15 Live Stream Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2024]

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Interested in starting a live streaming business in 2024?

We put together 15 of the best live streaming businesses you can start in today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Start an online tutors business

Online tutoring is a growing business idea that provides academic assistance and support to students through the internet. This can be done through one-on-one sessions, group classes, or pre-recorded video lessons. Online tutors can specialize in a specific subject or offer tutoring services for various subjects.

To start an online tutoring business, you must have a strong background in the subject or subjects you want to tutor. You will also need good communication skills and be comfortable using technology, as you will interact with students through video conferencing platforms or messaging apps.

To succeed in this business, you will need to be able to provide high-quality tutoring services that help students understand and retain the material. This may involve creating personalized lesson plans and materials, providing feedback and support, and being available to answer questions and provide guidance. You will also need to be able to market your services effectively to attract potential clients.

There are a few key steps to starting an online tutoring business:

  • Determine your areas of expertise and the subjects you are comfortable tutoring.
  • Develop a website or online platform to showcase your services and allow students to schedule sessions or access materials.
  • Set up a payment system and establish your rates.
  • Promote your services through social media, online classifieds, or networking with schools and educational institutions.
  • Provide high-quality tutoring services that meet the needs of your students and help them succeed academically.

To succeed in this business, you will need to be organized, reliable, and able to adapt to the needs of your students. You will also need to be able to communicate effectively and use technology to your advantage. With hard work and dedication, an online tutoring business can be a rewarding and fulfilling career choice.

How much you can make: $12,000 — $166,667/month

How much does it cost to start: $70 (?)

How I Went From Part-Time Tutor To Making $120K/Year Selling Online Courses

Teacher Jade's online academy and consulting services, which teach youth and adults how to offer online classes, resulted in a five-figure monthly income with increased enrollment through Outschool, leading to the creation of a second business and a plan to expand course offerings and salaries for her teachers.

About
Jade started Teacher Jade about 4 years ago
Revenue
Jade grew the business to $12K/month
Costs
It cost Jade $500 to start the business
Read by 3,295 founders

2. Start a live interview business

3. Start a cause awareness raising videos business

4. Start a live product testing business

5. Start a live stream product launch business

6. Start an ask me anything live streaming business

7. Start a live stream gaming business

Video game live streaming is where participants broadcast themselves playing games to a live audience online. Therefore, spectators watch the gameplay and interact with the streamer in real time.

In recent years, many people have taken up the trend of broadcasting their video-game gameplay live, attracting thousands of spectators.

Video game streaming is fun to do, and the appeal of attracting an audience is enough to motivate you to start the business. While many starts live video-game streaming for fun, there is still the chance of making profits through advertisement, partnerships, and viewer donations.

To start a video game streaming business, choose a trending game genre. Whatever your approach, consistency is key! Game viewers should be able to see you often, so they come back to you on a regular schedule.

Besides, choosing the proper hardware and streaming services impact your performance and ability to retain viewers.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $15,000/month

$4000 a Month Playing Video Games

This case study highlights how a gamer teacher and YouTuber is earning thousands of dollars each month by teaching through Outschool and guiding players on her YouTube channel.

Revenue
Devyn grew the business to $4K/month
Read by 748 founders

8. Start a live contest hosting business

How much you can make: $30,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

I Went From Making Extra Income With Affiliate Websites To Building A $360K/Year Business

Case study on SEO consultancy and affiliate marketing business generating over $360k per year with over 700k monthly visitors, with insights on building valuable content, conducting extensive research, and working with a skilled and dedicated team.

About
Jerry started WebRevenue over 17 years ago
Revenue
Jerry grew the business to $30K/month
Costs
It cost Jerry $500 to start the business
Read by 6,040 founders

9. Start a live stream event business

How much you can make: $25,000/month

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

How Experiencing Burnout Led Me To Start One Of The Most Popular Podcasts In The World

Cary Jack started The Happy Hustle to help fellow purpose-driven entrepreneurs avoid burnout and achieve blissful balance in their personal and professional life while putting the Happy in their everyday Hustle, offering multiple revenue streams including a mastermind, book, and course.

Revenue
Cary grew the business to $25K/month
Read by 1,861 founders

10. Start a live consulting session business

11. Start a live workshop instruction business

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 31 days (?)

12. Start a live product selling business

How much you can make: $500,000/month

+$20M/mo Selling Health Products to Help People Feel Better

Case study: How LifeWave founder David built a global health technology company that generates over $20 million in revenue monthly and has a presence in 80 countries.

Revenue
They grew the business to $500K/month
Read by 499 founders

13. Start a live facebook group hangout business

14. Start a live behind the scenes tour business

15. Start a live q&a weekly show business

meet the author
Pat Walls

I'm Pat Walls and I created Starter Story - a website dedicated to helping people start businesses. We interview entrepreneurs from around the world about how they started and grew their businesses.