By Love Nefetaria
An old soul living through a millennial lens.
A true icon is not only savvy with her fashion sense but also with her pocket book. From the entrepreneurial boss babe to the 9-5 corporate diva, every woman can benefit from adding an extra stream of income (or two) to her repertoire. Interested? Check out our top five picks for side hustles and start earning today!
Throw away your scissors, and leave your coupon book at home. Dosh is a free cash back app (for iPhone and Android) that gives you money to shop, dine out, book hotels, and travel. How? Just download the app, securely link your credit or debit card, and live life as usual. Every time you use your linked card in stores or online, Dosh will search discounts for your purchase. If a deal is available, you’ll earn cash. As a bonus, Dosh will also pay $5 for every friend or family member you refer to the app. No hassle. No time-commitment. To get started, visit Dosh.cash, sign up, link your card and receive $5 cash instantly!
Ever heard of secret shopping? A fashionista’s dream job, right? Well, BestMark makes it a reality. Boasting over 30 years in the game, their goal is to close the gap between the promise and execution of quality customer service. To achieve this, BestMark works with mystery shoppers to anonymously visit businesses in the restaurant, retail, and hospitality industries (just to name a few). Shoppers then provide online feedback about their experiences. This gig is perfect for the detail-oriented person looking for a flexible and engaging way to make a coin in your spare time. Think secret shopping may be for you? Visit BestMark.com to sign up.
Love consignment shops but hate lugging all your stuff around? If the answer is yes, Poshmark may be for you. This simple side hustle allows you to sell items from your closet online with ease. Just take a photo of the piece you’d like to sell, post it to your profile, and watch as the dollars roll in. That’s it! To spice things up, you also have the option to curate specific looks for your customers. This would be perfect for all the image architects out there to be creative and build your following. To start selling, sign up at Poshmark.com and use code: CHERNE901 to save $5 off your first purchase.
In the words of icon Oprah Winfrey, “when you choose the paradigm of service, it turns everything you do from a job into a gift.” Care.com offers a platform to do just that while compensating you for your skills and time. The registration process is super user-friendly too. First, just select your area of interest. You could choose anything from tutoring to running errands. Then, complete your caregiver profile. You’ll be asked to set a pay rate, choose your availability, and consent to a background check (standard procedure for all service gigs). After that, Care.com will match you with clients looking for your skills. Although this side hustle does require a bit more effort to get started, it perfectly blends entrepreneurial flexibility with transferable skills to build your resume. A definite win! For more information or to sign up, visit Care.com.
We all know word-of- mouth is one of the best ways to share good news. Dope fashion is, of course, no
exception to this rule! I know I’m quick to tell someone where I found a cute pair of shoes or an edgy graphic tee. But, what if I said you could earn cash for promoting the accessories you love? As a Cherné Altovise Brand Ambassador, you can! Each Brand Ambassador receives an individualized promo code to share with their network. And, for every purchase made using your code, you’ll earn a 10% of that sale. This collab is perfect for the chic influencer taking social media by storm or for the socialite who loves to share her personal style. Certainly, a little “he said, she said” never hurt anyone, especially if it’s blessing your bank account. So, spread the word and start your ambassadorship today at CherneAltovise.com. As the saying goes, work hard…play hard! With your new side hustle in effect, don’t forget to treat yourself with some of those extra coins. Shop Cherné Altovise using the promo code “SIDEHUSTLE” for 10% off your next purchase!
#1: Grab some drinks
Grab your best gal pal and go get some drinks. Whether it's at home with your favorite comfort food or at your favorite bar spending Valentine's with your bestie and drinks will always do the trick! There's nothing wrong with going to a restaurant Carrie and Miranda style on the day of love just don't spill the tea too much or may get left there alone (inside sex and the city fans).
The holiday season is here! Make gift wrapping fun and festive with your scrap ankara fabrics! In this tutorial Draper of Shop Draped and I will be showing you how to properly 3d gift wrap with fabric! This idea is so fun for our African print lovers or Kwanza celebrators! Check it out below!
At our Melanin On Market event we had the pleasure of having Chanelle and Chanda Reynolds of Double Portion as our special guests. Together these twins have embraced their spiritual journey and developed an app to help others along the way. So we had our Social Media Expert and blogger, Andrea Scott sit down with the ladies to tell us more on their iconic journey to stand out and up for Christ!
So everyone knows that lash extensions is one of the biggest trends right now, I personally like how they look but only got them once. For me they irritated my already itchy eyes and took out my natural lashes from frequent rubbing, so I decided to stick with my mascara and primer for long fabulous lashes until now...
November 24th, Melanin on Market came back full force on the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, celebrating black business and culture expo style at the Double Tree Hotel!
We loved how our icon, @tiacouture wore our new Bordeaux velvet georgia turban with an off the shoulder bell sleeve cop top and high waist jean. Throw on some glasses and you have an effortless yet iconic look!
Say yes to the re-dress
Back in my stylist days, my number one rule was always "don't buy it if you can't think of at least three ways to wear it"! And now as I work more and more with brides, i wondered why can't that same rule apply with a wedding dress!
The beauty: connecting, activities, & more
Every month I host an event called Melanin On Market to celebrate and support multicultural businessses! This month we focused on the beauty industry, entitled beauty and brains edition! We invited the best of the best in lashes/hair, makeup, and physical therapy as guest speakers, vendors, and sponsors! As guest arrived the first ten people also received a special gift from Cherné Altovise along with activities, games, and a special message to empower us to keep going! ,
I went with a subtle beauty and the beast theme with the decor, gifts, and notes using the red rose as my main inspiration. Everyone loves a good rose and just women poems have been written about them, they are a symbol of both love and strength, and unlike most flowers they can grow through anything- even concrete! Remind you of someone? A woman has the power to wear many hats and contrary to the standards society has put on us; it is our decision to be and do what we want.
Being a Fashion Stylist and Jewelry designer, my life revolves around fashion, food and people. In these blogs you will find advice, tips, and references for all the best I have to offer about my brand, myself, home, and more.