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By dawn billings On May - 17 - 2011   

Work at Home Business Ideas for Women

Work at Home Business Ideas for Women

Hey Women, it’s Dawn Billings, founder of The Heart Link Women’s Network and TROVA Women Business Directory. You CAN support yourself and even your family with your own business. Other women, including myself and all of our Heart Link Network leaders and attendees, are doing it everyday and you can too.

  • Hitch your star to a growth trend- Develop a product or service that is complimentary to a popular product or service. Watch for growth trends in your magazines, etc. and then introduce your product or service that “goes with” that product. For example there was a woman who designed a new scarf for women with pockets for their IPod and IPhone – hands free talking and listening. Great idea.
  • Cater to a “discarded” market- You can do this by supplying products that are no longer “readily” available such as old car parts, etc. My brother-in-law works on Model T’s and he makes fan belts specifically for them that aren’t manufactured any more. Great idea!
  • Become a Freelance Copywriter
  • Combination packages – When women combine their gifts and talents, no telling what can happen. Try combining complimentary business or services or products to make your “combination package” business. An example for this would be…”Say…Husbands for Hire”. You would contact businessmen such as plumbers, electricians etc. to be your work force and then your business is the combination of these resources.
  • Write and Sell Your Own Ebooks! Its easy and low to no overhead! Lots of free help here.
  • Find a Work from Home Organization and Products you love
    for example, here are a few of our favorites:
  • Send Out Cards
  • Isagenix
  • Mary Kay
  • Arbonne
  • Melaleuca
  • Scentsy
  • Gold Canyon
  • Juice Plus
  • Miche Bags
  • Dove Chocolate
  • Esig Marketing
  • and so many more
  • A shortage business- This is especially good for your local area. Find out WHAT is lacking and provide that service or business or product.
    Create a demand product- You can even “make it up”! One company did it by offering an award to “find” a fictitious character and then even started producing T-shirts etc. to sell!
    Offer to expand market areas for local businesses- Offer local businesses in your area a chance to become more nationally known by offering your marketing services.
  • Become a Forensic Accountant – One of the newer areas, and also the fastest growing area, of accounting is forensic accounting. Takes some school, but what doesn’t?
  • Start an Accounting Home Business or Small Business.
  • Freelance Writing : A Career from Anywhere!
  • Start a Photography Business from Home – Anyone with the right camera equipment, and the necessary skills can set up a home business, marketing photography. You need only to convert a room of your house into an office, and then you can work immediately.
  • Mortgage Brokering as a Freelance Business Opportunity- In the mortgage business there are two foundational areas of involvement. One is the position of “loan officer,” the other is working as a “broker.”
  • Start A Hauling/Shopping/Taxi Business- Here is a simple business anyone with a van or SUV can perform: haul stuff for other people who don’t have a way to do it themselves. This is a more needed service than you realize.
  • Niche Catering- Vegetarian Catering Business- Catering is a popular business. Starting a niche catering business will guarantee you a segment of the market.
  • Failed products- See if you can locate a product that has failed and see if you can re-invent it or reconstruct it someway to make it more useful and marketable. This is a real challenge for the creative problem solvers that need a challenge.
  • 5 Reasons Master Resale Rights Are A Good Home Business Decision – Owning a website can and should be a very profitable endeavor. A good way to make money online is by selling ebooks and software with Master Resale Rights.
  • Keys To Starting Your Own Clothing Company- Ever wanted to start your own clothing company? Its not as difficult as you think. What do you absolutely need?
  • Under used talents and experience- There are probably a lot of older people in your community that have a lot of talent and experience that could be put together as a business or even as a book of information to be sold! Find these talented older people and help them while at the same time starting your own home business.
  • Judgement Recovery as a Small Business – The Judgment Recovery Business is an opportunity for enterprising individuals to earn a very good living enforcing court money judgments. The general methods by which they collect court judgments are the same state to state.
  • Throw away stuff- You can take things that some business throw away and then take it apart and start a good business, such as outdated computers, etc. there are still good parts in a lot of throw away things!
    Mystery Shopping – An Excellent Way To Make Extra Money
  • Imitation businesses- If you see a good business that could stand a little competition, then give them some! Remember those one size clothes that came out that everybody was wearing?
  • Resale- Find a good product for this one and then start a resale business. You could even focus on one product such as “teapots”. Hunt at all garage sales, etc. and then start your own “teapot” business. Clocks is another good one! Fixing up old clocks
  • Packaging- Offer a packaging or wrapping service to your local merchants.
  • Selling Products on Ebay – One key for business success using eBay is sourcing products to sell
  • Event Planning- This is a good one ESPECIALLY if you also furnish the supplies and rentals needed! be sure to network with locals for providing ALL the extras such as invitations, banners, balloons, the works!
  • Start A Cookie Business From Home. Step by Step guide for starting a home bakery business.
  • Work At Home Small Business Ideas. Affiliate Programs, Auctions, Bartering, Consulting, Drop Ship, Mail Order, Mystery Shopping, Real Estate, Travel, Yard Sales.
  • Home Based Business Dropship Wholesale. Home based Business Dropship Package, Easy Conversions!
  • Information or consulting business- Offer locals your “research” ability! You can “find” what they need and will spend the time to find it, example: A company uses steel for their products…your service to that company could be to locate all wholesale steel companies, compare prices, quality, shipping info, etc., saving the company valuable time!
  • REALLY small repair business- How many of you have little broken china cups, figurines, etc. that are still waiting to be repaired? Why not offer this service to your community? Have them “box it up” and bring it over.
  • Herbal recipe books- Could be presented for cooking or herbal qualities, etc. Might even sell little herb pots.
  • Menu Planners- You could provide a family’s menu for the week complete with a shopping list of things they will need. To be really industrious, you could even offer shopping services.
  • Weight Loss buddies- You could offer your “companionship” to people who want to lose weight and need someone there to make sure they are following their diet, doing their exercises and drinking their water! I myself would PAY for this service!!
  • Home organizer- where you go in and make a home organizing solution plan or actually do the organizing for them.
  • Home business set-up service- where you consult with someone over all the procedures, zoning laws, home office set up tips, etc. You could even network with local businesses for suggesting their services as part of your package such as CPA’s, office furniture stores, printing companies, etc.
  • Newsletter Service- There are probably SEVERAL businesses in your area that would like to mail out a newsletter about their business but do not have the time.
  • Extra curricular activity manager- a service that you could provide for Mothers who work and need someone to make sure their children get to go to all their after school athletics and activities.
  • Recycle clothes- where you take old clothes such as jeans etc. and make purses, bags, book covers and more out of them. Add a little crafty art and voila!
  • Heirloom maker- You could make family heirlooms out of ordinary items such as a tablecloth whereby you paint or stitch family names, birthdays or more! An idea would be a tablecloth that was used every year on a child’s birthday where all the kid’s names who attended the party, were added each year.
  • 101 uses- This can be done 101 ways!! 101 hamburger recipes, 101 ways to to organize space, 101 ways to do anything…and then sell the pamphlet or book.
  • Homemade candles- is a big business right now and there are tons of kits to start making your own unique candles!
  • Handmade paper books- another popular item right now is the handmade journals and diaries that have unique handmade paper in them.
  • Home printing business- This is a very easy idea and all you need is a good printer and some great advertising. You could start by offering your printing services locally to churches, school groups, etc.
  • And even MORE work at home ideas..
  • Professional Spot Remover
  • Garage Decorating/Organizing
  • Alterations and clothing redo’s
  • Unique flower arranging using unusual items like high heels
  • Mirror painting with artwork
  • Lampshade painting with artwork or stenciling
  • Window shade artwork
  • Jewelry repair
  • Carpet Cleaning
  • Family Recipes Organizer
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Window Washing
  • Co-Op Coupon Mailing
  • News Clipping Service
  • Collectibles Broker
  • Antique Restoration
  • Balloon Delivery service
  • T Shirt Printing
  • Custom Aprons
  • Label making for home recipes
  • Computer cleaning service
  • Home office starter baskets with pencils, the whole bit…
  • Welcome baskets for realtors to give to new homeowners
  • Hat cleaning service
  • Old coat repair
  • Some cute remote control and tv guide holders
  • Bill reminder service
  • Wake-up call service,… you would be surprised….
  • Errand runner service
  • Appointment confirming service for people who work by appointments, (You call and confirm their clients appts)
  • Information manager where you go in and list all their valuables for the Insurance company, take the pictures…
  • Garage sale organizer where you even provide them with the tables, labels, signs and more…
  • Home party booker and organizer
  • Homework monitor/helper where you can make sure that kids are doing their homework before Mom gets home
  • After school creative classes for just about anything, painting, sculpture, writing…
  • Lunch runner where you visit the office, take the orders and then deliver
  • Professional “spot” remover
  • Cabinet and pantry organizer…I would pay for this too!!
  • Homemade sachets for drawers, etc.
  • Lamp and lampshade repair
  • Filing system organizer
  • Scanning services (if you have a scanner)
  • Portrait and picture repair
  • Virtual assistant/secretary service
  • Pillow making
  • Chair recovering with unique fabrics
  • Just about anything for pets is profitable, pet sitting, walking, etc.
  • College homework editing, research, etc.
  • Resume service
  • Birthday reminder service & can include gift shopping
  • Calendar creator with family pictures
  • Daily planner where you organize someone’s day according to their schedules
  • Garage organizer
  • Flower starter business
  • Landscaping artist
  • Curtain cleaning service
  • Car cleaning pick up and deliver while they are at work
  • Reservation maker for vacations, dinners, etc.
  • Prom night planner for beauty appts, dress pick up, limo etc.
  • Wedding gift organizer for bridesmaids, groomsmen, etc.
  • Form maker for billing, bills, supply lists shopping lists and more
  • Bookbinding
  • Equipment maintenance
  • Luggage repair
  • Bicycle repair and repainting
  • Unique Business Name ideas
  • Contest organizer
  • Tree planter
  • Home shrub business
  • Hanging plant business
  • Theme baskets
  • Kitchen organizer
  • Flower bed digging and turning
  • Recipe organizer
  • Recipe books
  • Any kind of information books and pamphlets
  • Book repair
  • Paper maker
  • Picture matting and framing
  • Doll making
  • Child furniture painting
  • Craft Kit organizer
  • Craft classes
  • Video recording
  • Family photo organizing
  • Pool Cleaning
  • Boat Cleaning and Detail
  • Vintage Clothing Repair
  • Scrapbook making
  • Kitchen tile repair
  • Refrigerator decorating!
  • Anything on magnets
  • Home decorating service
  • Astrologer
  • Private Investigator
  • Birdcage cleaning service
  • Backyard poo poo cleaning service…quit laughing!!
  • Aquarium cleaning service
  • Birdhouse repair and repainting
  • Record research
  • Genealogy research
  • Home Canning
  • Crochet or Knitted items
  • Picture Frame Decorator
  • Handcrafted Fireplace Screens for off seasons
  • Home-made natural soaps
  • Home-made bath salts and bubblies
  • Handcrafted car mats
  • Decorative Boxes for anything from stationery to clothes
  • Internet Surfer for resources for businesses
  • Test Grading for Teachers
  • Calorie Counter Meal Planner
  • Form Typist
  • Rubber Stamp Business
  • Swimming Lessons
  • Music Lessons
  • Ebay Trading Assistant
  • Yahoo Store Owner using drop shipping
  • Web site designer
  • Hosting Company Reseller
  • Telecommunications Reseller
  • Home School Organizer
  • Handcrafted Checkbook Covers
  • E-Booklets
  • Regular Booklets of How To’s
  • Price Checker… where you check out prices for people to get them the best deal
  • Coupon Advertising and Mailing Service
  • Time Management Specialist
  • Apartment Cleaning
  • Greeting Card Mailing Service
  • Word Processing
  • Notary
  • Medical & Legal Transcription
  • Medical Billing
  • Software Trainer
  • Personal Coach
  • Color Consultant
  • Animal Behavior Consultant
  • Relocation Consultant
  • Basket Weaving & chair caning
  • Jewelry Designer
  • Limo Service
  • Reunion Planner/Organizer
  • Seminar Organizer
  • Massage Therapy
  • Reflexologist
  • Translator/Translate books and Documents
  • Work At Home Nurses
  • Postsurgery and Recuperative Care-Giving
  • Homeopathic Counselor
  • Iridology
  • Childrens Game Designer
  • Kid’s Craft Gifts and Kits
  • Child-Identification Program
  • Baby-Child Proofing Service
  • Plant Doctor
  • Packing and unpacking service for people moving. Instead of “Two Men and a Truck, you could be “Two Women and Bubblewrap”
  • Local Moving service
  • Old book and magazine dealer
  • Graffiti Removal Service
  • Aquarium Maintenance for Residential and Commercial
  • Publish a personalized newsletter for families
  • Real-Estate Appraiser
  • Manage Vacation Home Rentals
  • PR Agency
  • ALL WORK AT HOME WOMEN need exposure so make sure your women business is listed in TROVA Women Business Directory and TROVA Small Business Directory
  • ALL WORK AT HOME WOMEN need face-to-face exposure so make sure you network your business, products and services with other women at The Heart Link Women’s Network and with both men and women professionals at TROVA Business Network as well.

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