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The Importance Of Passive Income For Personal Trainers

When I made the decision to become a personal trainer, my goal was to get away from the 9 to 5 office gig, and move towards doing something I loved to do, which was exercising. 

So my plan going into becoming a trainer was I could help people improve their lifestyle, and get paid doing it.

But what I learned very quickly was that being a personal trainer wasn’t something I could sustain long term.

The number one reason was due to the fact that the only way I get paid is if I’m training. So if someone decided to cancel or I got sick, that was money I was losing out on.

Not only that, but if I wanted to increase my income, I either had to train more people, thus work more hours, or I had to increase my hourly rates.

And with personal training already expensive as it is, not many people can afford to hire a personal trainer.

Therefore I had to find a way to create income for myself regardless if I was training a client or not. This is what brought on the motivation to search for passive income.

What Is Passive Income?

To give you a better idea of what passive income is, think of it as a source of revenue that doesn’t require any active involvement from yourself.

Unlike a job where you are trading in your time for a paycheck. Passive income is something where the least amount of time is required from you to generate revenue.

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How Much Does It Cost To Become A Personal Trainer

Personal training is a very unregulated industry. To become a personal trainer, all you need is some exercise space and a client, and you’re good to go.

But as easy as it may sound, starting a personal training career can be a bit more complicated.

Getting a certification is a requirement for some gym establishments.

For me, I chose to go with NASM which was recommended to me by two of my friends who happened to also be trainers.

When researching the NASM program, I decided to go with at the time, their 3rd highest package at about $1100.

This included things like a live workshop exam retest, and all the other necessary study materials.

They offered a payment plan which made it easy for me to afford it. So as you can see, the cost of becoming a trainer will depend on if you decide to get certified or not.

Now there are many different places and programs in which you can go about your certification.

But do keep in mind that if you plan on working at a gym, they do require you to be certified at an accredited program.

I plan on providing you with a list of these programs shortly. But first let’s talk about getting certified.

Getting Certified

There are a few factors that can decide how much you will spend to become a personal trainer.

One of those factors is the decision to be an employee at a gym or go independent.

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Best Personal Trainer Certification – 5 Things You Need To Know

When I eventually made the decision to become a personal trainer, like many of you, the first thought that came to mind was “what’s the best personal trainer certification?”

With so many certs being advertised these days, it can be tough making a decision.

Also, the fact that personal training is unregulated, there’s no way to find out which certification will give you the most bang for your buck.

All you know is that many gyms require that you have one if you plan on working in their gym.

And if you choose to go the independent route like I did, many insurance companies won’t provide you with the necessary coverage.

But before you take any type of action, you first have to ask yourself, “is getting a certification really worth the money?”

As someone who was a former personal trainer, I would answer that question with a it depends.

The reason I say it depends is because, it really does depend on what you’re trying to make of you personal training career.

Which is why I plan on going over 5 things you need to know before you pay for any certification program.

Thing #1- Your Clients Don’t Care What Kind Of Cert You Have

I’ve worked with quite of few people when it came to helping them get into shape.

And there’s not too many times where I could remember any of them asking if I was certified or not.

The trust usually came with them asking me questions and me being able to answer them in a knowledgeable manner.

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Blogs That Make Money Have These 7 Key Characteristics

When people first started blogging, it was all about sharing your thoughts. Almost like a diary except it was open for the public to read.

But in today's online environment, people are now blogging as a way to make money.

Whether it be a big corporation or a single individual, blogging has become a method used to help drive sales.

Yet there are still millions of online bloggers still going about it the wrong way.

So my goal with this article is to share with you the characteristics of a blog that is making money online.

Some of these characteristics can be seen with the naked eye, and others not so much.

But regardless if you can see them or not, it will be difficult to make money with any blog without these 7 key characteristics.

So let’s start off with the first characteristic.

An Idea Of Who They’re Targeting

It’s very normal to want to reach anybody and everybody when you first start blogging on your site. I mean why wouldn’t you.

The more people you can reach, the more money you will make.

As much sense as that makes in theory, it’s not always the case when it comes to the online world.

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How To Make Money Exercising

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could make money doing something you love to do?

How about doing something that not only is good for your health, but gives you a lot of confidence when looking in mirror.

If you haven’t figured it out already, i’m talking about exercising. But how do you make money exercising?

That’s a good question. Although there are a number of ways to make money exercising, I plan on going over one of the best ways to do it in today’s social environment.

Something that has worked for me and many others that use this method. But before I do that, let me give you a brief history on my background.

What Drives My Passion

I’ve always been the type of person that was into fitness, but the thought of making money from it never really crossed my mind.

It wasn’t until I got tired of working a 9-5 office job where I decided to make a change in my career.

So before leaving my office job back in 2015, I was trying to figure out a way to make money doing something I was really passionate about.

It wasn’t until I heard commercials over the radio about becoming a personal trainer where I finally decided now was the time.

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7 Fitness Blog Ideas – To Grow Your Audience Quicker

Are you looking for some fitness blog ideas to help grow your audience?

Well if you’re looking for a way to spread your message as a fitness professional, there’s no better way to do it than with a blog.

With so many people using the internet everyday, you can impact the lives of more people with less effort.

But before you get started writing, it’s important to narrow your focus, and think about which audience you’re looking to target.

Because what you may not realize is, google favors sites that tend to be more specific in regards the message their spreading within their blog.

And this is especially true if your blog is new to the online world.So the more targeted your message is, the quicker you can build up your audience. 

So below I plan on sharing with you some blog ideas that will help get your blog started on the right foot.

And as a special bonus, I plan showing you how make money with your blog if that’s something you’re interested in doing.

Google Trends

As you may already know, the fitness industry is very large and covers a vast amount of topics.

Maybe you have a specific topic in mind already, but are not sure if it is something many people are interested in.

Well for those that aren’t aware, google has a free tool that allows you to check and see how popular a certain topic is within their searches.

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How To Sell Online Personal Training – Focus On These 7 Things

Is it really possible for a personal trainer to help someone get into shape without being there physically?

This is a concern many people have when it comes to online personal training. And as a trainer, it’s your job to sell to people that you can be the answer to their problems.

Like with anything in life, there are some things that work for some, but don’t work for others.

So figuring out how to sell online personal training to those that are determined to make it work for them should be your top priority.

But before they ever give you that chance, you have to show them you’re capable to getting them the results they’re looking for.

So below I have some things you should focus on to help grow your online personal training business.

Also, if you plan on this being your main source of income, then you want to make sure you have all the right tools to get the job done.

Why People Choose Online Personal Training

There are many reason why someone would prefer to work with a personal trainer online rather than in person. Some reasons may include:

  • Affordability
  • Convenience
  •  Trust

If you’re not aware of it by now, but 1 on 1 personal training can be very expensive. This is why many are choosing to join group fitness classes.

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How To Make Money Selling Amazon Products Online

Learning how to make money selling amazon products is not as hard as you think. I’m sure you’re biggest concerns are things like:

  • How to get access to the products?
  • Where would you store the products?
  • How would handle shipping each product?
  • How would you handle questions or returns for the products?

You see, these are questions you would ask if you had physical access to each product.

But what if I told you there was a way to sell amazon products without having to actually carry any of the products?

Would that be something that peaked your interest?

Well if you’ve ever heard of affiliate marketing, then you would know that selling products you don’t own is more than possible.

In this article, I will go over how you can start your own business selling amazon products online.

Why Sell Amazon Products?

Well let’s be honest, Amazon pretty much sells everything.

They started off as a place to buy books. But now they are the place to get almost whatever you need from whichever category that’s out there.

Not only that, but they have that trust factor.

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How To Make Money In The Fitness Industry – My Top 8 List

Learning how to make money in the fitness industry can be very lucrative if done right.

Whether your passion for fitness is something you do as a hobby or professionally, you can make money with it. But in order for you to find long term success with it, you have to learn how to be creative.

Also, if you’re able to focus your energy on helping people rather than selling to them, you will find that more people are willing to seek you out for help.

So regardless if you are a seasoned vet in the industry looking for ways to increase your income, or someone just starting out, below I plan on providing you with 8 ways to make money in this game.

Become a Personal Trainer

Personal training is where most people start who are looking to get into the fitness industry. With me being a prime example.

Like most trainers, the passion for helping people live healthier lives is a huge motivation for getting started.

Not only that, but for me, working in an office being stuck in a cubicle all day only increased my motivation.

So if you’re serious about becoming a personal trainer, then the first thing you’ll need to do is get certified.

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