What I Learned In My First Year Of Part Time Reselling

I know it has been a while since I have last made a blog post, but I have been super busy lately with trying to catch up with everything since I got back from my trip to Chicago. I know that trip was a few weeks ago but it has taken me so long to finally get back into the swing of things and to be honest, I am not even fully there yet. But oh well I am back and finally starting to get back into my normal routine. I have had a bunch of blog posts in my drafts and I will get them up for you guys this week because I know you have probably been wondering where they have been lately. Well, enough rambling let’s get back into the blog posts!

So a couple weeks ago was my one year anniversary of when I started reselling on Poshmark! It has been one crazy year, but I am so happy with where I am in my reselling journey and life overall! I thought I would share with you guys a few things that I learned and helped me grow over the past year!

1. Don’t Quit

There have been (and occasionally still is) times where I want to quit because I think I am not doing good enough. It is so easy to compare yourself to everyone else in the community and get discouraged, but just keep poshing. You will eventually find a groove and find what works best with you. It takes some time, but trust in yourself that you can do it because YOU CAN!

2. Be Consistent

This one is probably the hardest, but it is really important. Make sure you are being consistent with your listing, shipping, and sharing. This is so important because if someone looks at your listing and they see you haven’t shared it in a week they might think you aren’t active on the app and go to someone else’s closet. Even if you only share once a day or list 5 items a day just try to be as consistent as possible.

3. Surround Yourself With Supportive People

This is the key to making your life easier and less stressful. There are so many people in the community that know exactly what you are going through because they are also self-employed resellers! My friends and family are very supportive, but sometimes you can find people that don’t understand what you do and get down on you about it. Cut those people out so you can make room for people that want to help you and lift you up.

4. Put The Time In

If you are a part-time reseller with another job, or a mom with kids, or you have other obligations it can be hard to find the time to make it all work. When I first started I found it really hard to try to balance everything, but once I decided that I really wanted to grow my business it wasn’t hard to make the time. Now I make sure that I put a couple hours of work into my business each day. I try to photograph, list, and share daily which has really helped my business grow over the past few months.

If anyone of you guys is thinking about starting reselling I would definitely recommend it, but make it a side hustle in the beginning. I have been doing this part-time for a year now and I still have a part-time job. It is nice because I know I have a certain amount of money coming in a month that I can use to put towards the expenses that I have at the moment. I do not have the stress of worrying if I will have enough money to make my ends meet for the week or month. This makes it so much easier to put all my time and effort into my business to make sure it grows to its full potential. At the moment I am not really paying myself for the business because I am really focusing on reinvesting it back into my business so it can grow. Without the stable income of my part-time job, I don’t think I would be able to do this business because in the beginning its how I paid for my inventory. You have to start somewhere and I think that is an important lesson to learn because you compare yourself to everyone else in the community, but they were once in your same spot!

The past year has been a rollercoaster ride, but it has been so much fun and I am so happy for all the amazing people I have come in contact with because of the Instagram community. I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post! Let me know any future post ideas you would want to see!

XOXO, Cait

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