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Do you like to shop? Scratch that, do you live to shop? If that is the case, you may want to make a career out of shopping by becoming a personal shopper. This is a great way to go shopping everyday but the catch is you do not get to wear the items you buy and you have to help people with their style.
You may wonder who in the world would ask you to shop for them when shopping is so much fun but there are actually tons of people who can use your talent. They are people who are too busy to shop and people who do not know how to shop so they need your talents. This is a great way to balance work and fun and is something you really need to look at if you have the shopping-savvy.
If you think this is something you can get behind, below are some things you will need to fulfill.
Love to Shop
One of the first requirements about becoming a personal shopper is that you love to shop. You shop until you drop and you get up again to shop some more. You will not really need formal schooling to become a personal shopper but a background as a retail sales associate is sure to come in very handy. A proven sense of style is also a great asset to have.
Know the Ins And Outs of Fashion
You will want to bury yourself in the fashion world so you know what is in and what is out. You will want to make sure you know how to balance trends, your personal style, and your clients’ tastes so that you come up with ensembles that will knock their socks off and make them look good. When you work as a personal shopper, you will have many clients and each client will have a different budget. You will want to market yourself as someone who knows how to work with a client’s budget so you get better reviews and more clients (which means more shopping!)
You have to know that if people ask you to shop for them, you are subject to their whimsies and there are times when you will have to look high and low, far and wide for the items they want. Clients can also be very moody but you are a pro and you can handle whatever they have to throw at you for sure.
How to Get Started?
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For all avid shoppers out there, this is the career for you. You can go at it full time or you can even become a part time personal shopper since the cash is that good. What you can do is to look for companies that are hiring personal shoppers since they will refer you to clients. You need to make sure you please your clients so you can get around by word of mouth and pretty soon you can even branch out on your own.