52 Low Cost Business Ideas [Cheap Startups 2022]

52 Low Cost Business Ideas [Cheap Startups 2022]

Building a business with little or no capital will come with its fair share of challenges, but that doesn’t mean it’s not possible to be successful.

With sufficient research, a solid plan, and some extra time, there are plenty of ways to build your business from scratch, regardless of your startup budget.

We’ve identified 52 low startup cost business ideas (from real world examples) that can be launched with $0 - $10,000 dollars.

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1. Start a newsletter

Did you know that in the past five years there has been more than a 50% increase in the number of people who read newsletters?

Email newsletters are a great way to connect with customers and potential customers. It's a newsletter's job to inform, persuade, and sell to your audience.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,250,000/month
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Matt Paulson started MarketBeat, a finance blog, over 11 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Matt Paulson and I’m the founder of MarketBeat, a financial media company that empowers individual stock investors to make better trading decisions by providing objective financial information and real-time market data.

MarketBeat is expected to generate approximately $8 million in revenue in 2019 and end the year at about 1.3 million unique email subscribers.

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Matt Paulson, on starting MarketBeat ($665,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a subscription box business

Subscription boxes are a trend that's been going around for years and hasn't really slowed down yet. They are also a great business model for anyone in e-commerce.

Better yet, the global subscription box market reached a value of $22B in 2021.

Subscription boxes are all the rage and for good reason -- because people love them! The subscription box industry is only getting bigger, but it's also still new and brands are always looking for ways to stand out.

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $400,000/month
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Lindsay Scholz started Vowed Box Co., a subscription box business, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.

Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!

Photo credit: Brooke Michelle Photography

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Lindsay Scholz, on starting Vowed Box Co. ($400/month) full story ➜

3. Start a natural beauty product business

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 — $158,333/month
Time To Revenue
360 days

Mel young started Flowerdale Valley, a natural beauty product business, almost 5 years ago:

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.

Now, my business provides my income for me and my kids.

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Mel young , on starting Flowerdale Valley ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a jewelry making business

The global jewelry market size was valued at $278B in 2018 and is expected to reach $292B by 2025.

The industry comprises manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, and jewelry designers. Unlike many other industries that have gone through leaps in technology, the jewelry industry has remained untouched for over 40 years.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $2,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills

Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier started Ann + Joy, a jewelry making business, ago:

Case Study

Hello there! We are Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, two sisters from Miami who started Ann + Joy. We make handmade real flower and resin jewelry and sell online and in stores around the world. We take pride in being one of the first companies to make real flower jewelry. During our first year of business, we blossomed almost immediately into a very successful Etsy shop. Etsy was constantly featuring our products on its website and in promotional emails. We are proud to say that since starting in early 2017 we have had over 5,000 sales online.

For all the readers, we are providing a 20% off coupon to our Etsy shop. Use code: STARTERSTORY at checkout!

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Lindsay Ann Gottschall and Courtney Joy Bleier, on starting Ann + Joy ($4,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a podcast

Do you have some ideas or skills you would love to teach other people? Maybe you are a blogger and looking for ways to expand your revenue streams?

Podcasting is a great side hustle to try out and earn extra income. However, you may need to practice patience since podcasts take time to start making money. Therefore, invest in good equipment for your podcast and record content that your target audience will love to share with others.

How Much Can You Make?
$419 — $1,020,000/month
Time To Revenue
90 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 2 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Darren Reighard started Cars of Carlisle, a podcast, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Over 150 high-end vehicles glistened in the sunlight, Porsches, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Mercedes, all polished and lined up in neat rows.

My colleagues do an amazing job with their contributions to our overall automotive journey. On that note, I’d like to take a moment to put a special “thank you” out to all of the Cars of Carlisle team members, emphasizing how much I value everything they give to the business. In two years, I went from a dozen downloads and investing five figures of my own savings to now an annual revenue that is increasing, while downloads are exceeding 12,000.

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Darren Reighard, on starting Cars of Carlisle ($419/month) full story ➜

6. Start a bridal accessories store

Bridal accessories are a great way to help you complete your wedding day look. Bridal accessories are something similar that surrounds weddings in our society. Bridal accessories are all the rage nowadays. These pretty things create the perfect set of accessories for the bridal.

The Bridal Wear market in the USA is estimated at $26B in the year 2020.

A bridal accessories store can provide you with abundant income and the ability to hire. Bridal occasions are very special and endure several phases. You could start a bridal accessories business with access to millions of customers starting from the first introduction till they get married.

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Skills
Business model

Vivian Chan started East Meets Dress, a bridal accessories store, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! My name is Vivian and I’m one of the co-founders of East Meets Dress. We’re the first modern fashion company to bring Asian-American representation and inclusion to the traditional wedding industry by combining contemporary cultural designs, quality craftsmanship, and a dedicated customer experience.

East Meets Dress has been entirely bootstrapped from Day 1 (we got started with less than $100 over a weekend). Neither my co-founder nor I had any prior experience in fashion or entrepreneurship, but through a lot of hard work, hustle, and trial and error, we've been able to grow our team and company to a 6-figure annual recurring revenue ($25k/month) in one year and help hundreds of brides across the world celebrate their heritage in style.

Our wedding cheongsams

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Vivian Chan, on starting East Meets Dress ($50,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a niche accessories brand

Niche accessories make excellent small business ideas. The profit margins in these businesses are pretty large because of the markup on the products. You could have a small Etsy store or sell them through marketplace sites such as Amazon, Facebook, and eBay.

The niche market for custom accessories is estimated to be nearly $473.46B by 2020 and it contains a variety of product categories ranging from jewelry, handbags, and small leather goods to house decorations and small fashion apparel accessories. Niche accessories is currently enjoying strong growth, which is projected to continue during this decade as well.

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $1,500,000/month
Skills

Braxton Manley started Braxley Bands, a niche accessories brand, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Braxton Manley and I am a 23-year-old living in Austin. I started Braxley Bands with my dorm-mate Grant Andrews as a class project at Texas Tech about 3 years ago.

We created an elastic Apple Watch band and started making them by hand on my Nana’s sewing machine. We have since scaled the business from an original $20 upfront for materials to $100K a month on Shopify. No other capital or investment was ever put into the business.

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Braxton Manley, on starting Braxley Bands ($200,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a podcast production company

A great podcast is an amazing tool. With the rise of podcasts, they've become a staple in daily lives, with many using them as a source of entertainment, fresh news, and education.

World Wide podcasting market size was estimated at $14.25 billion in 2021. Podcasts have seen a major resurgence in recent years, with more listeners and new shows than ever before. If you're thinking of getting into podcast production, you've probably noticed that it isn't a cheap endeavor. In fact, it can get quite expensive. The good thing is that there are ways to start your own podcast production company on a budget.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $75,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Jeremy Enns started Counterweight Creative, a podcast production company, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hey there! I’m Jeremy Enns, the founder and Storyteller In Chief at Counterweight Creative, a podcast production and strategy agency.

I started the company 3 years ago, in 2016 with one client, making $15/hour and have grown into a team of 10 contractors producing more than 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10K/mo.

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Jeremy Enns, on starting Counterweight Creative ($20,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a digital agency

A digital agency's task is to make a business reach its advertising, marketing, or technology-related goals. Anyone with enough passion and determination can start and run a profitable digital marketing agency. With the right skill set, the right tools, and the right mindset you can start a successful digital agency.

The global digital agency market reached a value of nearly $305B in 2020. The future growth prospects of the digital agency market are projected to be high due to the rising population of people consuming and creating content through digital channels.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $3,699,632/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Hailey Brooke McFadden started Power Move Marketing, a digital agency, about 2 years ago:

Case Study

I am Hailey Brooke McFadden and I was a 4 season starter on the volleyball team at Wake Forest University, captain, and libero my senior year. I was a 4x Academic All-ACC honoree and 3x Dean’s list honoree and graduated from Wake Forest in 3.5 years with a BA in communication with a minor in film studies.

I wanted to make a company that knew how to market to women and also cultivated a culture internally that respects women and give them a chance to thrive. Ironically, PMM now works with several companies whose target audience is male and we have still been able to crush it!

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Hailey Brooke McFadden , on starting Power Move Marketing ($22,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a women's clothing line

Women-oriented clothing lines and retailers have been growing in numbers over the years and there are vast opportunities in this industry. You can experiment a lot with women's clothes, selling niche items like gym wear or maternity clothing, office wear, beachwear, or a variety of other women's apparel.

The women's apparel segment is a lucrative market, totaling US$888.60bn in revenue by 2022, and is expected to grow at a rate of 3.43% annually from 2018 to 2022. It is evident that this is a highly profitable industry and you can also start your own women's clothing line today.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $8,330,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Gia Paddock started Boutique Rye, a boutique, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi everyone, my name is Gia, and I am the owner of Boutique Rye. We are a women’s clothing and accessories boutique that is all online!

We have anywhere from clothes that are appropriate for work or clothes that will make you turn heads on a night out on the town. I try and buy clothes with many different styles in mind. I'd like to think that we are a one-stop shop for a diverse group of women!

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Gia Paddock, on starting Boutique Rye ($10,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a niche blog

Growing a niche blog can be an incredible way to build an income on the Internet. Starting a blog in any niche is easy. You simply need a domain, hosting, and WordPress to start blogging. The hard part comes when you try to monetize your website traffic. Making income from your blog, and making a blog that actually pays you the money takes time, work, and effort.

There are more than 500 million blogs out of 1.7 billion websites. Over 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages each month. Users produce around 70 million new posts and 77 million new comments each month. Content marketing is predicted to be an industry worth $412.88B by 2021.

How Much Can You Make?
$250 — $416,667/month
Time To Revenue
120 days

Patrick Hess started AFH Media LLC, a niche blog, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Patrick Hess and I am the creator of Bar Games 101, a website about a wide variety of games to play with your friends and family.

As our library of game-focused content expands, traffic is increasing as well, with over 200K monthly unique visitors and revenue over $4,000 for the month of August.

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Patrick Hess, on starting AFH Media LLC (/month) full story ➜

12. Start a sustainable clothing line

Starting a sustainable clothing company can seem like a daunting task, but with the right skills and resources in place, it doesn't have to be. And thanks to more and more technologies becoming available there is a greater chance of success than has ever been had before.

The sustainable clothing market shrunk from $6.35B in 2019 to $6.14B in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse economic impact. But the sustainable clothing market size will keep growing in the coming years, Experts predict it will reach $8.25B by 2023.

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $60,000/month
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Pepe Martín García started Minimalism Brand, a sustainable clothing line, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is Pepe Martín I´m the co-founder of Minimalismbrand. We started our business two years ago. We are two founders.

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Pepe Martín García, on starting Minimalism Brand ($18,000/month) full story ➜

13. Start a home decor business

Are you a talented interior designer? Do you know that you can turn your hobby into a side income opportunity? Home décor as a side hustle is a great opportunity to build a brand as you earn extra income. To launch a successful home décor side hustle, you first need to work on your portfolio. The portfolio communicates to your potential customers your potential when it comes to home décor. You may use your home as an example or request a friend for an opportunity to do their home décor as a sample for your portfolio. Once you have a portfolio, market your business, and remember to include photos from your previous gigs to increase the chances of closing a sale.

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $415,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Sarah Giller Nelson started Less is More Organizing Services, a home decor business, over 12 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Sarah Giller Nelson and I am organized. I experience a sense of calm when I walk into well-ordered spaces. I enjoy feeling unencumbered. Knowing how to sift through, sort out, and organize all the “stuff” a household needs comes naturally to me and is a skill that I draw upon all the time.

I currently have a staff of three professional organizers operating in two states. We serve on average 95 households per year. About 85% of our clients are repeat customers, buying 10 hours or more of organizing services. Typically, they hire us to work on one space, like a closet or a kitchen. Once they see how quickly we can make the changes that they need, they hire us to organize many other rooms in their house as well.

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Sarah Giller Nelson, on starting Less is More Organizing Services ($8,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a stationery business

Starting yourself a stationery business may be a good business opportunity to consider. As the years go by, technology becomes more and more advanced. With the growth of social media and online presence in our lives, stationery products have been popularized and become a trending market. There are various ways of starting a stationery business; you can create your own website, choose to sell at retail stores, and sell different types of stationery products.

World wide stationery products market was expected to be valued at $24B in 2021, and it is projected to reach $30B by 2031. Starting a stationery business can be extremely profitable, but there are many things you should know before you begin.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $40,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days

Ruth Daro started Seniman Calligraphy, a stationery business, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Ruth and I run Seniman Calligraphy a custom stationery design studio where I do calligraphy, watercolor, illustration, and graphic design for bespoke wedding invitations and other paper goods. Basically, printing and manufacturing.

This year, I’m averaging at $13,000 gross per month.

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Ruth Daro, on starting Seniman Calligraphy ($13,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a niche accessories brand

Niche accessories make excellent small business ideas. The profit margins in these businesses are pretty large because of the markup on the products. You could have a small Etsy store or sell them through marketplace sites such as Amazon, Facebook, and eBay.

The niche market for custom accessories is estimated to be nearly $473.46B by 2020 and it contains a variety of product categories ranging from jewelry, handbags, and small leather goods to house decorations and small fashion apparel accessories. Niche accessories is currently enjoying strong growth, which is projected to continue during this decade as well.

How Much Can You Make?
$600 — $1,500,000/month
Skills

Braxton Manley started Braxley Bands, a niche accessories brand, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Braxton Manley and I am a 23-year-old living in Austin. I started Braxley Bands with my dorm-mate Grant Andrews as a class project at Texas Tech about 3 years ago.

We created an elastic Apple Watch band and started making them by hand on my Nana’s sewing machine. We have since scaled the business from an original $20 upfront for materials to $100K a month on Shopify. No other capital or investment was ever put into the business.

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Braxton Manley, on starting Braxley Bands ($200,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a fashion accessories brand

Fashion accessories are an integral part of our wardrobes and are chosen specifically to compliment a person's outfit.

Typical fashion accessories include footwear, apparel, jewelry, wallets, handbags, hair accessories, and watches.

The global fashion accessories market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 12.3% during the forecast period (2021 - 2026).

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $500,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Eric Morton started Cuff Style, a fashion accessories brand, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Eric Morton and I am one of the cofounders of CuffStyle, LLC. My team and I invented Cuff Adapters, which are small silicone tabs that fit over shirt cuff buttons allowing cufflinks to be worn with standard button-down shirts.

Cufflinks are such a great way to accessorize and enhance an outfit, especially for men who have such limited options as it is. There are so many cool cufflinks out there, ranging from fancy solid gold designs to casual novelty designs, and we felt there was a serious need for innovation that would allow cufflinks to be worn more often with any button-down shirt in any setting.

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Eric Morton, on starting Cuff Style ($50,000/month) full story ➜

17. Make a handcrafted drums business

Start a handcrafted drums business in an industry ready to boom. Firsthand drum builders and craftspeople have long sought out solid places to connect, guild-style, on the web. If you're on a shoestring budget, think about starting a handcrafted drums business.

The global handcrafted Drums & IBCs Market is expected to hit a market value of $16B by 2022 and is expected to reach $22.5B from 2022 to 2029. Starting your own handcrafted drums business in the modern age is much easier than it used to be. Because of the rise in sites like eBay over the past 20 years, it's much easier to pick up some used equipment and have your own drum kit up and running for a fraction of the cost of buying new.

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

Oran started Goya, a handcrafted drums business, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Oran and I handcraft steel tongue drums used by musicians and also for sound therapy/meditation. The tongues or notes are tuned in a way that they all resonate with each other making it very easy to create alluring melodies, when the tongue is hit with you finger or a mallet, it vibrates creating sound waves. There is a hole underneath allowing sound to escape. No musical background is needed to play, so they are suitable for all ages and abilities.

Sales vary from month to month but tend to average out at $2000 a month from my website www.goya.ie. I’m continually creating new designs and experimenting with sounds which is a perfect way for me to spend my time.

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Oran, on starting Goya ($2,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a children's clothing business

The children's clothing business has grown rapidly over the last few years, and in 2022 was valued at $263.30 billion.

Starting a children's clothing business gives you the opportunity to be your own boss while working in a field you enjoy. While you have to be prepared to work long hours and put in lots of hard effort, it can be extremely rewarding if successful.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $750,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills

Charles Carette started Bambox, a subscription box business, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, I am Charles Carette, CEO & Co-founder of Bambox. We developed the first monthly subscription-based ecommerce for baby essentials combined with a virtual assistant to guide new parents throughout their baby’s first 3 years. We operate in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Charles Carette, on starting Bambox ($60,000/month) full story ➜

19. Become a temporary tattoo artist

Starting a tattoo business is not as difficult as you might think. If you have the talent, ability, and guts, you already have the most important qualities for starting your own tattoo company.  Tattoo Artists in the US Market Size in 2022 is $1.4B.

The tattooing business is profitable and popular and it is one of the most rewarding careers that you can have. However, it requires a huge amount of commitment and hard work.

Tattoo shops have strict standards for artists who work in shops, so to have an ideal career as an artist, you might have to go the freelance route. It can be a short-term or long-term career which means you must be prepared before you take on such a responsibility. It won't come with a million-dollar salary at first, but once you've developed a good reputation and have completed enough work, the money will start rolling in.

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Anslea started Forgotten Mermaids, a temporary tattoo artist, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello!

(The first batch of tattoo packs.)

Over the last 12 months, we’ve expanded our products to include two tattoo designs in six colors, swimsuits, and clothing, all with the unifying “mermaid scale” theme. These last six months we’ve averaged about $1,000/month in mostly passive income.

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Anslea, on starting Forgotten Mermaids ($1,000/month) full story ➜

20. Start a handmade paper goods business

The handmade paper goods market is growing globally due to the increase in environmental consciousness among people. The gift of handmade is a tradition with a long history. According to data collected by the US Census Bureau, each year the number of handmade goods made by individuals in the USA rises by 3%. Handmade paper goods are not an exception.

The handmade paper goods market size is expected to reach $7.3B by 2020. The business of crafting paper goods was largely untouched until the start of Etsy, which has since grown into an international curated marketplace. Those who could craft unique and innovative pieces landed themselves a successful eCommerce store, living off of bare-bones websites and making their creations available to customers far and wide.

How Much Can You Make?
Skills
Business model

Abigail Butler started Chirps & Cricket Design Studio, a handmade paper goods business, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Abigail Butler and I am the designer, maker and owner of Chirps & Cricket Design Studio. Chirps & Cricket is a small, Denver, Colorado-based design studio specializing in graphic design services, custom illustration, handcrafted paper goods and bespoke invitations.

Illustration, design and packaging for The Patient Zeros ‘Born Again’ EP. The band requested a hand-drawn illustration with a psychedelic feel.

New Mexico State University’s Campus Map featuring food options.

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Abigail Butler, on starting Chirps & Cricket Design Studio ($1,100/month) full story ➜

21. Start a dating coaching business

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $30,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Ta'Veca Collins started Romance On The Go, Concierge Services, a dating coaching business, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I'm Ta'Veca Collins, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Worker (Florida) Owner and operator of Romance On The Go, Concierge Services (ROTGO-Est. 2012), a small business that promotes romance and intimacy.

Prior to becoming a preferred vendor at The W and other local hotels, we were only being hired once or twice a month. Since April 2019, we are steadily booked and executing services every weekend (Saturday and Sunday) and at least twice throughout the week. I’m always telling potential “Romantics” during a consultation, that any day of the week is a day to be romantic! We are grossing approximately $3,200.00 monthly. One of the most amazing aspects that we value is that we are constantly generating business for our local preferred vendor network (local small businesses) (Private Chef, Massage Therapist, Treat Maker, Florist, Gondola, and Transportation). Not only are we spreading romance, but we are also spreading wealth too!

“Meet The Tolberts” - They spent their Honeymoon in Fort Lauderdale, FL. and we executed this sunrise picnic with a mini photoshoot.

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Ta'Veca Collins, on starting Romance On The Go, Concierge Services ($3,500/month) full story ➜

22. Start a beach wedding company

Sha'Quanna Davis started Dreams & Details Events, LLC, a beach wedding company, over 2 years ago:

Case Study

Hi guys! My name is Sha’Quanna Davis and I am the founder of Dreams & Details Events. I started the business last year after losing my job.

I just started my business in November 2019 after years of doing previous party planning and I have obtained two clients so far and earned $500. But the rest is yet to come! I am networking in the community and getting my name out and building strong business relationships with other business owners.

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Sha'Quanna Davis, on starting Dreams & Details Events, LLC ($0/month) full story ➜

💸UNDER $10,000 TO START

24. Start a photo printing business

How Much Can You Make?
$27,400 — $1,500,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Jainam Shah started CanvasChamp, a photo printing business, about 10 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Jainam Shah, and I am one of the founders of CanvasChamp. We make a variety of custom photo products for home decor and gifting purposes, most notably canvas prints, acrylic and metal prints. We have a lot many other products already launched and soon will introduce even more.

We started in March 2012, with just custom canvas prints and now have more than 60+ personalized photo gifts products with revenue of 1.5m$+/mo. We still have a long way to go with the potential of scalability and growth.

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Jainam Shah, on starting CanvasChamp ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a backpack line

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $300,000/month
Skills
Business model

Fred Perrotta started Tortuga, a backpack line, about 12 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Fred Perrotta, the co-founder, and CEO of Tortuga.

Over the past nine years, we’ve bootstrapped our way to seven figures in revenue.

Team Tortuga on a retreat in Montreal

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Fred Perrotta, on starting Tortuga ($300,000/month) full story ➜

26. Start a drinkware brand

A drinkware brand sells home and houseware products like cups, koozies, mugs and other drinking accessories.

How Much Can You Make?
$333,333 — $1,000,000/month

Dylan Jacob started BrüMate, a drinkware brand, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Dylan Jacob and I am the founder of BruMate, AKA, The Dehydration Company. We are a unique insulated drinkware brand with a sole focus on the adult beverage community.

I launched our first product line in November 2016. We did $250,000 in sales from November-December 2016, 2.1M in sales in 2017, and we are now doing over 1.1M/mo in sales, in over 1000 retailers nationwide, and are on track to do 20M this year with roughly 35-45% bottom line depending on our ad-spend.

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Dylan Jacob, on starting BrüMate ($1,000,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a makeup academy

How Much Can You Make?
$235,000/month
Skills

Anastasia Andreani started Vizio Makeup Academy, a makeup academy, over 11 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is Anastasia Andreani. I grew up in the Midwest, in a small town outside Chicago. From a very young age, I was drawn to the world of beauty and art. Growing up wasn’t easy. My parents got divorced when I was very young, which led me to start working and hustling to make money at a young age. I have always been a free-willed spirit with the intention of paving my own way in life.

Vizio Makeup Academy has enrolled over 3,300 students and generated $2.4M in revenue this year. We have been contributing a lot of energy and time into our growth strategies, so we aim to double and triple our earnings in the years to come.

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Anastasia Andreani, on starting Vizio Makeup Academy ($235,000/month) full story ➜

28. Become a toy maker

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $200,000/month
Skills

Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo started Mini Materials, a woodworking business, about 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Mat Hofma, and I created Mini Materials. We sell miniature masonry and woodworking supplies like cinder blocks, red bricks, pallets, lumber, and even molds to pour your own cinder blocks.

Since then we've expanded to different styles of mini masonry and even kits to build models.

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Mat Hofma & Erik Polumbo, on starting Mini Materials ($20,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a 3d printing business

3D printing also known as additive manufacturing makes it possible to produce a physical item by assembling a material layer by layer.

If you love creating stuff, then a 3D printing business may just be for you.

How Much Can You Make?
$42,000 — $330,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills

Roy Kirchner started Ultimate 3D Printing Store, a 3d printing business, almost 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Roy Kirchner, an entrepreneur from Odessa, Florida. After years spent in the automobile and marketing and advertising industries, I decided in 2014 to form a new company solely focused on emerging new technology, 3D printing.

I started my company with an initial, out-of-pocket investment of $65,000, and today we are averaging monthly gross sales of $330,000.

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Roy Kirchner, on starting Ultimate 3D Printing Store ($330,000/month) full story ➜

30. Start a phone case business

How Much Can You Make?
$120,000 — $125,000/month
Skills

Andrew Moore started Felony Case, a phone case business, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Andrew Moore, the founder, and designer at Felony Case, a Toronto based company designing unique iPhone cases. I founded Felony Case in 2012, and since then we’ve created several flagship iPhone case designs.

The first studded cases I was making by hand

Our Kaleidoscope Cases

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Andrew Moore, on starting Felony Case ($120,000/month) full story ➜

31. Start a membership management software

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Mitch Colleran started Join It, a membership management software, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there!

As of March 2019, Join It is making $20,000/month and growing!

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Mitch Colleran, on starting Join It ($40,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start a hair product line

How Much Can You Make?
$550 — $2,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Mikey Moran started Private Label Extensions, a hair product line, over 9 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name is Mikey Moran and I am one of the owners of Private Label Extensions. We started this company a little over 5 years ago to create another option for women looking for amazing quality hair and entrepreneurs looking to get into the hair industry.

We’ve made a lot of mistakes during our business journey but have learned from them all and have seen an increase in business. We went from selling a few thousand dollars a month to over $650,000 monthly and even had a $1,000,000 month. One of our biggest accomplishments was being ranked #278 of the fastest-growing companies by Inc Magazine for 2018.

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Mikey Moran , on starting Private Label Extensions ($650,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start an online food business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $3,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
360 days

TJ Clark started Healthy Chew, a healthy meal delivery service, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is TJ and I am the co-founder and CEO of Healthy Chew.

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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TJ Clark, on starting Healthy Chew ($60,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start a custom prints business

How Much Can You Make?
$3,700 — $3,000,000/month
Skills

Zach Katz started Framed Tweets, a custom prints business, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! I’m Zach Katz, and I started Framed Tweets to give people a simple way to beautifully frame their favorite tweets as art, to remember and enjoy forever.

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Zach Katz, on starting Framed Tweets ($25,000/month) full story ➜

35. Start an online masquerade masks store

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Josh Bluman started VIVO Masks, a online masquerade masks store, almost 9 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Josh Bluman and I’m a marketing professional turned ecommerce business owner. I started VIVO Masks with my business partner, Jackson Cunningham, over 6 years ago. We started dropshipping masquerade masks from Italy to people looking for unique and high end masquerade masks to wear to their masquerade parties, balls or fundraisers.

We sell everything from simple party masks to exquisite high-end masquerade masks that often win ‘best of the ball’. In just our third month in business, we did 30K in monthly revenue, and now we have set up established processes and systems to continue operating the business while we explore new products and ventures.

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Josh Bluman, on starting VIVO Masks ($25,000/month) full story ➜

36. Start a swimwear line

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $25,000/month
Skills

Evan Waldenberg started Junk In Your Trunks, a swimwear line, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hey there I’m Evan Waldenberg, the founder of Junk in your Trunks. Clothing from trash for the wonderful piece of garbage you are. We’re making swim trunks out of recycled plastic bottles.

Up to about $25k/mo but rapidly growing, we just haven’t had the inventory to keep up with demand lately. We’re at a really interesting time because our company was/is still in its infancy and we managed to land an investment from Barstool Sports on a new shark-tank style show they debuted recently called The Big Brain. Gave up a decent amount of equity (the final deal doesn’t look exactly like what was discussed on the show, I’m happy with where we landed but gotta stay 🤐) but it really changed what the future of this business looks like as we’ve given ourselves an opportunity for a lot of awareness in our core market at minimal capital expense (this is exciting but also a risk as Barstool is an extremely polarizing company in the market and hasn’t really executed on these types of partnerships before).

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Evan Waldenberg, on starting Junk In Your Trunks ($25,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a subscription box business

Subscription boxes are a trend that's been going around for years and hasn't really slowed down yet. They are also a great business model for anyone in e-commerce.

Better yet, the global subscription box market reached a value of $22B in 2021.

Subscription boxes are all the rage and for good reason -- because people love them! The subscription box industry is only getting bigger, but it's also still new and brands are always looking for ways to stand out.

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $400,000/month
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Lindsay Scholz started Vowed Box Co., a subscription box business, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.

Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!

Photo credit: Brooke Michelle Photography

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Lindsay Scholz, on starting Vowed Box Co. ($400/month) full story ➜

38. Start a podcast production company

A great podcast is an amazing tool. With the rise of podcasts, they've become a staple in daily lives, with many using them as a source of entertainment, fresh news, and education.

World Wide podcasting market size was estimated at $14.25 billion in 2021. Podcasts have seen a major resurgence in recent years, with more listeners and new shows than ever before. If you're thinking of getting into podcast production, you've probably noticed that it isn't a cheap endeavor. In fact, it can get quite expensive. The good thing is that there are ways to start your own podcast production company on a budget.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $75,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Jeremy Enns started Counterweight Creative, a podcast production company, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hey there! I’m Jeremy Enns, the founder and Storyteller In Chief at Counterweight Creative, a podcast production and strategy agency.

I started the company 3 years ago, in 2016 with one client, making $15/hour and have grown into a team of 10 contractors producing more than 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10K/mo.

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Jeremy Enns, on starting Counterweight Creative ($20,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a skin care product line

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

Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic started Oh My Balm, a skin care product line, over 5 years ago:

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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Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic, on starting Oh My Balm ($2,000/month) full story ➜

40. Start a sustainable clothing line

Starting a sustainable clothing company can seem like a daunting task, but with the right skills and resources in place, it doesn't have to be. And thanks to more and more technologies becoming available there is a greater chance of success than has ever been had before.

The sustainable clothing market shrunk from $6.35B in 2019 to $6.14B in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its adverse economic impact. But the sustainable clothing market size will keep growing in the coming years, Experts predict it will reach $8.25B by 2023.

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $60,000/month
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Pepe Martín García started Minimalism Brand, a sustainable clothing line, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is Pepe Martín I´m the co-founder of Minimalismbrand. We started our business two years ago. We are two founders.

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Pepe Martín García, on starting Minimalism Brand ($18,000/month) full story ➜

41. Start an ice cream product

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000 — $400,000/month
Skills
Business model

Stephen Layton started The Good Scoop, a ice cream product, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! My name is Stephen Layton and I am one of the founding members of The Good Scoop located in the greater Sacramento region. We make all of our own ice cream in house using fresh local and all-natural ingredients.

Some of our best selling and most popular flavors include our banana, rosewater, lavender, and salted cookies and cream. We use fresh seasonally available ingredients, so we use peaches in the summertime and apples in the fall. Some of our more interesting flavors include horchata, honey wasabi, peppermint bark, and olive oil.

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Stephen Layton, on starting The Good Scoop ($16,000/month) full story ➜

42. Start an IoT startup

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $2,300,000/month
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Craig Rabin started The Airhook, a IoT startup, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Craig Rabin, from an early age I spent his time dreaming up inventions. These are now a source of inspiration as I make sketches from my childhood a reality, thanks to 3D printing. My entrepreneurial spirit and passion started early and led me to start my first business when I was 16 years old. Since then, I’ve moved from Chicago and have gone on to create eleven companies... woo!

Since launch, we’ve shipped to every state in the U.S. and have a presence in 73 countries around the world! Plus, The Airhook has been featured in over 100 publications and was the first product in history to win Steve Harvey’s Funderdome on ABC in 2017 and won Travel Product of The Year in 2019.

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Craig Rabin, on starting The Airhook ($8,000/month) full story ➜

43. Start a skin care product line

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

Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic started Oh My Balm, a skin care product line, over 5 years ago:

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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Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic, on starting Oh My Balm ($2,000/month) full story ➜

44. Become a business coach

How Much Can You Make?
$2,250 — $100,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Kamil Sattar started E-commerce Mentoring , a business coach, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

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 ➜

45. Start a mom blog

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $10,000/month
Time To Revenue
120 days
Skills
Business model

Carly Campbell started Mommy On Purpose, a mom blog, over 83 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Carly, a full time stay at home mom, full-time blogger. I run two semi-related businesses - Mommy on Purpose, a mom lifestyle blog focusing on new motherhood and home life (monetized only through traffic), and Blogging Like You Mean It, which supports new bloggers in their journey to monetize their blogs (monetized only through product sales and email marketing).

But more important to me than any of that, I will never have to leave my kids in daycare to go out and work - my mom blog alone makes 8-10,000 Canadian dollars per month, both when I work hard on it AND when I take a month off.

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Carly Campbell, on starting Mommy On Purpose ($10,000/month) full story ➜

46. Start a fashion business

In 2022, the fashion industry is valued at $473.42B, with a growth rate of 8.3% over last year. To become successful in this highly competitive & ever-growing industry you must have passion, perseverance, and the ability to take risks.

With platforms like TikTok and Instagram, the way that fashion products are marketed online has completely changed, so it's important to keep up with these trends.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $24,000,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Lisa Miller-Mecham started Creative Fashion Blog, a fashion business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! My name is Lisa Miller-Mecham. I’m a creative mom of 4 who runs a craft/sewing website called CreativeFashionBlog.com. I started out as an accessory designer, turned award-winning fashion designer, turned DIY blogger… and now a profitable sewing pattern maker.

Creative Fashion Blog maintains several streams of passive income where I can set my own hours, be present for my family, and share my creativity, projects, and tutorials.

My best month so far in 2020 has generated slightly over $15,000 while working part-time. I’m actually launching a course next month to show other creative women how to do the same!

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Lisa Miller-Mecham, on starting Creative Fashion Blog ($10,000/month) full story ➜

47. Start a dropshipping business

Dropshipping allows you to start your online e-commerce store without stock-keeping. Therefore, you do not need huge capital, and the risk is minimal because the manufacturer is responsible for the inventory and ships it directly to the customer. Therefore, your responsibility remains marketing and offering customer service. To succeed, you need a mastery of online marketing and a focus on improving customer experience.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,500 — $3,000,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Kamil Sattar started E-commerce Mentoring , a business coach, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

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 ➜

48. Become a children's book writer

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $50,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills

Graeme McGaw started OrderOfBooks.com, a children's book writer, almost 11 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Graeme McGaw, and I run the OrderOfBooks.com network of book websites.

The websites have been in existence for a decade now and currently make six figures per year.

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Graeme McGaw, on starting OrderOfBooks.com ($50,000/month) full story ➜

49. Start a skin care product line

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

Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic started Oh My Balm, a skin care product line, over 5 years ago:

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.

how-two-moms-started-a-business-selling-homemade-body-butter

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Meredith Moseley-Bennett & Yolanda Grbic, on starting Oh My Balm ($2,000/month) full story ➜

50. Start a penny portrait business

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Maury McCoy started Penny Portrait, a penny portrait business, about 14 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Maury McCoy, I’m the creator of the Penny Portrait Kit. This kit allows anyone to create a crazy cool portrait of Abe Lincoln out of pennies. It’s a fun experience and the final work of art is stunning conversation starter you can hang on your wall. You can be guaranteed it will be worth at least $8.46. (It takes 846 pennies...)

We include a booklet with info about coin collecting, Lincoln history, chemistry experiments you can do with pennies and even include a collectible 1943 steel penny with each kit.

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Maury McCoy, on starting Penny Portrait ($1,250/month) full story ➜

51. Start a mens grooming product

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $650,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Ray Moyers started HUSKYBEARD, a mens grooming product, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi I’m Paul, a 22 year old Korean American entrepreneur and founder of HUSKYBEARD, a 6-figure beard grooming brand. This was my first ever business and I’ve since sold it. I am now operating another Shopify store with a partner, on set to produce $1M by next year. I also consult and mentor eCommerce store owners on ecomswift.com.

I’ve scaled using Facebook Ads primarily, with some SEO, Amazon, Reddit, and Email Marketing on the side. I’m proud to have accomplished a 30% customer retention rate with this passionate community.

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Ray Moyers, on starting HUSKYBEARD ($3,500/month) full story ➜

52. Start a men's underwear brand

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $2,000,000/month
Skills

Krystian Frencel started Bunch of Animals, a men's underwear brand, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Krystian Frencel, and I’m the founder of Bunch of Animals, a men’s luxury underwear brand, AKA, the Bentley of banana hammocks. I’m also the co-founder of a Toronto based design and development studio, 3magine. I don’t have previous e-commerce experience and have never been involved in creating a physical product. I have wanted to combine my experience in web design/development with creating a physical product and learning e-commerce for some time now.

Let’s start at the very beginning.

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Krystian Frencel, on starting Bunch of Animals ($5,000/month) full story ➜

53. Start a time tracking app

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $500,000/month
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Dean A. Logan started Labor Sync, a time tracking app, almost 13 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Dean Logan, the co-founder, and CEO of Labor Sync. Labor Sync was founded in 2009 along with my father and CFO Al Logan and CTO Joe Burger.

The amazing thing about Labor Sync is our expansive global presence for such a small company, only 12 employees! Our product is available in over 17 languages and used in over 100 countries.

CEO Dean Logan

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Dean A. Logan, on starting Labor Sync ($185,000/month) full story ➜

Conclusion

As you can see, you don’t have to have a ton of money in the bank to start a business. In fact, many entrepreneurs say that the challenge of having little startup money taught them to do things right from the start, which ultimately helped their business grow in the long run.

Thanks for reading! To learn more about businesses getting started, visit our explore page at Starter Story

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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