In college and grad school, schedules are so busy that you have little time to have a consistent job. Certain weeks are busier than others, and working the same hours each week is hard to do. Not to mention, those hours are typically at minimum wage, and sometimes studying through those hours would be much more worth your time! With Poshmark, you make money on your own varying down time.
As semesters and seasons pass by, something adds up in your closet and dresser drawers – and it’s not usually extra cash. Yep, you know what I’m talking about! Those tops you bought on sale last year that you thought you’d wear a million times but they haven’t been touched in months? That one dress that was great for the summer months but you already have 10 pictures in it and probably won’t wear it again next summer? How about those jeans you haven’t worn since high school?
Sure, you could take those clothes to a resale shop. But resale shops typically only give you 20-30% of what they would charge for the item. And resale shops are cheap, so you might only get quarters for each of those tops. $1.50 for that dress you adored and paid $40 for just a couple months ago. $3 for those jeans you barely wore and paid $70 full price.
At these rates, you could give them a full bin of clothes and barely be able to pay for lunch that day. This is where Poshmark comes in.
What is Poshmark?
Poshmark is a fashion resale app that only keeps 20% of every purchase. With Poshmark, you upload pictures of your unwanted clothes directly to their app, and simply share them within the app on your own down time. You name your price based on what you believe your items are worth. People are able to “like”, “comment”, and “offer” on your items. The best part – you get to keep 80% of every sale!!
You can sell from any brand on Poshmark, from generic to high end. You can also purchase from others within the app. I have purchased 3 pairs of Lululemon pants for a fraction of full price – and they still had tags on them! You can search for clothes based on those that are “New with Tags”, specific brand name, certain sizes, colors, styles, etc. It’s a great place to sell and shop.
How I Made $800 with Poshmark in 2 Short Months
If I haven’t sold you on this app yet, here’s how much I made within 2 months of selling with Poshmark: $804. I sold 64 items during that time, which is an average of $12.56 per item – so much better than what I’d ever get at a resale shop. I sold everything from old tank tops, jewelry, and purses to newer dresses, sweaters, and jeans that were just taking up too much space in my closet for how little I wore them.
You Determine How Much $$ You Make On Poshmark
Poshmark is all about you making your own money. You take the pictures, describe the items, and you must share them in order to sell. You can follow people who like the same brands as you, and follow people who have purchased from them. This will get you noticed by people who enjoy the brands you sell.
You should also enter the daily “Posh Parties”. There are 3-4 parties per day with a range of brands and categories. Share your items, as appropriate, when the parties are happening to get your items noticed. You can also see who is hosting the parties, and comment on their pictures asking them to promote your items. This is how I began to sell my items.
Write Thank You Notes to Buyers
When you do start selling items, it’s a good idea to write a little note to the person who purchased and include it in your package. Thank them for the purchase and ask if they’d leave a positive review when they accept their item on the app. This will show future customers that you have sold before, are reliable, and have items that are worth what you charge.
How Poshmark Works:
Steps for Selling with Poshmark:
- Download the Poshmark App & use code ALYSSA733 to get $5 toward your own first order
- Take pictures of your items – the better they look, the faster they’ll sell & the more money you’ll get for them!
- Upload your items’ pictures to the Poshmark app
- Fill out their quick item description form
- Name your price!
- Click the share button to share to the Poshmark community & watch your items sell!
Steps for Shipping with Poshmark:
- Place your items in any old envelope, box, or empty package. You can also grab some priority mail envelopes at any USPS location to always have on hand when items sell.
- Print off the shipping label that Poshmark automatically sends when an item is sold, and tape it to the package.
- To ship, you have a few options. You can put it in your own mailbox for your mail carrier to pick up. You can also drop it into a blue USPS mailbox on your way to class. I usually just take it to a local USPS location and drop it at the counter to ship!
That’s it! Your money will be deposited into your Poshmark account when the buyer receives their items. You can transfer your balance directly to your bank account or use it to make purchases within the app.
Don’t forget to use the code ALYSSA733 when you sign into Poshmark to automatically get $5 credited to your account!