The key to growing your Poshmark sales is sharing (we've said it before, but we'll say it again!) And if you are a seasoned Poshmark seller, you know that sharing (plus following, sending offers, and everything else) takes a ton of time.
It's only natural that after spending hours and hours sharing your closet, you have to wonder — do I have to spend so much time on this?
Well, if you are an active member of the Poshmark community (especially on Instagram), you are bound to have heard lots of Poshers talk about using virtual assistants to help them share their closet. But what exactly does that mean?
- What are virtual assistants?
- How much do Poshmark virtual assistants cost?
- Where do I find a virtual assistant for Poshmark?
- Poshmark Virtual Assistant Reviews
- What are better alternatives to Poshmark virtual assistants?
What are virtual assistants?
Simply put, virtual assistants (also known as VA's) are people who provide support services to a business from a remote location. In the context of Poshmark, a virtual assistant doesn't just do generic work — they are helping you share your closet!
Now that everyone is familiar with doing work via email, video calls, messaging apps, and cloud tools like Google Docs, having an assistant is no longer a location-limited job. So, like many things in life, assistants also now have an online, virtual option too.
Despite the word "virtual" in the name, when people talk about virtual assistants, they are still referring to a person. Virtual doesn't imply that they are a robot or an AI, it just means that this person will always be remote, so their tasks are limited to virtual tools and virtual communication.
Luckily for us, some of the most repetitive and time consuming parts of being a Poshmark seller are all done virtually, making this the perfect task for a VA.
How much do Poshmark virtual assistants cost?
But wait, isn't hiring someone expensive? Well, it depends. The cost will vary depending on where you source your Poshmark virtual assist, their skill level, and the cost of living for where the VA actually is located.
If you are looking for the absolute cheapest options, there exist untrained, "generalist" virtual assistants that work in countries with a very low cost of living. They VAs may charge prices like $1/hr, and the expectations may be that you only hire them to do work a few hours a week.
If you only want to spend a small amount of money, there are also some services that offer a single day of a very limited number of shares for about $5. This might be an option for people who want help periodically.
However, for trained, dedicated virtual assistants, you should be expecting to pay upwards of $100 per month.
As we'll get to in a bit more detail below, if you want a lot of the benefits of having a virtual assistant, but at an affordable cost, you can also look into products like SuperPosher to help you out. Using our automated tools backed by a US-based support team, we can offer efficient and top quality service for as low as $40 per month.
Where do I find a virtual assistant for Poshmark?
There's a lot of different places that you can look when you want to hire a virtual assistant.
Many popular services like Fiverr or Upwork, where people can list almost any service, have many listings for virtual assistants. In fact, both platforms even have several assistants listed specifically looking for Poshmark related work.
While larger gig-worker platforms such as Upwork and Fiverr might be more reputable, ultimately they will also be more expensive. Maybe $5 a day sounds cheap initially, but to actually use this type of service frequently can get more expensive quickly. If you want a substantial amount of assistance and you try getting it from these platforms, you are likely to start spending hundreds of dollars very quickly.
Other services, such as Reseller Assistant, claim to have a team of virtual assistants who are solely focused on Poshmark that will assist you manage your closet. However, their pricing is quite high — expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $800 using a service like this. And if you don't like a base package, you have to buy even more add-ons. Dedicated middle-man Poshmark virtual assistant services like this are easily the most expensive of all of your virtual assistant options, and we don't recommend going this route.
Some Poshmark sellers opt for less well known services that outsource virtual assistance to other countries, like virtualemployee.com who focuses on outsourcing to India, or onlinejobs.ph who offers only assistants from the Philippines. While communication and quality might drop compared to options like Fiverr, as we mentioned above, the price will usually also drop by a lot. For example, many of the listings on onlinejobs.ph are as low as $1 per hour, making this a popular choice amongst some sellers looking for assistance at the lowest possible price.
That said, beyond the typical challenges of having a cross-continental team, you may also run into Poshmark specific difficulties. Poshmark doesn't operate in all countries, so you might need to help your virtual assistant get set with a VPN or a proxy. While this doesn't always happen, it's constantly subject to change as Poshmark changes their security practices.
We suggest that if you want an international virtual assistant, you put plenty of thought into your plan before making the decision.
Poshmark Virtual Assistant Reviews
Some Poshmark sellers we meet don't care as much about the price — they just want to know which virtual assistant service is the best. Well, it's not quite that straightforward.
Any individual virtual assistant can only take on so much work. Even if being an assistant is their full time career, they can only work part time for so many clients at once. That means that while some Poshmark sellers we know love their assistants to death, that's already their assistant. That person likely doesn't have the bandwidth to be your assistant as well, so you'll have to try someone new.
What that ends up meaning that it is very hard to give consistent reviews. The only way to fairly review virtual assistants is if enough people have the same assistant. This is the value of platforms like Upwork and Fiverr, where each Poshmark virtual assistant has customer reviews listed, just like Amazon of Yelp would.
As we mentioned before, Fiverr and Upwork are likely safer choices for getting a Poshmark virtual assistant, but they are also on the more expensive side. Many workers on these platforms also want short gigs, such as just sharing on your behalf for a limited number of times for a single a day as opposed to having long term clients.
While it's not the answer people might be hoping for, the reality is that virtual assistants are just people, and there is a lot of variability.
What are better alternatives to Poshmark virtual assistants?
Because virtual assistants can be quite pricey and have mixed results, many people turn to high quality services like SuperPosher.
SuperPosher is the best of both worlds — we have a customizable tool that will automatically share your posts for you (even with your computer off), as well as a top-notch support team who is happy to help you when you need it!
By having our team focus on constantly improving tools and dashboards for our customers, and supporting them when they need it, we are more consistent and effect than virtual assistants, while starting at a much lower of $40 per month.
If you are hesitant about using automation in your Poshmark workflow to help you save time instead of using a virtual assistant, then just try our free trial! There's no risk, and you can cancel any time if you decide a virtual assistant is a better route for you.