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:
Sometimes a blog post subject will come along that I am excited about writing. This was one of them. Particularly because I got to do things and test things and then report what I learned. So keep that in mind. This is just an opinion piece not necessary factual and your results will vary… so like with all my posts, it’s all my thoughts and opinions that are probably wrong anyway.
This post is about Requesting to be Styled as a Buyer through the Style Match feature.
If you have experienced the new Style Me feature on Poshmark, you probably have a pretty strong opinion one way or another… Especially with the recent upgrades to the process.
So, You Want Me to Style You?
Although I have mentioned Closet Clear Out in many posts when detailing certain strategies, I realize that I have never talked about the basics of the promotion. So for those of you who are new- or if you just like reading about things- here is my opinion about Closet Clear Out… what it is, and how I personally use it.
What is Closet Clear Out on Poshmark?
Closet clear out is a promotional set amount of days where anything you “mark down” on Poshmark will receive discounted shipping. That’s the basics of the program. BUT, of course there are little terms and conditions in the fine print!
Poshmark always announces it first with a dark burgundy banner at the top of your newsfeed. I do not have a screen shot of an actual CCO announcement but there is always an informative banner and this is where it’s located:
It’s 5:30 am on the East Coast. I am awake and sharing my Poshmark Closet. Some might say sharing your Poshmark closet this early is a waste of time because the majority of Poshmark users are not awake let alone shopping their feed (it’s 2:30 on the West Coast!!). But this is all part of my strategy which I will explain in just a few. This also ties in to one of the MOST asked questions…
“What is more important: sharing your Poshmark closet or sharing others?”
– Everyone on Poshmark
If you have never been asked this before, you probably have been the one asking. I have been on both sides.
I would love to do research and figure out which gives you the best ROI (return on investment) but there are simply too many factors involved. Factors such as:
- Amount of followers of person sharing
- Time of day/ Time zone
- Appeal of listings (photo quality, item desirability)
… and about a million other little factors, including the elusive algorithm.
I firmly believe that sharing your Poshmark closet and sharing others both hold significant importance.
An important characteristic of a successful business owner is the ability to change and adapt with the markets trends. One part of that is actually being able to recognize when something isn’t working. This can lead to a change of plans and altering your strategy.
This applies to online sellers, regardless of your preferred selling platform. You have to be cognizant of the changes and know how to make them work to your advantage. A growing company like Poshmark is an example of a company that is constantly evolving and changing. Whatever your winning strategy was last year probably isn’t cutting it this year.
Case in point, I know tons of Poshmark sellers who no longer do aggressive markdowns during “Closet Clear Out” as perhaps they once did. Why? Well, while some sellers are still finding success with marking down items because buyers are motivated to purchase with discounted shipping… personally, I am not finding it beneficial for my closet.
I feel like we are at the point in our relationship where I can tell you how I really feel, right?
As you are fully aware, I obsess over strategies and what works/what doesn’t.
I have narrowed it down to the top things that I find MOST effective for my closet. If we were sitting at Starbucks hashing out Poshmark strategy (and I confessed actions that I make a Poshmark priority), this is exactly what I would tell you.
And in case you are wondering what my Starbucks order would be, I order a grande in a venti cup of Pike Place coffee. Then I dump half n half creamer in. No sugar.
Now that we have our coffee and are sitting next to the guy with headphones and his laptop…
I am going to tell you my personal Poshmark priorities.
Before you can understand my need for a Poshmark Listing Day there is something else you need to know…
Let me describe a typical morning in my life.
I wake up around 4am and immediate take out the dog, starting the coffee pot on the way out. Upon our return, I feed the dog, grab a cup of coffee and climb back in bed ready to scroll through my phone. I finally emerge from under the covers around 5am and jump on my laptop. Typically I blog or start sharing on Poshmark…
Then I refill my coffee cup and things start to spiral out of control.