5 Best Side Hustles for Beauty Lovers

Are you a certified makeup junkie? Do you love skin care? Are you the person all your friends come to when they need beauty tips? If you are looking for a part-time or side job to supplement your income, you might be interested in learning about opportunities for you to earn money doing something you love. Here are the five best side hustles for beauty lovers. 

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Create Beauty Content

Make money online by sharing what you already know. YouTube is home to thousands of beauty vloggers offering videos on everything from makeup tutorials to product reviews. Teach viewers how to create that perfect winged eyeliner or how to make homemade face masks. Depending on the quality of your video, YouTube pays from 10 cents to $1 per 1,000 views it gets.

Is video too tedious for you? Then blog about it! Get a hang of WordPress, and write your thoughts about your favorite beauty products or product reviews. High-quality content with social media marketing will help brands and companies locate you. Then, they might pay you to write sponsored posts for them. 

Sell Beauty Products

Ignite your entrepreneurial spirit and enjoy passive income with side jobs such as becoming an independent business owner with Amway. Promote and sell beauty products using your natural marketing skills about something you’re truly passionate about. 

Selling products these days no longer involves simply going door-to-door. Back up your marketing with online tools such as promoting your business online using social media. When you create quality content, you can also leverage it as a product promotion.

Work as a Freelance Makeup Artist or Hairstylist

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Do you always get compliments on your makeup and hair from family and even strangers? Glassdoor reports that, on average, freelance makeup artists earn about $31,000 a year. Most freelance hair and makeup artists work on weekends, giving them more flexibility if they also have full-time jobs. Start small, such as with a single client attending a wedding. Most clients want natural-looking hair and makeup, which you should be able to achieve with even basic makeup skills. 

You can also invest in your side job by taking a short course and getting a certification, giving you new techniques and improving your talents. These advancements should help you go from single weekend clients to a variety of clients at different events. You’ll also have more reason to keep trying new products, from curlers and hair sprays to false eyelashes and foundations. 

Manage Social Media Accounts

Are you a social media maven? If you’re a self-taught social media guru, this can be a fun and exciting side hustle. Many small companies are on the hunt for individuals who can help them create content for their social media accounts, as well as publish and schedule postings and engage with their followers. 

If you have advanced skills, help clients grow their accounts organically or, better yet, work with brands to craft their digital marketing strategies. Acquire new, easy-to-learn skills on sites like Canva or scheduling platforms such as Hootsuite. To find clients, browse your local community job ads or freelancing sites such as Upwork.

Earn While You Shop

Beauty lovers are guilty of acquiring lots of products (admit it!). So why not get paid to shop while keeping the product? Imagine getting paid to buy beauty products, try them out, and spend a few minutes answering questions about them. Technically, you are getting products for free while also making money.

One of the mystery shopping industry’s most popular products are beauty products. As a mystery shopper, you help companies evaluate not just their product but also their teams’ customer service. 

Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” Take advantage of technology for remote or work-from-home opportunities. Market your skills and services to reach more potential clients. Cliche as it might sound, a side job that you love makes earning additional income easy and fun.

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