Herbalife Fit CampGetting in shape is primarily a combination of two factors: a good diet and regular exercise. We all know that Herbalife products are a great way to help you meet your goal, but your regime will be much more effective if you keep yourself healthy with vigorous exercise on the regular.

But what’s that? Don’t want to go to the gym, where prying eyes are everywhere, judging your copious rolls of fat? No problem, just invest the thousands of dollars into fitness equipment and make your own personal gym in the comfort of your own ho- no? Your money’s all tied up in real estate and venture capital? No problem, Daddy or Mommy Warbucks! You can get a decent workout with little to no extra items needed.
Never think that just because you don’t have the time or money to go to the gym that you can take your physical fitness for granted. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways you can get exercise at home.

Bodyweight Workouts

If you don’t have equipment, your body is the best way for you to do some strength training. The workouts that were taught to you in gym class still apply to your adult life-jumping jacks, crunches, pushups, pullups, squats, and lunges. Don’t worry about losing weight and the bodyweight you can work with-you can always up the difficulty by, say, upgrading your pushups to the more punishing diamond kind, or the one-armed kind, or increasing the incline, or a combination of previous methods.

This doesn’t apply to just the pushup- you can do bicycle crunches when the regular crunch doesn’t cut it, jump squats if squats become too easy, and jump lunges when you can do a lunge in your sleep. Websites such as Women’s Health have plenty of resources for devising and implementing a bodyweight workout plan.

Wii Fit Plus and Wii Fit U

Don’t knock it until you’ve tried it- Nintendo’s fitness software has sold over 23 million copies worldwide, and for good reason-it works. Coupled with an iron fortitude and the included Balance Board, Wii Fit and its expansions bring you an interactive personal trainer, gamifying those home workout tapes in a way that has never been more effective. It doesn’t hurt that the Balance Board, which can judge your center of gravity and weight, is far more accurate than a common household scale.

Try each exercise out, see which is best for you, and develop your own regular exercise routine. Alternately, you can use one of the included regimens, focusing on strength, aerobics, or other points for improvement. And let’s face it, you or one of your family members probably has a Wii and a Balance Board gathering dust somewhere, but if not, the barrier for entry will be less than 200 dollars, if you know where to look.
Plus, if you’ve jumped onto that next-generational hype train, Wii Fit U has been even more improved, allowing you to transfer your data from Wii Fit or Wii Fit Plus and continue your exercises in glorious HD. Exercises have been fine-tuned, making this software more effective than before.

Yoga

Attaining the state of mind that comes with yoga is pretty hard after you’ve driven to the studio, found a place to lay your mat, and are looking at the sweaty behind of the person in front of you. That’s why we recommend doing yoga at home, by yourself, in the stillness and quiet of your own personal space.

Take a few classes, watch some videos online to get yourself familiar with the poses, memorize them, and spend every morning (or evening) saluting the sun. Yoga is a great way to relax, calm your mind, and perhaps cool down from a more intensive workout. All you need is a mat and a can-do attitude.

By the way, we don’t have a deal to promote Nintendo or anything, but there are yoga and Pilates exercises included in Wii Fit as well.

Walking, Running, Biking

This last item isn’t strictly limited to your home (although treadmills and stationary bikes are relatively cheap), but are some of the most effective ways to get a good cardiovascular workout. If you live in a decent neighborhood with good roads, some sloping hills, with relatively little traffic, you can plan your route.

Walk, run, and cycle along it first thing in the morning, or at night, and burn those calories. Brisk walking at around three miles per hour burns 360 calories, running six miles per hour burns around 828 calories, and cycling twelve miles per hour burns around 639 calories.

Never think that just because you don’t have the time or money to go to the gym that you can take your physical fitness for granted. These are just some examples of ways to get fit at home. Coupled with the healthiest offerings from Herbalife, you’ll be on your way to a new you in no time.

 

If you’ve been doing business for some time, you’d likely realize that generating leads are a staple to growth. It’s the lifeblood that sustains any form of business, and that includes this very platform that Herbalife operates in. Lead generation, though, could be costly and tiring, considering the amount to be spent on traditional marketing methods. Luckily, there are certain cost-efficient tools available that could help a lot in customer acquisition, and one of them is Google Places.

What is Google Places?

Think of Google Places as your yellow pages. They are listings on the Internet that make businesses visible online via marking them on Google Maps and giving out information about that company. Signing up for it basically gives you a large ad that allows end users to know about your distributorship’s existence via your profile. The best part of it is that it is absolutely free.

The perks of using Google Places

With all the conveniences available online, it’s quite common for people nowadays to turn to the Internet for their shopping needs. Claiming your Google Places profile will make your Herbalife distributorship available through Google Web Search, Google Maps, mobile search, 1-800-GOOG-411 voice directory search, Google Earth, and Google+. In short, this is more exposure for you via local search.

When a person does a search for Herbalife or its products using Google, your listing in Google Places will be among the top results granted that your physical store or office is near the location of the one doing the search.

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Take, for instance, the image above. On the upper right side, above the ads, will appear a map that pinpoints the location of a Herbalife distributor in Wichita, KS upon typing the brand name as a query.

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If you scroll down a little, it will show other distributors who have signed up for the Google Places service. Their website and address are also shown, thereby helping you generate leads via web traffic and in-store visits.

Through the course of checking out Google Places, you might notice that there are existing information about your Herbalife distributors, prior to you signing up for the services. This is because Google gathers its data from different sources, including your listing on HNN. However, end users might be given inaccurate or outdated information, as some sources might not be current. By claiming it as your own, you get to ensure that you put in all the right info.

You may also maximize your presence by adding content such as pictures of your product or store, and by encouraging past customers and colleagues to leave comments and reviews. Aside from making it more captivating, it makes your distributorship more credible because of the social interactions and third party endorsements. Overall, using Google Places gives you a competitive advantage in terms of visibility and credibility over other distributors who don’t claim their listings, given that you do things right.

Now let’s tackle how to claim your Google Place for your Herbalife distributorship.

How to claim your Google Place

Signing up for Google Place is easy and may only require a few minutes.

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Start by making a Google email account (via Gmail) and then visiting this link for further information about terms and conditions. You can then proceed to complete the information about your networking business on the blanks provided. Refer to the image above to familiarize yourself with the sign-up sheet. The information that you’d be providing would be your distributorship’s name, exact location, and category. This helps Google and your end users to recognize you easier.

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The next step would be verifying your networking business. This is to make sure that all the data you included are correct in order to avoid misleading people. The verification would be done through your Gmail.

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The third step would allow you to further list down additional details, such as your businesses’ category and a short description. You can then add rich media such as photos and videos, and then submit it for review and confirmation.

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Google will mail you a card that contains a confirmation code that you will use to activate your listing. This also helps you ensure that nobody can tamper with the details in your business’ Google Place listing.

Connecting with the locals is always a fine asset for a business. Leverage free online tools like Google Places so you can gain an advantage for your network business over your local competitors.

>>Learn more about how HNN can help you be successful through local search <<

teamworkProbably one of the best and most useful pieces of advice that I got when I was in college was that in the “real world”–which I thought then was the place where adults are supposed to be responsible and earn a decent living–is not always about what you can do and how good you are; more often than not, it’s about who you know.

However, I didn’t realize its value until I began looking for a job post-graduation. I was quite confident with applying and my resumé was fairly impressive because I detailed my skills, achievements, and work experience which were mainly about small jobs and volunteering. But all of it wasn’t enough. I watched my former classmates in sheer disbelief as they get hired one after another, only to find out that they either know someone that works in that company or they have a friend who does.

In my defense, it didn’t take too long before I got a job myself, but I have to admit that the way there was an arduous trip. Although I had a string of odd jobs and did volunteer work, searching for a place in the corporate world was tougher than I imagined. My job search made me realize how important it is to have a vast network, so I worked my way to meeting new people not just in the office. I continued to volunteer whenever I could and went out of my way to get to know interesting people.

Eventually, I was able to expand my network of professionals and I now have connections with plenty of industries. By the time I was ready to leave the corporate world and start my own business, I had the privilege of seeking advice from my entrepreneur friends. With all the volunteering I’ve been doing, I realized that I don’t want to be bound by a nine-to-five job. That’s when I decided to become an entrepreneur; not only do I get to manage my time sans a strict schedule, I can also participate in volunteer events whenever I want to. My networking business gave me the luxury of time my day jobs didn’t afford me and it allowed me to interact with different kinds of people, a skill I needed to gain more connections. The success behind my networking enterprise is something I owe a lot to communication and selling ideas, aside from high quality products.

So today, I’m going to share with you what I think are the most effective ways to spur the growth of your own networking business so that you too may enjoy the fruits of your labor the soonest possible time.

1. Participate in Relevant Events
One of the best places to find the people whom you share interests with is events relevant to networking. Conferences, workshops, trade shows-all these are ideal venues for making new acquaintances and meeting people whom you can ask for advice or deal business with in the future.

You will also encounter budding entrepreneurs who are looking for distributors to sign up with and start a small business of their own. Just remember to carry your business cards when you attend these kinds of events so it will be easier for the people you meet to get in touch with you in the future.

2. Take it to the Internet
Aside from participating in networking affairs, you can also use the Internet as a vehicle to establish your business. Create accounts in social media sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, then join pertinent discussions and begin building relationships with industry influencers and other networkers. You can also put up a blog where you can sell products and publish reviews. Your blog can also consist of photos of the events you attend and articles about your takeaways.

3. Really Get to Know People
When it comes to networking, memorizing names doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be able to grow your army. What keeps people engaged though is when they see that you’re sincerely interested in them and what they can do. So after making formal introductions with prospective distributors or consultants, get to know them better by asking about things that are pertinent to the business. You can also ask them personal questions that you think may shed some light on how they manage situations such as in their families. Just remember to ask with tact and sensitivity to avoid them from being turned off.

4. Hard Selling Isn’t Always the Right Way
There are times when, despite the evident and very much available opportunity to promote a product, hard selling still isn’t an easy choice simply because there are people who are repulsed at the idea. What could work for them, however, is knowledge about the product, such as the science behind it and how it can help them. You need to make them feel that you’re not networking to simply make a sale. Instead, you need to communicate with them that by listening to you, they have the opportunity to earn more money and improve their lives.

5. Follow Up
Many starting distributors tend to be discouraged when prospects do not reply the moment they touch base. They think that it’s easier to move on and find new prospects than to risk badgering the people they already tried talking to. Instead of doing this, try following up the people you talk to after say a few days since you first talked to them. You can send them personalized emails and check if they can spare you the time to tell them about networking and your business itself. However, keep in mind that this doesn’t always work for everyone so always keep a healthy list of prospects handy.

Networking is one business that doesn’t offer a one-size-fits-all plan. You need to put in long hours and work really hard by meeting people and mastering your products to ensure that you have your pitch intact once you’re out looking for partners. By following these tips, you can have a fairly efficient groundwork for your business. One of the good things is that this information is so basic you can always go back to it when something goes against what you originally planned.

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.

I’ve been meaning to do a video tutorial over blogging and to explain one of the new aspects of the HNN blog – the featured distributor blogs on the HNN homepage. Until I get that done, this info may help you explain how the “featured blogs” work, and now you can maximize your chances of getting listed there.

As most of you already know, HNN now has a built-in blog for distributors. This allows you to add fresh content to your HNN website for your friends, family, and visitors. If you don’t currently blog, you should. It’s one of the easiest ways to encourage repeat visitors and promote your site to the world.

You may have noticed that some of the distributor blog posts are being featured on the HNN homepage. This gives you several benefits. First of all, your post could potentially be seen by hundreds of visitors to the HNN homepage. These visitors will be directed directly to your HNN website for more information about you and Herbalife products.

Additionally, a featured slot on our homepage will also mean that your blog post may be picked up by the search engines more quickly. This may result in additional traffic directly to your blog post from the various search engines.

Ready to get your post on the HNN homepage? Here are some ideas and tips to help you get started.

The first thing to realize is that any distributor’s post could potentially be featured on the homepage. All you need to do is start writing quality content from the “Blog” tab of the HNN back office. We regularly review all new posts and look for ones that will benefit our visitors. My first word of advice is to blog early and blog often. Once or twice a week at a minimum.

Also, you need to realize that we’re looking for relevant, original content. If you’re simply copying and pasting content from another website, we won’t feature those on the homepage. We analyze all blog posts and try to make sure that the content is fresh and original. If it’s not, we immediately reject it from the homepage.

Another thing to realize is that we are also looking for content that our visitors will find useful and beneficial. If your post is entirely self-serving, it probably won’t be featured on the homepage. Let me give you an example of some topics that visitors would find helpful, and some examples of some posts that are simply self-serving:

Sample “Helpful Posts”:

  • How to Make the Perfect Herbalife Shake
  • The 7 Elements of Successful and Lasting Weight Loss
  • We Found Your Motivation (Tips for Staying Motivated)
  • Shake Recipes of Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix
  • What is the Herbalife Weight Loss Challenge?

As you can see, the above topics help answer questions. If you’re looking for more ideas, browse the Google keyword suggestion tool or Yahoo answers and see what kind of topics people are searching for. By meeting the need of other people, you demonstrate that you are knowledgeable and willing to help others.

Here are some sample posts that are simply self-serving, and won’t’ be featured:

“I am now selling Herbalife products, please email me at name@domain.com or call me at 555-555-5555”

“These products are great. Call or email me to get started”

Notice how these posts are very general, and don’t really provide value to our website visitors? Internet searchers are looking for well-written content that helps them answer questions or solve problems. By meeting these needs, you can begin to build relationships with your website visitors.

Here are a couple of more tips to increase the likelihood that your post will be selected for the HNN homepage.

1) Make sure your post is long enough (250-300 words MINIMUM)
2) Make sure your post “excerpt” is descriptive and will engage our visitors
3) Avoid unusual formatting (colored fonts, large fonts, all caps, etc.)
4) Spell-check your posts and use proper punctuation

The featured blog posts on the HNN homepage can be a great way to get some free exposure for your Herbalife business. Just remember to keep blogging. Every post you publish on your site will be reviewed and considered for inclusion on the HNN homepage!

Questions? Contact us here.

Leads, leads, and more leads… it’s probably the one item you wish you had more of. As a HNN member, you now have access to a new training video which you won’t find anyplace else! You can now view this new 30 minute training video right now, for free, in the HNN member’s area. This video was designed to show you exactly what you need to do to make sure your website and contact information are accessible to potential clients in your area. I don’t want to give too much away, but you can preview this video, which was designed exclusively for Herbalife, right here. I’ll embed the preview video on this page for your convenience. To view all of it, you must login to your HNN account here.

If you like the content, please view the video on Youtube, and give us a “thumbs up” in order to show your appreciation!

 

Are you a Facebook user? Have you created a “fan page” for your Herbalife business? If so, you can now share product information on a new tab on your pages. All you need to do is create a Facebook page, and then go here to add the HNN Herbalife app to your page.

Here’s a screenshot of the finished product – click on the image to view larger screenshot:

Herbalife product facebook app.

HNN Facebook App

Contact us if you have any questions about using this new service!

 

One of the great things about using The Herbal Nutrition Network for your Herbalife website needs is that we’re the only solution that allows you to easily customize a site to meet your needs! For example, you can add your own pictures, feature the products that you love right on your homepage, and now you can add your own success story (or any story for that matter) right to the ‘success stories’ page of your site!

This is just one more way that we’re here to help you with our affordable, customizable Retail, Recruiting, and WLC websites for Herbalife Independent Distributors!

Summer can be a hard time for many home business, even for Herbalife distributors. With so many families traveling, eating out, and spending time on other activities, it can be hard for distributors to continue to work on their business.

However, people also tend to be more active in the summer, so it’s the best time of the year to lose weight since it’s easier to exercise.

With mid-year approaching, it’s a great time to re-evaluate all of your goals and objectives for the year, and make sure you’re on track both personally and professionally. Consider running a Herbalife Weight Loss Challenge with our LoseBig website. Attend a conference or a webinar so that you’ll continue to grow.

Finally, keep using your HNN retail website as a 24/7 sales agent for your distributor. Be consistent in sending people to your site to learn more, order online, or contact you.

Other ideas for keeping the momentum up in the summer? Let us know!

LoseBig (our WLC promotion website) is currently undergoing another round of improvements and feature enhancements. Currently, LoseBig is approved for registration and online payments. The reporting tools are currently experimental, but will be approved for general use within a couple of weeks. We’ll also have a new Facebook Application available for your participants to monitor their progress online through their facebook account.

Facebook can be a great way for you to promote your next local WLC! In addition, we’ll be ‘internationalizing’ the site so HNN members who live outside of the USA can use this new service.

Thanks for your support of HNN!