I quit my job at McDonald's and now make £25,000 a MONTH aged just 18… here's how I did it

A TEENAGER has revealed how she rakes in a staggering £25,000 a month after ditching her job at McDonald's.

Olivia Percoco, from Melbourne, Australia, went from flipping burgers to relishing a luxury jet-set lifestyle all thanks to a smart business idea.

The 18-year-old launched an e-commerce store on eBay in 2020 – using the "dropshipping" business model to turn around an eye-watering profit.

The technique sees sellers accept orders from customers without keeping stock on hand – meaning it is delivered direct from the manufacturer to the customer without the retailer seeing the product.

As Covid swept around the globe and cities such as Melbourne locked down, Olivia spent time learning all she could about the business style.

She told the Mail: "I hated working (at McDonald's), it wasn't fun, so I googled ways to make money online and came across dropshipping."

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The teen started out selling on Shopify before turning to eBay – listing products from desks and DIY supplies to phone cases and reversible plushy octopuses.

According to Olivia, researching the popularity and demand of an item is the key to success – claiming she has turned over more than £282,000 in just two years.

She tries to find suppliers based in Australia to reduce the delivery time – and never sees any of the stock she flogs as it's sent direct to the buyer.

Olivia told the outlet: "A lot of time goes into product research first – I look at what's trending on TikTok by searching through hashtags.

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"On eBay I'm able to list 40 items at a time and not limit myself to one niche."

Olivia now enjoys a life packed with designer bags, international travel and fancy restaurants – all of which she shares on TikTok.

She said: "Two years ago I never imagined I'd be able to afford staying in nice hotels and fly across Australia, it's opened my eyes to what's possible."

It comes after a model shared how she quit her £100 a week job in Pizza Hut to make a fortune online.

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Cinthya LaRose said delivering takeaways had ruined her social life and self-esteem so she decided to swap it for selling her sexy snaps on Only Fans.

The Miami-based model who used to get paid £97 a week says she is now much happier and enjoys her "financial freedom".

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