Last Updated on January 1, 2023 by Matt Zavadil
Are you interested in learning how to sell Herbalife in a way that’s easier than the awkwardness that comes from hitting up friends and family…
…or trying to recruit the waitress every time you and your family go out to dinner?
Real quick…if you’re making these Herbalife advertising mistakes, then make sure you read this entire post:
If you’re anything like me and many others who struggled initially to make sales in network marketing, you’re probably starting to ask the question:
Is selling Herbalife worth it?
Most of what you’ve been taught so far hinges on prospecting people that have no interest in what you sell.
It’s hard to build a network of distributors or help customers from a pool of uninterested friends & family, right?
How many successful Herbalife independent distributors or sources of profitable retail sales do you really think exist in your family?
I’m sure you’re feeling frustrated about it all.
There’s a more effective way as you learn how to make money with Herbalife…
…in a way that allows you to target people who don’t know you yet, but they are definitely interested in solving the problems that you and your Herbalife products solve.
What You’ll Learn Today:
Sell Herbalife? Getting To The Point…
I know life is busy.
It’s not easy to build your Herbalife MLM business while dealing with:
- Potentially working remotely
- Driving hours to and from work
- Working around family
- A non-existent work-life balance
It’s a lot, huh?
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I’ll send you this “Quick-Start Guide” in bite-sized info-segments over the next few days via email so that you learn without feeling so overwhelmed:
You Can’t Sell Herbalife Online By Duplicating Dated Offline Methods
Most Herbalife Advertising Ideas Are Ineffective 🙁
I imagine you’re here with me because you’re beyond frustrated with the results you’ve seen so far inside your Herbalife network marketing business opportunity.
You’ve listened to your upline tell you about the path to success:
- Use the 3 foot rule
- Make a list of friends & family
- Use Facebook chat (and other time consuming social media tactics)
Recent feedback I received from someone reaching out to me for help:
My top 3 frustrations are:
- I feel like this is way harder than it should be
- I’m getting nasty comments after posting Herbalife products on Facebook
- It seems like I’m also losing friends and family because I keep asking them to look at my business
The interesting thing about these Herbalife promotion ideas is that they have nothing to do with “marketing” at all.
Back in 1985, this may have made sense because the average person didn’t have access to the type of money it took to advertise on TV or radio.
Today, with the Internet, there’s no reason for you to hit up friends & family who have no earthly interest in buying your products or joining your Herbalife business opportunity.
As more people go online to find Herbalife prospects, it has resulted in the average Herbalife rep getting the same results as they did when prospecting offline:
Big fat rejection.
This is because the normal advice, for example, is to go on social media and post pictures of you and your Herbalife products.
Ouch! Big mistake…
…avoid this method as you learn how to make money with Herbalife.
The reason this doesn’t work is because it goes against how successful Internet marketing works…
…so, in order to teach you how to sell Herbalife online, I need to first show you what it looks like to sell anything online successfully.
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Why Most Fail At Selling Herbalife Products Online
Imagine this for a moment:
You walk into a networking event where people have gathered to get to know one another and possibly exchange business cards.
For some reason, you decide it’s a great idea to start shouting at the top of your lungs:
“I’m in a really awesome company called Herbalife! We have the BEST products to have EVER been produced!! On top of THAT, we have a fantastic business opportunity where you can come in and make a TON of CASH…as a matter of fact, it’s the BEST business opportunity to have EVER been invented and I’ll show you how to make money in Herbalife…you just watch!!!!!”
I’m sure you’re having a good laugh thinking about doing this.
You wouldn’t ever dream of doing something so ridiculous and obnoxious, right?
But This Is One Way People Are Taught To Sell Herbalife Online…
Often, we’re told by company training and our upline that one of the most effective Herbalife promotion ideas is posting on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media sites.
For example, use Instagram to post pictures of ourselves with our products.
Or go on Facebook and talk about how to make money with Herbalife.
This is the equivalent of going into the room and screaming at the top of your lungs how great your business is.
It’s too soon in the relationship that you’re trying to build with your prospect.
If you wouldn’t do it inside a 1on1 conversation because you know it feels weird and pushy, why do the same thing on the Internet?
Using Internet Marketing “Best Practices” Is Always The Best Way To Sell Herbalife Online
The best way to alienate your prospects offline is to use the 3 foot rule & “hit them up”…or to bug friends & family with a product line they aren’t currently looking for.
A great way to alienate your prospects online is to jump on social media and basically yell about your products and biz opp that no one is actively searching for.
I encourage you to stop listening to what your company is telling you.
They’re training you to hard sell and to ask for the sale way before you deserve it.
It’s a better idea to think of yourself as an entrepreneur…
…not as an Herbalife rep.
Network marketing companies across the board teach hokey ways to “market”.
The better foundations of your own business is thinking like an entrepreneur and learning everything you can about educating first and selling second.
In fact, I go into great detail about this process in this video training:
Is Selling Herbalife Worth It?
Not When You Give Up Sales On Social Media…
Another reason posting unopened products on social media doesn’t work is because you’re giving away sales!
Look at this post from an Herbalife Independent Distributor:
Do you see the danger with placing the Herbalife name everywhere?
Even if someone has a remote interest in the Herbalife business opportunity, they have no loyalty to the person posting random pics above.
They’ll go to Google, do some research and if they ever join Herbalife, they’ll likely do it with someone who posted helpful info about it.
Is selling Herbalife worth it?
Not for the person above who just lost a distributor…sad, sad, sad…
Bad Herbalife Promotion Ideas: Blatant Product Posts
Now look at two examples of bad Herbalife advertising ideas:
Not for these two distributors who are losing sales by blatantly using the Herbalife name.
Want To Know How To Sell Herbalife Online?
Build Value, Solve Problems & Serve Others
“To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want. The world is not yet a crazy enough place to reward a whole bunch of undeserving people.”Charles T. Munger
Asking what problems your products solve for others is the first step to selling Herbalife successfully online.
Generally speaking, a couple main benefits you offer when part of the Herbalife nutrition family is helping people:
- Improve the nutrition they’re getting into their bodies
- Successfully drop the extra pounds
Any Herbalife promotion ideas you choose to work on must focus on those solutions.
Internet marketing is sort of like dating.
Instead of asking someone to marry you as soon as you meet them (showing your products on Instagram), ask them to go on a lunch date first.
If your passion is talking about the weight loss aspects of Herbalife, then focus on providing helpful tips and strategies around how to lose weight.
The result is that you’ll attract people who are actively searching for how they might finally lose weight.
Who is a better Herbalife prospect?
The cashier at your local supermarket (just because she’s 3 feet from you), your co-worker John (just because he’s on your friends & family list)?
…or other like-minded nutrition enthusiasts searching right now for a legitimate way to drop their weight?
You’re in the weight loss niche with Herbalife.
Market accordingly by becoming the trusted advisor of your prospects…it’s really that simple.
How Your Brain Plays Tricks & Says It’s Too Much Hard Work
Except it isn’t really that simple because it’s easy to tell yourself: marketing online is too hard 🙁
It’s easy to tell yourself that creating valuable content and helping your prospects solve problems takes too much time.
But is it really too hard or take too much time?
Think about it for just a moment:
You create content all the time when you try to make money with Herbalife by telling people why you love it and why the products will help them.
It’s just that you’re talking to the wrong people…people who aren’t interested in any of it right now.
It’s like trying to tell a vegan all the benefits of eating meat. No matter how great your argument is, it’s falling on deaf ears, right?
As you enter the world of Internet marketing and apply it to your Herbalife business, you’ll take the stuff you’re telling people now and archive it on a blog post, a YouTube video, or a social media post…
…you’re just putting it somewhere else and putting it in a place where people who are searching for ways to be healthy and lose weight want to find it and learn from it.
The next way you might convince yourself that you can’t learn these online marketing steps is to say,
“Well, I’m not a nutrition or weight loss expert, so why would anyone listen to me anyway?”
Take the Journey Approach to selling Herbalife…
Journey Approach Is How to Sell Herbalife Successfully Online (w/o Home Parties!)
The Journey Approach is this:
You’re excited about nutrition and losing weight…
Tell others what you’re learning and they can come with you as you learn more…
Don’t set yourself up as an expert if you aren’t one.
You don’t need to be an expert.
Be honest and tell people that you’ve learned a few things that excite you, that you’re committed to learning more and you invite them to join you on your journey as you do so.
Take some time to research the problems that people have around the topic of nutrition and weight loss:
- What do they want to learn?
- What do they want to know how to do?
- What problems do they have?
- What worries them?
Now, offer tips and ideas that help them overcome these problems
…but independent of selling Herbalife at first.
Don’t mention Herbalife ingredients yet. Don’t mention the products. Don’t mention the compensation plan.
First, offer general tips, ideas and solutions inside the industry Herbalife has put you in: health, nutrition and weight loss.
The people finding your online content will see you as a helpful person, not some weirdo trying to “get” them into “some deal”.
See the difference?
Once you build that trust and your prospects want more information about the full solution to their problems, THEN you slide Herbalife products in front of them and position them as the solution…
3 Examples Of This Herbalife Promotion Idea:
- 720 people search “how to lose weight safely” every month on Google:
2. Now look at how many people search for “nutrition tips” each month:
3. Every month, 90 people want you to show them how to start their nutrition-based business:
Wouldn’t it make more sense to attract those 90 people each month and present your Herbalife MLM business to them…
…instead of friends & family who don’t care about starting a business?
You can attract all of these targeted prospects once you’re providing helpful content for them!
Now, before I help you with your next steps that will get all this in place for you…
…it’s important to warn you that seeing yourself as an Herbalife rep will derail your efforts…
MLM Dangers Hurt Your Efforts at Selling Herbalife Online
There are pros and cons to MLM:
- Gets you started in business
- Exposure to personal development ideas and books
- Learn how to handle rejection
The Big Con:
The biggest problem is that there’s no uniqueness between you and other Herbalife distributors.
Everyone in Herbalife (and every MLM company actually) is being told to do the same thing.
Each Herbalife independent distributor gets the same replicated website store.
This means there’s nothing different about you and the thousands of other Herbalife reps running around screaming on social media about how great it all is.
You’re in competition with all those Herbalife distributors posting the same obnoxious Herbalife social media posts!
Marketing success comes from being unique… from branding in a unique manner.
Using online marketing allows you to get creative in how you sell Herbalife.
As long as you aren’t the “get rich quick” type and don’t try to cut corners, you’ll make this work.
Learn how Internet marketing works and apply it to building your own unique way to selling Herbalife.
The Solution To This Basic MLM Flaw
The solution to this is to set up your own online platform and sell Herbalife from it.
One of the easiest ways to get this started is to build a blog and then revolve all your social media accounts around it.
- You bring up nutrition and weight loss on social media (not Herbalife)
- You point your social media contacts back to your blog for the solutions and more helpful tips
- Your blog allows visitors to opt-in as email leads in exchange for further helpful tips and info
You now have real people to contact and sell Herbalife to.
The process I just took you through is how every successful online business operates.
There really is no secret.
You need traffic (people) that’s interested in solving the problem that your products and business solve.
You need to those people to come to your blog and start to feel as though they know you, can trust you and become receptive to your product recommendations.
You might now say,
But Matt, I see a lot of people using social media as their “home” on the Internet.
Yes, many people use social only.
And, it’s a mistake because you don’t “own” any of your social profiles. If you ever violate the terms of service on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform that becomes the next big thing…
…they can shut your account down…
All your fans and traffic are gone.
I’m not saying that social media isn’t important. I’m saying that social should revolve around an online asset you DO own: your blog.
Building your online presence on social media only is like building your house on sand. Building your online presence on your own blog is like building your home on bedrock.
Your Bedrock Online Presence Solves Every Problem You’ll Encounter When Selling Herbalife
Using the process I’m detailing out for you solves all the problems of network marketing and your ability to successfully sell Herbalife.
1) You own your online work
One time, I had my Youtube account shut down (thankfully, I got it back). I’ve seen others have various social media (like Twitter, Facebook, etc) get shut down and never get them back up.
2) You create uniqueness
Once you move into building your own blog and creating unique content, no other Herbalife distributors will be able to compete with you.
There is only one YOU.
While other reps are doing silly infomercials on social media, you’ll educate and attract real prospects who come to love your message…
…and they’ll start buying from you.
3) You create additional sources of income
This really gets exciting when you discover that building a nutrition or weight loss blog allows you to sell other stuff, too.
Remember, you own the traffic from your blog and the resulting email subscriber base that it builds for you.
So, you can expand beyond only selling Herbalife part-time and become a true entrepreneur if you want to.
Even if you don’t want to do it right away, it sets you up to add in these other income streams whenever you want:
- Ad income
- Amazon products
- Other affiliate offers besides Amazon
- Create your own products and keep all the profit
- Create a coaching program
You can get creative and do whatever you want to and expand your potential for revenue exponentially over time.
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Are Herbalife Nutrition Clubs Worth It?
Nutrition Clubs represent one unique aspect of the Herbalife nutrition opportunity.
You might wonder how much money you can earn using these clubs as one of your Herbalife business tools.
The concept is to open an offline storefront to attract new customers to your:
- Protein shakes
- Personal care products
- Dietary supplements
It’s an opportunity to sell your nutritional supplements and other products at retail price, educate people about active ingredients, and add to your overall product sales.
After learning everything I taught you above about online marketing and social media platforms, I’m not sure I’d recommend this route. You need to pay for electricity, rent, and other utilities.
Why not build online with far lower overhead expenses?
Is Herbalife an Illegal Pyramid Scheme?
No, there’s nothing illegal about Herbalife International of America.
I wrote an entire post about the Herbalife pyramid scheme idea here.
Some people wonder about the Federal Trade Commission and all sorts of other questions about the multi-level marketing company you’ve placed your faith in.
The business focuses on selling Herbalife’s products. That means it’s a legitimate business.
A pyramid scheme focuses on making money from the act of bringing in new recruits.
As an Herbalife Nutrition independent distributor, you don’t make money when you recruit others.
You only make the list of sales leaders if your new distributors the required purchases from actual customers.
Even Bill Ackman Was Wrong
The famous hedge fund manager, Bill Ackman, took a five-year $1 billion bet on the New York Stock Exchange and other areas against Herbalife’s business practices.
He bet that the Herbalife’s stock price would plummet at some point because he thought the business structure couldn’t stand up legally.
Finally, after five years of losing hundreds of millions of dollars on his silly MLM “take”, he gave in.
With full business transparency, you can rest assured that Herbalife operates within a legal business model called network marketing.
Herbalife represents one of the most recognizable direct sales brands in the United States and within the MLM global community.
Go sell Herbalife inside one of the best business opportunities out there and become one of the industry leaders!