Do you have a passion for beauty? A love of makeup? Now I’m a self-proclaimed makeup junkie, and I love playing with makeup, wearing makeup, buying makeup, and blogging about makeup; but I’ve not ventured into the video space yet. If you love all things beauty, why not snag yourself a career that incorporates this? Earning money doing something you enjoy is the dream, and when you like makeup there are a number of different directions you can go in with this. Will it make you rich? Most likely not, but it will be fun! Here are some ideas!
Become a makeup artist
One of the most obvious ways to monetise your love of beauty and makeup is to become a makeup artist. Go back to college and get qualified, enjoy learning all of the different techniques as well as business tips to make your new venture a success. I’ve noticed more and more people doing this. Yes, even “older” people who have finally realized they want to enjoy their work. From there you could either work for a company or set up as self employed and find your own clients. You could specialize in a particular type of makeup, for example wedding makeup can be lucrative as they can be big jobs. If you’re applying makeup to the bride, a number of bridesmaids and the mothers of the bride and groom in one morning for example then this could be a fantastic earner for you. If you specialize in special effects makeup, in time you might be lucky enough to score a job working backstage of a film set. That would be the life right? There are lots of routes you could go down with this, and if you want a hands on job where you get to interact with clients and see them pleased with the finished results then this is it.
Sell beauty products online
As someone that has a keen interest in beauty products and will have tried many of them, you’ll know what you’re looking for. Lots of wholesalers sell cosmetics at reduced prices, many are discontinued items and are hugely cheaper than the RRP. There are a lot of direct sales businesses also and if you’re really into what you sell, I’ve seen these be very lucrative for many women. It’s not where I personally excel, but that doesn’t mean you may not. You could purchase in bulk and sell individually, or get creative with it. You could start your own beauty subscription box, or make up bags of makeup in bundles and sell them like that. If you want to appear as though you’re a bigger company than what you are to impress customers, services like PhysicalAddress.com give you a mailing and Google maps address. So if people search for your business they’ll see professional looking office blocks, and any mail sent there is forwarded to you.
Write a Beauty Blog or Start A YouTube channel
If you have a passion for beauty, one way to earn a living from it is to create content. You could write a blog similar to this and share makeup tips and product reviews, and/ or you could start a Youtube channel where you demonstrate different looks. The great thing about this is you don’t need to have any qualifications, just a passion- you can learn as you go. Money can be earned in the form of sponsorship as well as from Google ads, it can take a long time to become established but start out as a hobby and see where it takes you. Money aside, you’ll get to share your creativity, build your skills and meet like minded people throughout the process.
What’s your passion? If you started a business with your fave hobby, what would it be? Let me know in the comments below and thanks for reading!