Ultimate guide – how to work internationally with Forever Living Products
Please understand that I don’t have the time to answer all of you individually. This is the job of your sponsor or your company.
I am contacted every day and night by many Forever colleagues and often with stupid questions like “where do you live?” (you can ask google which country corresponds to the international prefix +39) that I have decided to create this page in which you will find the answers that every day I year other FBO’s.
I am German, living in Italy and for some years I have been doing the Forever online business in different Forever countries now, and that’s why you found me online.
Please read this guide and contact your sponsor or company for further questions!
First step to work outside your country: activate your ID for the country where you want to do business.
First of all you have to be in the Assistant Supervisor position (30% position), this means you have to do 2 CC in 2 consecutive months in your home country. It’s best to start directly with the Start Your Journey Package.
So you can activate your Forever ID in other countries as well. To do this go to www.foreverliving.com
– login – my account – my global business: and here you can enter the countries in which you would like to do business.
This is an activation request only and takes 1-15 days to take effect. If you want to rush this process you need to contact your local office and in some cases also the office where you want to be active.
Make sure you ask for confirmation in the country where you want to be active if they have done “international sponsorship” for your ID.
What information do I need to do business in a new country?
You should have the local product brochure (catalog), price lists, company policy and local material.
It is also good to know the conditions of the delivery service: do Forever has a delivery service in this country, how much is the shipping fee, what is the minimum order?
In particular: what is the minimum of the FIRST order for a new Forever Distributor in that country, what is the price to a start with 2 CC? This means in most countries Forever: what is the price of the Start Your Journey package, sometimes called: Touch of Forever.
And WHAT is inside this starter pack in the country where my prospect lives?
Beware of this fact:
not all countries have the same food supplements. Before talking to your potential customer o distributor about a dietary supplement, check if these products are sold in their country.
Where can I find this material and information?
1.: download the International Sponsoring Guide from www.foreverliving.com – access the USA part (to be sure you have the latest version) – tools – English – share the opportunity – download the PDF.
In this official guide you will find basic information about each national Forever office and contact details.
Be aware that this information is not always updated, but you get the basic ideas, and you have to check them with the country in which you want to do business.
2 .: search on the same page and in the distributors area for the COUNTRY in which you want to be active. Under “tools” you can often find a lot of local material. Some countries do NOT have anything in that space, so:
3 .: contact the company – the local office where you want to be active and ask for all the material you need. The address and contact information you find in the International Sponsorship Guide.
Some offices are faster with WhatsApp, others don’t use WhatsApp yet, so write an email.
4.: see if I have detailed information about that country on my page: https://www.aloeveraonline.it/international-shop-forever-living-products/ – then open the page of the country you want to work with.
In this list there are only the countries that I have chosen as active.
5 .: Forever USA is not perfect for replying to emails. So it’s best to try to find local social media contact informations of the country you are looking for.
Most of the time local offices have social pages, often with HQ in the profile name, which stands for Headquarters.
6.: Have a look here: https://www.aloeveraonline.it/how-to-start-a-successfull-business-forever-living/ where I’ll explain where to find material.
Why do I (Martina Hahn) not work with some Forever countries?
Forever has offices in 164 countries around the world, but in each of these countries Forever must surely respect local rules.
Some countries does not allow international sponsoring. Other countries ask to open a local tax account which in the case of India would be expensive. Some local rules does not allow the Forever offices to pay the bonus outside their own country.
Some countries do not offer yet delivery service, some are not allowed to do online business, others do not even have a Forever office.
Personally I have decided to only work with countries I KNOW THE LANGUAGE of, and furthermore this country must have at least online registration for new Forever distributors.
The countries that are “connected”with the international homepage and offer registration directly from www.foreverliving.com are usually the best (easiest) to work with. Some countries (like Italy) have a local homepage, which allows you to ENTER your ID number, for example: https://shop.foreverliving.it/490000101673.html
Other countries also have a local home page but “ID integrations” are not possible.
These are the main reasons because you will maybe not find the country your are searching for in the list of countries I’m active in. In that case you will not find on my page detailled information about that nation and you have to contact directly the company to get the information you are searching for.
Important: get the rules, study and apply them
Forever has a Corporate Policy for each country, and most countries also have a Guide to Ethical Behavior and a Guide to Digital Marketing.
If you don’t find this material for the country where you want to do business, get the US version from the company homepage: login to www.foreverliving.com – tools.
And please only sell products that can be sold in each country. Forever must comply with the regulations of the local Ministry of Health. Therefore, if a product is not sold in one country, you do not have the right to send it from another country.
Check out local time and phone prefix
If you want to work with other countries, learn two simple facts:
– you can ask google for the prefix of the phone number (you can’t imagine how many times I’m asked where I live!)
– and you can also ask Google what time it is in that country. One of the reasons why I got tired of replying to colleagues is that they often contact me in the middle of MY ITALIAN NIGHT, and then they also insist by writing “why don’t you answer?”
Offices are working during office hours (like me) and you can’t expect a response at midnight local.
What should I do if I change residence (living in another country)?
If you don’t find this form, simply ask your original home office.
In Forever, you have the business “in your pocket” even if you go to live in another country and intend to work there with Forever while continuing to do the Forever Business.
If you are active with 4 CC per month in the country where you communicated the change of residence to Forever, you will also be automatically active all over the world and you can also get your bonus from the country where you are leaving.
However, in most countries, being an FBO does not give you the right to have a residence permit. You must immigrate to countries where you may have the right to live.
If you live as an illegal immigrant, without permission to work, you will probably have problems with Forever making the bank transfers with the commissions to you.
At least in Italy it is like this: you must have a residence permit to do the activity as a Forever distributor. Be well informed about immigration rules before moving to another country.
If you go on vacation to another country
Since 2002 I have been doing this every time when I go on vacation to another country:
– I make sure my ID is activated for that country.
– I download the local material (see question above) to a USB stick to have it with me.
If you like going to the local office, you can shop for personal use and also to sell products (I did this in Australia for example).
And you can also register some new contacts in that country, as I did years ago during the Easter holidays in Tenerife: it is a Spanish island.
But to do so, be well prepared: inform yourself before making the trip.
Official hompage Forever Living
Official Facebook page FLP
List of countries in which I am active
How to start a successful business
20 years with Forever
Sometimes I get contacted by new Forever FBOs or prospects who want to get the answer from me if Forever is a real business or a scam.
I can understand this because especially the first few months in a new Network Marketing business can be scary!
But do you really need me for this? What can the opinion of a German woman who fulfilled her dream of her thanks to the Forever business can do for YOUR INCOME?
I guess it’s best to look at facts like:
Forever was founded in 1978 and has offices in 164 countries.
The products are approved by 164 ministries of health around the world.
Scammers don’t pay taxes.
Forever entrepreneurs pay taxes!
The worst that can happen if you buy your first products is that you never sell anything, because you don’t learn how to do it and give up before you succeed.
But even in that case nothing bad happened: you bought quality products and with them you can improve your well-being, and you did it even with a discount!
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