As I was explaining this to a friend and amazing woman this morning, I thought, "What an amazing blog topic!" Don't make the same mistake I let my friend make. I'm taking accountability on this one. Had I explained it to her this way to begin with, her ears probably would have been opened a little wider to begin with.
The first question I have to ask is Are you self-employed? If your answer is "No." you need to keep reading. If it's "Yes." You already know the benefits of owning your own business. Keep reading too because I don't have to poke you with a stick to get you to listen.
Being self employed has MANY tax benefits. For instance, with your own business, you deduct your business expenses. When you're a BeachBody Coach, you have to be a product of the product. That makes your workouts, shakes, workout gear, tv to watch your workouts on, gas mileage to buy the stuff, cups to drink shakes from, workout shoes, utilities to run your business, office space, ect. tax deductible. Am I making sense yet? You don't get these kind of tax deductions when you work for someone else!
As a BeachBody Coach, you can take a monthly personal expense like Shakeology and make it a business expense that is tax deductible. And, to successfully track your expenses, you have to keep track of them in your office space. So, if you're doing P90X and Shakeology, it's in your best interests to sign up as a coach vs. using it as a customer. 1. you're getting it at a discounted rate and 2. you're able to deduct that amount as a business expense.
What is a BeachBody Coach?
If I become a BeachBody Coach, doesn't that mean I have to be a salesman?
P90X and people I know saw the great results I was getting with it. They ask how I did it....people ask and I have the ability to steer them in the right direction to reach their goals.
It happens quick. I've taken over 6 inches off my waist in 2 months. Now, those are results! I have people that motivate me daily to stick with it. I found the dedication to keep going. I can honestly say BeachBody has not only amazing products, but amazing people too!
On top of everything, it's nice to be able to stay home with my kids while they're small. I've been thinking about getting a job when my 3-year-old goes to school. Now, I won't have to! I have my own business that allows me time to work out, time to spend with my kids, time to get my house work done.