I have been a Kleeneze distributor since 2008, so about 6 years as I write this, and I love it. But what puzzles me, is that a lot of people look at the Kleeneze opportunity, and they decide it is not for them.
Why would that be? Maybe it is a bit like Marmite – you either love it or hate it.
When I started introducing other people to the Kleeneze opportunity, I felt that all I had to do was get what is in my head, into their head, and they would join.
So here goes, I am going to write down a list of all of the Pros and Cons of Kleeneze, as I have discovered over the last 5 years. Then if you are reading this, and you can see what is in my head, and you’d like to take a closer look at it, you can click here for a Free Kleeneze information pack.
The Pros and Cons of Kleeneze
These are the main reasons I joined Kleeneze, and the benefits that I see as a Kleeneze distributor…
You can choose your own hours.
I work hard as a Kleeneze distributor, delivering catalogues, collecting them back from my customers, delivering their orders, recruiting new team members, and supporting them. I work longer hours than I did when I had a job and was working for someone else. But I can choose when I work. I take time off to take my daughter to her Day Centre. I meet my wife for a coffee or lunch in town, I take my daughter for her music lessons. I take a couple of days off to do some walking in the Yorkshire Dales. I can do all of these things whenever I want. That freedom is important to me.
You don’t have a boss telling you what to do.
I work hard because I want to work hard, to build a good income and a quality future for my family. I can choose what parts of my business to work on. Sometimes I feel like putting lots of leaflets out around an area in which I want to recruit a new team member. Sometimes I want to find some new customers in my area, so I put some extra catalogues out in that area. I do these things because I want to, not because some Boss tells me what to do. That freedom to choose is a fabulous way to build an income.
You can have as much overtime as you want.
This was a big benefit for me. If we were coming up to Christmas, or I wanted to save for a special holiday, I can simply put some more catalogues out, or do some more recruiting. I don’t have to ask the boss for some overtime. I can have as much overtime as I want, as often as I want it. That means no more money worries for me.
You can have a pay rise whenever you want.
This is related to the last point. In my old job, I pretty much had to wait for the company to decide when they were going to give pay rises. And if the business was not going well, the pay rises were not great, or often there was no pay rise at all. With Kleeneze, my pay rises are based on my efforts. I can have a pay rise whenever I want, by putting out more catalogues, finding more customers, or recruiting more team members and supporting and coaching them.
There is as much support and training as you want.
Kleeneze, and many of the successful and experienced Kleeneze distributors, offer you as much training and support as you want. Weekly Webinars; Personal coaching (see the next point); Monthly team meetings; Regional training conferences; National Showcases; daily training hints and tips. If you want to learn more about how to be a successful distributor, you won’t have far to go.
You get a personal coach and mentor.
Kleeneze is a Network Marketing Business. What does that mean? Basically, the person who introduces you to Kleeneze is your upline. They will get paid bonuses by Kleeneze if you are successful. That means that they have a huge desire for you to be successful. The more successful you are, the bigger their bonuses are. So they want to be the best coach and mentor to you as they can possibly be. In my old job, my boss always seemed to be a bit nervous if I did too well, in case I got promoted above him. In Kleeneze, your sponsor wants you to be as successful as possible. In fact they don’t get paid any bonuses unless you ARE successful.
You can qualify for all-expenses paid international 5-star conferences.
I didn’t join Kleeneze because of these conferences, but now that I have been to Miami in 2012 (See here) and we’ve also qualified for Dubai in 2013, I can tell you that they are unbelievable. You are treated like royalty, staying in 5-star luxury, with everything organised for you, and everything paid for. After going to Miami, I suddenly realised how fantastic these conferences are, and I wanted to make sure I qualified for the next one, and the next one, and the next one. All Kleeneze Distributors can qualify for these conferences.
You can qualify for a free car. (BMW mini. BMW 3-series, BMW 5-series and more…)
As you progress in your Kleeneze business, you can qualify for cars. These are not company cars. They are yours. To keep, or to sell, or to give away., or do whatever you want with. So if cars are your thing, and you’d like a brand new BMW mini, or BMW 3-series etc, then this is for you.
You can build a residual income.
…and finally, the one benefit above all of the other benefits that, for me, puts Kleeneze head and shoulders above a job. Residual income. What is Residual Income? Briefly, it is money that you get paid, month in, month out, after the work you did to generate it has long been finished.
Authors get it for writing a best-selling book. Musicians get it for writing a number one hit, and Kleeneze Distributors get it for building a team of successful Kleeneze Distributors.
I am looking forward to the day when I can effectively retire, where I have a team of successful distributors, each growing their own team, growing their own businesses, and growing mine too. That residual income is the money you get paid, before you have even got out of bed in the morning.
I like the sound of that.
So if I only showed you the Pros, it would be a pretty lop-sided discussion, and you would be right in thinking it sounds too good to be true. So what about the down-side of Kleeneze?
You have to be prepared to work hard.
Kleeneze is not a Get Rich Quick Scheme. It is a work-hard for great rewards scheme. The best way to build a core base of customers who order from you regularly when you deliver your catalogues to them, is to deliver as many catalogues as you can. Then, as you find customers, you look after them well. If you do that, they will stay loyal to you.
When you start team building, you will find that the harder you work, the more your team will want to replicate what you do, so the more successful you and your Kleeneze team will be.
Sometimes it rains.
Most of your retail income will come from your catalogues, delivered by hand through the letterboxes of your loyal customers. That means delivering catalogues to your customers, and collecting them back a couple of days later. We live in the United Kingdom. Occasionally it rains. So occasionally you get wet. My philosophy on that is simplke. There is no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothes.
There is competition out there.
As a Kleeneze Distributor, you can deliver your catalogues wherever you want, within the United Kingdom and Ireland. There are no boundaries to limit where you can deliver. This means that another Kleeneze Distributor can deliver catalogues to an area that you want to deliver to. Is that a problem? That’s up to you. It is a bit like having several Coffee Shops on the High Street. If you deliver your catalogues regularly, if you deliver your customer’s goods promptly, if you are friendly and helpful, your customers will come back to you again and again. There is competition out there. You can worry about it, or you can make sure that the competition is worried about you.
Some people won’t buy from your catalogues.
Kleeneze has been a well-known British Brand since 1923, and it has a catalogue full of useful products, hard to find products, and products unique to Kleeneze. However, despite that, some people will not order from you. Some people never buy from catalogues, they might not like your name. Who knows why.
However, some people will buy from you, and your job is to deliver as many catalogues as you can, so that you find as many of those customers as you want.
Some people won’t want to join your team.
If you decide to start building your Kleeneze team, you will find that not everyone you speak to will want to join. Maybe the time is not right for them. Maybe they are happy with their job at the moment. Maybe they do not want this kind of business. You soon learn that when you first speak to someone, you are often just sowing seeds. Showing them that there is an opportunity available to them if, and when, they want it. They may not join you now, but you never know when their circumstances will change, and they ask you – “Are you still doing that Kleeneze thing?”
Some people will join your Kleeneze team and leave.
If you start talking to people about Kleeneze, there will be some people who can see the opportunity in the same way that you see it, and will join you. However, over the next few days and weeks or month, they realise that Kleeneze is not right for them. Maybe they are not willing to work hard, or maybe something happens in their life which puts them off. They decide that it is not right for them, and they leave. It will happen, and all that you can do is make sure that you support and coach your team to the best of your ability. Some will stay and become successful with you, but some will leave.
Kleeneze is a wonderful opportunity for you to build a high quality life for you and your family. Before you start, you need to make sure you understand the Pros and Cons of Kleeneze. Then you can make an educated decision, knowing what to expect.
Not everyone who joins Kleeneze is successful, but if you know what is possible, you can do everything in your power to make sure you are one of the successful ones.
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Bye for Now.