Making Money: 5 Surprisingly Lucrative Business Ideas

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Are you tired of the 9 to 5 grind? Do you want an opportunity to blow that potential income ceiling into tiny bits and always have the potential to earn more? You have probably already considered starting your own business, but haven’t decided on which one to start. You want to make sure that your business will be successful and that you will enjoy it. Let’s face it, nobody wants to start a business where they dread going to work in the morning and still have to live paycheck to paycheck.

Construction Company

If you like to work outdoors, a construction company may just be the lucrative business idea for you. Whether it is you and a buddy or a whole team, there is the potential for little overhead and huge returns on investment. Especially if you already have the necessary equipment, like a table saw and a work truck, there won’t be many expensive items to buy right off the bat.

You can charge the clients for the materials and an hourly labor rate. If you do choose to start this type of company, be sure to retain an attorney like Sackstein, Sackstein & Lee, LLP or someone similar. This sort of legal protection is incredibly important for a business that works around heavy equipment.

Event Planning

You can start an Event Planning business right from your home, where your only overhead may be an internet bill and basic office supplies. As you book more of the same kinds of events, you will begin to establish a rapport with the different vendors, making your job that much easier. Almost all of your fees will be direct profit, since there isn’t much overhead.


If you have a decent kitchen and a passion for cooking or baking, you could easily start a catering company. The niche opportunity is almost endless; you can get as creative with this idea as you want. If you like to bake, you can start a wedding cake or dessert catering company. If you like to cook, you can start a 5-star dinner catering company. If you work out of your own kitchen, there is very little overhead, letting the majority of your revenue turn into profit.

Freelance Writing

Another business idea that can be very lucrative is freelance writing. The great thing about freelance writing is that it can be done at any time of the day on your own schedule. There are several platforms that you can start off writing or you can try to land direct clients yourself. The potential earnings can be anywhere from a little extra pocket money with just a little time commitment, or a very comfortable full time income.


You may not believe it, but blogging can rake in the cash. Once you decide on your niche, you just have to create a website and maintain a blogging and social media schedule. Blogs make money through affiliate marketing, ads, and online products, so once your website is paid for, there is no overhead, leaving all of your passive income to go straight to profit.

The key to maximizing your profits is to reduce your overhead. The opportunities for a lucrative business are endless, you just have to find your passion and give it all you’ve got.

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