How I Made an Extra $167 For Travel in 5 Days with Poshmark
Finding ways to earn extra cash for travel doesn’t have to mean picking up a side job! This week I tried out the app Poshmark for selling old stuff and it quickly became my favorite buy-and-sell app on the market.
I’m gearing up for a work + travel opportunity in Central America soon, and naturally before any trip longer than a couple of weeks, I get an itch to clean out my closet. Something about traveling makes me want to get rid of clutter so I can come home to a clean, relaxing space!
I saw a blogger post about Poshmark on their Instagram page and decided to check it out.
Poshmark is an easy-to-use mobile app that allows you to sell clothing and accessories to other users.
(By the way, this is not a sponsored post, just a review of my positive experience so far!)
Why sell your old stuff through an app?
Easy way to earn some extra cash for cleaning out your closet
Perfect for people traveling soon - especially those who are leaving behind a home base in favor of a location-independent digital nomad lifestyle
Great for people who are moving to a new home and are cleaning out their stuff
The upload process is fast and easy
They include shipping in the buyer’s cost and send you a pre-paid shipping label via email (much simpler than eBay and faster than waiting for Tradesy’s shipping kit)
They calculate your earnings after the Poshmark selling fee so you know exactly how much you’ll earn when you price your items
Easier than doing a garage sale or working with thrift stores, in my opinion
How much money can you make with Poshmark?
This is entirely dependent on the items you sell and the value they sell for.
This could vary dramatically depending on whether you’re selling high-end designer pieces like Chanel bags or something more affordable.
I’ve noticed items I’ve sold that are from well-known brands like Ray-Ban or Brandy Melville tend to get more engagement than “random” brands from boutiques. I’m 99% sure that’s due to people searching for specific pieces from brands they know, and they simply aren’t familiar with many brands found in boutiques!
Exactly How I Made the $167 in 5 Days with Poshmark
Less than a week ago, I logged onto the app and set up my profile. Minutes later, I was uploading items to my “closet” and getting likes/comments/offers from potential buyers.
I sold two items my first day, and at least 1-2 items every day since.
Here are my earnings on items I’ve sold (this is my net profit after the Poshmark fee):
Sunglasses (different pair): $24
Rain boots: $24
Pair of heels: $11.05
Jewelry box: $29.70
Total profits after fees: $167.85
Total time spent uploading products: 1.5 hours
Total time at post office packing and sending items: 1 hour
The profits earned for such a short amount of time is not bad considering these items would have just sat in my closet anyways.
Now the items have new homes with owners who will use them and I have some extra cash for my trip coming up!
Get a Bonus $5 for signing up and for each referral
If you want to try out Poshmark, you can get a $5 free credit with my code ALLYARCHER. Make sure to put it in when you sign up (I’ll get $5 too).
You can refer your friends to the app too and earn $5 upon their signups - just like Uber or Postmates. This is another great way to earn an extra $5 for referring your friends to the app - $5 can go a long way traveling in some countries! (If you’re eating Pad Thai for $1 or less in Thailand, $5 could be five or more meals!)
Overall, I’ve enjoyed my experience with Poshmark over the past week and will continue using it before trips.
It’s an easy way to clean out old stuff and earn some extra cash that can be put toward fun experiences!
Traveling soon? Save this post for later on Pinterest: