The great thing about Poshmark is that you get to make the rules. You decide what and when you sell. On the flip side, that also means making sure your putting time aside each week for your Poshmark business. While you don’t have to spend a full 40-hours a week on your business to be successful, you will need to carve out around 10 hours per week. This time is spent photographing, listing and marketing yourself. Don’t get overwhelmed! There’s a way to schedule your Poshmark business into your week, even if you’re working a full-time job.
First of all, I know the struggle of “not having enough time.” When I first starting selling, I had a part-time job. Then I got a full-time job and still continued to sell on the side. While it’s not the easiest thing to do, it is still totally doable. I’m proof of that! I’m here to share all the tips that I found out on my own with you, because I know that you can do this. It’s just all about looking at your schedule and making your Poshmark business work for you.
There are no excuses for “not having enough time” when you’re the one making the rules. If having a Poshmark business is important to you, you’ll find a way to get it done. All that means is putting aside time to photograph items, list them into drafts, and market yourself throughout the week. While it might seem like a lot at first, it will get easier every week that you do it. Once you build a routine that fits your schedule and systems that work for you, it’ll be just another part of your week.
If you want to be a successful seller, you need to make your Poshmark Business a non-negotiable during your week.
A non-negotiable means that you schedule time on your calendar for you to do it, and you stick to it no matter what. Like, literally put it on your calendar! You wouldn’t miss a coffee date with a friend, right? Well, be as diligent with your time on your business as you are to others around you.
The key to this is to be completely honest with the people in your life. When I first started, I let my fiancé and family know that my Poshmark business was important to me. I told them that I need to spend my Saturday mornings photographing and Sunday mornings listing. After that, I’m free to do anything with them. This was a major turning point in my business.
Here’s a breakdown of the Poshmark tasks to build into your week at the beginning. Of course, you might need more or less time, depending on how you work. But this list will at least get you started scheduling time into your calendar.
2 hours to take photos
While this might seem like a lot of time, it will go fast. I based this time on photographing 20 items, putting them into an inventory system, and putting them away. The key is to get it all done in one sitting do you don’t have ton come back to a mess.
30 minutes to edit photos
Editing photos doesn’t take a whole lot of time, but it’s still something that you’ll want to put on your calendar. Make sure to use my tips for batch editing photos to make this go even quicker.
1 hour to write drafts
Like I said before, this might take your a little more time if you’re just getting used to doing it. It typically takes me about an hour to do 20 drafts for the week. After these are done, you can just click an upload the items when you’re ready.
10 minutes per day to share your posts
If you can schedule five minutes in the morning and five minutes at night to share your posts, you’ll be golden. There’s this myth to Poshmark that you have to be on it all the time. Actually, you just have to strategically be on it for a few minutes throughout your day.
A day for post office drop-offs
When I first started selling, I thought I had to go to the Post Office every day that I got a sale. Honestly, you just need to pick a day or two per week to drop them off. Make those your designated times, maybe after work or on your way in, and you’ll be just fine. Bonus points if you have free-USPS pick-up available near you. If you do, you only have to schedule a time to set it up online.
If you stick to that schedule, that’s only 5 hours of work per week. That is totally do-able for just about anyone! Honestly, anyone can find the time to start a Poshmark business if they’re dedicated enough.