Record Your Yoga Classes: Create 160 Passive Income Streams Within One Year


One of the easiest, quickest and most enjoyable ways to increase your yoga teacher income has just arrived.

What is it?

Simple…

Strap a smartphone to your arm (using a jogging armband), insert a Rode Smartlav+ microphone and click “record” on the recording app.  And voila, you’ve just created yourself a passive income stream.  Even though you haven’t recorded one yet, I think it’s well worth giving yourself a pat on the back for imagining the potential.

Imagine for a second turning every yoga class you do from this day on into a “passive income stream”.

I know.  I know.  It’s a bit hard to take in, isn’t it.

Don’t quite believe it’s possible?

It is.

Here’s why you can do this…

Once you’ve recorded your class, all you need to do is upload it to our new site that will be launched in July/August 2015.  It’s free to upload as many “yoga class audios” as you want.  Every time someone streams or downloads your audio (could be someone from the other side of the planet), you earn a royalty income.  That means your yoga class has just become a Global Yoga Class.  How ridiculously cool is that.

Before the new site can go fully live in July/August 2015, we need lots of recordings of yoga classes on the site.

Your money will be coming from people who subscribe to the site.  That means the more “yoga class audios” on the site, the more attractive the site will be and the more subscribers will join.  We already have dozens of yoga teachers all over the world recording their classes.

And now we need YOU to start recording your classes!  

Any yoga teacher is eligible to record their classes.

You definitely don’t have to be a celebrity yoga teacher.  In fact, the main reason I’m spending all my savings setting this site up is because I firmly believe with every cell in my body that my fellow yoga teachers, who have plodded along under the radar for years, teaching classes week in week out, are just as good, if not better than most of the celebrity yoga teachers we see on the front of DVD covers and at yoga events.

My technically challenged yoga teaching mother

My mother has been a yoga teacher for over 20 years.

She recorded her first class the other day and has the technical knowhow of a dead fruit bat.  She barely knows how to turn on her computer.  If she can record her classes, so can you!  She was surprised at how well she sounded.  My reply was: “What did you expect?  You’ve been teaching yoga for over 20 years.”

Recording your classes is…

  1. Recording your yoga classes is easy.
  2. Recording your yoga classes is fun.
  3. Recording your yoga classes will make you passive income.
  4. Recording your yoga classes will help you reach students from all over the world.

That’s four pretty nifty reasons to give it go.

Will recording my yoga classes help me drive more students to my classes?”

Great question!

The simple answer is, “Yes”.  Creating audios of your yoga classes is very similar to writing a book.  The moment you upload your first yoga class to your free profile page at SelfGrowthSeeds.com, your students will perceive you as more professional.  That perceived expertise has the wonderful effect of turning more students into lifetime students.  And having more lifetime students means you need to do little or no traditional marketing to find new students!

So to recap…

Not only will you drive more students to your classes by having “audios of your yoga classes” on SelfGrowthSeeds.com, you’ll also attract more lifetime students.  I was a business consultant for 15 years before becoming a full-time yoga teacher.  Would you like to know the quickest, easiest and most efficient way to build a sustainable, profitable yoga business?  Clients used to pay me £150 an hour for this advice.

Ready?…

Keep your current students coming back for more.  

Most yoga teachers think “marketing” is all about attracting new customers (prospecting).

Wrong!

Prospecting is a really, really, really inefficient marketing strategy.

How to keep your students coming back?

I personally only spend 1% of my time doing prospecting activities (e.g. putting up flyers, putting adverts in my local directory, etc).  The rest of my precious time, a whopping 99%, is spent on tactics that keep my students coming back week after week after week. The fastest way to get students coming back for more is to “become a better yoga teacher”.

The fastest way to become a better yoga teacher is record your classes 

I’ve been talking to dozens of yoga teacher trainers in the past few months and many of them are excited.  They are so excited that they are adding a “how to record your classes” section to their training.  By recording your yoga classes and letting your students know they are available online, you instantly become a celebrity in their minds.  It’s called The Author Effect.  This increase in your perceived expertise will obviously result in many of your students staying at your classes for longer.  Instead of staying only a few weeks and then joining the Zumba or Pilates class, they will stay with you for years.


Top 10 Tips For Recording Your Yoga Classes


Tip #1
Make sure you speak in a natural voice.  Don’t try to sound like a quintessential yoga teacher.  Allow your own personality shine through.

Tip #2
Make sure that you use the Rode Smartlav+ Lavalier Microphone for Smartphone from Amazon.  Why?  Well, because it turns average audio into professional quality audio that sounds stunning.  Whatever you do, don’t be tempted to purchase a cheap microphone. The Rode Smartlav+ Lavilier Microphone will be a huge asset for your yoga business for years and years to come, and it only costs approximately £45.

Tip#3
Dream up different yoga class themes. Don’t record the same class over and over again. One of the top benefits of recording your classes is that it instantly gives you permission to unleash your creativity in a hailstorm of genius ideas.

Tip #4
Plan on recording your classes for the long haul. Yoga teachers who quit after one or two recordings lose out on the opportunity of building a worldwide audience and creating multiple streams of passive income. With each recording you’ll become a little bit more confident having a smartphone and microphone strapped to your arm. Soon it will become second nature.

Tip #5
Don’t read directly from your yoga lesson plan and/or yoga class handout(s). Use them as a guide. I discovered a few years ago that closing my eyes and visualising myself teaching works like magic. Visualisation is used by 100% of Olympic athletes. If it works for them, it will work for you!

Tip #6
Take yourself lightly. If you mess up, so what. Laugh it off. Students love it when their yoga teacher goofs up and so will your listeners.

Tip #7
Don’t do any editing.  The beauty about taking a yoga class online is that it’s the next best thing to being at a yoga class.  The listener will feel the energy and rawness of the class.  It’s much more engaging then being lead along by a yoga celebrity on TV.

Tip #8
Give each recording an eye-catching headline (just like a news headline). Make sure that it offers your audience a benefit such as: “Yogalates for Weight Loss”.  When you upload your audio, you’ll be given a dropdown menu with over 100 examples of eye-catching yoga class headlines to choose and edit.  This is a really important part of the process.  If your title is boring, you won’t get many people wanting to listen to it (no matter how great your teaching is).  You’ll also be given over 100 eye-catching yoga graphics to use for your cover.

Tip #9
Test new headlines for recordings that aren’t getting many streams/downloads. Many a struggling author have had career changing surges in sales simply by changing the title of their book. You can do the same with your recordings.

Tip #10
The best way to feel confident is to create a yoga lesson plan and/or yoga class handout(s) for your recording. First of all it will help you come up with an engaging class and secondly the yoga lesson plan and/or yoga class handout(s) can be turned into PDF documents and uploaded along with your audio. Having these PDFs will create a “Yoga Class Package” that has a higher perceived value than just having an audio.

Bonus Tip
Before you begin recording, listen to classes that have been recorded by other yoga teachers. Every teacher has a different way of teaching, so you can pick up something unique from everyone you listen to.

Bonus Tip
Listen to free podcasts on iTunes outside of the yoga niche. What makes the good ones good? What can you take away from the successful podcasts and incorporate into your yoga class recordings?

Bonus Tip
If you’re recording in your front room (without any students), imagine you’re teaching to your students.

How To Get Started? 
To find out more, you’ll need to be brave and take immediate action.  Thinking about doing this tomorrow won’t work.  Tomorrow is a day that usually never comes.  If this sounds like something you can sink your yogic teeth into, please call me (George) right now on 02921 257770 or send me an email.  Even if it’s 2 o’clock in the morning, call me.  I probably won’t be awake, but leave a message saying something like: “Hey George, your recording yoga classes idea sounds blinking fimmyflamplastic.  It’s so good that I felt a new word in the English language needed to be uttered to give it the respect it deserves.”

When you call me, I will impart upon you the knowledge you need to get started immediately.

This is truly one of those rare life-changing moments that crop up in life from time to time.  The average yoga teacher teaches 4 yoga classes a week.  Simply by calling me right now on 02921 257770, you can create 160 passive income streams over the next year.

4 Classes A Week = 160 Classes A Year (40 weeks a year) = 160 Passive Income Streams In 1 Year!

So, errmh what are you waiting for?  Call me on 02921 257770.  Within 5 minutes of making that call, you’ll have all the information you need to get started.

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This post was lovingly morphed into reality by BWY yoga teacher, George Watts. If you're looking for a treasure trove of yoga lesson planning goodness, take a quick peek at Yoga Teacher Lesson Plan Kit.
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