50 Best Self Defense Business Opportunities

50 Best Self Defense Business Opportunities

If you are looking for self defense business ideas to begin your path to entrepreneurship, you are in the right place.

With starting a self defense 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 an explainer video business ($120K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $180,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$254,250
Skills
Business model

Marco Gatti from Tallinn, Estonia started Mediatopsolution OU over 4 years ago, a explainer video business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia

Case Study

I've always been a salesperson within the family company. A need I often felt in my relationships with customers, was the wish to communicate in a more attractive, engaging and persuasive way. I wanted to win them over and make sure they remembered my messages.

So I started looking for a powerful and innovative way to convey my communications. All this until I stumbled upon something that really caught my attention: the animated video that Robert Cialdini, a Psychology and Marketing professor at Stanford University, had used to promote his books “Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. I liked it instantly: I found it immediate, engaging and easy to remember. And then I thought: of course if such a great mentor of the laws of persuasion has relied on this tool of communication, it must mean something!

At that moment I decided to use the power of video animations to increase the effectiveness of my business relationships with customers. But there was a problem: the existing services had exorbitant costs, about 10,000 dollars per minute, far too much for a company like ours. So I tried and made a video for my family's company myself. The first results were really not professional: I did everything, from the script to the animation including the audio, with my voice. I even recorded it in a small room, putting a sock on the microphone to reduce the reverb effect!

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2. 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 about 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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3. Start a dropshipping business ($0/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,500 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$11,116
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Amanda Austin from Erie, Pennsylvania, USA started Little Shop of Miniatures over 5 years ago, a dropshipping business.

  • Revenue: $/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Erie, Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

I was unhappily working in marketing for a Fortune 500 insurance company when I started looking at ways to create a new income stream. I became interested in ecommerce and invested in a course to learn more. I compiled a list of keywords for products that had decent search volume and not terribly competitive to rank for in organic search. I used Long Tail Pro to get ideas--I had so many when I first started!

My business is a small, mostly passive income stream and I’m okay with that. There is so much more I could be doing with my store, but right now I am loving the extra income stream that allows me to work part-time at my day job and spend more time with my infant daughter.

A bunch of keywords in the dollhouse miniatures space fit the bill. I used Long Tail Pro and looked for keywords that were competitive--which on there is a score in the twenties or low thirties. I also wanted them to have at least 2,000 searches per month. This is not a ton, but five keywords with that search volume that are not that competitive can lead to a decent number of organic traffic if you build your site the right way. My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is to find a niche with a nice handful of keywords you can rank for with quality content and a nice backlinking strategy. Don’t try to be number one for some saturated keyword that has a million searches a month. Go for keywords where you stand a chance of ranking--this is usually so-called long tail keywords that are really phrases--for example, “wooden dollhouse furniture” instead of just “dollhouse.”

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4. Start a product review blog ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,314
Skills
Business model

Cy from Detroit, MI, USA started Super Smash Cache almost 8 years ago, a product review blog.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Detroit, MI, USA

Case Study

Confidence in my sexuality was something I had to cultivate; I didn’t want others to feel alone like I did. I was resentful of the narrative that men having orgasms was expected, while women experiencing pleasure was extraordinary. “That’s just the way things are,” one of my (male) friends told me.

No.

Women can take charge of their sexual experience in so many ways, like:

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5. Become a security gadget manufacturer

Examples of a successful security gadget manufacturer:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security gadget manufacturer ➜

6. Start a family self defense academy business

Examples of a successful family self defense academy business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a family self defense academy business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a family self defense academy business ➜

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7. Start a teenagers self defense training business

Examples of a successful teenagers self defense training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a teenagers self defense training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a teenagers self defense training business ➜

8. Sell firearms

Examples of a successful sell firearms:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sell firearms ➜

9. Start a security uniform business

Examples of a successful security uniform business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security uniform business ➜

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10. Start a capoeira training studio business

Examples of a successful capoeira training studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a capoeira training studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start a special event security

Examples of a successful special event security:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a special event security:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start a weapons fitness training studio business

Examples of a successful weapons fitness training studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a weapons fitness training studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a gun cleaning business

Examples of a successful gun cleaning business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gun cleaning business ➜

14. Become a security consultant

How Much Can You Make?
$14,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,500
Skills

Examples of a successful security consultant:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security consultant ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Alex Tushinsky, and I'm the founder of Las Vegas Information Security, a consultancy focused on startups and small businesses specializing in practical, common-sense solutions to complex cybersecurity problems.

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15. Start a gun range business

Examples of a successful gun range business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gun range business ➜

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16. Start a firearms training business

Examples of a successful firearms training business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a firearms training business ➜

17. Start a driving school

Examples of a successful driving school:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a driving school ➜

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18. Start a wrestling studio business

Examples of a successful wrestling studio business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a wrestling studio business ➜

19. Start a security software sales business

Examples of a successful security software sales business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security software sales business ➜

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20. Start a gunsmithing business

Examples of a successful gunsmithing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a gunsmithing business ➜

21. Start a tourist bodyguard business

Examples of a successful tourist bodyguard business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tourist bodyguard business ➜

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22. Start a fencing studio business

Examples of a successful fencing studio business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a fencing studio business ➜

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23. Start a theft protection company

Examples of a successful theft protection company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a theft protection company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a theft protection company ➜

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24. Start a bulletproof vests business

Examples of a successful bulletproof vests business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a bulletproof vests business ➜

25. Start a security doors installation and sales business

Examples of a successful security doors installation and sales business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a security doors installation and sales business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a security doors installation and sales business ➜

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26. Start a jui jitsu business

Examples of a successful jui jitsu business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a jui jitsu business ➜

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27. Start a savatte business

Examples of a successful savatte business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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28. Start a kick boxing business

Examples of a successful kick boxing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a kick boxing business ➜

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29. Start a boxing studio business

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

Examples of a successful boxing studio business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a boxing studio business ➜

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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30. Start a CCTV camera installation business

Examples of a successful CCTV camera installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a CCTV camera installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a CCTV camera installation business ➜

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31. Start a judo studio business

Examples of a successful judo studio business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a judo studio business ➜

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32. Start a tv show program business

Examples of a successful tv show program business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tv show program business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tv show program business ➜

33. Start an aikido business

Examples of a successful aikido business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an aikido business ➜

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34. Start a self defense products business

Examples of a successful self defense products business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense products business:

Learn more about starting a self defense products business ➜

35. Start a taekwondo business

Examples of a successful taekwondo business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a taekwondo business ➜

36. Start a moms training on self defense business

Examples of a successful moms training on self defense business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a moms training on self defense business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a moms training on self defense business ➜

37. Start a self defense school

Examples of a successful self defense school:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense school:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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38. Start a self defense book author business

Examples of a successful self defense book author business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense book author business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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39. Start a survival and outdoor self defense training business

Examples of a successful survival and outdoor self defense training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a survival and outdoor self defense training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a survival and outdoor self defense training business ➜

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40. Start a children’s self-defense class business

Examples of a successful children’s self-defense class business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a children’s self-defense class business ➜

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41. Start a self defense instructor business

Examples of a successful self defense instructor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense instructor business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self defense instructor business ➜

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42. Start an inbuilt self defense kits clothe selling business

Examples of a successful inbuilt self defense kits clothe selling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a inbuilt self defense kits clothe selling business:

Learn more about starting an inbuilt self defense kits clothe selling business ➜

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43. Start a self defense studio business

Examples of a successful self defense studio business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense studio business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self defense studio business ➜

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44. Start a guard dog security service

Examples of a successful guard dog security service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a guard dog security service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a guard dog security service ➜

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45. Start a martial art school

Examples of a successful martial art school:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a martial art school:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a martial art school ➜

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46. Start an online self defense training business

Examples of a successful online self defense training business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a online self defense training business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online self defense training business ➜

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47. Start a self-defense apps business

Examples of a successful self-defense apps business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self-defense apps business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self-defense apps business ➜

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48. Start a karate studio business

Examples of a successful karate studio business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a karate studio business ➜

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49. Start a corporate self defense business

Examples of a successful corporate self defense business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a corporate self defense business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a corporate self defense business ➜

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50. Start a self defense tools manufacturing business

Examples of a successful self defense tools manufacturing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a self defense tools manufacturing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a self defense tools manufacturing business ➜

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