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Personal Shopper

If you’re looking for ways to make money by shopping, this is another good option. But being a personal shopper requires a lot more effort and time than being a mystery shopper. Usually, personal shoppers are hired by people who are into fashion but who don’t have the time to shop for themselves. Starting your own freelance personal shopping operation is the same as starting a business. You have to spend some time finding clients. You also need to have patience for working with the occasional difficult client.

Another thing to consider is the availability of clients in your area. Do you live in an area with people who can afford personal shoppers? Personal shoppers usually charge between $65 and $100 or more an hour, so your clients need to be able to afford this. If you do live in an area where this is doable, you might have found a very profitable side hustle. You’ll need to spend a little money on a website and some business cards, as well as some time marketing yourself. But it can be very rewarding to work personally with somebody and solve a need that they have in their life. This hustle makes it onto our Side Hustle Master List for its profit potential and flexible schedule.

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Personal Shopper

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Business Services

Takeaways

Requires self-promotion, knowledge of fashion & merchandising, optional certification can increase earning potential

complexity

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Capital Required

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skill required

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time required

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return potential

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A passion for fashion

Usually, you’ll start working with a client by taking a look at what they have in their closet to get a sense of their style. To be a personal shopper, you not only have to be interested but passionate about fashion. Clients would hire you not just to get the errand of shopping done, but also because of your knowledge of fashion. You should be able to stay hip to the newest trends and styles, and be able to consult with your clients about the direction they want their wardrobe to go in. Interested in learning more about this hustle? Check out the links below.

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