35 AutoCAD Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

35 AutoCAD Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a autocad business in 2021?

We put together 35 of the best autocad businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a staffing agency ($2.04M/year)

Eddie Edwards Jr from Sunrise, Florida, USA started CEI Staffing about 17 years ago, a staffing agency.

  • Revenue: $170,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 68
  • Location: Sunrise, Florida, USA

I had worked in various positions in the Broward County Sheriff’s office. One of those positions being an investigator for the Child Abuse Division. I also gained some supervisory experience overseeing the Commissary Department of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Central Jail.

If a company can’t meet your price to do business, then you need to move on, stick to your guns. Don’t drop your rates. You need to know exactly what it’s going to take to make money. Then go up from there, not down.

These positions were a far cry from what I was about to undertake in the opening of a staffing business. After growing weary of the bureaucracy of my early career I wanted to become an entrepreneur. I wanted to jump in with both feet and was excited and anxious to start my own business but being married and the father of four I decided to become an independent Contractor for an established Staffing Company based in Atlanta Georgia.

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2. Start a 3d printing business ($3.96M/year)

Roy Kirchner from Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine started Ultimate 3D Printing Store over 6 years ago, a 3d printing business.

  • Revenue: $330,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Odesa, Odesa Oblast, Ukraine

In 2014, I was one-half of a partnership working primarily in advertising and marketing. At that time, my partner and I were successful and wanted to explore other verticals. We began working with a client who had a product that we believed was singular and unique throughout the world, and we put forward a significant amount of capital out of our own pockets to try and develop that product, only to reach a point where the deal went south and litigation ensued.

Make plans to do things as a family, and do your best not to let work interfere with those moments, but know that there are going to be times when you will have to sacrifice an outing, a dinner date, a holiday weekend.

In trying to think outside the box and figure out a way to create a similar product, I found myself for the first time in an innovation lab in Tampa, Florida, where I saw a 3D printer in operation for the first time. I couldn’t look away. I realized immediately that 3D printing had the potential to change the world as it became more integrated into daily business activities such as manufacturing. That’s when I decided to leap of faith.

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3. Start an online courses business ($1.44M/year)

Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins) from Chester, New Jersey, USA started Mikkelsen Twins over 3 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $120,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Chester, New Jersey, USA

We never had a moment like “Ah ha! Let’s start an online education company!”, it just naturally evolved and grew into what it is today.

But I can tell you exactly how we got here. Before we get into how we first discovered what entrepreneurship even is, I want to paint the picture of what life was like even before that.

Up until we were 21 years old, we were 2 guys just going through life on autopilot with no regard for the future. Worrying about what my next week would look like was hard enough. Then we basically “woke up” and found ourselves in a 1 bedroom apartment in Aarhus, Denmark, not showing up to our part-time job anymore and smoking pot every day. For the first time, we reflected on ourselves, what we were doing and we just felt embarrassed. We were wasting our precious time away doing absolutely nothing. I don’t want to get too into the emotions felt, but it was a rock bottom for us. Long story short, we have a private twin meeting and said to each other “this is f\cking sad, we have to change”. And because we had each other, we developed motivation and ambition to prove we weren’t useless, waste-of-space losers (but that’s exactly how we had acted).

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4. Start a freelancer platform ($480K/year)

Abby (Abhinav) Verma from New York started SkillSoniq about 5 years ago, a freelancer platform.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York

I have 15 years of professional experience across Investment Banking, Tech Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and have studied in 3 continents in Asia, North America, and Europe from schools like the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and the London School of Economics.

I have been an entrepreneur 3 times now and founded my first company at the age of 19 to sell paint jobs to homeowners in Detroit while studying full-time at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This was my first experience as an entrepreneur and got me hooked to the hustle required to get stuff done. I followed it up with a stint in Investment Banking, which taught me the meaning of perseverance and quality testing when I worked 100+ hours a week on multi-billion dollar Financing and M&A deals.

I came across the idea of starting SkillSoniq when I was working with outsourced talent on a tech project a few years ago, where I was sitting in the United States and working with contractors in the Philippines. That experience was extremely excruciating, as I worked at odd hours to keep up with the time zone differences, had difficulty communicating with the contractors and there was a lot of concern around IP security and trust. That experience put me in major depression and when I started looking for better alternatives to hire talent in the US quickly and at affordable rates, I found that the recruiting space in the US was broken.

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5. Start an AutoCAD toolset generator business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD toolset generator business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AutoCAD toolset generator business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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6. Start a mechanical drafter business

Examples of a successful mechanical drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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7. Start an Electrical drafting business

Examples of a successful Electrical drafting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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8. Start an AutoCAD blogging business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD blogging business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a surveying and mapping technician business

Examples of a successful surveying and mapping technician business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a surveying and mapping technician business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start an office furniture business

Examples of a successful office furniture business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start an industrial designer business

Examples of a successful industrial designer business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start an AutoCAD permitting websites

Examples of a successful AutoCAD permitting websites:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AutoCAD permitting websites:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a CAD drafting business

Examples of a successful CAD drafting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a CAD drafting business ➜

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14. Start an online AutoCAD tutorial business

Examples of a successful online AutoCAD tutorial business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start an AutoCAD blocks sales business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD blocks sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AutoCAD blocks sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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16. Start a process drafter business

Examples of a successful process drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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17. Start a landscape AutoCad specialist business

Examples of a successful landscape AutoCad specialist business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a landscape AutoCad specialist business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start an AutoCAD specialist business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD specialist business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start an AutoCAD tutoring business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD tutoring business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start an AutoCAD floor plan designing business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD floor plan designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AutoCAD floor plan designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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21. Start a CAD designing business

Examples of a successful CAD designing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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22. Start an architectural drafter business

Examples of a successful architectural drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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23. Start a blueprint machine business

Examples of a successful blueprint machine business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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24. Start a digital art & design business

Examples of a successful digital art & design business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a digital art & design business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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25. Start an AutoCAD plans sales business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD plans sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Start an AutoCAD laser cutting business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD laser cutting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a AutoCAD laser cutting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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27. Start an electronics drafter business

Examples of a successful electronics drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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28. Start an AutoCAD software business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD software business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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29. Start an aeronautical drafter business

Examples of a successful aeronautical drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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30. Start a drafting table business

Examples of a successful drafting table business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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31. Start an AutoCAD estimator business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD estimator business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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32. Start a civil drafter business

Examples of a successful civil drafter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a civil drafter business ➜

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33. Start an art and drawing tools business

Examples of a successful art and drawing tools business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a art and drawing tools business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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34. Start a filling cabinets business

Examples of a successful filling cabinets business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a filling cabinets business ➜

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35. Start an AutoCAD designer business

Examples of a successful AutoCAD designer business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an AutoCAD designer business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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