My Review of Herbalife SCAM Yes it is- Don’t make the same mistake.
This going to be less about how Herbalife scammed me but about people have used the name of Herbalife since 1980 as a legitimate business. HERBALIFE scam yes it is. opportunity to make money from unsuspecting individuals looking for a way to make extra income by becoming Herbalife product distributors.
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What is Herbalife and what do they sell?
Herbalife is a Multi-level Marketing company Started in 1980, Founded in Los Angeles California by Mark Hughes That is Valued at over $5 Billion dollars yes that is $5,000,000,000. They own several sports teams like Soccer’s LA Galaxy and FC Barcelona.
Pros: Herbalife promotes weight loss and nutrition products aimed at Overweight and obese people. Since fat can lead to Diabetes, Strokes, Heart attacks, Several forms of Cancer leading to Premature death.
CONS: Most of those people are middle and lower class latino customers in the amount of 300,000 to 400,000 Distributors and users of the Herbalife weight loss products in the USA are comprised of Latino people. Those 300,000 to 400,000 will quit this year and be replaced next year by more unwitting pawns to Herbalife’s dirty little secret.
* 96% of Herbalife distributors Fail in a gradual decline of over a 4-year period.
* 0.12% make an average of over $148,000 a year.
* 99% earn less than half of minimum wage.
* 88% of Herbalife participants make no $ money. 96% of sales leaders earn less than half of the pay of a minimum-wage job.
* 96% of sales leaders earn less than half of the money of a minimum-wage job.
* 96% EARN LESS THAN $3.63 Total.
* 66% of sales leaders drop out in the first year after many have spent $thousands just to start up a Herbalife Franchise.
The following video produced by Pershing Square is several video testimonials from people that lost thousands of dollars to the Herbalife business model.
Many of the people that Herbalife target for recruitment are looking for a way to get ahead in life financially but, end up going broke because of the amount of Herbalife product they had invested and lost money in their stores.
In this example, distributors are suggested to open stores/Clubs to sell the product but, In the end, you must recruit new people into the business in order to continue the chain and make money for the upline millionaires.
This is another reason Not to join and become a Herbalife distributor.
So how did I get involved with Herbalife?
I was looking around on the internet for a company that I could make money with on a part time basis to complement my full-time job. I filled out a form online and got a reply back in a day or two. A Herbalife dealer whose name I can no longer remember and I never got to meet in person sent me a personal welcome letter and introduction to the Herbalife business, Evey body gets this letter because the website is one of their ploys to get people into the Herbalife business. You will never meet or spend time with any of the corporate Heads in Herbalife unless you get lucky and make a bunch of money selling product for them somehow.
You fill out a short questionnaire about how fast you think you would like to be a builder of your business and how much money you would spend in a budget to get started as a distributor or just become a user of the product. So after this step I determined that I would like to be a distributor of the Herbalife product. I think personally this is how most people get started in the Herbalife business.
I got my credit card out and then bought into the Herbalife Business.Then a week later I received my first shipment of Herbalife product. The first shipment was well over $1000.00 Man was I a sucker I walked right into the lion’s mouth and dressed myself with BBQ sauce.
In the first shipment contained in two large boxes was vitamin pills diet, drink powder some mixing and measuring containers and give away packages to send away to your friends and family, who you hope if they are not offended by the contents of the package will become your first of many clients. The content of the package is energy drink in powder form and some flyers as an introduction to you as a Herbalife distributor. I think I used most of the contents of the box myself. Because I couldn’t sell any of it because it is very expensive and you can get it cheaper at a grocery store or pharmacy. The 2 products that I used the most were vanilla and chocolate protein powder. My favorite was chocolate it is low in sugar and has a great taste it was a little bit chalky but if you mixed it with some fruit it was ok. Then there was a bunch of different vitamins and supplements in bottles and small cases to divide your vitamins up in your daily doses. They were also for sale, but I ended up using them up myself. There was also the wonderful and amazing instant Weight loss tea. It really was just like tea powder you add it to water for flavor in between meals. because the tannins in tea, will help curb craving for food and the water will keep you feeling full and most importantly hydrated. Thus helping you to lose weight and ultimately you will look and feel better.
The training system came in the original shipment of product in a booklet form and online which explained and laid out the training for you to read and understand. Once a week I would get a training call from my upline manager which would be to motivate me to keep up with the training getting me ready to recruit more people into the Herbalife business. She was from Washington State on the west coast of the USA and I live in Ontario Canada.
The Method of Recruitment
The method I had chosen to use was called the biggest loser competition. You would invite people to come to your seminar. You would then become a weight loss coach for them, of course, your contestants are supposed to become your new customers because you would sell them the weight loss products to use during the competition. Ultimately the goal for the distributor is to bring the customers into your business/Pyramid and gain commissions from the sales they would make as Herbalife distributors. I never got that far and ran out of money before I got started on my weight loss competition, you have to rent a space to do the competition and supply all of the food and supplements for the first day until your competitors ordered their first shipment from you!
Ask yourself is this a fair practice do people with big dreams and small budgets deserve to be fooled and scammed out of their hard-earned money? I don’t think so now that I have seen the facts before my eyes.
In my opinion all Multi level Marketing is just a way for the rich to get richer and may be once in a while somebody gets lucky and finds a handful of people that believe in them and fall for his or her personality unlike some of the great lies of earths past.
So Far it sounds great doesn’t it But wait till you watch the video on the link I am providing for you to watch.