30+ Unique Faith-Based Business Ideas (2021)

30+ Unique Faith-Based Business Ideas (2021)

0. Start a kosher catering business

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1. Start a music school ($24K/year)

Meenakshi S from Chennai started Art Splash Academy of Fine Arts over 5 years ago, a music school.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: Chennai

My paternal grandfather was my mentor in Indian music. He taught me Carnatic vocals when I was 4 years old. He was my inspiration. My maternal grandfather was a businessman who ran hotels, lodges, oil and rice mills, spares shops, etc. He too was my inspiration. My mom will always be an inspiration to me as she taught me righteousness and virtues.

Also, my school provided great exposure to dance and vocal, both being my passion. I had participated in various cultural competitions and events during school and got recognized and awarded by our Chief Minister and Governor at that time. I even performed in the International sports festival inauguration dance that happened in India during my grade 12. The thrill was the music was composed by our Oscar awardee AR Rahman, India's pride. I used to be actively participating in Lions club events, competitions, and Bookfair every year.

To start any business we need to have the investment and I definitely wanted to save for that big day. It took me years and I decided after my younger kid was born. I wanted to balance my work and family life better, without compromising both and also keep them growing.

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Meenakshi S, on starting Art Splash Academy of Fine Arts ($2,000/month) full story ➜

2. Become a wedding officiant

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3. Start a beach weddings and elopements company ($0/year)

Sha'Quanna Davis from Delray Beach, Florida, USA started Dreams & Details Events, LLC over 1 year ago, a Beach Weddings And Elopements Company.

  • Revenue: $0/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Delray Beach, Florida, USA

I came up with the idea of Dreams & Details after losing my job for 5 years during a tough time in my life while being a single mother to an 11-year-old son. Failure was so scary.

I was at my desk one day and after being notified of the job loss I decided that I was going to follow my dreams of event planning. I had worked in public service for 10 years and served 8 years in the United States Army.

My mos in the Army was an Automated Logistical Supply Specialist and I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications so I knew I had what it took to host, plan, manage events and execute events. I have always enjoyed planning events and organizing projects.

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Sha'Quanna Davis, on starting Dreams & Details Events, LLC ($0/month) full story ➜

4. Become a children's book writer ($24K/year)

Jane Du from Dallas, Texas, USA started Finn and Remy, LLC almost 4 years ago, a children's book writer.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Dallas, Texas, USA

I am a lawyer and engineer with an artsy streak. I took evening art lessons through engineering undergrad and held an art show in the faculty lounge at my law school.

After graduating during the height of the downturn in 2009, I moved home to live with my parents while working my way into the perfect legal job at the best intellectual property law firm in the country. I forgot all about art until shortly before my babies were born. I painted to decorate their nurseries. And from that, the business was born alongside our second son (we literally launched the website from my hospital room in the maternity ward).

Then life was back to normal. Two working spouses, kids in daycare, and little time to ourselves. Like many new parents, we were not sleeping enough, and feeling pent up and frustrated. We needed a change, a refresh. We used to travel so much before careers and kids, and now do we really have to wait 18 years to do it again? So we decided to press pause on the American Dream and, with lots of planning, are trying out a different way of life for a year. A life where we pick up our heads and give ourselves permission to be endlessly fascinated by the world around us. In August of 2018, we rented out our house, packed everything into a 10x20 storage unit, and left the country to travel the world with four backpacks and a pack n’ play. During this time, we finished and just published our latest and greatest book: Einstein’s Trampoline. (Bilingual edition coming soon because we are learning Spanish!).

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Jane Du, on starting Finn and Remy, LLC ($2,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a religious dating website

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6. Become a business coach ($1.2M/year)

Kamil Sattar from Telford, England, United Kingdom started E-commerce Mentoring about 4 years ago, a business coach.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Telford, England, United Kingdom

Finding my first drop shipping supplier was by searching over AliExpress and looking for the supplier with the best reviews and years in business and most importantly communication reliability I would get on skype calls with the suppliers and do a mini-interview to see if they fit the criteria I was looking for, also another important thing was making sure my supplier had a license to sell these products I was marketing/selling.

My supplier would handle all the logistics like inventory and fulfillment that’s how the drop shipping business model works.

I set up an LLC in the US I got an accountant to manage the books using a Shopify app called Taxjar.

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Kamil Sattar , on starting E-commerce Mentoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a tour company ($108K/year)

Claire Robinson from Le Havre, Normandy, France started StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) almost 6 years ago, a tour company.

  • Revenue: $9,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Le Havre, Normandy, France

Well, this started as a hobby. I never would have thought it would become what it is today. I am blown away.

My original career was completely different. I have a Master’s in Engineering, and I had an international career in Quality Management for medical devices. I’ve lived in France, Germany, and Australia and traveled all over the world for work. This is the reason why I caught the travel bug.

I did not scatter and try doing all the social media platforms. I made choices. This is really important. You can’t do everything well. And depending on your strategy, not all the options are pertinent.

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

8. Start a dating coaching business ($42K/year)

Ta'Veca Collins from Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA started Romance On The Go, Concierge Services about 9 years ago, a dating coaching business.

  • Revenue: $3,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Before I officially started ROTGO, I was planning and designing romantic rendezvous for my husband, family, and friends, for FREE!

I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house!

I would get calls asking if I could set-up a room for this birthday, that anniversary, or help me get out the dog house! The defining moment that allowed for Romance On The Go to be born was in October 2010, when my bridesmaids and close friends surprised me on my wedding night. My bridesmaids and close friends very strategically sneaked off and decorated our Honeymoon Suite with candles and rose petals throughout the suite. Hear me when I say “strategically”, I mean I never noticed that they were missing from the reception.

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Ta'Veca Collins, on starting Romance On The Go, Concierge Services ($3,500/month) full story ➜

9. Start a candle business ($1.2M/year)

DShawn Russell from Raeford, North Carolina, USA started Southern Elegance Candle Company over 5 years ago, a candle business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 20
  • Location: Raeford, North Carolina, USA

I started Southern Elegance right after my son was born as a hobby. Initially, I made a bunch of random bath and body products in addition to the candles. When I decided to get serious, I looked at everything and decided to just focus on one product and chose candles because they had the potential to be the most profitable. I chose a niche that I could speak authentically about. My ideal customer was easy to identify because it was basically me. (But, don't use that a marketing strategy. It just happened to work in this case) I was born and raised in the South. I LOVE living here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else. I created a company around all the things that I love to do.

Choose your partners carefully and trust your gut. I made very bad decisions by going against what I thought I should do and listening to “experts” and lost a ton of money.

I was working in education at the time and I absolutely hated it. One day walked into work and quit my job to make candle making a full-time career. I had absolutely no background in sales, manufacturing, marketing or anything business-related. I basically had no clue as to how it was going to work or if this was even a viable plan. Everything was a learning curve, and I spent hours learning a new skill then implementing it.

With very limited resources, (basically no money) I went to the school of Google and Youtube. I took some online classes on Branding and Wholesaling. I hired a business coach and I literally hit the streets selling. For the first year, I would sell my candles at any Church function, fair, festival, school bazaar… I did not care. I sold candles outside in the middle of the summer and the dead of winter. I also sold on any and every online platform that would accept me. Etsy, Amazon, Faire, Modalyst, Houzz, etc. All the money I made went back into building the brand, I was lucky to have a husband to pay the bills but it was tight financially. When I finally felt comfortable I approached stores to carry my products. And we slowly built a base of stores to sustain the company.

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DShawn Russell, on starting Southern Elegance Candle Company ($100,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start an embroidery business ($78K/year)

Cailey Golden from New York, New York, USA started The Patchsmith over 3 years ago, a embroidery business.

  • Revenue: $6,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

I’ve been in the customization industry for over 10 years. I started with screen printing first. Eventually I was hired to work for the Yankees and was taught how to embroider caps. A company reached out to me for a production embroidery job and I accepted. I was taught how to run production but was left alone a lot. I ended up teaching myself a lot of different embroidery methods, it was also the place I made my first patch. I ended up creating patches for my supporters club of the local MLS team, NYCFC, and sold them for $7 each. I stopped after a few months and didn’t think about patches for awhile.

In 2017 I was going through a huge change in my life, a previous employer in the City attempted to permanently remove me from the industry, very unsuccessfully. I’d say it’s part of the reason why I’ve been able to be as successful as I have been so far. I spent months grasping at straws to come up with a business idea that I knew could do while keeping my mind busy while I was on a rollercoaster of repercussions from that employer.

I was in the bank one day after work and was sitting down with a representative, I did that a few months prior with the same guy and we spoke a bit about my career. This time he asked me if I was able to embroider patches for his fantasy football league called “Fight Club”. It was the first time anyone had ever asked for patches, I had no idea what to charge him but I knew I could definitely do it. I said yes and charged him $6 per patch for 25 of them. He was all too excited and agreed. I had no idea if I undercharged, overcharged or was right on the money but it was too easy. I was completely hooked.

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Cailey Golden, on starting The Patchsmith ($6,500/month) full story ➜

11. Start a jewelry making business ($48K/year)

Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier from Miami, Florida, USA started Ann + Joy ago, a jewelry making business.

  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Miami, Florida, USA

Courtney Joy always wanted to be a teacher as a little girl. She used to pretend to teach in her childhood home basement on Long Island, New York. Growing up in an artistic family, she became a figurative and landscape artist and eventually attended art school. After college, she decided to merge her two childhood passions together and became an art teacher.

Lindsay Ann expressed herself through art in a different way. She was in the theater and went to school for drama in New York City. While pursuing her dream of acting, she also made beaded jewelry on the side. It quickly became a passion of hers and would help lead her down a new path in life.

Within our first 3 months, we sold over 100 orders, resulting in more than $3,000 in revenue. By the end of our first year, we had sold over 2,300 orders, resulting in more than $65,000.

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Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, on starting Ann + Joy ($4,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a wedding rental business ($60K/year)

Brittany Finkle from New York, USA started Happily Ever Borrowed almost 10 years ago, a wedding rental business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: New York, USA

As far as my professional background, I went to Cornell University and studied Fiber Science Apparel Design - a degree based mostly in actual fashion design and construction.

I have three older sisters, and from the age of 12, I always helped plan their weddings. My one sister became engaged while I was at university and asked me to make her wedding dress. That was far too much pressure for me, but I offered to help shop with her.

When I saw the poor quality and construction of the gowns, I was horrified. All women deserve to wear quality products on their wedding day. Charging thousands of dollars for such poor construction was terrible!

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Brittany Finkle, on starting Happily Ever Borrowed ($5,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a personalized gift business ($1.2M/year)

Dmitriy Peregudov from Arlington, Massachusetts, USA started GiftBasketsOverseas.com about 14 years ago, a personalized gift business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 60
  • Location: Arlington, Massachusetts, USA

Half of my life ago (23 years ago) I immigrated from Moscow, Russia to the United States with an MS in Engineering and was trying to figure out the best way to leverage the degree for my career in the US. I’ve worked in several tech jobs, mostly focusing on Software development and picked up web programming on the way.

While I enjoyed my tech jobs I felt there are more interesting ways to apply my skills. At the same time I’ve seen my father being miserable after he was laid off from his highly paid Hi-tech job, I simply felt there got to be a better way to make a living.

So a friend of mine from University and I launched our first website, initially a hobby business we named flowers2moscow.com - servicing just our home city of Moscow. The idea came from my own negative experience trying to send flowers back home to my girlfriend and to my parents. Product and service experience were far from perfect, so our first website was born.

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Dmitriy Peregudov, on starting GiftBasketsOverseas.com ($100,000/month) full story ➜

14. Become a religious blogger

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15. Start a christian bookstore owner

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16. Start a greeting cards business ($600K/year)

Travis Peterson from Irvine, California, USA started Joker Greeting about 6 years ago, a greeting cards business.

  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Irvine, California, USA

My background is in finance. I worked in investment banking for six years in New York. I loved the job, the people, and the hours. But as a service job I wanted to be making things not just helping others make things. This desire has led me to where I am today.

My brother and I have always loved to make fun of everything. Around 2014, we visited my mom’s house and she had this musical greeting card. We thought it was annoying. We asked each other, "Who wants to listen to this!?" Then Nick asked, “What if it didn’t stop?”

That was it. Nothing more. No market research.

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Travis Peterson, on starting Joker Greeting ($50,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a daycare

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18. Start a christian faith-based products business ($360K/year)

Tom & Karen Berry from Tampa, Florida, USA started PrayerBowls almost 7 years ago, a Christian faith-based products business.

  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Tampa, Florida, USA

My wife Karen became extremely ill in April of 2007 after we had our son Billy. Her illness lasted a year and a half.

At a Christmas party in 2009, a woman named Angie, who Karen had never met told Karen that she had been praying for her daily for over a year. Karen was overcome with emotion learning that a stranger had prayed for her daily. Angie went on to tell Karen that she kept a prayer bowl at her desk and each day she prayed for the people in the bowl.

Karen liked the idea so much she began creating her own distinct bowls and began gifting them to friends and family. The first PrayerBowls she painted scripture and crosses on white inexpensive ceramic bowls. Her friends convinced her to sell them at a home party. She did and sold out. Referrals were coming fast, so she hired a high school artist to help her paint the bowls and fire them in our oven at home. I came home one day after work to a dozen gift bags on the front porch. I immediately went to the computer to purchase the URL and created an LLC.

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Tom & Karen Berry, on starting PrayerBowls ($30,000/month) full story ➜

19. Become a meditation coach

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20. Become a religious tutor

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21. Start a church

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22. Start a holiday decorating service

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23. Start a prayer bowl business

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24. Become a florist

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25. Become a religious podcaster

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26. Start a non-profit fundraiser

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27. Start a christmas tree farm

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28. Become a mindfulness coach

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