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5 Simple Income Avenues For Housewives

5 Simple Income Avenues For Housewives
November 14, 2023

In a world where skills are considered more valuable than certifications, it has become easier than ever for housewives to make their own money. Being a housewife isn’t easy, as being the manager of the household is a full-time job in itself. However, staying at home doesn’t mean that you have to depend on your spouse financially. Thus, with a plethora of income streams available, you can now utilise your spare time constructively and become all the more self-sufficient.

Here, we bring you 5 easy and simple ways to start making money right away with minimal to no investment at all:

  1. Sell Homemade Products

    You can make homemade products like scented candles, tote bags, use old glass bottles to make beautiful lamps, tea coasters, printed T-shirts and woollen sweaters, handmade pickles and papads, etc., and sell them online through various eCommerce platforms like Etsy and Amazon and make a decent sum of money. In the future, once your business starts growing, you can create your own website and sell your products through it and earn advertising revenue as well.

  2. Become A Home Tutor

    Online tutoring is one of the best ways to earn money. If you share a good equation with children and love to teach, then home tutoring might be a great choice for you. Additionally, you could also provide online consultancy services. For example, if you are skilled at building resumes, you may help students and working professionals find their dream jobs while earning a fair income by offering your consulting services.

  3. Start A Catering Service

    Students and working employees who have left their homes to build their careers realise the worth of delicious home cooked meals. So, if you’re great at cooking and would love to monetise your skills, then providing catering services would be the perfect choice for you. Beginning with small orders for home-cooked tiffin, progressively step up your game by offering catering for events and festivities. With an increase in the number of fitness enthusiasts, starting a home-based business selling nutritious food is a fantastic idea. You can invest the money from this business systematically in a savings plan such as the HDFC Life Sanchay Plus and enjoy guaranteed income for a fixed term of 10, 12, 25, 30 years or lifelong.

  4. Be A Virtual Assistant

    One of the easiest, yet smart ways to make money from the comfort of your homes is to be a virtual assistant. A virtual assistant is typically a person who offers remote administrative services to clients overseas while working only for 3-4 hours per day. Your tasks would mainly include making phone calls, scheduling appointments, making travel arrangements, and many other simple tasks that do not require any specialised skill sets or knowledge, just a laptop with a good internet connection.

  5. Start A YouTube Channel

    If you’re passionate about sharing your favorite recipes, are skilled at gardening, want to share your artsy DIY crafts, you can simply start your YouTube channel and share all your learnings and knowledge with the world. You don’t have to worry about having a fancy tech set up with huge cameras, lights, or microphones to get started. You can simply start recording short videos with your smartphone’s camera and get started!


So, without compromising family time, you can take charge of your finances and independence. To start a profitable small business on your own, all you need is the requisite talent and dedication. These jobs are simpler than they seem, and all you need is a little free time to take advantage of them and make some money from the comfort of your home.


HDFC Life Sanchay Plus (UIN:101N134V16) is a non-participating, non-linked savings insurance plan. Life Insurance Coverage is available in this product. For more details on risk factors, associated terms and conditions and exclusions, please read sales brochure carefully before concluding a sale.

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