Why Commitment Is Important In Multilevel Marketing

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By President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock

I was asked the other day what is the one thing that all successful Reliv Distributors have in common. To me, the answer was simple: commitment.

During my 29 years with our amazing company, I have seen people come and go, but the ones who dug in their heels, built relationships and made a commitment, have all prospered, grown, and helped countless others to do the same. Leaders make a commitment and stick to it. They know where they’re going and they know how to get there. People follow people who are in love with what they do, and who aren’t jumping from one thing to the next.

The fact is that in my three decades of being in the direct selling industry, I have never seen one person leave Reliv and become successful in another company. On the other hand, I have seen people jump from one company to the next, and then to the next, and before you know it, they have lost all credibility, and their chances of becoming an MLM superstar have vanished along with their downline.

The truth is that there are only a handful of MLM companies that have been around as long as Reliv, and even fewer that have our kind of integrity. I see the “bottle rocket” companies come and go all the time. But at Reliv we are built for the long run, science is our foundation, and raising up people is our business.

In other words, we build friendships that last forever, and we do life together. Yes, we help people to better health, and yes we raise up entrepreneurs, but just as importantly we are a community of friends dedicated to supporting and inspiring each other. I could never quit taking my Reliv products or building my Reliv business, and I certainly would never quit on my friends.

 

So get committed, roll up your sleeves, get after it, and never, never, never quit. If you do that, I’ll see you atop the towering stages as thousands shout out your name.

 

What We Learned At The Girlfriends’ Getaway!

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Mitchell

This past weekend at the Reliv Girlfriends’ Getaway was an inspiring and motivational experience. When you get a large group of women together, magic happens. Personally, I learned so much about what it’s like to be a woman in Reliv and how you can get healthier, live happier and even become the best entrepreneur you can be.

Here are my top 10 takeaways from this incredible event:

  1. Reliv has a community like no other. Friendship goes hand-in-hand with the Reliv business opportunity.
  2. Working out is fun! There are so many ways to stay active from POUND® workouts, yoga, Fit3 workouts, or even a relaxing stroll through your neighborhood.
  3. Making positive lifestyle changes with Reliv and healthier choices will build your confidence and help you reach your weight loss goals!
  4. Meal planning will be your best friend if you’re a busy mom on-the-go who suffers from “mom guilt.”
  5. You can host a shake party that really impresses on a dollar store budget!
  6. A Reliv business works around your life. You can work anywhere, with anyone, and whenever you want.
  7. Social media has a positive impact on your business. Entrepreneurs’ lives are so much easier with this free, easy tool!
  8. Reliv shakes make the day better and brighter. Trying a new recipe for your shake party is sure to boost your business.
  9. You are your brand. Own it! Find your passions and what makes you unique to build up your Reliv business.
  10. It’s okay to be afraid, but with Reliv, you have a community supporting you so you can say goodbye to those fears!

Girlfriends’ Getaway was a weekend packed with strong, empowering women, and we want to hear from you! Comment below on your top takeaways.

How To Find A Mentor & Be A Mentor

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By President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock

Finding your mentor is one of the most important first steps in your Reliv business, so reach out to your upline and don’t try to do this business by yourself. Grab your sponsor or anyone in your upline and have them take your hand and walk you step-by-step as you get started. If your sponsor isn’t willing to do that, keep reaching up until you find someone who is willing to help you!  The fact is, a good sponsor will take the fear factor out of doing the business, but a great sponsor will ease the intimidation by being there for every moment as you get started. This is especially important in the beginning when you may not have all the answers yet and you are still navigating unchartered territory.

Furthermore, I’ve always believed that teaching by “showing” is better than simply “telling” someone new to the business. It’s much easier to duplicate an action than a concept. Once you have identified your mentor, I encourage you to ask them to show you how to make a list and make appointments. You can make appointments on the phone, online or in person. Keep an open mind and allow yourself to be mentored. That way, you can be the best mentor to someone in your downline in the future.

If you think about it, mentoring is a simple concept. Mentorship is a relationship in which an experienced individual helps someone with less experience develop specific skills to enhance professional and personal growth. This relationship is essential in a healthy Distributor force and one of the main ingredients to your organization’s growth.

Remember, great mentors are up-to-date in their network marketing skills and support their organization members to maximize their potential, improve their performance, and help them become the best version of themselves! Mentors lead by example to create lasting impressions on their mentees. Be a great mentor and you will build a great organization. It is as simple as that!

 

How Engagement Will Help You Succeed

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By Chief Executive Officer Ryan Montgomery

Effective communication is an impactful and intangible tool that sets a company’s results apart from others. Yes, our product line and marketing plan make us unique, but we live in an era with multiple channels of communication that can blur the lines. By using the right channel and effective communication, engagement increases drastically and we are ultimately able to be better networkers.

Life has only gotten busier since I started at Reliv two decades ago. It seems that there are more missed communications now than ever, which leads to a lack of engagement in our community.

Make sure you’re connected with all of Reliv’s forms of communicating with the field:

This list demonstrates the incredible advantage we have in accessing today’s technology. However, communications are still missing our target audience because of a lack of engagement. So, who is at fault? Is the communicator not effective or is the listener not engaged?

The answer is probably a little bit of both—at every company. At Reliv, we are committed to a streamlined and simplified approach to our communications. We never want to send too many messages that people can’t keep up with, and we certainly do not want to under-communicate either. I’m a believer in over-communicating as a company because a message needs to be heard more than once for it to sink in…six times psychologists say! Which means we all need to be better listeners and engagers.

In our business, engagement with your upline and downline is paramount, but it’s also important to engage with Reliv Corporate. Be sure to have all the channels mentioned above turned on. Staying plugged in with Corporate communications is the only way to know what’s going on. Subscribe to the emails and text messages, follow us on social media, and navigate the website and mobile app so that you know where to find all the business success training tools you need. Being engaged keeps you informed of the monthly promotions and what’s next on the events calendar. Information is king, and engagement is the key that opens the door to information.

As always, we encourage you to send us your ideas to help Reliv improve communication and tips for Distributors to stay engaged. Comment on your favorite communications platform below!

Running a Reliv business? There’s an app for that!

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By Director of Marketing Erin Koch 

Never—and we mean never—in the history of Reliv has there been a better time to start your own business as an independent Distributor. Why? Because now running your Reliv empire is as easy as pushing a button on your smartphone. In April of this year, fans flocked to Reliv Live in Anaheim, California, to be the first ones to take the new Reliv app for a test drive.

“I’m excited because our Distributors and recruits are able to experience Reliv’s personal touch in the palm of their hands when they use our new mobile app! It highlights our incredible value through the app’s professional presence, and most important, it is so user-friendly and allows people to get information much easier and faster. Times have really changed in the last 5-10 years. The number of mobile users today is greater than the number of desktop users! There is no comparison to the personal touch a mobile app can offer,” says Bronze Ambassador Julie Moeller.

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On the home screen, you’ll see everything you need to recruit new Distributors and customers, get the latest training and tools you need, plus have instant access to reports that will help you grow your check (and the checks of your downline!) by leaps and bounds.

Interested in trying out the Reliv mobile app? New Distributors can try it out for free for the first 30 days after signup! After that, it’s just $4 per month and you can cancel at any time! Get the app now at reliv.com/p/app. To sweeten the deal, you can also get the mobile app when you purchase the Reliv Web Bundle! For only $15 a month you receive the Distributor Dashboard to track, manage and grow your business, plus a personal website and the new mobile app. Visit reliv.com/p/web-bundle to get it now!

What’s your favorite part of the Reliv mobile app? Comment below!

Top 10 Takeaways From Reliv Live

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

We are officially back from sunshiny Anaheim, California. Reliv Live was a great success and we learned so much! Here are our top 10 takeaways for you:

  1. Reliv is a wellness company that loves to make people healthy and happy.
  2. Reliv celebrates your health transformations and business accomplishments!
  3. Reliv puts the quality of its products above all else. We demand quality and oversee
    on-site manufacturing and research and development.
  4. Reliv makes your business easier with additional cutting-edge core nutrition products like Reliv Now® with Whey and new business success training tools like the Reliv Mobile App.
  5. ICSAR is a simple and crucial tool to use when getting started with your Reliv business and will help you to continuously grow your business.
  6. The Reliv Kalogris Foundation ships 155,000 cans of Reliv Now® for Kids to children all over the world thanks to your donations. There are several easy ways to donate!
  7. A successful Reliv event relies on planning, preparation, fun and authenticity.
  8. The Reliv Mobile App makes it easier now than ever to take your business on the go and keep track of your success.
  9. Social media is doable and will help your business grow! Brand yourself online to engage with fellow Distributors, new customers or prospects.
  10. By surrounding yourself with positive, successful and driven individuals at Reliv Live, you will be inspired and motivated to take your business to the next level.

If you didn’t attend Reliv Live in Anaheim, then you really missed out! Not only was it an incredible business building opportunity, but it was an absolute blast! Make sure you register for the next Reliv Live event in Orlando as soon as possible. Early-bird pricing is available until July 1, but October will be here before you know it.

Register now to celebrate 30 years of Reliv!

All of Your Reliv Online Resources

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By Social Media Coordinator Michaela Bukaty

Reliv prides itself on providing Distributors with the best tools out there to help you succeed in your business. Since there are so many online resources available to you, here is a quick list that you can reference anytime. Bookmark this page on your browser so you can find this post easily! To access each website, just click on the blue hyperlinked words.

Facebook

We have so much to offer you on Facebook. Both Reliv International and Fit3 have pages to provide you with company updates, recognition, training and fun content you can share with your friends.

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“Like” and follow the Reliv International page to receive updates and engage with other Distributors. Watch the Michaela Monday social media series for tips and tricks to grow your business online.

Michaela Monday Social Media Series

Tune in every Monday at 11:30 a.m. CST for short social media training sessions with me. If you miss one, don’t worry! You can go back and watch them on the Videos tab of the Reliv page anytime and anywhere.

Fit3

“Like” and follow the Fit3 page for motivation, recipes, updates and more. Don’t miss Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn’s 5-Minute Mondays!

Fit3 Group

Join this community for daily support with your Fit3 journey.

Twitter

@Reliv

If you have a Twitter account, go ahead and follow @Reliv for short news updates and fun, inspirational quotes from Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing Tom Pinnock and Fit3 Head Coach Tina Van Horn.

Instagram

@Reliv International

If you love pictures, then follow Reliv International on Instagram. We post beautiful pictures to inspire you. You do not want to miss our exclusive shake recipes—only seen here!

Pinterest

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If you’re a fan of healthy recipes, home office décor, at home workouts and more, check out our Pinterest page. You will find inspiration for just about every aspect of your Reliv lifestyle.

LinkedIn

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Connect with Reliv International on LinkedIn to fuel your entrepreneurial spirit.

Flickr

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If you need high-quality photos for your flyers, emails, social media posts, etc. then Flickr is where you will find them.

YouTube

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Reliv has a YouTube Channel to make our videos and podcasts as visible and accessible to you as possible.

The Reliv Podcast

There are three ways to listen to the monthly Reliv Podcast:

iTunes

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Call in: To listen to new episodes the first business day of each month Dial: 866.267.8756 and enter passcode 093388#. To listen to the replay available the rest of the month, Dial 866.330.4922.

Business Success Training

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You can review ICSAR anytime and find all the new training videos on our website.

Business Success Training Podcast

You can easily listen to the Business Success Training Podcast directly on our website or take it on-the-go by downloading it to your phone through iTunes.

Reliv Stories Podcast

You can easily listen to the Reliv Stories Podcast on the Calls page of our website or with these two other options:

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Dial: 866.330.4922 (Choose option 2 when prompted)

 

Now that you have everything you need in one place, keep this blog post in your bookmarks. Do you have a favorite online resource from Reliv? Comment below!

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

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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!

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

 

 

5 Online Writing Tips Every Entrepreneur Needs To Know

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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!