If you are serious about being a Beachbody Coach you really need your own website and I don’t mean the one that comes with your membership into Beachbody either. You need your own personal website that you can customize to your personality and what your goals are. It shows that you are taking this serious and it’s not difficult, you so many options out there and this is where most people get lost. There are too many options. I want to break down a few of these options.
Free Bog Platforms
One of the best ways to get started with your own website, especially when you are unsure is to use a free service. There are a lot of them out there. My two Favorites are Blogger and WordPress. The free options have a few limitations. It’s not as easy to customize, storage limitations, bandwidth capping and setting up search engine optimization is much harder. However, for those whose primary tool is Social media like Facebook and Instagram this is a good place to start and it’s free!!!
Two popular site builders are WIX and Square Space and I hate both of them. I see them advertised on Facebook and hear them on many podcast. I can almost guarantee these people don’t use them. When someone asks me about them my only response is simply, Don’t.
I could rant about them, but I will spare you and will just reiterate… DON’T
Designed for Beachbody Coaches
Practical Social Media
When I look at their website my first reaction is, why would anyone choose this bland cookie cutter site? The only think I can think of is someone they trusted suggested it and that person is an affiliate or doesn’t know better.
You can tell a coach uses them in less than a second because every one of their sites look exactly alike. If you want to be like a thousand other coaches there is no reason to buy the PSM package because you already have a Beachbody website that looks like a million other coaches websites and it came with your Beachbody membership!
Everything they show you one here you can figure out yourself and for free! The only thing I like about them is they use WordPress as your CMS or content management system. The problem is you are paying them $20 a month for it when you can host your own site on Bluehost or FatCow for around $5 a month.
I’m actually kind of impressed with these guys. They use WordPress, the themes look fresh and mobile responsive, and they have several tools specially made for beach body coaches. For a monthly charge around $15 dollars, there is not much you have to learn to get started. Definitely a viable solution for many people out there.
Get a Designer
Designers are great they can build you a beautiful custom site that will display your personality. Drawbacks they can be expensive, but you can find reasonable designers out there and overtime having your own website will save you money. This is something I love doing and have been building websites for over 15 years. You can view my rates here.
Build Your Own Website
You can purchase a website hosting from tons of companies. (I like Bluehost and FatCow.) It’s really not as hard as you think. You can get hosting for as little as $5 a month just be wary of them trying up sale you stuff you don’t need. Just getting started all you need is the basic plan with no add-ons.
I’ll admit this can be tricky especially if you have never done it before, but that does not mean you can’t, in fact I plan to develop a podcast and release regular how to’s on this subject. If you have a question please ask because others may have similar questions and they might I might miss something because I am so use to doing it that I just don’t think of it.
I love to empower people and you can do it.