Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

Posh SalesSlumps happen. In life, in sports, even on Poshmark. If you find yourself in a selling slump, you can recover. The trick is to find ways to spend as a little of your time as possible doing so. And when it comes to being lazy knowledgeable about Poshmark, I’m your girl.

To recap, I’ve already made over $1,000 selling items from my closet this year. In fact, August pushed me past the $1,300 mark. Summer was a bit slow, and things are finally starting to pick up again. For some, back-to-school stress equals shopping. For others, wine and chocolate. Not that I would know. While I’m still all for using my original Poshmark strategy, I’m also not willing to undervalue my time…again. Whether you’ve been on Poshmark for a while or new to selling, here are some of my favorite low-commitment tricks to make money. Continue reading “Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark”

Troubleshooting a Slump on Poshmark

That Time I Made $4 an Hour

$4 (1)He paid off his student loans flipping furniture. They paid off their mortgage re-selling estate sale finds. I made over $1,000 decluttering my closet. We’ve all seen the headlines. Some of us have even written them (guilty). But you know what? That’s not real life. Not all the time, anyway.

When it comes to selling my clothing, shoes, and handbags, I’ve found a great deal of success with online platforms like Poshmark, Tradesy, and even Craigslist. But when sales get slow, I take my goods to local consignment-like stores like Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor, or I donate them. Scratch that. From here on out, I donate them. Why? Because I don’t ever want to work for $4 an hour again. Continue reading “That Time I Made $4 an Hour”

That Time I Made $4 an Hour

$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark

PoshmarkIn the past few months, I’ve earned over $500 on Poshmark. This selling frenzy is the result of the grand effort to clean out my closets. That’s right. Closets. While I like to think I brought a lot of positive things to our marriage, I also brought a lot of stuff. Way, way too much stuff. And the stuff I didn’t bring, I left at my parents’ house.

I originally started using consignment stores and resale shops like Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor, but netting $2 for an Ann Taylor LOFT sweater with the tag still attached seemed a little insulting. I could have gone the route of garage sales, but I was looking for something that would let me go through my drawers and hangers little by little. Poshmark fit the bill. Though their fees are a little bit high and they’ve recently increased the cost of shipping for buyers, I’m still having good luck using the app to sell my new and gently used clothes and shoes. If you’re looking to get started, here are five things I’ve learned selling on Poshmark. Continue reading “$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark”

$500 in Sales & Five Things I’ve Learned on Poshmark

Simple Switches: The Goodness of Giving Something Away

Goodness of GivingMr. P and I are in the midst of a massive overhaul of our home. For the past few weeks, I’ve been a decluttering machine. Craigslist, Poshmark, Tradesy, local consignment stores. You name it, I’ve tried it*. I have also filled several trash bags to the breaking point and bequeathed them to my neighborhood Goodwill and a few other local charities.

But then it occurred to me: Donating an incredibly-out-of-date top to Goodwill mostly benefits me. Not Goodwill. Sure, I have some big-ticket items and designer duds that I’d still like to consign, but my time is worth something too, right? Was I spending too much time reselling things for pennies on the dollar? Couldn’t I afford to be a little more generous?
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Simple Switches: The Goodness of Giving Something Away