herbalife_distributionHerbalife has been receiving a lot of press lately for various reasons, but I found this amazing photo gallery on the LA Times website which shows some “never before seen” images from inside the Herbalife Carson, California distribution facility. You also get to take a look inside the Torrance testing lab, and see local distributors picking up product in person.
The Lake Forest manufacturing facility can also be seen, where a worker is handling Formula 1, which is Herbalife’s most popular product. You also get to take a look inside several nutrition clubs from the Los Angeles area!

>>View the entire photo gallery here. <<

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Local Herbalife DistributorOne of the things that people may be surprised to know about Herbalife is that you can’t purchase it in any store. You might be able to find some from a local distributor at a local nutrition club, but because of Herbalife rules and regulations, those aren’t always advertised. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, you might drive right by one.

The next thing you might think is that you can buy it on amazon or ebay. This is the worse place to purchase, because you don’t know anything about the distributor who is selling and the products may be expired, or worse, counterfeit. Herbalife does not permit active distributors to sell via these methods, so if you see products on any online auction site, you can rest assured that it isn’t fresh.

So, where can you purchase Herbalife? There’s really only one option. Your local Herbalife Independent Distributor. However, it may seem like it’s hard to find a distributor, because they aren’t listed at Herbalife.com. There’s really only one place to find a local distributor, and that’s right here at http://herbal-nutrition.net.

Just click here, and enter in your city name or zip code and you’ll see a list of active, reputable distributors who are ready to help you find the products that are right for you. What are you waiting for? Let’s get your products today!

>>> Find your Local Herbalife Distributor <<<

We found a great Herbalife coffee cake recipe today that only has five grams of carbs and only one gram of sugar.

It uses the following ingredients:

Herbalife Personalized Protein Powder
Herbalife Protein Drink Mix Vanilla
Cinnamon
Slivered Almonds
Water

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. <<<

diet-policeThanks to stereotypical beauty constructs fed to us throughout our childhood and are fueled by mainstream media, a lot of people have become obsessed about being Photoshop-worthy than having a truly healthy body. Don’t get me wrong; it’s not a crime to want to look beautiful and be that person who inevitably looks good in everything that he or she wears. But the thing is, we all take different roads to achieving our dream figure and some even go out of their way to do just that. This is where the problem comes in: sometimes, we can be too fixated on fitting into our chosen beauty paradigm that we neglect our well-being.

Going on a diet isn’t solely about melting body fat and losing weight. Sure, these are two most commonly-known objectives behind nearly every diet regimen invented, but experts will agree that the ultimate goal to dieting is for people to be in good shape—literally and figuratively. However, not all the things that are in your diet handbook (whether bought or made-up) are beneficial. If you compare one manual with another, you’ll find that some tips clash with the other and while this article isn’t meant to elucidate every advice, it’s meant to shed light on what you shouldn’t do or quit doing so that you effectively shed pounds.

Here are six nutrition and diet myths you should free yourself from as soon as you can.

1. The Crash Diet

Remember that one instance (or was that two?) when you starved yourself for a good two weeks so that you can fit into that little black dress you bought for the office party? If you don’t, you can cringe at the fact that your body does—and vividly. While this example may be a little too elaborate, there are a lot of people (hint: not just women) who, in an attempt to lose weight, would skip meals in the hopes of losing weight.

Foregoing meals may give you the feeling that you’re dropping pounds since you’re not eating as much as you used to, but this is actually counterintuitive and potentially harmful. For instance, if you’re the kind of person who skips breakfast for one reason or another, you risk overeating the next time you go hungry. Skipping a meal and getting your fill at a later time can disrupt the rate and efficiency of your digestion and other bodily functions. In fact, reported studies indicate that can up the chances of people of getting a heart attack especially if done frequently.

People who want to lose weight but are pressed for time are often the ones who resort to crash dieting. It would be better though if you go for safer weight-loss methods, such as exercising and sticking to a diet plan that actually work. If you must skimp on eating, condition your body by reducing your food intake gradually. It’s still advisable to consult a physician who can help you draft a diet regimen that fits your lifestyle best.

2. Desserts are a No-No

Most desserts are packed with sugar, a component that many dieters try to swear off. Some people look at sweets as if is the bane of their dieting phases, because they are simply hard to resist especially if they come in the form of cake or ice cream.

Even when you’re on a diet, you still need a sufficient amount of calories and some of these you can get from desserts; you just need to make sure that you don’t go overboard. On the other hand, you still need to cut back on sweets if you are hell-bent on losing weight.

The easiest and most nourishing way to satisfy your sweet tooth is to eat the fruits that are in season. Not only are they natural, their sugar components break down faster than the ones found in cooked treats.

3. All Cholesterol is Bad Cholesterol

After hearing how bad cholesterol and that high levels of it can increase your chances of having hypertension and other potentially lethal illnesses, you automatically thought that cholesterol is bad. Wrong.

Cholesterol is a substance produced by the liver, and among its several functions is to help you digest fat. However, exposing yourself to unhealthy doses of saturated fats, such as the ones you get from your beloved pizza takeaway, can contribute to the building of cholesterol in your arteries and can up the risk of your getting a heart disease. If you want to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol, include in your diet a selection of nuts, seeds, and vegetable oils which are known to be sources of unsaturated fat.

4. More Carbs, More Fat

One of the things that people cut back on when they are on a diet is carbohydrates, due to the probable misinformation that its these basic building blocks are responsible for making them fat.

The truth is, your body needs carbohydrates to stock up on energy you’ll require throughout the day. Plenty of carb sources are also packed with fiber which can aid your digestion and give you essential nutrients. What makes you fat is eating more than you have to simply because you pack in calories beyond your ideal intake. If you must minimize your carb intake, go for whole grain bread, whole wheat pasta, oatmeal, and bananas.

5 . Eating Before Bedtime Makes You Fat

You’ve been probably told that your body digests food better during your most active part of the day; therefore, eating at night slows your metabolism. Not entirely true.

While a lot of diet plans suggest that you should not eat after 6 PM or 8 PM, the calories you take couldn’t care less about what time they enter your body. These diets aren’t essentially wrong, although there are chances that you may have been misinformed. While it may be true that we tend to be less active when we’re ready to call it a day, the way your body processes calories remains the same. What really contributes to your body fat is the amount of calories and cholesterol that are in your midnight snacks. If you’re the kind of person who just can’t resist munching while watching Netflix pre-bedtime, grab some fruit or cereal that is high in fiber.

6.  Anything ‘Low’ and ‘Lite” is Your Ally

The dieting and living healthy hype prompted nearly every food manufacturer to make a fat-free or sugar-free version of their products. Their efforts to try to slim everybody down that was, and remains, extensive went as far as reducing the word “light” to “lite”. The thing is not everything that if affixed with low-, less-, no-, and -free can be good for you.

More often than not, food products with less and low everything sacrifices the taste to make something not as fattening. In addition, manufacturers substitute the flavor with other artificial ingredients, which can consequently increase your calorie intake more than the regular version. Low-fat products can also give you the impression that you can consume more than you have to. You can still enjoy these items provided that you look out for the amounts of good and bad cholesterol and monitor your intake depending on your diet.

For most people, especially those that do not have specific health conditions, there’s not a one-size-fits-all diet that can guarantee the achievement of their goals. This doesn’t mean that you can’t try different plans. If you do, however, remember that it’s always best to consult with your physician or nutritionist before starting on a regimen.

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.

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 “[email protected]” 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.

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to be writing a series of posts about local marketing, and the importance of submitting your site to free local directories.

These are important to get your information in front of as many prospective customers as possible. Today, I listed The Herbal Nutrition Network with Merchant Circle. It’s not obvious how to get a free listing, as they direct you to the paid service as soon as your submit your information. However, by following the verification link in the email provided you can complete your profile without signing up for a monthly fee.

==>If your Herbalife distributorship isn’t getting the business you deserve, check out this Google local training

 

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 [email protected] 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.