52 Top Low Cost Small Business Ideas To Start In Los Angeles

Itching to start a business or work for yourself?

Los Angeles is already great place to start a business, but you might be wondering what you can start today.

Here are the best business ideas to start in Los Angeles.

1. Become a home builder ($6M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful home builder in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our home builder case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Michael J Parnell's story on creating MPC Builders a read:

My name is Michael Parnell, and I am the founder of MPC Builders. We provide general contracting services for custom home construction along the Jersey Shore, as well as commercial projects throughout NJ and the Philadelphia metro area.

We’re busier than ever because of this open book-building process, it’s unlike any of our competitors and our clients take notice, and become raving fans… and in turn, refer to their friends, and so forth…

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Michael J Parnell, on starting MPC Builders ($500,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a supplements company ($3.42M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful supplements company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our supplements company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nick Bare's story on creating Bare Performance Nutrition a read:

My name is Nick Bare and I own Bare Performance Nutrition. We are a sports nutrition and health supplement company based out of central Texas, just about 20 minutes north of Austin.

I built the brand while working as an active duty Soldier, sleeping very little and working very much. Bare Performance Nutrition has always specialized in sports performance (pre-workout, pump enhancers, whey protein, BCAAs) but is now adding to the line of health supplements (greens superfoods, red superfoods, multi-vitamin, joint support) due to the increased demand and popularity from the current customers. The flight is our flagship product (pre-workout) which launched the brand in 2012 and has been one of our fastest moving products to date.

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Nick Bare, on starting Bare Performance Nutrition ($500,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a card game ($2.41M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful card game in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our card game case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Bart Kloosterhuis's story on creating Vertellis a read:

My name is Bart and I’m a co-founder of Vertellis. Vertellis means “tell me more” in Dutch and our mission is to bring people closer together. Vertellis is where connections grow and conversations begin, and we're striving to make a worldwide impact on the way people connect in our digital society.

We don’t invest in media, papers and podcasts come to us and then we decide if we follow up or not. We choose the 20/80 principles and The One Thing (book by Gary Keller) that we focus on Facebook Marketing. We believe we are the best authentic storytellers in our branch at this moment in time (and we like to keep that title!)

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Bart Kloosterhuis, on starting Vertellis ($400,000/month) full story ➜

4. Become a real estate agent ($4.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful real estate agent in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our real estate agent case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Grigory Pekarsky's story on creating Vesta Preferred Realty a read:

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

We operate in the Chicagoland area and this year, 2019, we are celebrating 10 years or operation. We focus on relationship building rather than strictly selling real estate. Our operations are unique as many relationships in our company begin by helping our clients find their first home as a rental property in the city. We then stay in touch and maintain our relationships in hopes of becoming everyone’s broker for life. My personal business is now over 80% referral based and repeat clients due to these principles. This year we are #3 in the city for sales as compared to the 14,000+ individual entities that sell in Chicago.

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.

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Grigory Pekarsky, on starting Vesta Preferred Realty ($350,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a podcast ($514K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful podcast in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our podcast case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give John Lee Dumas's story on creating Entrepreneurs on Fire a read:

Heyo! John Lee Dumas (JLD) here, founder and host of Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award-winning podcast where I interview inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE!

My goal from the very beginning: to inspire my audience, Fire Nation, to take their own entrepreneurial leap.

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John Lee Dumas, on starting Entrepreneurs on Fire ($170,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a cannabis business ($1.98M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful cannabis business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our cannabis business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Bjorn Dawson's story on creating Grobo a read:

Hey! My name’s Bjorn Dawson and I’m a Co-Founder at Grobo. We make smart hydroponic growing systems that enable anyone to easily grow food and cannabis at home.

Today, we’re making $165K per month and increasing quickly. After 18 months of fulfilling backorders, we finally caught up with the initial demand and have been able to build an inventory. This is now enabling us to bring on more sales channels each week to boost our sales. In addition, our systems require Grobo Nutrients to function. With more and more units coming online every day, we’re seeing our consumables revenue crossing the $10,000 per month mark and growing steadily.

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Bjorn Dawson, on starting Grobo ($165,000/month) full story ➜

Here are some examples of a successful art gallery in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our art gallery case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Vieira's story on creating Station 16 a read:

Hi, my name is Adam Vieira, and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal heavily influenced by graffiti and street art.

We showcase original art, sculptures, and works on paper, which changes every month, sometimes every week. We also launch a new limited edition silkscreen print every month with international artists.

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Adam Vieira, on starting Station 16 ($150,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a moving company ($1.38M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful moving company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our moving company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Max Maher's story on creating Skinny Wimp Moving a read:

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

Photo of me at 19 in my first moving truck.

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Max Maher, on starting Skinny Wimp Moving ($115,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start an auction platform ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful auction platform in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our auction platform case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Aaron Varsha's story on creating Auction King a read:

My name is Aaron Varsha, and I built Auction King, a live auction website. At Auction King, we auction unique and hard to find items such as custom jewelry and art.

Today, we are doing about six live auctions a week, and each ranging 5-8 hours long. At the peak of an auction, we might have over 100 users simultaneously viewing and bidding on items.

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Aaron Varsha, on starting Auction King ($100,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a gym management software ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful gym management software in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our gym management software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dan Uyemura's story on creating PushPress a read:

Hey everyone, I'm Dan Uyemura - CEO of PushPress.

To date, we’ve bootstrapped our business to over $100,000 MRR. We’re especially proud to be the only platform in our space who serve the best interests of our clients first, having no investors to answer to.

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Dan Uyemura, on starting PushPress ($100,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a guitar company ($1.2M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful guitar company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our guitar company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Klosowiak's story on creating KLOS Guitars a read:

My name is Adam Klosowiak and I’m the cofounder and CEO of KLOS Guitars, a company that builds durable, portable, and great sounding sleek carbon fiber guitars and ukuleles.

KLOS Guitars launched on Kickstarter in June of 2015 and did $33k in sales that year. Now, four years later, we’ve shipped to over 70 countries and all 50 states and we’re doing over $100k per month in sales mostly on Shopify.

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Adam Klosowiak, on starting KLOS Guitars ($100,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a board game ($780K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful board game in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our board game case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Will Roya's story on creating PlayingCardDecks.com a read:

I’m Will Roya and I own and operate PlayingCardDecks.com which launched in 2017.

I was able to scale the business to an annual revenue run rate of one million within 18 months with the help of a full time packing person and freelancers in areas of expertise I was lacking. Currently, we are averaging about 100k a month.

My daughter and I doing an early Facebook live video

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Will Roya, on starting PlayingCardDecks.com ($100,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a natural health product business ($660K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful natural health product business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our natural health product business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kel STUART's story on creating Sanuku APM a read:

Hi there. My name is Kel Stuart. I established Sanuku APM Limited and my health brand products website, SANUSq, in early 2017, but the foundations for this business model had been laid out over many years prior. The company has a few different revenue streams, but currently, my passion lies with our two health product brands. I created ‘SANUSq’ in 2017 and followed up with ‘Bonne Sante Liposomal’ in 2018. Our flagship product is a proprietary blend liposomal vitamin C product (with a dash of glutathione.)

From a standing start, we are now aiming to hit the 1 million EUR mark this financial year. Our main customer base is in France. This was no small achievement given the fastidious nature of the market in France. We have shipped orders to more than 30 countries since we launched, and have sales sites in multiple languages – all translations have been done by hand as reliance on AI, as good as it has become over recent years, is a recipe for disaster.

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Kel STUART, on starting Sanuku APM ($75,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a network marketing software ($780K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful network marketing software in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our network marketing software case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Abdul Majeed's story on creating Infinite MLM Software a read:

Hi, this is Abdul Majeed, one of the directors of the software development firm - Infinite Open Source Solutions LLP. I am very much delighted to share our success story here on this platform-Starter Story. IOSS is bonded together with five directors and we commenced with our flagship product Infinite MLM Software in the global industry during 2009.

Check out the video of our company infrastructure:

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Abdul Majeed, on starting Infinite MLM Software ($65,000/month) full story ➜

15. Become a college counselor ($600K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful college counselor in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our college counselor case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Pradeep Gaddam's story on creating ConnecPath a read:

My name is Pradeep. I am the Cofounder and CTO at ConnecPath. We are an EdTech company democratizing college counseling. Our flagship product is called WeAdmit. In the frontend, WeAdmit is an end to end data science-backed college counseling for parents and students. Whereas in the backend it is a platform for all underserved college counselors and college students who are also excellent mentors.

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Pradeep Gaddam, on starting ConnecPath ($50,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a phone case business ($1.05M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful phone case business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our phone case business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Andrew Moore's story on creating Felony Case a read:

Hi, I’m Andrew Moore, the founder, and designer at Felony Case, a Toronto based company designing unique iPhone cases. I founded Felony Case in 2012, and since then we’ve created several flagship iPhone case designs.

The first studded cases I was making by hand

Our Kaleidoscope Cases

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Andrew Moore, on starting Felony Case ($50,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a lighting store ($420K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful lighting store in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our lighting store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nick Griffiths's story on creating Any Old Lights a read:

I’m Nick Griffiths. For 25 years I was a freelance journalist in London; now I run Any Old Lights, selling vintage nautical and industrial lighting, online and from a shop by the sea in Cornwall, UK. You never quite know where life will take you!

Any Old Lights has won awards along the way and keeps growing in popularity, selling worldwide to anyone from high-street giants and celebrity bars to Middle Eastern hotel groups, turning over last year £250,000.

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Nick Griffiths, on starting Any Old Lights ($35,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a bridal store ($150K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful bridal store in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our bridal store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Vivian Chan's story on creating East Meets Dress a read:

Hello! My name is Vivian and I’m one of the co-founders of East Meets Dress. We’re the first modern fashion company to bring Asian-American representation and inclusion to the traditional wedding industry by combining contemporary cultural designs, quality craftsmanship, and a dedicated customer experience.

East Meets Dress has been entirely bootstrapped from Day 1 (we got started with less than $100 over a weekend). Neither my co-founder nor I had any prior experience in fashion or entrepreneurship, but through a lot of hard work, hustle, and trial and error, we've been able to grow our team and company to a 6-figure annual recurring revenue ($25k/month) in one year and help hundreds of brides across the world celebrate their heritage in style.

Our wedding cheongsams

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Vivian Chan, on starting East Meets Dress ($25,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start an online masquerade masks store ($300K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful online masquerade masks store in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our online masquerade masks store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Josh Bluman's story on creating VIVO Masks a read:

Hi, I’m Josh Bluman and I’m a marketing professional turned ecommerce business owner. I started VIVO Masks with my business partner, Jackson Cunningham, over 6 years ago. We started dropshipping masquerade masks from Italy to people looking for unique and high end masquerade masks to wear to their masquerade parties, balls or fundraisers.

We sell everything from simple party masks to exquisite high-end masquerade masks that often win ‘best of the ball’. In just our third month in business, we did 30K in monthly revenue, and now we have set up established processes and systems to continue operating the business while we explore new products and ventures.

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Josh Bluman, on starting VIVO Masks ($25,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a custom prints business ($12.1M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful custom prints business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our custom prints business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Zach Katz's story on creating Framed Tweets a read:

Hi! I’m Zach Katz, and I started Framed Tweets to give people a simple way to beautifully frame their favorite tweets as art, to remember and enjoy forever.

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Zach Katz, on starting Framed Tweets ($25,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a rescue product ($240K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful rescue product in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our rescue product case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Dr. Robert Yonover's story on creating SEE/RESCUE Corporation a read:

Aloha! I’m Dr. Rob Yonover from Honolulu, Hawaii. I am a Ph.D. volcanologist, big-wave surfer, and rough water fisherman that invents survival gear for the military.

The SeeRescueStreamer really took off with the military approvals and more recently with my appearance on ABC Shark Tank and CBS Innovation Nation. My main customers are international military groups, including Navy, Air Force, and Army groups and more recently the consumer sector is taking off (sailors, hikers, divers, etc.). I run a small lean and mean a company with sales of $20,000 per month with a significant portion of the sales coming from International accounts.

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Dr. Robert Yonover, on starting SEE/RESCUE Corporation ($20,000/month) full story ➜

22. Start an API ($180K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful API in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our API case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ervin Ruci's story on creating Geocode.xyz a read:

I’m Ervin Ruci.

Launched in 2016, it has grown to thousands of daily users, over a hundred millions in monthly API calls and revenues of over $15k per month. That’s over 1,000% up from a year ago, and still growing fast - the current month is always higher than the previous one.

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Ervin Ruci, on starting Geocode.xyz ($15,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start an IoT startup ($1.34M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful IoT startup in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our IoT startup case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Craig Rabin's story on creating The Airhook a read:

My name is Craig Rabin, from an early age I spent his time dreaming up inventions. These are now a source of inspiration as I make sketches from my childhood a reality, thanks to 3D printing. My entrepreneurial spirit and passion started early and led me to start my first business when I was 16 years old. Since then, I’ve moved from Chicago and have gone on to create eleven companies... woo!

Since launch, we’ve shipped to every state in the U.S. and have a presence in 73 countries around the world! Plus, The Airhook has been featured in over 100 publications and was the first product in history to win Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on ABC in 2017 and won Travel Product of The Year in 2019.

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Craig Rabin, on starting The Airhook ($15,000/month) full story ➜

24. Start an aftermarket car parts business ($1.14M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful aftermarket car parts business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our aftermarket car parts business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mitchel Matthews's story on creating Adrenaline Offroad a read:

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!

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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Mitchel Matthews, on starting Adrenaline Offroad ($12,000/month) full story ➜

25. Become a motherhood blogger ($78K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful motherhood blogger in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our motherhood blogger case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Carly Campbell's story on creating Mommy On Purpose a read:

I’m Carly, a full time stay at home mom, full-time blogger. I run two semi-related businesses - Mommy on Purpose, a mom lifestyle blog focusing on new motherhood and home life (monetized only through traffic), and Blogging Like You Mean It, which supports new bloggers in their journey to monetize their blogs (monetized only through product sales and email marketing).

But more important to me than any of that, I will never have to leave my kids in daycare to go out and work - my mom blog alone makes 8-10,000 Canadian dollars per month, both when I work hard on it AND when I take a month off.

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Carly Campbell, on starting Mommy On Purpose ($10,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a branding agency ($270K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful branding agency in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our branding agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Elva Li's story on creating Elva Li a read:

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 ($5,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start an electronics store ($48K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful electronics store in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our electronics store case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeff Olson's story on creating LEVDisplay a read:

Hi, my name is Jeff and I live in Denver, CO. I started LEVdisplay last year after becoming fascinated with levitating magnets.

I am currently selling 30 units/month with 50% margin and ramping up to sell 100/month during the holidays.

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Jeff Olson, on starting LEVDisplay ($4,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start a travel agency ($1.66M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful travel agency in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our travel agency case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Marissa Daniels's story on creating Spread Your Wings Travel a read:

Hey! My name is Marissa Daniels, and I am a millennial travel agent! I began Spread Your Wings Travel in February of 2019. Prior to 2019, I wanted an extra source of income just to have an extra cushion. I did mystery shopping, took surveys online, drove for Postmates and DoorDash, worked at a grocery store, anything I could find for extra money. I also did, and still do Brand Ambassador events as well- but those things didn’t fulfill me. I was doing them to get extra money, but it didn’t have a purpose and it wasn’t paying me as much as I wanted, so I stopped it all and just gave it to God. I let Him handle it.

Spread Your Wings Travel offers all-inclusive vacations (most under $1000 per person), cruises, luxury villas, cabins, domestic travel and more! The main thing that people like about my business is that I have a payment plan option. I like to have that option for them because not everyone is able to pay for a vacation upfront.

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Marissa Daniels, on starting Spread Your Wings Travel ($2,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start an education products business ($12K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful education products business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our education products business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Alex Bricker's story on creating ESL With Purpose a read:

My name’s Alex and I started ESL With Purpose, LLC. Our mission is to see millions of English learners change their lives through English skills.

Listen to my full story on this podcast.

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Alex Bricker, on starting ESL With Purpose ($1,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start an instagram fan account ($6K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful instagram fan account in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our instagram fan account case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sammy Sternberg's story on creating @zekefeed a read:

Hello, my name is Samuel Sternberg, I’m 15 years old and I created the Instagram page @zekefeed. It’s a fan page for NFL player Ezekiel Elliott and has exploded over the last 2 years. In the last couple of months alone I’ve gained nearly 20,000 followers.

My customers are anyone wanting to promote their product or brand. I’ve grown over 50,000 engaged followers within the last 2 years and continue to grow.

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Sammy Sternberg, on starting @zekefeed ($500/month) full story ➜

31. Start a conference

Here are some examples of a successful conference in Los Angeles:

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32. Become a basket weaver

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33. Start a surf company

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34. Start a makeup brand

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35. Start a CCTV camera business

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36. Start a job board

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37. Start a souvenir shop

Here are some examples of a successful souvenir shop in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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38. Start a scrap metal business

Here are some examples of a successful scrap metal business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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39. Start a construction company

Here are some examples of a successful construction company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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40. Start a glass tinting service

Here are some examples of a successful glass tinting service in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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41. Start a fulfilment business ($4.8M/year)

Here are some examples of a successful fulfilment business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our fulfilment business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jan Bednar's story on creating ShipMonk a read:

Hi! My name is Jan Bednar and I’m the CEO and founder of ShipMonk, a technology-driven fulfillment center based in South Florida.

Last year, we were named America’s Fastest Growing Fulfillment Center and scored a spot at #29 on Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies. We made the list again this year at #154. With projected revenue of $60M for 2019, we absolutely can’t wait to see what else is in store for us!

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Jan Bednar, on starting ShipMonk (/month) full story ➜

42. Start a corsages business

Here are some examples of a successful corsages business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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43. Start a grocery store

Here are some examples of a successful grocery store in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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44. Start a shipping company

Here are some examples of a successful shipping company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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45. Start an amazon business

Here are some examples of a successful amazon business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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46. Start a hotel

Here are some examples of a successful hotel in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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47. Start a restaurant discovery platform

Here are some examples of a successful restaurant discovery platform in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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48. Start a digital magazine

Here are some examples of a successful digital magazine in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our digital magazine case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Drew Williams's story on creating SWAGGER Magazine a read:

My name is Drew Williams and I run and operate a digital lifestyle magazine for men called SWAGGER Magazine. SWAGGER Magazine is one of the first products created under our parent company, Swagger Publications Inc.

SWAGGER Magazine currently pulls in about 1-2k per month and is growing rapidly. Our primary source of revenue is sponsored posts, and celebrity features which we call "Kings of Swag". We currently own the trademark for “Swagger” in Canada and share that mark with Proctor & Gamble after a $100,000 trademark war.

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Drew Williams, on starting SWAGGER Magazine (/month) full story ➜

49. Start a courier service business

Here are some examples of a successful courier service business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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50. Start a cannabis club ($264K/year)

Here are some examples of a successful cannabis club in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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51. Start an electronics repair business

Here are some examples of a successful electronics repair business in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

Check out all of our electronics repair business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Allen Chiang's story on creating Retro Radio Farm a read:

My name is Allen Chiang, and I founded Retro Radio Farm, where I repair and restore old radios. I offer Bluetooth MP3 upgrade if the customer wants to play digital music.

Right now, I make about $50K a year for the work I put in primarily on weekends. While it’s highly profitable, it has not yet lucrative enough yet for me to quit my day job. Although, the business has been growing 20% every year.

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Allen Chiang, on starting Retro Radio Farm ($0/month) full story ➜

52. Start a tech company

Here are some examples of a successful tech company in Los Angeles:

Want to get started? Here are a few great resources:

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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