Personal Trainer: If you are passionate about wellness, physical fitness, and enjoy working out, a side gig as a personal trainer might be for you! You could run a personal training business part-time either in person or online. Personal trainers make a wide range of salaries between $15 to $100 an hour. Depending on situation and location, the average falls between roughly $30 to $50 an hour. Working around 15 hours per week, you could make an extra $2,000 in a month, maybe much more. You can train clients in person or online only, depending on client preference.
Who Does This? This gig fits for people who enjoy working out and living a healthy lifestyle and can commit a few hours a day, mornings or evenings to train others. Many people work out either before or after work, so this is likely when you’ll get the most clients. The opportunity to accumulate clients may be better in larger cities.
How to start: Tips include; getting certified as a personal trainer, asking for referrals, sending weekly emails and offering free trials. Get the word out by using social media to post photos and videos, demonstrating how to properly execute exercises. You can create workout templates for various client types to save time and standardize your approach.
How Much Work? This depends on how much time you have. If you have a full-time job, you could spend 15-20 hours a week or more on training as a side hustle. In addition, time could be spent planning workouts for clients and creating content social media accounts to advertise. Corresponding with clients online or in person for planning and scheduling may take a few hours per week.
The Numbers: The upfront cost to start this income hobby could cost as little as $2,000. This covers a personal training certification and a new laptop. The money you can make varies depending on how much you charge, how many clients, private or group classes, etc. The average personal trainer might charge $30/hour. If you spend 15 hours per week training 10 clients, you could make over $400 per week or nearly $2,000 per month. These rates can go even higher in large cities or as your experience grows. Your monthly expenses might include gas and internet, totaling around $250 per month.
Is It Worth It? It could be a great way to make extra money. You can still work a day job, but on weekends and evenings, you can get paid to share your passion for wellness and fitness with other people. So just like that you can turn your lifelong hobby into a fulfilling side business and a pretty nice chunk of change.