39 Business Ideas For People Who Love Sales

39 Business Ideas For People Who Love Sales

Interested in starting a sales business in 2021?

We put together 39 of the best sales businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a b2b sales app ($3.24M/year)

Steve Benson from San Francisco, California, USA started Badger Maps almost 10 years ago, a B2B sales app.

  • Revenue: $270,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 42
  • Location: San Francisco, California, USA

I started the company in 2012 because I saw a problem that I thought could be solved with software.

My background was in field sales, so I understood the problem than this end user had. I started this company to solve the problem I had faced as a rep.

You should work for large companies for only a very short amount of time. You tend to learn all you are going to learn in large organizations very quickly, then once you can do the task that you are going to do, it becomes ‘rinse, wash, repeat’.

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2. Become an e-bay seller

Examples of a successful e-bay seller:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-bay seller:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an e-bay seller ➜

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3. Start an aircraft spare parts sales business

Examples of a successful aircraft spare parts sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a aircraft spare parts sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aircraft spare parts sales business ➜

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4. Start a selling business on etsy

Examples of a successful selling business on etsy:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a selling business on etsy:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a selling business on etsy ➜

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5. Start an album and 8-track sales business

Examples of a successful album and 8-track sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a album and 8-track sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an album and 8-track sales business ➜

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6. Start a drop shipping reselling business

Examples of a successful drop shipping reselling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drop shipping reselling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drop shipping reselling business ➜

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7. Become a basket seller

Examples of a successful basket seller:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a basket seller:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a basket seller ➜

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8. Start an used appliance sales business

Examples of a successful used appliance sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a used appliance sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an used appliance sales business ➜

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9. Start a construction equipment selling business

Examples of a successful construction equipment selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction equipment selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction equipment selling business ➜

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10. Start an auto alarms sales and installation business

Examples of a successful auto alarms sales and installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto alarms sales and installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an auto alarms sales and installation business ➜

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11. Become a laundry machine parts seller

Examples of a successful laundry machine parts seller:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a laundry machine parts seller:

Learn more about starting a laundry machine parts seller ➜

12. Start a book selling business

Examples of a successful book selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a book selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a book selling business ➜

13. Start a baking video sales business

Examples of a successful baking video sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a baking video sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a baking video sales business ➜

14. Start a bedding & pillow sales kiosk business

Examples of a successful bedding & pillow sales kiosk business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bedding & pillow sales kiosk business:

Learn more about starting a bedding & pillow sales kiosk business ➜

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15. Start a building material sales business

Examples of a successful building material sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a building material sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a building material sales business ➜

16. Start a cake pops sales business

Examples of a successful cake pops sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cake pops sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cake pops sales business ➜

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17. Start a camper van conversion kits sales business

Examples of a successful camper van conversion kits sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a camper van conversion kits sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a camper van conversion kits sales business ➜

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18. Start a data management software sales company

Examples of a successful data management software sales company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data management software sales company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data management software sales company ➜

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19. Become a cosmetic salesperson

Examples of a successful cosmetic salesperson:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cosmetic salesperson:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cosmetic salesperson ➜

20. Start a dollhouse manufacturing and sales business

Examples of a successful dollhouse manufacturing and sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dollhouse manufacturing and sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a dollhouse manufacturing and sales business ➜

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21. Start a firewood sales business

Examples of a successful firewood sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a firewood sales business ➜

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22. Start a junk sales business

Examples of a successful junk sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a junk sales business ➜

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23. Start a digital product sales business

Examples of a successful digital product sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a digital product sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a digital product sales business ➜

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24. Start a vitamin sales business

Examples of a successful vitamin sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vitamin sales business ➜

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25. Start a firearms sales business

Examples of a successful firearms sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a firearms sales business ➜

26. Start a vacuum cleaner sales business

Examples of a successful vacuum cleaner sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vacuum cleaner sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vacuum cleaner sales business ➜

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27. Start an e-book sales business

Examples of a successful e-book sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-book sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an e-book sales business ➜

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28. Start an estate sales business

Examples of a successful estate sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an estate sales business ➜

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29. Start an used motorcycles sales business

Examples of a successful used motorcycles sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a used motorcycles sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an used motorcycles sales business ➜

30. Start a stock photo sales business

Examples of a successful stock photo sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a stock photo sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stock photo sales business ➜

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31. Start a lawn ornament sales business

Examples of a successful lawn ornament sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a lawn ornament sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a lawn ornament sales business ➜

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32. Start a sandal brand

Examples of a successful sandal brand:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sandal brand:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sandal brand ➜

33. Start a security vehicle sales business

Examples of a successful security vehicle sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security vehicle sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security vehicle sales business ➜

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34. Start a sales coaching program ($120K/year)

Examples of a successful sales coaching program:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sales coaching program:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sales coaching program ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Pooran Prasad Rajanna's story on creating 1Page a read:

Hello there! I am Pooran Prasad Rajanna, founder and CEO of 1Page. I have been in technology and sales for almost 20 years and the idea is based on a pet peeve, preparing for meetings and calls! Preparing for sales meetings is hard and tiresome.

Product is based on 1 granted and few pending patents on ML/AI. Users can get started in 30 mins max with near Zero IT involvement. User privacy and data security are of paramount importance. So every bit of data is encrypted at rest and in transit. Pproduct works in Multiple Languages, and we add new integrations in days and customize in hours.

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Pooran Prasad Rajanna, on starting 1Page ($10,000/month) full story ➜

35. Become a drone seller

Examples of a successful drone seller:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a drone seller:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drone seller ➜

36. Start a sales training business

Examples of a successful sales training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sales training business ➜

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37. Start an ecommerce reselling business

Examples of a successful ecommerce reselling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ecommerce reselling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an ecommerce reselling business ➜

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38. Start a product selling on alibaba business

Examples of a successful product selling on alibaba business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a product selling on alibaba business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a product selling on alibaba business ➜

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39. Start a ticket selling business

Examples of a successful ticket selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ticket selling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a ticket selling business ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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