Ever thought of working as a merchandiser?
Ok, so technically, this does not qualify as a "work at home" job. However, it can be a nice way to bring in a part time income.
I don't have to tell you how many people are looking for a job just like this. One that will bring in some extra money without being a job that will take up too much of your time or energy.
Working in merchandising can be a simple, yet rewarding job.
You may wonder what the job entails.
The job usually entails setting up displays of merchandise at stores, checking on inventory and making sure that display signs are correct.
That doesn't sound too bad, right?
Usually, you will be working as an independent contractor instead of an employee of the company.
What this means is that you will be responsible for setting aside a portion of your paycheck for state and/or federal taxes.
Also, you will not be eligible for any type of benefits such as health insurance through the company that you contract with.
Speaking of which, the good news is that there are many companies that you can contract with. So, really, you can work as much or as little as you wish! Just sign up with as many companies you think you can handle.
Pay ranges from about $10-$15 per hour or more and some companies will even reimburse you for gas mileage!
There are many varieties of companies you can work with.
For example, one company may have you be in charge of a certain product, for example, sunglasses, makeup, gift cards or greeting cards.
For example, you may be in charge of restocking the display of sunglasses at a department store, as well as keeping the sale prices current and the merchandise display up to date.
Another example is that you may be asked to go to movie theatres and take stock of the movie previews... you would be paid for this and you are welcome to stay and watch the movie as well!
Other jobs may be a bit arduous and may involve setting up heavy duty displays such as soda cans or liquor.. the job description will usually alert you to this fact and will ask you to not apply unless you are able to lift a certain amount of weight.
Ok, and so if you have ever been to Costco or WalMart on a weekend day, you may have seen those food sample displays set up throughout the store, allowing you to sample anything from cakes, cheeses, meats, fuits and crackers.
This is yet another example of the type of work that a merchandiser may be asked to do. (The pay for this type of work can range anywhere from $14 per hour to $30 per hour).
The best website I have found to locate almost every merchandising job available in the U.S. is at: Narms.com.
(National Association for Retail Marketing Services).
This is a site not only for independent contractors to find jobs as merchandisers but also for companies to find independent workers willing to perform these jobs.
You will find wonderful resources there in all aspects of merchandising!
Once on the site, you will want to go to the tab that says "jobs/careers" and then scroll down to the tab that says "Search the Job bank". Then click on the "merchandiser" category" and go to your specific location (which state you are in). You should see a wealth of available jobs for your area!
2. Signature Retail Services
Another website that you may want to check out is: SignatureRetailServices.com.
While their job database is not extensive as the one you will find at Narms.com, you may still find it to be very useful!
This company is one that I have personal experience with, having completed a merchandising job for them. The thing I love about this company (and all of the others for that matter) is that the jobs seem to be plentiful. There are plenty of jobs to choose from , especially if you are willing to drive a reasonable distance and complete a few jobs back to back.
Curious about my take on this company? Check it out here!
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