Yeah, who knew ? I was targeting mid-tier cities like Charlotte and OKC. But I have a sister who lives in LA. She's a graphic design artist and a marketing consultant. Recently, she's designed websites for some of the child actors you see on Nickelodeon and such.
She strongly maintains that LA is the ideal market for me, Vanity Capital of the World and all that. Yes, she says that LA is already awash in fitness trainers because of that. Yes, she believes that my age, less-than-intimidating physique and especially my business model will separate me from my competition.
She's going to optimize my website, for free, help me with marketing needs and look for places to stay and job opportunities.
Realistically, it'll take awhile to build up a fitness clientele. So, I'll be looking for temporary work. But I must say that I am pleasantly surprised, no SHOCKED at how affordable housing is (when you look).
I'm pumped! Yes, I've spent some time in LA and can certainly see myself being happy there. A catchment of 13,000,000 people, mountains, ocean, what's not to like ?
Plus, "LA-based Fitness Trainer" should immediately buy me some street cred on Health and Fitness Forum.