The Poshmark Side Hustle

I’ve been a buyer and seller on the Poshmark app since 2014 and I love it!  The last few years it’s just been a hobby to earn some extra cash here and there but lately I’ve been wanting to really work on my Poshmark Closet and increasing my sales.

If some don’t know what Postmark is, it’s an app that enables you to post and sell new and/or used clothing and accessories.  It’s easy to use and makes the reselling process really simple that my 10 year old daughter has now begun selling her clothing on the site.

Create an account, add photos, and start selling!

When I first started with Poshmark, I just photographed the items I was selling on a hanger hung from the molding of my closet in my bedroom.  They really were horrible photos and didn’t do any of the garments justice. You can see the shots below – terrible lighting and just not good styling on my part. Embarrassing!

Strange thing – both items sold.


There are a couple of tasks that Poshmark encourages on the daily and it does take commitment if you want make that money.  Some re-sellers swear that if you do these steps everyday for at least 30 mins – you will increase your followers thus increasing your sales.

  1. Share 30 items from your closet (use the “edit “- “next” – “list’ function in your closet selling portal)
  2. Follow, Follow back and Connect with others sellers/buyers (use your closet “followers” tab – follow all your followers)
  3. List 3 items daily (if you don’t have 3, delete and relist an item posting)
  4. Follow new closets (go to “find people” in the app and follow new closets for no more then 5 mins a day)
  5. Share others closet items
  6. Welcome 10 new closets!  (go to “find people” in the app). Don’t advertise – just a quick welcome, hello and keep it moving.

The 30 Minute Method, is a way of gaining traffic and sales through a specific usage of the Poshmark application.  The Poshmark Analytics Group works on analyzing various Poshmark data and potential algorithms to determine the best use of the app.


I’ve been using the 30 Minute Method for about a week and a half.  I’ve seen an increase of over 2000 followers and have made 4 sales, totaling approximately $200 that will go straight into our vacation jar!

I did do a full closet re-vamp though.  Re-shot photos of all my items with as much natural light as I could find. Photos taken with natural light tend to complement the items and showcase the colors a bit more.  I’ve also even researched purchasing a photography lighting kit – they aren’t to pricey and will help in making our items pop!

I had a decorative body form that was in my daughters room as decor, I took that and am re-purposing it as part of my closet staging supplies.  I also added a little cute 10 year old model to our closet – she’s adorbs! Beginning in 2016 Poshmark has allowed the sale of kid’s clothes, so she’s already a becoming a Poshmark Boss Chic.

If you’re on Poshmark, follow us!  We’ll follow you back!

Poshmark Closet: @missjacqui          Instagram:  @poshmarkbosschic

 

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Procrastination – Let’s Talk about it.

I started the shell of this blog 3 years ago. Even drafted my first post about my little bee’s 2nd grade classroom end of the year gifts, but didn’t publish it. She’s about to be a 5th grader come fall.  Oops!

Yep, I’m a self admitted procrastinator!  How could this have happened?  Well, I think my procrastination is a pure unadulterated sign of that awful ego based word we call FEAR. Fear of starting a blog and no one reading it or maybe I’m afraid I can’t commit my time to something like a weekly blog.  Either way…

I’ve decided to take that word and make it my bitch.  Seriously, fear has limited us in our dreams, desires and future.  I will no longer allow her to keep me from pursuing those dreams or reaching for the stars.  She’s been a monkey on our back since we’ve first learned what the word even means.  No more – she’s being removed from my vocabulary.

So – without any fear I introduce you to Mommy UnPerfected.  A blog about everything and anything.  I’m not one of those moms who is good at re-creating those perfect Pinterest crafts or a mom who can cook a gourmet meal.  I’m just your everyday mom who works really hard to make sure she’s doing it kinda right.

If you’re a “doing it kinda right” kind of mom then join me on my journey and share those “kinda right” and “kinda not so right” moments.

Love ya,

Mommy UnPerfected