The 33 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Australia [2021]

The 33 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Australia [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Australia in 2021?

We put together 33 of the best businesses you can start in Australia today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of how you can start your profitable, home-based small business in Australia.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a planner business ($214K/year)

Jess Yasuda from Australia started Chasing Planner Peace over 5 years ago, a planner business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $17,811/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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.

Customers can choose their planner size, cover pattern, dividers, accessories and hundreds of refill options. We have over 300 “inserts” that cover everything from weekly, monthly and daily layouts to trackers for fitness, meal planning, habits, health, Christmas and birthday party planning. We also sell ready-made bundles for study, wedding planning, teachers and more. We really pride ourselves on having lots and lots of options so people can choose a perfect planner that suits their unique lifestyle and needs. For example, a busy mum of three who is trying to make time in her day to exercise is going to need a different planner to a young student who lives alone. We also offer very niche inserts such as for people using the National Disability Insurance Scheme in Australia - there is literally nothing else like this on the market.

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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Jess Yasuda, on starting Chasing Planner Peace ($17,811/month) full story ➜

2. Start a natural beauty product business ($60K/year)

Mel young from Australia started Flowerdale Valley almost 4 years ago, a natural beauty product business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

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.

I live on an old cherry farm with lots of beehives. I was selling honey for a bit of pocket money when I learned that beeswax was great for keeping skin hydrated and youthful. So I did some experimenting.

The first skincare product that I made was a face, hand and body balm called Bee Balm. It's made with my own beeswax and honey from the farm plus unrefined, cold-pressed sweet almond, avocado, and jojoba oils and scented with lavender essential oil. It’s still one of my bestsellers today.

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Mel young , on starting Flowerdale Valley ($5,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an email automation platform ($420K/year)

Arthur Backouche from Australia started COLDINBOX about 1 year ago, an email automation platform.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $35,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

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.

With ColdInbox you can quickly send automated LinkedIn messages that convert your high value-prospects into leads and then customers.

We’re currently providing this solution to B2B entrepreneurs, consultants, and business development managers.

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Arthur Backouche, on starting COLDINBOX ($35,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a hemp products business ($12M/year)

Paul Benhaim from Australia started Elixinol Global over 3 years ago, a hemp products business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $1,000,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000,000
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 50

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.

That has led to many ventures in the hemp industry including hemp ice-cream, hemp plastics, and cannabinoid (CBD) based products. Culminating in Hemp Foods Australia and Elixinol - two companies I founded that were merged under Elixinol Global in a Public Company on the ASX in 2018.

From the bootstrapped start in the early 90s with several ‘failures’ to writing and publishing 9 books, and founding three successful businesses has led me to a corporate position where which has recently raised $120m in just the last two years.

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Paul Benhaim, on starting Elixinol Global ($1,000,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a tourist visa information business ($48K/year)

Hari Krishna Dulipudi from Australia started Visa List almost 3 years ago, a tourist visa information business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

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

Visa List helps you find where you can travel tension free with your passport. You can find all the visa requirements, document checklist, visa application and visa process, all in one place. It also helps you find visa exemptions, visa requirements for couples. You can also find embassy information, travel advice. You can get flights, hotels, insurance and everything related to travel in visa list. I want to make Visa List one-stop shop for all visa related needs.

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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Hari Krishna Dulipudi, on starting Visa List ($4,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a streetwear brand ($7.8K/year)

Lachlan Sonter from Australia started DEAL WITH DEVIL over 3 years ago, a streetwear brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $650/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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.

I’m a designer first, and a businessman as a close second, always working on the details of the brand and its products, while trying to convey quality through every aspect of purchasing from the store and getting the garment into the new owners’ hands. I design the collections in my home and create mock-ups and first version samples of clothing/accessories on my dining room table. This then will either go to a second or third version of the sample, (or however many it takes to get the perfect measurements and the right fit) and finally to a manufacturer either in-house or sourced externally.

Deal with Devil’s first collection was the refined culmination of 3 designs with two different colorways to each piece. This includes; two long-sleeve crewnecks, two hoodies, and two bandeaus totaling 6 pieces. A small collection to start with but, ensuring the quality of garments remained at a luxurious standard, which our manufacturer upheld, was key to the process. I believe that if you work hard and closely enough with the product and with your team, the results will show.

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Lachlan Sonter, on starting DEAL WITH DEVIL ($650/month) full story ➜

7. Start a wedding registry business ($36K/year)

Ollie Rozdarz from Australia started Hitchd over 14 years ago, a wedding registry business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

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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Ollie Rozdarz, on starting Hitchd ($3,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a branding agency ($102K/year)

Elva Li from Australia started Elva Li almost 5 years ago, a branding agency.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $8,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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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Elva Li, on starting Elva Li ($8,500/month) full story ➜

9. Start an in-home senior care service ($3M/year)

Gareth Mahon from Australia started The CareSide over 3 years ago, an in-home senior care service.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 20

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.

I often like to compare our business to a plumber’s. It’s not the flashiest work. But it’s critical. When you need the help of a plumber, you really need it. The same goes for us. Our customers reach out to us when they need assistance caring for an elderly or disabled family member. In Australia, it’s common for seniors to spend their twilight years living at home rather than transitioning to nursing care facilities. That’s where we come in. We provide services such as nursing care, companion care, and personal care. Our goal is to help seniors maintain their autonomy so they can enjoy themselves and continue to be productive members of society.

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Gareth Mahon, on starting The CareSide ($250,000/month) full story ➜

10. ($6M/year)

Bron Gondwana from Australia started Fastmail over 21 years ago, .

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $500,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 40

Hello! I'm Bron Gondwana, and I'm the CEO of Fastmail.

Fastmail provides paid email hosting services, competing directly with the likes of Gmail and other free email services. We attract and retain customers by providing a service that delivers value to them. People are happy to pay for services that respect their time and maintain their privacy.

Our main product, Fastmail, is an easy-to-use email with built-in calendars and contacts. It works quickly, blocks spam is ad-free, and has all the modern email features you love like snooze, folders, undo-send, rules and filters, calendar sharing, dark mode, and more.

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Bron Gondwana, on starting Fastmail ($500,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a skin care product line ($1.2M/year)

Kayla Houlihan from Australia started Tribe Skincare over 3 years ago, a skin care product line.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $20,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3

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.

Some skincare brands had a few products or a range for sensitive skin, but no brand was solely focusing on it. Due to industry trends and customer demand, I knew that I wanted all of the range to be 100% natural, made locally in Australia, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free.

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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Kayla Houlihan, on starting Tribe Skincare ($100,000/month) full story ➜

12. ($72K/year)

Steven Duncan from Australia started SvenStudios almost 8 years ago, .

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $60,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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!

While I make my income with wedding photography, I absolutely love landscape and travel photography too, which is the genre where I’ve won most of my awards in. It’s one aspect of my photographic style which people find a point of difference between me and my competitors.

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Steven Duncan, on starting SvenStudios ($6,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a cleaning service ($36K/year)

James Hookway from Australia started Hangover Helpers over 6 years ago, a cleaning service.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $20,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

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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James Hookway, on starting Hangover Helpers ($3,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start an email marketing tool ($1.56M/year)

George Hartley from Australia started SmartrMail about 5 years ago, an email marketing tool.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $130,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 16

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.

Last year the ecommerce stores who use us sent over a billion emails, and generated more than $50m in sales. SmartrMail is made up of a distributed team of 14, and we currently make over $100K in monthly recurring revenue, growing 10% a month.

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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George Hartley, on starting SmartrMail ($130,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a personal development blog ($48K/year)

Khoa Bui from Australia started You Be Relentless ago, a personal development blog.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5

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

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Our customers/readers are entrepreneurs and business owners who run successful companies and also startups who dream of having their own business.

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Khoa Bui, on starting You Be Relentless ($4,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start an ecommerce retailing business ($300K/year)

Tom White from Australia started Breeze Mobility over 3 years ago, an ecommerce retailing business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1

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.

Breeze Mobility was created because the founder had two family members with mobility issues and he found it hard to source the products they needed to so support their independence. The founder was unable to run the business shortly after founding it for personal reasons and I took it over as I saw the potential for growth and the opportunity to create a business that can give back to the community and make a positive impact.

This business has been turning over around $30,000 a month for the past few years but in 2020 has seen significant growth due to increased marketing efforts, word of mouth, and the impact of COVID-19. 2021 looks to be a breakout year with opportunities to turn Breeze Mobility into a larger player in the industry.

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Tom White, on starting Breeze Mobility ($25,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a men's underwear brand ($960K/year)

Marc Debnam from Australia started Stonemen over 13 years ago, a men's underwear brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

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

We make ‘Damn fine cotton underwear’ for men and women. What makes our underwear a bit different than the norm is we collaborate with artists globally to create beautiful images which we print on the underwear. And we also have a great range of cotton essentials for everyday.

I run the business with my wife Lenny on logistics, Simon on digital and my good buddy and business partner Johnnie Cass.

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Marc Debnam, on starting Stonemen ($80,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a hat business ($180K/year)

Oska Truffaux from Australia started Truffaux ago, a hat business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $15,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $10,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

It all started in 2007 when we moved to Ecuador.

We dreamed of traveling the world as a family, creating things we loved, and making the world a better place. I didn't bring any hats and was horrified to find that all the local hats looked terrible. Here I was in the motherland of Panama hat production without a hat, so I designed my own at the local hatmakers. And so it began.

Over the next year, everywhere we went, tourists would stop and ask me where I bought my hat. I slowly realized I had become a hatmaker.

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Oska Truffaux, on starting Truffaux ($15,000/month) full story ➜

19. ($1.8M/year)

David Barnes from Australia started Gym and Fitness over 16 years ago, .

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $550
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 50

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!

Currently, we have a team of 60 staff, servicing 450 customers a week.

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David Barnes, on starting Gym and Fitness ($150,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a flip flop brand ($300K/year)

Brad Munro from Australia started Boomerangz Footwear over 7 years ago, a flip flop brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $50,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3

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!

We have created the only thongs designed to help minimise blowouts (when the plug snaps off) and with patented interchangeable bases and straps so you can customise your colour combinations and strap styles with ease. Boomerangz Footwear also offers free replacement straps if they break, extending the life of the footwear so less pairs end up in land-fill.

We launched the interchangeable range through a crowdfunding site to see if the idea would resonate with people. We sold $10,000 worth of thongs in the first HOUR, $25,000 a week later, passed our funding goal with $36,000, received approximately $15,000 in direct orders and finished with close to $50,000 worth of sales.

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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Brad Munro, on starting Boomerangz Footwear ($25,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a party supply store ($4.8M/year)

Dean Salakas from Australia started The Party People over 35 years ago, a party supply store.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $400,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $500
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 40

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.

The Party People has 2 bricks and mortar party stores of which one is the largest in Australia in Drummoyne NSW. The business also has an online business which is the market leader for party supplies.

The business has over 30 staff and a multimillion-dollar turnover.

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Dean Salakas, on starting The Party People ($400,000/month) full story ➜

22. ($300K/year)

Linda Heaphy from Australia started Kashgar over 31 years ago, .

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

You could say that Kashgar began through a love of travel.

In 1989 my father Bernard packed in his house painting business and set off for two years on a backpacking trek to the remotest corners of the world. He got as far as the oasis city of Kashgar in far west China and pretty much decided that buying and selling exotic goods was going to become his new business.

Starting in markets in 1991, he opened his first small store in the Sydney suburb of Newtown in 1994. In 2000 I gave up my own career as a government scientist to join him, then convinced my partner Ian to join us - and that’s how we ended up with a family business.

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Linda Heaphy, on starting Kashgar ($25,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start a personalized gift business ($240K/year)

Sarah Davidson from Australia started Australian Woodwork over 20 years ago, a personalized gift business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

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 ensure that the wonderful native timbers used in our products are sourced from sustainable forestry practices.

Most of our sales come from customers who want a quality, interesting, Australian-made gift; to take or send overseas for occasions such as weddings and birthdays or for people such as student exchange hosts and house sitters. Closer to home the gifts can be for corporate occasions, new citizenship, housewarming, graduations, and all the standard congratulation events.

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Sarah Davidson, on starting Australian Woodwork ($20,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start a women's clothing line ($300K/year)

Natalie Matthews from Australia started Height Of Fashion over 3 years ago, a women's clothing line.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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

Our products range from casual daywear to evening and workwear, with Jeans, Leggings and Playsuits being some of our biggest selling products.

Because we are a niche brand, it means our customers reside all over the world, are long, tall and leggy! Our range is like nothing else out there and we’re focused on helping dress women in garments that fit but also help empower tall women to love their height and look fabulous doing it.

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Natalie Matthews , on starting Height Of Fashion ($25,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a fashion accessories brand ($1.04M/year)

Alex and Ryan Hutchinson from Australia started Mahiya ago, a fashion accessories brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $87,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1

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.

We are currently in our 6th year of business and are averaging $75,000 of sales a month via our website, showroom and worldwide boutique wholesalers. Ryan runs the ins and outs of the business and I am the creative director. I do all the designing, run our social media, run and update or website, produce photoshoot content and marketing material for EDMs and marketing.

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Alex and Ryan Hutchinson, on starting Mahiya ($87,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a niche blog ($156K/year)

Sireesha Narumanchi from Australia started Crowd Work News over 4 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $13,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

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.

Remote work/location independent jobs are still a new concept in many parts of the world and my mission is to show them they can work from home no matter where they are in the world.

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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Sireesha Narumanchi, on starting Crowd Work News ($13,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a seo agency ($1.8M/year)

Nathan Elly from Australia started Digital Next over 7 years ago, a SEO agency.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $5,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12

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.

I completed my placement year at University in 2012 at SEONext with my close friend and now-CEO, Justin Blackhurst. Shortly after completing my studies, I came back to the company with the aim of taking the brand to Melbourne.

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

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Nathan Elly, on starting Digital Next ($150,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a multi-tool brand ($1.2M/year)

Michael Chijoff from Australia started Tactica ago, a multi-tool brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

My name is Mike Chijoff and I’m the founder of Tactica. We create cool stuff for your everyday adventures.

After many years running an industrial design consultancy, I decided it was time that we started developing our own products. It was too often a case where In the consultancy, innovation after innovation would not, for varying reasons, see the light of day. It was at this point that I decided it was time to take ownership of the client and develop our own products. In 2016, Tactica was born.

Our founding product the M100 is sold around the world through distributors, wholesalers and direct to the customer. Tactica generates around 80,000 revenue a month and continues to grow through its investment in research + development in materials, design, and technology.

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Michael Chijoff, on starting Tactica ($100,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a shoe brand ($300K/year)

Tom Guo from Australia started Atlantis Shoes over 3 years ago, a shoe brand.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

My name is Tom Guo and I launched Atlantis Shoes, an ethically-made footwear brand inspired by the slow fashion movement and Australian coastal lifestyle.

With our newest vegan sneaker range for kids, women, and men, I believe that you only need to have one great quality pair of shoes that could last for a lifetime. Atlantis Shoes’ design mission is to make classic, timeless footwear essentials that celebrate the philosophy of slow living.

Today's society encourages us to shop and consume more. The world of social media subconsciously affect our brains to compare us to each other, encouraging ourselves to buy more things to make us feel 'better' or 'happier'. This toxic concept is the opposite of what we believe at heart. We believe that all you need to have is one great quality of footwear that could last for a lifetime. When less is truly more, that is the heart of slow living and slow fashion.

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Tom Guo, on starting Atlantis Shoes ($25,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start a planner business ($162K/year)

Tom and Alex from Australia started Saint Belford over 3 years ago, a planner business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $13,500/ month
  • Starting Costs: $10,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

We’re Alex & Tom from Geelong, Australia. We’re partners in life as well as business.

We run Saint Belford and create lifestyle tools to help you prioritize your self-care.

Our flagship product is Curation 2021- an all-in-one 2021 diary for planning, practicing self-care, building habits, and achieving goals.

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Tom and Alex, on starting Saint Belford ($13,500/month) full story ➜

31. Start a planner business ($57.6K/year)

Michelle Lee from Australia started Paper Saver about 6 years ago, a planner business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $4,800/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

My name is Michelle Lee, co-founder of Paper Saver. The Paper Saver is an eco notebook that enables you to extend the life of your paper by utilizing it as its pages. We started the business with just the Classic Paper Saver (with faux leather covers) in only one color. Today, the Classic Paper Saver comes in five colors, and we have extended the range to include the Leather Paper Saver (with genuine leather covers), the Sparkle Paper Saver (with canvas covers), as well as the Paper Saver Organiser, an accessory to accompany the Paper Saver with a pencil case and card and document holders.

Our customers are primarily females who are environmentally aware with an interest in leading more sustainable lifestyles. This is not to say that we don’t have a smaller, yet strong male customer base as well :)

Since launching in 2015, we have experienced a steady 35%+ YOY sales growth.

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Michelle Lee, on starting Paper Saver ($4,800/month) full story ➜

32. Start a fitness program software ($84K/year)

Aimee Tawhai from Australia started ALTR Project almost 5 years ago, a fitness program software.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $7,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5

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

ALTR is currently being used in 26 different countries, has some of the largest names in Crossfit as ambassadors and was all created from my bedroom.

4 years later and I am still the sole founder, but now with a team and another business (Crossfit Project Bayside) by my side.

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Aimee Tawhai, on starting ALTR Project ($7,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start a fashion business ($66K/year)

Judith Treanor from Australia started Temples and Markets about 6 years ago, a fashion business.

  • Country: Australia
  • Revenue: $5,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

I am the founder of the online-curated store for ethical and unique gifts Temples and Markets. I also run the retail group the Pop Up Collective in Australia, and last year launched another store.

Temples and Markets showcase artisan-made jewelry, bags, accessories, and home decor unique to the region of South-East Asia. All products in-store have a story and I tell the story behind them thus giving a face to the often cold world of E-commerce, and showcasing the people who make them.

The store features bags and jewelry crafted from recycled and/or sustainable materials; for example, bags made from washable paper and jewelry crafted from recycled bullet casings.

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Judith Treanor, on starting Temples and Markets ($5,500/month) full story ➜

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