Firstly this is an unbiased review. I am in no way affiliated with this company. I am not a qualified nutritionist either. What I am is an experienced internet marketer who has tried multiple schemes, systems and guru’s blueprints.
The purpose of this review is to look at the business model of this company.
What is it All About?
- Website: www.herbalife.com
- Startup Costs: $59.50 – $92.25
- Rating: 2 out of 5
This is a network marketing company that is in the health and well being industry. The company was founded in 1980 so it has been around for a long time.
Their product lines included nutrition, weight management, energy and fitness and personal care products.
They are in 90 different countries around the world and boast having over 7800 employees and claim to have generated a net sales total of over $5 billion in 2014
How Does it Work?
Like most network marketing companies you are expected to be a consumer of the product. This makes sense because its generally harder to sell products like these if you have no clue!
Could you imagine an overweight PT trying to sell training while he is eating a pizza and smoking a cigarette? Pretty comical really lol.
So you have the health benefits of the products. You can also decide to build a business from the sales of the product and promoting the business.
Their are 2 different business packages with this system
- The Full Herbalife Member Pack (HMP) valued at USD $92.25
- The Mini Herbalife Member Pack (HMP) valued at USD $59.50
How Can You Make Money?
Due to the lack of information on the site itself I will share what I have found by digging around.
So you can make money by selling the products directly to customers. You would be purchasing the product at a discounted rate, generally wholesale and you would then sell it on for retail.
You would be making the difference.
The other way you can make money is by recruiting people in to our team or by building your downline. You can then earn money from the efforts of the people below you.
Products & Nutrition
There are honestly so many products that it would not make sense to list them all here. I will break them up in to categories.
- Protein Powders
- Enhancers (metabolism boosters and appetite suppressors)
- Heart health
- Womans health
- Mens health
- Childrens health
- Health aging
- Digestive health
- Immune health
- Stress management
Energy & Fitness
- Guarana Tea
- Skin Care
- Body Care
- Skin Revitalizes
Complaints & Side Effects
There doesn’t seem to be a lot of side effects out there. From what I can gather people have experienced bloating. This can be caused by a number of things though.
Heart palpitations. It seems that the caffeine in the energy drinks and teas is the main cause of this.
Some people experience rashes. This is from the bodies detoxification period. This is understandable because some of the toxins will be leached out of the skin.
Testimonials, Reviews and Results
If you search the internet there will be a mix pool of reviews. Some good and some bad. It seems that there is quite a bit of negativity towards the actual quality of the products.
The real thing to note here is that from a business perspective, network marketing is not for everyone. The reason why most people will fail at this business is because they will run out of leads.
Their initial leads will come from their warm market. Someones warm market is the people they know which is generally friends and family.
Once they have exhausted this source (which is only a matter of time) people will then have to look elsewhere. This is the stage where people fail because not many people like to venture outside of their comfort zone.
Yes you can make money with this system. Some people have made a lot of money doing this. The truth about Herbalife is that many people will fail.
The flaw in network marketing is that you rely on your downline to make you money. If the people below you arent motivated and dont grow their business then you wont make money.
So you will have to constantly motivate and assist your team. Especially when they run out of leads which they will…
Do I think this is the best way to make money? No I don’t for the above reasons.
So what do I suggest?
I recommend affiliate marketing. This is how I make my money online without having to cold call or talk to anyone in person. I build simple websites that sell other companies products.
Once set up they just continually work in the background selling while I’m at the beach with my family.