110+ Most Profitable Home-Based Small Business Ideas for Women

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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.

Writing Jobs

Email copy-writing

Articles writing

Article rewriting

Academic papers


Blog posts


Cover letters

Creative writing

E-book writing



Press releases

Product descriptions




Sales copy

Taglines, slogans and bios

Translation service

Design Jobs

3D Art design


Apparel design

Banner ads

Book covers


Cover Photos design

Graphics design

Infographics design

Logo design

Photo enhancements

Photoshop editing

SlideShare presentations

Seminar presentations

Squarespace websites

Web design

WordPress themes design

 Social Media Jobs

Ads management


Campaign development

Community management

Content planning

Content research

Post scheduling

Post writing

Post review

 Talent Jobs




Radio jingles

Paid video testimonials

Portrait jobs

Painting jobs

Pencil works


Video Jobs

Intro videos

Video tutorials


Video production

Promo videos

Video trailers

Administrative Jobs

Data entry

Data mining

Online research

Transcription jobs

Virtual assisting

Professional Jobs



Contract law

Financial planning

Human resources



Marketing Jobs

A/B testing jobs

Blogger outreach jobs

Directory listings

Display advertising

Email marketing

Keyword analysis jobs

Market research

Pay per click (PPC) campaigns jobs

Online public relations jobs

Search engine optimization (SEO)

Website analytics


LinkedIn profile optimization jobs

 Sales & Service Jobs

Business to business (B2B) jobs

Business to Consumers (B2C) jobs

Email support jobs

Help desk agent

Lead generation

Phone support

Technical support



 Consulting Jobs

Brand consultant

Business planning

Business strategist

Business coaching

Personal coaching

Fitness coaching

Health coaching

Marketing consultant

Project management consultant

Social media consultant

Technical Jobs

File conversion


Mobile apps development

Software creation

E-Commerce solutions

M-Commerce solutions

Video games

Database management

App testing

Website 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!

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