Sunday, December 14, 2014

Is team beachbody a MLM business?

Is team beachbody a MLM business?

Yes- Before I get into what MLM stands for I will share why it was created out of a need.  So Beachbody for years now has had a platform with infomercials when it comes to at home fitness.  Not unless you live under your bed you have seen one for Insanity, T25, 21 day fix, P90X, and so on.  What the CEO of beachbody Carl Daikeler found was two things, people were having amazing transformations and sharing with others and in order to end the trend on obesity having a support system in place was a must.  It wasn't just about selling a bunch of programs and them never getting opened or never seeing the person finish week two of the workout.  Also there is this little hidden gem called shakeology that is only available from a coach so rather than putting shakeology on the counter at GNC and having a 16 year old high school girl try to explain why it's not a protein shake and all the benefits.  Let the customers create an income from something they already use and love. I've met some of the most amazing ladies because of beachbody and we truly work together as a team!!

What does MLM mean?

Many types of products, rather than being available on store shelves, are sold through a distribution technique known as network marketing or multi-level marketing (MLM). In this type of distribution pattern, independent salespeople represent a parent company and are paid on commission based on the volume of product that they sell. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish reputable MLM business from illegal pyramid schemes.  

So what is a pyramid?

A pyramid scheme is an unsustainable business model that involves promising participant’s payment or services, primarily for enrolling other people into the scheme, rather than supplying any real investment or sale of products or services to the public.  A scheme is deceiving, and not at all transparent. They present one thing, and give you another. When you want out, you find you are usually stuck with a huge loss of time, money and effort. I am 100% transparent, as are my products and what they can do. And if you ever wanted out, you leave with no strings attached, as a customer or a coach.  The money invested to become coach is 40.00 bucks.

How much work is involved?  

This is a business that takes time, hard work, and dedication to succeed at. The very day most people start working for someone else they receive “instant gratification” from their work and they get paid weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, for their work. So we’re virtually programmed to think, “As soon as I work, I should make money.” I’d say 90% of people that come into beachbody or any MLM think that way. If you’ve ever started a business from scratch then you know that you will typically NOT receive instant gratification and that it takes time, hard work, and dedication to succeed and make money. But here is the crazy cool part about being the CEO of your own business your able to decide how little or how much you pour into this business.  IF your goal is to simply help a few friends, coworkers, and family you can do so.  If your goal is to be in the top 3% of the company it's going to take work but the rewards will exceed what you thought was possible.

My thoughts on MLM as a traditional business owner?

So first off do you have any business skills to be successful with beanchbody? No.  However coming from a traditional business owners side MLM businesses are BRILLENT. 
*Zero overhead
*Zero employee's (just mentoring other CEO'S)
*Zero working cost insurances, payroll, deductions on equipment, repairs done on the building you run your business out of.
*Work from any location
*Work your own hours

What I know for sure about our team

Here is the thing I know for sure I’ve been the employee, I’ve been the boss of employee’s, I’ve been the landlord, I’ve pretty much been in a lot of different situations.  However beachbody is different in the fact that yes it’s a “team” but everyone is working together. Monday morning doesn’t come and you need to have a talk with so and so because they aren’t carrying their weight or they did not complete the task at hand like you would with an employee.  You’re not working for someone else because you’re your own boss and can determine your success based on the time invested. Monday morning comes along and I have a great idea I run with it not need to clear it by someone else.  In other cases a lot of times if you work hard you’re left feeling the short end of the stick.  I truly am inspired every day by those on our team.  Some work full time, part time, stay at home moms.  Also our focus is truly on helping others and how we can become better people to serve those around us.  It’s super cool and very rewarding.  Maybe you’ve been hurt in the past with MLM business or you thought only people at the top make money, or whatever thoughts you had before about MLM business, I ask you to have an open mind and try something new if it’s not right for you, no worries!!

How to get started?
This all sounds great but how or where do you even start?  Well that's the great part about our team you're not left out on a limb to figure it all out on your own.  Once you sign up as a coach you can expect to be enrolled into a coach basics group where you will be given the tools to learn the basics, how to run affective challenge groups, how to talk about shakeology, how to share not sell, how to use the back office, weekly team calls to stay plugged into (location doesn't matter), and being surrounded with others that are just starting out as well.  From that training on expanding your network, what social media plate forms to use, how to manage your time, attraction marketing, and how to learn skills to manage your own team that will start to evolve. 

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