54 Cash Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Interested in starting a cash business idea but not quite sure what to start?

As you most likely know, there are so many benefits to starting a cash-only business:

  • No credit card fees
  • Money is received immediately
  • Fewer chargeback risks
  • And much much more!

We put a list together below of the most profitable cash business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a Dog Walking Business ($648K/year)

Examples of a successful Dog Walking Business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a Dog Walking Business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our Dog Walking Business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Melodi Landi's story on creating Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC a read:

Hi. My name is Melodi Landi. I am the Founder & Owner of Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC.

Furry Fellas has been voted in the TOP 3 Pet Sitting / Dog Walking Company within the RI / MA area for 8 years in a row!

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Melodi Landi, on starting Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC ($54,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a coffee cart

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3. Start a bakery business

Examples of a successful bakery business:

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

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4. Become a personal chef

Examples of a successful personal chef:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a personal chef:

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5. Start a delivery service

Examples of a successful delivery service:

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6. Start a mobile bodycare business ($24K/year)

Examples of a successful mobile bodycare business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile bodycare business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our mobile bodycare business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jenni Jo's story on creating Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ a read:

My name is Jenni Jo and I have always wanted a title. So I gave myself one! You can refer to me as Jenni Jo Tension Tamer®. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003, an Instructor of the Yamuna Body Rolling Self-Care method since 2011 and a dreamer since 1972. I have had the great pleasure of creating a niche market within the touring and entertainment world as “Massage therapist to the RockStars”.

I wanted something that I could drive up to a venue or to someone’s doorstep and the ambiance & environment is ready already! My Peace Pod is relatively new and working within the hours of my children’s school has kept my business flow a little limited (for now!) Even with limited availability, I’m super grateful for the interest, business and press I have received since my Launch: Airstream Life! Magazine, Massage & Bodywork Magazine & Willamette Week “Best Of”. I feel very lucky to have support and encouragement in my ‘Lil dream!

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Jenni Jo, on starting Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ ($2,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a transportation service

Examples of a successful transportation service:

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8. Start a healthy snack food business ($2.17M/year)

Examples of a successful healthy snack food business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a healthy snack food business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our healthy snack food business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ryan Chen's story on creating Neuro a read:

Hey there! My name is Ryan Chen and I am the co-founder of Neuro, a functional gum, and a mint company that delivers energy, clarity, and focus in a minty and refreshing way.

Back in October 2015, one of my best friends from college (Kent Yoshimura) and I began developing the idea for Neuro when we realized there was a lack of portable, healthy, or effective alternatives to energy drinks or supplements. Both Kent and I trained in athletics at a national level and to find products that would help us balance life and school was nearly impossible.

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Ryan Chen, on starting Neuro ($500,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a laundromat

Examples of a successful laundromat:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a dry cleaners business

Examples of a successful dry cleaners business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dry cleaners business:

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11. Start an errand service

Examples of a successful errand service:

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12. Start a backyard plant nursery ($60K/year)

Examples of a successful backyard plant nursery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our backyard plant nursery case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Debbie Odom's story on creating CamelliaShop a read:

My name is Debbie Odom and I am a horticulturist and the co-founder of Camelliashop.com.

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Debbie Odom, on starting CamelliaShop ($5,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a farmers market

Examples of a successful farmers market:

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14. Become a flea market vendor

Examples of a successful flea market vendor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a flea market vendor:

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15. Become a local event artist

Examples of a successful local event artist:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a local event artist:

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16. Start a clothing boutique ($557K/year)

Examples of a successful clothing boutique:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a clothing boutique:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our clothing boutique case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Gia Paddock's story on creating Boutique Rye a read:

Hi everyone, my name is Gia, and I am the owner of Boutique Rye. We are a women’s clothing and accessories boutique that is all online!

We have anywhere from clothes that are appropriate for work or clothes that will make you turn heads on a night out on the town. I try and buy clothes with many different styles in mind. I'd like to think that we are a one-stop shop for a diverse group of women!

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Gia Paddock, on starting Boutique Rye ($10,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a craft business

Examples of a successful craft business:

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18. Become a face painter

Examples of a successful face painter:

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19. Start an auto detailing business

Examples of a successful auto detailing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a auto detailing business:

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20. Start a mobile veterinary service ($6.96M/year)

Examples of a successful mobile veterinary service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile veterinary service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our mobile veterinary service case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Lisa Aumiller's story on creating housepaws a read:

HousePaws started 10 years ago this April. I had become disenchanted with practicing in a “normal” veterinary environment: appointments every 10-15 min, stressed owners/ pets/ workers, etc. I was starting work and it was dark outside and leaving work and it was dark outside. Clients, despite liking me as a vet, did not perceive the value of the visit was worth what they were paying, and the hospital I worked out was corporate-minded. The practice had one size fits all plans which were not consistent with how I like to practice. I consider every patient as an individual. Each pet, even those living in the same house, have different lifestyles sometimes.

At the end of 2010, I was working alone, 80 hours a week, and making $60,000 in revenue. Today we have over 100 employees and are making more than 7 million in revenue and thankfully I am not working 80 hours a week anymore!

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Lisa Aumiller, on starting housepaws ($580,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a mobile car wash

Examples of a successful mobile car wash:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile car wash:

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22. Start a child care business

Examples of a successful child care business:

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23. Become a dog trainer

Examples of a successful dog trainer:

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24. Start a landscaping business

Examples of a successful landscaping business:

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25. Start a home decor business

Examples of a successful home decor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a home decor business:

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26. Become a professional organizer

Examples of a successful professional organizer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a professional organizer:

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27. Start a party planning business

Examples of a successful party planning business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a party planning business:

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28. Start a yard maintenance company

Examples of a successful yard maintenance company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a yard maintenance company:

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29. Start a garage organizer business

Examples of a successful garage organizer business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a garage organizer business:

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30. Start a gardening business

Examples of a successful gardening business:

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

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31. Start a tutoring business ($450K/year)

Examples of a successful tutoring business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our tutoring business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Shlomi's story on creating SoFlo SAT Tutoring a read:

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

SoFlo currently brings in average revenue of $15,000 a month and has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month since its official inception in March 2019. Since our customer lifetime is short –our students study for and take the SAT, get the score they want, and then no longer require our services– we invest in and rely heavily on the quality of the service we provide to attract future customers. Happy customers and significant score increases have helped spread the word and grow the brand.

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Adam Shlomi, on starting SoFlo SAT Tutoring ($15,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start a carpet cleaning service

Examples of a successful carpet cleaning service:

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33. Start a personal training business ($360K/year)

Examples of a successful personal training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our personal training business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chris Anderson's story on creating Live Fit a read:

Hey everyone! I am Chris and in March 2011 I started Live Fit. Live Fit is a personal training company that was created to change the standards in the personal training industry. Early on I focused on building a company that is not only based on results, as most fitness companies are, but that is also focused very heavily on relationships. Relationships create trust, trust creates buy-in, and buy-in leads to the accountability and dedication it takes to get results.

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Chris Anderson, on starting Live Fit ($60,000/month) full story ➜

34. Become a music tutor

Examples of a successful music tutor:

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35. Start a computer cleaning business

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36. Start a food truck ($18M/year)

Examples of a successful food truck:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food truck:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our food truck case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jeffrey Mora's story on creating Food Fleet a read:

I started my career at the world-famous Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles Apprenticing under Certified Master Chef Raimund Hofmeister.

We also provide design and build services as well as food manufacturing and consulting for a number of large scale companies.

Food Fleet’s growth Year after year has been at an at over 30 %. From 2017-2018 we had an unprecedented 160% growth spurt. With a team of 6, including my partner and I, we managed over 20 million in sales for our clients. As an example. We took over a convention center 3 years ago managing their food truck business. For their largest event of the year, we were up 53% over the previous year. I honestly would have to equate some of that success to the under-reporting of sales by the previous operator. But the following year we were up 19% from that figure and again close to that this year. That is due in large part to our understanding of transaction times, menu mix, the equipment in each truck or pop up and other factors.

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Jeffrey Mora, on starting Food Fleet ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

37. Become a dance choreographer

Examples of a successful dance choreographer:

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38. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

Examples of a successful sewing and alteration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sewing and alteration business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our sewing and alteration business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Saara Hafeez's story on creating ALTRD a read:

We are Saara and Stephanie - we’ve been friends for 8 years and have both launched our own socially oriented businesses. We recently started ALTRD - a clothing alteration service.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a phone repair business

Examples of a successful phone repair business:

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40. Become a resume consultant ($27K/year)

Examples of a successful resume consultant:

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Check out all of our resume consultant case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mike McRitchie's story on creating Critical Path Action a read:

I’m Mike McRitchie.

Over the last two years, I doubled my income from these site hustles with last year earning over $30,000.

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Mike McRitchie, on starting Critical Path Action ($2,500/month) full story ➜

41. Start a window cleaning business

Examples of a successful window cleaning business:

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42. Start a handyman business

Examples of a successful handyman business:

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

Examples of a successful moving company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a moving company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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 ➜

44. Start a recycling business

Examples of a successful recycling business:

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45. Start a tour company ($84.1M/year)

Examples of a successful tour company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tour company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our tour company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Claire Robinson's story on creating StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) a read:

Bonjour! My name is Claire Robinson; I am French, and I am the founder of StructurInfo. My main business is Travel Blogging. But I am not your typical travel blogger. I do not work with sponsors or tourism boards. I select and pay for my own trips. I will not share with you how ‘to be paid to travel’. However, I do travel a lot and enjoy writing about it :-)

Pre-quarantine, my revenue averaged $9,000 per month. And 2020 started with huge growth before all travels stopped. I am still working hard to deliver practical information because travel will start again, and I love it when customers share how much fun they had planned their trip with my guides and how wonderful their road trips were, for example in New Zealand:

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Claire Robinson, on starting StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) ($9,000/month) full story ➜

46. Start a remodelling business ($4.2M/year)

Examples of a successful remodelling business:

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Check out all of our remodelling business case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Clifton Muckenfuss's story on creating Carolina Exteriors a read:

I’m Clifton Muckenfuss, I am Co-Founder of Carolina Exteriors, a Specialty Replacement Contractor based in Apex, NC, serving the Raleigh Metro Area. Carolina Exteriors offers residential home improvement services including Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, and Gutters. We believe that if we “build people, we build a winning team and combined, we Build Exceptional Customer Experiences. Our dedication to our people and customers and execution on our mission has led to us receiving numerous industry awards for customer service.

We bootstrapped the business on $3,500 and now 9 years later generate $4,000,000 in revenue.

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Clifton Muckenfuss, on starting Carolina Exteriors ($350,000/month) full story ➜

47. Start a food tour company ($330K/year)

Examples of a successful food tour company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a food tour company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our food tour company case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jessica Baumgart's story on creating Delicious Denver Food Tours a read:

Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.

When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.

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Jessica Baumgart, on starting Delicious Denver Food Tours ($35,000/month) full story ➜

48. Start a mobile hair salon

Examples of a successful mobile hair salon:

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49. Become a carpenter

Examples of a successful carpenter:

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50. Start a cleaning business

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51. Start a speed boat rental business

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52. Start a health consultations business

Examples of a successful health consultations business:

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53. Start a pet portrait business

Examples of a successful pet portrait business:

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54. Become a dating coach ($17.4K/year)

Examples of a successful dating coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a dating coach:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Check out all of our dating coach case studies ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ta'Veca Collins's story on creating Romance On The Go, Concierge Services a read:

Hello! I'm Ta'Veca Collins, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker (Florida) Owner and operator of Romance On The Go, Concierge Services (ROTGO-Est. 2012), a small business that promotes romance and intimacy.

Prior to becoming a preferred vendor at The W and other local hotels, we were only being hired once or twice a month. Since April 2019, we are steadily booked and executing services every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and at least twice throughout the week. I’m always telling potential “Romantics” during a consultation, that any day of the week is a day to be romantic! We are grossing approximately $3,200.00 monthly. One of the most amazing aspects that we value is that we are constantly generating business for our local preferred vendor network (local small businesses) (Private Chef, Massage Therapist, Treat Maker, Florist, Gondola, and Transportation). Not only are we spreading romance, but we are also spreading wealth too!

“Meet The Tolberts” - They spent their Honeymoon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and we executed this sunrise picnic with a mini photoshoot.

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Ta'Veca Collins, on starting Romance On The Go, Concierge Services ($2,400/month) full story ➜

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