Today we’d like to introduce you to Caymielyn Johnson.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
Hi, I’m Caymie. I’m a Los Angeles Native. I run a Poshmark fashion resale business from my home. It gives me the flexibility to create my own schedule so I can balance supporting my family while staying home to take care of and spend quality time with my five kids.
I’ve been a proud thrifter for as long as I can remember; My beloved grandmother instilled in me that clothing had value: It was shared, gifted and never thrown away. I take pride in shopping at thrift stores such as Society of St. Vincent De Paul. I grew up thrifting for school clothes instead of wasting money at the mall. My mother would give me $20 spending money and I would walk away with more that ten different outfits. I would get so many compliments from my friends at school.
My reselling journey began seven years ago when I saw an ad on my computer that said “Sell Your Clothes For Cash” while I was searching for another 9-5 job as a Medical Assistant. I had a closet overflowing with clothes I’ve thrifted throughout my life. It was so easy and fulfilling to watch everything sell, so I went thrifting for more! That’s when my Poshmark Closet, Infinitely Posh (@infinitelyposh) was born.
At first, I posted a few times a week. I sourced items for my Poshmark Closet @infinitelyposh from thrift stores. Then I was given the advice to post every day, to share every day, and to communicate with my customers. That led to sales every day. Yes, I paid myself a small salary, but the rest of the profit I used to buy more inventory that led to more sales. I started my business in a 1 br apartment and stored my inventory on our dining table, couch and under the bed. Two years later, with the additional Poshmark income, we were able to buy a 2 br house. It has a 4 car garage, where I store my inventory. Poshmark gives me flexibility to start small and scale up. I can work more during the Christmas season when it’s more profitable and work less during the summer when the kids are home. My previous regular 9-5 jobs were steady, but with Poshmark, my limits- how much I’m paid, how many hours I work, are set by me.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
I never thought of myself as an entrepreneur but Poshmark made it so easy for me, for anyone to become a reseller. I had no education or experience in business so I knew I was going to need help. That’s when I was introduced to the Poshmark community at my first Posh N’ Sip event. Posh N’ Sips are community events led by a Poshmark reseller that gathers other local resellers to network, exchange advice and stories, and make friends. I realized many other guests were already experienced resellers and many were in the same position as me, with the goal of turning their closets into a small business. I continued to learn how to use the features on Poshmark to maximize my profit, improve and build my brand, and create better content. Soon enough, I began hosting my own Posh N’ Sip events. It’s a fun way to connect and mentor others the same way I was mentored.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a fashion reseller with secondhand marketplace Poshmark. My Poshmark Closet (@infinitelyposh) features mostly thrifted items, which allows me to support my family of 5 kids while keeping items out of landfills.
In 2020 before the Pandemic I had another idea – Reseller Tours! I wanted to invite others to come thrift with me. We meet once a month at a different thrift store in search for the best deals in town. It’s a hands-on learning experience where I connect with other resellers to share how to thrift for profit. We come together to share how to spot top searched bands and teach each other our best thrifting techniques. I’ve hosted three consecutive tours at Society of St. Vincent de Paul and many other thrift store locations throughout LA, San Diego, Las Vegas and more to come. You can find me on Instagram @infinitelyposhla to stay up to date on future thrift shopping events. I enjoy giving back to my community by offering raffle giveaways at every event.
Through my reseller tours, I’m able to bring together members of the LA reseller community to network, exchange advice, and make friends.
Any big plans?
I’m confident that my business will continue to grow with Poshmark. We plan to scale up our home to accommodate my family and Poshmark Closet – my family recently used our Poshmark earnings to buy our dream home! Poshmark always encourages Resellers to rep their businesses and I am honored to be representing resellers as a speaker at their largest event of the year – PoshFest 2022, a two-day fashion and entrepreneurship conference.
- Website: https://www.infinitelyposh.org/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/infinitelyposh/
- Other: Poshmark URL: https://poshmark.com/closet/infinitelyposh