Reliv International came into existence in 1988 with a vision to Nourish the world. The founders Robert and Sandy Montgomery wanted to give not only high quality nutrition but also a business opportunity that would help people financially. Their products high quality cam from a close friendship with well known micro biologist Dr. Theodore Kalogris. Through the Doctors research a product line was started that provides a full days nutrition in a highly absorbable form.
Reliv International Product Line
Reliv International is one of the now many companies that offer nutritional products. The three Reliv product lines are basic nutrition, weight control and a targeted solutions line.
The first line is the basics like vitamins and minerals. This foundation nutrition product is called Reliv Classic and Now. The weight control line is called simplicity and utilizes new advances in dietary knowledge to focus on making a quality diet product line with dietary pills, shakes, appetite suppressants and a planner.
The targeted product lines address specific health concerns like digestive health, blood sugar, energy, joint, heart, women's and even children's health. These product lines can be added to the base nutrition products for increased focus on specific health problems or simply for prevention.
The Business Opportunity and Compensation
The Reliv International business is a part of the MLM industry which offers people a work from home opportunity. To begin with Reliv you must first apply for $39.95. Once you are a distributor you can buy Reliv products at a 20%-40% discount depending on what level your at in the company, and sell them at retail.
You also get paid a percentage difference on products sold by people in your organization. An example of this would be if you were at a 40% level and a distributor below you was at a 25% level, you would make the extra 15% difference every time he sells a product until he is at the same 40% level as you. Once they are at the same level as you they, along with their group of distributors, breaks away from you. At this point you will make 8% on the groups first level, 6% on the 2nd, 4% on the 3rd, 3% on the 4th and 2% on the 5th.
So, is Reliv International a scam. Obviously not, but you have to decide if you want to promote products to your family and friends hoping they will buy, attend and promote hotel meetings and hold home product presentations to try and sell and move your product.
A person who really believes in the product line may do well with Reliv but you must realize an industry fact that an average of 90% or more of distributors will drop out of an MLM business. Since your real income stream comes from the percentage of money earned off of your distributors sales, it is usually very difficult to make a significant income when distributors continually drop out of your organization. Also, once your contact of list of family and friends is exhausted, where do you get new leads to continue building your organization.
So, make sure you have a way of producing quality leads that are interested in what you have to offer whether it be traditional advertising or online marketing methods. This marketing and lead generating will be essential to continued growth for your business.