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For many of you fabulous girlfriends who know you have more to share, starting a business is definitely a dream worth chasing. Gone were the days when you had to have a fat bank account or  a brick and mortar office to build your own company. You only need to know what you do best, have the passion and determination, and have basic knowledge about the field you’re about to venture. The good news is that there are several business options for us women, and most of them involve less than $500 of investment. Isn’t that fantastic? Here are a few of them.

Interior Decorating

The choices and possibilities that come with decorating a home can be overwhelming for most people. So why not use your innate passion for decorating to help those people out? You do not need an office to do this. All you need is a list of contacts and a superlative marketing plan. Interior decorating entails talent, skills, and a lot of taste. But above all, you have to know how to satisfy your clients. It is always important to target what the clients need based on their lifestyle. Impress your first few clients and word about you will eventually spread like a virus. Before you know it, you may become one of the most sought after decorators and this will guarantee a lucrative income. First things first, you may need to hire an assistant and get some training before starting out.
Catering

Have you always desired to enter the food service industry? Opening a restaurant is the most popular option, but this can cost well over a $100,000. Fortunately, the demand for caterers everywhere is fairly high and a catering business offers an alternative for those who can’t afford to open a restaurant just yet. You can start by creating a small menu with your best culinary creations. You can use your own kitchen and you do not need to purchase commercial grade cooking equipment. You need to make a list of possible clients. If you are targeting big orders, you may need to hire some help. It is also a necessity to file your business with your local and state health departments.
Online Boutique

Entering the fashion industry is a popular interest among women. Thanks to the internet, countless women are turning their interest for fashion into loads and loads of profit.  Online selling eliminates the need to pay for a physical store. It also does not take all of your time. Plus, it can bring in more customers. You will need an attractive website and a good marketing plan. Social media proves to be a helpful aid in selling your products. You can sell anything from handmade items to your own pre-loved clothes. You can also purchase items from wholesalers and resell them on your boutique. From accessories, to kids apparel, to shoes, to wedding gowns… just keep your imagination working.

Web Design and Development

Women who have the know-how in creating a professional looking website could use their skills to create their own striking site. But stopping there would deprive you from earning a big income. Web designers and developers earn a lot out of pure talent alone. This is your time to share your expertise with companies who are building their online presence. You may need to build a website, produce an impressive portfolio, and invest on some online or offline marketing. Continuous learning and self-improvement may also be required. Training materials and courses are offered online. Most of them are for free so take advantage of these to advance your skills.

Event Planning

Not everybody knows how to plan their own party. Most of the time, events such as weddings or birthday celebrations require someone to take care of everything. Most people are willing to pay a large amount for planners so they can have the perfect party without worrying about the details. You need to create two sets of lists. Write one list for possible clients. This may be composed of friends or people from your church and neighborhood. Once you’ve established a good name, you can start expanding your options. Write another list for individual providers such as chair rental services, florists, venues, caterers, musicians, balloon suppliers, etc.  This list will come in handy once you’re planning your first big event.

Photography

Taking pictures is an expensive hobby but what a lot of people don’t know is that it can also give you an impressive income. There is money in photography, girlfriends. All you need is a camera with accessories, skills, a good photo-editing software, probably some training and you’re good to go. You can become a photographer in events such as weddings or office parties. You can take people’s portraits. You can also be a music, landscape, or fashion photographer. The possibilities are limitless. Another option would be to sell your photographs through online reselling sites. A lot of different website who sell stock photos may become interested in your work.

Music Lessons

Not a lot of people who are interested in playing instruments have the inborn talent to do so. That is why a lot of them turn to music instructors. If you excel in playing an instrument, say a piano or a violin and if you know how to teach, then providing music lessons is definitely for you. You can provide your lessons at home and most of the time, you will only need to spend about an hour for each session. You may need to invest on instruments that your students can use, in addition to your own.

Beauty Consulting

Needless to say, a lot of people want to look their best at all times. Both men and women invest on their physical appearances. Opening your own beauty consulting company will do two things: help those in grave need of a makeover, and give you a fat paycheck. You need to know and be able to give advice about hair, makeup, clothing, cosmetic procedures, and posture. Improving your clients’ personal image should be your goal. You do not need to be a graduate of a cosmetology or fashion course, although it helps in this line of business. Equip yourself with knowledge on the latest style and trends and your clients will surely love you.

From the most familiar to the unheard of, there are over a hundred other business types that you can choose from. The best advice that I can give you is to invest on the one closest to your heart. It is true, if you love what you do, you will never have to work a day in your life.

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