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How do I start an online business that aligns with my values? How can I sell more without being ‘salesy’? How can I be more productive and less overwhelmed by social media? And the biggest question of all, can I *really* turn my passion into profits? Welcome to the Blissful Biz podcast where digital strategist, website designer and yoga teacher Susanne Rieker and guest experts answer ALL of these questions weekly and help you build a thriving online business that truly aligns with your passi ...
 
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In this episode I’m talking to Jasmin from Radiantly Alive Yoga in Ubud, Bali. With the studio closing due to the pandemic Jasmin decided that they had to move online and in our interview she’s sharing her story, everything that’s been going on behind-the scenes, how they moved from Zoom classes to opening a full blown online yoga studio. It’s a tr…
 
Are you struggling financially teaching yoga? If yes, you’re not alone. This was Tara’s situation and after 10 years working as a yoga teacher, traveling the world, she decided to uplevel her offerings and transformed into a life and business coach, selling high-ticket offers. Her goal is to guide her customers to define success on their own terms,…
 
You know that I love online courses, right? I mean, I’ve been talking about them a lot in the last weeks! But I’m not the only one who’s crazy excited about the online course business model, and how they can have a profound impact on your yoga business. In this episode I’m talking to Kelly McHugh from Digital Yoga Academy. Just like me Kelly believ…
 
I decided to close down my membership program, the Blissful Biz Hive, after 2 years. In this episode I’m sharing the full uncensored story with you and what brought me to this change in my business. When I decided to do this, I had over 100 paying members in it, and they brought in a nice chunk of revenue every month. But there were problems right …
 
Do you want to create awesome videos to help you promote your yoga business? Who doesn’t, right? When I started doing videos for social media, and my programs, I was so uncomfortable in front of the camera! It was really difficult, and I know I’m not the only one who feels this way. That’s why I’m so excited about my guest, Paige Wilhide! Paige is …
 
Have you thought about creating an online course and generating some additional income? Of making a bigger impact and help people in your niche from all over the world? But now comes the big question: what should your course be about? Creating an online course begins with choosing a fail-proof topic for your course. Learn how to choose a great onli…
 
This global pandemic has issued us an enormous wake-up call. I believe this universal disruption of every aspect of our lives is an opportunity, albeit an extraordinarily painful one, for us to learn and evaluate. To see what we DO have, not just what we’ve lost. To explore how we can put our years of practice into play and look beyond the self. To…
 
When you start teaching yoga online, there are so many questions, like for example “What’s the best camera”, “How do you share the link” or “How do you record the class”. It can be totally overwhelming, right? In this episode I’m talking to Jeremy Devens from Quietmind Yoga, an online resource for classes, podcasts and teacher training in all aspec…
 
Do you sometimes feel like everybody is so much ahead of you when it comes to building your yoga business? The thing to remember is that we all have to start somewhere. For example by posting our first video on YouTube. In this episode I’m talking to Allie Van Fossen, better known as The Journey Junkie, a once corporate marketing girl turned succes…
 
Do you dream of having a successful retreat business that gives you a sustainable and reliable income? In this episode I’m talking to Paloma Neuman about things like what kind of retreats you should plan in what phase of your business, how to fill them up and how to prepare if things go wrong. Paloma Neuman is the founder and CEO of The Retreat Lea…
 
I just rebranded my website and in this episode I share all the big and little things I did so you can implement them too on your website. Before I get into all this good stuff, I wanted to share with you that I just updated my free masterclass “How to DIY your dream website”. If you haven’t watched it yet, definitely check it out. In this free mas…
 
In this episode I’m talking to Crystal Gray from Yoga Goddess Academy about taking your yoga teaching online and offering a yoga membership. Crystal has been teaching yoga since 2006. A few years ago, she started transitioning her business online and now leads online yoga teacher trainings as well as having a membership for those just wanting to de…
 
Maybe this is you: You started a blog. You posted enthusiastically your first few blog posts, excited about sharing your expertise and advice with your readers. But then, nothing! Barely anyone reads it. Nobody shares it. Nobody seems to “get” what you’re offering... or how amazing it is! Here’s the good news: What you are sharing is probably total…
 
This week I’m joined by Amy McDonald, host of the successful podcast ‘Abundant Yoga Teachers’. Amy is a yoga teacher and business coach. She supports yoga teachers grow abundant Yoga businesses with 1:1 coaching, online training programs, workshops and retreats. In this episode we debunk common marketing myths, for example getting stuck in trying t…
 
In this episode I share with you how I plan my week to be more productive, using tools like Asana and Everhour, having theme days and prioritizing my tasks. I used to go into the week with little idea of how the days would be unfolding. If I did any planning, I wrote a jumbled list of tasks. The problem with this approach is, that you quickly end u…
 
Do you sometimes tell yourself things like “I don’t like selling” or “I’m bad at marketing”? If yes, you should stop that kind of talk right now. In this week’s episode in the Blissful Biz podcast Amanda McKinney joins me for some straight talk. We talk about money mindset, why for some reason "marketing" is thought about as a negative thing by so …
 
I love challenges and they work incredibly well for list building and also for launching, when you want to sell something. If you would love to host your first challenge but you don’t really know how to set it up, this episode is for you my friend. I’m going to talk you through every step, from planning your challenge to ending with a pitch for you…
 
If you are wondering what it’s really like launching your first online course as a yoga teacher, this week’s episode in the Blissful Biz podcast is for you! I’m talking to Veronika Kruta, Yoga and Tango Teacher from Buenos Aires, who just launched her first course Yoga for Tango Dancers, with the help of my program the Blissful Biz Accelerator. In …
 
How do you choose a name for your yoga business? Today’s episode is all about what to name your business—whether it’s your own name or a creative name—and how that impacts your business. It's loaded with tidbits of advice if you're having trouble coming up with a name or if you're thinking about rebranding your current business. Enjoy! You’ll learn…
 
In this episode I’m talking with Anastasia Shevchenko, the founder of the Berlin Yoga Conference, about her journey and how she started the Berlin Yoga Conference as a young mum without a network or experience but a lot of passion and drive. Anastasia shares tips for new yoga teachers on how get started in your yoga career, manage social media mind…
 
In this episode I’m talking about the need to narrow your niche and all of the questions that go along with that. I know it’s at the forefront of many yoga teachers minds when it comes to building their business. At the same time, niching seems to be quite a controversial topic especially in the yoga world. Deciding on a niche seems to be all about…
 
Because of Covid-19 yoga studios are closed, private classes are cancelled, and yoga teachers are desperately trying to move their teachings online. In this episode I’m talking to Brytta from Xanadu Yoga about teaching yoga online, how to stay organized and structured in social isolation and what we all can learn from this crisis. Brytta has been t…
 
Are you ready to create a career you love? In this week’s episode on the Blissful Biz podcast I’m joined by career and life coach Leannah Lumauig, and we talk about getting started in a new career, how to find out what you’re called to do, work-life-balance and much more. I met Leannah in Bali and she’s such an inspiration. She’s smart, dedicated t…
 
Here we are, in a situation that nobody could have imagined a few months ago! Yoga studios are closed. Retreats get cancelled. It’s scary but also, this could be the kick in the butt you need to start teaching yoga online, and in this episode, I’m sharing my best tips and resources for you to do just that. I’m breaking it all down in 10 steps. 10 s…
 
I get asked all the time: "Susanne, where do I start?" "How do I build my business?" Here’s your roadmap, what I would do if I would start today as a yoga teacher, wanting to earn money with my teachings. Step #1: Get clear on your mission Step #2: Build your brand and website Step #3: Create a signature workshop Step #4: Offer free content on a co…
 
You've heard the term Sales Funnel a million times but if you’re not sure what it REALLY means, you’re not alone. In this episode I’m going to clear it all up and teach you how to set up your own sales funnel. You’ll learn: What a sales funnel is and why you need one Examples of sales funnels to sell your yoga retreats or private yoga classes What …
 
Are you dreaming about traveling the world, offering yoga retreats in the most beautiful places like Ibiza and Italy, and building a community of dedicated yogis from all over the planet? Then you need to listen in on this week’s episode on the Blissful Biz podcast. I’m joined by Dagmar Spremberg who runs a yoga center in Montezuma, Costa Rica, and…
 
Let’s face it, most of us have a love-hate relationship with Google. We use it every day and it’s amazing. But trying to figure out what you need to do on your website so that your content gets found on Google? Just a tad overwhelming… Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a science of its own and it can be a bit complex. But just doing a few simp…
 
Raise your hand if you feel overwhelmed by social media and this constant need to post more! Preparing and posting updates on social media can take up So. Much. Time. So, what do we “normal” people do, who simply don’t want to spend hours each day on social media? In this episode of the Blissful Biz podcast I’m sharing my favorite strategies and to…
 
Maybe you’re wondering sometimes - could your website perform better? For example, why are so few people signing up for your workshops or retreats through the site? There are a few things that I’ve seen over and over again, people are making a lot of the same mistakes. So today I want you to start learning from the mistakes of others and make sure …
 
I’ve been dealing with anxiety in the last years while building my business and completely uprooting my life and it’s difficult to share this, but necessary. Having any kind of struggles can be uncomfortable to talk about, but we need to have those conversations and I’m hoping you will learn some tools in this episode to help you face them and also…
 
Let’s face it, selling your services can be awkward, especially for a yoga teacher or spiritual entrepreneur. But the thing is, without selling, you don’t have a business. Being able to effectively make sales is ... well ... it’s kind of important! There’s no way around it, doing a little self-promotion is necessary to get the word out, to get peop…
 
If you’re a yoga teacher and you’ve been thinking about offering online courses, but you have no idea what you could teach, this is for you! I brainstormed my brain out and came up with 15 ideas for yoga related online courses, to inspire you to start your own online course journey! Listen in and get inspired to start creating your own online cours…
 
I’m really excited about online courses because I think it’s such a huge opportunity for most yoga and wellness entrepreneurs. You have the chance to increase your income and invite more freedom and flexibility in your life. You also get the chance to step up and make a bigger impact and help more people. But you might feel a bit intimidated by the…
 
In this episode I’m sharing my biggest learnings from 2019. You get all the nitty gritty details of what worked and what didn’t work in my business so hopefully you can learn from my mistakes – and my successes. I’m also talking about my plans for 2020 and what is coming up next. You’ll learn: Why I believe analyzing your results is so important. H…
 
For me it seems so normal and flowy what I’m doing, running my online business from Bali, and I’m always confused when people don’t get it because it’s a completely foreign concept to them. They have questions like, how do I earn money? Through my website? Where do I live? What do I do? And when I start explaining it – how did I get there? In this …
 
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