'm Billy, a 20-year-old maths student from Brisbane, Australia. I've previously worked in genomics, anomaly detection, automated triangulation, and mapping using computer vision, and cutting-edge recommendation systems. My career so far has spanned two countries and taken me to places such as San-Francisco (in the USA), and Silicon Beach (in Australia). My most recent experience was in a company called Atmos, where I left following a raise of $4 million at a $25 million valuation, led by Khosla ventures. I applied my experiences at Atmos to build PlanIt. You can read more about me here.

This page shows a sorted and aesthetic list of locations you can visit in Queensland

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13. Start an art business ($59.7K/month)

If you have a passion for art, starting an art business can be a great idea.

You'll be able to work on your own schedule, set your own 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 Can You Make?
$876 — $415,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$29,336
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Art Lovers Australia is Australia’s Premier Online Gallery. We get excited about sharing the incredible talent of Australian artists and we make buying art easy for our art-loving community.

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14. Start a clothing boutique ($43.9K/month)

Creating a clothing boutique takes a lot of work and dedication. Just ask any business owner who's been in the business for a few years. There's no denying that the road to an established, successful clothing store is long and hard.

The clothing boutiques below have had a lot of success with their online business. They are inspiring examples of what's achievable. Each clothing boutique has provided great advice and tutorials that can help you in your own online store.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $11,750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$9,600
Skills

Case Study

Hey, I am Natalie Matthews the Founder of Height-Of-Fashion, An online clothing store for tall women 5’10” and over.

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15. Start a team collaboration app ($1M/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

We have over 10,000 users in 65 countries, including Microsoft, Harvard University, Samsung, Disney, and more. We’re currently at $140k annual recurring revenue and doubling every year.

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16. Start a mobile app development business ($79.2K/month)

Mobile app development is the process of creating software applications that run on mobile devices. These apps can be used for a variety of purposes, including games, productivity, and social networking.

Starting a mobile app development business is a great way to enter the world of software development. This type of company is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to reach their customers through mobile apps.

To start a mobile app development company, you need to have strong technical skills and be able to develop high-quality software. You should also have a good understanding of how to market and sell mobile apps

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $2,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$106,175
Skills

Case Study

I’m Jamie Shostak, the co-founder of Appetiser App Development. Michael MacRae and I founded this company around 5 years ago with $0. Really simply, we build and grow ideas. Every startup has to start with an idea, and so we’ve built our business around helping as many startups succeed as possible.

Now we’re on track to make over $8,000,000 annually, with over 200 employees around the world, with clients that have millions of users and billions in valuations. Our main services include iOS app development, Android app development, web app development, app design, and web development. Just recently we were recognised by TechCrunch as a recommended app development company.

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17. Start a real estate investment club ($600K/month)

Real estate investment clubs are a non-profit organization where investors join together to buy real estate properties and make joint investments. Real Investment clubs are created by individuals to bring investors, real estate industry experts, and real estate professionals together to network, learn, and do business. Many clubs focus on real estate crowdfunding, bringing people together for the sole purpose of pooling their money to buy a property.

There is no set number of people required to start a real estate investment club, groups can range from private partnerships to nationally accredited real estate investment associations called REIAs. These groups could include commercial or rental properties, crowdfunded real estate or single-family homes.

Real Estate Investment clubs can work on 2 models: free to join for all or charge an annual fee which would be less than few hundred dollars. Every Real Estate Investment clubs should offer knowledge about different investment practices, how to advertise a service or a business, networking with fellow professionals in the real estate industry etc.

To start a real estate club, you should consider the below points:

  1. Conduct market research and reach out to people who already have expertise in this field
  2. Attend meetings and find out how other clubs operate.
  3. Get familiarized with real estate laws and current market conditions.
  4. Once you decide your mission, start recruiting people and promoting your club

Investing in real estate can be a big step, hence it is always beneficial to form a partnership and find the best deal. Ideally, a club may charge between $50 to $150 per year.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,252,500
Skills

Case Study

My name is Greg Salley, I’m a founder and Managing Director of Equity Residences.

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18. Start a remote hiring company ($65K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,100
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I am Suvansh Bansal and I am the co-founder of Flexiple. We started Flexiple in Nov’15 to build a freelancing platform that enables “quality interactions” between companies and freelancers. The goal has since then been to ensure a successful engagement such that both the client and the freelancer are happy and satisfied at the end of the engagement.

Since operationalizing ~3 years ago, we have helped 85+ startups identify, hire, and work with the right freelancer for over 200 engagements. All this has been made possible with the help of our 225-member strong community of self-employed developers and designers.

how-i-started-a-80k-month-business-connecting-freelancers-with-companies

19. Start an online form builder ($219K/month)

An online form builder is a tool that allows you to quickly and easily build online forms for your website.

Benefits of using a form builder:

  • Use to easily collect information from visitors, customers, employees, or even other businesses for marketing research.
  • Help businesses get more leads and increase conversion.
  • You can build beautiful and professional-looking forms in minutes.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $420,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Case Study

Hey there, my name is Diony McPherson and I’m one of the founders of Paperform. Paperform is an online form builder, but it’s really become its own beast and is used for a whole lot more, like eCommerce pages and appointments. We attract people from all walks of life, mainly running small to medium businesses, who need to create forms, product pages, and rich landing pages that capture data (we call these “landing forms”).

We’ve now bootstrapped the company to over $1.5 Million in annual revenue, but I can 100% say the biggest achievement for us personally has been hiring a Team that we love working with. Work is a good place to be.

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20. Start a customized security software business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Case Study

My name is Courtenay and I run a backup business called Backrightup. Backrightup makes it easy to backup and restore your Azure DevOps instance. We backup repositories, wikis, and all the pipelines that go with managing your code and associated DevOps.

We’ve grown to just over 50 customers in just 8 months, having only launched an MVP in January 2021. Azure DevOps backup was the third most highly voted for the idea in Microsoft’s user feedback tool so our product validation was done for us!

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21. Start a success coaching business ($60K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $60,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Hey, my name is Lucy Bloomfield and I am the CEO of 10k Customers. We have helped hundreds of Australians build profitable, leveraged product companies and are now turning our sights to helping non-product-based companies (like coaches, consultants, and service providers) build self-liquidating front-ends as lead generation.

I have a process, a lot of people (both men and women) have used it to build companies that allow them to quit their jobs, work full-time in their businesses and live a really incredible life.

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22. Start a shoe brand ($1.36M/month)

Starting a shoe business can be very lucrative - you can make money by selling shoes, but you can also make money by buying shoes and then reselling them at a higher price.

It's an industry that's been around for hundreds of years, so it's well-established and has plenty of room for growth—especially if you can get in at the ground level. It's also easy to start with minimal investment: even if you only have enough money for two months' worth of inventory, you can still get started right away.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $83,300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$212,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello, my name is Brad Munro and I am the founder of Boomerangz Interchangeable Thongs… or Flip-Flops or Sandals or Jandals or whatever you call them!

Fast forward a few years and our Boomerangz Thongs are stocked in over 40 independent surf and streetwear stores around Australia plus some of Australia’s best known retail giants such as City Beach, and now Boomerangz Footwear is also available in the USA, Canada, The Caribbean, India and the U.K.

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23. Start a travel booking app ($2.8K/month)

The travel industry is a booming business, and it’s only getting bigger. Online booking apps have made it easier for people to book their travel arrangements, and they are becoming more popular each year.

If you want to start a travel booking app, you should have a strong understanding of the travel industry and be experienced in programming too.

The recent trends that are making this business more popular are the growth of the travel industry and the rise of mobile technology. Businesses are looking for ways to offer their customers a convenient way to book travel arrangements.

Starting a travel booking app can be interesting and profitable. It offers a unique opportunity to develop an app that can be used by businesses to reach their customers. This is a great opportunity for those who want to get involved in the travel booking industry and learn more about how it works.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$96,374
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi! My name is Jeff and I am one of the three co-founders of Tiny Away (a Big Tiny hospitality management subsidiary, which is also co-founded by us). The Tiny Away network includes a range of comfy eco-friendly ‘tiny houses’ for travelers seeking alternative and unique accommodation experiences. Having already grown to over 75 private locations across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia & Queensland, Tiny Away offers adventurous road-trippers and weekenders the chance to immerse themselves in Australia’s, without compromising on comfort.

On average, we are taking in about $156,000 monthly in terms of rental revenue, not including the other streams of income, as Tiny Away is a subsidiary of Big Tiny which owns the entire tiny house ecosystem from designing to manufacturing, shipping, assembly, deployment, management, and after-sales service.

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24. Create a website builder ($33.5K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$11,956
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills

Case Study

Hi there! I’m Yvette Adams, Founder, and Co-owner of The Creative Collective - a full-service marketing agency that specializes in digital marketing.

We currently have around 100 active clients with whom we are either doing project work or retainer work and respond on average to 160 inquiries each month. In the last year, our team has doubled, and month-on-month compared to last year, as has our revenue.

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25. Start a vegan beauty product business ($20K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi guys, My name is Ima, I am the Founder of Mellow Cosmetics. We are an online beauty store based in Brisbane Australia, we do however have customers from Europe, the U.S, Canada, and the Middle East. We sell a range of Lipsticks, Lip Paints, Eyeshadow Palettes, Highlighters, and more, super cute packaging to go with high-quality formulations.

I started from making $0 in the first year to making over $400,000 per year just from online sales and we have a lot of distributors and retailers stocking my products too.

26. Start a healthy meal delivery service ($96K/month)

A meal prep delivery business offers nutritional and healthy meals to customers daily or on a weekly basis. These services offer either DIY meal kits or Ready-to-eat meals via e-commerce sites. All of them are meant to save time and eliminate food waste.

People who have busy work schedules find meal delivery services very beneficial. The trend is also noticed in Millenials who are health conscious and prefer nutritional food at the comfort of their home rather than visiting a restaurant.

The primary reason why consumers order food online is that it is time-saving and convenient and literally at their fingertips.

There are different types of meal services:

  1. Online meal kits: These services may cost between $8.55 and $9.99 per serving where they will send everything you need to make amazing, restaurant-quality meals at home and save all your prep work time. Some of the popular services are Sun Basket, Blue Apron, HomeChef etc.

  2. Fast food delivery services: This service connects you with a broad range of local restaurants and food so that you can order from the full menus of your local favorites from the comfort of your home. Some of the popular services are UberEats, Foodsby, DoorDash etc.

5 Benefits of Food Delivery Service

  • Exposure to new customers
  • Convenient
  • Variety of options
  • More business opportunities
  • Cost-effective promotions

A Meal Prep Delivery Business can be very profitable when compared to restaurants. If you love to cook good nutritional food, you can also start a meal prep business from your home.

This can save cost on a storefront and you can promote the business by creating e-commerce websites. To make a good profit you should invest less in groceries and ensure that you have a good number of customers. One can make a comfortable living even with lower monthly sales by charging around $20 to $40 an hour.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $25,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Work from home

Case Study

When we first started, we sold around 200 bowls each week. We currently sell around 10,000 bowls each month. Most companies like this start the same way, cooking from their primary residence for family and friends. We were no exception. But as we continued to grow, we spent time and money to work out of rentable commercial kitchens until we were able to afford our own.

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27. Build an analytics tool ($9.25K/month)

Analytics tools are software or apps that help people to make data-driven decisions. They do this by providing users with the ability to access, visualize, and analyze the data.

If you have strong technical skills, then this could be a profitable business idea for you.

QlikView is one of the best Self-Service Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Data Analytics tool. In 2022, QlikView generates $750M in revenue.

With the rise of big data, more companies are realizing the importance of data and are looking for ways to make use of it.

Building an analytics tool is a great business idea because it's a tool that can be used by businesses of all sizes. Small businesses can use it to make better decisions about their operations, while larger businesses can use it to track and improve their performance.

How Much Can You Make?
$450 — $4,308,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$51,450
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

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28. Start a niche accessories brand ($386K/month)

Niche accessories make excellent small business ideas. The profit margins in these businesses are pretty large because of the markup on the products. You could have a small Etsy store or sell them through marketplace sites such as Amazon, Facebook, and eBay.

The niche market for custom accessories is estimated to be nearly $473.46B by 2020 and it contains a variety of product categories ranging from jewelry, handbags, and small leather goods to house decorations and small fashion apparel accessories. Niche accessories is currently enjoying strong growth, which is projected to continue during this decade as well.

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$510
Skills

Case Study

Hi! I’m Emily, and I founded Bravery Co. in 2016. Bravery Co. is a company and community that supports chicks with cancer. We create Australia’s only range of designer headwear for cancer warriors with $2 from each scarf donated to cancer research to end this stupid disease.

On average, we make 3-5K profit a month, but this is always put back into the business. (Definitely no superyacht story here yet!)

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29. Start an online fitness business ($15.8K/month)

Thinking of starting an online fitness business?

Online fitness is growing rapidly in popularity because it's convenient, affordable, and accessible to everyone. The best part is that you don't have to leave your home to start.

Starting an online fitness business can be a great way to make money and help people. When you start an online fitness business, you don't have to worry about overhead costs like rent or maintaining a physical location - all you need is a computer and internet connection to get started.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $108,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$29,925
Skills

Case Study

G’day! I am Dave Barnes and I founded the company Gym and Fitness. Gym and Fitness is one of the largest online retailers of home gym equipment in Australia and New Zealand, providing thousands of customers with easy access to gym equipment to help them achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle!

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30. Start a real estate podcast

Starting a real estate podcast is another popular business idea in the real estate industry. This involves starting a podcast that covers topics related to real estate. These topics can range from investing tips and advice to industry news and updates.

As a real estate podcast host, you'll be responsible for planning, recording, and editing episodes. You'll also need to promote your podcast and build an audience. If you're successful, you could generate income through sponsorships and advertising.

The current trend of people wanting to learn more about real estate and investing is making the real estate podcast business more popular than ever. People are always looking for new and interesting ways to learn about the industry, and a podcast is a great way to reach a wide audience of potential listeners.

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

Case Study

My name is Max Heaney. I was 30 years old when I started Max Options Trading. My main product is education. I look to help anyone who truly wants to learn stocks, stock options, and technical analysis. My goal has consistently been to teach people the tools and techniques to use within the stock market. One of my mottos is “I do not fish for you, I teach you how to fish so you can make a secondary stream of income”. With this approach, I have been able to educate thousands of my subscribers on stocks and stock options.

We’ve now reached about $24,000/month in revenue with over 400 active monthly members.

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31. Start a medical scrubs business

Medical scrubs are typically used by doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.

The medical industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. The medical clothing market is expected to reach $173B by 2029.

This business can be started with a small investment and can prove to be an excellent source of income.

32. Start a real estate blog

Blogging about real estate is a great way to share your knowledge and connect with potential clients. As a real estate blogger, you'll be responsible for creating content that covers topics like buying and selling property, home improvement, and landlord-tenant law.

You'll need to be a good writer and have a strong understanding of the industry to be successful. But, if you're passionate about real estate and have something to share, starting a blog could be the perfect business idea for you.

To make a living from their blog, bloggers usually have to monetize their site through advertising, sponsorships, or affiliate marketing. Every time one clicks on an advertisement, they make a small amount, usually somewhere between $0.50 and $5.00 depending on the advertisement.

The current trend of people wanting to learn more about real estate and investing is making the real estate blog business more popular than ever. People are always looking for new and interesting ways to learn about the industry, and a blog is a great way to reach a wide audience.. Plus, it's a relatively low-cost business to start up, making it a great option for those on a budget.

You can use your blog to generate income through advertising and affiliate marketing. Or, you could use it to build a client base and eventually start your own real estate consulting business.

Cryptocurrency lawyers are professionals who offer sophisticated and knowledgeable legal counsel to clients navigating the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency and blockchain space. They provide clients guidance concerning litigation, money transmission, token offerings, and other crypto-related issues.

To become a cryptocurrency lawyer, you should have in-depth knowledge about token issues. Besides, you should have a certified degree of law from an accredited institution. Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and across the world continue figuring out how to establish laws and guidelines to make crypto safer for investors and less appealing to cybercriminals.

Therefore, this is a great opportunity for crypto lawyers to participate in shaping the future of crypto transactions.

How Much Can You Make?
$6,750,000/month
Skills

34. Start a sensory deprivation tank business

Experience total isolation and float your way into blissful serenity. The sensory deprivation tank business has been growing, 20-25% as of a few years ago.

As our lives become more chaotic and stressful, people will continue to look for ways to destress, and float tanks might be one way that they pull out their wallets.

35. Start a kayak store ($100K/month)

Kayaking has shown steady growth in the last decade. According to data, touring kayaks anticipate revenue growth in the coming year. The demand for kayaks is attributed to increased awareness about fitness & health. Kayaking and rafting are effective cardiovascular workouts, and people across the globe are increasingly taking an interest in these sports.

If you love watersports, you can start a kayak store. Your business can focus on renting kayaks to water sports tourists or manufacturing and selling kayaks at wholesale and retail prices.

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

Case Study

Hi, I'm Hamish from Bay Sports. We offer a wide range of Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Boards, Inflatable Air Pontoons, Surf Skis and growing. We started with just kayaks, and branched out to become a more holistic online water sports business.

Being able to run the business online via Shopify has allowed us to offer pricing well below what our customers see in bricks and mortar shops, and as >70% of our customers shop online via a mobile device, a beautiful mobile experience has been importance and imperative for us to deliver.

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36. Start a blog ($5.8K/month)

Starting your own blog can be an exciting, rewarding, and challenging experience. Blogs provide a great way to connect with your readers, grow your brand and develop an audience of people interested in the topics you cover.

There are over 600 million blogs on the internet. The average person spends 37 seconds reading a blog post. 2/3 of people’s main reason for blogging is income. The average time spent on writing a post is increasing by the year and The average length of a blog post is now 1,269 words.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $2,900,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,576
Skills

Case Study

It wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t read a particular book that utterly changed my business life.

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37. Become a painter

Becoming a painter is more than earning a living; it's about creating your own art and enjoying the freedom of working for yourself.

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $350,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$62,575
Skills

Case Study

Art Lovers Australia is Australia’s Premier Online Gallery. We get excited about sharing the incredible talent of Australian artists and we make buying art easy for our art-loving community.

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38. Start a natural beauty product business ($22.3K/month)

Natural beauty products consist of items like: aloe vera, honey or cocoa butter. They contain no chemical or synthetic elements.

The global natural skin care products market size was valued at $6.7 billion in 2021.

Thinking about launching a beauty product line? What's holding you back? Check out our case studies below to see how others have done it!

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $80,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$65,654
Time To Revenue
360 days

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mel. I run a skincare business called Flowerdale Valley. I named the business Flowerdale valley because that's where I live, in a small town called Flowerdale in country Victoria, Australia.

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39. Start an email automation platform ($68.7K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$14,620
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

Hello Starter Story readers! Mohamed Hassen Mami and I, Arthur Backouche, built an amazing tool to send bulk invitations on Linkedin with Personalized messages: Coldinbox.

  • On my side, I’m a Digital Marketing Manager based in Sydney, Australia, and my journey is to evangelizing brands on the Internet.

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40. Start a hemp products business ($800K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $800,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$360,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I learned about the nutritional benefits of hemp seeds around 1993 whilst traveling in Canada, and chose to set up my first hemp foods business in the UK.

H.E.M.P. - the first of the authors nine published books including around 300 pages of recipes, nutrition, learning about hemp and sustainability - still available today as an e-book

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41. Start a tourist visa information business ($10K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,050
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi, I’m Hari and I built Visa List a year back and is my third successful micro start-up.

Currently, Visa List has made $5000/month on average with 350K Monthly Active Users and its growing at 60%. Visa List has helped over 2 million users with their visa requirements

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42. Start a streetwear brand ($407K/month)

Streetwear is a type of clothing that is usually casual but can also be sporty or formal. Streetwear brands sell everything from hoodies and t-shirts to sneakers, joggers, and jeans.

Starting a streetwear clothing brand has many benefits: it allows you to express yourself through your style, and it allows you to connect with people who share similar interests as you do.

One of the main advantages of starting a streetwear brand is that it doesn't require much capital—you can get started with just an idea!

How Much Can You Make?
$650 — $1,100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$60,150
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hey, my name is Lachlan Sonter and I’m the owner, designer and everything guy for the Australian Lux Streetwear brand, Deal with Devil. This business started, in 2017, out of a necessity for my own well-being, and has been working creatively through the brand ever since.

Customers are always so grateful for the service we provide always trying to reach a luxurious standard whilst at an affordable price for many people. And people are always so connected to the story about dealing with our demons and what that impact is on all our lives. Having that feedback from customers is what makes me want to continue this story and push for more collections and reach more audiences, because we all have these negative moments in our lives, and we can all relate to them. I think that’s what makes the brand so special.

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43. Start a wedding registry business ($15K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi, I'm Ollie Rozdarz, a Product Designer living on the Gold Coast, Australia. I'm one of the Co-founders of Hitchd,. You can think of Hitchd as a wishing well, cash fund, and Kickstarter, all rolled into one package. Our goal is to make it super simple for couples to create and fund literally any kind of gift or experience for their adventure of a lifetime.

While COVID has dramatically impacted our industry, the intersection of weddings and travel, today we're making anywhere from $3,000 to $7,000 per month.

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

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

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

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

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $741,666/month
Average Initial Investment
$15,913
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

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

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

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45. Start an in-home senior care service ($250K/month)

In-home senior care services allow senior clients to live their everyday life in the comfort of their own home.

Experienced caregivers typically customize their services based on their client's exact needs - which is why seniors and families prefer this type of service, even if it costs more than a typical nursing home.

There are several different types of home care you can offer, a few being:

  • Personal care services: This type of service helps clients with everyday necessities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and overall hygiene
  • Nurse directed care: This type of care refers to caretakers managing medication, wounds, and the overall health and wellbeing of the client
  • Meal & Food Prep: This type of care helps prepare nutritious meals and go grocery shopping
  • Transportation: Rides to the library, salon, grocery store, doctor's office, etc.

The price you can charge depends on where you live and the amount of experience you have, but this ranges anywhere from $18/hour-$40/hour.

The great part about starting an in-home senior care business is that you do not need any formal education or medical training. As long as you have the necessary skills to do this job, you can build a successful business as a home senior care business.

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Gareth Mahon. I’m the co-founder and CEO of The CareSide, a home care and nursing service provider for elderly individuals in Australia. We are based in Perth, Australia.

We launched our company in 2017. Over the past 3 years, we have scaled to $5 million in revenue.

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46. Start an email hosting service ($325K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Case Study

People choose Fastmail for the speed and usability of our products (hey, it's right there in the name), our uncomplicated approach to privacy (you pay an affordable fee for 100% of our efforts without advertisers in the mix), and of our fantastic customer support (it's truly wonderful!).

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47. Start a mobile photography ($40.1K/month)

Want to start your own photography business? You're not alone. With the rise of social media and photo-sharing, blogging, and online retailing, it's never been easier to start making money behind your camera.

There are photographers shooting weddings, creating images for ad campaigns, freelancing for magazines, touring the world, taking photographs of destinations — the list is endless!

To start mobile photography in Australia, research the target audience and determine which specialization area is more lucrative. Invest in high-quality, professional cameras, lenses, and a computer with professional software photo-editing software.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$24,583
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Steven and I’m a wedding photographer based out of Adelaide, Australia. I believe photography is about portraying a scene in ways that people recognize, but at the same time, have never witnessed before. Anyone can take a photo of a scene, but I want to show the world what I can create through my lens in ways that are unique and yet completely relatable to other people who have witnessed the same scene, all the while allowing my couples to act as though I’m not there just as a ‘photographer’ but rather their friend. This allows for a much more genuine set of photos for them to remember their big day!

One of the things that stand out to my clients when comparing myself with my competitors is my ability to come across as a professional wedding attendee! I can help out with any aspect of a wedding, not just their photographer - so I’m often planning everyone's wedding for them. I also make use of some cool technology such as Virtual Reality cameras, hybrid shooting video, and photography, and course drones - and not just the aerial kind, underwater too!

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48. Start a cleaning service ($302K/month)

A housecleaning side business is a beautiful idea for people with free time on weekends or even weekdays. The side hustle idea requires little capital to start. During the launch, you can choose to offer the service to your neighbors and scale as you gain the experience. The average salary for a house cleaner is $17.32 per hour.

By starting a house cleaning business in Australia, you are tapping into an enormous market with plenty of clientele. There could always be demand for your cleaning service, which keeps you in business as you help homeowners keep their homes spotless.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$23,600
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 7 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

I am James Hookway and I own and run Hangover Helpers. The business is an after-party cleaning company that started about 5 years ago. We don't just clean up your mess we also bring breakfast and refreshments. (Please note due to COVID-19 we have ceased the food and beverage services until further notice).

Monthly revenue about 3k a month with some months up to $7k during the busy summer period. After COVID-19 there is a big backlog of cleans here in WA so we are having to say no to cleans as not enough staff. We are about to hit our 500th clean, so on average we do 100 cleans a year (just on weekends).

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49. Start an email marketing tool ($1.27M/month)

An email marketing tool, also known as an 'email tool', is a software application that helps you create, manage and automate email campaigns. Basically, it's a program that allows you to write and send bulk emails.

Email marketing is one of the most effective marketing channels around. It can be used to generate leads, increase sales, create subscribers, improve your SEO rankings and reach more customers than you would with a blog or website.

The email marketing industry is booming. The global email marketing tool market size is expected to reach $2.53B in 2028. Making an email marketing tool business is as easy as buying a domain and hosting account, but that is just the beginning. You will soon start to see the endless possibilities for creating tools that will be used by entrepreneurs, startups, and even real estate agents.

How Much Can You Make?
$120 — $1,200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$33,200
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills

Case Study

Hey I’m George, co-founder and CEO of SmartrMail. We’re an app that makes email easier for ecommerce merchants through seamless platform integrations and automated personalization.

We raised $400K angel funding in 2017, and have been (just) profitable since the start of this year. At the moment we’re focussed on product and growth, so any top line increases we spend on development, and getting more customers.

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50. Build an AI tool

Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the tech industry right now. An AI tool is a computer program that is designed to simulate human intelligence. AI tools are used in a variety of industries, including healthcare, finance, manufacturing, and retail.

There are many different types of AI tools, but some common examples include chatbots, virtual assistants, and machine learning platforms.

To build an AI tool you will need strong technical skills and experience in computer science. You should also have a good understanding of the different types of AI tools and how they are used.

AI is quickly becoming one of the most important and sought-after technologies in today's world. The revenues coming from software using artificial intelligence are going to increase from 9.5 billion U.S dollars in 2018 to 118.6 billion U.S dollars by 2025.

The demand for AI tools is growing as businesses are looking for ways to automate their processes and improve their customer service. AI tools can help businesses save time and money by automating tasks that would otherwise be done manually.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$38,333
Skills

Case Study

My name is Abby and I am the founder of SkillSoniq. SkillSoniq is the world’s first AI-Powered recruiting app that connects companies with skilled, domestic freelancers and gives companies the option to hire a freelancer (s) on their payroll.

We currently cater to small companies with less than 200 employees, who feel the pain of hiring through traditional recruiting channels. We launched in New York in early 2019, and made $350,000+ in Gross Revenues in the first year of launch in 2019 without spending a single dime on advertising! We are currently making $40,000 a month in gross revenues. In just the first year of launch, we signed up more than 100 clients, boarded 6,000+ freelancers on our platform, and received 4.9/5.0 google review ratings from our customers.

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51. Start a laptop accessories brand ($501K/month)

Laptop accessories are items that enhance the functionality of a laptop. These can include external hard drives, docking stations, and carrying cases.

To start a laptop accessories brand, you will need strong marketing and design skills. You should also have a good understanding of the laptop market and what accessories are more popular.

The recent trends in the laptop accessories industry are moving towards eco-friendly and sustainable products. Businesses are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact and offer their customers products that are made from sustainable materials.

Starting a laptop accessories brand is a great way to enter the world of product design. This type of business growing in popularity as people are looking for ways to personalize their laptops.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Jack Yao, our company is Mobile Pixels Inc. We started the company when I was a graduate student at MIT. During an internship at Amazon, I urgently felt the need of using a portable monitor as I was working in a co-working space. The idea came to when I was doing some programming work, I wished that I could have had a monitor that can be expanded from the back of the main laptop display.

Our product is the Duex monitor, we did 4.3MM in sales in 2019, and are on track to do $12MM for 2020.

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52. Start a personal development blog ($62K/month)

Personal development blogs teach readers activities designed to improve their talents, potential, employability, and wealth.

Here are important tips to help your personal development blog stand out:

  • Create a catchy title
  • Be truthful to your audience
  • Expect and know how to deal with criticism
  • Market your blog on social media
  • Post new content often
  • Plan your content ahead

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $120,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$183
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Khoa Bui, I’m the CEO of YouBeRelentless, an online resource that provides tips on entrepreneurship and personal development.

In terms of income, I’m currently bringing in approximately $4,000 per month in the form of Google AdSense, affiliate marketing, product sales, consultation, podcast interviews, and lead generation.

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53. Start an ecommerce retailing business ($54.4K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$62,300
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello, my name is Tom White and I’m the owner of Breeze Mobility, an eCommerce store selling a range of high-quality mobility aids & wheelchair accessories to individuals, health professionals, and organizations throughout Australia.

The goal is to turn Breeze Mobility into a social enterprise to give a percentage of profits back to organizations that support people with a disability or those who are disadvantaged in some way.

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54. Start a youtube channel

For anyone looking to start a successful YouTube channel, there are plenty of YouTube channel success stories that can be used as inspiration and encouragement. YouTube has an established monetization system and boasts incredible popularity, making it a potential platform for revenue generation.

In this article, we'll look at different approaches you can use to help promote your channel and grow your viewers. While there's no quick and easy way to success, you can take these tips to build your own YouTube Channel Success story. If you love content creation, you can capitalize on YouTube`s popularity to earn an extra income.

If you are looking to join the Youtube partner program to monetize your channel, you will need to reach a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months.

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $4,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,700
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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55. Start a men's underwear brand ($477K/month)

Underwear is an essential part of any person's wardrobe, and the men's underwear industry has grown to be quite large.

There are many companies that specialize in men's underwear, such as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren, and Hugo Boss. These companies have been able to keep up with the demand of this growing industry by offering quality products at reasonable prices.

The demand for men's underwear has risen because it offers an alternative to traditional cotton briefs. Men are increasingly realizing that they don't want the same old thing when it comes to their underwear; they want something that feels like luxury and provides them with comfort and support.

With so many opportunities available today, it's easy to see why more people are turning to this industry in order to start their own businesses.

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $475,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$12,310
Skills

Case Study

Hello fellow entrepreneurs, my name is Marc Debnam and I head the brand Stonemen.

We are based in the lovely beachside town of Byron Bay, where we have a great balance of work and lifestyle. Stonemen are sold globally through Stonemen.com and are stocked in over 100 stores.

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56. Start a hat business ($8.5K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $15,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Case Study

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57. Start a subscription box business ($106K/month)

A subscription box business is a type of business where customers subscribe to receive a niche set of products on a monthly basis. Subscription boxes are in high demand today as customers enjoy receiving a variety of products from various brands.

Some of the benefits to starting a subscription box business are:

  1. The revenue is predictable as it is a recurring business
  2. Adds more value to customer service as this creates a unique shopping experience
  3. Customers can access exclusive products and also customize them based on their interest
  4. Profit margin can range from 40%-60%

You can start a subscription box business by understanding the real market needs. Because of its highly competitive nature, it is important to find your niche and provide quality products based on your customer's interests. Additionally, it is important to decide what items should go in your box. The quantity, size, and design of the box plays key role in grabbing the customer's attention. Apart from the basics, you should also make sure that the items are bright and colorful.

Lastly, building a good relationship with the fulfillment companies will be profitable as this business is a routine task. If you have 100 subscribers, you will need a service that will pick up and deliver your products. In addition to this, marketing your service can be an advantage. In order to promote the service, you can build your website, create special offers to attract and retain customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $16,666,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,182
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.

Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!

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58. Start a pet company

Starting a pet business requires a lot of hard work and dedication, but it's well worth it. Not only will you be able to spend more time with your pets, but you'll also be able to provide them with a better life.

There's no shortage of products or services you can offer when starting a pet business. From food to toys to grooming services—the list goes on and on!

You can offer these services at home or another location that suits you best (such as at an animal shelter). This means that not only will you be able to make money doing something you love while also helping others—but you'll also get the flexibility needed to do it all from wherever works best for both yourself and your customers (who might not always have time or transportation).

If you love animals and want to make a living from your passion, starting a pet business might be the perfect fit for you.

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $1,750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$64,895
Skills

Case Study

Hi. My name is Melodi Landi. I am the Founder & Owner of Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC.

Furry Fellas has been voted in the TOP 3 Pet Sitting / Dog Walking Company within the RI / MA area for 8 years in a row!

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59. Start a tourist guide business

There's no denying the profitability of a tourism business. If you know the state and cities well, starting a tour guide business can be a very lucrative idea. All you need is a license, and you can soon start working as a tour guide.

Listed are the steps on how to start a tour guide business.

  • Register your tour guide name business
  • Obtain necessary licenses
  • Open a bank account for business transactions
  • Organize your business operations
  • Start to promote and get clients

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $8,110,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$300,100
Skills

Case Study

Hi! I am Nan and I am the founder of No Code Map App - a no code builder for creating custom interactive maps with dynamic filters. It is designed for businesses to build an agency-quality interactive map without coding.

We launched 3 months ago and started monetizing at the end of March. April was our first full month of taking payments and we made >$400.

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60. Start an online influencer business ($2K/month)

An online influencer business is a company or service that gets products or services sold through popular online users. It can be a very lucrative form of marketing.

As technology has advanced, more and more influencer businesses are starting to rise. These are people or companies who become famous for being influential on various topics.

More and more companies are investing in online influencer marketing because this channel is successful for new product exposure or for sharing news about a brand through voice-overs on popular online videos. You can work with these online influencers in different ways including the use of affiliate marketing or product embeds with sponsorship.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Brett Owens and I am the Founder and Chief Matchmaker at Afluencer. We match Brands with the best Influencers to promote their products. And likewise, we help Influencers (from Nano to Micro to Mega), Creators, and Ambassadors find “Collabs”, which are paid gigs being offered by Brands.

Here’s an excerpt from our latest influencer newsletter where we talk about the latest pay-per-post opportunities being offered in our app:

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61. Become a meditation coach ($3K/month)

A meditation coach teaches and guides those who seek mental clarity through meditation. Typically, the meditation teacher combines breathing and concentration to deepen understanding and to help the clients achieve relaxation.

Working as a meditation coach provides you an opportunity to guide clients in finding new practices and techniques that may provide additional health benefits in their daily lives. In addition, meditation coaches earn a decent salary and enjoy the opportunity to define their working hours, while building relationships with people from different backgrounds.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $8,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Case Study

Hey, I'm Griff, and I'm the founder of MindEasy. We create meditation courses and content designed to help people find their way into mindfulness and meditation in a personal way.

This is the problem I wanted to solve with MindEasy. Help people discover what they want to achieve with meditation and then help them approach it in a relevant and meaningful way.

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62. Become a real estate agent ($350K/month)

Real estate agents are professionals who assist clients in marketing and selling their properties. They also assist the buyers in purchasing properties. Their services include meeting clients, advising them about market conditions, and providing guidance through the process of buying or selling properties.

A real estate career can be financially rewarding. However, the work requires good management skills, organization skills, customer service, handling complex paperwork and socially promoting yourself.

The pros of becoming a real estate agent include earning extra commission from clients and also setting your own working hours.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$27,500
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

My name is Grigory Pekarsky and I own a residential real estate company called Vesta Preferred.

We consistently grow at a 20% pace and this year we are on pace to write 1000 new leases and sell over $120m in real estate.

63. Start an auto repair business

There are many people who just love to tinker with, fix and repair cars. This is an all-consuming hobby for some people. They like to take things apart and figure out how things work. The process of fixing and repairing cars is almost therapeutic for them.

An auto repair business is a rewarding way to make extra money, or to build an entire business around.

You can do it in the comforts of your own home, working around your schedule and getting paid handsomely for it. The United States automotive service market is expected to reach $75B by 2026.

64. Start a skin care product line ($106K/month)

The skincare business is a multi-billion dollar one, and it shows no sign of slowing down. New anti-aging products are entering the market at a nearly exponential rate, and the competition for consumers' money is growing more and more.

The industry was valued at 130 billion USD in 2021 and will expand at an annual growth rate of 4.6% up to 2030. This is surely a type of business that you should not miss. You'll need to build your creativity on your products and make sure that it is all safe and useful in improving the skin of your customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$99,213
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

My name is Kayla and I am the founder of Tribe Skincare. After working in the beauty industry for 5+ years, I found a gigantic hole in the market for skincare for sensitive skin.

As a skincare range for sensitive skin, it is formulated around key anti-inflammatory ingredients like Aloe Vera, Zinc and Kaolin Clay, and works to rebuild the skin’s natural barrier to reduce redness, breakouts, and eczema. While we had a very niche target market, sensitive skin turned out to be a very common pain-point for consumers. The demand has grown so quickly and with a return customer rate of 75% (more than double the industry average) we have scaled into a multi-million dollar company in just 2 years! 95% of our sales in within Australia and we recently opened shipping to NZ and the USA which currently makes up the extra 5% of our sales.

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65. Start a cycling gear store

The global cycling gear and wearables market is growing, as more people are opting for cycling as a form of leisure.

How Much Can You Make?
$55,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$95,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Mukund Umesh Thakkar, I run the company with the brand name Mastermind Bicycle Studio. We are a chain of Retail Stores, selling the sport of Cycling through the most high-end and premium brands in the world of cycling and triathlon. We sell a wide range of products from Bicycles, Helmets, Shoes, Wheels, Components, Apparel, etc.

I am a Chemical Engineer and an MBA in Finance, selling and spreading this wonderful sport of cycling in India. I started Mastermind when I was 26 years old. Our Sales Revenue has consistently grown at a rate of around 55% to 65% Year On Year.

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66. Start a soap business ($123K/month)

Soap making business is a growing industry that can be home-based or a small local business. Soap business is one of the most lucrative home-based businesses that perfect your decision to work in your free time while you earn good cash.

Starting a soap business sounds simple enough. You can buy supplies for probably less than $1,000. Being that popular skincare products are now being sold online, this doesn't seem like a very difficult field to break into. Below are some success stories of the soap business that surely inspire you.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,900
Skills

Case Study

More important than the money, though, we’ve made so many friends from our customers and business contacts from the business. 46% of our website orders are from repeat customers. Once someone joins the Outlaw gang, we strive to be their sidekick for the long haul. We often hear from customers that our customer service is the best they’ve ever experienced. I think this is because we’re absolutely emphatic about ensuring the satisfaction of our genuinely incredible customers, no matter what.

We feel like our Magnificent Seven Outlaw Values really define us as a company and give our customers a good reason to be loyal to us. (in addition to fantastic product, of course)

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67. Start an IT support business

Do you enjoy fixing technology problems and believe that you can fix others? If your answer to this question is yes, then you might be an ideal candidate for developing an IT support business.

An IT support business is the work that the computer specialists in an organization do to provide assistance to their customers and establishments. The IT support expert groups are responsible for setting up and maintenance of some crucial information systems and networks.

Starting an IT support business can be challenging but it can potentially pay off better than your 9 to 5 job. IT support business can be a lucrative way to make money and the demand is increasing at a rapid pace.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $325,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills

Case Study

Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.

I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.

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68. Become a professional cuddler ($8.8K/month)

Imagine being a professional cuddler for a living. Getting paid to snuggle your clients may sound strange, but this type of service has been in high demand over the last few years.

Think of 'snugglers' as a more personal therapist. They get paid for many services: hugging their clients, listening to their problems, coaching them, comforting & reducing stress, cooking and eating meals together and more.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $8,800/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin

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69. Start an auto parts shop

If you want to start a retail business in the automobile industry, consider auto parts business in Australia.

The auto parts business is one of the most successful businesses in the world. There are many Auto Parts Businesses in the United States, Canada, and the UK, where most are run part-time.

Listed are the steps on how to start an auto parts shop business.

  • Pick a location
  • Do your market research
  • Secure all permits and licenses
  • Open a bank account for business transactions

How Much Can You Make?
$45,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$75,000
Skills

Case Study

Hey everyone! My name is Mitchel Matthews and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I am the owner/founder of Adrenaline Offroad which is an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories! We mainly focus our expertise in the realm of automotive LED lighting accessories. Our products are built for a person who will endure hardcore offroading situations with their vehicle all the way to people who attend multiple shows per month in their show trucks! Some of our most popular products being our RGB+W underglow/rock light & LED wheel ring lights. In just over a year of quitting my job to pursue my passion for truck mods full time, I am so beyond proud & excited to be making 5x the amount of money that I used to make per month!

Pictured above is our most popular bundle kit called “The UFO GLOW Bundle Kit”

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70. Start a gym equipment supplier ($675K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000 — $1,200,000/month
Skills

Case Study

G’day! I am Dave Barnes and I founded the company Gym and Fitness. Gym and Fitness is one of the largest online retailers of home gym equipment in Australia and New Zealand, providing thousands of customers with easy access to gym equipment to help them achieve a fit and healthy lifestyle!

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71. Start a flip flop brand ($270K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$26,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello, my name is Brad Munro and I am the founder of Boomerangz Interchangeable Thongs… or Flip-Flops or Sandals or Jandals or whatever you call them!

Fast forward a few years and our Boomerangz Thongs are stocked in over 40 independent surf and streetwear stores around Australia plus some of Australia’s best known retail giants such as City Beach, and now Boomerangz Footwear is also available in the USA, Canada, The Caribbean, India and the U.K.

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72. Start an electronics store ($4K/month)

An electronics store sells any electronics from smartphones to televisions, laptops, refrigerators and other home appliances. With the technological advancements in the past decade, the electronics sector is expected to grow by 5.6 percent over the next five years.

To start an electronics store, research and find the right location for your store, then register your company at the state level to get the tax ID number.

Then, research your competition, which includes online stores and the local electronics store in your area. You should examine what they sell and focus on the products you can provide at a better price than the competition.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $1,175,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$12,500
Skills

Case Study

Hello, my name is Kyle Capel and I am the founder of Hand Held Legend, a DIY upgrade shop for vintage handheld consoles. If you are as old as I am, you’ll remember the day you opened up your first Nintendo console and impatiently waited for mom or dad to figure out how to hook it up. After the crisp sound of a cartridge inserting into its plastic slot, you were ready to be taken into another world. Whether it be a 90’s Christmas morning or a special birthday, each of us can be taken back to parts of our youth when hearing and playing the games we grew up on. There is nothing that can replace the nostalgia old gaming consoles and the controllers that come with them.

Most of our customers are males between the ages of 13 and 45. Nearly 40% of our sales are international. Revenue averages about $27,000/month and is growing. The first quarter of 2020 posted a 30% increase in revenue over the same period in 2019.

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73. Start a content writing company ($35K/month)

Content writing involves writing, editing, and publishing content in a digital format. Examples of content include a blog post, product description, and podcast script—eBooks, press releases, or landing page content.

Becoming a content writer allows you to work as your own boss. Therefore, you choose whatever working schedule suits you and take a manageable workload. Moreover, content writing helps you develop essential skills you may not obtain from regular writing.

Content writing is a highly-on-demand service, as companies compete for the online audience who often begin their shopping journey by searching for relevant and educative content online. Therefore, a content writing company is an excellent source of passive income.

To start a content writing company in Australia, research the market and choose a suitable niche. Sketch a proper business plan and create a website. Hire a pool of talented writers and leverage modern technology to streamline the operations.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,600 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,697
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

It wouldn’t have been possible if I hadn’t read a particular book that utterly changed my business life.

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74. Start a healthy drink business ($150K/month)

With emerging trends around health in the last few years, there is a large demand for healthy beverages. Starting a healthy drink business involves sourcing quality and healthy ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, protein, and others.

Consumers are hungry for good-tasting drinks that make them feel great without sacrificing taste. From smoothies to juices and kombucha beverages, there are many opportunities available in the market to easily create a profitable healthy drink business.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $900,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$275,333
Skills
Business model

Case Study

A chemical engineer by education who decided to make food without chemicals! Almost a decade at Unilever helped me discover my love for consumers and brands. But the pivotal moment was when I became a wellness enthusiast. This was after a backbone fracture in a soccer match that made me join Yoga. Since then, I have been passionate about marrying the logic of the west with the wisdom of the east.

We are already selling 150k bottles of Auric every month. The best thing is that customers have seen visible benefits of Auric and hence, have come back to become loyal customers.

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75. Start a party supply store ($213K/month)

If you love fun activities and helping other people enjoy their parties, starting a party store in your neighborhood can be rewarding and a profitable business.

Party stores sell balloons, decorations, costumes, novelties, confectionary, theme party wear, and other party supplies.

If you are starting a party store, you may choose to join it as an affiliate or enter a franchise. A party store is a low-to-entry business venture and can be rewarding in the long run.

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Skills

Case Study

I'm Dean Salakas Chief Party Dude at The Party People. Our goal is to help people have the parties of their dreams. We are Australia’s largest party store selling balloons, decorations, costumes, novelties, confectionary, theme partyware, and anything else you could possibly want for a party.

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76. Start a fashion accessories business ($31.6K/month)

If you love fashion and clothing design, you may want to start a fashion accessories business. As a fashion accessories consultant, you help clients develop and adapt personal and professional styles.

Fashion accessories are decorative items that supplement one’s outfit. They include jewelry, gloves, belts, scarves, watches, sunglasses, bow ties, leggings, suspenders, and tights. To work as a professional stylist, collaborate with clients to understand their needs and tailor styles and aesthetics to each individual’s preferences.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,985 — $40,480,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$450
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Kashgar has recently closed its retail outlet and gone completely online.

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77. Start a pet sitting business

A pet sitter is a professional who provides daily care for pets while the pet owners are at work or on vacation. The pet sitter's duties include:

  • Cooking special meals for pets as instructed by pet owners.
  • Reporting any behavioral issues to pet owners.
  • Playing with the pets to encourage their mental and physical stimulation.

One of the advantages of working as a pet sitter is that it's not a stressful career. You also get to work with different animals while enjoying a work-life balance.

Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills
Business model

78. Start a tutoring or education business ($100K/month)

When students have problems with their schoolwork, they turn to tutors for help.

Being a tutor awakens your entrepreneurial skills. Being your own boss allows you to set your own schedule and be more independent. You'll create lasting relationships with students and their parents. Last but not least: you get paid well!

How Much Can You Make?
$1,700 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$141,900
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello! My name is Ghazal Qureshi and I am the proud founder and CEO of UpBrainery Technologies. UpBrainery is a startup tech company that focuses on revolutionizing modern education to fit the evolving needs of parents and children.

Within our first few months, we have cultivated relationships with organizations like the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Whataburger, NASDAQ, and the Houston Rockets. We are in the works to build a large network of opportunities with other corporations to provide educational content to children in their communities.

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79. Start a beauty business ($600K/month)

The beauty industry is growing at a rapid pace - valued at $511B in 2021, with an annual compounded growth rate of 4.75% worldwide. The beauty industry is predicted to exceed $716B by 2025.

If you are thinking of starting your own beauty business, there are many opportunities in this space to succeed. The most profitable branches in this industry include makeup, skincare, and hair products.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $40,480,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mel. I run a skincare business called Flowerdale Valley. I named the business Flowerdale valley because that's where I live, in a small town called Flowerdale in country Victoria, Australia.

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80. Start a personalized gift business ($118K/month)

Personalized gifts are a great idea for celebrating important dates, joyous occasions and memorable moments. The personalized gifts include photo frames, key chains, to group gifts.

A personalized gifts business is a low-capital idea since you do not need a physical storefront or office space to start off the business. Besides, you can put as much time into the business as you would like, which means you can run the business as a side-hustle.

Check out our guide on how to start a personalized gift business

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $416,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$26,666
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Australian Woodwork is a family-owned and managed an online store that sells a wide range of Australian made woodcraft. We represent many different craftsmen from all over the country who use traditional woodworking techniques combined with modern technology and good contemporary design to create beautiful and useful household items.

We find that the more we emphasize our certified Australian-made status, the more we sell in a marketplace that is increasingly dominated by imported goods.

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81. Start a tour company ($89.3K/month)

Starting a tour company is a great way to bring your love of travel to life. You can share your passion with others and help make their dream vacations come true!

There are many types of tour businesses, so it's best to choose something you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Here's a few of the most popular tour companies to start in Australia:

  • Food & Drink Tours
  • Adventure & Sporting Tours
  • Sightseeing & Historical Tours
  • Shopping Tours
  • and many more!

It's also important to determine what mode of transportation you want for your tour company, as this will determine the initial startup costs needed for your company.

To get started, find out if you need a license to operate in your state. Some states require tour companies to be licensed, while others do not. If you are required to be licensed, talk with the licensing agency to find out what steps must be taken before you can apply for that license.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,800 — $43,300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,700
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.

When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.

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82. Start a dog treat business ($598K/month)

Dog treats are a cornerstone of the dog food market, so when you are looking at how to sell your own dog treat, it's important to make sure that your treats are healthy ensuring that they meet all the nutritional requirements of dog food and will be safe for their consumption.

This market has a 66 billion USD market size. It can be a great place to start if you want to get into the pet industry, or if you're a total dog enthusiast.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $1,750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,500,000
Skills

Case Study

We’re Lucas Walker and Riley Wallbank, and we are from Toronto. We make all natural dog treats with our company Treats Happen.

One of our biggest learnings is that we aren’t just an e-commerce company, we’re a brand. Many people who want to start a business look to be direct to consumer through their own website. We look to be available on as many profitable channels as possible.

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83. Start a women's clothing line ($189K/month)

Starting a women's clothing brand is a great way to get into entrepreneurship. You don't need to have millions of dollars or a huge amount of experience to start your own clothing line—just the drive and determination to be your own boss.

Women's fashion has come a very long way over the last decade, and there are tons of opportunities for growth! There are always new trends emerging and old ones coming back around again too—so there will always be an audience for your new designs if you keep up with the times (and stay on top of them).

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $11,750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,753
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Case Study

My name is Steph and I am the founder for OceanZen which is a sustainable swimwear brand that uses a fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and fishing nets from the ocean.

I launched OceanZen in my final year of uni with $5,000, so I started small with only a couple of hundred pieces. Now we manufacture and produce thousands on sustainable bikinis and ship them globally!

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84. Start a hair product line ($551K/month)

Starting a hair product line can be a fun and profitable way to build a new income stream. It's also fairly easy, as long as you plan it out (and maybe do a little bit of market research before creating your sales funnel). There's a reason we often talk about trends in hip-hop and pop culture when we talk about hairstyles — they often have a lot to do with advancements in the hair product industry. The industry is expected to grow to 102 billion dollars by 2024.

How Much Can You Make?
$550 — $2,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$675,492
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi! My name is Mikey Moran and I am one of the owners of Private Label Extensions. We started this company a little over 5 years ago to create another option for women looking for amazing quality hair and entrepreneurs looking to get into the hair industry.

We’ve made a lot of mistakes during our business journey but have learned from them all and have seen an increase in business. We went from selling a few thousand dollars a month to over $650,000 monthly and even had a $1,000,000 month. One of our biggest accomplishments was being ranked #278 of the fastest-growing companies by Inc Magazine for 2018.

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85. Become a business coach ($39.5K/month)

Are you thinking of starting a career as a business coach?

Becoming a business coach can be a great way to help aspiring entrepreneurs while earning a healthy income. If you have skills in specialized business fields such as marketing, e-commerce, stress management, or leadership, then you may want to consider becoming a coach.

Many small-business owners are finding it hard to get started, grow, and succeed. As a business coach, your job will be to help entrepreneurs identify new opportunities and take advantage of the ones they already have.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,250 — $2,141,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$232,031
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.

Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.

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86. Start a fashion accessories brand ($35.1K/month)

Fashion accessories are an integral part of our wardrobes and are chosen specifically to compliment a person's outfit.

Typical fashion accessories include footwear, apparel, jewelry, wallets, handbags, hair accessories, and watches.

The global fashion accessories market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026).

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $40,480,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$205,000
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi, guys we are Ryan and Alex Hutchinson from the Fashion Accessories label Mahiya. A husband and wife team from the Gold coast in Australia. Mahiya means ‘My Love’ and we specialize in bohemian leather products including women's purses, handbags, footwear, and clothing.

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87. Start a niche blog ($9.52K/month)

Growing a niche blog can be an incredible way to build an income on the Internet. You can start blogging in any niche that you find interesting with a few easy steps. You simply need a domain, hosting, and WordPress to start blogging. The hard part comes when you try to monetize your website traffic. Making income from your blog, and making a blog that actually pays you the money takes time, work, and effort.

There are more than 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites. Over 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month. Users produce around 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments each month. Content marketing is predicted to be an industry worth $412.88B by 2021.

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,224
Time To Revenue
120 days

Case Study

Hi, I am Sireesha Narumanchi, founder of Crowdworknews.com. I help work from home enthusiasts in finding legit online jobs, side hustles and other extra income options.

What started as a side hustle has grown into a thriving business now generating 5 figures a month. But in true terms what feels more surreal or a measure of success for me is being able to reach so many people like me and help them break out of the ‘9-5’ race.

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88. Start a clothing line ($42.7K/month)

There are millions of fashion and clothing brands around the world.

From small, niche brands run out of people's apartments to huge brands like Nike & Uniqlo, starting a clothing brand is a great business that requires minimal costs to get started.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $9,975,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,228
Skills

Case Study

Hey there! My name is Kyle Bergman, and I am the Founder and Chief Swoverall Officer of The Great Fantastic. My brand’s mission is to create the world’s comfiest apparel products made from sustainable materials, and ethical manufacturing practices.

Our hero product, Swoveralls, is the combination of sweatpants and overalls into one glorious masterpiece. I sold my first pair about 18 months ago, and have done over $300k to date all while not only having a variety of full and part-time jobs, but also going to business school, and playing lacrosse for the Israeli Men’s National Team.

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89. Start a travel consulting business

Travel consultants offer clients advice on all things related to travel, including destinations, airfare, accommodations, and activities. Be it flights or even cruises, you can bridge the gap between customer and service provider with a travel consulting business.

You can actually start a travel-related consulting business without being an expert in the travel industry. The U.S. travel and tourism industry generated $1.9 trillion in economic output; supporting 9.5 million American jobs and accounting for 2.9% of U.S. GDP. At 14.5% of international travel spending globally.

Traveling the world is a dream that a lot of people have. Starting a travel consulting business is an awesome way to create a passive income, travel the world, and help others at the same time. Travel consulting is one of your best ways to start a business on the side, to earn more money.

How Much Can You Make?
$233,333 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Manoj: Kamlesh Ramchandani and I (Manoj Tulsani) are the founders of Rayna Tours and Travels. Fueled by our deepest interest in travel and entrepreneurship, we kicked off our business journey a decade ago from a small travel counter inside a five-star hotel in Dubai.

Kamlesh: We’ve been in the industry for over a decade and have now become a niche provider of destination management services in Dubai. As a one-stop, customer-oriented business for all travel needs, our main organizational goal is to design and craft travel services and packages in such a way that each of them ideally responds to the dynamic market trends as well as our clients’ specific travel requirements. We offer our full suite of travel solutions through our wholly-owned Rayna Group.

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90. Create a social media scheduling tool ($38.3K/month)

A social media scheduling tool is an online app that allows you to schedule your social media posts in advance, before publishing them on your social media channels.

Virtually all businesses use social media - this is a great market to build a startup in.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$28,025
Time To Revenue
390 days
Skills

Case Study

Hey everyone! My name is Tim Bennetto and I’m the founder of Pallyy, a social media scheduling platform built for social media agencies and managers.

Only i­n the recent months did Pallyy start to gain some traction, with almost 100% growth happening in just the last 3 months.

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

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

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

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

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

Case Study

I’m Nathan Elly, branch manager and founder of Digital Next Australia. We’re a search marketing agency with a focus on SEO & PPC. We launched Digital Next Australia in Jan 2014 after working several months of night shifts from the UK.

We started from scratch and after nearly 6 years we are turning over approximately $2 million per year.

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92. Start a hot sauce business ($75.1K/month)

You love hot sauce. You also love money. As it turns out, you can start and run a hot sauce business! Everyone loves hot sauce! It can be used to spice up your food or drink.

There was a report in the Wall Street Journal that says the hot sauce is the next big thing! Hot sauce is also known as chili pepper sauce or pepper sauce. In some parts of Louisiana, hot sauce is or has been referred to as dip, salsa, table sauce, pepper relish, or simply and perhaps most appropriately, as hot Sauce.

The average hot sauce lover will try and consume about 2-3 unique hot sauces in a week, which means there's a lot of money to be made in this industry!

How Much Can You Make?
$2,250 — $12,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$30,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello! My name is Mustafa Mannan, co-founder and co-owner of Trini Pepper Sauce by Findlay Food Group llc. Undergrad friends and I started producing two varieties of sauce, mild [also known as “Original”] and hot, five years ago.

Today, the sauce is sold in specialty stores in Raleigh and Washington DC, with the majority of sales coming from our online store front. All in all we are averaging $3000/month in revenue.

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93. Become a personal chef

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$50
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 15 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

I am David Buchanan, a professional chef, and owner of Chefs-Resources.com, a website geared towards providing professional chefs with free detailed culinary info (seasonality, flavor profiles, etc.) about fresh fish, oysters, and cuts of meat, as well as tons of free kitchen management articles. Paid subscribers get access to our premium kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets (prep sheets, recipe templates, ordering guides, etc.), video tutorials, and kitchen management articles.

The site is not about recipes, but I am a Chef, so here is one of my favorite personal creations...seared scallops, spring pea puree, lemon beurre blanc, fingerling potatoes, golden beets, asparagus, corn kernels.

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94. Start an affiliate marketing business ($290K/month)

Are you looking for a side hustle that will pay you a passive income? Affiliate marketing is one of those side hustles that will pay you well over the long-term. It is a way to earn money online by promoting other companies’ products and services. You will be paid a commission for each sale you make as an affiliate marketer.

To get started, learn how to find the right product and find the right brand to partner with. You may prefer becoming an affiliate marketer for an eCommerce store or partner with a manufacturer, and market their products for a commission.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$38,575
Skills

Case Study

My name is Elice Max, and I am the co-founder of EMUCoupon. I was born in Boston but currently, I run a business in Brisbane, Australia. My website allows Aussies to save money while shopping online. Since this is an expensive country, the consumers here are always eager to find deals and discounts that reduce the price of certain items.

It’s been more than three years since we founded this website. Every day, thousands of users visit EMUCoupon to avail of deals and learn the latest shopping tips. Our team has grown at the same time, we now have seventeen in-office workers while four of our employees work remotely. We have managed to sustain around a 16% annual growth rate since the company’s inception

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95. Start a data analytics blog

The rise of data-driven decision-making, the growth of the internet, and the increasing popularity of blogs are all trends that are making this business more popular. Data analytics is becoming increasingly important for businesses as they look for ways to make better decisions. The internet has made it easier for people to share information, and blogs are a great way to reach a wide audience.

A data analytics blog is a great way to share your knowledge and insights on data analytics with the world. This type of blog can be used to educate people on the latest trends in data analytics, share tips and tricks, or build brand awareness.

Some personal qualities that are important for this kind of business include being knowledgeable about data analytics, being able to write well, and engaging with your audience. It's also important to be able to keep up with the latest trends in data analytics so that you can provide your readers with the most up-to-date information.

Towards Data Science is one of the most popular blogs that publish a range of data analytics concepts, ideas, and code. According to Growjo, Towards Data Science's estimated annual revenue is currently $90.3M per year.

Starting a data analytics blog can provide you with a steady income stream and help you build a reputation as an expert in the field. Data analytics blogs can also be a great way to connect with other data analysts and learn about new trends and developments in the field.

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

Case Study

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96. Start a planner brand ($15.5K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jess. I’m 34 years old from Tasmania, Australia. I started Chasing Planner Peace back in 2015 when I was pregnant with my third child. Originally we were based on Etsy and only sold planner inserts, however, we’ve now turned into a one-stop planner shop that caters to seasoned “planner addicts” who want to add to their planners, and also planner newbies who love the fact our shop is the only store in Australia you can custom build your own ring planner style planner.

Over the past few years, we’ve really expanded our range to not only offer planners and inserts, but also planner dashboards (beautiful cover pages), dividers, notepads, stationery items and more. We also recently started our subscription box service where every two months customers can receive a “Planner Peace Box” which is full of planner and self-care goodies. We have so many more plans for new products in 2020.

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

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

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

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $43,700,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$26,555
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

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

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

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98. Start a fitness SaaS ($7K/month)

Have you ever wondered what software gyms use to keep track of everything?

There are over 32,000 health clubs in the U.S. that need software and tools to run their business!

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$13,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

👋 Hey! My name is Aimee Tawhai & I founded my first SaaS business (ALTR Project) at the age of 23.

I have been offered investment and funding numerous times, but I have yet to find the right partner or fit for the business. I have always believed that I need to go as far as I possibly could by myself. At this stage of the business, it’s not about the financial backing, but more about finding a strategic partner who has a high influence in the fitness industry and is backed with a wealth of knowledge in this space.

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99. Start a fashion business ($9.25K/month)

In 2022, the fashion industry is valued at $473.42B, with a growth rate of 8.3% over last year. To become successful in this highly competitive & ever-growing industry you must have passion, perseverance, and the ability to take risks.

With platforms like TikTok and Instagram, the way that fashion products are marketed online has completely changed, so it's important to keep up with these trends.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $40,480,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$110,015
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Case Study

Hey, I am Natalie Matthews the Founder of Height-Of-Fashion, An online clothing store for tall women 5’10” and over.

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