Some people, especially women, go through school and life with a clear picture and plan in their head for their future. Graduation, college, 9 to 5 job, marriage, kids…but that’s not for everyone. Just because you may not have been a success in the traditional route, doesn’t mean you can’t be successful in other paths. For that matter, you can have it all if you want!
Have you always imagined that you were destined for more than a 9 to 5 job? Maybe you’ve always had a creative and fashionable side that you knew you could so something with – maybe even a career as a fashion CEO someday. But, how do you accomplish a goal that big? The Internet has made breaking into the fashion world so much easier for people with big ideas and little start-up capital.
How Can You Make Money in Online Fashion?
If you want to be successful in an on-line fashion sales career adventure, be prepared to work hard. Nothing comes easy, not even in Internet sales. You have to market yourself and ensure that your product is relevant and easily found. Web surfers have notoriously short attention spans. But, if you are willing to put in the work, it can be rewarding both personally and financially.
There are many ways you can start your own on-line fashion business. One to consider is selling on Etsy. What is Etsy? According to Etsy’s “About” section of their website, Etsy is an internet based “marketplace where people around the world connect to buy and sell unique goods.”
Whatever your talent may be, such as designing your own t-shirts, streetwear, or minimalist clothing lines, creating beautiful headbands or soft and warm crocheted scarves, you can market your creations through Etsy. Once you see your success, you’ll realize you can make money doing what you love, and grow your own fashion brand business from there. Need some success stories to get you believing you can be successful?
Check out these current Etsy sellers:
l Fatwoman: This vendor sells on-line handmade scarves of all types. The Etsy business began in 2011. The company boasts 4,729 5-star reviews and 28,142 sales. At an estimated minimum of $10.00 per scarf, she has made more than $281,420 in 3 years with minimal overhead!
l RumraisinA: Hair accessories are this Etsy vendor’s specialty. Started in 2012, this company has had 9,770 sales. At an average cost of $14.00 each, she has made $136,780 doing what she loves.
l RockSin: Handmade trendy tops, tees and shorts for women made this Etsy shop successful in a short time. Started in fall 2013, this on-line store has sold 2,172 items at an average price of $14.00, the shop has made $32,558 in a short time.
Perhaps you are more confident in yourself and want to take on the big guns by launching your own branded online store. Well kudos to you! There are so many resources and creative ways to launch a shop in any category you choose. These days sellers are enjoying success from selling everything from unique vintage to streetwear clothing. If you have a specific passion, for example trainers or even hats, you can make it a reality by creating a niche store and being the best brand in that niche.
One of the biggest hurdles many entrepreneurs face is negativity from others causing doubt in themselves. Tune out the doubters and prove them wrong through hard work and belief in your own abilities. You can do this! What ideas do you have for making money in an on-line fashion store?