An ex-B&Q employee from Essex switched to retail and is now making £40,000 a month at OnlyFans.
A former B&Q employee who previously worked a boring 9 to 5 job has switched to OnlyFans and is now making money.
Lexi Zielinska, 24, from Essex, used to make £1,100 a month working for the DIY business, which barely covered her rent and other expenses. As a result, she rarely had money left over to go out on the town or take vacations.
In 2020, after starting her employment a year and a half earlier, Lexi came across OnlyFans on Instagram and, despite being “extremely suspicious” at first, decided to give the website a try.
She earned £10,000 in just three months and gave her notice at B&Q in November of the same year.
Since then, she has made £420,000 and even used her own money to purchase a house worth £375,000, something the model could previously only imagine.
“It still doesn’t sink in sometimes but I can’t complain, I absolutely love my life.
“I used to get paid so little and worked so hard – now I still work hard, but at least I am properly rewarded.
“On a good day, I can earn double my monthly salary from B&Q, which puts things into perspective.
“I liked the job there and the people were nice so I can’t sit here and say it was a terrible place to work, because I would be lying.
“But I have always wanted the finer things in life.”
Among her favourite luxuries is travelling, which Lexi could rarely afford before becoming an OnlyFans model.
She said: “At B&Q I couldn’t splash the cash and I didn’t have a holiday for three years.
“I love to travel and that was difficult for me.
“This year alone I have been on four holidays already and it’s only August.”
Lexi, who is originally from Warsaw but moved to south east London when she was 13, is currently hosting her mother Agatha, 53, who she “loves treating”.
They have been on trips to five-star hotels in Mexico and Greece this year already – something they were never able to afford when Agatha was working in restaurants and as a cleaner during Lexi’s childhood.
She said: “She was a bit shocked when I first told her what I do, asking ‘what will people say?'”.
“But now she can see the life it has given us, she is very happy.
“On a good day, I’ll go up to her and say I’ve made £3,000 and she can’t believe it.
“If I was in a normal job I would never have been able to do this.
“We didn’t have a lot of money growing up and I like to treat her with whatever she wants.
“I pay for the shopping, all her bills and even bought her a new phone.
“It’s my way of saying thank you for doing everything for me.”
Lexi now regularly makes £40,000 a month though the number can fluctuate – during her peak, she took home £83,000 in one month.
Despite the financial rewards Lexi reveals it can be hard to find a work-life balance.
She is also frugal with her money to an extent; saving up a large chunk to buy her dream house in April this year.
It was sweet revenge for the model who had been declined for countless mortgages in the past.
“The money was the main motivation for me getting into OnlyFans and I don’t regret a single thing.