as yogis, we're in the business of service.
we want to help as many people as possible, but when that means teaching 15, 20, 25 public classes a week, we can only grow our yoga career so big before we tap out.
if you're stuck in a business model that has you working too many hours for too little money, it's time to rethink your strategy. 'cause trading time for money only gets you so far -- and often burn out hits along the way.
of course, time in-person with students is essential -- it keeps us inspired, connected to the community, and is the reason we started teaching in the first place. but, we can't rely solely on ourselves as teaching vehicles.
what if we get sick? want to start a family? or want to travel?
what happens to our business if we're not actively working it 24/7?
if you can't step away from your business without it falling apart, it's time to restructure your business model so that you can enjoy more ease and abundance in both your LIFE and business.
below is a list of 35+ ways to grow your yoga business WITHOUT working more hours. after your initial time investment, the suggestions below will bring in passive income. meaning, you'll be making money while you're in savasana!
(this list is by no means all-inclusive -- it's meant to inspire you to think outside the box, create multiple streams of income, and help you stop trading your precious time for too little money!)
Sell a virtual product
2. yoga videos
3. recorded meditations
6. tip sheet
7. audio recordings of your classes (check out AudibleYoga.com)
8. yoga sequences
9. anatomy of a pose info sheet
Host an online event (record it & sell the recording)
2. speaker series (like i did here)
4. virtual conference
5. online class
6. group Q+A
Sell an actual product
1. open an etsy shop if you're crafty
2. sell stuff on ebay
3. post yoga items on craigslist
4. start a yoga shop on amazon
Create a virtual program
1. teacher training
2. yoga immersion workshop
3. online course
Sell your virtual program other places
Offer a monthly membership subscription for...
2. thought for the day
3. healthy recipes
4. yoga sequences
5. yoga videos
6. online classes
7. written content (blog posts, poems, stories, etc.)
Sell someone else's program (if you believe in something that someone else is offering, ask them about becoming an affiliate!)
1. online course or program
2. teacher training (virtual or live)
3. workshop (virtual or live)
4. virtual conference
so, there you have it. over 35 ways to bring in more money without working more hours. and, the cool thing is, you can tailor these offerings to further develop your unique yoga brand and give your students more ways to work with & learn from you. it's a win-win for everyone!
have an online offering already?
share a link to it in the comment section. i wanna check it out!