Linda Lightman who makes $25m a year on eBay reveals how to make money online


A woman who brings in $25 million a year selling clothes on eBay has revealed her tips for becoming a top seller in celebration of the e-commerce website's 20th anniversary on Thursday.

Linda Lightman, a 53-year-old eBay seller living in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has turned her luxury consignment store, Linda's Stuff, into a multi-million dollar business over the course of 15 years.

The mother-of-two, who got her start selling her son's video games, told Daily Mail Online: 'Most people don’t know that the average household has over 52 items worth over $3,000 just lying around their house ready to sell.

‘But you don't have to be limited by what is in your home. Branch out. You can make money selling other items on eBay,' she added.

For Linda, a former labor and employment attorney in New York, it all began when she ran out of video games and started selling her own clothes, shoes and accessories instead.

‘I was always so passionate about fashion and for me it was a no brainer,’ she explained.

‘Within weeks, my friends asked me to sell their clothes and so on. Word of mouth is a very powerful marketing tool and it spread quickly. I instantly knew I was on to something.’

By 2006, she had 20 employees and moved Linda’s Stuff into a 5,000-square-foot office space; today, the company is still thriving, almost a decade later, turning over an impressive $25 million every year.