Become a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Consultant:

Becoming a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) consultant was one of the best decisions I made for our family.    Because of this, I recommend becoming a consultant to most anyone interested in preparedness, quick cooking, healthy eating or food in general!  But ultimately, the choice is yours.  Only you can decide if this will fit into and work in your life.



Is becoming a THRIVE Life  consultant right for you?

Questions to ask yourself:

And here are a few questions you may want to ask yourself to determine if this opportunity if right for you:

  1. Do you struggle to find “healthy convenience foods” that fit your busy schedule, but still provide quality nutrition for your family?
  2. Do you enjoy helping others?
  3. Do you need / want a work from home business opportunity, but are nervous about “pyramid schemes” / MLMs that have overly complicated commission plans, only reward you for getting others to sell the product, or only allow those at the “top” to make any money?
  4. Are you passionate about preparedness / food storage?
  5. Would you like a hobby outside of your “normal life?”
  6. Would you like the opportunity to earn free THRIVE Life products?
  7. Do you need a work from home opportunity without a lot of limits / requirements / restrictions (minimum sales, set hours, inventory required etc)?
  8. Are you willing to work consistently whether you have 2 hours or 40 hours / week to dedicate?
  9. Do you need to supplement your current income with part time income immediately?
  10. Do you need / want to earn full time income in the next 1-2 years?

If you answered yes to many / most of those questions, then you should seriously consider becoming a Thrive Life consultant.

Detailed Answers

You likely have a bunch of questions.  Here are a few posts that may interest you as you make your decision:



What I Offer


Once you are on my team and have completed the PATH (the consultant training program), I will start sending you leads!  This means if someone in your area contacts me (b/c of my website) and wants to host a party, I will send them to YOU!

Or, if someone in your area contacts me about becoming a consultant (and you are regularly doing parties), I will enroll them under YOU instead of me.

This will help you make more sales and grow your own team more quickly.

While I offer this benefit to all those on my team, I do give first preference to those enrolled directly under me (before those enrolled under someone else on my team).


I am available to answer your questions as you work through the training provided by Thrive Life.

I have a private Facebook group where I actively support the consultants on my team.  You are also able to brainstorm here with lots of other consultants to help perfect your ideas and techniques.

In addition, you are welcome to email me at any time with your questions.  I do my best to get back to you within 24-48 hours.


Two Choices:

1 – Enroll Under Me:

You can choose to enroll directly under me.  Those who do get the leads I send out first.

I will answer questions you have via email and include you on a team Facebook page where you can get answers from me and other team members.


2 – I’ll Find You A Trainer

If your personality does better with supportive, hands on, one-on-one training, I can hook you up with a great trainer on my team.

I have been a Thrive Life consultant since 2010.  As such,  I have many other consultants on my team from all over the USA.  I can match you up with a trainer that will work with your personality and support you well.

Shoot me an email ([email protected]) and let me know a bit about you and how you would hope your trainer would support you.  I will then put you in contact with someone on my team who can fully support you.


Need More Details?

You can learn more about being a consultant on my THRIVE Life website here:

Becoming a THRIVE Life Consultant


How to Become a Consultant

If you have decided to enroll directly under, here are the steps:

  1. Click here:
  2. Click on “Start Here” button at bottom
  3. Log-In or create an account
  4. Enter your chosen trainer’s information.  My info is listed below:
  • Name: Misty Marsh
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Phone: 385-215-5038
  • Enroller ID: 1956

5.  Enter Your Information (name, address, social, email, direct deposit info etc.)
6.  Purchase a starter kit.  They range from $129-$439 and you can choose anyone you want.  You can see all the options HERE.   I started with the smallest kit and I did fine.  But I wish I’d gotten the second kit ($289) b/c it is a much better value than the first kit.  I had to re-order supplies much too soon!


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32 Responses to Become a THRIVE Life (formerly Shelf Reliance) Consultant:

  1. Jen April 21, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi Misty. I am interested in the business, however, need support on leads, etc. I was placed in contact with a gal in my area over a year ago who didn’t seem like a “go-getter” nor offer guidance in building a team, starting strong, and growing a business. Can you help?

    • Misty April 21, 2016 at 7:51 pm #

      Hey Jen! I’m not currently offering a huge amount of support personally for new team members. I (or my husband) will answer any / all questions you have via email and I have an active Facebook page where my team interacts with each other and I offer tips / tricks etc. I’m not currently doing one on one or team / group phone calls though. I’d love to have you on my team and I am active with Thrive and have served on their board for years so I know the business. I”ve just found I needed to cut back a bit in this area for now. The other option would be for me to enroll you under someone active on my team…someone who would do phone calls etc. You’d still be in the team Facebook group that way. If you want to shoot me an email with a little more info about where you are and what you are looking for in a trainer / enroller, I can pair you up with someone I trust. My email is [email protected]

  2. Pauline March 20, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    Misty, are you still accepting new consultants under you? Do you have any in the Florida area?

    • Misty March 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

      Hi Pauline! I am accepting new consultants, but to be completely upfront, I don’t offer as much training and support as I used to. The company has a great training program, so if you are a go getter, it still works. I will always answer any questions you send me and i have an active team Facebook page, but I don’t do support calls etc. I do have one semi-active, very kind consultant on my team in Brooksville, Florida. I’m happy to put you in contact with her if you’d like!

  3. Sandy Cummings August 26, 2014 at 11:52 am #

    I had signed up to sell shelf Reliance about 3 years ago. I had no guidance from my up line then I went through a divorce and never got started. I would like to start again. Can you help me?
    Thanks sandy

    • Misty August 26, 2014 at 11:57 am #

      Sandy, in order to change your upline / trainer, you would need permission from her. If she gives her permission, I’m more than happy to help! If she wont’, you can also find lots of support on facebook through the Thrive Crew facebook page!

  4. David May 16, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Hi Misty,

    Could you please contact me. I am interested in the biz op. Funny, I started off shopping for food.
    Looking forward to speaking with you.

    Thanks for your time,

    • Misty May 19, 2014 at 11:31 am #

      Hi David! I just left you a voicemail and look forward to speaking with you!

  5. Michelle May 16, 2013 at 9:39 am #

    Hello me and my husband would like to join how can we join?


    • Misty May 16, 2013 at 9:55 am #

      Hi Michelle! I’d love to have you and your husband on my team!

      Here are the steps to get started:

      1. Visit:
      2. Click on “Start Here” button at bottom
      3. Log-In or create an account
      4. Enter my information:

      Name: Misty Marsh
      Email: [email protected]
      Phone: 760-637-7296
      Enroller ID: 1956

      5. Enter Your Information (name, address, social, email etc.)
      6. Purchase your Starter kit
      7. CONGRATS! You are a consultant!
      8. Set up and activate your Q.

      As always, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have! I’m happy to help! Once you are enrolled, I will start sending you training stuff! (-:


  6. Robin I April 10, 2013 at 8:06 am #

    Than you for taking the time to post all the emergency prep information. I have to say; it’s all a little overwhelming. My son is working on his Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge for his Eagle Rank and this will be wonderful information that I can share with our other scouts and help them truly be prepared for anything.

  7. Delphine February 4, 2013 at 6:25 pm #

    I’d like to see you give away an apple corer-pealed or dehydrator

  8. Michele Puccini September 3, 2012 at 7:19 am #

    My husband and I are very interested in this business. What exactly comes in the kit? Is there a website involved? Is there a minimum we have to sell every month?

    • Misty September 3, 2012 at 8:49 am #

      Hi Michele!

      There are no minimum sales requirements with Shelf Reliance to stay a consultant and earn off your own sales.

      You can get a website from Shelf Reliance that would look similar to this:
      (but with your name instead of mine) for $9.99 / month.

      There are 4 choices for a starter kit and they are all 20% off through Sept 15th which is a really great sale. You can see them all here:

  9. Linda July 29, 2012 at 9:26 am #

    Is this available to do or even to buy in Canada?

    • Misty July 29, 2012 at 9:14 pm #

      Yes, Linda, you can buy THRIVE food in Canada and become a consultant there. However, you would not yet be able to sell the emergency supplies or food rotation systems. Email me if you have any other questions! [email protected] I’m happy to help and could even send you the full Canada price list etc!

  10. Terri Cardamone July 16, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    I want to know how to join? What does it cost?

    • Misty July 16, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

      Hi Terri! To become a consultant, you must purchase a starter kit (the least expensive of which is typically $199) and set up a Q of at least $50 +shipping. You can enroll directly online if you’d like here:

      You will need this information:

      My enroller ID: 1956.
      My email. It is: [email protected]

      But through the end of July 2012, you can get the starter kit for $160. You would need to contact me directly to do so however. I would have to process your application manually. My email is [email protected]

      I’m more than happy to answer any questions you have!

  11. Megan July 4, 2012 at 11:48 am #

    I am interested in becoming a shelf reliance consultant if not for the income at least for the peace of mind I am helping my family be more prepared! I have been reading around and I just keep coming back to you. Could you send me some more info on how to get started and what I’ll need to do? Thank you!

  12. Kate July 1, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    I am very interested in joining your team and becoming a Shelf Reliance member/having my own Shelf Reliance business. Please do send me an email with more information.

    Can’t wait to get started!


  13. tatum soullier June 9, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    how much does it cost to become a consultant

    • Misty June 12, 2012 at 11:35 am #


      You must purchase a starter kit for $199 + shipping and have an active Q of $50 + shipping / month. Let mek now if you have other questions!

      And sorry this reply took so long, I’ve had some issues with the comments on my site the last few days.

  14. Doc Hansen June 2, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    We are having our annual Powwow here in Paradise Ca in July-do you have fliers I could pass out? as their nurse I am so pleased about your company but I want to get the word out! we live in a high fire zone as well as Ca earth quakes. Your mission statement is one I believe in so how can I help to spread the word about your company??? Doc Hansen

    • Misty June 4, 2012 at 9:31 am #

      Sure Doc! I’d be happy to send you some fliers! Email me ([email protected]) your shipping address and I will get them out. THanks so much!

  15. John Stec June 1, 2012 at 12:22 pm #

    I am really intrigued by the opportunity represented by these products. The fact that Costco carries the Cansolidator speaks volumes for the utility and reliability of Shelf Reliance and the unique solutions which they provide.

    I am looking forward to “learning the ropes” and getting started.

    • Misty June 4, 2012 at 9:24 am #

      It is a fabulous company John! I’ve been incredibly impressed by both their products and the integrity of those leading the company. Were you interested in becoming a consultant with them?

  16. Amy Lauber May 5, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    I am intrested in trying the product and giving reviews. I am intrested in more information about the product. Down the line and if my family likes the product maybe selling the product. Thank You

  17. Christianne April 25, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    I would love to find out more about doing this! I think its something that is sorely needed!

    • Misty June 4, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      Christianne, I’m not sure how I ever missed this comment, but obviously I did since I never got back to you. Do you still have an interest in learning more?

  18. Beth Wilson April 11, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Hi! My husband and I are interested in Shelf Reliance for not only our personal needs but as a viable source of income. I have been comparing other sites and find yours the most well rounded with not only shelf stable supplies but also the emergency equipment we are interested in. Please contact me so we can chat at your convience. Thanks and God Bless. Beth

  19. sandra salazar March 1, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    if I become a consultant ,can my whole famly be involved , like my sons can they sell too like a famly business . would i get group specials like at emmergency essentials ,and how would we get payed . how much shipping charges and is it ever free.

    thank you,
    Sandra Salazar

    • Misty March 1, 2012 at 9:53 pm #

      Hi Sandra!

      Yes, you can all work the business together. There are a few ways to do that. You could have them as partners on your actual consultant account, or if they don’t live with you, they could set up their own account on your team.

      Group specials work a bit different than emergency essentials. Short answer is yes, you get group discounts. Long answer is that since everything is sold through the home party system, you get the discount by treating a group order like a party and apply the host benefit (free and 1/2 off product) to the order. If you enrolled, I would be your trainer and would make sure you understood how to do all of that and get the best prices for your family.

      To learn more about how commission works, watch this video. It explains all about being a consultant:

      Shipping starts at $6.99 up to $70, $9.99 up to $130, $12.99 up to $190, $19.99 up to $400 and 5% over $400. It is free once a year for all active consultants.