How I earned $250-plus in two hours

This Marc Jacobs bag was originally $900. It sold for $60 — more than 85 percent off retail.

I’m officially a Posher (not to be confused with “Posh,” as in “Spice” or “posh” the adjective).*

I’m talking Poshmark, an online consignment boutique where women can unload all their unwanted clothing and accessories — and pick up some new goodies to freshen their closet — in minutes. I’m completely addicted, cleaning out my closet — and my sister’s — and earning some legitimate cash along the way.

10 reasons you should try Poshmark (below these tips is a gallery of some of the best deals currently available on Poshmark, including a Louis Vuitton bag and Christian  Louboutin shoes):

  • The return on your investment is simple. I spent about two hours (probably fewer than that) my first two weeks on the site “poshing” my goodies — and my sister’s — and I made more than $250. It’s not easy to find a (legal) part time job where you’ll make that hourly rate.
  • For shoppers, the best deals are often found on NWT (that’s “new with tag) items like these Joe’s Jeans for $45.

    It’s easy. So easy. As long as you have a smartphone or tablet you can post your items. While I used to spend 30-45 minutes per item on eBay, I spend about 5 minutes with each Poshmark listing. This time includes photos, the listing, marketing and packaging/shipping.

  • Speaking of marketing, self-promotion is simple (and you must do it if you want to sell). If you follow me on social media you know I share my “closet” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Doing so draws in a whole new customer base who may not (probably wouldn’t have) seen your items otherwise. Sharing takes seconds — literally.
  • If you truly have higher-end, good quality items in your closet (anything from J. Crew to Louis Vuitton to lululemon) you’re going to make way more on Poshmark than you will via the tax deduction from donating to a thrift store. Plus, just like you would trade-in or sell your 3-year-old car with 15,000 miles on it, rather than gifting it to charity, it makes smart economic sense to do the same with those items in your closet.
  • It’s fun — really fun. I love getting notifications an item has sold. And, right now, I’m getting at least one of these a day (on weekends I make four or five sales). I can almost hear the “cha-ching” each time a new notification rolls in.
  • rag & bone is one of the many brands that does really well on Poshmark.

    You can negotiate. For a good decade I’ve said publicly (and otherwise) few things should be purchased without negotiation, and I believe this still today. The worst someone can say to your offer is “no.” I’ve accepted some low proposals and denied others. In one case, the potential buyer came back and paid full price. If you like to negotiate, it’s fun. And if you don’t, Poshmark is the place for good (simple) practice.

  • Your newly cleaned real closet with thank you. The bigger your online closet the greater the chance you’ll sell your stuff in bundles — meaning fewer trips to the post office. I sell my loot, and my sister’s, so we offer a collection of pants, skirts, dresses, tops and more ranging from size 4 to size 12. Unfortunately, we were both blessed with ginormous feet, so there’s no real range there — just a whole lot of size 12s (with the occasional 11.5M). Join with a friend or family member so your closet is more robust — leading to more multiple-item sales.
  • A $990 Ralph Lauren Black Label sweater. How much did it sell for? …

    The shipping is basically taken care of. The buyer pays shipping — $4.99 flat — and Poshmark sends you a label you print out, slap on your (carefully wrapped) package and drop the shipment in the mailbox. Once the package arrives at the seller’s home, your earnings are released. You can then have Poshmark mail you a check, initiate direct deposit or turn around and spend your loot on other goodies on Poshmark.

  • This vintage Levi’s jacket is in near-new condition and is selling for $22.

    You can party without leaving your house (my dream). As someone who loves sitting around in my 15-year-old eyeglasses and my worn lululemon, Posh Parties are my kind of party. You join with the tap of your screen and then share your clothing with all the other Poshers who came to the “party.”

  • Did I mention the payout? Accessories sell quickly and customers seem to love most anything from J. Crew, lululemon, Nike, Louis Vuitton, Tiffany and many others. And, hey, if it doesn’t sell right away you don’t have to worry about relisting. One Posher I know just keeps everything in a large bin then she digs in there whenever something sells.

You can sign up for Poshmark here. This link takes you to our (ever-changing) closet.

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Christian Louboutin's are one of the most-coveted brands of shoes and it's rare you will find these on sale. This pair is recently resoled and is selling for 35 percent off retail. Seller: @sminero

Christian Louboutin's are one of the most-coveted brands of shoes and it's rare you will find these on sale. This pair is recently resoled and is selling for 35 percent off retail. Seller: @sminero

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Louis Vuitton is one of the few luxury brands that never goes on sale, nor will you find their bags at an outlet (unlike Gucci, YSL, Tods, etc. that do have outlets) so if you're in the market for an LV bag, Poshmark may be the place to go. This retails for more than $1,000. The seller is asking (remember, all prices are negotiable) $690. Seller: @kimvo617 less Louis Vuitton is one of the few luxury brands that never goes on sale, nor will you find their bags at an outlet (unlike Gucci, YSL, Tods, etc. that do have outlets) so if you're in the market for an LV bag, ... more

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Lilly Pulitzer isn't my jam, but people are crazy for it and it does really, really well on Posh (especially the discontinued patterns). This dress is new with tags and she's selling it for more than 50 percent off the original price. Seller: @mkate408 less Lilly Pulitzer isn't my jam, but people are crazy for it and it does really, really well on Posh (especially the discontinued patterns). This dress is new with tags and she's selling it for more than 50 ... more

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I searched for two years for leather pants that fit (and don't bag or sag or add extra bulk). Helmut Lang was it. Leather, as we know, isn't cheap and Helmut Lang is not an inexpensive designer making these pants (priced at 56 percent off) a pretty good deal. Seller: @wsp90 less I searched for two years for leather pants that fit (and don't bag or sag or add extra bulk). Helmut Lang was it. Leather, as we know, isn't cheap and Helmut Lang is not an inexpensive designer making these ... more

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J. Crew jeans have gotten insanely expensive over the years, but people love them (supply and demand, I guess). These white, toothpick jeans are 75% off, making them even less than they'd be during one of JCrew.com's super sales. Seller: @meganl33 less J. Crew jeans have gotten insanely expensive over the years, but people love them (supply and demand, I guess). These white, toothpick jeans are 75% off, making them even less than they'd be during one of ... more

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Lululemon is a top seller on Poshmark and often featured in "Posh parties." I live in these No Limits tanks and they're amazing (and rarely go on sale). 60 percent off is pretty good since it's new (do not pay that for a used one, though). Seller: @stocknstuffers less Lululemon is a top seller on Poshmark and often featured in "Posh parties." I live in these No Limits tanks and they're amazing (and rarely go on sale). 60 percent off is pretty good since it's new (do not ... more

*This post was reprinted “with permission” from JustKristi.com.

Source : http://blog.timesunion.com/kristi/2016/02/08/how-i-earned-250-plus-in-two-hours/

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