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Is It Really Possible For You To Earn A Living As A Fashion Designer?

Nov 29, 2007
If you are the type of person that enjoys the fashion world and you like to design or modify your own clothes and accessories you may want to consider a career as a fashion designer. Don't let people talk you out of your dream, if you truly want it you can do it. This is the case with any career, it all begins with a dream or a desire and then with goals and focus it becomes a reality.

You don't have to have designs that are seen on the runways of Milan and New York to make money as a fashion designer. You can make money from your own home by using the internet. I know of a teenager who makes a living on Cafe Press and eBay. He makes t-shirts and sells them on eBay for large profits.

Most fashion designers got there start doing just what you do, drawing designs on paper that eventually become real clothing. If you start out working from your home and you use the power of the internet you can make sure there is a market for your designs and even build a following. As your business grows you can even hire people to help you.

If you have it in your mind to start and operate your own fashion design business then you will definitely want to set up your own website. In the fashion world today there are many designers who sell their designs and products only on their websites so that they control everything and they keep all of the profits. This is a better way for fledgling designers to start out as well, you can always get a business space later on if you want to have an actual physical store.

You probably already have many of the things that you need to be a fashion designer if you have been thinking about it for any time at all. You most likely have your drawing supplies, some fabric, and a sewing machine that you have been using to make things for yourself. If you already have the aforementioned items you will discover that your initial expenses to open your own fashion design business will be very low. It is having to come up with all of the money to start a business that keeps many from even thinking about it, don't let this happen to you.

You will also have to check into the laws of your local city or municipality, state, and federal government. Some areas have specific rules for operating a business in certain areas and in some locations you are not able to run an actual business where people come to your shop if it is in your home. Running an online business is usually not an issue you just have to make sure that you have any necessary government forms and that you have any tax certificates and business licenses that are required.
About the Author
Gregg Hall is an author living with his 18 year old son in Jensen Beach, Florida. Find more about fashion as well as fashion design at http://www.shoefashionmagazine.com
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