Online Home Business
I wasn’t really looking for anything when my Online Home Business fell in my lap. People ask me how I found it and I tell them, and I’m serious about it, that I didn’t find it. It found me. So, this is my story and a bit of my background to tell you what has and is continuing to happen with me and what I do. It really is incredible what an Online Home Business can do for you when you find one that works that you love.
Some of you know the story of How I found P90X. In a nutshell, I was sitting on the couch, watching TV one Saturday morning and saw the infomercial. I didn’t order it because I was VERY skeptical. The next Saturday, I saw it again with my wife and she said, “You won’t do it”. I pulled out my debit card and ordered it right then, along with the pullup bar, meal replacement shake, activit vitamins, protein bars, etc. I decided I was going to be all in. I knew it was for real because when I got involved, I weighed nearly 300 lbs at 6’3″ and I knew, although I wasn’t sloppy fat or morbidly obese, that I was very much overweight. I had been comparing myself to others for years and one day I realized I had to do something. That was when P90X came into my life and it was literally dropped in my lap by God. I firmly believe that. But, I had to work at it and over the course of about 5 to 6 months, I dropped 80 lbs and was in better shape than when I graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Online Home Business – How I started
My wife and I had been involved in several “business opportunities”. We had been involved in a different Network Marketing Company in the early 90’s, before the internet was available to the public and we ended up spending more money than we made. We learned a lot but we lost a lot of money. I swore I’d never do another MLM EVER!! I was done with that business model. We got involved with anchor posts for mobile homes and movable structures, vending machines, investment properties (rentals and rent-to-own) and a few other various things here and there but nothing ever panned out. I wasn’t “displeased” with my Engineering income, but I knew instinctively what most wealthy people will tell you. In order to live a good lifestyle that is more stress free and not to worry about money, you have to diversify. But, not only do you need to diversify, you need multiple streams of residual income. I knew that, but, because of life situations and where I was and working on my career, I couldn’t do what I wanted to do to build that kind of business and make it happen with the support structure I had. So, I had virtually given up and decided that I was just going to be an Engineer for the rest of my life, and that was fine. Again, MLMs were NOT in the picture for me. They were icky and I had no intention of ever doing that again. Well, here is the rest of the story. This is the video I made at the Coach Summit a few years ago and it explains my journey. But basically, I wanted to help people with the Beachbody Products, again, because I had already been successful, and I wanted to share that with others. I wasn’t really looking for an Online Home Business, but again, it fell in my lap. Here is my story, in video form followed by an article from one of the founders of Beachbody, Carl Daikeler.
Online Home Business – Where We Go From Here
I am totally stoked about where we go from here with our Online Home Business. I sincerely got involved to save 25% on the products I was already purchasing, and then to make $250 a month. I was a coach for a travel baseball team and when people can’t pay their own way, the coaches and parents of other kids have to step up. That meant, I had expenses I wasn’t counting on and $250 would help me offset that. So, I did what I knew I was going to do anyway and I shared the Beachbody programs with whoever would listen and as they got results, or if they were interested, I shared the Beachbody Coaching Opportunity with them also. The first week I made $12.75. The second week I made about $20. The third week I made $12.00. My fourth week I broke $100 and I knew it was for real. That was the week our fourth child was born and I had been laid off from my Engineering job a couple of months before I signed up as a Coach and I was unemployed at the time. Over time, the income kept going up and although I had another Engineering job and was working 10+ hours some days, I continued to talk to people about Beachbody. Eventually, my Beachbody income surpassed my Engineering income and when I got laid off in the summer of 2011, again, due to the economy, I was in a position to make Beachbody Coaching my full time income because I had built this Online Home Business. Beachbody provides all of the tools and a lot of support and we also get support from other coaches in our group and I can’t say anything other than it’s phenomenal. I had gone from swearing I’d never do another MLM to shuddering to think that Beachbody Coaching would not be a part of my life.
So, I’ll leave you with a few things as a takeaway from this blog. If you are still reading, trust me and do this. Don’t depend on a job or the economy. Build this business!! Don’t be a dead fish floating down the river hoping and wishing for things to be better. Take charge of your life. I personally think this is it because of the products we have, the founders of the company and where we are headed, but do something. Don’t wait for life to happen to you. Set your sails, chart your course and go where you want to go. Contact me for more details. I’d love to share more of my story with you.