Have you ever considered the business of fitness? It’s a win-win for everyone involved. You get to pursue your passion and make some money while doing it. But how can you go about doing this, exactly?
In this post, we’ll talk about how to start a home-based or freelance fitness business, where we will cover topics like choosing and growing your niche market as well as how to promote yourself and find customers in order to stay profitable. Additionally, we’ll give you tips on what types of businesses are best suited for beginners just getting started with their fitness journey as well as strategies for making personal training a lucrative part-time endeavor.
But before we get into that, let’s drop some knowledge on how you can make money with your body.
Know Your Niche Market
So many fitness trainers are just trying to be everything to everyone at the expense of their own knowledge and progress. However, if you truly want to become successful, you need to know who you’re training and why they’re training in the first place. This is why it’s important to choose a niche market for your business and stay focused on it instead of trying to be everything to everyone. If you try to go after too many people, you will end up with no one in particular.
Home-Based or Freelance Business
Once you choose your niche market, the next step is to decide what type of business you’ll run. Do you want to start a home-based business in order to keep costs down and work around your schedule? Or would you rather pursue freelance training jobs that allow you to set your own rates and schedule?
Regardless of which kind of business you choose, if it’s a home-based one, then there are certain things you’ll need to be aware of going into it. For example, you’ll have to consider how much space is available in your home for working out as well as parking for clients. You’ll also need to make sure you have a clean, professional-looking space available for clients to use.
However, if you go the freelance route, you can set your own rates and hours, which is a great way to make money with your body while still maintaining flexibility when it comes to scheduling. A lot of people really struggle with this part of their business because they want to succeed so badly that they often price themselves out of the market or give away too much personal time in order to get the job done. Your goal should be to find a healthy balance between price and time so that both yourself and your customers benefit from your services.
Start small and work your way up. It’s better to make $20 an hour training one person a day than it is to try and rush the process and attempt to get ten people in a day. It will definitely save you time, stress, and money if you’re careful about how you price your services at the start.
There are also other things you need to keep in mind when setting your rates. Some trainers raise their prices as they get more experienced, but many people don’t realize that they can actually charge less as they gain experience because they’re so much more valuable than when they were just starting out.