How To Start A Paintball Business and 8 Paintball Business Ideas!

Want to start a paintball business? Do you know where to start? What kind of business do you want to start?

Here's the basics on opening a paintball, store, shop, o any related business:

Obviously the first step is to decide what kind of paintball business you want to get into. Do you want to open a brick and mortar paintball store? Do you want an online paintball store? What about coaching, training, or repairing?

There are many paintball money making ideas to consider, so brainstorm (see below for ideas).

Side Bar: If you start a paintball retail store location, you should have a paintball website set up as well. A well optimized site that sells paintball guns, gear, and other related products 24/7.

One of the most common paintball money making ideas is to open or start a paintball field. This is a great idea, but keep in mind that you will probably have competition so you need to study and plan. Get this: How To Operate A Safe Paintball Field.

For example, choose a location that is easy to get to, has parking, and is accessible in various conditions.

There are many things to consider so read this article if you want to start a paintball field operation.

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If you start a paintball business, planning is the key to success: those who fail to plan, plan to fail!

Create a business plan. There are many guides to help you accomplish this very important task. A paintball business plan will help guide you in whatever paintball business you want to start.

Still not sure what paintball idea or business to choose?

Here Are 5 Paintball Business Ideas:

Start A Paintball Repair Shop: This is a great way to start out of your home, or even in a small (cheap) shop in or near your town. It doesn't cost very much to set up, and you can get started simply by getting the word out. Of course you should invest in marketing, tools, and a website.

Buy And Sell Used Paintball Guns and Gear: This is another very easy business to get into. All you need to do is find paintball guns and gear for sale on, or and then turn around and sell it at higher prices. This is fun and it's easy. You just have to know what is good gear and what is bad gear, negotiate with sellers, and get your feet wet buying and selling.

Start A Paintball Coaching Program: Are you good at paintball? Have you had success? Sell your skills to up and coming teams or new paintball players that want to avoid looking like a fool out there.

Create A Content Website That Has Videos and Information On Specific Areas Of Paintball: For example, if your favorite part of paintball is Speedball, create a website all about Speedball. Cover everything, and you'll get traffic, rank well, and then you can sell advertising space, and even paintball gear.

Don't create a general paintball site that covers everything about paintball. Google and the other search engines want 'themed' websites with excellent content. So dig down into the paintball niche. For example, Speedball, Scenario Paintball, and Paintball Sniper are just three of many 'niches' in the paintball industry. You could also start a blog but it's better to have a regular website and then attach a blog to it.

This is the best way to go if you want to start a paintball business website and make money the realistic way. It won't make you rich but you can make anywhere from $500 per month in about a year, and then up to maybe $5000 per month after about two or three years. If anyone tells you you can make a fortune with a website overnight or in a few months, run for the hills.

Paintball Travel Agent: Sounds unique right? Well, you can create unique paintball travel adventures and get a commission from travel companies and paintball field owners! You can market these packages to paintball players, businesses who want to use paintball as a team building exercise, and simply for people who like extreme and adventurous traveling. This is an idea that nobody is involved in. You could even approach a travel agency and either sell your packages to them as well, or ask if they would pay to have you create them for them.

Those are 5 simple ideas that you can use to start making money in the paintball industry.

The more expensive paintball business ideas are:

Paintball Store (a physical location): You'll need money to invest in store build-out, gear, and seed money to pay overhead until you start making money.

Online Paintball Store: This is easy to create but the problem is that the name brand companies don't want to sell their guns and gear at wholesale to website owners unless it's part of a physical/retail location, or you are massive website with lots of traffic (and if you have that then you probably already have a physical location and business license). See the 4th idea above if you want to start a real website that make you real money.

Your best alternative here is to create a content website. It's fun and easy and you can make a nice income over the long haul.

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