Stop Chasing Other People’s Dreams… it’s not a new statement, I didn’t make it up, but it’s real and it sometimes happen without us even realizing it. I wanted to write about it in case you needed to hear it, because I certainly do.
When I find myself burned out and unmotivated I have often times found myself chasing someone else’s dreams and goals.
While I am referring to selling in general, I’m sure you can apply this to other things.
But for the sake of this post, let’s talk about selling on Poshmark (or insert your selling platform of choice)…
Here are a few of my most recent mistakes and what I have learned:
It’s Time to Start Planning…
I may be alone in this, but as a child, I absolutely loved back to school shopping. Not necessarily the back to school part, but the gathering of new school supplies. I took such careful time to arrange the pencils, pens, erasers, and sharpeners in my new pencil box. It brought such excitement in my heart to carefully insert fresh paper in a binder and plan the organization of future papers between the subject dividers.
Some of you have just mentally checked out and are closing this web page… but for the few who just enjoyed the memories and could almost smell the new box of crayons… Let’s continue!
Now as an adult, these feelings reemerge as we approach the New Year. The same excitement is kindled by a new journal that makes that paper crackle sound as it is opened for the first time, pages sticking together… It’s tearing that staticky cellophane off my new planner inserts for my Filofax… and even the overwhelming smell of plastic in the plastic tub aisle that holds the key to an organized home.
Are you with me on this?
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: