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The Business of Bouncing: Do Bounce House Companies Make Money?

If you've ever been to a birthday party, carnival, or community event, chances are you've seen a bounce house. These inflatable structures are always a hit with kids (and let's be honest, adults too) and they seem like they would be pretty easy to set up and take down. But what most people don't realize is that there's a lot more to running a bounce house business than just inflating a few bouncy castles. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the business of bouncing and answer the question: do bounce house businesses make money?

The short answer is yes, bounce house businesses can be profitable. However, as with any business, there are a number of factors that will affect how much money you can make. These include things like your overhead costs, the number of events you book per year, and the average price you charge per event.

Let's start by taking a look at some of the biggest expenses associated with running a bounce house business:

-Bounce houses themselves can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000 each. If you're just starting out, it's probably best to purchase one or two used bounce houses before investing in new ones.

-You'll also need to purchase insurance to protect your business in case someone is injured while using one of your bounce houses. This can cost several hundred dollars per year.

-Transportation is another important consideration. Most bounce houses need to be towed behind a truck or van, so you'll need to factor in the cost of gas as well as wear and tear on your vehicle.

-Finally, don't forget about advertising and marketing costs. You'll need to spend money on things like flyers, business cards, and website design if you want people to know about your business.

Now that we've looked at some of the biggest expenses associated with running a bounce house business, let's take a look at how much money you can expect to make. The average price for renting a bounce house for one day is $125-$200. If you book an average of two events per week, that's $250-$400 in revenue. After subtracting your expenses, that leaves you with a profit of $50-$300 per week...not too shabby!

Of course, there will be weeks where you don't have any events booked and others where you have five or six. That's why it's important to have some savings set aside to tide you over during the slower times. If you can do that, then yes - owning a bounce house business can be quite profitable!


So there you have it - everything you need to know about whether or not owning a bounce house business can be profitable. While there are certainly some expenses associated with getting started, if you're able to book two events per week then you can expect to see a healthy return on your investment. So what are you waiting for? Get out there and start bouncing!

A great way to gain supplementary bookings is to join the Bouncehouse360 marketplace. We get thousands of users monthly looking for bounce houses and inflatable obstacle course rentals.


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