Yet it's not so long ago that she was a single
mum-of-two, scraping by in a pokey one-bedroom
flat. As the bills piled up and the money, food
and electricity threatened to run out, she was
forced to pawn her jewellry to keep the wolf
from the door.
she earns around £300,000 a year from
a business which has a £30 million annual
turnover - and she reckons there is potential
is one of a growing band of people who are raking
in the benefits of direct selling. So how do
they do it?
are a few things more annoying to many of us
than the pile of junk mail which clogs up our
doorway every day. From election leaflets to
superstore price pamphlets, most go straight
into the bin unread.
there's the Kleeneze
catalogue, usually offering plastic lunch boxes,
wonder cleaning fluids and a selection of household
Kleeneze phenomenon has been a godsend. It's
transformed her life from that of a hard-up,
despairing single woman with joint custody of
the kids to go-ahead, wall-off businesswoman.
was living in a one-bedroom flat with my two
children," she says."My partner at
the time and I had been working down south in
direct sales but we weren't happy. We wanted
to start up our own business and came back to
Scotlan, but every business plan we did got
our money just ran out. We ended up selling
the car, and then I pawned my jewellry. I had
to get a crisis loan when we ran out of food.
Our financial situation was drastic."
troubles were compounded when her partner at
the time developed Chron's Disease and had to
have a major operation. They were hard days.
Lynn came across a company called Kleeneze
which needed catalogue distributors in her area.
She collected her first 20 catalogues, marked
out her patch on a map and set off.
area and sales quickly boomed. Before long Lynn
had encouraged others to join her and now the
business has grown to more than 7000 distributors.
money-spinning formula which provides bonuses
and payments in return for sales and attracting
new distributors meant her earnings quickly
mounted up - and she turned over £1m in
the first year.
we weren't poor before, we were broke. And I
think when you've been into that situation you
really appreciate it when you do have money."
love the feeling of not having to worry about
money but I'm still the same old person who'll
hunt for bargains."
recently went to Karen Millen in George Street
during the sales. I loved the buzz of getting
a bargain, although I did end up spending £400!"
insists there was a lot of hard work involved
in the building of her business. But now there
is plenty of time - and money - for holidays.
the past year, she's spent six weeks in the
Canaries, popped over to Paris to watch Robbie
Williams in concert and she'll soon be heading
to Marbella and then the South of France.
own my own life," she says. "I can't
believe how it has changed.