Thursday, 30 June 2011

Top-up your pension with a part time job

Fantastic story in the Daily Mirror today about a 71 year old pensioner who is topping up his income with Kleeneze, click here to read the full story

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Fight for graduate jobs 'hits record high' in the UK

A report on the BBC website says that graduates in the UK are facing record competition for jobs - with an average of 83 applying for every vacancy - but the market is continuing to improve, a survey suggests.
Average applications per vacancy have risen from 69 in 2010, 49 in 2009 and 31 in 2008, the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) said.
Click here to read the full report.

This is just another indication of the desperate state of the UK economy. Well known high street shops such as Habitat, Jane Norman, HMV, Thorntons, are struggling to keep going or have already gone into administration. The mortgage market is expected to remain flat over the coming months.

Our Kleeneze business on the other hand is going from strength to strength, we have shown a 100% increase in sales over a four week period recently which was the result of simply doing a little bit more. We are also on track for another 25% increase in the current four week period.

Kleeneze is a very simple business to operate, with our help and support you too could be earning an extra income that will help you to achieve what you need, whether it be a bit extra to help pay the bills, a holiday, xmas, or longer term goals like a new car, new house, or to quit the rat race altogether.

Perhaps you know someone in the UK, Ireland, Holland or Germany over the age of 18 who needs an extra income, or change of direction, if so please direct them to the "Request Information" button at the top of this blog.

Monday, 27 June 2011

New Catalogues Have Boosted Our Retail

The new catalogues are working really well providing a great boost to our sales in week 3 of the period. With still 3 pickups to do this week and daily stragglers we are sitting pretty at just over £1400 for the period. So we are still very much on course to hit our target of £2000 for the period, with less than £100 to achieve week 3 target. 

When we took the decision at the end of period 5 to go public with our goal, we did it because we felt that it would help to give us the kick up the backside that we needed. We had set goals before, sometimes we achieved them, sometimes not, but if I'm honest there were more failures than successes. But we had only let ourselves down in the process. Call it a mindset if you like, but the thought that we have announced our goal on our blog, means we dare not fail, we have to go the extra yard, we have to achieve, we want to set good examples, and if it helps one of our blog readers as well then that will be a massive bonus for us.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Week 2 Results

We have had a fantastic week, £600 of personal retail including one order for £144, and our first online order for £6.95 resulting from a drop we did with some old catalogues. So we are still on target for £2000 of retail this period.

Our new team member Caroline has collected in the majority of her catalogues from her first drop this week and has £200 of orders, and an enquiry about the business from the advert on the day slip.

We have got the new catalogues including the Summer Sale out to our customer base, and will be putting a copy of the Summer Special with an online shop flyer in each of our customer delivery bags this weekend. The flyer mentions that we will not be collecting the Summer Special and asks that it be passed on to family, friends, neighbours etc. Hoping this will help to generate some new customers.

Friday, 24 June 2011

Have You Got This Money Making Tool?

We have just taken delivery of yet another fantastic money making catalogue from Kleeneze, the Summer Sale, containing over 175 awesome offers spread across 32 pages this is sure to earn us some extra sales over the coming weeks. 
Get these little beauties at the front of your catalogue packs as soon as you can, customers love a bargain, and this striking front cover will entice them to have a look at the fantastic offers inside.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Single mothers hardest hit by cuts

Single mothers will be hardest hit by the government's programme of benefit cuts and tax rises, according to campaign group the Fawcett Society.
It estimates they will lose an average 8.5% of their income after tax by 2015.
The gender equality charity said this compared with 7.5% for single fathers, 6.5% for couples with children and 2.5% for couples without children.
The Fawcett Society says "women are bearing the brunt". The Treasury has yet to comment.
See for the full report.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Young Mum Gives Up The 9 - 5 City Job & Goes Part Time

Claire Smith

I started Kleeneze whilst on Maternity Leave with the aim to make some money.  I was hoping to make enough to allow me to stay at home with my daughter, Olivia  who is 9 months old, and not to have to go back to the hustle and bustle of working a regular 9-5 job in the City… so I thought I’d give it a go.

I set my goals and in my first month achieved sales in excess of £1000, resulting in a personal income of almost £300. I also receive my 1st and 2nd Fast Track Bonus. 

Ultimately, I have made the decision to go back to work part time (which I would not have been able to do without this business), and continue growing my Kleeneze business.

I have already sponsored someone into the business and look forward to growing it even more.

Kleeneze gives me the flexibility to work at my own pace, when I want to, in my own time.

Kleeneze allows me to be my own boss and I can take my daughter with me, meaning that I get plenty of exercise and Olivia gets plenty of fresh air.

Saturday, 18 June 2011

When you were a kid learning to ride your bike did you fall off?

If you can remember that far back.... I'm struggling to.... I would guess that you fell off a few times before you mastered the art of staying on. But can you remember what happened the first time you fell off? Did you say to yourself "That's it, I've had it with that bike I'm never gonna learn to ride it" Of course not you most likely got straight back on and tried again. And in the end you got the hang of it as all kids do.

The point I'm making here is that as kids we have an inbuilt desire to succeed whatever is thrown at us. However by the time we become adults, for whatever reason, its all too easy to give up if something gets in the way. That's probably why there are loads of "triers" in our business, those who get the catalogues, put them out, it rains when they are due to pick them up, or they don't get many orders on their first pick up and they quit. The word try  in this context should be erased from the dictionary and our vocabulary, its a nothing kind of word. I mean just try and pick up a pencil right now, there's no middle ground you either can, which I guess covers the majority of people or you can't.

When we set our goal of £2000 of orders in this period, we didn't say that we will try to do it, we said that we will do it. So when we collected in our blanket drop of 50 books this morning without picking up a single order, we didn't quit on our goal, no we put out another 54 books on what was planned to be a day off from blanket dropping.

If you are struggling with your business right now we hope that you take some inspiration from this. As we are told quite often at meetings, you can draw a line in the sand whenever you wish, whatever has gone before is history, now go out and create your future. Our circumstances mean that we have to do more, and do more we will, with a single minded attitude, until we reach our goal. Come On!!!

Friday, 17 June 2011

The Purpose Of Goals

"The purpose of goals is to focus our attention. The mind will not reach forward toward achievement until it has clear objectives. The magic begins when we set goals. It is then that the switch is turned on, the current begins to flow, and the power to accomplish becomes reality." (From The Best Of Success, compiled by Wynn Davis)

This statement is so so true, anyone who has ever set a goal, made a plan to achieve the goal, and taken the actions needed, will understand it.

Since we have been in this fantastic business, to be honest, most of the time we have been a wandering generality rather than a meaningful specific. But when we have set a goal, made the plan and followed it through, we have achieved our target. In September 2008 we were at 18% and made a plan to go Gold the following period, did we do it, yes we did, because we took the actions needed to achieve our goal and focused our minds on it totally for 4 weeks.

Just last period we set a goal to double our own personal retail from £800 to £1600, did we do it, yes we did, because again we made a plan and stuck to it.

Our goal for the current period is for £2000 of personal retail, will we do it, you bet we will, because we have the plan in place, and we are taking the required actions.

So if you are one of those people who poo poo goal setting, speak to your sponsor and set some goals, because it ain't gonna happen unless you make it happen, if you want what you dream about then go and get it.

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Week 1 Target Achieved !!

Well we have come to the end of week 1 and we have retailed £510 so we are on target for £2000 for the period. We have also sponsored a new team member which is fantastic for our business.

New catalogues are arriving tomorrow freeing up some more of the older one's for blanket dropping. We are also using even older versions of both the main book and health & beauty on kamikaze drops to drum up business for our online shop. So we hope to see another awesome bunch of orders in week 2.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Portfolio working with Kleeneze pays off for cash strapped single mum

A single mum who struggled to secure full-time employment has found the solution to her financial worries by developing a portfolio career and holding down four very different part-time jobs, including a role with Kleeneze.
Caroline Lockwood (50) from Malmesbury works as a nurse, a teacher, a barmaid and, most recently, as a distributor for Kleeneze in order to provide for her three teenage children.
Caroline said: “I’ve worked as a teacher in a local junior school for the last five years – at the end of last year, my hours were cut down to just two days a week. With a mortgage to pay and three kids to support, I knew I wouldn’t be able to get by financially.
“I decided that my best option was to return to my former career in nursing, but I quickly discovered that there were no full-time jobs in the sector. I joined up with an agency, and even though they’re usually able to offer me around three or four days of work a week, it’s an unreliable way to earn a living and I was still struggling for money, despite carrying on with my teaching job as well.
“So I began to take weekend shifts in the local pub. This left me with enough money for the bills and other essentials, but I wanted to be able to make a bit more so I could treat the kids. So I started my own Kleeneze business in my spare time a couple of months ago. It means I can work from home and I’m making over £100 a week for around ten hours work – £10 an hour is way more than I could ever earn in another part-time job.
“I love the variety of having so many jobs and it means life is never boring. I’m particularly enjoying building up my Kleeneze business, because it gets me out in the local community, gives me the opportunity to meet my neighbours and get some exercise too.”
Caroline isn’t alone in choosing to develop a portfolio career – over 1 million people in the UK have at least two part-time jobs rather than full-time employment*.
Nearly 25% of Kleeneze’s network of distributors use their work with the catalogue company to top up their existing salary in their spare time, earning extra income by delivering and picking up catalogues door-to-door and dropping off customers’ orders.
Jamie Stewart, managing director of Kleeneze, says: “We’ve seen a significant upturn in applications from those looking to work with us part-time in order to make a bit more money and supplement the income from their full-time job.
“Working with Kleeneze allows distributors to set their own hours, working as little or as much as they like, so it’s a great option for people looking for flexible and rewarding work.”
* Office for National Statistics Statistical Bulletin: Labour Market Statistics March 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Are You Going For It?

We are well into week 1 of period 7, did you set yourself a personal retail goal for the period? If you don't set goals your business will just meander along, possibly regress rather than progress, as you will not be focused on pushing it forwards.

If you are a regular reader of our blog you will know that we achieved our goal last period to double our personal retail from £800 to £1600, in fact we achieved over £1700. We didn't do this by replicating what we had done in previous periods, we came up with a plan to put out a minimum of 200 catalogues per week on top of our customer base. We stuck to the plan and monitored our progress over the four weeks so that we could make adjustments if we fell behind our weekly targets. And guess what?  our plan worked and we achieved our goal. So what did we do next?

What we did next was to set a new target for period 7 of £2000 of retail, or breaking it down over the four weeks to £500 per week. We usually bring in about £200 from our customer base each week so we need an additional £300 each week to hit our goal.  So based on the £1 per book that we generally get from blanket dropping we need to deliver and collect an extra 300 books per week, which equates to about 43 per day.

So how is our week one going I hear you ask? Well we have £380 in orders so far with 3 days to go so we are just about on target, we still have customer base stragglers to collect today, and another 90 books to process before Thursday, so £500 looks very do-able this week. Come On!!

Monday, 13 June 2011

Struggling pensioners turn to ‘partirement’ with Kleeneze

A couple who lost everything in the recession have avoided bankruptcy by trying their hand at ‘partirement’ – returning to work on a part time basis – with Kleeneze.
Geoffrey White (75) and his wife Cathy (59) formerly ran their own catering business, and retired five years ago. They had invested heavily in property both in the UK and overseas, and when the credit crunch hit in 2008, they made huge losses – the couple soon found themselves a week away from declaring bankruptcy.
Geoffrey said: “We literally lost everything and we needed to get back on track financially as soon as we could; as we’re both past retirement age, though, our options were extremely limited.”
While researching ways that they could make money, Cathy found out about Kleeneze. The couple decided to start their own business with Kleeneze, and are now making up to £2,500 a month running their Kleeneze business on a part-time basis; supporting their team of Kleeneze distributors and their own local customers.
Cathy said: “We received our first pay cheque within four weeks, which helped immensely. We’ve since built our business and now have a team of distributors working with us.”
Geoffrey continued: “While we never expected to have to return to work, Kleeneze offered the ideal solution because we can build our own hours, so we’re still able to enjoy our retirement.”
Geoffrey and Cathy aren’t the only couple having to contend with financial instability in their old age; many people of retirement age are now finding that their pensions aren’t enough to live off. And with the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), showing that 1.4m people aged between 51 and 65 – and 900,000 people already over the age of 65 – are now expected to live to 100, many are worried that their savings won’t be enough to see them through their final years.
Jamie Stewart, managing director of Kleeneze, said:  “’Partirement’ is becoming increasingly common. A significant number of our distributors are of retirement age and we’ve seen an increasing number of applications from those looking to top up their pensions or save for their future.
“As well as allowing you to make money quickly, working with Kleeneze offers a great social community combined with regular outdoor activity.”

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Fantastic New Money Making Business Tools

These are our new business tools that will make us a fantastic spare time income over the next few months. Just launched this week and including over 150 new products the new catalogues are a very cheap investment at just £54 for 100 of each, and also includes order forms and weatherproof bags.

We are earning about £125 each week simply by delivering and collecting the catalogues in our local area. So in just 10 weeks our investment of £54 will earn us about £1250, now that's what we call a superb return.

If you know anyone who would like to earn an extra £1000+ over the next ten weeks please direct them to the Request Information link at the top of this page.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Former factory worker finds debt solution by starting a Kleeneze business

A former factory worker who was struggling with £20,000 worth of debt has found a way out by starting his own business with Kleeneze.
Craig Austin (32) from Burnley started putting together his own team of distributors for Kleeneze 18 months ago, after his credit card and bank loan debt got so out of control that his home was repossessed.
Craig said: “I’d been working in factories for nearly ten years, making minimum wage, and my debt had just grown and grown – I knew I had to do something to get back in control of my finances. Having our flat repossessed was the final push I needed to sort things out.
“My wife Vicky actually joined the company just after having our son in 2008 as a way to get back in shape – delivering catalogues and orders door to door meant she could get out and about and get some exercise while making a bit of extra money – so I started helping her out after work and on the weekends as a way of bringing in extra cash.
“I soon realised that working on Kleeneze full time was the best option for me – I’d be able to get out of the daily grind of working in the factory and make my own hours.”
Both Craig and Vicky are now focusing their efforts on their Kleeneze business.They have a team of 16 distributors and are making £1,200 a month by working just 15 hours a week each.
Craig continued: “We’re now on a payment plan and are paying off our debts in manageable monthly instalments. While it’s still a struggle financially, we can now see light at the end of the tunnel.
Working with Kleeneze is so much easier and more rewarding than my old job. If we know there’s something specific that we want to save up for, we can easily just increase the hours we work – there’s no waiting for overtime to become available like in my old job.”
Craig and Vicky are not alone in struggling to control their debt. According to the latest statistics, the average debt per UK household now stands at £8,428 excluding mortgages.
Jamie Stewart, managing director of Kleeneze, said:  “Growing debt is a real problem for many people in the UK.
“Working with Kleeneze allows distributors to set their own hours, working as little or as much as they like, so it’s a great option for people who just want to make some extra cash in their spare time as well as anyone who’s looking to start a new career.”


Thursday, 9 June 2011

Financial healthcheck unveiled offering money help

An updated online service that has just been launched aims to give UK consumers a financial healthcheck within 10 minutes.

The government-backed Money Advice Service, which is funded by a levy on the financial services industry, said the system would be free and unbiased.

The healthcheck is based around a series of multiple choice questions on personal budgets.
It then produces an action plan and offers links to advice groups.

The Money Advice Service believes that millions of people are worried about their day-to-day budget and need directions on where to turn for help.

"This is the money-equivalent of a reliable sat-nav. We help people to see where they are now, and then we help them get from A to B by the best route for them," said Gerard Lemos, chairman of the Money Advice Service.

"Most importantly, our advice is free and unbiased and we will not sell them anything.
"Our new online healthcheck is designed with your attitudes to money and your aspirations for life in mind. In less than 10 minutes the healthcheck identifies the top three things you and your family can do to make the most of your money right now, and to plan for future goals."
Savings, debts and housing costs are all covered by the healthcheck.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Period 6 Target Achieved!!!

We have done it.... £1780 of sales... we have smashed our personal retail target of £1600.

It just goes to show what can be achieved when you set a plan, work it consistently, make adjustments if needed, and follow it through to the end. Awesome!!

We now have to revise our goal for period 7 ..... it had been set at £1700... so we can't have that can we, we want to progress towards our ultimate goal of getting into Gavins Top 20 Retailers. £2000 has a nice ring to it, that should stretch us a little.... Come On!!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

We Are On Target To Achieve Our Period 6 Goal

Thanks to consistent blanket drops of around 225 books each week we are on target to achieve the goal that we set ourselves for period 6 which ends this week. We have 44 books plus some stragglers to collect on Wednesday and just need £14 to achieve £1600 of personal retail thereby doubling what we did in period 5. This will give us an income just from our own retail of around £120 per week which equates to over £6000 per year.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

We Have Set A Goal To Be In The Top 20 On Gavins Top Retailers List

Because of a recent change in our circumstances we find ourselves in need of earning more money from our Kleeneze business and have started a new blanket dropping campaign as reported in an earlier blog post.

We have been doing about 40 catalogues on overnight drops with the goal of 200 catalogues per week minimum on top of our customer base. So far we have dropped 720 catalogues in just over three weeks which has resulted in 27 new customers and £560 of additional sales, which is a fantastic average of over £20 per order.

As a result of this activity we have seen ourselves climbing up Gavins top retailers list, we are still a long way from the top, but have set ourselves the goal of making it into the top 20. To do this we will need to achieve four weekly sales in excess of £4000, and we are starting from a base of about £800. With five days left in period 6 we have achieved £1160 in orders and are on target to double the figure we achieved in our last period which was our goal when we started the blanket dropping campaign.

We have split our goal down into smaller stepping stones that we need to achieve on the way to our ultimate target. £2500 of retail sales in a four week period will pitch us around about the top 100 on Gavins list and that is our initial goal, we won't get there in period 6 but we will have taken great strides towards that figure. Beyond that £3200 should get us into the top 50 and well on the way to our ultimate goal.