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Can One Really Make Money From Fashion Designing?

I need some frank advise about this issue.

I have been very much interested in the fashion business for a long time. I dream of owning a fashion house and having my own label. I went ahead to invest my time (running into years), resources and energy into going for trainings in fashion designing. I have long since completed the program, and have fine designing and sewing skills, making clothes for friends and people in general. However, the only snag is that everyone even family say, there is no future in designing and its better to get a white collar job, etc. How can I make them believe otherwise?

Only sincere advise is needed.

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off course. if u have the right tools u can make money in fashion designing

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I like what people have said about maybe posting some of your designs on here.

I also suggest you look online and look up other famous Nigerian fashion designers that are successful and get some encouragement from them.

I'm very interested in fashion myself and will be doing a lot of research when I come to Nigeria within the next two weeks.

I'll be going all over Lagos and hopefully working with and learning as much as I can about up and coming designers that I can collaborate with while there and hopefully when I return to the states.

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Follow your mind. Advice are the cheapest commodity and in ,many cases they are worthless because they are given from the perspective of the giver. They have not seen what you saw. Only the deep can call to the deep. Now the tips given so far are ok but i want to add a couple. First, find a celebrity to clothe, for example a musician. an actor of repute and cloth him or her for free for a start. If you have a couple you are clothing and your designs are cute they will bring clientèle. You can not make money if you focus on people who cannot afford to sew a trouser for N1000. You need people who do not care to cut a shirt for N5000 and these are found in the top of the economic ladder. You best place of location is one of the cites Lagos, Abula, P Harcourt. Best of luck

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hey,

if you have invested in training, then you can make it.

You don't need to convince friends and relative, convince yourself and you are there.

You have what it takes to be the best just set out and fulfill your dream.

Be dedicated to your work, sincere and showcase what you are doing to the world.

watch a video on how to create a blog here using free blog for a start : www.blogging2profit.blogspot.com

I will also advise you to have a business plan for your business and give it time.

cheers!

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Do not listen to anyone who tells you you can't make it. Even if it's your own mother.

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It is possible to have a bright future in fashion designing.

First of all believe in yourself and make your dreams come true, dont allow people to discourage you and also have a target market (this will actually help you to stay focused).

In addition be creative, dont disappoint your customers, be willing to go extra miles, keep abreast of what is happening in the fashion world so you can ahead of your competitors.

Start advertising by wearing your clothes, post some pictures here and offer to sew for your family members too.

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jumie do u knw of anywhere in abj i can go for sewing lessons like a fashion school?

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Jumie, I cant but reply to your post. You've got to believe in yourself and follow your dream, be creative and like you've been advised leverage on the internet to showcase your product, if you are of the entrepreneurial mind know that even if you make 1million naira per month from the white collar job, you wont still be fulfilled until you pursue your dream.

Start posting your work and might pick some for my wife

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My guy, never listen to such people.

You need to believe in yourself and cut for yourself clientelle.

Display some of your design here.

Talk to some people that are in that business and they might be able to give you some constructive ideas.

Be patient, cos investment don't bring returns immediately.

Good luck and i am sure there are money in that biz.

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