What’s the best home based business for women you ask.
There’s a ton of different online jobs, tasks, survey’s, and other low paying work that you can do for home.
But if you’re looking to make full time income at home, I will show you a proven method that has worked for 1,000’s of women for decades.
Best Home Based Business for Women:
There’s a variety of home based jobs that you can create. If you need some ideas, we covered some really creative ideas in this post.. Top 10 Stay at Home Mom Jobs.
But what we’ll talk about today’s post is how to create an online business of your own, from the comfort of your home.
Something that’s based on something that you love or would like to learn more about.
How to make a home based business online?
The best way to earn money online, in my humble opinion, is through eCommerce or affiliate marketing.
Check out this post to learn how to Start an eCommerce Business.
If you are not familiar with affiliate marketing, you can check out this post to learn about Affiliate marketing.
From the standpoint of starting an online business, if you don’t have a lot of money, then affiliate marketing is the way to go.
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If you don’t have a ton of cash laying around, then keep reading to find a home based business that will work for you.
Home Based Businesses: On a Budget
If you don’t have 1,000’s of dollars to invest in training programs and products, then affiliate marketing via a niche website is a fantastic idea.
I originally started out in eCommerce and now do affiliate marketing due to a number of benefits.
- Low Cost to Start and Maintain the Business
- NO Products to Buy or Inventory
- Passive Income Potential
- No RISK!
So what am I talking about here with affiliate marketing and niche websites?
How Affiliate Marketing and Niche Websites Work:
Affiliate marketing is simply where a company pays you a commission for referring them a customer.
Almost every website uses affiliate marketing as well. Amazon Associates is Amazon’s affiliate program and it’s massive.
Most any product you can think of has an affiliate program that allows you to promote it for commissions.
All you need to do to promote a company or product is to start a website.
Why a Niche Website?
Any niche idea can be turned into an affiliate based website that can turn into a long term business.
As mentioned earlier, some can eventually turn into a passive income source.
For example, if you know baby related products you could have a niche site based on baby strollers, baby-clothes, baby car seats, etc..
You could create a niche website based on that interest.
Need help figuring out your niche, read this post to help you find niche ideas.
If you are into exercising, you could have a site based on exercises for women, for Mom’s, exercises during pregnancy that are approved by doctors, or exercises to reshape your body after childbirth.
I’ve also seen sites on jewelry (read this post to learn how to sell jewelry online), closet organizers, cooking products (juicers, crock-pots, decorations), overcoming personal problems, advice blogs, painting classes, and on and on.
The ideas are only limited by your creativity.
What It Takes To Start a Home Based Business:
1). It takes a passion or a niche idea that you really love:
If you have a passion for something, that’s the first step.
Then, you’ve got to see if there are related products or services that you can sell online.
This is also very easy to find online. Read this post for information on how to find affiliate programs for a niche.
If you have a niche that has associated products that people want to buy, then you’ve got the makings of a niche website that can turn into a awesome home based business.
2). It takes time:
Just like any brick and mortar business, it’s going to take a good amount of your personal time. Most businesses can take up to 60 + hours a week when you first get started.
I tell most people who are interested in creating an online business that they need a minimum of 10 hours per week to get started.
You’ll benefit more if you can dedicate 30-40 hours/week, but 10 is the minimum requirement.
Just like most businesses, it will take time before you start seeing money. Read this post to learn how long it takes to make money online.
If you can’t take the time to invest in yourself, you’ll never grow a home based business.
But if you have the time and stick to a plan, you will be amazed at what you can create!
I don’t want to scare you off, but I don’t want to mislead you either.
These are just the facts.
3.) It takes real effort and determination:
This is why it’s important to choose a home based online business on a passion or hobby.
We all want to make money, but if your not passionate about your niche, forget about it.
With affiliate marketing, you’re going to be writing quality content to get your business ranked in search engines and in front of your audience.
4.) It takes HELP!
To set up your own website, learn how to write content, understand how to find low competition keywords, learn social marketing, and produce an quality niche website takes HELP.
To have professionals who have gone before you and can guide you along the way is the key.
If you don’t have this, you will struggle, take excessive time, and eventually give up due to frustration and lack of support.
To create a successful online based business from home, it’s critical to have step by step instructions and guidance.
Start Your Home Based Business for Free?
Yes, you heard me right. You can started your home based business for free!
There is an amazing online platform that teaches you how to create niche websites via affiliate marketing. And is loaded with guidance and support.
The name of the company that taught me how to do this is called Wealthy Affiliate.
They’ve been around for over a decade helping women who want to create their own home based business.
They offer a free membership that allows you to access the entire program including…
- Community Support
- 10 Online Classes
- 2 Free Websites
- Free Hosting for those 2 sites
- And answers to whatever questions you may have
Below is a snapshot of the 10 Free classes that make up the Online Entrepreneur Program from Wealthy Affiliate.
After the first week you still have access to your website and free hosting as well as the 10 entry level classes, so you will still be able to set up your business without any extra cost.
Now of course, they also have a Premium Membership that costs $49/month or yearly at $1/day, but that’s for you to decide if you want to continue.
It comes with Wealthy Affiliate’s Premium Hosting which is pretty awesome and will save you some money as well.
Are You Serious About Working from Home?
Obviously if you’re seriously interested in creating your home based business, you’re going to want the Premium Membership so that you can get your business up and running as fast as possible.
At Wealthy Affiliate, there are no gimmicks and no scams, but you do have to work for it and you do have to dedicate yourself and your time.
If you do this, you will be amazed at what you can create.
You’re welcome to sit in on a class and see for yourself. This class will teach you how to find a niche business in the online world.
For the best home based business for women, get started today and make your dreams come true.
If you have any questions about the best home based business for women, just send me a message in the comments section below.
Great post! Really practical way for women to make money online or from home. Love the ideas and your site.
I’m a huge fan of this Wealthy Affiliate platform, as I have been using them and I’m extremely impressed. There have been things that I’ve learned that I wouldn’t have been able to learn anywhere else. It’s also really cool to apply what you learn by taking action to solidify the learning process. With training like this, you can find the best home based business for women or men, great resource.
Thanks for you feedback on our home based business post.
And you are right, the Wealthy Affiliate Training Center is loaded with incredible, relevant trainingâ€™s that will do nothing but improve your online business.
This is where I learned how to write my content to rank quickly and bring in consistent monthly income as I was learning how to do all the various tasks that go into creating a successful home-based business.
This is the new norm in online education, earn while you learn.
I think women who don’t want to choose between having a career or being with their kids are living the best time period yet. Although I know a handful of men who can write with amazing skill and mastery I think I understood your point. Sometimes when we are stuck at home, maybe with kids, maybe with a bad job market in our city, the internet can be a holy savior. Everyone has a special interest and skill which they can perfect online and make some money too. But this is definitely a treat for women who want or need to stay home. thanks for the cool read!
Thanks so much for your kind feedback on best home based business for women post, much appreciated.
This is a great time for men and/or women to start a business from home, all’s that’s required is a computer, a passion, and a top ranked education to help get you started on the right path.
If you’ve got these things in place, you can really set yourself up with an amazing online career with all the perks of working from home.
I enjoyed your post very much. Many women have some great skills but never see a way to make money from them. Your post has certainly women the way they can create a profitable online home based business.
I don’t agree that men don’t write as well as women. I think both sexes have skill in many areas and writing is just one of them. I know many women who have a problem writing just one sentence that makes sense. Don’t you think that capabilities are individual talents and not really related to either sex?
I do think that talents are very unique and individualistic to the personal and not the sex. It just seemed that way to me from growing up with a mother who was very articulate in her communication and writing.
I wrote this post a while back and since then have met many excellent and poor male and female writers. The intention of this post was to inspire women that have good writing skills to take those skills and run your own online business.
Reason be, written content is still the best way to get your content ranked by Google. Sure videos are taking over the world, but Google still ranks and categorizes videos based off of mostly written content on social metrics that the video creates with users.
Thanks for your feedback, my goal was to provide the best home based business for women and come up with some creative ideas for homemakers out there.
I love this post because it really does reach out to women and shows them that they already have what it takes to make it in the online business.
One thing you didn’t point out, or maybe I missed it, is that for many women an online business is a great way to make an income while being home with the kids.
I know many women who struggle so much with maternity leave and how to be there for the kids while needing to be at work, but an online business can help them be both a money earner and a full time mom. Great post!
Thanks Jessica, I agree, an online business is perfect for women who want to stay home to be able to help the family.
I tried to list as many creative ways to that women can create home based businesses, but without a doubt, building an online business that starts paying the bills is the way to go.
Especially if you have the right kind of training, and for that, I know first hand how fundamental the Wealthy Affiliate Training Center can be to one’s success in the online world.
Trust me, go with the experts and get the education you need to make it happen today.
Such creative and clever ideas for how women can create a home based business! If I wanted to make an affiliate based blog, do I really need training, or can I just start blogging using wordpress for example?
Thanks for your response,
I would highly recommend you get training to build an affiliate niche-based blog. You will avoid so many mistakes that I see so many blogs do. For example, putting affiliate links without any understanding of how many, where to place them, how to link them will actually cause your site to tank in search engine rankings.
Take it from a guy who failed on his first two websites and get the proper training.
Check out my #1 recommendation for more details and start off on the right track.
I just wanted to say that I found this post to be very helpful with a lot of cool and creative ideas.
You’re welcome, it was a fun post to create and if you’ve gotten some good ideas from it, even better, I’ve done my job.
Your statement – “a strong movement of women starting their business” is very true. The main reasons, I feel, that drive the motivation are that more women are becoming active provider for their family income while also wanting to be there for their growing children.
Home based business gives so much more flexibility and income potential as compared to corporate environments. I think social and health awareness has also shifted most women’s perspective of being successful in life. It certainly does for me.
Before, I wanted to climb the career ladder and be a superwoman. But the corporate world can be a harsh place and you get tired with things and people sometimes.
Now, I realized that I can still be a superwoman sitting on a chair, in front of my computer, happily working on the things that I like. That, for me, is a career worth changing.
Thanks for stopping by and giving your perspective as a women, mom, and wife. It’s great to hear that you are having success working from your home based business. Clearly this trend is here to stay with some of the quality of life factors you mentioned in your comment.
Great to hear from you as always Cathy, thanks for sharing some of your wisdom.
Hello, Thanks Todd for this article as it really relates to stay at home moms. For myself, being able to stay home and being able to care for my child, instead of working out side of the home, makes it really nice to know that I can be there for my children wherever and whenever they need me.
Having your own business online, really makes it possible to be able to enjoy life & family, without the worry of the added cost to work outside of the home. like:
Transportation & fuel, Day Care cost, Baby sitting cost on top of day care cost if you don’t have a steady work schedule.
All of these are a constant worry that a mother has to worry about. Times have change more and more people in general are looking online to make ends meet, with the right training, it’s not that hard to become successful online…
Thanks so much Todd for you article, this will definitely help someone looking for a way to become successful online.
Thanks so much for commenting on my Best Home Based Business For Women article. I really appreciate your perspective as a women and a stay at home mom who works online from home.
All the points you make show the importance of having the freedom to work from home when you are trying to balance work life, family life, and personal time.
And in this day and age of technology and the continual rise of internet users that increase by more than 691K users per day, makes the internet the perfect market place to start an online business.
The key is, as you say, to have the right training. And really to have a systematic approach of putting together an online business. Taking the things you learn in the classes and apply them to your business and website.
Build your site and business on a daily basis, understand that it will take 3-6 months before your business is producing you some income, then stay the course. Within another 3-6 months, you can have a full time income. And within 2 – 3 years, you can have yourself a little cash cow producing you wake up money.
It all can happen, but one needs the support, guidance, and training from other internet marketing professionals that have repeatedly produced successful online businesses. And that’s where Wealthy Affiliate comes in. They have produced the #1 training site for those who want to learn to create their own online business. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough for those that want this kind of freedom out of life.
Thanks for your feedback and best of luck to you with your online business.
I agree Todd, women often have all the ingredients to be successful at internet marketing. But it is also good that you warn them of the time, hard work and commitment this will take. I think the most important advice is to never give up.
It’s true, niche websites do work and can be fun and enjoyable to build them. To do this as a newcomer requires some good training is very important so that you set them up right from the start.
Starting with Wealthy Affiliate for free seems like an excellent idea!
Thanks for sharing,
Thanks for posting on my best home based business for women article. As well thanks for the tips. I agree, putting up a niche or local website is fun if you have the right guidance.
My first site back in 2010 was a joke. I just struggled endlessly to figure out how to do some of the most basic things. I put my third site up this summer for a local business I own using the support from Wealthy Affiliate, and it took me a total of a week to put up, about 30 hours total time including the content and photos.
Good to hear from you and don’t be a stranger.
Rick Bell says
I really like the article pointed toward stay at home women. I don’t know any that stay at home and just do nothing, but I’m sure there are plenty of them out there possibly struggling with creating an income if they are stuck at home for some reason or another.
And yes a niche website I can vouch for myself. Even though I’m not a woman. Last time I checked.
Anyone can work from home these days but like you said, building any kind of business takes work and training if you do not know much about the internet. Fortunately today we have the best opportunity we’ve had in generations to get involved in the digital world.
ps. I think many people are stuck looking for a quick method to making money and here lies the problems. There is no quick fix. So if you are not up to working first and reaping the rewards later….you may end up having to work for someone else and commute. After all, why do we see so many doing just that, right? I was a slave to society for 56 years before getting the bright idea I could make money at home and work for ME!
Keep up the good work my friend. I’m sure you will get the word out and help women in need.
Thanks for your positive feedback on my best home based business for women article. And you summarized how I think many people (man or women) feel about working away for someone else or completing the daily grind. It’s tough to be stuck in a rut and not fun to feel like you have no other opportunities in life.
My intention for writing this article is to show women that if they just look within themselves, they may find that they have all kinds of talents and skills to create a niche website that can turn into an online business. And this can provide anyone a real chance for a brighter future.
But it has to start with looking within yourself and finding something that you are passionate about, something that is calling you. Once you find that, you need to get educated in how to create a website and deliver excellent content that is based on your niche.
Thanks for sharing your experience here Rick and I wish you the best.
I love this article, you have mentioned some great ideas for how women can create their own home based business. In my experience working in affiliate marketing seems to be the easiest way to make money online. But as you mentioned, almost all of these businesses can be enhanced with a website. Every business needs to have a website in this day and age.
Thanks for your positive feedback on my home based business article for women. It was inspired by my mother. Cheezy a bit, but true. Anyways, I agree with you that affiliate marketing is the easier and most profitable home based business. If you need help getting started, I would invite you to have a look at Wealthy Affiliate, they are a professional online educational system that blows away the competition. The teach affiliate marketing, website development, and how to build your online business.
Let me know if you need any help and take care,
Jewel Carol says
Wow, great information and tips for women who are thinking of starting a home-based business. 🙂
I happen to be a member of Wealthy Affiliate. 🙂 And I must tell you, the support at Wealthy Affiliate is
truly awesome. And in fact, I am using the FREE powerful keyword tool to help me find low-competition
keywords for my hubby’s sites and my own blog site. 🙂
Anyway, Todd, this is great post, keep up yr good work, Todd!!
Thank you very much for providing such awesome information. 🙂
May God bless you richly!!
Thanks so much for your feedback on my list of best home based business for women. I think there are some wonderful options to get started, and some creative ones.
And yes, Wealthy Affiliate is one of the best options for learning eCommerce and how to get started earning online with a real online business.
Thanks again for your comment and support, very kind of you.
It’s great to see you have published a post aimed at women in general because I see a lot of blog posts targeted towards stay at home moms, so this article shouts out to a lot of people.
Women maybe good with writing skills, but I’ve had many compliments on my writing style 😛
I completely agree with the 4 components to starting a home based business above, and they all fit nicely together to form a successful business. I see you refer to the Wealthy Affiliate, but what help would I receive as a new online business owner?
Thanks for your feedback on the post. I think home based businesses for women are an upcoming trend. Starting a niche based business on something you are passionate about is an awesome idea.
Regarding your question about Wealthy Affiliate, as a new business owner you get online training and support for every aspect of your business.
They teach you how to create your own niche business, set up & manage your website, build your niche site into an authoritative site, socially market your business, drive traffic to your site, and convert that traffic to sales. It’s a one stop online business making university.
Let me know if you have any other questions or need any help getting started.
Ms. Linda says
It is very inspiring to know that woman have options. This could be a very important step for woman who would rather be home with their children.
I can see that by Joining Wealthy Affiliate many lives could change. I am on my way now to check them out closer.
Thank You for the important information. I am happy I found this post.
Hi Ms. Linda,
Thanks for stopping by and checking out our best home based business ideas for women. And I agree, it’s great to see some creative businesses that women can create from the comfort of their own homes. I know there are a lot of women out there that can benefit from having their work life based out of their home and hopefully this post will continue to inspire women to work towards that goal.
But I think for almost every home based business idea out there, one must also recognize the importance of having a web presence in order to create a successful business. And the cool thing about joining a company like Wealthy Affiliate is that they provide all the training and you can get started with an online business for free using their service. How many other home based businesses (or any business for that matter) can you start for free. Most businesses take a minimum of a couple thousand dollars to get going.
Thanks for your feedback and best of luck to you working with Wealthy Affiliate, I’m sure you’ll love the program and they’ll help you find the path to success.