Can side hustle platforms help you find work when beauty is your business? Absolutely.

No matter whether you’re a fashion designer, a cosmetologist, or an influencer, there are sites that can help you find clients, market and manage your beauty business.

Beauty is your business

To be sure, fine artists and photographers may also consider beauty to be their business. However, we’ve spelled out the options for artists/illustrators and photographers separately. Here’s the skinny on platforms that can help when you’re trying to make other people more beautiful, either through your fashion, influence or services as a stylist.


Priv, formerly known as BeGlammed, connects customers with personal care specialists ranging from beauticians to personal trainers. These jobs involve traveling to the customer, often to help them prepare for special events such as weddings and television appearances. And the pay is generous. Customer rates range from $50 to $175 per hour. The worker keeps 60% – 80% of that amount, plus the bulk of the tip. Learn more about Priv here.

For $35 a month, Style Seat proposes to put your beauty shop online, provide scheduling, payment and marketing services. The site does not manage your pricing or affect your business in any other way. However, it does provide marketing by bringing up your salon whenever a consumer in your geographic area searches for a relevant service, listing your prices and reviews. Learn more about StyleSeat here.

Stylists and Fashion designers

Creatively connects creative artists of all stripes — animators, fashion designers, web designers, fine artists, writers and producers — with companies and individuals who need their services. The brainchild of fashion brand alice + olivia founder Stacey Bendet, the site makes it easy to post a portfolio and apply to jobs offered by a wide array of local and national brands. Creatives can sign up and post a profile for free. Brands/employers are asked to subscribe to connect with creatives. Launched only last summer, the job listings on this site already impress. Learn more about Creatively here. 

Fiverr is a freelance marketplace that allows you to advertise pretty much any legal service. The site has a massive “lifestyle” section that provides a forum for stylists, personal shoppers and fashion designers a place to advertise their availability for gig work. If you’re a high-end designer, Creatively is the better choice. But, if you’re trying to get a foot in fashion’s door, this isn’t a bad place to start. Learn more about Fiverr here. 


Does your beauty business involve social media followers? If so, there are several opportunities for influencers in this space.

Koji is a software tool that you can download and use to make money by selling digital products — your photos; personalized videos, etc. — on sites like Instagram and Facebook. Koji takes a 15% commission from your payment on most products, but has a sliding scale for charity videos and some other items, such as tickets to live events. Learn more about Koji here.

If you are someone who loves to take photographs of yourself, your food, your clothes and tell all of your avid followers about everything you like and hate, you’re going to love Heartbeat, a.k.a. Heartbeat for Ambassadors. This smart phone application pays you to tout products for major brands by being yourself. Pay varies by the number of followers you have and their level of engagement. Learn more about Heartbeat here.

Open Influence also connects influencers with major brands. The site expects influencers to have a larger following than Heartbeat, however. Generally speaking, you’ll need at least 10,000 followers on some social media site to draw a campaign. But if you do get a campaign, they can pay generously — from a few hundred dollars per post to $50,000. Learn more about Open Influence.

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