Many poshers do in fact enlist the help of virtual assistants. VAs especially for a platform like Poshmark are really just there to help make your life easier. From scheduling shares to helping you stay organized overall, a VA’s job is to take care of the more detail-oriented tasks in terms of navigating the platform so that you can concentrate on your closet and sales!
If you are considering using a virtual assistant for your Poshmark business, odds are you’re probably doing your fair share of research into the pros and cons, the different VAs available, as well as the types of packages offered.
Unfortunately, as the internet can turn up a ton of results ranging from informative to downright wrong, you may have come across some info regarding Poshmark virtual assistants that is not necessarily the truth. That is why in this article, we look at some of the more prominent Poshmark VA myths out there and proceed to debunk them.
Poshmark Virtual Assistants: Clarifying the Myths
Myth #1: Poshmark VA are Really Just Bots
Sadly, in some cases and with some virtual assistants this can be the case. Bots are essentially tools that automate the relevant Poshmark tasks. So for instance, a bot will share when programmed to do so; they will accordingly follow and like for you as well. The problem however is that bots do require updates. And as algorithms change, the way in which a bot works can become glitchy.
There is also of course the fact that the platform itself frowns on artificial means of performing Poshmark tasks. In other words, bots are a Poshmark no-no.
Now let’s get to the myth—are all VAs bots? The answer: No. There are numerous virtual assistants out there who do things, well, the old-fashioned way. By using real life people to perform the required tasks, thereby helping Poshmark sellers stay on top of their game. So when searching for a VA, pay close attention to the fine print. Do they rely heavily on bots? Or are they invested in training people the right way to help Poshmark resellers maximize their time and money?
Myth #2: You Will Automatically be a Poshmark Superstar Using a VA
True, VAs can certainly help you stay organized, get more done than you could on your own while maximizing how you spend your time on the platform. However, keep in mind that you do have to put in the work as well.
It’s not simply a matter of handing off your Poshmark business to a VA and then sitting back as the profits accumulate. Without question, a virtual assistant can take your business to the next level, but in many ways it is a cooperative relationship. They will guide you, use their expertise to position your business in the best possible way, but if you truly want to earn six figures on Poshmark, you are also going to have to pay attention to the details.
Myth #3: You Can Use Any VA Regardless of Platform Knowledge
Many believe that if they enlist the help of a VA, as long as that VA has knowledge of a platform such as eBay or Mercari for example that they will also be well-versed in all things Poshmark. This is not necessarily the case. While some VA firms do extend their reach to a few reselling platforms, in some cases you will find that those platforms lack the specialized knowledge that will get your Poshmark business growing. If you are actually serious about expanding that Poshmark venture into a full-time gig, you are going to want to work with a virtual assistant who lives and breathes Poshmark. They’ve studied the platform, the algorithms, the associated trends. This is all they do, and this is why it is to your advantage to use their services versus a more generic VA.
Myth #4: Paying for a VA is Just Taking Money Away From Your Bottom Line
The famous saying, you’ve got to spend money to make money, certainly applies in debunking this particular myth. Ask any successful entrepreneur and they will tell you that one of the keys to making their company thrive is the fact that they invested back into that company. The same can be said of Poshmark.
If you’re just looking to sell a few used pieces and make a little extra cash, then likely you don’t need a VA. But if you have big plans for your business in terms of seeing it become a bona fide business, you absolutely want to invest in that venture. And a VA, to this end, is one of the smartest investments you can make.
Whether or not you opt to go with a VA, it is important to be aware of fact versus myth. It is also important to do your due diligence as far as finding the perfect virtual assistant to help boost your bottom line!
We’d love to hear your view on this article – what has your experience been like since using a Poshmark VA? Good or bad they can help with business – perhaps in ways you weren’t already thinking of! Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page!