Well, the chances of getting to the UFC for a fighter are likely less than 1 in 30,000. And, there is only 1 Joe Rogan. You definitely could open a gym. That is costly and can be the end of your life outside the gym.
Read on because you are going to learn about 7 other careers in MMA where you never have to get punched in the face, you have virtual certainty of some success, and it often costs nothing to get started.
#1 – Start an MMA blog. You may be wondering how you will generate revenue. It does take a bit of time. You can offer affiliate products and earn commissions up to 50%. You can create your own product and sell it on the site. You can have ads on your site and get a revenue share. You can get sponsors for your blog. This takes time because they will want to see significant traffic. You can create workouts on this blog and sell them. https://www.nestacertified.com/info-product-blueprint/
#2 – Teach general consumers MMA fitness workouts at a local gym or park. Most people never want to fight. However, they enjoy the UFC and would want to tell their friends they do an MMA workout. Yes, this happens more than you think. You can teach to a group where everyone pays a per-class or per-month fee. You can end up earning $50 – $200 per class. Get certified so you are qualified. http://mmaca.net
#3 – Host an MMA podcast. This is monetized in a similar way to a blog. Sponsorship is key here. You can also redirect people back to your blog for even more community building and business development.
#4 – Become a NESTA Certified Personal Fitness Trainer who specialized in conditioning for various types of combat athletes. You must remember there are millions of Americans (and people around the world) who stick to one discipline such as karate, tae kwon do or kung-fu and want to improve performance in that activity. Don’t ignore these people. There is a reason why tae kwon do schools are in each city. People want them, and they create revenue. Provide your services to these schools.
#5 – Offer retreats. This is a bit more complex, yet it’s a lot of fun. You surely have been to a gym or school of some type that offers some type of “escape from traditional training” where people go to the mountains, the beach or some exotic location for an immersive experience. Do the math. If 20 people attend at $500 per person, That’s $10,000. If your costs are 40%, you still earned $6,000 for the weekend. That’s pretty good.
#6 – Do a seminar tour. This is common in the traditional martial arts community. It’s often done in the fitness industry as well. Decide what skills you have which are unique. Package that into a system. Contact all the facilities in the country (or world) that would benefit from this knowledge and experience. The hosting gym or school usually takes 50% of the profits of the seminar and they do the vast majority of the promotion. If you choose, this can keep you on the road for weeks at a time It’s always up to you. You can make $1000/day teaching a seminar/workshop. And, you can also sell your digital products at the event for additional revenue.
#7 – Online coaching/training. This is a fast growing field and has plenty of room to grow more. The entire world is now yours. No longer are you confined to a particular geographic area. You can coach individuals, families, groups or companies in whatever you specialize in. It’s always up to you. This training course shows you how to do this step-by-step. http://onlineexpertempire.com
Well, there you have it…. 7 ways to have an MMA career without getting punched in the face.
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The MMACA Team