37 Best Seasonal Business Ideas For 2022

37 Best Seasonal Business Ideas For 2022

Are you looking for profitable seasonal business ideas you can start in 2022?

Just because your services or products aren’t in demand all year long, does not mean your business idea is not viable.

Many entrepreneurs have started seasonal businesses and succeeded in their line of business.

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

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

Here they are:

1. Start a christmas tree accessory business ($35K/month)

The Christmas tree tradition has been with us for centuries and is never slowing down. Every December, people in different regions around the globe head to the nearest Christmas tree accessories shop to purchase décor supplies. Others prefer hiring a Christmas tree business to help with the décor.

If you are looking for an easy-to-start seasonal business, the Christmas tree accessories business can be the real deal. Focus on the current Christmas décor trends and supply your customers with unique and cozy Christmas tree decoration accessories.

How Much Can You Make?
$35,000/month
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello My name is Ryan Kenny. I’m the founder of The Christmas Tree Hugger, and our product has one goal... Fixing The Fake!

We are making an average of 35K a month and the trend is gaining a ton of momentum since airing on QVC & Shark Tank in 2017.

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2. Start a tour guide business

Can you offer a native perspective of a town you know well? If yes, starting a tour guide business can be a significant business venture for you. Tour guides charge tourists per tour and provide visitors to an area with local tour narration and navigation.

To start a tour guide business, choose an area you know, and study its history, visitors will often ask questions and expect you to answer them. Therefore, you have to be well-versed in the areas you will cover.

You can partner with a tour & travel company or a game park near you and offer the visitor's tour guide services.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $43,300,000/month
Skills

Case Study

In the late 1980s, Darrell and Geoff Manchester established Intrepid as a brand new way of exploring the world.

Intrepid Travel offers more than 1,150 trips on all seven continents that are sustainable and experience-rich.

They didn't set out to build the biggest purpose-led adventure travel brand in the world, but they have done so now, by generating $43 million in annual revenue.

They are the biggest adventure tour operator in the world, operating a network of 26 DMCs and a nonprofit foundation.

Since 2002, their nonprofit organization, The Intrepid Foundation, has raised over AUD 12 million for 135 charities worldwide.

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3. Start a landscaping business

A landscaping business is engaged in maintaining the lawns and gardens, trimming the trees and shrubs, and providing landscape maintenance and beautification services. Landscaping costs vary depending on the size and location.

An increased public interest in well-maintained outdoor spaces has increased the demand and value of landscaping businesses in the US.

For small jobs such as taking care of the lawn and trees, the cost can vary from $50 to $100 per hour. The average wage of a landscape designer is $70,000 to $90,000, and a landscape architect makes around $50,000 to $100,000 per year.

For basic maintenance and mowing services, a single person who runs a landscaping business can get started with as little as $5,000 or less. However, a proper landscaping business will require a large investment. The average start-up cost is between $15,000 to $20,000.

There are 2 types of landscaping business :

  • Residential Landscaping Services
  • Commercial Landscaping Services

Based on the niche, the types of services also vary. Once the type of service is decided, the list of tools and equipment can be purchased. The best way to succeed in a landscaping business is to provide quality service and deliver long-lasting beautiful landscapes, this will not only retain existing clients but also promote and attract new customers.

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

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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4. Start a food truck ($125K/month)

Food trucks are a highly profitable business that offers customers a variety of meal options out of a mobile truck. This basically operates inside a large vehicle equipped with kitchen and food products.

The basic expenses to start a food truck business are as follows:

  1. Food truck: In general, a commercial truck can cost between $50,000 to $90,000 on average. However, to save cost, you can also buy a second-hand commercial truck.
  2. Kitchen equipment: You will need to invest in some good quality & functional kitchen equipment such as an oven, fryer, grill, sinks, etc.
  3. Licenses & Permits: To start a food truck business you will need to get some licenses and permits. The cost of license and permit and other fees may vary from state to state.
  4. Staff: The average salary of a food truck cook can vary from $21,000 to $39,000 for an experienced chef.
  5. Marketing: It is important that you use social media channels as a marketing tool to get the word out about your business. Plus, you can also use pamphlets and also advertise in the local newspapers.

In order to start a food truck business in a particular city, it is mandatory to check what kind of food trucks are already operating, identify a gap, and bring in some new experiences.

How Much Can You Make?
$29,166 — $61,650,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$44,033
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

I started my career at the world-famous Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles Apprenticing under Certified Master Chef Raimund Hofmeister.

Food Fleet’s growth Year after year has been at an at over 30 %. From 2017-2018 we had an unprecedented 160% growth spurt. With a team of 6, including my partner and I, we managed over 20 million in sales for our clients. As an example. We took over a convention center 3 years ago managing their food truck business. For their largest event of the year, we were up 53% over the previous year. I honestly would have to equate some of that success to the under-reporting of sales by the previous operator. But the following year we were up 19% from that figure and again close to that this year. That is due in large part to our understanding of transaction times, menu mix, the equipment in each truck or pop up and other factors.

5. Become a mobile personal trainer ($30K/month)

Do you love helping people through their fitness journey? If you want a great side hustle to earn extra income, consider becoming a personal trainer.

The fitness trainer side hustle can be an adamant industry to earn good money. However, once you develop a reputation as a good trainer, you can get more clients through referrals. You need to register for the certification course to start offering personal trainer services .

To attract your first clients, consider online advertising, and seek referrals from every customer.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $8,333,333/month
Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Time To Revenue
240 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 4 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Case Study

Hey everyone! I am Chris and in March 2011 I started Live Fit. Live Fit is a personal training company that was created to change the standards in the personal training industry. Early on I focused on building a company that is not only based on results, as most fitness companies are, but that is also focused very heavily on relationships. Relationships create trust, trust creates buy-in, and buy-in leads to the accountability and dedication it takes to get results.

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6. Start a tutoring business ($110K/month)

Starting a tutoring side hustle is a great way for teachers and students to earn extra income every month. If you consider becoming a tutor, find an ideal tutoring niche, and craft a tutoring website. Find your tutoring clients and market your side hustle online. You can choose to offer online tutoring as a part-time engagement or a full-time engagement.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $375,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Shlomi and I am a 22-year-old senior at Georgetown University from South Florida. I am the founder of SoFlo SAT Tutoring, an online SAT/ACT tutoring company that provides exceptional test prep to students across the country. I started this business in my bedroom almost a year ago while I was recovering from ankle surgery. I couldn’t walk for 6 months and SoFlo gave me the motivation to get up in the morning.

SoFlo currently brings in average revenue of $15,000 a month and has seen a linear increase in student sign-ups each month since its official inception in March 2019. Since our customer lifetime is short –our students study for and take the SAT, get the score they want, and then no longer require our services– we invest in and rely heavily on the quality of the service we provide to attract future customers. Happy customers and significant score increases have helped spread the word and grow the brand.

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7. Start a chimney repair business ($21K/month)

Brick and stone chimneys require maintenance and upgrade to keep them structurally sound and functional. Some regular chimney repair tasks will include repairing and replacing rain pots, rebuilding chimney crowns, and installing new bases and flashing counters.

Thus, starting your own chimney repair business can be a very profitable, so long as you have basic masonry skills and experience. To start, you can offer the services to your neighbors just to showcase what your business offers. If you are not an experienced mason, you can hire skilled professionals and outsource the orders to them.

How Much Can You Make?
$21,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi everyone, my name is Mitchell and I’m one of the three founders of Patriot Chimney. We sweep, repair, and build chimneys and also service and repair dryer vents around the Roanoke Valley in Virginia.

I studied marketing in college, but my experience in the past few years has been a mix between marketing and sales, so my focus is primarily around building the sales and marketing strategy for us. My brother (Matt) and a friend of his (Billy) focus on the operations, actually getting on the roof and doing some real dirty work.

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8. Start a party planning business

Party planning involves budgeting, establishing party timelines, selecting and reserving ideal party sites, acquiring permits, theme décor, and coordinating party catering and transportation.

Are you organized, creative, and client-focused? You can put those skills into starting a successful party planning business. To become a party planner, you must desire to help other people enjoy themselves. Besides, you need diplomacy, salesmanship, and multitasking skills.

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$8,666
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 6 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hello, I am Akshay Patel from Albuquerque, NM the land of enchantment. I started an event rental and decor company that led me to an event venue. The View Event Center is a lavish space that is an indoor and outdoor event venue with panoramic city views. Our high-end venue with experienced staff will assist from venue decor to the smallest details entailed in making memories of a lifetime. Simply Decor, Tents, and Events ensures exclusive decor and thrives to bring your event to life through customized, elegant decor for all of their clients.

The full-service company will individually work with every client to design their event that will intrigue every eye in the room. Our company is broad that we get many different types of customers and we make many great connections with them as well. The company was making upwards of $380,000 a year.

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9. Start a moving service business ($1.5K/month)

Moving service businesses pack, load, transport, unpack, clean, and carefully arrange items at the new location.

The demand for moving services is high among businesses, office owners, and residential customers.

As the owner of a moving truck business, your responsibility is to find potential customers (people who are moving home or office), hire a number of packers depending on the scope of work, and transport the items safely to the new location.

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Case Study

Hello! My name is Marcia Solis and I run Send me South, a company that helps people relocate to Costa Rica, Central America, since 2012.

Since this is a business that is mostly referred to by word of mouth, clients do not show every month. However, there is always a family coming to stay, wanting to give their children the Latin experience of learning Spanish directly in our schools, or retired people looking for the tropics to spend their golden years in our beaches and mountains.

10. Start a gardening business

A gardening business makes money by planting trees, growing specific types of produce, maintaining landscapes, and more.

Gardening companies work with homeowners to install, maintain and repair their landscaping areas. For instance, a typical gardening business provides all-inclusive services to create and maintain a lawn such as mowing, fertilizing, and edging.

Owning a gardening business can be a very flexible and profitable business venture.

How Much Can You Make?
$27,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$46,000
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi! I’m Udit from Mumbai. I’m 30 years old and started Root Bridges 5 years back. Root Bridges is an online plants store that delivers plants direct to plant lovers across India. We’re focused on indoor plants and exotic species that are hard to find, easy to grow, and don’t need too much sunlight.

Our customers are first-time buyers, seasoned plant parents, and anyone who wants to get something beautiful for their home from across India. We currently clock sales of USD 350,000 per year, with our website doing particularly well in the pandemic (grown 200% YoY).

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11. Start a gift baskets business ($2K/month)

A gift basket is delivered to the recipient at the workplace or residence. A gift basket business is a noble idea because, with a proper strategy, you can remain in business all year round.

To start a gift basket business, choose a niche, a sales channel, and register your business appropriately. With a proper marketing strategy, you should be able to reach a broader customer base.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $125,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Adam Elliot, and I started Dick At Your Door, an e-commerce shop for people who like to gift pranks, gags, and funny novelties to their friends and family.

Yes, you read that correctly... Dick At Your Door sells chocolate penises you can send as a fun prank to friends and family.

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12. Start a pet sitting business

A pet sitter is a professional who provides daily care for pets while the pet owners are at work or on vacation. The pet sitter's duties include:

  • Cooking special meals for pets as instructed by pet owners.
  • Reporting any behavioral issues to pet owners.
  • Playing with the pets to encourage their mental and physical stimulation.

One of the advantages of working as a pet sitter is that it's not a stressful career. You also get to work with different animals while enjoying a work-life balance.

Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills
Business model

13. Start a pool cleaning business

Pool cleaning services serve affluent homes and commercial places. Their service involves adding and testing chemical levels and catching debris to keep the swimming pools clean. A pool cleaning company ensures the swimming pool water stays clear and inhibits the growth of microorganisms.

Starting a pool cleaning business fulfills your entrepreneurial spirit and is also a profitable venture. If you are starting a pool cleaning business, you need a basic understanding of how to mix pool cleaning chemicals, invest in professional pool cleaning equipment, and marketing your pool cleaning business.

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Case Study

I’m Dan Stewart and I’m the founder of Dundas Valley Pools. We help homeowners with swimming pools in Southern Ontario, Canada maximize the summers in their backyard. We do this by providing personalized, on-site services such as pool openings/ closings, pool maintenance, equipment installations, pool renovations, and new pool installations. Since our humble beginnings in May of 2016 we have serviced 350+ pools, opened and closed 200+ pools, and have installed tons of high-quality pool equipment, pool liners, and winter safety covers for happy customers throughout Southern Ontario.

Dundas Valley Pools has grown from a company producing very little revenue in 2016 to a company that is earning an average of $8000/ month net revenue during the on-season. This year we hope to actually double that number. This is due to our expansion into more technical services as well as taking on larger jobs-- namely, new pool installations.

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14. Start a window cleaning business

If you are ambitious about cleaning spaces, you may consider the window cleaning business opportunity.

Starting a window cleaning business offers several advantages. First, you get to choose a suitable work schedule. Also, you have access to repeat business since windows need regular cleaning to keep the shiny appearance.

Besides, starting a window cleaning service is not capital intensive, and comes with minimal overhead costs.

How Much Can You Make?
$60,000/month
Skills

Case Study

While he was still a full-time student, Johnny Robinson built OrangeWindowCleaning.com into a $700k/year operation.

One day while hanging out with his friend Sergio, Johnny came up with the idea of the window cleaning business. He first approached door-to-door marketing and approached local stores to offer window cleaning services.

Later, after he discovered digital marketing and how tools and software could help him multiply his client base was when this journey started to take off for real.

His story proves that if you want to start your own business, it doesn’t necessarily take a never-before-seen business idea to have a never-before-seen impact on your life.

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Listen to the full podcast on sidehustlenation.libsyn.com ➜

15. Start an ac repair business

Research shows the HVAC market will grow at a CAGR of 6.1% and reach $82.5 billion in the next few years.

The growing construction business in major emerging economies and the ever-increasing end-user markets such as data center markets are some of the major factors driving the growth of the HVAC services market.

Like other electrical appliances, HVAC units break often and require regular maintenance. As a result, the demand for HVAC repair is high.

Therefore, starting an AC repair business can be profitable. To start, you need a skilled AC repair technical team. Target commercial and residential customers, and market your business online as most people search for AC repair services through the web.

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000 — $1,878,618/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,342
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Bill Spohn, President, CEO, and majority owner of TruTech Tools, LTD. Eric Preston is my trusted business partner. Our business continues to grow as we complement each other's personalities so well. TruTech is one of the largest online stores in the niche market of tools and test instruments for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration (HVAC/R) Technicians. We are also the major supplier to a smaller market of technicians that do energy audits and assess building performance, including indoor air quality. We serve customers in the US and Canada.

I founded the company with Jim Bergmann, Jr, and his dad, Jim Sr. (who passed in 2016). The business was intended as a retirement “hobby” for Jim Sr. as both his son and I had full-time jobs. After I bought them out (with Eric noted above) in 2014, we have continued to have a great relationship with Jim Jr. and have continued to build each others’ businesses. The interesting thing is, I have always worked remotely (100 miles away) from the majority of the staff at the offices/warehouse.

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16. Become a roofing contractor ($665K/month)

A roofing contractor installs and repairs roofs on homes, offices, and commercial buildings. The construction industry is snowballing, and demand for roofing contractors is growing exponentially. Therefore, starting a roofing company or becoming a roofing contractor can be a big business idea.

To start the roofing business, you must complete technical training and become certified as a professional roofing contractor. Once you have the certification, you can apply for the roofing license and start marketing your business.

How Much Can You Make?
$665,000/month
Skills

Case Study

I'm Brandon Losik, founder and CEO of Roof Commander. Since 2010 we have been Central Florida's trusted roofing company. Roof Commander started with a clear vision - to provide home and business owners a roofing contractor that they could actually count on. Someone reliable, trustworthy, and that above all has a commitment to quality workmanship and materials. Nowadays, we are proud to be one of the top-rated roofing companies across the state of Florida.

Not only are we continuing our growth since being chosen, but we continue to innovate the business by creating new products such as our proprietary cleaning system, our trademark WeatherDefender® Roof Guarantee, Worry-Free Warranty, and ourRoofPledge® Protection Plan.

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17. Become a face painter

Popular at children's parties, weddings, and even some corporate events, face painting is a great creative activity that sparks joy among people of all ages.

If you love making people happy and helping them celebrate different events in life, you can consider starting a face painting business.

If you are planning to start a face painting business on a professional basis, it would be wise to take an introductory training course so you get the basics of face painting and learn the safety and health precautions involved in the business.

Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

18. Start a beach wedding company

If you have been wanting to start a business that relates to weddings, you may consider starting a beach wedding company. Beach weddings have a naturally intimate romantic vibe, and can be a perfect fit for couples looking for a unique experience.

Besides, beach weddings can be cheaper since there is not much décor to do and the ceremony together with the reception take place in the same venue.

How Much Can You Make?
$165,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,100
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Brandon Wheeler, co-founder of Gulf Beach Weddings, a Beach Wedding Services company serving Tampa and Destin, FL.

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19. Start a bridal accessories store ($25K/month)

Bridal accessories are a great way to help you complete your wedding day look. Bridal accessories are something similar that surrounds weddings in our society. Bridal accessories are all the rage nowadays. These pretty things create the perfect set of accessories for the bridal.

The Bridal Wear market in the USA is estimated at $26B in the year 2020.

A bridal accessories store can provide you with abundant income and the ability to hire. Bridal occasions are very special and endure several phases. You could start a bridal accessories business with access to millions of customers starting from the first introduction till they get married.

How Much Can You Make?
$50,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello! My name is Vivian and I’m one of the co-founders of East Meets Dress. We’re the first modern fashion company to bring Asian-American representation and inclusion to the traditional wedding industry by combining contemporary cultural designs, quality craftsmanship, and a dedicated customer experience.

East Meets Dress has been entirely bootstrapped from Day 1 (we got started with less than $100 over a weekend). Neither my co-founder nor I had any prior experience in fashion or entrepreneurship, but through a lot of hard work, hustle, and trial and error, we've been able to grow our team and company to a 6-figure annual recurring revenue ($25k/month) in one year and help hundreds of brides across the world celebrate their heritage in style.

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20. Start a vacation rentals business ($12.5K/month)

Vacation rentals host travelers for a short period. Often located in top vacation destinations, vacation rentals feature spacious rooms and a cozy lifestyle and are cheaper than booking a hotel.

Building or buying a vacation rental is a smart way of creating a passive income without much involvement in the business.

To make money through the vacation rentals business, ensure a strategic location, often nearby attractions. Choose an area that is easily accessible and desirable all year round and create a beautiful space for your guests.

Stand out by optimizing the vacation rental listing online and feature all available amenities.

How Much Can You Make?
$12,500 — $156,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$160,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Julio Sanchez, and together with my wife Alison we are the proud owners at Cardiff Vacations. We own three beautiful vacation rentals in Cardiff by-the-Sea, California. The Penthouse, the Parkhouse, and the Seacottage have been in the family for quite some time. Alison’s parents have built the duplex, what is now the Parkhouse and Penthouse when they moved here as a young family back in 1978 and this is the home where Alison grew up.

Each year we welcome around 3k people. Only 2020 has been a bit slower on business due to the pandemic restrictions. Hopefully, next year will bring us some good news and business will be closer to normal.

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21. Start a backpack line ($100K/month)

Backpacks enable you to carry camping items safely. Ideal bags for hikers are waterproof, lightweight, and flexible. Quality backpacks provide maximum protection to the contents. There is a demand for backpacks all year round, which increases during camping season.

A backpack line business can reap enormous profits. It allows you to be your own boss, or start a business on the side.

Building your own line of backpacks might seem like a daunting task, but it can be rewarding to know that you have made something out of nothing. It will take time and hard work, but ultimately you are going to end up with a great product that resonates with your audience

To start your camping backpack line, research the current trends and focus on providing durable products.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,000
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Over the past nine years, we’ve bootstrapped our way to seven figures in revenue.

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22. Start a RV rental business ($10K/month)

The RV rental business is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to make money selling and renting recreational vehicles (RVs). This is a booming industry that continues to grow each year.

An RV rental business provides an appealing option for travelers and holidaymakers exploring the country. Starting an RV company can be a fun business as it offers you the flexibility to work on your preferred schedule. You can schedule drivers and cleaners, and ensure RV maintenance, without the need of appearing physically.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $10,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

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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23. 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.

24. Start a tree maintenance business

The tree service business is a great venture because homeowners and commercial property owners will always have trees that need attention.

A tree service business offers services such as pruning branches, cutting away dead branches or pruning, transplanting, tree removal, and stump grinding, among others. Tree service companies use climbing and rigging techniques to help in the maintenance and appearance of trees.

Starting a tree trimming & tree maintenance service can be a great business opportunity, however, you will need specific skills to perform the tasks.

Average Initial Investment
$8,000
Skills

25. Start a snow shoveling business

Are you looking for a winter business idea? how about starting a snow shoveling service? Snow shoveling isn’t fun but can be a profitable side hustle.

To start a snow shoveling business, invest in safety gear and efficient snow shovels. Then, decide on a pricing plan for your snow shoveling service. You can adjust the pricing based on snow depth. Start marketing your snow shoveling business, targeting the neighborhoods where snowing is common.

26. Start a home decor business ($8.5K/month)

Are you a talented interior designer? Do you know that you can turn your hobby into a side income opportunity? Home décor as a side hustle is a great opportunity to build a brand as you earn extra income. To launch a successful home décor side hustle, you first need to work on your portfolio. The portfolio communicates to your potential customers your potential when it comes to home décor. You may use your home as an example or request a friend for an opportunity to do their home décor as a sample for your portfolio. Once you have a portfolio, market your business, and remember to include photos from your previous gigs to increase the chances of closing a sale.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $415,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,400
Time To Revenue
270 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Case Study

My name is Sarah Giller Nelson and I am organized. I experience a sense of calm when I walk into well-ordered spaces. I enjoy feeling unencumbered. Knowing how to sift through, sort out, and organize all the “stuff” a household needs comes naturally to me and is a skill that I draw upon all the time.

I currently have a staff of three professional organizers operating in two states. We serve on average 95 households per year. About 85% of our clients are repeat customers, buying 10 hours or more of organizing services. Typically, they hire us to work on one space, like a closet or a kitchen. Once they see how quickly we can make the changes that they need, they hire us to organize many other rooms in their house as well.

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27. Start a swimwear line ($14K/month)

Are you interested in a textiles business? If you live near a beach, a potential business idea can be swimwear. People wear swimwear when going for an afternoon of water activities. Therefore, starting a swimwear line can be a great business idea if you live near a beach or a swimming pool. Swimwear shops stock men’s and women’s attire.

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,000
Skills

Case Study

Hey there I’m Evan Waldenberg, the founder of Junk in your Trunks. Clothing from trash for the wonderful piece of garbage you are. We’re making swim trunks out of recycled plastic bottles.

Up to about $25k/mo but rapidly growing, we just haven’t had the inventory to keep up with demand lately. We’re at a really interesting time because our company was/is still in its infancy and we managed to land an investment from Barstool Sports on a new shark-tank style show they debuted recently called The Big Brain. Gave up a decent amount of equity (the final deal doesn’t look exactly like what was discussed on the show, I’m happy with where we landed but gotta stay 🤐) but it really changed what the future of this business looks like as we’ve given ourselves an opportunity for a lot of awareness in our core market at minimal capital expense (this is exciting but also a risk as Barstool is an extremely polarizing company in the market and hasn’t really executed on these types of partnerships before).

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28. Start an ice cream truck business

Do you have childhood memories of a neighborhood ice-cream truck that reminded you anytime is a good time for ice cream?

An ice-cream truck is one of the truck business ideas with great potential. So long as you choose high-traffic streets and a business strategy, an ice-cream truck business could be profitable.

Starting an ice-cream truck makes you your boss and helps you reach your financial goals. To start the ice-cream business, research the nearby ice-cream businesses and identify some potential gaps, prepare a business plan, customize your ice-cream truck and launch your business.

29. Start a holiday decorating service

Holiday decorators make the interior and exterior of businesses and homes festive. While the holiday decoration business is seasonal, it is also highly profitable and requires minimal startup investments. You do not need any special training to start the holiday decorating business. However, being creative and having experience in decorating is key to running a successful business.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000/month
Skills

Case Study

I’m Janeen Brown! Founder and CEO of Balloon Haus LLC. In February 2018, I started Balloon Haus - the first opulent online and in-store Balloon boutique - where lifestyle and decor enter a "luxury" level of design. Our team consists of dedicated and loyal employees in Toronto, Atlanta, Detroit and South Florida destined to create iconic balloon memories to last a lifetime.

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30. Start a surf school ($100K/month)

A surf school is where surfing professionals share their surfing knowledge and educate students on beach safety and general aquatic awareness. Certified surf teachers teach surf lessons in a controlled and safe environment.

If you are a professional surfer, you can start a surfing school and turn your passion into a profitable venture. Surf schools charge students per lesson or hour.

31. Become a hiking guide

Do you love hiking? Imagine getting paid to do what you love! Hiking guides are professional hikers with vast knowledge of local trails and nature. Hikers hire local hiking guides to accompany and educate them during hiking expeditions.

If you are looking for an exciting outdoorsy entrepreneurship opportunity, you may consider becoming a hiking guide.

32. Start a speed boat rental business

Boat hiring and boat rental services are tapping into the booming tourism sector. Water activities have become a major tourist attraction, especially in coastal areas. Thus, boat hiring and rental are among the most attractive maritime business opportunities.

33. Start a spring cleaning service business

Spring cleaning removes allergens you may not get to touch during your regular cleaning. Spring, is the perfect time to get rid of stuff you no longer use, go through closets, drawers, and cabinets, and dust every part of your home.

Starting a spring-cleaning business can be a profitable business opportunity. Spring cleaning companies charge per hour or square meter. To launch your spring cleaning service, purchase all necessary cleaning gear, hire and train staff to help you deliver the cleaning service.

34. Start a weather stripping service

Weatherstripping professionals help homeowners prevent leaks around movable house components such as doors and windows. Homeowners hire weather stripping experts to help replace and install weather strips around their homes. Therefore, weather stripping professionals ensure the home remains comfortable all year round.

Becoming a weather-stripping professional can be a profitable business. To become a weather-stripping professional, register for a prerequisite training program and get your business registered.

35. Become a swimming instructor

Swimming instructors help children and adults develop proper swimming techniques. Starting swim lessons can be a profitable side hustle. You can teach swimmers at a private or a public pool.

Swimming teachers charge students per session or hour. To become a swimming pool instructor, consider registering for relevant training courses and take the certification examination. Advertise your business online and target social groups in your area.

36. Start a gift wrapping service

Gift wrappers use wrapping papers and other supplies to box up and decorate presents on behalf of their customers. Starting a gift wrapping business does not involve considerable capital and is easy to manage. You can market your business online for free and request current customers to give recommendations.

37. Start a snorkeling lessons business

Snorkeling is an enjoyable and easy sport. To try snorkeling, a beginner must acquire some basic skills and learn how to use the snorkeling equipment. If you understand snorkeling, you can start a training school. Register your business, and identify safe snorkeling locations where you can train beginners.

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