Hey October and hey to anyone still out there!
Wow how time flies…especially summers. Especially summers where you don’t blog at all and then talk about how time flies, hahaha!
I have been waiting to write this post until I was ready and felt confident enough to say that I finally feel like I know what I am doing. It truly takes time to come to who you really are.
The long and the short story is that in June of this year, I left my job at Etsy and started re-selling on Poshmark, Ebay, and Mercari full time as my job. Needless to say, I have been pretty busy with this, hence the blog hiatus!
The loss of my job was sudden and unexpected. But I decided to use this time to do something I have thought about doing in the past but never thought that I truly had the “time” for. Time is really what we make of it, isn’t it?
For those of you who don’t know, there is a whole community of people out there who buy used clothing, shoes, etc. at thrift store, yard sales, basically wherever we can find the good stuff, and we resell it for a profit! I already had a love for thrifting since age 18, so this part of it wasn’t new to me, but there is so much more involved in it than that.
I have been working harder than I ever had at previous jobs, making decent money, but would love to make more! My profits are increasing every month and I am learning so much about the reselling business. Even though I am technically working harder and more hours, it doesn’t feel like work because I love it. I love finding new homes for unique items that I picked out and finding them a new life!
I have been selling on Poshmark since 2017 but never thought it could be a career until I did my research. There are so many amazing people out there on Youtube, Instagram, etc who are such amazing resources to learn from!
My goal is to eventually make enough to donate to a new animal charity each month and sponsor volunteer days to help out, as well as with pet therapy programs (Obviously this idea can change and evolve, we will see what happens!)
P.S.– I have a youtube channel now and I am doing Vlogtober! I also chat about reselling and make videos like what sold, thrift hauls, and more. Please follow me on there, I would truly appreciate it!
Follow me on my Youtube journey here.
Watch my latest Vlogtober video here…
I love using music and pictures together to create a feeling, just like with my blog. I have really been enjoying the process of editing videos!
If you like my fashion posts, you may really like my vlogs, where I go thrifting and show you what I got!
Also follow my Poshmark closet here.
Follow Shannysells Instagram, too! @Shannysells handle
I have over 600 active listings right now, 400 on my Ebay store, and I list new items daily. So if you are ever looking for something, I may have it, or can find it for you!
I have watched my numbers (I talk a bit about my numbers in my latest Vlogtober video posted tonight, October 7th) and sales go up every month. I also have increased my Poshmark followers and continue to learn every day how to make more sales by changing my strategies, adjusting brands I am picking up, and being flexible with the change of seasons and fashions.
I especially love picking up vintage home items to sell on Poshmark- like this wicker bunny rabbit I picked up recently! How cute is he?!
Now that things have calmed down quite a bit and I am figuring everything out (I was literally just starting to get used to a new routine when I left Etsy, routine is super important for me) I really want to integrate my blog, Youtube, and reselling business all together.
It’s fall and that is my favorite time to blog & I just need to sit down and write once a week (at least) and continue the love for blogging I have had all along.
Thank you guys for reading. I will be back!
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.” – Coco Chanel