33 Best Health and Wellness Business Ideas 2022

33 Best Health and Wellness Business Ideas 2022

Looking to start a business in the health and wellness industry, but not quite sure what to start?

Fortunately, there are plenty of health and wellness business ideas to build a unique product/service in this line of work.

We put together a list of 33 most profitable health and wellness business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a mobile bodycare business ($2K/month)

Now than ever before, people have demanding schedules and appreciate services that allow them convenience. Are you have a professional background in the beauty industry or have dreamed of owning a cash business in a dynamic industry, consider starting a mobile body care business.

Rather than renting space, you can operate mobile body care in a customized van or truck. Like a physical salon, a mobile salon will need a water source, power supply, chairs, mirrors essential styling tools.

A mobile salon allows you to set your prices and staff your business according to the services you offer. Expand your reach, and promote your services on social media accounts and local Facebook groups.

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Jenni Jo and I have always wanted a title. So I gave myself one! You can refer to me as Jenni Jo Tension Tamer®. I have been a licensed massage therapist since 2003, an Instructor of the Yamuna Body Rolling Self-Care method since 2011 and a dreamer since 1972. I have had the great pleasure of creating a niche market within the touring and entertainment world as “Massage therapist to the RockStars”.

I wanted something that I could drive up to a venue or to someone’s doorstep and the ambiance & environment is ready already! My Peace Pod is relatively new and working within the hours of my children’s school has kept my business flow a little limited (for now!) Even with limited availability, I’m super grateful for the interest, business and press I have received since my Launch: Airstream Life! Magazine, Massage & Bodywork Magazine & Willamette Week “Best Of”. I feel very lucky to have support and encouragement in my ‘Lil dream!

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2. Start a natural beauty product business ($22.3K/month)

Natural beauty products consist of items like: aloe vera, honey or cocoa butter. They contain no chemical or synthetic elements.

The global natural skin care products market size was valued at $6.7 billion in 2021.

Thinking about launching a beauty product line? What's holding you back? Check out our case studies below to see how others have done it!

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $80,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$65,654
Time To Revenue
360 days

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mel. I run a skincare business called Flowerdale Valley. I named the business Flowerdale valley because that's where I live, in a small town called Flowerdale in country Victoria, Australia.

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3. Start a tea business ($158K/month)

Tea is a hydrating beverage that comes in various flavors and types. History shows that people across the globe have been drinking tea for centuries.

According to experts, tea has a lower risk of different ailments, including cognitive issues such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and much more. Besides, some types of tea provide better sleep quality and help people relax, which lowers the risk of depression.

If you love drinking tea, starting your tea business could be profitable. First, decide the type of tea to start producing. The niche will depend on the audience you intend to reach.

Then, it would help if you determined the business type. Options include:

  • Tea farming
  • Processing and packaging plant
  • Tea tasting
  • Distributor or wholesaler
  • Tea shop
  • Tea blog

Register a legal entity and complete the tax registration for your tea business. Consider applying for insurance cover before launching your tea business.

How Much Can You Make?
$9,000 — $610,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$32,500
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I’m Andy Hayes and I’m the founder of Plum Deluxe, an online purveyor of delicious loose leaf teas.

We now have one of the largest tea subscription boxes and are about the pass the 7 figure mark in annual revenue.

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4. Start a fitness equipment company ($264K/month)

A fitness equipment business is a type of physical activity-oriented business that produces, assembles, or sells physical fitness equipment.

Generally, fitness equipment is used in gyms, and schools, but can also be applied for personal use. These businesses can be run from a storefront or online service.

A fitness equipment business provides a unique opportunity for people to start their own business. It is an ideal opportunity for those interested in marketing, fitness, management and retail.

How Much Can You Make?
$9,300 — $1,200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$49,412
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

For what was an idea is becoming a pretty cool reality. It’s such a fun project to do on the side, some of it with my wife Emma. It’s been amazing to see how the brand has been received in the close-knit CrossFit community. At each event we do, people now recognize us as an established brand and that's a wonderful feeling.

The Geo-Stag Unisex Sweatshirt - one of our best sellers. Organic, Fair Wear, Sedex Approved and WRAP certified

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5. Start a sleep products business ($477K/month)

Good sleep is critical for brain performance, enhancing mood and overall body health. Not getting enough sleep raises the risk of diseases and disorders.

Research shows the type and quality of sleep products affect the quality of one's sleep. Thus, experts advise people to get quality sleep products to ensure they are well-rested for the next day.

Researchers project that the global sleep aids market shall witness an annual CAGR of 6.9% and reach $111.9 in the next few years. The benefits of quality sleep products and the rise in disposable income drive demand for global sleep aid. Besides, people are shifting away from sleep aid medication and prefer natural sleep aids.

In short, selling sleep products has become a billion-dollar business.

To start a sleep products business, research the in-demand sleep products—mattresses, bed sheets, smart beds, sleep wearables, etc. Then, decide the target market, and choose a business model. You can become a sleep products manufacturer, distributor, wholesaler, or retailer.

You need to register your business name and register a tax account. Finally, apply for a business license and permits and meet all legal formalities of operating a business in your state.

How Much Can You Make?
$21,000 — $800,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$94,500
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

I am Sandeep Prasad, founder, and CEO of Wink & Nod. I started the company around two years back with a mission to provide a healthy and comfortable sleep to the Indian consumers.

While a lot of brands claim to be sleep focused, almost no one has the portfolio offerings to match the claim. Mattresses and pillows are central to sleep, but we've gone above and beyond to create multiple categories including bed linen and sleep enabling accessories to fulfill all sleep-related needs from one place. We're also ever-expanding our portfolio to bring cutting edge technologies to solve sleep problems. We're very excited about the next couple of months, with some really awesome products coming up. We're doing $130k/month in revenues, and have served more than 12,000 orders to date.

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6. Start a specialty food business ($36.7K/month)

Specialty food refers to a category of food prepared in small quantities using premium and unique ingredients sourced globally. Quality ingredients add an extra health dimension to produced foods and provide a wide range of micro-ingredients like vitamins, minerals, and enzymes.

According to research, the global specialty food ingredients market is expanding at an annual growth rate of 6.4%.

Therefore, starting a specialty food business in 2022 could be your big-time business idea. Identify a niche and pick a reliable supplier for your business. Decide on the business type and register it before applying for business licenses and permits.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$9,800
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi there! My name is David Downing and I’m co-founder & CEO of ChipMonk, a specialty mail-order bakery based in Houston. We make low carb, gluten-free desserts, and ship them all across the country. Our mission is to help people indulge mindfully and make better nutritional choices.

As an early-stage company, we’ve remained focused on growing via e-commerce before we attempt to tackle wholesale or get into grocery stores. Right now, we sell around $25,000 a month, with most of that coming directly from our website.

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7. Start a CBD business ($131K/month)

Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is becoming a household name, and its proponents believe this is for good reasons. Reports indicate that CBD treats several conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, migraines, epilepsy, autoimmune diseases, and anxiety.

Market trend researchers indicate the CBD market will grow by a CAGR of 21.7 % over the next few years. Rising awareness of cannabidiol's health benefits and its effectiveness in managing pain are some factors propelling the CBD industry's growth.

Therefore, starting a CBD business in 2022 could be the best decision you are yet to agree to. Some high-potential CBD business ideas and opportunities include:

  • Become a CBD distributor.
  • Form CBD cooperatives.
  • Run a CBD podcast.
  • CBD marketer.
  • CBD blogger and reviewer.
  • Make and sell CBD bottles and containers.
  • Start a CBD subscription box service.
  • Start a CBD courier business.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $800,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$57,200
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I’m Evan and I started Plain Jane with my college roommate, Duane Dennis.

Within 5 months of starting to sell, we’re now generating more than $20K a month in sales. We have customers in 47 states and we’re in more than 12 retail locations.

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8. Start a supplements company ($469K/month)

A supplement business makes money by selling dietary supplements, vitamins, protein powders and health foods to customers.

These products are often sold directly to customers, or through distributors and retailers.

Your target customers will likely include fitness enthusiasts, health-conscious individuals, wellness influencers, and those who prioritize their nutrition daily.

Starting a supplement brand is becoming increasingly popular because it's relatively inexpensive to start, and you can run the business from your own home.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $2,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$152,681
Time To Revenue
420 days
Skills

Case Study

My name is Nick Bare and I own Bare Performance Nutrition. We are a sports nutrition and health supplement company based out of central Texas, just about 20 minutes north of Austin.

I built the brand while working as an active duty Soldier, sleeping very little and working very much. Bare Performance Nutrition has always specialized in sports performance (pre-workout, pump enhancers, whey protein, BCAAs) but is now adding to the line of health supplements (greens superfoods, red superfoods, multi-vitamin, joint support) due to the increased demand and popularity from the current customers. The flight is our flagship product (pre-workout) which launched the brand in 2012 and has been one of our fastest moving products to date.

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9. Become a wellness coach ($7.55K/month)

A health and wellness coach is a supportive guide who helps clients set health goals such as weight loss, improved energy levels, stress management, etc.

Health and wellness coaching is becoming popular. Therefore, if you consider yourself an expert in health and wellness, starting your health and wellness coaching business can be a great business venture.

Some business ideas and opportunities for wellness coaching include:

  • Corporate wellness coach
  • Yoga teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Nutritional therapist
  • Herbalist
  • Weight loss coach

The route you choose as a wellness coach depends on your ultimate career goals, your budget, and the amount of time you intend to commit to a health coaching program.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $18,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,650
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Brittney Oliver, better known as “Coach Britt” and I am the founder of the Holistic Wellness Coaching Academy school for Gut Health and Mindset Coaching. I am a two-time author, board-certified coach, and passionate entrepreneur.

HWCA was built in the scarce moments between motherhood demands in an attempt to find a piece of my own identity, something that I was passionate about that could add to my family’s income which was only $35,000 a year at the time! What started as a singular course on the microbiome, evolved into an international, full coach training academy which now has graduates all over the world.

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10. Start a hair loss treatment product ($76K/month)

According to healthline, we lose between 50 and 100 hairs each day.

The American Hair Loss Association recognizes that baldness is a devastating situation. Therefore, starting a hair loss treatment solution can be a great business idea. Ideas and opportunities for starting your hair loss treatment business include:

  • Manufacturing own hair loss treatment solution
  • Become a distributor
  • Start a hair loss prevention coaching class
  • Hair loss treatment blog

Manufacturing a hair loss treatment product may be a tedious approach because you must go through the approval stages to get your product to the shelves. Besides, starting a manufacturing line is more capital-intensive than starting a distributorship. Therefore, choose an opportunity that will suit your budget and focus on business growth.

How Much Can You Make?
$76,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

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11. Become a professional cuddler ($8.8K/month)

Imagine being a professional cuddler for a living. Getting paid to snuggle your clients may sound strange, but this type of service has been in high demand over the last few years.

Think of 'snugglers' as a more personal therapist. They get paid for many services: hugging their clients, listening to their problems, coaching them, comforting & reducing stress, cooking and eating meals together and more.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $8,800/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin

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12. Start a mobile yoga business ($6K/month)

Are you a passionate yogi interested in entrepreneurship? Teaching others how to do yoga safely and regularly can be a profitable business.

Most yoga teachers start with a 1:1 class before launching group classes for yoga enthusiasts. However, with more people becoming busier, creating a mobile classes business has become the trend. To start your business, identify a niche and pitch them on the importance of learning yoga. An active online presence and sharing videos on social media will help your business thrive.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$600
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m McKenna Rowe, and manage Chakra5, a mobile wellness team that does yoga/meditation/pilates classes, vegan cooking classes and sound baths on demand. We’ve been working on location and by appointment with various businesses, schools and organizations throughout greater Los Angeles since 2012.

When I first started the business I had one or two monthly clients and was bringing in a few hundred dollars in revenue. As I began to work a lot more on our SEO and content marketing (especially told from our customers’ point of view), interest in our company began to grow. Now we bring in ~6K/month and get new weekly inquiries all the time. I’ve had to double the size of my team since we started.

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13. Start a healthy meal delivery service ($96K/month)

A meal prep delivery business offers nutritional and healthy meals to customers daily or on a weekly basis. These services offer either DIY meal kits or Ready-to-eat meals via e-commerce sites. All of them are meant to save time and eliminate food waste.

People who have busy work schedules find meal delivery services very beneficial. The trend is also noticed in Millenials who are health conscious and prefer nutritional food at the comfort of their home rather than visiting a restaurant.

The primary reason why consumers order food online is that it is time-saving and convenient and literally at their fingertips.

There are different types of meal services:

  1. Online meal kits: These services may cost between $8.55 and $9.99 per serving where they will send everything you need to make amazing, restaurant-quality meals at home and save all your prep work time. Some of the popular services are Sun Basket, Blue Apron, HomeChef etc.

  2. Fast food delivery services: This service connects you with a broad range of local restaurants and food so that you can order from the full menus of your local favorites from the comfort of your home. Some of the popular services are UberEats, Foodsby, DoorDash etc.

5 Benefits of Food Delivery Service

  • Exposure to new customers
  • Convenient
  • Variety of options
  • More business opportunities
  • Cost-effective promotions

A Meal Prep Delivery Business can be very profitable when compared to restaurants. If you love to cook good nutritional food, you can also start a meal prep business from your home.

This can save cost on a storefront and you can promote the business by creating e-commerce websites. To make a good profit you should invest less in groceries and ensure that you have a good number of customers. One can make a comfortable living even with lower monthly sales by charging around $20 to $40 an hour.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $25,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Work from home

Case Study

When we first started, we sold around 200 bowls each week. We currently sell around 10,000 bowls each month. Most companies like this start the same way, cooking from their primary residence for family and friends. We were no exception. But as we continued to grow, we spent time and money to work out of rentable commercial kitchens until we were able to afford our own.

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14. Become a nutritionist ($252K/month)

A nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who guides you towards a healthy lifestyle by counseling on nutrition issues specifically to increase or decrease the body weight.

They are called food experts because they teach you about healthy food habits, how to plan your meal that includes all the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that maintain good health and prevent diseases.

There are several courses available online to become a Nutritionist. You can also earn a bachelor's degree in food science, nutrition science, clinical nutrition or a related area.

The requirements to become a nutritionist vary from state to state, but some states require licensing by one or more of the following associations:

  • The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)
  • The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN)

There are several career opportunities for a certified nutritionist ranging from healthcare, food science & technology to working with large-scale groups like corporates, schools, and sports authorities. Some of the roles are:

  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Management nutritionist
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Registered dietitian nutritionist

An average salary of a nutritionist in the United States is $64,000 per year. A nutritionist can also work privately with their clients and charge them on an hourly basis. The average hourly pay for a nutritionist job in the US is $28 an hour.

Starting a nutritionist business may feel overwhelming and confusing. Focus on knowing where to spend your time and energy, in order to secure consistent nutrition clients. Seek referrals from other practitioners such as personal trainers and doctors.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$300
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hello! I am Haley Hughes a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and CrossFit coach! I’m from Anchorage Alaska but currently live in Greeley, Colorado where I completed my bachelor’s degree in dietetics.

After one year of business, I have been able to pay off my car, travel to Bora Bora and Europe and still invest in retirement. I am making $1800-$2100 per month through nutrition counseling while also working for 3 other organizations as an independent contractor where I still am able to my assigned work on my own time.

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15. Become a mobile personal trainer ($30K/month)

Do you love helping people through their fitness journey? If you want a great side hustle to earn extra income, consider becoming a personal trainer.

The fitness trainer side hustle can be an adamant industry to earn good money. However, once you develop a reputation as a good trainer, you can get more clients through referrals. You need to register for the certification course to start offering personal trainer services .

To attract your first clients, consider online advertising, and seek referrals from every customer.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $8,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 4 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Case Study

Hey everyone! I am Chris and in March 2011 I started Live Fit. Live Fit is a personal training company that was created to change the standards in the personal training industry. Early on I focused on building a company that is not only based on results, as most fitness companies are, but that is also focused very heavily on relationships. Relationships create trust, trust creates buy-in, and buy-in leads to the accountability and dedication it takes to get results.

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16. Start a healthy snack food business ($132K/month)

Businesses with healthy snacks are becoming increasingly popular. This is because people are becoming more conscious of what they eat and the ingredients used in their food products.

Compared to a few decades ago, more and more people today value health over anything else. A tasty snack food business can be a great way to turn your passion for snacking into profit.

The global healthy snacks market is expected to reach $152B by 2030, and there's no sign of this slowing down. Healthy snacks can include anything from protein bars to gluten/dairy-free alternatives, to chips, cookies, crackers and more.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$33,566
Skills

Case Study

Hey there! My name is Ryan Chen and I am the co-founder of Neuro, a functional gum, and a mint company that delivers energy, clarity, and focus in a minty and refreshing way.

Back in October 2015, one of my best friends from college (Kent Yoshimura) and I began developing the idea for Neuro when we realized there was a lack of portable, healthy, or effective alternatives to energy drinks or supplements. Both Kent and I trained in athletics at a national level and to find products that would help us balance life and school was nearly impossible.

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17. Start a skin care product line ($106K/month)

The skincare business is a multi-billion dollar one, and it shows no sign of slowing down. New anti-aging products are entering the market at a nearly exponential rate, and the competition for consumers' money is growing more and more.

The industry was valued at 130 billion USD in 2021 and will expand at an annual growth rate of 4.6% up to 2030. This is surely a type of business that you should not miss. You'll need to build your creativity on your products and make sure that it is all safe and useful in improving the skin of your customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$300 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$99,213
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

Oh My Balm was founded two years ago and we make kitchen-crafted all-natural body products. Our tagline is “Two Mom’s Making it Real.”

We promote them through our marketing, as they work on several different projects that create a life of prosperity for African women and their families. You can find more about them here. The other charity that is close to our hearts is Behind The Scenes, which provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals if they, or their immediate dependent family, are seriously ill or injured. We make a body butter, “Crew,” and we give a portion of the proceeds of every tin sold to BTS. This got us mention in several entertainment industry magazines.

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18. Start a white label fitness apparel business ($4.51K/month)

A fitness apparel business sells fitness clothing, accessories, and other health and exercise products.

A white label fitness apparel business will manufacture custom gym clothes so that the retailers add their brand and logo and choice of pattern to make unique fitness apparel.

Fitness apparel is in demand and can be a great investment. If you are in the clothing design industry and looking to start a business in the fitness industry, you may consider a white-label fitness clothing line.

How Much Can You Make?
$650 — $108,333,333/month
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

I’m Elgin Mones, a.k.a. Infinite Elgintensity, an attorney by day, and a YouTube roaster by night. In 2014, several of my fitness comedy videos went viral, which caused my subscriber count to skyrocket. That same year, I branched out from making YouTube videos to selling gym apparel with designs and slogans based on my dark sense of humor and love of video games.

I’m best known for my “Arm Day” design, which multiple social media influencers have tried to profit from without my permission over the years; in 2018, I sent multiple DMCA takedowns and even sued someone over it. I make enough money to quit my job as a lawyer, but I prefer to keep YouTube and related ventures as a side gig. I don’t like depending on speech-suppressing video streaming platforms and social media sites for my income, and being funny on a schedule sounds like torture.

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19. Start a health and safety training business ($150K/month)

The health and safety business focuses on creating a safe workplace by instituting measures to prevent accidents and ensure employees' general wellness.

Health and safety professionals work with businesses to implement an employee health and safety program, ensuring compliance with the regulatory laws.

The U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the demand for safety professionals will grow by over 11% in the coming decade. The statistics show a mushrooming demand for health and safety experts. In that regard, starting a health and safety business can be profitable.

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Brendan Torazzi, the CEO of AlertForce. We are a health and safety compliance training business out of Sydney that delivers face to face and online training throughout Australia (and a little overseas also)

Family shot Oct 2021 from SeacliffHouse.com.au which is another family business - destination wedding venue 2 hours South of Sydney

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20. Become an online fitness coach ($42K/month)

Online fitness coaching is the use of live video or recorded video to offer fitness classes to an online audience at a fee. To become successful in business, online fitness coaches should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Stay focused on clients’ needs and goals
  • Be ready to walk the talk
  • Ask the clients questions
  • Focused on educating the client
  • Adjust to a language clients understand

Increase in number of internet usersand more hours spent online, online businesses will keep thriving.

Therefore, fitness coaches looking to expand their businesses or venture into new markets can consider starting an online fitness coach business.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $39,875,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,333
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I was once just an out of shape, overweight guy with a goal to make a change. I started my health and fitness journey by losing 90lbs. The discipline and drive it took to go from never exercising at all to achieving such significant weight loss taught me a lot about goals and how to attain them.

TeamFFLEX is my online personal training platform that coaches athletes, Hollywood actors, professional musicians and everyday people all around the world. Starting with literally 0 dollars and a hell of a lot of drive I successfully built my business into the 6 figures in less than a year. Today, TeamFFLEX LLC does $48,000 a month and is growing continually month after month.

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21. Start a fitness SaaS ($7K/month)

Have you ever wondered what software gyms use to keep track of everything?

There are over 32,000 health clubs in the U.S. that need software and tools to run their business!

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$13,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

Hello! My name is Jacob Montoya and I am the founder of FitSW and its sister site FindTrainGain. With FitSW, we provide software to personal trainers to help them grow their businesses and enable them to use our technology to effectively manage their clients’ fitness. With FindTrainGain, we enable people searching for fitness help from all over the world to join a wide variety of Live Online Fitness Classes led by fun, energetic Fitness Instructors.

We enable people to stay fit and stay connected with fun fitness classes in this time of social distancing. At the same time, we also provided a way for fitness professionals to continue to work. We have instructors leading classes on everything from Yoga to Cardio Boxing to our most popular Dance Cardio class. Classes are accessible to anyone and many are priced as low as $5 a class.

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22. Become a massage therapist ($240K/month)

Massage is a growing industry, and as such, there are many business options for those who want to enter this field. The most typical form of massage therapist business is an independent operation. This can be either out of one's home or a massage studio rented on an hourly basis.

Building a successful massage therapy business is not as difficult as you might think. Massage therapists offer much-needed services to communities and clientele. If you are looking for a new career or would like to increase your income while delivering an important service, then starting a new massage therapist business can be an excellent choice.

Turn your massage therapy practice into a successful business by applying core business skills that lead to success.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $240,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$31,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin

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23. Start a health blog

A health blog covers ways to live a healthier lifestyle through proper dieting and general information on common health conditions.

To start a health blog, choose a blogging platform that offers customizable templates and pick a reliable hosting platform. Since health is a wide area, you may choose a particular niche or opt to generalize your blog. Then, select a relevant blog name and register the domain.

Finally, brainstorm blog topics, create an editorial calendar, and start writing your first blog. You can earn money through affiliate marketing or promoting your health-focused merchandise or products.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Tami Smith started Fit Healthy Momma in late 2019. She writes blogs about the latest fitness and wellness-based brands to help her readers make informed choices and live a fit & healthy life!

Through her website, she aspires to create a space for real, legitimate information on reviews of the best D2C fitness and health brands. In less than a year, she went from being a freelance writer to earning more than $200 per day from affiliate sales.

Tami moved from watching her clients profit from the articles she wrote to earning her own affiliate commissions on a website. She is doing an incredible job with Fit Healthy Momma, and it combines two of her passions: fitness and writing.

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24. Start a juice bar

The increasing popularity of healthy juices and the low start-up costs make starting a healthy juice shop an appealing business venture.

To start a healthy fresh juice business, prepare a business plan, create juice recipes and ensure you have the licenses and permits to sell fresh juice. Locate local producers and source fresh fruits for your business.

Average Initial Investment
$120,000
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

25. Start a health and wellness podcast

Do you have knowledge and passion for health that you'd love to share with others? Or perhaps you are a health blogger or content creator looking for ways to expand your revenue streams? If you match these criteria, starting a health and wellness podcast host could be the perfect opportunity.

In today's world, podcasts are the new radio. Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing mediums for online audio, and it's not expected to slow down any time soon. But unlike traditional radio, podcasts are driven by content creators passionate about sharing stories with their listeners.

One of the main benefits of starting a podcast is the minimal investment needed. All you need is a computer or phone with a microphone and a way to host it online. You can even create one on your website if you want.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

It didn’t take long until I was full-time in my role, and I had a wait list. Since I had previously build professional connections in the community, I had plenty of referrals from therapists, doctors, treatment centers, and other providers in the eating disorder community.

By my first year as a full-time dietitian, I was making $56k/year when my previous full-time job paid $36k/yr (gross). My goal was to make at least $40/yr, and I was thrilled!

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26. Start a health and wellness retreat

Health and wellness retreats concentrate on health goals to relax and recharge. The retreats are enriching getaways that provide people a safe sanctuary and allow a deeper emotional withdrawal from daily life's stresses and strains.

As entrepreneurs and managers realize the importance of health and wellness retreats in recharging the batteries and repairing the employee's well-being, the number of bookings has been rising. Therefore, you may consider hosting retreats if you are a health and wellness therapist.

To start with the health and wellness therapist business, identify a niche, register your business, and then focus on marketing the business.

27. Become a personal chef

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$50
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 15 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

I am David Buchanan, a professional chef, and owner of Chefs-Resources.com, a website geared towards providing professional chefs with free detailed culinary info (seasonality, flavor profiles, etc.) about fresh fish, oysters, and cuts of meat, as well as tons of free kitchen management articles. Paid subscribers get access to our premium kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets (prep sheets, recipe templates, ordering guides, etc.), video tutorials, and kitchen management articles.

The site is not about recipes, but I am a Chef, so here is one of my favorite personal creations...seared scallops, spring pea puree, lemon beurre blanc, fingerling potatoes, golden beets, asparagus, corn kernels.

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28. Start a meditation app ($35K/month)

Meditation apps help users learn and master various meditation skills by offering technology-based tools like mood trackers, guided meditations, meditation timers, and a platform for connecting with other meditators.

To build your meditation app, generate and consolidate ideas before starting the app development journey or hiring an app developer. To ensure unique features, research what your competition offers its users and write out their features.

Finally, build the application and put together the application marketing plan.

Your meditation application should provide users with a wide range of guided meditations for novices and seasoned meditators.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $8,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,061
Skills

Case Study

Hi! My name is Tara Menzies, and I’m the creator of the five-star rated Christian Hypnobirthing App, which is a scripture-based relaxation app designed to help expecting mamas feel more relaxed and connected to God throughout pregnancy and birth. Being in this relaxed, faith-filled state helps the body produce optimum levels of oxytocin and endorphins, naturally helping to make labor more efficient and more comfortable.

The app currently has around 5000 downloads a month, and average revenue of US$10K a month. When I decided to create this app I had no app-building or software background, no money to invest, and no potential investors. All I had was an idea and the belief that it was possible.

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29. Start an essential oils business ($2K/month)

Essential oils can be a lucrative business. However, you need to invest in essential oil extraction tools and equipment. If you are interested in selling essential oils, you may consider a white label essential oils business.

Under a white label agreement, your package and label essential oils by another company with your logo and brand name. To start an essential oils white label business, identify a reliable essential oils supplier and complete the customer application form. Then, place the minimum order repackage the products, and resell.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $29,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,610
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Nabiulla. I manage RealDrop Natural Oil, along with my IT recruiting and web development company SkyllsSolutions.

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30. Start a herb farm

Herb farm is dedicated to farming herbs for commercial purposes. Since herbs are not commercialized to a large extent, herbal farming can be profitable.

Herbs are used in medicine, pharmacy, cosmetology, and food production.

Consuming herbs may prevent and help manage heart diseases, cancer and diabetes. Besides, some herbs reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

How Much Can You Make?
$6,100 — $30,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$50,250
Skills

Case Study

Hello! My name is Wendy Mackenzie and I am the co-owner of Everlasting Herb Farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After having been a teacher for over twenty years, I am now able to make a living out of my backyard in one of the most photographed villages in all of New England. I am right where I want to be, surrounded by forests and open farmland just outside the village of Peacham.

The best part of owning my own business is having time freedom, getting to use the twenty-four hours I have each day how I want to use them, doing what I need to do, but in a way that works for who I am. The second best part of my business is getting to work from home, especially during COVID-19. As a former educator, I had NO time freedom, so I feel particularly giddy about being able to work from home.

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31. Start a wellness subscription box

Wellness subscription businesses are based on wellness products, such as an online wellness course, health club membership, health-related software, digital downloads, or access to health newsletter content.

A consumer pays a monthly or yearly fee for access to content, products, and services. This typically involves some form of recurring billing where the consumer is billed at a predetermined interval for as long as they continue using the service.

The wellness subscription model is a win-win. Customers spend more money on recurring wellness products than non-recurring products. As a result, they tend to stick around longer. This is why health and wellness subscription businesses are growing faster than traditional enterprises.

32. Start a wellness author

An author writes books and articles intended to be published and sold to readers. To become a professional author, you must have earned at least a degree or have extensive experience in your area of expertise. Training helps you acquire the technical skills for writing relevant information on different topics.

33. Start a health consultations business

Healthcare consultants share expertise, advise and guide healthcare organizations to make proper business decisions that promote growth and benefit their customers or patients.

To become a health consultant, you must have a related degree and earned experience. as a health consultant, you will focus on administrative efficiency, legal compliance, work environment, and procedural flow to help healthcare organizations thrive.

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