The short answer as far as the experience required to sell on Poshmark: none. This is why it’s such an incredible opportunity, even for novice resellers. All you honestly need is some clothes that you want to get rid of, a camera and a Poshmark account. You really can get started with just these few things.
That said, if you are looking to create a legitimate Poshmark business, one that can potentially make you a measurable income, then there are some skills and traits that you are going to have to have in order to make those Poshmark dreams a reality.
We’re not saying that you have to be a sales expert, but there are some things you can do to help get more sales and grow your Poshmark business even faster than you might have thought possible. Many a posher has drawn on experiences that they weren’t even aware were relevant initially, but that later helped them create an empire!
In this article, we look at what kind of experience it really takes to become a professional posher and, in the process, earn extra income.
What Type of Experience is Required to Start a Poshmark Business
Be Social Media Savvy
This is experience that pretty much every Poshmark user has, at least to some degree. Have a Facebook page? An Instagram account? Do you tweet? Odds are, you probably answered yes to one or all of the above. And this is perfect! You can use your social media skills to promote your Poshmark business. Get your closet seen by more than just your Poshmark platform followers. Get it seen by those who follow you on other channels as well.
Think hashtags to this end…In other words, find official Poshmark hashtags and when posting on your Instagram for example, include relevant these to help drive people to your closet. You can also place a link directly to your Poshmark closet in your social media bios and drum up more business this way as well.
Be a Communicator
The Poshmark platform is a community platform after all. Communication is therefore central to establishing a successful business. So if you do have good communication skills, here is the place to put them to use. Be it in engaging with a potential buyer, commenting on a fellow posher’s listings, or interacting in general with members of the Poshmark community, here is your chance to shine as a communicator extraordinaire!
Be a Discerning Shopper
Didn’t realize that all that experience shopping would come in handy as far as your Poshmark venture was concerned, did you? The one thing many Poshmark users have in common is that they are excellent shoppers—in fact, you might say they have mad skills when it comes to shopping. And this is a wonderful experience for enhancing your business.
When you do go beyond your own closet to source clothes, be it a Goodwill or some other such thrift store, you need to know what to look for. This is where years of finetuning that discerning shopper’s eye really do pay off. You know what brands to look for, how to judge an item’s condition, and what pieces of clothing are going to pay off for you in the end. In other words, your shopping skills and experience go into creating a winning closet.
Yes, as with most things, creativity does count with Poshmark. From how you layout and design your Poshmark platform page to the way you choose to stage and photograph the items you’re reselling, this is where all of that creativity can make you a rising star.
Even the username you choose for your Poshmark account requires some creativity on your part. Thinking outside the box and coming up with unique ways to conduct your business will help elevate that business to a whole new level.
Hand in hand with knowing how to shop is the ability to know how to save and exactly what to spend. A mistake some poshers make when finding clothing to resell, is that they spend way too much and consequently end up losing on the item. The point of the platform is to make money of course.
That is why having an understanding of where to shop for items and being able to calculate the percentages is so important to the success of any Poshmark business.
So do you really need a ton of experience in order to make it big on Poshmark…well, as you can see, a lot of the experience is probably such that you already possess. It is simply a matter of tapping into it and leveraging those skills and knowledge to your advantage. If you really want to try and make a career out of Poshmark, honestly, there’s nothing stopping you!
People who run Poshmark businesses (just like yourself!) come from all different backgrounds and there probably isn’t a ‘Perfect Posher’ out there – people will have strengths and weaknesses in all different areas. You should be honest with yourself and either outsource or get help for the areas you feel weak in, yet concentrate in the areas you are strong in to maximise your advantage!
What are your strengths and weaknesses when it comes to selling on Poshmark? Let us know in the comments below or over on our Facebook page!