Say you have no following on Facebook - I had a following whilst I was a celebrity to a nightclub, but why would anyone follow me now? I`d be up against the same problems, and still having to part with yet more money. Namely, I`m not second boyfriend material, and neither do I train beginners. Added to this, and I`ve tested Facebook, there is no interest whatsoever in world records. Following there, zero! The only way that I can make money from personal training is by way having first put myself on a highly successful lecturing tour totally changing the way that society thinks in my area. We experience in one percent of total experience, and prefer to conform than to experience the rest. I`am putting up a behind the head bar bending world record tomorrow, hopefully tomorrow. It can then be viewed on Youtube.
Originally Posted by Jharries5
Ten weeks ago I was, with absolute total dedication, able to bend this bar one time in four hours. I had around fifty attempts, allowing for full recovery in between. I`m now with a stiffer bar and am bending it 100 times in 28 mins. I absolutely would not have possessed the potential to have managed this rate of progress at any significantly younger age. I`m currently second in the world for one hour volume punching, and first for weighted punching, among many others, and all in my late fifties and early sixties. It would take most people this long! I have n`t even got a following here. The reason why I`m so exceptional is actually rather obvious.
Last edited by celebritydiscodave; 10-08-2016 at 12:32 PM.
All I am saying is, Facebook is a very good Marketing tool where you can build a following with the right marketing. This paired with a site which collects emails is a great tool to build lists that you can market products at.
It may be that you are targeting the wrong people or offering the wrong product for your target audience, or that your target audience is too niche, and very costly to get in front of.
Just a few things to think about.
People will take advice from trainers that present themselves to the client in the way the client wants to be presented to if that makes sense. For e.g: A track star athlete won't take advice from a really fat guy who's never competed.
However, a track star would take advice from a well presented, qualified individual who looks professional and when given the chance to speak with him can offer great advice from a solid knowledge base.
I would also like to add that It will cost money to get in front of people nowadays.
Yes, it is the wrong product, but it is the product which I have. My website with yell.com does n`t target a particular social group as every social group is equally targeted. Two responses in two years, both about genital size, not training. but hundreds of visits. I offer free personal training here, and not just for the first session. Photos, even a video are useful, but as I have n`t trained anyone yet I obviously only have them for my world record attempts. Others would be even worse off for such material. Girls do n`t normally do "time and place" with guys older than their own father, not for extended periods anyway, they have been programmed not to. Most of the potential clients are young women. The young men are drawn in by the females. Young women feel safer around young men, meanwhile, the vast majority of their problems exist inside of their own peer group.
Yes, men, many of them, have been programmed to believe that larger muscles are better than smaller ones, so an over weight trainer would be their ideal. Never mind the reduced life span as consequence to the additional load on his heart, no matter that he is too heavy for his joints, that he lacks endurance, and that most girls find him a total turn off, for this is the way they have been programmed to think. An efficient machine is both light and strong, and it consumes a balanced diet.
Last edited by celebritydiscodave; 10-08-2016 at 05:00 PM.
What if you targeted women of the age of say 50? offering weightless advice through a giveaway PDF to build confidence and trust? You can then market online sessions for them or monthly plans over the internet. Just a thought. The PDF Giveaway is an easy way to build confidence and trust through showcasing your expertise without meeting face to face. Alternatively you can offer a free 15 minute fitness consultation over the phone or video-call to showcase your knowledge. Just food for thought.
Hi Phil, I too am based in Cardiff. Would be good to connect some day. If you are ever looking for help with marketing online, give me a shout and we'll meet to have a chat.
Yes, but you`d have to want to do that first.
Yes, I try to do a weekly blog with workouts and nutrition tips.
Last edited by bondipersonaltrainer; 11-05-2016 at 07:48 AM.
Any impact in a marketplace as saturated as Facebook or the web in general is tricky. If you can find a way to make it easier for people to book with you then that is always a good pull. If you can find a website partner that will take online bookings and payments and allow them to specify what sort of class they are attending in advance then perhaps word will travel. The simple truth is that you have to give them something first for them to even be approaching your website with interest. 90% of the traffic that a website like Yell.com records is just robots scouring the pages for other sites.
I figured it was quite hard, I`m gaining physical world records now but have still successfully managed to train nobody, not even one single time. This despite websites and paid advertizing. For the past year I`ve offered to train for free but even then there is no interest whatsoever. All my training protocols are novel, nothing borrowed, and it`s almost routinely gaining me serious physical world records, and through my sixties. The only real interest is with the under sixteens, they are fast becoming my fan base, but under sixteens do n`t typically have personal trainers. I almost began to train somebody, a young women, about ten years ago now, she bottled out, likely down to the disparity of years. I think it has more to say for relationships than for training.
Originally Posted by GTMEApp
Last edited by celebritydiscodave; 04-14-2017 at 08:03 PM.
So if you are setting world records then perhaps direct one-one training is not the best option. What about online video that the teens can tune into for free and just advertise around the edges. If the difficulty is face-to-face then can it be taken out of the equation?