12 Pallet Business Ideas You Can Start With Little Capital

12 Pallet Business Ideas You Can Start With Little Capital

Are you looking to start a pallet business in 2021?

The pallet industry has an immense amount of opportunities that many entrepreneurs do not consider.

We put together 12 pallet business ideas that you can start today.

Here they are:

1. Start a blog ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $160,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,721
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio over 4 years ago, a blog.

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

Case Study

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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2. Start a clothing blog ($72K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Jon Shanahan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA started The Kavalier over 7 years ago, a clothing blog.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

My days with a camera can be traced back to my parents’ Sony Handycam when I was 6 directing my friends to make mini movies (still somewhere around here on VHS) but high school was a defining time for that passion as I joined the video club.

There’s certainly no substitute for hard work and dedicating thoughtful time to what you’re working on. I’ve published over 500 videos in the last three years and it takes a lot of time and effort to get there but if you show up everyday you will be ahead.

I was a distracted student in high school but my one reprieve was making videos at the direction of my teacher Brad Schulte. One of my earliest projects is still on YouTube which received 700k views at a time when that was a big deal. Most of those views came from people searching for keywords which planted a seed.

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3. Create an online course ($60K/year)

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

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 9 years ago, a online course.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Case Study

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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4. Start a pallet rental business

Examples of a successful pallet rental business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet rental business ➜

5. Start a pallet repair business

Examples of a successful pallet repair business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet repair business ➜

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6. Start a pallet consignment shop

Examples of a successful pallet consignment shop:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pallet consignment shop:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet consignment shop ➜

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7. Start a pallet production business ($216K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$18,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful pallet production business:

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

Learn more about starting a pallet production business ➜

Case Study

My name is John Wilker, founder of The Simple Biz. Since 1998 I have been running an under-the-radar business model that requires low overhead and is very non-technical. The Simple Bizis a wooden pallet recycling business done in a very streamlined way. It enables me to make extremely high-profit margins, and most importantly, I only work a few hours a day to make a good living.

If you do the math from the scenario above, you can readily see the profit is very nice for minimal work. $8 per pallet x 150 pallets = $1200.00 for less than an hour's work.

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8. Start a wood pallet scraping business

Examples of a successful wood pallet scraping business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a wood pallet scraping business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wood pallet scraping business ➜

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9. Start a pallet storage business

Examples of a successful pallet storage business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet storage business ➜

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10. Start a pallet recycling business

How Much Can You Make?
$18,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful pallet recycling business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet recycling business ➜

Case Study

My name is John Wilker, founder of The Simple Biz. Since 1998 I have been running an under-the-radar business model that requires low overhead and is very non-technical. The Simple Bizis a wooden pallet recycling business done in a very streamlined way. It enables me to make extremely high-profit margins, and most importantly, I only work a few hours a day to make a good living.

If you do the math from the scenario above, you can readily see the profit is very nice for minimal work. $8 per pallet x 150 pallets = $1200.00 for less than an hour's work.

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11. Start a steel pallet production business

Examples of a successful steel pallet production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a steel pallet production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a steel pallet production business ➜

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12. Start a pallet flipping business

How Much Can You Make?
$18,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful pallet flipping business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pallet flipping business ➜

Case Study

My name is John Wilker, founder of The Simple Biz. Since 1998 I have been running an under-the-radar business model that requires low overhead and is very non-technical. The Simple Bizis a wooden pallet recycling business done in a very streamlined way. It enables me to make extremely high-profit margins, and most importantly, I only work a few hours a day to make a good living.

If you do the math from the scenario above, you can readily see the profit is very nice for minimal work. $8 per pallet x 150 pallets = $1200.00 for less than an hour's work.

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