Today we have a special guest post on money making idea for fashion lovers from Holly at The Work At Home Woman. Thank you Holly for this great article!
Would you live to make money in the fashion industry, but don’t have a degree in fashion merchandising or textile design?
With today’s technological advances, women are able to work from home in the fashion industry without any formal education. So if you’ve been looking for a money-making gig within the fashion industry — here are 5 different fashion careers to try on for size.
Become a Personal Stylist
Do people always rave about your outfits? Then perhaps you should launch your own home-based personal stylist business. Just gather small groups of women in your home and demonstrate and teach them how to combine accessories with outfits, how to dress for their body type, or how to dress for success on a budget. In fact, Jill Martinelli not only has her own personal stylist business, but she also teaches others how to do the same.
Don’t want to mess with a business plan and all the logistics of setting up a business? Consider working as a Stitch Fix Stylist. Stitch Fix is an online fashion subscription site that hires virtual stylists to curate fashion solutions for clients. The only requirements needed: You must love fashion and have the ability to work between 15 – 29 hours each week.
2. Create Your Own Designs
Are you a whiz with a sewing machine? Do you love making hand-stamped jewelry? Then consider selling your own designs online. Third party platforms like Etsy, allow you to setup shop for virtually free. Listings on the popular site are just 0.20 cents for a 4 month time period or until the item sells. Once you make a sale, Etsy collects a 3.5% fee from the sale and you’re paid via direct deposit.
3. Direct Sales Consultant
Would you love to own your own fashion boutique, but don’t have the funds to invest in a brick and mortar storefront? No problem. The direct sales industry has made it easier than ever to have your very own home-based fashion business.
Companies like the CAbi, fibi & clo, and Stella & Dot offer home-based business opportunities selling products like clothes, shoes, jewelry, handbags, and accessories. As a direct sales consultant you will be paid a commission on each product that you sell. Most direct sales companies will also pay you a small bonus commission from consultants who you refer into the program.
Tip: Read more on how to make money in the fashion industry here.
Do you enjoy writing? Do you love to sharing fashion tips and trends? Then consider a career as a fashion blogger. As a blogger you’ll be researching, writing, editing, reviewing, and taking photos for blog posts, so that you can publish awesome content online. The more awesome your content, the more eyes on your blog, and the more money in your pocket.
As a blogger you can make money in a variety of ways: Direct ad sales, affiliate marketing, ad networks, corporate sponsorships, brand ambassadorships, sponsored blog posts, holiday gift guides, coaching, selling products, informational programs, e-books, freelance writ ing and more! How much you earn will depend greatly on your determination and mindset.
Do you love copywriting? Do you love trendy denim and peep-toe shoes?Then consider working as a catalog copywriter in the fashion industry. Catalog writers use persuasive and descriptive words to generate leads, drive traffic to websites, and to get consumers to buy! While some companies may require a background in marketing, advertising, or PR — others will be willing to give you a chance if you’re good at writing persuasively. Look on sites like Indeed, Problogger, and American Writers & Artists Inc. for freelance job postings.
Holly Reisem Hanna is a publisher, social media manager and work at home mom. Her award-winning website, The Work at Home Woman, advocates telecommuting and home-based businesses that empower women to balance life on their own terms. Hanna has worked with major brands like HP, Tastefully Simple, CAbi and MSN. She’s been quoted in big name publications like CNN, Forbes, Huffington Post, and Woman’s Day magazine