A lot of times when you hear about a business opportunity its only natural to think of the downsides. Sometimes its easy to let the fear creep in and you can talk yourself out of a fantastic opportunity. Below are the objections I normally hear when I talk to someone about becoming a coach.
1. I don’t have money to be a Beachbody Coach.
WHAT?!? This is a chance to make money, not spend it. The first goal I have when working with a new coach is to help them recoup the cost of their own products. Then we build from there. I never want you to spend money as a coach. This is a chance to make money while helping other people. Coaching has helped me build my savings account, help support my family while my husband transitions out of the Air Force and has given us play money.
2. I’m not a sales person.
Good, neither am I. If you went to a great restaurant and recommended it to others would you be considered a sales person…NO!!! As a coach, I’m not trying to sell anything. I’m just sharing products I love with people who are looking for help. I’m sharing my story and how the products I love have changed my life. As a Beachbody Coach – you are offering a solution to others problems with a product you love and trust. And in this case, you earn at least a 25% commission when anyone you share with decides to purchase.
3. I’m not a fitness expert.
That’s okay – you don’t have to be an expert. To be successful you just need to have a heart to help others. Your main job as a Beachbody Coach is to be an accountability partner to others. You’re their cheerleader as they navigate into a new lifestyle. You share yourself and encourage everyone you’re working with. We leave the training to the professionals. There is a reason the Beachbody fitness programs are so successful, the trainers know what they’re doing. All the fitness expert stuff comes with the programs. What’s missing is you, the coach.
4. I don’t have time to be a coach.
While Beachbody is not a get rich quick scheme, it is still not a business that requires a lot of time. Many coaches started while working a demanding full-time job, and many of these same coaches have since left their full-time jobs because they exceeded their full time salary (while only working part-time on their Beachbody business). I am at a point where working 2-4 hours a day, 5 days a week has afforded as much as $1000/month income and growing. I do not regret finding the time to do this and you won’t either.
5. I’m not in good shape.
Beachbody coaches come in all shapes and sizes. People join at the beginning of their fitness journey and at the end of it. There is no requirement to be “in shape”. People love to follow others who are on their journey. It makes them approachable.
6. Beachbody is a pyramid scheme.
This is the biggest misconception about Beachbody Coaching that I come across. Everyone wants to complain about pyramid schemes – except few people actually know what they really are. A pyramid scheme is an illegal business model that requires people to pay money to join and there is no actual product. Beachbody is a network marketing company, which is a business model that has been in existence for many decades. If you’d like more information on Pyramid Schemes vs Beachbody, let met know. Network marketing is a legitimate business model that many companies follow.
7. I need prior business experience
I didn’t have any business experience when I started. While this business is a business and you need to be committed to it, you don’t need actual experience. The main thing you do as a coach is share your experiences with others. Beachbody spends millions of dollars each year on advertising, which makes the products a household name. Everyone has heard of P90X! You don’t have to handle any of the orders pr processing – this is all done for you. I didn’t have any experience when I started either but with the help of my coach and the training Beachbody offers, I was able to make a successful business for myself.
8. But my friend did network marketing and it didn’t work.
A lot of people start in networking marketing and expect instant results with little work. When they don’t get rich quick, they quit. Quitting isn’t how you succeed at anything. The best way to succeed is to give consistent effort for at least one year. Success doesn’t happen overnight but the ones that stick with it have success and make a great income at it. You can’t sign up, do nothing and expect money to fall into your lap. You have to sign up with a good mentor, do your training and stay consistent. When you have the right training, mentorship and personal development…amazing things can happen in your business.
I hope I have answered some of the main misconceptions that come with Beachbody Coaching. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me. I’d love to make sure you have all the answers you need before getting started.