How to use Mailchimp, Calendly and Linktree in lieu of a website for yoga teachers.

Aug 21, 2021

Y’all already know I can go on and on about having a website for yoga teacher. If you are just starting your own yoga instructor website, you might be taking the babiest of steps right now and that’s quite alright. I love you for that. This method is best for folks who are on a budget and just getting started because it helps you practice writing content that makes your heart light up without overwhelm or the need to ‘get-it-right’

I’ve shared this method with many online yoga teachers who are not ready for a website yet. And most of them have been able to use this method for at least a year before investing in a website. And if you are currently building a website and it’s taking way too long, this method will also help you not rush to the end product.

If any of this is you, read on:

This ‘Linktree method’ will solve your top three needs in lieu of a yoga teacher website

  1. It is quick.
  2. It requires no financial investment.
  3. It helps your practice sharing a piece of you (without the overwhelm)

TIP: Also great for folks to send YouTube viewers to their newsletter list.

01. Create your free account

I’m not an affiliate for any of these companies but I have seen this free method work for so many yoga teachers. You will need to create a free account on these three platforms.

+ Linktree

+ Calendly

+ Mailchimp

02. Now for tech stacking

Tech Stack is a fancy way people in the computer world say “a list of all the technology services used to build and run one single application“. In this case, you are connecting Linktree with Calendly with Mailchimp to start building connections online in lieu of a yoga teacher website.

Ready?

03. Linktree

Let’s start with Linktree. Linktree was created because Instagram only allows for one website link on each profile. So the creators of Linktree came up with an ingenious idea to allow people to see more links when their viewers click their link in bio.

After you create your linktree account, follow this steps shared on Linktree’s How To Start page. All you need to do is repeat the steps and add the link to your Mailchimp landing page and Calendly link.

03. Calendly

Calendly is a scheduling tool that allows people to find a time to connect with you. YAY for meetings and private sessions without the back and forth. The free version of Calendly will allow you to connect one digital calendar to the app, so that it automatically knows when you are available and offer those open slots to folks who click on your link.

For non digital planning folks, you can also offer up specific times and dates that are open for private sessions without needing to connect the calendar.

Calendly has an easy to follow guide to set everything up!

Copy that link and add it to your Linktree.

04. Mailchimp

Mailchimp is a great free email marketing service for newsletters. When I started, I began with Mailchimp but later on moved to Flodesk. The free Mailchimp version offers up to 2000 subscribers and up to 10,000 sends per month, 1 step automation and much more. You can read more about this free plan here.

When I started, I had like 10 people…. And now I have 170 (which is very very low compared to others, but I don’t really care much about that) All this to say that the free version will support you for a very long time if you are sending simple monthly newsletters.

Keep it simple always.

Once you log into your Mailchimp, you will create a landing page. Here is a full guide for creating a landing page form the people at Mailchimp themselves

Continue to follow the steps prompted by Mailchimp and towards the end you will land here for the URL that you will copy and paste on your Linktree.

Finally, some words of wisdom – your first three years of starting something on your own will feel like you are just figuring it out. I hope you find these steps helpful. I do truly believe that we can start something from nothing, if we are given the structure and support to do so. I hope these steps is one of the ways you can start something from scratch. As an immigrant, learning to do things my own way and crafting a business that allows all of me to show up feels like I am always given a choice even if culture tells me otherwise.

I believe in you.

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