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For many reasons, self employment opportunities for women are on the rise. Some of the reasons have to do with the economy, women wishing to stay home with their children; businesses laying off employees and forcing them to find other employment.
Another reason is that many people are trying to "go green" to help the environment and by becoming self employed, they do not drive as much, take up office space and electricity. For whatever reason, becoming self employed and finding self employment jobs for women is getting easier. There are many benefits to being self employed including getting to keep all the profits, being able to choose your hours and being home with the family.
Start a Home Business
Depending on the business you want to start, starting a home business is an excellent self employment opportunity for women. If you are presently employed you will want to test your home business idea to see if there is a market. If there is a market, you can start to build your business by building up a contact list of possible customers and then building a customer base. If the product or service you are offering is good, it will not take very long for the cash to start flowing. A home business can be pretty much anything from selling your handmade crafts to cake baking to cutting hair to being a seamstress. It really depends on how much time you want to put into your home business and how much up front cash you have to start with.
Household and Business Cleaning Services
An excellent self employment opportunity for women is to run their own household and business cleaning service. This can be done in the beginning by just you, but you will need to be licensed and bonded to really earn some money, especially if you clean for businesses. You can begin by sending out flyers and brochures in your neighborhood letting them know you are starting a cleaning business and what extra services you offer. Some of the extra services you can offer includes cleaning windows, cleaning carpets, the fact that your service uses only "green" cleaning products, and assisting the homeowner or business owner to get better organized. Your start up cost are fairly low since most women already have the necessary cleaning products and equipment.
Teaching and/or Tutoring
Teaching and/or Tutoring are excellent self employment opportunities for women who have knowledge in Math, Science, English, or History as these are the main subjects and the very ones most students have the most problem with. You can start with the children in your neighborhood to build up a client base and then put flyers out at the local schools and colleges. In addition, if you have a musical talent and can play the Piano and/or Guitar, put that talent to good use and start teaching to others how to play a musical instrument. There is a lot of money to be made in both these areas by marketing your services.