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I made £1k on Vinted – big mistakes people make and the items you shouldn’t post

A WOMAN shares her advice for people who want to make money on Vinted.

So if you have a lot of old clothes that you want to get rid of and make some quick money, then you should definitely check this out.

A fashion fan has shared her top tips for making money on Vinted

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A fashion fan has shared her top tips for making money on VintedSource: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
Shantel Rousseau Reveals Which Brands Are Selling Well and Which Items You Shouldn't Post

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Shantel Rousseau Reveals Which Brands Are Selling Well and Which Items You Shouldn’t PostSource: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
She also shared her tip that can help you wake up to a sale

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She also shared her tip that can help you wake up to a saleSource: TikTok/@shantelrousseau
So if you have some old clothes that you're having a hard time getting rid of, you'll want to pay attention to Shantel's advice, including her recommendation for lighting

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So if you have some old clothes that you’re having a hard time getting rid of, you’ll want to pay attention to Shantel’s advice, including her recommendation for lightingSource: AFP

Fashion fan Shantel Rousseau shared her top tips for selling on Vinted on social media.

She revealed the mistakes many people make and which items you should avoid posting if you want to make money.

In addition, Shantel, who is from the US but lives in the UK, revealed which brands are selling well on Vinted and what to do every night before bed if you want to wake up with a bargain in sight.

In a short video shared online, the fashionista said: “I made £1,000 on Vinted in one month so I’m going to tell you how.”

REGULAR UPLOADING

According to Shantel, it is important to upload items regularly.

She explains: “The first thing I would say is that you absolutely have to be consistent. If you want to sell 20 items, you have to make sure that you upload them regularly.

“So two a day, maybe four times a week.

“Vinted always tries to get you to upload more items. Upload as many items as possible, without it coming across as spammy.

“I think the algorithm rewards you for uploading regularly.”

SEASONAL CLOTHING

Shantel advised Vinted sellers to only list seasonal clothing on Vinted. She added: “This seems like a no-brainer, but I see it all over the platform: don’t sell out-of-season clothing.

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“You should only sell spring or summer items for now.

“You have to think about what people are looking for and what they want.

“Even though it’s a bit chilly, people are shopping for spring/summer. That’s what you should be selling.”

PICK IT UP

As for taking photos, Shantel advised, “Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to wear the parts and take photos of yourself in the parts to make it move.

“Most of my ads, I think 90%, are pictures of me not wearing the clothes, so you don’t have to wear the clothes at all.

“However, you must take photos of the objects in natural light.

“I can’t stress this enough: the same effort, angles and lighting that go into a selfie, go into your artwork.

“It makes a world of difference and if you look on Vinted most of the pictures are terrible.

“I usually do this by letting natural light shine on it, or if I’m wearing a piece of clothing, I’ll stand in front of a window or my door and take a photo in natural light.”

Why I hate Vinted, a realistic view

Sarah Barns, deputy editor of Fabulous, explains why she hates Vinted:

It’s the king of second-hand fashion, but I hate Vinted.

There I said it. Yes, it keeps stuff out of landfills. Yes, it helps generate extra income for a side job for many.

And yes, you can get things for a bargain. But it’s just not my (shopping)bag.

From my own experience I have bought ‘cheap’ children’s clothes, but the clothes arrived dirty and misshapen.

And with the shipping and buyer protection it didn’t feel like a great deal. I’d much rather go to my local thrift store or grocery store for kids stuff.

I have also bought more expensive clothes – a dress from Arket and a skirt from Cos – but I found that they did not fit well and the colours had faded.

I tried to sell some stuff but gave up after my £110 Veja trainers got lost in the post and I spent two hours on the phone to Royal Mail.

One major downside is that it still encourages you to spend, spend, spend. I’m not sure I needed the items I bought, I just didn’t want to miss out on them.

The resale of fast fashion items – a £5 Shein top on Vinted for £17.50 – also makes me feel uncomfortable.

For many people, buying clothes has become a daily hobby, while it should actually be something they should only do once or twice a year.

But the 18 million Vinted app users clearly disagree with me.

SILVER

The Vinted expert explained that price is crucial, advising: “Don’t undersell your stuff.

“Always leave room for negotiation, because most people on Vinted won’t buy anything without sending a message.

“People usually ask for a discount or negotiation.

I will never sell anything under £10

Shantel Rousseau

“But don’t ask too much for your stuff, it’s still second-hand stuff.

“Your stuff doesn’t have to be overly expensive unless you’re selling something very specific, going viral, or hard to get.

“If you have a special, unique or viral piece, make sure to mention that in the description.

“You want to enhance that description and tell the story of the item.”

THROW IT AWAY

Shantel explained that if you want to make money on Vinted, it’s best to opt for more expensive items.

She shared: “Don’t sell crap. I see a lot of stuff on Vinted for £1, £3, and that might work for some people, but I will never sell anything under £10.

Brands that sell well on Vinted are COS, Self Portrait, Mango, Sandro, House of CB

Shantel Rousseau

“Even £10 is too much money. If it’s not worth buying, it should just go in the charity bin, unless you have the time and patience to keep track of it and haggle with people.”

MAKING IT EASY

Shantel explains that to sell quickly and easily on Vinted, you need to pay close attention to your shipping options and the brands you offer.

She emphasized, “Only offer shipping that makes sense to you, that you can easily do on a regular basis, and that ships as quickly as possible.

“I think COS, Self Portrait, Mango, Sandro, House of CB and all the collaborations are the most popular brands that sell well on Vinted.”

ON SACRIFICE

Finally, Shantel indicated that offering a discount could lead to a quick sale.

She concluded: “And finally, 24 hours after someone favorites an item, send them an offer.

“Send an offer every night before you go to sleep.

“You never know, you might wake up one morning and there’s a sale.”

Do I have to pay tax on items I sell on Vinted?

FAST tax facts from the Vinted team…

  • The only time an item is taxable is if it sells for more than £6,000 and there is a profit (sells for more than you paid for it). Even then you can use your £3,000 tax-free capital gains allowance to offset it.
  • Generally, only business sellers who trade for profit (buying goods with the intention of selling them for more than they paid for them) are required to pay tax. Business sellers who trade for profit can take advantage of a £1,000 tax-free allowance, which has been in place since 2017.
  • More information here: vinted.co.uk/no-changes-to-taxes

The TikTok clip, which was posted under the username @shantelrousseauhas clearly caused quite a stir, as it quickly reached almost 10,000 views.

Social media users were grateful for the advice and were happy to share it in the comments.

One person said: “Great tips.”

Another added: “Great tips, bring on my resale month with Vinted.”

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