Five Myths and Five Tips for Breaking Into a Career as a Fashion Designer

Written by Jennie S. Bev,

Becoming a fashion designer is a lifelong dream for many of us. We all love to wear beautiful clothes and make ourselves feel good fromrepparttar inside out.

We often imagine what it feels like to actually make money doing something this great: dressing people up and making them feel good, models catwalkingrepparttar 117141 runway gracefully to showcase our designs, stylists working frantically atrepparttar 117142 backstage and we are introduced as "the designer" atrepparttar 117143 closing. Ah, pretty tempting, indeed, but somehow it feels so surreal. Can I actually become a fashion designer?

Despiterepparttar 117144 misconception that only those who graduate from New York prestigious fashion schools can make it big in this highly lucrative and competitive field, many fashion designers literally work their way up working from home.

Karen and Warren Hipwell, for instance, started and still operate design studio from their residence in Massachusetts. Despite their humble start, now their products are sold in 110 retailers nationwide. Pure luck? Think again.

You, too, can become a fashion designer even if you have never worn "designer" clothes, don't have a fashion degree, can't draw or sew, and live far away from New York or Los Angeles. These are no more than myths. Let me briefly explain them to you.

Myth One: I have never worn "designer" clothes. Reality: All clothes, including those in your closet, are designed by fashion designers. Many people confuse designer "collection," which means high-priced seasonal line designed by top designers, with "the person" who designs clothes.

Myth Two: I don't have a fashion degree. Reality: Unlikerepparttar 117145 medical professions, which require extensive classroom and hands-on training, you can learn how to design anywhere. No special education is needed. You'll be surprised to know that many established designers don't have any special training.

Myth Three: I live far away from New York or Los Angeles. Reality: While NY and LA are great places to find an internship position with established designers, fashion is a part of life and fashion designers can be found everywhere. Whether you live in a city of millions or a town of 10,000, there must be at least a few local fashion designers.

Unique Selling Proposition On Ebay

Written by Greg Hayes

If you have dabbled at all inrepparttar world of Internet marketing, you may have heardrepparttar 117140 term "unique selling proposition" or USP. USP is a technique that Internet marketers use to set themselves apart fromrepparttar 117141 competition. Internet marketing is highly competitive and highly saturated. In order to be successful, it is vital thatrepparttar 117142 Internet marketer present himself as being unique and different from his competitors especially when many of them are sellingrepparttar 117143 same products.

It is also just as vital to have a unique selling proposition on Ebay. I am amazed atrepparttar 117144 number of Ebay sellers that are either unaware or just don't care aboutrepparttar 117145 importance of having a unique selling position. A case in point: A while back, I was researching some products on Ebay from a wholesale company called B&F System. B&F System is a wholesale only company that carries a variety of brand name products. One ofrepparttar 117146 brands they carry is called Maxam. I came across several Maxam leather jackets on Ebay while searching ended auctions. Now here'srepparttar 117147 kicker. About a dozen or so of these leather jacket auctions were exactlyrepparttar 117148 same. They all usedrepparttar 117149 same image of a guy modelingrepparttar 117150 jacket that was captured fromrepparttar 117151 B&F website. They even usedrepparttar 117152 exact ad copy used by B&F!

What wasrepparttar 117153 result? Only one ofrepparttar 117154 sellers was able sell any jackets. The top bid was only $26. And since he purchasedrepparttar 117155 jackets from B&F for $20, he made about $5.00 profit after Ebay fees. That's a slim profit for an item that normally retails for $95.

Always keep in mind thatrepparttar 117156 amount of effort you put fourth on you auctions will be in direct proportion torepparttar 117157 amount of return you get from your auctions. The sellers who put uprepparttar 117158 jacket auctions

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