30 Entertainment Related Business Opportunities (Ultimate List)

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Looking to start an entertainment related business but not quite sure what to start?



The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.



If you're looking to start your own entertainment related business, there are several amazing options you can choose from.



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



Here they are:



1. Become a music band manager

A music band manager is a professional representative and advisor to a musician or a band. The main duties of a band manager include negotiating contracts on behalf of the band.

The music band manager earns a commission of what the music band earns from gigs. To maximize earnings, the manager should act as a liaison between bands and the key players in the music industry and secure the best contracts and deals.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

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

How long does it take to build: 730 days (?)

How I Transitioned From A Career In Law To Starting A $40K/Month Business Managing Music Artists

A former attorney has successfully transitioned into managing musical artists, producing live events and recordings, grossing approximately $40,000 per month - all based on his lifelong passion for music, clients and employee's passion-led performance.

About
Charles started Blind Ambition Management about 24 years ago
Revenue
Charles grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Charles $5000 to start the business
Read by 6,114 founders

2. Start a party planning business

Party planning involves budgeting, establishing party timelines, selecting and reserving ideal party sites, acquiring permits, theme décor, and coordinating party catering and transportation.

Are you organized, creative, and client-focused? You can put those skills into starting a successful party planning business. To become a party planner, you must desire to help other people enjoy themselves. Besides, you need diplomacy, salesmanship, and multitasking skills.

How much you can make: $25,000 — $400,000/month

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

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 6 hours/week

How I Started A $35K/Month Event Decor Business

Akshay Patel's event rental and decor business, Simply Decor, Tents, and Events, saw an average ticket price of $2,000, as their advertising budget decreased from $20k to $5k, leading to 40% of their clients coming through social media advertising, 30% from expos, and 30% online in google, yahoo, and other platforms.

Revenue
Akshay grew the business to $35K/month
Costs
It cost Akshay $500 to start the business
Read by 16,609 founders

3. Start an online video editing business

Video editors manage camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects to produce the final film or video product. To become an online video editor, you must have media production and communication knowledge and the ability to work with others.

To start a video editing business, you can outsource video editing skills from an experienced professional. Your role will be to pick video footage from the customers and upload them for the video editor to do the magic.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $208,000/month

How long does it take to build: 110 days (?)

How We Developed A $6K/Month Online Video Editing Software

VEED.IO, a London-based start-up co-founded by Sabba and her partner, offers a simple online video editing platform using batch job cloud architecture to help social media managers across the world auto subtitle, filter, rotate videos and much more, earning the company $5,300 MRR and the founders Ramen profitability within just a year of starting.

About
Sabba started VEED over 5 years ago
Revenue
Sabba grew the business to $6K/month
Read by 11,445 founders

4. Become a virtual magician

Magic is timeless! If you love entertaining people and performing at corporate or social events, you can become a virtual magician.

Virtual magicians spice up events and provide fun diversion in an otherwise busy environment. As a virtual magician, your business is to entertain guests at family and corporate events.

To become a virtual magician, you will need a computer, a stable internet connection, and great creativity, so you always leave your audience amused.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $2,500,000/month

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

How long does it take to build: 1500 days (?)

How I Left A Lucrative Job To Start A $12K/Month Magic Shows Business

Dan Chan Presents, LLC is a unique company specializing in sophisticated magic entertainment for savvy corporate audiences, earning $160K performing live, and was able to pivot to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding marketing reach performing internationally, and being featured multiple times in Business Insider and The Hustle.

About
Daniel started Dan Chan Presents: Virtual Magic Shows over 24 years ago
Revenue
Daniel grew the business to $12K/month
Costs
It cost Daniel $100 to start the business
Read by 8,842 founders

5. Start a tradeshow booth business

How much you can make: $30,000/month

How I Started A $30K/Month Business Selling Custom Trade Show Booths

Founder Ryan Schortmann started a custom trade show display company offering easy-to-use, portable display kits for small and medium-sized businesses that have since hit over $30k in monthly revenue, reinvesting in marketing efforts to increase online sales.

About
Ryan started Display Pros over 5 years ago
Revenue
Ryan grew the business to $30K/month
Read by 9,141 founders

6. Start a comedy club

7. Start a career expo business

8. Start an amusement park

9. Become a mobile DJ

Mobile DJ carries their DJ kit with them and entertains clients at weddings, birthdays, and corporate parties or events. There is plenty of demand for mobile DJs, and customers will pay well to be entertained at their premises or parties.

To become a mobile DJ, first, learn the art of DJing, specifically how to DJ open-format style. If you are a beginner, enroll in online classes where you will learn the best DJing practices.

10. Start a dance studio

The dance studio business idea involves providing a space for people to learn and practice various dance styles, such as ballet, jazz, hip-hop, and salsa. To start this business, you will need a space to hold classes, essential equipment, and instructors. You must schedule classes, advertise the business, manage finances, and create a positive student experience to operate it.

How much you can make: $8,400 — $40,000/month

How long does it take to build: 912 days (?)

How I Grew My Fitness Studio To $480K/Year Despite The Pandemic
About
Bryan started The LOOK Fitness almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $150000 to start the business
Read by 2,746 founders

11. Start a night club

Night clubs are entertainment venues comprising dance floors, light shows, and a stage for playing live music or featuring DJ music. Humans enjoy dance, and many societies incorporate dance as a prominent aspect of entertainment, socializing, and progression.

Thus, a nightclub is one of the best nighttime business ideas you can start today. Every city has its picks for the most prominent nightclubs, bars, and dance floors.

12. Start a party entertainer business

Do you want to start a business within the entertainment sector? Becoming a party entertainer can be a great opportunity for you.

Party entertainers thrive mostly at night and on weekends. You can work as an agency and represent entertainers for parties, or if you have the skills, you can become the entertainer.

Party entertainers can work at wedding and bridal parties, birthday parties, children’s parties, corporate parties, or even home-based parties.

How much you can make: $12,000 — $25,000/month

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

How I Left A Lucrative Job To Start A $12K/Month Magic Shows Business

Dan Chan Presents, LLC is a unique company specializing in sophisticated magic entertainment for savvy corporate audiences, earning $160K performing live, and was able to pivot to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding marketing reach performing internationally, and being featured multiple times in Business Insider and The Hustle.

About
Daniel started Dan Chan Presents: Virtual Magic Shows over 24 years ago
Revenue
Daniel grew the business to $12K/month
Costs
It cost Daniel $100 to start the business
Read by 8,842 founders

13. Start a recording studio business

14. Start a modelling agency

15. Start an ad film making business

How much you can make: $100,000/month

Building a No-Code Ad Production & Design Tool to $50k

Viewst, a no-code ad design and automation tool, achieved an impressive $56k in just two months and is projected to reach an annual revenue of $1M later this year.

Revenue
They grew the business to $100K/month
Read by 463 founders

16. Start a virtual reality arcade business

A virtual reality arcade provides an immersive experience, taking the entire gaming concept to another level. As VR display technology gets integrated into more types of amusement games, starting a VR arcade can be a profitable business.

If you own an entertainment park, converting it into a VR arcade can attract new customers, increase spending from existing customers, and increase the overall quality of experience for all customers.

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

17. Start a bounce house business

The bounce house business provides inflatable structures for parties and events. These structures, also known as bounce houses, are designed to provide a fun and safe space for children to play and have a good time.

To start this business, you must invest in a few bounce houses, a reliable transportation method to transport them to events, and insurance to cover any accidents or injuries. You must also market your business and reach out to potential clients to book events.

To operate this business successfully, you must ensure that your bounce houses are well-maintained, clean, and safe. You should also be reliable and provide excellent customer service to build a good reputation in the community.

18. Start a voice over service

Voiceover artist is an auditory performer who uses their voice in scripted presentations. The role of a voiceover artist is only to be heard but not to be seen.

Working as a voiceover artist is an opportunity to choose the projects you enjoy engaging in. The role of a voiceover artist is also fun and can help you meet new people.

To become a voiceover artist, start practicing aloud reading so you familiarize yourself with your sound. Then, create your recording studio where you can practice your voiceover skills. It would help if you had a quality microphone, professional recording software, a computer, and soundproofing materials.

How much you can make: $400 — $60,000/month

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

How I Started A $40K/Month Multilingual Voice Over Agency And Marketplace

Voice Crafters, a multilingual voice-over agency and marketplace founded by Mony Raanan, doubled their revenue to over $765,000 in 2022 with a bottom line of around 30% after transitioning to an online marketplace and carefully vetting their network of over 1,000 professional voice actors in more than 80 languages.

About
Mony started Voice Crafters about 15 years ago
Revenue
Mony grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost Mony $50000 to start the business
Read by 5,886 founders

19. Start a wearable technology device business

How long does it take to build: 270 days (?)

20. Become a sports news anchor

21. Start a professional emcee business

22. Start a talk show

A talk show is a live or prerecorded broadcast where a host asks the guests questions, the most popular format being interview-based ones. Talk shows are usually syndicated for airing on radio and/or television stations.

Talk shows can also be described as podcasts, where listeners subscribe to certain podcast channels to get entertainment, news, and educational content.

23. Start a sports radio station

A sports radio station is a business idea that creates a platform for sports enthusiasts to get updated on their favorite sports teams, players, and events. This business idea can be started by setting up a radio station that broadcasts sports-related content or by creating a digital platform, such as a sports radio app. Listeners can access that on their phones or computers. You will need a team of sports experts who can provide commentary and analysis and a source of funding to cover the costs of setting up the station or app.

You can start by conducting market research to determine the demand for sports radio in your area and reach out to potential sponsors and advertisers to help support your business. With the right team and marketing strategy, you can quickly build a loyal audience of sports fans and turn your sports radio station into a profitable business.

24. Start a puppet shows business

25. Start a bungee jumping service

Bungee jumping is an action-filled recreational activity involving head-first jumping from a tall structure. If you have bungee jumping experience and are interested in earning from the business, consider starting the Bungee jump.

Bungee jumping is becoming a popular entertainment. However, starting the sporting activity can be cash-intensive. The business demands upfront startup capital for equipment buying, licensing, and marketing.

26. Start a water park business

A water park business is a fun and exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to enter the amusement and leisure industry. This type of business involves the design, construction, and operation of a large outdoor water park that features a variety of water rides, slides, pools, and other aquatic attractions.

Running a successful water park business requires a significant investment in land, infrastructure, and equipment and a strong marketing strategy to attract customers. It is essential to conduct market research to determine the demand for a water park in a particular location and the type of attractions that will appeal to the local market.

Regarding operational considerations, it is crucial to prioritize safety and cleanliness, as these are vital factors that can impact customer satisfaction and loyalty. Regular maintenance and upkeep of the water park’s attractions and facilities is also necessary to ensure they are in good working order and meet all regulatory standards.

To attract and retain customers, it is important to offer various ticketing options and promotions, such as season passes, group discounts, and special events. Additionally, offering food and beverage options and renting out space for private events can provide additional revenue streams for the business.

Overall, a water park business can be a rewarding and lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs who are passionate about the amusement and leisure industry and are willing to put in the time and effort to create a successful and enjoyable experience for their customers.

27. Create a game marketing website

How much you can make: $10,000 — $773,000/month

How long does it take to build: 195 days (?)

How I Started A $500K/Month Website About Online Casinos

This case study follows a successful online casino website generating $500k/month in revenue and holding the world's #3 position in its segment, sharing the story of its founders' journey from starting out with SEO strategies, to redesigning their website, and diversifying their business with new products and brands.

About
Jan started Casino Guru over 8 years ago
Revenue
Jan grew the business to $773K/month
Costs
It cost Jan $150000 to start the business
Read by 10,370 founders

28. Become a song writer

A songwriter is a musician who composes musical compositions and writes lyrics for songs. To become a songwriter, you must start writing songs regularly and improve your creativity.

29. Start a karaoke bar business

Karaoke bars provide karaoke equipment so people sing publicly on a set stage.

The karaoke bars are high-traffic and can generate income quickly compared to standard nightclubs.

Karaoke bars feature essential lighting and giveaways to encourage singers and their participation and let the booze flow!

How much you can make: $12,000/month

How We Raised $45K To Build A Mobile Karaoke

Kelli Bielema and Vanessa Resler run The AirScream, a mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream located in Seattle, WA, which began as a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $45k.

About
Kelli started The AirScream over 4 years ago
Revenue
Kelli grew the business to $12K/month
Read by 8,375 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.