The 147 Best Service Business Ideas To Start In 2022

The 147 Best Service Business Ideas To Start In 2022

In most service-based businesses, customers pay you (the business owner) for your skills or knowledge. Some examples include plumbers, lawyers, accountants, and the list goes on.

But there are so many more (and unique) opportunities to start a service based business today...

So I decided to dive into our case studies database and showcase some of the best business ideas in the service industry.

I ended up finding 75 ideas for service businesses that are all in demand today. A few of these are old favorites, but most of them might be new ideas for you. Each idea listed below comes with a description, estimated revenue that you can make, and some real-world examples of service companies.

Here's the list:

1. Start a dog walking business ($54K/month)

Do you love dogs? If yes, you can turn your love for animals into a lucrative side hustle that can help you pay extra toward your mortgage, save for a vacation, or even clear that student’s loan.

If you choose to offer dog walking services as a side hustle, you could earn an average income of between $10,000 and $30,000 per year. As a dog walker, sitter or boarder, you offer your services to dog owners looking for a caregiver for their puppy. Register on a legitimate dog-walking app and create a compelling profile to get started.

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $54,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 2 hours/week
Skills

Melodi Landi started Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC, a dog walking business, about 16 years ago:

Case Study

Hi. My name is Melodi Landi. I am the Founder & Owner of Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC.

Furry Fellas has been voted in the TOP 3 Pet Sitting / Dog Walking Company within the RI / MA area for 8 years in a row!

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Melodi Landi, on starting Furry Fellas Pet Service LLC ($54,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a tutoring or education business ($100K/month)

When students have problems with their schoolwork, they turn to tutors for help.

Being a tutor awakens your entrepreneurial skills. Being your own boss allows you to set your own schedule and be more independent. You'll create lasting relationships with students and their parents. Last but not least: you get paid well!

How Much Can You Make?
$17,000 — $500,000/month
Skills
Business model

Ghazal Qureshi started UpBrainery Technologies, a education products business, about 2 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! My name is Ghazal Qureshi and I am the proud founder and CEO of UpBrainery Technologies. UpBrainery is a startup tech company that focuses on revolutionizing modern education to fit the evolving needs of parents and children.

Within our first few months, we have cultivated relationships with organizations like the Girl Scouts, Girls Inc., Whataburger, NASDAQ, and the Houston Rockets. We are in the works to build a large network of opportunities with other corporations to provide educational content to children in their communities.

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Ghazal Qureshi, on starting UpBrainery Technologies ($87,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a children's party planning business ($2K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Louise Wild started The Little Teepee Company, a children's party planning business, ago:

Case Study

Hi there! We are Jane and Louise, the founders of The Little Teepee Company where we create extra special sleepovers and slumber under. Each child has their own individual teepee styled with bunting, fairy lights, luxurious blankets, cushions, and floor rugs with a breakfast tray and lantern at the end of each mattress. We set up and decorate the teepees on the day of the party and take everything down the next day allowing the host to have a stress-free party.

We started to generate an income of around $2000/mo for a few months until the pandemic hit and we found ourselves canceling bookings and offering refunds. Everything came to a grinding halt in March 2020. More about how we adapted our business model in this ‘new norm’ that we find ourselves in, below.

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Louise Wild, on starting The Little Teepee Company ($2,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start an online courses business ($122K/month)

Online course businesses are one of the fastest-growing online business models. Creating an online course is an awesome way to generate extra income because it allows you to monetize the knowledge you already have. More people are taking online courses every day, and the COVID pandemic has accelerated that, with some online learning platforms having seen 15-folds growth in the number of users.

Another advantage is that these new platforms are so easy to use for instructors that you don't have to worry at all about the tech side of the business. You just need to focus on creating exciting content that is informational & engaging at the same time.

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

Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins) started Mikkelsen Twins, a online courses business, about 4 years ago:

Case Study

We are Christian and Rasmus Mikkelsen, also known as the Mikkelsen Twins online. We run an online education company where we help people to build an online book publishing business. The reason why we teach what seems like a random/kinda weird online business model is because it’s what changed our lives almost 3 years ago and freed us from the life path we were heading down (were in the middle of a business degree in community college and there was absolutely no hope for a truly happy and fulfilled life if we had continued to take that path in life).

Fast forward to today, our company is making over 6-figures in profit every month which is almost unbelievable for two 24-year-old (ambitious) idiots with just a laptop, wifi connection and a small team.

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Rasmus & Christian Mikkelsen (or Mikkelsen Twins), on starting Mikkelsen Twins ($120,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a photography business ($40.1K/month)

Want to start your own photography business? You're not alone. With the rise of social media and photo-sharing, blogging, and online retailing, it's never been easier to start making money behind your camera.

There are photographers shooting weddings, creating images for ad campaigns, freelancing for magazines, touring the world taking photographs of destinations — the list is endless!

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Tsour Lee Adato started Product Photography Studio, a photography business, ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name is Tsour Lee Adato and I am the founder of Pro Photo Studio. I started my product photography business over 5 years ago while living in New York. Pro Photo Studio specializes in high-end commercial photography and also caters to the average eCommerce online seller who sells on platforms like Amazon and Etsy.

The company began realizing a profit very quickly, in the first quarter after opening and year over year profits have increased while the cost of customer acquisition has decreased. Currently, the company makes approximately $350k per year and is on its way to becoming a 7 figure business.

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Tsour Lee Adato, on starting Product Photography Studio ($45,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a mobile veterinary service ($580K/month)

A mobile veterinary service is just what it sounds like, your pet receives veterinary care in a car. A mobile unit is much cheaper than building a clinic.

As the number of pet owners is growing, there is also an increase in the number of pets that require check-ups and emergency services. If you are looking for a relatively low investment way to start a business, then starting a mobile veterinary service might be the right business for you.

How Much Can You Make?
$580,000/month
Skills

Lisa Aumiller started housepaws, a mobile veterinary service, about 12 years ago:

Case Study

HousePaws started 10 years ago this April. I had become disenchanted with practicing in a “normal” veterinary environment: appointments every 10-15 min, stressed owners/ pets/ workers, etc. I was starting work and it was dark outside and leaving work and it was dark outside. Clients, despite liking me as a vet, did not perceive the value of the visit was worth what they were paying, and the hospital I worked out was corporate-minded. The practice had one size fits all plans which were not consistent with how I like to practice. I consider every patient as an individual. Each pet, even those living in the same house, have different lifestyles sometimes.

At the end of 2010, I was working alone, 80 hours a week, and making $60,000 in revenue. Today we have over 100 employees and are making more than 7 million in revenue and thankfully I am not working 80 hours a week anymore!

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Lisa Aumiller, on starting housepaws ($580,000/month) full story ➜

7. Become an online dating consultant ($5.2K/month)

An online dating consultant is a person who provides advice to people in the world of Internet dating. An online dating consultant can help you direct your profile, help you write your first message to an online match and help you make a great impression on your date.

Online dating has the potential to be one of the greatest customer service industries in the world.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,200 — $11,250,000/month
Skills
Business model

Shane White started The Match Artist, a online dating consultant, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi everyone, my name is Shane and I’m the founder of The Match Artist. We help singles take amazing pictures for their online dating profiles. Our flagship product is the 3 hour Executive shoot, which gets you about 100 different photos in 7 different settings.

We started this business in January 2018, and we have helped over 100 singles take pictures for their profile. We usually average between $5,000- $6,000 a month in revenue.

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Shane White, on starting The Match Artist ($5,200/month) full story ➜

8. Become a life consultant ($150K/month)

A life consultant or a life coach is a professional who aids clients in clarifying their goals, identifying different obstacles, and coming up with strategies to overcome such obstacles.

As a life consultant, you have exceptional opportunities to work with clients, helping them become a better version of themselves. Besides, you interact with different personalities, and get an opportunity to learn from them.

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Roy Kiessling started EMDR Consulting, a online courses business, almost 9 years ago:

Case Study

Greetings, my name is Roy Kiessling, founder of EMDR Consulting, an international training organization specializing in teaching the EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) psychotherapy to master's level and above mental health professionals.

Rapid eye movements and other forms of distracting activity seem to activate our adaptive processing system, something that automatically occurs during the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep. Therefore, the phrase "Let me sleep on it." is accurate! In addition, EMDR's treatment procedures are more focused; therefore, our emotional healing is more concentrated and effective than what randomly occurs while we sleep. If you’re interested in learning more about EMDR, check out this video.

What started as a one-person training organization in 2013, has now grown to administrative staff of 5. a training team of over 20 trainers and 150 coaches. EMDR Consulting is now one of the largest EMDR training organizations in the United States, annually conducting over 150 EMDR basic training courses a year, teaching over 1500 mental health professionals how to integrate EMDR into their clinical practice.

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Roy Kiessling, on starting EMDR Consulting ($150,000/month) full story ➜

9. Become a nutritionist ($251K/month)

A nutritionist teaches individuals or populations about the general nutrition, food and health practices. Typically, a nutritionist focuses on food behavior, and works with the clients in devising and implementing meal plans that improve the individuals or family nutrition.

As a nutritionist, you learn good food habits that not only transform your clients, but could also benefit your family, and other people close to you. Besides, nutritionist earn a decent salary, and have the freedom to work as freelancers or work for organizations such as hospitals, schools or even NGO’s.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $500,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Haley Hughes started RDRx Nutrition, a life coaching business, over 8 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I am Haley Hughes a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator and CrossFit coach! I’m from Anchorage Alaska but currently live in Greeley, Colorado where I completed my bachelor’s degree in dietetics.

After one year of business, I have been able to pay off my car, travel to Bora Bora and Europe and still invest in retirement. I am making $1800-$2100 per month through nutrition counseling while also working for 3 other organizations as an independent contractor where I still am able to my assigned work on my own time.

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Haley Hughes, on starting RDRx Nutrition ($2,000/month) full story ➜

10. Become a meditation coach ($3K/month)

A meditation coach teaches and guides those who seek mental clarity through meditation. Typically, the meditation teacher combines breathing and concentration to deepen understanding and to help the clients achieve relaxation.

Working as a meditation coach provides you an opportunity to guide clients in finding new practices and techniques that may provide additional health benefits in their daily lives. In addition, meditation coaches earn a decent salary and enjoy the opportunity to define their working hours, while building relationships with people from different backgrounds.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $8,333,333/month
Skills

Griff Williams started MindEasy, a online courses business, about 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hey, I'm Griff, and I'm the founder of MindEasy. We create meditation courses and content designed to help people find their way into mindfulness and meditation in a personal way.

This is the problem I wanted to solve with MindEasy. Help people discover what they want to achieve with meditation and then help them approach it in a relevant and meaningful way.

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Griff Williams, on starting MindEasy ($3,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start an in-home senior care service ($250K/month)

In-home caregivers help their clients with the day-to-day household tasks and provide nonmedical personal care such as dressing them up, bathing, and grooming.

As a professional in-home senior care service, you enjoy a rare opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of clients and their families. Besides, in-home caregivers enjoy the personal relationships they build and the sense of accomplishment that comes from knowing they enhance an individual's quality of life.

How Much Can You Make?
$250,000/month
Skills

Gareth Mahon started The CareSide, a in-home senior care service, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Gareth Mahon. I’m the co-founder and CEO of The CareSide, a home care and nursing service provider for elderly individuals in Australia. We are based in Perth, Australia.

I often like to compare our business to a plumber’s. It’s not the flashiest work. But it’s critical. When you need the help of a plumber, you really need it. The same goes for us. Our customers reach out to us when they need assistance caring for an elderly or disabled family member. In Australia, it’s common for seniors to spend their twilight years living at home rather than transitioning to nursing care facilities. That’s where we come in. We provide services such as nursing care, companion care, and personal care. Our goal is to help seniors maintain their autonomy so they can enjoy themselves and continue to be productive members of society.

We launched our company in 2017. Over the past 3 years, we have scaled to $5 million in revenue.

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Gareth Mahon, on starting The CareSide ($250,000/month) full story ➜

12. Become a graphic designer ($30K/month)

Graphic designing involves creating sketch designs and materials for corporate clients, advertising agencies, public relations firms, and publishers. Besides, graphic designers provide visual solutions to specific company images, log design, and branding problems.

Graphic design is an excellent career for creative thinkers who enjoy using their talent and artistic skills combined with technology and communication abilities to come up with unique solutions for their clients.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $81,000/month
Skills

Michael Moloney started FilterGrade, a graphic designer, over 8 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, I’m Mike Moloney, the founder of FilterGrade. FilterGrade is a marketplace for creators where you can find digital assets such as presets, LUTs, video templates, and much more.

Today thousands of creators from all around the world buy and sell digital products on FilterGrade and more than 450,000 users visit the site every month.

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Michael Moloney, on starting FilterGrade ($30,000/month) full story ➜

13. Become a personal fitness trainer

A personal trainer demonstrates exercises and routines to clients. A professional trainer takes a holistic approach to fitness and helps the clients attain a healthy lifestyle and attitude.

Personal trainers enjoy unlimited earning potential because they can work for several clients. Besides, they enjoy flexible working hours, become their own boss, and enjoy maximum job satisfaction.

14. Start a grocery delivery service

Grocery delivery is an on-demand service where clients shop for groceries and you deliver to their commercial or residential premises.

As a carrier in grocery delivery, you have an opportunity to maximize your output, as you can serve multiple customers in one trip. Besides, you get to choose your preferred working time and location.

15. Become a makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

As a makeup artist, you can serve clients from their homes or offices. Therefore, the makeup artists avoid the need to pay rent or pay expensive licenses. Besides, the makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

16. Start a doula service ($200/month)

Doula services provide emotional and physical support to mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

The demand for doula service increases, creating an excellent opportunity for trained professionals to earn a decent income.

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Jessica Glendinning started Your Virtual Doula, a doula service, about 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I’m Jessica Glendinning and I am the creator of Your Virtual Doula. Your Virtual Doula provides parents-to-be with knowledge and emotional support during pregnancy, throughout labor and delivery, and postpartum through phone, text, and email.

Although many birthing professionals are currently attempting to hastily add virtual services for their clients out of sheer necessity, Your Virtual Doula has pioneered this business, constructing a foundation of effective and high-quality virtual doula services.

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Jessica Glendinning, on starting Your Virtual Doula ($200/month) full story ➜

17. Become a private school application consultant

A primary school admission consultant helps children figure out their interests and suggests how to develop the interests further. Typically, they allow children to fill gaps in students' resumes by finding options for community service and academic enrichment opportunities during school breaks.

Primary school admission consultants work for multiple clients, which is an excellent opportunity for expanding their revenue sources. They can choose to work part-time, especially during school breaks and summer holidays.

18. 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

19. Become a handyman

A handyman offers various home repair services based on their skill set and the customer’s needs. Also known as a fixer, the handyman carries our repair works on the interior and exterior.

The handyman business is a great part-time opportunity, and you can earn a high-profit margin while the overhead costs are low.

20. Start a mobile car wash

A mobile carwash business reaches clients whenever possible and offers its services at great convenience. Therefore, car owners do not need to drive to different locations looking for a car wash, as the mobile service provider is there for the client.

The advantage of offering a mobile car wash business is that clients will call you to their location whenever they need their vehicles cleaned. Based on the convenience, you have the opportunity of serving more customers compared to an immobile car detailing business.

21. Start a virtual assistant business ($176K/month)

Virtual assistants support businesses, teams, or individuals by performing administrative tasks remotely.

As more businesses outsource more roles, the demand for virtual assistants is growing rapidly. You can find employment opportunities across a wide span of industries.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Julmar Grace Locsin started FVA Business Consultancy, a career coaching business, ago:

Case Study

Hi, I am Julmar Grace Locsin, and I am the owner and co-founder of Filipino Virtual Assistance by FVA Business Consultancy. FVA offers online and offline training, coaching, consulting, workshops, services, franchising-related virtual assistance, offshoring, outsourcing, and remote work for brands and businesses, here and abroad.

Our very mission is to equip freelancers, empower marketers, and enable businesses. We envision FVA for global digital leadership that will impact the world through digitalization, one life at a time. FVA has three arms, namely FVA Online Academy- have trained 25,000 students from our 31 courses, FVA Services- from training to hiring programs, and FVA Franchising with 16 Coaches assigned from different territories. And we are fifteen in the FVA team, including FVA co-founder Jay Locsin and me.

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Julmar Grace Locsin, on starting FVA Business Consultancy ($1,000/month) full story ➜

22. Become an IT consultant ($2.1K/month)

An IT consultant is an external analyst in charge of evaluating a company’s IT systems and helping them meets its business objectives. IT consultants analyze and diagnose a company’s IT infrastructure, understand the client’s needs, and design solutions to help companies' IT problems.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,100 — $100,000/month
Skills

Dan Khadem started Access Database Support, a IT consultant, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

My everyone. My name is Dan Khadem. I’m from Denver, Colorado and have a wife and 2 kids. I might have the most interesting or unique story because I have two very opposite things going on in my life. For my first business, I started a database consulting service for small and medium-sized organizations. This is using my technical skills and is very much using the Type A side of my personality. On the other end of the spectrum I do commercial acting and modeling. This is essentially for advertising in the form of print ads and commercials.

The rest of my side income comes from the database consulting service. Unfortunately, time is my limiting factor otherwise I’d grown the consulting business to larger than what it currently is.

I never thought I’d be wearing makeup in this life.

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Dan Khadem, on starting Access Database Support ($2,100/month) full story ➜

23. Start a mobile notary service business

A mobile notary verifies the signer's identity, witnesses the signing of documents, and puts his signature and stamp on the document.

24. Start a property management business

Property management companies maintain a residence's status quo by representing the property owners. The property management company markets the property and collects rent on behalf of the owners.

With the demand for housing increasing annually, the property management business is lucrative. Property managers earn commissions and have an opportunity to maximize profits by working for as many clients as they can handle.

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000 — $1,700,000/month
Skills

Eugenio Ferrante started Casa Mia Coliving, a property manager, over 2 years ago:

Case Study

We are Eugenio Ferrante and Ahmed Nizar, co-founders of Casa Mia Coliving.

Today, we have 150 bedrooms in central Singapore across popular neighborhoods such as River Valley, Tiong Bahru, and Orchard. We have reached an annualized revenue of $2.5M, and we’re growing fast!

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Eugenio Ferrante, on starting Casa Mia Coliving ($200,000/month) full story ➜

25. Become an event planner

Event planners arrange the details of various events, including weddings, anniversaries, reunions, and large social gatherings.

As an event planner, you get to explore your creative vision and see an idea turn into reality from the conception stage to the execution stage.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $108,000/month
Skills

Natasha Miller started Entire Productions, a virtual events business, over 21 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Natasha Miller- raised in Des Moines, Iowa but high-tailed it out of there as soon as I could at the age of 23. I thought I’d be a performer only - a classical violinist and jazz vocalist, but as it turns out those careers might have been the catalyst for where I am today.

  • Inc. 5,000 Fastest Growing Companies in America
  • Entrepreneur Magazine 360 List “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”
  • San Francisco Business Times Fast 100 “Fastest Growing Companies in the San Francisco Bay Area”
  • Special Event Top 50 Event Planners in the World

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Natasha Miller, on starting Entire Productions ($108,000/month) full story ➜

26. Become a yoga instructor

The first step to becoming a yoga instructor is obtaining a certification from an instructor-affiliated institution near you. Your next step should be drawing up a business plan considering various projections. Finally, determine whether to open a brick-and-mortar establishment, offer online yoga classes, or a hybrid model.

The option comes with far more responsibilities for brick and mortar establishments, like paying rent and utility expenses. Also, check business-zoning requirements and acquire the required licenses. Proper marketing strategies will help you build clientele fast and grow your business.

Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

27. Become an In-home masseuse

28. Start an acupuncturist business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Moira J McCarthy started Acupuncture Wellness Center, a massage therapist, almost 25 years ago:

Case Study

Hello guys, my name is Moira McCarthy and I am a licensed acupuncturist in Austin, Texas. I am the owner of Acupuncture Wellness Center, LLC, and have been in practice since 1997. I offer acupuncture and cosmetic acupuncture services.

I recently reduced my practice to one client per hour so that I could spend more time with each client and offer more services such as Acugraph computer analysis, Pointoselect digital auricular therapy, and cupping, as well as traditional acupuncture therapy and cosmetic acupuncture. My practice averages about 65 to 70 clients per month at an average cost of $90 per session.

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Moira J McCarthy, on starting Acupuncture Wellness Center ($6,000/month) full story ➜

29. Start a chiropractor business

30. Start a meal delivery service

31. Become a personal chef

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

How Much Can You Make?
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 15 hours/week
Skills
Interests

David Buchanan started Chefs Resources, a online courses business, over 11 years ago:

Case Study

I am David Buchanan, a professional chef, and owner of Chefs-Resources.com, a website geared towards providing professional chefs with free detailed culinary info (seasonality, flavor profiles, etc.) about fresh fish, oysters, and cuts of meat, as well as tons of free kitchen management articles. Paid subscribers get access to our premium kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets (prep sheets, recipe templates, ordering guides, etc.), video tutorials, and kitchen management articles.

The site is not about recipes, but I am a Chef, so here is one of my favorite personal creations...seared scallops, spring pea puree, lemon beurre blanc, fingerling potatoes, golden beets, asparagus, corn kernels.

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David Buchanan, on starting Chefs Resources ($5,000/month) full story ➜

32. Start an errand service

Errand services help people and businesses who have daily errands to run but need an extra hand. So, they seek professional help who can do their chores on time with utmost efficiency.

There are various different services you can provide as an errand business, including, grocery shopping, picking up + sorting through mail, going to the bank, and much more.

33. Start a dry cleaners business

How Much Can You Make?
$26,500/month
Skills

Nishant Tripathi started Elite DhobiLite Laundry Pvt. Ltd., a dry cleaners business, almost 11 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! My name is Nishant Tripathi, and I founded Dhobilite, a premium online dry cleaning, and laundry service. I started this company in 2011 with a vision to pioneer laundry service in India.

We started operations in the year 2011. Over the years, we experimented with and developed our business model and software. In 2015, we disrupted the laundry market and became India's first app-based, on-demand laundry service provider. We have expanded into more than 15 cities in the last two years and have around 20+ stores today. In addition, we have 30 plus franchises. We also have factories in Gurgaon, Noida, Lucknow, Hyderabad, and Faridabad.

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Nishant Tripathi, on starting Elite DhobiLite Laundry Pvt. Ltd. ($26,500/month) full story ➜

34. Become a tailor

35. Start a window cleaning business

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

36. Start a home cleaning service

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000 — $600,000/month
Skills

Neel Parekh started MaidThis Franchise, a cleaning service, almost 9 years ago:

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’ve been able to grow rapidly compared to many other local cleaning companies because of a few main factors:

  • 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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Neel Parekh, on starting MaidThis Franchise ($100,000/month) full story ➜

37. Start a private car service

38. Start a hairstyling business

39. Become a personal wardrobe stylist

40. Start a doula service ($200/month)

Doula services provide emotional and physical support to mothers during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

The demand for doula service increases, creating an excellent opportunity for trained professionals to earn a decent income.

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Jessica Glendinning started Your Virtual Doula, a doula service, about 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hello! I’m Jessica Glendinning and I am the creator of Your Virtual Doula. Your Virtual Doula provides parents-to-be with knowledge and emotional support during pregnancy, throughout labor and delivery, and postpartum through phone, text, and email.

Although many birthing professionals are currently attempting to hastily add virtual services for their clients out of sheer necessity, Your Virtual Doula has pioneered this business, constructing a foundation of effective and high-quality virtual doula services.

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Jessica Glendinning, on starting Your Virtual Doula ($200/month) full story ➜

41. Start a lactation consulting business

42. Start a babysitting service

If you have some spare time at home, you can start providing babysitting services to couples who need extra support.

Here are the steps on how to start a babysitting business.

  • Avail for training/credentials related to babysitting
  • Register your business
  • Apply for Licenses/Permits
  • Open a bank account for business transactions

43. Become a home baby proofing consultant

44. Start a nanny placement service business

45. Become a private music teacher

46. Become a birthday party character

47. Start a kids entertainment business

48. Become a homeschool teacher

49. Become an online english tutor

50. Start a SAT tutoring and preparation business

51. Start a GED test prep business

52. Become a college application consultant

53. Start a college essay editor

54. Start a resume writing service ($2K/month)

Resumes and cover letters have become an integral part of the hiring process. Besides, job marketing is getting tight and more people are looking for employment. If you have a good resume and cover letter writing skills, you can capitalize on your knowledge and earn good money. You can offer both a personal consultation service and create paid downloadable templates to create different revenue streams.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $42,857/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 8 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

Alex Benjamin started Recruiter Written, a resume writing service, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi everyone! My name is Alex Benjamin, founder of Recruiter Written. We are a resume and LinkedIn profile writing service that provides our clients with an extraordinary advantage in the job market.

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Alex Benjamin, on starting Recruiter Written ($2,000/month) full story ➜

55. Become a physical therapist

How Much Can You Make?
$8,800 — $9,000/month
Skills

Samantha Varnerin started Snuggle with Sam, a professional cuddler, over 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sam Varnerin and I created Snuggle with Sam, my independent professional cuddling practice, while I was still working full-time as a construction engineer.

Here’s all of the contributors on the panel at CuddleXpo in Chicago presenting how we came up with the Code of Ethics for Professional Cuddling. Back left to right: Maryelen Reid, Madelon Guinazzo, Samantha Varnerin (me!), Samantha Hess, Jean Franzbleau, Fei Wyatt, Janet Trevino. Front left to right: Keely Shoup, Lisa Meece. Photo credit Rellian Chen Merrin

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Samantha Varnerin, on starting Snuggle with Sam ($8,800/month) full story ➜

56. Start a nursing home/hospital business

57. 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

58. a mobile pet grooming business

Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

59. Start a pool servicing and maintenance

60. Start a lawn care service

61. Start a locksmith business

62. Start a home entertainment installation

63. Start a home inspections business

64. Start an interior painting service

65. Start a wallpaper business

66. Start a power washing business

67. Start a carpet installation business

68. Start an air conditioner installation business

69. Start a plumber

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000/month
Skills

Andrew Tomasetti started Innovation Plumbing, a family business, about 31 years ago:

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!

My two sons, ft Grandad's leg

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Andrew Tomasetti, on starting Innovation Plumbing ($40,000/month) full story ➜

70. Start an appliance repair business ($100K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $100,000/month
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model

Allen Chiang started Retro Radio Farm, a electronics repair business, over 8 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Allen Chiang, and I founded Retro Radio Farm, where I repair and restore old radios. I offer Bluetooth MP3 upgrade if the customer wants to play digital music.

Right now, I make about $50K a year for the work I put in primarily on weekends. While it’s highly profitable, it has not yet lucrative enough yet for me to quit my day job. Although, the business has been growing 20% every year.

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Allen Chiang, on starting Retro Radio Farm ($4,000/month) full story ➜

71. Start a porcelain repair business

72. Start a home maintenance equipment rental

73. Start a mobile car wash

A mobile carwash business reaches clients whenever possible and offers its services at great convenience. Therefore, car owners do not need to drive to different locations looking for a car wash, as the mobile service provider is there for the client.

The advantage of offering a mobile car wash business is that clients will call you to their location whenever they need their vehicles cleaned. Based on the convenience, you have the opportunity of serving more customers compared to an immobile car detailing business.

74. Start a mobile car mechanic

75. Start a vehicle inspection service

76. Start a windshield repair business

77. Start a headhunter service business

78. Start a language translation service ($183K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$365,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Cédric Sigoire started DEMAN Übersetzungen , a language translation service, about 7 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Cédric Sigoire and I am the owner of the DEMAN Translations group.

We will reach more than 6 million euros in the year 2021 and my target for 2022 is 10 million euros!

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Cédric Sigoire, on starting DEMAN Übersetzungen ($365,000/month) full story ➜

79. Become a project manager

80. Become a bookkeeper

81. Become an accountant

82. Start a payroll service business

83. Start a financial auditor

84. Start a business plan consultant business

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

Elena & Andrew started Emirabiz, a business plan consultant business, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

Hi guys! We are Elena and Andrew, and we are corporate services providers in the UAE - we run a business consultancy company in Dubai for 9 years already.

We were the first company who published all our fees online on our website as a statement of the customer-oriented and honest way of doing our job.

We started as a “one-man-show”, but managed to grow quickly. We now reached a point of having about 15 full-time employees and average monthly revenue of over 200K USD.

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Elena & Andrew, on starting Emirabiz ($100,000/month) full story ➜

85. Start an office support services

86. Start a data analysis business

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

Michael Dent started PropertyData, a data analysis business, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Michael Dent and I’m the founder of PropertyData, a subscription website for property investors and developers in the UK that helps them make better-informed decisions when buying a residential property.

I started the business in April 2017, and today it’s making $128,000 per month in recurring revenue.

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Michael Dent, on starting PropertyData ($128,000/month) full story ➜

87. Start a messenger service

88. Start a freelance reseacher

89. Become a business coach ($39.5K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$2,250 — $100,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Kamil Sattar started E-commerce Mentoring , a business coach, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Kamil Sattar. I am an entrepreneur who’s developed many six-figure drop shipping businesses. I’ve also created systems to maximize opportunities in different markets and I’ve started companies in many industries. One of those companies specializes in helping people who are seeking to create drop ship companies of their own.

That’s the best part of it. The techniques that I have learned are replicable. You can rinse and repeat and create new drop shipping stores.

Of course, with every store that I open, I am able to learn new things. With every new thing that I learn, it helps me improve my system that I use to create these six and seven-figure stores and it helps me improve my process for helping others generate their stores.

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Kamil Sattar , on starting E-commerce Mentoring ($100,000/month) full story ➜

90. Start a customer service phone operator

91. Start a live chat customer support service

92. Start a website designer

93. Start a marketing copywriter

94. Start a content writing company ($30.2K/month)

It's never been easier to make money doing freelance content writing.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,200 — $250,000/month
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Dani Mancini started Scribly.io, a content writing company, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! My name's Dani, founder of Scribly.io - you can’t see me but I’m waving at you 👋

Last month Scribly.io topped $14K monthly revenue. That was a really big moment for me, and a bit of a turning point. What started out as a 'let's try and see' project has now become my full-time job with ambitious growth plans 🙌.

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Dani Mancini, on starting Scribly.io ($37,000/month) full story ➜

95. Start a proofreading service ($1.2K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Sara Davies started Prooftheword, a publishing business, about 7 years ago:

Case Study

I’m Sara Davies, founder of Prooftheword, a complete editing and proofreading site that gives customers the ultimate editing service for any document. I’m a sole trader, so I work alone. All the editing and proofreading is done by me, along with everything else. I sort out my invoices, do my own accounts, file my own tax returns – everything.

My editing skills are excellent, which is my main selling point. People come to me because they know I will do a great job! I have a wide range of customers, from students to book writers and regular magazines. My work has grown over the years and, while I’m not making millions, I regularly take home around £1,200 a month.

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Sara Davies, on starting Prooftheword ($1,200/month) full story ➜

96. Become an ebook writer

How Much Can You Make?
$17,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Praveen Malik started PM-by-PM, a online courses business, over 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hi, Pat and everyone else.

In the year 2016, we had negligible revenue from the blog but the blog has grown substantially since then. Our average revenue is about $17K per month. Our gross profit margin is about 80% since we maintain a very small team and there are no physical products. Our target is to achieve 100% revenue growth by the end of next year.

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Praveen Malik, on starting PM-by-PM ($17,000/month) full story ➜

97. Become a Facebook ads consultant ($2.63M/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$28,500 — $5,200,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Kean Graham started MonetizeMore, a Facebook ads consultant, over 12 years ago:

Case Study

I’m the Founder & CEO of MonetizeMore. I started MonetizeMore in 2010 with the goal to build a bootstrapped business that would dramatically increase ad revenues for publishers.

I am a pioneer in ad optimization covering areas like AdSense / Ad Exchange (AdX), Google Ad Manager (GAM), header bidding and ad network optimization. I have always believed in empowering publishers to increase their ad revenues more efficiently and effectively via articles, videos and technology.

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Kean Graham, on starting MonetizeMore ($5,200,000/month) full story ➜

98. Start an instagram consulting business

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000 — $625,000/month
Skills

Ellis Smith started American Cannabis Company, a cannabis business, over 10 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Ellis Smith and I am the co-founder of American Cannabis Company. ACC is a full-service consulting firm supporting the industry for over 9 years. We specialize in putting together the pre-application tools needed to raise capital as well as write winning applications in competitive markets. We have designed and built over 1.7 million sq ft of growing space to date with another 60,000 sqft under construction currently.

We are making about $150,000 a month as a company with our sites set on acquisitions of grows and dispensaries in 2021. This will increase our revenue to well over $500,000 a month.

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Ellis Smith, on starting American Cannabis Company ($150,000/month) full story ➜

99. Start a social media manager

100. Start a content marketing business

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $200,000/month
Skills

David Tile started Article-Writing Co, a freelance writing business, about 11 years ago:

Case Study

My name is David Tile. I own and operate a Content Writing Service, under the banner Article-Writing.co.

We don’t consider ourselves a content marketing firm. But a firm dedicated to the business of writing. Project management offers most often attached to marketing agencies. We work against marketing briefs delivering content on time and under budget.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($125,000/month) full story ➜

101. Start a seo consultant business ($6.75K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $1,500,000/month
Skills
Business model

Bruce Jones started 1ON1 SEO Training, a SEO agency, almost 3 years ago:

Case Study

Hi there, my name is Bruce Jones and I am the Founder and CEO of 1ON1 SEO Training. I created my business two years ago, offering personalized search engine optimization and digital marketing courses for startups, small businesses, and individuals interested in learning about SEO and improving their businesses.

Today, I have worked with dozens of businesses from all around the world and earn over $10,000 a month working out of my home office. I started serving local businesses in my area, which quickly expanded across the U.S., and now have clients as far as New Zealand and Ireland.

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Bruce Jones, on starting 1ON1 SEO Training ($10,000/month) full story ➜

102. Start an email marketing business

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $450,000/month
Time To Revenue
90 days
Skills
Business model

Chase Dimond started Boundless Labs, a email marketing tool, almost 4 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, my name is Chase Dimond and I am the Co-Founder of Boundless Labs. We are an email marketing agency that specializes in working with eCommerce brands. We currently work with 30 eCommerce brands that do anywhere from 6 to 8 figures in annual revenue.

Since starting Boundless Labs 18 months ago, we have driven over $25 million (and growing rapidly) in email attributable revenue for our clients. Most of our clients generate ~30% of their total revenue from our email work. Our 5 highest performing clients are generating 45+% of their total revenue from our email work.

From launching in June of 2018 through the first half of 2019 our “agency” was making $40K per month (fees our clients paid us). The reason I put the agency in quotes is that during our first year in business my business partner and I were just focused on having a great time with no intentions of building a true agency.

Additionally, in my personal life, I got engaged in 2018 and married in June of 2019 so I was very focused and busy with that. Once I got back from my honeymoon at the end of Q2 of 2019, we realized we had a huge opportunity to scale the business. Clients love us as people equally as much as they love our work which has led to a majority of our client acquisition coming from referrals (more to come on this in later sections).

We ended up bringing on our first full-time employee in Q3 of 2019 and started onboarding clients again. For the second half of 2019, our business grew by ~$12K per month and we’re now making ~$90K per month. We just recently hired our second full-time employee and anticipate we’ll be at $100K per month in revenue by the end of January 2020.

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Chase Dimond, on starting Boundless Labs ($200,000/month) full story ➜

103. Start an affiliate marketing business ($290K/month)

Are you looking for a side hustle that will pay you a passive income? Affiliate marketing is one of those side hustles that will pay you well over the long-term.

To get started, learn how to find the right product and find the right brand to partner with. You may prefer becoming an affiliate marketer for an eCommerce store or partner with a manufacturer, and market their products for a commission.

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

Patrick Hess started AFH Media LLC, a niche blog, over 7 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Patrick Hess and I am the creator of Bar Games 101, a website about a wide variety of games to play with your friends and family.

As our library of game-focused content expands, traffic is increasing as well, with over 200K monthly unique visitors and revenue over $4,000 for the month of August.

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Patrick Hess, on starting AFH Media LLC (/month) full story ➜

104. Start a brand photographer

105. Start a marketing video producer

106. Start a podcast production company ($41.7K/month)

A great podcast is an amazing tool. With the rise of podcasts, they've become a staple in our daily lives, with many using them as a source of entertainment, fresh news, and education.

World Wide podcasting market size was estimated at $14.25 billion in 2021. Podcasts have seen a major resurgence in recent years, with more listeners and new shows than ever before. If you're thinking of getting into podcast production, you've probably noticed that it isn't a cheap endeavor. In fact, it can get quite expensive. The good thing is that there are ways to start your own podcast production company on a budget.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $75,000/month
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Jeremy Enns started Counterweight Creative, a podcast production company, about 6 years ago:

Case Study

Hey there! I’m Jeremy Enns, the founder and Storyteller In Chief at Counterweight Creative, a podcast production and strategy agency.

I started the company 3 years ago, in 2016 with one client, making $15/hour and have grown into a team of 10 contractors producing more than 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10K/mo.

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Jeremy Enns, on starting Counterweight Creative ($20,000/month) full story ➜

107. Start a presentation and proposal designer

108. Start a public relations business

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Tyra Nicole started LeNoir Agency, a public relations business, almost 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hey, what’s up, folks? My name is Justin May and I’m the founder of Uptown Access Creative Group. We are a digital marketing agency dedicated to helping music artists connect with their audience. We work both directly with artists, as well as record labels and management groups.

Since our launch in February 2019; our clientele and industry presence has grown year after year, with current revenue of $5k monthly.

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Tyra Nicole, on starting LeNoir Agency ($5,000/month) full story ➜

109. Start a brand ambassador

110. Start a computer repair service

111. Start a printer and copy machine maintenance

112. Start a software installation service

113. Start an IT support business

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $25,000/month
Skills

Boris Abazher started TRIARE, a software developer, ago:

Case Study

Hi, my name is Boris and I am the founder and CEO of the software development company TRIARE based in Ukraine. We help businesses and startups to transform their ideas into accomplished digital solutions.

I want to share how personal and collective responsibility paired with patience and consistency can help you build a profitable, respected business. It’s not easy, but it shouldn’t be painful. Here’s my story.

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Boris Abazher, on starting TRIARE ($25,000/month) full story ➜

114. Start a mobile app development business ($79.2K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $700,000/month
Skills

Rob Bentley started The Jed Mahonis Group, a mobile app development business, about 10 years ago:

Case Study

Hi! 👋 My name is Tim Bornholdt, and I’m a co-founder of The Jed Mahonis Group. We are a custom iOS and Android app development consultancy, and we specialize in building native mobile app solutions for businesses of all sizes.

We’ve grown at a steady pace over the past eight years. We currently work with several large and small organizations including Great Clips, Profile by Sanford Health, Green Mill, and the USA CUP. My business partner and I started the company right out of college by investing $250 each and have since turned it into a nearly seven-figure a year agency.

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Rob Bentley, on starting The Jed Mahonis Group ($80,000/month) full story ➜

115. Start an online network installation and maintenance

116. Become a security consultant

117. Start a data management consultant

119. Start a paralegal business

120. Become a private investigator

121. Start a contract drafting and review service

122. Start a tour guide service business

How Much Can You Make?
$500,000/month
Skills

Manoj Tulsani started Rayna Tours, a tour company, over 16 years ago:

Case Study

Manoj: Kamlesh Ramchandani and I (Manoj Tulsani) are the founders of Rayna Tours and Travels. Fueled by our deepest interest in travel and entrepreneurship, we kicked off our business journey a decade ago from a small travel counter inside a five-star hotel in Dubai.

Kamlesh: We’ve been in the industry for over a decade and have now become a niche provider of destination management services in Dubai. As a one-stop, customer-oriented business for all travel needs, our main organizational goal is to design and craft travel services and packages in such a way that each of them ideally responds to the dynamic market trends as well as our clients’ specific travel requirements. We offer our full suite of travel solutions through our wholly-owned Rayna Group.

Manoj Tulsani and Kamlesh Ramchandani

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Manoj Tulsani, on starting Rayna Tours ($500,000/month) full story ➜

123. Start an adventure tours

124. Start a travel agency business

How Much Can You Make?
$165,000 — $1,500,000/month
Skills

SALMAN BIN RASHID SHAH SAYEEM started Flight Expert Bangladesh, a flight tours business, about 5 years ago:

Case Study

Hello, I am Salman Rashid, Founder & CEO of Flight Expert. It is the first-ever online travel agency in Bangladesh. Our uniqueness was to build a state-of-the-art online travel agency with services focusing on Bangladesh primarily. This country has never before enjoyed taking assistance from any online travel agency.

However, the best part is that we achieved 50% more revenue in October 2021 than our pre-covid highest number on sales in a month, interestingly, and we are aiming to hit breakeven by March 2022 if all goes well in the market.

Flight expert launching event on 1st March 2017 at BICC, Dhaka

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SALMAN BIN RASHID SHAH SAYEEM, on starting Flight Expert Bangladesh ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

125. Start a corporate retreat and workshops business

126. Start a cruise ship travel agent business

127. Start a travel consulting business

How Much Can You Make?
$233,333 — $1,500,000/month
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Manoj Tulsani started Rayna Tours, a tour company, over 16 years ago:

Case Study

Manoj: Kamlesh Ramchandani and I (Manoj Tulsani) are the founders of Rayna Tours and Travels. Fueled by our deepest interest in travel and entrepreneurship, we kicked off our business journey a decade ago from a small travel counter inside a five-star hotel in Dubai.

Kamlesh: We’ve been in the industry for over a decade and have now become a niche provider of destination management services in Dubai. As a one-stop, customer-oriented business for all travel needs, our main organizational goal is to design and craft travel services and packages in such a way that each of them ideally responds to the dynamic market trends as well as our clients’ specific travel requirements. We offer our full suite of travel solutions through our wholly-owned Rayna Group.

Manoj Tulsani and Kamlesh Ramchandani

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Manoj Tulsani, on starting Rayna Tours ($500,000/month) full story ➜

128. Become a skiing instructor

129. Start a scuba diving instruction business

130. Start a beach equipment rentals

131. Start a fundraising consulting business ($150K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Skills

Daryl Hatton started ConnectionPoint, a fundraising consulting business, over 13 years ago:

Case Study

My name is Daryl Hatton. I am a founder, CEO, and lead investor of a team that created ConnectionPoint in 2009 as an early entrant and innovative pioneer in the crowdfunding industry.

To date, we have helped almost 200,000 projects in 40+ countries raise over $200 million using our platform.

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Daryl Hatton, on starting ConnectionPoint ($150,000/month) full story ➜

132. Start a trade show producer

133. Start a wedding planner business ($2K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Lia chhabra started Shaadivaale, a wedding planner business, over 4 years ago:

Case Study

My regards to everyone who’s reading this interview. Thanks, Starter Story for providing the platform where entrepreneurs can share their journeys and ventures openly.

I started it in 2018 as a side business with my job. Initially, I gave my all to this and after 3 years, I can finally say that I have achieved some sort of satisfaction with the work that we’re doing. Many vendors are reliant upon us for work and it makes me so happy when people appreciate our portal after they see results coming in.

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Lia chhabra, on starting Shaadivaale ($2,000/month) full story ➜

134. Become a conference marketing manager

135. Become an event photographer

136. Become an event videographer

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

Hope Horner started Lemonlight , a film production company, about 8 years ago:

Case Study

Hello there! My name is Hope Horner, and I’m the co-founder and CEO of Lemonlight, an on-demand video production company that offers brands and agencies access to high-quality affordable video content nationwide.

We’ve built Lemonlight as an entirely self-funded business. We haven’t taken any outside capital since we launched the business in 2014. We’re on track to hit 6M in sales this year and we’ve grown the team to 45 full-time employees. We’ve been recognized in dozens of major publications, and we were awarded in Inc 5000 and Entrepreneur 360 for three years in a row.

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Hope Horner, on starting Lemonlight ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

137. Start an audio visual technician

138. Start a lighting designer

139. Start a live video service

140. Start a bartending service

141. Start a special event catering business

142. Start a custom baking

143. Start an event DJ

144. Start a photo booth business ($425K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$350,000 — $500,000/month
Skills

Scott McInnes started TapSnap, a photo booth business, almost 10 years ago:

Case Study

Hi guys! I’m Scott McInnes, founder of TapSnap, a photo booth company with franchised locations in most major cities in the United States and Canada as well as Sydney, Australia. Our flagship product is our TS-42, an open-air photo booth that features a giant 42-inch touch screen and a high quality DSLR camera for fantastic image quality.

We launched TapSnap in 2012, and within a few years grew to over 100 franchised locations in North America. Our photo booths are used at over 10,000 events every year, for everything from a wedding for a few hours to a multi-day conference, or a 40 city movie premiere.

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Scott McInnes, on starting TapSnap ($350,000/month) full story ➜

145. Start a reunion organizer business

146. Start a valet parking service business

147. Start an event furniture and equipment rental

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