Herbalife Review – A Look Inside the Company, Products and Compensation Plan

Herbalife was launched in Beverley Hills California in 1980. Company founder Mark Hughes had a personal goal of helping people lose weight and improve their health safely and effectively. He started out selling products from his car boot. Today, Herbalife is a multi-billion dollar company that has survived more than 20 years. Herbalife currently operates in 70 countries, and has more than 1.9 million distributors.The productsThe core Herbalife products are their Formula 1 Nutritional Shake mix, and a multivitamin complex. They also offer a wide range of health, fitness, wellness, and nutritional supplements, as well as personal care, skincare, and weight management products. Herbalife tests its products, and has written quality assurance procedures in place. The raw materials (including botanical ingredients) are sourced from reputable suppliers around the world.The business opportunityIf you become a Herbalife distributor, which involves an upfront cost, you get your own personal product at a discounted rate. You are then entitled to sell the opportunity to others. To my knowledge the selling techniques used by most distributors are more in line with the older style MLM companies. For example product parties, flyers, word of mouth, writing lists of friends and family. There are also regular meetings that you may want to consider attending if you want to make the most out of your business.The compensation planThere are about 14 different levels within the Herbalife structure. Everyone starts at the bottom level as a distributor. The aim is to then work your way up the ladder by selling more product, which gains you more volume points. The majority of Herbalife representatives are in the bottom half of the structure. In addition to that, the small percentage of people at the top are making the majority of the money. It is modelled on a breakaway type compensation plan, so you will break away from your original sponsor once you reach a certain level of volume points.ConclusionHerbalife has been around for over 20 years, so if you are looking for longevity, then it could be a good choice for you. Some things you might want to take into consideration when looking into Herbalife is that you have to have your own stock inventory, take orders, collect money. You will also need to get in people’s faces to get sales. If you are comfortable working your business that way, then it may be worth considering.

Post Launch Profit Secrets – The Truth Behind Alex Jeffreys New Audio

People say that the best things in life are free. Others say you get nothing for free. For years in the marketing world, the latter statement was almost certainly true. but the age of information has changed the way people look at things like this beyond belief.

Alex Jeffreys is proving himself to be a top marketer with the launch of his latest free audio – Post Launch Profit Secrets, where he reveals how anyone can make thousands of dollars giving away a FREE information product and with minimum outlay.

You would think that the title holds no secrets as to what the audio is about, what Alex considers possibly the most important phase if you want to maintain profits, the Post Launch. However, you would be wrong. It is about the tactics used when releasing his previous launch, Post Launch Profits.

But even so, does it have any new information?

The audio is a conversation between Alex & another well known marketer, Michael Cheney in which they reveal secrets in how make you list responsive and how many people go about it the wrong way round.

He also explains the number one reason as to why he launched a product for free and the vital ingredients needed in order to get JV partners on board.

It describes his own learning curve, how he grew with his list and what basic tools are required, including the importance of keeping a journal of all your thoughts, successes and failures. The importance of knowing how your list is responding and what to. The importance of building a relationship with your list and most importantly, learning to focus on one thing and one thing only, building the list.

When broken down, the ideas are nothing new, the need to use autoresponders, squeeze pages, lead traffic generation (at first anyway) etc. However, what does make it intriguing, and different, is the context in which he uses these methods and the emphasis he puts on certain areas compared to more, some might think, obvious areas.

Post Launch Profit Secrets ends up being a refreshing twist into some tried and tested marketing techniques and will make sense to both newbies and experienced marketers alike.

Can I Do a Product Launch With Little or No Budget? Five Powerful, Proven Strategies

1. Offer a product that is wanted and that solves a problem. Most internet marketers teach this. The most simple and organic way to do this is to turn to your own life experience. Do you, or have you in the past had a problem that you really needed to resolve? If so, did you find a solution, or create a solution yourself? This is the best way to get to this nugget. The reason why is simple. First of all, if you have had this problem, it is likely that many others have had it, too. You can do some quick googling and find out if that’s the case. Second, it is most likely subject matter that have some expertise which you can share. Third, it is always the path of least resistance to start an online business when you have affinity for the subject matter. If you think about it, why would you market, say, tax preparation products if you had no interest or affinity whatsoever in the subject matter? This would be especially true if you hired an accountant every year and had no idea what that person did for you. But, let’s say that you have loved and grown orchids for the past 10 years, and you had done abundant research and testing, and had found out how to keep them alive and thriving? You would definitely want to get into the orchid arena rather than the tax arena. Start out with a little self inventory, and you’ll soon find yourself on the right path.

Cost: time output for research.

2. Create an online presence. It’s not nearly as difficult as you might think. Starting an online business does require online presence though, and these days it’s practically pain-free to throw up a blog using WordPress. It’s free, easy to install and there are plenty of design templates available at no cost. Taking the example of orchids, put up a blog and start writing articles. To get your subject matter, you may want to utilize the Google Keyword Tool, which again is free. Find high interest keywords and make them the subject lines of your posts. Your main goal at this point is to fill the blog with content. Think 20 posts, which sounds like a lot, but these days the standard for posts is 200 – 500 words. Not much at all. If you put up a post every few days, it would take a little more than a month. Once you have done this, you will automatically draw in search engine traffic.

Cost: $10 for domain name, $10 per month for web hosting service. Time output for setting up blog and writing posts.

3. Build a list. Now that you have generated traffic to your blog, put up a form on it in order to collect email contacts. There are some great ways to do that. You could offer a monthly or weekly news blast. You could write a one page report or create/find a video that is focused on a particular problem of your market and offer it to them for free in order to get the email address. There are programs out there that assist you in capturing email addresses by putting a lightbox form on the page, or popping up as people try to leave the page. These are easier to implement than you may think.

Another secret is this. If you open a gmail account, Google will give you $100 free of AdWords advertising. AdWords advertising will really pull people to your site. You could make your free offer through the ad you create.

Cost: Time output, unless you decide to spend more money on AdWords after your initial $100.

4. Build a relationship with the people on the list. Put together 5 really good email communications that have relevant information about your subject matter. You really want to send them 10 or 15, but you can get a good start with five. There is a specific way to communicate with people online, so it would help to either search for information about this, or to find a good book about it. But in any event, put five emails together that are really good and send them out, one every few days. Build up to the 10 or 15 over the course of a month or so. This is how you build your relationship. Whatever you do, do not underestimate this process. It’s your relationship with your list that is the backbone of everything else you do with your online business.

Cost: Time output for writing and generating emails plus cost of email writing book if you decide to buy one.

5. Interact with the list. It’s not you, a cold and emotionless virtual entity, out there building your empire and preying on the unsuspecting. Quite the opposite. You really want to be warm, genuine and interested in the people on your list, and you do want to interact. You want to find out what subjects they want more or new information about. You also want to find out where their pain and frustrations are. You want to find these things out because these are the source for your upcoming products. It’s good to keep in mind when you ask a question that a very small percentage that will actually respond so that you don’t have too high an expectation.

But you can get higher response if you hit some mental triggers. One of them is reciprocity, where if you give something to someone they will feel some sense of obligation to give something back to you. When you ask someone their opinion such as, “What do you think about this” or “What do you want to know about this,” or “I’m creating a product and I need your input so I can make the best product.” I think there is a little bit of reciprocity. You are giving someone your attention. Everything you do at this stage is building up to figuring out what specific items these people want information on. When you approach the list in this way, there will be certain things that will be repeated over and over again that are frustrating for the people in your market, and that is your cue for product creation.

Cost: Time output

So there you have it. These are five simple but powerful steps that anybody interested in being an internet marketing consultant can accomplish with $100 up front and $20 a month to spend. Many internet marketers are using these methods, but a lot of them don’t know that they originated with Jeff Walker’s Product Launch Formula. I’ve left plenty for you to discover when you are inside the Product Launch Formula training, because after all, it would not be cool to be revealing all of Jeff’s groundbreaking secrets.