So you want to work for yourself? Good idea!

If you’re a creative woman with an entrepreneurial spirit, being your own boss is really the only option. Now more than ever before, female entrepreneurs are driving economic growth and it’s just the beginning.

But what do you do and where do you start?

Not to worry. We’ve laid out a list of creative business ideas that will inspire you to start making more money and loving what you do.

Wedding Photography

As a wedding photographer, you get to be selective about your clients and experience a special occasion first hand. It will be up to you to figure out a creative and unique way to capture the events of the day and make the couple feel special.

The wedding industry is huge and profitable so you can charge a stellar rate and make some serious money in a short period of time. You’ll be responsible for attending the wedding ceremony and most of the reception but you stand to make in a day what some people make in a week.

Jewelry Design

Jewelry design can bring in some serious cash. Whether you have private clients who purchase your items, sell on sites like Etsy or get your pieces into a boutique, you have several avenues to make money.

This is especially true if you design fine jewelry where you are able to charge clients higher prices for the stones and gems you’ve curated along with your design expertise.

You also get to work wherever you want and whenever you want. Jewelry sourcing often involves travel to various parts of the world to look for different stones and materials you’ll be using.

You’ll need to spend some money upfront in order to purchase the stones you want to use for your designs.

Borrowing money may be difficult especially if your credit is poor. But don’t let that stop you as taking out installment loans for bad credit is always an option to get you moving forward right away.

Interior Design

Interior designers will always be in high demand as they possess a skill set many don’t have but wish they did when it comes to styling their own home. Whether you work for a larger company or start your own, you’ll be able to insert your creativity and personal aesthetic into every home you decorate.

You’ll also get to work closely with furniture makers, architects and other creatives who work on making a house a home. You’ll also have the satisfaction of creating something out of nothing or transforming a drab space into a beautiful oasis.

Antique Sales or Vintage Repurposing

If you don’t want to personally create a product or execute a job from start to finish, sourcing antique and vintage items and reselling them or repurposing them can be a great job.

You can scour flea markets or antique stores for high worth items that are sold for less. You can also take a cue from Nasty Gal creator Sophia Amoroso and repurpose vintage clothing items into updated, stylish pieces.

Home Staging

One step removed from interior design is home staging. It’s a great way to flex that decorative muscle without having to make long-term decisions for a client. Many realtors now use home stagers to decorate a house for sale after the owners have moved out.

It helps entice home buyers when they see a beautifully decorated home. With home staging, you can work on multiple homes at once so the job will never get boring or be the same twice.

Personal Styling

Being a personal stylist is like getting to play dress up every day. You can dress celebrities or influencers for big events and they’ll walk the red carpet in the outfit you selected.

You’ll have to accumulate a clientele which will grow from word of mouth and social media posts by both you and the people you’re dressing. Celebrities are willing to shell out major cash for their personal stylist so even having just a few clients in this realm can mean financial success.

Hair Styling

Hairstyling is an art unto itself and if you’re good, you stand to make a great living. Whether you cut or color or both, you can charge a reasonable rate that will have you making money in no time.

The easiest way to get started is to work at a salon owned by someone else. You’ll likely have to pay a portion of your fee to the owner, but you’ll have low overhead and consistent work.

The other route would be to rent a space in a salon in which case you pay a fee to work there but you’re able to pocket all the money you charge for your services.

Blogging

With more businesses managing their own blogs, writing online content is the perfect way to work from home and keep many jobs going at once.

You can work for several outlets writing blogs regularly and even start your own blog if you have a niche or specific topic you’re well versed on. Having your own blog can be lucrative with ads and endorsements, especially if you begin to have a strong social media presence.

Graphic Design

Companies are always in need of a graphic designer and many even employee one full time. If working for a company isn’t for you, you can work freelance and juggle a few different clients at once, working from home.

Graphic design is a creative job that requires a specific set of skills and technique that many people don’t have. So, this job is in high demand and those who need it are willing to fork over the cash for someone good.

Start Your Creative Business Today

With the creative business ideas above, you can start your dream company and make a living doing something you enjoy.

Keep in mind it will take time and perseverance to create success. But the reward will be worth every ounce of hard work it took to get there.

Be sure to check out the rest of our blog for more career advice.

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