The 79 Best Business Ideas In Uganda [2023]

Interested in starting a business in Uganda in 2023?

We put together 79 of the best businesses you can start in Uganda today.

In this list of ideas, you can find:

  • Home-based businesses to start in Uganda
  • Profitable online business ideas
  • Unique business opportunities for Uganda
  • Low investment business ideas (under $5k to start)
  • Easy businesses you can start in Uganda today

For each business idea, we’ll show you real-world examples, revenue expectations for each idea, + a step-by-step on how to start your small business in Uganda.

Here's the full list:

1. Start a catering business

A catering business is responsible for providing food & beverage-related services for vast types of events.

Catering businesses are known to be more flexible than other businesses because they don't have to worry about location or pricing and can even work 24/7. They can cater anywhere and offer any price point that they want.

However, starting a catering business requires a lot of planning. To start a successful catering business in Uganda, you'll need to plan and prepare menus, manage budgets, handle clients, and more. In addition, catering allows you to meet more people and show off your cooking skills.

How much you can make: $3,750 — $48,333/month

How much does it cost to start: $500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 90 days (?)

Case Study How I Found Success With A $20K/Month Catering Company After Starting Many Businesses Elegante Catering founder, Nestor Nidome, details his journey from failed DJ business to a $20k/month catering company, emphasizing the importance of online marketing and customer feedback as key contributors to his success. $20K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 11 8.48K

2. Start a sewing and alteration business

Do you have sewing skills and looking for an entrepreneurship opportunity? You can start your sewing and alteration business.

A sewing and alteration business offers customers clothing repair, custom tailoring, button replacement, and other alterations. You can start a sewing and alteration business at home or set up a retail location.

To start a sewing and alteration business, you will need a commercial-grade sewing machine and a marketing strategy, so target customers learn about your business.

How much you can make: $1,000/month

Case Study These Two Founders Started An On-Demand Clothing Alterations Startup ALTRD is a clothing alteration service launched by two socially oriented entrepreneurs that connects customers with skilled immigrant women tailors in New York who work from home and has already built an impressive team of 25 experts while making an effort to offer convenient and quality tailoring solutions as well as opportunities for women in need of work. $1K Monthly Revenue 9 6.99K

3. Start a furniture business

The furniture industry involves designing, manufacturing, and selling various types of furniture for household and commercial purposes. With the increase in flexible workspaces and the real estate industry’s growth, the furniture business’s demand is boosted.

The furniture business is easy to start and does not require high investments. However, it is first essential to know your niche, for example, office, domestic, home furniture, and luxury items.

The furniture business needs a lot of preparation and prior knowledge. Taking business classes, learning about your local market, and making a solid business plan is advisable. In general, if your products are unique and one of a kind, consumers will be willing to pay a higher, including the shipping cost.

How much you can make: $1,700 — $999,999/month

Case Study How I Took My Woodworking Hobby Full Time To Build A Successful Brand Sasha Weekes, owner of Timber Grove Studios, turned her fine arts and cabinetmaking education into a successful home-based woodworking business that grew from a side project to netting 20-50% profits month-to-month and up to $10,000 in sales during peak periods through Etsy, with her company's growth continuing to increase through other social media outlets. $6.5K Monthly Revenue 12 56.2K

4. Start a dog training business

Professional dog trainers can be an incredibly fulfilling profession, especially for dog lovers. You can choose to work as an independent dog trainer or work under a company as a part-time trainer. However, note that dog training takes more commitment for a part-time gig. To get started, you need some education to understand how dogs behave and train them in new tricks. You will find tons of online resources on dog training. Alternatively, you can work as an intern with local dog trainers to acquire the skills before setting up your dog training side hustle. The average hourly rate for dog trainers is just over $50/ hr.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $8,000/month

How long does it take to build: 60 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 5 hours/week

Case Study How I Started A $5K/Month Dog Training Business Fraternityk9 dog training is an example of how Donald's passion for dog training turned into a $5k/month business, by utilizing platforms like Facebook and Instagram, and learning about sales and business to scale the process. $5K Monthly Revenue 6 7.27K

5. Start a brewery

If well-planned, a brewery can be a profitable business. However, starting a brewery is not a walk in the park.

Opening a brewery requires a lot of planning, involves many decisions, and is capital intensive.

If you have decided to start a brewery, you must comply with the legal requirements. Then, understand the startup costs involved in starting a brewery.

Your brewery business plan must indicate the brewery concept and outline the brewery funding plans.

How much you can make: $56,000 — $120,000/month

How long does it take to build: 365 days (?)

Case Study How This Entrepreneur Started A $2M Craft Brewery Progress Brewing, a craft beer company in South El Monte, saw continuous growth of 12-14% every month for 16 months straight and hopes to break $2M revenue in 2019 with a focus on high-value non-hype beer, excellent customer service, and providing an overall enjoyable experience. $120K Monthly Revenue 9 7.1K

6. Start a hair salon

Hair salons offer a wide range of beauty services including hair-cutting, waxing, nail treatment, massages, and complementary care such as aromatherapy.

With the increased demand for high fashion beauty services, starting a hair salon could be a profitable venture.

To start a hair salon in Uganda, you need a strong business plan and find a niche that attracts a local client base. To succeed, hire knowledgeable and experienced employees, and encourage them to maintain a good customer service culture,

How much you can make: $550,000/month

Case Study How I Went From Hairstylist To Running My Own $3.3M Salon Business This case study follows the founder of Urban Betty, who started her salon business with only one contractor, and now has two locations with over 50 employees, growing from 1.5 million to 3.4 million in revenue from 2014-2018, and investing around 2% of its gross income every year in Yelp, Google, and Facebook Ads. $550K Monthly Revenue $69.9K Startup Costs 7 19.5K

7. Start a cleaning service

A housecleaning side business is a beautiful idea for people with free time on weekends or even weekdays. The side hustle idea requires little capital to start. During the launch, you can choose to offer the service to your neighbors and scale as you gain experience. The average salary for a house cleaner is $17.32 per hour.

By starting a house cleaning business in Uganda, you are tapping into an enormous market with plenty of clientele. There could always be demand for your cleaning service, which keeps you in business as you help homeowners keep their homes spotless.

How much you can make: $3,000 — $600,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 80 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 7 hours/week

Case Study How I Started A $100K+/Month Home Cleaning Service For Busy Individuals And Airbnb Hosts MaidThis®, launched by Neel Parekh in Los Angeles with just one cleaner in 2013, has achieved over $10 million in total revenue by focusing on cleaning Airbnbs and vacation rentals, thanks to its successful remote business model and new-age marketing tactics, and has now launched MaidThis Franchise to expand the business further. $100K Monthly Revenue $800 Startup Costs 19 19.3K

8. Start a solar energy business

Switching to solar energy has become the best way to save money by reducing utility bills. Are you interested in starting a business that focuses on renewable energy solutions?

A solar company can be a great business idea. You can set up a solar energy plant and sell the power to households and businesses without requiring them to purchase the entire solar energy system.

How much you can make: $600,000 — $2,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 120 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $600K/Month Company Selling Low Cost Solar Energy Clean Energy Solutions, a solar-energy provider based in LA, has grown over 6700% from 2014 to 2019, with monthly revenue around $600,000 and plans to expand its energy-efficient affordable housing division, thanks to its unique solar program allowing clients to save money using solar energy at a lower price than their utility would charge. $600K Monthly Revenue 10 65.1K

9. Start an online video editing business

Video editors manage camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects to produce the final film or video product. To become an online video editor, you must have media production and communication knowledge and the ability to work with others.

To start a video editing business, you can outsource video editing skills from an experienced professional. Your role will be to pick video footage from the customers and upload them for the video editor to do the magic.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $208,000/month

How long does it take to build: 110 days (?)

Case Study How We Developed A $6K/Month Online Video Editing Software VEED.IO, a London-based start-up co-founded by Sabba and her partner, offers a simple online video editing platform using batch job cloud architecture to help social media managers across the world auto subtitle, filter, rotate videos and much more, earning the company $5,300 MRR and the founders Ramen profitability within just a year of starting. $6K Monthly Revenue 13 11.1K

10. Start an online advertising agency

An online advertising agency provides business owners with a wide range of marketing services to help them reach targeted customers, and increase their product or service sales.

Services offered by online advertising agencies include creating ads, planning marketing campaigns, deciding the best platforms for reaching the target audience, and analyzing performance to help businesses make strategic marketing and advertising decisions.

How much you can make: $2,797 — $1,250,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $2,500 (?)

How long does it take to build: 45 days (?)

Case Study My Story On Building My Own $8K/Month Digital Advertising Agency Fantôm Agency founder Luis Camacho shares how he built his digital advertising agency from scratch, focusing on helping mid-to-late stage SaaS companies scale through paid advertising channels and generating around $8,600 per month without significant overhead costs. $25K Monthly Revenue 11 13.1K

11. Start a tutoring or education business

When students have problems with their schoolwork, they turn to tutors for help.

Being a tutor awakens your entrepreneurial skills. Being your own boss allows you to set your own schedule and be more independent. You'll create lasting relationships with students and their parents. Last but not least: you get paid well!

How much you can make: $1,700 — $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $4,000 (?)

Case Study How I Started A $200K/Month Online Makeup Academy Online makeup academy, Vizio Makeup Academy, founded in 2011 by Anastasia Andreani and her partner, has enrolled over 3,300 students and generated $2.4M in revenue this year, by offering professional makeup courses online and creating their own cosmetic line. $235K Monthly Revenue $4K Startup Costs 5 14.4K

12. Start a dropshipping business

Dropshipping allows you to start your online e-commerce store without stock-keeping. Therefore, you do not need huge capital, and the risk is minimal because the manufacturer is responsible for the inventory and ships it directly to the customer. Therefore, your responsibility remains to market and offer customer service.

To start a successful dropshipping business in Uganda, you need a mastery of online marketing and a focus on improving customer experience.

How much you can make: $6,000 — $3,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $6,000 (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 10 hours/week

Case Study How I Started A $100K/Month Business Mentoring Dropshipping Entrepreneurs Entrepreneur Kamil Sattar has developed multiple six-figure drop shipping businesses, and his company, e-commerce mentoring, specializes in helping others create their own successful companies, with favorite platforms including using Shopify and apps such as Loox reviews and SMSBump. $100K Monthly Revenue $1K Startup Costs 14 22.9K

13. Start a content writing company

Content writing involves writing, editing, and publishing content in a digital format. Examples of content include a blog post, product description, and podcast script—eBooks, press releases, or landing page content.

Becoming a content writer allows you to work as your boss. Therefore, you choose whatever working schedule suits you and take a manageable workload. Moreover, content writing helps you develop essential skills you may not obtain from regular writing.

Content writing is a highly-on-demand service, as companies compete for the online audience who often begin their shopping journey by searching for relevant and educative content online. Therefore, a content writing company is an excellent source of passive income.

To start a content writing company in Uganda, research the market and choose a suitable niche. Sketch a proper business plan and create a website. Hire a pool of talented writers and leverage modern technology to streamline operations.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $250,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $600 (?)

How long does it take to build: 30 days (?)

Case Study How Dani Mancini Transformed Her Freelance Gigs Into A SaaS Business, a subscription-based copywriting service providing high quality content that helps businesses scale at roughly 50% of the cost of hiring in-house, created by Dani, a first-time entrepreneur who started with just a few hundred dollars worth of projects and with the help of three other writers; as of last month, topped $14K monthly revenue. $37K Monthly Revenue 21 12.1K

14. Start an affiliate marketing business

Are you looking for a side hustle to pay you a passive income? Affiliate marketing is one of those side hustles that will pay you well over the long term. It is a way to earn money online by promoting other companies' products and services. You will be paid a commission for each sale you make as an affiliate marketer.

To get started, learn how to find the right product and brand to partner with. For example, you may prefer becoming an affiliate marketer for an eCommerce store, partnering with a manufacturer, and marketing their products for a commission.

How much you can make: $500 — $773,000/month

How long does it take to build: 55 days (?)

Case Study How I Built A $3.5K/Month Authority Site With A Full Time Job Bar Games 101 is an authority website about classic bar games with over 200K monthly visitors and revenue over $4,000 for the month of August, achieved through consistent publishing of researched articles and outsourcing by the founder. 11 28.5K

15. Start a mobile photography business

Want to start your own photography business? You're not alone. With the rise of social media and photo-sharing, blogging, and online retailing, it's never been easier to start making money behind your camera.

There are photographers shooting weddings, creating images for ad campaigns, freelancing for magazines, touring the world, taking photographs of destinations — the list is endless!

To start mobile photography in Uganda, research the target audience and determine which specialization area is more lucrative. Invest in high-quality, professional cameras, lenses, and a computer with professional software photo-editing software.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,000 (?)

How long does it take to build: 200 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A Commercial Product Photography Business Pro Photo Studio founder Tsour Lee Adato shares how she turned a $5k investment into a business that services over 500 clients annually and makes approximately $350k per year with plans to expand and become a 7-figure business while offering advice to fellow entrepreneurs to always be innovating, learning and growing, and not to undervalue themselves. $45K Monthly Revenue $5K Startup Costs 14 14.3K

16. Start a freelancer platform

Freelancer platform is a place where people come with skills and services to offer and people come who need those skills and services. So we can say freelancer platforms are a marketplace for sellers and buyers of services and skills.

The freelancing industry is growing rapidly and it's becoming a popular career option for people who are "non-traditional" employees. The global Freelance Platforms market size is expected to reach $6.7B by the year 2025 . While working on a full-time job, freelancers simultaneously work on a freelance career. The platforms available online help them to increase their business by attracting new clients.

With all of the businesses looking for help on their websites, it would be a good idea to start a freelancer platform. Freelance platforms do well because people have jobs that need to be done and businesses have the resources to pay for the job at hand.

How much you can make: $3,000 — $5,000,000/month

Case Study We Bootstrapped A Tech Talent Platform To $1.2M Sales In Our First Year CloudDevs, a tech talent platform that sources and vets freelance tech talent and matches them with companies, has achieved $1 million in GMV in its first year, plans to achieve 100% growth year on year, and focuses on customer loyalty through its Net Promoter Score metric. $100K Monthly Revenue $2.5K Startup Costs 18 15.3K

17. Become a mobile personal trainer

Do you love helping people through their fitness journey? If you want a great side hustle to earn extra income, consider becoming a personal trainer.

The fitness trainer side hustle can be an adamant industry to earn good money. However, once you develop a reputation as a good trainer, you can get more clients through referrals. You need to register for the certification course to start offering personal trainer services in Uganda.

To attract your first clients, consider online advertising, and seek referrals from every customer.

How much you can make: $600 — $8,333,333/month

How long does it take to build: 532 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 4 hours/week

Case Study How I Started A $60K/Month Personal Training Company Live Fit, a personal training company founded in 2011, grew from earning $80,000 in their first year with two trainers to earning over $760,000 in 2019 with 12 trainers and two locations, thanks to a focus on building trusting relationships and providing a variety of services to clients. $60K Monthly Revenue $50K Startup Costs 9 7.86K

18. Start a language translation service

Language translation services bridge the linguistic barriers, helping businesses reach a wider audience outside of a single language. A language translation job is an opportunity to cover a wide range of topics and meet people from different cultures.

To become a language translator in Uganda, master a second language and earn some experience so you become fluent in the second language.

How much you can make: $40,000 — $550,000/month

How long does it take to build: 70 days (?)

Case Study Buying A Translation Company And Growing It To $4M/Year DEMAN Translations grew from 6 employees and 1.5 million euros in turnover in 2015 to 17 team members and 3.5 million euros in sales in 2020 after acquiring 12 other translation agencies, with a goal to reach 6 million euros this year and 10 million euros in 2022. $550K Monthly Revenue $1.25M Startup Costs 10 7.24K

19. Start a boutique

You may consider opening a boutique if you are passionate about the fashion and textile industry.

A boutique is a shop that sells clothes. Opening a boutique is a dream for entrepreneurs who want to experience the joy and freedom of owning a cash business. Starting a boutique is easy and can be managed by a single individual. In addition, a boutique requires a comparatively smaller capital to start.

To succeed, the boutique owner must coming creativity and passion.

How much you can make: $10,000 — $33,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $100 (?)

Case Study How I Grew My Clothing Boutique to $10K/Month in 6 Months Boutique Rye is an online-only women's clothing and accessories boutique that has grown to 3,200 Facebook Group members and a successful website through organic customer sharing, live sales, and open communication with customers. $10K Monthly Revenue 16 32.9K

20. Start a SEO agency

An SEO agency is a company that provides search engine optimization services to businesses. The function of an SEO agency is to help businesses rank higher in search engines through organic or paid means.

SEO is a rapidly growing industry, with experts across all aspects of the field already making six-figure incomes and expecting to see these earnings grow dramatically over the next few years. Getting into SEO today, before it gets too saturated, will allow you to establish a strong base in a new career, with an excellent chance for success.

It’s easier than ever to start your SEO agency in Uganda. The tools are there, and the competition isn’t as stiff as it used to be. If you’re considering starting an SEO or digital marketing agency, it might be a good idea to learn how other digital agencies succeed.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $10,000,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,000 (?)

Case Study How I Started An SEO Agency For Lawyers Generating $3.6M/Year is a hyper-focused SEO agency that helps elite personal injury law firms dominate first page rankings and was ranked #858 in the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America for 2018, with a current revenue just under $300,000 per month, with plans for a record-breaking year. $10M Monthly Revenue 30 31.8K

21. Start a small machine shop

A small design shop is a company that manufactures and builds things in the field of mechanical engineering. The company may focus on a specific type of work or have the capability to do many types of work.

Starting a small design shop is a good idea for engineers who have an interest in design, don't want to work at a large company, or are looking for job satisfaction.

Starting your own shop is not easy, but it could be worth it if you are looking for job satisfaction.

22. Start a skin care product line

The skincare business is a multi-billion dollar one, and it shows no sign of slowing down. New anti-aging products are entering the market at a nearly exponential rate, and the competition for consumers' money is growing more and more.

The industry was valued at 130 billion USD in 2021 and will expand at an annual growth rate of 4.6% up to 2030. This is surely a type of business that you should not miss. You'll need to build your creativity on your products and make sure that it is all safe and useful in improving the skin of your customers.

How much you can make: $300 — $1,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 180 days (?)

Case Study How Two Moms Started A Business Selling Homemade Body Butter Two moms start a side hustle selling all-natural body products, doubling sales since their launch in 2017 with over 75 craft shows, promoting a non-profit source for their shea butter and self-promotion through podcasts, lining up retail interest from exposure. $2K Monthly Revenue $10K Startup Costs 6 32.2K

23. Become a software developer

A software developer is a person who creates computer programs. They design, test, and oversee the creation of software for a variety of purposes including businesses, personal use, or social networking.

If you have strong technical skills and experience in programming, you can start a software development business. You should also have a good understanding of how the software works.

The average salary for software developers is $110,140 . The best-paid 25 percent earn an annual income of up to 140K dollars while the lowest-paid workers make just under 84K dollars.

The recent trends in software development are moving towards mobile apps and cloud-based solutions. Businesses are providing a variety of programming languages and tools to create software that meets the client's needs.

Starting a software development company is the perfect way to explore in this exciting industry. This type of business is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to offer their customers a convenient way to access their data and applications.

How much you can make: $1,700 — $465,583,333/month

Case Study How We Started A $350K/Month Business Developing Software Tools For Ecommerce Brands SkyVerge, a software company, has grown rapidly with revenue of $350,000 per month, over 100,000 eCommerce customers, and a globally distributed team of 30 people, all through starting with consulting projects and building focused and solutions-based products, acquiring small products from other developers, and focusing largely on content marketing and providing excellent customer support. $350K Monthly Revenue 9 34.4K

24. Start a niche web design business

Niche web design business focuses on a specialized market such as law, home improvement, videography, fashion, etc. typically, when a web designer niches down their services, they are simply choosing to concentrate on one industry and create websites for businesses within the particular niche. To become a niche web designer, consider honing the following skills and personal qualities:

  • Visual design, HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Teamwork and research skills
  • Attention to detail

Narrowing your focus to a particular niche gives you a higher chance of becoming a recognized expert and places you in a better position to charge more for your services.

How much you can make: $200 — $200,000/month

How long does it take to build: 40 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $30K/Month Web Development And Marketing Agency Focused On Locksmiths The Locksmith Agency, run by Samuel Wilson, a licensed locksmith with over 10 years of digital marketing experience, is making $30k+ per month by providing digital marketing services such as Website Development, SEO, and Google Listing optimization services specifically for the locksmith industry. $30K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 8 5.92K

25. Build a chrome extension

A chrome extension is a small software program that allows you to customize the way your web browser works. Extensions can add new features to your browser or change the way existing features work.

If you have skills in programming and coding, you can create your own chrome extension and then sell it on the Chrome Web Store. You can also offer it for free and generate revenue through advertising. This is a great way to leverage your skills and create a business that can be profitable.

There are many different types of chrome extensions that you can create. You can create an extension that helps people with their productivity, or you can create an extension that provides security for the user's data.

Building a chrome extension is a great way to start your own business as a programmer, developer, or coder. This is a unique way to leverage your skills in order to create something new and innovative.

How much you can make: $10 — $17,366,666/month

26. Start a food truck

Food trucks are a highly profitable business that offers customers a variety of meal options out of a mobile truck. This basically operates inside a large vehicle equipped with kitchen and food products. Starting a food truck is a dream for many people, but it's more challenging than it looks. To make it work, you need the ideal location and menu.

To start a food truck business in a particular city, it is mandatory to check what kind of food trucks are already operating, identify a gap, and bring in some new experiences. Then, with the right plan and the right approach, you can be on your way to starting your own food truck empire.

How much you can make: $29,166 — $61,650,000/month

How long does it take to build: 75 days (?)

Case Study How I Took Food Trucks Corporate And Built A $18M Business Food Fleet grew over 160% in just one year and managed over 20 million in sales for its clients, securing multiple contracts with the likes of Sodexo, Levy Restaurants and more, due to its understanding of catering client needs and its advanced turnkey and design services. $1.5M Monthly Revenue 14 13.9K

27. Start a sex toys business

The sex toy industry is growing rapidly, and there's no sign of this slowing down.

The reasons for this growth are varied. The rise of social media has made it easier to find out about new products and services, which has given companies greater access to their customer base and helped them grow their businesses. More people are also getting comfortable with buying things online; not only does this make it easier for them to shop in private, but it also helps them avoid embarrassment if they're nervous about their purchases being seen by other customers while they're waiting in line at a store.

The industry itself is changing as well: companies are offering more variety than ever before, which means that there's something for everyone—even those who might not have considered themselves interested in this sort of thing before now can find something that suits their needs perfectly!

There are already individuals who made it big in this industry and these stories are the proof of their success.

How much you can make: $500 — $5,260,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $625 (?)

Case Study How We Started A $2.4K/Month Sex Toys For Men Store SexToysForMen.Co founder shares how he stumbled into the adult toy industry, and through organic content marketing and referrals, has grown the business to bring in monthly revenue of $2,000-$3,000 with an email list accounting for 30% of sales. $2.4K Monthly Revenue 10 17.2K

28. Become a nutritionist

A nutritionist is a food and nutrition expert who guides you toward a healthy lifestyle by counseling on nutrition issues specifically to increase or decrease body weight.

They are called food experts because they teach you about healthy food habits and how to plan your meal, including all the nutrition, vitamins, and minerals that maintain good health and prevent diseases.

There are several courses available online to become a Nutritionist. You can also earn a bachelor’s degree in food science, nutrition science, clinical nutrition, or a related area.

The requirements to become a nutritionist vary from state to state, but some states require licensing by one or more of the following associations:

  • The Clinical Nutrition Certification Board (CNCB)
  • The Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (BCNS)
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (RDN)

There are several career opportunities for a certified nutritionist ranging from healthcare, food science & technology to working with large-scale groups like corporates, schools, and sports authorities. Some of the roles are:

  • Clinical nutritionist
  • Public health nutritionist
  • Management nutritionist
  • Sports nutritionist
  • Registered dietitian nutritionist

An average salary of a nutritionist in the United States is $64,000 per year. A nutritionist can also work privately with their clients and charge them hourly. The average hourly pay for a nutritionist job in the US is $28 an hour.

Starting a nutritionist business in Uganda may feel overwhelming and confusing. Focus on knowing where to spend your time and energy to secure consistent nutrition clients. Seek referrals from other practitioners, such as personal trainers and doctors.

How much you can make: $600 — $500,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $300 (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 3 hours/week

Case Study Leaving My 9 to 5 To Start My Own Nutrition Counseling Private Practice RDRx Nutrition is a successful private practice that offers individual nutrition coaching, boasting profits of $1,800-$2,100 per month after just one year of business, and achieving a client base of over 2200 followers on Instagram alone. $3.5K Monthly Revenue 9 12.2K

29. Start a real estate business

Are you a qualified architect with a broad range of knowledge in the real estate field? Starting a real estate business can be a profitable venture.

Real estate involves purchasing, selling, managing, or investing in land and buildings.

To become a successful real estate business owner, you must have finely honed visual awareness and a strong understanding of various building materials and structures.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $1,500,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $500K/Month Real Estate Investment Business This case study is about T. C. Lewis & Co, a real estate investment and management firm that successfully diversified their approach to include sales, development, remodeling, and construction, with property management being the key to investor doors and organic growth. $500K Monthly Revenue 9 11.5K

30. Start a voice over service

Voiceover artist is an auditory performer who uses their voice in scripted presentations. The role of a voiceover artist is only to be heard but not to be seen.

Working as a voiceover artist is an opportunity to choose the projects you enjoy engaging in. The role of a voiceover artist is also fun and can help you meet new people.

To become a voiceover artist in Uganda, start practicing aloud reading so you familiarize yourself with your sound. Then, create your recording studio where you can practice your voiceover skills. It would help if you had a quality microphone, professional recording software, a computer, and soundproofing materials.

How much you can make: $400 — $60,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $40K/Month Multilingual Voice Over Agency And Marketplace Voice Crafters, a multilingual voice-over agency and marketplace founded by Mony Raanan, doubled their revenue to over $765,000 in 2022 with a bottom line of around 30% after transitioning to an online marketplace and carefully vetting their network of over 1,000 professional voice actors in more than 80 languages. $40K Monthly Revenue $50K Startup Costs 14 6.04K

31. Start a blog

In recent years, blogging has become a highly sought-after & lucrative Business. This location-independent business is a creative outlet to reach a broader audience and even work at any time. According to Optinmonster’s list of blogging statistics and facts:

  • Blogs have been rated as the 5th most trustworthy source of gathering online information.
  • 77% of internet users read blogs.
  • Each month, approximately 409 million people view more than 20 billion pages.

Originally blogging started as an online journal, but today it is a highly profitable career option. Many people are choosing blogging as their full-time career and are earning their bread and butter from this profession.

If you want to start blogging as a side hustle or as a full-time profession, choose a niche you will enjoy writing about and have a content strategy ready. Then, create a mailing list, and decide on a good blog posting routine to keep your audience engaged.

How much you can make: $200 — $160,000/month

How long does it take to build: 37 days (?)

Case Study How This 28-Year-Old Couple Quit Their Jobs And Make $20K/Month Running A Blog Learn how one couple created a successful personal finance blog, The Savvy Couple, that now makes over $20,000 per month and has sold thousands of digital workbooks and courses, by focusing on purposeful content and optimizing their ROI with efficient time management. $20K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 16 24.7K

32. Become a proofreader

Proofreading business is a service that helps customers review their written work and ensure it is ready for publication. Typically, a proofreader corrects grammatical errors and provides the written piece meets any relevant style guide.

As a proofreader, you can work online, allowing you to choose what time to work.

If you plan to start a professional proofreading business in Uganda, make sure you possess the following skills:

  • Have an excellent grasp of grammar
  • Ability to correct mistakenly capitalized words
  • Familiarity with the proper use of capitalization
  • Use spell-checkers to flag misspelled words

Proofreading is a great way to enhance content quality. With the increased use of written content marketing to reach a broader market, the demand for professional proofreaders has grown tremendously. Professional proofreaders earn an average of $12/hr. And $30/hr.

Therefore, consider proofreading as a business if you are looking for a great side hustle idea or simply looking for ways to increase your income.

How much you can make: $2,000/month

Case Study How I Added $2,000 To My Monthly Income Proofreading Blog Posts A proofreader was able to build a consistent income of ~$2,000 per month from scratch with zero experience in the field, no expenses, and barely any upfront costs by targeting bloggers and content creators who want their content to be copy edited and proofread. $2K Monthly Revenue 18 14.3K

33. Start a recreational boat rental service

Boat hiring and boat rental services are tapping into the booming market of the experience economy. Today, most consumers prioritize experience over material items. Boat rental services are necessary, not just for tourists but also for family, couples, friends, and even solo. Investing in the right recreational boat rentals can have a significant return on investment.

Listed are the steps to start a recreational boat rental service business.

  • Register your business name
  • Permit and licenses to operate
  • Obtain equipment for the operation
  • Hiring staffs
  • Organize your business and activity flow
  • Promote your business

34. Start a mobile app development business

Mobile app development is the process of creating software applications that run on mobile devices. These apps can be used for a variety of purposes, including games, productivity, and social networking.

Starting a mobile app development business is a great way to enter the world of software development. This type of company is growing in popularity as businesses are looking for ways to reach their customers through mobile apps.

To start a mobile app development company, you need to have strong technical skills and be able to develop high-quality software. You should also have a good understanding of how to market and sell mobile apps

How much you can make: $7,500 — $2,333,333/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,500 (?)

Case Study How We Started A $82K/Month Custom iOS And Android Apps Development Agency "We started a custom iOS and Android app development consultancy that now makes nearly seven-figures a year by landing clients like Great Clips and the USA CUP after building successful concept apps." $80K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 9 9.96K

35. Start a digital marketing business

Digital marketing businesses serve local and international companies to expand their reach and grow revenue. A top reason digital marketing is so exciting is that the field is constantly evolving and is easy to learn.

If you plan to start a digital marketing business in Uganda, educate yourself and understand how digital marketing agencies work. Then, focus on building your digital skills and advancing your career through online digital marketing courses.

To stand out, find a digital marketing niche and focus on the audience interested in your services.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $6,660,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $1,260 (?)

How long does it take to build: 58 days (?)

Case Study I Built A SEO Tool That's Completely Free For Users [From Lebanon] H-supertools founder Hasan developed a set of free SEO and digital marketing tools generating $2k per month in profit using Google Adsense, affiliate marketing, selling ad spaces, and email, plans to launch a membership option, and has attained over 80k registered users and 300k monthly visits in less than two years. $2K Monthly Revenue 11 11.9K

36. Start a beverage company

Are you thinking of starting a beverage or drink business?

Starting a beverage company can be a great way to combine your love of food and drink with a passion for entrepreneurship.

Beverage companies can make all sorts of different drinks, from juice to soda to beer. They can also sell other types of food products, like bottled water or snacks.

There are more and more drink options available today than ever before—and that means that beverage companies are constantly trying new things in order to stay competitive in this space! The more innovative they can be with their offerings, the better they'll be able to compete with one another

How much you can make: $500 — $200,000,000/month

How long does it take to build: 250 days (?)

Case Study I Grew A Drinkware Brand To $1.1M/Month At 23 Years Old BruMate is a successful insulated drinkware brand focused on the adult beverage community, with a flagship product that generated $2.1M in sales in 2017 and is now doing over $1.1M per month in sales, with plans to do $20M this year. $12M Monthly Revenue 1102 85K

37. Start an auto parts shop

If you want to start a retail business in the automobile industry, consider an auto parts business in Uganda.

The auto parts business is one of the most successful businesses in the world. There are many Auto Parts Businesses in the United States, Canada, and the UK, where most are part-time.

Listed are the steps on how to start an auto parts shop business.

  • Pick a location
  • Do your market research
  • Secure all permits and licenses
  • Open a bank account for business transactions

How much you can make: $45,000 — $600,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $12K/Month Aftermarket Vehicle Accessories This case study follows an inspiring 22-year-old entrepreneur who started an eCommerce store for aftermarket vehicle accessories, making 5x the amount of money he used to make per month, and generated over $90,000 in sales last year. $45K Monthly Revenue 8 17.5K

38. Start a travel agency

Are you a passionate traveler with entrepreneurial skills? Then starting a travel agency can be a great career choice for you.

As a travel agency, you'll be responsible for linking travelers to providers of all the travel and tourism-related services such as accommodation, transportation, sightseeing, tour guides, local adventure, etc.

Starting an online travel agency is a lot easier than you might think. You'll need to perform market research, get a few necessary certifications (such as your IATA number), study competition, build a website, and do proper marketing.

To maximize earnings, negotiate discounts from the industry service providers, and charge travelers within the market rate.

How much you can make: $2,000 — $114,200,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $2K/Month Side Hustle Selling Vacations Marissa Daniels runs a successful travel agency, Spread Your Wings Travel, that hit $100,000 in sales within a year of launch and provides payment plan options for its all-inclusive vacations, and she hopes to help 100 families supplement their income through the business. $7K Monthly Revenue $200 Startup Costs 4 16.4K

39. Become a social media marketer

Social media marketing is gaining website visitors or customers by promoting your company on social media. To succeed in social media marketing, you must regularly post tasty, entertaining, and engaging share material on your social media channels.

Everybody knows that social media is a tool that has become extremely important to businesses of all sizes. It allows them to connect with people worldwide and provides a platform for customer service. Social networks are changing the way we do marketing. They offer an opportunity for individuals, businesses, and organizations to reach millions instantly.

Nowadays, it is easy to earn money through social media marketing. You just need to invest some time and effort to make a profit. Social media has been an essential part of many businesses marketing campaigns, and it is expected to be a significant part of any company’s future.

How much you can make: $100 — $250,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,750 (?)

Case Study I Started My Own $20K/Month Social Media Marketing Agency This case study follows Kelsey Chance and her creative agency, Good Chance Creative, which specializes in social media content creation, and in just 3 years she has grown her one-woman business to make $20,000 in monthly revenue through a niche in small in-house marketing teams and start-ups managing their social content, with key services including lifestyle brand photography, social media account management, copywriting, and eCommerce strategy consulting. $20K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 12 5.85K

40. Start a podcast

Do you have knowledge and passion that you'd love to share with other people? Or perhaps you are a content creator and looking for ways to expand your revenue streams? If you match any of these criteria, then becoming a podcast host could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Podcasts are the new radio. Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing mediums for online audio, and it's not expected to slow down any time soon. But unlike traditional radio, podcasts are driven by content creators who have a passion for sharing stories with their listeners.

One of the main benefits that come with starting a podcast is the minimal investment needed to get started. All you need is a computer or phone with a microphone and a way to host it online. You can even create one on your own website if you want.

How much you can make: $400 — $1,020,000/month

Time commitment per week: Min. 2 hours/week

Case Study How I Started A Successful Podcast Production Company A successful podcast production company that grew from one client making $15/hour to a team of 10 contractors producing over 30 shows per week with revenue of over $10k/mo, primarily through referrals and with a focus on providing high personal touch and being picky about working only with clients who are a good fit. $16K Monthly Revenue 6 17K

41. Start a web design & online marketing business

If you know about website design and marketing concepts then starting your own web design and online marketing business could be the perfect opportunity for you to do so.

The online marketing industry is the second largest industry in the United States and continues to grow. The online marketing industry is massive. It is estimated to grow by 30% annually, reaching $400B in the next four years.

How much you can make: $6,000 — $800,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $10K/Month Business Selling DIY Web Design And Marketing Courses How Shannon Mattern built a DIY web design training business from scratch that now generates $10k/month in revenue through affiliate commissions and courses, without outside investment or debt. $42K Monthly Revenue 10 19.6K

42. Become a virtual assistant

Virtual assistants support businesses, teams, or individuals by performing administrative tasks remotely. As businesses these days tend to outsource their tasks, the demand for virtual assistants is growing rapidly.

Becoming a virtual assistant is flexible, as you can choose a work schedule and location at your convenience. Many virtual assistants in Uganda have a dedicated home office where they work in a quiet and distraction-free environment.

To become a virtual assistant, identify a niche you like and undertake any training. Then, figure out how much to charge your customers and create an online presence where you can apply for jobs. As a virtual assistant, you can define your work schedule depending on your availability.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $850,000/month

Case Study On Starting A Business Training Virtual Assistants Filipino Virtual Assistance by FVA Business Consultancy, founded by Julmar Grace Locsin, offers online and offline training to empower marketers, enable businesses, and equip freelancers which has trained 25,000 students from their 31 courses, has 16 coaches assigned from different territories, and fifteen in the FVA team for global digital leadership that will impact the world through digitalization, one life at a time. $1K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 5 7.29K

43. Start a mobile nail salon business

Starting a mobile nail salon business can provide you with the freedom and flexibility you can't get from traditional brick-and-mortar nail salon shops. Also, clients do not need to spend time driving to a salon, spend on gas or wait for an appointment. This setup is attractive to busy customers.

Listed are the steps on how to start a mobile nail salon business.

  • Secure all needed permits and registrations to run your business
  • Obtain needed licenses, training certificates, or credentials
  • Purchase needed materials, equipment, and supplies

44. Become an IT consultant

Are you an IT graduate still looking for that dream job? Then becoming an IT consultant might be the right choice for you.

An IT consultant is an external analyst in charge of evaluating a company’s IT systems and helping them meets its business objectives. IT consultants analyze and diagnose a company’s IT infrastructure, understand the client’s needs, and design solutions to help companies’ IT problems.

How much you can make: $500 — $2,400,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $800 (?)

Case Study How A Database Consultant Became A Commercial Model Dan Khadem started a successful database consulting service for small and medium-sized organizations (earning about $2,000 per month) and transitioned into commercial acting and modeling, earning around $400 for 1-2 gigs per month, and is looking to sign with an agent to increase his earnings. $2.1K Monthly Revenue 5 3.9K

45. Start a mobile auto detailing service

A mobile carwash business reaches clients whenever possible and offers its services conveniently. Therefore, car owners do not need to drive to different locations looking for a car wash, as the mobile service provider is there for the client.

The advantage of offering a mobile car wash business in Uganda is that clients will call you to their location whenever they need their vehicles cleaned. You can serve more customers based on convenience compared to an immobile car detailing business.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $20,000/month

Case Study I Left Tech & Built My Own Car Detailing Business [My Hobby] Learn how former tech salesman, Matt Paskow, left the industry to start Fresh Look Mobile Auto Detailing, a profitable mobile auto detailing business generating around $5k per month that focuses solely on SEO, Google AdWords, and Google My Business for marketing. $5K Monthly Revenue $2.5K Startup Costs 9 3.58K

46. Start a travel agency

47. start a restaurant.

If you love cooking and are passionate about entrepreneurship, starting a restaurant can be a fun and lucrative business.

To get started, choose a great location, and hire an excellent support team. You will need a chef to inspect the food and line cooks, waiters, and waitresses to serve the customers. No matter the restaurant type, you need great culinary and business skills to make your dream come true.

If you plan to open a restaurant in Uganda, gain insight from consumer preferences and focus on serving modern consumers what they need.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $61,650,000/month

Case Study Starting A $1.5M Healthy Meals Delivery Business One Life Meals is a Toronto-based healthy meal delivery service that made 14,500 meals per month and generated $130k in monthly sales in 2018 through their one-on-one consultation, lean protein and seasonal veggies-based meals, and their focus on the client experience. $130K Monthly Revenue 12 19.4K

48. Start a child care business

Starting a childcare business is a great way to build a steady income. You will have the opportunity to be your boss and set your hours even from home. You will have the satisfaction of building one-on-one relationships with children and watching them grow over the years.

A childcare business is an excellent idea. It is both a personal and economical investment for its owners. This is especially true if you are considering starting your non-profit organization or becoming licensed to provide child care. Running a childcare business allows you to help children develop while also making money. As with any business endeavor, running a childcare business has its ups and downs, but it can be very rewarding.

Case Study How This Nanny Started Her Own $940K/Month Childcare Business Twinkle Toes Nanny Agency has grown from a side hustle to over 20 locations in 5 states, offering an impressive franchise model with almost no overhead and a strong ROI, due to their online scheduling system, which creates a network of nannies and families ultimately providing quality in-home childcare for families. 7 3.59K

49. Start a grocery store

A grocery store sells a wide variety of food products, fresh or packaged, and other household & personal care items. The grocery store industry is the largest retail channel that makes $682 billion in the United States.

To start a basic grocery store, you can expect to spend a minimum of $50,000. Ideally, the bigger expense would be the rent, equipment, labor cost, cash registers/POS systems, and software. Some of these are recurring monthly fees. However, the location, size of the store, competitors, and local customers will significantly impact the business. A new grocer should sell more items for a lower price to make a more significant profit.

A new grocer can also save costs by buying the items from local distributors. The distributor is the middleman between the manufacturer and the grocery store selling it. Once the store cost and location are decided, the next step is to obtain a seller license. In most states, a grocer's license is required to run a grocery store.

Thus an average grocery store has a profit margin of 3% to 5%. The profit rates depend on the store's location, size, and popularity. On average, a small to medium grocery store can make a profit of up to $300,000 annually if all the profit factors are considered.

Another way to make your business more profitable is to diversify your store and add amenities like a coffee shop or stocking up the front of the store with magazines, batteries, etc., as these items can cross a margin of up to 70%. As a rule of thumb, offering lower prices on higher purchases will ultimately win more customers and increase profitability.

50. Start a yoga tutoring business

Research has proven that yoga holds many health benefits. And with more and more people wanting to increase their quality of life, the demand for quality yoga trainers is rising daily. Take advantage of this growing industry and start a yoga business today. There is no doubt that being a yoga teacher is a gratifying job. Some benefits of starting a yoga business are:

  • You can start it from your home
  • You can explore more
  • You have a low-stress way to test the waters
  • No significant investment is needed

Here we have all that you need to start an online yoga tutoring business:

  • Get your certification
  • Pick your specialty
  • Pick a name and a logo
  • Decide on a marketing and execution plan

51. Start an online retail store

Starting an online retail store is straightforward. All you need is a computer, a domain, and a web hosting service. Then, determine a niche for your online store, and conduct product research before listing products.

You can start your online store based on a drop shipping business model or list your self-made products in your online store.

How much you can make: $5,000 — $62,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 51 days (?)

Case Study How I Started An Online Store Selling Backcountry Skis Hagan is a ski mountaineering gear company that has 50% annual growth and focuses solely on backcountry ski touring, resulting in the world’s widest selection of mountaineering skis. $90K Monthly Revenue $10K Startup Costs 6 6.03K

52. Become a mobile makeup artist

A makeup artist is a beautician who offers general makeup services, including facial aesthetics, thorough makeup, and creating custom looks for celebrities and even actors on movie sets.

You can serve clients from their homes or offices as a makeup artist. Therefore, makeup artists avoid paying rent or paying expensive licenses. Besides, makeup artists get to meet different famous people.

To stand out as a professional makeup artist in Uganda, keep up with the developments in the cosmetology industry, and focus on providing personalized customer service.

53. Build an analytics tool

Analytics tools are software or apps that help people to make data-driven decisions. They do this by providing users with the ability to access, visualize, and analyze the data.

If you have strong technical skills, then this could be a profitable business idea for you.

QlikView is one of the best Self-Service Business Intelligence, Data Visualization, and Data Analytics tool. In 2022, QlikView generates $750M in revenue .

With the rise of big data, more companies are realizing the importance of data and are looking for ways to make use of it.

Building an analytics tool is a great business idea because it's a tool that can be used by businesses of all sizes. Small businesses can use it to make better decisions about their operations, while larger businesses can use it to track and improve their performance.

How much you can make: $20 — $4,308,333/month

Case Study How Our Privacy Friendly Web Analytics Tool Reached $4K/Month Without Paid Ads Plausible Analytics, a privacy-friendly web analytics tool, reached $4,557 MRR and 743 paying subscribers by focusing on content marketing and engaging relevant communities, rather than paid advertising, while positioning itself as a lightweight, cookie-free and affordable alternative to Google Analytics. $100K Monthly Revenue 8 9.54K

54. Start a tour company

Starting a tour company is a great way to bring your love of travel to life. You can share your passion with others and help make their dream vacations come true!

There are many types of tour businesses, so choosing something you are passionate about and knowledgeable about is best. Here are a few of the most popular tour companies to start in Uganda:

  • Food & Drink Tours
  • Adventure & Sporting Tours
  • Sightseeing & Historical Tours
  • Shopping Tours
  • and many more!

It’s also essential to determine what mode of transportation you want for your tour company, as this will determine the initial startup costs needed for your company.

To get started, find out if you need a license to operate in your state. Some states require tour companies to be licensed, while others do not. If you are required to be licensed, talk with the licensing agency to find out what steps must be taken before you can apply for that license.

How much you can make: $3,750 — $43,300,000/month

Case Study How I Started A Wildly Successful Food Tour Business How Jessica Baumgart founded a successful food tour business in Denver, which broke even and started making a profit after just three months, generating $20,000/month in revenue from offering different food tour experiences. $75K Monthly Revenue $2K Startup Costs 21 18.9K

55. Start a cooking class

Online cooking classes can be a great side hustle for seasoned chefs or cooking enthusiasts looking for a way to earn some extra cash. You can create content and teach your audience how to prepare meals.

Consider creating members-only content to earn more from your cooking class side hustle. Alternatively, you can sell recipes for a small fee as well. To grow your reach, consider offering some free content on your social media pages as a way to build curiosity among potential audiences. You can charge your audiences a subscription fee so they can have exclusive access to your content.

To start cooking classes in Uganda, choose a niche and follow your passion. Create a website and maintain an active social media presence. Apart from online cooking classes or live sessions you can also offer exclusive offline weekend classes to give your audience a hands-on personal experience.

How much you can make: $7,500 — $100,000/month

Case Study How I Started A Cooking Classes Business With 7 Locations Hipcooks is a 7-location cooking school business that has grown organically to reach $100k/month in revenue, and attracts and retains customers through their communal approach, vibrant online presence, and updated Google and Yelp business pages. $100K Monthly Revenue 8 8.88K

56. Start a hotels business

If you are considering starting a hotel, then it is time to implement your plan. There are five key elements to understand if you want to succeed in this industry: location, size, budget, experience, and market demand.

Here are some tips to consider before forming a hotel:

  • Name your business
  • Decide on a marketing strategy
  • Start by renting out a room in your home.
  • Hire a business capital broker
  • Make a marketing plan
  • Offer complementary services

How much you can make: $15,000/month

How long does it take to build: 325 days (?)

Case Study I Created A $120K/Year Skincare Brand For Black Women Recommended By Beyoncé SKNMUSE, a premium beauty brand dedicated to elevating the beauty experience for Black Women, has a 40% customer retention rate, achieved a 169% increase in revenue, and made $30,000 in Q1 alone. $15K Monthly Revenue $1K Startup Costs 14 3.01K

57. Start a hotel booking platform

The explosively popular Airbnb and countless similar services have proven that the market for home and apartment rentals is growing rapidly. As an entrepreneur who loves travel, you see an opportunity to extend this model to hotels. That’s why you start a hotel booking platform where travelers can search for and book accommodations worldwide.

The market size of the online hotel booking platform industry worldwide amounted to nearly $518B in 2020 . Starting a hotel booking platform can be so interesting as an idea that can proliferate. It doesn’t require any license, no inventory — only mobile phones, an internet connection, and some motivation to succeed.

How much you can make: $114,200,000/month

58. Start a social media management business

Similar to virtual assistants, social media managers offer various services, including but not limited to:

  • Developing a marketing strategy based on clients’ goals
  • Setting up social media accounts
  • Posting on behalf of their clients
  • Coming up with strategies for increasing client’s social media following
  • Marketing analysis.

To become a social media manager, know the various platforms and understand how they work so you can develop strategies that help clients reach their goals.

The beauty of working as a social media manager is that you can define your work schedule and choose what niches to work on.

How much you can make: $15,000 — $166,667/month

How much does it cost to start: $251 (?)

How long does it take to build: 3 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $7.5K/Month Social Media Consulting And Training Business A social media manager turned entrepreneur created a program that has brought in almost $100,000 in one year, designed to teach women how to run successful social media businesses in less than 30 days.   $15K Monthly Revenue 6 6.86K

59. Start a business support services

How much you can make: $6,800 — $250,000/month

Case Study We Created An $80K/Year Incubation Program To Help Minorities And Women Entrepreneurs Hutch, founded by Fearless, is a 24-month program that helps minority and women entrepreneurs in government digital services; the program has had 9 graduates, 11 company founders in current two cohorts, and 20 companies within its portfolio. $6.8K Monthly Revenue 6 2.93K

60. Start an online t-shirt business

Running a t-shirt business is an opportunity many entrepreneurs are looking into as a side hustle or even a full-time business opportunity. While having your own physical store is possible, online businesses are becoming extremely popular in this field.

Launching your own successful online t-shirt business may feel daunting, but with the guidance & insights from people who are already pioneering this industry, it’s simpler than you may think. You can start with selling customized quotes t-shirts, tie-dye prints/screen printing t-shirts, or solid color t-shirts. The opportunities for this industry are endless.

How much you can make: $1,000 — $83,300,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $425 (?)

How long does it take to build: 7 days (?)

Case Study How Two Teachers Started A T-Shirt Business Doing $1.2M/Year Texas-born apparel brand Tumbleweed TexStyles has grown to serve over 150 retailers throughout the southern United States, selling an estimated 90,000+ products yearly and making an annual $1.2m in sales, thanks to the founders' unique designs, focus on giving back to the education community and successful “guerilla marketing” tactics. $93K Monthly Revenue 17 19K

61. Start a web development business

Web development is creating websites that can be used for various purposes, including e-commerce, social networking, and information sharing.

To start a web development business, you need strong technical skills like Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) coding, cascading style sheets (CSS), and JavaScript. It would help if you also had a good understanding of how the World Wide Web works.

Web developers are in high demand, with experienced ones making up an average salary of $67,828 and a $3,000 cash bonus per year.

Recent web development trends are moving towards responsive design and mobile-friendly websites. This type of business is growing in popularity as more businesses seek ways to reach their customers through the internet.

How much you can make: $6,600 — $350,000/month

Case Study I Built A $300K/Year Vue.js Component Library Vuetify is a popular open-source user interface library, built with the Vue.js framework, that generates revenue through digital content and services such as paid digital content in the Vuetify store, direct support through consulting, ad revenue from Carbon ads on the documentation pages, and donations/sponsorships via GitHub and Patreon, generating an average income of $6,500 per month. $25K Monthly Revenue 15 43.4K

62. Write an ebook

An ebook is a digital book that can be read on a computer, tablet, or other electronic devices. Writing an ebook is a great way to communicate your message to the world. You can share your expertise and help people learn while doing something that you love.

Ebooks are a great way to build your personal brand, establish yourself as an expert in your field, and gain a following. It's also a great way to make money! This form of publishing allows you to publish your work for the world to see without having to go through a publisher.

You can make money by selling ebooks on platforms like Amazon and Apple Books.

How much you can make: $4,500 — $600,000/month

Case Study How I Started A $17K/Month Business Selling Project Management Ebooks And Courses Praveen Malik shares how he started a $17k per month project management blog business in 2016 with negligible revenue, and grew his gross profit margin to about 80% by selling his own eBooks and marketing third-party training programs through his blog. $17K Monthly Revenue 8 9.87K

63. Start a freelance writing business

Freelance writing can be a good career choice for professional writers for offering writing services to different clients via online platforms. Working as a freelancer gives you the flexibility to define your work schedule. You can work from home at any time. Freelance writers work across various niches, writing about various topics assigned by the client,

To earn good money as a freelance writer, you need the following personal qualities:

  • Strong writing skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Stay on the cutting edge
  • Be a self-starter
  • Be up-to-date with the current writing tools & writing trends
  • Proper communication skills

How much you can make: $700 — $320,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $400 (?)

How long does it take to build: 53 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $80K/Month Content Writing Business How David Tile turned a freelance writing gig into an $80k/month business, discussing lessons learned through managing growing demands and maintaining a remote team operation. $125K Monthly Revenue 22 22.1K

64. Start an email marketing business

Email marketing is a popular and effective way for businesses to reach their target audience and promote their products or services.

With the rise of the internet and the increasing use of email as a communication tool, starting an email marketing business can be a lucrative and rewarding venture.

An email marketing business involves creating and sending marketing emails to a list of subscribers. The emails can be newsletters, promotional messages, or other types of content designed to engage and convert the recipient into a customer. The business owner is responsible for building and maintaining the email list, creating the content, and sending the emails using specialized software.

To start an email marketing business, you must have a strong understanding of marketing principles and a good grasp of best practices. This includes creating compelling subject lines, segmenting your email list, and analyzing your campaigns’ results. You will also need to be proficient in email marketing software like Mailchimp or Constant Contact.

To run a successful email marketing business, you must clearly understand your target audience and what they are interested in. This will help you create relevant and engaging content that resonates with your subscribers and encourages them to take action. A solid call to action in your emails is crucial, whether it’s visiting your website, making a purchase, or signing up for a newsletter. Starting an email marketing business requires marketing skills, expertise, and a willingness to learn and improve continuously. The right strategies and tools can be a rewarding and successful way to reach your target audience and grow your business.

How much you can make: $1,500 — $8,333,333/month

Case Study How I Started A $55K/Month Email Marketing Agency Specialized in Ecommerce Boundless Labs is an email marketing agency for eCommerce brands that has generated over $25 million in email attributable revenue for their clients since launching 18 months ago and currently makes around $90K per month, with plans to reach $100K per month by the end of January 2020 through client referrals, strong relationships, and hard work. $8.3M Monthly Revenue 22 11.5K

65. Start a youtube channel

For anyone looking to start a successful YouTube channel, there are plenty of YouTube channel success stories that can be used as inspiration and encouragement. In addition, YouTube has an established monetization system and boasts incredible popularity, making it a potential platform for revenue generation.

In this article, we'll look at different approaches you can use to help promote your channel and grow your viewers. While there's no quick and easy way to success, you can take these tips to build your own YouTube Channel Success story. If you love content creation, you can capitalize on YouTube's popularity to earn extra income.

If you want to join the Youtube partner program to monetize your channel, you will need to reach a minimum of 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 watch hours in the previous 12 months.

How much you can make: $800 — $4,500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 48 days (?)

Case Study How This Couple Makes $5K/Month Generating Content About Ways To Make Money Online Learn how this entrepreneurial couple made $5-7k a month by helping others find legitimate work from home jobs and creative ways to make money online through their blog and YouTube channel, as well as offering two flagship products designed to help beginner freelancers and new bloggers accelerate growth. $5K Monthly Revenue $500 Startup Costs 7 13.2K

66. Start a stock video business

Stock video is pre-filmed footage that can be purchased and used in various projects and films. Like stock photos, copyrighted stock videos cannot be used without permission and licensing from the rightful owner.

Businesses and filmmakers use licensed stock footage as they save money and hours, they would need to create original footage. Starting a stock video suitable for use in commercials and entertainment can be a great venture.

How much you can make: $10,000/month

How long does it take to build: 197 days (?)

Case Study I Built A $120K/Year Stock Animation And GIF Images Side Hustle VideoPlasty, an affordable and easy-to-use platform for buying pre-made stock animation elements and GIF images, has attracted over 600,000 visitors since its launch, with over $100k in revenue in 2020 alone, thanks to free organic traffic from YouTube tutorials and optimized SEO. $10K Monthly Revenue $50K Startup Costs 12 3.89K

67. Start a home staging service

A home staging service can quickly turn into a full-time business if you have a knack for making homes look beautiful and inviting. Home staging is all about using furniture, art, and other decor to enhance the appeal of a property.

If you're interested in starting a home staging business, you'll need to be creative, organized, and have a good eye for design. You'll also need to be comfortable working with clients and be able to manage your time effectively.

A home stager visits clients' homes, assesses the space, and then makes recommendations on how to improve the look of the property. Once they made their recommendations, it's up to the client to decide whether or not to follow through with them.

Lead staging assistants and home stagers alike work hard to make sure the property looks its best. While the average salary for a lead stager is $49,616 per year with some earning as much at 80k or more annually.

The current trend of selling houses online is making the home staging business more popular than ever. In order to make a property stand out online, it needs to look its best. This is where home stagers come in! By preparing properties for sale and making them look their best, home stagers are able to help sellers get the most money for their property.

Starting a home staging service is a great idea because it's a low-cost business to get into and has the potential to be very profitable. Additionally, it's a business that you can easily scale according to your own time and resources.

How much you can make: $1,700,000/month

68. Become a tech rentals provider

Tech rentals are a type of business that provides people with access to technology. It offers short-term rentals of the latest devices and gadgets to consumers and businesses.

To get started, you'll need a wide selection of the latest devices, as well as a strong marketing strategy to reach your target market. You'll also need to be able to provide excellent customer service and support.

Tech rentals's estimated annual revenue is currently $10.7M per year. Tech rentals's estimated revenue per employee is $260,000.

The recent trends such as the rise of the sharing economy and the popularity of short-term leases make this an ideal time to start a tech rental business. This type of business is growing in popularity as people are looking for ways to use technology without having to purchase it.

How much you can make: $200,000/month

Case Study We Started A $2.4M/Year Coliving Business In Singapore Casa Mia Coliving, a sustainable and modern co-living and property management company in Singapore offering affordable accommodation, has an annualized revenue of $2.5M with 150 bedrooms across popular neighborhoods, attracting young professionals and boasting a 10x LTV/CAC ratio, all while focusing on unit economics and profitable growth. $200K Monthly Revenue 3 3.71K

69. Start a restaurant

70. create a meal planner app.

Meal planners are used by millions of people around the world to stay organized, create meals, and even lose weight.

The weight loss services industry is currently valued at $22B and growing.

Case Study On Launching A Meal Planner App And Pivoting From B2B To B2C Arise Performance Labs' cofounder Dianne L Chen talks about the creation of Ari Coach, a meal planner app that simplifies healthy eating while offering dietary customized meal plans for every individual looking to stay healthy and energized. 3 6.28K

71. Start a gardening business

A gardening business makes money by planting trees, growing specific produce, maintaining landscapes, and more.

Gardening companies work with homeowners to install, maintain and repair their landscaping areas. For instance, a typical gardening business provides all-inclusive services to create and maintain a lawn, such as mowing, fertilizing, and edging.

Owning a gardening business can be a very flexible and profitable business venture.

How much you can make: $27,000 — $150,000/month

How long does it take to build: 560 days (?)

Case Study How I Designed A $150K/Month Portable Pressurized Shower And Went On Shark Tank Founder of RinseKit shares how he designed a portable pressurized shower that generates over $1.5M in sales per year and achieved great success with Kickstarter and appearing on Shark Tank, while providing advice on designing, prototyping, and manufacturing your first product. $150K Monthly Revenue 8 11.5K

72. Start a crafts business

The crafts business idea involves creating handmade items and selling them to customers. The handmade items could be anything from jewelry, home decor, clothing, or accessories- endless possibilities!

To start a crafts business, you’ll need essential supplies like crafting materials, tools, and a workspace. You’ll also need basic business skills like marketing, pricing, and customer service.

To operate the business, you’ll need to devise a plan for creating your crafts, finding customers, and fulfilling orders. You may want to start selling your items at local craft fairs or online through platforms like Etsy or your website. You’ll also want to keep track of your expenses and profits to make sure you’re making a profit.

The crafts business idea is a great way to use your creativity and passion for making things to create a successful business. Just be sure to research, create a solid business plan, and be consistent in your work. Good luck!

How much you can make: $600/month

How much does it cost to start: $5,500 (?)

Case Study How I Validated My Business On Etsy And Launched My Own Handcrafted Artistry Shop DownHomeModern's Marc Staples turned his creativity into a successful business through handcrafting windbells and chimes with a rustic style that pays homage to American Southwest decor. $600 Monthly Revenue $5.5K Startup Costs 3 2.16K

73. Start a toiletries making business

How much you can make: $500,000/month

How long does it take to build: 100 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $6M/Year Paper Roll Company [Based in China] Learn how Frank Ouyang founded Panda Paper Roll Company, a China-based paper roll manufacturing company that exports products worldwide, bringing in an annual sales revenue of $10M. $500K Monthly Revenue $400K Startup Costs 2 3.18K

74. Start a referral service business

How much you can make: $100 — $100,000/month

Case Study How We Developed A $25K/Month Referral Software For Tech Startups Co-founders of B2B SaaS startup GrowSurf, Derek and Kevin, developed a referral software for tech startups that has brought in around $25k MRR with a 6% monthly growth rate, overcoming generic messaging and a compromised product that wasn't a good fit for anyone. $100K Monthly Revenue 4 7.1K

75. Start a painting business

If you are looking for a self-employment opportunity that gives you a chance to define your working schedule, consider starting a painting business. Painting is one of the low startup costs craft businesses with a high-profit margin. However, only some have the patience or the skill to do painting tasks.

To start a painting business, craft a business plan and register your business. Then, get insurance cover for your business and apply for licenses. Finally, get the right painting equipment and focus on marketing your business.

How much you can make: $4,000 — $105,000/month

How long does it take to build: 74 days (?)

Case Study How I Started A $20K/Month Blog About Flooring And Painting A home décor blogger turned her website into a $20,000/month business thanks to SEO, which drives 400k pageviews/month, as well as Pinterest, with over 300k pageviews/month, and through diversifying her income streams and traffic sources. $20K Monthly Revenue 14 8K

76. Start a bakery

Everyone loves baked goods, be it sweet items like cakes, muffins, and cookies or savory baked food like pizzas, buns, bread, and puff pastry. Baking takes a lot of effort and patience, which is why many people buy baked items from stores or restaurants instead of baking them at home.

Starting a bakery can be a rewarding business opportunity if you have a passion for baking. If you plan to start a bakery, consider that happy customers often become repeat customers. Therefore, always focus on quality and work on customer satisfaction.

To start a bakery in Uganda, pick an ideal format. Some options include:

  • Counter-style bakery
  • A hybrid bakery with a cafe,
  • Food truck with a bakery
  • Home bakery.

Write a suitable business plan and choose the correct location.

How much you can make: $2,500 — $25,000/month

Case Study How This Couple Left France To Build Their "American Dream:" A Six-Figure Online French Bakery French chef and founder of online bakery Pastreez, Anthony Rosemond, shares keys to success including validating ideas with the market, focusing on SEO and organic growth, building customer relationships through email and SMS, never offering discounts but offering freebies, and diversifying the business with new products and content on social media. $25K Monthly Revenue $7K Startup Costs 4 5.91K

77. Start a daycare

Daycares provide educational, medical, and social services for the children of working parents either during school hours or when the parents are out of the home for an extended period of time. This can be a lucrative enterprise if you start a daycare in an area where it is needed.

As the growth of families has become dependent on two incomes, the need for quality daycare has skyrocketed. Starting a daycare business in Uganda is challenging but rewarding. You will face many challenges but can overcome them as long as you are ready to make the sacrifices required.

78. Become a personal chef

If you’re looking for a career that allows you to work within your own schedule, look no further. Becoming a personal chef means setting your own hours, planning your own schedule, and taking on as much or as little work as you want.

Not everyone has the time to prepare meals for themselves. If you love cooking, you can start a personal chef business in your area and earn a good income from the side gig. The side hustle can fit into your schedule easily, and you can offer delivery and pick-up or curbside options to ensure more people are buying your services.

Personal chefs can work at various locations, including their client’s homes or restaurant kitchens. They may have regular clients who call on them to prepare meals for them weekly, or they may get called in to prepare meals for special occasions such as birthdays, anniversaries, and holidays.

How much you can make: $5,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $50 (?)

How long does it take to build: 360 days (?)

Time commitment per week: Min. 15 hours/week

Case Study I Built A Resource Site For Chefs Like Me That Generates $60K Of Extra Income Chef David Buchanan generates over $6,000 per month through his website, which provides professional chefs with free and paid access to detailed culinary information and kitchen management resources such as Excel sheets, resulting in gross revenue of $46,000 to date and a subscriber growth rate of over 1300% from 2015 to September 2021. $5K Monthly Revenue $50 Startup Costs 14 4.46K

79. Start a plumbing business

With hands-on knowledge in plumbing, you can start a business that focuses on diagnosing and repairing plumbing issues, installing fixtures, and maintaining plumbing systems.

As a plumber, your day-to-day activities will involve responding to service calls, troubleshooting plumbing problems, conducting installations or repairs, and providing guidance to clients on plumbing-related matters.

How much you can make: $40,000/month

How much does it cost to start: $7,000 (?)

Case Study I Run A Family Plumbing Business That Makes $40K/Month A second-generation family-owned plumbing and leak detection business shares their success in obtaining repeat business through word of mouth referrals, staying true to their core principles, and using cutting-edge technology to provide top-notch service to clients. $40K Monthly Revenue $7K Startup Costs 5 2.84K

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2 Photography Company

Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is photography company, If you have good photography skills, a laptop, and knowledge of how to use editing software, you can open a photography studio. In today’s technological world, you don’t need to own a physical studio because you can market your work on the internet and easily engage in shoot contracts.

3 Repairing of Computers and Mobile Phones

It is the kind of business more for undergraduate people. As they can pursue simple hardware repairing course, as an investment. Easy jobs are available after diploma in this technical course and no degree is required. Thus, itself states that no higher education required for these jobs.

4 Buying and Selling On

Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is selling online. It is simply the purchase and sale of a concept. Sell your out-of-date and no-longer-needed items on, a platform that connects buyers and sellers directly without the use of an intermediary. It pays you well for products that you believe are no longer usable. Don’t bother asking me again about new business ideas.

5 Establish an Online Gaming Center

Another flourishing and profitable business that a person under the age of 21 can successfully launch is an online gaming center. Gamers from all over the world visit gaming websites to register and play their favorite games. So if you are thinking of making money from the internet, one of the ways you can make money only is by starting your own online gaming business; a website like can make you a lot of money as everyone like to play rummy.

6 Sell eBooks

It is a platform for aspiring authors or diary writers to earn some extra money. You can easily make money from your passion for writing. It does not necessitate professional writing ability or factual thinking. You can share your personal experiences in simple language because today’s generation appreciates simple slang. For example, if you are skilled in marketing, you could write a book titled ‘How to Become a Great Marketer.’ There are many people who would be willing to pay for such books, especially if they are inexpensive and simple to download.


Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is selling photos, do you love clicking pictures and have a passion for photography? If so, you can make a nice living for yourself by selling your photos online. There is nothing free in this world, same for the billions of images on the internet. All you need to do is create an account on a concerned website and upload your images with the reasonable price range you want for the particular image. There are several websites which sell a photo. Top rated sites for sale and purchase of pictures are shutter shock and Fotolia. These sites also provide enticing incentives for conducting photo shoots.

8 Online Store (eBay)

Shopkeepers, this is the type of job where you do not buy and store products in your stores. This type of business does not necessitate a large investment. All you have to do is upload a list of products to e-commerce websites like eBay, Flipkart, and so on, and then supply the product when a customer places an order.

9 Drop – Shipping

It is a straightforward delivery job. Every e-commerce website nowadays requires a delivery partner, for which you only need your personal vehicle and a valid driver’s license. It could be a salaried position or a per-day wage position. All gasoline expenses are paid in addition to the salary. This is a time-consuming but simple task.

10 Join Affiliate Marketing

Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is joining affiliate marketing, with affiliate marketing, you can earn reasonable money with a click on reference link. As E-commerce websites like Flipkart or Amazon, today provide a referral link to sell their product. These links leave referral bonus after completion of sale or purchase. You just need to supply these links to the appropriate buyer and that same buyer will land on the page where he can buy the product he went. Once the sale is completed and the buyer has received the product, a referred amount will be credited to your account.

11 Freelance writer

Today, every online and offline business requires the services of a content writer. All you need is correct grammar knowledge and the ability to choose appropriate or appealing words for your content. You can apply for these types of content writing jobs or approach a consultancy firm to have your work communicated to the appropriate firm.

12 Website for Classified Ads

It was a gleaming future, as more and more people around the world used the Internet to search for local products and services. Prior to the advent of the Internet, classifieds websites had a sizable market. To build a classifieds website, first select the theme of the word press, yes! Word press is the right open source platform to build a classified website. Coding knowledge is not necessary to build a classifieds website.

13 Nutritionist

Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is nutritionist, today’s generation is health conscious and gym freak. Thus, requiring a dietician who can guide them with the correct diet plan for their admired physic. It is not important to be a gym freak to follow a correct diet, you can have right nourishment to stay fit, healthy and any type of disease.

14 Travel Agency

Today’s generation loves to travel. So, starting up your own travel agency is a good idea. It is easy to promote your agency on social media platform today through blogs and giving out exciting offers. Introduce an exciting package including travel expenses, hotel bookings and food at the lowest prices for attracting more and more people.

15 Social Media Services

Today social media play the important day for the website growth. There is the high demand of an expert marketer who can get like likes and followers to the companies on the social media platforms like FACEBOOK, PINTEREST, TWITTER OR INSTAGRAM for the popularity among the general public. This criteria may directly affect their sales of the company in a positive way. You can run your own blog and market it in the same way to get famous and earn through it.

16 Offer Web Designing Services

Another good way to make money in the tech world is to provide web design services. Platforms such as FIVERR offer exciting deals at low or affordable prices. The same services are offered by over 350 million websites. This field has a lot of job opportunities.

17 Soft drink retailing

It is a local business job that necessitates frequent visits to retailers, wholesalers, and consumers. There are various soft drink brands (Coca Cola, Thumbs Up, Sprite, Pepsi) all over the world, as well as many companies that manufacture these soft drinks. In summer, people love to have ice-cream and soft drink, so if you are looking for making money, then this is one of the good options to go on the sale of soft drinks.

18 App Development Company

Most of the people have pursued and continue to pursue the IT engineering that gives away the knowledge of app development. Therefore, you can start up your own app development company. Today, every kid or even their parents love to use new apps and also wish to own one.

19 Online Event Planning

You can be an event planner. It is not any kind of wedding planning. It plans or hosts the mergers of companies, meetings of companies with their clients. This business involves healthy working environment. There are many websites like which organize many events for the student, office person and more.

20 Make an Application

There are some applications like TAPCASH and TASKBUCK that works on a reward basis. These applications are user-friendly and give away up to 300-400 to the user from recharges. This application leaves 40 to 50 thousand per month to owners of the application. Hope you work on some business ideas in Uganda For Beginners.

21 Video Marketing

Everyone desires to become rich without making investments, i.e zero investment. It is not impossible in this world. You just need to put your efforts and mind at the right. You can have your own Youtube channel and post the videos related to your cooking skill, any prank video followed on any friend or family member. You just need to upload stuff that is loved by public or if they don’t love it, they should not get bored watching it. So, be funny or be interesting in your videos.

22 Baby Sitting

It is the old school jobs for the teenagers who could take care of their younger brothers and sisters in the free time and can earn a little extra pocket money through it. Parents happily pay for this kind of stuff as they get a few hours off from their tiring routine.

23 Water harvesting

Rain water harvesting means storing the water for the future usage. Every village or big towns today face water scarcity. Therefore, it is necessary to save water. You can arrange a system to save water by yourself or else get the permanent job done by the professional civil engineer.

24 Pet Care

You have the potential to be a pet trainer. Three out of every five families have a pet in their home. At the same time, these families require the services of a trainer who can teach their pet to be civilized or attentive to what the owner commands.

25 Gardening Services

When people buy a house in today’s economy, they look for the best view and terrace garden. So that they could enjoy the green environment in their homes when they awoke or slept late. As a result, you could offer gardening services. If I did not make myself clear, please do not ask me for new business ideas again.

26 Binary option

A binary option is a financial option in stock trading that can pay out large sums or nothing at all.

It is clearly a job based on a prediction. So, you could make $2000 a month or nothing. It is a play of call and put. Once your precision is good you can earn more than you imagine. You can apply for the binary option from the platform like IQ OPTION.

27 SEO Services

As we all know every business has its own website, but having a website is not enough, you need to rank it on Google search engine also. So that you get the real customer from it. Therefore, people hire SEO expert to rank their website for a particular keyword. You can open your own SEO Consultant services online just by Learning SEO on Youtube.

28 Network Marketing

It is the old school technique of marketing. It is followed to build up a chain of people under one brand name. Popularly known brand TUPPERWARE follows this kind of technique to sell their product worldwide. This job requires patience and good conversational skills.

29 Share market trading Services

You can be the broker in share market. It requires little bit study of market stats and skill to convince people to invest through you in open share market. The knowledge about the share market is easily available on Youtube. Learn and earn.

30 Floor Milk Services

Flour mill service is the door to door supply of milk and another old school business technique. Every single individual today is lazy to get up early in the morning and get milk. Thus, easily convinced to pay for this kind of services.

It is easy to get a job in BPO. It doesn’t require good English skill as there is also BPO that want to hire Hindi speaking employee. One drawback of this job there is, no flexible working hours but you can earn more and more by incentives.

32 Electronic Store

In this tech world, there is high demand for gadgets like smartphones, TVs, Ipads and laptops etc. If you really want to make investments, invest in this business gives the high outcome.

33 Photography

Became a Professional Photographer. It is competitive but if you have a good capturing stuff become a better photographer. You can earn money by listing your photography portfolio at shutter stock and make client from it.

34 Web designs

This Business idea is for IT Specialist. If you know how to use Photoshop, illustrator, other software than you can open your web designing Company. For opening the Company you need to be expert in these skills.

35 Marriage Bureau

This is the part time business idea which can be done from home – Marriage Bureau. This business does not require investment just need few good candidates who are looking for life partner.

36 Coaching Classes

Every undergraduate student needs a good tutor. If you are good at any subject and good with children, open your own coaching center. It is the business with the lowest investment with high return with almost no risk.

37 Smartphone sale and repair

In this tech world, you can open a business to repair and sale of gadgets. It could be easily learned in diploma courses. No need to pursue any higher studies.This is the good business ideas.

38 Dance Classe

If you are a good dancer then, open your own institute to teach dancing. People love to dance and also opt it as co-curricular to stay fit this busy world where no-one has time to spare for any kind of stuff. This could be the one place where they can forget all their worries and enjoy at the same time stay fit.

39 Resume Writing

The resume is the key substance to crack an opportunity to have a personal interview. HRs of MNCs are attracted to great CVs. Thus, it should prepare in the same manner. It could be one high rated business in Uganda.

40 Toy Shop

Another profitable small scale business to start in uganda is toy shop. Children get amazed to see toys around. You can open a toy store or play yard for the children where they can play with any toy they want. You can charge a ticket on an hourly basis.

41 Game Parlor

You can open your own gaming parlor. Children have an insatiable desire for games, but old games are the real deal. A teen can spend hours playing on an old machine. You simply need some space and money to purchase an old machine.

42 Taxi Services

If you have a personal car, convert it into a commercial taxi and earn money from it. It’s the type of business that’s in high demand right now. Contracts with large corporations such as UBER and OLA are possible. This is one of the best and most profitable business ideas.

43 Advertisement Guru

You can easily create a mind-blowing advertisement if you have a creative mind. The large firm is always on the lookout for a creative mind who can add value.

44 Animator

Animation and the gaming tech are growing pretty fast in today’s world. If you have the knowledge of making cartoon or animation then you can rock on this world by starting up the business in this field

45 Catering Services

People often look for the good Catering Services for the occasions or holiday or festival. If you are good at managing and serving healthy and tasty food you can bang on this business.

46 Party Planner

In a Big City, throwing a party has sort of grown as a culture in the modern era. If you are thinking about starting a business in this industry, providing planning services for a party is one of the best business ideas.

47 Translation Services

In this modern era, many companies working on the globe face problems related to language. A translation service would be great to solve the purpose in all sorts of documents and it is a great source of revenue. Meanwhile, they will be a massive source of legal and medical companies. If one specializes in the language(s) they speak fluently, there is room for business in this area too.

48 Used Car Dealership

Buying a car is a dream of every middle-class person in Uganda. However, due to Uganda’s economic situation, people prefer to use/purchase used cars. As a result, it is also a good business idea to open a dealership and sell cars for a commission.

49 Taking a Child to School

In Uganda, three out of every five parents work to support their families. In fact, they don’t have time to care for their children. For example, dropping off and picking up children from school. As a result, one can train to become a professional driver who transports children from home to school and vice versa.

50 Match maker

Another profitable small scale business to start in ugandais to become a match maker. A match maker is someone who works to find the right match for two people of opposite sexes. It is a good business idea for anyone who prefers to work from home or has a big social circle.

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47+ Profitable Small Business Ideas in Uganda 2023

Uganda is an East African Country and Provide Many Profitable Small Business Ideas in Uganda 2023 .

It is a Developing Country Where Many Businesses Are Unsaturated and Provide Young Entrepreneurs Multiple Chances to Find Out Them and Make the Market Wealthy With All the Modern Startups and Businesses.

The Uganda Economy is Massively Depends on Service-Based Business, Industrial Development, and Agriculture .

Small Business Ideas in Uganda

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Of Course, the People in the Country is Facing the Poverty Issues, So Don’t Have Enough Money to Start Any Business So I Find All the Best Online Business, That You Can Start With Zero or Low Investment.

Live Stock Farming (Poultry & Bee, Egg)

Livestock Business

These Small Business Are Traditional but Comes With a Great Profit Margin. There Are Different Types of Live Stock Farming That You Can Start Like Duck, Poultry, Eggs, Duck, and Goat Farming.

Do a Proper Market Research Understand the Demand and Start a Livestock Business Related to It.

Smart Phone Repairing Service

Smartphone Repairing

With a Few Moths of Training, You can Start a Smartphone Repairing and Accessories Selling Business, It is a High Demanding Business, That You can Start with Low Investment.

So Starting of a Smartphone Repairing Business is Another Low Cost & Service Based Business that You can Start In a Local Market or in a Crowded Place.

Most Successful Small Business Ideas in Uganda 2023

It services.

IT Services

There Are Many People Who Switch Their Career From Other Profession to IT as the Benefits of a High Salary and Other Perks.

With the Proper Knowledge, You Can Also Start Your Own IT Company and Provide All the Software and Web Service to Other Businesses.

Online Blogging


From Here You Can Assume the Potential of Earning in Blogging and It Requires Only Less Than $100 to Start and Launch Your Blog in 2023. Of Course, at the Starting of Your Blogging Journey, It Requires Learning and Hard Work but Eventually, All Your Hard Work Will Be Benefited at the End.

To Start Blogging You Need to Learn Article Writing, Basic Seo, and Content Optimization for the Better Growth of Your Blog and to Drive More People.

Street Food Business

Street Fast Food

Starting a Small Street Food Business is Another Best Food Business, That Require Minimum Investment to Start a No Need to Find or Lease a Land for This.

There is a Very High Margin for Starting of This Small Business and Process All the Foods From Home and Selling Them on the Road Side.

Agriculture & Food Processing


The Government Also Provided Different Types of Subsidies, Agriculture Loan, So You Can Start Different Types of Food Processing Businesses in Your Area, Like Rice Mills, Wheat Mills, and Different Food & Crops Processing Machines.

Start It as a Small Business in Near Side of Any Agriculture Place and Help Farmers to Process They Are Crops and Make Money From It.

Low Cost Service Based Small Business Ideas in Uganda

Salon or barber shop.


If You Have the Skills in Hair Cutting and Other Salon Services Then You Can Start a Small Barber Shop. This is a Low Investment and Good Earning Potential Serviced Based Business, That You Can Start.

It is a Human Related Business and There is Always Demand of It.

Logistics/ Haulage/ Transport

Transport Business

The economy of Uganda is Growing Rapidly Enhance Many Small Businesses and Transportation Sector, With a Good Investment You Can Purchase Lorries and Trucks and Use Them in Transportation Sector.

Accountant or Bookkeeper


If You Are a Student or a Housewife Then You Can Also Do It as a Part Time Job Also Many Small Businesses Are There, Who Looking for Full Time Bookkeepers, Who Record All the Data and Import and Export of Products in a Computer System.

With a Very Minimum Skill, You Can Start This Accountant Service Based Business and Help Small Businesses by Earning Money From It.

Car Cleaning & Detailing

Auto Cleaning

  • Automobile Cleaning
  • Modification

This is Another Low Investment Small Business Idea That You Can Start on a Roadside or in Any Crowded Place in Your City, as It is one of the Low Investment Small Business Idea That You Can Start and Provide Different Services to the Customer.

Digital Marketing Services

Digital marketing

So if You Have the Skills in Online Marketing Like Running, Fb Ads, Google Ads, Insta Ads, Content Marketing, and Promotion by Generating Sales and Leads Then You Can Start a Digital Marketing Agency.

It is a Low Investment High Profitable Business, Where It Require Online Marketing Skills and You Can Start This Business From Your Home as Well.

The Company Will Hire You and Pay for Your Work, You Just Need to Do the Promotion of Your Business to Get Clients at the Beginning.

Online/Offline Teaching Services

Tutoring Business

There Are Many Online Teaching Platform Where You Can Teach Students and Make Money From It.

It is one of the Best Part Time Business That You Can Start, You Can Also Create Video Courses and Sell It With the Help of Digital Marketing.

Open a Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

By Renting a Small Place in a Crowded Area You Can Start a Cafe and Sell Coffee in Part Time or Full Time. To Start This Drink Business It Need Some Investment and a Place to Start.

Event Management

Event Management

So if You Have Some People and Skills of How to Manage Events, Book Hotels, and Security and Other Related Services Then You Can Start a Small Event Management Business Where You Work for Small Events at the Beginning.

Food Truck Service

Starting of a Small Food Truck Business is Another Low-Cost Business Idea.

You Can Purchase an Old Truck and Open a Small Food Truck Business Where You Sell Different Types of Fast Foods Like Pizza, Burgers and Cold Drinks and Also Different Types of Other Fast Foods.

To the Different Types of Crowded Places in Your City and Start It as a Full Time or Part Time Career Option.

Open a Bakery Shop

Bakery Business

If You Love to Cook Bakery Products Then You Can Prepare Different Types of Baked Goods Like Bagels, Buns, Rolls, Biscuits, Cookies, Cakes, and Cheesecakes Sell It in the Market.

You Can Also Start Selling It in a Crowded Place and Make Money From It.

Online Freelancing

Freelancing is One of the Best Work From Home Businesses Where You Are Becoming Your Own Boss.

If You Have Any Particular Skills Then You Can Provide Services Online, There Are Many Platforms Where You Can Sell Your Services and Make Money From There.

Some of the Best Freelancing Platforms Are Upwork, Peopleperhour, and Fiverr, Where You Can Add Your Profile and Get Orders.

Waste Management Business

Which is the Growth of Industries in Modern Civilization Also Increases the Waste as Well, There Are Different Types of Waste Like Industrial, Household, Organic, and Biomedical, Radioactive Waste.

So You Can Start a Waste Management Business With Proper Idea and Investment.

With the Help of Different Treatments, You Can Also Make This Thing Usable, There Are Different Types of Waste Management Businesses, and Fast You Have to Choose Which Are Profitable for You, Then You Can Choose Any of Them as Per the Research and Budget Plan.

Top 10 Best Work From Home Business Ideas to Start Uganda 2023

There Are Many Small and Work From Home Part time Business, That You can Start in Uganda with Low Cost.

Some of The Best Small Business are:-

  • Proof Reading
  • Online tutor
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Transcriptionist
  • Cyber security consultant
  • Freelancing
  • Freelance designer
  • Social media manager
  • Cloud Kitchen

Top 10 Online Business Ideas to Start in Uganda 2023

  • Stock Market Trading
  • Domain Flipping
  • Freelance writing
  • Online Tutoring
  • Ecommerce Business
  • YouTube Channel
  • Digital Marketing
  • Web developer
  • Social media specialist

Top 10 Low Investment Business Ideas in Uganda 2023 (No Cost Business Ideas)

  • Career Counselling
  • Landscaping Service
  • Security Services
  • Service Based Business
  • SEO Specialist
  • Courier Service
  • Car Cleaning

What are the Top Business Cities to Start in Uganda in 2023

Some of the best Cities to Start Any Small-Mid Scale Business are:-

There are Many Small Businesses to Start in Uganda and in This Post, We add all the Small Businesses to Start in Uganda. With Low Investment, You can Go with Online Businesses, Service Based Business and Other Small Businesses.

So, Find The Best Small Business to Start in Uganda and Make it Profitable with Your Dedication and Hard Work.

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  1. 47+ Profitable Small Business Ideas in Uganda 2023

    01/05/2023 by Mr Das Uganda is an East African Country and Provide Many Profitable Small Business Ideas in Uganda 2023. It is a Developing Country Where Many Businesses Are Unsaturated and Provide Young Entrepreneurs Multiple Chances to Find Out Them and Make the Market Wealthy With All the Modern Startups and Businesses.