Company Name: Health Habits Global
Do I Recommend Healthy Habits Global?
You could potentially make money with Healthy Habits Global and the compensation plan is even better than many others. But, it’s still not a company I recommend. The products are simply not competitive and the whole brand just feels low quality. This would make the items tough to sell. Why go through all that when you could sell more powerful alternatives through affiliate marketing?
What Products Does Healthy Habits Global Sell?
As the name implies, Healthy Habits Global is a health company. And, why not? The name may not be as catchy or as brandable as something like Gano Excel or b:hip but calling the company Healthy Habits Global gets the job done just fine.
Unfortunately, the name isn’t the only thing that’s less than impressive about Healthy Habits Global. Instead, everything about the company’s site simply feels unimaginative. It’s almost like the company took all the clichés that relate to health and applied them. For example, this is their mission statement:
All of the concepts here are very generic. They apply to every health company out there.
The mission statement highlights another problem too, quality. I mean, ‘your families health matters’? That doesn’t even make sense. I assume they mean that ‘your family’s health matters’. There are other oddities too, like the way some phrases are randomly capitalized, while others aren’t.
Why bring this up when I should be talking about products? Simply put, it’s important.
The way a company markets itself is a key indicator of what you can expect. Sure, low-quality companies can sometimes produce amazing products but not often. If a company has consistent errors in their marketing, it’s hard to imagine that their products could be anything but average.
As for the products themselves, there are three categories: HHG T.A.G.G., HHG Fit and HHG World. We’re going to start with HHG T.A.G.G, as it’s the company’s focus.
The term seems to stand for Tongkat ali extract, Ganoderma lucidum extract and ginseng extract, which are the three key herbal ingredients used in this range. The products themselves are simply six hot drinks, each of which contains the herbs.
Does the idea sound familiar? It should.
The MLM coffee thing is hardly new. Multiple companies follow the same idea, some even use similar ingredients. For example, Gano Excel includes Ganoderma lucidum in its coffee and has one product with Tongkat ali as well. Javita used Ganoderma lucidum too, although their other main ingredient is yerba mate.
In the case of Healthy Habits Global, most of the hot drinks cost $23.95 for retail customers and $16.00 for preferred customers. There are 20 servings in each bag, which averages out to around $1.20 per serving at retail price.
The cost here is about the same as other companies offering similar products. It’s also not entirely unreasonable. Many people would pay that much for a high-quality cup of coffee, especially if it did offer other health benefits.
But, the drinks probably aren’t amazing. The coffee will simply be instant coffee with herbs added. The other products won’t be that different.
The second selection of products is HHG Fit. There are five main products in this range: Pure Complete, Cardio Boost, Pure Life, Pure Essentials Vegetables and Pure Essentials Fruits.
Most of these seem to be supplements but the marketing isn’t clear. I couldn’t even find links to ingredients labels. Without those, there’s no way to know whether the supplements are any good or not.
But, I wouldn’t expect too much. This area of the site is poorly designed and the products themselves aren’t much better. The claims are also unrealistic, like the one below:
Benefits or not, there’s no way that taking four pills per day would ever give you the nutrition of 15 servings of fruit and vegetables. That’s unrealistic and incredibly misleading.
The last product line is HHG World. This offers just one product, GF2 Fuel Enhancer.
As the name suggests, this is designed to make your fuel last longer and improve engine life as well. Whether or not it will is debatable. The product costs $99.95 retail and $79.95 for preferred customers. I don’t know the market price of fuel enhancers, so I can’t say whether that’s a good deal or not.
The larger question is why the product is included. It has nothing to do with the rest of the company and is just a weird decision.
All-in-all, there is an odd collection of products on offer, none of which really stand out. Their benefits are all questionable and the company doesn’t do a good job at marketing them. Which begs the question, why bother?
Making Money With Coffee
Healthy Habits Global gets one thing right. Coffee is big business. It is a large industry that continues to grow. After all, many of us are drinking multiple cups of coffee every single day. Plus, coffee is consumable, so people have to buy more regularly.
This means that yes, there is money to be made by selling coffee. But, can you do so through Healthy Habits Global? Personally, I don’t think so.
Even the underlying concept is a problem. Some people focus on high-quality coffee brands, ones that taste amazing and are enjoyable. Others choose inexpensive options instead, partly so they can afford the coffee regularly.
Healthy Habits Global doesn’t fall into either of those categories. Instead, you’ve got average instant coffee (plus herbs) with a high price tag. Okay granted, $1.20 per serving isn’t excessive for coffee. But for instant coffee? That’s getting up there.
There’s also no real evidence that the herbs do anything. If you’re lucky, they could have a minor impact. But, the research is spotty at best and people simply aren’t seeing amazing results from the coffee.
A better way to make money with coffee would be to focus on quality. There are countless amazing brands out there and many of them offer affiliate programs that you can turn to. Those approaches would allow you to choose coffee that people are likely to be interested in.
Is Healthy Habits Global A Good Business Opportunity?
Needless to say, I’m not impressed with what Healthy Habits Global has to offer.
It is possible to make money selling pretty much any product, as long as you work hard enough. But personally, I feel that you have a better chance if you’re promoting something that you’re passionate about. When you do that, you have an edge and the process is much more interesting.
Regardless, let’s take a look at the compensation plan from Healthy Habits Global. The company doesn’t provide all of the details but they do have a one page overview, which gives most of the information we need.
To begin with, you earn either 20% or 40% commission from sales. To earn 20%, you need to be buying or selling 50PV (personal volume) per month. To earn 40%, you have to hit the 100PV mark. For the 40%, you need to have a personal order each month as well, even if your sales reach the 100PV level.
There is no information about what PV translates to in terms of cost. Some companies use a 1 to 1 ratio, which would mean 50PV is $50 per month. But, 50PV could easily be $100 or even $150 instead. There’s no way to know.
Whatever the conversion, you do have to make monthly sales and/or purchases to earn from the company.
However, I will mention that 40% commission is pretty good. It’s rare to see any MLMs get up that high. What’s more, the requirements for that rate seem to be simple. If that’s the case, it’s great. But, there may be additional complexities that aren’t made clear.
That’s it for basic sales. The rest of your income comes from your team.
As always, the idea is simple – recruitment. You’re meant to share the opportunity with others and get them excited as well. The more people you can get involved, the more income you can make.
The first way to do so is a Fast Start Bonus. For Healthy Habits Global, this offers you 25% commission on the starter kit that anyone you recruit buys. You can also earn a smaller percentage from the kits that people in your downline buy. But, you do need to be active at the 100PV level. And, you must have hit the rank of Silver or purchased a $199 kit yourself.
But, this is just a bonus. The main way to make money is often called residual commissions or team commissions. With this, you’re earning from the sales of your team members, based on where they fall in your downline.
To do so, the company uses a unilevel design. This is the simplest type of system and probably the most common. It basically means that your team looks like a pyramid (if you get enough members that is). So, anyone you recruit goes under you in the system, anyone they recruit goes under them and so on.
People you directly recruit are considered Level 1. People they recruit are considered Level 2. That pattern just continues. From there, you earn based on two factors.
- Your rank
- The level that people fall into
For the first four ranks, the commission rates look like this:
This distribution is pretty good – better than many other companies. You’re even earning 5% from both your first and second level right from the beginning, which is incredibly unusual.
The ranks are based on meeting requirements. Some of these relate to the people in your team, while others related to sales. For example, the image below shows some of the requirements for those same four ranks.
Here, GQV is a volume calculation based on sales. The sales requirements quickly increase as you go along. The 40% and 60% rules mean that no more than 40% or 60% can come from a single leg of your team. In other words, your income becomes limited if you only have one high-performing recruit.
There are some other bonuses too. For example, you get a one-time payment each time you hit a new rank. The larger ones are paid out in installments and are fairly impressive.
The highest ranks also earn a bonus based on the company’s overall profit.
The design works well on paper and is challenging in practice. The problem is simple – your income potential relies on building a decent and effective team. At the very least, you need a few recruits who are regularly making sales and actively recruiting.
After all, you need to move up through the ranks. Regardless of how dedicated you are, you can’t do that on your own. Instead, you need team members who are somewhat effective.
But, on average, people aren’t reliable. Most of the individuals that you know won’t have the money, time or dedication to grow their own team. If you do manage to get some to join, many would quit soon after. Others may stick around but not really get anywhere.
What do you do then? You can’t force someone to be successful.
And again, Healthy Habits Global really isn’t that exciting. The overall style of the company and the products on offer would make recruitment and sales much more difficult than they need to be.
Most MLMs do end up with some members that hit the higher ranks. But, you’re often looking at just a handful of people out of thousands (or more) distributors. That’s not so different than gambling really.
Even though the compensation plan has some merits, the products from Healthy Habits Global just aren’t worth it. Most people would struggle to make sales, which includes any members of your team as well.
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