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Do you remember the book then turned movie, Shopaholic?
When I read Kinsella’s book, I always felt a bit anxious by how much Rebecca Bloomwood would buy, but I love that she was able to turn her passion for shopping into a huge career shift.
Your love of fashion and shopping can help you earn money from home too through remote fashion jobs.
You can either start your own fashion blog/website and grow it from the ground up, or you can pitch to established fashion brands and sites. Don’t just pitch to style blogs. Reach out to labels and online boutiques as well.
This is one of the ways I got my start in the online writing world. An online baby boutique was offering $0.25 per listing/product copy created. I thought the work was easy enough and this gave me the idea to offer my service to other online baby boutiques. I was in college at the time, so I would pitch in between classes. Probably because my rates were so cheap, I was able to get a few clients to agree to a blog post every week. However, I only quoted them at $10 per blog post, so I quickly burnt out from this job and made very little.
You can charge a lot more than I did!
A lot of style sites need longer buying guides rather than quick posts, and are willing to pay for them. Brands and online stores need help creating constant copy for their site, product, blogs, social media, and newsletter.
Fashion Social Media Influencer
The fashion world is competitive, but what is neat about social media is that there is a place for every body shape and age. A college student modeling cute styles does not appeal to me because #momhips. My favorite fashion accounts I follow are from moms that share Amazon finds. Amazon can be a hit and miss in the fashion department, so it is refreshing to see a real woman wear and review clothes from the site.
Whatever your current season of life is, you use social media to share your favorite outfits or style ideas. The best way to market this is through affiliate sales, especially through Amazon, and sponsorships. Ideas that will always be popular are celebrity/popular show fashion copies, fashion for body’s that are hard to dress – i.e. not just plus size, but even dressing larger chests or pieces that work off the shelf for petite women. The smaller you make your focus, the more success you can have in the fashion niche.
Remote Stylist Jobs
There are several companies hiring for remote stylist jobs and personal shopper jobs.
Neiman Marcus: Neiman Marcus hires digital stylists to communicate with their best online-only customers. As a digital stylists, you will offer styling advice, outfit recommendations and inside access to exclusive perks via email and text. They want full-time, at-home workers who have access to a Neiman Marcus location. If you cannot see any listings on Neiman Marcus’ website, try searching “Neiman Marcus remote stylist” on Google to find recent listings.
Stitch Fix: Stitch Fix hires stylists (usually in popular cities) for their women and men clients. As a stylist, you will work part-time from home or local coffee shop. They provide the training and a community to keep you plugged in. As a StitchFix stylist you will connect with customers, problem-solve their wardrobe issues, and recommend outfit ideas. Stitch Fix stylist pay is about $15 an hour, according to Glassdoor.
FabFitFun: If you live in travel distance to West Hollywood, FabFitFun is hiring a remote stylist. This position is similar to other remote personal shopper jobs, and it is likely for more remote stylist opportunities to open as the company expands. Keep this company on your radar if you don’t live in California.
Rent Your Wardrobe
DressPass: DressPass was created with the intent that travelers can pack light and still look fashionable. Your job is to create a desirable wardrobe that fits in a luggage. Travelers can then choose your picks and rent your fashion for the week. The company claims that you can earn up to $800 a month if you live in a major city and get five orders. The idea behind this company is cool, but it is still too early to say if it will take off.
Style Lend: Style Lend allows you to rent out your high-end dresses, bags, and shoes and keep 80% of your profit. The renter pays for shipping and insurance, so if your item comes back damaged, you will be covered.
You can always source pieces from your local thrift store or sales rack to create wardrobes in different styles and sizes.
Flip Used Fashion
Working remote fashion jobs doesn’t have to include you having a boss.If you have a good eye for spotting the gold in a sea of ugly material, then flipping fashion is worth trying.
I am not a fashion expert by any means, and even I have been able to successfully flip garage sale and thrift store clothing finds. My most recent flip was a vintage Disney Imagineers work shirt. I bought it for $3.50 and sold it for $29. After shipping and the fees, I only made $16 off of it, but I bought it on a whim when I was looking for clothes for my own kids.
If you have a good eye for spotting the gold in a sea of ugly material, then flipping fashion is worth trying. I am not a fashion expert by any means, and even I have been able to successfully flip garage sale and thrift store clothing finds. My most recent flip was a vintage Disney Imagineers work shirt. I bought it for $3.50 and sold it for $29. After shipping and the fees, I only made $16 off of it, but I bought it on a whim when I was looking for clothes for my own kids.
If you know the used fashion market and vintage brands well, then you can expect to do much better than me. Most of my fashion flipping revolves around me buying thrifted name brands for my kids and myself and then selling them when we are done with them (or if I look them up and discover they will earn me a $20+ profit).
You can sell successfully on eBay, Poshmark, or Etsy. All three platforms are great for fashion sellers, but each have their own quirks. It is important to do your research to see how to make the most of your desired platform and which brands to focus on.
MLM Fashion Jobs
Fashion MLM jobs might leave a bad taste in your mouth, especially with all of the LulaRoe news. Many LulaRoe fans are sticking with the company as it goes through a phase of reinventing, but it is best to do your research before signing up.
I do not work for any MLM companies, so my only advice is to really research a company before investing. Also, do not drive yourself into debt to get your MLM company off the ground. Take it slow and see if it’s the right opportunity for you.
Stella & Dot: Interested in jewelry and accessorizing? Than the Stella and Dot MLM might be a good fit for you. You can sell your accessories outright, through catalog sales, or through parties. Right now, you can join Stella & Dot community for $99 and receive $500-worth of accessories.
There are several other clothing-based MLMs, such as Agnes & Dores and Matilda Jane Clothing, but I strongly recommend you research these types of remote fashion jobs before jumping in. Most of them include a high buy-in rate (anywhere from $1,000 to 5,000), the retail clothing price is usually too high to appeal to a wide audience, and there is always the issue of having leftover inventory.
Are you looking for remote fashion jobs? Have you had any success making a side hustle with these positions? I would love to hear your story in the comments below.