44 No Code Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

44 No Code Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2022]

Interested in starting a no code business in 2022?

We put together 44 of the best no code businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other no code businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a blog ($5.8K/month)

Starting your own blog can be an exciting, rewarding, and challenging experience. Blogs give you a great way to connect with your readers, grow your brand and develop an audience of people interested in the topics you cover.

There are over 600 million blogs on the internet. The average person spends 37 seconds reading a blog post. 2/3 of people’s main reason for blogging is income. The average time spent on writing a post is increasing by the year and The average length of a blog post is now 1,269 words.

How Much Can You Make?
$400 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,576
Skills

Natalie Kay Smith started Sustainably Chic, a blog, almost 8 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name is Natalie, and I help people build conscious wardrobes through my blog Sustainably Chic. It’s the ultimate destination for everything in a sustainable fashion. From learning what it is to brands who produce it, you can find all of that information on my blog. Sustainably Chic is here to show you fashion can exist responsibly.

I make $6,000 per month, and Sustainably Chic receives around 60k monthly visitors.

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Natalie Kay Smith, on starting Sustainably Chic ($6,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a zapier consulting agency ($168K/month)

People are buzzing about Zapier and its potential to be a game-changer in the Salesforce ecosystem. So you should get ahead of the curve and start your own Zapier consulting business.

The growth of the internet and technology has made new firms and industries possible. Zapier is an excellent example of how you can be an agent of change that comes with great income potential. Zapier's estimated annual revenue is currently $122.5M per year. Thousands of companies rely on Zapier today for everything from product development and IT operations to marketing, sales, and support.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,500 — $330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Andrew Davison started Luhhu, a zapier consulting agency, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Andrew Davison and I’m the founder of Luhhu, an agency I built as a result of accidentally stumbling into a freelance career as a Zapier expert. We help businesses of all types and sizes automate their processes using Zapier.

A job well done for us is a client that ends up saving a significant chunk of time each day on the boring stuff that comes with running a business.

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Andrew Davison, on starting Luhhu ($5,500/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online community ($1.75K/month)

Online communities bring people who share common values together. For anyone looking to start a side hustle and earn money, you need to figure out the best online communities to participate. More important, you need to figure out on how to translate your online community membership into dollars. Ideas of how to earn through online communities include:

  • Selling your products
  • Promoting affiliate links for a commission
  • Run ads
  • Sell online community membership
  • Start your own online community and charge for sponsored content

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $416,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,635
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 4 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Matt Studdert started Frontend Mentor, a online course, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I’m Matt Studdert, and I’m the founder of Frontend Mentor. We are an online learning community that helps people improve their front-end coding skills by building projects. Instead of providing learning tutorials, we provide professionally designed challenges to help our community gain real-life experience building websites and web apps.

Today, we have over 200,000 members on the platform and grow at over 16,000 new members per month. Of those 200,000+ members, we have 1,500+ paid subscribers generating over $15,000 MRR.

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Matt Studdert, on starting Frontend Mentor ($25,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a dating app

A mobile dating app is one of the most popular mobile-only businesses for creating an ecosystem and generating revenue. But, with the help of a powerful development team, you can surpass all your competitors and create a sleeker end product than anyone else in this market.

Dating apps have made their way into an industry that was gaining enough traction. The online Dating Market size was valued at $7.35B in 2020 and is projected to reach $10.87B by 2028.

How Much Can You Make?
$11,250,000/month
Skills

Leila Muhaizen (CEO&Founder) started Baklava, a dating app, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

I was raised in a traditional tight-knit community in Lebanon with my single mother and brother. Technically, it was just us three, but it always felt like we had a village supporting us. People there have known each other for generations and have developed a sense of responsibility and loyalty to one another. I used to complain as a teenager that I had five women mothering me at once. It was an atypical family dynamic, but it is what shaped my appreciation for community.

My fascination with tech startups began when my brother landed a position in Silicon Valley. I was captivated by the world of entrepreneurs, investors, risk-takers, and freethinkers. I peered into the collective minds of the community whenever I visited my brother. It’s an environment of innovation, achievement, and success. You can feel the sparks of infectious energy as people discuss their work. Once each visit ended, I would return to my job in Los Angeles and that energy would wane.

After working for five years at a corporate job, I was laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I jumped at the opportunity to do something personally meaningful. For the first time in my life, I let my career aspirations wander beyond the confines of corporate America to the realm of tech startups. I quickly learned that applying to cold, impersonal online listings were ineffective. I asked myself, “How do I differentiate myself from the enormous amount of talent competing for the same positions?” I shifted my attitude from “hire me” to “teach me.” If I wanted to work in tech, I had to think like a techie. The key was to find industry leaders who were willing to take me under their wing. This was much easier than expected. There is no shortage of serial entrepreneurs and successful executives who would love to tell you their roadmap to success once you’ve offered your curiosity. Doors started opening as I spoke to incredibly inspiring figures like the Director of CEO Communications at GitHub, a hosting provider for software development; the Founder of Redoor, a mortgage startup acquired by Airbnb; and the CEO of Onfleet, last-mile delivery management software. My efforts came to fruition when I started getting interviews through referrals and receiving job offers. I continued to grow my network and learn the lingo until my mindset and efforts paved the way for my entrepreneurial journey.

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Leila Muhaizen (CEO&Founder), on starting Baklava (/month) full story ➜

5. Start an online jewelry store ($297K/month)

Starting an online jewelry store can be a lucrative and engaging business. The online jewelry store industry has been growing rapidly. More and more people are buying cheaper jewelry online because it is easier and has a much larger selection.

The United States jewelry market was valued at about $76B in 2020. Diamond jewelry is the most valuable jewelry market in the United States. Starting an online jewelry store can be extremely profitable. But to do this, you need a great e-commerce platform.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$37,500
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Nikolay Piriankov started Taylor & Hart, a jewelry making business, almost 9 years ago:

Case Study

I am Nikolay Piriankov, the Founder and CEO of Taylor & Hart. We are an award-winning, disruptive e-tailer of custom-designed, ethical engagement rings, wedding rings, and fine jewellery, that capture your story. Our online platform, processes, and brand democratises bespoke jewellery, allowing us to offer this service at scale. Taylor & Hart's vision is to reconnect customers with the original purpose of jewellery - a personalised product that tells a unique story.

Recently we closed a seed round of £1M. The London based Garage Soho, an early stage investor and brand builder also supported us in the last round.

London showroom

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Nikolay Piriankov, on starting Taylor & Hart ($385,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start an online bakery

Starting an online bakery is an exciting adventure. You can start an online bakery and build something you love which brings value to others. All you really need is a whole lot of creativity, and some skills like knowing how to bake delicious sweets, as well as marketing skills to promote your services and products.

People want to start an online bakery business because of the growing demand for a variety of baked products. The global bakery products market size was $398B in 2020. The market is projected to grow from $416B in 2021 to $590B by 2028.

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

Anthony Rosemond started Pastreez, a bakery, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Bonjour! My name is Anthony Rosemond. I'm a Parisian chef & founder of Pastreez, an online French bakery.

We’ve sold over 1 million macarons to this date, with only a team of two.

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Anthony Rosemond, on starting Pastreez ($25,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start an online plant store ($43K/month)

An online plant store is an excellent business venture any time of the year. No wonder, this idea is catching the fancy of many young entrepreneurs across the globe.

The market size of the plant and flower growing sector in the United States reached $15.23B in 2020. Starting a plant store from scratch isn't easy and it can be a daunting task, especially for newbies. There are a lot of things to consider. But the good news is, with online plant shopping on the rise, starting a plant storage business is easier than ever before.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $100,000/month
Skills

Javier Sánchez started Decoralino, a online plant store, over 1 year ago:

Case Study

We are two friends (Javier and Daniel) that have built several businesses together during the last 20 years. Javier is the technical guy and Daniel is the running business guy. We have built an e-commerce business.

We sell natural garden kits with air plants (a specific type of plant that does not need substrate and requires low maintenance) and other natural decorative elements (like glass vases, wood sticks, sea urchins, and others) to people that like home decoration and original gifts. We have been running the business for around 4 months and our average monthly revenue is around $2K.

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Javier Sánchez, on starting Decoralino ($2,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a flea market or marketplace

Starting a marketplace business is one of the best ways to capitalize on the gig economy and make serious profits. There are clear advantages to starting an online marketplace and being the middleman between suppliers and consumers.

The top online marketplaces in the world sold $3.23 trillion in goods in 2021. Sales through platforms like those operated by Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, and others accounted for two-thirds of global eCommerce sales last year. To create and compete in the marketplace business requires adaptations, modifications, overhauls and innovation.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $60,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Mohamad Saad started HalalWorldDepot, a online food business, over 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohamad Saad, and I am one of the founders of HalalWorldDepot, America’s premier Halal online marketplace. The company started three years ago as meat and grocery delivery service and slowly grew into a full-blown online marketplace offering a wide range of Halal products.

With a simple goal of getting as many Halal items listed, we also focus on building a community of Muslims around the United States to connect and come together. A home formed on a website where all can feel welcomed and comfortable shopping and finding the products they need.

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Mohamad Saad, on starting HalalWorldDepot ($60,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start a personal trainer marketplace

The Personal trainer marketplace is a marketplace of personal trainers and fitness instructors. The latest market trends indicate that the global personal training industry is growing at an exponential rate. With this, the demand for reliable and competent personal trainers and trainers-in-training is also rising.

The market size of the Personal Trainers industry in the United States is $13B in 2022. It increased faster than the Life Sciences sector overall.

10. Start a camping equipment rental business

Camping equipment is a great business to start and can make a good amount of money. For $10,000 you can start a rental company that grosses $100,000/year. However, starting a camping equipment rental business requires some careful consideration first.

The global camping equipment market is estimated at $16.4B in 2022 and is forecast to surpass $33.3B by 2032. Campers and tents are both popular items to rent but this depends on where you live. Check out the local demand for these types of products in your area before starting your business.

11. Start a job board

Starting a job board is the easiest way to make money online and have others work for you. This is one of the most underrated ways of creating an online business with no start-up costs. The global online job board market size was $28.68B in 2019 and is projected to reach $43.39B by 2027.

It's no secret that finding a job can be tough. In a time when we have to work harder for less money and resources, it's tempting to give up looking for work altogether. Thankfully, there is another option: starting your own job board.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $416,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$387
Skills

Gino Ferrand started TECLA, a remote hiring company, over 9 years ago:

Case Study

Hey! I’m Gino Ferrand and I’m the founder of TECLA. I’m originally from Lima, Peru, and I’m currently living in Seattle, Washington. My business makes it easy for startups to interview and directly hire software developers from an invite-only network of the top talent in South America (same time zones as the U.S.).

I started TECLA in 2013 with $15k in total investment from my own savings. The business has always been 100% bootstrapped. Today, we are a team of 12 full-time (core) team members, 5 part-time contributors, and a network of 9,000 tech professionals, working remotely (from home) from countries like Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay.

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Gino Ferrand, on starting TECLA ($85,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a swimming pool rental business

Starting a swimming pool rental business can be an exciting and rewarding experience. Pool owners are looking to rent their pools out during the off-season to recoup some of their costs.

Landlords or condo owners may want to earn an additional revenue stream from the swimming pool property they own. The swimming Pool Market size was valued at $3B in 2019 and is projected to reach $3.6B by 2027. The presence of developed infrastructure and the thriving wellness tourism industry will facilitate the swimming pool market growth.

13. Start a website building agency ($150K/month)

Starting a website building agency is a smart career move. Why not own your time and leverage your skills? Building websites is where the money is at. You can earn 5-figures a week with just one client.

The global website building market size to grow from $7 billion in 2021 to $14.3 billion by 2026. A site-building business allows you to start your own business at home. Building websites for yourself and others is a great way to create a passive income stream that can be very rewarding to own.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $250,000/month
Skills

Ty Fujimura started Cantilever Web Design & Development, a web development business, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Ty Fujimura, Founder, and CEO of Cantilever Web Design and Development. We work with clients from the International Monetary Fund and IBM to local small businesses and startups. They come to us because they are looking for superior results from their websites, and we deliver that by providing their visitors with an outstanding experience and giving them a reason to come back.

One of our websites, rusticpathways.com

Me presenting the Spark and Echo website at their annual gala in NYC

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Ty Fujimura, on starting Cantilever Web Design & Development ($62,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start a content writing company ($30.2K/month)

It's never been easier to make money doing freelance content writing.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,200 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,697
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Dani Mancini started Scribly.io, a content writing company, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name's Dani, founder of Scribly.io - you can’t see me but I’m waving at you 👋

Last month Scribly.io topped $14K monthly revenue. That was a really big moment for me, and a bit of a turning point. What started out as a 'let's try and see' project has now become my full-time job with ambitious growth plans 🙌.

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Dani Mancini, on starting Scribly.io ($37,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a content marketing agency ($30.3K/month)

Content is the currency of the digital world. Today, more and more businesses need to work with writers and content marketers. If you want to get into these kinds of jobs, you should start a writers' or content marketing agency.

Worldwide content marketing industry revenue was estimated at roughly $66B in 2021. The source projected that it would increase to $76B in 2022 and that it would continue growing over the further years to reach $137B in 2026.

Content marketing will continue to grow in significance with the increased use of digital channels. Therefore, the demand for content marketers is projected to grow by 27% over the next few years.

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $125,000/month
Skills

David Tile started Article-Writing Co, a freelance writing business, over 11 years ago:

Case Study

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($125,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a crowdfunding platform ($203K/month)

Raising money for your project can be difficult. Crowdfunding is one way to get funding through a large number of smaller investments. If you have some expertise in a particular area that may be useful to other people, there's no better time to take action. The crowdfunding revolution is happening right at your fingertips.

Crowdfunding has exploded over the past year, and you need to be a part of it. The Worldwide crowdfunding market share is expected to increase by $240B from 2021 to 2026. Crowdfunding is one of the quickest ways to get funding and build your brand.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

Howard Marks started Kosmos Innovation Centre, a crowdfunding platform, over 9 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Howard Marks. I am the co-founder and CEO at StartEngine, a leading equity crowdfunding platform that allows everyday people to invest in startups and entrepreneurs to raise capital from the crowd.

StartEngine has helped more than 265 companies raise capital from a community of over 190,000 users on our platform. Those companies have raised close to $100M and include every type of business from electric bikes and solar panels to movies and open source voice assistants.

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Howard Marks, on starting Kosmos Innovation Centre ($400,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start a hotel booking platform

The explosively popular Airbnb, as well as countless similar services, has proven that the market for home and apartment rentals is growing rapidly. As an entrepreneur with a love of travel, you see an opportunity to extend this same model to hotels. That's why you start a hotel booking platform, a place where travelers can search for and book accommodations around the world.

The market size of the online hotel booking platform industry worldwide amounted to nearly $518B in 2020. Starting a hotel booking platform can be so interesting as an idea that can grow rapidly. It doesn't require any license, no inventory — only mobile phones, internet connection, and some motivation to succeed.

Average Initial Investment
$209,666
Skills

18. Become a real estate website creator

Real Estate Website Creator Business is a resource for passive income. Real estate websites have become a must-have for real estate agents. Using a website builder like Squarespace, Wix or WordPress can help you stand apart from your competition. For most people, a real estate website creator is among the most effective businesses to start online.

Website Builders Market was valued at $1.46B in 2019 and is projected to reach $2.62B by 2027. Over the past five years, a very popular business that people have started is building real estate WordPress websites. This is a great business to start if you have some money saved up and you're looking for more freedom to work whenever you want.

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

Cody Benedetto and Ryan Serkes started Modern Launch, a software developer, 5 months ago:

Case Study

My name is Cody Benedetto and my co-founder is Ryan Serkes. We are the founders of Modern Launch. Our custom software development company works with startups and small businesses to build websites and mobile applications.

  • Mobile Application Development
  • Website Development & Design
  • Custom Software Development

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Cody Benedetto and Ryan Serkes, on starting Modern Launch ($50,000/month) full story ➜

19. Become a contractor website creator

A contractor website creator business is the best way to give yourself freedom and flexibility with your time. A contractor website is an important asset for companies like plumbers, electricians, painters, handymen, and other contractors. As a website creator, you can deliver this valuable digital asset, which is maintained and updated by you on a regular basis.

The contractor economy revolves around having a website. Worldwide Website Builders Market was valued at $1.5B in 2019 and it is growing rapidly. if you don’t have a website to promote your contracting business, you’re severely limiting your ability to get more work. Having a website reveals many aspects of your business including skill sets, and past projects, and most importantly it demonstrates credibility and trustworthiness.

20. Start a niche investment platform ($2.14M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$3,000
Skills

Examples of a successful niche investment platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a niche investment platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a niche investment platform ➜

Joe Mahavuthivanij started Mythic Markets, a niche investment platform, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Joe Mahavuthivanij and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Mythic Markets. Mythic Markets is an investing platform that turns high-value, geeky assets like vintage comics, collectible cards, fantasy art, and e-sports teams, into stocks that almost anybody can buy.

Our founding team with Cassius Marsh at MagicFest Seattle

Mythic Markets holiday party 2019

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Joe Mahavuthivanij, on starting Mythic Markets ($7,500/month) full story ➜

21. Launch an online classes platform ($1.06M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $175,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$30,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful online classes platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online classes platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online classes platform ➜

Shasta Pakdhane started MillionCenters by Better Thought Solutions LLP, a online classes platform, about 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello and good day to Starter Story readers, my name is Surinder Singh, and I am the founder of social learning app MillionCenters.

We see ourselves as technology enablers, fresh data serving broad category options, job opportunities, and career growth, providing flexibility to centers on how to market the courses, SMM, and events, creating a digital network for learners.

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Shasta Pakdhane, on starting MillionCenters by Better Thought Solutions LLP ($1,000/month) full story ➜

22. Create an online course ($1.41M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Examples of a successful online course:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online course:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online course ➜

Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins) started Mikkelsen Twins, a online course, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

We are Christian and Rasmus Mikkelsen, also known as the Mikkelsen Twins online. We run an online education company where we help people to build an online book publishing business. The reason why we teach what seems like a random/kinda weird online business model is because it’s what changed our lives almost 3 years ago and freed us from the life path we were heading down (were in the middle of a business degree in community college and there was absolutely no hope for a truly happy and fulfilled life if we had continued to take that path in life).

Fast forward to today, our company is making over 6-figures in profit every month which is almost unbelievable for two 24-year-old (ambitious) idiots with just a laptop, wifi connection and a small team.

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Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins), on starting Mikkelsen Twins ($120,000/month) full story ➜

23. Start an email newsletter business ($361K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $665,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$88,600
Skills

Examples of a successful email newsletter business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an email newsletter business ➜

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 ➜

24. Start an apartment rental business

Examples of a successful apartment rental business:

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

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25. Start a government website

Examples of a successful government website:

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26. Start a branding agency ($280K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$17,455
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful branding agency:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a branding agency ➜

Elva Li started Elva Li Luxury Branding Studio, a branding agency, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

I am a brand stylist, designer and speaker, and founder of ELVA LI Brand.Style.Design, a boutique branding house helping lady bosses feel confident online and land high-end clients through luxury branding and website design.

With a background in Business and Finance for 10 years, I have combined my creative flair with my business savviness to help female entrepreneurs bring their visions to life and turn their ideas to a premium brand. Everything I do exudes style, elegance and timelessness, because these are a necessity, not a luxury. I have been featured on LadyBoss Asia, This Women Can and have been seen on ABC, CBS, Fox, etc.

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Elva Li, on starting Elva Li Luxury Branding Studio ($10,000/month) full story ➜

27. Start a data analysis service

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$572,891
Skills

Examples of a successful data analysis service:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a data analysis service ➜

Michael Dent started PropertyData, a data analysis service, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Michael Dent and I’m the founder of PropertyData, a subscription website for property investors and developers in the UK that helps them make better-informed decisions when buying a residential property.

I started the business in April 2017, and today it’s making $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

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Michael Dent, on starting PropertyData ($128,000/month) full story ➜

28. Start an online learning platform business ($480K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $333,333/month
Skills

Examples of a successful online learning platform business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online learning platform business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online learning platform business ➜

Matt Studdert started Frontend Mentor, a online course, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I’m Matt Studdert, and I’m the founder of Frontend Mentor. We are an online learning community that helps people improve their front-end coding skills by building projects. Instead of providing learning tutorials, we provide professionally designed challenges to help our community gain real-life experience building websites and web apps.

Today, we have over 200,000 members on the platform and grow at over 16,000 new members per month. Of those 200,000+ members, we have 1,500+ paid subscribers generating over $15,000 MRR.

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Matt Studdert, on starting Frontend Mentor ($25,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a child care business

Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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Becka Klauber Richter started Helpr, a child care business, over 6 years ago:

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I’ve been drawn to caregiving for most of my life. I grew up on the south side of Chicago in a large family. Being the eldest of 23 cousins meant that babies and younger children were always in my sphere. I gravitated to nannying in college which is where I began to understand how truly essential caregivers are, and how little structure and honor has been given to the caregiving business. My co-founder and I wanted to take our experiences and implement them into a business model that would be accessible to families of all economic levels.

Helpr is different from other care organizations because my co-founder and I started as caregivers ourselves. We apply our years of expertise to delineate between market trends and market needs. We solve real problems vs. asserting our own agenda. Being that we’re global, organizations can implement us for their international workforces as opposed to using a multiple vendor approach.

We’ve also found ourselves ready to solve a huge problem the global pandemic has given rise to school and daycare closures. Helpr has worked hard to answer the growing needs of families as schools remain virtual during the pandemic. We are very proud to offer a strong virtual program that keeps kids learning, playing, and engaged, as well as in-home care as many of us, continue to shelter at home.

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Becka Klauber Richter, on starting Helpr (/month) full story ➜

30. Start a freelance writing business ($399K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$700 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$633
Time To Revenue
90 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful freelance writing business:

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David Tile started Article-Writing Co, a freelance writing business, over 11 years ago:

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My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($125,000/month) full story ➜

31. Become a freelance editor

How Much Can You Make?
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Daniel Waldman started Daniel Waldman Writing, a freelance writing business, almost 6 years ago:

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I’m Daniel Waldman and I’m a freelance writer. My business is called Daniel Waldman Writing and I’ve been in business for about 3 years. That said, I’ve worked in marketing and public relations for nearly my entire career (over 15 years), and writing has always been a central element of my professional activities.

I offer a wide variety of writing and editing services, but mainly clients come to me for help with blogging, article writing, their website copy, and video script writing. I’ve also helped one writer with editing a business book and continue to expand my editorial services. On average, I earn about $3500/month (before taxes).

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Daniel Waldman, on starting Daniel Waldman Writing ($3,500/month) full story ➜

32. Start a resume consulting business

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33. Start a resume writing service ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $42,857/month
Average Initial Investment
$35
Time To Revenue
180 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 8 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Examples of a successful resume writing service:

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Alex Benjamin started Recruiter Written, a resume writing service, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Benjamin, founder of Recruiter Written. We are a resume and LinkedIn profile writing service that provides our clients with an extraordinary advantage in the job market.

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Alex Benjamin, on starting Recruiter Written ($2,000/month) full story ➜

34. Start an etsy business

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $110,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,533
Time To Revenue
180 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Examples of a successful etsy business:

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Sasha Weekes started Timber Grove Studios, a woodworking business, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Sasha Weekes and I’m the 25 years old owner of Timber Grove Studios. Our home-based woodshop is nestled in the hills of PEI’s countryside, and we specialize in decorative shelving and home decor with a focus on minimalist design and simplicity. Each piece is made to order with 20+ color options, meaning it will be the perfect fit for each customer's space. We ship Canada and U.S. wide.

Etsy has been the main platform since starting up, although I finally have a standalone website up and running as well which I hope to grow in order to diversify sales channels. I have no current employees, although I have a wonderful subcontractor who works from home to cut and stain wood for me. She’s paid by the piece so it’s a great system for both of us. My partner Mario works full time but has recently joined me on the side and we’ve released a new line of steel table bases together which has been a ton of fun - he is an awesome welder.

After launching in 2017 and being skeptical about making sales of large items online, I was absolutely proved wrong! The business outgrew our small condo basement within 7 months and outgrew the garage/basement of our next rental home in 7 months as well. We’re now happily settled with a detached shop and garage, meaning there’s some room to grow (for now!) and space to begin stocking up on items for the Christmas rush before summer ends.

Moving twice in two years has definitely caused organizational, financial and opportunity hiccups, but the business has grown steadily regardless so we’re very excited about where 2020 will take us. We’ve learned what to focus on during which months, as revenue can range anywhere from $2000 during slow months to $10,000 during high months. Net profit has run anywhere between 20-50% throughout the life of the business and varies month to month. It’s closer to 20% right now as we’ve been spending all we can on new tools and materials for our new larger products and our Christmas stock.

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Sasha Weekes, on starting Timber Grove Studios ($6,500/month) full story ➜

35. Start an errand service

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36. Start an uber driver business

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37. Become a music tutor ($840K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000 — $416,667/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,050
Skills

Examples of a successful music tutor:

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Jacques Hopkins started Piano In 21 Days, a online course, over 9 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! I’m Jacques Hopkins, creator of Piano In 21 Days. My online piano course helps adults of all ages learn to play piano as fast as possible. Most of my students are people who never had the time or failed piano lessons before. Some are retirees who are excited about a new hobby but don’t want to wait years for results. Others are busy parents or professionals who need a low-pressure, flexible learning schedule.

My business brings in five figures every month, and I built everything from the ground up. I knew I had a unique take on piano lessons, but I had to learn everything about digital entrepreneurship and marketing in real time. It took a lot of effort, but it worked: I quit my engineering job and have been supporting my family this way for over eight years now.

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Jacques Hopkins, on starting Piano In 21 Days ($40,000/month) full story ➜

38. Become a virtual assistant ($6M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful virtual assistant:

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Julmar Grace Locsin started FVA Business Consultancy, a career coaching business, ago:

Case Study

Hi, I am Julmar Grace Locsin, and I am the owner and co-founder of Filipino Virtual Assistance by FVA Business Consultancy. FVA offers online and offline training, coaching, consulting, workshops, services, franchising-related virtual assistance, offshoring, outsourcing, and remote work for brands and businesses, here and abroad.

Our very mission is to equip freelancers, empower marketers, and enable businesses. We envision FVA for global digital leadership that will impact the world through digitalization, one life at a time. FVA has three arms, namely FVA Online Academy- have trained 25,000 students from our 31 courses, FVA Services- from training to hiring programs, and FVA Franchising with 16 Coaches assigned from different territories. And we are fifteen in the FVA team, including FVA co-founder Jay Locsin and me.

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Julmar Grace Locsin, on starting FVA Business Consultancy ($1,000/month) full story ➜

39. Become a house sitter

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful house sitter:

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Gareth Mahon started The CareSide, a in-home senior care service, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Gareth Mahon. I’m the co-founder and CEO of The CareSide, a home care and nursing service provider for elderly individuals in Australia. We are based in Perth, Australia.

I often like to compare our business to a plumber’s. It’s not the flashiest work. But it’s critical. When you need the help of a plumber, you really need it. The same goes for us. Our customers reach out to us when they need assistance caring for an elderly or disabled family member. In Australia, it’s common for seniors to spend their twilight years living at home rather than transitioning to nursing care facilities. That’s where we come in. We provide services such as nursing care, companion care, and personal care. Our goal is to help seniors maintain their autonomy so they can enjoy themselves and continue to be productive members of society.

We launched our company in 2017. Over the past 3 years, we have scaled to $5 million in revenue.

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

40. Start a dropshipping business ($144K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,500 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$11,866
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Examples of a successful dropshipping business:

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Kamil Sattar started E-commerce Mentoring , a business coach, over 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 ➜

41. Become a professional finder

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42. Start an office cleaning business

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

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43. Become an event planner

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $108,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful event planner:

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Natasha Miller started Entire Productions, a virtual events business, over 21 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Natasha Miller- raised in Des Moines, Iowa but high-tailed it out of there as soon as I could at the age of 23. I thought I’d be a performer only - a classical violinist and jazz vocalist, but as it turns out those careers might have been the catalyst for where I am today.

  • Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Entrepreneur Magazine 360 List “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”
  • San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 “Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area”
  • Special Event Top 50 Event Planners in the World

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Natasha Miller, on starting Entire Productions ($108,000/month) full story ➜

44. Start a sewing and alteration business ($12K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Examples of a successful sewing and alteration business:

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Saara Hafeez started ALTRD, a sewing and alteration business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

We are Saara and Stephanie - we’ve been friends for 8 years and have both launched our own socially oriented businesses. We recently started ALTRD - a clothing alteration service.

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Saara Hafeez, on starting ALTRD ($1,000/month) full story ➜

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