23 Best Businesses You Can Start On YouTube Today (2021)

23 Best Businesses You Can Start On YouTube Today (2021)

Looking to start a YouTube channel 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 YouTube channel, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.

We put a list together below of the most profitable YouTube channel ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a product review blog ($24K/year)

Cy from Detroit, MI, USA started Super Smash Cache almost 7 years ago, a product review blog.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Detroit, MI, USA

Confidence in my sexuality was something I had to cultivate; I didn’t want others to feel alone like I did. I was resentful of the narrative that men having orgasms was expected, while women experiencing pleasure was extraordinary. β€œThat’s just the way things are,” one of my (male) friends told me.

No.

Women can take charge of their sexual experience in so many ways, like:

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Cy, on starting Super Smash Cache ($2,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a golf YouTube channel

Examples of a successful golf YouTube channel:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a golf YouTube channel:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a golf YouTube channel ➜

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3. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 8 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

4. Become a youtube personality

Examples of a successful youtube personality:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a youtube personality:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a youtube personality ➜

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5. Start an explainer video business ($120K/year)

Marco Gatti from Tallinn, Estonia started Mediatopsolution OU over 3 years ago, a explainer video business.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Tallinn, Estonia

I've always been a salesperson within the family company. A need I often felt in my relationships with customers, was the wish to communicate in a more attractive, engaging and persuasive way. I wanted to win them over and make sure they remembered my messages.

So I started looking for a powerful and innovative way to convey my communications. All this until I stumbled upon something that really caught my attention: the animated video that Robert Cialdini, a Psychology and Marketing professor at Stanford University, had used to promote his books β€œInfluence: The Psychology of Persuasion”. I liked it instantly: I found it immediate, engaging and easy to remember. And then I thought: of course if such a great mentor of the laws of persuasion has relied on this tool of communication, it must mean something!

At that moment I decided to use the power of video animations to increase the effectiveness of my business relationships with customers. But there was a problem: the existing services had exorbitant costs, about 10,000 dollars per minute, far too much for a company like ours. So I tried and made a video for my family's company myself. The first results were really not professional: I did everything, from the script to the animation including the audio, with my voice. I even recorded it in a small room, putting a sock on the microphone to reduce the reverb effect!

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Marco Gatti, on starting Mediatopsolution OU ($10,000/month) full story ➜

6. Become a web series creator

Examples of a successful web series creator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a web series creator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a web series creator ➜

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7. Start an animation business ($84K/year)

Mike Doyle from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA started drive80 over 10 years ago, a animation business.

  • Revenue: $7,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

So here’s how I got into working for myself:

  • From 17 - 22 I was in a punk band called Lanemeyer. We toured 8 times over 2.5 years. Then we broke up because we were a shit show.

  • When I turned 22 I moved to LA to figure life out. While working at a P.F. Chang’s in Woodland Hills, a buddy of mine had a clothing company called Down Apparel. I decided that I wanted to start a clothing company, bought a Gateway PC for $1,300, and started designing. I got a cracked version of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator not realizing these programs were scary as hell. I moved back to NJ and put myself through a technical school to learn graphic design.

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Mike Doyle, on starting drive80 ($7,000/month) full story ➜

8. Start a travel youtube channel

Examples of a successful travel youtube channel:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a travel youtube channel:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a travel youtube channel ➜

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9. Start an ecommerce marketing agency ($432K/year)

Zac Cherin from Los Angeles, California, USA started Sidekick over 2 years ago, a ecommerce marketing agency.

  • Revenue: $36,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Los Angeles, California, USA

During my last year of college at UC Santa Barbara, I started interning at a local startup called Graphiq. As chance would have it, my very first manager was Brendan: the co-founder of Sidekick!

A blossoming friendship and partnership

Brendan and I spent about two years working together at Graphiq (first in Santa Barbara and then in New York) building data visualization products for clients like the Associated Press, Reuters, NBC, and Fox. In the Summer of 2017, Graphiq was acquired by Amazon. Brendan and I spent a year working at Amazon and then in June 2018, we left to start our own company…

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Zac Cherin, on starting Sidekick ($36,000/month) full story ➜

10. Become a hair stylist youtuber

Examples of a successful hair stylist youtuber:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hair stylist youtuber:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hair stylist youtuber ➜

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11. Become an infoproduct marketer

Examples of a successful infoproduct marketer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a infoproduct marketer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an infoproduct marketer ➜

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12. Become a blog content promoter

Examples of a successful blog content promoter:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blog content promoter:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blog content promoter ➜

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13. Become an affiliate marketer ($1.2M/year)

Examples of a successful affiliate marketer:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an affiliate marketer ➜

14. Become a tutorial video creator

Examples of a successful tutorial video creator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tutorial video creator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tutorial video creator ➜

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15. Become a speciality websites promotor

Examples of a successful speciality websites promotor:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a speciality websites promotor:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a speciality websites promotor ➜

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16. Become a product tester

Examples of a successful product tester:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a product tester:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a product tester ➜

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17. Become a product demonstrator ($180K/year)

Examples of a successful product demonstrator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a product demonstrator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

And for some real world inspiration, give Maarten's story on creating Studio Wombat a read:

Hi, everyone! My name is Maarten, and I am the founder of Studio Wombat, where I create and sell WooCommerce plugins. WooCommerce is a platform that turns any WordPress-powered site into an e-commerce shop.

I started this company in August 2017, mainly as a side project to challenge my own development skills. To my surprise, it grew into a profitable business and we’re now making well over $15,000 per month!

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Maarten, on starting Studio Wombat ($15,000/month) full story ➜

18. Become a social media influencer

Examples of a successful social media influencer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media influencer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a social media influencer ➜

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19. Start a pet vlog

Examples of a successful pet vlog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a pet vlog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a pet vlog ➜

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20. Become a Q&A video creator

Examples of a successful Q&A video creator:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a Q&A video creator ➜

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21. Become a professional gamer

Examples of a successful professional gamer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a professional gamer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a professional gamer ➜

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22. Start a video tour guide business

Examples of a successful video tour guide business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a video tour guide business:

Learn more about starting a video tour guide business ➜

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23. Become a public speaker

Examples of a successful public speaker:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a public speaker:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a public speaker ➜

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