summer slow down thoughts

Let’s face it, folks! The summer slow down is real and there is no denying that we are not making fire sales this month in July. It’s a struggle that I face whenever I make little to no sales while it feels like everyone around me is making it through the day with tons of sales. Why not me? What is wrong with my closet? Am I reselling the right items?

Simple answer to those questions is to STOP, I repeat, STOP comparing yourself to others! It can be extremely tough. Especially when you were constantly making sales one week and the next is near impossible to make at least one sale. Don’t let this get the best of you. Again, I repeat, DO NOT LET THIS GET THE BEST OF YOU!

Take this time to learn new brands or take some time off and spend it with the family. Learn a new skill, work out, cook, laugh, play read a book! Something to keep mentally strong and ready for tomorrow.

I have been doing all of that and it’s ok if I don’t make any sales today. It’s ok if I don’t reach my goal this week and this month. It’s ok. Keep a positive outlook on what is to come for you in the horizon. You will get there. Hang tight for the summer slow down!

SLOW & STEADY IS WINNING….

The race to the end of June is not over! But I am seeing amazing results running towards that finish line. Again, numbers DO NOT LIE. As of today, I am $500 over from my previous amount that I had on May 22. 😳 that is CRAZY! It blew my mind when I was sitting here thinking that this summer slow down has already hit me hard coming into the month of June. Nope! I was gratefully mistaken, my friend.

So here are some tips on what I’ve done so far to stay afloat and maintain my daily sales.

1. Now that poshmark is letting us relist items, do it! It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to relist 10-15 stale items in your closet. Why does this benefit me and you? For one, it’s stale. Let’s just get that out of the way. And B, you have all these likes ❀️ but no bite. Why not get a fresh set of eyes, but also a bump to the top of the search bar for your back by popular demand item? No brainer.

2. Share, share, share, share your closet! Even on my worst sluggish day, I will at least share my closet 3x. I do not have a VA. I do not have my grandma’s neighbor’s neice’s daughter’s friend doing it for me. πŸ˜…Although, that would be fantastic! But anyway, share your items! If I could, I would share it at least 10 times a day. IF I could.

3. What’s in your sold items? Go check it out and take account for your best items sold. Yes, items. What are you selling the most? Now that you know, go pick them up at your local thrift store when you get a chance. You will find what works for you. Everyone is different and everyone has something unique to offer to buyers. Don’t feel discouraged.

4. Pack and ship fast! You will have the most heart felt comments and love notes if you do this. Buyers will remember you for not only the fast shipping but also for the quality and price you offered or accepted. What an awesome tri-fecta!

With all this said and done, know that hard work is involved. I steam my clothes, I take photos, I draft each item, I answer questions, I package the item, and of course, I source.

You’ve got this! With so much hard work and tenacity, it’s a guarantee that you will achieve your goal!

$500 weekend. my strategy.

After a busy three day weekend, I managed to make $500 for the first time ever! No magic spells or secret sauce.

This was my Poshmark strategy:

β€’ focus on an item you enjoy reselling

β€’ check out the market and do your research. Check out blogs, or any trending sites and see what’s hot in style and what is selling well. πŸ”₯

β€’ get out there in the wild and find that item or something similar, but still on trend and selling well. Make sure you want to make 3-4x for the item you are purchasing to resell.

β€’ check comps! check comps! check comps! πŸ’° check out items that sold and also click on ‘just in’ so you know when it was sold last and/or how fast your hot cakes are selling for.

β€’ take great photographs

β€’ give the item a proper title for top rank visibility! πŸ‘€ πŸ‘€

β€’ Brand/Color/Item/Size

β€’ give detail descriptions

β€’ have a competitive reselling price- make sure you have room to negotiate and still come out in the positive.

β€’ offer 10% off and discounted shipping to buyers that like your item.

β€’ make the sale! Pack em and ship em!

Hope you find some value in this blog. These are just SOME of many strategies out there, but discretion: this is what has worked for me over the past month since I changed my strategy.

Let me know if you have any awesome strategies you would like to share. Feel free to DM me on Instagram.

muster up the courage!

Today was a big day for me!

After months of contemplating with myself, I finally mustered up the courage to finally talk to my best friend about reselling full time. My best friend is my husband. As pragmatic as he is, he completely understood where I was coming from and heard me out completely and fully without feeling any type of discouragement.

Reselling can be scary, it’s true. The unknown is inevitable vs. a steady, streaming paycheck when working for corporate America. Taking this leap has made me feel like the opportunities are endless. It is a risk that I am willing to take and I am no longer fearful. What will be in store for me next? We shall see.

If your ducks are all lined up or even if they are not but you know with hard work and tenacity, you will get there, then why not? Why not do something you love full force with blood, sweat and tears. Blood, sweat and tears that you are willing to take on for yourself and not for someone else.

I am scared, I am excited and I have a long way to go with proving myself. My husband is giving me a trial run. He knows the numbers are there, but can I make it consistent? Again, we shall see.

Stay tune. So much has yet to unravel and I am coming in strong and swinging hard!

Batter up!

Do not give up!

Reselling will ALWAYS have its ups and downs no matter what. The key to overcome this is to continue to be consistent. Consistently list, consistently share, consistently be active. Work hard, play hard, get rewarded is the name of the game. Focus on the end goal and it will pay off.

May madness!

Good morning! Happy Friday and happy 1st of May! What a roller coaster it has been over the past month! I feel like we entered an alternative universe and the old norm no longer exist! What is the deal, Lucille? 🧐

New month means new goals. April was good to me towards the end when I decided to get my act straight with reselling and put my couch potato skills to good use. Amid this pandemic the world is facing, I decided to quit listening to the news for many reasons including the sake of my health. Panic attacks are no longer part of my daily routine where my husband constantly has to calm me down. Positive energy is the best vitamin for me.

I get my daily dose of my awesome group of reseller friends. Homeschooling with my son has been so fun. Even I am learning something new!

Life in the quarantine world is good. This home body gal is going to make things happen!

Because going out thrifting is not available. I went online shopping and invested some of my money into some good quality inventory to curate my poshmark closet, which is what I’ve been focusing on since the beginning of the year. By invested, I mean I paid up. And by paid up, I mean I spent some serious buku. None of which came from my stimulus check, of course! 😏🀨

I created yet another set of goals for May, one which I am proud to achieve because I discovered the power of waking up early and accomplishing It all before 9:00 am. Ok, so it’s no discovery. Not a morning person? No need to be. If 5:00 am is too early, try 6, 7 or 8 am. Whatever time you can get in to be alone at peace where you can focus on your tasks.

I have a wild four year old child and knowing him, his wake up time is around 8:30 am. Which means, I need to get up between 5:00-5:30 to get my day started which includes a nice warm cup of lemon water, some poshing, relisting, working out, shipping out packages, some good reading, and a delicious cup of joe.

Whatever you can do to get your day done to feel one ounce of accomplishment is all it takes. Give it a try and you will feel great before the day even gets started. A food for thought because I appreciate you. I appreciate you reading this and wish nothing but the best for each and every one of you.

You’ve got this! πŸ’ͺ🏼

FunEMPLOYED

Well folks, this morning, was my time to get the boot from work. It’s been surreal. With that said, I do plan on filing unemployment and I will be focusing more on poshmark and my reselling business until it’s time for me to go back to work elsewhere. This to me, is a blessing in disguise. I hope everyone rises from this twilight zone that this world is in.

As of March 27, 2020.

Pandemic: COVID-19

As we all quarantine ourselves in our homes on this very hard time our world is facing, I want to give my thoughts and prayers out to those affected by the coronavirus. It saddens me to hear that the world could not battle this fast enough and loved ones are dying. This pandemic has gotten real and I could not feel more paranoid.

For starters, I am already vulnerable to the virus. I have a rare lung condition that I have had under control since I was diagnosed over ten years ago. I fall under the CDC guideline where I am at risk to be around in an office environment (where I work) and possibly get sick with my low immune system.

Please follow the CDC guidelines and stay safe out there. I will have plenty to blog about in the future, but my health and my family’s health is my main priority right now.

Cleaned Up!

With over 350 items in my Poshmark closet, I managed to clean up over 100 and bagged them up to bring them over to my local buy sell trade stores. I was inspired by many of my instagram followers, that I just had to it myself! Especially when you’re not to thrilled about the item in the first place. Those were definitely the earlier days where I was just buying and buying and not really thinking about the comps and even if anyone would like the item.

Keeping this one short. Just wanted to blog about this mega transformation my poshmark closet is going through. I am super stoked.

An Affirmation Blog Post

Hey there!

Let’s talk about connecting with the universe and manifesting what you want when you want it. I am now a believer in manifesting your wants and desires. Within reason, of course. I had a rough week at work and the weekend couldn’t get here any faster. My job is very stressful and my affirmation notifications that I kept getting throughout the day just made my eyes roll a couple of times asking myself, “oh yeah? Money will come to me before I know it? Pshhhh!” Not one affirmation came to life with that negative Nancy tude I was feeding everyone.

I decided to later take a short break from the fires I’ve been putting out. I went for a walk and took in some deep breaths and reminded myself what I was thankful for and how lucky I am to be in this world. I was also hungry and didn’t bring my lunch. I was craving sushi which I know was going to cost me at least $16 for the meal, and it was cash I didn’t want to fork up that day. I decided to say out loud, during my walk, that I will make at least $20 profit on Poshmark that will pay for my meal.

Low and behold: before lunch time I had made $18 in profit. 😲 That’s fantastic, I thought. It’s no coincidence when your at peace with your mind and body to make things happen. That was something I sincerely struggled with when I started making money on poshmark and eBay. It was all a coincidence. Well, my friend, it’s not.

I ended up making $50 in profit that day. Which not only paid for my $18 (plus tip) lunch but it also paid for me and my son to go to Chuck E. Cheese for a bit and be a kid! πŸ€ͺ

Today at work was what I thought the worse day. I wanted to pound my head on my desk from all these back and forth our team was having with the attorneys. (I work at a law firm).

Instead of wasting my time stressing out, I managed to take a peak at my phone to see this affirmation notification:

I said it out loud and knew that patience was going to be a virtue and that I need to be at peace with that. I told myself whether it’s today, tomorrow or whenever, I knew that reselling money was going to come tenfold.

Within an hour, in the middle of all the chaos at work, I get a $22 sale on eBay. Whooo-hooo! Thank you, universe.

Keeping the positive attitude going, I get this:

$300+ sale on Poshmark. What???

Then I get this: A buyer on poshmark decided a dress didn’t fit her so she wanted to return the item. No problem, I kindly direct her on how to get a refund. Long story long, she decides to keep it because she said I’m such a nice seller and a “super posher!” So she accepts the item and leaves a five star feedback. Cha-Ching! Another $24 profit.

I’ve been feeling so blessed today and so thankful for the universe, that I wanted to shout out from the rooftop!

You will have bad days, don’t get me wrong. But when you know you’re going to have those good days, make them count! You will be surprise what might happen to you.

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