What could be more fun than
starting a home-based fashion business? If you have an eye for style and a head
for money, a home-based fashion business can be your ticket to entrepreneurial
happiness. Are you unsure about what type of fashion business to start? Here
are three ideas that have been successful for other people and don’t involve a
lot of overhead.
Sell Handmade Jewelry
This isn’t a difficult market to
get in to, but it is a competitive one. It’s not hard to learn to make
necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, but it’s to find a niche that sets you
apart from the mass produced jewelry that’s already available. For example, you
could focus on making necklaces and bracelets for petite people with small arms
and necks. There’s a market for this since many small people with tiny bones
have a hard time finding jewelry that fits. To learn how to make sellable
handmade jewelry, take a class at a local bead store or get an instructional
video online. Once you learn the technique, you can make a simple pair of
earrings in under five minutes.
Have a Home Jewelry Party
After you learn how to make
handmade jewelry, market it by throwing a house jewelry party. Invite all your
fashion conscious friends so they can buy unique jewelry designed by you. If
you don’t want to make jewelry, register with a home jewelry party plan or find
a wholesale source for sale. This home-based fashion business that will truly
grow when you recruit others to have jewelry for you.
Have a Designer Wallet Party
This is another home-based fashion
business based on a party theme. Instead of selling jewelry, instead sell the
latest designer wallets through house parties. Don’t stop with design wallets –
offer designer wallets and wallet accessories too. In such a pleasant informal
environment, people get into the buying atmosphere quickly. You will soon sell
designer wallets and sign up for lots of people to host their own designer
wallet parties. This is a home-based fashion business that will grow fast.
There are also additional benefits. You will always have the latest designer wallet
to carry. One word of warning. Buy your wallet from a reputable company that
offers real wholesale prices. Many companies on the internet are not true
wholesalers and some even sell knock offs. Don’t ruin your reputation.
Have fun with your own home fashion business!…
Have you noticed your eyes are
squinting lately when you are trying to read something? Is your vision not as
good as it used to be? Do you consider the fact that the lighting you are using
or that is available to you has a strong effect on how you look and how you are
able to see? Stage managers of Broadway productions know that lighting is one
of the most powerful tools to set the mood and create emotions in the audience.
Lighting is one of the things we normally take completely for granted, yet it
is a very powerful force and can be harnessed for our betterment by those that
take the time to give this issue attention.
The next time you walk into a
room, pay attention to the lighting. Is it harsh fluorescent that makes
everyone look a bit ghostly? Or is it soft incandescent that gives everyone a
bit of warm glow?
You can see the effects of the use
of lighting in very fine restaurants. The best examples have subdued lighting
as the background atmosphere and directional lighting to highlight items of
interest or to allow you to be able to read the menu and view your guest. The
best restaurants use a combination of both, atmospheric and directional lighting,
and even have sophisticated computer operated systems that adjust the lighting
ever so slightly over the course of the day and the evening. Lousy restaurants
may suddenly have a lighting shift in the middle of a meal especially as the
meal proceeds if you entered the restaurant around dusk. That is not the idea.
You want to have lighting around you that supports you, allows you to be able
to do what you need to do, and makes you look really good.
There are places where you cannot
control the lighting directly but you can control the positioning of the
lighting to your advantage. If for example you are having a business meeting
and you are trying to maintain power and control, if there is a bright light
source like a uncovered window, your best choice is to sit with your back to
the light source, so that it back-lights you and everyone else has to contend
with the light in their eyes when they look at you. If you are silhouetted by
the bright light source behind you, you appear to be almost saint-like when
others look at you and they cannot help but to pay attention to you and give
you more power in the relational dynamics between the persons at the meeting.
You can also use specialty
lighting in your office to achieve some interesting results. If you need strong
lighting to read, it is appropriate to have a reading lamp that is focused
directly on the papers on your desk. But do not leave this lamp on when having
a meeting with another person in your office, especially if it leaves you cast
in shadow as this will make you …