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A lawyer who became an eBay entrepreneur has revealed how using the website to her advantage her earned her thousands of pounds.
Jade Oliver, 34, from Bristol, quit her corporate law job to set up a company buying and selling old furniture from the internet marketplace.
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Starting in 2012, her company Heavenly Homes & Gardens now makes over £100,000 in revenue.
She has used the funds to pay off a £10,000 loan on a professional law course.
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At first she would bid on cheaper Ebay items with potential that were in need of a mend or a polish .
Then using her own online platform she would market them to appeal to current interior design trends, using inspiration from bloggers and celebrities.
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The plan worked and made Jade a small fortune, and so she eventually quite her corporate law role in 2016.
Speaking to the Mirror, Jade revealed her top five tips for success in the 'upcycling' business:
Searching for items
To have the best chance of finding a bargain or that special item, your search needs to start 'as broadly as possible' and use keywords, Jade suggests.
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'Try undertaking several searches for the different ways an item could be described.
'For example, if you are searching for a "lamp", you could search for both ‘light’ and "lamp".'
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This can mean involve looking through a lot more results, but the chances of finding the right item will be greater.
By searching for items with misspelt titles like a 'chest of draws’ is a good way to find a bargain because everyone who spells it correctly is less...
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