We went from living off benefits at my girlfriend’s parents' house to starting a £100k business – it was a big gamble | The Sun
25th May 2023

A COUPLE have revealed how they went from living on benefits to creating a company raking in £100k in just two years.

Cal and Beth shared their journey on TikTok, revealing how the couple were in debt when they first started dating.

But the pair wasn't happy with their current life, working jobs they both hated and having a newborn on the way.

Their life was about to turn upside down after the pair decided to make a big gamble and start their own company, which grew from £15,000 in the first year to a hefty £100,000 in the second.

The dad penned: "We started out as a young couple in debt, working at a company neither of us enjoyed."

Then the couple found out they were pregnant with a baby boy – kickstarting their decision to change their lives for the better.


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"An amazing celebration but also the scariest situation in the world as we weren't in an ideal situation," he added.

Despite having a newborn to look after, the couple were determined to start building their dream life and started their own social media company while living at Beth's parents' house.

Cal wrote: "We had debt, lived with Beth's parents and were on UC (Universal Credit)."

But their hard work paid off, and not long after starting their business, the pair were able to move out and rent a home for themselves, and then reserve and pay to own their own home.

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Cal revealed that the business did so well he was even able to go on holiday with Beth and their child for the first time in ten years.

And now their life was on the up, the pair decided to grow their family, welcoming a dog and another child.

The company now rakes in six figures annually – a far cry from the life they were living four years ago.

Cal and Beth shared their inspiring story on his TikTok account @caldvn, where it went viral with over 350k views and over 11k likes.

People were quick to take to the comments section praising the pair for their hard work.

One person wrote: "LOVE this! Hard work pays off! Well done and congratulations on a beautiful family."

Another commented: "This made me cry! True love true friendship. Just pure love! I’ve got goosebumps all over you! Well done to the both of you! You both smashed it."

"Inspiring," penned a third.

Meanwhile a fourth said: "This is amazing!!! Congrats to you both."

"Very inspiring well done to the both of you,” claimed a fifth.

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Someone else added: "Work Works, lovely story."

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