40+ Best Virtual Reality Business Ideas For 2021

40+ Best Virtual Reality Business Ideas For 2021

Looking to start a virtual reality based business 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 virtual reality based business, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable virtual reality business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a clothing blog ($72K/year)

Jon Shanahan from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA started The Kavalier almost 7 years ago, a clothing blog.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

My days with a camera can be traced back to my parents’ Sony Handycam when I was 6 directing my friends to make mini movies (still somewhere around here on VHS) but high school was a defining time for that passion as I joined the video club.

There’s certainly no substitute for hard work and dedicating thoughtful time to what you’re working on. I’ve published over 500 videos in the last three years and it takes a lot of time and effort to get there but if you show up everyday you will be ahead.

I was a distracted student in high school but my one reprieve was making videos at the direction of my teacher Brad Schulte. One of my earliest projects is still on YouTube which received 700k views at a time when that was a big deal. Most of those views came from people searching for keywords which planted a seed.

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Jon Shanahan, on starting The Kavalier ($6,000/month) full story ➜

2. 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 ➜

3. Start a vr cafe business

Examples of a successful vr cafe business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr cafe business ➜

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4. Start a vr community business

Examples of a successful vr community business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr community business ➜

5. Start a vr libraries business

Examples of a successful vr libraries business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr libraries business ➜

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6. Start a virtual matchmaking service

Examples of a successful virtual matchmaking service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual matchmaking service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual matchmaking service ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Paul Deng's story on creating Passionfruit a read:

Hi, my name is Paul, and I’m the founder of Passionfruit. Passionfruit is a company with a mission to broker lifelong friendships between strangers online. Our current approach to achieving this is through the Passionfruit mobile app, where we provide space for people to have deep and meaningful conversations away from superficial distractions.

We’re pre-revenue, which means we make no money currently. We just launched the app not long ago, and growth is quite slow. This tells us that we have to do more work to figure out what kind of people we can deliver the most value to - in other words, how can we hone in on people who want introspective, thoughtful, philosophical conversations as a bonding tool and bridge to potential friendship?

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Paul Deng, on starting Passionfruit ($0/month) full story ➜

7. Start a vr museums business

Examples of a successful vr museums business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr museums business ➜

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8. Start a vr hardware repairs business

Examples of a successful vr hardware repairs business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr hardware repairs business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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9. Start a sports vr streaming service company

Examples of a successful sports vr streaming service company:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a sports vr streaming service company:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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10. Start a virtual reality headsets rental business

Examples of a successful virtual reality headsets rental business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual reality headsets rental business:

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11. Start a VR based marketing agency

Examples of a successful VR based marketing agency:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a VR based marketing agency:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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12. Become a real estate broker

Examples of a successful real estate broker:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate broker:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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13. Start a data visualization business

Examples of a successful data visualization business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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14. Start a vr app development business

Examples of a successful vr app development business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr app development business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr app development business ➜

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15. Start an indoor navigation business

Examples of a successful indoor navigation business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an indoor navigation business ➜

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16. Start a vr consulting business

Examples of a successful vr consulting business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr consulting business ➜

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17. Start a theater experiences business

Examples of a successful theater experiences business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a theater experiences business ➜

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18. Start a virtual offices business

Examples of a successful virtual offices business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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19. Start a vr therapy clinics business

Examples of a successful vr therapy clinics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr therapy clinics business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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20. Start a vr escape room business

Examples of a successful vr escape room business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr escape room business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr escape room business ➜

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21. Start a virtual reality gyms business

Examples of a successful virtual reality gyms business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual reality gyms business:

22. Start an online researching business

Examples of a successful online researching business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an online researching business ➜

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23. Start a 3d animation using vr business

Examples of a successful 3d animation using vr business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 3d animation using vr business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 3d animation using vr business ➜

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24. Start a healthcare app using vr business

Examples of a successful healthcare app using vr business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a healthcare app using vr business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a healthcare app using vr business ➜

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25. Start an arena-based vr business

Examples of a successful arena-based vr business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a arena-based vr business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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26. Start a vr equipment-based business

Examples of a successful vr equipment-based business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr equipment-based business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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27. Start an urban planning using vr business

Examples of a successful urban planning using vr business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a urban planning using vr business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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28. Start a vr based fitness & exercise business

Examples of a successful vr based fitness & exercise business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr based fitness & exercise business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr based fitness & exercise business ➜

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29. Start a vr property sales & leasing business

Examples of a successful vr property sales & leasing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr property sales & leasing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr property sales & leasing business ➜

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30. Start a virtual event platform

Examples of a successful virtual event platform:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual event platform:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual event platform ➜

31. Start a vr payment systems business

Examples of a successful vr payment systems business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr payment systems business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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32. Start an affiliate marketing business ($3.48M/year)

Examples of a successful affiliate marketing business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an affiliate marketing business ➜

And for some real world inspiration, give Spencer Mecham's story on creating Buildapreneur a read:

My name is Spencer Mecham. In 2016 I first heard about an industry called affiliate marketing and in 2017 I founded Buildapreneur, an affiliate business.

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Spencer Mecham, on starting Buildapreneur ($80,000/month) full story ➜

33. Start a virtual reality professor business

Examples of a successful virtual reality professor business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual reality professor business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual reality professor business ➜

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34. Start a space tourism business

Examples of a successful space tourism business:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

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35. Start a vr based classrooms business

Examples of a successful vr based classrooms business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr based classrooms business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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36. Start a vr ui/ux designing business

Examples of a successful vr ui/ux designing business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr ui/ux designing business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vr ui/ux designing business ➜

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37. Start a vr addiction treatment centers business

Examples of a successful vr addiction treatment centers business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr addiction treatment centers business:

Learn more about starting a vr addiction treatment centers business ➜

38. Start a vr content creation business

Examples of a successful vr content creation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vr content creation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

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39. Start a virtual reality arcade business

Examples of a successful virtual reality arcade business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a virtual reality arcade business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a virtual reality arcade business ➜

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40. Start a 360 video production business

Examples of a successful 360 video production business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 360 video production business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a 360 video production business ➜

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Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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