Day 177 - Costs of Being a Beachbody Coach
There Are 2 Different Cost Options for being a Beachbody Coach
1. If you just want to purchase Beachbody products at a discount and have the opportunity to earn extra income by helping your family, friends, co-workers, etc. purchase Beachbody programs by affiliate marketing. If this is what you would like to do it would cost you $39.99 to sign-up and then $15.95 per month after that. That's all! There are no other strings attached. Seems pretty simple correct? This is what 85% of Beachbody coaches choose to do according to Beachbody. So after signing up for just $39.95 your monthly cost would be just $15.95
The $15.95 pays for your Beachbody Coach website and Shakeology website in both English and Spanish. This also pays for the online support tools. Beachbody calls this the Business Services Fee. In order to receive commission and bonus payments you must remain current in all your Business Services Fees.
2. If you want to to do something more than just be an affiliate then you are going to want to use The Beachbody Coach Program to build a business that if done correctly, will be able to provide you with a sustainable income. This is where things get a bit more complex. In this case, the cost will be $39.99 to sign-up and then $15.95 a month. However, in addition to the $15.95 monthly fee, you will also need to purchase or sell at least $55 worth of merchandise every 5 weeks or 35 days to remain ACTIVE. Active means that you either have a customer who has bought a product that is valued at least 50 PV points. PV means product value and you need to make sure that you have the 50 PV points every 35 days if you want to remain an active coach. Basically this means you either get customers or refer new Beachbody Coaches to help cover your 50 PV points. All the products offered by Beachbody have a PV value to them. For example, if someone buys Shakeology that is worth 90 PV. Also I think you should know that your PV points do not roll over to the next month so even if you have more than 50 PV in one month you still need to get 50 more PV for the next month. I hope this is making sense to you. Let me stop here and recap before I move on.
To be An Active Beachbody Coach You Must :
Sign up for $39.99 (The first month for your websites is free. After that it is $15.95 a month)
Make sure you either sell a product worth at least 50 PV ($55) or purchase it yourself. Total cost per month so far = $15.95+$55.00= $70.95 (Remember if you are able to get one customer to buy one product that is worth at least 50 PV then you do not need to pay the $55.00 and you would only pay the $15.95 a month.
If your goal as a Team Beachbody Coach is to own a business then you are going to want to become an Emerald Coach. You want to become and Emerald Coach as soon as you can because Beachbody has a customer lead program where they actually give you customers that will buy products from you and you will get the commission. Now that you know why you want to become an Emerald Coach, we can go into further detail about how this is achieved.
2a. In order to qualify as an Emerald Coach there is one more cost involved. You are going to need to purchase a Team Beachbody Club Membership which cost $38.87 every 3 months. This breaks down to about $12.95 a month.
So your monthly cost is $15.95+$12.95=$27.90
Keep in mind if you are unable to sell a product that is valued at the minimum 50 PV points then if you want to remain active and you should want to if you want to build your Team Beachbody Business, or you will have to purchase this yourself.
In this case your monthly cost would be $15.95+12.95+$55.00=$83.90
As you can see that what it cost to be a Beachbody Coach really varies depending on what you want to do.
I also want to let you know that you do not need to be an active coach to receive commissions. So if all you want to do is get customers and pay your $15.95 a month you can do that. It is really up to you what you decide to do.
I wanted you to have a very clear understanding for what it cost to be a Beachbody Coach. I know when I signed up I was confused on some points and it took me time to research it before I finally started to figure it all out. If you are just looking for a little extra cash just being an inactive coach will work for you. If you want to actually make a sustainable income then you are going to need to do a little bit more. Remember though as your Team Beachbody Business grows these monthly cost should be taken care of. All it takes is one customer that gets a product that ships monthly to cover your PV.
Also think about it this way. If you actually wanted to start up your very own business from scratch you will be spending way more money just to get started. That does not include the fact that you are going to need to advertise and all the other cost associated with it. As a Team Beachbody Coach you get essentially a business in a box for under $200.00. A business people already are made aware of by the infomercials that run pretty much daily.
A Few Extra Costs You Will Need to Consider as a Beachbody Coach
So aside from the cost I just listed you must remember this is your business. If you want to have a successful business you are going to need to spend additional money. Some things you might want to consider are the cost of business cards, product samples, maybe a website, and whatever else you may find you need for your business.
I do hope this clears up some of the confusion you may of had. I want to make sure you are as informed as you can be before handing over your hard earned money. I know I would want the same done for me.
Quote of the day:
"I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been."