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P90X Affiliate Programs--Which One is Right For You?

Updated on July 31, 2010

It seems like everybody and their brother is talking about P90X these days. So it's no surprise that many affiliate marketers are starting to take notice. Last month alone, the phrase "P90X" was searched for over 1.5 million times! If you're interested in being an affiliate marketer for P90X there's a few different options. Which one is right for you? I've tried them all so let's weigh the pros and cons of each . . .

1. Amazon

If you're an Amazon Associate you have the ability to earn around 4-6% per sale (depending on your monthly sale volume) if someone purchases P90X from your affiliate link. This equates to about $5 or $8. A pretty small number for sure. However, a lot of people purchase more than one item when they shop at Amazon. So it's possible you could increase your commission if the customer adds other items to their shopping cart when they purchase P90X like resistance bands, weights, or even non-fitness related items like books or DVDs.

A major downside to using Amazon for your P90X affiliate program is the cost of P90x itself: $139.80. This is $20 more than what P90X costs in the Team Beachbody store (the company that produced and sells P90X). So customers really aren't saving any money by purchasing it from Amazon, even when you factor in the extra shipping costs (customers get free shipping from Amazon). Also, if that person decides to purchase other products from Beachbody later on, you will not receive any more commissions.

2. Pepperjam Network

Beachbody has added some of their most popular workout programs including P90X to the Pepperjam Affiliate Network. In order to qualify, your website has to pass an approval process. Once your website is approved, Pepperjam will pay you $29 for every P90X sale you refer. This is much better than the commission you can earn selling P90X as an Amazon Associate. However, just like Amazon, a major downside to using the Pepperjam Network is that once you refer the sale, you will never make any more commissions from that customer. In order to generate more commissions you need to continue finding new customers.

3. Beachbody Coaching Program

If you become an Independent Team Beachbody coach you have the ability to earn a 25% commission ($30 per sale) on P90X referrals. One of the major benefits of becoming a Beachbody coach is that once you do the hard work of bringing in a customer for that initial sale, you will continue to earn commissions from that customer if they purchase additional products from Beachbody in the future. Beachbody produces a LARGE line of excellent products, so it's pretty likely that once someone purchases P90X and has success with it, they will be interesed in purchasing something else from Beachbody eventually (I know I did!). As an Amazon or Pepperjam affiliate you are limited to promoting only a small amount of workout programs. Beachbody is coming out with new products ALL THE TIME and as coach you have access to them before anyone else.

The Beachbody coaching program works just like any other affiliate program. You are provided with banners and links which you can place on your website or blog. However, in addition to the traditional affiliate program there are some other benefits to becoming a Beachbody Coach. First, you get a 25% discount on all Beachbody products. As an affiliate marketer you know that it's always best to review and recommend products that you use personally and have experienced success with. If you decide to grow your business (which is optional) and recruit two active coaches to join your coaching team, Beachbody will start giving you free customers with no extra work on your part. Remember those people who purchased P90X from Amazon or a Pepperjam affiliate link? These customers will be assigned to you as their coach.

The one downside to being a Beachbody Coach is that there is a monthly fee. However, in comparison to how much money you can make the fee is relatively small. You are provided with two websites you can use but you definitely need to have your own website or blog. The sign-up fee is $39.95 (this fee is waived if you purchase a starter kit which contains a bunch of products you can either sell, personally use yourself, or lend out to others) and then you are charged $14.95 every month after that. For more information on the costs involved please see: How Much Money Does it Cost to be a Beachbody Coach?

My Two Cents

The bottome line is that HANDS DOWN P90X is a product that WORKS and changes lives. You can certainly choose to use Amazon or Pepperjam to earn a commission the traditional way. But personally, if I'm going to refer P90X to someone, I want to play an active role in the transformation process. Wouldn't you? What better way to build a lasting relationship with someone?

AND if the customer decides to purchase more items from Beachbody later (which they probably will) it's only fair that the affiliate that acquired the customer and introduced them to Beachbody in the first place receives future commissions on purchases the customer makes.

Yes, I admit I was a huge skeptic of the Beachbody Coaching program at first and tried using both Amazon and Pepperjam to earn affiliate commissions. After having ZERO success with those programs I eventually decided to sign-up as a coach and I have NO regrets! If you're an affiliate marketer or niche blogger and are interested in joining Beachbody's coaching program I would love to have you join my specialized team of coaches. Please contact me as soon as you join so I can show you some shortcuts to get your new business up and running as quickly as possible.

And if you have any questions please post them in the comments section below!

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