I would like to share my experience with Kirby Vacuum Cleaners.
I first heard about the job through and ad on Craigslist, the job was very vague, and said something about receptionist, so I thought I would check it out.
They scheduled me for an interview, and they explained the different job openings they had.
They told me how much I could make as a receptionist, and then they showed me how much I could make cleaning carpets.
I CHOSE the cleaning carpets myself, because I wanted to make more money to get out of debt.
I went to orientation Wednesday, listened to the distributor talk about the company,and I was impressed.
He told us we don’t have to worry about trying to sell them all because we are new, we just have to show the people the vacuum, and he will close the sales for us, he told us he is a very good salesmen, and he will close all of the sales, he just needs us to do a good job showing the customers the vacuum 🙂
Well I was in orientation Wednesday through Friday. (Not paid, and he told us we wouldn’t be getting paid) I was okay with that. I really wanted to learn how to make all this money, so I stuck with it.
Saturday I got to take the vacuum home, and practice doing demonstrations at my families house, and friends house. They all fell in love with the vacuum, so I got to sell a few,and got some cool bonuses 🙂 Like a free gift certificate, and cash! Plus whatever I made on the 2 vacuums. lol.
Then Monday came around, our first day of real work.
It was definitely different, it isn’t your average job. Me the owner, and 3 other people all got into the van, and we drove 45 minutes to a small town, and the owner got us all into our own houses, on the spot. When I got there, I was kind of nervous, but tried not to show it. I cleaned the carpet for the old couple, and explained to them, the different tools, and showed them all the dirt.
I was trying to be friendly, and nice, then after 2 hours the owner came, and talked to the customers, and they bought it! I sold my first vacuum, and I was so proud of myself, he negotiated the price a little bit, because they were seniors, but yeah! I was very proud of myself.
This is how we got paid, if you sell 3 Kirby’s a week, you get $300.00 guaranteed. Plus you get money from each Kirby you sold!
So if I only sold 2 Kirby’s for $1,500.00 and the other for $1,115.00 then my paycheck would of been $300.00 🙂 Because I got Half of over $1000.00 So anything over $1000.00 would be split in half with my boss.
Well, I kept working, and putting in a lot of hours, I was very dedicated, and made good money. The only problem I had with the job was that I didn’t have enough time to see my boyfriend, so I had to quit. We were working sometimes until 10 o clock at night, and I had no social life.
If I was single, I would definitely still be there, because I made very easy money. All I had to do was be nice to people, show them how good the vacuum worked, show them the dirt, and they wanted it!
I don’t know why people on here are complaining. I am sure there are a lot of businesses out there that are not running it the way they are supposed to, but that doesn’t mean that EVERY Kirby business is bad. It doesn’t mean that every person that sells Kirby products is a bad person.
I don’t have any criminal background, but I do see a lot of people that have had simple misdemeanors that are hired, and there isn’t anything wrong with that.
Kirby has a law, where they CANNOT hire anyone that has a felony. You can call them and ask.
They will NOT hire a felon, they do background checks. Maybe in the past someone did hire a felon, but now if they do that, they will get their business shut down.
There was a point in time where I made over $1000.00 a week.
This isn’t a regular job. You have a chance to run your OWN company with this job, you have the opportunity to make A LOT of money. It just depends how MOTIVATED you are, and how much TIME you have to invest in this.
If you sell a Kirby you WILL make profits on each one.