Andrea and I thought it would be a great idea for you all to hear from men and women who have done this work-from-home thing and have been successful at it. We're going to be sharing with you interviews we have done with people who have not only taken the chance on their own personal business, but have made it their lives, their passions and made their dreams work for them.
Our first interview is with Independent Beachbody Coach, Kailin Turner.
What do you do?
Well, I am a coach through Team Beachbody and all I do is share my story of how I lost weight and became a more independent woman. I introduce women and men to workout programs, meal plans, and shakes that changed my life. While I receive commission when those I help sign up on my team and purchase, I do not have to sell products or have an inventory.
How long have you been an Independent Beachbody Coach?
I have been a Coach since 2011. It was one of the best choices I ever made because not only did it mean helping others do the same that I have done but also hold me far more accountable to my own weight loss and health than ever before.
Why did you choose Beachbody?
My friend was doing P90x workouts and drinking the shakes and I heard her talking about them and sharing her story. She had nothing but great things to say. In all, I was so uncomfortable with the thought of going to a gym that I felt like I couldn't actually lose the weight. But when I heard I could do workout programs at home, shakes that were delicious, and simple to follow meal plans that even I could figure out, I was sold!
Why did you choose to venture into a work-from-home type business?
At first it was because I could get a discount of 25% on my monthly Shakeology subscription and also 25% off my programs that I planned to buy in the future. It quickly changed though. Once I started sharing my results (not selling; not even inviting others to do it too), people were asking me what I was doing and how they could do the same thing. So I invited them to join my team, since I was already a coach anyways, and I started receiving commission for their orders and I helped them stay on track, accountable, and taught them about the meal plan that came with their workouts. This "job" turned into my passion, my reason for waking, and simply the best thing I felt I could offer.
Were there startup costs involved?
Yes! The startup cost is $40 without your own workouts and shakes OR you can forgo the $40 fee and just invest in your workouts and Shakeology for as low as $140 and you are a coach! No inventory, no fee to sign up, just your choice to invest in yourself! That is how I started up and it was the most cost effective way to do it AND I got a month's supply of Shakeology, the workouts, the meal plan, AND a bundle deal discount!
What do you love most about what you do?
That I get to change people's lives. Simply put, it is life changing to actually help others out of obesity, out of diseases that their doctor's tell them is right around the corner if something doesn't change. I love that there is the opportunity for me to add years onto people's lives just by introducing them to a healthy way to lose the weight and live. I also love that I am introducing people to products that can lower their healthcare costs now and in the future. (And we all know that is a great thing on our lives and our wallets!)
What do you like least about what you do?
When people stand in their own way; when one of my ladies self doubts so much that she cannot make that breakthrough to the "other side." It pains me to see the cycle continue and the only thing standing in her way is herself and the voice in her head saying she cannot do it.
How many hours per day do you work?
I work anywhere between 1-3 hours a day tops! I have a full time corporate job as an accountant as well and I am a mom of 1. So, this is the perfect life-changing business I can do before and after work (and sometimes on my lunch break when needed!) It's all up to me how much time I want to invest in my home business; I have learned I can work less hours with serious focus and intention.
Is there anything else you'd like to tell us about being a Beachbody Coach and working from home?
It's the way of the future. I have been in corporate jobs; I have been laid off from jobs where the company thought a computer could replace my work. Changing people's lives cannot be replaced. Being a mentor, some-what-of-a life coach, and that saving grace for people just by being there, having advice and introducing them to something that can change their unhealthy course; that cannot be replaced. In a time when some feel that pregnant women are poison to the corporate world, I do not have to fear that! There is no glass ceiling in what I do, and in fact, women are CRUSHING this home business! I also have the security of a residual income. So if something happened to my corporate job today, my family would still have food on the table and the mortgage would still be paid.
In all, not only am I building an at-home-Girl-Boss business, but I am making friends, changing lives, and keeping myself in this healthy lifestyle for good!
You can reach Kailin by visiting: www.beachbodycoach.com/kailinturner or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kailin.sullivan.1 and https://www.facebook.com/KickAsskailin/
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.