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 However, end users might be given inaccurate or outdated information, as some sources might not be current.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 <<

herbalife_buttonOne of the leading brands and health ambassadors in the world, Herbalife is bent on promoting the switch to living a lifestyle that is healthier and more fulfilling. Along with healthy eating habits and regular exercise, Herbalife is also encouraging people to maximize the possibilities of attaining and keeping a fit body with the nutritional support of their products, such as vitamins, dietary supplements, protein shakes and snacks, as well as hair and skincare products.

The effectiveness of Herbalife’s products, in conjunction up with its campaign for people to pursue a healthier way of life became leverage for them to expand the business from a mere health products chain into a global franchise.

Today, Herbalife products are being distributed in over 90 countries, making them one of the most viable networking business opportunities worldwide. The biggest, and by default, one of the most well-known sources of Herbalife products is Herbal-Nutrition.Net, also known as HNN. To keep up with the global standard and reach established by Herbalife, HNN reaches out to individuals from different countries who will help them distribute Herbalife products to customers in their region. With 15 years in experience with Herbalife under its belt, Herbal-Nutrition.Net has become the go-to name for those who want to try their hand at the Herbalife business.

Becoming a Distributor

A corporate job is not for everyone, and many of those who don’t want to be contented with being employees are usually the ones who take up business and start their own enterprise, no matter the size. One of the things that make HNN an ideal business partner is that signing up is hassle-free. All you need to do is to go to their registration page, fill in your details, and wait for the confirmation that your enrollment is successful.

Distributors of all levels of experience are eligible to use HNN.  When you register you can select your team affiliation and distributorship rank. Included in the list are Distributor, Supervisor, World Team, Global Expansion Team, Millionaire Team, President’s Team, Chairman’s Club, and lastly, the Founder’s Club. The categories depend on how successful you are with the business and how much you’re able to grow your team. The registration also offers a handful of major languages to cater to on-English speaking applicants.

Why Choose Herbal-Nutrition.Net?

Being a member of the HNN network has a wealth of benefits. Signing up will entitle interested parties to their own product website which only costs around $13 USD per month. This website is what the members will use to promote Herbalife products and even publish testimonies and updates about the brand.

HNN also takes pride in the number of years it has put in to become the leading independent source for all things Herbalife. But for HNN to put this to good use, it intends to share whatever expertise it has gained to their members, whether existing or beginners.

Herbalife, as the provider of the products distributed by HNN members, is committed to creating quality and effective products, which in turn gives its customers the extraordinary results they can testify about. Positive reviews are also one of the things that HNN is proud of, as plenty of their customers had great experiences with Herbalife products, as well as with the excellent service provided by HNN.

HNN also offers a lot of different means to make transactions with distributors easier. For instance, they provide discount coupons, different designs for the product website, and multiple payment options for customers. They also feature outstanding distributors from around the world, and welcome suggestions from members.

In addition, HNN provides additional training to their members through instructional videos.  But this isn’t the only way HNN is taking advantage of the Internet. The Herbalife Facebook application is also one of the latest additions adapted by HNN, so that it’ll be easier for members to feature the products in social media.

These benefits are just some of the few that partners can enjoy when they become a part HNN.

Succeeding at Being an Herbalife Distributor

While being a part of Herbal-Nutrition.Net is a true benefit for all distributors, there are ways for members to ensure additional success. Here are some ideas that distributors can do to become successful at selling Herbalife products.

1.) Master the marketing plan.

A marketing plan is imperative to any business venture because it is the material that will direct the entrepreneurs to the proper execution and management of the business. It is important that they know who their target audience is and the best approach to use when inviting them to try the products being sold. Herbalife furnishes its distributors with a specific marketing plan which they can use when introducing the merchandise to customers or even potential recruits.

2.     Be a living testimony.

If the members must be convincing, they need to become a living proof of how effective Herbalife products are. It would be a great idea if the distributors themselves use the same products they are selling, since it would be easier for them to teach customers how to do it themselves and to persuade them how effective the goods are. When the target customers see that the items being sold to them are indeed helpful, explaining to them the benefits wouldn’t be as hard.

3.     Share a unique story.

One of the things Herbalife products are known for is its ability to help users turn over a new leaf by achieving health goals and a refreshed perspective about themselves. Distributors who have gone through the same thing should be able to relate their experiences to potential customers. It doesn’t always have to be dramatic but it should be real. Unique stories can also be integrated to the marketing plan so that the approach can be a personalized one and something that the customers can relate to.

4.     Ask for referrals.

Assuming that the customers are satisfied with the Herbalife products they’ve been using, distributors can ask their customers if they could talk to their friends about the benefits of the merchandise. As far as networking is concerned, a recommendation can go a long way in getting more people to try the products. . Also, expanding a network doesn’t only mean that there will be more customers for the distributor, they can also be recruited as new members and give them the opportunity to make selling Herbalife a means to earn a living.

5.     Go online.

 Apart from the retail website that comes with the membership, distributors can also use social media sites to spread the information about Herbalife goods to more people. Social networking is also an ideal place to meet new people and interact with existing customers. By engaging in constant communication with customers, distributors can enjoy a vast and substantial network to which they can deal business with.

Just like any other business, being an Herbalife distributor though Herbal-Nutrition.net may not be easy at first, but once members master the products and build a consistent network, everything else will follow. Over time, they will find that the best benefit is not only enjoying a healthier lifestyle, but also influencing others to experience the same beneficial changes—all while earning additional income.

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.