The 71 Best Businesses To Start In France [2021]

The 71 Best Businesses To Start In France [2021]

Interested in starting a business in France in 2021?

We put together 71 of the best businesses you can start in France today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of how you can start your profitable, home-based small business in France.

Here's the full list:

1. Build a home security system ($840K/year)

Nate Clark from Orlando, FL, USA started Konnected Inc. about 4 years ago, a home security system.

  • Revenue: $70,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Orlando, FL, USA

I strongly believe in open systems developed with service providers that offer the freedom of choice for consumers. I am very much an ‘accidental founder’ in the sense that when I first developed Konnected, I was just trying to solve an issue with my traditional home security system and transition it to a smart system.

As I was preparing to go on a family vacation, I learned of a few neighbors reporting break-ins, which prompted my concerns about not being able to fully monitor my home’s security remotely.

During my trip, I couldn’t help but wonder if there was a way for me to connect the sensors that I had in my home to a SmartThings device so that I could keep track of my home while I was gone. This put the wheels in motion for a new software project for me.

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Nate Clark, on starting Konnected Inc. ($70,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a pet care business ($96K/year)

Benny DiFranco from Cleveland & Columbus, OH started Hands N Paws about 3 years ago, a pet care business.

  • Revenue: $8,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Cleveland & Columbus, OH

In 2017, I started my business by accident… quite literally! I was in my second year at Capital University (Columbus, Ohio) and was looking to get a part-time job. One day in my spring semester, I found myself looking up “babysitting jobs in Columbus, OH”. In my short search, I came across “dog sitting jobs available - sign up now!” Curiously, I hadn’t known that dog sitting was “a thing” or rather, that there were professional dog-sitting companies out there that employed people. I signed up as a pet sitter on Rover.com that same day and in a matter of 10 months, found myself a technician suffering from an entrepreneurial seizure.

Continue creating and documenting so that the business owner can pointedly begin to remove him/herself from being so directly involved. Herein lies the definition of what it means to be a true entrepreneur.

This is a phrase coined by one of my biggest inspirations in business, Michael Gerber- author of the E-Myth series. More to come on him later!

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Benny DiFranco, on starting Hands N Paws ($8,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a sports coaching business ($57.1K/year)

Sarah Wolfer from Mariánské Lázně, Northwest, Czech Republic started Girl Boss Sports over 2 years ago, a sports coaching business.

  • Revenue: $4,759/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Mariánské Lázně, Northwest, Czech Republic

As an athlete and coach myself, I have experienced many situations that left me feeling dismayed at the state of affairs for women and girls involved in sports. I recall one such instance where I was playing at a very competitive level and the head coach screamed at me from 2 inches away with every expletive he could think of in front of our entire team because I asked him a question about the drill that was being done. I still vividly remember the spittle flying out of his mouth and hitting me in the face and not knowing what to do. The powerlessness I felt at that moment, coupled with the lack of appropriate response by the system when I reported him left me feeling hopeless for my future in sports. I ended up quitting soccer and refused to touch a ball for an entire year.

On the coaching side - as someone with 16 years of experience now, there are still instances in which I am treated differently than my male counterparts. One such example was when I was on the sideline waiting for the referee to come over and check my team prior to the start of the game. I was dressed in my coaching attire, had the whistle around my neck, the clipboard in my hand, and the player cards ready to be presented when the referee walked over to our sideline. He made eye contact with me and then proceeded to walk over the dad who happened to be on our side tying his daughter’s shoe and assumed that he was the coach.

Take time for yourself! Being an entrepreneur is hard work and you can’t do it to the best of your ability if you haven’t taken time for yourself to rest and rejuvenate. Self-care is integral to success.

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Sarah Wolfer, on starting Girl Boss Sports ($4,759/month) full story ➜

4. Start a coffee cafe business ($156K/year)

Nikki Bravo from Chicago started Momentum Coffee and Coworking about 1 year ago, a coffee cafe business.

  • Revenue: $13,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Chicago

Tracy Powell is a Technology Entrepreneur, Real Estate Developer, and Investor. He invested the first part of his business career in investments working for firms such as Merrill Lynch and First National Bank of Chicago and American Express. As a real estate developer and investor with over 28 years of experience, he specialized in urban real estate development. developing 100’s of units of affordable, market-rate, and elderly housing.

The future of your business relies on what you do today. So be at your best, don't dwell on how difficult the past was, bring the lessons that you learn each day as you walk towards your goal.

Tracy is also the founder of Blue Venture Partners a Software Development and IT consulting firm, and Blue Fund Rewards which is a crowdfunding platform that focuses on raising capital for startup businesses and organizations. He is the President of Ignite Technology and Innovation, a not for profit that focuses on creating technology co-working spaces and programming in under-resourced communities throughout the country.

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Nikki Bravo, on starting Momentum Coffee and Coworking ($13,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a life coaching business ($120K/year)

Sinem Günel from Vienna, Austria started Personal Growth Base over 1 year ago, a life coaching business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Vienna, Austria

One and a half years after starting my studies in business administration I came into touch with entrepreneurship and I immediately knew that I wanted to dig deeper into how to build your own business and be your own boss.

So I started reading books, especially biographies, of successful entrepreneurs.

Pretty soon I found out there’s one major component all of them have in common: They all talk about their personal growth and how they had to improve themselves so that their businesses could grow.

This immediately triggered me and I started digging deeper into the topic of personal growth.

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Sinem Günel, on starting Personal Growth Base ($10,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a photography business ($1.32M/year)

Kyle Nelson from Chico, California, USA started Results Imagery about 4 years ago, a photography business.

  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: Chico, California, USA

We both had previous experience in another start-up called Soul id which was a social media platform for action sports. We ran the marketing and media at that company which was a blast. After we left that company, we split directions. Eli got involved in the eCommerce industry by starting a brand called Winterial which he grew to hundreds of SKUs. Kyle headed in the media direction and started a commercial photography company where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

At this time Kyle wanted to be able to get back in the start-up world, grow a large brand and a team of like-minded creatives and innovators. So like any entrepreneur, he jumped on Google and started to search for media companies that were also technology-based companies as well. That is where the inspiration of starting a digital agency that solely focused on the media portion for brands and product companies came to life.

Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a freelancer platform ($480K/year)

Abby (Abhinav) Verma from New York started SkillSoniq over 4 years ago, a freelancer platform.

  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: New York

I have 15 years of professional experience across Investment Banking, Tech Consulting, and Entrepreneurship and have studied in 3 continents in Asia, North America, and Europe from schools like the University of Michigan, Indian School of Business, and the London School of Economics.

I have been an entrepreneur 3 times now and founded my first company at the age of 19 to sell paint jobs to homeowners in Detroit while studying full-time at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. This was my first experience as an entrepreneur and got me hooked to the hustle required to get stuff done. I followed it up with a stint in Investment Banking, which taught me the meaning of perseverance and quality testing when I worked 100+ hours a week on multi-billion dollar Financing and M&A deals.

I came across the idea of starting SkillSoniq when I was working with outsourced talent on a tech project a few years ago, where I was sitting in the United States and working with contractors in the Philippines. That experience was extremely excruciating, as I worked at odd hours to keep up with the time zone differences, had difficulty communicating with the contractors and there was a lot of concern around IP security and trust. That experience put me in major depression and when I started looking for better alternatives to hire talent in the US quickly and at affordable rates, I found that the recruiting space in the US was broken.

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Abby (Abhinav) Verma, on starting SkillSoniq ($40,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start an exterior home cleaning service ($240K/year)

Nicholas Ciano from Walnut Creek, California, USA started Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services over 4 years ago, a exterior home cleaning service.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Walnut Creek, California, USA

I graduated from Chico State University, studying Business Finance, and jumped around from job to job looking for my ideal career. I struggled to find something I was passionate about and found myself lacking drive and ambition.

Be patient and enjoy the process. NO company started perfectly and it does take trial and error to learn what works for your industry.

It was not until I got a kick in the butt by my now wife that I decided to take life into my own hands and start something for myself, for us. I had worked construction jobs and other trade work before I realized I did not like the way they ran their workers and their business.

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Nicholas Ciano, on starting Go Green Cleaning & Maintenance Services ($20,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a wedding planner business ($24K/year)

Lia chhabra from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Shaadivaale over 3 years ago, a wedding planner business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

So I got placed in a medium-sized private company in 2016 after my graduation and I served for about 4.5 years there. With the pandemic rising, I had to look for another job because things got messy there. So, I switched my job as I wasn’t still convinced to take the risk of doing my business full time. I switched and joined somewhere else as their Social Media Manager.

Being in a creative industry, and handling the digital marketing activities of the organizations gave me a great insight into how business is done. I started believing in the power of digitalization and how I was so good at it. This was the major reason why I even thought of setting up something like Shaadivaale in the first place.

I gained a lot of experience by working at my two employers and it took me 3 years to take my venture to a place where I started seeing results. It did not come easy but what surprised me most is that I wasn’t even willing to give up. Several other ideas were popping up in my mind but I never thought of the need to drop it and move onto the next one. I had my soul into it. It was clear.

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Lia chhabra, on starting Shaadivaale ($2,000/month) full story ➜

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

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet over 9 years ago, a food truck.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

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

11. Start a travel agency ($24K/year)

Marissa Daniels from Remote started Spread Your Wings Travel over 2 years ago, a travel agency.

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

I was blessed to grow up in a two-parent household with a loving and caring set of parents. My father was in the military and because of that, I was born in California in ‘94. I’m a Georgia Peach all the way, but I was born in California. Unfortunately, in September of 2018, my life shifted when my father passed from cancer. It was pretty quick. In July, he was diagnosed and in September, he took his last breath. I was a Daddy’s girl to the FULLEST, so you can imagine the pain I went through - and still going through.

Do research before starting. If you want to start a business - research before you pay anything.

Fortunately, he was there to see me graduate from Valdosta State University in 2016. I majored in Mass Media with a Speech Communication Minor. Growing up, I loved to be in front of the camera (my father was a photographer) and I would record the video announcements at my church, as young as 11 years old. I also recorded the announcements in elementary school. I just knew Broadcast Journalism was something I was interested in.

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Marissa Daniels, on starting Spread Your Wings Travel ($2,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a language learning app ($224K/year)

Alex Chernikov from Berlin, Germany started Gikken ago, a language learning app.

  • Revenue: $18,635/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Berlin, Germany

Gikken’s foundation was laid in 2011 or so. I don’t remember the exact year but I was in high school. I was amidst my most active English learning years. I was trying to read as many articles, blogs, essays, etc in English as possible. At some point, an idea that it’d be great to double click on words to get them translated right there struck me. It was the early days of Google Chrome that wasn’t the most popular browser yet. And, I think it already could translate pages entirely, but it was totally useless for me because when I can understand 80% of the text, why would I translate it entirely? It’s also terrible for mastering a language. Guessing the meanings of words from the context works better for memorizing new vocabulary. The more effort your brain takes, the stronger neural connections are.

So, physiology aside, I wanted a fast way to translate single words I didn’t understand or double-check sentences. The previous flow involved copying it, switching to a new tab with Google Translate opened there, translating it, and then switching back. Terribly inefficient and annoying when you have to do it 10 times per article, 100 times per day.

By the time I was obsessed with this idea, I could already easily implement anything I wanted on the web. I started coding at 13, so I had already at least 2 or so years of experience with copycatting news portals, trying to build my social network (who didn’t!), and reinventing a few popular JavaScript libraries. It was the early days of not only Google Chrome but also Chrome Web Store—the extension store. I made an extension that I needed for my own needs, called Instant Translate, and uploaded it to the Chrome Web Store. Uncunningly, the timing was perfect for organic growth through the store as Instant Translate happened to be one of the first extensions there. The 15-year-old me knew something only about building apps but absolutely nothing about turning them into a business. Thus, I relied on "organic growth". In other words, routinely checking analytics and praying that it grew. I did nothing more than that for the first few years.

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Alex Chernikov, on starting Gikken ($18,635/month) full story ➜

13. Become a real estate agent ($4.2M/year)

Grigory Pekarsky from Chicago, Illinois, USA started Vesta Preferred Realty almost 12 years ago, a real estate agent.

  • Revenue: $350,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA

I stumbled into real estate. There is no personal history with real estate in my family or in anything I got into as a young kid trying to find my way.

I realized my real competitive edge was that I always picked up the phone, showed up every day and just did the work. Everyone always thinks there is some secret the most successful real estate agents keep to themselves.

My studies were actually centered in Veterinary Medicine at Michigan State University (Go Green!). By Junior year it became apparent to me that I love animals but not so much the idea of being a Vet. So I did a 180 degree turn and finished with a Finance Major.

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Grigory Pekarsky, on starting Vesta Preferred Realty ($350,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a gift baskets business ($24K/year)

Valentina from Brantford, ON, Canada started Really Luxe 10 months ago, a gift baskets business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Brantford, ON, Canada

I worked as a Sales Associate for a well-known gift shop. I loved working for the company and was very passionate and believed in the company's culture and image.

The best part of the job was helping customers choose the perfect gift, suggest engraving messages and design ideas, and organizing inventory. I worked alongside awesome and amazing people! This was the first time I actually found a job that I truly was passionate about.

After the company closed down, I was very broken-hearted. This was the time when I also realized that I loved working with people, gift wrapping, and being able to use my creative talents and skills. Since I got laid off, due to company closure, this was the perfect time on reflecting where I would like to be professionally in my life.

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Valentina, on starting Really Luxe ($2,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a women's shoe line ($120K/year)

Tanya Heath from France started TANYA HEATH Paris over 11 years ago, a women's shoe line.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $1,000,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2

My name, as the brand would suggest, is Tanya Heath. I’m something you almost never hear about; a generation X entrepreneur who left a classic career path to follow a dream. My company, TANYA HEATH Paris created the world’s first multi-height shoe with removable heels for professional women who don’t want to be held back by their footwear.

We have 3 collections. The Power line is mostly pumps and they are supposed to take you from day to night, the Liberty collection is all about Parisian Chic and the Seduction collection can be for anything from a night out to a wedding.

There are now TANYA HEATH Paris boutiques in Paris, Toronto, Beirut, Beijing and the next one that will open is Hong Kong. Americans are our largest client group on the website and my dream would be to open a boutique in New York, San Francisco, Miami or any of the mega cities, but that won’t happen until the company earns millions or we get funded!

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Tanya Heath, on starting TANYA HEATH Paris ($10,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a mattress brand ($42M/year)

Julien Sylvain from France started Tediber over 6 years ago, a mattress brand.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $3,500,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $100,000
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 40

I am the founder of Tediber. Tediber is the leading Bed-in-box company in France. Tediber now sells mattresses, pillows, duvets, baby mattresses, and bed frames online in France, Italy, and Spain.

Many of you might know Casper - we started with the same business model of a bed-in-box mattress delivered right to your door, but it’s manufactured in Belgium. Our product also fits the French expectations for bedding which is very different from American or English beds.

We started 3 years ago and in 2018 we have done a total of 15m€ revenues.

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Julien Sylvain, on starting Tediber ($3,500,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a healthy snack food business ($1.8M/year)

Julien DUTHEIL CORBIOLI from France started Natura Wellness over 3 years ago, a healthy snack food business.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 8

My name is Julien, I’m 29, I’m French (Bonjour ;-)) and I am the founder and CEO of Natura Wellness. I’ve created the brand in 2017 from scratch at 27 years old after selling my first company.

Natura Wellness is a food tech company that created unique and healthy Superdrinks 🌱 for your personal objectives.

We have been live since April 2018, after 9 months of R&D to elaborate the best and natural product on the market. We started with 3 references and have now 12 references available on our website.

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Julien DUTHEIL CORBIOLI, on starting Natura Wellness ($150,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start an ecommerce platform ($216K/year)

Jean-Loup Karst from France started Secret over 2 years ago, an ecommerce platform.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $18,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0

I am Jean-Loup Karst, the co-founder of Secret. Secret is the first platform of exclusive deals on services and software for startups. Entrepreneurs can sign up and save up to $50,000 on 70+ SaaS deals (Airtable, Pipedrive, Mailjet, etc.). It’s 100% free! It's a no-brainer.

We negotiated and curated amazing deals. They help you with your cloud hosting, your growth, your marketing automation, your product… As an example, you could benefit from:

  • $1,000 on Amazon Web Services
  • $2,000 credit on Airtable
  • $2,000 credit on Freshworks
  • €1,000 credit on Clever Cloud
  • 6 months free on Sendinblue
  • 6 months free on Mailjet
  • $1,000 credit on Algolia
  • 6 months free on Hotjar
  • 6 months free on Typeform

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Jean-Loup Karst, on starting Secret ($18,000/month) full story ➜

19. Start an email automation platform ($3M/year)

Guillaume Moubeche from France started lemlist over 3 years ago, an email automation platform.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 19

Hey Guys 👋

My name is Guillaume Moubeche - I’m the co-founder of lemlist and winner of the most unpronounceable first name award! So… you can call me G.

Lemlist is a cold-email automation platform that allows getting more replies to your sales prospecting emails thanks to automation and ultra personalization!

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Guillaume Moubeche, on starting lemlist ($250,000/month) full story ➜

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

Claire Robinson from France started StructurInfo (ZigZag Road Trips) about 6 years ago, a tour company.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $9,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

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 :-)

My strategy has been to develop my own collection of travel guides. The typical guides list thousands of places but offer hardly any pictures. They try pleasing all kinds of travelers. And in the end, you still don’t know where you want to go… My eBooks are written for travelers who prefer going on road trips to discover a destination. My content is curated and organized to make the planning much easier.

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

21. Start a pdf conversion business ($60K/year)

Cyril Nicodeme from France started PDFShift about 3 years ago, a pdf conversion business.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

Hi! My name is Cyril Nicodème. I’ve always been passionate about computers and code. I’ve built and sold VoilaNorbert.com, Transferslot.com, and Selldom.io and I’m currently running Improvmx.com and PDFShift.io.

My first project that made money was VoilaNorbert. On my list of all the domains I bought, it arrives at the 48th position. Yes, it took me 48 failed project to finally build something that generated revenues.

This was some sort of trigger that led to easier “product to market fit” projects following it. I’m currently working on PDFShift.io. I currently have around 150 customers which bring around 3200$ monthly. On my list of domains, PDFShift comes at 70th, but after Transferslot, Selldom and ImprovMX.

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Cyril Nicodeme, on starting PDFShift ($5,000/month) full story ➜

22. Develop an online survey tool ($36K/year)

Moritz Dausingerr from France started Refiner over 1 year ago, an online survey tool.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $30,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

My name is Moritz Dausinger and I’m the founder of Refiner.

Before Refiner, I successfully bootstrapped two SaaS companies from zero to exit, went through an acqui-hire by a venture-backed startup, and launched countless other web projects which didn’t really lead anywhere.

Refiner is a user feedback & customer survey tool for data-driven SaaS teams. We help our customers better understand the needs of their users, track customer satisfaction with NPS survey widgets, increase retention rates, and research what to build next.

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Moritz Dausingerr, on starting Refiner ($3,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start a freelance writing business ($42K/year)

Daniel Waldman from France started Daniel Waldman Writing almost 5 years ago, a freelance writing business.

  • Country: France
  • Revenue: $3,500/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Daniel Waldman and I’m a freelance writer. My business is called Daniel Waldman Writing and I’ve been in business for about 3 years. That said, I’ve worked in marketing and public relations for nearly my entire career (over 15 years), and writing has always been a central element of my professional activities.

I offer a wide variety of writing and editing services, but mainly clients come to me for help with blogging, article writing, their website copy, and video script writing. I’ve also helped one writer with editing a business book and continue to expand my editorial services. On average, I earn about $3500/month (before taxes).

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Daniel Waldman, on starting Daniel Waldman Writing ($3,500/month) full story ➜

24. Start a wine tour business

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25. Start a specialty travel business ($1.04M/year)

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26. Start an insurance information business

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27. Start a taxi cab business

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28. Start a trucking / haulage business

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29. Start a restaurant

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30. Start an interior decorating business

Examples of a successful interior decorating business:

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

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31. Start an ebay reseller business

Examples of a successful ebay reseller business:

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32. Start an used book store business

Examples of a successful used book store business:

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33. Start a jewelry retail kiosk business

Examples of a successful jewelry retail kiosk business:

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34. Start a window cleaning business

Examples of a successful window cleaning business:

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35. Start a coupon business

Examples of a successful coupon business:

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36. Start an instant app wizard home business

Examples of a successful instant app wizard home business:

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37. Start a cemetery restoration business

Examples of a successful cemetery restoration business:

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38. Start a cell routes business

Examples of a successful cell routes business:

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39. Start an energy management consultant business

Examples of a successful energy management consultant business:

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40. Start a luxury wine production business

Examples of a successful luxury wine production business:

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41. Start a home video studio business

Examples of a successful home video studio business:

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42. Start a real estate inspections business

Examples of a successful real estate inspections business:

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43. Start a beauty and wellness products business

Examples of a successful beauty and wellness products business:

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44. Start a party planning business

Examples of a successful party planning business:

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45. Start an organic food store

Examples of a successful organic food store:

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46. Start a conference organizing business

Examples of a successful conference organizing business:

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47. Start a dietitian business

Examples of a successful dietitian business:

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48. Start a recruiting business ($90K/year)

Examples of a successful recruiting business:

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

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And for some real world inspiration, give Kingsong Chen's story on creating Techintern.io a read:

Hi, I’m Kingsong, CEO of Techintern.io. We connect startups and tech companies with the best software developer students at colleges across North America like Waterloo, Harvard, Berkeley, and more. We work with startups to hire really strong and motivated technical interns, many of who have experience at top companies like Google or Facebook.

We also work with larger tech companies that are interested in diversifying their talent pipeline to hire diverse technical interns from smaller colleges and diverse student groups.

We’ve worked with companies like Afterpay, Zumper, and Yugabyte and recently achieved #1 Product of the Day and #2 Product of the Week on Product Hunt.

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Kingsong Chen, on starting Techintern.io ($15,000/month) full story ➜

49. Start a mobile garage services business

Examples of a successful mobile garage services business:

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50. Start an electric car dealership business

Examples of a successful electric car dealership business:

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51. Start a medical tour business

Examples of a successful medical tour business:

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52. Start an online hobby classes

Examples of a successful online hobby classes:

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53. Start a car washing and detailing business

Examples of a successful car washing and detailing business:

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54. Start a rain water harvesting business

Examples of a successful rain water harvesting business:

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55. Start a packers & movers business ($69.6K/year)

Examples of a successful packers & movers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a packers & movers business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Debendra Prasad's story on creating Assure Shift a read:

Hello! My name is Debendra Prasad. I'm the founder of Creatisoul a web development and digital marketing company, and AssureShift, an online moving companies directory for finding nearby professional packers and movers in Delhi and other metro cities.

We have a strong network of more than 700-800 packers and movers under our wing, and they are spread across various cities in India. We have extended our reach to moving companies as well as customers from major metro cities like Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Gurgaon, and others to tier-2 cities like Thane, Noida, Navi Mumbai, Patna, Nagpur, and so on.

We have successfully served more than 50,000 customers across approximately 23 cities in the country to date. We plan on expanding our reach to smaller cities where relocation services are currently absent. On average, we earn a yearly revenue of approximately 1 Cr ($250K).

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Debendra Prasad, on starting Assure Shift ($5,800/month) full story ➜

56. Start a car parking system business

Examples of a successful car parking system business:

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57. Start a dance classes business

Examples of a successful dance classes business:

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58. Start a car sharing service business

Examples of a successful car sharing service business:

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59. Start a driving school

Examples of a successful driving school:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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60. Start a courier service business

Examples of a successful courier service business:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

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61. Start a green consulting business

Examples of a successful green consulting business:

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62. Start a gardening business

Examples of a successful gardening business:

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63. Start a disaster planning and preparation business

Examples of a successful disaster planning and preparation business:

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64. Start a green super store business

Examples of a successful green super store business:

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65. Start a baby sitting business

Examples of a successful baby sitting business:

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66. Start a detective service business

Examples of a successful detective service business:

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67. Start a cybersecurity system ($540K/year)

Examples of a successful cybersecurity system:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Taylor Hersom's story on creating Eden Data a read:

Hey there! My name is Taylor Hersom and I am the founder of Eden Data. Eden Data is a cybersecurity consulting firm focused on helping startups build better security as they grow.

Since starting the company in March of 2020, we have scaled to four team members and an MRR of $45k, all through remote services and nearly no startup costs.

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Taylor Hersom, on starting Eden Data ($45,000/month) full story ➜

68. Become a mobile DJ

Examples of a successful mobile DJ:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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69. Start a fireguards business

Examples of a successful fireguards business:

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70. Start a local classified advertisement business

Examples of a successful local classified advertisement business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a local classified advertisement business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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71. Start a virtual matchmaking service

Examples of a successful virtual matchmaking service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual matchmaking service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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And for some real world inspiration, give Paul Deng's story on creating Passionfruit a read:

Hi, my name is Paul, and I’m the founder of Passionfruit. Passionfruit is a company with a mission to broker lifelong friendships between strangers online. Our current approach to achieving this is through the Passionfruit mobile app, where we provide space for people to have deep and meaningful conversations away from superficial distractions.

We’re pre-revenue, which means we make no money currently. We just launched the app not long ago, and growth is quite slow. This tells us that we have to do more work to figure out what kind of people we can deliver the most value to - in other words, how can we hone in on people who want introspective, thoughtful, philosophical conversations as a bonding tool and bridge to potential friendship?

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Paul Deng, on starting Passionfruit ($0/month) full story ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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