#PoshMomsRock: Running a Business on Poshmark as a New Mom

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How will I keep up with my business after my son is born? Will I be able to manage it all on my own while keeping a small human (and myself) alive? Will there be enough coffee in the world to support me? Will I be a good mom if some of my attention is divided between Poshmark and cuddling my new baby?

All of those are the questions that I asked myself often throughout my pregnancy with my son, Finn, who is now almost three months old. Some days, I still ask myself these questions while changing diapers, listening to baby coos, listing on Poshmark and feeling like Wonder Woman while chugging coffee. As the days, weeks, and months of his life go by I have realized just how capable I am of all of those things. Plus more!

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When I started selling on Poshmark in June of 2016, it started out as a hobby. I was working at my 9-5 desk job and was going to the thrift store and buying clothes to sell as a side income. I quickly discovered the thrill of buying and selling and bringing in money to the point of questioning my desk job and whether I could quit and sell full time. My husband and I knew we wanted to have a baby but knew daycare wasn’t something that was easily affordable. We decided if I jump-started my business and had it well established within a year then I could work from home with a baby and we wouldn’t have to cover daycare (and I could work and cuddle, win win.). For the next few months, I set pretty big goals for myself and was able to meet them with a lot of effort and determination. Fast forward to September 2017, I quit my desk job to sell on Poshmark, full-time.

Now, nearly two years later, I have no regrets on my decision to take a risk and quit my job to venture into the entrepreneurial world. Before our son had arrived, I did my best to set myself up for success. I worked long hours to establish the organization my business so desperately needed. I went to local thrift stores and consignment shops and stocked up on all the new arrivals. And my husband helped me tremendously so that I wouldn’t be stressed trying to juggle everything while caring for a newborn. When the time came, and so did Finn (3 weeks early) I’m not afraid to say I wasn’t prepared in the slightest and if you’re a mom, you know that those first few weeks are HARD.

There were a few things that I did, reminded myself of and was reminded of my fellow PFFs who have been in my shoes before. These five tips could apply to anyone who’s having a hard time, someone who is feeling pressure or that what they’re doing isn’t “enough,” someone who is pregnant and trying to balance everything, a new mom who is trying to manage or a seasoned mom who just needs a little reminder!

  1. Give yourself SO much grace. I never truly knew what this meant until motherhood. Don’t beat yourself up if your reality doesn’t meet up to your expectations. More than likely, you are doing better than you think and soon enough, things WILL get better! Hang in there, know you’re doing a great job and keep on keeping on.
  2. Set a realistic list of goals to complete daily. I use the app “Wunderlist,” and it works wonders for me. Don’t get disappointed if you can’t check off all the goals you made for the day. Add them to the next day’s goals list and keep working at it!
  3. Organize and stay organized. When it came to my inventory of items that I had listed in my Poshmark closet, I had them in a few different places. None of which made sense for them to be. Once I was able to get everything organized, and in its place, that gave me more time to do other things and less time looking for something that was misplaced. This doesn’t just have to apply to inventory. That can apply to anything in life really. 
  4. Time management skills. I knew I was awful at managing my time, but I never knew how bad I really was at it. Having my son around has really kicked me into gear and has taught me that I need to make use of my time wisely. Holding myself accountable has been key. I set daily alarms for myself so that I stay on track and complete the things that need to be completed in a timely manner. I work as a Virtual Assistant in addition to running my Poshmark closet and writing down the time I get something done and setting an alarm for the next task really helps to keep me on track.
  5. Find a great support system and lean on them when necessary. I have met many great friends through the Poshmark-Instagram community. Some are moms, some aren’t but all care so much about me and my success both in my business and as a new mother. I have a few PFFs on speed dial who I can reach out to for advice, who I can vent to and who reassures me when I need reassurance in any aspect of my life. In the past year or so, I have learned that having a community of people who you have things in common with and who you can talk to frequently makes a world of difference.

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I hope those few tips can be applied in your life and help as much as they have helped in mine! Ultimately, I am so grateful for the past few years and for what Poshmark has provided for my family. If you had told me a few years ago that I would be selling used clothing on an app for a living to support my family, I would’ve laughed and thought you had lost your mind!  Little did I know, this app changed my life. It has brought me some pretty amazing friends that I met either online or at PoshFest. Poshmark has brought me great opportunities that I otherwise wouldn’t have found. Such as working from home and getting to cuddle my baby while doing it and also the opportunity of being able to support my family from a business that I built from the bottom up. I’m so proud of how far I have come and also who I have become since being introduced to Poshmark in June of 2016.

At the beginning of this post, if you remember. I had mentioned that I ask myself a few questions. More specifically this one:Will I be a good mom if some of my attention is divided between Poshmark and cuddling my new baby?

This is something I ask myself often. But, time and time again I prove to myself that I am not only a good mom. I’m an amazing mom. I love my son with all my heart. He watches and someday will understand just how hard I work for him so that I can help provide for our family. I’ll teach him how to pour his heart into something he’s passionate about and not to look back. Not even when someone doubts what he’s capable of.

It’s easier to be hard on yourself than it is to be kind. But sometimes, kindness is all you need and everything you deserve. I’ll end my little post at this. In the comments below, tell me what is something you’re proud of yourself for? What is something that you’ve achieved that you never imagined you’d be capable of achieving? This can be in life, parenting, work, etc. Thank you for taking time out of your day to swing by and read about my experience of adjusting to life as a new mom while also being a business owner. Happy Mother’s Day to all you moms out there!

Sarah Heitkemper

Closet: @trendsetchic
Instagram: @trendsetchic

#PoshMomsRock: Balancing Poshmark and Motherhood: Find What Works Best for You

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Hi! I am Bel, a mother of two with another little bun in the oven and I am proud to say that I am a Posh Mom! My journey has been incredible and I am truly blessed in calling myself such!

I started back in 2015 and little did I know that one woman’s disappointment (who wouldn’t be at the sight of some gorgeous new Kurt Geiger Heels, but just 3 sizes bigger) was another woman’s treasure. I sold a little here and there out of my own closet and somehow I snowballed to selling boutique shoes. I was able to get amazing deals and make some profit. All the income I generated through Poshmark was a nice little side chunk for bills and extra spending money, as I was able to contribute about $1000 monthly to my household. I must add, that once I took my time to LEARN AND STUDY Poshmark back in March of 2018 by God’s grace, I began bringing in about $5000 monthly with my boutique items!

Unfortunately, November 2018 was a life-changing month for me. Due to an unfortunate, but not out of God’s hands, event, I became a single mother. God has truly blessed me and my children through Poshmark!


It has become my sole source of income and I am so blessed to be able to work from home at my own pace. Being pregnant and a homeschooling mom is no easy task. Poshmark has allowed me to continue homeschooling and to be the sole caretaker of my children through this dark season of our life. God has been so gracious to provide just what we need through Posh. My kids need their mother, and I need them, all the while being the breadwinner. Sure, there are days when sales slow down, so I must work a little harder and think strategically as to what can increase my sales. I also have days that sales just roll in and I can relax a little bit more and enjoy the scenery. I call myself a #PoshBoss because that’s what I am! I am my own boss, I make my own hours, and rules. HOW AMAZING IS THAT? Juggling kids and a business is hard, but doable with Poshmark. Also, my kids have learned a lot about business and help out with packaging, sticking on labels, and dropping off orders at the post office. Poshmark has allowed us to grow closer as we all work together on this journey.


Most mornings consist of me and my 5-year-old preparing orders while taking breaks from his school work. I then have them ready for drop-off after picking up my eldest from school. Then, she makes the run into the post office and drops them off. I’m always available to answer my buyer’s questions, accept offers, counters, basically manage my business and I’m also always available to my kids. I have no set hours, as that would just add stress for me, so I do what works for my family and me. That’s the beauty of having your own business. And trust me, it beats leaving my kids behind to go work for someone else for hours on end.

As moms, we also strive to provide the best for our kids and be frugal about it! I have found some amazing deals on Posh, like maternity clothing, and it’s a blessing to know that I am purchasing from another mom who is also providing for her children. It’s a win-win situation. #SupportMommyBusinesses.

To end, I’d like to honor my mother Ana (closet: @bettysa), on this special day. Without her, my Poshmark journey since pregnancy would have been impossible. Having a high-risk pregnancy, my mother has made sure to help me pack when I have too many orders and loads them up in the car for me daily (about 30 or more every Monday). She accompanies me when I go sourcing for new shoe styles for my closet and helps me unload and carry cases of merchandise up my stairs. All the while sacrificing her own Posh time to come help me instead. A mother and her love, what a blessed creation! Happy Mother’s Day, Mom and happy Mother’s Day to all the Posh Moms. May God bless your families and Posh journey!

Closet: @belsattic1
Instagram: @ring_little_bel

#PoshMomsRock: How this Mother-Daughter Duo Built Their Own Poshmark Businesses Together

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As part of a three-part series celebrating #PoshMomsRock, three Seller Stylists from the community penned blog posts about their own experiences with Poshmark & motherhood. Read on from our first contributor, @brandnamemomma!

My name is Brittney Salisbury, also known as @brandnamemomma on Poshmark. I downloaded the Poshmark app with my mom, Cherie @poshpdxgigi three and a half years ago. We could have never predicted the path that Poshmark would have led us. It has been far more than we could have ever imagined! Given that we started out at the same time, we were discovering and learning everything about Poshmark together. Hand in hand we taught each other how to navigate the app, post new listings, and connect with a community. We would immediately call each other when one of us would discover a new “trick” in the app or a better/faster way to do something. We would also call one another about every single sale we had in the beginning. In the beginning, celebrating each other’s success was so crucial to our growth. It’s what drove us to sell more and post more!

We attended PoshFest 2016 in Los Angeles together and at his point, we were running out of things in our own closets to sell and wanted to learn more about growing our businesses. Plus it was a great excuse for a girl’s weekend! We learned SO much from all the guest speakers, panels and Poshers. We left so energized about implementing all our new knowledge. Hearing everyone’s stories of how they started out on Poshmark and how they grew their business proved to us that we could do it too. They all empowered both of us to dive in and make it happen! We started thrifting while we were in Los Angeles and haven’t stopped since. We LOVE the thrill of a good find, and we also love thrifting together. Our closets at this point in our journey really started to establish themselves with a large following and good profitability. Perfect motivation to keep working!

A lot has changed since starting out three and a half years ago. We have gone from selling things from our own closets a few times per week to thrifting/sourcing massive amounts of inventory multiple times per week and selling as many as 10 listings per day! We have created our own little businesses that is fueling our passion, happiness, wallets, and relationship. 100% of our own success is because of one another! We learned and encouraged each other every step in the process. If one of us was discouraged from not having a good sales day or any sales for that matter, the other one was there reminding us to be patient and keep working, and the sales will come. If one of us was lacking the energy to get our daily listings posted, the other shows up at the door ready to help. We still call each other multiple times per day sharing the items we sold in our closets, believe it or not! And you better believe we are the first ones in line at our thrift store on 50% off day! We have come to realize that our Poshmark closet followings are different and we each sell different brands better than others. So when we are thrifting, we are finding things for each other’s closets as well as our own. While our closets are technically separate on Poshmark, they truly are a joint effort from both of us.

I am so thankful to be able to be a stay-at-home mom with my two toddlers, but it is the HARDEST job I have ever had. There are days when I don’t think I have it in me to change another dirty diaper, clean up another mess or have the patience to handle another toddler meltdown, but you always find the drive and love to get through it. A big part of my mental sanity, confidence, and happiness is because of Poshmark. It allows me to connect with other adults and be creative through fashion.

Artboard 2Finding an outlet for myself away from my stay-at-home mom identity has been huge for my growth as a mom and person. It has helped me discover that I do need my own passions and hobbies away from my kids and I need to not lose sight of those. Most of my daily work happens during my youngest baby’s naptime. Sandwiched between folding laundry and Daniel Tiger. I love that Poshmark provides me with the flexibility to be present with my toddlers all day and still contribute financially to my family’s bottom line.  

My mom, Cherie, is enjoying pre-retirement life with my dad. They travel very frequently and have lots of adventures. She is able to work from anywhere, anytime on the Poshmark app. She sources inventory whatever city she is in and always comes home with treasures. My mom has also had many health obstacles over the past few years. While she has been recovering from her multiple surgeries, she was able to Posh from her bed. It provided her with positivity and support that truly helped her heal. Poshmark has become a fun hobby for her to have between travel, social engagements and watching grandbabies.

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Just goes to show that my mom and I are at two very different chapters in our lives, yet we still have Poshmark in common. We are able to customize our daily work schedules into our busy ever changing days. Whether it is sharing each other’s closets mid-flight or just outside while the littles are playing, Poshmark keeps us connected to each other and to a supportive community.

To all the moms out there with the desire to start selling on Poshmark, but feel overwhelmed or are already active on Poshmark and want to grow your business,. YOU CAN DO IT! It is up to you on how much you want to sell, how much time you put in, and how much you want to connect with others. Do what works for you and have patience and grace with yourself. The Poshmark community is so supportive and will be cheering you on every step of the way with shares, likes, and love.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all the Posh Mommas out there. We see you, we celebrate you, and we support you. There are no limits to what we can all achieve together! We hope to see you all at PoshFest 2019!

Follow all of our adventures on Instagram:
Birttney Salisbury – Instagram: @britt.salisbury
Cherie Beatty – Instagram: @poshpdxgigi