There are many reasons women would prefer to run their businesses’ from home.
- Stay home Mum? If you are a mum, this is an ideal way to still generate an income and be available for your children when they need you. Running a business takes time which means you will have to spend time working and not be readily available, but you can control your own time this way and allocate time to your family as and when you need to. Unlike the 9 to 5 employee role where you are compelled to be in the office during those hours.
- Budding Entrepreneur? Perhaps you are done with being an employee, having the time you spend working mapped out for you – and you are keen to spread your entrepreneurial wings. Any of these
- Empty Nester? These ideas will appeal to is the empty nester too. No longer is your time taken up with running kids to and from school, activities, doctors, friends etc., this is a perfect time to build your own business.
- Retiring or Retired? You could even be a retiree or on the brink of retiring – oh yes, you too will appreciate these opportunities!
It gives me great pleasure to bring you 4 Of The Best Home Business Ideas For Women! Enjoy!
Digital Marketing Services
There is a range of great opportunities available to you in this field, you can take a pick or get yourself involved in a combination of whichever appeals most to you!
1. Graphic Design
Do you have a creative eye? An interest in designing amazing things for businesses’, such as:
- Business cards
- Sales catalogues
The list is longer than what I have provided above, but this gives you a little overview of what you could be designing. Not a graphic designer – yet? No problem, go online, have a look at the different courses available, Udemy is great with offering short and inexpensive (if not free) courses. Give them a go, you will quickly find out whether Graphic Design is something you want to pursue or not. You never know, this could THE ONE for you! Run your own business from home, take the design load off the hands off the smaller businesses’ in your area (just start local and small and work your way up, if you choose to) and allow the business owners to focus on what their core business is. A great win/win situation. I am sure you know entrepreneurs who are tripping over their own feet because they need to spend time on promoting their businesses’ but that takes their time away from the income generating activities they should be focused on. These are the guys who need your creative eye and graphic design skills.
2. SEO Writing and Content Management
Are words your thing? Do you love writing and enjoy enthralling readers with your writing skills? This is a great skill to offer business owners. I love writing and never realized that it is a specific skill not everyone has been blessed with, or enjoy. If writing is your thing, you will be amazed at how many people will be delighted to have your skills onboard!
SEO or Search Engine Optimization is another gold mine that many small businesses’ do not even know about, nor do they know how badly they need it! Done properly, SEO is what gets a businesses’ website noticed by Google, Bing and Yahoo. Once a website is noticed it enjoys high-ranking on the results pages, this means that potential customers searching online will find their businesses’ right when they need them most!
Your SEO skills, or propensity to learn and develop SEO skills, will be in high demand!
Powerful SEO and Content Management reaps great rewards for a business. To produce this, you will need to understand the behaviour of potential customers online. Your job is to learn what the customers are searching for online, that is what search terms or keywords they are making use of to find what they are looking for. You get to use incredible keyword tools, like the beautiful Free Keyword Tool I have available for you, to identify what the keywords and phrases are. Try it out, nothing to be nervous of, I promise!
Once you have established your keywords and phrases, you write beautiful content, placing them strategically in your articles, and attract customers to the website. Here is another article which will explain this content further, it’s entitled How To Write Content For A Website.
3. Social Media Management
Do you know about Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn? Yes, this is the social media we can talk about here. In this aspect of the online business world, the aim is to gain followers and convert them into customers. This is done through likes, shares and social media engagement.
Let’s consider an example, you are online looking for a plumber in your area – you could go onto Facebook and ask a community you are a part of to recommend someone. The same with restaurants, dressmakers, cake bakers – the list is long. Anything you could need for your home, family, business, holiday, etc., can be searched for and referred through social media channels.
Your role in managing the social media of a client is to ensure that they receive attention in the area by creating posts and sharing them across different platforms. These posts can be topical, amusing, educational or informative and raving reviews. The ultimate goal is to achieve brand recognition and referral. Get likes and shares and drive traffic (customers) to the business via their social media page or website.
Social Media is a huge tool for businesses’ and you can manage this aspect of marketing on behalf of local business and charge for it – of course!
Yes, you can build a website! Even if you never have before, trust me on this (I build this website with my fair hands, no technical knowledge at all!). Have a look at my article The Step By Step Website Building Guide For Beginners, you will be so happy you did! By the end of that article, you will know that you definitely can build a website!
Websites have become an essential tool for businesses’. If I am interested in buying something and go online to have a look at the company and do not find a website, that is me gone! I am not the only one either. A business without a website loses out, it is that simple.
What is the role of a website? It is to market the company, generate leads, offer information, provide a service. Offering the service of building and managing websites on behalf of businesses’ is an awesome way to run a home business.
To get yourself off the ground, why not build a couple of websites, experiment and learn, then start selling them. You can do this for friends for free even and build your business up that way.
I even have an opportunity for you to build websites for free – that’s right, it will not cost you a cent! I wrote an article about SiteRubix and how you can Build a website in WordPress in 60 seconds, this article includes video evidence too!
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