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Personal Shopper Salary and 5 Tips To Start

How to get started as a personal shopper and what you can earn: all you need to know at the offset.

Working as a personal shopper involves accompanying men and women of all ages while they go shopping. To do this job properly, you will need to be able to offer advice about the clothes that suit them best. The role of the personal shopper is to find the right look for the client and to offer guidance about the best buys. But how can you get started, and, most importantly, what will you earn?

Working As a Personal Shopper: Tips That Works

If you want to become a personal shopper, you’ll need a very strong personality¬†and some basic training. If you want to follow the academic route, there are many special courses available, such as those offered by the UAL, and many other schools.

But apart from this, it’s very important to have lots of practical experience. You can ask friends to go shopping with you, so that you can start practising. You will have to learn how to find the right clothes, working with a limited budget rather than spending a fortune. Another way to get started is to offer your services as a personal shopper at one of the smaller boutiques. You can also gain experience by working as a shop assistant alongside your role as a personal shopper.

What you can earn as a personal shopper obviously depends on your experience. The hourly rate is generally between 40 and 60 Euros. This is quite high pay, so if you’re a beginner our advice is to start modestly and get into the game by offering more competitive prices.

When you have built up your own network of clients and established a bit of a reputation, you can start thinking about raising your prices. So everything depends on you and your skills as an adviser, and your ability to build up a network of relationships that will lead you to more clients.