In today’s digital world, figuring out how to make money online as a personal trainer is becoming a necessity if you plan on staying for the long run.
Not only that, but if you’re a trainer that’s relying on just your clients to make money, then you could be setting yourself up for failure long term.
In order to find success in the fitness industry as a personal trainer, you need to learn how to think outside the box.
One way to do that is by getting paid for things you recommend to people which can benefit their health.
So how can one do that you may be asking yourself right?
With the help of the internet, there are many ways to monetize the advice you give people on a daily basis.
And below I plan on showing you the best way you can turn your personal training business into more than just about training clients.
But into something that can increase your earnings in the fitness industry.
Become An Affiliate Marketer
As a personal trainer, we know that training provides you with direct revenue for your service.
But in order to find long term success within the fitness industry, understanding how to generate passive income will be crucial.
A big reason for this is, how many years do you expect to be training your clients for?
Also, the more clients you have to train, the less time you will have to enjoy the good things in life like friends and family.
So what is affiliate marketing, and how can it help you generate passive income?
Let’s think about it. You probably have clients asking you everyday about what type of equipment or supplements they should use for their daily routines.
And more than likely you don’t receive a dime for these recommendations.
Well as an affiliate marketer, instead of wasting such opportunities, you can turn them into solid revenue for your business.
The best part, this type of revenue can be generated even while you SLEEP!
Instead Of Servicing One Client, Service Thousands
One of the most difficult things as a personal trainer is trying to manage their work-life balance.
Yes more clients can mean more money, but it will also mean less time for you to enjoy life. So it’s important to figure out that balance which is key to your overall health.
With affiliate marketing, instead of having to spend energy servicing one client, you can help multiple clients with less effort.
By recommending them to products or services they’re looking for, and receiving a commission for doing so.
Keep in mind that to become an affiliate, you need to join an affiliate program.
This will give you the capabilities to put links around your site, and potentially receive commissions if someone happens to make a purchase from your website.
Make Money When You’re Not Training Clients
Let’s be real, the only time you make money with your clients is when you are training them.
Therefore, if your clients cancel, then there’s no money to be made. This type of uncertainty can make projecting your monthly income a bit difficult.
You need to get to a point where even if you have no clients for the day, you’re still able to generate income to pay the bills.
And the great thing about the online world is that there are over 3 billion users looking for things to buy.
So regardless if you’re online or not, there are more than enough users to help increase your earnings on a monthly basis.
As long as you’re able to help solve whatever issue they may be having regarding their online search, the reward for you will be a nice commission.
Why It’s Important To Generate Passive Income
I mentioned in the previous paragraph that as a trainer, the only way you get paid is if you’re actual training a client.
Well the goal long term should be to rely less on active income, and find a way to generate more passive income.
Because as we get older in life, there is less energy to be given. Therefore you should be looking to work less, but still make more in terms of earnings.
And the only way to do that is by creating passive income.
As you can see, affiliate marketing can help create this passive income because the online world tends to never sleep.
There is always someone online looking for something to help solve their problem.
Whether it be a product or a service. So why not be the person that is the solution to their problem.
How Do I Know That Affiliate Marketing Can Work For You?
Because it has for me. I used to be an independent personal trainer for about a year and quickly figured out that it wasn’t sustainable.
Having to rely on clients for my income created an uncertainty each month that I wanted no part of.
This forced me to search for ways in which I could create that passive income I was looking for, while still training clients.
Although in the beginning I wasn’t able to make money right away, due in part to the lack of knowledge I had when it came to understanding affiliate marketing.
But once I received more education and training, I was able learn how to take full advantage of what the online world had to offer.
I learned that if I was able to help people not only in the offline world, but also the online world, I could generate a very nice income.
Also, with more and more people using the internet everyday, there is no limit to the income potential one could make as an affiliate marketer.
Interested In Learning More About Affiliate Marketing?
Although affiliate marketing may sound as simple as recommending someone to a product and receiving a commission if they buy it.
It’s important to understand that there is a lot more to it.Being a successful affiliate marketer requires having the right tools, education, and training.
You will need to learn things like, how to choose a niche, build a website, attract visitors to your website, and then getting these visitors to buy from your website.
Which is why it will be important to get both the education and training which I've received to help me find success as an affiliate marketer.