How to make money fast as a woman is really the same as how to make money fast as a man unless you’re searching for something a little more risqué and then this post may not be for you!
There’s nothing a man can do that a woman can’t, however, due to the incredible relationship building and multi-tasking skills we women have, there are some money-making strategies we’re probably more suited to.
As my website is all about building an online business, all the strategies I’ll be covering are online and completely location independent. So you can do any of the following suggestions from anywhere in the world, whether that’s a beach in Thailand or your kitchen table!
Here are 10 ways a woman can start making money, listed from the fastest to the slowest.
I hope they help get your inspirational juices flowing!
Undoubtedly one of the fastest routes to making extra money online is freelancing.
Businesses (like mine), will regularly post jobs, looking for people with specific skills from blog writing, social media management, graphic design, administrative tasks, and all sorts.
Make a list of everything you’re good at and research the sites to see what businesses are looking for and bid for jobs accordingly.
One of the most popular freelance roles is that of a freelance writer. If you love to write then writer-specific sites such as writersaccess.com are also worth looking into.
Another super popular freelancing role is that of a virtual assistant. Let’s talk about that next.
There are multiple freelance sites online dedicated to the role of virtual assistants including onlinejobs.ph specifically for Filipino virtual assistants, and Zirtual for US-based virtual assistants.
As a virtual assistant expect to be covering a variety of tasks including posting social media content, answering emails, creating basic graphics in Canva, researching stats, laying out blog posts in WordPress, managing product listings in Shopify, and loads more.
Businesses are looking for versatile, committed virtual assistants who can help save time for the business owner. This role is particularly suited for women because of course we are masters at multiskilling with exceptional organizational abilities!
Another fantastic freelancing role is that of a social media manager. If posting on Instagram is your jam or editing clever videos for TikTok, you could soon pick up work managing someone else’s account.
Social media management is tricky as you’ll need to come up with creative ways to tell interesting stories around the business and likely spend a fair chunk of time nagging the business owner for content.
But it can be an extremely rewarding job, particularly if you’re spending your days coming up with awesome content ideas, engaging with other social media accounts, and watching that follower account increase!
This next one is one of my faves for how to make money fast as a woman.
If you love to shop (and let’s face it, who doesn’t), retail arbitrage could be the business model for you.
Plus if you’re reading this post on a Friday you could start making sales this weekend!
The goal is to head down to a local garage sale, a thrift store, or a bargain depot and pick up great products at rock bottom prices.
You could even search through the Facebook marketplace for quality products on sale in your area.
Create an account on Amazon as an Amazon seller and once you have a selection of products, take attractive photos and create your product listings on Amazon at a higher but competitive price.
Once someone purchases you send them the product and pocket the difference!
Nikki Kirk from Your Selling Guide is my recommended go-to resource for all things retail arbitrage, so find out more here.
Another great way to make money fast as a woman is to sell digital printables on Etsy.
Simply head to Etsy and research a niche you’d love to be in. Weddings are big business on Etsy as are downloadable coloring books, printable wall art, printable stickers and labels, greeting cards, games & activities, planners and journals, and loads more!
Choose your niche and look at the best-selling items within that niche.
Head over to Canva to see if they have any pre-made templates you can use to quickly and easily create your own version of some of the best-selling products.
Create your Etsy store, add your downloadable digital printables, create keyword-rich listings, add super attractive images of your products and jump on social media to let the world know your products are live!
You may need to invest in some Etsy ads to help promote your products to get things rolling, but as you start to generate sales and reviews any new products you launch will likely take off much faster.
I know you’re looking for ideas on how to make money fast as a woman, and becoming a social media influencer could take more time than you have, but this is a fantastic way to generate a consistent income for a long time.
Plus if you focus on TikTok or YouTube shorts you could be making money in just a few weeks.
If you love to create content, have no issue with being in front of the video camera, and have a natural creative lean, becoming a social media influencer will probably suit you to a tee.
These days you don’t even have to get in front of the camera to make super engaging and popular videos.
TikTok and YouTube shorts are currently putting everything behind launching new creators and rewarding them for their views and engagement. TikTok celebrities have reported going viral within a few weeks and the more views you get, the more money you make!
Have a look at the kind of content that’s currently doing well on both platforms and start to test your own ideas. Be prepared to post consistently and often, to test as many strategies as possible and see what resonates.
A very low-cost route to make money fast in the e-commerce world is dropshipping.
Dropshipping simply means that you as the seller create a store and brand and source and advertise products relevant to your niche.
Once a customer makes a purchase, the product is shipped directly from the manufacturer to the customer.
You make the difference between the price you charge the customer & the price the manufacturer charges you.
For example, let’s say you’re in the jewelry niche. You find a lovely silver bracelet you want to sell on a dropshipping marketplace.
The manufacturer is charging $10 per bracelet. You might advertise that bracelet on your site at $30. When a customer buys, the bracelet is shipped directly to the customer & you generate a $20 profit minus other costs.
You never actually own or see the bracelet (except if you ordered samples). You’re effectively getting paid for good advertising!
The goal is to build a strong brand and use dropshipping as a way to test your market before shelling out for private label products yourself.
For more details see my article on dropshipping here.
Another low-cost route to make money fast in e-commerce is print on demand.
Print on demand says what it does on the tin.
You advertise a blank product from a print-on-demand marketplace adorned with your designs. When a customer purchases, much like dropshipping, the product is shipped directly to the customer.
You pocket the difference between what you charge the customer & how much the product costs you.
I personally love this business model & even though profit margins are lower due to the high costs of print-on-demand products, if you attract enough sales, it’s a great way to make money.
See more details here in my print-on-demand article.
If you’d love to know how to make money fast as a woman in coaching, you’re in luck.
As a business coach of many years, I can share plenty of ways to attract clients quickly!
Undoubtedly the fastest route to making money via coaching is to host webinars or live streams.
Give as much value as you can over an hour-long presentation or workshop and tell people where they can sign up to get one-on-one or more specialized group coaching at the end of the session.
Once a potential client has spent an hour or so on a webinar with you they’re far more likely to sign up for more coaching than off the bottom of a blog post or your ‘link in bio’ on IG.
Other ways to attract clients are via YouTube or TikTok videos, showcasing your services to other people’s audiences & offering an affiliate commission, or via building your own community & email list.
For more steps on becoming a coach, see my post here.
I must admit starting a blog is not a route to fast money. But it is a route to long-term income.
Blogging is an incredibly fulfilling business model but will take time to develop.
Unless you have some financial resources behind you, blogging is likely something you’d do while generating an income elsewhere.
To make money blogging, you need to create a lot of keyword-optimized content and find ways to get other authority blogs to link to you.
Depending on the niche you choose, a blog can take anywhere from 6 months to a few years to start making money.
The more competitive the niche, the longer it will take.
However, if you want a business model which can continue making money for you for years to come as your effort becomes less over time, blogging might be for you.
Here’s my step-by-step guide on how to start a blog.
There are a variety of ways to make money on or offline.
The trick is to pick one thing that interests you and stick with it.
The biggest reason people fail to monetize their efforts is that they give up too quickly, moving into a new idea they think will be easier.
There are ways to make money faster than others, but the faster you want it, the more likely it is you will need to trade time for money.
As you generate more income try to invest in building a lifestyle business that allows for a more passive way to generate funds, meaning you’ll have more time & more money!
I hope some of the above suggestions have helped in your quest to learn how to make money fast as a woman. All the best with your endeavors.
Make money almost immediately by becoming a freelancer and offering virtual assistant services or freelance writing. This allows you to work your own schedule, meaning you have more time and freedom to both save money and build your own business.
While there are hundreds of ways to earn extra cash on the side, you could spend hours and hours completing online surveys or looking for cash reward sites for very little return on your time. Your best route to generating consistent extra income is to build a successful online business.
Any of the above suggestions and ideas are perfect for stay at home Mom’s! For more ideas on making money online check out my post 189 Lifestyle Business Ideas.
See my post 10 Remote Weekend Jobs to Boost Your Income.
The answer is a categorical yes! An online business is a fantastic way to make money and do something you love. Read my post on How to Start a Life Changing Online Business for a step-by-step guide. Also download my free workbook and get instant access to my free email course walking you through all the steps to starting your own online lifestyle business!