Part 2 of 3. Linda Lightman, walks us through the evolution of eBay and how she became the go-to seller for eBay consignments, leaving us with savvy selling tips to help you profit from your items that no longer spark joy.
Today’s episode of Spark Joy is Part 2 of a three part series dedicated to Selling Your Clutter. What do you do with those items that no longer spark joy? We’re dedicating three episodes to how to make your clutter pay you back.
Our guest today, Linda Lightman, is the founder and CEO of Linda’s Stuff. A former attorney, Linda took a leap of faith in 2001 and became an innovator and an entrepreneur as a go-to seller on eBay for consignments. Linda presides over a company that has grown to become the largest, most successful consignment seller of designer fashion on eBay in the world.
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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:
Hear how Linda found her passion in online consigment following her career as an attorney.
Learn the history of Linda's Stuff and how Linda's company evolved along with eBay.
Learn the types of people who are buying and selling on eBay and what the process entails.
How to consign things on eBay with Linda and how the comission structure works: How to Consign with Linda's Stuff
Linda's take on how to find and sell things in your home that no longer Spark Joy!
What items are selling and what items are in demand.
How KonMari has changed the consignment world.
Tips for getting the most out of your consignment.
Finally, Listener Jenn sends in a great question about whether Craigslist or eBay is the way to go when discarding things that no longer spark joy. Linda gives her some great feedback!
“Start small, go around your home and find the things that no longer spark joy…walk around with a different eye and look for the things that will bring you money.”
“I began by selling my own clothing and accessories. And so, a business was born.”
“We have a 140, 000 unique items on our site every day.”
“Accessories are one size fits all item and they always sell the best.”
“I think Marie Kondo did a lot for women going into their closets. Does this item bring me joy or should I think about getting rid of it?”
“I believe that all of us have, on average, 53 items we could sell from our homes and make $3,000!”
“Women tend to wear 20% of their clothing, 80% of the time.”
“Make sure everything you sell is authentic.”
What Sparks Joy for Linda:
“My family life. My husband and I work together we have too great sons and a soon to be new daughter in law. And, it’s that time with my family. I just cannot say enough about that!”
Linda's parting words of wisdom:
“Do what you love, and love what you do, and you’ll never feel like you’re working.”
You can reach Linda at Shop Linda's Stuff
Her instagram account is @shoplindasstuff
And, Linda's FaceBook is at:
Linda's Stuff on Facebook
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