If you are looking for a business that can make money for you everyday, you are in the right place.
In this article, we are going to discuss 9 different types of businesses that will allow you to enjoy daily income. Whether you are looking for a business that will make enough money to cover your basic necessities, like food, clothing and shelter, or you just want to make some extra income to help with everyday expenses, owning a business can be a great way to achieve that.
Of course, the key is finding a business that reliably makes money on a daily basis. If the business is highly cyclical or subject to wild swings in income based on things that may be outside your control, owning that type of business is going to be very risky and won't give you any peace of mind.
So I have selected only business that are generally known for their stability and their ability to consistently generate daily income. Toward the end of the article, I cover some pretty cool online businesses that don't cost a lot of money to start, so you will definitely want to check those out.
With that, let's get into it!
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Everyone needs to eat and they need to eat often. Which is why a food business (whether it is a full-scale restaurant, food truck, street food vendor, or even a food delivery business) can be a great source of daily income.
If you offer a good product at a fair price, you should enjoy steady sales and recurring business from “regulars.” People will spread the word that your restaurant is great and you should be able to grow your revenue over time.
Try to maintain positive online reviews on platforms like Yelp and Google reviews (you can even ask customers that come in regularly if they would be willing to do you a favor and post a nice review). Strong online reviews will definitely help drive customers to your restaurant.
I also mentioned delivering food as a way to make daily income.
With the emergence of various food delivery platforms like DoorDash, Uber Eats, Grub Hub, and Instacart, there is no shortage of ways you can start a food delivery business. As long as you have a vehicle that is suitable for delivering food, you can make money everyday simply by picking up food from restaurants or grocery stores and delivering it to customers.
People love their cars and it is still far and away the most popular way for people to get around. According to Statista, there are around 276 million cars registered in the U.S. as of 2019.
That means there is huge demand for gas to fuel all of those cars. If you own a gas station you can benefit from that demand. And the best thing is that the demand is there everyday. With that many cars on the road, there is no reason why you can't make daily income from owning a gas station.
Of course, buying a gas station is not going to be cheap, so you will need a decent amount of money to get started. And your location should be on a busy road with great visibility from that road. Accessibility is also important. Drivers passing by should be able to get to your gas station easily from that road.
To further increase your profitability, you should include a convenience store on the lot (or maybe even offer car repair and maintenance services). Selling just gas can yield low profit margins, so including these higher profit businesses can be help you make a lot more money.
Another great business that can generate daily income is a laundromat. This is a great recession-proof business that can make you money no matter what else is happening in the economy. People will always need to get their clothes washed and dried.
The great thing about a laundromat is that it is a business that you can run passively. The machines do all of the hard work of washing and drying the clothes (and your customers do the work of loading and unloading the clothes). You will still need to take care of cleaning the laundromat, making repairs to the machines when needed, and collecting the money from the machines (the fun part!), but even for these activities you can hire people to do them for you.
If you want to learn more about starting a passive laundromat business, check out my detailed article on the topic here. In that post, I show you how to launch a laundromat that generates passive income in just 6 simple steps.
Convenience stores carry a variety of items that people need or use everyday. They offer a wide range of products, including:
- Snacks and drinks
- Basic grocery items like bread, milk, cheese and eggs
- Stuff for your home like soap and detergent
- Various sundry items like cigarettes and even lottery tickets
Because of the popularity of these items, you should have a steady stream of customers coming in everyday if your store is in a good location. That means reliable daily income for you.
Car Wash Business
As we mentioned already, cars are an important part of everyday life for most people. So owning a car wash can be a perfect business to generate daily income. You can profit from all of those cars on the road that eventually will need washing.
Although some people enjoy washing their cars themselves, many others prefer the convenience of a car wash that will do it for them at a pretty affordable price. And like laundromats, you can run a car wash passively.
If you own the right type of car wash, you don't need a full-time attendant because the machines will wash the cars automatically. To learn more about how to own a passive car wash business, check out my beginner's guide to owning an automatic car wash for passive income.
If you own a vehicle, you can take advantage of the booming transportation business. If you have a regular car, you can transport people by using the various “taxi” apps like Uber and Lyft. If you live in an area that has enough people, you can definitely make daily income with this strategy.
If you own a truck or larger vehicle, you can also transport goods. There is plenty of demand for these types of services as well, especially with the boom of e-commerce. If you want to learn more about some great transportation business you can start with just a single van, check out my article on the topic here.
Bonus Idea: One of my favorite business ideas is owning a FedEx route. As you can imagine there are tons of packages being delivered everyday by FedEx. If you own a FedEx route, you can get paid on each delivery that you make within your designated territory. Not only can you make daily income, you can make a lot of it.
Want to learn more? Check out my article on how to buy a FedEx Route in 5 easy steps.
One of my favorite businesses is blogging. I love it because once your blog is up and running, it makes money for you everyday.
I know this because I own a number of blogs. But to keep things simple, let's use this blog as an example. I consistently make revenue each day from it, even if I am not working on the blog. I could be sitting at the beach on vacation and if I check my account, I will see that my blog generated money for me that day. There are billions of google searches happening everyday and some portion of that search volume comes to my website. That means every single day, my blog is making some money.
Yes, you do have to put in some work in the beginning to set up your blog. You will need to (i) select a topic to write about, (ii) get a great domain name, (iii) find a good web hosting provider, (iv) build your website and, (v) most importantly, write articles that will attract a lot of visitors to your site. Once you have that in place, you will need to monetize your site.
But the great thing about blogging is that it doesn't take a lot of money to get started.
Speaking of money, there are two main ways you can make money from blogging: (i) display ads and (ii) affiliate marketing. Display ads are just ads that will show up on your website. Once your website starts to get a lot of visitors, companies will want their product to be in front of your audience. They will pay you for the right to place ads on your website. The beauty of this type of monetization is that you get paid whether people click on the ads or not.
Affiliate marketing is a little different. There you are acting like a salesman for a company.
But instead of knocking on doors or making phone calls, you are promoting the company's product on your blog. Let's say you are a dentist and have a blog on oral health and hygiene. If you love a particular type of water pik or toothbrush, you can write an article about it and explain why it's great. And if your readers are interested in buying the product, you can include, for their convenience, a link to the product in that article.
But that link is not a normal link – it is an affiliate link (which means if someone clicks on that link and buys the product, you get a commission).
The more people that read your article and buy that product through your affiliate link, the more money you can make.
If you want to learn more about blogging and how to get started, check out my step by step guide on passive income blogging.
If writing is not your strength and you prefer video, starting a YouTube channel can be a terrific business that can generate daily income. Similar to blogging, you will need some upfront work to set up your channel (and may want to invest in a good camera, as well as decent lighting and sound equipment).
If you create engaging video content that people enjoy watching, YouTube will rank your videos higher and you channel will grow. If it grows enough, you will be eligible to monetize your YouTube channel with ads. You can also use affiliate marketing as a strategy to make money too. You can create a video comparing different products and describing the pros and cons of each. You can include affiliate links in the video and earn a commission if people buy the promoted product through the affiliate link.
Now there is a lot to learn if you want to be successful. You need to create compelling content, learn how to generate traffic, create great thumbnails, keep people engaged and watching your video, and a million other tricks.
If you want to skip the trial and error phase and learn from the experts, check out Incomeschool's Project 24 blogging and YouTube course. I have purchased their course and have used their strategy for this blog (and gotten great results!). I don't do YouTube yet, but plan on doing so and will be using their course as a roadmap. Their YouTube course is well-designed (and has recently been revamped), so I am excited to get started.
You can start a freelancing business that can provide daily income for you. You can sign up for platforms like Fiverr and Upwork that will connect you with customers who want to use your services. Depending on your skills and interest, you can become a virtual assistant, offer IT services, become a freelance writer, or provide advice on fashion, marketing and host of other topics.
Will you make daily income everyday? Probably not at first, but as you become more established and grow your business you can easily generate daily income. In fact, there are plenty of entrepreneurs who started off freelancing and eventually grew their business to a point where they have a full-fledged consulting business, with a staff of employees and a really consistent income stream.
If you want to get started, check out Fiverr and sign up as a seller. It's simple to do and you can pretty much get started right away.
So there you have it – 9 great business ideas that can give you daily income. If you want to learn about more great business ideas, check out my articles below:
- 13 Small Businesses That Will Always Be in Demand
- The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Starting a Business
- 8 Proven High Cash Flow Businesses
- How to Start a Business When You Have No Ideas (including extensive list of business ideas)