When you are ready to start a fitness business online, there is great news: It’s not that difficult!
The most time consuming part of starting an online business is not the technical part, but rather the content creation.
With the advanced technology we have today, all of your resources are very user friendly. However you will have to be able to perform a few simple functions:
- Copy and Pasting
- Dragging and Dropping
It really is that simple!
So lets not overcomplicate things and get started today!
Here are the 5 Simple Steps To Start A Fitness Business Online
1st Step to Start A Fitness Business Online==>> Buy A Domain!
When I started this process, I didn’t know what name I wanted: should it be my business name, my name, or something catchy with a theme? Well, I can tell you this, I have two fitness sites:
- 1 For My Offline Business – My own personal training business site
- 1 For My Online Business – This is my online blog where I promote fitness, and discuss my opinion about my niche in personal training, nutrition, and at home workouts. This gives my fitness business a greater reach and I do make commissions on the products I promote.
What Name Should I Choose?
Personally, I didn’t want my name to be all over the internet. Some experts will tell you to use your name, but it is totally up to you. I started with my name and then changed it something fitness related.
Want a reason not to use your name?! If you ever want to retire and have built up a good following, you can sell your website and your traffic on Flippa.com. If it is yourname.com, it will be more difficult to do!
Also, get a .com if you can! Acatchyname.com that is easy to remember will be easy for people to come back to your site.
Examples of catchy name authority sites:
Examples of Fitness Blogs:
Its your choice! Either way head on over to NameCheap and pick up your domain! If you are getting started you may be able to catch one on sale for a buck, but usually they run about $10 a year.
2nd Step To Starting A Fitness Business Online===>> Get Hosting
If you are new to this, I suggest heading over to Wealthy Affiliate and sign up for their Free Starter Membership.
Watch The Getting Started Video Course
Put those actions in to setting up your business
They review choosing a domain all the way up to getting the site published. All for free!
If you like the videos, the coaching, and the forum….stick with them and use Wealthy Affiliate for your host. It’s easy and they will walk you through it.
Now if you want to host it yourself after watching the starter videos, pick a hosting website.
I use Host Gator and probably always will. I love their customer service and their site is very easy to navigate once you get your feet wet.
A Cool Bonus: I use Host Gator’s Baby plan and get unlimited sites. If you use Wealthy Affiliate you can have up to 25! More than a enough for my fitness business, and I can run my website and blog for one price! How cool is that!!
Remember, your first time is like joining a new gym. It may take a few minutes to find the equipment your want, but soon you will be navigating through like you own the place!
3rd Step n Starting A Fitness Business Online======>
I love this course because when I started I was all over the place with my blog and lacked direction. Wealthy Affiliate is now my go to place for questions and answers. I watch their videos on my IPad when I am getting my cardio in on the treadmill. They are simple, fast, and easy to understand.
That way when I have my downtime during the day to work on my blog, I know what to do!
4th Step To Starting A Fitness Business Online ======> Active Word Press through Your Host and Pick a Theme
Word Press is the king platform for small blogs or business websites. To set up your own domain through Word Press, you need activate through your host. Once you are set up with your host and domain, go to the Wealthy Affiliate Getting Started Video and they will walk you through it.
Pick A Theme!
There are hundreds of themes to choose from, just pick one you like! Here is my golden nugget of advice:
Don’t get caught up in the theme, get caught up in creating content!
I wasted time making a pretty site in the beginning, but overall you will be better off with a simple site. I learned that from Wealthy Affiliate and wish I would have found them in the beginning.
5 th Step In Starting A Fitness Business Online ======> Publish your site
It really is that easy! Once you get your domain and pick your hosting, the rest is pretty simple. A lot of your site creation will be trial and error, but again, its just dragging and dropping!
I will tell you what you tell your Clients: You Can Do It!
Here are the 5 Simple Steps To Start a Fitness Business Online
- Pick A Domain
- Pick your Hosting
- Refer to Wealthy Affiliate’s Getting Started Videos
- Active Word Press through your Host and Pick a Theme
- Publish Your Blog
Good luck and please leave me questions or comments below about the 5 Simple Steps To Start A Fitness Business Online.