When I joined Poshmark in 2017, I had no idea of the potential it could hold for me. It was a fun way to clean out some of the items in my personal closet that I hadn’t worn in years, and occasionally an excuse to stop in my local Goodwill for flip-able items.
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When I found the community of Poshmark resellers on Instagram, I was in awe of the amount of money they were making and I wanted to do it too. I quickly fell into a “social media spiral” (as I like to call it), trying to soak up all of the information I possibly could.
In 2018, my first full year of reselling on Poshmark, I managed to gross $10,000 selling nothing but items found at my local thrift stores and occasional retail arbitrage, all while holding a demanding full-time job! Believe me when I tell you that YOU can do it too!
Here are my top 3 tips for success on Poshmark:
1.Have Passion– You’ve heard this one before, “You only get out, what you put in”. The Poshmark app is a mysterious beast of analytics, algorithms and SEO. You must be active in the app daily; sharing, listing, socializing. This is not a “set it and forget it” app, and for that reason, you must be passionate about gaining success, and you absolutely have to put in the work. The burnout is real..
2.Be Consistent– Set a schedule of daily tasks and follow it. Watch for patterns and take note of any activity that brings a lot of traffic to your closet. And most importantly, don’t be afraid to tweak it. For one full month I listed items at certain times of the day and kept track of the outcome. I found what brought the most sales to me personally, and I’ve stuck with it to this day. The experiment is necessary, it’s all about trial and error. And guess what, what works for me, won’t necessarily work for you.
3.Take Advantage of Social Media– there are incredible communities of resellers, at all stages of their careers, on Instagram, Facebook and Reddit. Find these tribes and contribute- I SEE YOU LURKERS! You would be amazed how much information these men and women are willing to share and I absolutely contribute my Poshmark success to the golden nuggets shared within these communities.
And so this goes without saying, but selling on Poshmark is a marathon, not a sprint. Take your time, find your groove, and most importantly, don’t be discouraged by the “success” of others. Your journey is your own!
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