7 Great Halloween Business Ideas – Turn Your Halloween Decorating Ideas into Profit

Halloween Decorating Ideas
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Trick of Treat!! Oh wait, it’s not Halloween yet when I wrote this post. There are a couple days ahead before Halloween and today I want to share with you another inspirational lesson. We all know October as the month of dark, ghastly with all that horror stuffs because of the Halloween. Guess what, today’s inspirational lesson is all about grabbing the opportunity of trends with your Halloween Business Ideas!

Halloween Business Ideas - Design the Costumes

Celebrated every 31st October with parties everywhere, Halloween is indeed a big event. And, every time a big event happening, there’s also a big opportunity lies behind. Not only business owners, everyone can grab this opportunity to make some additional cash, including you. For example, you can execute some business ideas like being a decorator for Halloween party, selling cakes and cookies related to Halloween, selling your own Halloween stuff, and many more.

Having your own business can bring you a lot of fortune. But of course, it might take some time before you can actually get there, especially if you just get started. Persistence is the key. You need to set up all the preparation, executing your ideas, see how it works and improve it as it goes. Failure may happen, but once it done successfully, your life might really change in a good way. See my insight about failure and persistence from the discovery of water at Mars.

Now Where are the Halloween Business Ideas You Keep Talking About

The first thing you need to know is of course, what kind of product you want to sell. Since there will be an upcoming Halloween event, you can try to explore the business opportunity inside. Remember that seasonal business may not provide you a continuous income over the year, but oftentimes the potential revenue is quite appealing. If you are pretty new to the business world, there’s no better business opportunity than this one, because there are so many people out there looking for trending stuffs.

So here we go. Here are some business ideas for this Halloween event:

1. Halloween Decorating Ideas

In order to prepare an extraordinary look for their homes, people are willing to spend a lot of time and money. If you have a good sense of creativity, you can offer your amazing decorating ideas. They save the time to look for ideas and you get the money. Win-win solution.

Halloween Cake Recipes are good ideas too

2. Halloween Cake and Cookies

In any event, cake and cookies never failed to appear. You can find some recipes on the internet, cook your own and sell it. OR, you can also sell your own recipes too! Don’t forget, it has to be a Halloween related cake and cookies.

3. Handmade Halloween Related Item

If you are a big fan of DIY project and like to make a handmade stuff, it’s time to make some money out of it. Some people might want to spend hours to make their own stuff, but many people don’t have a lot of spare time. That’s why, the opportunity is still wide open.

4. Halloween or Other Related Stories

We all love stories. And if you love writing, you will love this business idea. You can write any story related to Halloween, or even maybe a horror one. Then you can published it on your own, place it on your website or sell it on Amazon. Technology has made everything easier for you.

5. Halloween Related Banner

This is actually can be considered as a part of decoration. But if you’re not really into carving the pumpkin into Jack-o’-lantern and stuff, you can just go with the banner. There are a lot of people and event organizer would be more than happy to hand over their money in exchange of an exceptional banner.

Halloween Decorating Ideas

6. Halloween Costume

When we talk about Halloween, we talk about trick-or-treat and spooky costume parties. Everyone needs a costume. Help them get one! You can make your own costume and sell it. Or if you’re not good at sewing, let somebody else do the job (you can say outsource) and focus on the design.

7. Halloween Related Promotional

So you’re stranded here, reading my article out of curiosity and thinking that these are great ideas, but have nothing to do with you. You’re a business owner and has no time to roll the dice with any of the above business ideas. Then we can try to optimize the marketing strategy for your current business. Make a promotion that associates your product with this Halloween event. It will help you boost the sales!

How can I Outsource or Finding Potential Customers for My Ideas?

If you know a friend that has a good cooking skill and you only have the idea, or a group of friend that own sewing business and you have the design idea for making Halloween costume, than you’re good to go! You can ask them to join your small business and have a, maybe friend discount.

However, I know there are three types of people: (1) One that have crazy load of connections, (2) one with none, and one (3) with so-so number of connections. In term of starting new business, most of us may fall within either number (2) or (3). In this case, chance is your business idea will never be realized.

If it is indeed the case, or if you fall within category no (1) but may want to look for another potential outsource service, you can try to find it at freelancer.com. It’s free to join and you can search for some potential freelancer to do the job. I suggest you trying to take a look, but keep in mind that you should read carefully the freelancer’s proposal and also his/her rating, just to make sure the previous job quality.

One thing to be noted, you can review their job first before releasing your payment your them, so you can ask for revision until you are satisfied with their job. Don’t forget to give a good rating if you are really satisfied though, as a mean of appreciation for their hard work to you.

Ready to Challenge Yourself?

Halloween Make Up

So there they are, several business ideas that can help you add some cash into your pocket this month. Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself. Once you start it, it may not as scary as the picture above and you may find yourself a bit of confidence along the process :)

The more important thing about business is not making profit overnight, it is to make profit in long term period. But in order to make any profit, you got to start somewhere. And you can start with being a decorator for Halloween party, selling cakes and cookies related to Halloween or any other business idea that you like.

Who knows this will turn to long-term business right? You may find that you are interested in designing and making costumes, so you can start a permanent business about making and selling costumes. Business is all about opportunities, and starting it right now may lead to other opportunities, no matter how small your business.

You don’t have to worry about not having any experience of running a business or lack of knowledge in your chosen field. Many successful business owner start with very little to no experience at the beginning. Their courage to start the business and innovative implementation of their business strategy are the key factors of their success now. You can try to read here for one of my insight about how a cheap smartphone brand can turn into rising star brand in the gadget world.

There may be other Halloween business ideas that you can come up with. But in order to make profit, you need you be quick about the opportunity available out there and collaborate it with the skill you have. Happy profit making and start to be a Hero of your life!

Alexander Blue

A writer, gamer, book lover, music addict, and a dreamer. My life motto is 'Every thousand mile begins with a single step'. I like to share helpful information with others because the positive feeling is contagious and it will make everyone's life better.

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  1. Mpera

    Great ideas for a Halloween-based business that could be applied to any holiday. However, I think you’re spot on with Halloween, as it’s a huge money making event for a number of businesses. Costume-making especially seems to be profitable, and can be targeted to people of all ages. And you’re absolutely right – persistence is key. Thanks for such a great post!

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Mpera, you have your spot too! Halloween and other holiday trend are some good opportunities to earn money and establish a small business :) Costume-making are surely can be a highly profitable business if you are very creative. Thank you for reading too :)

  2. Melissa

    Awesome ideas for business ideas related to Halloween! I wish I had talents of cake decorating but there are so many ideas with that! Even chocolate suckers made in Halloween shapes is popular! I also think designers have lots of opportunities for income in the Halloween genre. Have you ever used or designed on Fiverr? It’s a great way for people to sell their talents of design, writing etc. online. I totally recommend it!
    All the best!

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Melissa. Yes, Creative business especially art design and costume design can be have a good income source in holiday season. Yes Fiverr is also a good place if you have good talent in design skill :) Thank you for the recommendation.

  3. TheDopestMatrix

    those seem like some amazing ideas, to be honest, my girlfriend got inspired to make cookies, and she totally did! I probably will still go trick or treating, even though Im an adult. I love doing and I love having a little bit of candy to share to my friends!

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Yes that is awesome :) You can help her in marketing part if you have a lot of friends. Good luck with your trick-or-treating then :)

  4. Ananomyx

    I find a lot of your ideas intriguing. This is very helpful and I will forward your page to other business owners that I know. Halloween is not only a great time for the kids but can help many business owners make some extra cash if it is done the right way. Thanks again!

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Sure! Thanks for the compliments. You can also share the post with social media sharing button if you want. Glad it to be helpful and happy profit making :)

  5. Jerry

    I found your content is good and informative but noticed some of the grammar errors. A good idea for using the holidays as a segway into different business opportunities and you have some good ideas there. Successful entrepeneurs are keen with business opportunities and holiday trend is one that can be used. Thank you for the article.

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Jerry, thank you for the comment. English is not my native so some errors are to be expected. I will try to polish it with more writing and may use grammar checking too in the Ms Word.

      Ah yes, you are right about the business opportunity. Hopefully everyone that want to earn some cash from Halloween trend can use some of these ideas :)

  6. Matthew

    Good ideas, Alblue. Halloween can be a profitable business theme if targeted with the right strategy. Any idea, no matter how silly looking at first glance, can become a success. The most important part is usually having the courage to do it.

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Matthew, I agree that the most important part is courage and desire to start the business, even though it’s just a small business. Thanks for the additional insight :)

  7. Peter Mantu

    Hey Alblue,

    I really think you have outdone yourself with this one, these are great ideas indeed. Since I have a sweet tooth, I think I love the cake idea more. I just hope I’ll be able to sell it before I eat it. :)

    Thanks for sharing and all the best to you.

    1. Alblue (Post author)

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for visiting. Yes these are some ideas that popped out my mind recently. I think it will be better if I just write these ideas and let other knows, so they can be inspired :) Yes, the cake idea is one of my favorite idea and I also have a friend that really good at cooking. I migt collaborate with him LOL :)

      Yes thanks again for visiting and all the best for you too.


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