48 Creative Business Ideas For Vacant Land In 2023

48 Creative Business Ideas For Vacant Land In 2023

Interested to start a business on your vacant land but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.

If you're looking to start your own business using vacant land, there are several low-investment options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable business ideas for vacant land you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a solar energy business

Switching to solar energy has become the best way to save money by reducing utility bills. Are you interested in starting a business that focuses on renewable energy solutions?

A solar company can be a great business idea. You can set up a solar energy plant and sell the power to households and businesses without requiring them to purchase the entire solar energy system.

How Much Can You Make?
$600,000 — $2,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
360 days
Business model

Case Study

My name is David Gomez and I’m the founder and CEO of Clean Energy Solutions, based out of Los Angeles, California. We’re a solar energy provider that provides homeowners and businesses with low-cost solar power.

Our monthly revenue is around $600,000 with big plans to keep growing. A lot of our growth in the new year will be focused on our energy-efficient affordable housing division.


2. Start a parking lot business

More people are purchasing cars, and the demand for parking spaces has increased significantly. Finding a safe parking lot is becoming a problem, and this is where the parking lot business opportunity emerges.

A private parking lot business provides customers with a convenient and safe space for automobiles.

Starting a parking lot business requires ample space, a parking attendant, a surveillance system, and payment collection software. To increase your income, you can introduce an EV charging station.

A parking lot business is an excellent low-maintenance business since you do not need to be there physically, as you can fully automate the parking lot as a self-service facility, available 24/7.

How Much Can You Make?
$61,583 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
300 days

Case Study

Hey! I’m Patrick Murray. Dad of a 9 month old- husband to a wife who is ageless, and an entrepreneur for as long as I can remember. I am Co-Founder and CEO of a company called NOSON, we run the popular parking deal website, onairparking.com.

We sell highly discounted airport parking reservations across the country to very price sensitive leisure and vacation travelers. We are in 27 markets, are doing about $1.2M in revenue a year and have been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Inc.


3. Start a junkyard business

A junkyard is a place where scrap is collected before recycling or discarded. The junkyard operators purchase scrap metal at their weighted price and sell it to recyclers for a profit.

With the demand for scrap metal and recyclable items expected to touch $60 Billion in the next few years, starting a junkyard can be a profitable venture. To start, you need to meet the legal paperwork, so authorities allow you to purchase scrap metal.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK - an international junk removal franchise based in Canada.

Brian grew the business to $37M/month, initially driving around looking for piles of junk or simply knocking on doors and asking the owners if they needed anything taken away for a fee.

This company offers a franchise-based, full-service junk removal business devoted to assisting clients in recovering lost space in their residences and places of business.

They collect all types of trash, including clothing, household items like furniture and electronics, and junk from renovation projects. Additionally, they help those in need by donating any possible items to charity.


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4. Start an outdoor advertisement business

Businesses rely on visibility to attract customers. Thus, these businesses pay advertising agencies for a billboard in strategic locations. If you have idle or vacant land, you can start an advertising agency and earn money by offering businesses some advertising space.

The type of outdoor advertising includes billboards and signage posted on the roadside.

How Much Can You Make?
$20,000 — $50,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hi everyone! Welcome to my crazy journey! My name is Kressa and I am the inventor of the Shower Toga-The world's first and only waterproof changing garment. And this below is the best picture I have ever taken-lol. People look at me and then look at this photo and say “That’s not you” so I guess the stars were aligned that day. Thank you Mark for inviting me to sit in your chair. So here is my story.

Giving back is very important to me. I have to say that as a small start-up company, giving back, to the extent that we do, is probably not the smartest financial move but I do my best to balance it. My goal is not to get rich. My goal is to grow my company and have security for my family, but more importantly, it is to make a difference in the lives of others. That can be something as simple as giving someone confidence to grab a bite to eat after a long, sweaty beach day or as complicated as helping a migrant child at the border clean up with privacy & dignity in a safe manner.


5. Start a tiny house building business

People love living in small spaces. They're affordable and easy to maintain. Starting a tiny house-building business is a great way to help people and make money. You need to be licensed and insured to work in the state you live in, and you will also need a business license. Additionally, you will also have to research how much it costs to build a tiny house as well as what materials are needed for the project.

Tiny houses are becoming increasingly popular, offering a unique opportunity for you to get involved in the construction industry. The tiny homes industry is expected to grow to 3.57B by 2026.

How Much Can You Make?
$295,000 — $10,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
Time To Revenue
360 days
Business model

Case Study

Hi! My name is Jeff and I am one of the three co-founders of Tiny Away (a Big Tiny hospitality management subsidiary, which is also co-founded by us). The Tiny Away network includes a range of comfy eco-friendly ‘tiny houses’ for travelers seeking alternative and unique accommodation experiences. Having already grown to over 75 private locations across New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia & Queensland, Tiny Away offers adventurous road-trippers and weekenders the chance to immerse themselves in Australia’s, without compromising on comfort.

On average, we are taking in about $156,000 monthly in terms of rental revenue, not including the other streams of income, as Tiny Away is a subsidiary of Big Tiny which owns the entire tiny house ecosystem from designing to manufacturing, shipping, assembly, deployment, management, and after-sales service.


6. Start a golf course business

If you are a golfer, it is easier to fall in love with owning a golf course. A golf course business can be a passive idea and a great retirement plan.

To start, you can purchase a ready golf course. Alternatively, if you own a piece of land, you can do your golf course. The golf course is a passive source of income and similar to real estate, and its value increases over time. Therefore, the golf course business idea can be a profitable and secure investment.

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

My name is Sully, and I am the proud founder of BombTech Golf. My team and I sell premium golf clubs direct-to-consumer.

  • I currently work 2-4 hours a week on BombTech Golf and have successfully been able to get myself out of working "in" the business and now work “on” the business.


7. Start a christmas tree farm

Are you looking for an exciting way to make money every December? Starting a Christmas tree farm could be the right business for you. You can grow Christmas trees in your backyard and harvest them in December, then sell them to décor companies and consultants.

Here are steps for starting your Christmas tree farm:

  • Choose the Christmas tree variety and purchase the seedlings
  • Prepare your backyard farm
  • Plant the seedlings and care for them to maturity

Some Christmas trees will take more than two years to grow to maturity. However, the waiting time also depends on the size of the Christmas tree you desire.

8. Start a camping park business

Do you love outdoor experiences? If yes, you could consider setting up a camping ground. You can purchase or rent land where you can start a good campsite. Your target market could be millennials and travelers who love outdoor experiences. You may partner with tours and travel businesses or hoteliers near you to market your business.

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

Nora co-founded Campertunity, the Airbnb of camping. In the process of building it, she committed lots of mistakes and explains how to avoid them.

9. Start a herb farm

Herb farm is dedicated to farming herbs for commercial purposes. Since herbs are not commercialized to a large extent, herbal farming can be profitable.

Herbs are used in medicine, pharmacy, cosmetology, and food production.

Consuming herbs may prevent and help manage heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Besides, some herbs reduce blood clots and provide anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties.

How Much Can You Make?
$6,100 — $30,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hello! My name is Wendy Mackenzie and I am the co-owner of Everlasting Herb Farm in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. After having been a teacher for over twenty years, I am now able to make a living out of my backyard in one of the most photographed villages in all of New England. I am right where I want to be, surrounded by forests and open farmland just outside the village of Peacham.

The best part of owning my own business is having time freedom, getting to use the twenty-four hours I have each day how I want to use them, doing what I need to do, but in a way that works for who I am. The second best part of my business is getting to work from home, especially during COVID-19. As a former educator, I had NO time freedom, so I feel particularly giddy about being able to work from home.


10. Start a spa retreat center

Spa retreat centers offer yoga, meditation, healing treatments, and counseling sessions to support the patient in finding balance and a sense of well-being. However, wellness retreat centers can be unique, so the same classes, workshops, and treatments can differ.

With the growing demand for wellness retreat services, starting your spa retreat center can be profitable. To start, identify the target market, and establish a facility. You can offer a mobile retreat service or equip a physical facility where you will serve the customers.

11. Start an office space rental

Demand for office space rental is booming. The forces that trigger the increase in demand for office space include a more significant number of startups, remote work culture, and an increase in office space per employee as businesses seek to decongest.

With demand for office space expected to increase, starting an office rental business is a wise investment. If you plan to start an office rental business, consider proximity to essential amenities, and ensure the office is accessible.

Before starting the office rental business, it’s a good idea you research the competition in your area. Be sure to understand the competitive landscape and choose where the office rental business fits best.

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

I’m Lucas Seyhun. I’m the founder of one of the earliest New York City coworking spaces, The Farm Soho, established in 2014. Unlike most of our competitors (don’t want to give any names), we adopted the affordable workspace model which became our fuel both before and during the pandemic.

Now we cater to all these as well as established businesses discovering the agility and cost-effectiveness of flexible office space rental as opposed to conventional long leases; and also to event organizers in need of unique spaces backed up by expert support.


12. Start an in-home senior care service

In-home senior care services allow senior clients to live their everyday life in the comfort of their own homes.

Experienced caregivers typically customize their services based on their client’s needs - which is why seniors and families prefer this type of service, even if it costs more than a typical nursing home.

There are several different types of home care you can offer, a few being:

  • Personal care services: This type of service helps clients with everyday necessities, such as grooming, bathing, dressing, and overall hygiene
  • Nurse-directed care: This type of care refers to caretakers managing medication, wounds, and the overall health and well-being of the client
  • Meal & Food Prep: This type of care helps prepare nutritious meals and go grocery shopping
  • Transportation: Rides to the library, salon, grocery store, doctor’s office, etc.

The price you can charge depends on where you live and your experience, but this ranges anywhere from $18/hour-$40/hour.

The significant part about starting an in-home senior care business is that you do not need formal education or medical training. You can build a successful home senior care business if you have the necessary skills to do this job.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

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

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


13. Start an organic food store

Organic food stores stock fresh or processed food produced through organic farming methods. Healthy food restaurants and health-conscious individuals are some target customers regarding healthy organic food.

If you plan to start an organic food store, focus on providing the customers freshest, organically grown produce. Starting an organic food store is a great way to make money while helping the environment. Organic food stores are becoming increasingly popular, especially with people who want to eat healthily but don't have time to cook. If you're looking for a business idea that will allow you to make money and help people simultaneously, starting an organic food store could be the perfect fit for you!

Organic food stores are so popular because they offer fresh produce that has not been treated with chemicals or pesticides, which means they're much safer than the produce found at your local grocery store.

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

Case Study

Hi all! My name is Andrea and I’m the founder of Golden Root. I manufacture and sell a caffeine-free Turmeric Latte Mix in Denver, CO.

Currently, I sell Golden Root online from my e-commerce site and to over 50 coffee shops nationwide. After a very eventful and strong finish to 2018, Golden Root is making an average of $4k/mo.


14. Start a storage facility

Storage space is a highly profitable business with a low-overhead cost. By starting a storage space business, you provide secure space for residential and commercial customers. Demand for storage space has been and is still experiencing meteoric growth.

According to a report, self-storage facilities generate a profit margin of 41%.

Apart from renting out storage space, self-storage facilities make money by selling locks, cardboard boxes, packing supplies, insurance, and other products. Pros of starting a storage space business include the following:

  • Great profit potential
  • Growing demand
  • Low overhead compared to other businesses
  • Requires minimal management
  • Maximize profits by offering lucrative add-on products and services.

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

My name is Ben Elizer, and I am the Founder and President of Velocity International Group, a full-scale logistics company, offering SameDay delivery, Expediting, Distribution, Fulfillment, andmany Warehousing Services. We offer to consult and some other services as well to help our customers succeed in an ultra-competitive environment. Velocity started with 2 vans and many faces to face conversations. We now have 10+ vehicles, including trucks, and have grown to 25k+ square feet of warehouse space as well to best serve our customers.

Over the past 2 years, our revenue has grown over 300%, which has completely contributed to the great people and culture we have at Velocity. After having to move out of my apartment (because I put everything financially I had into this company), and move back into my mom’s house in my mid 20’s, it was difficult, but just 6 months later we had our first small office and warehouse space. I’m fortunate I had a support system to move back into, or else Velocity might not be here today. The business has grown ever since because of hard work, trust, and relationships. We focus on what is important.


15. Start a car washing and detailing business

The carwash business is already a multi-billion-dollar industry with room for growth.

With the number of vehicles per household increasing daily, starting a car wash and detailing business could be a profitable idea.

If you have a piece of vacant land in the right location, you can get into the carwash business. You can set up an in-bay automatic carwash, self-washing carwash, touch-free carwash, or a wide range of other options.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

My name is Josh Belk and I’m the founder of Belk Mobile Detailing. Belk Mobile Detailing is a mobile automotive detailing business in Springfield, Missouri. We come directly to our customer’s homes to make their vehicles look new again. I’m currently a co-owner in the business, with the other owner being my brother Austin.

We have four main types of customers that use our services: professionals, business owners, busy moms, and people looking to sell their vehicles. Our business has been generating an average of $8,000 over the past 12 months and detailing 60-80 vehicles per month.


16. Start an outdoor photography studio

Outdoor photography is a perfect opportunity to capture vivid scenes, amazing weather, outdoor lighting, and even an unlimited background.

If you love photography, you can consider starting an outdoor shoot business. Outdoor photographers make money by selling photos as stock shots to clients such as newspapers and magazines or by producing prints and selling them to consumers.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Marc Andre is the creator of Loaded Landscapes, a blogging website specializing in travel, wildlife, and landscape photography. He also offers Lightroom presets and Lightroom training.

He previously built & sold 3 photography-related websites - that used to sell digital products to other photographers.

The journey with Loaded Landscapes began in 2012. Marc wanted to upgrade from a point-and-shoot camera to a nice DSLR. So, he set himself a challenge to see if he could raise the $5k to start a photography-related side hustle.

Over the following six years, Marc increased the size of his company, added more products, and launched two more websites centered around photography. This helped him generate more than a million dollars in revenue.


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17. Start a vegetable farm

Do you have some idle land and are willing to start a vegetable business?

Mushrooms, micro greens, ginseng, lavender, and bonsai plants are some profitable vegetables you can grow and sell.

18. Start a co-working space rental business

The co-working spaces are becoming essential in the post-pandemic world. Experts estimate five million people will occupy coworking spaces in the next few years. The projections are based not only on the growth the coworking industry has experienced over the past few years but also on the sharp increase in the number of startups coming up each year.

Therefore, creating your coworking space business will become a lucrative opportunity. To create a coworking space, do proper market research to ensure you have the demand for a co-work space in your target area.

Then, focus on finding an ideal location to attract the maximum number of customers.

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

I’m Lucas Seyhun. I’m the founder of one of the earliest New York City coworking spaces, The Farm Soho, established in 2014. Unlike most of our competitors (don’t want to give any names), we adopted the affordable workspace model which became our fuel both before and during the pandemic.

Now we cater to all these as well as established businesses discovering the agility and cost-effectiveness of flexible office space rental as opposed to conventional long leases; and also to event organizers in need of unique spaces backed up by expert support.


19. Start a nanobrewery or micro brewery

A nano brewery is a brewpub that produces less than 15,000 barrels of beer annually and sells at least 75% of its beer off-site. Running a nano-brewery can be profitable if you understand how to brew high-quality beer.

To start a nano brewery, check your local laws and research if you have a good customer base. It would help if you also learned how to operate a brewery professionally because poorly brewed beer will ruin your business.

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

HI! We are Davor and Matija from Varionica, a craft brewery from Croatia.

We started by renting a small brewery outside of Zagreb and by the end of 2019. After that, we opened our new brewery with a much larger capacity and modern brewing equipment in Pisarovina near Zagreb. We started our business with only 22 30-liter steel KEGs, which we drove around in an old Opel Astra, and now we are producing roughly 40.000 liters of beer per month.


20. Start a flea market or marketplace

Starting a marketplace business is one of the best ways to capitalize on the gig economy and make serious profits. There are clear advantages to starting an online marketplace and being the middleman between suppliers and consumers.

The top online marketplaces in the world sold $3.23 trillion in goods in 2021. Sales through platforms like those operated by Alibaba, Amazon, eBay, and others accounted for two-thirds of global eCommerce sales last year. To create and compete in the marketplace business requires adaptations, modifications, overhauls and innovation.

How Much Can You Make?
$8,300 — $60,000/month
Average Initial Investment

Case Study

Hello, my name is Mohamad Saad, and I am one of the founders of HalalWorldDepot, America’s premier Halal online marketplace. The company started three years ago as meat and grocery delivery service and slowly grew into a full-blown online marketplace offering a wide range of Halal products.

With a simple goal of getting as many Halal items listed, we also focus on building a community of Muslims around the United States to connect and come together. A home formed on a website where all can feel welcomed and comfortable shopping and finding the products they need.


21. Start a vineyard business

Do you love horticulture and fruit growing? You can turn your passion into a profitable business by starting a vineyard. A vineyard is a plantation of grapevines used in winemaking. To start a vineyard business, prepare your land and learn how to grow grapes. Choose the best grapes and start growing them on your farm.

Your target market for the mature grapes will be local wineries. Alternatively, if you love wine production, you can start your own winery.

22. Start a community garden business

A community garden is a plot of land, usually in urban areas, rented by individuals or groups for gardening. As more people get into gardening as a hobby or a way to produce food for their own consumption, starting a community garden has become a profitable venture.

The rented community gardens include access to tools and water, and the soil is organic, so no synthetic pesticides or fertilizers should be used. The key element of success is ensuring the community garden responds to the needs and wants of the community.

23. Start an athletics fields business

An athletic field is a piece of land prepared for playing a game. If you have a piece of land ideal for games, you can prepare it and rent it to clubs or schools hosting sports competitions.

Ensure your plan includes ample research and that there is demand for sports facilities in your area. Also, it would help if your athletic field is marked professionally and provides a safe field.

24. Start an events center business

An event venue is a privately owned space to host events, private receptions, parties, and similar public performances. Since the Covid-19 pandemic, people have preferred hosting events in private spaces, a trend that has spiked the demand for private event venues.

Therefore, opening an events venue can be a lucrative business opportunity. Your best market is probably within areas marked with a larger population, such as urban locations. Define your target market and come up with a complete business plan.

25. Start a horse ranching business

The rising horse ownership generally results in the demand for horse consumer services. A popular on-demand horse service is horse ranching, which entails taking care of the horses while owners are away or on other engagements.

If you want to operate a horse boarding facility for profit, consider starting your horse ranch. You will need a piece of land where you can put up horse facilities.

Before starting the horse ranching business, conduct market research to define the demand for horse-based businesses in your location. You may focus on customers who need both pasture boarding and stall boarding or either of the two services.

26. Start a Dairy Farming Business

Dairy farming is a business that involves the raising of dairy cattle to produce dairy products. The products made from dairy farming include milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream, and other dairy products.

Dairy farming is one of the most profitable businesses in the world. It is one of the few industries where a small farmer can earn more than an industrialist.

The average salary for a dairy farmer in the United States is $48,733 as of October 27, 2022. However, the salary range typically falls between $45,405 and $54,912.

This business can be started on any scale, depending on your financial position, availability of land, and capital required for starting this business. You will need proper land for your cows and other animals that will be used in the process of producing dairy products.

27. Start a wood processing business

The wood processing business involves sawmilling and wood preservation. It involves the procedures used for converting raw wood to produce substances or supplies that serve as the raw materials for manufacturing various wood-based products.

If you love woodworking and love physical work, then wood cutting and processing can be a potential business for you. With the global demand for wood products expected to reach $903 Billion in the next decade, starting a wood processing business in 2023 can be a profitable venture.

28. Start a RV park business

Do you love outdoor ventures? Starting an RV Park can be a high-yielding investment with high returns on your money.

If you have idle land, you can build an RV park and tailor your park to your customer’s needs. An RV Park must-have features and amenities that make camping sites stress-free and as fun as possible.

29. Start a wildlife preservation business

Going into the wildlife conservation business can provide long-term satisfaction and fun, and it's profitable.

However, to achieve large-scale, long-term success, wildlife conservationists must partner with a local zoo or see if they have any conservation programs they can volunteer for.

If you aspire to a wildlife conservation career, you may enroll in an undergraduate program where you will take courses relating to wildlife biology, natural resources, and related courses.

30. Start a drive-in movie theater

A drive-in theater is a form of cinema structure consisting of a large outdoor movie screen and a projection booth. The drive-in cinema structure is designed so customers can watch the movies while staying in their cars.

Based on the structural design, the drive-in cinema must be spacious. To start a drive-in cinema, you may hire a piece of land or purchase land large enough to host many customers.

31. Start an educational center

An education center provides technical, commercial, or vocational training. With more people interested in undertaking education as an investment for acquiring skills and knowledge, starting an educational center can be a great business idea.

Besides, starting an education center is a chance to make a difference in the lives of learners every day.

To start your education center, write a detailed business plan and get startup funding. Find a great educational center location and hire qualified teachers or tutors.

Utilizing both local advertising and digital marketing techniques allows you to reach new customers much more quickly.

32. Start an outdoor shooting range business

An outdoor shooting range refers to any area designed and operated for rifles, shotguns, pistols, or any site for the exclusive use of archery or air guns.

Owning a commercial shooting range can be a profitable business venture. According to reports, the shooting ranges market will cross $38.6 Billion in a decade.

The market growth is attributed to firearm owners, archery fans, and even hunters realizing the importance of practicing at shooting ranges to help them improve accuracy.

To start the gun range business, research and learn the applicable law in your area and research the licensing and zoning requirements. Joining the National Shooting Sports Foundation could help you find new customers and publicize your business.

33. Start a beekeeping business

When done correctly, beekeeping and apiculture can be profitable.

Use high-quality hives and practice proper management for the best commercial beekeeping results.

Having more than one hive is also helpful if you intend to run a profitable business. Additionally, you can interact with other beekeepers in your area while improving your profitability by joining a beekeeping group.

34. Start a community recreation center business

Community recreation centers are public buildings where people of all ages can meet, play sports, and participate in other activities.

In a town or a major city, you likely live among people who enjoy safe, enjoyable recreational activities.

Hence, starting a community recreation center can be profitable.

Gaining relevant experience is helpful if you want to start and grow a successful recreational business. Once you have chosen a niche, you must apply for business registration, tax permit, and other permits as required by law.

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35. Start a farmers market

Farmer’s markets offer small businesses and farmers the chance to sell their products. The farmers’ market has become crucial to rebuilding local food systems and meeting the growing demand for locally produced food. A farmers’ market can be a successful business venture in your area if located strategically.

36. Start a livestock farming business

Livestock farming has undoubtedly been a successful business. Whether small-scale or large-scale businesses, animal farms can generate a huge profit.

The factors driving increased demand for livestock products include immense population increase, income growth, rapid urbanization, and improved animal breeds, which are easier to take care of. To start a livestock farm, define your purpose and find an ideal location.

Remember, livestock require proper nutrition and veterinarian care. Register for training lessons and join relevant livestock farming groups in your area to gain the needed knowledge.

37. Start a gaming cafe

A gaming cafe is a place that allows players to rent time on computers and consoles to play video games.

These establishments are more of a 'hangout spot' where gamers can spend hours playing their favorite game, enjoy snacks, and socializing with friends or schoolmates.

The concept has spread around the globe and can now be found in many different countries, including the United States.

Starting a gaming cafe is a fun and rewarding way to make money. You can sell food and drinks, as well as rent out consoles and games for people to play. You can also run tournaments for cash prizes, or host events and parties.

How Much Can You Make?

Case Study

I am Akos Gabossy, CEO and co-founder of the PANIQ ROOM Franchise, a global network of escape rooms with an annual player count of 300,000 and a systemwide revenue of $10 million.

Our company was established in 2014 and PANIQ Room is one of the oldest and most reputable brands in the industry.


38. Start a furniture upcycling business

Furniture upscaling is when old or discarded furniture is converted into something usable. Repurposing old furniture is not only a fantastic approach to handling unused items, but it can also be a profitable business venture.

To start a furniture upscaling business, find a great location and advertise your business. Clients will bring their unloved furniture to your store, where you will add style to make it look new and a great addition to their homes.

39. Start a pet park business

Pet parks are controlled environments where dogs can exercise and play off-leash under supervision. Having fun at the dog park allows your pet to get exercise, be stimulated, and interact with other pets.

With an increasing number of pet owners in recent years, dog park services will continue to be in demand.

40. Start an outdoor yoga studio business

The number of yoga studios has increased tremendously over the past decade. Experts attribute the increase to the growing awareness of the benefits of Yoga among people of different age groups. With the increased uptake of yoga, you want to start your own outdoor yoga studio.

To start, determine your goals and decide on the budget. You also need to complete market research and do competition research.

Here are a few questions you want to concentrate on answering:

  • Who is your target market? Think in terms of age group, abilities, and gender.
  • What kind of Yoga classes will you offer? You might offer a broad range of classes or cater to a super-specific niche.
  • What’s the pricing structure? You could charge per session or use a subscription-based approach.
  • What differentiates your services from what the competition offers? Try to identify gaps and think about everything Yoga customers want.
  • What are your goals, and how will you achieve them? Put your business goals in a business plan and include action plans to help you achieve them.

41. Start a wind turbine business

A wind turbine converts the power of the wind into electricity by spinning a generator using mechanical power.

Increasing technological advancements have led to an increase in the use of renewable energy sources.

There is an increasing demand for more efficient renewable energy sources such as solar and wind turbines among households and businesses.

As renewable energy sources, such as wind energy, become more prevalent, their use will continue to increase. As a result, wind turbine businesses could become highly profitable.

You can start a wind turbine manufacturing plant, or become a wind turbine service technician.

42. Start a self defense school

Self-defense schools teach risk recognition, reduction strategies, and general self-defense tactics and techniques. Crime rate is increasing globally. Owing to this, many people want to learn how to protect themselves. Thus, subscriptions for self-defense lessons are high.

Starting a self-defense lesson can provide a good income stream, as you provide valuable training to participants.

43. Start an electric car repair & servicing garage

EV owners prefer finding a garage specializing in EV repair and services. This is because of the many specialized parts and the dangers associated with high EV voltages. Are you fully trained to work with electric vehicles, and can you repair or replace the electric components within the EVs? As EVs become more prevalent on the roads, starting an EV repair and servicing a garage can be a viable business idea.

To start, identify cities or towns with a high number of EVs and lease some garage space there. Find certified EV mechanics to help you repair vehicles as you market your business. Partnering with EV manufacturers can also be a great deal when it comes to expanding your business.

44. Start a fruit farm

Fruits offer so much to appreciate. Their nutritional value, superior flavor, visual appearance, and, unknown to many, fruit farming is a lucrative business. Fruit farming may feel unfamiliar to new farmers due to its labor-intensive nature.

Despite this, fruit farming is an inexpensive and highly lucrative agribusiness idea that you may want to consider starting in 2023.

To start a fruit farming business, you need land and farm inputs. Like other crops, a high fruit yield can be achieved with little care. Remember, though, that fruit farming depends on having perfect weather all year round to be successful.

45. Start a Backyard Plant Nursery

Do you have a gardening hobby and want to turn your passion into a profitable business with a minimum entry barrier?

Starting a backyard plant nursery is relatively easy, and the financial benefits can be rewarding. The secret to maximizing your profitability is specializing in plants that are in high demand, like vegetables and flowers.

To start, you can visit the nearby retail nurseries for seedlings and see what they stock and retail. To keep the startup cost low, consider using locally available materials.

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46. Start a wedding garden business

Owning a wedding venue can be a very profitable business. If you are dreaming of owning a wedding venue, be prepared for a busy schedule which sometimes includes working all weekend long.

To start a wedding venue business, research the market in your area. You have to study the competition to identify what your competition offers customers and also understand what customers want.

Creating a catchy wedding venue is the secret to attracting customers and registering repeat business opportunities.

47. Start a construction nails manufacturing business

With the rapid population growth globally, demand for housing and other infrastructure has increased exponentially.

With the construction industry poised to keep growing, demand for construction nails will also keep rising. If you are passionate about starting a metal-related business, consider a construction nail production company.

Construction nails are made using steel, brass, aluminum, or other metals that provide corrosion resistance and gripping power. If you are considering starting the nails construction business, understand the industry and acquire nail-making machines. Set up your nail production factory within an industrial area and seek the necessary licensing before launching the operations.

48. Start a fish processing plant business

A seafood processing plant is a facility where a wide range of procedures is done to prepare wild-caught or farmed seafood for retail consumption.

Seafood processing plants provide fish washing, chilling, grilling, glutting, filleting, shucking, cooking, smoking, salting, drying, preserving, or canning fish. The fish processing plants must have cold storage for the processed seafood.

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