Getting Paid to Shop: Personal Shopping

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Most every woman loves shopping, but suppose you could turn your fashion fascination into a career? However, you wouldn’t be shopping for yourself, but the clothes would be for clients who pay you to do their shopping. Personal shopping duties can encompass other types of shopping, not just fashion. Thus, this could include finding a client an outfit for a major event or getting groceries for dinner. One famous example is Kim Kardashian, who was once a personal shopper for Paris Hilton.

While this can start as a part-time paid hobby, becoming a personal stylist can transform into a full-time career— say for publications and production companies. A part-time or beginner personal shopper might charge anywhere from $15 to $20 an hour, or 10 to 15 percent of the total purchase.

We interviewed Lattiea Whitaker, owner of Shopaholic City, to get a better idea of what a career in personal shopping involves…



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