Want to start working from home and making money as a woman?
Looking to become a full-time stay-at-home woman while making a reasonable monthly income?
Then this article is for you.
Instead of wasting time at home watching TV or chatting away on social media, you could be productive and even make more money than you could make with a 9-to-5 job.
Without much ado, let’s take a look at some business activities that you can engage in from home as a woman to start fetching you some money ASAP.
Chef on Demand
This is almost the first thing that always comes to mind, and rightly so.
Many women can cook and love to cook, so why not monetize that skill?
You could start a chef-on-demand service where people pay you to prepare local dishes and deliver to their homes or event.
If you’re good at high-demand local delicacies, then it is time to start reaching out to would-be customers and getting the orders in.
If you’re proficient in a particular area of study, then you could offer home lessons as a private practice or via any of the available edutech apps.
You only have to print a business card detailing the services you offer, and start distributing to parents in your neighborhood.
If you’re not proficient in any area of study, you could still offer another form of teaching engagement via a local creche.
You must be good with children though, and know how to engage them in fun learning exercises.
If you can create an environment which parents can trust to dropoff their kids, then you would have hit a goldmine.
As a stay-at-home woman, doing the laundry could be one of the ways to stay busy while keeping things tidy.
So, why not monetize it by launching your own mobile laundromat?
You don’t even need to have a shop location. By running a mobile laundromat, you’ll simply pick, wash, and drop off laundry for your client, making it a very seamless service.
Have love for organizing things? Maybe you should just become an event planner.
While event planning could be stressful for some people, it’s actually a fun hobby for some others.
Have you discovered that you are able to get people to do things in record time? Do you have a flare for finding solutions to difficult issues, and managing people effectively? Then maybe you should be an event planner.
As an event planner, all you have to do is ensure that all enablers in the event delivers their services promptly and to the best quality.
The better and more organized the events you plan, the more recommendation you could get and make more money.
This should be a no-brainer if you have some make-up skills.
Most ladies do this as a hobby, but you can take it up a notch and offer it as a professional beauty service.
This would work if you’re exceptionally good at make-up, as your services speak for itself and attract customers that are willing to pay your price.
This is absolutely a lady’s business, as most ladies have an eye for room settings.
If you find yourself always rearranging the position of furniture in your home, or always imagining that someone else’s home could be better arranged, then maybe you’ve got a flare for home decoration.
The good thing about this is that you don’t need to invest in any equipment to start. All you need is to simply reimagine a home, and you’ll get paid.
Home cleaning is one of the easiest services you could offer from home. You don’t need any special skills or equipment to start.
If you discover that you have a habit of keeping a home tidy, and you enjoy cleaning, then you should consider starting a home cleaning service.
This is one hustle that wouldn’t take much of your time. All you have to do is schedule your cleaning hours, and then you’ll have the rest of the day to yourself.
One good thing about cleaning services is that you could turn it into a business and hire other people to join you or work for you.
If your early clients are satisfied with your delivery, then there is a good chance that you’ll get a few recommendations, which means more money.
Everybody loves a personal shopper. Someone who could help you find a rare item or deliver a bulky purchase.
The good thing about being a personal shopper is that you could choose to run errands for all kinds of purchase, or you could stick to a niche and shop for a particular set of items.
I know a woman who is a personal shopper but focused on shopping for foodstuff. She delivers the freshest eggs, the freshest fruits and vegetables, and even the best preserved stock fish.
She’s that good, and she gets a lot of patronage in her neighborhood. You could be like her.
As a stay-at-home woman you have the privileged access to things, and that includes items that are recyclable.
You could go into local recycling by storing recyclable materials and even getting others to do the same.
This way, you won’t just be making money but also saving the environment.
This would have been the first idea that crossed your mind.
Since you’re basically always at home, it makes sense to start a livestock farm, as you’ll have the required time to cater for the livestock.
So, if livestock farming is your thing, you could get a crash course on starting any livestock farming of your choice and see how it goes.
Foodstuff distribution is actually one of many money spinners you could engage in as a stay-at-home woman.
I’ve seen a lot of rich foodstuff distributors to know that this is a thriving business to engage in.
All you have to do is connect wholesalers to retailers or market sellers.
You could distribute items such as crayfish, stock fish, red oil, egusi, and other condiment.
All you have to do is find an area of high demand, and then find a cost-effective way to make your supplies.
If you have some writing and research skills, then you could monetize it by offering freelance writing services.
There are many platforms online where you can get paid to write, but you could also build your marketing channels to attract paying clients.
Right from your social media platforms, you could start showing your writing skills and indicating that you’re available for hire.
Who knows, your next big client might just be in the audience.
Start Cooking on YouTube
Love to cook and showing it off? Then maybe YouTube is just the right platform to show off your cooking skills.
You could start a YouTube channel with just your mobile phone and start showing the world what you can do in a kitchen.
Once you have a large enough audience, YouTube would start paying you via their partner program.
All you have to do is do what you love and show it to the world.
Offer Massage Services
Have some good massage skills? Want to start getting paid for slapping off stress? Then this might be it.
Massage services are hard to come by these days, and could be very expensive even.
If you could offer on-demand massage services at an affordable price, then you’ll have your hands full on a daily basis.
You could either start your own private practice or offer a call-in service for a massage parlour or spa.
Hair Stylist on Demand
Just one of the easy ideas for making money that should have crossed your mind as a stay-at-home woman.
If you’re good with hair making and styling, then it’s a no-brainer to offer such services at home.
The good thing is that you could easily pick up the skill if you’re not proficient yet. You could even start hair making for children, and then grow from there.
If you already have some tailoring skills, then you can start working from home and making money.
All you have to do is set up a marketing channel to showcase your work.
You could start by setting up an Instagram page for your fashion products or pasting posters of your products around the neighborhood.
One good way to get your early customers while sewing from home is to start within your network.
See for friends and family, and get them to recommend others to you. It wouldn’t be long before you build trust and start getting a long list of patronage.
Have some juice-making skills that you think people would like? Maybe it’s time to try it out.
Not everyone is skilled enough to make a blend of nice tasting juice. In fact, I really suck at making juice that it’s just easier to buy one.
If juice making is your thing, then all you have to do is find a few natural juice lovers and try making them some juice for a test.
You could even start within your circle of friends by hosting a juice testing party at home.
Who knows, they might just be your first group of customers.
There’s this quote that I used to love. It says, “if you’re not making people feel good, then you’re in the wrong business”.
And that’s right. Perfume production is one of the most interesting business you can indulge in because you’re in the business of making people feel good.
It can be lucrative too if you are able to make long-lasting fragrances that people love.
All you have to do is learn the tricks of the trade, find a niche, and have a good packaging.
Start a Local Cooperative
If you’re a trusted person within the neighborhood, then starting a local cooperative should be a no-brainer.
You could start a savings cooperative or a contribution cooperative. Whichever one would serve your goal of making money.
With a savings cooperative, you could reinvest the capital in a microfinance Bank and earn an interest, while a contribution cooperative gives room to quickly raise capital for a different business.
Apart from making money, running a cooperative could help you grow your network and set you up for bigger partnerships in the future.
Start Miming on TikTok
If you think you can be funny or entertaining, then TikTok might just be an avenue to make money from home.
You could start miming to songs or comedy scenes and get people to follow you.
The more followers and likes you gather on your TikTok page, the higher your chances of getting paid by the platform and getting other commercial deals.
Snacks is a fast moving consumer goods, and the market is quite fragmented, which leaves a lot of room for small players.
If you’re good at making some mouthwatering snacks like chinchin, plantain chips, donuts, or pancakes, then you should start already.
Depending on your packaging, you could start distributing to supermarkets, roadside shops, or even resellers in schools.
You’ll have to engage in a lot of marketing to get your products out for a start, but the quality of your snacks would determine how much you make and if you’ll be in business for the long-term.