I was just like you.
I want to know how much do beachbody coaches make, so I can decide if it’s something I can do to support my family.
That would be totally cool right?
I literally LOVE beachbody. I really do. So naturally, I am thinking about becoming a fitness coach.
Ok. Ok. So I’m little fat.
(REality check here girl: You are seriously the biggest you’ve ever been…be honest with these readers…and don’t blame it on that baby you just had….you love twizzlers and Mike and Ikes….they should know that)
Alright…maybe I’ve let myself “go” a little (a lot) but that doesn’t mean I can’t motivate the crap out of you!
And the fact that I ran 2 miles today (alright..ran/walk/walked) should show you that I do practice what I preach..most days.
Alright..so you can save some great money on their products like Tony Horton’s p90x (you know you want it!), Insanity (I love this one!) and Beach Body Cize (totally new and I can’t wait!)
So clearly I’m excited about the fact that you can become a beachbody coach and help others and yourself at the same time.
But, how much do beachbody coaches actually make?
Here’s the thing.
No one really knows.
I know it’s hard to believe but people don’t have to tell you.
BeachBody does not guarantee you a beachbody coach salary or anything like that.
It gives you the beachbody compensation plan and that builds up your hopes and dreams.
If you are an optimist like I am, you take this chance and you run with it………
You smack right into a wall.
That has nails sticking out of it.
Or as the Minions say “Wtf?”
Those little minions make me laugh. ….as do some of the fans.
I actually know a girl who dresses up like a minion because she is so crazy about minions, I don’t even know how to explain it.
Anyways! Back to whether or not Beach Body Coaches make money or not.
The statement that you can get from beachbody about their coaches making money is short and sweet and consists of one page.
It simply lists the beachbody coach commissions and bonuses that were given out.
It’s totally ironic too because the actual compensation plan for beach body, the one that is in their policies and procedures is multiple pages long…but their actual earnings?
Just one page.
Not kidding…here’s the link: Beach Body Compensation 2014
So you have to basically read a book to figure out how you get paid as a beachbody fitness coach, but you only get one little blurb about how much people have actually made. The actual facts are small.
So…what is some of the information found on the beachbody compensation, one sheet extraordinary informative page?
Over half of all the beachbody coaches did not make money at all.
Oh wait…minion style: WTF?
I clearly find myself entertaining while writing this. If you don’t have a sense of humor…leave …now.
Back to the beachbody coach compensation.
HALF OF THE COACHES DID NOT GET PAID!
Why would beachbody coaches not receive a commission.
I mean what’s the point of becoming a coach?
Here’s how it works:
You were asked to join as a beachbody coach so that you could save money.
Really, you pay to be a beachbody coach and you do save some money…around $11.00 or something like that.
Anyways, you join and you then are opening your life up to all the upline coaches.
The money you become friends with beachbody peeps, they have access to your friends list.
So literally, you are getting paid $11.00 for thousands of dollars worth of leads. …and even more if you have lots and lots for friends like my sister.
Don’t think for a moment that all these wonderful beachbody people are just becoming your friend because they like you and think your little face mole (who you affectionately call “Little Pokey”) is why they are friending you.
You have just become one of the minions that will help people get rich by becoming a beachbody coach.
But why won’t you get any money?
Because you have to sell and have two coaches in your downline in order to make money too.
Over 70% of all the BeachBody coaches out there are just considered “Retail Sellers” meaning they have webpages that sell the beach body product.
So not only are you not making money and you just got screwed (basically) by selling your list of friends to beach body coaches, you now are also promoting their business for free.
I mean it has to be free at this point because you are still paying for their product (which you would have done anyways right?) AND now you are actually promoting and likely selling product for them. At the very least you get them more exposure…and the more exposure you get, the more sales you get.
Except…you don’t make money.
Bottom lip out.
Tears welling up.
I mean. This sucks.
Ok. Ok..let’s not jump to conclusions.
Maybe I’m wrong here right?
I mean …they tell me I’m not all in.
Ok..so what can I do next?
BUY T -SHIRTS and Beachbody apparel.
Be a walking beachbody billboard.
Don’t get me wrong here.
Again, I absolutely love beach body and if I could have Shaun T in my house every morning kicking my ass, you know I’d say yes.
So..now I’m a walking advertisement, I’m buggin my facebook friends to join a beachbody challenge, I’m selling some products and I’m still NOT MAKING MONEY?
How many months do I have to do this before I make any money?
You want to stay at home and make extra income right?
You don’t want to pull your hair out.
You are thinking about going to the Beachbody summit because maybe you’ll get some better ideas of how to build your beachbody business.
Yeah..it’s a beachbody get together and it costs money to attend.
How do beachbody coaches make money?
I need to know!
Oh wait…that’s right, I have the beach body coach earning one pager.
Let’s get back to that.
So…who does make the money?
3% of the coaches are called “Star Diamond” coaches. That’s the rank.
OF those 3%, the average they earn is $79,000 per year…BUT..that average is taken into account with their high earner..who made over 2 million in 2014….and it also includes the little star diamond coach who only made just over $3000 in the year.
What? Someone is making over 2mil? Yes…and the average of $79,000 of for the 3% is included.
But I digress because math is not my strong suite so back to the earnings chart I go and I see that over over 69% of the retail peeps are making an average of $550 per year with a max of $20,000 or so.
69% of the 336,599 make less on average $550. That’s 232, 253 people.
But we dont’ have to think about that too much. Just look at the average earned yearly by ALL ranks of beachbody coaches.
Can you guess what it is?
Just over $4 grand for the year. Wow.
But 232,253 of those people are not making $4000/year.
Again, all this math is useless if we don’t know the actual bodies and numbers used to make these averages so don’t think too hard on it….
The one thing about mlms I will tell you is that action will be rewarded…and it might be 14 dollars a year or it might be 2 million. You have to know how to play the game.
(BTW…when you do try to find the beachbody compensation plan..even on the coach online office, it’s not the easiest thing on earth to find…and…once you do…it’s so long and confusing….I hate confusing)
But wait…lets see what beachbody has to say about why their coaches don’t make money:
Beach Body Coach compensation is achieved by rewards to the coaches for the retail sales of the Beach Body Workout videos and the Beach Body supplements.
BeachBody states that they get 15-50% (awesome!) commission on beachbody products.
They go on to say the “Many of our (BeachBody) Coaches have chosen not to build a business, but rather join for the opportunity to purchase our programs at wholesale and to be able to earn extra income by helping their friends and family purchase our programs.”
I have a HUGE huge problem with this.
How can you say the many coaches have chosen not to build a business (aka…way to make money) but in the same sentence say the join to “earn extra income”.
You get what I’m saying here?
I like more straight forward down to earth stuff, like these Millionaire Mentoring Videos.
Why would you join an opportunity to earn extra income and not build a business and how in the world does that have anything to do with why over half of all coaches haven’t received any money?
I don’t get it.
Or maybe I do and I just want to play dumb.
No really…my mind hurts.
BeachBody says the reward their beachbody coaches through a binary compensation plan (mlm) and that pays bonuses to people who are Emerald Coaches and above. (IN order to be an emerald coach..you have to have people to coach……i.e…people who join the mlm opportunity)
BeachBody Coaching peeps go on to say that the mlm opportunity allows coaches to choose whether they just want to take advantage of beachbody products, focus on a part-time business or choose to make it a full-time work at home opportunity to make as much money as possible.
Each Rank (after you get two coaches in your down line…that you personally sponsor) are eligible to earn bonuses…and the rich leaders…have additional leadership bonuses once they get to certain levels.
The rich get richer is what I see it as.
I would love to be rich and get richer.
I have to get their first.
So..how much money do beachbody coaches make?
It depends on who you talk to.
Over 50% make nada, zilch, zero.
Close to 70% make anywhere from $14 to $3000 for the ENTIRE year.
Are you kidding me?
You are not a beachbody coach once you start making the big bucks.
They change their terminology for the….you’re a beachbody leader!
Here’s the thing, You can make money with beach body.
But you’re going to have to get past a huge hump.
People who want to become a beach body coach will probably try the best team to be under. The growing team.
If you join as a coach, you want to make sure you are working with beachbody coaches who have active teams and who know what they are doing.
I mean, you’re not going to be working with losers right?
So you join a winning team…..but now you are the loser.
Because you have to prove yourself first.
You have to build your team now. Everyone in your downline wants to be successful too and dont’ think that they can’t just up and leave you for a more successful coach….because they can and they will.
I would too.
So..that makes your problem of getting good even harder.
If people leave you to join one of your upline coaches, you do NOT get credit. They belong to your upline peeps who make money off of their efforts NOT YOU…even though you initially brought them in.
THAT totally SUXS!
All that work for nothing!
BeachBody’s Compensation plan has a freakin Glossary of terms that goes with it (to be posted soon) and it is not easy to follow.
(Total understatement above)
Basically, here’s their plan:
1. You have to be active…meaning you have to pay about $16.00 each month as a business service fee. On top of that, you have to be an active beachbody purchaser of something. Generally Shakeology.
2. You have to have 50 PV or personal volume points in each 5 week period. PV is when someone outside the beachbody world that is NOT a coach buys something from you, your website or some sort of auto shipping. PV can be taken away is someone returns the item (like if they signed up but didn’t know about the autoship and are pissed about it) They also can take commissions back from any returned sale that you made.
3. You can make money as a beachbody coach in about 10 or so ways. If your customers that help you make up your PV end up becoming coaches, you no longer receive commission on their own personal product purchases. Yikes!
So the lesson here? Pick a good BeachBody coaching team.
Have a plan of attack.
But all your friends and family to join.
Grow as big and as quick as possible …
…and you MIGHT be one of the 3% that make it.
How do you like those odds?
….errr…maybe you don’t.
If you think that you’d rather learn how to make money for yourself, not rely on personal volume or weird crazy points on how to make a certain rank as a mlm sales person, then maybe you need to take the online internet marketing course that I took.
It could help you sell beachbody (although you probably won’t want to after you take their class) and it will help you grow a solid work at home business where you can make money blogging, building websites or contacting local business owners and helping them get ranked and/or build websites.
REally, if you like being online at all, this program is the best out there in regards to internet online marketing training.
They don’t just show you HOW to rank on google, they teach you how to get customers and you get to bring in that money for you…..no one else.
No upline, no downlines, no mlm company scams or schemes.
It’s a great program and it has been worth every hour, minute, second and last penny that I’ve had. I’d pay for this course 10 times over if I needed to in order to learn the information from this program.
It’s knowledge is gold. (ps..I don’t have to pay to learn it again because when you join..it’s a lifetime thing and ..you don’t have to worry about going out of date, these guys are solid…they update you on things and continue to help you grow!)
So..if you think you might like to learn how to really make extra income on the side…you know what to do: