Thursday, 26 January 2012

Ten Steps to evaluating home based business opportunities

Ten Steps to evaluating home based business opportunities.

With such a vast array of work from home business opportunities being advertised it makes sense to go through a step by step process to establish which opportunity is right for you. What suits one person may not suit another, but there are a number of logical steps that I believe should be applied in most cases.

Step 1. Keep an open mind. There may be much more to an opportunity than we think. Certain business concepts and brand names conjure up images based on very limited information or preconceived ideas. We have to investigate an opportunity properly before we can make an informed decision.

Step 2. Does the Company supply products or services to genuine consumers that have no connection to the business opportunity? If there are customers that just want to buy the products or services this is likely to be a genuine and sustainable business. If on the other hand the only "customers" are the distributors themselves (or their friends and family) you may want to ask the question: why?

Step 3. Are the products or services likely to be in demand for the long-term or are they just a passing fad? It may be that there is a short-term income opportunity with a passing fad but if you are looking for a business opportunity that will provide for you for many years then it makes sense to select an opportunity that is likely to have a demand for its products or services for the long term.

Step 4. Is there a simple, proven system for moving products or services to the market? This is a fundamental requirement for the success of any business. Are you required to persuade family and friends to buy your products or services? Would you be happy to do that?  

Step 5. If someone is offering you an opportunity and claiming that you will earn money from it, it's reasonable and logical to ask: "What are you earning from it?" If they tell you, then it's also reasonable to ask to see some evidence. If they are not prepared to tell you and provide any evidence; ask yourself why not?

Step 6. Ask what their sales figures are each month and again, ask for evidence. If there is no business turnover; there is no business!

Step 7. Are you required to make a substantial investment? Generally, home based business opportunities require a small investment, maybe a few hundred pounds for equipment and materials necessary to work the business, but if you are required to invest heavily be very cautious. It's also important to understand where your money goes and precisely what you get for it. If the person that recruits you into the business gets a payment directly as a result of recruiting you; be very careful as it may even be an illegal scheme. The person recruiting you should only benefit when you, as the new joiner starts to move products or services yourself i.e. they are benefitting by helping you to earn money. This way they have a vested interest in your success; a fundamental element of an ethical business opportunity.

Step 8. Not all, but most ethical business opportunities will be members of the DSA (Direct Selling Association) and whilst this does not represent any guarantee, member companies are required to operate within specific guidelines.

Step 9. If the opportunity that you are considering has a team-building element to it, check to see that there is a clearly defined system and infrastructure to support you with this. You need to be sure that this is in place and that the person and/or team that you are considering joining with, is competent to train and coach you in this respect. Within any given Company the people that you join with can have a huge impact on your business; choose carefully!

Step 10. Seek out all of the information that you need to properly evaluate a business opportunity and then make a well informed decision based on the facts. Find someone within a specific opportunity that is being successful and go through the steps 1 to 9 above with them. Many people will ask those close to them for their opinion but it's important to ask ourselves how they are qualified to comment. You may even find someone that has failed in the opportunity that you are considering and these people often have an opinion that they want to share with you! If you want to be a success it makes sense to speak with successful people.

These ten simple steps will go a long way to ensuring that you choose the right opportunity with the right people. This has been compiled after many years experience in a home based business and I sincerely hope that it helps others to find what is right for them. We love the opportunity that we started on a part-time basis that subsequently allowed us to quit the rat-race, and would welcome any enquiries via   

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Low Cost Franchise

The Kleeneze Low Cost Franchise just got even lower in cost with a January discount of 20% off the cost of Business Builder Star-up Kits. Click Here for details (Valid until Saturday 28th January 2012)

Not only is the cost down, the opportunity has got even better; now we have the market leading Party Plan “eZeParty” infrastructure in addition to the proven success of the unique Kleeneze catalogues as a means of marketing the products.

Many direct sales companies claim that you don’t need to “sell”, you just “share” your products or services with other people….. isn’t that selling? With Kleeneze you can generate orders from complete strangers without even meeting them, simply by posting a catalogue through their letterbox. That is what we call “no selling” involved. The general public simply browse the catalogue and some people will choose to buy, with no pressure or sense of obligation. They buy because we have the right products at the right price delivered to their door with no carriage charge. A great business model.

For those that want to be more interactive with their customers they can “knock and present” the catalogue or arrange parties. Not hard sell by any stretch of the imagination, and both good fun and potentially very lucrative.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Party Plan

Kleeneze launched eZeParty Party Plan at The January Kleeneze New Year Showcase at the NIA Birmingham 7th January 2012.


After extensive trials the system has been refined and honed to be the best Party Plan opportunity on planet earth!

Apart from the fact that Kleeneze has quality products at competitive prices, for the Party Plan we have:-

Party Plan Kit for eZeCook

Party Plan Kit for eZeSpa to follow

Industry Leading Credit /Debit card processing via SMART phone

10% Host/Hostess payment automatically paid by Kleeneze

Half Price incentives for Host/Hostess

Free accommodation incentives for Host/Hostess

Special incentives for future party bookings made at party

Special Premium Catalogue for Parties

Party Plan stationary

Presentation DVD by celebrity Chef Nigel Smith

Comprehensive Distributor and Host/Hostess coaching

Fully integrated into the industry leading Kleeneze payplan

The most complete Party Plan infrastructure in the industry combined with the legendary quality and value of the Kleeneze products.

For further details please call Steve and Debbie on             01708 22 22 74       or            07868 734695       or drop us an email at

Monday, 2 January 2012

The Fast Forward Group Distributor of the Year

At the Southern Millionaires College at Maidenhead on Sunday 3rd December 2011 we were absolutely delighted to be awarded The Fast Forward Group Distributor of the Year by Bob Webb.

Fast Forward Group Distributors of the Year

To be recognised in this way within the highest status group in the whole of Kleeneze is a huge honour and a reflection of the fantastic Team that we have. The Team have achieved great things throughout 2011 with two new Bronze Executive Distributorships, numerous new Gold Distributorships, a bunch of qualifiers for New York and already a number of us into qualification for Miami in 2012.

The Infinity Group: “You’re Simply the Best” …. and that’s official! The first to be awarded FFG DotY twice!

Kleeneze is going from strength to strength and 2012 is going to be even better!

Sunday, 1 January 2012

30 Steps to make 2012 better for you

Below are 30 Steps to make 2012 better for you. Take each one and make just a small improvement in each area and the compound effect over the year will be amazing!

1. Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in their life, they’ll make room for you. You shouldn’t have to fight for a spot. Never, ever insist yourself to someone who continuously overlooks your worth. And remember, it’s not the people that stand by your side when you’re at your best, but the ones who stand beside you when you’re at your worst that are your true friends.

2. Stop running from your problems. – Face them head on. No, it won’t be easy. There is no person in the world capable of flawlessly handling every punch thrown at them. We aren’t supposed to be able to instantly solve problems. That’s not how we’re made. In fact, we’re made to get upset, sad, hurt, stumble and fall. Because that’s the whole purpose of living – to face problems, learn, adapt, and solve them over the course of time. This is what ultimately molds us into the person we become.

3. Stop lying to yourself. – You can lie to anyone else in the world, but you can’t lie to yourself. Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult chance we can take is to be honest with ourselves. Read The Road Less Traveled.

4. Stop putting your own needs on the back burner. – The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much, and forgetting that you are special too. Yes, help others; but help yourself too. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.

5. Stop trying to be someone you’re not. – One of the greatest challenges in life is being yourself in a world that’s trying to make you like everyone else. Someone will always be prettier, someone will always be smarter, someone will always be younger, but they will never be you. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you. These people are doing what they love to do.

6. Stop trying to hold onto the past. – You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading your last one. This is why so many people that are made redundant end up far better off.

7. Stop being scared to make a mistake. – Doing something and getting it wrong is at least ten times more productive than doing nothing. Every success has a trail of failures behind it, and every failure is leading towards success. You end up regretting the things you did NOT do far more than the things you did.

8. Stop berating yourself for old mistakes. – We may love the wrong person and cry about the wrong things, but no matter how things go wrong, one thing is for sure, mistakes help us find the person and things that are right for us. We all make mistakes, have struggles, and even regret things in our past. But you are not your mistakes, you are not your struggles, and you are here NOW with the power to shape your day and your future. Every single thing that has ever happened in your life is preparing you for a moment that is yet to come.

9. Stop trying to buy happiness. – Many of the things we desire are expensive. But the truth is, the things that really satisfy us are totally free – love, laughter and working on our passions.

10. Stop exclusively looking to others for happiness. – If you’re not happy with who you are on the inside, you won’t be happy in a long-term relationship with anyone else either. You have to create stability in your own life first before you can share it with someone else.

11. Stop being idle. – Don’t think too much or you’ll create a problem that wasn’t even there in the first place. Evaluate situations and take decisive action. You cannot change what you refuse to confront. Making progress involves risk. Period! You can’t make it to second base with your foot on first.

12. Stop thinking you’re not ready. – Nobody ever feels 100% ready when an opportunity arises. Because most great opportunities in life force us to grow beyond our comfort zones, which means we won’t feel totally comfortable at first.

13. Stop getting involved in relationships for the wrong reasons. – Relationships must be chosen wisely. It’s better to be alone than to be in bad company. There’s no need to rush. If something is meant to be, it will happen – in the right time, with the right person, and for the best reason. Fall in love when you’re ready, not when you’re lonely.

14. Stop rejecting new relationships just because old ones didn’t work. – In life you’ll realize that there is a purpose for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you and some will teach you. But most importantly, some will bring out the best in you.

15. Stop trying to compete against everyone else. – Don’t worry about what others doing better than you. Concentrate on beating your own records every day. Success is a battle between YOU and YOURSELF only.

16. Stop being jealous of others. – Jealousy is the art of counting someone else’s blessings instead of your own. Ask yourself this: “What’s something I have that everyone wants?”

17. Stop complaining and feeling sorry for yourself. – Life’s curveballs are thrown for a reason – to shift your path in a direction that is meant for you. You may not see or understand everything the moment it happens, and it may be tough. But reflect back on those negative curveballs thrown at you in the past. You’ll often see that eventually they led you to a better place, person, state of mind, or situation. So smile! Let everyone know that today you are a lot stronger than you were yesterday, and you will be.

18. Stop holding grudges. – Don’t live your life with hate in your heart. You will end up hurting yourself more than the people you hate. Forgiveness is not saying, “What you did to me is okay.” It is saying, “I’m not going to let what you did to me ruin my happiness forever.” Forgiveness is the answer… let go, find peace, liberate yourself! And remember, forgiveness is not just for other people, it’s for you too. If you must, forgive yourself, move on and try to do better next time.

19. Stop letting others bring you down to their level. – Refuse to lower your standards to accommodate those who refuse to raise theirs.

20. Stop wasting time explaining yourself to others. – Your friends don’t need it and your enemies won’t believe it anyway. Just do what you know in your heart is right.

21. Stop doing the same things over and over without taking a break. – The time to take a deep breath is when you don’t have time for it. If you keep doing what you’re doing, you’ll keep getting what you’re getting. Sometimes you need to distance yourself to see things clearly.

22. Stop overlooking the beauty of small moments. – Enjoy the little things, because one day you may look back and discover they were the big things. The best portion of your life will be the small, nameless moments you spend smiling with someone who matters to you.

23. Stop trying to make things perfect. – The real world doesn’t reward perfectionists, it rewards people who get things done.

24. Stop following the path of least resistance. – Life is not easy, especially when you plan on achieving something worthwhile. Don’t take the easy way out. Do something extraordinary.

25. Stop acting like everything is fine if it isn’t. – It’s okay to fall apart for a little while. You don’t always have to pretend to be strong, and there is no need to constantly prove that everything is going well. You shouldn’t be concerned with what other people are thinking either – cry if you need to – it’s healthy to shed your tears. The sooner you do, the sooner you will be able to smile again.

26. Stop blaming others for your troubles. – The extent to which you can achieve your dreams depends on the extent to which you take responsibility for your life. When you blame others for what you’re going through, you deny responsibility – you give others power over that part of your life.

27. Stop trying to be everything to everyone. – Doing so is impossible, and trying will only burn you out. But making one person smile CAN change the world. Maybe not the whole world, but their world. So narrow your focus.

28. Stop worrying so much. – Worry will not strip tomorrow of its burdens, it will strip today of its joy. One way to check if something is worth mulling over is to ask yourself this question: “Will this matter in one year’s time? Three years? Five years?” If not, then it’s not worth worrying about.

29. Stop focusing on what you don’t want to happen. – Focus on what you do want to happen. Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. If you awake every morning with the thought that something wonderful will happen in your life today, and you pay close attention, you’ll often find that you’re right.

30. Stop being ungrateful. – No matter how good or bad you have it, wake up each day thankful for your life. Someone somewhere else is desperately fighting for theirs. Instead of thinking about what you’re missing, try thinking about what you have that everyone else is missing.

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