35 Business Ideas For Stay At Home Dads

35 Business Ideas For Stay At Home Dads

If you are thinking for business ideas as stay at home dad to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a business as stay at home dad, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

Examples of a successful sewing and alteration business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sewing and alteration business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sewing and alteration business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Saara Hafeez's story on creating ALTRD a read:

We are Saara and Stephanie - we’ve been friends for 8 years and have both launched our own socially oriented businesses. We recently started ALTRD - a clothing alteration service.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a blogging business ($155K/year)

Examples of a successful blogging business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blogging business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Chhavi Agarwal's story on creating Mrs Daaku Studio a read:

I am Chhavi, the founder and owner of the blog and YouTube channel Mrs Daaku Studio along with my husband Amit.

Our blog, YouTube channel, and products are designed to help you achieve what we have (...and, more).

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a sports prediction and betting business

Examples of a successful sports prediction and betting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sports prediction and betting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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4. Start a tutoring business ($1.32M/year)

Examples of a successful tutoring business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tutoring business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Shlomi's story on creating SoFlo SAT Tutoring a read:

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

SoFlo currently brings in average revenue of $15,000 a month and has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month since its official inception in March 2019. Since our customer lifetime is short –our students study for and take the SAT, get the score they want, and then no longer require our services– we invest in and rely heavily on the quality of the service we provide to attract future customers. Happy customers and significant score increases have helped spread the word and grow the brand.

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Adam Shlomi, on starting SoFlo SAT Tutoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start an ecommerce retailing business ($596K/year)

Examples of a successful ecommerce retailing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an ecommerce retailing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Tom White's story on creating Breeze Mobility a read:

Hello, my name is Tom White and I’m the owner of Breeze Mobility, an eCommerce store selling a range of high-quality mobility aids & wheelchair accessories to individuals, health professionals, and organizations throughout Australia.

The goal is to turn Breeze Mobility into a social enterprise to give a percentage of profits back to organizations that support people with a disability or those who are disadvantaged in some way.

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Tom White, on starting Breeze Mobility ($25,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start an e-book writing business

Examples of a successful e-book writing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a e-book writing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an e-book writing business ➜

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7. Start a transcription service business ($1.08M/year)

Examples of a successful transcription service business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transcription service business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Ben Walker's story on creating Transcription Outsourcing a read:

My name is Ben Walker and I am the CEO and Founder of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC in Denver, Colorado.

Transcription Outsourcing was awarded the NASPO ValuePoint ($16 billion in annual sales from 65 contracts) transcription services contract three years ago, over 26 other companies, and haven’t looked back since.

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Ben Walker, on starting Transcription Outsourcing ($100,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a virtual assistant business ($12K/year)

Examples of a successful virtual assistant business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual assistant business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Julmar Grace Locsin's story on creating FVA Business Consultancy a read:

Hi, I am Julmar Grace Locsin, and I am the owner and co-founder of Filipino Virtual Assistance by FVA Business Consultancy. FVA offers online and offline training, coaching, consulting, workshops, services, franchising-related virtual assistance, offshoring, outsourcing, and remote work for brands and businesses, here and abroad.

Our very mission is to equip freelancers, empower marketers, and enable businesses. We envision FVA for global digital leadership that will impact the world through digitalization, one life at a time. FVA has three arms, namely FVA Online Academy- have trained 25,000 students from our 31 courses, FVA Services- from training to hiring programs, and FVA Franchising with 16 Coaches assigned from different territories. And we are fifteen in the FVA team, including FVA co-founder Jay Locsin and me.

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Julmar Grace Locsin, on starting FVA Business Consultancy ($1,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a data entry service business

Examples of a successful data entry service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a data entry service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data entry service business ➜

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10. Start a paid online surveys business

Examples of a successful paid online surveys business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a paid online surveys business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a paid online surveys business ➜

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11. Start a consulting business ($1.25M/year)

Examples of a successful consulting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a consulting business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Liz Illg's story on creating Liz Illg a read:

Early on in my entrepreneurship, I learned that I needed help if I wanted to be a brand visionary. I couldn't do all of the daily duties while still being the dreamer and strategist for my business so I became the systems and documentation expert.

Early on in my entrepreneurship, I learned that I needed help if I wanted to be a brand visionary. I couldn't do all of the daily duties while still being the dreamer and strategist for my business so I became the systems and documentation expert.

Once I was able to effectively train my team members to tackle the daily tasks, I stepped into my dream role and became the visionary. Now, with the systems we created, I’m able to focus my energy and brainpower on epic launches.

Before I started my first business, Puff & Fluff Grooming and Pet Sitting in Phoenix, Arizona, I had a very successful career in corporate sales. I felt like I was called to do something for myself and to start a business in my community. I bought my first location when I was 26 and now, I’ve grown that business to six locations.

Since I was a little girl, I always had big ideas and when I became an entrepreneur, I was able to turn my ideas into profitable businesses. I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business. My studies did prepare me for much of the work I would be doing in my consulting career but much of my business experience came from boots on the groundwork while growing my company.

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Liz Illg, on starting Liz Illg ($0/month) full story ➜

12. Become a business coach ($389K/year)

Examples of a successful business coach:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a business coach ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Kamil Sattar 's story on creating E-commerce Mentoring a read:

Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.

That’s the best part of it. The techniques that I have learned are replicable. You can rinse and repeat and create new drop shipping stores.

Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.

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

13. Start a stock trading business

Examples of a successful stock trading business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a stock trading business ➜

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14. Start a baby photography business

Examples of a successful baby photography business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a baby photography business ➜

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15. Start an accounting software business ($480K/year)

Examples of a successful accounting software business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an accounting software business ➜

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16. Start an antique furniture refurbishing business

Examples of a successful antique furniture refurbishing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a antique furniture refurbishing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an antique furniture refurbishing business ➜

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17. Become an airbnb host

Examples of a successful airbnb host:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airbnb host:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an airbnb host ➜

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18. Start a child care business

Examples of a successful child care business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a child care business ➜

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19. Start an online baby boutique ($312K/year)

Examples of a successful online baby boutique:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online baby boutique:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online baby boutique ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Emma Lovell's story on creating Fly Babee a read:

Hi, I’m Emma Lovell mum of two small children and founder of CoziGo - Sleep on the Go. I’m originally from England and live in Sydney Australia.

Since launching, we have sold thousands of CoziGo’s all over the world and have won many awards and accolades in areas such as innovation, best buy for baby, start-up, and wholesaler of the year.

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Emma Lovell, on starting Fly Babee ($26,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a toddler educating business

Examples of a successful toddler educating business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a toddler educating business ➜

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21. Start a freelance writing business ($325K/year)

Examples of a successful freelance writing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a freelance writing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Eva Gutierrez's story on creating Eva Gutierrez a read:

I’m Eva Gutierrez and I run a freelance writing business. I write content for businesses committed to publishing high-quality articles and email newsletters. I’m currently making $7,532 per month on average and recently started coaching freelancers on building their own successful freelancing business.

I’m Eva Gutierrez and I run a freelance writing business. I write content for businesses committed to publishing high-quality articles and email newsletters. I’m currently making $7,532 per month on average and recently started coaching freelancers on building their own successful freelancing business.

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Eva Gutierrez, on starting Eva Gutierrez ($7,532/month) full story ➜

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

Examples of a successful real estate agent:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate agent:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a real estate agent ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Grigory Pekarsky's story on creating Vesta Preferred Realty a read:

My name is Grigory Pekarsky and I own a residential real estate company called Vesta Preferred.

We operate in the Chicagoland area and this year, 2019, we are celebrating 10 years or operation. We focus on relationship building rather than strictly selling real estate. Our operations are unique as many relationships in our company begin by helping our clients find their first home as a rental property in the city. We then stay in touch and maintain our relationships in hopes of becoming everyone’s broker for life. My personal business is now over 80% referral based and repeat clients due to these principles. This year we are #3 in the city for sales as compared to the 14,000+ individual entities that sell in Chicago.

We consistently grow at a 20% pace and this year we are on pace to write 1000 new leases and sell over $120m in real estate.

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

23. Become a children's book writer ($248K/year)

Examples of a successful children's book writer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a children's book writer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children's book writer ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Jane Du's story on creating Finn and Remy, LLC a read:

I am Jane, an artist and an author. I am mom to two boys, Finnegan (3.5) and Remington (1.5), who are the inspiration behind the cute hedgehog characters in my books and a lot of my art. I (until very recently, used to) live in Dallas with one husband, two boys, three dogs, and five chickens.

I also make inspirational art prints and cute T’s for adults and kids alike.

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

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

Examples of a successful gift baskets business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gift baskets business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Valentina's story on creating Really Luxe a read:

Hello! I’m Valentina, the founder, and CEO of Really Luxe. I love chocolates (especially Godiva) and anything gold and shiny!

We have been in business since September 2020, so we are still a new brand. Most of our customers reside in the province of Ontario, with 78% of our orders being local delivery orders. The remaining percentage is ordered that we ship throughout Canada.

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

25. Offer a parenting training courses ($120K/year)

Examples of a successful parenting training courses:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a parenting training courses:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a parenting training courses ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Nicholeen Peck's story on creating Teaching Self-Government a read:

After over 22 years of speaking to audiences around the world about strengthening their families, creating unified/functional relationships, improving their problem-solving skills, and learning self-government, I still tell people that I’m just a mom and wife who was minding her own business years ago and somehow became an international figure. I never knew that I’d author 11 books, star on a BBC program, build a Teaching Self-Government Parenting Course, or speak at high profile locations like world congresses, global conferences, and the United Nations.

This business has always been about the positive impact more than money for me, but it’s really encouraging that the business has brought in enough money to do the humanitarian work we do to help families in impoverished countries and to pay all the contract laborers I need to employ to make sure that I still have time to put my own family first. We make at least $10K per month and that amount is growing all the time. In these times of social/political/ and economic uncertainty, people are putting their focus on their families, so we are there to give them the support and skills they need to succeed with their highest priorities.

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Nicholeen Peck, on starting Teaching Self-Government ($10,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a skills training business ($1.58M/year)

Examples of a successful skills training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a skills training business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Stephen Somers's story on creating Marketplace SuperHeroes a read:

Hey! My name is Stephen Somers & I’m the co-founder of a company called Marketplace SuperHeroes, an online education company that helps people from all over the world learn how to sell their own products globally on Amazon, from complete scratch.

Together with my business partner, Robert, we've sold over $12m of products on Amazon and helped over 5,000 people learn to do the same. We’ve built an 8-figure coaching and services business, along with a consolidated freight company (SuperHero Freight) over the last number of years.

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Stephen Somers, on starting Marketplace SuperHeroes ($350,000/month) full story ➜

27. Become an affiliate marketer ($1.2M/year)

Examples of a successful affiliate marketer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a affiliate marketer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an affiliate marketer ➜

28. Start a plant nursery shop business

Examples of a successful plant nursery shop business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a plant nursery shop business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plant nursery shop business ➜

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29. Start a pet supplies business

Examples of a successful pet supplies business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pet supplies business ➜

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

Examples of a successful sports coaching business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sports coaching business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Sarah Wolfer's story on creating Girl Boss Sports a read:

My name is Sarah Wolfer and I am the CEO and Founder of Girl Boss Sports. I have been playing soccer since I was 4 years old and coaching soccer since I was 14. I played collegiately and semi-professionally and have coached at all levels from ages 2-22 including at the collegiate level. Most recently I switched sports and have begun playing professional tackle football with the Oregon Ravens who are part of the Women’s National Football Conference. I am also a licensed mental health therapist part-time as I build up my business.

Since starting Girl Boss Sports, I have hired over 20 women to become soccer coaches in the Greater Seattle area - this clearly shows that the common myth that “there are no women interested in or qualified to coach” is in fact false. In addition, we have brought in an average of $4700 of revenue per month over the last 6 months, partnered with over 10 other companies or organizations to work toward the same 2 goals mentioned above, and have worked with hundreds of athletes and teams in the Greater Seattle area.

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

31. Start a vegan subscription box

Examples of a successful vegan subscription box:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vegan subscription box:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vegan subscription box ➜

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32. Start a remote computer engineering business

Examples of a successful remote computer engineering business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a remote computer engineering business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a remote computer engineering business ➜

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33. Start an art gallery ($1.8M/year)

Examples of a successful art gallery:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a art gallery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an art gallery ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Adam Vieira's story on creating Station 16 a read:

Hi, my name is Adam Vieira, and I’m the creative director for Station 16 Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Montreal heavily influenced by graffiti and street art.

We showcase original art, sculptures, and works on paper, which changes every month, sometimes every week. We also launch a new limited edition silkscreen print every month with international artists.

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Adam Vieira, on starting Station 16 ($150,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a fish farming business

Examples of a successful fish farming business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fish farming business ➜

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35. Start a wedding consulting business

Examples of a successful wedding consulting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wedding consulting business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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