Making extra cash AND losing weight – MMO Series

Making extra cash this holiday season (and all year) may seem impossible, but with our Make Money Online Series you’ll soon find out the truth: it’s not!

It’s Monday again and I can hardly believe that tomorrow is my wife’s birthday and that Thanksgiving is only 3 days away. We spent our weekend cleaning the house and preparing for our trip out of town. I personally hate leaving the house a mess when I go away from home. I’m not the cleanliest person, per-say, but I do love coming home to a fresh, clean house.

Not only that, but we decorated our house for Christmas. Since we are leaving tomorrow for my parents house and won’t be around until the Sunday after Thanksgiving, we decided that we wanted to come home to a Christmas-y wonderland when we got back to put us in the Christmas spirit. It’s almost that time, ya know? Plus, then we get to take our puppy, Sofi’s, Christmas photos. Yes, I know we are lame, but we sure do love our-fur baby.

Anyway, here’s a fact for you to know about this lovely holiday season. The average American gains over 15 pounds from Halloween to New Years. Think about that. If you worked really hard at losing weight, that would take about 8 weeks to lose. Not to mention, it would set you further back on exercise and most likely, you would end up losing some muscle mass during the holiday season. Today I’m going to give you a way to work on losing weight, staying fit during the holiday season, and making extra cash on the side!

Here’s today’s post for our Make Money Online Series.

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The Make Money Online Series is a compilation of blog posts and guest posts discussing how it is possible to make extra cash online. When I first started my journey to pay off my debt fast and become debt free, I searched every possible nook and cranny to find options to earn extra money – in fact, I’m still looking! I scavenged the internet searching for options and signing up for everything that I possibly could.

Of course, this led to a bunch of spam and horrible programs that lie and do not actually help to make money online at all. SO, I’ve developed this series to help debunk those programs so that those of you who are in need of some extra cash, whether it’s because you’re tired of living paycheck to paycheck, want to pay off your debt fast, or want to find a way to support your family as a stay at home mom, won’t struggle to find tried and true methods to earn money online.

We’ll cover topics ranging from freelancing to blogging to direct sales to micro jobs, etc. and posts will be made every other day – so keep checking back for more or sign up for our weekly newsletter! For a compilation of all topics that have already been posted, click here (HERE).

If you have a topic that you would like us to cover, or a topic you would like to guest post on, let us know in the comments below! Thank you!


Making Extra Cash & Losing Weight!

Many of you may have heard me mentioning my online fitness family before. However, I haven’t gone into much detail. So, here goes. In October of 2014 I decided I wanted to lose weight. I tried Advocare, became addicted to Spark. Spark is like this awesome energy drink that is filled with vitamins and three million times better than coffee or soda. Because of Spark, I was able to give up my obsession with soda and switched to one Spark a day and water for the rest of the day. I know I probably could have done it without Spark, but I love it so much.

Anyway, this is not meant to be an add for Spark, this is a story. So, I tried to lose weight utilizing Advocare‘s tools (24 Day Challenge). While there were definitely some parts I liked, there were others that I wasn’t so fond of. The supplements made me feel groggy and gross most days. I think it was the mix of them and my blood pressure medications (which were super high-dosage at that point). Long-story-short, I stopped using Advocare products except Spark, which I still purchase regularly and use daily, and gained back all the weight I had lost with them by eating unhealthily and not exercising.

Then in January I decided to get serious about weight loss again. I went on – which I LOVE as it helps me to count calories and meet my goals. I started counting calories and visiting the forums. I was getting sort of discouraged when an awesome lady reached out to me and asked if I could use some help. I definitely could. At that point my weight was super high and my blood pressure was through the roof without my medication. You can read more of my story here (HERE)

So, she introduced me to the group TD Nation (information here) and asked if I wanted to join her Facebook fitness family. I was skeptical, but joined. Thank goodness for that. Joining the Facebook fitness family has changed my life. Over the course of the past 11 months I have lost over 40 pounds (would have been more if not for summer camp), gained a ton of friends and motivation, learned about myself as a person, and began making extra cash on the side.

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Soon after joining as a member, I became a coach for Beachbody (which is how I went about making extra cash during my time there). I know a lot of people who believe whole-heartedly that Beachbody is a scam. And I’m sad to say that there are a ton of coaches out there who are in it only for the money and don’t spend any time getting to know people and making a difference in other peoples’ lives. The thing with being a coach is this: you have to spend time helping people to earn money. The number one goal has to be to change peoples’ lives and it works as long as you focus on that. When your priorities are in order, making extra cash is easy.

And as for whether Beachbody is a scam: I would say that my paychecks don’t lie. I haven’t earned a ton from Beachbody and it’s obviously nothing that will make me a millionaire, but it certainly helps to pay my bills and put extra money toward paying off my student debt. Can you say no to a few hundred extra bucks each month? Of course not, making extra cash is always good!

What does Beachbody coaching entail? Well, you are selling awesome and famous workouts like P90X, Les Mills, and Body Beast – which get real results. You are also selling the most amazing product ever: Shakeology – the healthiest meal of the day. It’s a shake that improves your health, your skin, helps you lose weight, gives you tons of energy, improves digestion, tastes awesome, and is just overall amazing. But you aren’t only selling products: you are helping others to reach their lifelong goals including losing weight, getting fit, and making extra cash.

Do I have to be in awesome shape to be a Beachbody coach? Of course not! You just have to have the desire to be better than you were yesterday – to live a life more according to your dreams and the motivation to reach for your dreams. You don’t need an awesome success story, but you need to be in the process of making one. I certainly have not reached my goals yet (I’m far from it), but I’m consistently trying to be better and that’s what has helped me to become a great coach. You can do it – why not try as long as  you have the goals? Doesn’t making extra cash on the side sound great?

I know you’re wondering about cost now. Don’t worry – it costs hardly anything. The cost to be a Beachbody coach is only $39.95… And it’s FREE if you purchase a challenge pack when you start. Why not start a free business and get P90x and a month’s supply of Shakeolgoy all at once? There is also a $15.95 charge to maintain the three websites on the Beachbody site, but the money for these is made up every month as long as you sell only 1 product. It’s really a great deal when you think about it. Especially since you make back the initial investment so quickly. I promise that it is worth the cost, but if you decide to cancel at any point just let TBB know and they’ll stop all charges without a problem.

How to Make it Happen

Alright, so if you are interested in joining my Facebook fitness family and making extra cash while losing weight, here’s how to make it happen.

  1. Visit my Team Beachbody Website here:
  2. Click the “Coach” button in the center of the screen.
  3. Look at information regarding coaching and click the “Become a Coach” button in the center of the screen
  4. Tell Beachbody which country you live in (there are potential options for those living outside the U.S. and Canada listed as well.
  5. Fill out the personal information form needed to become a Beachbody coach.
    1. Ensure that the referral name listed is Cassie J.
    2. If not, insert referral username: livelifenow91 or number: 609550
    3. By using me as a referral, I become your coach. This means I can help you along your journey and make sure that you are getting the most out of your experience!
  6. Choose your products if you decide to waive the coach fee
  7. Become a Beachbody coach!

It’s that simple! Once you have signed up, I will email you and we’ll begin your free trainings! I’ll get you added to our awesome Facebook fitness family and you can begin growing your relationships with some amazing people. Sign up and starting making extra cash today at: or by clicking HERE!

If you would like more information before signing up, just comment below or send me a message at


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9 Replies to “Making extra cash AND losing weight – MMO Series”

    1. Thank you, Tori! I’m so glad that you’re enjoying it and that you want to continue reading! Posts for the series will be made every other day – so keep an eye out! You can also sign up for our email newsletter which goes out once a week to update you on posts. The ebook idea is definitely a possibility I hadn’t thought of – but I may consider it now! Thank you 🙂 I’ll be looking into it, so if you have any more tips or ideas, let me know.

  1. This is interesting. Thanks for sharing. As for losing weight I am starting a fitness section on my blog with tips that are tried and tested to make you drop the pounds. I’m living proof!

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