A woman who went from being a shop assistant to owning her own house, buying her mum a car, and driving a Range Rover has told how she converted £100 into £100,000 in just 6 months and is set to become a millionaire soon.
A couple of years ago Briony Gorton was working in a shop in Burnley, Lancashire, while studying for a degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Now, she’s on track to make her first million at the age of 25 and it all started with £100.
The £100 is how much Briony spent on fabrics for her first swimwear range.
She bought the materials from a local shop then took them to a family friend who was also a seamstress to turn her designs into reality – then set up a website selling them online.
She told Mail Online:
I was working part time at Pandora and was at university when I realised that one day I wanted to become my own boss.
I used to sit in lectures thinking I was being taught how to work for somebody else – and that wasn’t what I wanted.
After her swimwear designs were completed, the 23-year-old began modelling them herself and promoting them on social media.
I’ll never forget my first sale. It was the day after I listed my first design. I couldn’t believe that not only did other people like what I’d designed, but that they actually wanted to wear them on their holidays.
The response was incredible and within six months she launched her website – talliahroseuk.com – and had a £100,000 business.
Briony now sells hundreds of clothes a week and even models for other people. She’s even moved into her own premises, photo studio attached, has a new house, a car and hundreds of sales a week.
She’s on track to be a millionaire by 25.
Sadly, her success wasn’t without problems. People started taking her designs and selling cut price copies made in China.
I was devastated and had no idea what to do or how to protect my brand.
I turned to legal advice but was told as I hadn’t patented my designs that I didn’t have a leg to stand on – basically I could do nothing.
But the setback didn’t stop her. Briony has now diversified from swimwear to clothing and footwear as well as using her Instagram account to model for other brands.