485 Online PT Leads in 30 Days

Steven Digital Nomad

I know that getting a stream of consistent leads is something a lot of trainers struggle with … and I KNOW that if you had 485 people who were interested in training with you, that you could get at LEAST 5 or 10 of them as clients … and 5 or 10 online training clients is ALL YOU NEED to generate an extra $1000-$2000 per month in your online personal training business … so let’s do this! 😉

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We go more in-depth into the concepts in today’s article – and you can get my personal help and feedback in the process – in Unchained, my 6 Week Online Business Bootcamp

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Step 1 of generating 485 online PT leads in 30 days is getting a system set up where you can collect those leads.

The way we’re going to do this is by creating a training course of some kind on a focused topic to give away for free.

This is people’s entry point into your world, if you will. It’s your chance to give away some of your best stuff – for FREE – wow your prospects, and start a great on-going relationship with them.

That’s why we want to make it GOOD, and on a topic that people really want.

An easy way to get ideas for this is to do an informal survey … ask your current training clients, your social media followers, etc – what are the BIGGEST problems they are struggling with? … and you create a short, but highly useful, training around that.

You can also just expand on a successful blog post, video, etc that you may have done in the past.

It doesn’t have to be BIG – a 10 minute video or 5 page PDF report is great – but it needs to solve a big problem for folks, and be valuable and genuinely useful.

Once you’ve got this done, then we have to set up a way for people to get their hands on it.

You’ll set up a page where folks can put in their email address, will automatically be added to your email list, and then send your free gift.

And BOOM – your lead generation machine is up and running!

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Now, for STEP 2 –

We are going to focus on driving people in a variety of ways to that page, and getting them to exchange their email address for your free give-away.

There are MANY ways to do this … but I would start with writing articles, doing YouTube videos, and social media.

The idea being, you provide folks with a great article, video, social media post, whatever … and at the end, you say “hey, if you liked this post, you’ll LOVE my free report on xyz – go to www.xyz.com to get it!”

Here’s an actionable plan to get 485 new people on your list in 30 days or less:

1. Post 3 times per day to your Facebook fan page and / or Instagram account. 2 of those posts are useful content, 1 of them is a link where you send folks to check out your free report. You’re able to get 10 people per day to click the links from social media … 5 of those people sign up to get your free course … and you get 5 new people per day on your email list this way.

2. Land one guest post per week on a blog in your niche. You give that blogger a free content piece in exchange for a link back to your squeeze page. This gets you an average of 100 clicks to your squeeze page every time an article is posted, and an average of 50 new subscribers per week.

3. Post one new video to YouTube per week. Each video gets a couple hundreds views, and you have 10 or 15 of the folks who watch it end up going and getting your free training as well.

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So in 30 days, we can easily get:

— Social – 5 subs / day = 150 total
— Guest articles (5) @ 50 subs / each = 250 total
— YouTube – (5) @ 10-15 subs / each = 85 total

TOTAL LIST SIZE AT 45 DAYS = 485

Hope this helps!

Thanks, talk soon –

– Forest

PS – Get my personal help in putting all of this into action, and making it work for YOUR specific situation, here:

=> Unchained – 6 Week Online Business Bootcamp for Fit Pros

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6 Week Online Business Boot Camp

Excited to share with you a project I’ve been working on for the last few months!

It’s officially “live” today – super pumped 🙂

http://bit.ly/2ggK1x5

This is a 6 week online business “bootcamp” where I show you how I’ve built my online kettlebell training biz over the last few years.

It starts at the beginning and outlines my full process … the goal is to help you get up and running, and to get you working with coaching clients, as well as to help you get the foundation built for your online business, in 6 weeks (or less).

Anyway – the official “launch” for the course is this week, and you can get it at a discount for the next couple of days – so thought I would share the link here for anyone who might be interested:

http://bit.ly/2ggK1x5

If you have friends and / or family who you think might be interested, also feel free to share this message.

In fact – please do! 🙂

Have a great day –

– Forest

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Did you miss this?

Our first Unchained Mastermind meeting is a wrap!

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We kicked off with a “signature” FVT Lean and Jacked workout at the gym on Thursday afternoon …

Had several great meals together …

And had a VERY full day on Friday, digging into everyone’s individual businesses, and making fast track plans for success.

Can’t wait to see all the progress these already successful fitness business owners are going to make before our April meeting in Vegas!

Now it’s too bad that you missed the meeting.

And of course, I can’t share what we covered – in respect to the time, energy, and financial investment folks in the group have made it be a part of it … what happens in the Unchained Mastermind, stays in the Unchained Mastermind 😉 –

But I CAN tell you that one thing that came up over and over in our meeting was the concept of FOCUS.

You see – when it comes to goals you’re trying to reach … whether it be taking your business to the next level, or losing 35 pounds, or adding 100 pounds to your deadlift …

FOCUS is truly the key to success.

And many times, it not so much what TO focus on for success … it’s what NOT to … that is TRULY needed to get where you want to go!

I recently came across an article about Warren Buffet that illustrates the concept perfectly.

He put his personal airline pilot through a three step exercise.

He had him write down his top 25 career goals.

Then he asked him to review the list, and circle his top 5.

His pilot did so with some careful consideration … and then said he would get to work on the top 5 goals right away!

Buffet then asked him about the 20 he DIDN’T circle.

His pilot said they would not be a priority, but he would work on them when he had the time.

Buffet went on to explain that the 20 he didn’t circle, were NOT to be worked on … they were his AVOID-AT-ALL-COSTS list!  Because until he achieves the top 5 … all the time and energy and resources he spends on the other 20 … is the ENEMY of him reaching his biggest goals.

Powerful, right?

And very applicable to you.

This applies to all aspects of your life.

So take some time today, and think about what YOUR top business, fitness, and life goals are for 2017.  Pick your most important ones.  And make this the year you FOCUS … and knock those goals out of the park!!

To your success –

– Forest

PS – If you are interested in joining the Unchained Mastermind in 2017, let me know. I am purposely keeping the group SMALL … and there are actually a couple of folks who weren’t able to make it out to Sacramento for our first in-person meeting, and are actually missing from the pic above … but we do currently still have a couple of spots open as we move into 2017.

PPS – If one of your big goals right is starting an online training / coaching business, also be sure to stay tuned. I’ve got a coaching program coming next week on the topic that you’re going to LOVE 🙂

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High-Level Biz Group for Fit Pros – Last Chance to Apply

For the last few weeks, I have been telling you about the high-level business group for fit pros that we are starting up.

If you’ve been thinking about it but haven’t done so yet, this is your last call to submit an application:

=> Apply for the Unchained Mastermind

The Unchained Mastermind is high-level business group for trainers and coaches.

Three times per year, we meet in person for a one and a half day intensive goal setting / group coaching session – AND fun! – 1x in Sacramento, 1x in Vegas, and 1x in NYC.

Once per month, we have a “Roundtable Mastermind” group coaching / hot seat / QnA call – where we follow up on the goals we set, and work through any challenges each member is having.

We have a private Facebook group where we check in once per week and keep the group updated on our goals, get help with challenges, etc.

And each member also gets a once per month private coaching call with me.

The cool thing about this coaching program is that it’s not just about work … it’s about fun, too!

For example – our first live, in-person meeting is scheduled for the beginning of December in Sacramento, CA.

Sacramento is a very cool spot in itself … but we are also a 90 minute drive from Napa, San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, and many other world-famous attractions.

So on Thursday afternoon, we will meet as a group for a workout.  Then we’ll go out to dinner at a new hot local restaurant.  Sacramento is well-known for its farm-to-fork food scene.

Then on Friday, we’ll meet as a group.  We will go from about 8am to 5pm … we have a guest speaker lined up that you’ll love … I will share about what’s working in my businesses … and we’ll finish with “hot seats” and goal setting to give everyone in the group SPECIFIC marching orders for the next 90 days to reach their business goals.

Then we’ll go out to a group dinner on Friday night to wrap up a productive – and fun! – couple of days together.

I am very excited to be starting this group because I know I can help trainers and coaches experience the joy of success in their businesses.  “Success” is defined differently by different people … but having a business that allows you time freedom, location freedom, and plenty of income to meet and exceed your needs is the goal to help you get to with this mastermind.

And I will personally tell you, having been a member of several of these groups over the years … if you want to get to your goals FAST … this is THE way to do it.

There is nothing like the power of a group like this … having the combined knowledge of all the folks in the room … and having to PAY, and knowing you have something invested in success … to get shit done!!!

Check out what a few folks I’ve worked with have to say:

“Forest is a successful personal trainer, business owner and fitness business coach … and he’s helped me double my OFFLINE business last year”

– Jeremy M

“I’ve been online for about 18 months, but was struggling to generate sales on a consistent basis. Forest helped me structure the backend of my funnel at our first meeting in Sacramento.

The very next week I did a 3 day promotion that generated over $1,500 in sales.”

– Kiley L

“Hey Forest – thanks to our goal setting last week, I have already increased my list by 207 subscribers! Thanks for the push man!”

– Laura M

So now is the time.  The group is almost full.

If you’ve been thinking about it but haven’t done so yet, this is your last call to submit an application:

=> Apply for the Unchained Mastermind

Once you do, we will hop on the phone ASAP to chat and make sure it’s a good fit … and get you signed up!!

Thanks –

– Forest Vance
ForestVance.com
FVTBiz.com

PS – I have shared several related content pieces on the FVTBiz blog that are related to goals we’ll be helping you work towards in the group – check them out at the links below if you missed them:

The ULTIMATE “Lifestyle” Fitness Business? => http://www.mediafire.com/file/0bigxxs3wngllyx/117814913437286-001.mp3

5 Reasons You’re Not Making Real Money Online – and What to Do About It => http://iteleseminar.com/90593904

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ATTN Trainers and Coaches :-O


RFE Mastermind Group – Sept 16 meeting in Sacramento, CA

Exciting times!

Have been busy since the beginning of October doing intro / goal setting calls with our new Unchained Mastermind members, setting up their “fast action” plans for the next six weeks …

Our first UM Roundtable Mastermind call is coming up next week with the full group …

And our first live, in-person meeting is scheduled for Dec 1st and 2nd in Sacramento, CA.

I’m writing you today because we have 3 spots left in the group, and I’m wondering – would you like to join us?

The Unchained Mastermind is a group coaching program for fit pros who want to take their fitness business online, and want to make the fastest amount of progress in the least amount of time.

Three times per year, we meet in person for a one and a half day intensive goal setting / group coaching session – AND fun! – 1x in Sacramento, 1x in Vegas, and 1x in NYC.

Once per month, we have a “Roundtable Mastermind” group coaching / hot seat / QnA call – where we follow up on the goals we set, and work through any challenges each member is having.

We have a private Facebook group where we check in once per week and keep the group updated on our goals, get help with challenges, etc.

And each member also gets a once per month private coaching call with me.

YES – this is an intensive program.

But it is also all about RESULTS!

Trying to do it on your own, vs being in a group like this … can be the difference between you getting to your goals in months, or even weeks – instead of years.

I personally attribute much of the success I’ve had in both my brick and mortar gym / training studio businesses, and my online businesses, to being a part of mastermind groups like this over the years.

So if you are SERIOUS about getting your business online, submit your application at the link below:

=> Unchained Mastermind Application

And I look forward to hearing from you!

– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp
Owner, FVT Publishing
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

PS – Check out what Kiley has to say about how being in the Mastermind has helped him:

“Forest Vance’s mastermind group has already been a game changer to my business.

I’ve been online for about 18 months, but was struggling to generate sales on a consistent basis. Forest helped me structure the backend of my funnel at our first meeting in Sacramento.

The very next week I did a 3 day promotion that generated over $1,500 in sales.

Plan and simple, these marketing techniques WORK. If you want to take your online fitness business to the next level, I highly suggest you join one of Forest’s masterminds.”

– Kiley Lynch

=> Apply Now for the Unchained Mastermind (4 spots left)

PPS – Once you submit your application, I will personally review it to make sure we can help – based on where you’re at and what your business goals are for the next 12 months.

I’ll get back to you within 24 hours to set up a quick phone chat to make sure it’s a good fit.

And we’ll hit the ground running!

So if you are going back and forth on if you should apply … do it!!  :-O  You have nothing to lose, and I’d love to hear from you.

=> Apply Now for the Unchained Mastermind

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Facebook is Dead (do this instead)

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Are you trying to post to social media to spread the word about your info product, membership site, or online training program … but it’s not really working the way you would like it to?

Are you trying to reach out to potential affiliates or JV partners … but are not getting the response you’d like?

Have you tried running Facebook ads … but they haven’t worked as well as you thought they would?

I’m here to tell you to STOP!

Because what you’re doing isn’t getting you anywhere.

Posting to social media is FINE … but you need to have a strategy behind it, and at the end of the day, if you are trying to run a business … it needs to be making you money.

If you can track what you’re doing back to making sales – GREAT!  Keep it up.

But for a lot of folks, posting a short video clip of a cool exercise you did today … or a post-workout selfie with the perfect filter … is MUCH easier than making the effort to get new people on your email list, writing a daily email to that list, helping them in some way, and presenting them with an offer … but it’s also not getting you the traction you want.

Reaching out to potential JV partners or affiliates is GREAT … it’s one of the main things most successful online marketers rely on to grow their businesses … but it has to be done in the RIGHT WAY.

Be COOL. Go in with a helping hand FIRST. Show up at live events. Join mastermind groups. Get out there and meet people face-to-face and buy them a drink and start up a conversation. Think LONG TERM.

If your approach isn’t working, take a close look at what you’re doing and figure out WHY.

Running ads is also GREAT … but there are so many places that things can break down. From the ad image to the copy to the landing page to the follow up and conversion process … if this is something you truly want to master … don’t give up!

And take the time to study and learn marketing and sales. It’s the backbone of this, and ALL that we do.

Well, today’s post turned out to be a rant more than anything! 🙂 … but hopefully it was helpful for you.

I am going to go into these topics in depth, and many more, such as:

— Why I struggled for FOUR YEARS to build my online fitness business – and how you can avoid the biggest mistake I made, and take the fast track to success.

— ESSENTIAL skills you need to develop – that you probably are NOT working on now – to take your online fitness business to six figures and beyond.

— THE system 95%+ of successful online fitness marketers use to drive their businesses. I’ll give you the blueprint for this system, so that you can started right away on building your online fitness empire!

On the live online training event I’m putting on tomorrow at 1230 pm PST.

I am doing this special event as a way to say THANKS to my loyal subscribers like YOU … for FREE!

But in all likelihood, to answer your big question ahead of time, there will NOT be a replay. You have to register and show up to get the goods 🙂

So get signed up now at the link below:

http://bit.ly/2dWOrXV

And look forward to talking soon.

– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp and Personal Training
Owner, FVT Publishing and Consulting
ForestVance.com
FVTBiz.com

PS – The software we’re using to run this event allows for 100 attendees MAX – so you’ll want to reserve your spot ASAP if you’re interested:

http://bit.ly/2dWOrXV

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The ULTIMATE Lifestyle Fitness Business?

Steven Digital Nomad

This could be the ULTIMATE Lifestyle Fitness Business model.

With this business model, making 100k per year working around an hour a day, is VERY do-able.

Sounds crazy, but it’s true.

Though the current FVT Publishing and Consulting model has shifted (we’re moving towards doing more hands-on coaching, live events, etc) – a couple of years ago, this is exactly what I was doing.

And if I ever wanted to “retire”, move to an island somewhere, and work just a few hours a week – this is the exact plan I would follow.

What could be the ULTIMATE Lifestyle Fitness Business model is all outlined in today’s call – and you can listen for FREE, using the link below:

=> The ULTIMATE Lifestyle Fitness Business?

The call is about 35 minutes, and we go into:

— Exactly what the “Ultimate Lifestyle Business Model” IS
— The RIGHT way to set it all up
— The ins and outs and technical details of how to make it all work

And MUCH more.

Listen now for free at the link below:

=> The ULTIMATE Lifestyle Fitness Business?

– Forest Vance
FVTBiz.com

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[fit pros] Unchained Mastermind – Now Accepting Applications

Wrapping up a fantastic weekend at the NorCal Fitness Summit.

Got the opportunity to speak last night on how to start and grow an online fitness business!

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As we chatted about a couple of days ago – these events are just SO powerful for connecting with like-minded people that are on the same path, share similar values, and that have a similar vision for their lives.

And that’s why I’m SUPER excited to announce that we are going to be launching a new mastermind group.

See – I currently organize and run a Mastermind group for fitness business owners … but that group is really geared towards folks who are current leaders in the industry … there are business revenue requirements to get in … and it’s full.

So I am putting together another one – called the Unchained Mastermind – for folks who are ASPIRING / UP AND COMING industry leaders … and who want to reach their goals by taking their business online.

You can apply starting TODAY – but let me outline more specifically what we do in this group first, before I give you a link to do so.

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The Unchained Mastermind is a group coaching program – led by yours truly – for fit pros who want to take their fitness business online, and want to make the fastest amount of progress in the least amount of time.

Three times per year, we’ll meet in person for a one and a half day intensive goal setting / group coaching session – AND fun! – 1x in Sacramento, 1x in Vegas, and 1x in Chicago or NYC (depending on location of members of the group).

Once per month, we will have a group coaching / hot seat / QnA call – where we follow up on the goals we set, and work through any challenges each member is having.

We’ll have a private Facebook group where we  check in at least once a week and keep the group updated on our goals, get help with challenges, etc.

Each member will also get a once per month private coaching call with me.

Members will also get unlimited access to all of my programs and products as needed.

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This is for serious people ONLY – and will require a 12 month commitment.

There are 12 spots available in this group – and 5 are already pre-filled.

And, to be 100% up front – there is also a significant investment to get involved.

However – the VALUE of a group like this – the focus, the extreme accountability, the networking opportunities – is extraordinary.  And the folks who this group is the right fit for, will see this right away.

Interested?

If so, submit an application at the link below:

=> Unchained Mastermind Application

And I look forward to hearing from you!

– Forest Vance
Owner, FVT Boot Camp
Owner, FVT Publishing
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

PS – Masterminds have been SO key to the success I have had in my businesses over the years – and I am BEYOND excited to be putting together this new group!

Apply now at the link below:

=> Unchained Mastermind Application

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TT Abs 300 Workout

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A couple of days ago, I shared with you what I think is the #1 “rookie” workout mistake – programming your own workouts.

I also shared a resource to help – with dozens of done-for-you workouts that are programmed FOR you – so that you can focus on hard training, coaching (if you are a fit pro), etc.

We got a lot of positive feedback on that one – so wanted to keep things going, and share a sample workout from another one of my favorite “workout library ” resources – Turbulence Training Bootcamp Workouts.

Check it out:

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TT Abs 300 Workout
from Turbulence Training Bootcamp Workouts

Go through the circuit TWO times, resting as much as needed between
exercises:

— Cross Crawl – 10 reps per side
— Plank – 20 second hold
— Prisoner Squat – 10 reps
— Side Plank – 15 second hold per side
— Mountain Climber – 10 reps per side
— Inverted Row – 10 reps
— Stability Ball Rollout – 5 reps
— 1-Leg Hip Extension – 10 reps per side
— Spiderman Climb – 5 reps per side
— Chop – 10 reps per side
— Pushup – 15 reps
— Bird Dog – 5 reps per side
— Stability Ball Leg Curl – 10 reps
— Plank with Arms on Ball – 10 second hold

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Turbulence Training Bootcamp Workouts was one of the first ebooks I purchased – seven or eight years ago I believe. And it continues to be one of my all-time favorites. I literally use the workouts in this manual – and ideas from it – in my boot camp workout programming daily.

Craig (creator of the program) has got it – as well as a couple other bonus training and business resources – on sale for a short time.  DEFINITELY check this out, whether you are a trainer or coach, or you are just looking for more cool bodyweight – only workout ideas … it’s a super high quality product, at a super value price.

(Seriously – the normal retail price of this program is 99 bucks – which makes it more than 90% off right now!)

Get it here:

=> Turbulence Training Bootcamp Workouts

Train hard, talk soon –

– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Personal Trainer
ForestVance.com

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Exercise for Rotator Cuff, Rotator Cuff Injury, Shoulder Impingement

Got another video for you today from Dr. Evan Osar.

In this one, he looks at an exercise for rotator cuff strengthening using stabilization and centration.

This is a great exercise for people with rotator cuff pain, injury or shoulder impingement.

Check it out:

If you find value in today’s video, I highly recommend Dr. Evan Osar’s course.

It’s on sale at a discounted price this week:

=> The Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach

By using the Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach, you will have a simple, principle-based system that allows you to correct movement problems, while maintaining your own training philosophy.

You’ll discover:

– The fundamental approach to creating optimal posture and movement so that you can train more often and with more intensity to get the results you want

– How to assess the core, shoulder, and hip complexes to understand what NOT to do with these areas – so that you can save time and frustration

– The 3 principles of the Integrative Movement System that will allow you to develop optimal posture and movement and train pain free

– Proven strategies that will help you develop a rock-solid corrective exercise protocol and speed up results

– A progressive approach to identify and truly correct posture and movement issues to allow you to spend more time doing the things you enjoy

Learn more and order now at the link below:

=> Dr. Evan Osar’s Integrative Corrective Exercise Approach

Thanks –

– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Corrective Exercise Specialist
ForestVance.com

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