47 Business Ideas Trending On TikTok [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a tik-tok business in 2024?

We put together 47 of the best tik-tok businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start a candle business

The candle industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.

Candle making was one of the first industries to be industrialized, and now up to 90% of all candles are made by machinery. Yet most of us still make our own candles from home, creating a demand for handcrafted, high-quality candles from candle manufacturers even in today's automated world.

A candle business is a worthwhile idea for an entrepreneur who wants to make some extra money in their free time from the comfort of their own home. There are many opportunities for this type of business if you consider it seriously.

How much you can make: $500 — $1,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Started A $20K/Month Southern Inspired Candle Business

Southern Elegance Candle Company, founded by D'Shawn Russell, started as a side hustle making around $200 per weekend at a local Farmers Market, but now averages approximately $20,000 per month in sales across their retail site, wholesale site, and Faire.

DShawn started Southern Elegance Candle Company over 8 years ago
DShawn grew the business to $140K/month
Read by 70,349 founders

2. Start a sticker business

The sticker business involves creating and selling adhesive designs that people can stick onto various surfaces like laptops, water bottles, or notebooks.

To start this business on a budget, first, gather basic supplies like a computer, printer, adhesive paper, and design software.

Next, brainstorm and create unique sticker designs that appeal to a target audience.

Then, set up an online platform like a website or social media page to showcase and sell your stickers. Finally, promote your business through social media, local events, and word of mouth to attract customers and grow your venture.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $200,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $300 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

I Make $120K/Year With My Print On Demand T-Shirt Side Hustle

A multipreneur shares how she built a successful print on demand side hustle, generating $120,000 per year through multiple brands spread over various platforms.

Cinquanta started Cinquanta Cox-Smith over 14 years ago
Cinquanta grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Cinquanta $100 to start the business
Read by 11,100 founders

3. Become a product demonstrator

In the past, product demonstrators worked at department stores, malls, tradeshows, and grocery stores, where they met with potential customers. However, with current trends in e-commerce, product demonstrators have adopted videos to reach out to potential customers.

You can become a freelance product demonstrator and focus on creating demo videos that educate and inform the target audience on different products.

How long does it take to build: 20 days (?)

4. Start a song parodies business

5. Start a process videos business

6. Start a team introductions business

How much you can make: $2,110,000/month

Arvind Jain On Creating Over 2,500 Jobs With His Startups And Now Helping You Find What You Need Instantly

Glean's founder saw a need for an intuitive work assistant that provides search solutions to teams, which led to the creation of the company, while successful co-founding of Rubrik achieved $600M revenue in fiscal year 2020.

Arvind started Glean over 5 years ago
Arvind grew the business to $2.11M/month
Read by 682 founders

7. Start a hashtag challenge business

8. Start a before and after videos business

9. Start a funny skit creation business

10. Start an unique stories creation business

11. Start a how-to-guide creation business

A how-to guide is informative writing describing a process using a series of steps. The readers watch the guides to help them complete specific tasks.

If you consider yourself a professional in a particular area, you can start a how-to-guides business. Identify a niche, and research the most pressing matters and topics that your target audience would wish you to cover in your videos.

When creating the videos, use an easy-to-understand format so your audience can follow easily.

How much you can make: $2,246 — $2,800/month

How much does it cost to start: $307 (?)

How long does it take to build: 37 days (?)

I Make $30K/Year Writing How-To Guides [From India]

This case study is an inspiring story about how a founder started a blog on Microsoft Windows technology and, after a decade of hard work, dedication, and patience, managed to make it a sustainable business earning $30,000 per year, outlining the process of designing, prototyping, and launching the website and the lessons learned along the way.

Abhishek started The Customize Windows over 13 years ago
Abhishek grew the business to $2.8K/month
It cost Abhishek $500 to start the business
Read by 3,944 founders

12. Start a brand takeovers ad business

13. Start a hashtag challenge ad business

14. Start a calming videos business

15. Start a case studies business

A case study is a document that focuses on a specific topic. Each case study is unique and are often used to understand why something happened, how it works, and how it can be applied in a real-world scenario.

In a nutshell, a case study business provides their readers with an in-depth look at how something was done for a particular subject.

These case studies can be written in any format, but they're most commonly used in business and education.

16. Start an introduce yourself videos business

17. Start a topview ad business

18. Start a workspace tour videos business

19. Start an in-feed native ad business

20. Start a day in the life videos business

21. Start a success story videos business

How much you can make: $1,500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How I Started A $500K/Month Video Production Company From My Bedroom in LA

Lemonlight CEO, Hope Horner, co-founded an on-demand video production company that has produced over 7,000 videos for more than 3,000 brands, generating over $6 million in sales and growing to a 45-person team, all without taking any outside capital and being recognized in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

Hope started Lemonlight about 10 years ago
Hope grew the business to $1.5M/month
It cost Hope $500 to start the business
Read by 17,096 founders

22. Start a branded effect ad business

23. Start a photoshoot tips business

24. Start a life hack videos business

How much you can make: $1,350/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,700 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

I Make $1,350/Month With A Hiking Advice Website [Side Hustle]

From almost zero knowledge about SEO and marketing, this founder grew Gear Up Hiking, a hiking and camping niche affiliate blog that currently averages $1300+ per month and has a traffic range of 20k to 30k visitors monthly, and is worth over $50,000 if sold for profit.

Asen started Gear Up Hiking about 5 years ago
Asen grew the business to $1.35K/month
It cost Asen $1700 to start the business
Read by 6,810 founders

25. Start a something satisfying videos business

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

26. Start a discount code sharing business

How much you can make: $3,000/month

My Coupons And Promo Codes Website Makes $3K/Month

PennyCanny is a coupon website founded by Uzair Farooq in 2021 that offers customers free coupons for popular stores like Wayfair, JCPenny, and DoorDash, generating a monthly profit of $3,000 and aiming to expand its coverage to multiple regions and complete a browser extension in the future.

Ahmed started Penny Canny over 3 years ago
Ahmed grew the business to $3K/month
It cost Ahmed $5000 to start the business
Read by 1,013 founders

27. Start a packaging orders videos business

28. Start a community service videos business

29. Start an organizing inventory videos business

30. Start a show off the details videos business

31. Start a start to finish timelapse videos business

32. Start a most requested service videos business

33. Start an online product listing business

34. Start a sale announcement videos business

35. Start a stock updates videos business

36. Start an inspiration videos business

How much does it cost to start: $20 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

37. Start an ask for follows videos business

38. Start a mistakes you’ve made videos business

How much you can make: $4,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

I Started A Movie Website For Fun As A Teenager. Now, My Website Brings In 450K Visitors/Month

A teenager's hobby of listing movie mistakes turned into a profitable full-time job, with the website attracting 450,000 visitors per month and bringing in over $3,000 a month in ad revenue, demonstrating the power of transforming a passion project into a successful business.

Jon started Movie mistakes over 27 years ago
Jon grew the business to $4K/month
It cost Jon $100 to start the business
Read by 2,079 founders

39. Start a favorite online tools videos business

How much you can make: $850,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

We Bootstrapped A Local SEO Tool To $9M ARR

BrightLocal, the B2B local SEO software and services company, grew to $9M ARR through a combination of intuitive software, done-for-you services, training, and knowledge-sharing, attracting 20,000 customers in 8 countries through inbound marketing efforts via a free trial model, extensive content marketing, and a web series hosted by industry experts on local SEO tactics.

Myles started BrightLocal over 14 years ago
Myles grew the business to $850K/month
It cost Myles $5000 to start the business
Read by 5,144 founders

40. Start a giveaway videos business

41. Start a things that just make sense business

42. Start an obstacles you overcame videos business

43. Start a reasons to shop small videos business

44. Start a say thank you videos business

45. Start a customized gifts business

How much you can make: $4,000 — $749,997/month

How much does it cost to start: $8,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How We Built A $468K/Year Corporate Gift Platform That Services 200+ Countries
Dmitriy started Giftsenda about 3 years ago
Dmitriy grew the business to $39K/month
It cost Dmitriy $50000 to start the business
Read by 4,416 founders

46. Start a crochet business

The crochet or knitting business is one of the easiest ventures you can start today, so long as you have the skills. Crochet businesses can earn good profit margins, especially if you have a good business plan and target a highly potential market.

You can start crocheting part-time and expand your business as you attract more customers.

47. Start a handmade jewelry business

How much you can make: $180,333 — $833,333/month

How This Founder Built a Successful Boutique Brand from Scratch

Linjer, a sustainable jewelry, luggage and watch brand, founded by Jennifer Chong & Roman Khan, generated $10 million in revenue in just three years and has plans to expand via influencer marketing, pop-ups, new product markets & wholesale partners.

They started Linjer over 10 years ago
They grew the business to $833K/month
Read by 990 founders

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Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.