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The Empowered Edupreneur

English, Finance, 2024 seasons, 79 episodes, 1 day, 18 hours, 51 minutes
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Hosted by online teacher turned online business coach Michelle Smit, The Empowered Edupreneur podcast is here to impact educators and edupreneurs all around the world to start, grow and scale their freedom-filled online business with their humanity and joy at the heart of it. Featuring in-depth solo episodes and exclusive interviews with inspiring teachers in business, The Empowered Edupreneur is here to help you learn the tools, mindset, and energetics of growing a thriving online education business you adore. The podcast is a blend of shorter solo episodes hosted by Michelle, where she shares her candid journey and lessons from being a broke teacher to a 6-figure online business owner. As well as inspiring in-depth interviews with brave and ambitious edupreneurs who are playing bigger with their lives. The Empowered Edupreneur Podcast is here to help you step into your power, unlock your potential and inspire you to create abundance, freedom, and fulfillment through bringing your educational gifts online and serving others.
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How your teaching identity is keeping you broke in business

This is probably one of my favourite topics to talk about: identity work and how it can truly change the game in your business.There is a big internal shift that needs to take place as you evolve from being an educator who earns from a boss, to being an Edupreneur who earns for themselves. Not only do you have to build new skills, but you have to step into a new version of you that can run a profitable business.You have to start identifying as a business owner and CEO, not ''just a teacher''. This can be one of the biggest blocks in scaling your business.It doesn't matter how much strategy you have, your teacher identity and energy that you bring will shape your results in business (and often sabotage them).In this episode, I share my story of how I had to really step into my CEO self and let go of old ''teacher'' identity for me to rise up in my business. I will show youhow your energy will trump strategy over and over again, and that strategy cannot outperform a poor mindset and 'struggling/ victim' identity.You are going to learn:How important the way you perceive yourself / identify yourself is in your business success. How 'just a teacher' identity is most likely going to sabotage your success and cause repeat cycles that you don't want. How your identity and your 'beingness' is more important than your 'doing'. Tips on how to start shifting your identity from ''I am just a teacher'' to ''I'm a badass CEO and entrepreneur who makes their own money''. And how this can transform your business results.Are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE!
4/18/202433 minutes, 53 seconds
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Two key things to get your online education business to 6-figures

In this episode, I share two key things that you would need to activate in yourself to grow a profitable business online. This concept hasn't been 'spoken' about anywhere else that I have seen and I really believe activating these two things, continuously and simultaneously in your business is really important.These two sides of you that you need to activate are:The creatorThe destroyerI really believe that having both of these parts of you activated in your business will lead to faster growth and momentum and I think every profitable online business owner embodies this creator and destroyer within.Are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE!
4/10/202425 minutes, 58 seconds
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What 4 non-business activities have a direct ROI on your business

Sometimes the best activity you can do for your business has almost nothing to do with business itself. And this is what I am jamming on in this episode!In this episode, I share:How these 4 particular activities are 100% going to bring you a return on investment in your business.How it’s your duty as a business owner to make time and space for these three things.Without these 4 things, you won’t show up at your optimum level and your business will suffer as a result.Yes, it may not be possible to always get these 4 things right as life happens and things do sometimes slide. However, to not take them seriously at all and to sacrifice them because you need to ‘work more’ will be your greatest mistake for the health of your mind, soul and business.Are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE!
3/27/202425 minutes, 34 seconds
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How to balance building your online business on the side of your job

In this episode, I talk about the two currencies which you can use as levers to grow your business, money and time. I show you practical ways that you can create more of these precious currencies to help you grow your business on the side of your teaching job with more intention and focus (and less overwhelm).If this episode inspired you in some way then take a screenshot of you listening on your device and post it to your Instagram stories, and tag me @_digiteach_. Share any AHA moment you had with me!Are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
3/21/202430 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to overcome the fear of social media for business

Does the idea of being on social media for your business freak you out?Are you facing all the fears at the thought of getting visible online?Don’t worry, this is super normal and happens to most of us. And I made this episode just for you!In this episode, I will share:How to reframe social media for your business so you can overcome your resistance and get on it.How doing this one thing will liberate you to play bigger with your life and make being on social media a whole lot easierHow to set systems and boundaries with social media so you keep it serving you and your business and not affecting your mental health.If you want an online business then you need to build some type of presence online. Social media is a powerful tool to help you share your mission, vision, and impact people all over the world. It is worth using for your business, if done strategically and properly. This episode should help you move through you fear and posting on social media to grow your business!Are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
3/13/202422 minutes, 55 seconds
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What does it take to build a sustainable business long term?

A few weeks ago, a wonderful coaching client asked me the question:What does it take to build a sustainable business long term? And it got me really thinking!I knew this would make for a great podcast episode.In this episode, I share:The core elements it takes to build a sustainable business that doesn’t leave you burnt out or burning your biz down to the ground.How many of these things may actually surprise you or are things you may not even have thought of.How building a sustainable business will require you to step into new levels of yourself, repeatedly, and will become a catalyst for so much change in yourself and all areas of your life.Having built a very sustainable business myself, it was a beautiful thing to reflect on what it really took to get me to where I am today… Particularly from a sustainability point of view. Because that and profitability are the ultimate goal.Are you an educator who wants to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
3/7/202423 minutes, 37 seconds
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How long does it take to launch a course

Today I am answering one of the most common questions I get from people about launching course online.And that is ‘’How long will it take for me to launch a course successfully?’In this episode I will share:How long it takes depending on where you are starting from.What part takes the most amount of time for people.How to NOT focus on creating the course, but rather focus on building an audience and marketing it.There is no black and white answer to this question because everyone works at different speeds and has a different level of productivity. Some people have full-time jobs whilst others have part-time jobs. Some people have children whilst others don’t. Some people have more money to invest whilst others don’t.All of these variables have a big impact on the length of time it takes to launch. However, if I look at the hundreds of students I have helped to launch… There are some general timelines that I can share with you in this episode.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
2/28/202417 minutes, 1 second
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How doing this ONE thing has made me over €440K in online revenue

The other day I had a look at my overall Stripe account to see the revenue that I have made since starting Digiteach and I was blown away.It showed €440.000. That is how much I have generated in my online business since 2019. I am still in awe of this because when I started my business I was just making €20 an hour. The most I had ever made in one month was €2000 and that was working for another company.To know that I have been able to generate multiple 5-figure months in income in my business is still insane! I thought about what the main thing was to help me create these results in my business… and that is what I am going to share with you in today’s episode.In this episode, I will share:How repeatedly doing this ONE thing has allowed me to make over €440K in online.When you learn how to do this thing and build up this skill, your life will change.I thank myself everyday for being brave and learning how to do this. If it wasn’t for this, I would probably still be teaching ESL online and miserable. It’s not easy to learn a new money-making skill, but if there is something to learn, I definitely would say it is this.If you are wondering what this ONE thing is then I suggest you listen to this episode.I am running the first FREE live masterclass that I have done in over 2 years! It is the Quadruple Your Teaching Income Through Launching Courses Masterclass. It is for educators and teaching business owners who want to learn how to launch courses online to scale their income and impact. In this live Masterclass, I will share my 4-step Launch Success system that will help you launch any offer online and fill it with dreamy students. It is going to be on the 22nd February at 6pm CET. There are limited spots in the virtual room.Click HERE to grab your spot.
2/21/202422 minutes, 12 seconds
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How my DBA student made €75K in her teaching business

Have you ever thought that educators can’t make good money in online business?Did you ever say to yourself ‘’I am not in a money-making niche and so I don’t think it is worth launching a course’’?Do you sometimes wonder if it is possible to have a wildly successful language business online that doesn’t involve one on one lessons?Then you need to listen to this episode.In this episode, I will share:An incredible story of how our DBA student went from teaching one-on-one to making €57K in her online business selling courses aloneHow she has had over 1000 students come into her business whilst offering almost no one on one lessons.How she is on track to hitting 6-figures in her online education business all through the power of launching scalable digital products online.If you need a bit of inspiration today, let this episode be it. This is real evidence for the brain to show how language business can thrive in the course creation and online business space. Seeing someone be successful in this space is testament to how POSSIBLE it is for you. Welcome to the new paradigm, where education meets online business which means unlimited income and impact!I am running the first FREE live masterclass that I have done in over 2 years! It is the Quadruple Your Teaching Income Through Launching Courses Masterclass. It is for educators and teaching business owners who want to learn how to launch courses online to scale their income and impact. In this live Masterclass, I will share my 4-step Launch Success system that will help you launch any offer online and fill it with dreamy students. It is going to be on the 22nd February at 6pm CET. There are limited spots in the virtual room.Click HERE to grab your spot.
2/15/202419 minutes, 53 seconds
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How to choose which social media platform to use in your business.

Have you ever wondered what social media you should use for your business? Do you ever get overwhelmed at trying to decide what to use?I get this question a lot and thought this needed to be answered in a podcast.In this episode, I will share:The 5 questions to ask yourself to find out which social media and content is right for you and your businessWhy keeping it simple and using one platform effectively is the best way to start in the beginning of your business.How to get out of your head and just start!If you want a freedom-filled online business then you need to have an online presence otherwise no one can find you. Social media is a powerful tool to build a brand, audience and presence online. There are a million ways to go about it but if you ask yourself the above questions, you’ll be more on track.I am running the first FREE live masterclass that I have done in over 2 years! It is the Quadruple Your Teaching Income Through Launching Courses Masterclass. It is for educators and teaching business owners who want to learn how to launch courses online to scale their income and impact. In this live Masterclass, I will share my 4-step Launch Success system that will help you launch any offer online and fill it with dreamy students. It is going to be on the 22nd February at 6pm CET. There are limited spots in the virtual room.Click HERE to grab your spot.
2/9/202415 minutes, 39 seconds
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How to convince in-person coaching clients to shift to online coaching

Hey, amazing one. Welcome back to the Empowered Edupreneur Podcast.I asked for topic suggestions for my podcast on Instagram and I received some great ideas!One topic that came up was all about how to convince your in-person coaching clients to shift to going into online coaching sessions. I thought this would also be really helpful with regards to how to shift one-on-one clients to group sessions!If you have ever wondered how to ‘convince’ people to move online or in groups, then this is the podcast episode for you.In this episode, I will share:5 key steps to shifting your in-person coaching clients to want your online offers and be ready to dive in! This can also be applied to helping your one-on-one clients move into groups.The number one thing to do yourself to get people excited about your new offering / format of coaching or teaching.If you follow these steps, you should have your in-person coaching clients super excited about joining your online offers because they can SEE the value and want to be a part of this ‘new experience'.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start?My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
2/1/202417 minutes, 29 seconds
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How to keep your students engaged so that they get results

Hey, amazing one. Welcome back to the Empowered Edupreneur Podcast.I was inspired by a conversation I had in the Instagram DM’s with someone who has been listening to my podcast. She shared a struggle with me and I realized that this is most likely a struggle that most people in online business will struggle with.The struggle was that she has a monthly membership where students get certain services a month, however, some of the students simply aren’t showing up to use it. She is carrying all this guilt about it. Do you feel guilty about your students paying you and not fully showing up in your containers/ courses/ memberships? Then this is the episode for you!In this episode, I will share:The single most important thing you should understand about your students’ accountability and responsibility in your programs.How to set up practical and energetic systems to prompt greater accountability, engagement and action from your students so they can get the best results.If you apply these things in your offers and containers, you will see an improvement in how students show up as well as the results they get. And you can finally let go of all that guilt that is energetically bringing you down so you can actually grow your business.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE!
1/25/202424 minutes, 11 seconds
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How to launch a membership offer in your business

Hey, amazing one. Welcome back to the Empowered Edupreneur Podcast.There is a big trend in businesses shifting to a membership model. Does this mean you should? No, but it is something worth talking about.Have you ever wondered if you should create a course or a membership offer? Or how to launch a membership? Then this is the episode for you!In this episode, I will share:What the difference is between a core offer/ course and membership offer.When to choose whether you want to focus on a course or membership offer.How you would launch a membership offer online.Just because there is an uptick in membership offers and a lot of businesses are moving to this model, doesn’t mean you should too. Everyone’s dream business looks different, and the most important thing is to always intuition-test your decisions before you make them in business.This is the only way you build an aligned business you love.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
1/19/202425 minutes, 49 seconds
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How to plan your business quarters to hit your income goals.

Hey, amazing one. Welcome back to the Empowered Edupreneur Podcast.Have you ever started the year off in your business and felt completely overwhelmed?You have this blank empty canvas, with a million things to do, but you actually don’t know what to focus on? You have this dream of making money, but when it comes down to it… you don’t know what to focus on to make it happen.Then this is the episode for you!In this episode, I will share:A proven way, based on the book ‘Traction’, to plan each quarter so you are doing what it takes to move the needle in your business and hit your income goals.This is how I plan my entire year out and prioritise the big tasks that are actually going to increase my income and impact. I am sharing this simple method with you, but if you find it super insightful I recommend you read the book ‘Traction’ to explore it further. It’s an excellent book.This is the episode for you to reduce overwhelm, gain clarity and get you executing on the actions that bring you closer to your revenue goals.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start? My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step.This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE.
1/11/202425 minutes, 17 seconds
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4 ways to boost your business income this January

Hey, amazing one. Welcome back to the Empowered Edupreneur Podcast.2024 is upon us and we can start this year off strong in our businesses.Are you ready to make some great money at the start of this year? Then this episode is for you.In this episode, I will share:Four simple ways that you can boost your income in your business this January as well as any other month moving forward.This will inspire you to map out some great offers that you could put in front of your audience or past students that will give them new ways of working with you.May this new year bring you all the abundance you desire and deserve.In this new year, are you an educator wanting to create a digital course or group program but have no clue how to start?My freebie: The Scalable Digital Course Roadmap is your first step. This is for the freelance / teaching business owners who are burning out from trading their time for money and are looking to create a digital course but have no clue where to start. I am giving you the 6 steps to turning your 1 x 1 students into a scalable course that will free you from the teaching treadmill.Grab it HERE!
1/3/202418 minutes, 11 seconds