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With sites like Amazon that will literally drop things off at your house in one day if you are a prime member, why does anyone need to visit the mall, Target or any place else for that matter? We as consumers are getting awfully spoiled. We want our food brought to us, our groceries delivered to our porch, our dogs walked for us and now it seems we want our manicures and haircuts to come to us too. So how, as entrepreneurs, can we cater to this evolving trend?

We have got 50+ Mobile truck business ideas (that do not sell food) for you.

I promised a list of NON-food mobile concepts. However, keep in mind there may be a snack concept or two in the mix. Only because I have seen concepts like this in action and boy do they seem like a great thing. Keep an open mind and see if there is something on this list that excites you.

HINT: Be sure to check out Used Vending for great prices on gently used trailers.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

Before and after mobile boutique concept

Before we begin, below is a before and after example of an old horse trailer that someone made fabulous. I doubt the owners had to spend a lot of money. Just some creativity, paint and they were off to the races (no pun intended).

It may be small but it is enough to carry their wares. Keep in mind that traveling mobile like this can be wonderful. You can arrive at your location, pull out your awning, set up your tables and rolling racks, display your goods and start selling using your square on your cell phone. Amazing!

Below is a list of ideas and actual businesses for you to check out and see how they are doing it:

#1. The Vintagemobile: mobile retailer

Jeremy and Kelsey Turner decided to open a mobile vintage clothing store, “The Vintage Mobile” after spending part of their honeymoon shopping in the Mission District of San Francisco.


#2. The Nail Truck mobile nail salon

mobile nail salon
The Nail Truck Mobile Salon's adorable logo

https://www.facebook.com/thenailtruck
They offer a variety of great colors, will come to your office, party or special occasion and their logo are adorable!


#3. Pretty Parlor A Go Go: mobile salon

pretty parlor A go go

Pretty Parlor A GoGo is the dream machine of soul sisters and waxing gurus Misty Briglia and Sarah LaShelle. In 2009, Sarah opened the charming wax studio Pretty Parlor, tucked in the eclectic Mission District. Good friend, Misty, joined the parlor posse as Lead Aesthetician and make-up artist. Both share a passion for pretty, perfect eyebrows, and a painless service when it comes to the beauty experience… They are taking their expertise to the streets of San Francisco and BEYOND!


#4. The Butler’s Pantry: mobile catering and party planning service


#5. Moving Petals: Local House and Office Moving service. The website is nice, straightforward and offers a lot of good advice should you want to start a local & very mobile moving service.

Moving Petals House Moving Service

Benefits of Using Local Movers

If you are in the process of planning to move, it is recommended to hire one of the accredited local movers that you have probably heard offer quality services. The total price is one of the main factors that you have to consider if you are going to get the best moving package. As early as now, it is important for me to point out that different companies offer varying prices, you need to make the right choice from the word go.


#6. The Shoe Chick: mobile paint parties.

Mobile Paint Parties for Everyone!

# 7. Mobile billboards

Mobile Billboards

CLICK HERE for an article on how to start a mobile billboard business


#8. Mobile Gym & Personal Training Business – Start your own personal training or traveling gym business

Mobile Gym Business Opportunity

# 9. Extreme game truck business – mobile video game parties for kids. It looks like a pretty fun way to exist!!


#10. A Mobile Fashion Boutique. Below are some images of people who have taken their boutique “on the road.” They travel to trade shows, street fairs, events and city streets , open their doors, set out their wares and sell. Exciting!!

Mobile Fashion Boutique
Mobile Fashion Boutique
Mobile Fashion truck
Hot Pink Mobile Boutique

#11. Mobile Shoe Business

Mobile Shoe Store Business

#12. Open a Mobile hat and accessory store

How to open a mobile hat and accessory store

#13. Own your own MAC Tool Truck Franchise

How to Open a MAC Tool Truck Franchise

#14. Open A Mobile Shredding Business

Mobile Shredding Business

#15. OMG Kettle Corn

OK, so this is a food concept but it is such a fun and easy one I had to include it here. Their motto is KISS for “Keep it super simple” and I love that. They set up a vehicle just outside the Cabelas store in Glendale, AZ and sell freshly made kettle corn. It smells and tastes so good I grab a bag every time I am there. I think it is a great idea.

OMG Kettle Corn in Glendale Arizona - outside Cabelas
OMG Kettle Corn in Glendale Arizona - outside Cabelas

#16. Mobile Make up artist for weddings, the movie industry and special events

Start a mobile make up artist business

#17. Mobile Vintage Boutique combo – they buy and sell vintage and handmade goods from a traveling trailer, store front (which they acquired later) in Portland Oregon and and online via an Etsy online boutique.

Mobile Trailer

The Trailer!

Once we had the idea, we found our 1969 Cardinal Deluxe travel trailer on Craigslist and spent the summer building out the trailer and turning it into the perfect mobile shop. For over two years our shop on wheels has specialized in vintage goods and handmade accessories for you and your home. We travel to events like street fairs and craft shows, towing the trailer and selling our wares. Our trailer shop has been featured in places like Bust magazine, Lucky magazine, the Today Show, USA Today and the front page of MSN.com.

Mobile Trailer

The Storefront! 

In Spring of 2012 we stumbled upon an available storefront on bustling 28th Street next door to Holiday Hair, a new brick-and-mortar salon that was previously run out of a trailer. It seemed like fate to expand into a new storefront location right next door to another business that had just done the same thing. In July 2012 we opened the new storefront on Southeast Ankeny.

They offer buying by appointment only and will also travel to their customers.

Wanderlust mobile boutique logo

#18 Mobile Farmers Market – something for you extreme growers out there. Here is a great article from Mother Earth News on getting started.

Mobile farmers market
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#19. Double Decker Quirky Shop like Lodekka

Check out Lodekka’s Facebook page for up to the minute events

Lodekka double decker boutique on wheels
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#20 Traveling Jewelry Boutique. Gypset sells via a traveling truck along with an Etsy Online Store called GypsetCo.

Traveling Jewelry Boutique
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#21 Mobile Motorcycle Repair. Here is an article about getting started with your own Mobile Repair Shop.

Mobile Motorcycle Repair Business

#22. Mobile oil change for personal autos and fleet servicesHere is a great article for getting started.

How to start up a mobile oil change business
How to start up a mobile oil change business

#23.  Mobile Auto Detailing. Here is a website that teaches Advanced Auto Detailing. Also check out Detail King for Auto detailing start up kits.

How to start a mobile auto detail business
How to start a mobile auto detail business

#24. Mobile dog grooming. Here are a few websites you can check out for franchise information.

  1. Wagntails
  2. ZoominGroomin
How to start a mobile pet grooming franchise
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#25. Mobile Mini Market. Sell the things people want and need ever day.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Mobile Mini Market

#26. Mobile Cupcake Business. Check out Twisted Sister Cupcakes for truck location and see how they are making their business soar. The trucks are parked and sell and are also rented out for parties, weddings, school events, fundraisers and more. Some really good ideas here.

Here are two excellent videos we found from cupcake truck owners who love what they are doing and have some great advice to share!

Mobile Cupcake business
How to start a mobile cupcake business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#27 Mobile handyman service

Mobile handyman service
Mobile handyman service
Mobile handyman service

# 28. Mobile knife and blade sharpening. Check out Saucy Joe and Just Wright Sharpening for some ideas.

How to start a blade sharpening business

# 29. Mobile Vending Or Concession Trailer Business.

Here is a great article on how to get started.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

# 30. Mobile Barber Shop – Check out the Luxury Mobile Barber Shop for some great ideas.

How to open a luxury mobile barber shop

#31 Mobile Kids Spa Parties – I’m not even sure you need a truck for this one.

Check out Mobile Beauty Systems for some pointers and opportunities

How to open a kids spa party business

#32 Mobile Flower Truck Business

Watch this helpful video below from florist, Kimberly Williams, with some great advice for learning the business. You might be surprised at what she has to say.

Here is a GREAT article for getting started in your own mobile flower business from Flora Next – be sure to check out their Florist Resources page as well!

Here is a great website to check out for flower store owners.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
How to start a flower truck business
How to start a flower truck business

#33. Mobile Book Store – meaning on wheels and on the water. Very creative ideas here.

How to open a mobile book store business
How to open a mobile book store business

#34. Mobile Junk Haul Service

Here is a Great Article about learning the Junk Hauling business.

Learn how to start a junk haul business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#35. Start a mobile tree trimming business.

Click here for an article on how to get started.

How to start a tree trimming business

# 36. Start a Mobile Lemonade Business

Check out Bay Side Lemonade

Here is a great article on how to get your lemonade business started.

Here is a great article linking to several potential lemonade franchises. Many have kiosk or mobile opportunities so check them out.

How to start a mobile lemonade franchise
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#37. Start a Mobile Pressure Washing Business.

Watch the video below for more information:


#38. Mobile Masseuse

Here is an article on how to get started.

How to start a mobile masseuse business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

# 39. Mobile Beer Bar.

Here is an article on how to get started.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

Mobile beer delivery bars are often found at weddings, parties, corporate events, fairs and other special events, providing the convenience of a beer bar and bartender without the need for an actual bar.

Your mobile beer bar can be as elaborate and stocked with variety as your heart desires, or a simple affair with a bicycle and two kegs.

While you get to make your own schedule, be your own boss and attend lots of parties, opening and operating a mobile beer delivery bar requires time, effort, professionalism and often a significant amount of capital.

How to open a mobile beer bar business

# 40. Start a mobile Shaved Ice Business

A few websites to check out are Kona IceTropical Sno & Snowie Ice and be sure to watch the videos below.

How to start a shaved ice business

#41. Open A Mobile Cigar Lounge. Check out Mobile Cigar Lounge to see how they have turned their passion for cigars into a business model.

How to open a mobile cigar lounge business

In Tampa, Florida, long known as Cigar City, cigars are a celebrated, storied luxury. Finding a decent cigar is easy. But, because of the city’s no-smoking laws, finding a place to enjoy a cigar isn’t.

Former Tampa Bay Lightning 2004 Stanley Cup Champions and cigar lovers Dave Andreychuk and Stan Neckar aim to remedy that with the Mobile Cigar Lounge.

It’s more than a mobile lounge. It’s an environment and an experience rich in history, luxury and personality. An elegant extension of any celebration or occasion, it’s the perfect escape and meeting place—a space where you can relax or enjoy a shared passion, the well-known website Boss Design Centermentions.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#42. Mobile karaoke lounge or party bus. Check out Gig Masters

How to start a karaoke or party bus
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#43. Mobile ATM Machine Business – start an ATM business and focus on permanent locations or setting up mobile machines for special event functions.

Visit the ATM Network  and ACFN for more information.

How to start up a ATM business

#44. Mobile Hair Salon

Here is an article to help show you the way to be your own boss.

How to open a mobile hair salon

#45. Mobile Henna Tattoo & Essential Oil Business

Here is an article to help you get started in the henna tattoo business.

How to start a mobile henna tattoo business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#46. Who’s Your Daddy: mobile DNA testing

Here is a great article on DNA testing.

Here is a website to learn about DNA testing business opportunities.

Here is another website to check out for DNA testing opportunities.

How to start a mobile DNA testing business

#47. Start a mobile handmade soap and gift business. Angelic Soaps & Gifts has an online shop and also a traveling truck available for:

  • Girls Night Out
  • Private Parties
  • Fund Raisers
  • School Functions
  • Festivals
  • Craft Fairs
  • Holiday Shopping Events

Check out the website to see how the founder got her start.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Start a mobile hand made soap and gift business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#48. Start a Mobile DJ Business. Here is an article to help you get started.

Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)
How to start a mobile DJ business
Truck Businesses That Don’t Sell Food (50 Ideas)

#49. Photo Booth for parties business – you bring the ipad and the props and your clients provide the customers. Photo booths at weddings, parties and special events are becoming a “must have.” Could this be the business for you?

check out Photo Booth Supply and The Head Shot Truck for tips, ideas and supplies.

How to start a mobile photo business

#50. Popcorn or Kettle Corn Business – I know this is a “snack food” but I love the idea and it looks fairly quick and easy so wanted to give you a few examples. Below are videos on how to start your own Kettle Corn business as well as Franchise concept Doc Popcorn. I have tasted their product at my local mall and it is DELICIOUS. To see their franchise page click here.

Here are some great videos below:


Our Mobile Business list keeps growing. As we find interesting new concepts, we add them to the list so bookmark this page.

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Investing in bitcoin: Must know about the Digital Wallets

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Bitcoin is one of the most used and famous cryptocurrencies in today’s time. This was announced in the year 2008 and was launched in the year 2009 by the anonymous person who is an anonymous person who is named Satoshi Nakamoto. This was the whole new concept given by him.

Initially, the value of bitcoin was nothing, but later with time, it has earned its existence, and the value of a single bitcoin is around $40000. This is a considerable amount. The persons who had invested in bitcoins in the early stage had become billionaires today. Even this is still the future. And one should start investing in bitcoin.

Initially, when there was no digitalization, it was very difficult for people to know the concept of cryptocurrency. Still, now, with time, modernization is there, and most people today are using smartphones and digital devices. So, it is now straightforward to do transactions with the cryptocurrencies as now there are a large number of digital wallets present that can be used to earn, sell or can be used to know the statistics of the particular cryptocurrency. This is a great thing.

Basically, what are digital wallets?

Digital wallets are the ones that have been used to do transactions with bitcoins or any other cryptocurrencies. In early times, everyone had to go to the bank to do their transactions of deposit withdrawals, but now this is not the case. Digital wallets have made the life of people very easy.

There are so many benefits of using digital wallets:

  • Digital wallets have made the life of people very easy as everything can be managed very easily with just a single click. The whole thing is in their hands which can be managed very easily.
  • These can be used to check the prices and the price difference in the cryptocurrencies between specific periods.
  • Digital wallets can be used to transfer money from one person to another in a significantly less time period.
  • The transaction charges which are charged from the user are significantly less.

Even today, the technology has moved so fast that the user can make transactions with the help of debit cards. Yes, that’s true today; the user can use debit cards full of cryptocurrencies to make the transactions. The person can load his debit card on btcrevolution.io with the help of digital wallets. Digital wallets are beneficial for these purposes.

If a person wants to start investing in bitcoins, he needs his PAN card for the proof, and then he can easily sign up in his account in the application. Then he can start investing in bitcoins very easily. 

Benefits of Investing in Bitcoins or any other Cryptocurrencies

  • These provide users with profits in a very less time period.
  • The transaction charges are very less.
  • There are no middlemen in between.
  • It takes very little time for the transaction to take place.
  • All the transactions are completely secure and can take place very easily.
  • All the transactions are made private; no one can take a view of your transactions.

Some drawbacks of using the Bitcoin Platform

There are some drawbacks to using this platform which can be easily prevented by just taking care of a few things. In this, as we know that all transactions made are private, so if the person sends the money to the wrong account, then the money cannot be retrieved at any cost. This is one of the biggest and major drawbacks. But this can be prevented if the user does the transactions carefully.

Conclusion

Cryptocurrencies are prevalent in today’s time. Even now, the crypto transactions can be made at ease as earlier we have discussed that there are various digital wallets that can be used to make the transactions. These are very helpful as all the features are so interesting and can be easily managed just by using your smartphone. 

There are various exciting features like sending the money from one user to the other, receiving the money, and even making international transactions. As these are the universal currencies all over the world, then they can be used at any place and can be sent to anyone at your ease.

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Is it Possible to Make Money On a Mining Farm in 2021?

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Crypto as Leading Industry in 2021

Mining cryptocurrencies used to be a viable choice for making profits in the past. But crypto entrepreneurs have swayed away from this method of acquiring crypto. They now buy bitcoins (BTC) or other cryptocurrencies and sell them for a higher price instead. 

With large mining operations dominating the landscape, mining has become an increasingly difficult venture to partake in. Some may even think of it as a defunct way to acquire crypto. 

However, with the recent bull run, a lot of us are asking ourselves – is crypto mining still worth it in 2021?

In this article, we will try to answer that exact question. We will consider equipment and running costs, and how to determine the profitability of your mining farm.  

Before we begin, let’s go through some basics of cryptocurrency mining. 

What is Cryptocurrency mining?

Mining is the process of validating transactions on the blockchain by using computing power. To do this, high-powered computers (miners) solve increasingly difficult math problems and create new data blocks of transactions. 

In exchange for their efforts, miners are rewarded with new coins created through the process. This is known as a proof-of-work (PoW) consensus mechanism. 

Today, mining rigs have evolved into two main categories: 

  • ASICs – which are expensive, specialized computers that can be used only to mine cryptocurrencies. 
  • GPU Rigs – Computers that contain one or more graphic cards where GPU power is used to mine cryptocurrencies. The more cards, the higher the computational power will be. 

Keep in mind that certain cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are mineable only with ASICs, while others like Ethereum can only be mined with GPUs (ASIC resistant). 

Crypto Mining Global Trend

What to consider when mining cryptocurrencies?

When trying to calculate mining profitability, there are three main aspects that you need to consider: 

  1. Revenue

There are several criteria to watch out for to increase your mining revenue: 

  • Mining Difficulty – as more miners join the network, the difficulty to mine new coins increases. If your hardware computing power (hashrate) can’t keep up, you will be mining at a loss. 
  • Coin switching – cryptocurrencies are a volatile asset and their price fluctuates by the minute. Miners often switch to a different coin to optimize their revenues. 
  1. Running Costs

Maybe the most important of all three pillars in cryptocurrency mining is the operational expenses you will be facing on a daily basis. This mainly includes the costs of electricity in your region, as mining rigs are power-hungry machines. 

There are also additional expenses to consider like mining pool fees, cooling fees, mining software fees, and maintenance costs. 

  1. Investment Costs

The required equipment is the initial paywall to start cryptocurrency mining. For example, a top-of-the-line ASIC miner can cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,000. 

Older ASICs might be cost-friendly, but their inefficiency will diminish your profits considerably. 

Building a GPU rig can be a more democratic venture for beginners as they are cheaper and more versatile solutions. 

So is mining still profitable in 2021?

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The answer to this question cannot be answered by a simple yes or no. Making profits from mining depends on a combination of all the factors previously stated. 

Let’s illustrate this by a couple of examples using the calculator found on CryptoCompare:

Bitcoin Mining Cost

Bitcoin mining for individual investors is rarely worth it anymore because of the highly competitive mining sphere. 

Here’s an example of a $1500 initial investment: 

  • Coin Mined: Bitcoin
  • ASIC : $1500
  • Hashrate: 85TH/s 
  • Power draw: 3000 watts
  • Electricity Cost:  $0.12 per kWh
$6700 in march 2021

With these parameters, the calculator gives us a projected profit of around $5600/year. Even in this bull market, you would need a short of 3 months just to break even with your initial investment making this an extremely risky venture. 

Altcoin Mining (Ethereum)

The other option is to invest in a GPU rig. GPU mining can be quite profitable if done right. 

Let’s consider the same initial investment of $1500. 

  • Coin Mined: Ethereum Classic
  • GPU Rig : $1500
  • Hashrate: 170 MH/s 
  • Power draw: 1000 watts
  • Electricity Cost:  $0.12 per kWh
$755 in march 2021

The results are much more appealing, with over $755 per annum. Your investment should be returning profits in just over a year. 

Wrapping up

To summarize, if you avoid ASICs, you can still make profits with a mining farm. For the average consumer, it would be unrealistic to try and compete with Bitcoin mining giants.

However, mining alternative cryptocurrencies with a GPU can still be quite profitable. Make sure you do your due diligence and use tools like BetterHash to calculate your profitability and stay on top of the competition. 

Worth noting that there’s a new generation of GPUs just around the corner. Combined with the ongoing cryptocurrency bull market, it might be just the right time to start a mining farm.

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Digital Transformation as a Way to Increase a Company’s Revenue

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Digital transformation of business is nothing new in the business world, but with the pandemic’s onset, we are seeing an incredible surge in this direction. The need to organize employees’ remote work has become a hassle, but a prerequisite for the survival of a business.

Digital Transformation as a Way to Increase a Company’s Revenue

Box yesterday released its Q4 2020 report, which said the company had revenues of $199 million. According to the company, this is 12% more than in the previous year. As a reminder, the company provides cloud content management and file sharing for businesses. The company uses a freemium business model to provide cloud storage and file hosting for personal accounts and businesses.

Such indicators of profit indicate that the business of the company is going up. Also, keep in mind that last year, Starboard Value bought a 7.5% stake in Box. Now we can say that the company lives up to the expectations of the investor.

I believe that digital transformation services and solutions are the main reason for this kind of development these days for a lot of different businesses.

Box CEO Aaron Levy said the pandemic was an excellent trigger for companies to move to the cloud much faster than anyone imagined. He said that being a digital company, he quickly moved his employees to work from home WFH. Maintain efficiency with tools such as Slack, Zoom, Okta, and of course, Box.

The digital tool has helped businesses

The digital tool has helped businesses operate and demonstrate performance in difficult times. “We are fortunate to have been able to work in this environment. It helps that we have 100% SaaS, and we have a great digital engine for doing business,” he said.

He added: “And at the same time, as we said, we have achieved greater profitability. Thus, the enterprises’ efficiency also improved significantly, and as a result, we had an outstanding quarter with higher growth rates than expected and higher profitability than expected. As a result, we were able to raise our targets for revenue growth and profitability for the rest of the year,” Levy told TechCrunch.

Box decided to build its suite of products on a service platform. This allowed customers to take advantage of these essential services like encryption, workflow, and metadata and create their customizations or even full-featured applications using the tools Box has already built.

Time to switch to Cloud Solutions

I agree with the vision of Aaron Levy and also recommend our clients to switch to cloud solutions. If they already have a desktop application for business – the cloud is a good solution. You can read how to make a smooth transition from a desktop app to a cloud-based application in our article. Written on my experience with such projects. If you are considering the option of developing a cloud solution, then our specialist is ready to help you with the implementation of your project.

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