5 Reasons You Need To Listen To The Reliv Success Training Podcast


By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Have you heard? Reliv has launched a brand new way for you to instantly access the latest training tools that you need to grow your business. These quick training sessions are perfect for when you need a burst of inspiration or just need to fine-tune your growing skillset.

Here are 5 reasons you need to go listen to the Reliv Success Training series right now:

  1. Real Advice. Each episode features advice from industry experts, corporate leaders and real Distributors and how they became successful. Everyone starts somewhere, but if you work hard and listen to what these experienced leaders have to say, you’ll make it to the top.


  1. On-The-Go. The nice thing about a podcast is that you can take it wherever you go! You can listen to it in the car, share it with one of your new Distributors, and more. The possibilities are endless when Reliv makes success training easily accessible for you! We even offer three easy ways to listen at reliv.com/conference-calls.


  1. Short & Sweet. Each episode is less than 20 minutes. That’s half the time it takes me to get to the store. Why not make your daily commutes productive? You can listen to these short podcasts anywhere you go.


  1. Business Building. From topics on in-home presentations to the importance of retention, the Reliv Success Training podcast covers it all. You can pick and choose which episodes you want to listen to—there is no order or sequence.


  1. Motivating. I don’t know about you, but hearing about others’ success and how they made their way to the top is inspiring! If you’re having a tough week or feel like you are at a plateau, tune in to any episode from this series and you will feel more motivated than you were before.


I challenge you to listen to at least one episode a week and spread the word to your downline or someone new to the business!

5 Things We Learned From The Winter Olympics

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

The Winter Olympics have come to a close and Champions have been rewarded, but we are still in an Olympics state of mind. There is so much that we can learn from these inspiring athletes beyond their health and fitness routines. It’s easy to overlook the nontangible characteristics and strengths held by Olympians, but it takes so much resilience, patience and motivation to do what they did. Anyone can watch the reruns of figure skating or ski jumping and see the looks of determination on each competitor’s face. These incredible people had a mission and put themselves out there to succeed.

Upon reflection, there is a lot we can learn from Olympians that translates to our business:

  • Follow Your Dream. Dreams can be intimidating, but don’t let your fears get in the way of pursuing them. Also, don’t let others belittle your dreams. I bet every single Olympic Champion faced someone in their life that didn’t believe in them—and look where they are now!
  • Live Your Passion. Once you follow your dream you can truly live your passion and enjoy the life you want! Do you want to stay home with your kids and provide for them? Find a job that fulfills both passions. With Reliv, you can work anywhere and at any time while also providing essential nutrition to your whole family.
  • Always Persevere. At points, you might feel like giving up, especially in the beginning. Don’t! Always persevere and you will be your own version of an Olympic Champion. You will see your success by working hard and sticking with it.
  • Encourage Others. Find your support system and build them up! Always be encouraging others to live their dream and passion. If you encourage your customers and your downlines to be successful, they will be motivated to succeed. Others’ success is your success.
  • Have Fun and Keep Going! Like Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing Tom Pinnock always says, “If you’re not having fun, you’re done!” Have fun with what you do and always keep going.

Top 10 Free Online Tools For Your Business

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

There has never been a better time to be in network marketing than right now. With all the tools out there to help you succeed, it’s hard to choose which ones to use. We’ve narrowed it down to our top 10 free tools that you can use anywhere!

Here are our top 10 online tools for your business:

  1. Facebook

Facebook is Reliv’s most popular social media platform. We have a huge community on Facebook and people are using it to spread their business. Facebook Groups especially are an excellent way to build a community and line of communication. You can use Facebook to quickly connect with people, follow up with customers and your team, find prospects, and encourage and acknowledge those doing a great job! New to Facebook? Check out our Facebook Guide for step-by-step instructions.

  1. Corporate Promotional Materials

Reliv Corporate’s incredibly talented marketing team and designers work around the clock to provide you with the best professionally designed opportunity presentations, videos and Lifestyle magazine as easy ways to connect with your prospects.

  1. Flickr

Find the latest Reliv pictures available to you to use in your marketing efforts on our Flickr Page! You will want to check back often, especially after big events, for new photos.

  1. ICSAR Training Videos

Our ICSAR videos are the best way tools to get a new distributor started and walk them through the process step by step. They are also easy to share online and can be downloaded in case you’re at an appointment without Wi-Fi.

  1. Beehyve

Beehyve was made for network marketers. Keep track of your contact list, daily tasks and goals with this free software. Beehyve will not only keep you organized, but it will increase your productivity!

  1. Zoom

Zoom is a free video conferencing service that will allow you to host meetings with your fellow Distributors, host an online presentation, or even host a training webinar.

  1. MailChimp

Do you send out a lot of mass e-mails? MailChimp is a free email marketing service that you can use to send updates to your downline or customers.

  1. MileIQ

MileIQ tracks your mileage when you’re on your way to a business meeting or business trips. If you’re meeting prospects or following up with a loyal customer, track those miles so that you can have them as a tax deduction for your business.

  1. Hootsuite

Hootsuite is a social media planning tool that is free with optional premium packages. You can use it to plan your social media posts ahead so that you don’t have to worry about going online every day! Hootsuite also offers free social media marketing courses to help you create a successful social media plan.

  1. Creative Commons

Are you in need of a hhigh-quality photo to put on your social media posts or posters? Creative Commons has a library of free stock photos that anyone can use.



Why You Should Celebrate More In Your Business


By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Each month, Reliv Corporate strives to recognize advancements in the field to celebrate your success and hard work! It is so important to be acknowledged by the entire community and is an easy way to boost the morale of your fellow Distributors or customers.

The term “celebration” comes with a fun, light-hearted connotation; however, celebration should be something practiced regularly in your business. Recognizing the accomplishments of your downline or the weight loss transformations of your customers is completely free on your end but priceless to the receiver. Who doesn’t like being called out for their amazing results? Moreover, your recognition could be the motivational boost that person needs to move to the next level in their business.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate more in your business:

  • Write handwritten notes. A short and sweet handwritten note goes a long way. Send a congratulatory card to someone rocking the business in your downline or to a customer who has been taking Reliv Now® every day! If handwritten notes aren’t your thing, send a personalized email to check in!
  • Congratulate on Facebook. Social media is an incredibly easy way to connect and follow up with your customers. Welcome new Distributors on Facebook with a special post, congratulate your customers’ results or have a monthly spotlight of someone you admire in the business. Whatever you choose, these simple posts will mean the world to the person you are spotlighting.
  • Know the milestones. Has your customer been with you for a year? Is it the 10th anniversary in business of someone in your downline? Send them a note or just give them a quick call on these special milestones! Share with them your favorite memory of working with them.

Celebration promotes positive reinforcement and motivation. Your peers and customers will see and feel the difference once you start acknowledging them more. With these three tips, your team’s morale will go up and become more positive.

Do you have any other ways of celebrating in your business? Comment below and share them with us on our Facebook Page!

5 Online Writing Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know


By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

As technology develops and the Internet evolves, so does our use of language. Journalism is no longer just ink on paper but also typeface on a screen. How we write online is much different than how we write traditionally, but it’s easy to do. Writing online is not nearly as scary as it may sound!

Here are some tips to get you started:

  1. Cater to your audience. Choose the right point of view and word choice based on your audience. There is no need to show off with big words that no one will understand. On the other hand, don’t be too casual by using text abbreviations such as, “Thx, U R, etc.” Be professional!
  2. Create high-quality content. Use proper grammar and correct spelling so you won’t lose credibility with your audience. Triple check your work for small mistakes! A perk of writing online is that you can make edits after hitting the publish button. Install the free program Grammarly to help you find any grammar or spelling errors.
  3. Remain relevant. Keep your information up-to-date and topics timely. Use relevant hashtags to broaden the reach of your work, as well. Is there a new Reliv Super Saturday event or Fit3 Challenge? Write about it!
  4. Engage with your audience. Ask your audience questions, reply to their comments and write about topics that they want to hear. Always use a call to action to encourage them to engage with you.
  5. Use visuals. We are a very visually-based species, especially Millenials. We love pictures, graphics, videos and more, especially on social media. Just make sure your visuals are relevant to your written content. You can always find free stock photos to use on CreativeCommons.org.

With these 5 quick tips, your writing will improve tremendously. Take the Internet by storm with your new skills!

What’s the Difference Between Social Media Platforms?


By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Social media can be a scary force of nature. Each social media platform is different, too, which makes it even scarier! But you do not need to worry, because here is a quick breakdown on the difference between each platform and all that you need to know about them!


Facebook is probably the platform you are most familiar with, and is one of the most popular channels. Facebook is all about brand awareness, showing off your personal lifestyle, sharing information with your friends or followers, etc. Facebook is also the perfect place for customer service and building relationships. It is incredibly easy to engage with your followers or group members on Facebook just by hitting the “like” button or commenting. Think of Facebook as a conversation at a dinner party!


Twitter is much more of a quick news source of information. This is the place for short blurbs of information, inspirational quotes, business tips, business updates and engaging with other businesses.


Instagram is 100% visual. In order to succeed at Instagram, one must share visually engaging content that shows off your brand in an authentic and beautiful way. All images should be high quality and engaging for the audience. This is one of my favorite platforms for my personal life because I love taking pictures!


LinkedIn is only for professional or business content. You can succeed at this by sharing articles and establishing your business credibility with curated content. This is not the place to share pictures of your kids, only post professional content that will enhance your brand!


Pinterest is a fun platform to share ideas for a Reliv lifestyle. You can share business tips, home office ideas, fitness tips, shake recipes, clean eating recipes and so much more. This is a platform that you can have fun with and make it your own!

Each platform has its own personality, so take your time and focus on just one before you branch out to another. It is important to be the best you can be at one thing rather than spreading yourself too thin. If you ever have a question regarding Facebook, be sure to read our updated Facebook Guide!

How to Write an Elevator Speech

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By Copywriter Dena Molen

An Elevator Speech is a very short, direct message about the “why” surrounding you and your product. It communicates in a concise manner the benefits (not features) of your product and WHY YOU believe in it. It may help to think of it as a “commercial.” The “Elevator” term comes into play because the pitch usually lasts no more 30 seconds — the time it would take you to ride from the top to bottom of a building in an elevator.

To develop your own Elevator Speech, focus on these elements:

  • Define Your Goal: Do you want to tell others about a specific product that you’ve had success with? Do you want to share the opportunity available with Reliv? Or do you simply want someone to visit your personal website?
  • Offer A Solution: Concentrate on solving a problem. How can you help someone?
    • ProductsImprove health, increase energy, promote wellness and exercise
    • Opportunity: Work from home, supplement income, financial freedom
  • Answer the “Why”: 
    • Why do you want to share the benefits of a specific product? Because you want others to experience the health boost that you felt after taking the product for just one month?
    • Why do you want others to know about Reliv? Because it’s afforded you the ability to stay home with your kids, at the same time, make a substantial financial contribution to your household?
    • Why do you want someone to check out your website? Because you believe the Fit3 program can change his/her life?

Now it’s time to put it all together. Here’s an example:

You’re at your child’s parent teacher conference, and you’re sitting next to Stephanie, another parent from your child’s classroom. After chatting about mutual parenting concerns, she asks you if you’re a stay at home mom or if you work outside the home.

“I do both. Luckily, I found a business opportunity that pays me generously for simply connecting others to health and wellness products. As a mother, I’m very particular about product ingredients, but this company — Reliv — has been a leader in the nutrition industry for 30 years, and they produce only the safest, purest, most effective products. Best of all, I get to go on all the field trips with my kids while they’re still young.”

See how this answer addressed both the business opportunity and product quality that Reliv offers? In this scenario, the “WHY” is the fact that the Reliv lifestyle supports a flexible work schedule…and that’s important to parents with young children!

So…what’s your “WHY” for believing in Reliv? If you need some ideas to help put it into words, check out these pages on our website (About Us, Core Values, Nutrition You Can Trust). It should help you create your own elevator speech to use the next time someone asks that broad question: “What do you do?”

What it Really Means to be an Entrepreneur

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Happy National Entrepreneur Day! Today is the day to celebrate each and every individual that has chosen to work for themselves and take the initiative to start their own business. What’s unique about Reliv is that everyone is an entrepreneur. Every Reliv Distributor has chosen to take control of their wealth and health like the true entrepreneurs that they are.

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

According to Entrepreneur Media, writer Steve Tobak writes that the equation for successful entrepreneurship is:

Entrepreneur + Capital = Products + Customers = Business

If math is not your strong suit, let’s turn this equation into words that are easier to comprehend. Reliv Executive Vice President of Sales Tom Pinnock is an excellent example of this Entrepreneur Equation.

When Tom started out he said, “Most of my adult life, I had dreamed of working out of my home, being my own boss and watching my children grow up. Now, right in front of me, were people doing just that. What’s more, they weren’t superhuman oozing with sales skills, but rather common folks like Karen and me. That’s what I saw, ordinary people, banding together, helping one another to achieve their dreams.”

Tom took the initiative by seeing the need for betterment of America’s health and filled that need by joining Reliv. He used his passion to take control of his health and the health of all of those who he encountered by sharing the Reliv lifestyle. He himself was an entrepreneur, invested in a Reliv kit, found customers and created a business for himself and his family.

“For the price of a kit, and armed with desire and solid work ethic, you can create a distribution network, one that can provide a residual income for you and your family for the rest of your life,” says Tom.

What’s special about Reliv is that you can see and feel your success as an entrepreneur. You can truly feel good at the end of the day because you are choosing a healthy lifestyle for yourself and those around you! Today we challenge you to reflect on why you started with Reliv or why you’re thinking of joining us, celebrate your success and share it with the world. Stay motivated and continue to expand your Reliv business like the great entrepreneur that you are!

Customer Service Representatives: We Can’t Thank You Enough


By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

In honor of National Customer Service Week, this post is dedicated to all those who strive each day to be the best they can be for their customers! We all value our Distributor Service Center representatives more than they know, which is why we try to make this week extra special for them. We are so lucky to have DSC employees that are so dedicated and passionate for helping our valued customers and Distributors.

Personal Growth & Success

In the words of Executive VP of Sales Tom Pinnock, “Network marketing demands personal growth… to be good in this industry, you must become the best person you can be. The fact is, when you deal with people every day, you learn much about yourself and about the strengths and weaknesses of others.”

Customer service is the key to success with your Reliv business. Reliv is about building and maintaining relationships in order to provide quality care and service to your customers and fellow Distributors. Customer service also requires that you take a step back from yourself, evaluate the situation and think about the other party involved.

Connect With Your Customer

Take note from our dedicated DSC employees and understand that there is always another human being on the other side and build a bridge to them. This bridge that you form will connect you to your customer so that they will feel valued. Steve Jobs said, “Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.” By providing spectacular care and service to your customers, they will remain loyal and grateful to you while also building up your business!

Customer Service Tips

Here are a few quick tips for great customer service:

  • Speak clearly and use positive language when talking to a customer.
  • Always follow up no matter what!
  • Write a handwritten thank you note to your new customers if you are able, or send them a personal note. It could even be a simple email, text or social media direct message.

How the 80/20 Rule Can Make Your Business Boom


By Social Media Specialist Ashley Maurer

Show of proverbial hands—how many of you are tired of the entrepreneurial posts on Facebook? You know which ones we’re talking about; your News Feed continues to be flooded with these latest entrepreneurs that showcase their wares left and right. We’ve all been there… that point where you’re passionate about your latest venture or discovery. Basically you want everyone and their brother to absorb the knowledge you’ve recently received.

That’s great, but if you’re serious about growing your business, there are some key rules you should follow. The first one being the 80/20 rule.

What’s the 80/20 rule?

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