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Make money as a personal fitness trainer in 7 simple steps


Do you like working out and being fit? Do you want to share your enthusiasm for fitness with others and get paid? Then a personal training business might be for you.

Note: In order to earn the trust of prospective clients, you’ll need to bag some personal training certifications. Luckily, you can do that by enrolling in any of the Origym personal training course packages.

Lots of personal trainers are getting paid out there to help people reach their fitness goals through sessions of fitness routines and sales of fitness materials.

If you, too, will like to be like them, then you’ve come to the right place.

Become a brand influencer or ambassador

Nowadays, more and more brands trust the idea of influencer marketing. They know that people are more likely to patronize their products if they're recommended by influencers or people with a good reputation in their industry.

If you have a personal fitness blog or a social media account, this can be a great way to monetize your business. Just grow your following or audience to an enviable level and then approach small businesses to propose a deal to them.

Become an affiliate marketer

Similar to influencers, affiliate marketers are people who get paid a commission for bringing sales to brands.

How it works is that you promote the products of a brand on your platform (site or social channel) and then hope that your platform users click on a link to buy or check out one of the products of that brand. Once they do, the brand pays you a certain commission in return.

Write an eBook

You can make money as a personal fitness trainer by creating eBooks that offer a unique perspective on a subject in the fitness industry.

From time to time, people are constantly looking for materials to help them reach their fitness goals. When they see a personal trainer offering one such helpful materials, and they're sure the material is worth the money, they have no problem shelling out their hard-earned money to procure it.

You just need to make sure you aren’t regurgitating old, cliché, and generic ideas in your books. The fresher and insightful the ideas you provide in your books are, the better your chances of getting people t buy them.

Once created, you can sell these books on Amazon or other eBook marketplaces or directly on your site.

Create a fitness blog and Monetize It

Still on the subject of writing, you can make money as a personal trainer by writing blogs from time to time and monetizing it.

The world of personal fitness is a very broad one, with a plethora of ideas to write about and a wealth of knowledge to share.

If you’re truly vast and knowledgeable about the industry, you shouldn’t have a problem writing blogs consistently to engage fitness geeks.

Create and sell Pre-Made Workout Programs

Naturally, when people need assistance or guide with their fitness goals, they visit gyms or enroll with personal training websites online, where they get one-on-one or group attention.

Now, the issue with this idea is that trainees have to tailor their schedules to fit the time slated for their routines every time. Otherwise, they’ll miss training.

Unfortunately, this doesn’t work for everyone. There are those who don’t have the time, location, or resources needed to access personal training guides this way.

Luckily for these people, they have the option of purchasing pre-made workout programs.

With programs such as these, clients can train or keep up with their fitness goals on their own terms.

Bear in mind, though, that while some clients may want generic workout content like “weight loss for women," programs that address specific needs and goals, like “how moms can get their body back after a baby," are often the bestseller.

Create a website that accepts clients' membership

Another way is to create a business website that has membership access. Once your site is up and running, you can charge people on a monthly basis for providing them with a variety of fitness materials such as fitness tips, workouts, resources, contests, and tools.

If executed well, and if the content on your site is engaging enough, you can trust that more and more people will enroll with you.

Emphasis on “if the content on your site is good enough!”

To make sure this is the case, you can check out how those that have been in the business for long are doing theirs.

Accept other personal trainers on your platform

Perhaps you have some personal fitness equipment and tools that other trainers don't have; you can scale your business by inviting these other trainers to work underneath you.

This type of relationship is very common with trainers that work in gyms and trainers that work at home.

You can bring on these trainers and negotiate a portion of their training fees in exchange for your support with their business.

By and large, you offer them the tools they need to engage their audience better. And, in return, you get a cut of the pie.


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