22 Money Making Mobile Business Ideas To Try in 2024

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If you’ve been thinking about starting a business but aren’t quite sure which road to go down (pardon the pun!), then you might want to consider a mobile business.


Because mobile businesses are unique and provide people with a personalized service along with flexibility.

There is strong demand from customers for the types of mobile businesses we’ll go into below. And there is opportunity for new entrepreneurs to meet those demands. So it’s a win-win!

Mobile business owners also have the opportunity to charge a premium to deliver their services straight to the customer’s door. So, thinking about the different types of mobile businesses you might want to start, we can look at them in a couple of ways.

The first is businesses that are already up and running, and transferring them into a mobile business. And the second being the types of businesses that are specifically suitable for the mobile business model.

It will depend on which path you want to take and whether you already have a business up and running.

20 Mobile Business Ideas You Can Get Started With

We’ll take a look at what mobile businesses have already proven to be successful. And while it may take you a little while to get up and running, with the right tools and careful planning you’ll be wheeling around in no time!

Let’s go!

1. Mobile Bar

Mobile bartenders travel around to various places, setting up where they are required by either an event coordinator or customers who need them.

You can promote your mobile bar business easily through social media such as facebook and instagram. And you could also get in touch with businesses, offering your services for special events.

It’s a good idea to conduct some marketplace research to see where your competition is. Look at how you can stand out, offer something that the others are not.

Some things to consider for this sort of mobile business are:

  • Register your business as a legal entity
  • Register your business for taxes
  • Get the required permits and licenses for your business
  • Open a business bank account
  • Insurance for your business
  • Branding
  • Creating a business website

2. Party Bus

A party bus service is where you transport party guests from one place to the next. These types of people could be wedding guests, birthday party guests, bachelor and bachelorette parties.

You can charge for this type of service by the hour and make great income on the weekends and around busy holiday seasons. On average, businesses are charging up to $200 per hour.

Starting a party bus mobile service is a great way to earn cash and have lots of fun while you do it!

3. Catering

Catering services are always needed and more and more people take advantage of them. Whether it’s for corporate events, baby showers, birthday parties or weddings, you can earn great money in this business.

If you’re a brilliant cook or know someone who is, you could partner up and become a team where you take care of the business side of things and they take care of the cooking, or vice versa.

With some good marketing and relying on word of mouth, once you get a couple of events under your belt, if you provide exceptional service then your business can really start to take off.


4. Pet Grooming

Do you have experience with pet grooming? Then all you really need to start a mobile grooming service is transport and the right equipment.

This is a great mobile business to consider because people who have pets (dogs in particular) will always need to maintain their hair styles etc. And you can bring this service right to their door.

For pet owners who have tight schedules and pets who may scare easily, this is especially valuable.

Make sure that you check your state licensing requirements before you start your pet grooming service.

5. Junk Removalist

We all need a good decluttering from time to time, and when I think about doing it myself I cringe! I know I would consider paying someone to remove junk from my home. I find it that unpleasant!

But, some people enjoy this sort of thing!

So, if you have a ute or a truck and want to declutter people’s attics for a living, consider starting a junk removal business.

The best thing about this is if you find any hidden treasures or stuff that can be done up, you might be able to flip it on marketplace.

6. Bike Repair

I have seen people offering bike repair services in a couple of different ways. And it’s such a great way to either do this full time or earn some extra cash in your spare time, if you have the necessary skills.

The first being where they do everything from pick up the bike, repair it and then drop it back to the customer. And the second being the customer drops off and picks up their bike from the repairer when it’s ready.

Have a look to see if there are individuals or local businesses offering this type of service to see how much you can charge customers.

7. Coffee Cart

If you feel a truck is a bit much you can always set up a coffee cart instead. They work well, are easy to move around and you can pop up in hotspots for coffee lovers.

The types of places you might want to consider are busy tourist areas, parks or remote areas away from shops and cafes. You can also offer this service for special events, parties and more.

8. Tech Repair

Tech repair services can be learnt if you don’t already have the skills. And plenty of people need their gadgets repaired without wanting to pay what the big tech stores charge.

You can start off with offering this service as an individual, find people on social media like facebook and start getting your name out there. Once you have established yourself you could turn it into a small business. Even better if you can get a partner to join you to take on more jobs.

9. Bookmobile

Bookmobiles offer the public a unique opportunity to read books from vehicles instead of your typical library building.

If you’re passionate about books and want to offer services where people can access reading materials, such as in remote areas or where there is no library access, then this might be the business for you.

Other places to offer bookmobile services could be retirement homes and hospitals.

10. Pop Up Flower Truck

This is probably one of the easiest ones that you can set up. And you can start on a main road where people can easily see you, pull over and pick up some flowers on their way home.

Things to consider would be shade for both yourself and the flowers, so popping up a small gazebo or similar shading would be needed.

The next thing to consider is payment options. For safety reasons it would be better taking card payments rather than keeping cash on you.

11. Car Wash

There’s nothing like a good old fashioned car wash from someone who you know will take good care of your car. You can offer your car washing services to households near and far (depending on how far you want to travel) and charge a pretty penny for a full car wash service.

This means the customer doesn’t need to worry about washing their own car, or driving to a car wash place and paying high prices for an average job from a machine.

You could set up a facebook business page, join facebook groups and advertise your car wash services in your local area.

12. Hair Salon / Barber

There are plenty of people who don’t enjoy a trip out for a haircut and prefer to have their hair styled in the comfort of their home. And this is where you come in.

If you have the skill and equipment to cut hair then you can offer your services direct to people in their home. And once you get a decent amount of regular customers who keep coming back to you, or you to them rather, you won’t need to focus on bringing in new clients all the time.

You could do this full time, or partner up with someone who specialises in beauty and work as a team offering a range of hair and beauty services.

13. Food Truck

Certainly not a new concept but forever a popular one! There’s nothing better than walking past a food truck while you’re walking through the park and suddenly you didn’t know you wanted an ice cream! Food brings joy to people’s lives and adds to their experiences.

Some ideas for niche food trucks are:

  • Donuts
  • Crepes
  • Gelato
  • Burgers
  • Pretzels
  • Wraps
  • Potatoes in different ways

14. Professional Organizer

We could probably all do with a little Marie Kondo from time to time. But for those who are time poor or simply don’t want to do the task themselves, you could offer to organize people’s homes as a service.

The types of jobs a professional organizer might do are things like rearranging offices, wardrobes, filing, kid’s bedrooms, kitchen pantry and drawers.

If you’re good at this sort of thing and know how to manage mess and calm the chaos around the home, then this might be a good business idea to consider.

15. Tutor

If you have experience and knowledge in a certain subject or language, then you could offer these services to people who need them. These could be tutoring kids after school or on weekends.

Tutoring is a great way to earn some extra cash and is also good for flexibility. You can choose what hours you’re available to offer your services and also charge by the hour.

Another reason tutoring is a good one to consider is because it can be done either online or face to face. If you are a qualified teach and you’re interested in teaching English online then you can also check out VIPKid.

16. Handyman

Whenever something breaks in my home or something needs replacing like washers in the kitchen, I call on a handyman to come and do it for me. Rather than try and tackle it myself!

Many people aren’t sure what they need to do to fix something and would rather leave it to a professional. So if you’re a handyman or handywoman who can do odd jobs around the home and small repairs then you could start getting paid for these services.

You would need to ensure you have the right tools and know-how for small jobs around the home and garden.

17. Photographer

These days it’s a lot easier and less costly to run a photography business thanks to technology.

You don’t need a fancy studio to offer your services and all you really need is your camera, a computer and an eye for capturing the beauty in people and places.

If you aren’t already a photographer but are interested in photography then you might be interested in these photography courses to get started.

18. Personal Trainer / Instructor

Have you got experience in the health and fitness industry? You could get into one on one fitness coaching services and visit people at their place of residence to teach them how to workout.

I know someone who took on a few local clients and would charge a flat fee of around $120 per client per week. She would do yoga with them, talk with them about their health struggles and offer her best health advice. All she needed were a couple of clients a day and she was making good money in her mobile business.

19. Mobile Gym

If you’re a qualified fitness instructor then you could easily start an outdoor fitness class. They’ve proved to be very popular because people love to get outside before or after work to workout in a park as part of a small community.

Whatever your area of expertise may be, you can do anything from cardio, boxing, yoga, skipping, stretches and so much more.

The good thing with this is you can ask clients to bring their own gear, and you just turn up and instruct.

20. Cleaner

Cleaning services can be offered to both residential places and commercial offices.

To get started, you could start off with residential and then move to office spaces. These cleaning jobs include vacuuming, sweeping, dusting and mopping. Then there is bathroom cleaning which includes toilets, mirrors, basins, tiles and walls. And then kitchen cleaning which includes wiping down appliances, bench tops, sinks and any dirty external surfaces, washing and drying dishes and putting them away.

21. Mobile Clothing Boutique

Do you have a strong interest in fashion? Then you might be interested in launching your own mobile clothing business. Particularly if you’re already running your own retail boutique store.

The great thing about a mobile boutique service is they are much smaller compared to brick and mortar boutiques and need less inventory.

You could use a truck or van or other vehicle to get your mobile boutique around. And you could add mirrors, lights and clothing racks to turn it into a moving boutique store.

Of course, you will need to register your business in your local area and complete all the necessary documentation before setting up your mobile business.

Starting your own boutique clothing mobile service is unique and exciting for customers. You could turn up at seaside towns, parks, markets and any other high traffic place to get people’s attention. You can choose where and when you want to turn up, giving yourself flexibility and an easy schedule.

22. Mobile Laundry Services

According to Grand View Research, the laundry and dry cleaning services industry was estimated at USD 10.82 billion in 2021 and was expected to reach USD 11.17 billion in 2022.

This type of mobile service is a lucrative option and could bring in very good money!

You can offer pick up and drop off options to your customers and, if you have the means, you could get some drivers on board to help with pick ups and deliveries.

When it comes to washing people’s clothes as a service, you’d need to make sure you have good knowledge about different chemicals and detergents to provide the best care.

Some states may require you to have a license, while others may not. In any case, it’s best to have the relevant certifications for customers to readily see and trust your business. And you may also need to comply with environmental regulations in your region. Just make sure you do your homework to get yourself set up ethically and properly.


What exactly is a mobile business?

A mobile business is a business that moves around and takes services directly to the customer. That can be at the customer’s home or in public locations.

What are the best mobile business ideas to start?

Food truck, hairdresser, cleaning and moving mobile businesses are the easiest to get started and that tend to pay well.

Do I need a website to start a mobile business?

It really depends. You could probably get away with having just a business facebook page, but nowadays it’s a good idea to have a website so people who google services that you offer can find you easily.

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I hope you enjoyed the above mobile business ideas and remember to let me know if you have any questions in the comments section below!

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