I have been a trainer for 2 years now in August. I started off working for LA Fitness in Michigan where i live and the pay was horrible for having a bachelors degree first of all. I had great clientele, but left in search of another job with a different gym because the amount i was making was not enough to take care of my son. Now i am at Anytime Fitness where i absolutely hate where i train. I need to setup my own LLC but do not know how to even start that. Help on why Michigan is so bad with personal trainers making a living for themselves and just starting out?
go to your local county website and set up your LLC. it probably cost you $50 to $100.
Get a website, business card and start to join a marketing group, talk abut what you do and why you are doing what you do. Give each training session your 100% and be excited about what you do. Find your speciality and stick with it. Teach a class at a local parks and rec, provide mini seminars, even if it is for free and market yourself this way.