SIDE hustles can be successful in style with the trendy Poshmark app.
Hustler Kaycie Morwood started selling clothes on the app during high school to earn extra money for college.
The 23-year-old quickly realized he could make a lot of money.
After earning tons of extra money, she decided to pursue her college education at Cal State East Bay.
Kaycie told The Sun: “When I got to college I met some friends who also liked to save money and they told me I should try reselling.”
“I was already saving money and selling my old clothes separately, so why not put them together and make a profit.”
Kaycie now has a full-time position as a research assistant and data coordinator doing biomedical research, but still finds time for her lucrative side-hustle.
“I make one sale a day and average about $600 a month,” Kaycie said.
Kaycie only spends three hours a week in secondary hustle.
So far, she said she’s made $23,000 on Poshmark, which has also helped her and her husband pay for their wedding in full.
In fact, the couple are selling and owning an entire room in their San Diego apartment dedicated to Poshmark inventory, with Kaycie considering the hustle and bustle a passion.
“I grew up in a private school so I wore the same uniform for nine years straight and by the time I got to high school I had no sense of fashion,” Kaycie said.
Sourcing of his articles
Supply was difficult for Kaycie at first.
Since she’s a shoe fanatic, she usually likes to pick them up first.
However, over the years she realized that she had to research brands and trends to understand how to choose pieces that would sell effectively.
She said: “I first used Poshmark to get this information and then put it into practice while saving.
“I like to focus on quality items and tend to only choose really trendy items as long as they are from quality brands.”
She said it was important to stay away from brands that sell in department stores because of their low resale value and lack of value.
Kaycie’s tips for beginners
Kaycie offered some advice for those also looking to make money with little effort – do your research.
The Poshmark website is a good place to start as it has a section identifying trending research to incorporate into your sourcing.
“I would say take the time to understand your market. Research popular brands and trending items,” Kaycie says.
“I also recommend joining some Facebook groups for Poshmark rogues.
“The community is really helpful in helping you make decisions on what items to pick up.”
Sellers can also search comps on the site where users can compare items that have sold previously.
This will tell sellers what price those items are selling for to give you an idea of how to price accurately.
What is Poshmark?
Poshmark is a digital commerce marketplace with an added social aspect, as buyers and sellers can interact with each other.
The site allows consumers to buy and sell new and used fashion, home goods, electronics, and more.
Poshmark has over 80 million users and over 200 million listings available for customers to choose from.
How to start selling
Once you set up your account on the commerce site, the fun begins.
To get started, check your closet, your local thrift store, or even ask friends and family to donate any items you no longer want.
It is beneficial to get as many items as possible at no cost or for very little, because when you sell them, your profit will be greater.
Once you have your items, take pictures of each to upload.
Just note that it is important that the images are of high quality and show the item in the most desirable way possible.
Even though buyers buy second-hand products, the items they buy are still expected to be of good quality.
Next, you need to create a description of the product you are selling, and the more illustrative the better.
Next, you need to set your price.
Sellers can set the price at any amount they want, but it’s a good idea to check for comparable sold products, also known as comps.
This is where you find similar products on the site and check how much they sold for.
Once you’ve attracted a buyer and sold the item, it’s important to make sure before packing that nothing is damaged.
Then you print the shipping label and drop it in the mail.
Poshmark offers a flat rate of $7.67 for expedited shipping on all orders, with shipping paid by the buyer.
They will then have three days to mark the item as received, or it will be marked received automatically.
The Sun recounted how a hustler made $275,000 in six years reselling side hustle on top of her full-time job.
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