By Robyn Alright
“I don’t want any extra money,” said no one ever. If someone were to utter those words, I would look at them like they were one beer short of a six pack. Money is a great tool to have in order to achieve your dreams and goals. Having money is not about being materialistic. It is about having the resources, choices and freedom to improve your life and the life of others. It is always a good idea to keep your eyes open for opportunities to increase your income.
With that in mind, here are a few side hustles for fashion lovers. Having a side hustle does not necessarily mean more work and no fun. There are plenty of ways to earn an extra dollar with little effort while doing something you love. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like music to my ears. And, in my wallet, there is always room for an extra dollar or twenty!
Sell Your Clothes
Some of us have clothes that we haven’t worn in years. Raise your hand if you have items that still have the price tag on them. It might be wise to create more space in your closet and convert those clothes in to cash. There are plenty of well-known places that pay cash for your clothing. Buffalo Exchange, Crossroads and Plato’s Closet are a few brands that are known to buy your unwanted apparel. Be sure to do your research to the best returns for your items.
Put Your Items in a Consignment Shop
A consignment shop is a store that sells items on behalf of the owner of the items. If the item sales, the original owner receives a percentage of the sales price. In addition to clothing, you can put almost anything in a consignment shop including furniture and houseware. Some consignment shops are privately owned while others benefit a non-profit organization or social cause. If you build a great relationship with a particular shop, selling your items through consignment could grow to be a steady flow of extra income.
Sell Your Crafts on Etsy
Are you great at making jewelry? Or, perhaps you have a creative hobby like sewing or knitting. If so, head on over to Etsy an open up an account. You could expose your creations to a new audience and gain a following. This could convert to more money flowing your way.
Direct sales /Network Marketing
Direct sales carries a negative connotation with some people. But, this business structure could be beneficial for the right personality. I think the key to succeeding at direct sales if finding a product that you truly like and believe in. It is easy to sell something that you love. Especially if you are into fashion, there is a plethora of opportunities to choose from. Anything that you could wear from head to toe, I bet that there is a direct sales company for it. As always, do your research before you commit to a company. Many of companies may require a fee to start. Often, the fee is affordable and if you play your cards right, you will make that money back plus some.
Sell Your Art on Red Bubble
Red Bubble is a company that produces print on demand products for artist who submit their artwork. You can submit your artwork and open up an online store for where your items can be sold. This is very convenient, because the artist does not have to worry about production and shipping. When you sale an item, Red Bubble prints it and sends it to the customer. They then keep a percentage of the sale and you get the rest. All you have to do is upload the artwork and tell your friends!
Hopefully, these ideas get you to thinking about new ways to make a few extra dollars. It is always fun to be fashionable. But, it is always more fun to be financially stable. Stay stylish my friends!