I would start with a really great client management software. I like www .fitify.me make sure you use one that will let you post your schedule so you can run your classes in multiple locations. Also having the ability to collect multiple forms of payment will help branding you into a legitimate business. Volunteer your services to help raise money for a cause you support, offer to teach a class for $5 a person and have the charity collect the money. This will get the word out about your skills. Make sure you can organize and contact all those people that took your classes in the past. They you can do things like a message blast out to all your clients saying something like ‘you’re running a class in the park today’. I like Fitify cause they are really good to the little guy, they don’t cost much but they really bring legitimacy to any one person business like a personal trainer or zumba instructor.
I have been looking for some information on CTTP and cannot find anything…. can you tell us about them?
I think that makes it easier to answer. Your place of training and certification in any field is a good first stop… sometimes they have career counseling, or a job board. What I have seen in Pilates is that studios seem often to have an association with a particular training organization, and to hire people with that training. e.g. I sometimes go to a fabulous studio, and they are all PMI trained. Of course that could be different in different markets, but it is helpful to look at your local places and see what sort of training their teachers have, and the studios that hire people with what you have.
And really networking, talking to people, putting your name out there, attending local events, classes, and trainings, and getting to know people. I have found in my work that works better than anything else to provide access to opportunity.