Skip To Content

    How I Sold My Used Clothes And Made Thousands Of Dollars On Poshmark

    The only thing better than freeing yourself of old junk is making money while you do it.

    Hi, I’m Rachel and I have a bit of a clothing addiction.

    When the pandemic hit, it made me take stock of the heaps of stuff that I’d accumulated over the years. Stuff I had no need for anymore, and maybe wouldn't ever need again. I felt like the king of useless crap mountain, and it made me feel weighed down during an already difficult time.

    Enter: Poshmark.

    Over the last couple of years I've occasionally posted items I didn't want anymore to Poshmark, but during the last six months or so I’ve gone in hard.

    Thanks to Poshmark I've gotten rid of tons of clothes, shoes and bags I have no use for anymore. I use a few other selling platforms as well, and between those I usually end up selling a couple items a week. In total, I’ve made almost $2,500 just on Poshmark.

    While I’m certainly not a professional Posher (there are lots of sellers who do used clothes flipping full time and make thousands a month), it works for me as a low-commitment side hustle that doubles as a closet cleanse.

    Along the way, I’ve learned some tips for how to become a mini Posh mogul from the comfort of your own clothes pile. Here’s how to do it.

    1. If you have the briefest thought on whether to sell something, sell it.

    2. It's OK if your items aren't in perfect condition, as long as you're upfront about any damage.

    3. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get great photos — but a few bucks at a craft store can go a long way.

    4. Photos taken on your phone tend to be quite yellow; Snapseed is a great photo editing app for fixing that.

    5. Shoot your photos in 1:1 square mode.

    6. When all else fails, a white sheet on your bed goes a long way for a clear photo.

    7. Learn the lingo.

    8. Certain brands will sell fast, and certain brands (usually more niche or oversaturated ones) often won’t.

    9. Price higher to leave room for offers. Send out offers when things aren’t selling.

    10. List items you think people would be willing to spend $7 in shipping on.

    11. Reshare your own stuff at least once a day.

    12. Use your Google supersleuth skills and try to find some of the photos from when your item was originally sold. Add as much detail as you can find or see to your titles and listings.

    13. Follow and share from other closets. It’ll help raise your engagement and increase sales.

    14. Since you're basically running a small boutique, a small investment can go a long way.

    15. Remember that your closet should feel fun and manageable, and if it starts to feel like too much work you can always just donate your stuff.

    Ready to try out your hand at Poshmark? Check it out here.