Become a Personal Shopper

You will learn how to become a personal shopper, including: what a personal shopper does and how to do personal shopping, how to develop your skills to succeed in a personal shopping career, how to get hired for a job as a personal shopper, and how to start your own personal shopping business and get clients.

What Happens in the Personal Shopper Course

The Personal Shopper course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (IAP Career College Guide to Become a Personal Shopper). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.

This part-time Personal Shopper Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.

The Personal Shopper Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.

Course Topics

The Personal Shopper Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Personal Shopper Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

How to Become a Personal Shopper

In this course, you will learn how to become a personal shopper, including how to get hired as a personal shopper and how to start a personal shopping business. Topics covered in the Personal Shopper Certificate Course include the following:

Introduction to Personal Shopping

Getting Ready

  • Self-Analysis Quiz
  • Areas of Specialization
  • Important Skills
  • Ways to Learn Personal Shopping

How to Provide Personal Shopping Services

  • Types of Personal Shopping Services
  • Working with Vendors
  • How to Shop for Gifts, Clothing, and Other Products

Getting Hired as a Personal Shopper

  • Who Employs Personal Shoppers?
  • Finding Job Openings
  • What Employers Are Looking For
  • Job-Hunting Materials
  • Interviews
  • Success on the Job

Starting Your Own Personal Shopping Business

  • Getting Started
  • Setting Up Your Office
  • Employees and Contractors
  • Financial Matters
  • Client Contracts

Getting Clients

  • Choose Your Target Markets
  • Marketing Techniques
  • Marketing to Corporate Clients
  • Working with Clients

What Is Included in the Personal Shopper Certificate Course

This all-inclusive Personal Shopper Certificate Course package includes:

  • Registration for the Personal Shopper Certificate Course
  • Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
  • (Optional) 2024 membership in the IAPO International Association of Professional Personal Shoppers for only $2.99 per month
  • Downloadable Personal Shopper Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
  • (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
  • Textbook: IAP Career College Guide to Become a Personal Shopper (e-book edition)

Register for the Personal Shopper Certificate Course

$149.00
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.

Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.

WINTER SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Personal Shopper Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the February 26, 2024 course.

Register today for the Personal Shopper Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Personal Shopper Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.

If the course is full, please email support@iapcollege.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.

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About a Career as a Personal Shopper

Imagine having an exciting high-paying career that lets you use your creativity while getting paid to shop. Welcome to the world of personal shopping!

In our busy society an increasing number of people need to hire someone to do their shopping. As a personal shopper you could specialize in shopping for gifts or clothing, or you might shop for food, furniture, jewelry, housewares, or anything else a client wants.

You might be hired by a boutique, department store, or shopping center. Or you might start your own business shopping for busy families or wealthy people, finding the perfect gift for companies to give to important clients, preparing gift bags for special events, or selecting gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, and other occasions.

There are few careers that offer so many benefits. As a personal shopper, you will have a career that is fun, interesting, and rewarding. If you start your own personal shopping business you will enjoy the freedom of being your own boss.

I had aspirations 30 years ago on becoming a Personal Shopper, and did so for my friends long before I was aware of how I could turn this into my dream job. My own business is just beginning and I can't say thank you enough for the fantastic help you have given me
Susan Robertson, St. Thomas

Why Get a Certificate?

How can you benefit with a certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College)?

A certificate from the International Association of Professions Career College may give you:

  • Respect as a professional
  • A competitive advantage when marketing your services
  • A sense of achievement and confidence
  • A credential for your resume when applying for jobs
  • Assurance to clients of your professionalism
  • Evidence of your expertise
  • Higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in Certificates: A fast track to careers)

With the International Association of Professions Career College, you can earn a certificate online more quickly and affordably than many other educational options.

Why Choose IAP Career College?

The International Association of Professions Career College (also known as IAP Career College) aims to offer the finest in affordable online certificate programs for dream careers.

The textbooks for most of our courses were developed by our parent company, the leading online publisher of career guide books on how to get started in a dream career, with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

Our guides have been used as textbooks for more than a decade, and you can find them in the career centers and library collections of many famed colleges and universities – from the University of Texas to the Fashion Institute of Technology – as well as in numerous public libraries in cities from Vancouver to New York.

It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other certificate programs. When we discovered online courses based on old editions of our career guides costing over $1,000.00, we knew it was time to offer our own online certificate programs.

Now, the leader in online career guides for dream careers, along with a team of respected academics, have created online certificate programs through IAP Career College, allowing you to study and earn a certificate from the comfort of your own home.

Established online in 1999, the parent company of IAP Career College (known as FabJob) is an award-winning organization named “the #1 place to get published online” by Writer’s Digest. Our company and career guides have been featured in media ranging from ABC to Oprah’s newsletter and respected news sites ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal online.

We continue this tradition of excellence in online career education with the International Association of Professions Career College. Each of our career certificate programs has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.

We invite you to learn more about the online certificate courses we offer you by visiting our Certificate Courses page. We are also happy to answer any of your questions to help you decide whether an online certificate course from the International Association of Professions Career College is right for you.

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  • How Much Money Does a Personal Shopper Make?
    If you start your own personal shopping business you can earn up to $50 or more per hour, depending on your location and clientele. Some personal shoppers earn $500 or more per day. If you are a personal shopper working for a large department store, your base pay may be supplemented or fully comprised of commission on sales. The more (and more expensive items) you sell, the more you make.
  • What Does a Personal Shopper Do?
    As a personal shopper you could specialize in shopping for gifts or clothing, or you might shop for food, furniture, jewelry, housewares, or anything else a client wants. You might be hired by a boutique, department store, or shopping center. Or you might start your own business shopping for busy families or wealthy people, finding the perfect gift for companies to give to important clients, preparing gift bags for special events, or selecting gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, and other occasions.
  • How Do I Become a Personal Shopper?
    Earning a certificate as a personal shopper will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running a personal shopping business and becoming a professional personal shopper. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • What is the Personal Shopper Certificate Course?
    In IAP Career College’s part-time online Personal Shopper Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional personal shopper. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
  • What is IAP Career College?
    The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.