Worm Farming

If you want to start with worm farming, the very first thing that you should do is answer this question - do you like worms? Many people don't like worms but if you can overcome your fear or disgust for this small creature, you can make good money.

Buy the needed equipment today to get started on a unique business.

Who would have thought that you can actually make money from worms! Many people don’t like worms because these small creatures are slimy and dirty. You will need a good business plan to guide you on how to go about this type of business. Since this is a unique business idea, you should first gather adequate information online to learn the basics. Have you heard about worm composting? Worm castings will allow you to create a quality fertilizer that you can sell at a reasonable price. This is a great ‘green’ business opportunity that you must consider.

Worm Farming for Profit

This type of farm is easy to create. It is economical and green which makes it very profitable. You can find a how-to guide online that will provide you with the steps on how to create the best farm. There are ways to ensure maximum productivity as long as you know the methods. Many people love to share information online and this is a great way to learn some valuable farming techniques. When you have a worm farm, you can recycle all the organic waste from your household and convert it into fertilizer!

If you try to browse online, you can now find farming equipment is exclusively for worm farming. It is called worm composter and it costs over $100 only! As you can see, this type of business does not require huge capital. As long as you know the right procedures and you have the equipment, you can go a long way. Invest time and effort in developing the skills necessary to succeed in this type of business. If you are scared of works, you have to overcome that fear first. Besides, you don’t have to hold the worms with your bare hands unless you want to!

You can make a lot of profits through worm composting. If other people were able to create useful and quality fertilizers, then you ca also do it. You are not only helping save the world by recycling organic waste but you are also giving yourself a chance to make money. This is a great way to receive extra income aside from your regular job. What are you waiting for? Buy the composting equipment today and read the manual. Once you know the procedure on how to carry out worm farming, you can start this great opportunity. With the extreme competition among business, you have to stand out and offer something new. Worm farming is unusual but this is a great source of income.


Q. What food is required for worm to grow?
A. You can feed them bread, oatmeal, pasta, vegetable and fruits scraps. Avoid them from too much acidic food scrap. Keep them away from meat, diary product and salty food scraps.

Q. What is the best temperature for worm to grow?
A. Best temperature for worm is 45 to 80 degree Fahrenheit.

Q. What are the equipments used for large scale worm farming?

  • Propagation boxes
  • Tractor and rear discharge spreader
  • Large skid steer loader
  • Mini skid steer loader
  • Circular mini excavator
  • Automated bagging machine
  • Fork lift
  • Multiplication bins


  • amjad Fakih said on December 27, 2010
    hi pls give me details of this project. how can we create a worm and in which market we can sell it and how much capital i have to invest. thanks Amjad Fakih
  • Nestor Domingo said on January 2, 2011
    Dear Sir, I am interested on worm farming, I am from the Philippines, how can I create a worm & which market I can sell. Thanks Nestor
  • Vivek said on February 1, 2011
    I am interested in warm farming. Please give me the details of this project.I am from India in Hmachal Pradesh.
  • Komo said on February 17, 2011
    I am a kenyan living in Thika which is in central Kenya. Am interested in the worm farming business. Where can i get more information like the source of the worms, the machine and where can i sell the manure?
  • Chris said on March 11, 2011
    Hi! I'm from Manila, Philippines. I can help you out if you're just starting out with urban worm farming. Just e-mail me at cianoy@hotmail.com
  • Anthony said on March 30, 2011
    Hello, I am interested in worm farming, please can I have some more details on this. Do I need a land? where do I get the machines and what kind, source of worms...
  • Raghunath expert adviser said on March 30, 2011

    @Anthony, Hello Anthony, I don't think you need much land/space to start a small scale worm farm. You can start worm farm with a 14 inch long, 9 inch wide and 7 inch deep box. I will suggest you to keep red worm. Worm also love to stay in dark place so keep the container away from light and make sure you have no vibration there. Add some garden soil and some boiled egg shells to this container and keep some black and white newspaper for their bedding material. You can also see the top FAQ section for more info.

    Raghunath Natarajan
    Startup Biz Hub - Advisor (Staff)

  • Anit Karal said on April 1, 2011
    First of I want to know how much investment it needs to start and how I start it because I'm not having Land and much space. what kind of tools I need so that I maximum of it. I'm from Bikaner, Rajasthan (India).
  • Ryann said on May 4, 2011
    Hi there, who are the potential market of these worms? I have land and a very little capital to buy equipments, the problem that i see is the one who will purchase these worms. Thanks a lot. Ryann of Cavite, Philippines
  • Sujit dahale said on May 12, 2011
    Dear sir, i am interested in worm farming please send me the details of this project & how cost to start farm & profit.! Beed, maharashtra, india.
  • sharath said on June 9, 2011
    Hi i would like to know more on worm farming. If i start with, can it be done on large scale, which kind of market can this be targeted. I would like to get a detailed document on this as this kind of business is least known. What kind of equipment/machines should be bought and the budget for the same. So i request to educate me more on this. I am from India, kerala, Kannur,
  • Shawn Pepper said on September 12, 2011
    I am interested about some info on the worms. how to obtain starter worm, rate of reproducing, market for worm casting. Have 2 green house not being used that i think could be turned into a favorable housing for the worms. Able to control temp.. Located in Northeastern U.S. Thanks, Shawn
  • ravikant said on October 14, 2011
    i want to know about worm farming i have 7000 square yard agriculture land so pls tell me what will cost for this worm farming project according to my land area and how much will get in one year
  • nancy morankwane said on November 1, 2011
    hi, i'm a S.A ,want to be a worms farmer and a supplier to companies dealing with the same product, pls send more info about worms, help me with some marketing places ,workshop if there are any,and equipments for a starf.
  • Wambui said on November 8, 2011
    Am from Githunguri in Kenya and i read the article and found the worm business very fascinating, I also like the explanation you have given us Raghunath Natarajan. My question is what do you mean by make sure there is no vibration please elaborate. Thanks. My email address is wanyutx@gmail.com
  • niranjan poudyal said on February 8, 2012
    hi, i m from nepal, kathmandu, i m interest in warm farming,,pls send me more info about warm
  • william said on March 25, 2012
    hi, i m from kathmandu, i m interest n want to start warm farming. pls tell me what will cost for worm farming with n example project and how much i can earn within certain period, pls send me more information. Thanks.
  • debasis chakraborty said on April 12, 2012
    want to start worm farming. So want to detail about this matter. kolkata, west bengal, India
  • Yvonne said on May 3, 2012
    did anyone ever find out the market for worms? Who buys worms and for what?
  • Dr Ephrem Whingwiri said on July 25, 2012
    I leave in Harare ,Zimbabwe, and have a 70hectare farm. I am promoting a biogas digester program. I want an urban suburb to adopt biogas digesters in place of the normal septic tank. The slurry / manure from the household which includes human feces shall be used a feed for worms by a household. My idea is to buy the earthworms from the households rearing earthworms. How can I proceed to add value to the worms and make money.
  • Aidan robert okumu said on September 9, 2012
    Am aidan, from busia kenya where can i find worm and that machine to get stated.
  • charles said on September 13, 2012
    I reside in the coastal part of kenya, interested in worm farming for its greenness.where and how can I market my business in kenya and get right material for start up because i haven't heard of such business in kenya?
  • sumanta said on September 25, 2012
    am a farmer and have land in burdwan, i am int in earthworms, can you refer someone for my guidance
  • agbede bukola said on October 16, 2012
    i want to start worm farming in Nigeria, what do i need and how much can i budget for large scale.
  • Alex said on October 21, 2012
    Alex from kenya and owner of chomes boar ranch with a 30square meter vermiculture i dont sell my worms but i use them to generate wormcast that is rich in organic nituriuents and i brew the cast in a 1000litre tank and use it in spreading to my 3 acre ranch i would advice kenyan farmers to venture into worm farming and dont expect to wake up and sell them tomorrow but instead give it time to grow it is 4 ur own benefit i can offer to train u my number is 0722694522 i will train you for free
  • chira said on January 18, 2013
    i have a worm farm and worm juice for sale. can i get the farmers who need it
  • chira said on January 18, 2013
    John from Kiambu Kenya: i have a worm farm i need the farmers who can buy my worm juice or a way to advice this business. i can teach how to start a worm farm to the farmers with interest
  • divyarajsinh said on March 3, 2013
    Hello sir, I am interested but i want to know that how can i sell worms into markets and get financial benefits i am from Jasdan, Gujarat, India
  • Chuck Worden said on April 6, 2013
    i lv in N. Tx. just started my worm farm with red worms expanding to night crawlers in a cpl days. there are 2 zoos that might be interested in my product u may want to do the same. TY, Chuck
  • Piyush Agrawal said on April 17, 2013
    Hello Sir please give me details of this project. how can we create a worm on larger scale and most important is in which market we can sell it and how much capital i have to invest. Mumbai India
  • Mark Bio. said on April 30, 2013
    My name is Mark&i live in Lagos,Nigeria.am in dare need of worms for my farm.how can i start a worm farm.please link me up with local experts here in lagos.
  • Gloria Chinedu said on May 2, 2013
    My name is Gloria and I live in Abuja, I would like to start a worm farm. I really don't have a clue where to get the worms to start and how to go about it. I will be grateful if you can help me out. Thank you and God bless!
  • russel cabingan said on May 6, 2013
    hi good day sir! I'm in philippines, can you give me the complete details especially on how to market this worms?
  • Carlos said on May 16, 2013
    I stay in Naboomspruit SA and farming with vegetables.
  • Joyce said on May 27, 2013
    I am looking to set up a worm farm. I have a farm. What do I start with. to be a profitable business. I like worms. I live in UK (Devon)Is this always organic or do you need to feed them a certain way. My farm is not an organic farm we do most things natural but we spray fertilizer. How will I be able to label my worms as organic or it doesn't matter? Please help me with the setup for an profitable business with not high investment costs.
  • Nilesh said on June 27, 2013
    Hi, Can you send me detail of worm compost project and plantation of worm
  • rakesh chhibber said on July 21, 2013
    i want to start this business in new delhi India. plz send complete details how to start this worm farming.
  • Alex said on July 26, 2013
    Hi, I am in kenya and i want to start up this business and on a large scale. I need a farmer who can supply me with worms or eggs, to help me get started with my project. my number is 0723137194. kind regards, Alex
  • Julfikar Ali said on September 30, 2013
    Hello, I am interested in worm farming please give me details of this project, Do I need a land? Where do I get the machines and what kind, source of worms? How can we create a worm and in which market we can sell it and how much capital i have to invest. . How can we create a worm on larger scale and most important is in which market we can sell it? Julfikar Ali 09252822287
  • VR Krishnan said on October 15, 2013
    Pl send all details regarding marketing
  • Arun suvarna said on October 16, 2013
    Please send me project detail and market for the same. We want to start in Karnataka , India.
  • Selvan said on December 25, 2013
    Really interesting project, and more important environment friendly.. please do send me more details on this business, for a large scale worm farming. Cheers! Selvan
  • RAVITEJA MALINENI said on December 29, 2013
    Hi Sir, I'm RAVITEJA from Nellore district in AndhraPradesh. I want to start a business which includes rearing and selling of earthworms. I want to know what would be the cost of equipment, capital required, where can i get these worms near to my place and who would be the clients for this business.
  • njeri said on January 2, 2014
    hi! I live in kikuyu, kenya. where can I get worms for vermiculture? would love to start a farm.
  • saitoti maitai said on January 11, 2014
    hi am saitoti i live in nairobi kenya, some more details about worms farming and were i can sale them
  • vishal said on January 15, 2014
    Sir I am interested for warm farming pls send me the relevant details for this business.
  • KIRAN said on January 18, 2014
    Hi! i would like to know the following with respect to worm farming:
    1. type of worm used
    2. method of cultivation
    3. its uses
    I am from mysore, karnataka, India
  • CECIL MUDHARA said on March 10, 2014
  • Sanjay said on May 16, 2014
    Sanjay from Gurgaon, India, mail id sanjay744@yahoo.com. I am doing worm farming, anyone needs help in Gurgaon/Delhi/Noida please contact me. at sanjay744@yahoo.com. Sanjay
  • Holanda said on August 4, 2014
    my name is holanda I want to know more about this business, can you send me more inf. thanks
  • Chandrasekar said on December 3, 2014
    Dear sir, i am interested in worm farming in Chennai please send me the details of this project including any automation and machinery requirements to email id. Thanks in advance.
  • Brian Mogale said on January 7, 2015
    This is interesting and I love it!
  • kaviyarasan R said on January 8, 2015
    Gud evening RAGUNATH. I'm doing my B.E. graduation FINAL YEAR.Need to bring a green revolution in tamil nadu. Many of my friends are moving out of INDIA for jobs. I should prove them that we can earn in our home itself.Recently i'm studying about WORM COMPOST, please help me. Need to BRING A DIFFERENCE THAT FARMING FIELD IS ALSO GOLDEN FIELD.
    Birth place : Neyveli, cuddalore district
    Phone number: +918760219818
    Email : kaviyarasanr1@gmail.com
  • aslam Qureshi said on January 9, 2015
    exotic farming vegetables & fruits
  • d v pachariyo said on January 30, 2015
    I am in bulandshar utterpradesh. I wish to start this business at small scale( warm farming) . tell me the proper procedure n help and training sites where I got training for this
  • nitesh kakani said on February 6, 2015
    Hi sir I'm interested pls help me and suggest me pls - 9440356041
  • Mweemba said on March 14, 2015
    i am based in Zambia and am very interested in how its done. How much capital do i need and where can i buy worms here in Zambia or any of the neighboring countries.
  • bernard chimedza said on March 30, 2015
    I would like to setup a worm business using hyacinth weed to produce organic fertiliser in Malawi. I need total capital required and any info related. Kind regards
  • bernard chimedza said on March 30, 2015
    Am based in Lilongwe central region Malawi
  • yinka akinbode said on July 3, 2015
    Greetings, I am interested in worm farming. I am from Lagos Nigeria. I have a land(643sqm) and looking forward to your reply, kind regards Yinka
  • Joetta Smith said on July 13, 2015
    We are in Ugunja, Kenya. Where can we get the earthworms for composting. Thank you.
  • ashutosh yadav said on July 25, 2015
    Hey I Ashutosh yadav wants to set up worm farming soon please give me some ideas for setting up worm farming in Ajmer..
  • Migui said on August 8, 2015
    Nairobi , kenya. Get me contact of someone who will teach me about earthworm farming.
  • NOELYNE CHEP said on September 3, 2015
    Hi, am working on worm farming and would like to know how long it takes for the worms to multiply, thanks
  • Hassan said on September 8, 2015
    Am from kenya. to those who need worms i can help you get it in return you pay me.
  • Bisi said on November 3, 2015
    I am interested in owning a worm farm, I live in Nigeria. How do I start up this bussiness I have some expand of land to start. Thank you. Hoping to hear from you .
  • Timothy said on February 14, 2016
    TIMOTHY, From Nakuru Kenya, Hassan I want you right away pls reach me via 0728697010. ASAP. Thanks
  • Ntinti said on February 25, 2016
    Hi i am ntinti from Zimbabwe would really love to start worm farming.
  • okanlawon olakunle said on March 22, 2016
    Am olakunle, need composting red worm on Nigeria,I have try worm from field but died.
  • Donald beginner adviser said on June 1, 2016
    Greetings to you all. Am Donald. If you want to really know how you can farm and profit on worms, then write to me through my email. Umazedonald@yahoo.com

    umanzedonald@yahoo.com || Consultant

  • Millie Wanjiru said on June 17, 2016
    @John, my no. is 0725378368 am interested I need your advice
  • David Francis Burns, OS said on May 12, 2017
    Umazedonald@yahoo.com [consultant] D@onald, I live in the high desert of southern California. I raise eisenia foetida, red worms. I have enough worms in the ground to produce over a hundred cubic yards a day. I have a very competent separator that is reliable. I am bagging my product by hand. I need to find out how to acquire competitively printed bags....and the laws or regulations of that printing. David Francis Burns, 502-264-1115, purelandprods17@gmail.com
  • JOSIAH KULWA said on October 24, 2021
    I'm Josiah Kulwa from Tanzania. I'm interested in commercial worm farming. Please send me the relevant details for this business. Email: josiahkulwa@gmail.com Phone: +255782333581


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