A New Year!

Ahh, a brand new year to start of fresh. A new sleight; a restart on your goals to making your new year resolutions happen. For me, it’s coming in to the new year strong with listing more on eBay and poshmark and less time on social media platforms. Social media platform is now going to be considered a treat if and when I get my goals for the day accomplished. I also need to write it down. It’s the only way I can get things done and can keep me on check with my daily tasks.

I also plan on working out more. I have roller blades, just got bicycle for Christmas, so what’s the hold up, doc? Ummm… excuses, excuses, excuses! Break free from habits that will take you to dead ends to you only wishing you had a more productive day and kicking yourself for not accomplishing anything you wanted to achieve. Let’s break free!

Trust me, I know it’s going to be tough. But I am hopeful and willing to make my goals happen. Focus, focus, focus.

Let’s make a toast:

Here’s to the bright New Year,
And a fond farewell to the old;
Here’s to the things that are yet to come,
And to the memories that we hold.

Reached my Goal

Finally hit over 700 items to sell on eBay, with about 15-20 more items to list. My goal for the new year is to be consistent with listing items. I know my hard work will pay off. I surprised myself how much I can get done when I’m not wasting time on social media. It’s great! I am also working out a bit again. Getting my health back to where it needs to be. The last thing I want is to get sick by not taking care of my health. I look forward to setting another goal to tackle and accomplish this new year. Clear your mind and get it done!

Bundle up!

Heyyy!

All this hard work and consistency is paying off and I know that I can only move up from here.

I was unable to locate the Jessica Simpson coral sleeveless tank and it was such a bummer! I ended up contacting the buyer and explaining what happened, with no response. I then packed all the items up plus added a White House Black Market Pink and Gold sleeveless tank, very similar to the Jessica Simpson tank and a Pink New York and Company dress in her size. I went on to explain again in the thank you note. I hope this ends well and that the buyer will appreciate what I have done for her in spite of losing her tank top. I wonder what other buyers do, when their items are missing/sold/damaged?

#foodforthought

ASP & Tips

hey!

I am very excited to hit a milestone in the average selling price department. Since I steered reselling this past May, the average selling price of my items went from $8 to $19. Now it’s hit $24 since I started getting a bit more picky with each item I purchase.

When I started sourcing, I was very overwhelmed and unsure on what item to sell and what style of clothing I want to create for my store and poshmark closet.

Even though I have only been reselling for less than a year, anyone that is out there looking to start reselling, below are some tips and pointers that I gave myself moving forward into the new year.

Tip #1: Do your homework and narrow down the type of items you would like to sell. Preferably one that sells well for you. For me, it’s items like Lucky Brand, J. Jill, Talbots, Calvin Klein, Anthropologie and Ann Taylor. It’s nice to sell pants, dresses, skirts, shoes and everything under the sun. But if you don’t like reselling pants, you will not enjoy listing them. Find what you are interested in reselling and focus on that. You will eventually expand your style once you get the hang of things!

Tip #2: Once you’ve figured out what sells for you, stick to the formula and run with it! Continue to expand and educate yourself in brands. I have already found a few brands that I have up for sale, where the comps are just phenomenal. I am already grateful that I even found these items and to be able to sell them? What? That is already a crazy ride on it’s own!

Tip #3: Don’t feel discouraged! Yes, it happens. Yes, you may feel disappointed in yourself, or feel afraid that things are not selling, but if you continue to source and list at your own pace, you will reach your goal. For me, I source once a week. I am lucky if I can source twice a week. My strategy is always the same: I source once a week and I photograph and list twice a week. I’m not where I am as far as income goals, but with a steady pace, patience and stride, I know I can get through this.

Tip #4: HAVE FUN! The social media platforms is filled with helpful tips and reseller vets helping reseller rookies, like myself! Make it fun and it will never feel like work! At least, that is what I am striving for. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, as well.

Tip #5: Surround yourself with like minded people. How many times have you heard this saying? Well, newsflash, my friend, it’s true! Surrounding yourself with like minded people will only push you forward. Inspiration is great, but only you can make things happen. Talk all you want about it! Calculate figures on what you will “supposedly” make all you want, but if that item is not up for the world to see, and it’s sitting on your death pile, then you’ve got nothing. Make it happen!

I know it’s not much, but that is what I have going on for me at this moment. I don’t know how many YouTube videos I’ve watched about poshmark and making sales. I figured, why not try every possible trick out there? Time and patience is what is going to win the race. (The race with yourself, keep that in mind). Everyone is different and unique and that’s why this community is amazing and wonderful to share tips, tricks and trade secrets.

I hope you find value in this. It’s something I am sticking to for a while. It seems to be working.

Until then!