I received an email today from a person who basically told me that it was too late to become a Beachbody Coach, and that the ones who got in first are the only ones who will make any money with this business opportunity. This kind of talk is typical from people who are skeptical of the network marketing business model. Most who are skeptical are either uniformed on how the business actually works or are just closed minded people.
In this person’s email they didn’t even have a question or anything, just their skeptical comment. I am not in the business of trying to “sell” people on the business model of network marketing. I prefer to work with those who are familiar with the business, understand how it works, and are ready to get started. I normally wouldn’t even take the time to reply to such an email, but this person was so far off that I felt I had to reply to let them know the facts on this business opportunity.
First, here is a great video that I’d like to share that talks about the network marketing industry as a whole:
Getting back to the email I received that went something along the lines of, “only those who got in first, or the founders, will make decent money”. That is totally incorrect. The Beachbody Coaches who were the first to sign up will tell you how different things are now then they were when the business first launched. In fact, being a successful Beachbody Coach now is much easier than it was 4 years ago.
When the Beachbody business first launched about 4 years ago, there was no Game Plan, there was no online training academy, Insanity, Turbo Fire, And Shakeology had not even been released yet. And with Shakeology being a consumable product, and therefore the real backbone of the business, it would of have been very hard to create recurring income in the very early stages of the business. Without having an online training academy, where did Coaches send their new signups to get trained?
In the 2 and half years I have been a Beachbody Coach, I’ve seen great additions made that help Coaches grow their businesses. There are new marketing tools that are constantly being added, our online video library that we can use to promote the products and business opportunity is also always being added to, and the online training academy is also always being updated and growing to make it better.
In the early days of the Beachbody Coach business opportunity, none of these tools were available for Coaches to use. The business was kind of in beta mode and they were figuring out things as they went. As things grew, Beachbody added staff experienced in network marketing and are making all the right steps to make Beachbody a great company to be a part of. The Beachbody and P90x brand has grown tremendously in the past 5 years. Everyone has heard of P90x and knows what it is, which makes it much easier to promote and talk about than it was 4 years ago.
A big concern for people thinking about becoming a Coach is if the market is too saturated, if there are already too many Coaches out there?
The answer to that is definitely no, the market is not even close to being saturated. At the time of this writing there is about 65,000 Coaches, which is a very small number in the home based business industry. Avon, currently has somewhere near 5.8 million distributors worldwide. If you compare those 2 numbers you can see that there is still plenty of room for growth in Beachbody, there has never been a better time to join. The Beachbody opportunity is currently only open to U.S. residents, but plans to go international are in the works.