50 Clever Mobile Business Ideas You Can Start In 2021

50 Clever Mobile Business Ideas You Can Start In 2021

Keen to start a profitable mobile business but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own mobile business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

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

Here they are:

1. Start a mobile catering business ($360K/year)

Corbin O'Reilly from San Diego started Tap Truck USA over 4 years ago, a mobile catering business.

  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: San Diego

Initially, the business idea was just that. We researched some other mobile bars but wanted to fine-tune something that spoke more of the character of Taylor and me. Taylor has always been a craft beer enthusiast. My family history actually owned a dealership for about 70 years, so love for classic cars was in my veins.

Taylor and I did the bodywork on our first truck ourselves. We enjoyed sanding it all day and listening to Drake and Future Songs. So the 1952 Chevrolet panel truck was named Bae. She has been to the Hollywood sign, to Palm Springs, and over San Diego and orange county. We learned a lot from this first truck build, what to do, and probably more importantly as an entrepreneur what not to do.

Our validation really came in launching the truck with the feedback we would get. If you are a fan of vintage Americana, Craft brews, or classic cars then you are a fan of Tap Truck. Seeing people's eyes light up at the sight of Bae was a huge relief that we might be onto something. Still, a favorite of mine is when you hit a certain part in the reception where all the groomsmen want to see under the hood!

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Corbin O'Reilly, on starting Tap Truck USA ($30,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start an in-home senior care service ($3M/year)

Gareth Mahon from Perth WA, Australia started The CareSide over 3 years ago, a in-home senior care service.

  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 20
  • Location: Perth WA, Australia

After reading The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss, I was inspired to create a business that could be run from anywhere in the world and utilize the best of international resources, all through the magic of the cloud. The home care services industry was going through major regulatory changes around 2016 in Australia. Opportunities were opening up and I wanted a slice of the action.

We take a data-driven approach to our sales on marketing. If a channel isn’t generating leads and new customers at a profitable rate, then I will stop investing in it.

I previously had senior management roles in several large organizations including ANZ Bank and KPMG. Although I was compensated well and had a lot of responsibility, these jobs required me to work long hours. I also had to travel frequently to meet with clients. Starting my own company has provided me with greater flexibility. I'm in control of my schedule. If I want to take a day off or go travel with my partner for a week, I can do that. Ultimately, it was a book that motivated me to pursue this new lifestyle by starting my own business.

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Gareth Mahon, on starting The CareSide ($250,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a blogging business ($60K/year)

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio almost 3 years ago, a blogging business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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

4. Become a social media influencer

Examples of a successful social media influencer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media influencer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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5. Start a mobile yoga business ($72K/year)

McKenna Rowe from Los Angeles, California, USA started Chakra 5 Yoga over 10 years ago, a mobile yoga business.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 13
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

After working for many years at a tech firm where I was often logging 70 hour weeks, I decided to take a sabbatical to study yoga.

You can really spin your mind up doing too much thinking sometimes. Get out and DO something...even if its a baby step towards your dream.

I received my registered yoga teacher training in 2009. I fell in love with yoga and started teaching pop up yoga classes around downtown LA, at places like the Fashion Institute, residential buildings, and art spaces, sometimes with a live musician accompanying.

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McKenna Rowe, on starting Chakra 5 Yoga ($6,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a personal training business ($720K/year)

Chris Anderson from Overland Park, Kansas, USA started Live Fit over 10 years ago, a personal training business.

  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Overland Park, Kansas, USA

I started Live Fit because I felt I was running out of options in the industry I loved so much. Personally, I felt the misses in the personal training industry and wanted to change that. Personal Training, as well as all types of fitness, can be very intimidating to most people. And honestly, the people that are most intimidated by fitness are often the people that need it the most. I set out to create a company that provided the same types of exercises, programming, and results as generally all fitness companies, but I wanted to make it a comfortable experience from the moment a potential client stepped through our doors.

All our processes, our studio layout, our team of trainers we have hired, and our entire mission are based on making clients feel comfortable, appreciated, and valued. We do things differently and over the past 10 years, I have seen other companies in our area follow our lead. Long gone are the days of slamming weights, extremely loud music, and uncomfortable gym environments. People want to go where they feel comfortable and respected.

I have always loved sports and started at a young age, with my dad as my coach. I continued athletics through high school and went on to run college track where I based my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees entirely on building my career in the fitness industry. The last thing I was willing to do was to throw it all away based on a lack of opportunity, so I created my own with Live Fit. I believe in spirituality and the law of attraction and base my life on those principles. So in early 2011 when I couldn’t focus on my spiritual study and spiritual growth because my mind was consumed with running numbers about opening my own company, I knew that was a sign from God it was time to create something great.

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Chris Anderson, on starting Live Fit ($60,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a mobile karaoke experience ($144K/year)

Kelli L Bielema from Seattle, Washington, USA started The AirScream almost 2 years ago, a mobile karaoke experience.

  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Seattle, Washington, USA

The two of us met while working at Deloitte. I (Kelli) was an operations manager with an extensive background in event and entertainment production including creating live experiences at Universal Studios Hollywood. Vanessa was a year one CPA fresh out of the University of Washington who realized within just a few months in at the fall tax deadline that this was not her jam. She decided to jump ship and start a DJ & Karaoke Service. Barely a year later, I left the firm, as well as my then part-time event production company, began to take off & I was finally able to commit to it 100% when I got a contract with Boeing.

In just months after both launching our businesses respectively, our client rosters began to grow. Vanessa’s company and namesake moniker, Baby Van Beezly, dove into the private and corporate event vendor realm, spinning party tunes and wedding marches. My clients with my company, Shindig Events, began to move away from private individuals to corporate entities such as PopCap Games, Adobe, Boston Consulting Group, Oculus, and Facebook. I was able to hire Vanessa for all sorts of gigs over the course of the next 6 years.

While Vanessa’s Baby Van Beezly biz began to really take off, my Shindig Events were coming to a close. After 7 years I was ready for a change, a stress break and launched back into day-job land, where I currently reside. But there’s always that itch to do something creative and event-related so a side hustle was inevitable.

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Kelli L Bielema, on starting The AirScream ($12,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a financial advisor business ($240K/year)

Denzel Rodriguez from Pompano Beach, Florida, USA started Builder To Contributor LLC over 2 years ago, a financial advisor business.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Pompano Beach, Florida, USA

My journey started after high school, in 2014 started in sales. Selling anything I could get my hands on for profit. I learned how to communicate, provide value to the marketplace, and achieve small wins. I had my ups and downs throughout the process which was tough and time-consuming. I then discovered the Kingdom and all it had to provide for me and those who believe and take action.

I began to study and slowly was changing my philosophy about life and meaning. I then go to know Jesus Christ and built a relationship in a short period of time and I was all uphill from there for me. I give all my credit to God because he gave me the idea to start documenting my experiences and applying these financial concepts to improve my financial situation and others. I had no background or expertise or any experience for that matter.

I have learned that starting a business in the 21st century the fastest way to gain authority over a specific topic or skill is to simply document your experience through video.

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Denzel Rodriguez, on starting Builder To Contributor LLC ($20,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a mobile bodycare business ($24K/year)

Jenni Jo from Portland, Oregon, USA started Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ almost 2 years ago, a mobile bodycare business.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Portland, Oregon, USA

I’ve had the Airstream Dream for about 15 years now. First of all, who doesn’t love the beauty of the shiny silver Airstreams? And to have a business on wheels, well, that’s the cat’s meow! I had gone so far to have owned 2 vintage Airstreams over the last 15 years but for one reason or another, I chickened out and became overwhelmed with the scope of the project and gave it up, selling my trailers.

Even when the ground feels shaky and you doubt and question everything, use that as a signal to go within and get quiet.

Then life happened. I got married, had twins and then got divorced 5 years later and during that time is when my midlife awakening happened. “It’s now or never.” So, the silver lining in my dark chapter in my life gave me the courage to go after my dream. And in my case, it’s a teeny, tiny, silver mobile body care spa. To be honest, the longer I was in the profession the less I enjoyed doing onsite gigs. Hauling equipment around is cumbersome and tiring. I bring ALL the gear. Towel warmer, body cushions, table warmer, lighting, music, aromatherapy. It’s not just a massage, but an experience.

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Jenni Jo, on starting Jenni Jo - Tension Tamer®️ ($2,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a mobile veterinary service ($6.96M/year)

Lisa Aumiller from Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA started housepaws about 11 years ago, a mobile veterinary service.

  • Revenue: $580,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 82
  • Location: Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA

I ALWAYS wanted to be a vet. There was no other option. When I was in high school I would read the stories of James Herriot who was a traveling vet who did large and small animals. I thought the idea of doing this was serene and romantic but not practical in this day and age.

Once my husband and I started our own family we decided to have midwives and have our children at home. Those experiences made me realize you can do good quality medicine in the comfort of one's own home. If you can do it for people why not pets? I watched technology change and people wanted more convenient services and I thought it was the perfect time to try going mobile. As I was researching how to create a mobile vet practice I got released from my job. That was the catalyst that made things develop full throttle. I went to a local networking meeting and walked out with an attorney, an insurance agent, a car wrapping company, and an accountant. Within a week I had an LLC, business insurance, and was ready to roll to my first appointment.

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Lisa Aumiller, on starting housepaws ($580,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a food truck ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet over 9 years ago, a food truck.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

We started the food truck business in 2012.

We kept finding it very difficult to find locations to operate. We had a booker that we used to find our locations but fell short and we let her go. I took over our booking and found that most people did not want to book just one truck, not only that they were upset that most of the time the trucks didn’t show up or were late.

We learned the real need was not only helping the trucks but providing a turnkey service for the corporations. This was a game-changer for us, we were really struggling financially.

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Jeffrey Mora, on starting Food Fleet ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a mobile wedding business

Examples of a successful mobile wedding business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a photography business ($1.32M/year)

Kyle Nelson from Chico, California, USA started Results Imagery about 4 years ago, a photography business.

  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 8
  • Location: Chico, California, USA

We both had previous experience in another start-up called Soul id which was a social media platform for action sports. We ran the marketing and media at that company which was a blast. After we left that company, we split directions. Eli got involved in the eCommerce industry by starting a brand called Winterial which he grew to hundreds of SKUs. Kyle headed in the media direction and started a commercial photography company where he worked with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses.

At this time Kyle wanted to be able to get back in the start-up world, grow a large brand and a team of like-minded creatives and innovators. So like any entrepreneur, he jumped on Google and started to search for media companies that were also technology-based companies as well. That is where the inspiration of starting a digital agency that solely focused on the media portion for brands and product companies came to life.

Culture is the centerpiece of a successful company. Creating a place for employees to come to work and enjoy what they do, the environment and who they work with will pay long term dividends.

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Kyle Nelson, on starting Results Imagery ($110,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a mobile laundry service

Examples of a successful mobile laundry service:

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15. Start a professional organizing business

Examples of a successful professional organizing business:

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16. Start a mobile oil change business

Examples of a successful mobile oil change business:

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17. Start a bookkeeping service ($96K/year)

Examples of a successful bookkeeping service:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bookkeeping service ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Yarty's story on creating A4E a read:

Hi! 👋

It’s been an incredibly hard journey that’s come with many challenges, including leaving behind a comfortable salary with benefits. But it’s also been undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences for the both of us as it’s given us so much more time to spend with our family. And that means more to us than anything.

Here’s us below with our son and Chief Happiness Officer 🙂

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Yarty, on starting A4E ($8,000/month) full story ➜

18. Start a mobile car wash

Examples of a successful mobile car wash:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile car wash:

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19. Start a mobile hair salon

Examples of a successful mobile hair salon:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile hair salon:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Become a mobile DJ

Examples of a successful mobile DJ:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile DJ:

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21. Start a mobile retail business

Examples of a successful mobile retail business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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22. Start a pet grooming business

Examples of a successful pet grooming business:

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

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Learn more about starting a pet grooming business ➜

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23. Start a coffee cart

Examples of a successful coffee cart:

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24. Start a tutoring or education business ($72K/year)

Examples of a successful tutoring or education business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tutoring or education business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Seth Kramer's story on creating No Code MBA a read:

Hi! My name is Seth Kramer and I’m the founder of No Code MBA. I started the company about 6 months ago to teach people how to launch businesses and build apps using no-code tools.

Since starting, I have over 400 paid No Code MBA members, and am quickly growing that number each month.

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Seth Kramer, on starting No Code MBA ($6,000/month) full story ➜

25. Start a junk pickup business

Examples of a successful junk pickup business:

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26. Start an airport bus shuttle services

Examples of a successful airport bus shuttle services:

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27. Start a handyman business

Examples of a successful handyman business:

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28. Start a party entertainer business

Examples of a successful party entertainer business:

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29. Start an interior landscaping business

Examples of a successful interior landscaping business:

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30. Start a house painting business

Examples of a successful house painting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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31. Start a packing business

Examples of a successful packing business:

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

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32. Start a vintage reselling business

Examples of a successful vintage reselling business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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33. Start a farmers market

Examples of a successful farmers market:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a farmers market:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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34. Start a computer setup business

Examples of a successful computer setup business:

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

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35. Start a virtual IT service business

Examples of a successful virtual IT service business:

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

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36. Start an employee training business

Examples of a successful employee training business:

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38. Start a musician business ($36K/year)

Examples of a successful musician business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a musician business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Miguel de Maria's story on creating Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar a read:

I’m Miguel de Maria, and I started a freelance guitar performance company. I provide live Spanish guitar background music for weddings and corporate events and bring in about $3000 a month.

I’m Miguel de Maria, and I started a freelance guitar performance company. I provide live Spanish guitar background music for weddings and corporate events and bring in about $3000 a month.

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Miguel de Maria, on starting Miguel de Maria, Elegant Spanish Guitar ($3,000/month) full story ➜

39. Start a makeup artist business

Examples of a successful makeup artist business:

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40. Start a baby photography business

Examples of a successful baby photography business:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

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41. Start a resume writing business ($30K/year)

Examples of a successful resume writing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a resume writing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Mike McRitchie's story on creating Critical Path Action a read:

I’m Mike McRitchie.

Over the last two years, I doubled my income from these site hustles with last year earning over $30,000.

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Mike McRitchie, on starting Critical Path Action ($2,500/month) full story ➜

42. Start a child care business

Examples of a successful child care business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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43. Start a locksmith business

Examples of a successful locksmith business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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44. Start a courier service business

Examples of a successful courier service business:

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45. Start a cloth diaper business

Examples of a successful cloth diaper business:

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46. Start a home inspections business

Examples of a successful home inspections business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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47. Start a pest control business

Examples of a successful pest control business:

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For further info, check out these books and products:

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48. Start a graffiti removal business

Examples of a successful graffiti removal business:

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49. Start a mobile florist business

Examples of a successful mobile florist business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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50. Start a composting business

Examples of a successful composting business:

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

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