Herbalife Compensation Plan: 8 Cool Facts

It seems no matter where you travel to, there is an Herbalife representative somewhere nearby.


Well, it seems that people not only love the Herbalife products, but they are also happy with the compensation plan.

Founded in 1980 by the now deceased Mark Hughes, Herbalife manufactures and sells a wide variety of weight loss, nutritional and personal care products.

Based in Los Angeles, California, Herbalife uses the multilevel marketing business format whereas home based Herbalife business owners are compensated by selling the products and recruiting other representatives to do the same.

In today’s post, I am going to share 8 cool facts about the Herbalife compensation plan. If you are considering starting an Herbalife business, these may help you.

#1: 6 Ways To Earn

There are 6 basic ways you can earn from the Herbalife compensation plan:

  1. Retail sales
  2. Wholesale sales
  3. Monthly royalties
  4. Production bonuses
  5. Annual bonuses
  6. And trip incentives

#2: Levels

As you build your Herbalife business, you climb levels that will increase your income. There are many levels. Starting from entry, they are:

  • Member
  • Senior consultant
  • Success builder
  • Qualified producer
  • Supervisor
  • Active supervisor
  • World team
  • Active world team
  • Global expansion team
  • Millionaire team
  • President’s team
  • Chairman’s club
  • and Founder’s circle

#3: Cost To Start An Herbalife Business

To get started with any business, there must be some investment. But with Herbalife, it is quite low. You can get started by purchasing the Mini Herbalife Member pack for approximately $57.75 or the Herbalife Member Pack for approximately $95.55.

#4: Member Of The DSA

Some people have claimed that Herbalife and other MLM companies are pyramids. They are right unless they add “scheme” to the end of it. Nearly all businesses and organizations work on a pyramid system.

Herbalife is a member of the Direct Selling Association who ensures members operate in accordance with rules that keep them legal and “above board.”

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  3. Get More Herbalife Customers: My Top 10 Tips
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#5: Large Revenue Payout

Through the compensation plan, Herbalife pays out approximately 73% of revenues to home based Herbalife business owners.

#6: Keeping Track Of Your Business

There are 2 primary things you want to keep track of as an Herbalife representative… PPV is your personal purchased volume and DLV is downline volume.

Herbalife gives you comprehensive statistics in your personal area at MyHerbalife.com.

#7: Training Is Required

Some MLM companies just “throw you out” to start selling and recruiting. Herbalife will not! As a matter of fact, before you can recruit or receive any form of compensation, you must complete a training program that will:

  • How to use Herbalife nutrition tools
  • Creating a budget and managing income and expenses
  • Making claims
  • and a lot more

#8: Breakaway

This is an area that many people don’t like but some MLM companies have it in their comp plans. Herbalife is one.

Just as an example, let’s say you are at supervisor and one of your downline members reaches supervisor level. They will “breakaway.”

This means you can no longer count their volume in your downline volume but you will instead, earn monthly royalties from their volume… As long as you maintain your minimum volume.

What this means is you need to keep active and fill the downline volume you lost in that breakaway.

If you stay persistent and consistent, it shouldn’t be an issue. But for some, it is an issue.

Final Thoughts

I must admit that for all the compensation plans that I have ever researched, the Herbalife plan is one of the most difficult to understand.

And, I do know that many people have done quite well with Herbalife while others have not. I believe it all comes down to work. If you follow the principles from Herbalife leaders who came before you, you have good odds for success.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any questions?

You can post them below.

Thank you for visiting.

Disclaimer: Neither Online MLM Community nor I are affiliated with Herbalife. This information is provided as a service for your education.

chuck holmes


Chuck Holmes
Network Marketing Professional (since 2002)
Author, Blogger, & Entrepreneur

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