21+ Telecom Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

21+ Telecom Business Ideas You Can Start Today [2021]

Interested in starting a telecom business in 2021?

We put together 21 of the best telecom businesses you can start in today.

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples of other telecom businesses to help you see what it really takes.

Here's the full list:

1. Start an affiliate marketing business ($6M/year)

Jan Kovac from Bratislava started Casino Guru over 6 years ago, a affiliate marketing business.

  • Revenue: $500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 54
  • Location: Bratislava

Our product is a website. The process of designing and developing it was very similar to designing and developing any website or an information system. As both I and the other main founder were software developers, this part was pretty straightforward for us. However, we still did some things pretty right and some things pretty wrong.

The funny part about any SEO-based business is that you can’t really make decent planning. Do you plan to improve some parts of your website and grow? Well, good luck with that, almighty G can have completely different plans for you.

What we made right was a decision to create a system that models all the relations and information about online casinos as structured data. As an example: almost every online casino has a list of countries from which it doesn’t allow residents to play. To capture this information we have created a database table casino_restricted_country and fill it with 1 record for every casino and every country that is on its restricted list.

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Jan Kovac, on starting Casino Guru ($500,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a recruiting agency ($3.48M/year)

Sharon Koifman from Montreal, Quebec, Canada started DistantJob over 13 years ago, a recruiting agency.

  • Revenue: $290,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 26
  • Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I started off by running and owning a hosting company called Empire Host. We had about 3K clients at the time support was run from two offices in India with nearly 30 employees.

We were also providing an outsourcing package. Our business solutions were really cheap and to be frank, our results were mediocre at best. Although the service was fine for any mom and pop shop or even an “any results will do” kind of company, we noticed that too often, people who run tech companies actually outsourced to companies such as ourselves even work that went into their core offering - because it was cheap.

At the time, what outsourcing really was, was an arbitrage business. But the concept that people would outsource big chunks of their business to a company that does not provide the same level of communication, process, quality control, and culture just because they’ll save a lot of money, that idea really stuck with me.

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Sharon Koifman, on starting DistantJob ($290,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start a blogging business ($60K/year)

Chhavi Agarwal from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Mrs Daaku Studio over 3 years ago, a blogging business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

I am a licensed attorney in India and right after my master’s in law, I started working with a leading company as a lawyer. I worked there for about two years before I quit my job to become more location independent.

Choose a niche in whatever you start. It is critical for streamlining your efforts and make money.

My job paid me well but I worked 12 hours a day, I was exhausted by the end of each day, spent my weekends sleeping and I almost quit the things I liked to do - for example, sketching, yoga, traveling, etc.

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Chhavi Agarwal, on starting Mrs Daaku Studio ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Start a digital wallet business ($18M/year)

Yavor Petrov from Varna, Varna, Bulgaria started iCard over 13 years ago, a digital wallet business.

  • Revenue: $1,500,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 200
  • Location: Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

My co-founding team and I had an idea, or a dream, to innovate and redefine card payments and make them more accessible and affordable. The idea for the so-called e-money solutions came to fruition way before the legislative body of the European Union defined guidelines, drafted laws and regulations for our industry.

Together we created the company from scratch and built a new real-time transaction processing system directly integrated with all major card schemes such as VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, JCB, UNION PAY.

Being a pioneer means going places no one has visited before.

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Yavor Petrov, on starting iCard ($1,500,000/month) full story ➜

5. Start a network marketing business

Examples of a successful network marketing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a network marketing business ➜

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6. Start a cable TV network providing business

Examples of a successful cable TV network providing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cable TV network providing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cable TV network providing business ➜

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7. Start a recharge voucher selling

Examples of a successful recharge voucher selling:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a recharge voucher selling:

Learn more about starting a recharge voucher selling ➜

8. Start a sms marketing business

Examples of a successful sms marketing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a sms marketing business ➜

9. Start a virtual call center business

Examples of a successful virtual call center business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual call center business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a network equipment & devices business

Examples of a successful network equipment & devices business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a network equipment & devices business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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11. Start an internet service provider business

Examples of a successful internet service provider business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a internet service provider business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Start a smartphones shop business

Examples of a successful smartphones shop business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a smartphones shop business ➜

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13. Start a cyber cafe business

Examples of a successful cyber cafe business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a customer service rep business

Examples of a successful customer service rep business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a customer service rep business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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15. Start a soundproof phone booth business

Examples of a successful soundproof phone booth business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a soundproof phone booth business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a soundproof phone booth business ➜

16. Start a telecommunication masts construction and installation business

Examples of a successful telecommunication masts construction and installation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a telecommunication masts construction and installation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a telecommunication masts construction and installation business ➜

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17. Become an angel investor

Examples of a successful angel investor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a angel investor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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18. Start a telecommunications business

Examples of a successful telecommunications business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a telecommunications business ➜

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19. Start a mobile marketing consulting business

Examples of a successful mobile marketing consulting business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a mobile marketing consulting business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a mobile marketing consulting business ➜

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20. Start a phone repair business ($2.7M/year)

Examples of a successful phone repair business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a phone repair business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Matt McCormick's story on creating TechUnwreck a read:

My name is Matt McCormick, and I started TechUnwreck. We do bulk iPad, iPhone, Chromebook, and Laptop repairs for schools & businesses through a unique mail-in solution. We’re a division of JCD Repair which I started in 2008, catering to retail customers needing an iPhone, other smartphones, or iPad fixed in about 30 minutes in person.

In 2021 we expect to do about 30,000 device repairs per year and $3 million in sales.

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Matt McCormick, on starting TechUnwreck ($225,000/month) full story ➜

21. Start a telecom products distribution business

Examples of a successful telecom products distribution business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a telecom products distribution business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a telecom products distribution business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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