Why Herbalife Doesn't Work - Summary
Herbalife is a company that uses network marketing to distribute its products.
The process of becoming an Herbalife distributor uses booklets, videos and websites to make success look possible for anyone who is "motivated and willing to work hard".
The chance of genuine financial success are very remote, and dependent more on timing and environment than on motivation and personal effort.
The unbridled, independent and anonymous nature of Herbalife advertising leads to untended litter and nuisance signs of every kind.
I believe the Herbalife Company should take responsibility for their role in unleashing this scourge of desperate promotion and put an end to it.
I believe that business tax breaks for failing Herbalife businesses should be suspended, so that the Federal government is no longer subsidizing the fruitless over-selling of this non-existent business "opportunity".
I believe that the spread of 4 facts will stop Herbalife from continuing to mislead people:
- At least 95% of anything that says "work from home" is promoting the Herbalife business.
- It costs a minimum of $230 to become an independent herbalife distributor in the US.
- The market value of their products hovers around 50% of the advertised retail price.
- Becoming even slightly successful means spending money on advertising & ignoring social norms or the law.
I'm not trying to hurt anyone. I just want to stop these signs. Maybe I can save some otherwise honest people $230 or perhaps thousand of dollars at the same time.
I'd appreciate your help in getting word out.
Want to read more about Herbalife and "Work from home?", read the Epilogue. Posted July 12, 2002.
Two other sections which deserve a look are An Extraordinary Conversation Regarding Herbalife and Twenty Seven Herbalife Unsuccessful Stories - 2004/2005