The final part in a 3-part series
Lately, I’ve noticed a large influx of new sellers, or as I like to call them, ‘Baby Sellers’. (I consider myself a Baby Seller. Baby Sellers being people who have recently joined and don’t know much about selling.) Hopping into the world of panty selling is hard - it’s not something that will make you quick cash overnight. It takes time and effort on your part to make a good, solid profile that will gain a following and get regular customers. Most Baby Sellers don’t realize that you might not make your first sale until a week or even a month into selling.
I was chatting with Mae Von Lector, and I asked her if she had any recommendations for our Baby Sellers, or how long it would take to get started in the world of panty selling, this is what she had to say:
“… there is no time frame or guarantee of success. It’s a business that takes many skills together. Model, writer, photographer, editor, marketing, sales-person, customer service, shipping, conversation/social skills, bookkeeping, as well as using many apps, websites and knowing how to use social media. And, of course, to consider cybersecurity. The pieces of training and podcast help a lot, but there is NO substitute for effort, hard work and time, and no shortcuts. ... it’s a lot of hard work making it look so easy. But until 3 months in of paid membership and efforts every day, you haven’t given it a real try.”
- @Mae Von Lector
And she’s right. You cannot assume that you are going to hop online and suddenly get a following. There’s a lot of time, effort, and work that go into having a great community around you.
“Do be: Authentic, honest, patient, passionate.”
Jay is a seller from MTW who has written a few blogs as well. Go over to MTW and give him support and love. The things he’s written are great for new sellers both male and female!.
Don’t be afraid to reach out and message buyers. However, if you plan on messaging buyers, keep in mind that cold/hard sales and pushiness is never appreciated. Make your message stand out!
This is the second time I’m bringing this up. Get your payment first. If a buyer isn’t comfortable with paying you first then you probably shouldn’t sell to them.
Once again, @Jayjay in with a helpful tip. Sometimes you can go days without getting a sale, even weeks. If you start to stress you’re going to end up quitting before you even begin. This is a grind. It will take time. Don’t get disheartened too easily. As for bad reviews, only write one if you are 100% sure that you agree with everything you are writing. I see quite a few reviews on people who don’t actually deserve bad reviews.
Things to make yourself aware of:
Latina recommends that these are things you should do on your own time. Click on the seller's profiles, read what they have. Note what’s on their bios. Research the best and cheapest way to ship an item. Look through listings and gather price information. To me, it's like when you shop anywhere. You want variety, prices, detailed information on the product.
“How many times do you see a seller posting, “Who’s gonna be my first buyer?” [And] you look at their profile and they have 2 listings... no profile. I wouldn’t buy from you.”
To close us out, let’s hear from some of the sellers on how they feel about selling.
These two questions I felt it was best to squish them together. My personal story is financial need. I do most things on a whim, and I dove into ATW blind. I was lucky enough to be picked up by @Dragonlady, who is a wealth of knowledge on panty selling. She has her own podcast and website with free tips for all our Baby Sellers out there. Go to her profile to check it out!
Panty selling is incredibly empowering. Until a few weeks ago I’d never worn a pair of fishnet stockings. I hated my body, and I thought no one could love me or want me. Since joining, I have never realized more how wrong I was! I’m still working on my waning self-confidence, but each day I become more comfortable with myself. As far as privacy goes, a few people in my life know what I’m doing, while most do not. I like my privacy for the most part.
Here’s what a few sellers had to say about balance and privacy:
“I personally keep private. This is my full-time job and I work a house and family (no kids but 4 pets and a husband) around it. I still see all the same people and do all the same things. It’s fine to shit work mode off for a little bit and keep your buyers waiting. Men want what they can’t have so having to wait on you for a little is perfectly fine! Always keep business in your mind. During school, housework, grocery shopping. Anything and everything can turn to work. Doing boring housework is good for pics! Or out in nature with your pets, be naughty and flash the camera!”
“A bit of both. My closest friends know and I have also introduced a few to the site. Personally, I love it, it's my little escape. ATW has given me an awful lot of confidence and I've loved my experience. [I] have spoken to some really lovely people. I speak about it with very few people as, to be honest with how lush some of my buyers are....I wouldn't want to share.”
“I work full time outside of this. [I’m] also a single parent. I fit in messaging and checking my profiles around my day job. I am usually free in [the] evenings so this is when I spend most of my time online. My family and most [of] my friends are unaware of what I do, but I have some open-minded guy friends I can discuss it with.”
Here is what a few sellers had to say on empowerment:
“I needed some money and thought I wasn’t attractive enough. But it’s the confidence you get when you sell an item and the buyer loves it. I feel a sense of pride that I’m actually giving someone some pleasure.”
“I got into this to explore the kinkier side of the world. It is so empowering! I love the way it makes me feel. I swear I am a happier person since starting this!”
“It makes me feel so empowered and sexy. Joining this site has given me a huge boost of confidence as well. All buyers are very respectful and I feel so accepted. I decided to join when I saw the girls making money but it’s grown to so much more than that”
“I find it very empowering. I am running my own business, for someone who struggles with body confidence for years. I have found selling and dealing with buyers has made me accept my body more. I’m now inclined to show off the bits I'd usually hide.”
Links to the surveys:
This ends my section on tips for Baby Sellers. This article is long, and if you’ve made it to the end of the 3-part series, kudos to you! Before we finish, I’d like to give a special shoutout to all of the people who took time out of their schedule to help write this article. Buyers, sellers, you are all fantastic people. I love the community I’ve found within you all.
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