Free Library

Go ahead, pick my brain…

I get a lot of different questions about how I got started, what tools I use, what books I’ve read, etc. The first section covers those resources I’ve used–or am currently using–that make my #yogabizbabe life a bit easier.

On some of the recommendations, I make a small commission if you sign up with the link I’ve provided.

Keep scrolling because the second section is chock-full of worksheets, meditations and other downloadable goodies. Dig in, check it out, and come back regularly because I’m always creating or finding stuff to add.

Website

If you’re just starting out, and you have no clue about websites, or you don’t want to shell out the big bucks until some big bucks are rolling in then you want to start with Weebly.

I like Weebly because it offers both a free and super-cheap pro version; they host your website (easy-peasy); they have pre-designed templates that you can customize with your own colors/photos; drag and drop feature to easily to build pages; and video tutorials that explain all of what I just said.

*Check out my free course on setting up a WordPress website. (Coming soon)

Web Hosting

The next step up from Weebly would be to go to a self-hosted website. All of my websites are hosted on SiteGround (affiliate link).

You can purchase your domain, set up email addresses and easily upload many blog publishing platforms like WordPress in ten minutes or less. I was on another web hosting site for about six years but always had some issues. I transitioned over to SiteGround July 2016 and everything has run smooth as buttah.

Email

Mailchimp helps you create, send and track email newsletters. You can create sign-up forms, send updates, invitations, newsletters that match your brand’s look and feel. AND it’s {F.R.E.E.} for up to 2,000 subscribers.

If you get to where you want a few more bells and whistles, I recommend Active Campaign (and believe I’ve tested a bunch of different ones). Active Campaign (affiliate link) seems to offer the most function at the most reasonable price, around $10/month.

Payment Processor

It used to be if you wanted to accept credit cards, you had to be approved for a merchant account. Now companies like Paypal have made it super-simple and super-economical for small businesses to accept money and credit cards. They now also have the feature where you can swipe cards on your smartphone or tablet. (Sa-wheet!)

If Paypal isn’t your cuppa iced tea, check out Square and Stripe.

File Sharing

Dropbox is the super easy (do you see a trend here?) way to share documents and files with others. Upload to Dropbox and you can access them from any computer, phone or tablet. You can share photos and documents, and everything is safe, secure and private. You can get up to 2GB of storage for free in their basic plan.
Hillary Rubin’s The Art of Becoming a Coach

This program really helped to see how much I was already coaching my clients. Without spending tons of money or years to get certified, I was able to identify and combine my skills, talents and experiences to create several projects and programs, and narrow in on how I really want to work with clients.

Yoga & Biz Books

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch by Denise Duffield-Thomas….all about the yoga of money.

Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder…my first experience with the Law of Attraction.

The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron…the best introduction to honoring the creative within.

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz…life changing, simplified.

The Western Guide to Feng Shui by Terah Kathryn Collins…all about the yoga of space planning.

Soulmate Secret by Arielle Ford…all about clearing out, defining + attracting your soul mate

Heart of Yoga by TKV Desikachar…THE book I recommend to all my yoga teachers in training

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