How to make money with BeachbodyIn this post I am expound on How to make money with Beachbody.

How to make money with Beachbody

In this post I am expound on how to make money with Beachbody. Like a lot of my exercise posts, I am going to cover every nook and cranny of how to get paid, to a point where it’s going to seem insane NOT to join me. This thing is going to be fairly long. I am the kind of person who wants to know pretty much everything about something before jumping in, but once in, I stay in. If you are anything like me, this post is especially for you.

The very first thing you need to know is in order to enjoy any of this money you HAVE to be a Team Beachbody Coach. But you don’t need to know anything. As a matter of a fact, the less you know the better, as there are no preconceived notions about what you should or should not do.

You have seen the Beachbody ads plastered all over this website. Maybe you have seen ads on TV or heard about it from friends, work, or whatever. Most of the readers of my website know me for the outrageous reviews I give to the Insanity workout system. If you let me Google that for you, in a lot of cases I rank higher in Google than Beachbody does for their own products! To figure out how to get paid with Team Beachbody we first have to figure out why YOU are here.

The reason you are here. Servitude.

People only have two reasons. The first reason is usually spiritual or whatever religious beliefs you have. If you have no religious beliefs then you have only one reason you are here.

The reason for your existence on this earth is to help other people. You were born a servant and you will die a servant.  It is the reason I am here, you are here, why everybody living is here.

If you are not helping other people in whatever you do, you are just taking up space. Whether you are a singer, preacher, teacher, government worker, mother, son, garbage man, work at Starbucks, some insignificant factory in BFE, work at Wal-Mart, or whatever; you are here to make life better for other humans. You are not here to wear designer clothes and become fat and lazy and play video games all day.

If you are not contributing to making the lives of others better in some way shape or form, you are miserable, sick, afflicted, in jail or prison, broke, or one of the various bad human conditions. Most of the hardened criminals in our world’s prison system are people who do not contribute to the improvement of human lives, thus they are criminals. Prisons and jails are filled with people who do not make lives better for other people, whether that be stealing, dealing drug, lying, cheating or one of the thousands upon millions of ways to harm other people.

My Story

What is your unique way to improve the lives of others? Do you have a one?  One of my top reasons for being here on earth is I consider myself a “Fitness Missionary.” I have been blessed by God from birth to know how to work out and how to eat right. I have a few other talents such as drawing, and some mechanical ability, but I chose to use my ability to know how to work out and how to eat to help improve people’s lives. I chose this route because I believe that health and nutrition are some of the easiest things that YOU can control. You cannot control what other people do, you cannot control your husband or wife from cheating on you, you cannot control gas prices, you cannot control what other people think about you, you cannot control time…everybody gets 24 hours in a day; but you can control what you do with yourself, you control what you eat, you control what you drink, you control whether you work out or you don’t.

All great businesses are built around this principal of servitude. If you help a lot of people you can make a lot of money. In your earthly adventures of servitude, you also need to make money. Making money allows us to feed our families, put a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs. So now that you know why you are here and you also know that you need to make money, let’s combine the two and help other people to learn How make money with Beachbody.

Lesson #1: How to earn through Retail , Shakeology, Team Beachbody Club Subscription and Challenge Packs.

Remember in order to get paid you have to become a Beachbody Coach, you can do that right now by clicking this link.

Retail Commissions

I get a lot of these people right here from my website, and most of them are from my Free Shakeology and P90X R/R samples post. Basically, you will make a commission on every product anybody buys from you. I’ll use myself as an example and I will set a VERY low and conservative value. Let’s say someone wants to buy a 30-day supply of Shakeology and they buy it the full retail price of $120. I will make about $30 off that. Being very conservative, let’s says you have three people who will buy this from you every month. That is $90 per month in money you will get in a check from Beachbody that looks like this checkBeachbody check(or they will pay you by EFT). Also, let’s say you also use Shakeology. Your retail price for Shakeology as a coach is ~$90, so you have just paid for your whole month of Shakeology right there, and for what? Helping three people use something that you personally use. It’s basically free money.

And this is only one example; Beachbody sells A LOT of products.

  • Each time you sell a product you will earn a 25% retail commission.

Website Retail Commissions

Let’s say you don’t have a website. That is covered initially when you sign up to become a Coach. You are given a few different websites to personalize, update and make money from. When you sign up you are given four different sites: one is your Beachbody Coach’s website like mine here, you also get one in Spanish. The big ass black dude in the picture is the other half of our company, Jac & JIL, Julie :P. You also get two different Shakeology websites like mine here and one in Spanish. These two websites are your lifeline in getting paid if you don’t already have a website. I started building this website LONG before I even knew about Beachbody. Personally I believe if you want to earn some SERIOUS money you will eventually want to look into building your own website, although there are PLENTY of people who do just fine without one. The plus side to buying from YOU is they will receive a BONUS workout and a shipping discount that is not available elsewhere. In other words the retail earning potential is endless.

Club Memberships

You will earn a 15% retail commission through people who order from you and who are Beachbody Club Members. A club member entitles your customers who sign up with you to get a 10% discount on everything they buy from you. So not only do you get 15% commission on what they buy, you also get a commission on signing someone up as a Club Member! My very simple tactic in finding new Club Member is signing them up as free member from the link right there in my side bar entitled Get a Free Beachbody Membership. Once they go there the system automatically upsells them to a Club Membership IF that is something they want to pursue. If not, once they sign up from you as a free account you will get the 25% commission on anything they buy! Double WIN.

Insanity Commission Example

As I said earlier some of my most popular posts on this website are the Insanity workout reviews. So I will use Insanity as an example on how you make money with Beachbody:

  • If someone bought the Insanity DVD workout system from your website it will cost them $119.85, you will earn a $29.96 retail commission.
  • If someone bought the Insanity DVD workout system from your website as a Club Member it will cost them $107.87, you in turn will earn a $17.98 retail commission. (Both of these include the bonus workout and the discounted shipping your customer will get when ordering from YOU).

Residual Income with Home Direct

Residual Income is income you get every week (Beachbody pays out weekly) from orders placed under you that are on Home Direct. Home Direct is a system that automatically sends a product (such as Shakeology or Protein Bars) to your customer each and every month (if they choose that option).

So once again let’s look at how you will make money with Shakeology Home Direct.

  • Shakeology retail price = $119.95
  • Your commission = $29.99
  • You will earn an ongoing $29.99 Shakeology retail commission every time your customer’s Shakeology HD (Home Direct) retail order is shipped. YES FOR EVERY SINGLE CUSTOMER!!!

Residual Income with Club Members

If your customer is a club member then you will earn a 15% commission on their Shakeology HD order. In turn your customer will earn a 10% discount on their purchase thus:

  • You will earn an ongoing $17.99 on their Shakeology order EVERY TIME IT SHIPS!
  • Shakeology HD Benefits = Your customer also gets FREE shipping!
  • Everybody is happy J

Club Membership Benefits

I know I mentioned Club Memberships earlier but let me expand on how Club Membership works. The Club Membership offers benefits that are not normally offered in the free Beachbody Membership. Club Members enjoy:

  • Exclusive connections with other Beachbody members through chat rooms and message boards
  • Tracking their workouts in the WOWY Supergym
  • Eating healthy using the Meal Planner
  • Getting VIP tips and advice from Team Beachbody trainers such as Tony Horton, Shaun T, Charlene Johnson and Debbie Siebers
  • The opportunity to win some serious money and prizes when they enter the Beachbody Challenge
  • If you are interested in a Club Membership only click this link and get your Club Membership today

Club Membership Commissions

  • The Club Membership is very affordable at only $38.87/quarter or $2.00/week
  • Your commission is 50% = $19.44 for EVERY Club Member you sign up!
  • BUT WAIT there IS more! You get that $19.44 just like the Home Direct…every quarter they renew you get the same commission!

So think about this for a second; you are HELPING someone change their life for the better and are making some money while doing it! Click here to sign up as a Team Beachbody Coach.

How to make money with Beachbody

Why would you sign up under me?

If you are reading this then you are a visitor to my website. In order for me to make more money, I need YOU to make more money; therefore, if you are already signed up as a Coach in my team you can see I am working hard for YOU to help make you money by signing people up and placing them under YOU so YOU can get paid! If you are not a Coach under me and you are a reader of my website, again you can see that I am working VERY hard to find new people to help YOU get paid and you are not even a Coach on my team yet!

Pop Quiz!

T or F: When your customers purchase products from you at retail price, you will earn 15% commission on their order; however, if they are Club Members, they will receive a 5% discount on their purchase and you will earn a 10% commission on their order?

If you answered false you are correct. You will earn a 25% commission, they will get a 10% discount and you will earn a 15% commission on that order.

Easy Money

Seriously, how hard is it to tell someone that just from buying the P90X or the other stuff they see on TV from you, they can get free stuff like the Bonus Workout? Not hard at all if you ask me!

If I can make it in this business anybody can! I am the kind of person that loses my keys almost every day, then look in the exact same place I didn’t find them  2 seconds ago times expecting to find them.

How Food and Money Relate

In our society we have problems. Let’s look at this from a money perspective. There are two types of money problems: someone with too much money and someone with not enough money. Really, the wrong type of person having too much money is a major problem. They usually turn to drugs, alcohol or one of the millions of other vices in this world. The same thing applies to food. There are countries on this planet that do not have enough food to feed their people. Yet in this country (THE USA), we have the problem of having too much food that is readily accessible by damn near everybody, and the same problem you get with someone with too much money, you get when someone has too much food: obese, lazy, slothful people who are only digging their own graves, and I mean that literally. There are millions of people in this country right now whose doctors have told them to eat less and workout more or they will have serious health consequences, and they don’t do it.

It absolutely blows my mind that people basically eat themselves into a grave, because they CAN get a $1 double cheeseburger from McDonalds, and they do it and they do it all day, all the time, but then refuse to workout. I understand why they do it….convenience. But here is a news flash. ****YOUR LIFE IS NOT DESIGNED TO BE CONVENIENT****.  And if it is, you’d better be paying a serious amount of money for it. It’s like someone calling you out of the blue and saying that they are going to make you a fillet mignon with all the fixins and deliver it to your house and feed it to you for $2.99 no strings attached, when you know even the cheapest fillet mignon on sale in bulk at Costco is like $10.99 a pound and you have to buy a whole slab of it. If that scenario does not set off all kinds of bells in your brain, I don’t know what will. Click on the picture below to get started.

Why you need to become a Beachbody Coach

The Beachbody Challenge

Here a very simple strategy for making money with Beachbody.  A way to make this come to life in a very simple and repeatable strategy is through the Beachbody Challenge Groups. A Beachbody Challenge Group is a group that you set up to help people achieve their goal of living a healthyand more fulfilling lifestyle.

The only thing you have to do is get a few of your friends together and actually do the workout. That’s it, that is all you have to do. If you are a Coach, buy any Beachbody product and use it, then invite your friends over to use it also. Some will like it, some won’t. If they like it sell it to them. If they don’t, don’t sell it to them. Simple as that. As a former Insurance salesman I can tell you from experience, ONLY SELL TO PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BUY FROM YOU, AND NOBODY ELSE. It will make life SOOO much more enjoyable for you and your family.

Beachbody Challenge Packs

A Beachbody Challenge Pack for Coaches looks like this . This stuff is only available to coaches and it basically gives you $1123 worth of stuff for $600!

Here is another Coach Challenge Pack (Shown on the side). This pack gives you six of the best-selling fitness programs plus Free bonus workouts that are only available through Beachbody. $560 worth of stuff for $270!

As a Coach, when you sell a Challenge Pack to a customer, it includes damn near everything someone will need to get them in shape outside of hard work. This includes:

  • A Fitness Program
  • First month’s supply of Shakeology on Home Direct
  • 30-day trial of Team Beachbody Club membership.

Is none of this stuff interesting to you but you are interested in buying a Challenge Pack? There are three levels. In an earlier post I talked about where and how to get Challenge Packs.

The Challenge Pack – Click here to view the post.

This is the trifecta of helping others get in shape. The program, support and nutrition all packed into a convenient box ;). Not only does the retail pack include shipping, as a Coach you will earn a retail commission on every pack you sell. What are we on now, a quadruple win?

Let’s use the $205 Challenge Pack as an example for how you would make money with Beachbody.

  • Retail Price (includes shipping) – $249.65
  • Savings (includes shipping) – $44.69 in savings for your customer
  • Retail commission – $70.00
  • Personal Volume (PV)– 180 (You will learn about this later, it means more money!)
  • Team Volume (TV) – 70 (You will learn about this after later, it also means more money!)

Have a look at this Beachbody Challenge video


Remember when I said you will learn about Personal Volume points later? Well now is later (man I used to love mystery mix Now-N-Laters candy). In order to make money with Beachbody you need to stay at a minimum in “Active” Coach Status.

  • You’ll need to accumulate a required number of PV (Personal Volume) points within the Bonus Qualification period to keep you in active Coach Status and to help you qualify for other incentive programs.

**To my Coaches you can check all this information in your back office**

Rank                                                                                      PV Requirement

Active Coach                                                                      50 PV

Emerald Coach                                                                  50 PV

Ruby Coach                                                                        75 PV

Diamond Coach                                                                100 PV

Star Diamond Coach (and above)                              200 PV

Thus, by selling just one $205 Beachbody Challenge Pack, you’ll earn enough PV points to cover your active status and be on your way to meeting the requirements for the higher ranks.

Team Volume Points

Part of the reason I am writing this crazy long post is my work helps the coaches on my team get that paper by adding Team Volume Points.

  • Team Volume points are important as they are used to help you qualify for additional earning programs such as the Team Cycle Bonus

I will further expand on Team Volume when I cover “How to Make Money with Beachbody by developing a Coach Organization.”

So let’s look again how to make money with a Beachbody Challenge Pack but this time with the $180 deal.

  • Retail Price (includes shipping) – $206.33
  • Savings (includes shipping) – $26.33 in savings for your customer
  • Retail commission – $60.00
  • Personal Volume (PV) – 150
  • Team Volume (TV) – 60

Not enough…Lets do the $160 one

  • Retail Price (includes shipping) – $185.75
  • Savings (includes shipping) – $25.75 in savings for your customer
  • Retail commission – $50.00
  • Personal Volume (PV) – 135
  • Team Volume (TV) – 50

As I mentioned above you can also sell Challenge Packs to people who want to enroll as a Coach.

Here is the deal:

  • Prospective Coaches pay the same price as your customers
  • You will earn a Fast Start Bonus equal to the retail commission earned for selling a Pack
  • They will also receive the Game Plan Tool kit Free (more on this in a later post)

Pop Quiz!

True or False. The following Personal Volume points are needed to stay “Active” and keep you qualified for Bonus money and incentives?

Active and Emerald Coach needs 50 PV

Ruby Coach needs 75 PV

Diamond Coach needs 100 PV

Star Diamond Coach (and above) needs 200 PV

If you said “True” you are correct.

Immediate and Meaningful  Income

Let’s just say you want to try this Beachbody Coaching thing, but you don’t really want to go crazy with it, and let’s just say for $#!t$ and giggles you have five people who are solid and you KNOW they will be interested.

  • Creating a P90X Beachbody Challenge Group with five customers can greatly increase your income month after month.

$205 Challenge Pack = 5x$70=$350

Shakeology HD = 5X$17.99= $89.95             5X$17.99=$89.95

Club Membership = 5x$19.44= $97.20

= $627.10 in 3 Months, for what? Helping five people get in shape in one Challenge Group. Is $600 a lot of money? NO, but it’s 600 more dollars than you have right now.

As you may or may not know once a Challenge Group ends after a full 90-day program you aren’t done. Your job as a Coach is to tell people to get off their asses and workout. How hard is it to say seven words? It also helps keep you motivated.

So when one group ends…what do you do? Easy, Start P90X2…rinse and repeat. Let’s continue our earnings chart with P90X2

P90X2 = 5x$17.98=$89.90

Shakeology HD = 5x$17.99=$89.95         5x$17.99=$89.95          5x$17.99=$89.95

Club Membership = 5x$19.44=$97.20

= $456.95 in three Months, for what? Helping five people stay in shape for one Challenge Group. Is $450 a lot of money? NO, but it’s $450 more than you have right now.

So let’s add this up in 6 Months you would have earned: $1084.05. Ignorant paid? No, not really. But $1000 is still $1000 and if given the option to have $1000 or not have $1000, I want to have it.

No you don’t have to start out with P90X or some other hard program. If need be start out with something easier like Slim in 6 or 10 Minute Trainer.

Yeah, that’s great Charles, but then what?

If someone has been doing a program for three or six months and is getting results, it’s pretty easy to say that they will want to get in on the action; then all you have to do is sign them up as a Coach under you and have them do the same thing you just did. Now both YOU and your coach get paid and paid AGAIN (residual income)!

Just for fun

Now I know there are some overachievers reading this post and if you have gotten this far you are probably one of them.  Let’s just throw some numbers out there, just for fun, not that you are interested or anything.

  • What if you could earn $1084.05 in one month instead of 6 months?
  • Just start one Beachbody Challenge Group every month for 6 months.

Here is what it would look like.

Month 1 = $350

Month 2 = $350 + $187.15 = $537.5

Month 3 = $350 + $187.15 + $89.89 = $627.10

Month 4 = $350 + $187.15 + $89.89 + $179.85 = $806.62

Month 5 = $350 + $187.15 + $89.89 + $179.85 + $187.15 = $994.10

Month 6 = $350 + $187.15 + $89.89 + $179.85 + $187.15 + $89.95 = $1,084.05

Total = $4,399.35

  • Referrals are beautiful… all the people who are working in your Challenge group! YEP, BINGO!

Replicate what you do.

Retail commission is fine, but the real money is in finding other people who are also interested in how to make money with Beachbody.

Have a look at this chart.  That top person “John” is you.

In Part 2 I am going to teach you how to build a Coach Organization and have them do the exact same thing you are doing right here.

In the meantime have a look at this 5 minute video.

Sounds good doesn’t it. You can’t get paid if you don’t start. Click the link below to start getting that paper!


This concludes this post on How to make money with Beachbody

Charles Lloyd
Charles Lloyd

Self processed fitness missionary and author of most of the ridiculous fitness articles written on Charles Lloyd I am not really a writer, but a workout fiend who happens to have a blog. The single mission of this website is very simple: Get You In Shape. I have been blessed with the gift of good health and want to share it with you. Join Me.

    23 replies to "How to make money with Beachbody – Retail – Part 1"

    • Dianne

      This sounds like a great opportunity. I am a SAHM, and I have lots of other friends in the same boat as me- TRYING TO LOSE THAT BABY WEIGHT! Anytime anyone mentions great weight control products, they all immediately perk up their ears. Signing up tonight! Before long, I’ll be making more than my husband does at his 9-5! LOL!

    • Charles Lloyd

      Sounds good Dianne, I got your email and will give you a call tomorrow, oh that Shakeology package is going out tomorrow also.

    • Dianne

      Sounds fantastic. I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about working!

    • Lisbeth

      Great blog. I would love to get started with this. Thank you for taking the time to explain all the parts.

    • Charles Lloyd

      I gotta say its pretty fun, and you can make some decent cash. Easy? Not even close, but like is said in the post totally worth it since you are actually effecting peoples lives. Satisfying would be the word.

    • Charles Lloyd

      No problem, let me know when you want to get in. Or at least get some of the Shakeology samples I have listed over in the sidebar.

    • JenniferSXSW

      I read this a few nights ago and have to say the part where you talk about how you can’t control the world, but you can control yourself and what you take in and if you’re exercising. I usually don’t have any willpower, but that was a really powerful epiphany for me. I’d like to get started with this too.

    • Charles Lloyd

      Jennifer, got your email and will reply tonight, our team call is on Friday if you want to join in, LMK

    • JenniferSXSW

      Sounds great, coach! Thank you for getting back with me so quick. 🙂

    • parametrises

      Can’t wait to get on board with this. Been wanting to for a while, but reading about these crazy good commissions just put me over the top. Thanx.

    • Phil83

      I love these products, but had never even thought about selling them myself. Ended up being one of the best decisions of my life!

    • Charles Lloyd

      I think the same thing Phil, was that you on the BB forums?

    • BrianJ

      That’s so true. You have to step out of your comfort zone to get good results, with every aspect of your life. My wife started up her own business selling this on Charles’s team and now I’m on board under her. We were both able to quit our day jobs and now we look at all the people going to their mon-fri jobs and feel sorry for them.

    • Tina

      I’m just on here drooling over the challenge pack for coaches. Just that alone is a massive deal. I’m already a customer, but am thinking it’s time to graduate to being part of the team.

    • Charles Lloyd

      Sending you an email now Tina.

    • Will67

      I’ve always wanted to do something like this, but having it completely broken down like this has just put me over the edge. I would love to be able to quit my job and be able to spend more time with my family and at the gym.

    • PeterGoode

      This looks like a great way to make money on the side and that coach pack looks like an amazing deal. I can’t wait to get mine in the mail. Thanks, man.

    • Dan

      I have been toying with becoming a coach for a few years now, but I’ve always been worried about it being too late to join and really be very successful since there are already so many coaches out there. And then I had to go and stumble across this post. You’re not making my resistance any easier!

      But in all seriousness, any thoughts/advice on my concern above if I were to decide to take the plunge?

    • Charles Lloyd

      Hey Dan, Honestly there IS are a few coaches out there, but do you know what it takes to become the absolute top of the company where you are pulling $1,000,000 plus a year as a Beachbody Coach? You need 30 people and 15 people need to be successful. Thats it.

      Is it easy, nope, not even close. If it was some coaches wouldn’t be making that type of money. But lets just throw around some numbers for fun and games. Lets just say that there are 100,000 coaches in the United States, I have no idea how many there actually are but lets just say….No I have a better idea lets just go crazy with it, lets just say that there are 400,000 Beachbody Coaches, I know good and well that there are NOT that many coaches not even remotely close, 100,000 I think would be high. Now lets say for the sake of argument that there are between me, you and 399,998 hypothetical coaches there are 400K coaches. I just pulled up the US Census here, now according to the U.S. Census there are 313,454,337 as of 02:12 UTC (EST+5) Apr 30, 2012 in the United States.

      What this means is: Do you think you can find 30 people out of the 313,054,337 people left in order to make yourself successful? Now were are not talking about the other 7,000,000,000 people in the world because Beachbody Coaching Opportunity is not available outside the United States…yet! So you have the real question is can you find 30 people out of the 313,000,000 people to make $1M+ per year? You can do that just through attrition and hanging out.

      To give you a visual, lets say there is a vault full of coins, pennies, nickles, dimes, quarters, half dollar, and dollar coins all equal numbers meaning there has to be one of each or there cant be more pennies than quarters, dimes, nickles etc totaling $300,000,000. In that vault do you think you can find 30 quarters? You absolutely can, blindfolded, in your sleep, without really trying. And the cost of entry $40! Take the plunge Dan. Or if you want I can call, or email you. Let me know.

    • Charles Lloyd

      Absolutely Peter!


      I have been a beachbody coach for over a year now, I am active as I am on shakeology home direct. I wasn’t aware that I had to be on HD to be a coach. But to be active and make money I have to be active? Now my next question to you is: I have approximately 40/50 people in the downline/right leg, now I have tried although not intensely to get coaches on my right leg, the problem though is most people I run into rather buy copies of the products or download them!! and for many the HD for shakeology is to much for them. After reading your blog, I have deicded to put more effort and recommit myself to the business, for all this time as a coach I haven’t earned one penny! QUESTION: am i supposed to be recieving something even if its just points from all these people in the downline under me? and what about team bonuses?


      Im sorry I noticed some mistakes!! the 40/50 people are on the left leg! I have no one yet on my left leg.

    • Shannon

      This is a great post. I am a new Beachbody coach just starting out. If you would not mind checking out my site and giving me some feedback it would be much appreciated.

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