AS a kid Mona Mejia loved going to garage sales with her mom.
The 44-year-old Houston, Texas mother of three had a love and respect for the process of searching for the perfect item through the piles of things other people decided were unnecessary.
Mona Mejia makes six-figures reselling clothes on PoshmarkCredit: Mona Mejia/Poshmark
Mona’s husband left his job to help Mona expand her businessCredit: Mona Mejia/Poshmark
When she got older, she needed some new clothes and her sister told her to try and find them on Poshmark.
The reselling app is like a digital thrift store where buyers can search for their favorite brands and items.
After she made a few purchases, she decided to try selling, and it was the beginning of a whole new life for her.
Mona now makes six figures selling on Poshmark, and has been able to change the lives of her whole family through her business.
Building her business
Mona started out about five years ago with some clothes she pulled from her and her kids’ closets.
Once they started selling, she was hooked.
“I started little by little, I would add like five things a week, and see how it would go and it was growing and everything would sell, like immediately,” she said.
“I was like, ‘oh my God, this is something I could do,’ I’ve been a stay-at-home mom this whole time I was like, I can make money at home.”
Slowly she started adding other items to her inventory like shoes, candles and other home decor items, and old t-shirts.
Although it’s a simple process, Mona works hard to retain a large inventory and make sure she has options for her customers.
In the beginning, she would restock her inventory weekly while she waited for things to sell.
Now, she makes so many sales she has to restock every day.
This means she’s out on the prowl looking for things to sell for a few hours every day. She goes to second-hand stores, garage sales, and even department stores that are having big sales.
She said Macy’s has a 75 percent off sale about every three months where she can purchase brand new items and still sell them for a profit.
However, she did say the biggest profit comes from items she buys second-hand.