herbalife-transformationsIn the United States and much of the northern hemisphere, September means Autumn and “back to school”. It’s also a time of new beginnings. There’s nothing better than a fresh start and a clean slate. And so it is with Herbalife. Fall is a great time to reconnect with your customers and get them back on the program. Our routines are returning to “normal” and this is a great time to take a look at your business and get started again, with Herbalife and with Herbal Nutrition.

And speaking of “new beginnings”, some of you have emailed us regarding Herbalife’s rule “Retail Websites: U.S. and Canada” which relates to online retailing, and what it means for Herbal Nutrition. There’s no doubt, September 15th will bring some changes to Herbal Nutrition, but we are confident that there’s never been a better time to use Herbal Nutrition for your Herbalife Independent Distributorship!

Retail Websites: U.S. and Canada

If you didn’t see the announcement, effective September 15th, 2014, distributors in the United States and Canada must retail exclusively through GoHerbalife. Here’s the section that will affect your Herbal Nutrition account:

Member Websites

All Members who use the Internet to sell products for delivery in the United States and Canada must do so exclusively through the GoHerbalife platform. Links or redirects from other sites are also not permitted.

In summary, if your customers are going to pay and checkout online, that needs to be done through your goHerbalife account. Online retail is now in the domain of goHerbalife exclusively for distributors in the USA and Canada. However, Herbalife still does permit you to run your own independent website. I’ll include the relevant rules at the end of this post, but the most recent Rules of Conduct (6149-US-31 Rev. 05/14) make it clear that you may do the following:

  • Advertise in Directories (Rule 6.2.9)
  • Use an independent website (Rule 7.2.1)
  • Use third party websites for advertising and promotion (Rule 7.2.4)

Therefore, your Herbal Nutrition account can easily remain compliant with Herbalife’s new retailing rule by simply disabling the online checkout ability. This will still allow you to obtain customer leads from our directory, and then follow up with the customer personally to complete the sale and complete payment. In fact, we will make this process even easier through the use of the new Herbal Nutrition invoicing tool, which will allow you to create a custom program for a new or existing customer, and then easily collect the payment for this order. Direct invoicing (similar to what is offered by Paypal and Propay) is not prohibited by the new rule, and can be an effective tool for collecting payment from your customers.

More than Retailing!

Herbal Nutrition has always been about much more than retailing. We will be working with you to bring your site into compliance with all of Herbalife’s rules by September 15th, but you’ll continue to have access to the following features:

  • The Herbal Nutrition distributor directory
  • Wellness evaluation
  • Recipes
  • Testimonials
  • Herbal Office
  • Work from Home System
  • LoseBig
  • Direct customer invoicing

Thank you for your continued use of Herbal Nutrition! We’re here to help you through this transition and will do everything we can to help you market Herbalife’s fantastic products around the world!

Regards,

Mark Hall and Kevin Smith

P.S. Here are the rules in the current policy handbook which explain the value of third party services and websites, emphasis ours.

6.2.9 Telephone Directory Listings

Members may list themselves in the telephone directory under the heading “Independent Herbalife Member.”

7.2.1 Members Must Disclose Relationship with Herbalife

Members operating independent websites that use Herbalife trademarks or offer Herbalife® products for sale must clearly and conspicuously display the Member’s personal name and business address along with “Independent Herbalife Member”:

7.2.3 Hyperlinking and Associations

Members may link their websites to:

  • The home page on Herbalife.com (or any other website produced or maintained by Herbalife).
  • Any other website maintained by the Member to promote the Herbalife® product and opportunity.
  • Any third-party website that will assist the Member in promoting the Herbalife® products and opportunity, so long as such websites are compliant with Rule 7.2.4.

7.2.4 Third Party Advertisements on Member Websites

Members may feature third-party advertisements on websites they use in connection with their Herbalife business

7.2.5 International Business

Members conducting or seeking to conduct business in international markets via their own or other websites may sell only products approved for sale in the country to which communications are directed.

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Herbalife Bicyclist One of the great things about running Herbal Nutrition is that we get to meet and talk with wonderful people from all over the world. About a week ago, I received an email from an Italian distributor who was trying to help one of her clients who is competing in the USA in the Trans Am Bike Race.

 

Here’s her original email:

Comments:
Hi, my name’s Stefania P.
I’m an italian Herbalife distributor.
Sorry for my level school english.
I need a big, big, big favour.
My friend is racing in Trans Am Bike Race (the big race on the bike from coast to coast).
He needs PROLONG and REBUILD ENDURANCE.
I cannot order them because now they are unaivailable!!
Someone have them at home ?
He’ll pass in the coming hours in this place:
LANDER (WY)
and then he’ll go pass from these places:
HOT SULPHUR SPRING (CO) – PUEBLO (CO) – LARNED (KS)- CHANUTE (KS)- EMINENCE (MO) – MURPHYSBORO (IL) – HARRODSBURG (KY)- DAMASCUS (VA)- CHARLOTTESVILLE (VA)
This is his track in the race:
http://trackleaders.com/transam14i.php?name=Giorgio_Murari
Someone can help me? It’s very important for him and for me.
Thanks
Stefania

After working with distributors on the route, we were finally able to get some products from a distributor who had the items on hand, and have them delivered to Giorgio enroute.

Since he was passing close my home, I was able to drive up and cheer for Giorgio and his friend Paolo! I also delivered box of protein bars which I had on hand!

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You can track Giorgio and Paolo online as they compete in the Trans Am Bike Race!

And learn more about their adventures on Facebook! Go Giorgio and Paolo!

 

Wellness is one of those things you really don’t think about until there’s a problem. As Herbalife distributors, it’s imperative that you help your clients get a grasp of what their lifestyle choices are doing to their long-term health. Herbalife has provided lots of different tools over the years which you can use to help your clients get a grasp on their overall wellness.

One of the best ones, is the wellness evaluation score, which takes a look at lifestyle choices such as exercise and diet and helps you as their distributor find ways which they can improve their score.

We’re proud to announce that we’ve launched a new online wellness evaluation form which can help make this process easier and more fun for your clients. How does it work? We’ve added links to the evaluation throughout your site, here’s an example from the new “refreshed” website theme.

Wellness Evaluation

The new HNN interactive wellness evaluation

Prospects can then answer a few questions and see their results presented in a numeric score. You can then follow up with them and provide more information and discuss ways they can improve their score. Taking the first step forward is always the hardest part. It’s important that you know where you are before you can make your plan to move forward to a new destination.

As a distributor, you will receive notification if someone fills out the evaluation. Use this as an opportunity to follow up with them and find the products which are uniquely suited for their individual needs and concerns.

Your prospects will also have the option to become a VIP club member for product purchasing, and subscribe to the HNN newsletter for periodic updates. This is all automatic.

>>>You can see a sample of the new wellness evaluation online here.<<<

The new Herbalife online wellness evaluation is provided as a free tool for you to use, as part of your HNN membership.

>>> Learn more about the HNN online marketing system for Herbalife. <<<

As part of marketing your Herbalife business, it’s really important that you’re building a customer list and then marketing to that list on a consistent basis. One of the best ways to do this is through a customer newsletter. You want one one which allows you to create autoresponders to automatically follow-up with your customers and prospective customers.

We’re proud to announce we’ve just “re-launched” the new HNN Newsletter feature. This works in conjunction with a your personal aweber account and allows you to build a customer list and send them a nicely formatted newsletter to your customers anytime you’d like.

Here’s a brief overview of setting the feature up. In the coming weeks we’ll be showing you how to create a newsletter and send out, and then also how you can create your own automatic sequence of emails.

Don’t have an aweber account? You can sign up here for just $1.

 

Rather keep things simple? Don’t worry, we also offer the ‘HNN Managed’ Newsletter which is available for you at no additional charge.

It has recently come to our attention that there is a virus spreading around Facebook that impersonates your friends and encourage you to order “HGC Ultra” weightloss product.

The facebook virus then takes you to a website located outside of the United States and then allows you to order. Unfortunately, the product and website are a scam, and the product will not be delivered.

In addition, this company will send you an email confirmation with the email address “noreply@herbal-nutrition.com” as their email address. This company is illegally using one of our domain names as their “reply to” address. Since they are located outside of the USA (we’ve heard conflicting reports, but they are either hosted in Russia or China), it’s almost impossible to get them to stop.

Unfortunately “herbal-nutrition.com” is a domain name that we own, and people who search for that domain wind up on the website of The Herbal Nutrition Network and assume that somehow we are the ones who scammed them.  HNN is a directory of Herbalife distributors and does not sell HGC Ultra, and we certainly don’t scam anyone!

Been scammed by HGC Ultra? Here’s what to do:

  1. Stay calm. It’s relatively easy to get your credit card to refund the money.
  2. Please don’t spread misinformation about Herbal-Nutrition.Net – We are not the company who scammed you.
  3. Personally, I’d break off all communication with the scammers. The less of your personal info you give them, the better.
  4. Contact your credit card company and request to file a “chargeback”. Keep in mind that the company name on your statement and the amount charged may be different than what you asssume it will be.
  5. Have your credit card company reissue you a new card with a different number. This is kind of a pain, but will make sure your card isn’t charged again without your authorization.
  6. Stay vigilant. Since the scammers have your email address, it’s very likely they will try to scam you again.

Herbalife has announced a modest price increase for Australia, effective April 15, and the HNN team has completed updating the websites for our members.

Ready to generate more leads for your Herbalife business? With the addition of the new HNN Blog, you now have a powerful traffic-generating tool at your disposal. To get started, login to the Herbal Nutrition Network member’s area, and look for the new “Blog” tab.

Do some keyword research and then begin to write targeted, relevant posts to help tell your Herbalife story to the world. Look for ways to integrate your target keywords (don’t forget to mention your local city and state), and then if you have another website, make sure you link to your blog post from another website to improve your rankings.

Not sure what to write, here are some ideas/keywords to get you started:

  • What is Herbalife?
  • Where can I buy Herbalife?
  • Herbalife meal plans
  • The Herbalife Diet: A Review
  • Herbalife Products Explained
  • How to become a Herbalife distributor
  • My Herbalife Journey

As you can see, there is literally an endless number of things you can write about. What are you waiting for? Get BLOGGING!

Want to see a sample Herbalife blog post? Check this sample one out…

 

 

 

Herbalife announced a 2% price increase for the US and Canada effective March 6, and the new prices have been posted on the HNN websites.