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Business Ideas for women that are in high demand today

If you are interested in starting a business, this article will go through a list of business ideas for women.

These businesses are in demand and you can start them today.

There are lots of resources that are easily accessible in our world today that can direct you in the right direction when it comes to female entrepreneur opportunities. 

There is no need to reinvent a business idea. Yes, there are lots of women doing these businesses I will be discussing in this article.

But truth be told, there is high demand for these services and products. 

You can start any one of these careers that best suit your lifestyle and your interest.

You can also contribute to providing services and products to the high level of demand from customers and clients.

 I believe a woman is capable of a lot. We are blessed with lots of talents.

It’s time to take control of your life and be a boss chic. You do not have to rely on the male gender to provide for your financial needs. 

Some of these career opportunities I will share do not even need business capital to start and some require as little as €100 to start. 

Be sure you are informed about taxes for entrepreneurs in the country you reside in as this will give you sufficient knowledge about what you will be paying back to the government and how much revenue and profit you can potentially make with your business.

What are these business ideas for women? Let’s get started

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Did you know that you can sell your products on Etsy to make money? 

Etsy is a global online store for selling and buying.

Anyone can set up an Etsy store and start selling. 

Before you set up an Etsy store there are a couple of things you need to pay attention to, in your research phase as this will help skyrocket your business. 

You can sell anything from physical products to digital products.

You can start selling digital products as this requires no capital to start. 

Setting up an Etsy store is free. There are fees you have to pay for listings and transactions and others.

These are not outrageous. You can read more about Etsy´s fees and payment policy here. 

2. Blogging

You must have heard about blogging and maybe you must have also heard people say that blogging is dead. Well, I am here to tell you that’s a lie. Blogging is not dead.  

Let me briefly explain what blogging is.  When you start a blog, you are writing articles on topics that others are looking for answers to. 

This post you are reading at the moment is a blog post. I am providing answers to the question “Business ideas for women” and you are reading to get answers. 

As a blogger, your business will be to provide answers to questions people are searching for on the internet. 

This blogging technique is not about writing events that happen in your life. 

I am sorry if that is what you thought blogging is about. 

Well, it is also about that and used to be about that several years ago. Unfortunately, people don’t care much these days about other people’s lives unless you are adding some form of value to theirs.

You do not have to be a perfect writer to start a blog. People who read your blog will understand and can relate if you use everyday common phrases and words. There is no need to be extra formal. 

You can start a blog with as little as €100. You need this money to purchase a domain name and domain hosting. 

Also, Suzi, from start a mom blog has lots of free courses that can help you learn how to blog.

Earnings from blogging

How much you earn from your blog depends on a lot of factors.  I will list some of the factors below. 

1.The amount of time you dedicate to growing your blog 

2.How much blog traffic you are getting per month.

3.The type of advertisement platform you are signed up with 

4.The kind of affiliate products and services you recommend in your blog posts.

5.Are you using email marketing to sell to your subscribers?

Bloggers can earn anywhere from €200 to €20,000 and even more per month 

business woman who is a virtual assistant

3. Virtual assistant

A good business idea for women is the profession of virtual assistance. This means you will be an assistant for a company or an individual entrepreneur virtually. 

 

Virtual assistants also know as personal assistants are in high demand today because of the high advancement in technology today and how businesses are conducted. 

 

Businesses operate and generate money without having to be in a physical office location. Most company´s and businesses are run from home. 

 

As  a virtual assistant, you will be self-employed and your responsibilities might include any one or more of the following 

  • Email management
  • Data entry
  • Calendar management and travel arrangements
  • Content creation for blogs
  • Performing outreach
  • Project management
  • Content research
  • Social media management
  • Pinterest management 
  • Processing online orders and refunds
  • Bookkeeping 
  • Ghostwriting
  • Editing videos
  • Creating sales pages
  • WordPress maintenance
  • Managing product launches
  • Editing and proofreading
  • Transcription
  • Keyword research
  • Graphic design and layout
  • Lead generation

These responsibilities are possible to learn if you do not have any previous training or skill. 

There are available courses that teach how to be a virtual assistant. You can check them out here

Earnings and courses

As a virtual assistant, these are a few of the factors that will determine your income

A beginner usually earns less than someone who has lots of work experience. 

The type of clients you work for also determines how much you will earn.

You can get started by looking for clients. Sign up with online platforms like Fiverr and Upwork.  You can also find your clients on platforms such as LinkedIn and other social network platforms.

All you have to do is reach out to them and talk about your services and how your services can help grow their business. 

Some of the training courses I recommend also link up virtual assistants with clients.

4. Pinterest manager

According to statistica 76.3% of Pinterest users are female.

This goes to show that women dominate this platform. 

You are at an advantage here because, as a female, you naturally know what will attract the female gender 

Combining this advantage with an epic course will go a long way to bring more traffic to your potential clients’ businesses. 

A Pinterest manager’s work is to design and post Pinterest pins that will drive traffic to a client’s business.

This article explains all you need to know about becoming a Pinterest manager.  You can read it here.

gender that uses pinterest
graph source: statistica

5. freelance jobs

When it comes to freelance jobs, you have the flexibility to decide if you want to work with one client at a time or several clients. 

 

Each client you work with pays you. You could be making anywhere from $21 per hour per client. 

 

This, of course, depends on many factors, such as client location, your location(country you are working from),  type of job, experience, and expertise.

 

This is the advantage here because you can make more money or any amount you want depending on the number of gigs you get instead of a fixed salary and fixed hours like a traditional job. 

6. Beauty business

Do you love wigs and hair care?

 Have you been making your wigs at home? 

Do you sometimes make wigs for your family and friends for free? 

Do you also find yourself mixing different kinds of butter and oils at home to care for your skin and hair? 

If you answered yes to any one of these questions, you should be thinking about making this a business

There is a billion-dollar industry out there you should tap into. Women and men are in constant need of beauty products. 

If you are interested in doing something like this, Check out this interview I had with Anna Wilson.

Anna is the owner of lush crowns,   a wig, hair care, and a skincare beauty business. She explains how to start a beauty business.

7. Sell on amazon

Amazon is one of the biggest online shopping sites you can find today. 

If you make purchases often on Amazon and love finding great deals you should consider selling on the platform too.

To kick start your selling business, I recommend you learn from the best. Start researching for free on youtube.  Project life mastery has some good videos about selling on amazon. 

 

Once you have a good understanding of Amazon, you can now purchase a course that will teach you step by step all that goes into selling on Amazon.

 

If you do not want to purchase yet any course, you can learn from Amazon, how to sell to Amazon.

freelance writing

8. Freelance writing

If you love to write but you do not want to take up the responsibility of managing a blog, you can be a freelance writer. 

You will get paid to write. 

Writers are in high demand because of the level of information sharing through the internet these days. 

 

No matter which part of the world you live in, you can be a freelance writer or take up freelancing based on your skills and expertise

9. Teach English online

You can teach children in China between ages 4 and 12 and earn $26 per hour on the website magic ears.

As of 2021, these are the earnings on these teaching websites, they might change in subsequent years.

As a teacher, you should reside in the USA or Canada and have permanent citizenship and speak English to teach on Magic ears.

To qualify to teach you need a Tesol certificate. 

Magic ears offer courses and Tesol certification after completing the courses.

Other sites where you can teach  English  to children include  Dadaabc and you can earn between $15 to $25 per hour 

VIPKID and earn $22 per hour 

Qkids and earn $20 per hour 

iTutorGroup and earn $24 per hour 

Gogokid and earn $25 per hour 

Whales English and earn $25 per 50 mins 

English Hunt and earn $20 per hour

10. Tutor online

Another business idea for women is online tutoring.

 

If you are a teacher or an expert on a particular subject and you want to make some extra income, consider teaching online.  

 

I have listed below some sites to check out where you can tutor online. 

 

All these sites have different requirements and different payment rates,  so be sure to go through and choose one that best suits you. 

 tutor.com

Studypool

EF teach online 

Preply

Smarthinking

Skooli

Student tutor

Tutorme 

Kaplan

Tutapoint

Brainfuse

11. Transcribe

As a transcriber, your job will be to listen to audio files and type them to produce a text version.

If you are fast at typing or you are a professional, this is one job you can do.

You are also at an advantage if you are good with the software programs that are used for typing and with  Microsoft.

You can get jobs from sites like Upwork, Freelancer, Flexjobs, and Fiverr.

You have to create a profile on Upwork for example and wait to get notifications on job offers.

I recommend you invest in the following tools if you want to work efficiently as a beginner

a good and affordable noise-canceling earpiece

a computer

A good chair

A footrest.

There are lots of other tools too that are required in this career for women but I think the basics are what is needed as a beginner.

12. Photography

If you find yourself taking and editing pictures often, you should consider making a business out of it.

People actually pay to get their pictures edited. 

You would go about this business by creating a page on Instagram or Youtube or Tiktok for example, show people how you take your pictures and how you edit them. 

Make sure you are not disclosing too much of your editing process.  You could only show the before and after of your work.

Monetize the content once you have a large following that meets the platform’s criteria for monetization. 

Also, consider taking a course in Photography to perfect your skill.  There is no end to learning.

There will always be something new you can learn to improve your skill.

Once you have gained a lot of eyeballs on your craft, open a studio in your home for example, or any place you find appropriate.

Tell your followers about the services you offer.

Let family and friends also recommend you to others by word of mouth. 

Affiliate marketing business for women

13. Affiliate marketing

What this business idea means is that you will be recommending other people’s products and services and you get paid if anyone makes a purchase. 

How amazing does this sound?

All the recommendations you will make will be online using social media platforms like Facebook and Pinterest and youtube and Instagram and the likes. You can also use your website or a landing page. 

There are rules you don’t want to break when it comes to affiliate marketing. 

One example is that some platforms don’t allow direct linking to the product or service websites but instead you have to create a landing page that will then lead to the product or service website. 

You can learn and be an affiliate marketer the right way. One course which I recommend is  John Crestani´s affiliate marketing course.

In this course, John Crestani will show you exactly how to make money with affiliate marketing

He is the best in this field and has years of experience experimenting on the best systems to leverage income with affiliate marketing and have positive results.

14. Food delivery, grocery delivery

Another female-friendly business idea which I recommend is to deliver food or groceries. This is very flexible because you can decide if you accept the work or not when you get the alert on your phone. 

  In the USA for example you can deliver food with door dash. For grocery delivery, Instacart is the company I recommend. 

In Finland, Foodora is a good food delivery service you can join.

15. Food truck Business for women

Are you a good cook and do you enjoy cooking? The food truck business is becoming popular all over the world. 

You should consider starting something like this. 

You can sell your food from a truck. This way of selling is actually beneficial in the sense that, you can drive your truck back home after the day´s sales. 

Be sure to follow the rules and regulations in your country concerning the sale of food. 

If you do not want to use the truck system, you could also make and sell food from your home.

Your living room could be your restaurant. Your yard could be your restaurant. People love and appreciate homemade food so you definitely will be getting customers.

Advertise and make and sell for just a limited number of people if they are coming to your house to eat. 

If you are concerned about security issues, make sure you put measures in place to keep you safe at all times. 

 

16. Independent consultation Services

Another good business idea for women is consultation. What this means is that others pay you to pick your brain, ask your opinion, ask your experience about a subject you are an expert in. 

 

A family who moved from the Netherlands to Ghana started a consultation business about traveling to and living in Ghana. 

People pay them for their time in exchange for information about Ghana.

This is another example of a young lawyer who moved from Nigeria to Finland.

She offers consultation for anyone who wants to move to Finland for work and study purposes. 

People prefer to use the services of consultants because there is trust since they are talking to a real person in real-time.

It is always better to have someone who is experiencing or has experienced what you are about to start, share their knowledge with you. 

You can be a consultant for basically anything.

Health and wellness

Retirement and personal finance

Home improvements on a budget 

Marketing 

Leadership 

The list is endless. 

Before you start though, research, research, research, and talk to someone ( a consultant ) * wink wink* in the specific field you want to venture into to find out how the business is.

17. Soap making

If you have knowledge about how to make soap or you are interested in making soap, this is a business idea you can start.

African black soap for example is sold by many on the internet because of the high demand for it. 

 

You could buy African black soap and sell it just the way it is with very beautiful customized packaging.

Better still you could add flavors to give it a sweet fragrance and sell. You could also make your own soap from scratch. 

After you make these soaps you will use the power of social media to bring in your customers. 

 

You will also sell on platforms like Amazon and Etsy. You do not have to open and manage a personal website online if you use the above-mentioned sites.

Plus they have millions of active users on these platforms.

 

How to start a business that will actually make you money

1Research and pick a niche you are interested in  and would like to learn about

  What are you good at and can improve?

 What have you been surrounded with all your life?

  2. Have a why for starting your business

    3. Make it official 

  4. Invest in the business

  5. Never forget your WHY

Other business ideas for women that can be started from home

Sell used clothing online 

Custom design chocolate gifts and sell. ( Check out what Renes_giftspot on Instagram is doing to get an idea)

Luxury Picnic setups

Design and sell journals

Sewing 

Baking 

Masseur

Makeup artist

Beauty business

Catering

Final Thoughts

In conclusion, there are lots of businesses for women that are in high demand and that can also be started from home.

You need to pick one or two or even three based on your skills and what you are interested in. 

You should also research how to successfully run the business you pick.

Never hesitate to train or educate yourself if there is a need to.

You can gain more knowledge through workshops, webinars, or courses.

Business ideas for women that are in high demand today

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