40 Money-Making Export Business Ideas

Interested to start an export 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 export business, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

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

Here they are:

1. Start a consulting business ($240K/year)

Akhil Suresh Nair from City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom started Xena Intelligence by Parzenn Partners over 2 years ago, a consulting business.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: City of Westminster, England, United Kingdom

I had a couple of years of experience working for a large corporation back in India. I genuinely felt that I was just a cog in the wheel and that whatever I did had little to no impact in the real world.

We were at a crossroads at that time – filled with constant self-doubt about the career path we wanted to take. We could have easily applied for corporate jobs in the US or in India, but we chose to follow our hearts by continuing to work in our consulting business.

I reached out to a few small businesses I had developed good relationships during my corporate career and started helping them out on developing marketing strategy to scale their businesses and also to instill robust operational efficiencies in their business processes. I realized that I was able to add considerable value to their businesses and that I felt a sense of satisfaction in being able to make their lives better. I soon started consulting for over 20 small businesses in India.

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Akhil Suresh Nair, on starting Xena Intelligence by Parzenn Partners ($20,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a dropshipping business ($144K/year)

Amanda Austin from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA started Little Shop of Miniatures over 3 years ago, a dropshipping business.

  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

I was unhappily working in marketing for a Fortune 500 insurance company when I started looking at ways to create a new income stream. I became interested in ecommerce and invested in a course to learn more. I compiled a list of keywords for products that had decent search volume and not terribly competitive to rank for in organic search. I used Long Tail Pro to get ideas--I had so many when I first started!

My business is a small, mostly passive income stream and I’m okay with that. There is so much more I could be doing with my store, but right now I am loving the extra income stream that allows me to work part-time at my day job and spend more time with my infant daughter.

A bunch of keywords in the dollhouse miniatures space fit the bill. I used Long Tail Pro and looked for keywords that were competitive--which on there is a score in the twenties or low thirties. I also wanted them to have at least 2,000 searches per month. This is not a ton, but five keywords with that search volume that are not that competitive can lead to a decent number of organic traffic if you build your site the right way. My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to find a niche with a nice handful of keywords you can rank for with quality content and a nice backlinking strategy. Don’t try to be number one for some saturated keyword that has a million searches a month. Go for keywords where you stand a chance of ranking--this is usually so-called long tail keywords that are really phrases--for example, “wooden dollhouse furniture” instead of just “dollhouse.”

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Amanda Austin, on starting Little Shop of Miniatures ($12,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a clothing exports business

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4. Start a timber exportation business

Examples of a successful timber exportation business:

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5. Start a meat exports business

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6. Start an export brokerage business

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7. Start a rice exports business

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8. Start a beauty products exports business

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9. Start a construction exports business

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10. Start a tech accessories exports business

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11. Start a custom brokerage business

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12. Start a coal exports business

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13. Start an used product exports business

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14. Start a seafood exportation business

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15. Start an electric equipment exports business

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16. Start a smatphone exports business

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17. Start an agro-products exportation business

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18. Start a vehicle exports business

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19. Start a cashew nut exportation business

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20. Start an engineering exports business

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21. Start a computer exports business

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22. Start a leather goods exportation business

Examples of a successful leather goods exportation business:

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23. Start a paper exports business

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24. Start a plastic exports business

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25. Start a collectible exports business

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26. Start a machinery exports business

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27. Start an auto parts exports business

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28. Start a beverages exportation business

Examples of a successful beverages exportation business:

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29. Start a chemical exports business

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30. Start a home goods exports business

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31. Start an art exports business

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32. Start a gem exports business

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33. Start an export insurance service business

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34. Start an animal feed exports business

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35. Start an export directory business

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36. Start a packaged food exports business

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37. Start a pharmaceutical exports business

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38. Start a medical equipment exports business

Examples of a successful medical equipment exports business:

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39. Start a livestock exports business

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40. Start a metal exports business

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