Kleeneze and Betterware have both been around for many years now, and beyond the products they promote, is an offering of self employment by making money posting catalogues, but does it work?
What does the product offer?
To make money with Betterware, or Kleeneze distributors are required to post a number of catalogues through doors. The idea is that the more you post, the more you earn, and they will pay you in the region of 20% commission on each sale (once the minimum has been hit). Sounds easy? If it were that easy then there would be multiple people on every street all trying to make the expected ‘£40 – £200 per week’ advertised. In reality very few get close to making it work.
How does the product work?
As mentioned, when you become a distributor of a multi-level marketing company (which is what Betterware and Kleeneze are), you are required to generate sales, and are paid on commission only. No sales – no money. Betterware do not charge for the catalogues, but Kleenze do, and this may add more pressure to generate the return to pay for the outlay. The basic concept is that once you have received the catalogues, you post them through letterboxes and collect them a few days later, hopefully with an order, of which you make 20% commission. You then have to go back to the customer, hand over the products and take payments.
What is the initial investment?
Betterware do not charge for the catalogues, although Kleeneze charge around £45 per set, and most distributors will purchase more than one, or need to purchase more to make any sales order worthwhile.
What is the rate of return?
Kleeneze claim that their distributors can earn between £50 and £500 per week.
Betterware claim that distributors can earn between £40 and £200 per week.
One of our team members have actually tried Kleeneze many years ago, and had this to say:
“It is VERY hard work to make any money at it. The problem is, mainly, that the prices in the catalogues are just so high, and with the internet, and eBay, etc. you can get all the products cheaper, even with postage. Another problem is the sheer time it takes to make just £30-£40 per week, which is far below minimum wage and a serious load of effort for pretty much peanuts. On top of that you have two sets of other annoying issues. 1) Customers not being in when you go to collect your catalogues. 2) Customers not being in, or having the money when you go to collect (if you get any) payments for orders. It really is a serious load of effort, for very little in return. It is just not worth it”
Multi Level Marketing companies have a distributor failure rate of well over 95%. Which means that only a maximum of at most 5% make any money from it. As far as the company is concerned, they do not care if you succeed or fail, in our opinion, because due to the nature of ‘making money’, there will always be another hoard of willing ‘triers’ looking to make a little extra, and wasting countless hours chasing after something that will pay them very little, if anything.
Sure, you will always see those distributors who are making a couple of grand a week, but they are most definitely the exception, rather than the rule, and will have a team under them (you) doing all the work for them, delivering, collecting, etc. etc. And the products can now all be found cheaper. Many people now see such catalogue products as extremely over priced.
We would not recommend this activity of delivering catalogues to earn a very low amount of money – if any