It’s a Herbalife SCAM! It’s amazing how quick we are to think everything is a scam. Whenever I’m looking at joining a business, or using a product or service I always look up to see if it’s a scam, like “Herbalife scam” Unfortunately, this day in age we HAVE to do our research before joining any business opportunity.
Network marketing IS a legitimate business model and it’s an industry that is thriving and growing especially during these crazy economic times, HOWEVER there has been people who have unfortunately taken advantage of our industry and used it for their own gain.
They’ll promise you overnight riches and wealth beyond your wildest imagination, but ultimately you just fork out your hard earned money, you put the work in, and you’re left with nothing. So healthy skepticism IS a good thing!
Before I dive into my Herbalife scam post, I wanted to let you know that I am NOT an Herbalife distributor, nor do I personally know any Herbalife distributors. So there is no incentive for me to go one way or the other. Read on because I’ll give you the answer on whether it’s an Herbalife scam or not, I’ll explain why people say it’s an Herbalife scam, and I’ll tell you the REAL tragedy of our industry.
The big question for the day is, “Is it an Herbalife scam?” The simple answer is absolutely not. I’ll repeat myself, it is NOT an Herbalife scam! :-) That may or may not be the answer you wanted, but it is what it is. From my research on the supposed Herbalife scam and the Herbalife company, is that it just isn’t true and it is very much a legitimate company.
One of the big tests to determine if it’s an Herbalife scam or not, is one that no company can control. And that is time. As a network marketing company continues to get larger and larger with more distributors promoting the products and the business, it becomes pretty evident whether it is a scam or not. The scam or “pyramid scheme” WILL reveal itself and the company will crumble very quickly.
The Herbalife company has stood the test of time and has been around for over 30 years. It’s sole mission is to help people through their nutrition and wellness products as well as to allow regular Joe Schmoe’s earn extra money as an Herbalife distributor.
So if it’s not an Herbalife scam then why do people say it’s an Herbalife scam?
Be prepared because I’m going to be brutually honest with you and tell you exactly why people say it’s an Herbalife scam…
Just Plain Ignorance. I’m not trying to be mean, I’m just telling it to you like it is. There are lots of people who are just clueless and don’t know what they are talking about, but they think they know it all. Do you know someone like that? There’s also the set of people who if you show them all the proof in the world that it’s not a Herbalife scam, and they will still tell you it’s an Herbalife scam.
There’s also another set of people who heard from a friend that their friend’s cousin’s mother did the “Herbalife scam” thing and she lost a lot of money. So those people take that to heart and think it in fact is a Herbalife scam because of what their friend said. Yet they know nothing on the background of what happened. They don’t know whether the person actually put any effort in. They don’t know if the person broke the rules and got kicked out. They also don’t know how twisted the story got etc. etc. etc.
Oh yea, and then there’s the people who say it’s a “pyramid scheme” and therefore it’s an Herbalife scam. That’s just ignorance there for you.
No Personal Responsibility. This one really pisses me off and usually I stand up on my soap box when I start talking about this, but I’m not going to do that this time. I’ll just tell you that there are a ton of people in our world who take no personal responsibility whatsoever for their actions, and then they play the victim game. Our society LOVES the victims!
So these are the people who don’t follow the rules & regulations set out by Herbalife (and they get kicked out and then say it’s an Herbalife scam), and these are the people who join the business and DO NOTHING, or very little. After they get tired of losing money, they quit the business and they profess to everyone that it’s an Herbalife scam.
Lack Of Proper Training. Now this reason is a crying shame and the one thing I’m personally taking a stand against. The typical training most MLM company’s (and your upline) give you are to create a massive list of your family, friends, coworkers, neighbors, your high schools classmates that you haven’t seen in 20+ years, etc. You then have to call these people and get them to a presentation. Now I’m not saying that that process doesn’t work, because it does.
BUT, the big question comes, what do you do after you exhaust your warm market? Do you go to Walmart and stalk people to get their name and phone number so you can get them to a presentation. Or how about stalking the parents at your son or daughter’s soccer game?
What if you don’t want to approach your family members, friends, etc. about this initially out of fear that they will say it’s an Herbalife scam (which I don’t agree with, but I understand how emotions can control you)? What if you don’t want to hold a home party? What if you don’t want to stalk and chase people?
Well, there’s this really small thing called the Internet :-) where millions and millions of people are on at any one second. This is where most MLM company’s drop the ball. There’s a lack of proper training on marketing and how to find people online and generate leads.
I’m not saying that the old school techniques of marketing a MLM business don’t work, but there are other options out there like generating leads online. It can be a very daunting and scary thing to attempt to do (especially if you don’t have any prior experience marketing online), but it can be done with the proper training and a blueprint. The lack of proper training on how to generate leads online and how to build a network marketing business utilizing the power of the Internet in my opinion is the tragedy of our industry.
So again, it’s absolutely NOT an Herbalife scam. Herbalife is a legitimate company and opportunity if you take action and put time and effort into the business.
The biggest tragedy of all is when you aren’t given the proper training on how to market your MLM business online. If you’re upline or sponsor does not have training or a blueprint for you to follow that will hold you by the hand and walk you through how to generate leads online and use the power of the internet to build your business, then click the following link and take ACTION now…
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I hope you enjoyed my Herbalife scam blog post! Leave any comments or questions you have below.