Each day I stare at my closet pondering what to wear. I wore this jacket last week. I already wore that at last month's party. These shoes are outdated.
I find myself aggravated quite often because I spend too much time figuring out my next day's attire while moping because I "Can't find anything to wear." Really, the issue is I have a closet full of clothes that are taking up space for more worthy items and these old clothes really gotta go. Adios!
Poshmark was nothing new to me. I gave it a try when the app was initially released in 2011. This was when my entire closet consisted of Hollister and American Eagle denim and Coach bags. I gave it a go and I listed a few items here and there from my personal closet. No sales came through and as impatient (and somewhat lazy) as I am, I deleted the app. But thanks to my boss, Carly (@IAmHippieGlam) I was brought back into the Posh world just recently. I couldn't help but overhear how much of a #GirlBoss Carly had become. She had sold enough clothes in just 1 week to pay for her entire mortgage! I wanted a piece of it.
I went home and gathered up chic sale-worthy clothes, snapped a few photos, and listed them for sale on Poshmark. I gave it a week... 2 weeks... 3 weeks... and nothing. I had zero sales. I cried to Carly that maybe this just wasn't for me. It was then I learned that shares are the secret to sales and success on this app. I began making an effort to share listings from other closets and my own personal closet every day.
Carly became my mentor and taught me everything I needed to know such as the benefits of becoming an ambassador to help get sales and sharing my items to Posh parties while also taking the time to follow as many sellers as I can. This process is time consuming and involves staring at a computer screen or phone for hours late in the evening just so you can hit 5000+ shares, but once I hit it, my sales skyrocketed! Phew... I had finally hit ambassador and I was getting the hang of it all.
I’m still learning and working on my closet all the time. Especially considering I'm still learning and figuring this thing out. I learn from Poshers that I’ve bought items from, like how to make each sale more personal with a handwritten note or cute wrapping. I also will take the time to admire what others on Poshmark are doing. For example, staging clothing pieces; Looking at other closets helps me better my understanding of how to stage a certain piece. Should I hang this on a hanger? White background or vibrant? Natural lighting or staged lighting? All this can help keep the clothes flying off the racks and keep the cash flowing. I also love when other Poshers ask questions or leave notes on my listings! From their feedback, I’ve been able to better understand a buyer's wants and needs when shopping for a specific item. I’ve had so much fun cleaning out my closet and my husband is loving it too!
Poshmark started out as a small time investment to make a few bucks on clothes I didn’t wear. Now Poshmark is a community I’m proud to be a part of. I became a Posh Ambassador this year and I love welcoming new Poshers and assisting them along their new journey. Most of my success came from taking advice from other people and I'm always here to help new Poshers gain the same level of success and I have. I’m so thankful I’ve found the community I have in Poshmark!