Are you wondering how to make money with Beachbody?
You probably got excited about it, joined and started working toward your first rank as a coach…
…but frustration has now won out over your old excitement…
…and you can’t figure out how these other successful Beachbody coaches are pulling it off.
Let’s get started…
Failing in Network Marketing (and Beachbody) is Very Real
It’s true that most Beachbody coaches make very little money. In fact, it’s true that most people across all network marketing companies barely make a few hundred dollars per year.
Yup, per YEAR.
OK, now before you decide to quit Beachbody, let’s look into why the majority of network marketing reps can’t get hit at least $1,000/month in revenue.
The reason is that traditional advice for building a network marketing business is simply ineffective. I might even use the word “dumb” if I wasn’t feeling nice today LOL
Think about the way most Beachbody coaches try to drum up business. They hop on social media and post product pics, body pics or shout about the money that’s possible when selling Beachbody products.
This way of “marketing” is so ineffective it’s almost laughable. In fact, it’s not “marketing” at all. Aimlessly yelling into the social media void is great for annoying your contacts. It’s not great for finding targeted Beachbody leads for your business.
Beachbody Leads: Why Posting on Social Media is NOT the Best Way to Get Prospects
Well, there is a way to do it correctly, but more on that below.
What I’m talking about is the way most Beachbody coaches are taught to do it. Yelling about your products or business opportunity is like walking into a local networking event and screaming at the top of your lungs:
“Hey all you guys! I’m a Beachbody coach and I sell this great Shakeology thing!! You gotta come over here right now and buy some from me so we can curb your cravings and get your butt in shape!!! And then I’m gonna get you to sign up as a coach with me and we gonna get rich baby!!! Let’s do it NOW!!!!!!”
You’re probably cracking up a bit thinking about doing that LOL
Unfortunately, posting product pictures and business opportunity crap on Instagram or Facebook is about the same thing.
Nobody cares. You’re yelling all that stuff out to unqualified prospects.
You think you’re about to generate a bunch of Beachbody leads…
…but you’re only annoying people because you don’t really know what to do or say.
And I’ll bet you cringe when you do it because deep down it doesn’t feel right.
By the way, I used to do the same stuff when I was new to network marketing, so don’t feel bad. Now, it’s time to learn a better way, that’s all…
Use “Tried & True” Internet Marketing Strategies to Make Money With Beachbody
Network marketing is the only business model that teaches these weird and downright hokey methods:
- Make a list of all your “friends & family”
- Use the 3-foot rule
- Post product pictures on InstaFace
- Hit up the waitress when eating dinner with your family
- Hit up fellow parents at the kid’s games & then stalk ‘em on Facebook
What does a “real” business entrepreneur do?
They understand the problem their product solves and then they find out where the people with that specific problem are.
Then, they market to those people with the problem they can solve!
Wow, revolutionary stuff there LOL
For the life of me, I can’t understand why network marketing companies are still stuck in 1978, as if they’ve never heard of this awesome tool called The Internet.
I encourage you to start thinking of yourself as less a Beachbody coach and more a fitness entrepreneur.
Then, start doing this…
Want An Endless Stream of Targeted Beachbody Leads?
Start Solving Your Prospects’ Problems by Becoming Valuable to Them First…
Thinking like an entrepreneur will help you to start looking at your Beachbody as “your” business.
Instead of hoping that talking about your Beachbody coach role will magically make people buy from you, you’ll start adding value to the lives of the very people who are actually motivated to change their lives.
Brainstorm the problems you solve as a Beachbody coach:
- How to lose weight
- How to feel better about yourself
- How to stay motivated to stay on your plan
- How to eat healthier foods
- What to do when you fall off your plan & need to get back up again
- How to reach your fitness goals
- How to build muscle
There is an abundance of prospects out there who want someone to guide them through the above information into success.
Wouldn’t it make more sense to provide THOSE people the help they’re actively looking for instead of trying to convince your Aunt Bertha or beer-drinking social media friends to listen to you?
You have placed yourself in the fitness niche by becoming a Beachbody coach. Start thinking like a fitness business owner.
Your next step is to provide your best Beachbody leads the content they’re looking for.
Educate Your Beachbody Leads First, Then Sell
If you want to know how to make money with Beachbody, then do this:
Stop talking about Beachbody!
Yup, that’s right…
…instead, start talking about the problems your prospects have. Bring up the problems and then offer them the solution.
Imagine if you had blog or social media content sitting out there right now that offered fitness, healthy food, weight loss and exercise tips…
…imagine people who actively search for that information are finding your tips.
Imagine what happens when they start seeing you as a trusted fitness tips resource.
Imagine positioning Beachbody as the solution to their problem AFTER you just taught them the “5 tips for losing weight quickly”, for example.
Do see how they’ll now be far receptive to buying from you instead of trying to force-feed them how great Beachbody is before they trust you in any way?
That, my friend, is exactly how any successful entrepreneur operates and that’s also precisely how you generate your very own Beachbody leads that buy from you.
Every day, your best prospects are typing this stuff into Google:
- What exercise burns the most fat?
- How quickly can I lose weight?
- What is the healthiest way to lose weight?
- How do you hit your fitness goals?
If you have content that answers those questions, you’ll definitely make money with Beachbody.
I’m simply showing you how to take advantage of the way people act on the Internet. They search for solutions first. Then, they decide to buy from people who provide quality answers to their questions
Remember, your best Beachbody leads didn’t wake up today asking, “Who is the best Beachbody coach I can buy some stuff from today”.
Instead, they woke up feeling out of shape and wanting to know how to fix the situation. You’ll make money with Beachbody if your social media or blog post appears when they search, “how can I lose my belly fat”.
So, stop talking about Beachbody and start solving problems.
You Can’t Make Money With Beachbody If Your Mind Puts Up Roadblocks
Don’t make the mistake of listening to your mind when it says, “who am I to offer up tips for people who need to lose weight or have fitness goals? I don’t know enough yet.”
That’s only true if you let that limiting belief take root.
You know enough. Any one Beachbody training gives you enough content that you can repurpose into your own unique content. Simply paying attention to what you’re learning inside the company gives you more information than the average person looking to get fit knows and understands.
Don’t let your mind screw you up here.
Put those tips out there and watch how the right prospects gravitate you.
In fact, we have a name for this process: The Reverse Invite Method
Go on a Journey if You’re Having Any Doubts!
You don’t need to be inauthentic by propping yourself up as a fitness “guru”.
One of the questions I often get at this point is, “Matt, but I’m not in 100% fantastic shape myself yet. How can I teach others any of this? I need to get in better shape first.”
You’re missing a golden opportunity to make money with Beachbody here.
Don’t lie and don’t try to be something you’re not.
Instead, simply invite your Beachbody leads to come on a journey with you. You tell them that you’re excited about fitness and weight loss. You tell them that you’re learning some great stuff about it and that you’re going to continue learning.
You tell them you’re getting in the best shape of your life and invite them to follow you along on your journey. The more you learn, you promise to teach them the same stuff.
As long as you keep learning great fitness, weight loss and exercise tips, you keep putting it out there for them to learn, too. As you do, you position Beachbody on the back-end of those tips and they’ll start becoming your customers.
How Does Beachbody’s Customer Lead Program Fit In?
Should you do what I’m telling you here or should you use the Beachbody Customer Lead Program?
By the way, be careful about depending only on Beachbody to bring you leads. One of the problems with network marketing is that you don’t own anything.
Yes, I know they try to tell you that you’re starting your “own” business, but it’s not accurate. Read the agreement you signed when joining Beachbody and you’ll find that the company “owns” your book of customers.
Using the Reverse Invite Method to generate your own independent Beachbody leads means you’re creating an online asset (your own prospect list) that you can sell anything to, not just Beachbody.
That’s an important distinction when you stop thinking of yourself only as a Beachbody coach and more as an independent fitness entrepreneur.
Which leads me to this…
Mindlessly Following Network Marketing Methods Will Kill Your Chance To Make Money With Beachbody
Obviously, there are many good things about direct selling and network marketing:
- It gets you thinking like a businessperson
- There is a lot of great personal development material available
- It helps you unplug from the standard employee mindset
- You learn to overcome rejection
On the other hand, there are negatives to network marketing.
One is the silly and awkward “marketing” techniques that I covered above.
The other network marketing negative is that those hokey marketing techniques keep every network marketer from developing their own unique voice.
This is a big deal!
Every other business in the world works hard to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
For example, a local mechanic shop must provide a unique marketing “voice” from that of their competing shops.
An attorney must figure out how to stand out from the other lawyers. Bloggers do this. Ecommerce businesses do it. Airlines do it.
Everybody does it…except, you guessed it: Network marketers.
Network marketers are told to mindlessly post product pictures on social media and repelling customers instead of attracting them.
You need to figure out how to make yourself unique from those other Beachbody coaches AND all other network marketers posting all those same messages everywhere.
Another area network marketing companies fail in is properly explaining the sales numbers. Your Beachbody meetings are filled with hype and big numbers. But you need to know this:
You must talk to at least 100 prospects in order to close 3 sales.
That’s why posting on social media or hitting people up offline makes success almost impossible. You don’t have the time to do all that, plus eat, work your job and spend time with your family.
So, What’s The Solution So You Can Make Money With Beachbody?
Good question 🙂
The solution is to start doing what I’ve explained above.
Think like an entrepreneur. Take control of your situation. Start using the Internet properly so that you’re leading with value first and selling second.
Stop talking about Beachbody. Start talking about general weight loss and fitness concepts and tips.
Professional and successful entrepreneurs don’t shout about product pics. They provide real solutions through quality content.
If you do the same thing, you’ll start generating qualified Beachbody leads and make money as a Beachbody coach.
The solution to avoiding all the negatives of network marketing and enjoying the positives is to get good at the Reverse Invite Method. It will help you avoid:
- Getting rejected by social media contacts, friends and family
- Feeling silly when you post on Facebook or Instagram
- Blasting through your warm contact list without results
- Doing weird offline methods like the 3-foot rule
- Wasting gas driving around town to meetings no one shows up for
It will help you become successful at:
- Finding all the qualified Beachbody leads you can handle
- Making an impact on people
- Recruiting a team of coaches
- Growing your residual income
- Selling Beachbody products
- Getting on stage after moving up the Beachbody comp plan
Use the information I’ve put together below so you can learn the Reverse Invite Method and start experiencing what every other Beachbody coach wants: Getting people reaching out to you and asking you about your business!
Beachbody has a dizzying amount of available programs it wants its coaches to sell into.
Some people think this is wonderful.
I say it puts you at a disadvantage when your goal is making money with Beachbody.
Because a confused mind does absolutely nothing.
I mean, c’mon, look at this list:
I couldn’t get my screen small enough to get the 29 rows into the pic.
As confusing as scrolling for a Netflix move on Saturday night with my wife.
This article does a good job explaining that too many choices hurts your marketing efforts.
The psychology behind it all is explained here.
Read those articles if you’re serious about selling Beachbody successfully.
You’ll discover that you’ll do far better to offer one or two core programs and get your prospects in without confusing the living daylights out of them.
Select one core Beginner/Intermediate Beachbody program, such as:
- Clean Week
- Country Heat
- 3 Week Yoga Retreat
- Barre Blend
- SHIFT SHOP
- A Little Obsessed
- #mbf Muscle Burns Fat
- 21 Day Fix
Pick one intermediate program:
- 10 Rounds
- 30 Day Breakaway
- FOCUS T25
- 27 Minute Hard Corps
Get your beginners and intermediate prospects into your funnel and then you can move them up the ladder of more advanced programs on the backend.
If you try to offer too any items all at once, you’re going to confuse people and end up disappointed that you can’t make good money as a Beachbody coach.
The same goes for all the other products and options offered by Beachbody.
Figure out your core offers and keep it simple. Your prospects will make a decision to buy without feeling confused.
Is Beachbody An Illegal Pyramid Scheme?
Get any doubts about “pyramid” or “illegal” schemes out of your mind.
Don’t pay attention to negative people posting that stuff online.
There are some folks who love to scare you and put doubt into your mind when it comes to your excitement about Beachbody.
You’re selling a real product to real people. The fact that you can recruit others into your team doesn’t mean anything illegal is happening.
It’s called network marketing and it’s a valid marketing system.
If the owner of a real estate agency can recruit and override other agents legally, then you can do the same with Beachbody.
I encourage you to put your head down and simply build your business.
When Did Beachbody Start?
Beachbody was started by Jon Congdon and Carl Daikeler in 1998. The company’s headquarters are located in Santa Monica, CA.
Congdon’s and Daikler’s mission? To help people live healthy lives while achieving all their goals.
They call themselves Team Beachbody and focus on:
- Health support
Here’s a few of popular programs you might consider using as you work to make money with Beachbody:
The Beachbody On Demand® streaming service offers all the nutrition and fitness programs in one area (which, again, isn’t a positive from a marketing perspective…as I mentioned above).
You can also offer excellent Beachbody nutritionals like Shakeology®, the superfood shake that includes important:
- Digestive enzymes
The performance nutrition system at Beachbody Performance® is what helps you helps others to fix their fitness problems.
Use the five supplements, such as Recover and Energize to get better fitness results for your clients. Offer the 150-calorie BEACHBAR® snack bar that offers great taste alongside 10g of protein, protein crisps, nut butters and chocolate chips to satisfy clients’ needs between meals.
Make Money With Beachbody As a Coach
There are currently over 400,000 coaches within the Team Beachbody ecosystem. Beachbody became a network marketing and direct selling organization back in 2007 and it offers you the opportunity to get Beachbody leads, nurture them and the make money as a Coach.
Team Beachbody currently operates in America, the UK, France and Canada. It will expand into other areas over time.
You’ll need to hold yourself up to a Code of Ethics as a Coach. Read the Coach Policies & Procedures document so that you understand how to become a coach, the costs and the benefits. The document also outlines everything you can do when it comes to:
- Advertising (I teach you how to make money in a way that doesn’t violate any Beachbody guidelines here)
- Bonuses & commissions
The Beachbody Compensation Plan
Becoming a Beachbody coach is all about doing with you love. You might have gotten excited after watching a loved one transform from the products, or maybe you’re a “product of the product” yourself!
You’ll expand your world by meeting other great people and helping them improve upon their health goals.
Earning extra money is another benefit to becoming a coach.