Discover an exciting profession at the cutting edge of fashion
Increase your income
17 MARCH 2023
Do you dream of increasing your income and living standards? Would you like to earn a bit more money to help you realise a project or make an investment? There are a number of ways of doing this, particularly from home. What are the most commonincome-earningactivities ? Can you make a living from some of these activities? Find out from Elora.
Classic complementary activities
Want to find an activity that will allow you to earn extra income? Here are three ideas to explore that could prove lucrative.
Are you good with children? Many parents want to have their children looked after for an afternoon or evening. The easiest way to find children to look after is to start with your friends, neighbours and acquaintances. You can also :
- leave flyers in your local shops;
- register on online platforms specialising in baby-sitting or sites offering jobs between private individuals.
Given the nature of this service, it is advisable to be able to provide parents with references. If you have qualifications such as the BAFA(certificat d'aptitude aux fonctions d'animateur), don't hesitate to promote them: you'll be able to increase your rates and earn a bit more money!
Dog-sitting or cat-sitting
Dog-sitting, cat-sitting... do these words ring a bell? Dog-sitting and cat-sitting refer respectively to the activity of looking after a dog in the absence of its owner, or a cat in the absence of its owner. In short, it's baby-sitting applied to animals. This is known as pet-sitting.
This activity can help you to significantly increase your home-generated income. All you need is the space and comfort at home to make your pet feel at ease, and a good knowledge of the animals you take in. You also need to be available to devote the necessary time to the animals in your care. If you look after a dog, it's essential to be able to take it out several times a day.
To find clients and make a bit of money this way, the formula is the same as for baby-sitting: talk to your friends and family and register on specialised websites. To find out what prices are commonly charged for this type of service, don't hesitate to look at offers posted on the internet by other pet-sitters and use them as inspiration.
Pet-sitting can be even more attractive if you're used to going on holiday out of season. Pet owners are more likely to look for a pet-sitting service during the most popular holiday periods.
Good to know
To increase your chances of finding customers and earning money, don't hesitate to take a training course to set yourself apart from the competition. This also gives you the opportunity to charge more for your services, in line with your level of expertise.
Going into resale
Many people go into the resale business as a way of boosting their income. There are several ways of earning money.
- Sell items you already own but no longer need.
- Buying items at a bargain price and reselling them at a price more in line with the market. This could be furniture or decorations, for example.
- Go dropshipping, i.e. buy items online from a supplier and earn a high margin. The advantage? Stock management and shipping can be delegated to the company supplying the items. All you need to do is set up a dedicated website.
You can opt for one or more of these solutions, depending on the time and skills you have available.
Becoming a VDI with Elora: a unique experience
Among the various ways of increasing your income, selling products from home, particularly clothes, is sometimes overlooked. And yet this activity offers fantastic opportunities for making money, provided you enjoy contact with people and have a real passion for fashion and sales.
To do this, you need to organise regular meetings at home (or at the homes of potential customers). At these meetings, the aim is to present Elora's product collections and their strengths, while giving participants ideas for outfits and personalised fashion advice. This job is very rewarding and fulfilling, as it enables you to develop a number of skills:
- developing and implementing sales strategies
- organisational skills
- developing a customer portfolio
- developing strategies for your presence on social networks.
If you're interested in working as a VDI(independent door-to-door salesperson) but don't know where to start, don't panic. At Elora, all aspiring VDIs receive training to boost the success of their career plans. In addition, they benefit from the support and coaching of more experienced VDIs who have already proved their worth. This way of working offers greater peace of mind and gives each VDI the keys to starting their new professional experience in excellent conditions.
> Also worth reading: VDI: HOW CAN YOU FIND NEW CUSTOMERS?
Making a living from VDI with Elora
A number of people start out as VDIs in order to increase their income and practise this activity as a complement to their main activity. However, if selling is your passion, it's perfectly possible to make a living from it and be a VDI 100% of the time.
As a rough guide, you can earn a minimum income of around €600 from 2 meetings a month. To earn more money and build up a real salary, you simply need to increase the number of monthly meetings and work on expanding your customer base. For example, you could organise :
- several meetings at weekends, when customers are more likely to be available ;
- meetings on Wednesdays, when many potential customers who are mothers are available;
- weekday evening meetings, for more urban fashionistas .
The advantage of working as a VDI is that there are no limits, other than the one you set yourself. It's up to you to define your organisation and your salary targets.
> Also worth reading: TRAINING IN HOME SALES, WHY DO IT?
Do you have any questions about working as a VDI, particularly about your salary? We're here to help! Contact our teams to discuss your questions.
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