What business is best to start is quite a familiar search query, with a lot of countries experiencing a lot of downtimes economically,
So many people even with jobs already are also searching about what other businesses to start to increase the payment they take home monthly.
There are 30.7 million small businesses in the U.S. which account for 99.9 per cent of all U.S. businesses. Those businesses with fewer than 100 employees account for 98.2 per cent, and those with fewer than 20 employees account for 89 per cent of all businesses in the country.
A business is defined as a group or enterprising element committed to marketable, industrial, or experienced activities. Some businesses are non-profit while some others are started with profit as the end goal in mind. Whichever one is decided, everyone wants to do a business worth trying.
Here are the 90 best small business ideas to start and make money
1. Starting A Blogging Business
A blog is a website where users share their opinions and discuss different topics involving or affecting them.
A blog can be informative, educative, inspirational, e.t.c.
Blogging is the act of designing and editing a blog.
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Over 2million blog posts are put out daily and this makes blogging even more competitive, but what in life isn’t it?
To start a blog, one would first of all start by deciding the niche they would want to leverage and how much knowledge they have about that niche.
After the niche has been chosen, the next step to starting a blog is buying a domain name and hosting, designing your blog, optimizing all the pages on your blog for search engines, installing important plugins, keyword research, writing articles that are appropriately optimized,
email marketing e.t.c
Blogging is a great start and a good business to start to create wealth. Without the right steps, It would be difficult for you to make money blogging.
Blogging goes hand in hand with
CONSISTENCY. Writing a lot of articles, partnering with advertisers and other bloggers, learning the necessary things to do to rank on the first search engine research pages, keywords and learning about SEO, etc. There
There are many articles online so you have to make your posts engaging and also keep up with sending emails and freebies to your readers.
2. Writing Articles As A Business
Article writing is a creative business idea to start.
Article writing can be done freelance on platforms like Fiverr, freelancer.com or full time for a firm. Becoming a full-time article writer for a firm doesn’t mean you have to stay in their company’s office or work physically for them. You can become a full-time article writer for a firm and work online for them. Sending articles to them promptly.
In either case, one needs to have excellent writing skills, good language skills, use of good software like Grammarly, word booster to accentuate punctuations, tone settings, and send the message across to the audience to give the audience the proper understanding of that particular article without the article sounding ambiguous.
Writing articles lately is really popular and people use some very popular websites like Fiverr, Upwork, freelancers to bid for jobs, get clients and make more money.
3. Start Proofreading/Editing Articles For People
Proofreading and Editing involves making grammar and punctuation corrections on articles, blog posts,
research work, term papers and even books etc. with the view of enhancing their readability.
The Editor enhances the work by changing some expressions to properly suit the context and intent of the write
up. It is a very meticulous job and can be done properly with tools like Grammarly, Slick write, paper rater, edit minion, boom essays, essayroo e.t.c
4. Content Strategising
A content strategist is a key to the online success of any organization. As the name implies, the strategist
organizes the content calendar of an organisation and comes up with ideas for content that would
reach the target audience.
Contents are articles or graphic works that appeal to the interest of the target
the audience, as a content strategist, you can either freelance on platforms like Freelancer, Upwork, Fiverr, and plan content strategies for companies while they pay you or you can work full time online or offline in a company as a content strategist planning for that content year.
Some tools needed for content strategizing are Hootsuite’s, tailwind, plainly
5. Launch Language Tutorials
Currently, people love to travel and live in different places as opposed to what they used to be. So many people want to learn different languages either because they can brag about being polyglots, they are relocating to a different country to school, parents want their kids to be grounded in different languages or for communication between them and their different business partners.
So many people are willing to learn new languages for different reasons and the surge for language tutors is increasing both offline and online. There
are online platforms where any language can be taught, usually to kids and adults.
A perfect understanding of the language of interest is required for this job and then you can start making money there. Most platforms require certification, experience and also adhering to their terms and conditions. An example of this platform is vpkids.
Also, you mustn’t register with any platform to be able to give language tutorials, as long as you have a professional knowledge of that language, you can start your language tutorial agency by creating your website, giving online tutorials or even doing home tutorials or have a walk-in office you teach people the said languages.
They can register either on your website or send a message to any of your social media platforms to register.
6. Become A Call Centre Representative/Customer Care
Some startups/businesses hire people to pick up their calls and respond to their emails and they are either paid hourly or according to the number of calls or emails replied to that day, it all depends on the terms and conditions agreed by both parties.
To be able to make money from being a call centre representative or online customer care, you need to have good language and communication skills in that official language, be able to work properly under pressure and still maintain a flow between that customer and yourself.
This is an online business, it can be done from home.
You can register on Fiverr to get started.
7. Start Online Interpreting/ Translation
For big conferences or events where there are people that can’t understand the spoken language, or for people that have hearing problems, especially if it’s being broadcasted on television or online, an interpreter is placed to use hand gestures or a different language to complete the communication process by passing the information to them in a way they can properly understand. To be able to make money from this, one has to learn sign language or any language of their choice, create a professional interpreting service so that they can be contacted when events interpreters would be needed come up, they would be duly contacted.
Large organisations like to contact people that are trustworthy and they would like to pick from a professional agency and it’s very easy to start yours.
8. Become An Author
Writing books just got a new twist. With the old way of writing books where you have to move from author to editor and then publisher is so stressful. Now there are platforms where all you need is your manuscript and then you can self publish your books on your own on platforms like Amazon KDP, Createspace, Teachable e.t.c When you upload your book, people pay a certain amount of money to gain access to those books and from the agreement reached on those platforms, they pay you according to the agreed percentage.
This is a means of passive income because after you upload your book, people keep reading them as long as they are there and you earn too. All you need to do is write your book, hire someone to do your cover art, typesetting, marketing and pricing.
9. Become A PR Writer
A public relations writer is interested in writing press releases for companies and pitching their interesting information to reporters and media houses. It’s a lucrative business if you start a PR writing Agency, where people pay for your services.
To start a PR writing agency, you will need to be grounded in article writing and copywriting and also network your way through to get contacts or the opportunities to meet with the public relations officers in different firms to be able to pitch your press releases to them when they request for it.
10. Start An Ecommerce Store
E-commerce is a good start to making money and starting a sustainable business.
E-commerce involves selling products online. All you need to do is have products you wish to sell, a platform to sell them and connect to the right customers through digital marketing.
An example of a good place to sell products is Shopify, Bigcommerce. Shopify gives you the online shop layout like a website where you can edit the catalogues to your taste, showcase different colours of the item you are selling, checkout/ payout columns, confirmation of order columns. Shopify is the best so far for people who want to start an e-commerce/ online shop.
11. Start A Survey Taking Agency
With the increase in various kinds of statistics and findings, people are being paid just to honestly answer a few simple questions. They answer questions ranging from general issues like politics to private issues as the kind of toothpaste you love using. The work could get monotonous and boring sometimes.
You can start a survey taking agency, when large corporations want to start manufacturing a new product, do market surveys, or even know their competitors in a certain market, they employ your services and your agency gives out online survey forms to different people in different categories and get the statistics they would need and you get paid in return.
12. Become A User Tester
With the spurt in websites and apps, developers want to know the perception of the user and also the user experience of each website.
This goes both ways, becoming a user tester or starting an agency that does user testing for different firms is a good start.
As a user tester, your job here is to give your opinion about what you think concerning your experience on a website or software.
As one running a user tester agency, you would need to create platforms for user testers to register, sign your terms and conditions, give them criteria and carry out the assigned jobs effectively.
13. Become a Life/Career Coach
Becoming a life or career coach is a great business to venture into.
You can be somebody’s online mentor as most people these days need as much as a little push.
Career coaching requires you to have a certain professional knowledge to be able to give the best advice to your clients and help them tow the best paths suitable for them in life.
Career or life coaching can be done online and also be done in physical locations like a walk-in office where people come in and pay for consultations from you.
Career or life coaching is borne out of the desire to help people become better and even choose the right paths in life.
14. Start A Craft Shop
With an entire demand size of $36 billion, crafting merchandise sold at some 75,000 retail outlets, including speciality craft stores. With demand as high as this, crafting is a good business to start.
Crafting involves using one’s hands to create beautiful and alluring things that would be used for different purposes
Different crafts that can be sold include flower vases, laundry baskets, stands, chairs made from different materials, e.t.c
Craft shops are not just in physical locations, they can also be run on line. Either on Etsy, social media platforms or an e-commerce website.
15. Start Social Media Influencing As A Business
A social media influencer is someone who is in another level of social media marketing.
Social media influencers grow their audience by the different posts they make, shout outs from other influencers, adverts they run advertising their pages on different social media platforms and use of trending hashtags.
When they have gotten a large number of followers and there is some noticeable amount of engagement on their page, they begin to advertise for smaller brands and get paid for it.
An influencer with 10,000 to 50,000 active lovers can make a few thousand per post. Instagram influencers with up to 1 million followers can see $10,000 per post. With over 1 million followers, You could charge $100,000 or more. This differs with the kind of brand and also the locations too.
Social media is a lucrative business with good rewards.
16. Start A Graphics Design Agency
Starting a graphics design agency is a good business to start.
With the spurt in small businesses and brands coming up every day, brand managers require people to do different kinds of branding for their companies.
A recent survey indicates that in 2019 alone, the industry created a revenue of $15 billion with an annual growth rate of 3.5%. It is anticipated to thrive further at a ratio of 2.7% to become a $14.8 billion-dollar-strong industry.
Starting a graphics design agency would require one to be proficient in graphics design software like Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign, GIMP, Inkscape, Sketch, Affinity Designer, Gravit designer, Auto-desk sketchbook pro and much more software for graphics design.
Graphics design is a good business to start and it’s also financially rewarding.
Photography is the art of processing or taking photographs.
The demand extent, measured by revenue, of the Photography industry, is $10.9bn in 2021 and it’s still predicted to expect a 2.8% increase.
From modelling shots to weddings, burials, engagements, birthdays, there are so many angles to photography. Photography is a good business to start and thrive in.
To become a professional in this art, one would need to master the different processing in taking and editing different images.
From the right camera’s to use, preset, lights, and even the best photograph editing software.
After the professional photography skills are obtained, one would need to own a studio and have the right equipment to be used for photography fully equipped in the studio.
Overall, photography is a good business to start.
18. Photo Editing As A Business
A lot of photographers prefer to just take photographs while they employ someone else to do the editing of the photos taken.
Also, photo editors work alone editing different photos that would be used for different purposes like brochures, billboards, souvenirs, books e.t.c
They use software like Adobe Photoshop to achieve this.
19. Video Editing/Creating
Video editing is one of the fastest-growing jobs online. Brands and companies need explainer videos for promotions and campaigns. Skill in this line and good marketing and promotion could land you some good-paying clients.
20. Start A Social Media Management Company
If you can help brands grow their social media engagements, it’s lucrative to start a social media management company.
Social media management agencies help brands manage their online platforms from Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, snap chat e.t.c to help them improve their images online.
Starting a small social media company is ideal because it is easy to start and the work can be done from anywhere as long as they have the right knowledge. If you do a good job, other companies would get to hear about it too and want your agency to work for them.
Many new businesses like to employ the hands of a social media agency because they would want the foundation of their social media platforms to be solid.
21. Start A Web Design and Development Company
Starting a web design company is one of the best businesses to start. Web design relates to the design of websites that are displayed on the internet. It usually cites the user experience aspects of website development rather than software development. A web designer takes care of the design, layout and sometimes content of a website.
A web design, on the other hand, takes care of the lines of codes that are used to build up a website.
With the internet, a lot of websites are already up and a lot more will be designed or built respectively.
Almost every small business now requires a website and this is a huge business to venture into and start making money.
You can start by learning web design and development on online platforms like Udemy and then proceed to register your web design and development company.
22. Start An App Development Company
Aside from having a website, companies also want to simplify payment, provide excellent customer service and have a good platform for notifications. So, the popular way to achieve this is to plant their apps on the phones of their customers. This is where app developers come in.
One can launch an app development startup and develop apps for different needs for their different client’s.
23. Become A Tech Support Agent
Tech support agents assist small firms or startups to troubleshoot different problems. A lot of small companies cannot hire a permanent tech support agent, instead, the source for firms that offer tech support and implore their help when needed.
A Tech support agent team usually consists of engineers and other professionals too.
A company like Apple hires tech support agents online. These agents help end users solve little
issues arising from the use of software and/or hardware.
24. Start Your IT Consultancy Firm
If you work internally for an IT agency, you could take your experience online and be your boss by
providing consultancy services to clients depending on your area of expertise via video conferencing.
25. Become A Programmer/Developer
Programming jobs have a large market. From novices to pros, there are clients available. Many freelancers websites feature this kind of job opportunity. So many big companies are handling real projects and don’t want to employ more people, the source for freelance programmers. Programmers earn good money depending on the programming language learned. Good knowledge of different programming languages is necessary.
Also, experience and working for a reputable agency could make your portfolio more attractive.
26. Become A CopyWriter
Copywriting is a good business to venture into, it involves writing different enticing and persuasive adverts or even lines for adverts for companies to use.
27. Venture Into Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing and it is a good business to start.
This is closely related to blogging and vlogging. Here, you earn commissions for recommending products for sale to your audience via your blogs, websites, YouTube channels, Facebook. You create a referral link and whenever they use your link to buy that product or order that service, you earn for every sale, lead or clicks done.
Affiliate marketing is not done by just bloggers and YouTube channel owners, it can also be done on different social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and even Instagram.
28. Start Live Chat Operation Agency
Many customers would prefer to chat up a customer care representative than to call them. So certain organizations now adopt this system by outsourcing the job to freelancers online. You can also turn this into a business. You can outsource live chat operators for each company and get a commission from the payments made.
29. Online Teaching
You could teach people online and earn a good amount of money. Students often need revision classes from the comfort of their phones. If you can meet this need. It could be done part-time or full time depending on how you choose to run it. You may also have live classes or downloadable courses. You can use the following platforms for
your tutorials: Preply and Wyzant
30. Create Your Course
Course creation is a good business to start and make a lot of money from.
Aside from teaching academic subjects, you could also create courses for skills you have like baking courses, digital marketing, home management courses, tech courses, how to play different instruments e.t.c.
Platforms Camtasia, Thinkific, kajabi and Teachable are good platforms, to begin with.
31. Become A Recruitment Consultant
Usually, those who run a business like this were once working in the Human Resources Management of companies and must have gained experience in recruiting employees for the company. With all the experience garnered in the field, they can now work and grow their business and also get paid for employing people.
32. Start Accounting/Bookkeeping Company
Though accounting practices differ from country to country, some companies still need someone to keep a record of their transactions. For the sake of transparency, companies like to outsource this kind of job which could lead to hiring accountants on a contract basis, even online.
One can start a small accounting company and get hired by big, small and medium corporations when the need is and make money. Experience and networking
are great assets in this kind of business.
33. Become A Cryptocurrency Trader
Here you get to trade currencies of different countries or various cryptocurrencies to make profits. Forex is broader than currency trading. You get to trade other “digital assets” in
Forex. Either way, it is a business that could land you a fortune in real time if you know what you’re doing. However, you could lose all you’ve got in a blink if you’re not careful. It’s always best to learn the business very well before venturing into it yourself so that you can know when to make those professional calls.
34. Start A Rental service
There are platforms where one can rent cars, houses, spaces e.t.c. Uber, Taxify, Lyft, Air BnB, are all parts of rental services. You can do the same here, all you need to do is get the written papers for agreements, advertise on different platforms if you’re going to do it independently or get registered on platforms that are already renting properties as a service.
35. Remote Pharmacist
The medical field can also operate online. Pharmacists can interact with patients online, diagnose them and deliver the needed medications to them afterwards. This field is actually for the trained and the professionals. Some hospitals hire a remote pharmacist to take healthcare to those who may
not be able to make it to the hospital
36. Online Counseling or Therapy
This is also a job that makes you interact with people, giving them good health advice and counselling.
Also, a lot of people don’t like to go physically to a counsellor for the sake of being anonymous, one can also attend to patients anonymously.
37. Become A Forex Trader/Options Trader
Forex trading and options trading is good business to start.
As stated earlier in Currency trading, Online trading of any sort would require a good understanding of what to do if one does not want to lose all his money. So, get good training and if you
I think you can analyse the money and commodities market indices, then go for it.
38. Become A Nutritionists/ Fitness Enthusiast
Have you ever been so worried about your weight that you go to your browser and search “how to lose weight” or “how to gain weight”? Well, many people do. With all the emphasis these days on eating a
healthy diet, many people need proper guidance on what is healthy for them. And there you go,
dishing out your knowledge of various foods and their effect on the body. People would pay to consult you. You can even create a bestseller (write a book on nutrition) and promote it online to generate passive income.
39. Become A Voice Over Artist:
With the era of videos being a very serious thing, voice-over artists are in serious demand. From mimicking characters to cartoon characters, radio jingles, adverts, Trailers for movies, voice-over for YouTube videos, funny videos, subtitles and so many more. Becoming a voice over artist involves you having a peculiar or seemingly different voice or ability to switch voices and even mimic different people.
Voice over artists can get gigs from Fiverr, freelancer, up work e.t.c
40.Start A Lemonade/Fresh Juice Stand:
So many people underestimate owning a fresh juice stand. By the way, everyone is going about FITFAM and eating healthy, fresh juice stands are thriving and making money.
To start this type of business, aside from the equipment, you just need a small space to set up and you are good.
41.Become A Webtoon Artists:
Writing and designing webtoons is a good business idea.
So many people love toons, I love a good toon and its story too. Webtoon artists draw cartoon characters using adobe illustrator, clip studio paint, Krita, sketch e.t.c, upload them on their platform(mostly websites) then write little comments/stories about them that leaves their readers intrigued and in suspense and makes them anxiously wait for the next episode or series.
Webtoon artists make money from sponsored ads on their platforms, as advert publishers, making each reader pay before they can access their webtoons(subscriptions). This is a very lucrative way to make money online.
42.Start a Laundry/Dry Cleaning Services:
Starting a Laundry and dry cleaning service is a good business.
So many people don’t know how lucrative this business is. Although there are already some people here, it still gives room for others. With everyone being busy working and making money, people no longer have the time to do their laundry and even when they have some time off work, they want to use it to rest and catch up on their favourite shows on Netflix, July, Disney +.
As one trying to start a laundry/dry cleaning service, you need to know about fabrics and which stain removers and detergent works for which fabric and which doesn’t and also keep time to deliver each of the laundered clothing.
You can market your dry cleaning business with any of the social media/ digital platforms(or hire a digital marketer here and drive customers to your laundry shop and also do deliveries like going to pick clothes from your customers and returning them.
43.Start A Cooking Gas Refill Business:
For countries where gas distribution is not provided by the Government, a business person can take advantage of this idea and thrive.
Food is something everyone needs and to cook, we need gas to fill our cylinder exceptions for people using electric cookers. To make money from this, you need a big gas cylinder, an industrial scale to measure the amount of gas, personal protective equipment and a lock-up shop.
You can also do gas deliveries to different household and food companies. Advertise your business and start making money.
44.Run A Meal Based Restaurant:
Ever noticed local restaurants that cook only a particular kind of food and the moment you get there, there is already a queue of people waiting for those inside to come out so they can go in.
Running a meal based local restaurant is a good way to make money and also a good business to start.
You pick one meal people will always eat irrespective of their pockets and the weather, learn how to cook it or hire someone that cooks that meal excellently, get a space for your restaurant, start your business and make money.
45.Start A Shawarma Business:
I wasn’t familiar with the middle eastern wrap called shawarma until about four years ago I had a taste of it.
Shawarmas are quite a thing and also a good business to start.
Looking at it closely, one would know it’s a good business to make so much money from. A lot of persons do not see this part
You can learn how to make this from youtube, open a small store because shawarma is a grab and go snack, it doesn’t need a big place for sit-outs.
46.Start A Snack On The Go Van’s:
Just like street foods, snack on the go vans is quite a thing now.
This business involves preparing different types of snacks from popcorn, muffins e.t.c and selling them in a van. To make money from this particular business, you don’t need an open space, you need a van to carry around your snacks, money for gas for your van and knowledge of how to make those snacks from YouTube. The advantage of this business is that you don’t need to pay for rent.
47.Become A Digital Marketer:
I know someone that makes $4,000 monthly from freelancing for so many companies as a digital marketer. Digital marketing is just like marketing everyone knows about but unlike normal marketing, this particular one is done in the online space.
From Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter posts, run adverts for them online, brief their customers about their latest promotions, freebies, and products to everything done on their online space.
They use software like tailwind, planoly, hoot suite e.t.c to schedule posts on their social media handles and email software to send promotions to their customers via email.
You can freelance on Fiverr, Upwork, freelancer e.t.c as a digital marketer and make so much money online.
48. Become An Investor:
Investing is also a good business to start just because it requires a lot of money to do so.
The famous Warren Buffet made so much of his money from Investments. There are so many genuine investment platforms to invest your money and get great returns. Investment is a great way to make money although sometimes the market drops and some other times it rises following the growth patterns and spurt of a company would tell you if the company would keep thriving or not and if you should invest with them or not
Piggyvest is an investment app I use although the currency and investments are in naira.
Farm power is also an agritech that pays investors a certain percentage when they invest with them in Naira
Before investing with any platform, double-check so as not to lose money.
49.Start A Box Service and Surprise Business
Running a box service is a good business to start. People that offer box services help people to surprise their loved ones or people they are trying to appreciate with a box of gifts or any kind of gift for different occasions and make money from the service.
To be able to run this kind of business, you need to have more than just an idea of different gifts and different ways to surprise people.
50. Stock Photography
Stock photographers are photographers who take pictures of different things, register on accredited photography sites and get paid when those pictures are purchased by different people.
You can take up stock photography as a business. All you need to do is get a good knowledge of photography, edit your pictures properly with any editing software like Adobe Photoshop, upload them, spread words about them and make money when people purchase them and they make decent amounts from these websites. Some examples of websites that offer stock photography services are pexels, Shutterstock, Getty Images, icons.com.
51. Start Greeting Cards Production
People still adore the good old way of sending congratulatory messages to others and greeting cards are still in vogue. People still send greeting cards to families, people and groups they hold close to their hearts. Greeting cards are cards that convey goodwill messages from one person to another.
Designing and Printing business cards and running them as a business owner is very lucrative and one can use their sense of creativity to design different cards, put down so many heartwarming messages and send them to their different destinations.
To start a business like designing greeting cards as a business owner, one needs to be creative and flexible with designs and also be able to write down heartwarming messages.
52. Antique Sales
Statistics show the sales in the online art and antique market worldwide from 2013 to 2019. Global online art and antique sales amounted to approximately 5.9 billion U.S. dollars in 2019, down from 6 billion the previous year.
Antiques are things that existed in ancient times. Ranging from different types of equipment, household gadgets, clothing, cars e.t.c.
Lately, the rate at which people buy antique materials/equipment has been increasing. This is because of the progressive trend of ” retro” style that comes back in with each passing year. As an antique shop owner, you get to sell all your old possessions like ancient tables, chairs, wall clocks, large music players, radios, cars and practically everything ancient.
While people buy antique products because of their lower prices( depending on the product), others buy antique goods due to curiosity and want to know what living in the past used to look like, either way, you are sure of making money from it and turning it into a lucrative business for yourself.
53. Running A Cleaning Services Business
With the universe progressing, everyone getting busier and more deadlines to meet daily, people are being tied down at work and it is very little or no time for them to take care of themselves properly or take care of their home properly, here cleaning services come in.
Starting a cleaning service involves going to people’s homes or offices to clean them up. Depending on the agreement you have with them, you can either clean when they are in or when they are out, but cleaning when they are out is more ideal, not only will it make it faster due to no external movements, it also makes your work easier.
A good cleaning service company will make use of good multipurpose cleaners, tile cleaners, glass cleaners, vacuum cleaners, bed bug removal products, bathroom cleaners,
54. Makeup Artistry/ Sales of Makeover Products
Over the years, makeup/makeover has been a continuously growing trend with so many products and brands springing up almost every year.
People wear makeup for so many reasons ranging from wanting to look good, impress people, be confident to be bold, attract people e.t.c
According to a May 2017 survey of American consumers, 41 per cent of Americans between the ages of 30 and 59 years wear makeup daily, and 25 per cent wear makeup several times per week. Imagine that you are part of the makeup artist that helps these people wear their makeup or you sell makeup products to them.
Teenagers spend approximately $44 billion a year on beauty products and this is definitely time for you to utilize and earn from making sales of makeup products and also doing makeovers for people. There are so many good makeup schools to learn makeup professionally online.
To be able to make money from this and become a business owner from this, there are so many makeup brands and products to choose from that are of very high demand in the market, pick from these brands and sell to the ever-growing population of makeup users.
55. Car Wash Services
As of 2011, there were more than one billion motor vehicles in use in the world, excluding off-road vehicles and heavy construction equipment. The US publisher Ward’s estimates that as of 2019, there were 1.4 billion passenger cars in use in the world.
Out of the 1.4 billion cars and counting in the world, not all of these people wash their cars themselves especially when most have to rush off to work every morning or are too tired to do it themselves. A car wash service is a lucrative way to make money by washing different types of cars. It can be automated or done manually, it depends on the amount of money you have at that time to buy your equipment. Everyone loves a clean and dirt free car. You can start a car wash business using equipment like vacuum cleaners for the car interiors, car wash liquids, dispensers for water, blowers, dryers, wands, conveyor tunnels(for automated washing), hose, towels, brushes and a frequent supply of water.
56. Storage Services As A Business
Running a storage service involves owning a space where people can decide to keep their properties or valuables for the time until they are ready to get them while they pay for the amount of time their items spend at the storage place. People keep their properties or items at storage places because they lack enough room for them or don’t want their homes or offices to be filled with unnecessary items.
To be able to run this business efficiently as a business owner, you need a large to moderate space you can turn into storage, also the place should be secured because you don’t want people losing their valuables kept in your care.
57. Website Flipping
With over 1,197,982,359 websites in the World as of January 2021, owning a website and flipping it when you have attained a certain level is quite ideal and lucrative for everyone. Website flipping means selling your website, blog after running it for several years. Some websites like flippa sell different types of websites and you can place yours there for sale.
58. Yoga Studio
Yoga as a workout is bodily training consisting primarily of postures, often connected by flowing series, sometimes supported by breathing exercises and frequently halting with respite lying down or reflection. Yoga in this form has become familiar across the world, especially in America and Europe.
36 million Americans practice yoga. Between 2012 and 2016 the number of Americans doing yoga grew by 50%. There are an estimated 300 million yoga practitioners worldwide. The worldwide yoga industry is worth $80 billion.
Yoga studios are really popular like gyms because people are looking to learn how to meditate properly and become more flexible.
To be able to run a yoga studio as a business owner, you need to have so much experience with different yoga exercises and learn how to teach people too and also you will need a large space for your studio and provide items like yoga blocks, yoga mats, yoga blankets, yoga straps and yoga wheels. To get your first set of students/clients for your yoga business, you will have to spread words to your small circles, churches, mosques, neighbours e.t.c
59. Become A Disc Jockey( DJ)
The first thing that comes to mind when you hear about disc jockeys is music. Everyone loves music and parties without music are almost impossible. Not just parties, seminars, conventions, gatherings, different occasions all need music to look and feel lively.
Being a disc jockey is a very lucrative business to start, parties and so many events are everywhere and it’s always going to be that way.
To run this business as a business owner, you need sets of speakers, a good knowledge of mixing so many songs and using the DJ software and you are good to start earning money from numerous events.
You can start by telling family members, friends and people about your small business in case an event comes up or you can create awareness by mixing songs on the streets and people can get to know about your business from there.
60. Homestay / Hostels For Tourists
When people go on vacations, not everyone will be able to afford hotels or AirBnB homes, because most times, hotels are usually expensive, but hostels are usually better because not only are they cheaper, one can also get acquainted with more people that are also on vacation like them and explore places together.
Building hostels in your country especially towards the city or close to recreational sites is a very lucrative business. People will always travel on budgets and this is a good time to make money while you render a service (accommodating them).
After building your hostels, you can allow people books from sites like bookings.com, agoda.com e.t.c
61.Start A Personal Shopper/ Errand Services
A personal shopper helps to do the shopping for groceries, clothing and everything that needs to be shopped for and gets paid for the service rendered.
Errand services involve running errands like picking one’s kids from school, getting the car from the auto repair shop, and so many different errands and also getting paid for the service rendered.
These are both lucrative ways of making money in your spare time and the good thing about it is that it’s flexible and convenient.
62. Start A Coffee Shop
64% of American adults currently consume coffee every day and about 400 million cups of coffee are consumed every day.
Coffee consumption is internationally widespread across cultures around the globe. It is estimated that the world population drinks around 2 billion cups per day, which means that there are at least one billion coffee drinkers worldwide and this is good news because it just means your coffee shop will most likely thrive.
You can start a coffee shop individually by learning the different types of coffee’s, proper preparations, buying the different coffee dispensers, renting a space and starting your business or you can register under a popular coffee shop as a franchise and use their already grown popularity to make money, either way, it’s lucrative.
63. Start An Organic Food Store
In 2019, organic food sales in the United States amounted to about a 50.1billion U.S. dollars, very huge right? So why are you not taking advantage of it?
Organic foods are eaten at least once a day in every home. Organic foods ranging from fruits, meat, shakes, fibres to rice, potatoes, beans, smoothies, protein shakes and so much more. There is no limit to the kind of foods organic food shops can sell as long as they keep them fresh at all times.
The majority of Americans, 84 per cent, buy organic food sometimes while 45 per cent buy them regularly (at least once a month), according to a new national survey. Meanwhile, U.S. retail sales of organics are on the rise, with sales growing 11.5 per cent in 2013 to reach more than $35 billion. You should take part and sell to these growing percentages of organic food consumers.
You can start with deciding your location, the money you have at hand and also the type of organic food you want to sell.
64. Start A Waste Disposal Service
Now, this is one of the most lucrative businesses to start. Not everyone wants to be identified with “dirt’s” but “dirt’s” give money, so why not?.
Depending on the country you are in and how they separate their dirt.
You can go home to home, telling each household about your waste disposal business or go through agencies that sell homes, rent homes or lease out homes and promise a certain percentage for referrals, everyone loves extra money.
First of all, for this business, you need a truck with different drums in it for ease of separation.
You take out the trash, separate them, take the plastics for recycling, the leftovers to farmers e.t.c and do the necessary for all the other dirt’s and get paid at the end.
You decide on the days you get to take dirt’s out from each street or district and your business is already moving.
65. Start Manufacturing Organic Creams
Approximately 70% of US consumers aged 18–29 would rather use natural, organic cosmetics. It’s estimated that by 2024, the global organic beauty product market will be worth over $22 billion and this is great news because if you happen to venture into this industry you will be making lots of money.
A body lotion you buy lasts about a month or a month and a half depending on the amount you use per day and when you go to buy, you are actually making more money for not only the sellers but also the producers are making profits too.
To start this business, you need to learn properly the different active ingredients for different skin problems like salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide for acne e.t.c and this is not something to learn by oneself because if not learned properly, can cause serious skin problems for your customers, you can start by going to a certified cosmetology school and then take it up from there.
66. Venture Into A Clothing Decluttering Services
Decluttering involves tidying up things. Most people don’t get to wear up to 50% of clothing in their lifetime.
Canada, Switzerland and Norway scored pretty badly when it comes to the percentage of unused clothing items, with the first two countries at 79 per cent and the latter at 77 per cent. The UK also presented shocking numbers: as much as 73 per cent of their clothes were never worn last year.
Rather than allow the clothes to stay on the wardrobe with no one wearing them, how about starting a decluttering service to help them sell those off and also make money while you sell them too for yourself.
You can start a decluttering service business by
- Buying a domain name and hosting or get a website like Squarespace, Wix, Shopify or WordPress site
- Create options for people who want to declutter their wardrobes or items in general to contact you
- Create slides for different products, from clothes, shoes, bags e.t.c
- The sellers send the items that need to be decluttered to your offline shop or storage house, you take pictures of them, post them on your website, post on your social media handles
- They buy them, you ship them over, send the owner the agreed amount and take your percentage.
67. Font Creation
Font creation is a good way to make money but at first, you have to really put in a lot of work creating the font with adobe illustrator or other font creation software and then license your fonts and finally put them up for people to pay some amounts for them.
68. Electric Bike Hire
An electric bicycle is also known as an e-bike or e-bike is a bicycle with an integrated electric motor that can be used to assist propulsion. Electric bikes use rechargeable batteries and also have GPS for easy location of places.
To start an e-bike hire business is easy. All you need to do is get an e-bike and create awareness about your e-bike hiring through social media channels and people will come to find you.
69. Start A Delivery Service:
Working with a third party delivery service has been found to raise restaurant sales volume by 10 to 20% and 60% of U.S. consumers order delivery or takeout once a week.
The delivery service market is booming currently because people find it easier for the items they bought to be brought to their doorsteps rather than going there themselves to get them. Not only does it save time for them, but it also helps increase their productivity when they use that time to do other things.
To start providing this service, you need to dispatch bikes, motorcycles, vehicles for delivery and dispatch riders but first, you need to collaborate with other small business owners so that when an order is made and confirmed, you take the goods to the necessary people or persons and make the delivery.
70. Become A Personal Wellness Coach
A wellness coach is a professional who helps people assess their current physical and emotional state, and helps them set goals for what they want to achieve in their overall wellness and health by working with them on plans of action to reach these goals. To be able to take personal wellness as a business, you need to be certified in any of the wellness areas you choose to show your area of expertise. The four major areas are nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and mental health.
Anyone you choose to venture into, you have to be great and handle your clients with respect and utmost care.
71. Open A Sports Bar
Sports bars are thriving because people love to watch sports in a group or do a sport in groups too. Sports bars come in different types, shapes or forms.
Some come with virtual reality(VR) where you are in a room but you can play golf using the VR technologies in the room.
Some others are football-themed, where everything inside looks like it’s a stadium where football is being played. Everything depends on the theme and the kind of customers you want coming to your sports bar.
72. Offering Cooking Classes/ Sell Recipes:
Everyone loves a well-cooked meal and knowing how to cook it is also an additional bonus. A chef or one who is skilled in cooking delicious meals can decide to start offering cooking classes as a registered business and make money from it. Selling recipes is also a plus as one can do it both online and offline
73. Start A Bakery With Walk In-Store Attached
To be able to start up a bakery attached to a walk-in store, one needs to know how to make snacks ranging from muffins, burgers, pancakes and so many more.
You or your employee make the snacks fresh and customers walk in to buy them. They can also book ahead of time online and you can have it delivered to them.
74. Virtual Reality Game Set Hire /Gadget Hires
Hiring VR games is a good business to start. An average VR game set costs about $599 and not everyone can afford it, but they can hire it. Nearly one in five (19 per cent) of US consumers have used VR in 2020—a three percentage point increase from 16 per cent in 2019.
The latest virtual reality statistics show that the global market size of AR and VR is forecast to hit $18.8 billion in 2020 (Statista, 2019). This is more than three times the $6.1 billion market size registered as recently as 2016. Between 2020 and 2027, the compound annual growth rate of the market is expected to come in at 21.6 per cent (Grand View Research, 2020). In other words, in these seven years, the VR sector is expected to grow at an average of 21.6 per cent every year.
With these statistics, VR is not going any lower, its global market size keeps increasing and even its audience. So many people want to try the games out of curiosity and search for fun and you should be able to provide them with that and they should be able to afford it because it’s for hire.
You decide an amount to rent it out depending on the number of days and also they get to make sure the game set comes back the same way it was given to them. This is a good business to venture into.
75. Hire Selfie Drones + Photography Booth
Most people love to keep up with trends, change backgrounds for their pictures, take pictures from different angles, take pictures hand free and just be trendy and fancy and if you have a selfie drone and photography booth(s), you should be able to give them that luxury for a certain amount of money and everyone is happy.
First of all, you will be needing selfie drones and then craft out different trendy and beautiful booths that will entice people and make them want to use your service.
76. Own A 2D/3D Cafes
2D/3D cafes are cafes with their interior designs looking like drawn objects. They are really beautiful and are quite trendy. You can decide on the theme of the 2D or 3D cafe you want and also include photography booths, drawings and designs as side attractions.
When people come in, they have to buy a coffee, smoothie or any of the tea’s on your menu to be able to access the side attractions.
77. Begin A Dance Studio
If you are skilled in showing off different dance skills from different continents, it’s ideal to start a dance studio or give dance classes to people in need of them. From tango to ballet, bachata, tap dance, salsa, afro dance, hip hop and many more dances, people are looking for where they can learn them from and if you are skilled in any dance at all, you can turn it into a small business and earn money from it.
You can either rent a studio or start offering dance classes in open places like parks and recreational sites. Not only does it allow you to dance freely, but it also allows people to notice your dances/dance school thereby allowing you to market your business freely.
78. Begin A Travel planning business
People want to save money even when they travel and they want to go to the most fun places, see the best of things and get the best out of every trip they do and as one with a travel planning business in mind, getting the best out of their travels should be your goal.
You can help people plan travels to different locations and get paid for your efforts.
79. Become A Tour Guide
A tour guide (U.S.) or a tourist guide (European) is a person who assists, information on cultural, historical and contemporary heritage to people on organized sightseeing and individual clients at educational establishments, religious and historical sites such as; museums, and at various venues of tourist attraction resorts.
Becoming a tour guide is pretty easy, you learn about popular and unpopular places that people will love to visit.
You can create a website advertising your services or create social media handles for tourists to be able to reach you. When people contact you, you book them together or alone depending on your package, take them on your tour bus and show them around all the places that need to be seen.
80. Pet Business
The country with the highest rate of pet ownership per household as of 2010 is Australia with over 60% of households having at least one animal as a companion (typically a cat or dog) and 83% of Australians have owned a pet at some point in their life.
Sixty-seven per cent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2019-2020 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA). This is up from 56 per cent of U.S. households in 1988, the first year the survey was conducted.
Families or households that own pets will keep increasing and pets are friends to humans and you can make money from this boom.
A popular choice of pet for dogs is the Labrador receiver. This Dog is the most popular pet amongst family pets and it’s a good breed for your pet business.
You can buy two of different genders and keep them together to give birth and sell off their offspring.
81. Home Health Care Services
You can start up a home health care service where you take care of the aged. Convalescence, Invalids e.t.c
You need to be patient and always listen to your patients to thrive in this business
82. Offline and Online Clothing Boutiques
51% of Americans favour online shopping and In 2018, the overall revenue from retail sales in the US was $6 trillion.
Still, in 2019, 90% of retail sales are happening in physical stores. With 90% of retail sales going on in physical stores, you can thrive in the fashion industry by owning a boutique online and also offline. Online for people that do not have the time to come into the walk in-store and offline for people to look at your cloth catalogue, pick their different sizes, choose the colour or shade they want the items in, pay for them and have you deliver them.
To start an online boutique, you need to have an idea of what fashion or trendy means. First, you define your target audience, create a good website by buying a domain name and hosting or using e-commerce websites like Shopify, define different catalogues by colours, types of dresses or clothing, sizes e.t.c and set your website live.
For physical or walk-in boutiques, you also need to define your target market, hunt for busy locations with good parking spaces, get clothing that is in trend and also those that everyone loves to wear and you are set.
83. Beard Growth Oils And Treatment
The global beard oil market size was valued at USD 925.9 million in 2018 and is projected to expand further at a CAGR of 6.1% from 2019 to 2025.
With a market predicted to hit over $982 million in 2025, this is a perfect time to join this market and make money from it.
You can make money from beard growth treatments and kits in two ways. First is formulating and producing your beard growth treatment and the second is identifying popular and effective beard growth treatment companies and becoming a distributor for them.
With so many males in different countries joining the beard growth trend, this is a lucrative business to start.
84. Hair Growth Treatments
The global hair oil market is projected to reach USD 3.9 billion by 2024, registering a CAGR of 4.78 % during the forecast period (2019 – 2024)
Every gender male and female alike that decides to groom their hair wants to come out with healthy, strong and breakage free hair and this is where you help them fill the gap. You can achieve this in two ways:
- Production and formulation of hair growth treatments/kit
- Becoming a sales distributor for a hair growth treatment brand
85. Scented Candles Production And Sales
The global scented candles market size was estimated at USD 336.7 million in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 364.9 million in 2020.
Scented candles help create a relaxing environment and help one meditate while inhaling fragrances. Scented candles are therapeutic and also help one to relax and live in the moment. Scented candles are made by incorporating essential oils into candles and they normally come in a glass jar to prevent them from spilling.
You can make money from scented candles by either making them yourself and selling them or look for popular brands with a huge customer base and become sales agents for them, either way, you are running a business.
86. Production And Sales Of Oil Perfumes
The popularity of oil perfumes can be recognized by everyone. Everyone wants to smell good, have people around that also smell good because not only does it improve performance, perfumes also improves people’s moods.
Venturing into an oil perfume production or sales business is lucrative
87. Sales Of Different Classes Of Perfumes
You can decide to also sell different types of perfumes from perfume, Eau de perfume, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and Eau Fraiche e.t.c
You can either sell them at a physical location like your walk-in shop or sell them on an e-commerce website either way or both ways simultaneously is ideal.
88. Dropshipping Business
Dropshipping is a form of retail business wherein the seller accepts customer orders but does not keep goods sold in stock.
One thing people don’t know about is this, dropshipping doesn’t involve just goods, people also drop-ship services. The competition in dropshipping goods is so much that it’s really difficult for newbies in the business to thrive as business owners.
Guess what, Dropshipping services come to the rescue. The same way you post goods on any of your online platforms and when people pay for them, you go and get them from the owners or merchants the same way that the service happens.
In dropshipping services, it’s all similar but unlike goods, services are being advertised and then links are pasted with a tracking id that indicates which of the vendors it’s coming from. All you need to do is post or advertise different services and when people click on them with your link and use their services, you get paid for it.
89. Customizing gift items
While people are wondering what gifts to give their friends or loved ones, you can always bring your A-game as a business owner to the table.
Customizing different gift items from personalized jotters, water bottles, wristwatches, t-shirts, sneakers, shoes e.t.c all these can be customized and money will be made from them.
90. T-shirt Branding
T-shirt branding is one of the most lucrative and good businesses out there.
I’m yet to see a person that doesn’t like a branded shirt. From shirts with their names or nicknames customized at the back or in front to names of companies, teams, organizations, drawings, designs and so many write-ups e.t.c all customized to the back or front of the shirts.
This is very lucrative because it is in very high demand and people pay very well to get them, especially those with high-quality prints.
Is Starting A Business Easy?
Starting a business is not easy. When you first start a business, there are so many uncertainties as to if the business would work or not even with all the hard work you and your team put in and also, how to get your name out there like the bigger names are also such a hassle.
Is Starting A Business Worth It?
Starting a business is worth it. At the end of everything, starting a good business comes with fulfilment, even on days that seem like nothing is going on, it keeps you going.
What Do Small Businesses Struggle With?
Small businesses struggle with a lot of things ranging from inadequate funds, inconsistency, unstable Government policies and sometimes each struggle depends on the location of that small business.
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