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Reseller Tips 18 • Learn from Your Flaws

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Example: I try to post on Instagram once a day. I’ve realized lately that I always forget to post on the weekends. So I bum myself out about being “lazy” or whatever. Until this past weekend when it clicked—why don’t you prepare two posts for the weekend on Thursday or Friday? That way you can just post 'em without thinking too much about it and even if you’re busy?? Hello, so obvious right?

Reseller Tips 17 • Send Offer to Likers

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Today’s tip is quick, but it’s a good one! If you sell on Poshmark, Mercari, eBay, etc...please send offers to folks who like your items. Everyone likes a good deal, or at least thinking they’re getting a good deal. Many of my past sales on Poshmark have been from accepted offers. As long as you aren’t losing money or the deal, what’s the harm? The goal here is to get these items into happy new homes, not sit in a bin in your basement, right? Okay, your homework is to go send some offers. Hope you make a sale! 🤑 P.S. Head to my links page to sign up for Poshmark, Mercari, and more with my referral code!

Reseller Tips 16 • Source What You Love

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Being a reseller is so cool. You’re saving items from going into a landfill, helping folks feel their best at lower prices, and making extra money while doing it. A particularly cool thing about reselling is most of the items you source have been used previously (except for deadstock/NWT items), which means you essentially have a second closet! That’s why I always recommend sourcing items you love! Another reason I love sourcing things I love is just in case the item doesn’t sell, I can keep it, use it, and love it! Just don’t do this all the time, because then you’re just shopping, not sourcing. 😉 Sourcing what you love is great too, because you have more fun while doing it, and I think that really shows in your photos, listings, social media, and general attitude towards reselling.

Reseller Tips 15 • Get a Plant

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This is perhaps a frivolous “tip” but I don’t care because I gosh dang love some houseplants. Plants are a perfectly simple and low cost way to brighten up your workspace, literally and figuratively! Even if you don’t think you have a green thumb, I promise there are a lot of indoor plant options which are terribly easy to take care of. I have a plant that I water once a week that’s been with me for about 5 years! Okay but you insist you won’t be able to keep a plant alive? Keep an eye out at your local thrift store for a faux plant or succulent. I see them all the time! Hope this tip brightens your workspace and your day! 🪴

Reseller Tips 14 • Try a New Thrift Store

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Has your favorite local thrift store been a dud lately? It happens once in a while. Why not change things up and check out a new shop? In the past, I’ve skipped over small non-chain thrift stores, consignment shops, buy/sell/trade stores, church thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, and estate sales...just to go to the same old Goodwill. Most of the time, different shops have at least one cool item to bring home, and it is simply just a fun change of pace from the same old thing. Be adventurous and try a new spot today. Who knows what you might find?

Reseller Tips 13 • Stop Comparing

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Many years ago at a blogging conference in Austin (Texas Style Council, anyone??), a speaker included the now-possibly-overused quote in her speech: Comparison is the thief of joy. How true is it though, babes?? In literally every aspect of your life you can face impostor syndrome or low self esteem because you see someone else’s life and wish yours was like it. This is something I’ve been working on for a while and I’m not perfect, maybe 70%, but it has saved me probably tens of thousands of dollars and almost as many hours of stress. Now I do believe a little comparison can be a good thing. It inspires you to create something new or to be better than you were yesterday. But if we spend our days wanting what others have, we will never appreciate what we do have. So maybe you see folks on social media posting about how many sales they made this weekend, or a trip they went on, and you feel crummy about it. I suggest you reframe the comparison in a way that inspires you!

How to Unsubscribe from Paper Mail + an email template!

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After I started my monthly charity donations, I noticed I was getting a lot of paper mail from those charities and other organizations. I don't mind "junk mail" because I have a pretty good system of quickly recycling everything. However, I kept thinking that these organizations could better spend their money if they weren't sending me mail I was immediately throwing out. So I created a template to email and request to opt-out. It's so easy. Either check the mail for an email address or simply google it. Then email the following:  Subject: Opt-out from Mailing List Request Body: Hello there, I'm requesting to opt-out of paper mail deliveries for the following address: FirstName LastName Address City, State Zip Please let me know if you are able to do this, or please forward me to someone who can assist with this. Thank you so much! Best, Your Name You should hear back from them within a few days, and stop receiving mail within a few weeks! :)