Making your money back: Reselling in your free time

Have you been sitting on a pile of stuff you want to try and sell? Let's do it! Allison made $2K+ in the last year reselling things she was no longer using and flipping a few great (but not her size) things she discovered when thrifting.

    So, aside from making some travel-funding side-hustling extra cash, why is reselling important?

    • You bought things. You might have worn them a lot, you might have worn them not at all (tags still on, oh boy!). We all have. Shopping is a giant rabbit hole. We don’t always get it right. That’s OK! What can we do now? All we can do is find the next best place for these things.
    • Shopping and selling secondhand is the MOST sustainable way to approach fashion and style. This is worth repeating in bigger typeface: 
    Secondhand things are the most sustainable.
    Regardless of origin or materials, choosing something that already exists is the easiest and most proven way to get what you need while helping to repair our planet. Reselling is more sustainable than dropping in a bin or at a thrift/donation shop because you are creating value. You are connecting with someone who agrees on the value, and you are extending the useful life of your thing or things. Unless you have a local person or group looking for the items you want to get rid of, actively seeking your donations, we suggest reselling to keep things moving. It'll be easier than you think.

    THE PROCESS
    • Choose 3-5 items you're "over" (or maybe were never into in the first place)
    • Make account on Poshmark
      • NOTE: Do not register using your Facebook account if you plan to deactivate Facebook anytime in the foreseeable future. (FB account needs to be active to link to Poshmark.)
      • You can use their app or desktop version for posting
    • Take at least 3 photos of each product. We suggest a frontal flat lay, close up of detail, back view.
      • Did you buy this online or within the past 5 years? Chances are the e-commerce images are still available. Search for stock photos, save the ones your need, and remember or write down the title of your item in case members search for it by name – include it in the listing.
    • Mark any condition or include close up images of imperfections. Don't let this stop you from listing. Have your starting price reflect the condition. You can always mark it down.
    • Include a photo of the tag with materials and maintenance info and add this line to the notes: "See photos for materials and condition"
    • Follow the prompts for brand and size (important!) tags, set a price, finish a description. EVERYTHING CAN CHANGE. Just get it listed. You will be surprised how quickly people will find your listing and even purchase, long before you would have thought the listing was "good enough." Try and revise.

    Whew! Did you list your items? Send us a link with your closet so we can share your listings and get you sales faster!

    What will you do with your new snack money?

     

    P.S. Will be adding photos and screenshots to make this post more visually appealing and useful. Check back for more info and stories from our friends (like you?) making progress!

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