23 Best Businesses You Can Start On YouTube Today (2022)

23 Best Businesses You Can Start On YouTube Today (2022)

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)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,314
Skills
Business model

Cy from Detroit, MI, USA started Super Smash Cache almost 8 years ago, a product review blog.

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

Case Study

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No.

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

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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. Create an online course ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 9 years ago, a online course.

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

Case Study

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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4. Become a youtube personality

How Much Can You Make?
$3,055 — $4,500,000/month
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study
  • Zoella has a total net worth of more than $5 million as of January 2021.
  • She earned this fortune by uploading her YouTube videos and has almost a billion views.
  • She has 10.8 millions of subscribers on YouTube.
  • Her popularity made her appear in several advertisements and has also appeared on television.

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Read the full story on influencermatchmaker.co.uk ➜

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

How Much Can You Make?
$10,000 — $180,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$254,250
Skills
Business model

Marco Gatti from Tallinn, Estonia started Mediatopsolution OU over 4 years ago, a explainer video business.

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

Case Study

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 “Influence: 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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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)

How Much Can You Make?
$500 — $208,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$250,000
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Mike Doyle from Raleigh, North Carolina, USA started drive80 over 11 years ago, a animation business.

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

Case Study

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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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)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500 — $8,300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,477
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Zac Cherin from Los Angeles, California, USA started Sidekick over 3 years ago, a ecommerce marketing agency.

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

Case Study

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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10. Become a hair youtube channel

Examples of a successful hair youtube channel:

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

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hair youtube channel ➜

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

How Much Can You Make?
$90,000/month
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study
  • Georgia Austin is the founder of WizardOfContent.com.
  • She's done over $500k worth of work through the Fiverr platform in one year.
  • In this case study, Georgia shares her top tips for getting started on Fiverr and quickly gaining traction.

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13. Become a tutorial video creator

How Much Can You Make?
$1,700 — $375,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$500,050
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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14. 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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15. Become a product tester

How Much Can You Make?
$150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$100,000
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study

Hi everyone! I’m Lindsey Allard, originally from Boston and currently living in New Hampshire. I started PlaybookUX just over 3 years ago. Our goal was (and still is!) to help businesses quickly get feedback on their digital assets.

We achieved profitability within the first year of business. As of early 2022, our revenue was $150k/month, and currently, we have 1,100 customers.

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

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000/month

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:

Case Study

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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17. Become a social media influencer

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$601
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Dohyun Kim, and I am the individual behind the social media account YourAverageTechBro. My largest platform is TikTok with 155,000 followers, and I am also on Youtube with around 11,000 subscribers, and I am also on Instagram with a much more humble follower count of 850, and on Twitter @DohyunKim.

Currently, I am averaging around $3000/month across ad money, sponsored content, and a few course sales (this is a much newer product category that I am breaking into.

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18. 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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19. Become a Q&A video creator

Examples of a successful Q&A video creator:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a 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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20. Become a professional gamer

How Much Can You Make?
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 2 hours/week
Skills
Interests

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 ➜

Case Study

Devyn Ricks is the founder of Miss Devyn, and she has been teaching online for more than eight years and has played video games for over 20 years.

Devyn is not a well-known YouTuber or Twitch streamer, but she makes thousands of dollars each month playing video games on the side.

She is an Outschool gaming teacher who enjoys both teaching and playing video games. Her YouTube channel focuses entirely on guiding experienced and beginner players through the ins and outs of her favorite games.

On her Outschool profile, Video gaming Social club Universe, Devyn offers live instruction to young students.

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Listen to the full podcast on podcasts.apple.com ➜

21. 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:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a video tour guide business ➜

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22. Become a public speaker

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,333
Skills

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 ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Dean Bokhari, and I’m the founder of DeanBokhari.com - a membership platform focused on inspiring people to improve their lives and achieve their goals.

These days, about half a million people read or listen to my work every month. It’s both fun and fulfilling to help others grow. And it’s financially rewarding, too—our revenues are over $100,000 per month.

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