A job doesn’t feel like work when it’s your passion. If you are hopelessly devoted to fashion and beauty, then there’s a possible career in it for you. There are many different opportunities; you only need to find one that fits your lifestyle. Learn how to leverage your love of fashion and beauty into a way to make money.
Mad About Makeup
Could you spend hours at the makeup counter? Are YouTube beauty vloggers your kindred spirits? If you’re obsessed with makeup, then make it what you do. There are lots of great beauty brands out there looking for ambassadors. Choose a product you can be proud to wear and promote. It’s your turn to be the face in the makeup tutorial. By showing others what they can do with amazing products, turn your favorite hobby into a way to make money. The beauty business is booming, with the U.S. market in 2017 totaling $89 billion. This means it may be the ideal time to start your own business. Get the facts about how to do it with resources like those from Amway, an organization dedicated to empowering individuals to start their own business.
Adore Fashion? Style the World
Being a stylist is like being an art director for clothing. If you always know what will look great together and have an eye for fashion, just not the sewing skills, then this could be the role for you. You won’t become a stylist to the stars overnight, but that’s OK because they aren’t the only ones who need wardrobe assistance.
Many stylists start out as personal shoppers at high-end boutiques or department stores. This can give you the experience you need to learn how to style all body types. Having a degree in fashion design or merchandising can help you get ahead as well. Making it as a stylist can be profitable but depends on many factors. You can expect to make between $30,000 to $57,000 a year as a retail stylist. Your eventual goal may be to start your own styling business, which means what you make depends on your hustle.
Start a Fashion and Beauty Blog
If you enjoy writing and also love fashion and beauty, then blogging may be the channel for you. You can make real money by blogging. The industry is crowded, so you’ll need to stand out from the rest.
First, you should define your niche. What will be your focus? Narrowing your focus is good on one hand because it’s unique. However, if it’s too niche, then you won’t have a big enough audience. If your personal style is eclectic, use that to build your brand. The more it feels like you, the easier it is to execute.
Then you’ll need to do all the foundational things to get your blog going: designing a website, developing a brand identity, and optimizing your social media profiles. You’ll also need tools like a professional camera. Then it’s time to work on making money. Consider affiliate programs, ad networks, sponsored reviews (these can net you lots of free merchandise), direct advertisers, and more. There are lots of possibilities to make money with your blog.
It can be intimidating to start your own business. Get inspired and find advice by checking out Amway’s Instagram posts.
Launch a Podcast
If writing isn’t your thing, there are other ways to get your story out there. Podcasts continue to increase in popularity. In fact, according to research, 24% of Americans have listened to a podcast in the last month. That’s almost a quarter of the country.
For podcasting, you should go niche, and it should be something that’s true to you. It may be that you have great affection for vintage threads. Or, maybe you’re a tall woman and can offer hacks and ideas about how to find clothes that fit and what styles are most flattering. The more authoritative on the subject you are, the better. As your subscribers go up, you may be able to feature interviews with designers or other industry stakeholders. As you build your credibility, you can be building your bank account as well.
You should love what you do. Having a passion and making money at it enable you to have a happier and more comfortable life.