15 Human Resource Related Business Ideas You Can Start Today

15 Human Resource Related Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Do you have experience or a passion in human resources but want to start your own business?

The great part is that there are so many different components to working in human resource and the business opportunities are endless.

We put together a list of 15 human resource related business ideas you can start today:

1. Start a niche blog ($288K/year)

Starter Story from New York, New York, USA started Starter Story over 3 years ago, a niche blog.

  • Revenue: $24,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: New York, New York, USA

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Starter Story, on starting Starter Story ($24,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success about 8 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a training software ($5.4M/year)

Chris Ronzio from Scottsdale, Arizona, USA started Trainual over 7 years ago, a training software.

  • Revenue: $450,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 42
  • Location: Scottsdale, Arizona, USA

Trainual is actually my third business and started as a result of my second. I had a consulting company called Organize Chaos, through which Trainual as a beta platform was born to help my clients with their onboarding and training issues.

My first business, a video production company, I started at 14, and throughout my entrepreneurial journey, I developed a passion for technology, efficiency, and making business easier.

It was just over a decade I spent building that production company, taking it nationwide with 3 offices, netting over $3 million in video sales, and selling it before I turned 25.

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Chris Ronzio, on starting Trainual ($450,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a recruiting agency ($3.48M/year)

Sharon Koifman from Montreal, Quebec, Canada started DistantJob about 13 years ago, a recruiting agency.

  • Revenue: $290,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 26
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I started off by running and owning a hosting company called Empire Host. We had about 3K clients at the time support was run from two offices in India with nearly 30 employees.

We were also providing an outsourcing package. Our business solutions were really cheap and to be frank, our results were mediocre at best. Although the service was fine for any mom and pop shop or even an “any results will do” kind of company, we noticed that too often, people who run tech companies actually outsourced to companies such as ourselves even work that went into their core offering - because it was cheap.

At the time, what outsourcing really was, was an arbitrage business. But the concept that people would outsource big chunks of their business to a company that does not provide the same level of communication, process, quality control, and culture just because they’ll save a lot of money, that idea really stuck with me.

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Sharon Koifman, on starting DistantJob ($290,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a human resources agency

Examples of a successful human resources agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a human resources agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a human resources agency ➜

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6. Start a human resources consulting business

Examples of a successful human resources consulting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a human resources consulting business ➜

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7. Start a payroll business

Examples of a successful payroll business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a payroll business ➜

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8. Start a virtual human resources consulting business

Examples of a successful virtual human resources consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual human resources consulting business ➜

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10. Start an envelopes and files business

Examples of a successful envelopes and files business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a envelopes and files business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start an employee training business

Examples of a successful employee training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an employee training business ➜

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12. Start a resume consulting business

Examples of a successful resume consulting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a resume consulting business ➜

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13. Start an employee motivation consulting buiness

Examples of a successful employee motivation consulting buiness:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a employee motivation consulting buiness:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an employee motivation consulting buiness ➜

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14. Start a career coaching business ($519K/year)

Examples of a successful career coaching business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a career coaching business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Patrick Curtis's story on creating Wall Street Oasis a read:

Hi, I’m Patrick Curtis and I’m the CEO and Founder of Wall Street Oasis, the largest online community focused on careers in finance.

The community has now reached over 100 million visitors over its 14-year history and is currently getting over 2 million visits per month.

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Patrick Curtis, on starting Wall Street Oasis ($140,000/month) full story ➜

15. Develop an online survey tool ($6.41M/year)

Examples of a successful online survey tool:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online survey tool ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Vivek Bhaskaran's story on creating QuestionPro a read:

Hi there! My name is Vivek Bhaskaran the Founder of QuestionPro. The most robust survey software you are going to find on the market along with Customer Experience, Employee Experience, and a Research platform that will give your company every advantage. We focus on not only providing the tools for creation, distribution, and analysis of surveys, but also provide the platforms for polling, tablet-based mobile research, and data visualization.

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Vivek Bhaskaran, on starting QuestionPro ($1,600,000/month) full story ➜

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