What kind of Coach will I be?

Anna Gray, RN, Los Angeles

24 October 2017

When awesome people like you decide to sign up for Beachbody Coaching there are many ways you can go about doing this. My goal in this post is to help you navigate your decision and set you off to a great start on your new adventure.

Let’s break down some terminology.

What is a Coach?

A coach is someone who signs up for an account and pays a “coach sign up fee” and agrees to pay the monthly coach activation fee every month. There are ways that the initial fee can be waived and I will go through that later but the monthly fee is a very minimal fee and at the time of this post it is $15.95 a month.

What is a Discount Coach?

A discount coach is someone who decides they love the products Beachbody offers and would like to enjoy a discount on their monthly purchases. They do not have to do anything else but pay their coaching fee and enjoy a 25% discount.

What is a “working” Coach?

A working coach is someone who decides they want more than to just receive a discount on Beachbody products. They enjoy the same benefits for the same monthly cost but they chose to receive a commission when the people they have referred to the products purchases a product. They can also start to enjoy residual income once they refer people who sign up as coaches under their coach account. There are many ways to earn an income but all require others to purchase Beachbody products. A working coach is being paid “a referral fee” when others purchase products with their link.

How do I decide what kind of coach I want to be?

This is solely a personal decision. This is where the coach you are planning on signing up with can walk you through. I created this post so that it makes it super easy to decide who you want to be based on a few questions you will ask yourself.

What do I wnt to get out of this?

Some people sign up as coaches to simply be a Discount Coach (see above) and some people would love to receive income for helping others find a health and fitness solution that meets their needs.

If you want to just enjoy the discount and don’t have any desire to sign up to receive income then all you have to do is log into your account and click Be a Coach.  Go through the sign up process and submit. (I will go over choices on sign up later in this post)

Some people would like to receive a little extra money for referring people to the products and helping them succeed with completing a program or utilizing the program the way it is intended.  These people are ready to be a cheerleader to those whom they connect to a solution.

Most coaches start out with this one desire in mind.  They would love to earn a little money but don’t have the time or resources to spend on making this a “big thing”.  I personally was one of those people when I started.  I had a full time job and was a mom and wife.  I learned how to refer and help people to the products and started to receive my 25% commission.  After time I decided i wanted more than a little extra money so I decided to carve out more time and resources for it.

Some people want to make this a business they can be proud of, one that provides their sole source of income.  They are willing to put in the time and energy to legitimately make this a career.

With all of these options the sign up process is exactly the same.  It is what you do after the sign up that varies.  But there is no difference in how you sign up based on what your goals are with the business.
How much time do I want to spend learning?

If you have decided that you would like to carve out around 10 hours a week to this business you have made the decision that you would be considered a working coach.

If you do not have 10 hours a week to spend on this business that is perfectly ok.

Even if you spent 5 hours a week on this business you can set yourself up for earning potential. It is with some guidance that you will find more time in your schedule than you think you have.

If you are willing to find a bit of extra time you didn’t know you had, then I would encourage you to call yourself a “working” coach. During this time you will be spending it on Learning how to be successful and learning how to really help people reach their goals.

None of us were born professional coaches. We all have to learn how to do it. Just like you go to college to learn your profession, this is no different. We are not born knowing how to do this. The time spent on it is completely up to you.

How much time do I want to spend helping others?

This is pretty self explanatory if you read my last paragraph. So you spend the time learning how to be successful, now you spend the time seeking people who need your help. That again is completely up to you. And once again we are not born knowing how to do this. You will be taught how to best find and help those who need you using proven systems that meet YOUR needs. There is no one size fits all with this. This is where your UNIQUENESS will be your biggest asset. Even if you think there is nothing unique about you. You choose to spend that 10 hours a week, I guarantee you will earn that extra income you deserve.

Now that you have decided what type of coach you want to be and how much time you want to spend on this.  It is time to reach out to the coach who referred you and let them know.  They will set you up with the EXACT training and support you need to be successful.
If you would like to know what is the best way to sign up as a coach CLICK here and I will walk you through that.