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Be a Woman Entrepreneur – 6 Online Business Ideas For You!

By: Catherine Perry

Are you a women looking for a business that gives you freedom to make your own schedule and flexibility to work from home? Then you should consider starting your own online business. Here’s six online business ideas to get you started!

Life is full and very busy. Most of us are trying to balance work life, family life, and personal life. And…it’s not easy. At Pure-Ecommerce, we are sensitive to these issues. Our founder Jennifer Varner created Pure-Ecommerce as a work-at-home woman (WAHW) because she was looking for an opportunity to work from home and be there for her children. You can read more about her legacy and her husband, Jeff Varner’s, mission to keep it going for their children on our tribute page here. This is one of the reasons why we are dedicated to helping women become entrepreneurs while leading their busy lifestyles!
What if you could change part of the whole busy-life equation and alleviate some of the frenetic pace by changing your work life—how would that feel? An online ecommerce business offers great opportunities for creating income and having a flexible schedule by working from home! Opportunities that are extensions of your interests can add “icing on the cake” by providing creative outlets for these passions.
Whether you are a stay-at-home mom and are looking for a creative outlet with income potential. Or you might just want to replace your day job and be your own boss as a WAHW. Or maybe you are a women entering the next phase of her life in retirement and are in search of a business opportunity. Pure-Ecommerce has a variety of online businesses for you! We thought we would highlight 6 online businesses in this article that could peak your interest: baby, wedding, jewelry, spa & personal care, lingerie and spirituality.

Baby

Shopping for babies is big business! And, given the fact that a baby is born every 4 seconds, there are a lot of opportunities for this to be a booming industry! As we outline in a previous blog post, “Internet Baby Boutiques are Big Business”. Here’s some interesting statistics we wanted to share with you on the baby industry:

The experts cite many reasons for this growth, such, as many people are starting to have children at a later age and this typically means parents have more disposable income. Additionally, the convenience factor of shopping online is a major factor in the baby market.
With this convenience, the number of babies born and the product innovation in the industry, this niche market is proving to be a very lucrative business! If you are interested in exploring an online business in this area, you can see our collection of online baby boutiques HERE.

Wedding

There has never been a better time to purchase an online wedding favor business. In a previous post, we share some of the main reasons starting an online wedding favor business is a top online business idea and you can review them by going HERE.
Couples are spending more on weddings than ever before! Favors, gifts, and personalized items comprise a large part of the online wedding business. The convenience of shopping online for busy brides and grooms cannot be overstated. The bride loves to shop online and have everything delivered to her door so she can focus on planning and creating the ultimate experience to remember. Here’s a few statistics about the wedding industry to consider…..

We think this is a great industry for women to own their own business as many women have planned or will be planning a wedding in the future. They remember the “feeling” they felt during that time and now they want to help happy couples prepare for their special day. To find out more about owning a wedding favor boutique website and see our current collection go HERE.

Jewelry

If you love jewelry and bling, an online jewelry website may be in your wheelhouse. The consumer appetite for affordable trendy costume jewelry is growing by leaps and bounds. Why not indulge? It’s easy and doesn’t cost much! Such items as earrings, necklaces, bracelets, brooches, and cuffs are purchase like hot cakes. It’s fun to shop online for these types of items. Consumers love the convenience of 24/7 online shopping and it shows – Many of the big box stores are seeing declines in their in-store costume jewelry sales and, as a result, are decreasing the footprints in their costume jewelry departments. Take a look at these stats about the jewelry industry to help you decide if this is the right industry for you!

These are strong reasons why you might want to look at a jewelry online business. Check out the ready-made online jewelry websites for sale at Pure-Ecommerce HERE.

Spa & Personal Care

Women love to be pampered! Whether it’s a special day spent at the spa or taking the time to pamper themselves at home, the spa and personal care industry is one women want to spend their money. Factors fueling the personal care products market include higher consumer spending power, new products, better consumer awareness, advertising and lifestyle changes.
This type of online business gives you the option of offering shoppers many different product categories to pamper the body from top to bottom! Another great factor is with personal care products consumers are consistently purchasing these types of products. They are also more prone to try new products and will continuously purchase the products they know work best for them. Here’s some interesting stats to take into consideration when exploring this industry:

Lingerie

Are you interesting in starting a niche market online business? Then you should consider owning an ecommerce business that offers beautiful and elegant lingerie to help women show their softer, sensual side! Both women and men shop online for lingerie. whether they are looking to update their intimates, need something special to celebrate a wedding, anniversary or birthday, or maybe simply want something new to make them feel special.
Many women are more comfortable shopping online and the comfort of their home to find bras, panties, pajamas or sexy lingerie. That’s why we think you should consider starting an online business specializing in lingerie and here’s some statistics to back-up the power of this industry:

Do either of these last two industries peak your interest? Then check our Specialty Online Boutiques For Sale to see our collection of spa,  personal care and lingerie websites. You also have the option of creating your own custom design website in these industries to offer the types of products you desire to help women pamper themselves!

Spirituality

As we all know women love to take care of others and to “feed” their souls! Spirituality is an industry that can help you reach the masses. People are shopping online to find a variety of products from inspirational books, music, home decor, jewelry, gifts and much more! so We wanted to share these stats with you……

Want to help others feed their spirit? Then take a look at the Spirituality Ecommerce Businesses we have to offer at Pure-Ecommerce. We like to build a variety of online businesses to help our clients reach some of the most popular niche markets in the online marketplace. Let us help you too!
These are just 6 business ideas that you may find interesting. Take a look at our website ideas as you consider your opportunities for a situation where you work from home. Go ahead and take a step in creating less stress and more flexibility in your family life by owning your own internet business!

Top Online Business Ideas – Starting an Online Baby Boutique

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Thinking of starting an online baby boutique? I would like to provide some pertinent reasons to why this is a top online business idea!

With 3 babies born every second it can be a very profitable and lucrative business online. It can also be a lot of fun selling adorable little baby items. This is why starting an online baby boutique is one of Pure-Ecommerce’s top 10 internet businesses ideas for 2015. See the complete list by going to http://pure-ecommerce.com/blog/2015/01/top-10-internet-business-ideas-2015/.
First let’s consider these statistics about selling baby products……
  • The baby care market was worth 44.7 billion U.S. dollars in 2011 and is expected to increase total sales to 66.8 billion U.S. dollars by 2017. (See graphic below)
  • According to Statista the global baby care market is expected to increase its total sales to 66.8 billion U.S. dollars by 2017.
  • Possible growth drivers for the baby product market increase can be attributed to the fact that baby care products are used for longer periods by the infants. Plus the industry is seeing that parents want the best available products for their baby, therefore disregarding the cost of certain products.
  • IBIS World reports “The Online Baby Product Sales industry learned to run before it could crawl, and it shows little signs of slowing. Strong growth is attributed to the ease of online shopping and a rise in consumer spending since the recession.”
  • They explain the growth of the industry further,  “Online Baby Product Sales industry is currently in the growth phase of its life cycle, which is evident from its rising contribution to the overall economy, rapid technological change and strong growth in industry participation. Industry value added, or contribution to the overall economy, is expected to increase at an annualized rate of 13.2% over the 10 years to 2020.”
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Drop Ship versus Holding Inventory

The baby industry offers a vast number of vendors that are willing to drop ship their products. But at any time you can also choose to have instant inventory. Meaning you can buy a small amount of products and reorder as needed. You could also do a mixture of drop ship products, as well as, having some inventory on hand. Drop shipping baby products offers several benefits including:
  • Good margins
  • Quality vendors that are willing to drop ship to the right type of stores
  • Large product selection
  • New vendors, artists and manufactures emerge frequently
To learn more about drop shipping request our free ebook, “Affiliate Marketing vs Drop Shipping” here – http://pure-ecommerce.com/free-ebooks
We explain the supply chain method of drop shipping here.

Marketing Ideas for an Online Baby Boutique

Of course, the main way to market any online business is through the proper use of social media, newsletter marketing, video marketing and search engine optimization. However, with baby related products you can really think outside of the box! I would like to share the following ideas with you.
1. Baby Registry
Having a baby registry on your online baby boutique allows customers to register their “wish list” of products to their friends and family. It also means your customer is now going to send out your site to those people on their registry, therefore, introducing them and offering free advertising of your online business.
2. Pop Up Store
I love the idea of a “pop up” store. This is where you pop up a store for a day or even a week. I have seen this done in many creative ways such as a kiosk in the mall or renting the space from an outside strip mall. The owner may be having a hard time renting their store front and you can offer them rent for a week by doing a pop up store. Obviously, the build up of marketing the pop up store would be important. A great way to build momentum before the “opening” of your pop up store is to reach out to your follows through social media, local advertisement and local parenting groups. You will want to ensure your customers know when, where and what you are offering them!
3. Arts and Crafts Show
You could purchase a small amount of inventory and sell it at a local arts or crafts show. During the show you can also give out postcards inviting the customer to view your site. Or you can have iPads available to show off your online baby boutique in person. Having a one-on-one interaction with your customer is a great opportunity to reach them. Attending an arts and crafts show allows you to network with other vendors as well.
4. Sponsorship of a Mom’s Group
You could sponsor a mom’s outing, luncheon, picnic or even home party to introduce your target market to a small amount of inventory. You could also offer ordering opportunities via the party. Don’t forget even it is a smaller party word of mouth after the event can help you reach many more potential customers!
5. Interactive Section on Your Website 
The baby industry offers a unique opportunity online as moms are thirsty for information about their baby’s. Offering good and useful content that will bring a mom back to your online baby boutique is critical for building a community and creating a memorable shopping experience. It should also be a place to go to learn. Adding fun tools like information on baby’s horoscope or a baby-naming tool can help potential customers find your site when possibly looking for other information such as baby names.

It’s a “Bundle of Joy”

Owning an online baby boutique can be a virtual “bundle of joy” for you. Your website can provide both a rewarding and creative experience. Getting to mingle with new moms who are in a very exciting time of their life can be very fulfilling and just plain fun to go to work everyday. The statistics don’t lie and people will never stop having babies, which makes an online baby boutique a top online business to consider.
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