A 23-year-old has revealed he made more than £180k in just 12 months flogging household items – and sometimes without even leaving his house.
Luke Williams, 23, started selling old mobile phones on eBay while working on a building site as his salary didn't cover his bills.
He branched out to source household items from wholesalers, which he then began selling on Amazon in June 2021.
Luke started making £1000 a month, and after his earnings increased to £30k a month, he quit his job as a builder in January 2022.
In 12 months he has raked in £180k of profit – reselling household products such as meat grinders, baby changing mats, and air fresheners.
Luke, from Bristol, said: “I started out by buying old phones from Facebook and reselling them on eBay.
“I only wanted to make an extra £1k a month as it would help me with the extra payments I had.
“I went to university, studied building and surveying, and went to work on a building site. I did that for about a year.
“I started selling on Amazon in June 2021. I have made £180,000 in profit with most of that coming from the last six months.”
Luke graduated in June 2020 and started working on a building site.
But he quickly realised he wasn't earning enough money to pay for all his bills and started selling on eBay – making an extra £1k a month.
He said: “I just wasn't making enough money. I came across Amazon FBA and realised I could buy from wholesalers and sell on the app too.
“What I sell ranges from air fresheners, meat grinders, phones, kids' toys, and changing mats.
“Thorntons' chocolates are really popular at the minute.”
The 23-year-old said most of the £160k profit has come from the past six months and said the cost of living crisis has played a role.
He said: “It's not just food prices that have rocketed, so have petrol prices.
“People don't want to be leaving the house and driving to the supermarket.
“If you buy things on Amazon, you can get them cheaper as you don't have to pay to get to the supermarket either.”
Luke's earnings mean he has been able to pay off his £17k Mercedes Benz and fly business class to Abu Dhabi.
Since starting the business, Luke has hired two members of staff who now help prepare and source the products.
Known online as @lukeflips.fba, the full-time Amazon FBA seller regularly shares a glimpse inside his business with his 46,300 followers.
Sharing a glimpse at just some of the products he's bought to flog online, Luke said: “Lightwork.”
The reel, showing boxes crammed full of deodorant, body lotion, and toothbrushes, attracted plenty of attention, gaining more than 233 likes and 5,200 views.
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