of Alison & Michael Ogden Silver Executive
was an Army officer for 21 years and Michael
worked in international banking for 30 years,
before we met in 1995 and got married in early
1996. Life had not been a bed of roses
for either of us, being both made redundant
In 1992, Michael had been divorced from his
then wife and the settlement in 1993 left him
with no house and no cash after paying £15,000
in legal fees.
tried various work after redundancy, but found
them all unrewarding until we joined Kleeneze
in June 1998.
started with 200 catalogues, and took orders
of £1,690 in our first 4-week period earning
us £490, and £2,945 in our 2nd,
earning us £890. All we did was put catalogues
through letterboxes, went back 2 days later
and showed the opportunity to others.
got our initial investment back within 10 days.
Not many businesses can do that.
didnt speak to anyone or demonstrate any
ignored all other distributors, whether Kleeneze,
Betterware, or Avon.
quickly realised that there was more to this
business than just distributing catalogues.
is a people and communication business and weve
made so many new, like-minded friends.
decided we wanted to build an extra income for
ourselves and we started to go to meetings,
joined the ITS and decided to be teachable.
income has already overtaken both our pensions,
for which we worked for 21 and 25 years respectively.
vision that the business gave us enabled us
to sell our 4 bedroomed house in 2001 and purchase
this lovely 5 bedroomed bungalow which we had
professionally photographed in 2001 with Christmas