Because of the internet, there are tons of business ideas for women that can fit your unique lifestyle.
Which is great news if you’ve been thinking about starting your own business.
Creating a small business can be one of the most fulfilling journeys. It’s filled with many ups and downs, sleepless nights, and can be rewarding sometimes beyond our wildest imagination.
If you’ve landed here it’s because you’ve been actively seeking business ideas to bring to life, which is awesome. It’s always nice to have a little extra money to spend at the end of the month or even a full-fledged business where you can become your own boss (what a dream!)
Are wanting to quit your 9-5 job
Want to travel
Want an extra income stream
Need to pay off debt
Or dream of starting a business with your own spin
Then these business ideas can be perfect for you.
There are many business women out there that are absolutely kicking butt and taking charge of their own lives by being their own boss and creating online businesses that touch people all over the world.
But who are these people, what are they doing, and HOW are they doing it?
To help inspire you in your own business journey, along with resources to get you started, here are some awesome examples of women that have successfully started businesses from home or otherwise.
Small Business Ideas for Women: How These Women That Are Making A Living Online + How To Get Started
To begin, here is a little about my own small business journey:
I always knew I had wanted to start my own business someday, I just didn’t know what it would be.
I’d brainstorm and brainstorm to only arrive at dead ends. Should I start a stationery business? An online graphic design business? Should I start learning to code and build websites??
It was overwhelming, there were so many possible ideas!
One day while on Pinterest, I ran into a pin that said something along the lines of “How I Earned $3,000 Blogging This Month Without Experience or A College Degree.”
Long story short I read the post, decided to give it a shot and start my own online business— which has now become known as Teal Notes, this lifestyle blog.
It is currently earning more than one $2k a month and counting, and that’s only through passive ad income (not counting affiliates).
It has been a LIFE CHANGING learning and growing experience, and yes, the extra income is starting to change my life in many ways as it grows month after month.
I highly encourage you to start your own blog that you can work on from home if you’re looking to start a business that is flexible, where you call the shots, that has unlimited earning potential.
You can use THIS guide I created to get started with everything you need to now that I wish I had known in the beginning.
Michelle- Secret O.W.L. Society
If you have a knack for creativity and design, creating printables to sell online might just be the perfect small business idea for you.
Michelle found success with online business doing just that. Her story starts with wanting to improve her own life, wanting to help someone else do the same, and then having a printables business eventually sprout from that.
Fast forward to today, and Michelle has made thousands of dollars creating, selling, and promoting her own printable creations (and traveling while she’s at it). Michelle is an awesome example of successful small business ideas that don’t have to take up all of your extra time.
Here is where she goes into detail about her business journey, and how you can recreate her own success!
Other helpful resources to encourage you to start your own printables business:
- 3 ways to make money designing printables
- How this graphic designer makes money designing printables
Suzi – Blogger at Start A Mom Blog
Suzi is a great example of someone who wanted to be a stay at home mom while still bringing in income.
Granted, the income she ended up making after starting her own Mom blog was beyond anything her wildest dreams thought up.
Suzi started her own blog after deciding she wanted to spend more time at home with her four kids while still contributing to the family expenses. Suzi is a great example on the ‘business ideas for women at home’ list for sure.
You can check out her blog here to find out how she did it and how you can get started with a mom blog too!
There are TONS of resources out there on how to start any type of blog (mom blog or otherwise). Here are a few that I’ve found helpful:
- How to start a blog and monetize it (my two-part guide)
- FREE 12 Day blogging boot camp (learn what it takes to blog for a living)
- Michelle – Online Course Creator + Blogger
Michelle started as a blogger at Making Sense of Cents before creating an ultra-successful online course on affiliate marketing.
Creating her course has helped her make thousands of dollars from the comfort oh her RV.
If starting an online course is something that interests you, you can always find out more about how she did it here.
Some helpful resources to look into for online course creation:
Tiffany Sun- Online Writer and Digital Nomad
Tiffany Sun is a ‘digital nomad’— meaning she writes online for a living and travels around the world.
She also has her own YouTube channel and has created her own lifestyle brand as she shares her travels with her readers.
Tiffany is a writer on Medium, a public blogging platform with millions of readers, and she regularly publishes posts on life lessons. You can learn more about Tiffany here.
Writing for a living can be one of many great business ideas for women at home if you have a natural knack for communication and writing. As with any business, it’s not something you find success with overnight, but can be well worth it in the long run.
Here are some helpful resources I’ve collected where you can find out more about writing for a living you can check out:
- 4 lesser known steps to becoming a Medium top writer
- 5 ways to get paid to write in 208
- How to become a writer for a Medium publication
Mimi- E-Commerce Store Luxy Hair
Mimi started her own online store of hair extensions after trying to find reusable extensions for her wedding and not being able to find any.
Along with her husband Alex, Mimi has been able to create a whooping seven-figure business that allows them to live in different parts of the world along with their baby girl.
Check out Mimi’s startup story here and you can always follow her on Instagram to find out what she is up to.
Some helpful resources to start your own online store:
- How to build, launch, and grow a profitable online store
- How to start a dropshipping business in 2018
Laura- Cookbook author and lifestyle/food blogger
Laura has an endless list of business opportunities that grew out of starting her first online business as a lifestyle blogger geared towards moms, homeschooling, and meal planning ideas.
She’s been featured on ABC, has spoken at various events, and has published her fair share of cookbooks. Find out more about Laura’s business journey here.
Resource: A lifestyle blog is the perfect way to find out what you really want your online business to be because you can experiment with different products and build an audience for your very own brand. It’s a great business idea for women at home with low investment.
Tatiana- Amazon FBA
Amazon FBA is a great way to make a living selling products online. You are basically dropshipping but through Amazon. There is definitely a learning curve to it all, as well as an initial investment, but the payoff can be worth it if you persevere.
Amazon FBA FREE resources to get you started:
Business ideas for women are endless
Sometimes it’s not a new business idea that becomes successful but its modeling the success that you’ve seen from other steps that are proven to work, like starting a blog for example.
It definitely takes some grit and determination to get your idea up and running but the payoff in the long run can be absolutely worth it.
Business ideas for women at home are endless. It all depends on what you think your strengths and weaknesses lie.
The power is in your hands to create a side income or something more. So, when will you take the first step to start your own business adventures?