Online Business Ideas for Stay at Home Women

stay at home mom


If I look things up on the internet about online business ideas for stay at home women, I do find all kinds of phrases referring to only one thing “stay at home Moms”.

This isn’t however, my main goal, of creating a website. Successful women working from home are not just “Moms”, although, I do agree, that they have the biggest percentage of all “stay at home women”

stay at home mom

I like to show you now, that there are certainly lots of online business ideas out there for stay at home women, no matter what their reasons are, to begin with.

Here is a short overview:

  • Online Marketing
  • External Company Chef
  • Freelance Writer/Editor
  • Teacher
  • Fitness Coach/Personal Trainer
  • Massage-/Physiotherapist
  • Certified Holistic Energy Practitioner

This is only a small selection of what you can do to work successfully from home. Let us take a closer look what you can do working from home with one of these careers.


online marketing

Online marketing is booming for the last 15 years and it is still getting stronger on a daily basis. If you are doing your research on the internet you will see how many possibilities and opportunities you can find to earn money from home and this can be very overwhelming, to say the least.

Although many of them are legit but, very costly too, and you also will discover lots of scam websites as well. Detecting them as such may be sometimes very difficult to do and can cost you lots of money, which you won’t probably be seeing anymore.

The only legit alternative I really know of is WEALTHY AFFILIATE.

This Online Marketing website has two great owners Carson & Kyle.

kyle & carson-wealthy affiliate-

Two wonderful inspired entrepreneurs who have created this website with an idea to give other people the same opportunity they had, to create a successful online business right from scratch.

Even to this day, they will help every newcomer to their site who has a question or, is in need of a helping hand.

And, don’t think they still need to do this. NO, they don’t. However, they want to because they still believe in what they doing and this is quite unique nowadays.

The best thing of all to have an online marketing business is the fact, that you only need two things to be equipped by working from home: 

  1.  An Internet Access
  2.  A Computer or Laptop
  3.  A Telephone with Voice Mail or Answering Machine

That’s it and you are ready to go!!!


The word external can stand for a person who is “officially” employed by a company but, instead of working at the company’s cafeteria, will create the meals like Lunch or Dinner in their own kitchen. This also will mean the meals have to be delivered.

chef at home

You also can find a company or, a business by advertising your services and make your own contract.

This kind of work will let you stay at home, in your familiar surrounding, with your favorite and beloved kitchen gadgets.

If you are a Chef by trait take your time and think about this opportunity. Read more here


writing from home

As a freelance writer/editor, you are certainly working free from your home office. Perhaps you are freelancing for different magazines or newspapers.

If you are not doing it right now but, are being passionate about writing and being good at the language, style, and grammar you are writing in then go for it.

Write some Essays or Articles and send them out. You have to start somewhere.


Being a teacher these days may still have its highlights but, many teachers aren’t so sure anymore if this is the right job for them.

Without going into political terms there can be certainly an alternative.

teacher at home

In North America Homeschooling certainly is a free choice every parent can make. Being a teacher makes it even easier.

Why not announcing in your community that you are willing to provide schooling for certain subjects and grades.

If you have already an educational degree but aren’t able (or won’t) to work from a school, there is your opportunity.

Read more here


personal trainer

If you have a degree or been certified to assist/coach people in physical education then this is another opportunity to work from home.

If you can dedicate a room in your home just for this purpose is certainly a requirement. You also may need some training equipment and a proper place to store them.

Make yourself known to the community.


masssage therapyHaving a degree in massage-/physiotherapy will certainly give you lots of opportunities to work from home.

You can decide how many clients you will see per day and schedule it accordingly, so you have enough time to focus on your other responsibilities as well.

A steady room for your work is all you need and if you can make this possible nothing should stop you from pursuing it.


reiki healing

In this category, I have to put myself into it too.

I am a certified Reiki practitioner, a certified Body Talk Practitioner, Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner and a Law of Attraction Practitioner.

You don’t need to have as many Certification as I do but, have at least one. You also can be a certified Reflexologist or a Herbalist, whatever is your personal niche, you can work with them from home.

Have a room where you can welcome your clients in a safe environment and perform your services undisturbed.

For this last group of possibilities to work from home here is a wonderful book.


The author writes about her own struggle to form a successful business from home at a time where all this wasn’t very common.

Perhaps it might give you some ideas and will help you to establish your own business from home.



Feel free to comment below.

Always have a wonderful day!


Author: Sylvia M.

Sylvia M. is a certified Holistic Energy Practitioner and started to work with alternative healing modalities like Reiki and Body Talk when she was still working as a Geriatric Nurse. However, to look after her ailing husband she had to make the decision and to leave the outside workforce. She is now working from home have learned the ABC of Affiliate Marketing through the platform Wealthy Affiliate. Sylvia is determined to give every "stay home woman" the same opportunity so they can too earning money from home.

20 thoughts on “Online Business Ideas for Stay at Home Women”

  1. Hello Sylvia, your article relates to my own situation. I started here at Wealthy Affiliate for that very same reason – to work from home. Now I see that it’s actually more than that. Here we have the opportunity to make not only a living, but to do what we love. 

    We choose what is  we have a passion for, and then we write about that topic. It’s important to know that working from home it’s great, but if you still don’t love what you do, it will not be fulfilling.

    Thanks for your post, 


  2. Great post! I agree, there are lots of ways to make money online, I am personally working on making money through affiliate marketing. I think whether your a women or a man, there are many great ways to make money online. What is your personal favourite way to do this?

    1. Thank you for your comment and the question.

      My personal way is to have a platform like Wealthy Affiliate who teaches me all there is with the necessary tools to create and establish my own online business and, most important to me, I am doing this from home. 🙂

  3. With regards to freelance writing how do you feel about the success rate as far as finding consistent work? My niece loves to write, (and I’m bookmarking this post for her by the way), and the only concern I have is whether she would be able to have consistency with freelance writing. I’m also thinking that with her writing ability affiliate marketing could be a serious option to consider. What do you think?

    1. Eric, both ways are great to do and about consistency, I have only one answer, always be consistent in what you are doing, because when you are an entrepreneur or a freelancer you have to be on your toes to establish your name or your brand.

      When she likes to be a freelance writer my advice would be that she doesn’t put her eggs only in one basket, meaning, don’t deal only with one agency.

      About affiliate marketing, the best way is to find an online platform, like Wealthy Affiliate, where she can find even more possibilities in how to earn money.

      I hope this will answer your questions, always here to help.

  4. Hello Sylvia and thanks for the great info!! I commend you on finding more results than just stay at home moms as I’m sure that wasn’t easy. I also agree with you about Wealthy Affiliates as I am learning so much on a daily basis and I am also enjoying the process. 

  5. Wow, really a lot of great work at home ideas for women.  I like the idea of being a teacher/tutor.  I home schooled  my son all the way thru to 11th grade.  So I feel that this would be a great area for me.  I don’t have a teaching degree though, so would this be a problem for me?

    1. Thank you for the comment and your experience on the subject matter.

      As a parent to homeschool, you don’t need any requirements, as you already know.

      However, this can be different from Province, or State, even Municipality.

      I have written an article on the subject matter and I hope you might find some answers there. 🙂


  6. Working from the comfort of your own home can be a reality, because of the internet and social media. Many person are experiencing what is means to work from home and all the benefits that comes from owning and online business. Wealthy affiliate has provided a great business model inwhich this can happen all it takes is persons taking the first step and following through and the rest is history. Thanks for sharing this most valueable information. All the best to you and have a good day.

    1. Thank you, Norman for commenting on this article. It is also nice to see that Wealthy Affiliate is already known so well and yes, it really has a great business model for everyone.


  7. Hello Sylvia!

    Thanks for the great information provided!
    I’m working from home for a company but I’m looking into options to have my own financial independence and freedom. Some of the options you describe here sound great.
    I guess it’s about believing it’s possible, once I totally do, things will fall into place and I’ll be financial independent in no time!


    1. You are very welcome! Glad you have found my article useful and inspiring to delve into the possibility of working from home.

      There is really no limit to what you can do being successful by working from home.

      Let your personal juices (ideas) flow.

      Wishing you good luck!! 🙂


  8. Hi Sylvia
    “Working from home” is certainly becoming a more attractive and realistic option for many people – women in particular. I know the flexibility to combine work and family is what has drawn me to home business opportunities. As you mentioned there are so many options out there but it is important to pick something you are passionate about and not just something you think will make you a lot of money and quickly. As you said, there are a number of scams out there that can catch the unwary traveller – I guess if it sounds to good to be true, it probably is.

    1. You are right Amy,
      It is important to pick a profession you are passionate about and will keep in the long run. You also will build a reputation for yourself too.
      Everything you do to have a successful busines needs some time and patience, or it is, as you said too, just too good to be true.

  9. I love working from home as a writer, editor, blogger and nutrition coach, but I’ve also buit some structure into my week. I consult to companies and clients which gets me out of the house two mornings a week, otherwise I would voluntarily chain myself to my keyboard all day, every day. Having a platform like Wealthy Affiliates on which to build your sites, and the community feedback is what attracted me to join. I love being my own boss – it’s quite a change from working in a surgery and in hospitals, but I can get more health and nutrition messages out to more people by creating my own websites than I could by sitting in a clinic and seeing maybe 12 clients a day. I like your description that successful women work from home! Our numbers are increasing!

    1. Thank you Dr. Sarah Brewer,

      It is always a pleasure to be validated that working from home isn’t a myth.

      I too love working from home and certainly go out of the house on a regular basis. this too, of course, is very important.

  10. Hi Sylvia,
    Thanks for elaborating on some of the ways women who prefer working from home can earn an income. I agree that one needs to be wary of online marketing scams but there are legitimate ones like Wealthy Affiliate where people can get training on how to earn income. Another way that you didn’t mention was life coach, which I’ve heard is another growing business that can be done from on’s own home.

    1. Yes, Life Coaching is also a wonderful business being conducted from home. I actually doing it too.

      I am still on the lookout for more business opportunities which can be operated easily from home. My aim is to show women, or anyone, who is considering working from home, that it is possible to do so. 🙂

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