Hey, aspiring entrepreneurs, looking for some worthy self-employment ideas for your startup business? Small opportunities are often the start of great achievements. This led me to the start of this blog and I’m happy with this decision of mine without a second thought.
Blogging still rocks and is by far the best small business idea for women looking to work from home and make extra money. You know why? Simply because it incorporates in itself multiple sources of passive income streams. Once the preliminary set-up is done, you’ll keep making as long you drive traffic to your blog. That said, anyone can start a blog, yes! (I suggest starting one here on Siteground, for less than 4$/month!)
Today, I bring forth some of the best small business for women to work from home, that could become a full-blown business one day. Yes, you heard me right, it’s highly possible.
Whether you want to create a side income, make extra money while working from home or leave your day job behind, soon you too can start living the life you want, without having to be filthy rich or waiting to retire.
1) Become a General Proofreader
We often talk about the best ways to make money from home and the different ways to get self-employed. Perhaps one of the lesser known ways to do this is by proofreading.
Yet there is an incredibly high demand for proofreading worldwide, and the best part is that you don’t need to be in any specific location to do the job… it’s all from your computer or tablet!
With proofreading, you take content that other people have written and make it perfect. It takes a certain “eagle eye” ability to be good at proofreading! As a proofreader one can easily make over $40,000 working for themselves and loving their jobs.
Due to the rise in popularity of self-publishing — proofreading will start to become more competitive in the coming years… so better get on board now and become an expert!
Interested? Take a look at this…
Caitlin Pyle over at ProofreadAnywhere.com, who once made $40k+ per year as a proofreader has created an online transcript proofreading course which now has hundreds of graduates, and almost all of them have incredible success stories. This is a perfect opportunity for someone with word skills who are looking to start working for themselves.
2) Become a Virtual Assistant
Have you ever thought of becoming a Virtual Assistant? Then this is for you!
You might consider this as a side hustle rather than a business, but if you hone the skills, you can start your own VA business by outsourcing virtual assistants to the busy entrepreneurs and quickly scale up your business.
There is an enormous requirement for Virtual Assistants in every field, especially in small businesses and online platforms. And, there are many training programs to help you learn the ins and outs of becoming a VA!
3) BECOME A FREELANCE WRITER
The opportunity for you to make a living as a freelance writer has never been better. The demand for writers and authors is expected to grow by 6% from 2010 to 2020.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Freelance writers are expected to earn a solid income of around $47 per hour. Their wages put them in the upper 75 percent of all writer salaries, which include those working for companies.
You can begin freelancing using a platform like Odesk or Elance. But, to get hired it is important to produce samples of your work. The best way is to set up a blog with a solid portfolio to support your freelancing traits. I highly recommend that you create one soon and place a “Hire Me” page on your website, and market your services!
If you can’t maintain a blog, write down the topics you enjoy in your free time. Save them in PDF format. Use them as samples to showcase your capabilities to potential clients. This will land some high paying gigs.
4) START YOUR OWN ONLINE STORE/BOUTIQUE
Are you the person with a creative outlet?
Whatever may be your creative skills, an online store would be a perfect people to showcase your products to the viable customers. You just need to work on the right marketing strategies to enhance your exposure and increase sales.
5) BECOME A MENTOR
Are you an expert in Algebra, Trigonometry, Graphic designing, Photography, Photoshop or to that matter any field? Then creating courses that solve the specific problems of the people in your field of expertise is a very potential small business idea.
There is a huge demand for these courses and people are willing to pay good money for them. Udemy is a huge platform where you can host your online courses and sell them for a good price.