New To Used Panty Selling? Check Out These Tips For ‘Baby Sellers’ (Part 3)

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New To Used Panty Selling? Check Out These Tips For ‘Baby Sellers’ (Part 3)

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’s and Don’ts of Baby Sellers on ATW

Do:

  • Get verified! This is probably the most important first step you can take on the website. Unverified sellers are a major red flag for most buyers. If you’re unsure about how to do that, find the Admin page and send them a message! They’ll be more than happy to assist you!
  • Talk to other sellers! We are here for each other. This is not a competition. We are all working together to make this a better platform for all. If you have questions, don’t be afraid to ask someone.

“Do be: Authentic, honest, patient, passionate.”

- @Jayjay

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!.

  • “Do message people and be polite.”

- Anonymous

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!

  • Interact! Interact with both buyers and sellers and get your face out on the platform!

  • Post lots of photos! Buyers are more likely to buy from someone who is building their shop with a lot of listings, a lot of photos, and a lot of information.

Don’t:

  • Complain. This is something I see a lot of Baby Sellers doing. “I haven’t made any sales yet.” or “Come talk to me I’m bored.” are the two highest offenders on the list. Nothing turns off a buyer more than seeing a seller complain. No, no one is happy with their sales all of the time or is happy all of the time in general. But no one is going to buy from someone who is constantly complaining about their lack of traction on the website.
  • Don't send anything (photos or items) without payment.”

- Anonymous

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.

  • “Don't be: stressed, rushed, rude, too quick to write a bad review.”

- @Jayjay

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.

What sort of tips and tricks do you have to offer the baby sellers that are brand new to the website?

Things to make yourself aware of:

- @LatinaDirtyGirl

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.”

- @LatinaDirtyGirl

Tips and Tricks:

    • Make a “work email”. Do not use your real email. 
    • Find a good service to create a fake phone number through. There are plenty of apps out there that will allow you to do this. My personal favourite is Google Voice. It’s free and easy to set up. You can use your google voice number to create a “work” Venmo, Cashapp, and Paypal. 
    • Research your taxes. You are considered an “independent contractor”, at least in the United States. You are responsible for maintaining the tax on your sales. It’s different for each state, but you still need to do your own research. Find out what you can use as a tax write-off. Keep track of all your funds.
    • Start-up costs. It’s going to be an investment to get your shop going. I asked Morgan.Mordant, who is a seller on another platform, what she thought the cost of starting your shop could be. Buying the shipping supplies, getting equipment for shoots, and other various expenses are going to be anywhere from $100-$300. Keep good books! Record everything you buy and sell. 
  • “People should definitely look into training videos for owning your own business, especially in terms of how to talk to people. I have that training from a previous business venture, and it’s helped.”

- @Ultravioletkitten

  • “Be consistent. You have to show up daily posting, creating ads engaging with potential buyers. It is not an easy way to make money, it takes time and effort to get established. Don't be disheartened if you’re not making sales straight away, very few actually do.”

- Anonymous

  • “Let buyers tell you what they want, try to get them to be descriptive and give you a budget and then decide what works for you, try hard not to be afraid to say no or walk away from someone trying to get you for cheap, if they won’t be descriptive have them give you permission for some creative freedom.”

- @Winniethecutee

To close us out, let’s hear from some of the sellers on how they feel about selling. 

How do you balance your life with selling on the website? Do you keep it private or do you share it with others? And: Why did you decide to get into this? Is this empowering to you, if so how or why?

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!”

- Anonymous

“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.”

- Anonymous

“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.”

- Anonymous

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.”

- Anonymous

“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!”

- Anonymous

“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”

- Anonymous

“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.”

- Anonymous

Links to the surveys: 

Buyers: https://forms.gle/6rVzCMEyz876v6pB6

Sellers: https://forms.gle/iy8bjVBmbDTfmvhA6

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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