The 80 Best Businesses To Start In Singapore [2022]

The 80 Best Businesses To Start In Singapore [2022]

Interested in starting a business in Singapore in 2022?

We put together 80 of the best businesses you can start in Singapore today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Singapore
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Singapore
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Singapore today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Singapore.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a catering business ($20K/month)

A catering business is a company that provides food and other services to events.

Catering businesses are known to be more flexible than other businesses because they don’t have to worry about location or pricing, and can even work 24/7. They can cater anywhere and offer any price point that they want.

If you want to start a successful catering business in Singapore, you'll need to plan and prepare menus, manage budgets, handle clients, and more. Catering also allows you to meet more people and show off your cooking skills.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $20,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi, my name is Nestor Nidome and I am the founder and owner of Elegante Catering. Serving the Inland Empire (San Bernardino and Riverside county) and now have expanded to serve all of Southern California. Our customers, mostly higher middle class, have enjoyed our delicious menu ranging from full service plated meals, made to order pasta bars to buffet-style menus such as Mexican fajitas bar and tacos.

Weddings because there is no higher compliment than to have the bride and groom come up to us complimenting us and letting us know how all their guests are raving about the food. As for corporate caterings we like to make it as simple as possible for them. We have 12 different menus they can choose from so that every month their employees enjoy a different menu. Plus once we have their information all they have to do is text us the Date, Menu, and Time they want. We understand that they have better, more important things to do than order food. This has allowed us to grow our monthly sales to $20,000.

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2. 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?
$15,000 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi, I’m Alex & I’m the Founder of Lingoci.com, a platform for online language tutoring. We have students and tutors all over the world, connecting via our website and communicating via Skype and Zoom. Currently, 7 languages are available: Spanish, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Dutch and Japanese.

I launched the website with $300 in January 2017 and it now does around $60,000/month in revenue.

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3. Start a marketing agency ($587K/month)

Marketing agencies can be a great option for businesses looking to advertise in different ways. For businesses, hiring a marketing company can help them achieve success as they don't have to spend money on employees or needed equipment. Marketing agencies are not inexpensive and there are many different variables that come into play when deciding which one is the best fit for your business.

You want to start a marketing agency, but don't know where to begin. You're not alone, there are thousands of entrepreneurs across the globe that have the same ambition. Luckily for you, compiled a list of how other agencies were able to grow their agency and scale effectively.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,300 — $8,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$29,754
Time To Revenue
330 days

Case Study

Ciao! My name is Giulia Cian Seren and I run Juicy Pickles. It’s a small company that offers digital marketing consulting, training, and coaching to small business owners. I started my company 4 years ago in 2017, after moving from Europe to Southeast Asia and seeing how favorable the business climate was in Singapore.

A photo from an event I organized in 2017 for a client with six other small businesses in Singapore

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4. Start a lead generation business ($71K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $217,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$33,005
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi! My name is Geet and I have been developing LinkHelp alongside my amazing team since last year!

We have customers from more than 90 countries across the globe and while we’re still very early stage our ARR is $50k

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5. Start a software business ($14.3K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $4,200,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Hello guys! My name is Neeraj Gupta, the Managing Director at Shrivra and founder of Salonist. My age is 31 and currently, residing in Singapore. I began my business career in 2010 and now have grown a portfolio of IT Services, SaaS Products, and much more. Proceeding to Salonist, it is a one-stop software to address entails of businesses in the health, beauty, and wellness industries.

Until now, various SMEs have been using the Salonist software as it offers everything from customer management to Point of Sale, online bookings, multi-location management, marketing, and much more. It began in 2017 and now has around 10,000 customers worldwide. It's’ not just about monetary success, but I aim for positive outcomes and people's reactions when their expectations are served to their best.

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6. Start an antique business ($15K/month)

For those targeting the elite class, the notion of owning an antique and vintage business can be fulfilling and profitable.

Antique businesses focus on procuring items at a low price and restoring them, then selling them at a profit. The items can include old toys, cars, bikes, household items, crafts, vintage jewelry, etc.

Opening an antique item store in Singapore may seem somewhat daunting. However, once you have researched the items available and acquired the necessary skills and expertise, you will be ready to kick off.

For some, a storefront with enough storage for antique items might fit the bill. For others, an online store will work pretty well. Regardless of your approach, the secret is applying your entrepreneurship strategies to an overall framework for success.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,500
Skills
Business model

Case Study

In 2013 I decided to start a company where I would restore antiques and antique toys. After 25 years of working in education and information technologies, I decided to cash out my 401K savings to start Hoosierboy Restorations. I began in my mother's garage and quickly began receiving projects to restore. I quickly outgrew the small 2 car garage and expanded my operations to my present 2200 sq.ft. facility.

7 years later, we have restored hundreds of projects. Everything from 100-year-old toys, to historical furniture, to a T-33 Airforce jet ejection seat.

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7. Become a property manager

A property manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of a property. This can include tasks such as marketing and leasing units, collecting rent, and maintaining the property.

To be successful in this business, you'll need to have strong people skills and be comfortable working with a variety of clients. You'll also need to be organized and detail-oriented. If you have these skills, starting your own property management business can be a great way to make money in the real estate industry.

The average property manager salary in the United States is $54,183/year. The low-end range falls between 36k at 12% below to 79K+ which represents 24%.

With the recent craze of people wanting to invest in real estate, property management has never been more popular than now. Property managers often have the opportunity to work from home, making it a great option for those who want the flexibility of being their own boss.

The property management business is a great way to make money if you're familiar with the real estate market and have strong people skills. You can make a lot of money by managing properties for investors.

How Much Can You Make?
$200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$32,500
Skills

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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8. Start a sign business ($800K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $800,000/month
Time To Revenue
270 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Caroline, Co-founder, and CEO of CocoSign. Our venture, CocoSign, is a platform that offers a tech-based solution for users to digitally sign legally valid documents.

Founded in 2020, CocoSign has come a long way, currently generating monthly revenue of 67.3K from 2000 sales, CocoSign has a 5% increase in customers every month.

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9. Become a gift basket seller

A gift basket is typically a bundled gift filled with presents and delivered to the recipient at home or the workplace.

The gifting ritual is an old practice, and regardless of the occasion, people love giving each other gifts (and receiving them). According to data, the global gift market’s worth is estimated at $62 billion, with 62% of Americans preferring to give personalized gift markets over expensive items.

If you love unique gifting, starting a gift basket business in Singapore could be a gratifying and fun business idea. Many gift basket shops choose to operate entirely online since an online business allows them to work from anywhere, while customers can also purchase at their convenience.

How Much Can You Make?
Skills

Case Study

I’m Lindsay Scholz, and I’m the founder of Vowed Box Co. – a line of curated, quirky gift boxes with non-traditional brides in mind.

Since the brand is still in its infancy and we’re still working through wholesale costs, my monthly income is roughly $600. For being a side business, I look at any profit as a win, but of course, the goal is to see this grow in 2019!

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10. 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 in Singapore, 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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11. Start a carpet cleaning service

One of the most common household decorative items is a floor carpet. Carpets are extensively used in commercial and residential spaces to provide an aesthetic look. The increased use of carpets has influenced the demand for carpet cleaning services.

If you are starting a carpet cleaning company in Singapore, you will need quality equipment and an on-point marketing strategy to stand out from the competition. Along the way, you will be challenged with managing customer quoting, invoicing, allocating labor, and collecting payments. Therefore, invest in the right software for managing business operations and tracking your invoicing.

Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

12. Become a freelance app developer ($75.3K/month)

A freelance app developer is a programmer who creates apps for mobiles for both Android and iOS devices. Freelance app development business targets creating various apps that give a user-friendly experience.

To become a freelance app developer in Singapore, first, touch up on your skills. There are several courses available online. Once you obtain the certification, choose your niche and focus on your skillset.

Then the best way to showcase your work is to build a portfolio website where you will display your skills, projects, and testimonials. Another way to promote yourself is to create your brand and start a blog. This will, in turn, build a network, and you will be able to connect with people and attract more clients.

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $91,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$350
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

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  • An attorney take her legal tech startup from $0 to $1M in Annual Run Rate.
  • A 71-year-old financial consultant build his first tech company and close customers like Yale, Brown, NYU, and Dartmouth.
  • A doctor in Texas launch the first HIPAA compliant text messaging service.
  • A photo booth startup build tools that are used by Amazon, Uber, Red Bull, NBC, the NFL and more.

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13. Start a coffee shop

Coffee shops feature a low-cost stock but are profitable businesses. Opening your coffee shop can be a great rewarding experience.

If you plan to open a coffee shop in Singapore, you may purchase a franchise, buy an existing business, or start from scratch. Whichever the decision, ensure a strategic location and renovate the space to create an inviting atmosphere. Develop a fantastic offering and begin marketing the business even before you open.

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

Case Study

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

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

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14. Start a real estate business ($617K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $2,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$23,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Druce and I’m one of the co-founders of Stacked. We are primarily a real estate media company with a focus on helping buyers and sellers in Singapore through our editorials, content, and videos.

Today, we have expanded into video content as well - more specifically, content on YouTube. We are quite excited by the progress so far. We’ve managed to grow the channel from 0 to 17k subscribers in 3 months. It definitely wasn’t easy at the beginning, as the growth was quite slow. But video is a very rewarding thing as well. From planning to shooting and seeing the whole thing come to life is fantastic. Of course, the best part about it is often seeing the comments and how receptive people have been to the content we’ve been putting out.

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15. Start a graphic design business ($43.8K/month)

Graphic designers create logos, brochures, ads, and other marketing materials for companies and organizations. They also design websites and other digital content, including social media graphics.

Graphic designers may specialize in one type of design (such as print or web design), or they can be generalists who do everything from logo design to social media graphics.

Starting a graphic design business can be one of the most rewarding things you'll ever do. It's not easy, but if you're passionate about design and want to make a living from it, starting your own graphic design business is a great way to go.

When you are starting a graphic design business in Singapore, consider a suitable pricing structure. You may charge the customers per hour or fixed pricing based on the project's nature.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $1,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$165,502
Time To Revenue
300 days
Business model

Case Study

Hey guys, I’m Marilyn Wo from Singapore. Together with my husband, we co-founded MeetAnders, a productized graphic design company.

Now, 5 years down the road, we figured that out and finally grew to a three-man team with $7,000 in monthly recurring revenue and growing.

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16. Start a digital marketing business ($195K/month)

Digital marketing businesses serve local and international companies to expand their reach and grow revenue. A top reason digital marketing is so exciting is that the field is constantly evolving and is easy to learn.

If you plan to start a digital marketing business in Singapore, educate yourself and understand as much how digital marketing agencies work. Then, focus on building your digital skills and advancing your career through digital marketing online courses.

To stand out, find a digital marketing niche and focus on the audience interested in your services.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $800,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$80,670
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

My name is Lars Helgeson and I am the founder of GreenRope, a CRM and marketing automation platform. Our company started in 2000 as an email marketing SaaS and in 2008 decided to focus on the challenges that businesses face in managing sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.

GreenRope has over 1,000 customers in over 20 countries, ranging from startups to universities and municipalities.

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17. Start a car rental business

Car rental can be a profitable venture if you are passionate about starting a business in the auto industry. Retail and corporate are the main segments within the car rental industry. Retail car rentals focus on individuals who rent cars for shorter periods, while corporate car rental targets companies that want to transport clients or employees.

If you are starting a car rental business in Singapore, target airports, hotels, railway stations, commercial offices, and other high-traffic areas.

Market your business, hire employees who will manage the operations and keep records, and purchase business insurance for both cars and employees.

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

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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18. Start an auto parts shop

If you want to start a retail business in the automobile industry, consider auto parts business in Singapore.

The auto parts business is one of the most successful businesses in the world. There are many Auto Parts Businesses in the United States, Canada, and the UK, where most are run part-time.

Listed are the steps on how to start an auto parts shop business.

  • Pick a location
  • Do your market research
  • Secure all permits and licenses
  • Open a bank account for business transactions

How Much Can You Make?
$45,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$75,000
Skills

Case Study

Hey everyone! My name is Mitchel Matthews and I am a 22-year-old entrepreneur. I am the owner/founder of Adrenaline Offroad which is an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories! We mainly focus our expertise in the realm of automotive LED lighting accessories. Our products are built for a person who will endure hardcore offroading situations with their vehicle all the way to people who attend multiple shows per month in their show trucks! Some of our most popular products being our RGB+W underglow/rock light & LED wheel ring lights. In just over a year of quitting my job to pursue my passion for truck mods full time, I am so beyond proud & excited to be making 5x the amount of money that I used to make per month!

Pictured above is our most popular bundle kit called “The UFO GLOW Bundle Kit”

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19. Start a transportation service

Transportation businesses offer ridesharing services, haul consumer goods, or ship supplies and products from one location to another. They target individual passengers, other companies, or global business partners.

If you are starting a transportation service in Singapore, decide who and what you will serve, set up the business structure, register the business, and apply for the required business licenses or permits. To ensure a profitable business, incorporate proper hiring procedures and keep up with maintenance and recertifications.

How Much Can You Make?
$125,000 — $364,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$15,000
Skills

Case Study

Hello, my name is Irakli Litanishvili and I am a co-founder of a group of companies called Aim of Emperor that operates in three niches: aviation, fuel & ground handling, and IT. One of the recent additions is Mirai Flights, where I stand as CEO & co-founder.

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20. Become a mobile 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.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist in Singapore, keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry and focus on providing personalized customer service.

21. Start a mobile photography ($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!

To start mobile photography in Singapore, research the target audience and determine which specialization area is more lucrative. Invest in high-quality, professional cameras, lenses, and a computer with professional software photo-editing software.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$24,583
Skills

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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22. Become a social media consultant ($11.7K/month)

Social media has become popular due to its ability to link businesses to their target customers. Social media consultants are professionals who help their clients improve, optimize and grow their social media presence.
Becoming a social media consultant comes with work flexibility and higher earning potential, but it also takes time and work commitment to grow the business.

To become a social media consultant in Singapore, you must first become adept at using social media platforms and industry tools. Take online or offline courses like content marketing, public relations, and communication skills. Social media experts can choose a general practice or opt to focus on a niche.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,375
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.

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23. Start a language translation service ($275K/month)

Language translation services bridge the linguistic barriers, helping businesses reach a wider audience outside of a single language. A language translation job is an opportunity to cover a wide range of topics and meet people from different cultures.

To become a language translator in Singapore, master a second language and earn some experience so you become fluent in the second language.

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000 — $550,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$635,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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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24. Become a virtual assistant ($500K/month)

Work from home has become more accepted by both workers and employers. One of the best side hustles to earn extra income in 2022 is becoming a virtual assistant.

A virtual assistant provides administrative services to clients while operating remotely. The typical tasks for virtual assistants include making phone calls, travel arrangements for diplomats and business executives, scheduling appointments, etc. one advantage of becoming a virtual assistant is working for as many clients as you can handle.

Besides, you work on your terms and at your convenience. You can apply for virtual assistant jobs in Singapore on online freelancing platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, or Guru.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,341
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

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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25. Start a moving company ($60K/month)

Moving companies help people move their belongings from one location to another. This can involve anything from packing and shipping household items to actually physically moving them from one place to another. This can involve anything from local moves to long-distance relocations.

If you're organized and have an interest in customer service, starting a moving company could be the perfect business idea for you. Starting your own moving company can be an exciting new adventure. You'll get to work with people every day on their relocation needs

Moving companies typically charge by the hour or by the job, so you'll need to price your services accordingly. You'll also need to invest in some moving equipment, such as trucks and dollies.

The average moving salary for a mover is about $23,000 per year. With tips and bonuses that can go up to 30% more than what they would normally earn in an office job with similar responsibilities.

The profit margin on a move is typically around 10%. Some companies get as high as 15%, while others can be lower than that.

Starting a moving company in Singapore is a great way to get involved in the real estate industry because it is a service that is always in demand. People are always moving, whether it be for a new job, to retire, or to start a family. This means that there is a constant need for moving services.

This real estate business is best for entrepreneurs who are looking for a hands-on business opportunity. Additionally, it's a great way to get involved in the real estate industry without having to own property.

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

Case Study

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

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26. 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 in Singapore.

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

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $100,000/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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27. Start a stock photography business ($5K/month)

Stock photography is the supply of photographs often licensed for specific uses. The stock photos are the perfect marketing and advertising resource for website owners and bloggers.

By uploading high-quality stock photos, you can build an impressive portfolio and start earning a passive income.

To start a stock photography business in Singapore, invest in some good photography gear and learn how to take stock photos. An excellent online presence can help you sell your stock photos faster and at profitable margins.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $45,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,500
Skills

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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28. Start a bookkeeping service ($8K/month)

As the nature of business changes, bookkeeping is an essential function that is on-demand across all business sectors.

Bookkeeping services support businesses by handling their accounts receivables, creating and sending invoices to the correct accounts, and processing accounts payable to ensure business owners settle them when due.

To become a bookkeeper in Singapore, pick the niche market, choose a bookkeeping software, and set up the necessary business infrastructure. You need a website, an address, client database software, and file-sharing tools where your clients can access records on demand.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$515
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

It’s been an incredibly hard journey that’s come with many challenges, including leaving behind a comfortable salary with benefits. But it’s also been undeniably one of the most rewarding experiences for the both of us as it’s given us so much more time to spend with our family. And that means more to us than anything.

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29. Start an ice cream parlour

Ice cream is a frozen sweetened food containing milk or cream, and its enjoyed by children and adults as a dessert or as a snack.

The ice-cream industry has registered a huge growth in recent years, a trend that shows the industry’s potential.

If you are looking to start your ice cream business in Singapore, follow these steps:

  • Decide to make your own ice cream or to source from established ice cream brands
  • Write an effective ice cream shop business plan detailing the goals, strategies, and plans
  • Fund your business idea
  • Choose a spacious shop in an area with plenty of foot traffic
  • Offer different ice cream flavors

Opening an ice cream parlor is not easy work. However, if you do it right, it is rewarding and can be a lot of fun.

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Hello! My name is Stephen Layton and I am one of the founding members of The Good Scoop located in the greater Sacramento region. We make all of our own ice cream in house using fresh local and all-natural ingredients.

Some of our best selling and most popular flavors include our banana, rosewater, lavender, and salted cookies and cream. We use fresh seasonally available ingredients, so we use peaches in the summertime and apples in the fall. Some of our more interesting flavors include horchata, honey wasabi, peppermint bark, and olive oil.

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30. Start a hair salon ($400K/month)

Hair salons offer a wide range of beauty services including hair-cutting, waxing, nail treatment, massages, and complementary care such as aromatherapy.

With the increased demand for high fashion beauty services, starting a hair salon could be a profitable venture.

To start a hair salon in Singapore, you need a strong business plan and find a niche that attracts a local client base. To succeed, hire knowledgeable and experienced employees, and encourage them to maintain a good customer service culture,

How Much Can You Make?
$400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$69,939
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

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31. Start a transcription business ($100K/month)

A transcription service converts live or recorded speech into a written or an electronic text document. Transcription service is in demand globally, across the industries.

Becoming a transcriptionist can be a side hustle or a full-time job, so long as you have the right gear.

Do you plan to become a transcriber in Singapore? Take the online transcriptionist course and work on your listening skills. To succeed, you need a good typing speed and excellent language command.

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$325,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Ben Walker and I am the CEO and Founder of Transcription Outsourcing, LLC in Denver, Colorado.

Transcription Outsourcing was awarded the NASPO ValuePoint ($16 billion in annual sales from 65 contracts) transcription services contract three years ago, over 26 other companies, and haven’t looked back since.

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32. Start a restaurant

If you love cooking and have a passion for entrepreneurship, starting a restaurant can be fun and a lucrative business.

To get started, choose a great location, and hire an excellent support team. You will need a chef to inspect the food, line cooks, waiters, and waitresses to serve the customers. No matter the restaurant type, you need great culinary and business skills, to make your dream come true.

If you plan to open a restaurant in Singapore, gain insight from consumer preferences and focus on serving modern consumers what they need.

How Much Can You Make?
$83,400 — $61,650,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$5,000
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Andrei Calinescu and I am the Founder and CEO of One Life Meals.

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33. Start a ticket reselling business

Ticket reselling is a brokering business where you purchase event tickets in bulk and resell them at a higher price. Ticket reselling allows you to make more money within less time, so long as you target the busiest times and market well.

To become a professional ticket reseller in Singapore, join a ticket broker association and choose a specialty niche. Obtain necessary business licensure, build a professional website, and market your ticket broker business.

34. Become a temporary tattoo artist ($1K/month)

Starting a tattoo business is not as difficult as you might think. If you have the talent, ability, and guts, you already have the most important qualities for starting your own tattoo company.  Tattoo Artists in the US Market Size in 2022 is $1.4B.

The tattooing business is profitable and popular and it is one of the most rewarding careers that you can have. However, becoming a tattoo artist in Singapore requires a huge amount of commitment and hard work.

Tattoo shops have strict standards for artists who work in shops, so to have an ideal career as an artist, you might have to go the freelance route. It can be a short-term or long-term career which means you must be prepared before you take on such a responsibility. It won't come with a million-dollar salary at first, but once you've developed a good reputation and have completed enough work, the money will start rolling in.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$100
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Over the last 12 months, we’ve expanded our products to include two tattoo designs in six colors, swimsuits, and clothing, all with the unifying “mermaid scale” theme. These last six months we’ve averaged about $1,000/month in mostly passive income.

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35. Start a cleaning service ($302K/month)

A housecleaning side business is a beautiful idea for people with free time on weekends or even weekdays. The side hustle idea requires little capital to start. During the launch, you can choose to offer the service to your neighbors and scale as you gain the experience. The average salary for a house cleaner is $17.32 per hour.

By starting a house cleaning business in Singapore, you are tapping into an enormous market with plenty of clientele. There could always be demand for your cleaning service, which keeps you in business as you help homeowners keep their homes spotless.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,000 — $600,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$23,600
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 7 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hello reader and thanks for stopping by. Let me start off by saying I hope you’re not reading this during the day when you should be working on your business.

For the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on Bio-One Inc. and how I created the world's first multi million dollar crime and trauma scene franchise.

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36. Start a dropshipping business ($12K/month)

Dropshipping allows you to start your online e-commerce store without stock-keeping. Therefore, you do not need huge capital, and the risk is minimal because the manufacturer is responsible for the inventory and ships it directly to the customer. Therefore, your responsibility remains to market and offer customer service.

To start a successful dropshipping business in Singapore, you need a mastery of online marketing and a focus on improving customer experience.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,500 — $3,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$11,866
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

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.

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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37. Start a meal prep business ($203K/month)

A meal preparation business is a service that delivers prepared meals to its clients in the comfort of their own homes. The meal preparation business is a fast-emerging niche that offers a real opportunity to earn good money. To succeed, the starter must be efficient in the meal preparation and ensure proper communication skills. Besides, the entrepreneur must keep time when it comes to delivery, to avoid customer disappointments.

A global survey shows that demand for food delivery service is on the rise. This is as people get busier with their careers and other more important tasks, leaving limited time to prepare meals and bond with friends.

Therefore, starting a meal preparation business in Singapore can be a great way to earn extra monies.

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

Case Study

When we first started, we sold around 200 bowls each week. We currently sell around 10,000 bowls each month. Most companies like this start the same way, cooking from their primary residence for family and friends. We were no exception. But as we continued to grow, we spent time and money to work out of rentable commercial kitchens until we were able to afford our own.

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38. Start a cooking classes ($100K/month)

Online cooking classes can be a great side hustle for seasoned chefs or cooking enthusiasts looking for a way to earn some extra cash. You can create content and teach your audience how to prepare meals.

Consider creating members-only content to earn from the online cooking classes side hustle. Alternatively, you can sell recipes for a small fee. To grow the side hustle, consider issuing some free content as a way to build curiosity among potential audiences. You can charge your audiences a subscription fee so they can have exclusive access to your content.

To start cooking classes in Singapore, choose a niche and follow your passion. Create a website and maintain an active social media presence.

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi, I’m Monika Reti, owner, and founder of Hipcooks! Hipcooks Cooking Schools are known for measurement-free cooking, delighting in the process, and inventing along the way. Every class ends a dinner party with new friends.

Hipcooks is proud to be counted among the top 25 Cooking schools in America, and the only other beside Sur La Table with more than one location.

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39. Start a cleaning & maintenance business

A Cleaning & Maintenance business is a service-based business in which you are the owner, operator, and lone employee. In a cleaning and maintenance business, you provide a specific service such as carpet servicing or pest control. It's important to note that although it seems straightforward, this business type can grow very quickly if done properly.

Cleaning and maintenance can be a real hassle, especially if you have a lot of employees or just your own staff. The cleaning and maintenance industry generates over $40B a year in the US alone. This makes it one of the largest, most competitive industries in the USA.

Starting a cleaning and maintenance business in Singapore is pretty easy. You can start small with residential clients or businesses. Just make sure you check with your local government to ensure licensing (or certification) requirements.

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,900
Skills

Case Study

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

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

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40. Start a mobile auto detailing service

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 in Singapore 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.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $6,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,500
Skills

Case Study

My name is Matt Paskow. I started a mobile auto detailing business called Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing which services North County, San Diego.

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41. Become a nutritionist ($252K/month)

A nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who guides you towards a healthy lifestyle by counseling on nutrition issues specifically to increase or decrease the body weight.

They are called food experts because they teach you about healthy food habits, how to plan your meal that includes all the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that maintain good health and prevent diseases.

There are several courses available online to become a Nutritionist. You can also earn a bachelor's degree in food science, nutrition science, clinical nutrition or a related area.

The requirements to become a nutritionist vary from state to state, but some states require licensing by one or more of the following associations:

  • The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)
  • The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN)

There are several career opportunities for a certified nutritionist ranging from healthcare, food science & technology to working with large-scale groups like corporates, schools, and sports authorities. Some of the roles are:

  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Management nutritionist
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Registered dietitian nutritionist

An average salary of a nutritionist in the United States is $64,000 per year. A nutritionist can also work privately with their clients and charge them on an hourly basis. The average hourly pay for a nutritionist job in the US is $28 an hour.

Starting a nutritionist business in Singapore may feel overwhelming and confusing. Focus on knowing where to spend your time and energy, in order to secure consistent nutrition clients. Seek referrals from other practitioners such as personal trainers and doctors.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$300
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests

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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42. Start a cryptocurrency business ($35K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,699 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$300,000
Skills

Case Study

My name is Auston Bunsen, I am one of the founders of CBlocks.io! CBlocks is the easiest way to acquire and learn about cryptocurrency.

We launched in mid-January and made about $32,000 in our first 30 days. I co-founded CBlocks with PK Banks & Mario Aguayo, two of my former coworkers.

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43. Start a tour company ($89.3K/month)

Starting a tour company is a great way to bring your love of travel to life. You can share your passion with others and help make their dream vacations come true!

There are many types of tour businesses, so it's best to choose something you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Here's a few of the most popular tour companies to start in Singapore:

  • Food & Drink Tours
  • Adventure & Sporting Tours
  • Sightseeing & Historical Tours
  • Shopping Tours
  • and many more!

It's also important to determine what mode of transportation you want for your tour company, as this will determine the initial startup costs needed for your company.

To get started, find out if you need a license to operate in your state. Some states require tour companies to be licensed, while others do not. If you are required to be licensed, talk with the licensing agency to find out what steps must be taken before you can apply for that license.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,800 — $23,330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,700
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.

When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.

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44. Start a bed and breakfast business

Bed and breakfasts have been around for a long time. Owners interact with customers while they benefit from affordable lodging.

Travelers nowadays have a high interest in experiencing local culture, ready to take on the adventure of meeting and interacting with others from different backgrounds and perspectives in order to get a unique taste of how a small town or even neighborhood might live.

The great thing about starting at home B&B in Singapore is that you don’t need a degree in business. You only need enough capital to purchase essential items needed to open your very first one.

Listed are the steps to start a bed and breakfast business.

  • Plan your business plan
  • Secure needed permits, licenses, and certifications
  • Hire Staff
  • Open a bank account for business transactions
  • Prepare your business for operation -Promote your business

45. Start a gardening business

A gardening service keeps customers’ homes and yards looking beautiful by watering flowers, hedge trimming, raking, digging, leaf-blowing, etc.

Owning a gardening business offers independence and steady income, and fulfills your entrepreneurship spirit. If you are starting a gardening business in Singapore, invest in professional gardening tools such as leaf blowers, hedge trimmers, and lawn mowers.

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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46. Start a bakery

Bakery businesses produce and sell flour-based food baked in an oven. Baked foods include bread, cookies, cakes, donuts, pies, and pastries.

Starting a pastry store can be a rewarding business opportunity if you have a passion for baking. If you plan to start a bakery, consider that happy customers often become repeat customers. Therefore, work on customer satisfaction.

To start a bakery in Singapore, pick a bakery format. Some options include a counter-style bakery, a bakery with a café hybrid, a food truck with a bakery, or a home bakery. Write a suitable business plan and choose the correct location.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,833
Skills

Case Study

Hello, I’m Marcia Wiggins and the founder of Cape Whoopies. We are small batch whoopie pie bakers who love creativity in the kitchen. Our mission is to share the most delicious Maine whoopie pies made with the highest quality ingredients with people all over the country.

We share a 5,300 square foot space with a coffee shop. Partnering with Rwanda Bean Coffee Company has scaled our total sales up by 40%, at this point of the year. One can only wonder where we will be by the end of the year since the fourth quarter is our busiest season.

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47. 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 in Singapore 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

48. Start a book store

Starting a bookstore is a great way to start a small business. Bookstores are found anywhere, from the smallest towns to the largest cities. Perhaps you have ever thought of running your bookstore in Singapore. People need to read and buy books, and that’s been true for thousands of years. A bookstore is also a great central location where people can browse and purchase books.

Listed are the steps to start a bookstore business.

  • Register your business
  • Get all required permits and licenses.
  • Organize your business operational flow
  • Promote your business

49. Become a delivery driver

The delivery driver side hustle can be a fantastic idea if you own a delivery car and a valid driver’s license. Receiving deliveries at home or at the office has become an almost undeniable convenience for most people. There are more and more platforms that deliver all kinds of products and, therefore, the demand for couriers is also increasing.

As an independent delivery driver in Singapore, you choose your most convenient working hours, and the more deliveries you complete, the more your earnings. Besides, you interact with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Your core roles will include loading and unloading cargo, delivering goods to the customer, accepting any payments for shipments, and handling paperwork.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $14,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 10 hours/week
Skills
Interests

50. Become a massage therapist ($240K/month)

Massage is a growing industry, and as such, there are many business options for those who want to enter this field. The most typical form of massage therapist business is an independent operation. This can be either out of one's home or a massage studio rented on an hourly basis.

Building a successful massage therapy business in Singapore is not as difficult as you might think. Massage therapists offer much-needed services to communities and clientele. If you are looking for a new career or would like to increase your income while delivering an important service, then starting a new massage therapist business can be an excellent choice.

Turn your massage therapy practice into a successful business by applying core business skills that lead to success.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $240,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$31,000
Skills

Case Study

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

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

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51. Start a daycare

Daycares provide educational, medical, and social services for the children of working parents either during school hours or when the parents are out of the home for an extended period of time. This can be a lucrative enterprise if you start a daycare in an area where it is needed.

As the growth of families has become dependent on two incomes, the need for quality daycare has skyrocketed. Starting a daycare business in Singapore is challenging, but rewarding. You will face many challenges but can overcome them as long as you are ready to make the sacrifices required.

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

Content writing involves writing, editing, and publishing content in a digital format. Examples of content include a blog post, product description, and podcast script—eBooks, press releases, or landing page content.

Becoming a content writer allows you to work as your own boss. Therefore, you choose whatever working schedule suits you and take a manageable workload. Moreover, content writing helps you develop essential skills you may not obtain from regular writing.

Content writing is a highly-on-demand service, as companies compete for the online audience who often begin their shopping journey by searching for relevant and educative content online. Therefore, a content writing company is an excellent source of passive income.

To start a content writing company in Singapore, research the market and choose a suitable niche. Sketch a proper business plan and create a website. Hire a pool of talented writers and leverage modern technology to streamline the operations.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,200 — $250,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,697
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hi! I’m Daniel Tay, co-founder, and managing director at With Content, a content marketing agency based on the sunny island of Singapore. We help B2B tech companies develop content marketing strategies to attract, engage, and convert potential customers sustainably.

We also run a weekly newsletter, Deeper, that provides an in-depth analysis of the biggest happenings and trends in Southeast Asian tech, and their impact on society (i.e., me and you). Several of our subscribers have told us how much they look forward to reading it every Friday, so we’re converting Deeper into a full-fledged publication. Stay tuned!

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53. Become a wedding planner ($2K/month)

A wedding planner assists with designing, planning, and managing a wedding so that the bride and groom have the happiest day of their lives. Wedding planners enjoy the flexible working schedule, and opportunities to travel locally and globally, and it’s a great career with numerous growth opportunities.

To start a wedding planning business in Singapore identify your target clientele and study their wedding cultures so you can offer the clients an excellent service. Remember, excellent wedding planning is all about having the passion and knowing how to harness that passion for designing weddings that bring out the emotions of those in attendance.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$500
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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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54. Start a courier business

Courier service is a premium, all-inclusive service that collects and delivers shipments within the shortest possible time frame. Courier services serve individuals, e-commerce stores, law offices, banks, hospitals, etc.

If you dream of owning a courier service, you can start as a delivery driver, and rely on self-employed delivery drivers to get the goods to customers. As the business grows, you can invest in delivery vans to handle bulky deliveries.

To run a profitable courier service in Singapore, ensure you have a reliable delivery car and proper time management skills.

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

Case Study

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

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

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55. Start a home tutoring business

A home tutoring company is an educational company that offers private tutoring from a tutor who visits the students at the student's home.

Home tutoring is a growing business opportunity for motivated people and comes with the flexibility of working anytime anywhere, and creates a passive income.

If you love teaching and helping others, one way to make money from it is starting a home tutoring business in Singapore. Whether you want to tutor kids or adults, there's a tutoring niche for you.

Once you have started your home tutoring business, promote it by putting fliers at other stores and on bulletin boards at colleges and libraries. Also, engage parents and guardians for home tutoring opportunities.

56. Create an online course ($117K/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.

Starting an online course in Singapore allows you to eliminate some of the huge costs associated with setting up a physical training facility, and it's a great way to reach as many people.

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

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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57. 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.

Starting an errand business in Singapore is quite easy. Consider offering package deals as a way of getting and retaining customers. Most errand businesses charge per hour and if the task involves driving, you may charge per mileage.

58. Become a nutritionist ($252K/month)

A nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who guides you towards a healthy lifestyle by counseling on nutrition issues specifically to increase or decrease the body weight.

They are called food experts because they teach you about healthy food habits, how to plan your meal that includes all the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that maintain good health and prevent diseases.

There are several courses available online to become a Nutritionist. You can also earn a bachelor's degree in food science, nutrition science, clinical nutrition or a related area.

The requirements to become a nutritionist vary from state to state, but some states require licensing by one or more of the following associations:

  • The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)
  • The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN)

There are several career opportunities for a certified nutritionist ranging from healthcare, food science & technology to working with large-scale groups like corporates, schools, and sports authorities. Some of the roles are:

  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Management nutritionist
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Registered dietitian nutritionist

An average salary of a nutritionist in the United States is $64,000 per year. A nutritionist can also work privately with their clients and charge them on an hourly basis. The average hourly pay for a nutritionist job in the US is $28 an hour.

Starting a nutritionist business in Singapore may feel overwhelming and confusing. Focus on knowing where to spend your time and energy, in order to secure consistent nutrition clients. Seek referrals from other practitioners such as personal trainers and doctors.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$300
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 3 hours/week
Skills
Interests

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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59. Become a massage therapist ($240K/month)

Massage is a growing industry, and as such, there are many business options for those who want to enter this field. The most typical form of massage therapist business is an independent operation. This can be either out of one's home or a massage studio rented on an hourly basis.

Building a successful massage therapy business in Singapore is not as difficult as you might think. Massage therapists offer much-needed services to communities and clientele. If you are looking for a new career or would like to increase your income while delivering an important service, then starting a new massage therapist business can be an excellent choice.

Turn your massage therapy practice into a successful business by applying core business skills that lead to success.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $240,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$31,000
Skills

Case Study

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

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

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60. Become a temporary tattoo artist ($1K/month)

Starting a tattoo business is not as difficult as you might think. If you have the talent, ability, and guts, you already have the most important qualities for starting your own tattoo company.  Tattoo Artists in the US Market Size in 2022 is $1.4B.

The tattooing business is profitable and popular and it is one of the most rewarding careers that you can have. However, becoming a tattoo artist in Singapore requires a huge amount of commitment and hard work.

Tattoo shops have strict standards for artists who work in shops, so to have an ideal career as an artist, you might have to go the freelance route. It can be a short-term or long-term career which means you must be prepared before you take on such a responsibility. It won't come with a million-dollar salary at first, but once you've developed a good reputation and have completed enough work, the money will start rolling in.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$100
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Over the last 12 months, we’ve expanded our products to include two tattoo designs in six colors, swimsuits, and clothing, all with the unifying “mermaid scale” theme. These last six months we’ve averaged about $1,000/month in mostly passive income.

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61. Start a moving company ($60K/month)

Moving companies help people move their belongings from one location to another. This can involve anything from packing and shipping household items to actually physically moving them from one place to another. This can involve anything from local moves to long-distance relocations.

If you're organized and have an interest in customer service, starting a moving company could be the perfect business idea for you. Starting your own moving company can be an exciting new adventure. You'll get to work with people every day on their relocation needs

Moving companies typically charge by the hour or by the job, so you'll need to price your services accordingly. You'll also need to invest in some moving equipment, such as trucks and dollies.

The average moving salary for a mover is about $23,000 per year. With tips and bonuses that can go up to 30% more than what they would normally earn in an office job with similar responsibilities.

The profit margin on a move is typically around 10%. Some companies get as high as 15%, while others can be lower than that.

Starting a moving company in Singapore is a great way to get involved in the real estate industry because it is a service that is always in demand. People are always moving, whether it be for a new job, to retire, or to start a family. This means that there is a constant need for moving services.

This real estate business is best for entrepreneurs who are looking for a hands-on business opportunity. Additionally, it's a great way to get involved in the real estate industry without having to own property.

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

Case Study

My name is Max Maher I am a serial entrepreneur, lifelong learner, and a founder of Skinny Wimp Moving!

I am now 23 years old and my locations average $115,000 a month in revenue with record monthly sales of $158,000.

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62. Start a mobile auto detailing service

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 in Singapore 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.

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $6,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,500
Skills

Case Study

My name is Matt Paskow. I started a mobile auto detailing business called Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing which services North County, San Diego.

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63. Start a bakery

Bakery businesses produce and sell flour-based food baked in an oven. Baked foods include bread, cookies, cakes, donuts, pies, and pastries.

Starting a pastry store can be a rewarding business opportunity if you have a passion for baking. If you plan to start a bakery, consider that happy customers often become repeat customers. Therefore, work on customer satisfaction.

To start a bakery in Singapore, pick a bakery format. Some options include a counter-style bakery, a bakery with a café hybrid, a food truck with a bakery, or a home bakery. Write a suitable business plan and choose the correct location.

How Much Can You Make?
$3,750 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,833
Skills

Case Study

Hello, I’m Marcia Wiggins and the founder of Cape Whoopies. We are small batch whoopie pie bakers who love creativity in the kitchen. Our mission is to share the most delicious Maine whoopie pies made with the highest quality ingredients with people all over the country.

We share a 5,300 square foot space with a coffee shop. Partnering with Rwanda Bean Coffee Company has scaled our total sales up by 40%, at this point of the year. One can only wonder where we will be by the end of the year since the fourth quarter is our busiest season.

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64. Start a meal prep business ($203K/month)

A meal preparation business is a service that delivers prepared meals to its clients in the comfort of their own homes. The meal preparation business is a fast-emerging niche that offers a real opportunity to earn good money. To succeed, the starter must be efficient in the meal preparation and ensure proper communication skills. Besides, the entrepreneur must keep time when it comes to delivery, to avoid customer disappointments.

A global survey shows that demand for food delivery service is on the rise. This is as people get busier with their careers and other more important tasks, leaving limited time to prepare meals and bond with friends.

Therefore, starting a meal preparation business in Singapore can be a great way to earn extra monies.

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

Case Study

When we first started, we sold around 200 bowls each week. We currently sell around 10,000 bowls each month. Most companies like this start the same way, cooking from their primary residence for family and friends. We were no exception. But as we continued to grow, we spent time and money to work out of rentable commercial kitchens until we were able to afford our own.

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65. Start a mobile photography ($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!

To start mobile photography in Singapore, research the target audience and determine which specialization area is more lucrative. Invest in high-quality, professional cameras, lenses, and a computer with professional software photo-editing software.

How Much Can You Make?
$2,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$24,583
Skills

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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66. Become a virtual assistant ($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.

Becoming a virtual assistant is flexible as you can choose a work schedule and location. Many virtual assistants in Singapore have a dedicated home office where they work in a quiet and distraction-free environment.

To become a virtual assistant, identify a niche you like and undertake any training. Figure how much to charge your customers and create an online presence where you can apply for jobs. As a virtual assistant, you can define your work schedule depending on your availability.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,200
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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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67. Start an ice cream parlour

Ice cream is a frozen sweetened food containing milk or cream, and its enjoyed by children and adults as a dessert or as a snack.

The ice-cream industry has registered a huge growth in recent years, a trend that shows the industry’s potential.

If you are looking to start your ice cream business in Singapore, follow these steps:

  • Decide to make your own ice cream or to source from established ice cream brands
  • Write an effective ice cream shop business plan detailing the goals, strategies, and plans
  • Fund your business idea
  • Choose a spacious shop in an area with plenty of foot traffic
  • Offer different ice cream flavors

Opening an ice cream parlor is not easy work. However, if you do it right, it is rewarding and can be a lot of fun.

How Much Can You Make?
$16,000/month
Skills

Case Study

Hello! My name is Stephen Layton and I am one of the founding members of The Good Scoop located in the greater Sacramento region. We make all of our own ice cream in house using fresh local and all-natural ingredients.

Some of our best selling and most popular flavors include our banana, rosewater, lavender, and salted cookies and cream. We use fresh seasonally available ingredients, so we use peaches in the summertime and apples in the fall. Some of our more interesting flavors include horchata, honey wasabi, peppermint bark, and olive oil.

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68. Start a cooking classes ($100K/month)

Online cooking classes can be a great side hustle for seasoned chefs or cooking enthusiasts looking for a way to earn some extra cash. You can create content and teach your audience how to prepare meals.

Consider creating members-only content to earn from the online cooking classes side hustle. Alternatively, you can sell recipes for a small fee. To grow the side hustle, consider issuing some free content as a way to build curiosity among potential audiences. You can charge your audiences a subscription fee so they can have exclusive access to your content.

To start cooking classes in Singapore, choose a niche and follow your passion. Create a website and maintain an active social media presence.

How Much Can You Make?
$100,000/month
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Case Study

Hi, I’m Monika Reti, owner, and founder of Hipcooks! Hipcooks Cooking Schools are known for measurement-free cooking, delighting in the process, and inventing along the way. Every class ends a dinner party with new friends.

Hipcooks is proud to be counted among the top 25 Cooking schools in America, and the only other beside Sur La Table with more than one location.

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69. Start a language translation service ($275K/month)

Language translation services bridge the linguistic barriers, helping businesses reach a wider audience outside of a single language. A language translation job is an opportunity to cover a wide range of topics and meet people from different cultures.

To become a language translator in Singapore, master a second language and earn some experience so you become fluent in the second language.

How Much Can You Make?
$40,000 — $550,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$635,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

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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70. Start a hair salon ($400K/month)

Hair salons offer a wide range of beauty services including hair-cutting, waxing, nail treatment, massages, and complementary care such as aromatherapy.

With the increased demand for high fashion beauty services, starting a hair salon could be a profitable venture.

To start a hair salon in Singapore, you need a strong business plan and find a niche that attracts a local client base. To succeed, hire knowledgeable and experienced employees, and encourage them to maintain a good customer service culture,

How Much Can You Make?
$400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$69,939
Time To Revenue
240 days
Skills
Business model

Case Study

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71. Start a courier business

Courier service is a premium, all-inclusive service that collects and delivers shipments within the shortest possible time frame. Courier services serve individuals, e-commerce stores, law offices, banks, hospitals, etc.

If you dream of owning a courier service, you can start as a delivery driver, and rely on self-employed delivery drivers to get the goods to customers. As the business grows, you can invest in delivery vans to handle bulky deliveries.

To run a profitable courier service in Singapore, ensure you have a reliable delivery car and proper time management skills.

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

Case Study

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

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

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72. Become a social media consultant ($11.7K/month)

Social media has become popular due to its ability to link businesses to their target customers. Social media consultants are professionals who help their clients improve, optimize and grow their social media presence.
Becoming a social media consultant comes with work flexibility and higher earning potential, but it also takes time and work commitment to grow the business.

To become a social media consultant in Singapore, you must first become adept at using social media platforms and industry tools. Take online or offline courses like content marketing, public relations, and communication skills. Social media experts can choose a general practice or opt to focus on a niche.

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $750,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,375
Time To Revenue
210 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hi, I’m Laura Roeder, the CEO and founder of MeetEdgar, a social media automation tool.

Here’s a recent team photo at one of our biannual company retreats. This was taken in Phoenix, Arizona.

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73. Start a tour company ($89.3K/month)

Starting a tour company is a great way to bring your love of travel to life. You can share your passion with others and help make their dream vacations come true!

There are many types of tour businesses, so it's best to choose something you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Here's a few of the most popular tour companies to start in Singapore:

  • Food & Drink Tours
  • Adventure & Sporting Tours
  • Sightseeing & Historical Tours
  • Shopping Tours
  • and many more!

It's also important to determine what mode of transportation you want for your tour company, as this will determine the initial startup costs needed for your company.

To get started, find out if you need a license to operate in your state. Some states require tour companies to be licensed, while others do not. If you are required to be licensed, talk with the licensing agency to find out what steps must be taken before you can apply for that license.

How Much Can You Make?
$1,800 — $23,330,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$3,700
Skills

Case Study

Hi, I’m Jessica Baumgart, and in 2017 I founded Delicious Denver Food Tours to connect Denver locals and visitors to my city’s amazing food scene.

When I first launched the business, I was guiding every food tour myself. By month three, I had broken even and was turning a profit. This was also when I started hiring my first tour guide. Now 1.5 years into running the business, I manage a team of tour guides, and the business is producing $20,000/month in revenue.

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74. Start a leather bags business ($45K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$45,000/month
Skills

Case Study

My name is Ryan and I’m the co-founder and head of brand and marketing for Faire Leather Co. - an online leather goods label that is focused on Functional Luxury. It taps traditional know-how from decades of experience to create stylish products designed for maximum function.

After our Kickstarter campaign ended on Jan 2018 with us finishing as the most funded campaign out of over 700 projects, we went on to hit our two-year target of $1 million in sales in under 10 months and our total revenue to date is at about $2.3m and we’re looking to raise funds in a few months time to scale the business. As of June 1, 2020, my partner Joseph Lor, and I, fully own Faire Leather Co. after buying out our previous investors.

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75. Start a credit card comparison website

Average Initial Investment
$25,000
Skills
Business model

Case Study

I am Zhong Li, Co-founder of Finty, Singapore’s first rewards-based financial marketplace that focused on credit cards and personal loans. Our direction is to make financial decisions simple, enjoyable, and rewards-driven. It’s the first financial marketplace in Singapore to offer cash rewards (Finty rewards) based on a revenue-sharing model.

Left to right: David Boyd (CCC), Kwok Zhong Li (Finty), Andrew Boyd (CCC)

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76. Develop a mac app ($66.7K/month)

Are you a passionate and skilled mobile app developer? You can start an Apple app development business as a part-time or a full-time job and earn from your passion.

According to a report published in CIO magazine, Mobile app developers are among the top 10 most in-demand technology jobs. In addition, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, app developer jobs will grow by 22% over the next decade.

Therefore, starting a mobile app coding business can be a rewarding business. iOS app developers mostly use Swift and Objective-C programming languages.

How Much Can You Make?
$21 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,600
Skills
Business model

Case Study

Hello! I’m Siddharth, an iOS engineer based in Singapore, and I just crossed $5000 in revenue from my first indie app DisplayBuddy, which I’ve been working on alongside my full-time job.

DisplayBuddy is a Mac app that lets you control external displays connected to your Mac directly from your menu bar - no need to touch those clunky monitor buttons! The app first shipped in Feb 2021 - 15 updates & zero advertising later, I'm at 900 happy customers.

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77. Start an email automation platform ($68.7K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$14,620
Time To Revenue
360 days
Skills

Case Study

Hi there! My name is Sylvestre Dupont and I’m the co-founder of Parseur, a data extraction tool. My official title is CEO, while my co-founder Sylvain is the CTO. We're only a 3-person company, so those titles might be a little over the top though. I’m currently based in the lovely island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, and Sylvain is located in Grenoble, the capital of the French Alps.

Launched in 2017, Parseur’s revenue has grown to over $40k per month. We’re 100 percent bootstrapped, with no outside investment.

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78. Start an ecommerce platform ($304K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $1,400,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$618,317
Skills

Case Study

Hi everyone! I'm Shahram Anver and I am the co-founder of DataCue. We help eCommerce entrepreneurs sell more and improve conversion with an easy-to-use personalization platform. Unlike other personalization and upsell solutions, we change the entire experience, meaning we show each visitor relevant banners, notifications, and product recommendations.

We make $3.5K in monthly revenue and have been growing at 40% m/m after the company was founded 18 months ago. We've raised $150K in equity-free grant so far. We invest everything back into the business. Our goal for 2020 is to be profitable so we are focusing on growth and marketing at the moment.

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79. Start a fashion supply business ($28.7K/month)

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $40,480,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$20,000
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Case Study

Hello from sunny Singapore! My name is Donovan and I am the founder of Bryden.

I started Bryden back in 2015 with my partner and we are now a team of 8, with an average monthly revenue of $74,000 and serving customers in more than 20 countries from French Polynesia to USA.

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80. Start a business management platform

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

Case Study

My name is Elston, co-founder, and CEO of Forma. We are a no-code platform workflow builder to empower businesses to digitize and automate their business. Our target audience is Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) all around the world. They could range from an employee team size of 1 to 500. We are industry or vertical agnostic, so any company can use us in their business.

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