In this past week, one of the most searched phrases on my site is:
“Most profitable business ideas for women”
So I decided to tweak it a little to:
“110+ most profitable home-based small business ideas for women”
This little change to the search phrase will enable me tell you all you need to know about starting a home-based business and at the same time give you the list of the most profitable home-based business ideas you can start with as a woman.
It is important I tell you that in our world today, business ideas are no longer gender selective. It all has to do with you going for what you want to do.
However, I know for a fact that some cultures in the world today still frowns at the independence of women or women taking up some jobs they feel are meant for men.
Some cultures even still erroneously hold unto the believe that women are only to be seen not heard.
I am a firm believer in gender equity. I believe that women should be given the same opportunities given to men.
But, men are not equal to women and vice versa. I preach gender equity not gender equality. Or what do you think?
Anyways, I will leave this very controversial topic for another day.
Are we cool?
Why do you want to start a home-based business?
This question will always pop up whenever you want to start any new business no matter where it is based. This is because your why must always be stronger than your how.
It is your motivation to stay in business no matter your challenges. Your “why” will always keep you going.
As a woman, your go-factor can vary from wanting to;
# increase your main income as soon as possible.
# support yourself and your family.
# experience what it feels like working from home.
# quit your regular 9 to 5 job and start working from home.
# be financially independent of men etc.
Whatever your reason is/are, you are justified. Just make sure that it is a very strong one that will keep you going when the going gets tough.
My goal here is to help you get started on a good note before you start your home-based business.
What/Who are you?
In one of Jackie Chan’s movie titled “Who am I?”, there is a particular scene where he was lost and went to the peak of a mountain and screamed:
“Who am I?
Okay, I know that you are not Jackie…
However, you need to sincerely ask yourself this seemingly simple question before you start your home-based business.
What do you know about yourself?
What are you so knowledgeable in? What are your expertise, hobbies, interests, skills, passions etc.? When you answer these questions, you will generate highly profitable home-based business ideas that will suit who you are.
The truth is that even if I make a very long list of profitable business ideas you can start from home and you don’t know anything about yourself, then my list won’t be useful for you.
Only you can determine your strengths, weaknesses, the realities and the circumstances that surround you.
Your knowledge, experience, skills and other things are all a big plus to you when starting your home based business.
And if you don’t have a skill to start with, you should already know what skill you would like to develop based on the analysis of yourself.
Always do remember that learning is a continuous process. Make sure you learn something new every day about your business. And adapt it to fit into your business.
There are several opportunities for selling a product or a service, regardless of who you are or where you live.
However, if you want to start a home-based business that has a serious growth potential, then I will suggest that you consider the internet.
Starting a home-based business online has many advantages. You will be open to a great number of leads which are spread all over the world.
It is relatively easy to start a business online since you don’t need to learn anything complex to start with. The beauty is that you can learn easily on the job.
When starting your online business, you have no or very little overhead costs. All will be done from the comfort of your home either from your internet enabled computer or mobile phones.
And you alone can decide when to work. You are your own boss and you alone have total control over your time. You can get into your business at a schedule that suits you which is totally independent of your location.
110+ Most Profitable Home-based Business Ideas for Women
This list is divided into 10 sections so as to make it easier for you to pick your niche. Take your time as you go through the list.
Taglines, slogans and bios
3D Art design
Cover Photos design
WordPress themes design
Social Media Jobs
Paid video testimonials
A/B testing jobs
Blogger outreach jobs
Keyword analysis jobs
Pay per click (PPC) campaigns jobs
Online public relations jobs
Search engine optimization (SEO)
LinkedIn profile optimization jobs
Sales & Service Jobs
Business to business (B2B) jobs
Business to Consumers (B2C) jobs
Email support jobs
Help desk agent
Project management consultant
Social media consultant
Mobile apps development
Computer programming languages solutions
Content management systems (CMS) solutions
There is more business ideas scattered all around you. The truth is that this list is not exhaustive and no list is exhaustive. You need to discover yourself, look inward and around you. This will help you know the solution that is your best fit.
Let’s get this discussion going. See you at the comment section. I want to know more about you and your business. Let’s work out a solution together. To your success!
Adeyemi Adetilewa is the founder of Ideas Plus Business, online brand strategist, digital marketing consultant, and cryptocurrency enthusiast. He writes about business, marketing, and technology. Featured on the HuffPost, Evan Carmichael, Thrive Global, and several other publications.