Monday, January 4, 2016

How I Hit 100,000 Poshmark Followers In 11 Months!

I'm thrilled to share with you that I hit the 100,000 followers mark on Poshmark!  Just last year when I first joined the app, I wrote a What Is Poshmark article and at the time I only had 500 followers!  Less than 1 year later, I accumulated 100k followers!  I feel so honored that that many people follow me on a social media platform.  I am so blown away!

A lot of people helped me and taught me along the way, so as a way of continuing to spread the wealth of knowledge, I am going to share with you how I accumulated 100k followers on Poshmark!  Here are my top 7 tips on how to get followers and how I hit 100k followers in 11 months.

1. Network with other Poshers. Although Poshmark is technically an app where you can buy and sell fashion and beauty related items, it is also a social media platform.  So many friendships are made through the app turning PFFS (Poshmark Friends Forever) into BFFS!  Explore the Poshmark app by checking out suggested users, party hosts, and people on your feed, and when you find someone that has a similar style or interests as you, leave a comment on one of their listings and introduce yourself!  I have to say, when you create friends on the app, they will help answer all your questions, share your items (increasing your exposure), and help spread the word about your closet, in turn, attracting more followers. 

2. SHARE SHARE SHARE!!!!!  This is the biggest piece of advice I can give ANYONE that is looking to sell on Poshmark and increase their followers!! I share all day...when I wake up, during the day...any free moment I have I am sharing!  Why?  Because when you share other people's items, they will share yours back!  So imagine this.  In February 2015 I had about 500 followers.  I would find a closet that has 100,000 followers.  I would share 6 of her items, so in return she would share 6 of my items back. Now my items got shared to 100,000 people that probably didn't know about me, increasing my exposure and ultimately driving traffic to my page!  Now my followers go up.

3. Attend Poshmark Parties and Meet-Ups.  When I joined Poshmark I knew NO ONE on the app.  Just by random I saw a listing that @bellanblue had created announcing a meet-up in Los Angeles!  I knew I wanted to grow my following and network on Poshmark, so I went...alone.  Yes I was scared, but once I got there, everyone was so nice and welcoming.  Ladies, seriously, Poshmark is SUCH an incredible community and everyone is so helpful and nice.  It's all about WIN-WIN.  If you have meet-ups or parties in your area I suggest you go.  It helped build my network.  I met people that then became my PFFs like @bellanblue and @princessamyj and it helped me grow so much quicker because I was able to ask experienced Poshers questions I had and allowed them to put a face to the closet, in-turn, solidifying my relationships with other Poshers.  The awesome thing about this app is that it literally combines business with fun!  Click here to find a local Poshmark meet-up near you!

So far I have attended the Los Angeles Poshmark Meet-Up, San Diego Poshmark Party (which was a BLAST!), and I even co-hosted the Los Angeles Poshmark Meet-Up in August which brings me to  #4!

4. Host A Local Meet-Up!  Going to the LA and SD Poshmark Meet-Up and Party really helped me get out there and network.  I knew in my heart that the Poshmark app was (and is) something special, an opportunity that I had to create for Tanya Kara Jewelry!  So thanks to the two events I attended, I became not just PFFs but real-life true friends with Jen (@bellanblue) and Amy (@princessamyj).  This led to us hosting a party together in LA.  And this ladies, really helped take my closet to the next level.  I got tons of followers, and credibility from the community.  Click here to read an article where Jen, Amy and I were interviewed by Poshmark on How To Throw The Ultimate Meet Up.

5. Become a Suggested User.   Becoming a suggested user was a HUGE blessing for my closet.  A lot of my followers are thanks to my suggested user status!  When you are a suggested user, Poshmark will promote your closet from time to time suggesting you to everyone on the app!  Click here to find out how you can become a suggested user.

6. Create a Brand For Yourself and Have Fun With It!!! I have to say, the key to growing a large following on Poshmark is creating your own brand. What do you stand for?  What makes your closet or store different than anyone else?!  Once you create your own brand, people will be intrigued by what you are doing and want to follow you!  Deliver quality, honesty, great customer service and people will love to follow and support you!  Thanks to my own branding, I was asked to speak at PoshFest 2015 in San Fransico, Poshmark's largest event of the year.  I spoke about how Building An Empire Starts With Your Brand.  I have to say GOING to PoshFest and especially speaking at PoshFest really helped establish my closet and increase my following.

7. Host An Online Posh Party!  If you want to grow your following, becoming a Party Host is a HUGE way to gain exposure, not to mention, it is SO MUCH FUN!  Poshmark has 3 daily parties, one at 9am, one at 12pm and one at 7pm.  The 12pm and 7pm parties have specially selected hosts that are Poshmark users that choose amazing items from others' closets creating a super fun selection of items from everyone in the app to shop from!  Imagine...the entire Poshmark app seeing your name as a party host! Definitely helps build followers!  Click here to find out how to become a party host.

Join me THIS FRIDAY as I host the 12pm Best in Jewelry & Accessories Party PLUS as a bonus, I will be on Periscope hosting my first scope "How I Host Posh Parties".  It will be a fun way to see what it is like to host a party, or even to see what the app is all about!

Click here to visit my Poshmark Closet and be sure to follow me!  Comment on any of my listings if you have questions, I'd love to hear what you think!


P.S. Follow me on Instagram & Twitter too!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Newest Business Venture

I am excited to share with you that I have recently partnered up with Influence Social Media PR as their head Social Media Publicist! We specialize in helping businesses establish themselves as their industry's expert on social media, increasing their business and exposure!

If you follow me on instagram, facebook or twitter, you know that I started teaching a course called How To Use Instagram To Drive Traffic To Your Site + How To Increase Your Following Every Month.  This course has already helped dozens of people transform their businesses within months creating the businesses and social media presence they always dreamed of.

In addition, I now work hand in hand with businesses increasing their following, and increasing their business through social media, mostly through instagram.

A couple weeks ago I did the photo shoot below for some pictures for the new Influence website that will be launching this spring.  

Thanks so much everyone for your support! If you are interested in learning about Instagram I do offer a 90 minute course now in person and through webinar for those of you that are not local in the Orange County area!  Click here to find out more about these courses or contact me to find out how you can hire me to manage your social media!

Special thank you to Pablo Serrano for the great images and Araz Nelson of Vanity Glam Hair Studio for the Incredible hair and makeup!  Outfit is by H&M, Jewelry is by me, Tanya Kara Jewelry and shoes are Nine West.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

PoshFest 2015 Speaker Update

So excited to update you guys that my panel at PoshFest 2015 was a HUGE SUCCESS!  Thank you to every single one of you that were rooting me on and for all your support.  For those of you who don't know, I was selected by Poshmark to speak in San Francisco about how building an empire start with your brand.  It was an incredible experience speaking and even more incredible experiencing PoshFest, Poshmark's biggest event of the year!  

Again it was SUCH a blast!  So happy to be a part of Poshmark.  Such an incredible app and community to be a part of!  If you are interested in buying fashion items or even starting up your own online business download the app and enter my code HJBKE to get $10 towards your first purchase.

If you are like me and already have an online store, I HIGHLY suggest you getting on the app and uploading all your product shots on there!!! It is a great platform to sell your items that you already have :)

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Los Angeles Poshmark Summer Party

If you follow me on social media you know that I am always talking about my favorite app Poshmark!  Poshmark is THE place to be whether you want to buy fashion, sell fashion, or meet new friends!  

On Saturday I hosted the LA Poshmark Black and White Summer Party at Eat.Drink.Americano in downtown LA along with these 2 beautiful ladies above, Jen @bellanblue and Amy @princessamyj.  It was such a pleasure hosting with these 2 and an incredible experience meeting all my fellow Posh Sisters in person!  Here are the pix of the party.  Special thanks to Sam for taking them!

We even had LyAnn and Kathleen from Poshmark Headquarters stop by!  SO nice seeing you two!

(there's still time to enter the giveaway above!  Tag your party pix to #poshlovesla and #poshmeetup for a chance to win 1 of 2 amazing prizes...shipped to you!)

A small group photo of some of the ladies that attended the party.

If you came to the party, special thanks for coming! We know a lot of you came out from San Diego, LA, the Valley, OC, even Riverside County!  We appreciate you more than you know!
Until next time..Stay Glam!

Follow me on Insta @mstanyakara and on Poshmark @tanyakara and if you join the poshmark app be sure to enter my code HJBKE to get $5 towards your first purchase!


Friday, June 12, 2015

San Diego Poshmark Party

Saying that Poshmark's San Diego Party last week was fun is an UNDERSTATEMENT!  This event was seriously a BLAST!  Thank you Poshmark for having me!

Poshmark is an app where women all over the US can buy and sell fashion.  You can buy designer clothing, shoes, handbags, etc. at a discounted price + you can even find new and used clothing at great prices! 

Do you have a closet full of clothes, shoes and purses you don't really wear!?  You can easily sell these items on Poshmark and make some extra money, or even use that money to buy some new items on Poshmark.  It is super easy, and such a fun app! 

I personally sell my Tanya Kara Jewelry line on Poshmark!  Click here to view my closet.

Last week, Poshmark threw a party at the W Hotel in San Diego.  If you love fashion, you have to join the Poshmark app!  Hope you enjoy the pictures and scroll down to hear about the LA Poshmark event my friends Jen, Sarom, and I are hosting!  Here are pictures from the SD Posh Party.  ENJOY!

Me with Poshmark Party Host and my Blogger Friend Paulino Mo. of Lil Bits of Chic blog!  I have known her for years and FINALLY met her!

Special thank you for Sam (on the left) for these awesome pictures, and founder of the Poshmark app (middle) Manish for creating such an amazing app!

Congratulations for hitting 10 Million users on Poshmark! I am so excited to be part of such a quickly growing social media community!

Until next time...Stay Glam!




I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting the Los Angeles Poshmark Meet Up Party on 

AUGUST 15, 2015

with my friends and PFFs, Jen from BellanBlue and Sarom of RebelsRejoice!


This will be an event you don't want to miss!  Whether you are on Poshmark now, you are thinking of joining Poshmark, or you just want to come out and have a good time, you are invited!  Be sure to click on my social media links above and follow me for updates on the location and time.

See you there!