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Top 10 Profitable Home Business Ideas for Housewives

Top 10 Profitable Home Business Ideas for Housewives

Being a housewife cannot hold you back from working. There are lots of business ideas for women, who stay at home but want to have a good, paying career. Here is a well-researched list of Top 10 Profitable Home business ideas for housewives and moms.

1. Creating Chatbots

Chatbots are one of the necessities in this tech-savvy world. These chatbots provide a great opportunity to engage with their customers, gather data, and improve marketing and customer care efforts. You can create your own chatbot easily and need not require any information about coding.

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Basic Computer skills

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

2. Virtual Assistant

Being an assistant is not glamourous! However, the digital version of it provides you with a lot of freedom. To find yourself, such services you can refer to several websites such as upwork.com. This kind of job will give you the flexibility of choosing your clients, and hours, daily/monthly pay per rate.

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Basic Computer and Communication skills. A lot of times, virtual assistants are required to have good knowledge of MSOffice, Tally / Accounting software, etc. You can choose your clients according to your skills and later can upgrade yourself as per market needs.

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

3. Affiliate Marketing

This is one of the fields which is extremely easy to get into and can also allow you to earn a commission by promoting the products and services of other companies. You can choose a product on the basis of your preference, promote it, and make a profit on the sale which stems from your marketing efforts. All You need is a personal blog or website to start an Affiliate marketing business. You can sign up with the various affiliate programs of the companies such as Amazon, shareAsale and many more.

The business has great potential. In the long run, it can be a great source of passive income.

I found this article of Affiliate Marketing really helpful!

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet connection and a website/blog to put your affiliate products.

Skills Required – Basic Computer skills

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

3. Tester or Reviewer

Individuals or start-ups can often start off with others’ products to encourage others to buy them. You can start off either by creating a profile on freelancing websites or approach businesses directly. You can offer your clients a review in exchange for a monetary reward by becoming an influencer in your field. For instance, if you are a foodie and love to try different cuisine, you can review the restaurants you visit and share the reviews with your followers.

Basic Requirement – Nil

Skills Required – Subject matter expertise (for example- presenting your review in an appealing manner)

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

4. Secretarial Services

This one is quite similar to that of a virtual assistant. The services of a remote secretary require minimal or no experience. The skills which you require are strong organizational skills, good communication, good time management, and a high-level of autonomy.

There are lots of small businesses, entrepreneurs and Homepreneurs who outsource their administrative tasks to virtual assistants or Secretarial Services providers (Individuals and freelancers)

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection, strong organizational, communication, and time management skills

Skills Required – Basic Computer skills

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

5. eBay Assistant or Seller

An assistant or seller on eBay is quite similar to being a market affiliate. Here the major point of difference is you will be selling the product directly to the customers rather than promoting the product. When you sell for eBay or other platforms, you will sell the product and keep a commission as compensation.

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Basic Computer skills

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

Top 10 Profitable Home Business Ideas for Housewives

6. Informational Product Creator

Creating informational products is your only chance to set your expertise in an eBook or some form of digital format which can be sold further to the online world. You are required to find a niche that has not been overdone and start writing upon that. You can also produce audio & video versions. Then sell your information piece on different platforms such as Amazon Books as well. Here is some more information on different types and creation of Informational Products

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Basic Computer skills and Subject Matter expertise

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

7. Resume Writer

People pay a great amount of money to have their personal statements put on paper. The cost of setting this up will be negligible and once you get the hang of it, you should be able to average daily pay rate. Resume writing is a bit different from blogging and other forms of writing. Mostly, people look for resume writers so that they can make the resume impressive. Usually, people with human resource backgrounds choose to become Resume writers, as they precisely know, what should be included in a resume and what shouldn’t be. They also know what HR officers what to see in a resume.

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Knowledge of human resources

Time Required – Flexible.

Ideal for – People with recruitment or Human Resources background.

Investment – Nil

8. Flipping Websites

Flipping a website means buying an existing website, improving it, and then later, selling it. With the right set of developmental skills, it is a very easy and cheap trade to explore. All you are required to do is to identify those websites which possess the potential for improvement.

There are many websites, where you can buy and sell websites such as

– Flippa.com

  • Trademysite
  • Afternic
  • Freemarket
  • Digital Point Forum
  • Web Hosting Talk
  • Website Broker

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Although there are no special skills required for flipping websites, but it’s better to gather some information about it before you get started with it. Here is an article for more information on Website flipping

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in for work.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

8. Translator

This is one of the easiest and the most profitable industries to get into if you happen to know more than one language. To become a translator, you aren’t required to have any sort of capital and can earn a great amount of salary. Your salary depends on the size of the company and the length of the contract they offer. Most people speak and know an additional language other than English and that language is your native language, whereas a lot of other choose to learn an additional language to become translators. The choice is yours!

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Fluency of the two languages you choose.

Time Required – Flexible Hours

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

9. Editorial Services

This kind of business is really very simple to start with no initial monetary investment and a huge potential for expansion. The list of your clients can be endless right from a student to a large business. The services which you can offer are copywriting, ghost-writing, magazine article writing, newspaper article reading, indexing, editing, proofreading, and web content writing.

Basic Requirement – Computer with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Written and verbal fluency of the language.

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in for work and accept the assignment accordingly.

Ideal for – Everyone

Investment – Nil

10. Social Media Influencer

Influencer – Someone who has the power to change your opinion; someone who is followed by thousands and millions of people; just like the celebrities, who are followed by the general populace, they use their influence to change the mind of followers and convince to choose specific products. Today, a common person can become an influencer. As an Influencer, you will be establishing credibility in a specific industry on social media platforms. You will be having access to a large audience and can even persuade them by virtue of authenticity and approach.

Choose your niche, something you are good at; for example cooking. Identify social media platforms, where you want to build your following – build your audience by sharing great recipes, nutritional values of the food and uploading tempting photos.  Interact with your audience directly.

Once you have a strong following and good engagement with your audience, you get approached by a relevant brand to promote their products.

This is quite an interesting task. People who do it are enjoying being just themselves while earning big money.

You may also like to read How to Become Instagram Influencer?

Basic Requirement – Computer OR a Smartphone with a good Internet Connection

Skills Required – Whatever, you are good at! It could be Health, Cooking, Fashion or motivating people.

Time Required – You can decide, how many hours you would like to put in for work.

Ideal for – Everyone.

Investment – Nil

Top 10 Profitable Home Business Ideas for Housewives
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Jyoti – Instagram Influencer @mom_captures_life” Says


“People who are popular on social media and have a large number of followers are in demand by the marketers. Known as Social Media Influencers these people are part of the micro marketing world where marketers popularise their products to the target audience. Marketers pay social media influencers because they’re the gateways to their followers. 

This is a very successful model these days as reach to the target audience is very wide through social media influencers. Influencers appeal to a wide audience within their niche.

This is a full time job for many these days. Homemakers, especially, are benefitting from this trend.”

Wrapping Up

The List of Profitable Home based business ideas for moms doesn’t end up here. All you need is to discover your passion and skills. This list is taken from my eBook Become a Homepreneur. There are over 50 simple yet profitable home business ideas, written in the book. Grab your copy of the ebook!

Ready to start your Profitable home based business? Download the Free Checklist, before you get started, Here.

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    Lauren
    March 20, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    Awesome ideas!

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    Sissy
    March 20, 2020 at 9:04 pm

    There’s a lot of good ideas here. Thank you.

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    Ana
    March 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Great list. These are some good options for those looking for work right now. Thank you for sharing these ideas.

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    Surabhi Kaushik
    March 21, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    Excellent ideas. A lot of options to explore. Thanks for sharing.

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    Kimberlie
    March 21, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I had no idea there was such a thing as flipping websites and know some people who would be perfect for that job. Thank you for sharing.

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    Dina Andersen
    March 21, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    Those are amazing ideas! Thank you so much for sharing! About flipping websites sounds really fun ❤️

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    Antony Marj
    March 22, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Would definitely try out affiliate marketing! Thanks for the read!

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    Yemi King
    March 23, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    This is an amazing blog pos. I have got my reading ready for next week. I would love to try a few of these.

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    Kathleen
    March 30, 2020 at 3:32 am

    Ooh, I’ve always wanted to look for home businesses for when I become a housewife. Right now I’m working on my blog and growing it. Thanks for all these other ideas! 🙂

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