20 Halloween Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2023]

20 Halloween Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2023]

Interested in starting a halloween business in 2023?

We put together 20 of the best halloween businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other halloween businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a social media marketing service

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $6,358,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
180 days
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.


2. Start a candy shop

Nothing is as enticing as a display of colorful and yummy sweet treats. Adults, teens to little kids will spend money on sweet treats. Therefore, opening a candy shop can be profitable and a fun business. Luckily, a candy shop is a low-capital business yet very profitable.

You can start as a distributor, wholesaler, or retailer, and as you learn the industry dynamics, turn to candy making business.

3. Start a scavenger hunt business

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

My name is Chris Waters, I go by “The Architect, and I started Constructed Adventures.

The most important thing for me is the freedom and flexibility. I don’t have a home and travel from one adventure location to the next. With all the money saved, I spend my downtime traveling to amazing locations or visiting friends and family!


4. Start a spooky deals and discounts offering business

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

Hello, my name is Shawn Pigg and I am the CEO of Hotels Etc. Launched in 1996, I purchased the company more than 15 years ago to bring true discounts to travelers and to help businesses increase revenue.

Hotels Etc. is now a multimillion-dollar company and one of the oldest membership programs on the net today.


5. Become a mobile makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

You can serve clients from their homes or offices as a makeup artist. Therefore, makeup artists avoid paying rent or paying expensive licenses. Besides, makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist , keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry, and focus on providing personalized customer service.

6. Start a bakery

Everyone loves baked goods, be it sweet items like cakes, muffins, and cookies or savory baked food like pizzas, buns, bread, and puff pastry. Baking takes a lot of effort and patience, which is why many people buy baked items from stores or restaurants instead of baking them at home.

Starting a bakery can be a rewarding business opportunity if you have a passion for baking. If you plan to start a bakery, consider that happy customers often become repeat customers. Therefore, always focus on quality and work on customer satisfaction.

To start a bakery , pick an ideal format. Some options include:

  • Counter-style bakery
  • A hybrid bakery with a cafe,
  • Food truck with a bakery
  • Home bakery.

Write a suitable business plan and choose the correct location.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Bonjour! My name is Anthony Rosemond. I'm a Parisian chef & founder of Pastreez, an online French bakery.

We’ve sold over 1 million macarons to this date, with only a team of two.


7. Become an event promoter

An event promoter is a professional responsible for marketing and promoting events such as concerts, conferences, speeches, festivals, and sporting events.

Event promoters can work as independent contractors or for a specific organization. The core responsibilities of event promoters include conducting research into the intended audience and setting up and running social media campaigns, among other duties.

To become an event promoter, develop communication skills, be proactive and learn how to organize and influence people to attend the events.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
210 days
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hello! I am Mark Thomas, the managing director of the Thomas Hemingway Group of companies and CEO of EventBookings, which I founded in 2017.

Fast forward to today, we are now running the business with 25 employees and are currently on track to reach our next revenue target of $1M.


8. Start a holiday and event decoration business

9. Start an operation gratitude participating business

10. Start a trick-or-treating event hosting business

11. Start a community events business

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

I am Harshala Chavan from Mumbai India - a maker, community-builder, and writer in the publishing and content industry.

Today, Merrative can provide on average USD 200 worth of projects to our talent. We generate on an average USD 1500 per month in marketplace transactions and are hungry to scale up!


12. Start a dress-up discount offer business

13. Start a pumpkin store business

14. Start a participating trick-or-treating business

15. Start a pumpkin-carving contest business

16. Start a guess how any contest business

17. Start a halloween retail shop business

18. Start a halloween costume rental business

19. Start a halloween party organize business

20. Start a kids halloween fashion show business

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