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The Best Business Ideas for Female Entrepreneurs

This is a guest post by Mellisa Dean.

There are plenty of business ideas for women, which are consistent with our special skills and capabilities. Men in business are driven by their sense of achievement. They are very goal-oriented and aim to succeed. With women, it is a little more complex as we put our hearts in what we do. Here are some nice ideas for female entrepreneurs.

Women as Virtual Assistants

Contrary to popular belief, there are many business niches perfectly suitable for women. One is the profession of virtual assistant. You may think the competition is too severe, but that is not the case. All you need to do is find a target market. If you like working with fiction authors and read fiction, you could offer online assistance for such writers.

Getting Paid to Shop

Your passion for shopping may be more than just a passion. Do you enjoy rummaging through the Salvation Army or Goodwill store in the neighborhood? Start looking for good vintage pieces, remodel them a little, and begin to sell them online. What could be better than getting paid to shop?

Ghostwriting Services

Do not underestimate good ghostwriting and copywriting services. If you like writing in a particular style, you could very well fit in the niche of ghostwriting services. There are plenty of copywriters on the Internet, but you can still make good money if you specialize in a given segment. If you are passionate about children, for example, you could start working as a writer for a company that sells kids’ toys and other kids’ things. Or you could set up your own.

Internet-based Research

The Internet is a nightmare for some people because of the information overload. Others simply do not have time to surf the Web for quality information. If you are good with the Internet and love processing information, you could set up an online business that does Internet-based research for its clients.

Starting a Graphic Design Company

Another niche women could find success in is graphic design. Again, you must find a target audience. If you have an interest in fashion and design skills, you could start an Internet-based graphic design company targeting fashion designers. Web design is a similar option.

Life Coaching

Life coaches are becoming more and more popular. If you are a good matchmaker, you can become a dating coach. If you are the reliable and punctual type, then you would make a great efficiency coach. You’d feel great teaching others how to get work done.

Selling Online

Selling online is another option. If you are passionate about a given class of products, such as fitness paraphernalia, you will have great success. There is plenty of money to be made.

A lot of us have a fascination with custom-made jewelry, but very few know how to make it. If you are among the select few, you could open an online custom jewelry store. Online beading stores are a variation of this.

If you have the power to transform a face with your makeup skills, why not share them? You can even sell your own makeup. This is a newly developing and very interesting niche.

Finally, a great one for risk-takers – do you have a favorite thing that you would love to sell? For example, you could open an online sandal shop. You could make the shoes yourself or resell them. This is risky though, because it is a very restricted niche.

Melissa Dean writes for Credit Cards Canada, a blog offering an unbiased perspective on credit cards and the banking industry in Canada.

32 Comments on "The Best Business Ideas for Female Entrepreneurs"

  1. LoveChic says:

    The main advantage of women over men in all spheres and online business as well is their patience and persistence. Women do everything carefully and thoroughly and they never expect quick results unlike men. But women are more disappointed when they have failed :)

  2. Hi Melissa

    Some great options there for female entrepreneurs. I am selling sourced natural products and have just began to look at affiliated products. Thanks for all the other choices you have shared with us. Appreciated.

    Patricia Perth Australia

  3. Alex Humphrey says:

    With women, it is a little more complex as we put our hearts in what we do.

    That is such an amazing way to put it! I find I can cut myself off from my work while my fiancee has trouble disconnecting herself in that way.

    Thank you for the great guest post!

  4. silpada says:

    According to my experience women are too good in graphic than men and most of the women should join this profession.

    • ipad skins says:

      Is it? I am not sure, that they are too good in graphic.

  5. Soe says:

    it is awsome. Get some idea and want to make it, have you think if you make an online shop, i mean small online shop with your friend. Make it true is the question

  6. kangen water says:

    What a great post, i like it very much, keep up good work.

  7. TsarShu says:

    I guess women can be good in all spheres such as online marketing, blogging, etc. More important is the desire to work and achieve good results. Personal qualities are more essential.

    • silpada says:

      You are right.Women have progressed in each field.

  8. Dave Grimes II says:

    Not to speak against this article, because you HAVE certainly given some great ideas here, but…

    I don’t see why these same suggestions wouldn’t work for men… or why women need “special” suggestions. I know this will sound a bit “too-P.C.”, but I’m pretty sure a woman and a man can do the same things online and be equally successful.

    Don’t misunderstand me though, I like the ideas here… I just think they could easily apply to a man OR a woman.

    • Susan says:

      I agree with you – I guess the modern world has no sex – everything can be done by both – men and women. And now it’s difficult to define some specific spheres where men are more successful than women. It all depends on a particular person.
      By the way, thanks for the posts – they are great and gonna read further.

  9. Carla says:

    Womens makes things with passion, work with passion and live with passion.

  10. semmy @ Make Money Online says:

    Hello Mellisa thank you very much for your article. I think I’ll give this article for my wife. She want to start an online business. She must be read this article. thank you again

    • ipad skins says:

      You have to definitely give it to your wife. It will be very interesting.

  11. Why not as Bloggers?.I know many Work At Home Moms who are earning decent amount of money with their blog itself.

  12. How much of the services you could do would you actually need licensed for? Example, walking a dog for someone, or getting groceries for the elderly (mind you these are only start up ideas, nothing major yet….. Thanks…..

  13. great post ,these ideas are really the best for female entrepreneurs.

  14. I am male but liked reading the points. I think many point are applicable for male entrepreneurs too.

  15. Females have great opportunities in the internet marketing world. They should only be patient looking for those opportunities. Women have special skills and talents that are needed in online marketing.

  16. DiNaRa says:

    As for me, I think women are ideal for such services as 911 or other medical consult services as they are better in listening and understanding and supporting.
    Personally, if i needed some psychological help, I would prefer having a woman consultant.

  17. i agree women really have potential in the society especially in the entrepreneurial field. they too can stand in the marketing world.

  18. Wine & Roses says:

    The internet offers great opportunities for women to start their own businesses and work from home – making more time to be with your family and escape the rat race.

  19. Miss Rhei says:

    I thank you for this post. Great help really for starters in the net like me. :)

  20. ipad skins says:

    This is an excellent post. Females will be definitely interested with this post.

  21. One method that helps the young, sassy, and smart female entrepreneurs that I collaborate with is to look at existing online business ideas to spark business concepts that might work for them.

  22. Shelley G says:

    Great post! The last few years have produced several great opportunities for women to be successful online. It’s really all about finding something you’re good at.

  23. Prachi says:

    Felt confident enough to start my own buisness… great ideas and good encouragement… thanks:)

  24. Well Done Melissa. More women should read this article to have ideas of what businesses they could pursue

  25. Liz K : Success From Home Trainining says:

    Hi Melissa:

    These are great tips for women who want to work at home. You have really helped in laying out all the different ideas that women can use to start their own business. There is so much hype out there but as a work from home mom myself, I can say that these ideas are great. Thanks for sharing.

  26. These are wonderful business ideas that women can pursue from home especially housewives who have no jobs or source of income. These days there seem to be more opportunities to empower women than in times past.

    Great post

  27. Stella says:

    Those are very good and practical business ideas for women entrepreneurs. Thanks so much for sharing it. It’s really a great help and worth to ponder.


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