How to Get Paid to Shop For Others

Do you know how to get the best bargains?
Are you always up-to-date when the best sales are?
Do you know how to squeeze every cent to get the best deal?
Do you get excited or goosebumps whenever you hear the word “Sales” or “Marked down”?

If that is a big yes, you may be wondering if you can turn it as a career and earn from your love for shopping.

You can actually turn your love for shopping like a job. You only need to know what careers are possible with it.

To help you out, here are 10 careers that are perfect for shopping lovers:

1. Personal Assistant

As a personal assistant, you will help your clients take care of their various needs. These needs may include shopping for their clothes, running some errands and cleaning their home.

Some personal assistants earned an extremely high salary however, most of them are single because the job requires you to be on standby 24/7.

There are also incidents where personal assistants get abused by their employers like the famous case of Naomi Campbell and her assistant.

Read More: Different Type of Secretaries and Personal Assistants

2. Interior Designer

If you have an eye for detail, working as an interior designer will work for you.

In this job, you will help improve rooms with key pieces that will enhance the beauty and function of rooms such as tiles, curtains, and furniture.

You’ll need at least an art degree to get hired at the bottom, which means assistant to an Interior Designer or be a part of the Interior Designing team.

One of the easiest ways is to apply for internship at IKEA to join their design team and that will give you a great head start in your career.

3. Sommelier

For wine lovers, being a sommelier can help you earn some money.

A sommelier will be tasked to pick the right wines for meals and know what wines are now trending. You will also be tasked to buy wines for restaurants and other establishments.

A good sommelier is highly sought after by top restaurants. You can even become the rich and famous’ personal sommelier.

4. Event Coordinator / Wedding Planner

As an event coordinator, you will be the one to organize events and prepare everything for it. Same goes if you are a wedding planner where you get to plan dream weddings after weddings.

You will be the one to select the decorations, flowers, food, and souvenirs for guests.

Everything you will buy must be within budget and fit the theme of the event. This will speak to the bargain queen inside you.

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5. Food Critic

Food critics get to try out their favorite meals and drinks and review how it is prepared by various restaurants and cafes.

After each meal you buy, you will be paid to review them so the public knows how these meals taste like.

However, it is pretty hard (not impossible) to be hired as a food critic especially since there are plenty of bloggers are willing to do so for free.

Read More: 10 Writing Jobs That Pays For Real

The best way is to get your foot into journalism and worked your way into a food magazine. That way you get to eat your cake and be paid for it too!

6. Commodities trader

If you are familiar with how goods move through trading routes, you can work as a commodities trader.

You will buy and sell different goods and see how their prices change, as well as which trends will grow.

This is the highest paying job in this list but it has the most risk as well. You can either trade on your own or get into a trading house. Commodities traders typically start to earn around USD$120,000 per year.

7. Fashion buyer

If you are a fashionista, you can be a fashion buyer who can influence what trends will be a hit every season.

With your expertise, you can help people sort out their closets and get asked to buy pieces for them. Or you can be a fashion buyer for big departmental stores who relies on your keen eye to bring in overseas brand for local distribution. For this, you probably will travel quite a fair bit.

8. IT buyer

If you are a techie and always buying the latest gadgets, being an IT buyer is perfect. You will work on a budget and buy tech gear for the company.

Of course, you need to be familiar with all the new technology updates to keep your company’s tech up-to-date.

9. Food Service Manager

Meals will not be memorable if they do not make an impact based on their taste and looks.

Food service managers are the ones assigned to order all the things a restaurant or cafe needs and keep customers satisfied. They also monitor the operations of the restaurant or the cafe, including the needs of the staff.

10. Personal shopper

Ah.. this reminds me of Rachel from the popular sitcom, Friends. She is a personal shopper for high value clients.

Not everyone can go to the mall or shop to purchase their clothes or other needs. Personal shoppers will be the ones to shop for clients and have the items delivered to the client.


Any hobby can become a job so long as you know how you can transform it. If you are a shopaholic, these 10 jobs are great places to start and help you earn for doing what you love.

To find out more about dream jobs, here are more articles to check out:
Best Jobs for Pet Lovers
Top Jobs for Nature Lovers and Outdoor Enthusiasts
8 Jobs That Will Allow You To Roam The World
Top 10 Weird Jobs All Over The World

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19 Comments Add yours

  1. sangita2020 says:

    Good post. Very informative.

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Kally says:

      Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend.


  2. Simon says:

    Hi Kally, This is an informative post, Never looked at this side of career, it’s fun plus a money. Nice read Kally. Have a beautiful day 👌✨

    Liked by 2 people

  3. purpleslob says:

    I enjoyed perusing this list. you make it sound so easy to follow your passion into a career! I had no idea some of these were even jobs!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Oh yes, these are jobs and some are with good salaries too!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Another GREAT one Kally, thanks!

    I spent quite a number of years as a “Buyer” (purchasing agent) for Department Stores; Mass Merchants and a very large Specialty Retailer. It was awesome! Spending millions of other peoples dollars is “a kick.”; however it is also a tremendous and very serious-responsibility

    Continued Blessings

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      I knew you’ll love this post! I remembered you told me ever that you used to be a buyer some years back.


  5. Lovely says:

    Nice article.😊

    Liked by 2 people

  6. You are brilliant Kally! Thank you for another fabulous post!!! I know you are super busy, but someday I would love the opportunity to ask you a few questions about freelance writing. I am trying to get into it, but think I must be doing something wrong. On Upwork, I have made a few proposals. Several ended up closing and another I am waiting for them to set up a phone call. I also went on freelancer, but I am not knowledgeable about it at all. I did make a few bids, but again it is a waiting game! Do you by chance have any advice?

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Kally says:

      Hey Alyssa! I’m happy to answer your questions.

      I don’t really like because a lot of the assignments are pretty low balled so I couldn’t advice you much for that platform.

      As for Upwork, it really depends on how much competition you are facing, your rates, your profile and your cover letter. As freelance writer, it is a competitive field. Customers want fast and cheap and many freelancers are promising very low rate (think: usd$5 for 1000 words) and turnaround time is a few hours. I can’t know for sure what is obstructing you from getting your gigs until I get to see your profile, your cover letter and the jobs you bid then perhaps I can advice you better.

      If you like, you can drop me an email with your profile link so I can check it out. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I am really not impressed with The prices are very low.
        I have my rate at $15 on Upwork. One that might end up working out has put it on hold for a week or so because of the coronavirus pandemic, which I understand. I will be happy to send you my profile, but what is your email address? I will appreciate any advice or help you can offer!


        1. Kally says:

          My email address is You may expect that incoming gigs will be slower because of the situation we are in right now. Many businesses are trying to stay afloat rather than to spend $.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. Thank you Kally! I will send you my profile and if you see anything I should change it would be great to know! You are pretty amazing and I value your opinion. I know things are a little crazy at the moment, so it might not be until the world is calm I will be able to get a gig. We will see, but I won’t give up!! Take care Kally!

            Liked by 1 person

          2. Kally says:

            You’re most welcome, Alyssa! I’ve received your email. Please give me awhile to go through your profile and give you some suggestions. Don’t give up!


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