Breaking into the fashion industry as a career can be difficult. The traditional path can include moving to big cities, attending special schools, and other tedious work. But there are other ways! No matter your situation, you can find multiple ways to turn your interest in fashion into a way to make some extra cash. Here are just a few ideas to get started:
Start a Blog
If you like to write, starting a blog to document your fashion is a great way to get started in a style career. It can be intimidating to put yourself and your opinions online, and the commitment is large, but the investment can be well worth it. Many fashion bloggers are able to turn their blogs into full-time jobs due to ad revenue, brand partnerships, and more. Besides the steps to starting any blog, you also should take time to read other blogs and decide what you want to focus on, whether it’s just fashion, fashion and beauty, outfits, shopping tips, etc. Then get started writing! Monetization will come later in the game, but getting blogposts out there is a great start.
Use Social Media
Instagram and other social media platforms have brought a new way to earn money and influence, especially for fashionistas. If you like to pose and show off your outfits, social media is the place for you! Often accompanied with a blog, Instagram fashion accounts are on the rise. Between sponsorship deals and being sent free clothing, if you find success you’ll have a nice little opportunity for financial gain on your hands. It’s definitely not easy to gain a huge following, but everyone starts by just posting a few photos. Throw together some of your best outfits, grab a friend, and get hashtagging!
Sell Beauty Products
Put your passion for fashion to work with a company like Amway. With Amway’s direct selling business model, you can become an Independent Business Owner (IBO), be your own boss, and have the opportunity to share many self-care products with clients. Make it your full-time gig, or earn a little extra money on the side doing something you love. It is a common misconception that IBO models such as Amway are pyramid schemes, but that’s not true. It’s simple — you make money when you sell products. You don’t have to recruit people, you don’t have to purchase any products, and even the low registration fee is refundable. Do your research and work for a company you believe in and whose products you enjoy.
Have some clothing that you don’t wear anymore? Are you a champion at finding great outfits at thrift shops? Make some cash with that clothing! There are plenty of websites where you can sell clothing that you do not need. Poshmark and thredUP specialize in reselling second-hand clothing and are simple to use. Other websites, such as eBay, are general auction sites where you can also profit from selling clothing, accessories, or even unopened beauty items. Explore your options to find the best fit for selling your goods. You’ll be sharing your fashion expertise, cleaning out your closet, and making some cash in the process!
Hobbies don’t have to just stay hobbies. You can turn your passions into extra money in your pockets, or even a full-time career! Explore all options that are available and go after what you enjoy. Fashion and beauty interest won’t be confined to your closet anymore.