Revealed! The Truth Behind The Herbalife Scam!
The Herbalife Scam?
Making money with Herbalife is a piece of cake, right!? That is certainly what Herbalife would have you believe. In fact, if you believe everything Herbalife tell you, you will be raking in vast sums of money with them before you can say ‘sustainable weight-management solutions’. The reality, however, would appear to be slightly different. The internet is awash with horror stories of how ‘The Herbalife Scam’ is an example of pyramid selling at its worst. But which reviews are to be believed? Just how easy is it to make money with Herbalife?
Herbalife: The Choice Of The Stars?
At first glance, Herbalife certainly boasts an impressive array of supporters. Its website proudly announces sponsorship deals with, for example, the world’s biggest soccer club Barcelona, and David Beckham’s LA Galaxy, as well as individual athletes like Indy Car driver E.J. Viso. It is a list which gives Herbalife an air of authenticity, and suggests that it is a company that you, as a money-maker, should want to become involved with.
Mark Hughes – He Did It, So Can You!
Herbalife was founded in 1980 by the charismatic entrepreneur Mark Hughes – a man whose untimely death at the age of only 44 has seen him revered to almost God-like status amongst the company’s supporters: A philanthropic dreamer whose ambitions in business were second only to his desire to cure the world of nutritional defects. It was a dream which, according to Herbalife, came true. Making money with Herbalife was never a problem for Hughes, as he saw his company generate millions of dollars, making him a very rich man. Hughes’ generosity knew no bounds, and his charitable foundation The Herbalife Family Foundation, gifted more than $5million dollars to children’s charities throughout the world before his death.
So Hughes did it, but how do YOU make money with Herbalife? Its easy.
You simply become a distributor, buy up loads of Herbalife’s fantastic weight-control and nutritional supplements, sample them, and then sell them to your friends, who in turn enjoy the product and its benefits so much that they become distributors as well. You are paid for introducing them to Herbalife, whilst they benefit by reaping the same rewards and opportunites that you did. You become rich, they become rich, and everyone is a winner. Sound too good to be true? Well, unfortunately it probably is.
The Darker Side of Herbalife
Let’s start with the main man himself, Mark Hughes – the hero of the tale so far. On a personal level, Hughes – Mr Whiter-than-white, the shining beacon of hope to all Herbalife employees, a perfect example of what one man can achieve with a bit of hard work and application – was not all he was cracked up to be. Married four times, and divorced three times, Hughes died in the year 2000 after a suspected overdose of a drink and drugs cocktail which included an anti-depressant he was taking to help him sleep.
‘But what has this got to do with my ability to make money with Herbalife’, I hear you ask? Well, in reality, probably not a lot, other than posing some vague questions about the morality of a company founded by a man with a dodgy private life. Does it really sound like the type of company that you want to build your future around? Well, let’s face it, the promise of substantial riches is usually enough to persuade even the most ardent of moral crusaders to sweep the dubious morality of some remote business figurehead under the carpet. And in any case, in a business sense the integrity of Hughes has never been in question. On top of this, current CEO Michael O Johnson has taken major steps towards cleaning up the image of Herbalife and turning it into a respected international powerhouse. So, then, more important than the character traits of the company’s late owner is an examination of the financial promises made by Herbalife. So the question still remains: ‘Can I make money with Herbalife?’
So, Can I make Money With Herbalife?
The answer to this, of course, is yes, but at nowhere near the level promised by the company unless you are prepared to learn how to market and run your business effectively. For most people, the reality of Herbalife is not quite the way the company describe it. ‘Spend more time with family and friends’, they say. ‘Work from home, the beach…anywhere!’, they boast. Unfortunately, the only way most people can see to really sell their Herbalife products is by dedicating a large amount of time to knocking on people’s front doors, hassling family and friends, telephoning contacts, and begging others to buy into the product in the same way they did. Start-up costs are high – around $2000- and returns are far from guaranteed. Many Herbalife reps spend more money trying to market their products than they will ever make back in sales. Many people complain that in the time it takes to build up the complex networks of contacts required to make the business successful, the money has run out and the rep is broke. For every success story proudly displayed on the Herbalife website, there is a story of failure and financial loss.
But it doesn’t have to be like this! There is another way.
The key to succeeding with Herbalife is knowing the tricks to marketing your business effectively, and avoiding the pit-falls listed above.
The Truth About Herbalife
So what have we learned? Certainly, it would be unfair to call Herbalife a scam. It is not an illegal pyramid scheme, and its associations with some of the world’s biggest sports stars is testament to its legality. Morally, the impressive business achievements of Mark Hughes should not be allowed to become overshadowed by his shady demise, but for you personally, the prospects of becoming wealthy out of Hughes’ empire are slim unless you are prepared to put in a lot of hard work, and make the correct decisions. If you apply yourself correctly, and pick up a little bit of luck on the way, Herbalife might prove a profitable venture for you. It does, however, carry a high level of risk, there are no guarantees, and the prospect of many long days and sleepless nights looms large unless you are prepared to take the necessary steps to make your business succeed. Be warned, making money with Herbalife is no walk in the park.
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