5 Flexible Home-Based Business Ideas for Women

By Holly Reisem Hanna

Many years ago when I started brainstorming work at home business ideas, many occupations came to mind, , professional organizer, , and personal concierge. But when I asked myself, “How do I want my life to look?” it didn’t include running all around town or working on holidays or weekends.

When I sat down and mapped out my dream work at home job, it involved working from inside my home with a schedule that was super flexible; meaning I could work any hours from anywhere in the world. While there are a lot of work at home out there — many of them do require you to work standardized hours.

So if you’re looking for a truly flexible business to start, here are 5 ideas to get you started.

1) Blogger — Do You Want to Be an Online Publisher?

Obviously, I’m a huge advocate for . But let me tell you why blogging is such a great business to start.

  • It builds a business platform for other opportunities like freelance writing, coaching, speaking, marketing, or selling products.
  • Showcases your expertise.
  • Introduces you to people and opportunities you would not have been privileged to before.
  • It takes very little money to start and run.
  • You can blog about ANYTHING!

When you’re a blogger you’ll be doing many different tasks at once. You’ll be researching, writing, editing, and taking photos for blog posts, so that you can publish awesome content. You’ll be dealing with tech issues, like adding new plugins, modifying your side bar, or trying to figure out why your site is running slow. You’ll be distributing your articles on social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. You’ll be interacting with readers through blog comments, social media platforms, and email. And don’t forget about providing customer service and support  to your advertisers and sponsors. While it takes time to , it truly is one of the most flexible careers you can have, and you get to write about what you love!

Ways to Make Money:

Bloggers make their money in a multitude of ways from: , , working with ad networks, corporate sponsorships, brand ambassadorships, sponsored blog posts, holiday gift guides, coaching, selling products, informational programs, e-books and webinars. How much you earn as a blogger will depend greatly on your determination, mindset, and niche.

Real Life Examples:

Mandy Rose from House of Rose Blog has been blogging since 2008 and currently makes over $40,000+ a year. Meagan Paullin from Sunshine and Sippy Cups started blogging in 2011 and currently makes over $100K per year. Read about their .

2) Coach — Do You Enjoy Helping Others?

means helping people better their lives through focused dialog and practice. So if you have a desire to help others, are dependable, a good listener, and non-judgmental — launching a coaching business may be the perfect idea for you. What type of coach you’ll become will vary greatly upon the prior experience and training that you have. While some individuals specifically go to college or get additional training to become a coach, others fall into coaching, because they have an extensive knowledge and passion for a certain subject matter. Here are just a few of the niches you can work in: Career coaching, business coaching, fitness and wellness coaching, life coaching, direct sales coaching, parenting coach, and the list goes on and on.

Ways to Make Money:

Coaches can make money by facilitating one-on-one coaching sessions via phone, email, or Skype, group sessions, webinars, selling e-books and informational products, speaking, book writing, selling online courses, seminars, and mastermind groups.

Real Life Examples:

Traci Bild, founder of Get Your Girl Back, Sarah Dew Finks, founder of the Happy Entrepreneur, and Cynthia Occelli, founder of the Beautiful Life School are all making over $100K a year! Read about their .

3) Freelance Writer — Is Writing Your Passion?

As a , you will research, write, and edit articles and documents for clients. Now, you may be thinking that you need an English degree to be a writer, but the truth is, anyone who enjoys writing can do it professionally. The types of projects that you take on will vary on your prior knowledge, skill set, experience, and interests. The best piece of advice for anyone who wants to be a freelance writer … write every day! The more you write the better and faster you’ll get. Also make sure that you’re investing in your professional development by reading and participating in courses, webinars, and training.

Ways to Make Money:

Write online articles, blog posts, newsletters, magazine articles, e-books, video scripts, white papers, case studies, ghost writing, technical writing, advertising copy, resume writing, travel writing, newspaper articles, website copy, grant writing, brochures, sales materials, and training manuals.

Real Life Examples:

Laura Spencer has over 24 years of writing experience, but came to the freelance world in 2002. You can read more of .

4) Social Media Marketer — Are You a Social Butterfly?

When you’re a social media marketer you will manage companies social media channels, so you will need to know the ins and outs of the big 7: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, , YouTube, , and Google Plus. One of the best ways to is by having your own successful platforms and being active on them. You can also read and educate yourself on best practices — which this realm is constantly changing, so you’ll need to stay on top on trends, news, and updates.

Ways to Make Money:

Setting up social media profiles and accounts, sending out social media updates, social media correspondence at live events, coaching, consulting, speaking, online listening strategies, writing an e-book, and selling informational products and webinars.

Real Life Story:

started out as a blogger and turned her passion for social media into a full-time career. She now owns and runs Linnell Media Company, which provides social media solutions for small businesses.

5) Virtual Assistant — Are You a Multitasking Maven?

When you’re a you help business owners with a variety of tasks, anything from answering email correspondence and making appointments, to editing, writing, bookkeeping, and social media management. What services you offer your clients will depend on your skills, background training, prior experience, and your passions. No special training is needed to become a virtual assistant, but polishing your skills and learning new ones is always a good practice. For resources and training make sure to check out or there are many on this career.

Ways to Make Money:

Offer administrative services, editing, writing, bookkeeping, social media management, translation, marketing, technical, creative … In fact, check out this that virtual assistants can offer, it’s endless!

Real Life Stories:

Michelle Dale, Sherry Carnahan, and Michelle Mangen all run successful virtual assistant businesses from home — in fact, they’re all making over six figures a year! Read about their .

I hope these flexible home-based business ideas got your creative juices flowing! If you’re still searching for more business ideas — make sure to check out these articles:

 

 

 


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