What to do when you have done it all

You are sitting at your computer and your finger is tired of clicking the mouse to share listings. So, you switch to your iPad or phone. Click, share. Click, share.

Now you absent-mindedly check your Instagram to see if you have any likes… Now back to Poshmark.

Click, share. Click, share.

Oooooh… Facebook….

Must get on track… click, share.

Oh, a notification! A share back!

You keep sharing. It’s almost like being at a slot machine… the next share might be the one! The JACKPOT!  A Posher might see this listing and HAVE to bundle!

Click, share. Click, share.

Wait, where did that hour go?

Click, share. Click, share.

Tomorrow, you promise yourself, tomorrow I will finish the laundry piling up. Tomorrow I will get up extra early and organize the pantry.

Click, share. Click, share.

Does this scenario sound familiar? Are there days that feel like NOTHING is happening???

Me too.

So this post recaps some previous advice about what to do when you feel that you have done everything.

I will admit, there are times I can hear an echo in my Posh closet and no amount of sharing can change a thing. Then, there are other days that I swear I can’t keep up with the bundling and shipping!

So, in the meantime (I admit that I am experiencing a slow spell right now) that you must take matters into your own hands. I will let you into my current situation. Allow me to be your guinea pig.

I have marked down my closet to the point that I am losing money. Yep. If low prices aren’t moving things, it must be something else.

I have decided that I need a makeover. I am re-vamping my closet! I recently cleaned out my “real” closet and have almost 200 listings waiting to be uploaded. The amount of work I have ahead of me makes me want to curl up and cry. Normally so much stress make me shut down and pour a glass of wine- this time I am grabbing the bull by the horns!

Here is my strategy for What to do When you have Done it All:

 

1.  I put up an “Under Construction” listing to explain the situation.

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2. I am using a generic “Coming Soon” covershot.

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3. I am then listing the title, description, and specifics (measurements, condition, style, etc).
4.  Then I list at a ridiculous price. (i.e. $888)
5. My last step that I will do simultaneously: PHOTOGRAPH & PRICE

Hopefully, I will have gained a few “likes” in the process and it will send out alerts when I “drop the price” to my real asking price. In this case, I will do so after the upcoming holiday weekend as I assume that most people will be out of town or celebrating with friends and family… not shopping my closet.

Today steps 1-4 took hours but I am so relieved I got this done. I was able to get approximately 40 listings up and I have more to do tomorrow!

For a while I have been itching to make additional changes and now seems like a good time since I am adding so much…

 

More changes coming:

1. Watermarking. I have had WAAAAAAY too many of my photos “borrowed” this past year. I am not going to confront or report… it’s my fault for not protecting my hard work. I am now taking the extra step so that if someone “borrows” my photos- at least they will be promoting my closet in the process.

2. Photography. This is still in the planning phase- but I envision a more streamlined photo theme. More uniformed. I do not have a clear idea on what it will look like yet… TBD.

3. Unified packaging. I want to create a theme in my closet that carries over into my packaging. Example: If I have a cat watermark then I want cat stickers and cat thank you notes. I want the delivered package to feel like my closet.

I may have bit off more than I can chew with these lofty goals!

I will certainly let you all know if I see any difference in sales or activity once I launch my new look.

 

In the meantime- here are the other things I recommend to do and that I am doing as well:

GET SOCIAL: use Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest to promote your closet.

JOIN A SHARE GROUP: maximize that sharing time.

REVAMP YOUR LISTINGS: you don’t have to do an overhaul like I am attempting- play with your covershots and see what kind of new results you can get.

LIST MORE ITEMS: my PFF @briewineposh told me that she always sees more activity when she adds more items (which is WEEKLY for her!!!).

 

I hope that I may have in some way inspired you to try something new or take things to a new level.

Make sure to keep an eye on my closet and let me know what you think!

Find my closet easily here: @grayasparagus

 

XOXO

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Any share of my blog to social media is greatly appreciated 🙂

 

8 thoughts on “What to do when you have done it all

  1. Very relatable blog! I too have had a few of my pictures on Posh stolen. I prefer to use the term stolen versus borrowed because in my case, I created the listings and pictures myself! I even had a obnoxious and thankfully estranged ( at least for the time being ) “family member” who I helped to get started on Posh steal not just my pictures, but every single wording! She just screen shot everything and listed it in her closet as if she had created it all herself! And with no acknowledgment or apology after I called her out on it too! I actually saw it when I went to share her closet to further help her sales! These people don’t borrow, they steal! I don’t watermark my listings because if they do steal it and I see it ( only the ones I personally create and design of course, if it’s an image from online then it’s available for everyone to take obviously) I have no issue with respectfully confronting them on it. In the three instances I’ve done this the thieves all ended up removing the listing. They took the opportunity to do the right thing and hopefully won’t repeat their behavior and I’m glad I spoke up. Thanks for letting me vent but I just don’t think you should have to take any responsibility for other people’s wrong choices or thievery.
    Great blog! And I’m so glad to have found the time to stop by!
    -T

  2. I love your blog. Thank you.
    The theme is a good idea. My closet is NYC based (I will not shamelessly promote it here:)) and I send a NYC thank you card with an attached NYC key chain. People love it and makes them mistakingly think that I am not a complete psycho.:)

  3. I keep commenting. I promise I’m not a psycho, I found your blog last night and really like your posts.
    I totally want to revamp my closet, I have access to a cheap mannequin and have been using it for my photos, but I feel like I could make them better. Do you type out all your listings on your phone, or do you have another method of writing your descriptions?
    I have found that if I am able to type using a physical keyboard vs the keyboard on my phone, I tend to have better descriptions. I started sending myself messages with an item’s description so I can copy and paste instead of typing.
    Thank you for your blog, it’s a serious help.

    1. Hi Jacquline! I do have a really quick way to post new listings now and it does involve copying and pasting! I will be doing a post about it in the near future. Thank you so much for reading- I’m glad that you find it helpful 🙂

  4. i LOVE your blog !
    thank you so much for the great information 😉
    i feel like i have very good pieces but in not selling ;(
    I was wondering do you have a specific uploading time ?
    Do you post listings back to back ?
    or should i have a limited amount of listings posted a day?

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