What Business Can a Woman Run From Home?

Julia Novakovich  |

In the current economy, more and more families are finding that the costs of daycare make it impractical for both parents to work outside of the home. In other cases, women may struggle to find a job that meets their skills in the current economy, and may be interested in exploring the paths of entrepreneurship to see if they find something that suits them better.

There are many different business opportunities for women that can be run from home. Here are just a few options.

Freelancing and Contract Work

Do you have a skill that people need? Whether you’re a writer, graphic designer, computer programmer, or visual artist, there is a marketplace for your skills. With the global economy facilitated by the internet, you can find work anywhere in the world – and can partner with people in just about every country. This creates a shared workspace the likes of which has never been seen before.

If you have the passion to sell your services and the ability to do the work, there are many different ways to get your business started. You could look for freelance or contract jobs on websites like Upwork, or you could join specific boards that target people in your specialty. The best thing about working this way is that it can make a great side hustle. You work as much as you have time for, and you can maintain a regular business during the rest of your time.

Host a Party

The new Tupperware party is held online, specifically on Facebook. From clothing to essential oils to beauty products, there’s a company out there which is looking to help you use your personal connections to sell great products.

If you’re interested in one of these companies, however, make sure that you carefully research the company you’re interested in. Some of them have hefty startup fees, and some of them rely on you not so much selling products on your own, but signing people up under you in order to get you paid. That can be a frustrating experience, especially if the company is well established. Make sure you know what you’re getting into!

Look After Some Kids

Whether you’ve got your own kids home with you, or you have a lot of experience as a nanny or with younger siblings, child care is often a good way to make some money. If you’re looking after your own child, for example, looking after another one or two can often be easier than having just the one kid in your home.

Make sure to look into local regulations, however. You will need to know how many children you can take care of before you are unofficially running a daycare! If you want to start a daycare business, there are some great ways to do that! But daycares are usually highly regulated, and you will need to pass inspections and get certifications or face serious consequences.

Reselling Goods

There’s a tidy profit to be made going around to yard sales (in your area or online) and finding products that can be cleaned up and resold. With websites like eBay still going strong after all these years, you can also find large lots of items that you can sell on eBay for some good money.

Again, doing your research is key; you’ll need to write compelling product descriptions, and if you’re purchasing large lots, you’ll need to consider whether white labeling (creating your own brand for the products) or selling them as is will be a better business for you.

And if you’re purchasing things to repair and resell, make sure your repair skills are up to the job.

Start a Blog!

Making money with blogging is harder than it used to be, but it’s still possible. Most of the money is through affiliate sales these days, so you’ll need to find a company that you want to be an affiliate partner for. Then, you can build your website and blog around the products you’re trying to sell.

To make this work, you have to be a good writer, you have to know how to make an attractive blog, and you have to be willing to keep your blog up to date. You need to know how to use social media to spread word of the blog itself, so that people can find you in the first place, and it’s a good idea to know plenty about SEO (Search Engine Optimization) to make your website more likely to be found when people go looking for information about the product in question.

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