I’ve often daydreamed of owning my own fashion boutique with piles of designer denim, trendy new tunics, and stylish jewelry hanging from eclectic jewelry stands. But where do you begin? How do you become a wholesaler? And my gosh, what are the startup costs!?
For the majority of the population starting a brick and mortar fashion boutique is simply out of the question. But guess what? Technology has made it possible for you to open your own online fashion store. And better yet — you don’t need any experience or money to get started!
Is a FREE business platform that allows you to create personalized style books for women that you know. For each item that is purchased from your website or look-books, you’ll earn a commission. Besides your monthly sales commissions and incentives, stylists can earn trips, exclusive access to fashion shows, and additional cash bonuses. Stylists are given a free website, along with marketing tools and training opportunities. Payments are made via direct deposit. Keaton Row has been featured in Forbes, TechCrunch, and NY Mag.
Open an online store (FREE for Beta members) and make 40 percent commission on all items sold through your shop. Personalize your boutique and promote your fashion finds using the social media. Earnings are transferred on the 16th of each month to a Zindigo debit Master Card. Zindigo stores are created using Facebook Business Pages. They also have options where you can make 25 percent for sharing gift card offers with friends, and you can earn 3 percent by referring others to the Zindigo platform. Zindigo has been featured on Mashable and Venture Beat.
This program is sponsored by Lands End, Sears, and Kmart. Through this program, you can sell clothes, shoes, accessories, appliances and much more. Sign up for FREE and then view the startup videos to get started. Simply share items via social media and earn a 5 percent commission for items you sell through your personal shopper link.
fibi & clo is a direct sales opportunity that allows users to sell their sandals with zero investment. Fashion Ambassadors earn 15 percent commission on sales, plus additional commission when they build and support a team. Ambassadors are paid once a month via PayQuicker and when you sign up for this opportunity, you do have to supply a credit card number for incidental expenses.
Teespring allows creative types to design their own t-shirts, tanks, hoodies, sweatshirts, totes, throw pillows and coffee mugs. Create an account for free and then start designing items for sale. I have zero design skills, but I designed this t-shirt which costs $26.99 and for every t-shirt that is sold, I would earn $8.60 profit. Payments are made via PayPal or check. With Teespring they give you a free storefront which you’re able to promote on social media sites and email.
Remember, whatever business you decide to start you must have a passion for what you are doing. Without enthusiasm and excitement, you’ll likely become bored, and ultimately it will fail. Just because it’s FREE doesn’t mean that it’s always a good fit.