11 Best Business Ideas For Women

Written by: Alexis Schroeder

Publish Date: January 4, 2023

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Starting your own business gives you freedom, flexibility, and the power to make even more money than you imagined.

I remember starting my blog back in 2013 and I never thought it would bring me to where I am now.

Here is a list of 12 best business ideas for women.

#1 Sell printables on Etsy

Selling printables on Etsy is one of best side hustles out there because of how easy it is to get started.

People are earning between $100-$1000+ a month selling printables online (see their success stories here). 

Benefits of selling printables:

  • Don’t need previous experience
  • Can turn into passive income
  • Work from home + work as little or as many hours as you want

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • Ideas for printables to make
  • What you need to start an Etsy shop
  • How to make sure you get sales on Etsy

As you can see below, making printables is a profitable side hustle! Julie earned over $20,000 in her spare time.

#2 Make dog treats at home

You can earn $1,000-$5,000 a month with a dog treat business.

This fun and flexible side hustle can not only replace your day job, but bring you tons of joy by getting to bake and work with dogs on a regular basis.

My friend Kristin runs a successful dog treat business from home. She even teaches others how to replicate her success.

Check out this free training and learn:

  • Most popular dog treats to sell
  • Where to sell dog treats
  • How much to charge
  • What you need to start a dog treat business

Below are a few examples of people making money in the dog treat business!

#3 Pinterest Virtual Assistant

A Pinterest Virtual Assistant is someone who manages a business’s profile on Pinterest.

Pinterest VA’s are in charge of tasks like creating new pins, scheduling pins, creating descriptions for pins, etc. 

Benefits of being a Pinterest VA:

  • Work from anywhere
  • Set your own schedule
  • Can make $500-$5,000+ a month
  • Ability to quit your day job and do this full-time

Check out this free training here on how to become a Pinterest Virtual Assistant.

In the free training, you’ll learn:

  • How to get started as a Pinterest VA right away
  • Steps to take to start this business
  • How to create a business plan based on how much you want to make

#4 Start a niche blog

I created this blog and made over $80,000 in my senior year of college (that’s me in my first major feature by Forbes!).

If you’re wondering how I make money on this blog, it comes from:

  • Affiliate marketing (someone clicks on my affiliate link and I get a commission)
  • Sponsored posts
  • Advertising
  • Selling my own products (like my online course)

If you want to start a website but have questions like:

  • What should my blog be about?
  • How do I know what to write about?
  • How soon can I start making money?

Take a free training on building a new PROFITABLE blog.

This free training teaches you how to create an income-producing website. You also learn the key mistakes to avoid if you’re a beginner.

#5 Bookkeeper

A bookkeeper is in charge of filing receipts, recording sales, organizing expenses, and more.

Bookkeepers earn up to $30 an hour and can earn much more depending on experience and qualifications

Here is a free training for people who are interested in this career path: Start A Successful Bookkeeping Business.

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • Why Bookkeeping is the most stable, reliable & simple business to own
  • Could someone really own a successful bookkeeping business?
  • Why bookkeeping is right now the most profitable biz, & how to earn even more $
  • Step-by-step how to start, avoid mistakes & get high-paying clients

#6 Facebook Ad Manager

Did you know you can become a Facebook Ad Manager for businesses and make an extra $1,000+ a month with just 1 client?

You’ve likely seen Facebook ads before and you may have even purchased something from a Facebook ad.

Facebook Ad Managers are in charge of running ads for businesses to increase their customer base and income.

 Get a free training here and learn how to become a Facebook Ad Manager.

  • How this proven side hustle earns people $2,000/month with only 2-3 hours per week

#7 Proofreader

Proofreaders work online and have the ability to work from anywhere in the world.

The average hourly rate is between $14-$31 an hour depending on your experience, which clients you’re working for, and the type of project.

To become a proofreader it’s important that you:

  • Own a computer
  • Reliable internet access

This job is done on your own schedule because you need to have the work done BY a certain time, not at a certain time. 

In this free training you’ll learn:

  • 5 signs proofreading is right for you
  • How to attract proofreading clients

#8 Freelance writing

If you enjoy writing or it sounds like something you want to get into, consider freelance writing as a side gig.

This is something I’ve been doing for over 10 years now and I really like it. I get paid around $250/article and it’s relatively easy work.

Benefits of freelance writing:

  • Work from home
  • Take on as little or as many articles as you want
  • As you gain experience, you can charge more
  • Set your own hours and be your own boss

Learn how to make money from home as a freelance writer with the course Big Money Writer.

#9 Open an Etsy store

A great way to make extra money is opening up an online store. Etsy makes it SUPER easy to do this.

Your Etsy store can sell handmade:

  • Crochet goods
  • Woodworking crafts
  • Pottery
  • Handmade clothes
  • Stickers
  • Dog treats
  • Baked goods
  • Custom art work
  • Party decor and games

Small businesses thrive on Etsy. With hard work and the right skill set, your online store can take off. 

Recommended reading: 13 Best Things To Sell On Etsy

 

#10 Tax Preparer 

Did you know you can get trained online to become a Tax Preparer?

This in-demand job is done from home and on your own schedule.

A Tax Preparer prepares, files, and assists in general tax forms. 

To get started in this field, take a high-quality tax preparation course. Do your research to find the best one for you. 

If you still have questions about becoming a Tax Preparer, take this free training.

In the free training you learn:

  • How much money you can make
  • What a typical work day looks like
  • Tools and tech needed (it’ll all fit in a backpack)
  • What kind of clients are highest paying

#11 Salesforce Analyst

My friend Leila changed careers and recently got a job as a Salesforce Professional.

You can learn all about her experience here. She found her first job through a recruiter reaching out to her on LinkedIn, and now she’s earning $70,000+ at home with amazing benefits.

A Salesforce Professional is someone who is trained to improve business processes with something called Salesforce.

Fast facts about becoming a Salesforce Professional:

  • Don’t need previous experience
  • No college degree neded
  • Tech job earning $70,000 in your first year

See if a Salesforce career is right for you by taking the free 5 Day Salesforce Challenge.

I hope this has inspired you to start your own business and do something you enjoy.

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