How great that modern society has long since gotten rid of stereotypes and no longer hear arguments that women should not engage in any activity just because it is “not a woman’s job.” Especially in business. So why are we publishing an article describing “ideas for women”? It’s simple. This does not mean that these types of business men can not do, just statistically, women who are planning to open their own business, or to arrange themselves a profitable hobby, start with such options.
In addition, there are options with which women can cope better than men by virtue of the fact that their experience and understanding is greater. Take, for example, gifts for women. This is just a headache for most. What to give his wife, mother, friend, colleague? Or a personal blog about makeup. No, of course there are blogs from male makeup experts, nothing out of the ordinary. But for the most part, a woman will be able to tell you more about it. Let’s take a closer look at the different options and see what ways there are to make money.
Gifts for women
How often on the eve of any women’s holiday can you find crowds of men grabbing their heads in an inability to come up with a suitable gift for their other halves? Always! Choosing gifts is difficult. Choosing gifts for women when you’re a man is twice as difficult. So a great idea to start a woman’s business is to organize women’s gifts.
This business will not be seasonal, but at “times of the year” like March 8 will have a surge of activity. At all other times it is also possible to achieve sales activity, but you will have to think through a marketing strategy and choose the right advertising platforms. And also make your kits very stylish, so that you can count on brand recognition by the label alone.
You can start a business by putting together gift sets for women. Exactly what women like. The scalability of this business is gigantic. Over time, you can come to the fact that not just collect kits to order, and take orders to come up with individual gifts for a specific person. The service will be in demand, for sure.
Very often certain products exist only to order, or are not available in all cities and stores. And its delivery adds to the already considerable cost two times as much. What do in such cases? That’s right, organizing a joint procurement. Naturally, the main condition in this case will be the number of people who need this product.
Why have we included a conversation about joint procurement in the category of business for women? Because joint purchases are very common among handicraftsmen and parents. It just so happens that there are more women among handmade craftsmen, as well as among parents who are involved in buying necessary things for their children.
The essence of the business is to organize such purchases. That is to bring together people who need this or that product, which can be ordered so that at the right volume it will be cheaper. Then find a supplier of these products, then order them.
For the start is suitable joint purchase among their acquaintances. Then you can create your own group. Next – more. Scaling up the business will be a growing coverage of regular participants in the purchase and expansion of possible goods that can be purchased more cheaply in this way.
An important role, as always will play advertising. Because the group of joint procurement has existed for a long time, but really big – almost none.
With regard to investment – it is likely that in order to attract more customers will first have to make a few orders without pre-payment from those who participate. Those are risks. That’s why we say it’s better to start with people you know.
Blogging in social networks.
In general terms – this is already a developed industry. Now there are a lot of bloggers, both among men and women. And there are areas where it is almost impossible for a man to cope, simply because he is not interested in it. For example, cosmetics for women. This is called a beauty blog.
But just so you understand, really great results in blogging can be achieved in the field that you truly love. That’s why you need to push back on your preferences. And then already turn it into a business. Yes, two birds, your favorite hobby will begin to monetize.
For a personal blog to become a business, you need to reach a certain mark in subscribers. The standard mark is at the level of five thousand people. As soon as you have more subscribers, you can talk about popularity and expect that someone will want to advertise with you. And this is already an income. And this is a passive income. Further – more. You can negotiate with sponsors, representatives of companies whose products you talk about on the blog, to attract other people.
But first, subscribers. You need them alive. Getting yourself 5,000 people for money is not a difficult task. Except that all of them will be inactive. This means that advertisers won’t be interested in your “platform.
In order to get that many subscribers, you’ll need to create content that’s interesting to those subscribers. Constantly. This can be both video and text posts, photo publications. There are many ways to create interesting material. Business primarily suits those who blogged as a hobby and have a rough idea – who his audience is, what they like and what they react to.
It’s also not unreasonable to use several social networks at once. That way you can count on greater engagement and reach. Such a business is not created quickly. But it also does not require any investment. Except for the material, if you tell the blog about a specific product. And for a little advertising if you need to speed up the process.
For a business, you have to love dogs. If you can’t stand them, you better not even try it.
And in general, such a business has existed for a very long time and came to us from abroad. It was there that people began to pay other people to walk their pets. After all, not everyone has a lot of free time. And the animals need it.
And, several “clients” walk at once. If you do it with only one dog at a time, you won’t earn much. But to start from scratch, you can start with single orders.
The price list for your own services should increase as the number of walking orders increases. But it will have to form it on the basis of how much it usually charges other dog walkers. It is important to know if there are other members of this profession in your neighborhood (or city). Even in this case, it is worthwhile to monitor the market.
Oddly enough, this is a very flexible business in terms of entrepreneurship. Even a teenager can start earning money from it. The main thing here is to have some free time. And you can scale the business as much as you want. For example, if you have a lot of regular customers who are willing to pay, then later you can hire assistants to increase not only the number of orders, but also the territory of coverage. Up to the opening of a full-fledged agency that will be engaged in providing services for dog walking throughout the city. And after that, or in parallel, to start providing other services. For example, engage in the delivery of dog food. The main thing here – to gain a base of customers.
Making chocolates and cooking classes for children
We combined these two options for essentially different businesses into one, because you can start with the first, and then move on to the second as an option to expand your business.
Chocolate-making is really not a complicated process. There are two options. The first is to simply melt the finished chocolate and then pour it into the necessary molds. The second option is to make chocolate from scratch from the original ingredients: cocoa beans, cocoa butter, powdered sugar and others. And it is easy to learn the technology. Information can be easily found on the Internet and take a specialized master class.
Next – to create their own line of sweet goods, develop a stylish packaging, sell and simultaneously develop a branch of master classes for children. The point is that master classes for children will not be aimed at teaching how to make this candy professionally. It will be positioned as entertainment, as an excursion. And most importantly, it’s already in demand, and it’s also very much enjoyed by children. At an objective price, their parents will also like it.
Chocolate-making can be offered as part of school entertainment, as an individual activity, as part of the program for organizing children’s matinees and birthdays. Potential customers – a lot. And even those who have already attended your event will not fall out of the list of potential customers for the future.
Advertising is not costly. First and foremost, it’s word of mouth. It is very effective here. The second is maintaining a page in a social network. That is all – for free. The costs will be for the room. But you can rent it will not be on a permanent basis, and the equipment is easy to bring. On the actual equipment and all materials. Calculate the volume of materials will have to be individually based on the expected number of people. As a rule, everything pays for itself right away.
Cooking master classes for children is already a variant of how the business can be scaled up. That is, we move from chocolate-making to other variants of cooking. It all follows the same pattern. They have to be interesting and entertaining in the first place, because they are designed for children.
Selling handmade products
This is a vast topic that includes a huge number of variations of the product itself. We have put it all into one theme, because the essence of all these variations is the same. But it’s up to each person to decide what they want to do.
Business is built from the simplest of actions – that is, the actual manufacture of products, to expand sales and orders through various channels. As a result – we come either to the store (you can simultaneously engage in online and retail trade), or that individual orders cover the entire period of manufacture and completely suit you, providing permanent employment and profit.
Among the things you can do in the handmade art industry:
- Making jewelry (stones, costume jewelry, polymer clay, foamiran, etc.)
- Making handmade cosmetics
- Designer clothes
- Handmade goods for children (slings, toys, toots)
- Woven leather goods
- Goods from wood
- Bizy-boxes and bizy-boards
These are only a small part of the options. Once you start making products, they need to be marketed and advertised for your brand. The second is to create the effect of recognition and build a base of loyal customers. It is done primarily through social networks and business cards.