The 6 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Romania [2021]

The 6 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Romania [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Romania in 2021?

We put together 6 of the best businesses you can start in Romania today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of how you can start your profitable, home-based small business in Romania.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a cloud management software ($144K/year)

Alin Dobra from Romania started Bunnyshell ago, a cloud management software.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 15

Hi there! My name is Alin Dobra and I’m the CEO and Co-founder of Bunnyshell, a managed cloud automation SaaS solution for applications that need 100% availability and reliability.

I come from a background in software engineering, with about 10 years of experience in building big projects. I started in 2011 and became known for building efficient systems, following defined processes that continue to work as the company scales. That's sort of what led to Bunnyshell.

I’ve always loved to automate things so I was looking for a way to set up servers across different cloud platforms, automate, launch and provision, deploy, monitor, scale, and stay secure. No time wasted, no specialized and expensive sysadmins required, no testing needed, no hidden costs.

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Alin Dobra, on starting Bunnyshell ($12,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start an ecommerce marketing agency ($600K/year)

Tudor Cioltea from Romania started Black Goat Media about 8 years ago, an ecommerce marketing agency.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 12

Hi Starter Story community, I am so excited about this interview. My name is Tudor Cioltea and I am the founder of Black Goat Media. I’m 28 and I have been working in the agency space for the past 6 years.

We help e-commerce brands accelerate growth through Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and email marketing. We also provide a custom e-commerce software that is well tested and optimized for conversions.

We average around $15,000/month and planning to get to $50,000/month in the next 12 months.

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Tudor Cioltea, on starting Black Goat Media ($50,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online form builder ($5.04M/year)

Florin Cornianu from Romania started 123FormBuilder over 13 years ago, an online form builder.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $420,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 90

Hey, guys! I am Florin Cornianu and I am an entrepreneur. First things first, I must confess that I’ve been a bit reluctant to write these answers. It’s not that I don’t enjoy sharing my experience - I do - but I feel like the stories truly worth telling are already being told by the work, the teams I’ve helped build, and the value we bring to our clients. In any case, my colleagues at 123FormBuilder argued quite persuasively that I should open up to you guys, so I must oblige, and I will do so wholeheartedly.

I co-founded and am currently acting as the CEO of a growing SaaS called 123FormBuilder. In case you haven’t figured it out by glancing over the brand name, our cloud platform provides users with the ability to build and publish any type of online form, streamline workflows and notifications, and, most importantly, easily collect and manage accurate data.

We are based in Timișoara, which is the most western city of the most eastern EU country: Romania. However, most of our users are based in North America. We have almost 100 employees, some of whom are working from Bucharest, Oradea, London, and other European cities.

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Florin Cornianu, on starting 123FormBuilder ($420,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a freelance app development business ($2.4M/year)

Georgina Lupu Florian from Romania started Wolfpack Digital ago, a freelance app development business.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $200,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 60

Hi everyone! I am Gina and I am the founder and CEO of Wolfpack Digital. The name of the company stems from my surname “Lupu”, which means “Wolf” in Romanian. We are an award-winning app development agency from Romania with an in-house team of 50 people. We design and build web and mobile apps start-to-end for startups and scaleups from around the world, while advising them with their business and product strategy. This has given me the opportunity to personally work with more than 40 entrepreneurs so far and to learn more about their business, which is super exciting!

The main industries we focus on are fintech, health tech, IoT, social and transportation. Most of our customers come from the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and France. More recently, we started the journey to building our own apps in the health tech and Greentech fields, and we have won an accelerator competition with Pamble, our in-house health tech app for gambling addiction treatment.

This year Wolfpack Digital has exceeded the 1.5M USD yearly revenue threshold, yet what we are most excited about is the great atmosphere in our team and our amazing office space, coupled with the fact that we get more and more opportunities to work on meaningful apps with inspiring founders.

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Georgina Lupu Florian, on starting Wolfpack Digital ($200,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start an etsy digital products business ($48K/year)

Ralu Petrea from Romania started Outline Planner over 2 years ago, an etsy digital products business.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $4,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $500
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1

I’m Ralu Petrea, the founder (and UX Designer) at Outline Planner, the paperless planner that took me one week to launch and two years to refine. I started this project as a test, with a €499 initial investment, and it paid off since my first week. It is my full-time job two years later, and I am now open to growing my team.

I always make plans that work for me, yet I don't know how to teach people how to make plans. So, I created a tool that they can plug in and play with on their iPads. I embedded my mind into this instrument to make actionable plans in a more logical and organized way.

Before moving forward, I should mention what paperless planners (aka digital planners) are. Literally, they’re JUST like physical paper planners that live on your tablet. Picture an easy to carry notebook that has all your life inside; that feels like writing on paper, yet it allows you to add endless space for notes, arrange pages, correct mistakes, add images, and move your handwriting all over the place effortlessly. That's a digital planner.

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Ralu Petrea, on starting Outline Planner ($4,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start an art business ($56.4K/year)

Zoltán Szilágyi from Romania started Avatoon almost 3 years ago, an art business.

  • Country: Romania
  • Revenue: $4,700/ month
  • Starting Costs: $800
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 3

I’m Zoltán, together with my two colleagues Arnold and Gergő, we founded Avatoon.net
We are selling custom hand-drawn avatars, drawn by professional illustrators through our website.

On an average month, we make around $5,000, with ~100 clients.

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Zoltán Szilágyi, on starting Avatoon ($4,700/month) full story ➜

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