40 Business Ideas You Can Start This Rainy Season

40 Business Ideas You Can Start This Rainy Season

If you are looking for rainy season based business ideas to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a rainy season business, there are plenty of opportunities that can help you follow your dreams and build a successful career. 

In this post, you will discover profitable business ideas, perfect for those who want to have a flexible job, capable of multiplying the average income, while becoming your own boss.

Check out the full list below to help you find your next idea!

Here they are:



1. Start a brewery ($1.44M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$56,000 — $120,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Diego Benitez from Los Angeles, California, USA started Progress Brewing about 9 years ago, a brewery.

  • Revenue: $120,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

Case Study

I graduated with a PhD in chemistry in 2005 and after working in academia for a few years as a nanotechnology researcher, I joined a small angel venture investment firm as a technology analyst.

One option was to get a regular job, or… we could start a brewery.

I participated in the founding of a few angel-backed companies and as the venture fund dried up, I joined one of the portfolio companies as Chief Technology Officer. The company, Amicrobe, Inc. is focused on developing biomaterials to address antibiotic resistance.

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2. Start a meal prep business ($720K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $4,170,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,833
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

TJ Clark from Little Rock, Arkansas, USA started Healthy Chew over 6 years ago, a meal prep business.

  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 7
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, USA

Case Study

My name is TJ. I am currently serving as the Chief Executive Officer and 50% owner. I was originally hired to help my business partner Peter wash dishes and make breakfast. Peter had been meal prepping for about 1 year before he brought me on board. When I was hired, I saw that he was a fantastic chef, handled sales, and was able to grow without efficiency.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. That one Facebook video doubled our client base overnight.

I filled in the gaps and taught him how to properly scale the company, hire more employees, and both structure and organize it into a self-sustaining business. I lacked the sales and cooking experience he had. So we were very yin and yang.

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3. Start a moving company ($720K/year)

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

Max Maher from Chandler, Arizona, USA started Skinny Wimp Moving almost 7 years ago, a moving company.

  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA

Case Study

I didn’t exactly come up with the initial idea for this company because this is a franchise which means for me that I license out the name “Skinny Wimp Moving”. However, because it was the first franchise location I was able to be in a prime decision-making seat and guinea pig for all ideas enabling me to test out theories on marketing and customer service which have no become standard across the brand.

Put yourself out there and ask for their business. Sure be conscious that you may get rejected but don’t be afraid to ask more than once. It won’t work every time but it will work 100% more than not trying at all.

We realized people simply don’t want a moving company that sucks. So we asked ourselves what can we do to make the stressful experience of moving suck a little less and the answers we came up with and stuck to were very common sense:

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4. ($18M/year)

Jeffrey Mora from Los Angeles, California, USA started Food Fleet over 10 years ago, a business.

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

Case Study

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.

5. Start a waste management business ($1.2M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $37,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,450,333
Skills

Dustin from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA started SOCO Waste almost 6 years ago, a waste management business.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 11
  • Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA

Case Study

I came to the realization that I had a problem with staying at a job for more than 6 months. I would come in to work every day, learn the job, and about 6 months later I would be sitting there bored and wondering why they didn’t do things a certain way to make the business more efficient.

I tried working everywhere from door to door sales, fast food, shipping companies and at one point I was even an O.T.R. truck driver!

Eventually, I would find another job and move on because being inefficient wasn’t me!

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6. Start an umbrella brand ($36K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$15,000
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Jim Rowland from Kissimmee started JDK & Associates, LLC about 16 years ago, a umbrella brand.

  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Kissimmee

Case Study

In the spring of 2006, my 16-year-old son Michael and I learned about “eCommerce” (called online marketing at the time) at a half-day seminar in a local hotel where they served us a free breakfast. Pretty sure Michael came for breakfast, but that seminar (and breakfast) opened our eyes to the potential of being in business for ourselves and provided a path to accomplish it.

On July 31 of that same year, JDK & Associates, LLC was formed.
“J” = Jim (me!)
“D” = Diann (my wife)
“K” = Kids (Michael, Lena, Shelly, Brandon)
“Associates” = Our partners and clients (you!!)

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7. Start a yoga tutoring business

Examples of a successful yoga tutoring business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a yoga tutoring business ➜

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8. Start a drug delivery business

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

Examples of a successful drug delivery business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a drug delivery business ➜

Case Study

In 2013, Chuck realized that employers were losing time and money having employees go to a clinic to do drug testing. Nowadays, they are making $30k/month.

9. Start a fish hatchery business

Examples of a successful fish hatchery business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fish hatchery business ➜

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10. Start a bread bakery

Examples of a successful bread bakery:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a bread bakery:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bread bakery ➜

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11. Start a beauty parlour business

Examples of a successful beauty parlour business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a beauty parlour business ➜

12. Start a massage parlour business

How Much Can You Make?
$8,800 — $200,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful massage parlour business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a massage parlour business ➜

Case Study

My name is Marike van der Velden and I am the founder and owner of the largest high-end escortservice in The Netherlands: Society Service. The service we offer is called the Girlfriend Experience, which means spending time with an escort will feel similar to spending time with a girlfriend. The experience is very intimate of nature and often includes eroticism, but this is not the main focus of the experience, merely the cherry on top. The social aspect of booking is just as important, if not more.

At any given time, there are around 55 male and female escorts working with Society Service. They cater to clients from all walks of life, from ambitious businessmen to nervous virgins and curious couples. The aim is to create a mutually enjoyable, memorable, and extraordinary experience. This experience does come with a price tag of at least $1,000 per booking, resulting in a multi-million dollar annual turnover.

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13. Start a plumbing business

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,000
Skills

Examples of a successful plumbing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a plumbing business ➜

Case Study

Innovation Plumbing started as an idea in 1990, and officially in 1991 when my dad got his C 36 plumbing license for the state of California. I was two years old at the time.

Over the years Innovation Plumbing has grown and evolved into a devoted list of repeat customers who are more like family to us. Makes sense, in a family business!

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14. Start a vegan vending machine

Examples of a successful vegan vending machine:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vegan vending machine:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vegan vending machine ➜

15. Start a landscaping business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$129,000
Skills

Examples of a successful landscaping business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a landscaping business ➜

Case Study

I'm Bryan Clayton CEO of GreenPal which is best described as Uber for Lawn Care.

Good thing early investors told us no because with their capital they would have owned and controlled 30% of our business.e are self-funded and my cofounders and I own it all.

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16. Start a breakfast shop business

Examples of a successful breakfast shop business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a breakfast shop business ➜

17. Start a liquor delivery business

Examples of a successful liquor delivery business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a liquor delivery business ➜

18. Start a horticulture crop farming business

Examples of a successful horticulture crop farming business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a horticulture crop farming business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a horticulture crop farming business ➜

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19. Start a corn maze farming business

Examples of a successful corn maze farming business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a corn maze farming business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a corn maze farming business ➜

20. Start a daycare

Examples of a successful daycare:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a daycare ➜

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21. Start a snail farming business

Examples of a successful snail farming business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a snail farming business ➜

22. Start a raincoats sales business

Examples of a successful raincoats sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a raincoats sales business ➜

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23. Sell sandals

Examples of a successful sell sandals:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sell sandals:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sell sandals ➜

24. Start a courier business

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful courier business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a courier business ➜

Case Study

My name is Shaerul H Joarder (Neel), Co-Founder and CEO of Parcelmagic, a delivery service company.

It is indeed a great pleasure that within just 6 months of operation, we have onboarded 100+ merchants, with the monthly transaction being 5000 dollars. Over 10000 parcels are delivered to all 64 districts in Bangladesh each month.

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25. Become a candle manufacturer

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,200
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Examples of a successful candle manufacturer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a candle manufacturer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a candle manufacturer ➜

Case Study

My name is Kevin Gillespie, and along with Garrett Le’ Tourneau, we created Wax & Wick, the 100% soy candles with wood wicks.

Some notable differentiation between Wax & Wick and traditional candles is that our branding is simple, the style of the candle will fit with any decor, and we use only 100% soy wax and Fsc-Certified wood wicks. Our impact on the environment is intentionally small.

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26. Start a cleaning business ($1.05M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $708,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$161,159
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful cleaning business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cleaning business ➜

Case Study

Hey! My name is Neel Parekh and I am the Founder and CEO of MaidThis® & MaidThis® Franchise, a cleaning franchise that helps residential homeowners and short-term rental hosts (Airbnb, VRBO, etc) with their cleanings.

  • We made our niche focus on cleaning Airbnbs and vacation rentals, in addition to regular home cleaning, which is a rapidly growing industry. We became the first cleaning franchise specializing in vacation rental cleaning.
  • Local businesses are often pretty old school and typically aren’t the best with marketing, especially digital marketing. We’re bringing new-age marketing tactics to this old-school industry.
  • Remote work: we’ve been able to stay extra nimble and lean with having a global workforce. This was initially done out of necessity so I could travel, but quickly became a huge competitive advantage. Our office team works across 8 different countries.

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27. Start a car rental business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $583,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Skills

Examples of a successful car rental business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car rental business ➜

Case Study

We are Taylor Hood and Gretchen Bayless, founders of ROAMERICA. A company that specializes in adventure vehicles, including 4wd campervans.

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28. Start a laundromat

How Much Can You Make?
$83,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$850,000
Skills

Examples of a successful laundromat:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a laundromat ➜

Case Study
  • Mort and Nachshon Fertel created Sudshare, a website that links those who don't want to do the laundry with those looking to make extra money.
  • SudShare is primarily a technology company creating an Uber-like tech stack for laundry.
  • This business offers on-demand laundry services in over 400 cities and is the first and only one of its kind in the country.
  • SudShare is a marketplace for laundry. In total, the platform has more than 50,000 users.
  • The CEO of this business began his career as a Sudster (washer).

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29. Start a bakery

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,642
Skills

Examples of a successful bakery:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bakery ➜

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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30. Start a car wash

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Examples of a successful car wash:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a car wash ➜

Case Study

Hi Starter Story! My name is Joey Sanchez and I'm the founder of Wolf's Auto Detailing in Phoenix, Arizona. We are a mobile auto detailing service that focuses on quality work and convenience. We specialize in interior detailing, Paint polishing, and ceramic coating just to name a few.

While our client list consists of many different types of vehicles and personalities, they all share one thing in common: they all understand the value of quality work. We hold our standards very high and measure our success not only in dollar amounts but in the satisfaction of our clients. However, making $3K a month only working 3 days a week isn't a bad deal!

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31. Start a fast food drive-thru business

How Much Can You Make?
$61,650,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful fast food drive-thru business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a fast food drive-thru business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fast food drive-thru business ➜

Case Study
  • Daniel Meyer established Shake Shack in 2004. When it started, he used to just sell hot dogs from a cart in Madison Square Park.

  • Meyer has gradually transformed the hotdog cart into a kiosk-style restaurant that serves gourmet burgers, hot dogs, milkshakes, and crinkle-cut french fries.

  • In less than 20 years, Shake Shack has grown from a single hot dog stand to a global fast food chain with over 270 locations.

  • Shake Shack offers a lively & fun community hangout place with wide appeal thanks to its fresh, high-quality, and delicious food at an incredible price.

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32. Start a certified seed dealing business

Examples of a successful certified seed dealing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a certified seed dealing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a certified seed dealing business ➜

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33. Start a paper recycling business

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200,000

Examples of a successful paper recycling business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Yuki Lee. I'm the co-founder of Bagitan Packaging Company - a company that produces paper packaging products in China. Our primary products are paper bags, food packaging, foil packaging, and other disposable packaging products used in restaurants and takeout meals.

Since our inception in 2008, we have expanded into a company with annual net revenue of $200,000 and over 50 employees. It has been an incredible experience working with my partner - Frank Ouyang, he created the company Panda Paper Roll (see the story here), and we have learned many lessons along the way. I hope our experiences will be helpful to other entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business in China.

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34. Start an amusement arcade

Examples of a successful amusement arcade:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a amusement arcade:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an amusement arcade ➜

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35. Start a mushroom farming business

Examples of a successful mushroom farming business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mushroom farming business ➜

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36. Start a rainwater harvesting business

Examples of a successful rainwater harvesting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a rainwater harvesting business ➜

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37. Start a grocery store

Examples of a successful grocery store:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a grocery store:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a grocery store ➜

38. Become an organic fertilizer producer

Examples of a successful organic fertilizer producer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a organic fertilizer producer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an organic fertilizer producer ➜

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39. Start a pest control business

Examples of a successful pest control business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pest control business ➜

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40. Start a coffee shop

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $52,500/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,650
Skills

Examples of a successful coffee shop:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a coffee shop ➜

Case Study

My name is Beth Baxter and I co-founded Camper Cafe, a mobile coffee van business. The idea for our business started with my partner’s love for vintage VW campervans. He had a rusty old shell of a T25 Campervan given to him, that he wanted to convert into a trailer for his motorbikes.

Although we never really thought about this ever becoming more than just a lifestyle business, we found we were turning so much work away from that in 2019 when the company was turning over around £150k from working only 70 days of the year, we decided that I should go full-time to see the potential.

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