Home Based Business IDEAS for Women
Fortunately, the Internet makes it more possible than ever before for women to make money working from home.
Whether you want to start your own business as an independent contractor/consultant with clients of your own, or have a regular working relationship with a larger company, chances are that there are some good options for you to make money while working from home in your spare time.
Here are a few home based business ideas for women over 60:
Working Online on Elance.com
Elance is kind of like “eBay for freelance work” – you set up an online profile and gradually build up a reputation as a trustworthy and reliable worker. You can set your own prices, either on an hourly basis or on a fixed-fee basis per project.
Elance is ideal for people who have some sort of existing professional online skills, such as freelance writing, graphic design or web development.
If you have a Master’s degree, you can teach college classes online from the comfort of your own home. Check with your local college or university or community college and see if they need adjunct faculty to teach any classes next semester. Or if you have a 4-year degree, you can often teach high school classes online or be a tutor for high school students in your area.
Or if you don’t want to deal with the uncertainty or impersonal nature of working online, try to hang out a shingle as a private tutor working with local clients in your city or neighborhood. There are often many parents who need to hire extra teaching help for their sons and daughters, and they often pay more than $10 per hour.
Another way to earn extra money while working from home is to be an online customer service agent. There are many big companies that hire people to work from home answering phone calls and providing customer service.
This site, Rat Race Rebellion, has a list of companies that are hiring online customer service reps, along with some information on pay and job duties. If you love talking to people, solving problems for customers or making sales, and you want to earn some extra money in retirement, working online as a customer service rep or sales agent might be right for you.
Whatever you’ve done in your career, chances are good that you could make much more money per hour by taking your professional career skills directly to the clients by working as an independent consultant.