Whether you are a housewife, looking for activities to generate more income, or just looking for an additional income prior to your full-time job, you came to the right place!

We have collected and listed 15 simple small business ideas for women that requires little or no capital at all, with demands and trends rising in Singapore.

15 Small Business Ideas for Women in Singapore:

1. Affiliate Marketing

Average Salary: $25-$100 per sale

Affiliate marketing is a form of marketing wherein you refer someone to an online product. You will get paid when that person purchases the product based on your recommendation. The affiliate company or paying company will give you a URL (link) to keep track of all the sales and traffic that you make through your website or other promotional techniques.

Affiliate Marketing as small business ideas for women in Singapore
How Affiliate Marketing Works

2. Baking

Average Salary: From $80-$100 for a customised cake

Homemade cookies gift baskets and birthday cakes, for example. Anyone can start this with low-cost investment. People always search for innovating gifts somethings preferably homemade specialty items for specific occasions.

3. Blogging

Average Salary: From $175 per blog posts with minimum 10,000 monthly impressions

Blogging is an online journal in which people use to record their opinions, stories, and other writings. It may include photos and videos as well. The term “blog” is short for “weblog”. If you love and are open to sharing your stories, you can train yourself to be a good storyteller by blogging. This can be done by you building your own blog or writing as a blogger for an existing website.

Source: Kristie Hill

4. Book Keeping

Average Salary: From $100 per month for a client

Bookkeeping is part of the process of accounting in business. It refers to recording financial transactions such as purchases, sales, receipts, and payments. You can give this services freelance, by working from home to businesses who don’t have a permanent accountant.

5. Consulting

Average Salary: From $65 per hour

If you like to assist others in a field you are an expert in, consulting might be the perfect business for you. It is one of the best home-based business that can be initiated with low or no cost.

6. Content Writing

Average Salary: $8-$250 for 500 words

Content writing is a form of online writing which is linked closely with web marketing campaigns. The goal is to create a piece of writing which will appear on websites to entertains and entice the online audiences so they stay longer on websites and engage with the brand.

7. Copywriting

Average Salary: $8-$250 for 500 words

Don’t confuse yourself between content writing and copywriting. Copywriting is writing for the sake of promotional advertising or marketing. The goal is to write about a specific product or service designed to promote or sell a specific product or service.

Copywriter and content writer differences
Source: UX Planet

8. DIY Craft Making

Average Salary: Depending on the products and price

A lot of ideas on this one, and I would say, go with what your heart desires! Candle making, card making, candy making, soap making or pop-up gift box making. Pour your creativity, hobby, and skills into a successful venture.

Don’t have the skills to start this business? Fret not! Check out Sugar & Spice for Soap and other DIY classes. Pricing is as low as $20/hr.

10. Flower Arrangement

Average Salary: $1000-$2000 per month

This could come off because it’s your hobby, you like flowers or you are looking for a new activity that could be therapeutic while bringing in additional income. Flower arrangement is simply arranging a bunch of flowers in an attractive way. Could be for flower bouquet, table flowers, etc.

For beginners, check out Fleuriste for workshops and classes, Skillsfuture credits are claimable.

11. Online Selling

Average Salary: Depending on the products and price

As the name suggests, you sell things, online! Nothing unfamiliar for everyone these days. You can do this by building your own website as an online store (check out how you can build your own online store with Shopify), or utilizing existing e-commerce platforms! There are plenty of platforms you can choose, from Shopee, Lazada, Qoo10, Carousell, etc. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses depending on your products and your customers.

12. Online Survey

Average salary: $0.30 to $7.5 for each survey

Yes, literally, you can make money by giving your opinion about a number of products and services. You will be rewarded for filling out online surveys. The more surveys you fill out, the more points you get which can be redeemed in the form of vouchers, cash, etc. Some Paid Online Surveys in Singapore website to check out:

  1. Toluna Singapore
  2. Viewfruit
  3. LifePoints Panel SG
  4. ClixSense
  5. PrizeRebel

13. Event Planning

Average Salary: Ranges from $1,800 to more than $5,000. However, varies according to weddings and how many weddings a month.

Definitively goes to you who enjoy managing plans and events. From children party planning to event planning in general. This business opportunity is comparatively easy to start and also enjoying one.

Here is a good source to read if you are interested in knowing more about How to Work From Home as an Event Planner by The Work at Home Woman

14. Tutoring

Average Salary: From $30 per hour

If you have an interest in education, you can start this business by deciding on the subject which you have specialization in. This can be done online and offline. If you have the patience to handle children, you can do this offline. However, these days a lot of companies are looking for people who master a specific topic to tutor in webinars. Something you can consider as well! Learn more about Running a Webinar with LinkedIn here.

15. Translator

Average Salary: From $50-$70 an hour

Translation has become a fast high-potential web-based business that offers opportunities to make money online. With some companies, you get paid for translating, per word. It depends on the type of document to be translated, the language combination, the amount of work involved, the subject matter and the deadline

To Summarize

“You are only one decision away from a totally different life.”

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to start planning to make your business the next big part of your life!

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