Gone are the days when women cooked long hours in the kitchen and kept the house while men made all the money. Women still cook, and yes, they still take care of their home, but I don’t see many women responding to “housewives.” No woman wants to sit at home in this economic storm. Everyone wants to make money, as they should.
This post is about 21 business ideas that women can relate to profitably while managing many other responsibilities. Just mention mentioning your ideas. Whenever possible, I will include links and references where you can get more information.
21 business ideas for women
1. Fmcg distribution
FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Products) distribution is one of the best business ideas for women, and it is also very profitable. Every day new FMCG manufacturing companies appear. As a woman, you can contact one of them and register as a distributor.
One of the benefits of this is that it provides you with a steady income. Because FMCG (such as soaps, fabrics, detergents, snacks, noodles, etc.) sells very quickly, the business is steady and steady. I know of a woman who started spreading relatives and other sandwiches. Today, he controls his own distribution uniform. It can be stressful to get started, but think about the money you will earn in the near future.
2. Multilevel Marketing (MLM)
Multilevel marketing is actually a legal and lucrative form of constant and passive passive income, no, they are not Ponzi schemes. This is how people deal with MLM which leaves a bad taste in the mouth, but if you manage it the right way, network marketing is profitable.
A woman introduced me to MLM. While I didn’t think the business model was for me, the woman was unfortunately making a lot of money because she received a lot of referrals. There are many women who make money through network marketing and there are some good MLM companies that can join. A quick look around you will tell you what’s going right.
If you enjoy cooking, catering is a good business just because good food is always good business. The good thing about catering is that you can start with any amount of money, small, medium or large. In addition, you can choose to start outdoor dining services, both indoors and outdoors.
If you look around, I guarantee you know at least one woman who has been able to reverse her destiny through food and catering companies. I did an interview with Promise Oghor some time ago and it gave me a first hand report on how someone can start a profitable restaurant business.
4. School operation
Running schools is another potentially lucrative business idea for women. The reason is that some parents do not have time to pick up their children at school. I see people hiring a Keke (tricycle) operator to run it in schools. So, if you are looking for your children from school, and you have time, you can get organized with other parents in your area and start your business.
You can start with your vehicle or hire a bus driver (use your imagination). You can also buy a school bus and rent it at a new school around you. It is also a good source of residual income because the school will take care of the vehicle. You just have to wait for the agreed refunds to be transferred to your account.
5. Fashion design
Fashion design doesn’t have to be much to begin with. Most women prefer to exercise and do the clothes themselves. While it is stressful and rewarding, there is another way.
There are fabric manufacturers to whom you can outsource the custom. The clothes will be made according to the design you choose. You can even choose your own label and stick the labels on your clothes. Your part is to market the clothes in shops and offices around.
It is the almost private labeling that we will discuss later in this post.
Blogs are fun and profitable. It takes a while to get a foothold, but once you have a blog with constant traffic, there are many ways to make money. You can start a blog on any topic that interests you or you are passionate about, or you can choose one of these 18 topics from the beginner blog.
Hear about Linda Ikeji and BellaNaija, but there are other bloggers you may not have heard of (they are not celebrity / gossip bloggers) and get a good income consistent from the comfort of their homes. Hadassah, for example, has a natural hair care blog called nappilynigeriangirl.com. These are people like you, who make money by expressing themselves on the internet and teaching others what they know.
I do special blogging training sessions for serious people who are passionate about blogging and have no idea how to get started. You will learn everything you need to set up your own blog in the shortest amount of time.
7. Online retail business
The Internet has become a thriving market, and online commerce has become very lucrative in recent years. Why cling to regular mortar and pestle companies when you can sell online, reach more people, and make more profits?
You don’t need to have your own website to start your own online retail business. Initially you can list your products in major online stores like Konga or Kaymu. They already have traffic, payment processing, and inventory management. All you have to do is deliver the products on demand and start counting your cash.
If you still care for your children and have the space and cash to start, then why not start a business? You have to spend a lot of time with your children and other children and in addition you will earn cash in this process.
Of course, not everyone has the grace to handle 17 babies crying at once, so if you don’t, you’ll have to move on to the next article. However, if you love to hang out with the kids, daycare is a great adventure for you.
Freelance is the easiest business for beginners to get started on the Internet. You don’t need much, just your skills and your computer with internet.
You can now start right away and start earning $ 10 to $ 20 per hour as a self-employed entry level. To make money as a freelancer, you need to know skills such as writing, writing, graphic design, web design, etc.
A common website you can find for freelance events includes: freelancing.com, upwork.com, Fiverr.com, and more. Choose your own hours of work and only accept jobs that you can provide while earning cash.
Dropshipping is another business you can start and run from home. Here’s how it works: Set up an online platform where you advertise products. These products are sold by a third party. If someone places an order for any of the products, they purchase the item from a third party and ship it directly to the customer.
It differs from standard online retailing in the sense that as a retailer, you do not view or manage the product. Instead, send it directly to the buyer and make a profit.
11. Rental activities
Rental companies consist of renting plastic tables and chairs for people who organize ceremonies for an agreed amount. Rental companies are a business that generates passive income. This is a passive income because the company continues to generate income for the business owner without any other capital contribution after the initial capital.
Weekly ceremonies such as traditional weddings, white weddings, birthday parties, dedication for children and many others are organized weekly, and organizers always have to rent chairs and tables for the occasion, so there is always a great deal table demand. and chair rental. For the stay-at-home mom, this is a perfect business opportunity.
This is where your higher knowledge comes into play. If you have specialized skills, you can start your own consulting business and charge a fee for your services. An example is teaching young entrepreneurs and advising on different businesses. I know a lot of part-time business consultants who offer a lot of extra money guidance for young entrepreneurs.
Agriculture is now the new oil. I don’t need to say much about the benefits of farming as a business. I’ve listed a post with 50 business ideas for farming that you can start right away and make money. The list includes establishments such as the production of bean meal, snail farming, cassava production, etc.
14. Private labeling
As I explained to you when I talked about fashion design, you can make any product you want under your own brand, according to the specifications you provide, all without spending a penny on factory facilities or machinery. This business model is called private labeling. When people go to China, produce things and market here in Nigeria, it’s basically private labeling.
Dilim Okeke is a woman, mother and businesswoman. Make Money Using Private Labeling and recently launched a new book, Business Big Time, in which you explain exactly how to start your own private labeling business.
15. Event planning
If you have event planning, you can make a fortune as an event planner. You do not need a special office to be an event planner. All it takes is a skill to organize and plan big parties, weddings and other events.
Many people don’t want to carry the burden of coordinating their event, they want to use the services of an event planner, and that’s where you come in.
16. Affiliate Marketing
After self-employment, affiliate marketing is the next easiest and best way to make money online. An affiliate marketer is an online marketer who promotes products for a commission.
For example, if you register as a subsidiary of Konga.com, Konga will provide you with a unique affiliate link. Every time someone buys something from Konga through your link, Konga pays you a commission. It works like magic. Most internet marketers make money promoting other people’s products.
17. Information marketing
When you sell information online, it’s called information marketing. You can make money online by creating and selling e-books or video tutorials. Information is the most expensive commodity in the world.
If you think you know how to make great pearls, you can create an information product that shows interested people how to buy accounts. If you are supposed to sell your video / ebook at # 1,000 and choose 100 people to buy, you earn 1,000 x 100 = # 100,000. All you did was just buy the ebook and prepare and market it. Great, right?
18. Online tutoring
Learning is digital. Today, people make money by selling online guide courses on sites like Udemy.com or on their personal sites / blogs.
19. Vlogging (video blogging)
People have become celebrities overnight during short videos and post them on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or other websites. You can start your own YouTube channel and also post videos to Facebook. For this work to work, you need a concept that catches people’s hearts. It can be anything from news, education, hilarious, weird or reviews. I leave it to your imagination.
20. Social media consultation / management
If you are one of the women who has an excellent base for social media, you are missing a lot of money without knowing it. Not only can you consult companies and show them how to establish a social media presence for your brand, but you can also manage social media accounts for people who can afford it. You work from home and get paid to do what you love. Anyway you spent a lot of time on social media. Let it be a business.
If you have a family member or friend abroad, you can contact them to send you goods. Shoes are just one item in this category. You can sell designer fabrics, jewelry, hardware, bags and cosmetics, the list of items is simple.
These business ideas for women are not the only ones from which you can make money. I listed 21 to give your ideas. Ultimately, it’s your ability to do something and make money for yourself.
Share this message with all the women you know to help them create ideas for their business.