I never really had hobbies growing up… unless you count daydreaming. I was really good at that!
During school, I was far from athletic. Although I dabbled here and there in a few sports, I never committed for too long.
Then there was the time I decided to join band and picked up the trumpet. I immediately put it back down because there was NO WAY I was going to a band festival and playing in front of people.
I have no regrets about not continuing in sports- I would not have gone pro or received a scholarship (not being negative- just being a realist)… Sometimes I wish I had stuck with band but maybe gone with the piano or something more useful. If you are a party and there is a piano in the corner you can always sit down and start playing- you are sure to instantly have an audience and probably a few admirers. Although the trumpet is a powerful, amazing instrument, there has never been a scene in a Hallmark movie where a dude starts playing Christmas Carols on the trumpet and gets the girl. Anyway…
So here I am in my thirties…
One of the most coveted statuses to achieve on Poshmark is becoming a Suggested User, or what most refer to as being an SU.
Here is a quick recap for those who are new users to the app:
Basics of the Suggested User Program
- Suggested User status is given to sellers who are outstanding Poshers in the community. These users (theoretically) follow the guidelines in what they sell in their closet and how they conduct their business. That is the program in a very small concise nutshell but you can read my full commentary on the subject in this article The Real Deal: Becoming and Being a Suggested User.
The benefits are huge. If you don’t already know, having people follow your closet is key to making sales. Yes, you can have tons of sales with just a few followers, but the more you have obviously gives you more exposure.
Here are a few benefits if you are wondering if it’s worth it:
Listing your clothes on Poshmark is so simple and easy. You take a few pictures, describe how fabulous your item is, name your price and DONE.
So… WHY does it get so overwhelming??
Ideally I would add a new listing every day as I decide to sell an article of clothing… but, of course, I let it pile up until I have 20+ waiting for me.
Then I like to sit and stare at the basket full of clothes, with every intention to start listing. I get overwhelmed at the thought of even trying to start.. When I get overwhelmed I tend to shut down. I will turn on the TV or find some other “important” activity to work on… like staring at the wall.
I have to remind myself constantly that these clothes are not ever going to sell if I don’t list them.
As I expressed in my previous post regarding Tracking Poshmark Sales, I like to find the most productive and time effective way to do things. It has taken a while, but I now have mastered a routine that makes the task of listing on Poshmark much less daunting!
Here it is….
Everyone wants to know how to be a SUCCESS on Poshmark.
You may have read articles about Poshmark sellers achieving success by making five… six… SEVEN FIGURES (!!!) from their closets. Some will read these news articles and take it as motivation and some will immediately assume personal defeat.
After hearing about these “super closets”, have you found yourself thinking about the pair of knee socks you just sold (and the $2.05 profit…) then calculated exactly how many pairs you will have to sell to make six figures?
What am I doing wrong???
Success on Poshmark doesn’t always mean that you are beating everyone else at the game. You have to define what “being successful” means to you, how you are going to measure your personal success, and FIRST figuring out what the hell are you even trying to achieve.
Every Poshmark Closet is NOT the same… quite honestly, you really can’t compare most of them. They are each individual businesses with their own unique niche.
Let me explain it this way…
When I talk to newbies who have just signed up on Poshmark, I get asked quite often
“How much money can you make?”
“Can you do this full-time?”
“When will I start making sales every day?”
Those questions are not easy to answer. And quite frankly, I’m not sure they have definitive answers.
I say this because many factors contribute to the success of your closet. Which brands you sell, the current trends, sizes you offer, and how you present your items… just to name a few. Inventory and mark up are other factors to determine your overall profitability. The best way to determine YOUR success is to set personal goals. With a new calendar year right around the corner- it’s the perfect time to set some goals for 2016!
Here are some suggestions to get you started: