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Top Business Ideas for Women in India

Business ideas for women in India, today, according to count, there are 13.76% women entrepreneurs in India. According to working people, 36% of the working population in India are women. 

When it comes to business ideas for women in India, it can be anything and everything a woman can do and start her own business. But, before starting a business she should be having the answer for 3 questions: What am I good at? What is my target audience? and How profitable is the business? Every woman has a different skill/skills, she can easily convert her skills into business and make money from it.

Top Business Ideas for Women in India

Business ideas for women in India, when it comes to explanation there are numerous ideas but the best of them are mentioned below.

Opening A Store

Business ideas for women in India, one of the best can be opening an own store can be a great business idea for a woman or any person, when it comes to a business idea in India 21% of women have opened their own store earning $318 billion. Many women have some kind of hobby such as making hand-made items, gifts, jewelry, hand-made bags, soaps, paper bags, jute bags, wooden items, handicrafts etc. It is seen that women leave their hobbies after getting married or getting into household chores, but the same can be a very easy option to earn money. Women can make the items (whichever they know or is their hobby) and open a store of the same, online or offline, or also sell the items from their home as well.

Creating and Selling Printables

A woman/women can make an average earning of $50 a week, which makes the same a great business idea for women in India.

Printable can be defined as a digital file that contains all the necessary elements to print, assemble and also decorate a complete party. These digital files can be taken from anywhere, it can either be downloaded directly, downloaded by a shared Dropbox link or can also be emailed.

Women can easily create these printables using online applications and a printer and sell the same to their friends, neighbors, list them online and also open an offline store.

Food/Catering/F&B Business

Nearly 75% of the working women in India are in the food business.

Food business is known as one of the most profitable business ideas for women in India.

Every woman does compulsorily have some kind of cooking skills for sure. Usually, women do cook at their home for their families but a very few of them use the same skills to earn. There are various ways to make money from cooking skills that many women do not know. food blogging, home cooked tiffins, homemade frozen food, healthy catering, freshly made snacks, custom cakes, cupcakes and also become a cooking instructor.

Photography Business

15% of the professional photographers in India are women. There are many ways in the photography industry to earn money. Women who have done photography courses and have knowledge about photography can use the same to earn money. An average photographer can easily make a 6 figure salary a month. Women can list themselves in various types of photography projects such as portfolio, wedding photography, product photography, films, ad shoots etc.

Blogging, Vlogging and Writing

62.9% women in India are into blogging, top 120 women vloggers in India have more than 1 million subscribers and 75% of the writers of India are females.

In today’s world, Blogging, Vlogging and Writing are common forms of earning money by writing content or producing videos. The difference between blog and vlog is that blog is similar to a website where we can get any subject’s written content and the vlog, the video is posted on particular topics. If a woman has writing skills or video content making skills she can easily use them to make a fancy amount of money without any kind of investments and with working from home as well. The same, makes this a great business idea for women in India.

Sell Art Online/Offline

46% of Indian women are artists and great at some kind of art. When it comes to comparison, women are known to be more artistic than men. Usually, women are found talented in arts and handicrafts such as crocheting, kid crafts, knitting, painting, photography, scrapbooking, sewing etc. Women can easily make these arts according to their talent, and sell them both online and offline as well using it as a business idea.


Around 55% of the tutors in India are women.

Tutoring is one of the best business ideas for women in India. When a woman looks for work or some job, even after being in a modernized society she has to find some work with which she can also manage her family and take care of her house. Tutoring helps women do the same, as it doesn’t remain a full-time work and can easily be done at home as well. Home-tutoring or online tutoring doesn’t only include schools, but can be anything and everything such as courses, dancing, fine-arts, computer classes etc.

Clothing Boutique

Around 30% of women in India have their clothing boutique. Clothing and fashion is one of the best parts of a woman’s life. Women always remain more knowledgeable about trends, clothes and also like to be in trend. Women can not only purchase clothing items but can also sell them and can make the same one of the best business ideas for women not only in India but also all over the world. According to the trend, women can design clothes, accessories, purchase trendy clothes from wholesalers at lower costs and sell the same in various ways such as online stores, from home and also through an offline store.

Opening A Beauty Parlor

Opening A Beauty Parlor is one of the best business ideas for women in India. The beauty salon industry’s estimated turnover is over Rs 2,000 crore, with the metros accounting for about 60 percent of this.

Women who have completed beauty parlor courses can easily open a small salon at home with minimal investment and giving basic regivnating services. In start a parlor can be opened at home and with success can be shifted to a store with increasing services and increased income.

Digital Marketing and Related Things

Digital marketing is the way of marketing that uses internet and online based digital technologies such as desktop computers, mobile phones and other digital media and platforms to promote different types of products and services. In today’s world, digital marketing is the most demanding thing for products and services. Digital marketing doesn’t only include one thing but includes various topics in it such as web development, social media marketing, graphic designing, software development, game development etc.

All these things can be easily done by home according to available time, which makes the same a great business idea for women in India and also in other countries.

Daycare and Pre-school Services

Daycares usually cater to young children to elderly people, with ages starting from 18-months-old. On the other hand, preschool is for children who are a year or two away from kindergarten, usually ages three and four. In all there are around 35k+ daycare and preschool centers in India.

When it comes to women, they have inherent capabilities of handling children with love and care, and can easily start these services at their home with minimal investment of a few playing items and earn a decent amount from the same.

Opening A Pet Store

Pet stores are known as one of the few businesses that have shown revenue growth even during recessions. When compared, of the total pet stores, 75% of the stores are owned by women. Pets come at very high costs depending on their breeds. Usually, pets are purchased by high society people, who are the people who spend a handsome amount to purchase a pet. This can be a great business idea for women that can be operated by home and can give good profit when compared to the investments made.

Opening A Health Care Center

It is said that “A fit body, a calm mind, a house full of love”. Nowadays, it is seen that people focus on their health, they try to maintain a fit body by performing physical exercises, following a balanced diet plan and also taking professional help for the same. With this, giving professional help for the same can be a very nice business idea for women in India and also all over the world. (As the work can be done by home as well). Women with knowledge regarding Yoga, exercises and diet plans can easily open a health care center with very less investment and earn a handsome amount from the same.

Doing Bookkeeping and Accounting Work

Bookkeeping is the recording of financial transactions, and is part of the process of accounting in business and other organizations. According to the count, between 1983 and 2012, the number of female accountants has grown from 39% to 60%. This is one of the best career options and a great business idea for women as it is believed as a career that allows them to have the work-life balance they need to have both a career and a family.

Selling Personal Care

Even in today’s modern world many women feel shy or uncomfortable purchasing and getting knowledge about personal care products (sanitary napkins, menstrual cups etc) from a chemist in India. The same thing, can also be a very nice business idea for women in India, women can start selling and giving knowledge about personal care products from their home (the work can be done online and offline as well).

Online/Offline Reseller

A reseller can be defined as a person who sources products from suppliers (manufacturers or wholesalers) and then sells it to the end consumers. This is a great business idea for women to make money. They can operate from their home starting with their friends, neighbors etc and can also create an online store, like a whatsapp group for start and then a website as well. A woman can easily earn from this method without making any kind of investments.

Financial Consultant

A financial consultant can be defined as a person who provides financial services to clients based on their financial situation.

To be a financial advisor, a woman is advised to start with an internship or a job in any financial organization, which will enhance her knowledge on financial products and processes, during which, she can also complete the necessary tests and certifications from SEBI to become an advisor. After a point, this work can also be done by home due to which is one of the best business ideas for women.

Counselor or Therapist

Counselor, Therapists, or psychotherapists can be defined as licensed mental health professionals who specialize in helping clients develop better cognitive and emotional skills, reduce symptoms of mental illness, and cope with various life challenges to improve their lives. (This can be regarding anything: career, work, personal life etc). A woman who has professional knowledge regarding counseling or therapy can easily start this work online or offline without any investments.

Virtual Assistant Business

A virtual assistant can be said to be a contractor in general terms who is hired to complete administrative tasks for a small business. Many entrepreneurs and small businesses look for virtual assistants as they cannot afford a full time employee. A person/woman can have the freedom to work from wherever she likes and the businesses they work with get the help they need, when they need it. This work remains work from home and due to which is a great business idea for women in India and also in other countries.

eBook Publisher

eBook Publisher also known as Electronic publisher (also referred to as publisher, digital publisher, or online publisher), digital publications includes the digital publication of e-books, digital magazines, and the development of digital libraries and catalogs.

A woman with writing skills can use her talent to write books by sitting at home and publishing the same online and earn a good deal with this business idea without making any investments.

Mask Making Business

In this pandemic situation masks can be termed as one of the most important things. With the same, mask business also becomes most important. Women having stitching knowledge can stitch masks at their home and sell them in various ways and use it as a great business idea. No doubt, this idea is temporary but is a great business idea for women in India and also all over the world.

Home-Based Recruiting Business

Many small and big businesses always require staff members to do different types of work. But when it comes to hiring these employees, the companies usually face difficulties, people don’t have time to hire employees, and they don’t have time to take interviews and filter suitable employees. The same can be a very nice business idea for women to make money, a woman can earn by taking interviews at their home and hiring employees for various companies. 

Personal Concierge Business

Many working people need a person to provide them various kinds of services such as grocery shopping, travel arrangements, and taking care of pets etc. People don’t get time to do this work for themselves so they search for a personal concierge for them. A personal concierge is a person who offers services to serve the needs of their clients, a great advantage of having a personal concierge business is there are various niches to prosper in, they perform multiple tasks. Women can easily do this business, just by using their contacts and skills and make a handsome amount of money by the same.

Image Consultant Business

Image consulting can be defined as a professional field that aims to improve the image of the client personally or professionally through appearance, behavior, and communication. Usually, actors and big personalities need image consultants. This business idea is also said as one of the great business ideas for women because it only requires knowledge, and can even be done online without making any investments.

Event Planner

An event planner can be defined as a person whose profession is the planning of social events, as parties and fundraisers. When it comes to event planning as a business idea for a woman or any person, event planning can be said as quite a profitable career choice. The person giving the best event planning will make a name for themselves and be able to charge high prices for their vision, creativity, execution, and results. Event planning is to be said as a great business idea for women as it gives work-life balance, no office or 9-5 working is needed for event management work and a woman can do the work according to projects received.

Urban Landscape Artist

Urban landscape can be defined as a specific field of study derived from architecture and urban planning (Habib, 2006). Cullen is known to believe that urban landscape design is the art of visual and structural integration of a set of buildings, streets and places that form the urban environment. A woman having knowledge about Urban Landscape can easily start this work, the work can be said as one of the business ideas for women in India as it can be done online with work-life balance and with experience can help a person earn a good amount.

Massage and Physiotherapy Business

Many people look for massage and physiotherapy services, but feel uncomfortable/shy, especially women who don’t go to massage parlors for the same. The same thing can also be a great business idea for women to make money. A woman having knowledge about massage and physiotherapy can open a center at their home, give this service and make money from the same.

Urban/Organic Farming

Urban/Organic farming, or urban gardening can be defined as the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around urban areas. A woman can easily start this business even by her home (if having a garden, a space for farming) and sell the items to their known ones and also list the same online. This business has a great scope in cities, is a great business idea for women, as people search for organic vegetables and items there as those are not available easily.

Proofreading Work

Proofreading can be defined as carefully checking for errors in a text before it is published or shared. Usually, writers have some minor mistakes in their written books even after checking all the punctuation and spelling mistakes. To search for these mistakes writers and publishers search for proofreaders, a person/woman with good grammar and grip over language can easily start proofreading work and make good money from that without making any investments. This work is a great business idea for women in India/all over the world as it can also be done from home.

Stock Trader Business

A stock trader can be said as a person who attempts to profit from the purchase and sale of securities such as stock shares. A woman having knowledge about stocks, can purchase and sell shares for herself and earn profit and can also do the same for others, charging fees for the same work. This is a great business idea for women as it doesn’t have to be a 9-5 job and can also be done by home.


Reviewer can be said to be a person who provides feedback on the paper, suggests improvements and makes a recommendation to the editor about whether to accept, reject or request changes to the article. The ultimate decision of change always rests with the editor but reviewers play a significant role in determining the outcome. A woman can test different things and can give an unbiased review and make great money from the same.


Many writers and publishers do search for translators for their books/plays/scripts, as the writers would want their written (books/plays/scripts) to be spread all over the world but don’t really know the various languages used by different people. For the same, the writers search for a translator to write different things in different languages and spread their written things as much as possible. A woman with a good command over languages can use this business idea to earn money and translate various types of books/plays/scripts and earn good money from that.

These are the best business ideas for women in India to make money. In a country like India, there are many ways a woman can start a business. The government, banks and financial institutions also provide special loans for women to work on a business idea.

Lavina Santani

Lavina Santani is a professional content writer, who writes about product reviews, company information, job profiles and general topics. Other than this Lavina is also a teacher, is an overseas education counsellor and has also worked as a sales head. Lavina has completed her graduation from Vanita Vishram Women's College of Commerce.

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