Starting Over

I don’t know about you, but I fantasize about my Poshmark closet selling out. Or, one day deleting everything and starting over!

But in reality, it doesn’t happen. I share the same listing over and over until I am sick of looking at them. Although I am sure many of you can relate to the feeling- truth be told, everyone else isn’t sick of them… most are seeing our older listings for the first time when we share them.

Nevertheless, I did it. I did something drastic. In case you missed it, I had a huge sale. I sold things for waaaaay less than I should and deleted a ton of listings. Right now, I have ZERO listings. Yep. My poshmark closet is closed for business.

So what next?

Not sure.

Dream World Scenario

In my dream world, I will come back better than ever. I will spend the next couple of week (or months) curating an amazing line-up of listings. I will clean out my “real” closet and list everything I don’t wear. I will work hard on all of my cover shots, descriptions, and price it right for a quick sale. I will come back with a new look and attitude. New packaging! A whole new feel!

Real Life

In real life, we will see how this goes. I have a couple of trips coming up, the holidays are here, and I have big project I am working on. You know, regular life stuff. Sometimes you have to put something on the back burner so you can give you full attention to completing what you have started.

But, what if…

I guess one of the things that has held me back from doing this before is the WHAT IF factor. You know the one… what if all my regular customers forget about my closet? What if everyone unfollows me? What if I get removed from the SU program… ?

Whatever. I will blog later about how it turns out. If I can’t stay away and start listing next week- I will let you know. If this turns out to be my worst idea ever- I will be honest.

Starting Over

In the meantime, I will be posting all of my adventures on Instagram of course… I will be continuing to blog- that won’t change.

 

So, my friends, give me some ideas.

ย  Do YOU dream of starting over in your Poshmark closet..

What would you do???

XOXO

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19 thoughts on “Starting Over

  1. This makes me so sad!!! But congratulations on selling out your whole closet! Bravo! Of course I dream of selling all of my listings as well and then possibly just listing a couple of items as I grow tired of them or as I find that I don’t love them as much as I thought. Perhaps you could try wholesale but that seems to be more trouble than it’s worth. Poshmark is changing drastically recently and it feels less and less like a community and more and more like another clothing site. Congratulations once again and I can’t wait what new topics and ideas you find to blog about!

    1. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I didn’t technically sell out… I deleted a TON. I also still have a lot of stuff to sell just waiting for me to list… Who knows!

  2. I’m considering the same thing. I’m burning out, and I sell much more on eBay than on Poshmark anyway. I’m thinking about not adding new items until after New Year’s, and I’m sharing much less than I used to. Keep us posted!

  3. What?! Start over? Wow….that takes guts. Unless I had to, I don’t think I could start over. I think when you get to a certain point, you get momentum and it just builds and builds. I like having the love notes for people to look back on, for people to know I list frequently, and to have the consistency and interaction with Poshers. (Not to mention people trying to remember who you are because your name changed!) Although I could see the plus of having all that knowledge, and coming out of the gate ready to go. Congrats on selling out of all your stock. That alone is an amazing feat! Keep the blogs coming! -Joy (@breezymoments)

    1. Hey Joy! Definitely not deleting my account… when I start back I will use the same account just fresh listings and new stuff! I couldn’t fathom starting from scratch! XOXO

  4. WOw my friend this is bold! But after reading your thoughts I can kind of relate. Seeing those items in my closet that haven’t sold in the last 3 years it’s a little nauseating sometimes…and embarrassing too!! Lol.

    I wish you the best on your endeavors, whatever you decide to do!! But I will keep following you on Instagram regardless!!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic

  5. Congrats on selling everything!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Care to share the total number of sales (to give the rest of us something to try to achieve)? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really do understand everything you said even though I haven’t been around nearly as long as you have. I’m already in a rut but I hear November is the start of lots of sales..your thoughts please? Should I go ahead and list the tons of things I have? ๐Ÿค”
    I don’t think anyone is ever going to forget you, your cool pics, your fantastic style, or your very informative blog about all things Posh! ๐Ÿ˜
    No matter what you decide about Posh, I’ll still be following you! Gotta keep up on the neat elevator shots and what the next good read is!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Good luck on whatever you decide!! Love from the Deep South! โค๏ธ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ

    1. Hey Kim! I far from “sold out”… I deleted a lot for sure! I would say- if you have stuff to list then definitely keep listing! Last year I did great at the holiday even though the year before not so much. Posh is growing and changing so much you never know what will happen! Thank you so much for your kinds words XOXO

  6. I completely understand – it’s like you read my mind! I finally became a PM suggested user – right as I went back to school full time and got completely burnt out on PM. I love PM, but my closet feels stagnant and no matter how much I reduce prices and offer deep bundle discounts, the stuff seems to sit and it feels like I’m answering a thousand questions from people who are just browsing.. So I’m thinking of doing exactly as you have done. I’m considering putting my closet on vacation mode, deleting everything, and announcing a re-launch. (And possibly returning to EBay, which has no seller protection, but has quick turnaround and higher profit.) But such an undertaking is a little nerve wracking this time of year! Thanks for sharing – I’m excited to see how it goes and I know your fans will still be here when you return to selling.

    1. I will keep everyone posted and if you try it please let me know how you do! I don’t know if it will be a success or a bust- yikes, too late to worry now! Thank you! XOXO

  7. Elle You have read my mind! I have put my closet on hold while working on a large project, and have been thinking of doing a big sale when I come back! Best of luck! Love your blogs! – Mweenish

  8. Bravo! Life is like an “etch a sketch”, when I don’t like something, or rather, when I’m burnt out, I give it’s shake and start something new! Way to go! I feel like sometimes we hang on just bc of all the time and effort we’ve invested, but if the “rate of return” isn’t worth it or we’ve lost a zest for it, it’s always best to hang back and breathe for a minute. “Movement” doesn’t always equate to progress, at least that’s my philosophy. I see people get so caught up in Posh, and there’s like an entire world of other business ventures to also get into. Can’t wait to see what you’re going to dive into next!

  9. Congrats on selling out and moving on! I recently did something similar — though I didn’t sell everything, I needed to close my closet for a cross country move for a couple of months and decided to delete all my listings and start over again once I re-opened. It’s been rough getting started again! Mind you, I didn’t have as many followers as you, but I had over 65K which isn’t too shabby. I was gone for less than 2 months, but posh feels like an entirely different community. They made so many changes recently that it seems like hardly anyone that was active when I started poshing about a year ago is still actively poshing, or at least as active, with the exception of those selling wholesale. I noticed a general decline in sales over the summer and just attributed it to the season, but it seems like poshers across the board are experiencing the same thing. I wonder if that’s contributing to the people closing up their closets….

    I look forward to hearing about your adventures away from posh! Have fun on your travels and best of luck on whatever you’re working on!

  10. I can totally relate to what you’re dealing with! There are days when I’m sharing my closet listings and thinking that I’m so sick & tired of looking at them all the time. I’m down to about 75 active listings for sale and haven’t listed anything new in almost a month! Quite frankly I haven’t been motivated at all. Part of it is my loss of interest after being on Posh for over 3 years. The other is all the changes & the direction which Posh has gone with more attention and emphasis on the “boutique” and wholesale accounts๐Ÿ˜ฌ Most of the original Poshers who I met back in 2013 are no longer active or very rarely are “seen” anymore. The sense of “community” just isn’t there anymore…

  11. Hi Elle,
    Thanks so much for the post! I just dove in head first less than two weeks ago. Temporarily closed my closet, deleted every listing and I’ve only been selling since the end of June. I didn’t realize….I would have to smile with clenched teeth as someone offered 75% off my item/ how mean people can be while they want a whole lotta something for a little bit of nothing yet their closet is similarly priced to mine/ that people have no regard to the time and effort it takes to prop,photo,list,share and finally reduce the price to one that makes you want to cry/share share and share some more then begin again in hopes that shares would be returned/that people will give you only one star because you failed to send a free gift with their $6 buy/the time necessary to answer questions and provide measurements that are already contained in the listing while strongly encouraging adults to read/ how long it took to vet closets before sharing only to find those contraband items at the very bottom of a 250 item closet/to attend parties I have no interest in only to find hosts who believe that hosting allows one to give Host Pick’s to most of the items in their OWN closets/just how much it has taken time away from my family for what? $12? / how much I’m pondering whether to reopen with all new and fresh items only to decide to close again because I’m a rule follower and unable to deal with the folks who think this is LetGo or the biggest garage sale ever. I don’t know how this is going to evolve nor how long it will take. So what keeps me here? My pff’s, the ones who feel exactly as I do but continue to soldier on. Maybe I’m weak, maybe I’m selfish, maybe I’m burned out….maybe all the above. But I’m not stressed. I’m playing with my dog, cleaning my house, eating dinner with my husband and connecting with friends and family who have willingly gone to the back burner while I pursued what I thought to be a fantastic opportunity. So, maybe. But differently. So maybe. But less selfishly. So maybe. But with allotted time and no more. So maybe. Just maybe.

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