How to make money from your looks

Research shows that good-looking people make more money than their less attractive colleagues do, and have better romantic relationships, too. But many of us feel insecure about our looks — especially as we age. 

We need to realize that every person has their own unique beauty. The key is to work on your appearance and emphasize your strengths.

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Let’s read about some ways:

1) Improve yourself

Whether you consider yourself beautiful or not, it is important to remember that beauty comes in many different forms. There is not just one definition of beauty and it isn’t something that can be determined by a person’s weight or appearance. Instead, beauty should be something that comes from within. After all, what makes you different will eventually become what makes you beautiful. When people around you see how confident and happy you are they are going to love being around you regardless of whether or not they think you’re attractive.

2) Sell clothes

No, really. It turns out that one of America’s favorite pastimes—retail therapy—is a great way to pad your wallet. Not only do retailers offer discounts on items when you trade in old ones, but they pay top dollar for your used clothes and accessories (you can get an average of $30 per item). And with sites like Poshmark, you can sell brand-name items for a profit. The site allows buyers and sellers to rate each other so that other users know who’s trustworthy. Just make sure you read through all of Poshmark’s guidelines before diving in headfirst—the rules are strict and it has been known to ban people who violate them.

3) Get spotted on social media

Whether you’re a movie star, model or other type of influencer, having people follow you on social media is another way of making money. It can be harder to get a following than it seems at first glance; unless you already have large networks in place, chances are that you’ll need to start from scratch. There are ways to gain followers fast though—whether it’s by purchasing fake followers or recruiting others who already have a large number of them—and once you do (or get past the first 1000), there are plenty of ways to monetize all those impressions and clicks. If a picture is worth 1000 words, imagine how much $1 per click would be worth? That’s for one picture!

4) Become a body model

If you’re in great shape, why not get paid for it? I’m not talking about doing naked runs down city streets or strutting through Victoria’s Secret store windows. Becoming a professional body model is serious business. Most fashion and cosmetic companies use body models for their advertising campaigns. To land one of these coveted jobs, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old, physically fit and confident with public speaking (who wouldn’t be?). Be prepared to travel often and work long hours on set when necessary.

5) Advertise skincare products

What if you could make a living by selling skincare products that were designed for people just like you? In other words, what if you had your own personalized skin care line? It sounds like an impossible dream, but it’s not. In fact, if you know how to start a business, it might be easier than you think. As long as there are people out there with acne or wrinkles who want solutions for their skin issues, there will always be a need for effective skincare products. And when they find one that works—and they see results—the next thing they’ll want is more of it. So let them have it!

6) Get noticed by brands on Instagram

Instagram is a great way to get yourself noticed by brands. Find a niche that you’re passionate about and start following brands in that industry. Comment on their photos, like their pictures, follow them on social media, etc. When they see that you’re a real person who loves their products/service they’ll be more likely to notice you and want to work with you. To really stand out, share what products or services you use or recommend. This will help show them how knowledgeable and valuable you are! In addition, try building up your personal Instagram account so brands can appreciate your own voice before trying to work with you on sponsored content or campaigns.

7) Find modeling gigs online

Whether you’re a fashion model or a commercial model, there are lots of jobs out there for people who look good. The trick is figuring out how to find those gigs online. One key thing to keep in mind when searching for modeling work online is that most freelance models don’t charge based on appearance; they charge by the hour. The reasoning behind that is that even if you are supermodel hot, you can only shoot for a few hours each day before your attractiveness starts diminishing (due to fatigue and general human wear and tear). To increase their hourly rates, many freelancers offer additional services—things like styling advice, fitting clothing, casting guidance, photographer contacts and access/photoshoot locations—to clients as an incentive to hire them for longer projects.

8) Get sponsored

Getting sponsored by brands has been a successful strategy for many beauty influencers. While it requires persistence and patience, bloggers say it can be done. The first step is to figure out what you’re trying to accomplish, whether that’s making more money or just getting products for free. Next, reach out to potential partners—either through email or Instagram Direct message (DMs). A lot of sponsors are willing to send small samples in exchange for social promotion. It’s also important not to expect too much at first. Any brand will likely want some sort of return on their investment before they take you on as a partner, so don’t get discouraged if things don’t happen right away.

9) Consider fashion blogging/vlogging

Depending on how far you’re willing to go, there are lots of opportunities available in fashion (and with similar perks as modeling). For example, some companies need social media managers who can represent brands online. And more and more brands are hiring full-time shoppable influencers—people who get paid for promoting products online by linking directly to a website where users can purchase them. If you’re ambitious enough, you could try starting your own clothing line or consulting business that offers styling tips. Once again, if you have zero business experience and don’t want people to look at you funny for pretending that you do, it might be easier and safer just to try out one of these options first before diving into full-on entrepreneurship mode.

10) Explore other career options in the fashion industry

There are a lot of factors that go into success in fashion, but one of them is definitely being well-groomed. If you’re interested in being part of fashion or even starting your own fashion line, consider a career as a hair stylist or makeup artist. These people are responsible for making models and celebrities look their best. It can be very lucrative if you want to take it seriously. It’s a competitive field and doesn’t usually require specific education, but there are certification courses available for those who want them. For starters, try perusing old issues of Vogue for images that inspire you—then create them!


The vast majority of people are unaware that there are many ways to earn a living by taking care of their appearance. And as long as you can apply a few simple concepts, you can start making money in no time. If you’re interested in learning more about how to get started, please feel free to check out our other blogs about beauty industry careers and maintaining a good appearance for more information on how you can profit from being beautiful.

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