There are number of options for ladies and house wives to run their home based low cost business or profession. Some of them are :
1. Cloth Items and Sari sales
2. ready made garments for women and children
3. beauty parlour
4. cosmetic items
5. artificial ornaments
6. embroidery items
7. Decorative items made of scrap
8. tuition classes
9. yoga classes for women and children
10. dance classes for women and children
11. data entry from home
The start up cost of these businesses are business is very low and there is little statutory formalities to start the business. The materials can be purchased from whole sale market in near by areas or from other states. e.g. a women known to the author is purchasing sari from Gujarat and selling it in Delhi with a good profit margin.
1. Cloth Items and Sari Sales
This home based business needs small investment and the business can be started by selling products in neighbourhood. Gradually volume can be increased according to demand. people with sufficient working capital can sell the product on monthly instalment basis to reliable people.
2. Ready made garments for women and children
This home based business needs little bit more investment as there should be more number of varieties. This business also can be started by selling products in neighbourhood. Gradually volume can be increased according to demand. people with sufficient working capital can sell the product on monthly installment basis to reliable people.
3. Beauty Parlour
This profession can be started in a small rented or own room which is easily reachable to the public. Investment for this business is also not much high. people with sufficient working capital can start the business with modern facilities by employing few experts.
4. Selling Cosmetic Items
This business can be started with very low investment as some shop owners gives the product for credit to retail sellers. This business also can be started by selling products in neighborhood. Gradually volume can be increased according to demand. people with sufficient working capital can sell the product on monthly instalment basis to reliable people.
5. Artificial Ornaments
This is another form of small investment business. Artificial ornaments can be purchased from local manufacturers. Customers are easily available in neighborhood areas. The business can be started from residence also.
6. Embroidery items business
Embroidery items can be made in house by employing expert staff. Expenses for starting the business is little bit high. But orders can be procured from exporters and ready made garment manufacturers and sellers.
7. Decorative items made of scrap Items
Many decorative items can be made from scrap materials. If you have special interest in making the items, you may start the business after making sufficient quantity for sale.
8. Tuition Classes
Tuition classes is one of the most profitable and interesting profession for women and house wives. You may start your own tuition classes or work in any place on part time basis. There is very good scope for qualified and experienced people in this profession.
9. Yoga Classes for women and children
Running Yoga classes for women and children is another best profession for women and house wives. This profession also can be run on part time basis. There is lesser investment to start this profession. For the success of this profession the instructor should be well trained and experienced.
10. Dance classes for women and children
This is another exiting profession for trained and experienced people in this field. If you know the modern trend and have passion in this field, there is great demand for your service in the society. This profession has good respect in the society. According to the volume of the profession the investment may vary. But goodwill give you stable income.
11. Data Entry from Home
This is another option for part time profession for women. This profession can be started with single computer and need only small investment. Work can be procured from data entry outsourcing and other companies. But the contract should be finalized carefully as there are many bogus companies in the filed to cheat the innocent applicants.
If you are fluent in more than one language you can work as a freelance translator. Many companies need paperwork and documents translated by fluent or native language speakers. You can find freelance translating work from different websites. You will need to pass a language fluency test and have good grammar and punctuation.
The business can be started initially by selling the product to neighbors and known people. Advertising can be done by sending small pamphlets through news papers or giving advertisements in cable TV. Small board may be fitted near residence or office, if it is possible.
Some of these businesses can be started with Aero investment or investment as low as Rs. 25,000/-. But the initial investment may vary according to the volume of business.
There are no statutory restrictions for these kinds of business and professions.
If the turn over exceeds Rs. 20 lacs (in Delhi) in a year the business is to be registered with VAT authorities.