The 17 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Spain [2021]

The 17 Best Home-Based Businesses To Start In Spain [2021]

Interested in starting a business in Spain in 2021?

We put together 17 of the best businesses you can start in Spain today.

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

Here's the full list:

1. Develop a dropshipping software ($300K/year)

Miguel Pieras from Spain started Hustle Got Real over 3 years ago, a dropshipping software.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $200
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 6

My name is Miguel Pieras and I am the founder of Hustle Got Real. We enable individuals and businesses to sell online without owning any stock. Our mission is to help people from all over the world to achieve financial freedom through e-commerce with almost no initial investment.

This project went from $0 to $18,000/month in just one year and I am very excited to share the journey with you all in this post. We are now a team of 7 people and have over 15,000 customers in more than 25 countries.

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Miguel Pieras, on starting Hustle Got Real ($25,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a digital goods platform ($1.8M/year)

Alberto Martínez Guerrero from Spain started Streamloots over 3 years ago, a digital goods platform.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $150,000/ month
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 22

Hello! My name is Vicent and I am the co-founder and CMO of Streamloots, a marketplace where you can buy real-time interactions with live streamers. We founded the company almost 3 years ago with the purpose to help the streamers and content creators to make a living doing what they love: content creation.

Since the beginning, we have always been focused on streamers and live-streaming content creators. Streamloots were created as a means to enable streamers to monetize their audience and not depend on third-party platforms like Twitch, Youtube Gaming, or Facebook Gaming. Why? Because on any of these platforms (Ads) the monetization does not depend on you. For instance, during the COVID-19 lockdown, the ads reduced drastically in most industries, while Streamloots, on the other hand, grew faster than ever.

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Alberto Martínez Guerrero, on starting Streamloots ($150,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online rug store ($384K/year)

Manuel Mas from Spain started Mundoalfombra.com over 20 years ago, an online rug store.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $32,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

I ́m Manuel Mas and I run with my family Mundoalfombra.com since the year 2001, where we sell rugs and carpets, most of them created in our town in Spain: Crevillent (near Alicante). My brother Antonio is our CEO.

We sell mostly in Spain, but sometimes some international orders arrive and we are happy to serve them. :)

We sell all types of rugs and carpets for home and professional use. Think in all forms and sizes, also materials: natural fibers, leather, wool, acrylics, etc… and you ́ll have the perfect rug for your needs available in our store. Also, we are specialists in doormats and custom-sized rugs. The lack of specialized online stores in custom-sized rugs made our web reference in Spain for these needs.

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Manuel Mas, on starting Mundoalfombra.com ($32,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a children footwear brand ($780K/year)

Laura Garcia Perdomo from Spain started zapato FEROZ almost 5 years ago, a children footwear brand.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $65,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $10,000
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2

Hello, my name is Lau García and I am the shoemaker, co-founder, and CEO of Zapato FEROZ, a children's footwear company that respects children's feet. I and my partner Héctor, are at the forefront of this brand that seeks to offer the best footwear for babies and children so that their feet are protected, healthy and at the same time enjoying the sensation of going barefoot.

Our main products are the baby footwear line (1-2 years), Feroces, and the children's footwear line (2-5 years), Rockers. Our main customers are parents who care about the health and natural development of their children, and who offer them a shoe that adapts to their feet... and not the other way around.

The growth of Zapato FEROZ has been amazing for a couple of years, crazy. We have been doubling production for the last four seasons, as the demand for our shoes grows and grows without stopping. In the last 12 months, we have billed around $60k/month, something unthinkable for us when we started this project when we got around $900-1000/month.

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Laura Garcia Perdomo, on starting zapato FEROZ ($65,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start an online coworking platform ($36K/year)

Bosco Soler from Spain started SinOficina almost 3 years ago, an online coworking platform.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $3,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

Hi guys! My name is Bosco Soler and I'm the founder and only FTE employee of SinOficina: the first online coworking for the Spanish speaking community of freelancers and entrepreneurs.

SinOficina —means “ Without Office ” in Spanish— helps them providing weekly live masterclasses and a virtual space to connect, interact, share ideas, resources, and feedback.

What it started as a need to solve my own isolation as a freelance a year and a half ago, became a subscription model business that is now my main source of income making $3K/mo without spending a dollar (or euro) on paid advertisement.

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Bosco Soler, on starting SinOficina ($3,000/month) full story ➜

6. Start a bicycle company ($3M/year)

Xavier Claveria Masip from Spain started Santafixie over 11 years ago, a bicycle company.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 15

Hello, I’m Xavi Claveria and I’m the founder of Santafixie.com. Santafixie is an e-commerce focused on urban bicycles, and since 2018 we are a brand with our own products (Bicycles and components). Now we are a mix between marketplace and a Brand of bicycles and components.

Since 2018, our flagship products are our bicycles Santafixie Raval and Born. Both Single speed with 2 speed option and coaster brake, all of them designed and built one by one in our headquarters in Barcelona.

Our monthly turnover is 200.000€. Our main markets are France, Spain, Netherlands, Italy and UK. And our brand represents around 20% of the turnover. The rest are third brands on our marketplace.

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Xavier Claveria Masip, on starting Santafixie ($250,000/month) full story ➜

7. Start a social media analytics business ($3M/year)

Juan Pablo Tejela from Spain started Metricool over 5 years ago, a social media analytics business.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $250,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $50
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 24

Hi! I'm Juan Pablo Tejela, CEO at Metricool. Metricool is an online tool that helps manage social networks and advertising platforms through analytics and from a single site. It’s directed towards a wide range of users from small businesses to social media managers.

From a business point of view, Metricool is a SaaS with a Freemium model. You can either register for free or subscribe to one of our Premium plans with more features and brands available. My wife and I started the Metricool adventure 4 years ago and now we have more than 400,000 users, over 5,000 clients and we have exceeded one million dollars of ARR (annual recurring revenue).

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Juan Pablo Tejela , on starting Metricool ($250,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a sustainable clothing line ($216K/year)

Pepe Martín García from Spain started Minimalism Brand almost 4 years ago, a sustainable clothing line.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $18,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $2,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3

Hi, my name is Pepe Martín I´m the co-founder of Minimalismbrand. We started our business two years ago. We are two founders.

We wanted to create a brand that is focused on developing only products that are useful for our daily basics. We trust in quality versus quantity, we want people to have less stuff but the things that they have should be useful.

We think about minimalism as a way of life, having fewer things, all of them useful, quality made and sustainable. That is why we make our product in Portugal with organic cotton and we sell them everywhere.

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Pepe Martín García, on starting Minimalism Brand ($18,000/month) full story ➜

9. Start an ebikes business ($1.32M/year)

Borja Eraso from Spain started tutiendaenergetica.es over 11 years ago, an eBikes business.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $50,000
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 11

My name is Borja. I am a 36-year-old father-of-three from Spain that runs a retail business called tutiendaenergetica.es (it translates as “yourenergyshop” in Spanish). We have a shop in Pamplona - yes, that’s where the Running of the Bulls happens! - and an ecommerce site aimed at the Spanish market. We sell - mainly to end users - 2 types of “green tech” products, as I call them:

  1. Solar PV components , such as solar modules, inverters, charge controllers, batteries… We also provide ad-hoc technical proposals - based on each client’s energy consumption patterns - and professional installation services across Spain.
  2. Electric Mobility vehicles , such as e-scooters, electric bikes, e-kits, motorcycles, mobility scooters, e-skateboards…. We have our brand, Fotona Mobility, that has recently started offering for distribution to other retail businesses on a B2B basis. Also, we have specialized in manufacturing/renewing lithium-ion batteries which allows us to offer our electric vehicles with different range options depending on the user’s needs (and pocket!). Finally, but not least important, we have a repair workshop to provide an excellent after-sale service to both our clients and users from other brands.

What’s so unique about our business is that we offer a rather large catalog of these 2 types of products that, although they are obviously different, they “make sense” together to our eco-friendly audience. This reinforces our image as a one-stop-shop that you must visit if you want to go green in your life.

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Borja Eraso, on starting tutiendaenergetica.es ($110,000/month) full story ➜

10. Start a watch brand ($1.32M/year)

Chema Echanove from Spain started Button Watch ago, a watch brand.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $110,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 5

Hello to you all! I’m Chema Echanove, one of the three co-founders alongside Javier Echanove and Daniel Ferrandis.

We are Button Watch, the first watch in the world with interchangeable cotton straps that fastens with a button, just like a shirt. With more than 1000 combinations between cases and straps, we surely can say ‘’One watch, infinite looks’’.

After almost two years we’re going to close 2019 with $1.5M in revenue.

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Chema Echanove, on starting Button Watch ($110,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a food startup ($144K/year)

Enric Miquel Pico from Spain started KÜiK Meal about 3 years ago, a food startup.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $12,000/ month
  • Starting Costs: $15,000
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 6

Hello guys! I’m Enric Miquel and am I the Founder of KÜiK Meal, but I am also working as International Marketing Manager in Laboratoires Grand Fontaine. I am a pharmacist from the University of Barcelona and have been working in the pharmaceutical marketing field for the last 5 years.

KÜiK Meal is an answer to the accelerated path we all live in, it is designed for those who lack time to cook or are frequently tempted with junk food. With KÜiK Meal you get a complete and balanced meal with all the macro and micronutrients you need to keep going with your day. It can be taken either for breakfast, lunch or dinner. KÜiK Meal was the first sweet and savoury complete food in powder!

Since we are all concerned about environmental issues, we really paid attention to this subject and this is why we have always worked under the zero-waste philosophy: our packaging it’s minimal as we use just one bag of 1,5 kg of powder that contains up to 15 meals of 100 g. Also, in order to reduce chemical contamination, we only print with one black ink.

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Enric Miquel Pico, on starting KÜiK Meal ($12,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a ticketing platform business ($1.2M/year)

Juan Jose Delgado from Spain started Palco4 about 6 years ago, a ticketing platform business.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 4
  • Employees: 12

Hello to all of you who like to live outside your comfort zone. My name is Juan José Delgado and I am a co-founder of Palco4. Although I'm an engineer in Telecommunications, I've always had a vocation for management and entrepreneurship, so I completed my studies with an MBA to better understand business strategy

I started this adventure 5 years ago after several experiences as an entrepreneur in which I have obtained a great benefit: experience. To achieve this objective, I have left comfortable managerial positions, but I have no regrets.

Palco4 is a disruptive ticketing company, that is, a platform to sells tickets for all kind of events through Internet. We operate in the primary market, making an agreement with promoters, venues, etc. not in a reselling market. We cover all the lifecycle in the ticketing process: internet selling, box-office, access control..

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Juan Jose Delgado, on starting Palco4 ($100,000/month) full story ➜

13. Become an author ($2.4K/year)

Sheila Crosby from Spain started DragonTree Publishing over 9 years ago, an author.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $200/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0

I’m a Brit who came to live on the Spanish island of La Palma who self publishes books about the island. My guide book to the astronomical observatory here has done so well that I’m now working on the 3rd edition to include the newest telescopes and discoveries. I followed that with an anthology of children’s stories set on the island and I have more books planned.

I also work as a self employed tour guide, at the observatory, excursions for cruise ship passengers and occasionally private tours. I enjoy the tour guiding, but the income is erratic. I also enjoy the writing, but it's very sedentary and solitary. The combination is much more rewarding than either alone, and I find the guiding helps to sell the books and the books help to sell my guiding services.

It's an unusual combination, but it works for me. I don't have all that much money but I have a great quality of life.

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Sheila Crosby, on starting DragonTree Publishing ($200/month) full story ➜

14. Start an email automation platform ($1.02M/year)

Ignacio Arriaga from Spain started Acumbamail over 8 years ago, an email automation platform.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $85,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 7

My name is Ignacio Arriaga, and I’m one of the founders of Acumbamail, a Spanish based start-up. Acumbamail is an email marketing software, which allows also send massive SMS. We also offer an SMTP service for the clients who need to config transactional emails, and a bunch of integrations with other SaaS like Magento, PrestaShop or Shopify. We always try to improve our product with new features like email marketing automation, that was implemented last year, or a landing page editor that we expect to launch in the next months.

Although our main customers are small and medium size company, we provide service to big companies as well. Since the beginning, we have tried to maintain an equilibrium between a really good service, customer care, and competitive prices. By now, almost 40,000 clients have used our service.

As we are a Spanish company, so Spain has been always our main target. However, we are already expanding to other markets, like Italy and South America.

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Ignacio Arriaga, on starting Acumbamail ($85,000/month) full story ➜

15. Start a financial advisor business ($360K/year)

David Civit Ferraro from Spain started Agesem almost 31 years ago, a financial advisor business.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $30,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 6

Good morning everyone! My name is David Civit and I am the CEO of AGESEM. The company was created in 1985 when I was 25 years old. In this sense, the entry of Spain into the European Union and therefore the creation of a new consolidated European tax system opened a window of opportunity that ends up with the creation of new business consultancies. Therefore, the company’s main aim is to tax and legal advice businessmen in Catalonia.

My flagship product is to advise small businesses and help small entrepreneurs in the difficult task of achieving business survival (local until 2000, global since the 21st century).

My main customers are small and medium companies that need a personalized and 100% tailor-made solution for their companies, but still at a low and affordable rate. Going away from impersonal advice, in AGESEM we want to make our clients think and understand, and of course, learn the process. Our main aim is to make a comfortable, friendly and trustworthy environment that determines a relationship of empathy without forgetting the need for professional treatment.

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David Civit Ferraro, on starting Agesem ($30,000/month) full story ➜

16. Start a stationery business ($480K/year)

Gonzalo Mestre from Spain started Sheedo Paper over 3 years ago, a stationery business.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $40,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 5

My name is Gonzalo and with my partner Gala, we run a business called Sheedo.

Our main product is a paper made out of waste cotton from the clothing industry, so we don’t cut trees or use toxic chemicals in our production line. But what really makes us different is that we add seeds to the composition, so after using it, you can plant it.

Nowadays we are selling our products as an alternative to conventional merchandising products, such as business cards or corporate gifts.

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Gonzalo Mestre, on starting Sheedo Paper ($40,000/month) full story ➜

17. Start an user feedback app ($600K/year)

JUAN from Spain started Customeer over 4 years ago, an user feedback app.

  • Country: Spain
  • Revenue: $50,000/ month
  • Founders: 3
  • Employees: 10

Hello, my name is Juan Ruiz, founder of Customeer. I started the company with my two other co-founders after pivoting our initial idea.

We had been struggling for quite some time when we got our eureka moment. We realized that a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, companies used to compete primarily on price and product. Now they need to compete on Customer Experience too since increasingly customers expect the same kind of immediacy, customization, and convenience that we all receive from the likes of Amazon or Google.

We, therefore, set out to launch Customeer, a portfolio of best-in-class Customer Experience applications to help our clients drive sales and customer loyalty.

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JUAN, on starting Customeer ($50,000/month) full story ➜

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