TAX SEASON IS COMING UP!!! I know what you’re thinking, what do I do if I made money one Poshmark? Do I need to file taxes? How do I do it? WHAT DO I DO?!?!?! Short of having a panic attack, we are here to help and guide you to some basic answers to get you on your way to staying in the clear when it comes down to tax time! Just as a note, this blog post is just BASIC info. This isn’t going to go into too much depth, because everyone’s situation is different, and unique. But if you’re looking to get more specific questions answered, there will be info at the end of this post!
Looks like the Poshmark app updated as of yesterday, and if you haven’t updated on your device yet, you are missing out!
Here are some snapshots of the new update:
Now you can list with up to 8 pictures! This is FREAKIN amazing!! Now remember if you are listing from here on out, try to use up all 8 photos. It will help with the overall value of your listing.
Here’s what the actual listing looks like:
Make sure to put your closet down below so I can check it out!
Lucky you! Not many people know these but after trying some things out I’ve managed to find the *BEST* ways to get your items seen and sold on Poshmark. I’d like to share with you all some of my sharing strategies and skills that can get your stuff seen and sold! I mean, I don’t expect you’re here for shits and giggles, you wanna know how to sell more and make billionz! If you don’t know what sharing is, please read this first before and then catch on up here.
Well I can’t get you to billionaire status, but I can get you on your way. So read on!
Well first and foremost, let’s go with my daily routine:
- Wake up.
- Share my own closet.
- Share feed.
- Share Feed on lunch.
- Share Feed after work.
- List an item.
- Share before bed.
FYI this may seem like a lot, but it really isn’t, and this is an IDEAL day, not what I practice on a daily. Ultimately you want to share (overall) about 30 mins a day.
Where and what I share is also very very important. As much as I love just sharing my one item I want to sell over and over again, be careful when doing that because the system may mark it as spam and it lowers the value of the listing. So take a peek into what I do to help you increase your sales and your value as a member of the Poshmark community!
- I share my own closet.
This is one of the mostly asked questions that I get. How do you share your own closet? Easily, I share each item I have in my closet to ‘my followers’. It’s a lot, but you gotta do it! Sharing your own closet is another sense of marketing for yourself. It’s best to do so in the morning but you shouldn’t do it more than just a few times a day.
- I share my feed
Sharing your feed exposes you to new and sometimes fresh items from your followers and from people you follow. Plus you have a chance to look at items that you probably wouldn’t see in your network of friends.
- I share past parties
- I am not part of a share group or share parties.
This is one of the best things that I do. I share from some of the old parties. Why? Because here is a huge network of people that aren’t necessarily in my network… that ultimately I want part of my network. Think about it, everyone shares to parties, or shares some of their followers, followers, followers stuff to parties. I WANT to connect with them. I want them to look into my closet and check things out if they’ve never seen my stuff. Branch out, and sharing from parties is one of the best ways to reach people you haven’t met before!
The reason I am not part of share groups is that having a share group doesn’t give you as much reach as you need to get your closet out there. Imagine if you were in a rock band, and you wanted to make it big, and you sang to an audience of the same 50 people…everyday. You’re not gonna get very far. So diversify your efforts and try breaking out of the bubble of share groups. On the other hand, share groups are a fun way to get to know other people, but to me there’s just a lot of pressure to keep up with the demands sometimes and I prefer a more casual experience.
- Share likeminded brands
Ok so this one is a 2 part. If I can remember to do this, I share my items that are of a certain brand so that they appear at the top of my closet. Then I go into that brand and start sharing some of the items at the top. When items appear at the top, it means that the user is active and on the app, hence why they are sharing their own item. In turn if you share their items, they share your items. Typically if they like that brand, they are more inclined to purchase items of that brand, so when they are looking at the items to share there’s more of a *possibility* of them purchasing.
So there you have it MY sharing techniques. Try these out if you wanna, it beats just sharing your feed or just the same people in your follow groups.
Happy to help, please make sure that you put your closet below in the comments so that I can check out your closet! Like and Share if you can!
Summary: Sold $800 on Poshmark for the month already and it’s only Nov 10th, here’s how I did it.
First off, sorry for those of you who were saddened by the election results this week. It came to a shock to a vast majority of people including myself. But whatever, we are all one country and we change, we move on, and it’s time to focus on moving forwards and making those sales we got Christmas people!
It’s been a bitchin’ time for Poshmark sales because this is the time when sales pick up like crazy! I’ve been hitting some MAJOR MAJOR breakthroughs that I would like to share with you because I officially broke $800 and it’s only the second week of the month!
At Poshfest, there was a workshop called Poshmark Power Users. Which were led by the two very talented ladies: Lyn McLaughlin Cromar and Jessica Craddock who manage their own Poshmark Facebook Support Groups. They suggested some tricks to boost up some sales and I am happy to report that they do work!
After some major thrifting this past week, I have gone out on business and during my downtime to some pretty good thrift shops around the country and happy to report that the majority of my finds have brought in enough sales that they have already paid themselves off!
One of the key things they mentioned, in addition to sharing, and to following…was LISTING!!! For me and my new inventory, I have made it a rule that I am NOT allowed to shop for my inventory, until everything that I previously purchased has been listed. Makes for a happy home! My husband starts seeing things go out the door instead of piled high in my office. His anxiety has gone down, and merch is starting to circulate! YASS!!
One of their big suggestions was to list DAILY. Yes daily! I highly highly recommend it, because really it generates revenue for you, obviously, because if you don’t list it, it can’t be sold. But they mentioned that the constant activity in your closet will trigger the analytics of your account to increase your sales. So listing anything, they mentioned a pic of your dog, will help keep that constant activity, which will increase the likelihood of sales. NOW… I personally have no proof of this, it obviously would be in the coding somewhere, which I don’t have access to and wouldn’t know how to read anyway. But what I can give you is my own personal experience.
Have I sold more sales using this method? Short answer: yes.
Have I listed everyday? Yes.
Have I put up listings of my dog? Sadly, no.
I have double listed items in my closet on days where I didn’t have anything to list, which is something they mentioned to try to do as well and it works! I also have changed up how I list things. I stick with the white background that I have mentioned for cover shots, so that is what I have transitioned into since the chevron days!
I do think you should try it out, you may increase your sales, but for me, it’s going real well. This shouldn’t however deter you from following and sharing other closets as well as your own, this should be in addition to what you already do. Remember to limit your activity to peak times and you should be all good!
If you have any questions, feel free to drop on by and put em down below. I say that because I actually need comments on these posts so please please please try not to comment on the FB post or on my listings on Poshmark. Also if you have gotten this far, please like the post as well, it helps others find the information too! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!!!
Note: If you can’t see the video below on email, then click below to go to the site. For whatever reason it won’t show up, I’m working on it!
ICYMI (In Case You Missed It) here are some highlights I threw together from this year’s PoshFest 2016!! Please share with all your PFF’s!!
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