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Health & Fitness: 5 Ideas to Generate Some Extra Income in Your Spare Time

By: Annie Button


Health and Fitness Generate Extra Income

Let’s face it—not all of us do jobs we absolutely love. Many of us will have passions and interests that don’t relate to our work, but we will find time to do them anyway. So, why not take it one step further?

If you are a big fan of sports or health and fitness, for instance, there are a number of ways to turn your hobby into a profitable venture. Not only can you carry on doing something you absolutely love, but you can also earn a few quid too, by setting up your very own side business.

Join us as we take a look at some of the best things to think about doing if you love sports and fitness and are looking to generate some extra income outside of work.

Personal Training.

If you’re into keeping fit and already know the difference between a forced rep and a negative rep, then personal training could be the perfect option. Not everyone will be as motivated as you about hitting certain fitness goals and, in fact, some people may not know how to get started in fitness altogether.

By becoming a qualified personal trainer, you will be able to pass on your health and fitness expertise to other people, helping them to transform themselves and their lives. You could also potentially earn a fair amount of money in the long run too.


Whether you’re into soccer, netball, rugby, tennis, or something else entirely, in order to get better at sports, people need coaches. Therefore, if you are already an expert in a particular sport, why not pass on what you know?

If you are looking to get into soccer coaching, for example, there are a number of great ways to get involved. Whether you choose to coach a youth team yourself, shadow a soccer manager, or independently obtain The Coaching License Pathway qualification, there are a number of ways to learn how to coach properly.

Once you have these skills under your belt, you can then offer your services out to the world and pick up a few quid along the way.

Health Vlogger.

If you fancy yourself as a bit of a nutritionist and love keeping healthy, setting up a vlog or blog could be a great way of building an audience and demonstrating what you know.

While it may take a while before you see any kind of success, everyone has to start somewhere and, over time, you could get to a point where you start earning a bit of extra cash from paid advertising or endorsement deals. Typically, the more you know, the more trustworthy you’ll come across. And, the more trustworthy you are, the more likely you will be to build a following and become successful.

Sport Referee.

All sports need somebody in charge. Whether it be an umpire in tennis, a referee in soccer or a touch judge in rugby, officials are always required to keep athletes and people in check. From amateur level all the way up to the highest professional standard, referees play a huge role in sport, influencing the game with the decisions they make.

Depending on the sport, you may need a thick skin to cope with some of the negative feedback you’ll likely receive when making particular decisions.

Once you’ve gained enough experience, contact your local sports teams to tell them about your services. When you’ve finally got your foot in the door, you’ll notice your inbox will start flooding in with requests for you to referee games on a regular basis.


Tutoring is a great way of lending your skills and expertise towards helping others. Similar in a way to coaching, tutoring typically takes place on more of a one-to-one basis, meaning you help one specific client at a time.

Whichever sport you are an expert in—from darts and pool to dance and gymnastics—you can offer your tutoring skills in more or less any discipline. Typically, tutors charge on an hourly basis and can set when they want to work either through an interactive calendar or by pre-arranging a set time with each client.

Published: February 12, 2020

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Annie Button is a Portsmouth based writer and recent English Literature graduate. Annie has written for various online and print publications and specializes in business and career development. Follow @anniebutton1994 on Twitter.

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