So, you’re wondering how much do Beachbody coaches make?
Chances are you’re here because you’ve been approached by a Beachbody Coach who has invited you to her ‘challenge group’ or suggested that you join her ‘team.’
It sounds great – who wouldn’t want to make passive income by promoting products they’re already using?
However, you’ve heard conflicting things about network marketing.
People often compare MLM businesses to pyramid schemes, and you certainly don’t want to fall for some sort of scam!
You also don’t want to be that annoying girl sliding into the DMs of your friends and family members, especially if you’re not going to make any money by doing so.
It costs $39.95 just to sign up as a Beachbody Coach, and that’s without factoring in the $15.95 you’ll have to pay every month after that, as well as any Beachbody products that you buy in order to promote them on social media.
This article is here to help.
We’re going to dive into the Beachbody opportunity and find out just how lucrative it really is.
Can you make money with Beachbody?
More to the point, how much do Beachbody Coaches make?
Let’s find out.
How Much Do Beachbody Coaches Make?
What is Beachbody?
Beachbody was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon in Santa Monica, California.
It is a fitness and nutrition company offering workout regimes, meal plans, and nutritional supplements.
The Beachbody flagship product is called Shakeology.
Shakeology is a group of ‘superfood rich’ shakes that are supposed to stop you from indulging between meals and they come in flavours including peppermint mocha and tropical strawberry.
When Beachbody first launched, it relied on late night infomercials and other traditional forms of advertising to spread awareness of its products.
However, about 8 years into its journey, Beachbody launched Team Beachbody, the MLM leg of its company.
Today there are more than 450,000 Beachbody coaches selling shakes and workout regimes to their social network.
Another Beachbody product is a subscription service called Beachbody On Demand.
Beachbody On Demand allows users to access all kinds of training videos on any device, with the help and support of a Beachbody ‘Coach’ who will provide tips and motivation.
Beachbody Coaches will also advise people on the best nutritional supplements for them, what workout is best to achieve their fitness goals and any other questions that clients may have.
Is Beachbody an MLM company?
Yes, Beachbody is an MLM company, meaning that rather than selling their products in stores, Beachbody’s products are sold online and in person through their distributors, known as ‘Coaches.’
Beachbody Coaches will purchase Beachbody products themselves (at a discounted price) and create social media content that promotes the products, encouraging their followers to purchase them through their personalised links.
In addition, Beachbody Coaches can earn money by signing up other Coaches. When these people make sales, the Coach who recruited them will earn commission.
There is no Beachbody salary (unless you count the people working in the corporate side of the company, which the Coaches are not).
Pyramid scheme allegations
MLM companies like Beachbody frequently come under fire for functioning like illegal pyramid schemes.
I actually conducted a more in-depth analysis of Beachbody as a company and found that they do indeed resemble a pyramid scheme in many ways, including the fact that Beachbody Coaches are the company’s biggest customers, and there is a huge focus on ‘growing a team’ rather than selling products.
However, that’s not what this article is about.
This article is about whether you can actually make money as a Beachbody Coach, and how much you can expect to earn if you decide to take the plunge.
How do Beachbody Coaches make money?
The Beachbody compensation plan outlines just how Beachbody Coaches earn money.
As I mentioned earlier, there is no such thing as a Beachbody Coach salary.
Instead, Beachbody Coaches receive commissions and bonuses for selling various things.
For example, if you persuade somebody to join a ‘challenge group’ and they go on to buy a challenge pack, you will receive a 36% Beachbody commission.
If you convince somebody to sign up to Beachbody On Demand, you will make a 40% Beachbody commission, and so on.
Like all MLMs, Beachbody Coaches can also recruit others into the company and earn money from the sales generated by those people.
The most people they recruit, the higher they rank in the company and the bigger their commissions get.
Beachbody employs a ‘binary compensation model,’ which means that if you want to make money, you must have at least two ‘legs’ in your business.
When you recruit another person, you can choose to put them in either your left ‘leg’ or your right ‘leg.’
When those people recruit people, those recruits will also be a part of your downline and you will make a commission off their sales.
The catch is that in order for you to receive any commission from your downline, both legs need to be selling.
If one leg is performing well but the other one isn’t, you won’t receive a cent.
This makes it more difficult for Coaches to make money with Beachbody than with similar companies, such as Arbonne or Avon.
How much do Beachbody Coaches make?
So, how much do Beachbody Coaches make?
Although there are several ways to make money with Beachbody, it isn’t as easy as you think to make a decent income with them.
The vast majority of Beachbody Coaches are not making a liveable income, or even an amount that could be considered a worthwhile ‘side hustle’ income.
In order to see how much money a typical Beachbody Coach earns, I took a look at their 2019-2020 Income Disclosure Statement.
This is a document that allows us to see exactly how many people are earning money with Beachbody, and how much of it they’re making.
The small print of the IDS states that this data only represents coaches who worked for the entire year.
In other words, if somebody joined the business, decided that it wasn’t for them and quit after a few months, their earnings are not taken into account.
This means that the results are already skewed because most people who are not doing well in something will quit before the 12 month mark.
The small print also states that only 43.8% of all coaches received any compensation from Beachbody, meaning that 56% of Beachbody Coaches who were in the business for the whole year made ZERO money.
The numbers we’re about to see only apply to that 43.8% of coaches who earned anything with Beachbody.
The Beachbody Income Disclosure Statement tells us that:
- 76.1% made an average of $439 for the whole year ($36.50 per month)
- 19.1% made an average of $3142 that year, or $261 a month
- 0.8% made an average of $1015 a month
These numbers show us that 96% of ‘successful’ Beachbody Coaches did not make enough money to replace a full-time job, and that isn’t all.
They do not take into account the expenses associated with being a Beachbody coach, which can run into the thousands.
How much does it cost to be a Beachbody Coach?
When asking ‘how much do Beachbody Coaches make?’ we have to take into account the cost of working as a Beachbody Coach.
First off, you must pay $39.95 to sign-up with Beachbody.
After 30 days, you will be charged $15.95 a month to remain in the company.
This adds up to $215.40 for the first year.
If you don’t want to pay the sign-up fee, you can have it waived by purchasing a ‘challenge pack,’ which can cost anywhere between $140 and $275.
You can also opt to pay $2.99 a week ($155.48 a year) to be a ‘Club Member,’ which gives you the option to qualify for the ‘customer lead programme.’
This means that if somebody signs up to be a coach through the official Beachbody website, you will be placed into the pool of coaches who they *could* get placed with.
In other words, you’re paying $155 for a small chance at making some extra commission later down the line.
There is also the Beachbody Coach Summit, a conference that costs almost $300 not including airfare, accommodation, food etc.
There is a huge pressure on coaches to attend this summit, and if they decide not to, they will be told that they just ‘aren’t working hard enough.’
You are also expected to buy and use Beachbody products in order to show your followers how great they are.
It all adds up, and when you remember that most coaches not making money with Beachbody, every penny they spend on the business is a loss.
How Much Do Beachbody Coaches Make? | Final Thoughts
The numbers on Beachbody’s Income Disclosure statement are unfortunately not surprising – no matter which network marketing company you look at, the average earnings of participants are always the same.
This is because, on average, 99.6% of people in MLM companies lose money or make no money due to the way that the business model is structured.
If you read the income disclosure statements for other MLM companies like Isagenix, Monat, or Color Street, you will see similar figures across the board.
It should be obvious by now that here at Not Your Boss Babe, we do NOT recommend joining Beachbody, or any MLM – it isn’t a smart business decision, and the odds are stacked so highly against you that you actually stand a better chance of earning a living as a professional gambler than in a network marketing biz.
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That’s about it for today, but as always, if you have any questions then don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments section below and I will get back to you!
Until next time,