A range of businesses can suit Sagittarians well, as outlined in this list of 20 business ideas. Grouped into five categories, each of these business ideas includes an assessment of the associated startup costs, required skill level, and earning potential.
COUNSELING & COACHING BUSINESSES
Sagittarians often find fulfillment in business ventures that not only give them opportunities to connect with people and discover truth through others’ experiences, but also a chance to pass along the life and relationship skills they’ve mastered. From counseling centers to relationship coaching businesses, this category includes several attractive options for Sagittarians to explore.
Sagittarians with a deep commitment to improving the mental health of their community members may want to consider opening a counseling center. You’ll need at least a master’s degree in psychology to become a licensed counselor and a doctorate to become a licensed psychologist. Startup costs can vary, but, if you start your business from home, they should not exceed $3,000. Once you establish your business, you have the potential to earn $300 per day.
FAMILY COUNSELING PRACTICE
Similar to counseling centers, family counseling practices can make a great fit for Sagittarians looking for ways to impart knowledge and improve the lives of their community members. You’ll need at least a master’s degree to work as a family counselor along with a license to practice in your state. If you already have your degree and license, you can start a home-based family counseling practice for around $1,000. Once you establish your business with a steady stream of clients, you have the potential to earn a six-figure income.
LIFE COACHING BUSINESS
Life coaching provides another opportunity for Sagittarians to use their communication and leadership skills to teach others how to create successful careers, relationships, and more. While formal education isn’t required, a professional certification can help business owners lend credibility to their business. Startup costs typically total less than $1,000. Many life coaches earn around $60,000 per year while some of the most successful earn up to $1,000 per hour.
ONLINE DATING CONSULTING BUSINESS
Online dating consulting businesses can make a great fit for Sagittarians looking to use their communication skills to help others find successful relationships. While you don’t need a specific background or education to succeed in this field, you should have a talent for helping others and understand how online dating works. Startup costs typically total less than $1,000, and you have the potential to earn a 95 percent profit margin.
RELATIONSHIP COACHING BUSINESS
Relationships coaches have the unique ability to help people develop the skills and behaviors needed to find success in their relationships. Good relationship coaches possess a caring and empathetic nature as well as a knack for motivating their clients. There are no strict education requirements, and you don’t need to be a certified counselor to work as a relationship coach. You can start this type of business for less than $1,000, and skilled relationship coaches have the potential to earn more than $300 per hour.
Sagittarian entrepreneurs with an appreciation for — and deep understanding of — the financial sector might consider opening a finance-related business.
FINANCIAL PLANNING FIRM
Sagittarians with a knack for finance and a desire to focus on their clients’ long-term goals might consider starting a financial planning firm. These business owners should have a strong background in finance as well as a degree and professional certification in the field. You can expect startup costs of less than $20,000, and you have the potential to earn a six-figure salary.
STOCK BROKERAGE FIRM
Sagittarians with an interest in both finance and investing might consider starting a stock brokerage firm. You’ll need to be a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) and willing to work long hours leveraging your “take charge” attitude. While it may cost nearly $300,000 to start your own firm, you can expect to earn profit margins of 5 percent to 40 percent.
Entrepreneurial Sagittarians with an affinity for all things tech might want to consider opening a technology business, such as a software development firm or a video game company.
SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS
With a knack for both the creative and the technical, Sagittarians make ideal candidates to start a software development business. You’ll need strong management and business skills as well as the ability to effectively code in at least one programming language. You can limit startup costs can to around $1,000 and, while your earning potential will depend on your business plan, successful companies often earn millions of dollars in profits.
VIDEO GAME COMPANY
Sagittarian gamers with a background in design, computer science, and/or engineering may have what it takes to start a video game company. You’ll need a passion for gaming as well as excellent storytelling, design, and technical skills to realize your vision. While starting a video game company can cost tens of thousands of dollars, you have the potential to earn hundreds of millions of dollars in profits.
As natural teachers, Sagittarians may find success and fulfillment by starting a teaching business. From foreign language instruction to yoga instructor schools, this category includes several promising ventures for Sagittarian entrepreneurs.
FOREIGN LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION BUSINESS
Sagittarians with a passion for languages and fluency in at least one language other than their native tongue might consider starting a foreign language instruction business. While most successful business owners have at least a bachelor’s degree in the language they teach, formal education isn’t essential if you’re already fluent in another language. Depending on your business model, startup costs can range from nearly nothing (if you offer courses online) to several thousand dollars (if you rent classroom space). On average, you can expect to charge between $20 and $70 per student, per class. Your earning potential will depend on the number of students you teach and your business model.
PUBLIC SPEAKING INSTRUCTION BUSINESS
Sagittarian entrepreneurs with a talent for public speaking might consider starting a public speaking instruction business. This line of work enables you to leverage your natural teaching ability while helping others learn the skills they need to speak effectively in public. Startup costs should not exceed $3,000, and you have the potential to earn a six-figure annual income.
YOGA INSTRUCTOR SCHOOL
Sagittarians with an affinity for yoga might consider leveraging their natural teaching ability to start a yoga instructor school. Because the majority of instructor schools operate in already established yoga studios, you can limit startup costs to less than $5,000. Many business owners in this field can earn an annual income of $80,000 (or more) by training 40 students per year. Your success will depend heavily on the popularity of your school, your location, and how much you charge your students.
WRITING AND LANGUAGE BUSINESSES
Sagittarians often excel in business ventures focused on writing and languages. From business plan writing services to translation agencies, this category includes quite a few business ideas well-suited for entrepreneurial Sagittarians.
BUSINESS PLAN WRITING SERVICE
Sagittarians seeking to leverage their writing and business skills might consider opening a business plan writing service. You’ll need plenty of experience writing business plans and, while not essential, a master’s in business administration can prove beneficial. You can easily start your business from home or a coworking space for less than $2,000, and you have the potential to earn a six-figure annual income once you secure a steady stream of clients.
Copywriters typically create a variety of content for their clients, such as website copy, industry reports, social media posts, and marketing materials. While you don’t need a specific degree or training to start this type of business, you should be an experienced writer with impeccable grammar. If you start small, you can limit your startup costs to about $2,000. You will, however, need a minimum of $10,000 if you want to start a copywriting agency. Your earning potential can vary based on the success of your business, and most copywriters earn between $31,000 and $95,000 per year.
FREELANCE WRITING BUSINESS
While somewhat similar to copywriters, freelance writers produce a wider variety of content and can support a more diverse client base. Sagittarian entrepreneurs may enjoy starting a freelance writing business because it provides an opportunity to build a business around their passions and then use that platform to help others. You can start this type of business for less than $2,000, and you have the potential to earn more than $50,000 per year.
Entrepreneurial Sagittarians also might consider using their excellent writing skills to start a ghostwriting business. Successful ghostwriters typically like working in the background and enjoy writing pieces on behalf of someone else. You’ll need strong research, communication, and interpersonal skills to thrive in this field. Startup costs usually total less than $1,000, and the majority of your income will be pure profit.
GRANT WRITING BUSINESS
Sagittarians with a thorough understanding of the nonprofit and fundraising worlds — as well as extensive grant writing experience — might consider starting a grant writing business. If you start your business from home, you can limit startup costs to less than $5,000. Most grant writers earn an average of $45,000 per year.
PROFESSIONAL SPEECH WRITING BUSINESS
Speech writing is another area in which talented Sagittarians may find success. Good speechwriters have a knack for creating powerful, memorable speeches. Most also have at least a bachelor’s degree even though this line of work doesn’t require any formal education. You can start your business for less than $1,000, and you have the potential to earn a six-figure annual income.
RESUME WRITING BUSINESS
Talented writers with an understanding of human resources and applicant tracking systems might consider starting a resume writing business. While you don’t need any formal education in this line of work, you do need to prove to your clients that you can help them find success in their job searches. You can start this type of business for less than $500, and you have the potential to earn between $60,000 and $100,000 per year.
Sagittarians with a passion for languages might consider opening a translation agency. Successful business owners are fluent in at least one additional language and have strong marketing skills. You can start a translation agency for less than $2,000, and freelance translators typically earn between $30,000 and $80,000 per year.