Marketing and Business, Poshmark

Poshmark Insights from August

There are four days left in August and this will be my first full month on Poshmark. I joined July 24th. After four sales in my first two weeks it was straight up radio silence for 20 days!!! I swear I almost threw in the towel.

After much trial and error and perseverance I ended up selling 6 items after that twenty day drought. Now that there is money in my bank account I’m glad I didn’t quit despite the difficulty.

Here are a few of the things that sold in my closet on Poshmark this month:

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This Gorgeous Army Green Dress from Dress Barn

 

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This Naked Zebra Tank
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This graphic tee that says “Caffeine Loves Me”

 

Over the past month I have documented EVERYTHING in spreadsheets and Evernote to see what seems to be working and what doesn’t seem to be working.

Here are my insights from the month of August. This is my own personal experience and I realize different things work for different people.

Insight #1: More activity (listing, self sharing, community sharing, and following new Poshers) equals more likes, and more likes equals more offers to likers, and more offers to likers equals more sales.

There are some Poshers who think you should ONLY share your own closet. There are others who argue that it doesn’t really matter how many followers you have. There are others who believe community sharing 1000 items a day is the way to go.

In my experience its not one thing that helps you make sales on Poshmark, its a combination of ALL the things. Listing new items, self sharing your closet, following new Poshers, participating in parties, and community sharing.

Insight #2: Majority of the top sellers are averaging 20,000 self shares in a 30 day period. Right now I am sharing my closet four times a day. I have 45 active listings.

Insight #3: The 30 Minute Method is BAE! If you don’t know what the 30 Minute Method is you can find it HERE. It was created by Lyn Cromar who has an amazing Facebook group called Poshmark Analytics. You have to join Poshmark Analytics Sandbox group first, and then you graduate to the larger Poshmark Analytics group once you’ve completed the Sandbox requirements.

When I made my first four sales I had been doing the 30 Minute Method and then for some reason I got distracted and stopped. After 20 days of no sales I went back to doing it and then BAM sales! So I do believe it works, at least it works for me.

Insight #4: The evenings seem to be the time that people are most active on the app. I make it a goal to do at least an hour of Poshing each evening. I do the 30 Minute Method and attend parties in the evenings.

Insight #5: Photos have to be square when uploading them to Poshmark. This can be a pain in the rear end. However, if you have iPhone, when you take your photos just swap your camera over from the photo tab to square. Easy peesy.

What are some of your Poshmark insights? What things have you found allows you to have success on the app? 

Share in the comments below.

If you’re on Poshmark I would love for you to follow my closet “CurvyGirlTN

Hugs,

Bria

P.S. If you love wine and being around other supportive mamas, then you may consider joining my Facebook group “Mommy Needs Wine.” We share a lot of laughs, memes, and real life in this group. Grab a glass of wine and join the party! You can do that HERE

Marketing and Business, Poshmark

My First Month on Poshmark

Lets talk about my first month on Poshmark. My Poshmark closet is @curvygirltn. You can see it HERE.

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If you’re not familiar with Poshmark, it’s an app where you can buy and sell clothing, accessories, and handbags. There are several different types on people on Poshmark. Some are there to buy clothing at a discount, these are the shoppers. Some are there to sell there clothes and buy more clothes. Some are there as full time resellers and Posh is there only job. (Those people are my heroes, teach me your ways.)

I joined Poshmark July 24th to try my hand at selling clothing. I’m an entrepreneur at heart so I love to play around and figure out different ways you can make money.

I learned about Poshmark when I stumbled across an article about a woman who had made $100,000 on Poshmark and I was like wait…what??

You can read that HERE.

So I found some clothes in my closet that I wanted to get rid of and listed those. I sold four items within my first two weeks of being on the app and then of course I was hooked.

At the time of writing this blog post I am entering my fourth week on Poshmark. Aside from those four sales in my first two weeks I have not sold another item.

I have 46 listings in my closet as of now. I am very active on the app and I gain followers, likes, and shares daily so I know I’m moving in the right direction. 

Poshmark is definitely not one of those platforms where you can just set it and forget it. It is a social app driven by people interacting and sharing each others items and their own.

How to get started: 

Download the app – there is a desktop version of Poshmark but I have read that you can’t post items for sale from desktop until you’ve downloaded the app (I have not verified this because I downloaded the app before I realized there was a desktop version)

List your items – make sure you take good pictures when listing new items. If your clothes are wrinkled and your lighting is dark, it reduces the chances that people will buy from you.

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I do a lot of flat lays. I have not upgraded to a mannequin just yet.

 

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Dark Denim jeans against a hardwood floor is just so aesthetically pleasing to me! 

Also, make sure when you list your clothing you write good titles and descriptions. Your title at the very least should include Name of items and size. For example, if I’m selling a Banana Republic Sleeveless Top (this was one of my first sales by the way) then my title would be “Banana Republic Sleeveless Top – Size L”

There are a lot of great Youtubers who do Poshmark. That being said you can get on Youtube and search for just about any topic related to Poshmark and find some great videos.

If you want to follow your truly on Youtube my channel is “Curvy Girl TN.” I plan to give Poshmark a year wether good or bad, to experiment and really learn how this platform works. You can subscribe to my channel HERE.

Self Share Daily – While community sharing is an amazing way to spread some Posh Love, be sure you are sharing your closet 2-3 times a day so your items get in front of people.

What were your first few weeks like on Poshmark? Let me know in the comments below. 

Happy Poshing!

P.S. Follow my closet “Curvy Girl TN” and follow me on Instagram “Mommy Needs Wine TN

 

Marketing and Business, Personal Life

731 Day: Porchfest Recap and a New Business Idea

It was a busy week! I should just say that as a parent I feel personally attacked that my kid has a birthday on the same day that school starts…and now I’m BROKE. Welcome to adulthood.

Our community put on an amazing event Tuesday for 731 day called Porchfest. Local musicians played on different porches throughout the community. There were food trucks, good music, and we were all a sweat hot mess by the end of it! But it was amazing. We were one of the host homes and we had such a phenomenal time!

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J&Bae TV representing at ALL times lol. 

 

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I was so proud of my friend who coordinated this event. It was a first annual event but the turnout would’ve made you think the event had been going on for years! And y’all she is so cute and pregnant right now. You know you’re a BOSS WOMAN when you pull off an event like this while being 8 months pregnant. Hats off to her!

I hope we get asked to be a host home again next year!

In other news, I’m experimenting with a new business concept right now reselling clothes. I love fashion and at times as an entrepreneur I still find myself trying to figure out where exactly I fit. Each time I get a new idea I think…maybe this is it! (says every entrepreneur lol) 

However, anyone who knows me knows I love fashion and dressing nice. I mean I comment on everyone’s clothes where I work. If I could, I would start and Instagram account just dedicated to people’s outfits at work. The people in my office wear stylish clothing on a regular basis although I’m sure at this point they are tired of my commentary on it!

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So I’m experimenting with reselling new and gently used clothing and honestly so far it is going MUCH better than I expected. I’m utilizing different platforms to sell: Poshmark, Instagram, and my mom’s group on FB. I am so excited by the positive response I have received from this.

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I post new items in my mom’s group and on Instagram to generate sales. 
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Awkward as Flock tee that is for sale in my Poshmark store @curvygirltn
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I ship out orders to my customers as they come in. I am having WAAAAYYYY more fun than I thought I would with this! 

So in addition to J&Bae TV and my full time job, I’ve adding in reselling clothing. I don’t feel too overwhelmed yet, but you can bet your boots its coming. But business growth is a good problem to have.

As an entrepreneur, I also do struggle sometimes with thinking my ideas are silly. I get so many ideas. I will try something, and if it doesn’t work I’ll move onto the next thing.

Earlier this year, I started a resume writing business and although it was going well I realized I don’t have the time capacity to scale that business so I let it go and moved on. Try. Fail. Learn from it. Then move on. BOOM. 

I also saw this meme the other day and it instantly made me feel better and think maybe my ideas aren’t so silly.

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You have a pretty solid point! 

So what are you working on right now? What side hustle are you trying to get off the ground? I’d love to hear about it. 

P.S. If you love wine and being around other supportive mamas, then you may consider joining my Facebook group “Mommy Needs Wine” We share a lot of laughs, mom jokes, and real life in this group. Join in on the fun. You can do that HERE.