40 Clever Mobile Business Ideas You Can Start In 2023

Updated: July 24th, 2023

Looking to start a profitable mobile business, but not quite sure which idea might work?

The good news is that there are countless mobile business ideas to start and build an innovative product/service.

We put a list together below of the most profitable mobile business ideas you can start today in 2023.

Here they are:

1. Start a mobile auto detailing service

A mobile carwash business reaches clients whenever possible and offers its services conveniently. Therefore, car owners do not need to drive to different locations looking for a car wash, as the mobile service provider is there for the client.

The advantage of offering a mobile car wash business is that clients will call you to their location whenever they need their vehicles cleaned. You can serve more customers based on convenience compared to an immobile car detailing business.

How much you can make: $5,000 โ€” $20,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

I Left Tech & Built My Own Car Detailing Business [My Hobby]

Learn how former tech salesman, Matt Paskow, left the industry to start Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing, a profitable mobile auto detailing business generating around $5k per month that focuses solely on SEO, Google AdWords, and Google My Business for marketing.

Matt started Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing over 2 years ago
Matt grew the business to $5K/month
It cost Matt $2500 to start the business

2. Start a mobile veterinary service

A mobile veterinary service is just what it sounds like, your pet receives veterinary care in a car. A mobile unit is much cheaper than building a clinic.

As the number of pet owners is growing, there is also an increase in the number of pets that require check-ups and emergency services. If you are looking for a relatively low investment way to start a business, then starting a mobile veterinary service might be the right business for you.

How We Started A Mobile Veterinary Service Serving Our Community

A mobile veterinarian built her business HousePaws on a community-based marketing approach, which helped her take the team from just herself to over 100 employees and more than 7 million dollars in revenue in less than 10 years.

Lisa started housepaws over 13 years ago
Lisa grew the business to $580K/month

3. Start a food truck

Food trucks are a highly profitable business that offers customers a variety of meal options out of a mobile truck. This basically operates inside a large vehicle equipped with kitchen and food products. Starting a food truck is a dream for many people, but it's more challenging than it looks. To make it work, you need the ideal location and menu.

To start a food truck business in a particular city, it is mandatory to check what kind of food trucks are already operating, identify a gap, and bring in some new experiences. Then, with the right plan and the right approach, you can be on your way to starting your own food truck empire.

How much you can make: $29,166 โ€” $61,650,000/month

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How I Took Food Trucks Corporate And Built A $18M Business

Food Fleet grew over 160% in just one year and managed over 20 million in sales for its clients, securing multiple contracts with the likes of Sodexo, Levy Restaurants and more, due to its understanding of catering client needs and its advanced turnkey and design services.

Jeffrey started Food Fleet almost 12 years ago
Jeffrey grew the business to $1.5M/month

4. Start a junk pickup business

A junk removal service involves picking up and removing unwanted items that owners cannot throw in the regular trash cans. Residents and businesses need junk removal services to haul away broken furniture, electronics, or appliances.

To make money, offer a unique junk removal service so customers can trust and remember your services. Calculate your fixed and variable costs to ensure you are charging the customers a fair price and making reasonable profits.

How much you can make: $15,000 โ€” $37,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 20 days (?)

We Started A $15K/Month Eco-Friendly Junk Removal Business [In Just 20 Days]

Two mechanical engineering graduates start an eco-friendly junk removal and demolition business in Fredericton that generated nearly $8,500 within its first month of operation, and are on track to make a minimum of $20,000 a month with plans to have local teams in every major community in New Brunswick within a year.

Lewis started Integrity Junk Removal & Demolition over 2 years ago
Lewis grew the business to $15K/month
It cost Lewis $25000 to start the business

5. Become a mobile makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

You can serve clients from their homes or offices as a makeup artist. Therefore, makeup artists avoid paying rent or paying expensive licenses. Besides, makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist , keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry, and focus on providing personalized customer service.

6. Start a mobile photography business

Want to start your own photography business? You're not alone. With the rise of social media and photo-sharing, blogging, and online retailing, it's never been easier to start making money behind your camera.

There are photographers shooting weddings, creating images for ad campaigns, freelancing for magazines, touring the world, taking photographs of destinations โ€” the list is endless!

To start mobile photography , research the target audience and determine which specialization area is more lucrative. Invest in high-quality, professional cameras, lenses, and a computer with professional software photo-editing software.

How much you can make: $2,000 โ€” $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

Embracing the Experience Economy with a $300K/mo Photo Booth Startup

Photobooth Supply Co. offers a profitable business opportunity through their sleek and portable photo booths, with up to 97% satisfaction rate and a focus on customer experience, in a fast-growing event industry where photo booths are exploding.

Brandon started Photobooth Supply Co. almost 11 years ago
Brandon grew the business to $500K/month

7. Start a tutoring or education business

When students have problems with their schoolwork, they turn to tutors for help.

Being a tutor awakens your entrepreneurial skills. Being your own boss allows you to set your own schedule and be more independent. You'll create lasting relationships with students and their parents. Last but not least: you get paid well!

How much you can make: $1,700 โ€” $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $4,000 (?)

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

How I Started A $200K/Month Online Makeup Academy

Online makeup academy, Vizio Makeup Academy, founded in 2011 by Anastasia Andreani and her partner, has enrolled over 3,300 students and generated $2.4M in revenue this year, by offering professional makeup courses online and creating their own cosmetic line.

Anastasia started Vizio Makeup Academy almost 13 years ago
Anastasia grew the business to $235K/month
It cost Anastasia $4000 to start the business

8. Start a mobile locker truck

A locker truck business offers solutions for people who need temporary places to keep their belongings safe.

Individuals rent the lockers for short-term storage, and can even request items to be dropped at their address the following day, at an extra cost.

Generally, locker truck businesses are common at event venues.

How much you can make: $34,000/month

Growing A Lockers On Wheels Business to $34k/mo

The Mobile Locker Co is an onsite storage solution for events, which has grown from two to five vehicles in five regions, and experienced year over year revenue doubling for the past two fiscal years while utilizing an e-commerce strategy for selling locker rental sales.

Molly started The Mobile Locker Co about 9 years ago
Molly grew the business to $34K/month
It cost Molly $75000 to start the business

9. Become a mobile personal trainer

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

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

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

How much you can make: $600 โ€” $8,333,333/month

How long does it take to build: 532 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 4 hours/week

How I Started A $60K/Month Personal Training Company

Live Fit, a personal training company founded in 2011, grew from earning $80,000 in their first year with two trainers to earning over $760,000 in 2019 with 12 trainers and two locations, thanks to a focus on building trusting relationships and providing a variety of services to clients.

Chris started Live Fit almost 13 years ago
Chris grew the business to $60K/month
It cost Chris $50000 to start the business

10. Start a mobile meditation studio

Mobile meditation studios feature private pods for solo meditation, offering time-starved and stressed people a few minutes of calm and meditation instruction. Like food trucks, meditation studios target consumers at their residential or workplaces.

Mobile meditation trucks are cheaper to start and operate, compared to brick-and-mortar studios. They can be more profitable since you can reach more people in the residential places and workplaces.

How much you can make: $13,000/month

How We Started A Mobile Meditation Studio

Baltimore-based mother-daughter duo, Athena and Maria, co-founded Kala Mobile Meditation, a mobile meditation studio that generates approximately $13,000 a month by providing sound therapy and audio meditations through their 35 ft vehicle equipped with 8 meditation pods, a convenient and restorative space to calm the mind, reconnect with the self, and improve work productivity.

Athena started Kala Mobile Meditation Studio over 4 years ago
Athena grew the business to $13K/month
It cost Athena $60000 to start the business

11. Start a healthy meal delivery service

Meal prep delivery services offer healthy and nutritional meals to customers via e-commerce sites.

These services provide either DIY meal kits or Ready-to-eat meals, saving time and eliminating food waste.

They are particularly beneficial for busy people and health-conscious millennials who prefer nutritional food at home.

There are two types of meal services: online meal kits and fast food delivery services.

A meal prep delivery business can be profitable, especially when compared to restaurants, as they save costs on a storefront.

To make a good profit, one should invest less in groceries and ensure they have many customers.

How much you can make: $5,000 โ€” $25,000,000/month

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

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

How We Started A Meal Prep Delivery Business And Did $1.8M In Sales

Healthy Chew is a profitable weekly meal preparation service that grew from 200 to 10,000 weekly bowls in just over 3 years, with an overall sales figure of $1.8 million, achieved through effective branding and personalised customer service.

TJ started Healthy Chew over 7 years ago
TJ grew the business to $60K/month
It cost TJ $500 to start the business

12. Start a mobile catering

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

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

How Two Friends Started A $30K/Month Business Selling Craft Beer From Vintage Trucks

Tap Truck, a mobile bar service that serves beer, wine, and cider from the side of classic trucks, has grown its family of locations from 3 to 45 in just four years, seeing year-on-year growth of double its San Diego sales, and is set to expand internationally.

Corbin started Tap Truck USA about 7 years ago
Corbin grew the business to $30K/month
It cost Corbin $50000 to start the business

13. Start a mobile yoga business

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

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

How much you can make: $6,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $600 (?)

How I Started A Mobile Yoga Studio

Chakra5 is a mobile wellness team that generates $6k per month doing yoga/meditation/pilates classes, vegan cooking classes and sound baths on demand, boasting a strong online presence to attract and retain customers while also using free tools to keep monthly business costs below $100.

McKenna started Chakra 5 Yoga almost 13 years ago
McKenna grew the business to $6K/month

14. Start a mobile karaoke experience

Karaoke service has become popular in urban places. Karaoke is fun for people because it allows them to socialize with friends, relieve stress while they perform a song they love, and it is also a way to let go of boredom.

Starting a mobile karaoke service in your home city or town can be fun and a way to earn extra money.

Identify a strategic location for your performances to start a mobile karaoke service. You can take the mobile karaoke to bars or restaurants or market your service to event planners and party organizers.

Compared to other entertainment-related services, mobile karaoke is one of the easiest to start and takes less time to move. All you need is to invest in a professional-level karaoke system which includes a karaoke machine, microphones, and speakers.

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

How We Raised $45K To Build A Mobile Karaoke

Kelli Bielema and Vanessa Resler run The AirScream, a mobile karaoke lounge in a vintage Airstream located in Seattle, WA, which began as a successful Kickstarter campaign raising $45k.

Kelli started The AirScream over 4 years ago
Kelli grew the business to $12K/month

15. Mobile pet grooming business

A mobile pet grooming business offers the convenience of professional grooming services right at the doorstep of pet owners.

With this service, your day-to-day activities involve traveling to clients' locations with a fully equipped mobile grooming van, providing personalized grooming services for their beloved pets.

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

How These Two Friends Started A $250K/Month Professional Pet Care Business

Woofie's founders share how they launched a pet care business from a $10 dog walk into a company that brought in over $3M in revenue in 2019, offering services such as mobile pet grooming, pet sitting and dog walking, and have expanded their business into franchises.

Amy started Woofie's over 19 years ago
Amy grew the business to $250K/month
It cost Amy $150000 to start the business

16. Start a mobile bodycare business

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

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

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

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

How I Started A $2K/Month Mobile Bodycare Experiences Business

Jenni Jo, a licensed massage therapist, shares her story of creating a mobile body care spa in a custom Airstream to cater to the niche market of touring entertainers, with features such as massage tables, lounging spaces, custom cabinetry, lighting, music, and aromatherapy, inspiring other entrepreneurs to keep taking steps towards their dreams.

Jenni started Jenni Jo - Tension Tamerยฎ๏ธ over 4 years ago
Jenni grew the business to $5K/month

17. Start a mobile laundry service

In todayโ€™s fast-paced lifestyle, many people have little time to wash their clothes at home. Most prefer having a mobile dry-cleaning service within their locality, picking the clothes from their homes or business.

If you are an entrepreneur looking for a profitable business model, a mobile laundry service could be it! To start, invest in commercial-grade washing machines and dryers. You will need a pickup and delivery van to reach your customers conveniently.

How much you can make: $24,000 โ€” $100,000/month

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

How We Started A Laundry And Dry Cleaning Franchise Business In India

Pick My Laundry, India's on-demand laundry and dry-cleaning service provider has developed a mobile app and website serving almost 50,000 customers in its first year after signing up 100 third-party laundry services and franchising its model with over 50 franchises across more than 15 Indian cities.

Bhupender started PickMyLaundry over 1822 years ago
Bhupender grew the business to $100K/month
It cost Bhupender $50000 to start the business

18. Start a mobile hair salon

With the ever-increasing number of people in the world becoming increasingly mobile, the demand for mobile hair services will also increase. Mobile hairstyling is one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. Making money while driving around in your car or truck may sound enticing.

Listed are the steps to start a mobile hair salon business.

  • Plan your business
  • Register your business
  • Secure permits and licenses
  • Get certificates
  • Purchase needed materials and supplies.
  • Connect with clients. Promote your business

19. Become a mobile DJ

Mobile DJ carries their DJ kit with them and entertains clients at weddings, birthdays, and corporate parties or events. There is plenty of demand for mobile DJs, and customers will pay well to be entertained at their premises or parties.

To become a mobile DJ, first, learn the art of DJing, specifically how to DJ open-format style. If you are a beginner, enroll in online classes where you will learn the best DJing practices.

20. Start a coffee cart

A coffee cart is a small outdoor structure that serves coffee and other beverages at retail prices. A coffee cart business is a low startup cost business.

All you need to set up a coffee cart business is a professional coffee machine and coffee cups.

To maximize your profits all year round, choose a strategic location and ensure you are readily available to serve your customers whenever they need coffee.

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

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

We Built A Coffee Shop In A Van That Makes $180K/Year

This case study follows the co-founder of Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business which started as a hobby and now has 6 units that supply the UK's biggest sporting events, commercial and film shoots, generating around ยฃ150k from working only 70 days of the year.

Beth started Camper Cafe over 12 years ago
Beth grew the business to $15K/month
It cost Beth $5000 to start the business

21. Start an airport bus shuttle services

An airport bus shuttle service transports people and luggage to and from or within airports. An airport shuttle service can be profitable to operate.

If you plan to start an airport bus shuttle, focus on building alliances and partnerships with companies and local businesses that will supply you with customers.

22. Start a handyman business

A handyman business covers a wide range of home repair and maintenance services, making it an easy entry into the industry.

You can start with minimal resources, and by providing valuable assistance to customers, you'll quickly establish yourself as a trusted professional in the field.

To start a handyman business on a budget, identify your skills and the services you can offer confidently.

Then, create a basic business plan outlining your services, target market, and pricing.

Next, obtain any necessary licenses or permits, and invest in basic tools and equipment.

Finally, promote your services through word of mouth, local advertising, and online platforms to attract customers and gradually grow your handyman business.

How much you can make: $8,000 โ€” $1,600,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 8 hours/week

How I Started A $8K/Month Pool Service And Installation Business

Learn how a third generation business owner started a profitable pool service and installation business in Southern Ontario, earning an average of $8000/month net revenue during peak season and growing from servicing 0 to 350+ pools since May 2016 by doing things that don't scale, such as manually talking to customers and focusing on the ideal customer.

Dan started Dundas Valley Pools over 7 years ago
Dan grew the business to $8K/month

23. Start a party entertainer business

Do you want to start a business within the entertainment sector? Becoming a party entertainer can be a great opportunity for you.

Party entertainers thrive mostly at night and on weekends. You can work as an agency and represent entertainers for parties, or if you have the skills, you can become the entertainer.

Party entertainers can work at wedding and bridal parties, birthday parties, childrenโ€™s parties, corporate parties, or even home-based parties.

How much you can make: $12,000 โ€” $25,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

How I Left A Lucrative Job To Start A $12K/Month Magic Shows Business

Dan Chan Presents, LLC is a unique company specializing in sophisticated magic entertainment for savvy corporate audiences, earning $160K performing live, and was able to pivot to virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic, expanding marketing reach performing internationally, and being featured multiple times in Business Insider and The Hustle.

Daniel started Dan Chan Presents: Virtual Magic Shows about 24 years ago
Daniel grew the business to $12K/month
It cost Daniel $100 to start the business

24. Start a packing business

A packing business focuses on designing, creating, and labeling packages. The business ultimately protects the products for sale, transportation, distribution, storage, and use.

To start a packaging business, get clear on the services you offer. Design the packages, test, and research if the packaging works for your customers. You may need to refine the packaging to keep the customers satisfied.

25. Start an employee training business

Companies use different methods and programs to train and develop employees, hoping to boost their performance. A training program also helps build an employeeโ€™s confidence by providing a better understanding of the industry and the responsibilities of his role.

To attain this goal, companies hire trainers from private practice.

Starting an employee training and development program can be a great business opportunity for experts and professionals in different sectors like safety, security, cyber security training, etc. To start the employee training business, choose a niche, and develop the training curriculum and a training approach. Popular training methods include computer-based training and on-site and off-site lectures.

How much you can make: $3,000 โ€” $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,650 (?)

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How We Created A $35K/Month Sustainability Online Course

Sustain Academy is an online sustainability academy that offers a 10-week LIVE online sustainability course followed by 1:1 mentorship, taught by the worldโ€™s best field experts; so far, more than 100 companies from over 10 different countries have trained their employees with them.

Auste grew the business to $35K/month

26. Become a musician

A musician writes, records, performs, markets, and sells original songs, albums, and merchandise. As a musician, you can build your business by creating music and connecting with fans.

With the rise of social media, music streaming, home recording technology, and direct fan access, indie musicians can build profitable artistry-driven businesses themselves.

To start, hone your craft and find your unique creative niche. Master your instruments, produce demos of songs showcasing your style, and play small local venues to build an early following.

You can leverage platforms like Instagram and TikTok to share your music as you build out a catalog of content. Also, release songs on major streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music so fans globally can listen, save, and share your work. Sell merchandise like t-shirts, hoodies, and posters on your own website to generate additional income from your growing following.

By perfecting your sound and engaging possible fans through social media, streaming, performances, and direct outreach, you can build a thriving long-term business around your artistic passion and originality.

How much you can make: $3,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 360 days (?)

Leaving A Boring Desk Job To Make A Living Playing Spanish Guitar At Events

Miguel de Maria, a former desk worker, built a successful freelance guitar performance company generating $3000 monthly by leveraging personal contacts and creating an online presence that includes a professional website, business cards, and contracts.

Miguel started Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar almost 20 years ago
Miguel grew the business to $3K/month
It cost Miguel $1500 to start the business

27. Start a baby photography business

Baby photography is a business idea that involves taking pictures of babies, usually under the age of two. This type of photography is often in high demand as parents want to capture and document the early stages of their childโ€™s life.

To run a successful baby photography business, it is important to have a strong understanding of lighting and composition. Having a patient and calm demeanor is also helpful, as babies can be unpredictable and may require extra time and effort to get the perfect shot.

One tip for running a successful baby photography business is to offer a variety of packages to meet the needs and budgets of different clients. This could include options for digital files, prints, or albums. It is also a good idea to offer a mix of posed and candid shots, as well as indoor and outdoor settings, to give clients various options.

In addition to taking pictures, a baby photography business may offer services such as photo editing, retouching, framing, and printing. Staying up-to-date with the latest photography equipment and editing software can help ensure that the business provides high-quality products and services to clients.

It is also essential to have a strong online presence to market the business and reach potential clients. This can include maintaining a website, having an active social media presence, and networking with local businesses and organizations.

Overall, a baby photography business can be a rewarding and lucrative opportunity for photographers who are passionate about capturing childhood's beauty and innocence.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,500 (?)

How I Make $10K/Month From My Newborn Photography Studio In San Diego, CA

Sophie Crew Photography, a newborn photography business in San Diego, was started by a former high-school French teacher in 2009, and has developed a strong brand reputation over 14 years through high-quality photography, SEO optimization and word-of-mouth marketing.

Sophie started Sophie Crew Photography over 2014 years ago
Sophie grew the business to $10K/month

28. Start a locksmith business

Locksmith businesses make and install locking systems on residential, commercial, or automobiles. The global demand for locksmiths.

The increasing demand is driven by growing residential and commercial construction markets and disposable income per household.

Therefore, starting a locksmith business can be rewarding and profitable. To start the locksmith business, undertake the necessary locksmith training and acquire a locksmithโ€™s license and permit. To provide quality services, you will need state-of-the-art locksmith tools and equipment.

29. Start a courier business

Courier service is a premium, all-inclusive service that collects and delivers shipments within the shortest possible time frame. Courier services serve individuals, e-commerce stores, law offices, banks, hospitals, etc.

If you dream of owning a courier service, you can start as a delivery driver and rely on self-employed delivery drivers to get the goods to customers. As the business grows, you can invest in delivery vans to handle bulky deliveries.

To run a convenient courier service, ensure you have a reliable delivery car and proper time management skills.

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

My Local Delivery Startup In Bangladesh Reached $30K/Month [In 6 Months]

Bangladesh-based logistics company Parcelmagic has onboarded over 100 merchants and delivers 10,000 parcels each month within just six months of operation, offering technology-based end-to-end services for small to medium business parcel delivery, individual document and parcel couriers, and corporate logistics service solutions.

Shaerul started Parcelmagic about 2 years ago
Shaerul grew the business to $5K/month
It cost Shaerul $1000000 to start the business

30. Start a mobile florist business

Mobile florists, just like traditional florists, can deliver flowers to an array of special events, including weddings, birthdays, or anniversaries. People love their flowers fresh and delivered right to their doors.

Listed are the steps on how to start a mobile florist business.

  • Purchase on a reliable truck
  • Secure needed papers for your mobile flower shop
  • Organize your business flow
  • Outsource from flower suppliers
  • Promote your business

31. Start a RV rental business

The RV rental business is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to make money selling and renting recreational vehicles (RVs). This is a booming industry that continues to grow each year.

An RV rental business provides an appealing option for travelers and holidaymakers exploring the country. Starting an RV company can be fun as it offers you the flexibility to work on your preferred schedule. You can schedule drivers and cleaners and ensure RV maintenance without appearing physically.

How much you can make: $2,000 โ€” $250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

How We Started A Camper Van Rental Business and Quit Our Full Time Jobs

ROAMERICA, a campervan rental company founded by Taylor Hood and Gretchen Bayless who quit their full-time jobs to focus on their business and have expanded their fleet quickly to meet the demand of adventure-seeking customers, with most of their web traffic coming from organic Google searches and a focus on social media and brand awareness.

Gretchen started ROAMERICA almost 8 years ago
Gretchen grew the business to $10K/month
It cost Gretchen $25000 to start the business

32. Start an in-home senior care service

In-home senior care services allow senior clients to live their everyday life in the comfort of their own homes.

Experienced caregivers typically customize their services based on their clientโ€™s needs - which is why seniors and families prefer this type of service, even if it costs more than a typical nursing home.

There are several different types of home care you can offer, a few being:

  • Personal care services: This type of service helps clients with everyday necessities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and overall hygiene
  • Nurse-directed care: This type of care refers to caretakers managing medication, wounds, and the overall health and well-being of the client
  • Meal & Food Prep: This type of care helps prepare nutritious meals and go grocery shopping
  • Transportation: Rides to the library, salon, grocery store, doctorโ€™s office, etc.

The price you can charge depends on where you live and your experience, but this ranges anywhere from $18/hour-$40/hour.

The significant part about starting an in-home senior care business is that you do not need formal education or medical training. You can build a successful home senior care business if you have the necessary skills to do this job.

How much you can make: $250,000/month

How long does it take to build: 150 days (?)

How I Started A $250K/Month A Home Care And Nursing Service Provider

The CareSide scaled to $5 million in revenue over 3 years by utilizing a data-driven approach to sales and marketing, with a focus on Google Adwords and Facebook ads, and implementing extensive automation into back end systems.

Gareth started The CareSide about 6 years ago
Gareth grew the business to $250K/month
It cost Gareth $200000 to start the business

33. Start a child care business

Starting a childcare business is a great way to build a steady income. You will have the opportunity to be your boss and set your hours even from home. You will have the satisfaction of building one-on-one relationships with children and watching them grow over the years.

A childcare business is an excellent idea. It is both a personal and economical investment for its owners. This is especially true if you are considering starting your non-profit organization or becoming licensed to provide child care. Running a childcare business allows you to help children develop while also making money. As with any business endeavor, running a childcare business has its ups and downs, but it can be very rewarding.

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

34. Start a mobile wedding business

How much does it cost to start: $2,500 (?)

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

35. Start a mobile oil change business

How much you can make: $325,000 โ€” $4,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

How I Invented A Better Windshield Wiper And A $2M/Year Business

Scrubbleblade is a windshield wiper company that sells #1 in the H.D. trucking industry and was awarded wiper blade of the year by Frost & Sullivan in 2018; they focus on a specific target customer while offering subscriptions and utilizing social media.

Billy started Scrubblade Inc. almost 17 years ago
Billy grew the business to $325K/month
It cost Billy $75000 to start the business

36. Start a house painting business

Starting a house painting business can be a rewarding and lucrative endeavor. With the right skills, equipment, and a bit of luck, you can provide a valuable service to homeowners looking to spruce up their living spaces.

You'll need to invest in basic painting supplies such as brushes, rollers, ladders, and drop cloths to get started. You'll also need to invest in protective gear, such as masks and gloves, to ensure the safety of yourself and your clients.

Once you have your equipment, you can start marketing your services to potential clients. You can use social media, word-of-mouth referrals, or even old-fashioned flyers and business cards to get the word out.

As your business grows, you should invest in additional equipment, such as sprayers and power washers, to expand your services. You can also consider hiring additional workers to help with larger jobs and to allow you to take on more work.

With hard work, determination, and a little luck, your house painting business can thrive and provide a steady income stream. And who knows, you may even find yourself becoming the go-to painter in your community.

37. Start a cloth diaper business

38. Start a home inspections business

Starting a home inspection business can be a lucrative opportunity for entrepreneurs with a background in construction or engineering.

The business involves conducting thorough inspections of homes, typically before they are put on the market or before a potential buyer makes a purchase.

To start a home inspection business, youโ€™ll need to become certified by a professional organization such as the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI). This typically involves completing a course and passing an exam. In addition, youโ€™ll need to obtain liability insurance to protect your business from potential claims.

To conduct inspections, youโ€™ll need to thoroughly understand a homeโ€™s various systems and components, including electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling, roofing, and foundation.

Youโ€™ll also need to be able to identify potential issues and provide recommendations for repairs or upgrades.

Running a successful home inspection business requires strong communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to work independently. Youโ€™ll need to be able to provide clear and concise reports to clients, including photographs and detailed descriptions of any issues or concerns.

To market your business, you can reach out to local real estate agents and offer your services to them. You can also create a website and social media presence to showcase your services and attract potential clients.

With hard work and dedication, starting a home inspection business can be a rewarding opportunity for those passionate about construction and helping people make informed decisions about their home purchases.

39. Start a pest control business

Pest control is a booming industry that has been around for decades. It will only grow as new pests and diseases enter our world.

Pests can be a serious menace, and homeowners are willing to pay what it takes to get rid of pests around their homestead.

Pest control can be a lucrative business that can make you a lot of money.

40. Start a graffiti removal business

Are you interested in starting a graffiti removal business? Great choice! This is a great way to make a positive impact in your community and earn some extra income.

So, what does a graffiti removal business entail? Essentially, your job will be to remove graffiti from buildings, walls, and other surfaces in your area. Removing graffiti can be done through various methods, such as pressure washing, sandblasting, or specialized graffiti removal products.

Youโ€™ll need a few key things to start your graffiti removal business. First, youโ€™ll need to purchase or rent the equipment youโ€™ll need, such as pressure washers, sandblasters, and protective gear. Youโ€™ll also need to research and buy effective and environmentally friendly graffiti removal products.

In terms of operating your business, youโ€™ll need to advertise your services to potential clients and negotiate prices with them. Youโ€™ll also need to schedule and coordinate your work with clients and be prepared to travel to different locations.

Starting a graffiti removal business is an excellent opportunity to make a difference in your community. It is also a good opportunity to earn some extra income. Just be sure to research, invest in the right equipment, and be prepared to work hard and make your business a success!

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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.