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Teachers! How can you take your passion and turn it into a business that creates more impact in classrooms around the world while also generating more income? Welcome to The Teacher Hustle Podcast! Every week, host Alissa McDonald, fifth-grade teacher, mom, and business owner, answers all your burning questions about business (without being overly complicated). She'll talk marketing, social media tips and tricks, mindset shifts, copy, content creation, and how to balance all of that with life! Consider her your new teacherpreneur bestie. And you do NOT need to be smarter than a fifth-grader to understand the marketing tips in this podcast. You know that one thing you can't stop talking about? We're going to share it with the world! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s bring your wildest ideas to life!

Teacher Hustle Podcast Alissa McDonald

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    • 4.6 • 98 Ratings

Teachers! How can you take your passion and turn it into a business that creates more impact in classrooms around the world while also generating more income? Welcome to The Teacher Hustle Podcast! Every week, host Alissa McDonald, fifth-grade teacher, mom, and business owner, answers all your burning questions about business (without being overly complicated). She'll talk marketing, social media tips and tricks, mindset shifts, copy, content creation, and how to balance all of that with life! Consider her your new teacherpreneur bestie. And you do NOT need to be smarter than a fifth-grader to understand the marketing tips in this podcast. You know that one thing you can't stop talking about? We're going to share it with the world! So grab a cup of coffee, and let’s bring your wildest ideas to life!

    The End.

    The End.

    Yes, this is the LAST episode of The Teacher Hustle Podcast. BUT... this isn't goodbye! We can still hang out over on Instagram, on my YouTube channel, and inside all of my programs. Thank you for being a loyal listener, and please connect with me in one of these ways:

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    • 29 min
    Answering the Top 10 Questions I Get About Creating an Online Course

    Answering the Top 10 Questions I Get About Creating an Online Course

    In today’s episode of the Teacher Hustle Podcast, I'm answering the most frequently asked questions I receive about creating an online course.
    So many of you send me dms on Instagram, or you're in my program, Course Creator's Intensive, and you have some really great questions that are getting in the way of putting that idea that you have out into the world.

    It's easy to let perfectionism, indecision, or some of the other unknowns of course creation stop you from taking the leap, but creating an online course changed my life and business for the better, so hopefully this episode will help clear things up for you so you feel ready to take the next step forward.

    Episode-At-A-Glance
    (2:10) How do I come up with an idea for my online course?(3:32) How do I know if my idea is a good one?(6:30) How big of an audience do I need to create an online course?(9:40) Should I only launch if I have open/close cart products?(10:41) More ways to add urgency to your launches(12:15) What tools do I need to create an online course?(15:00) I have an idea for a course, but I don’t feel like an expert. Should I still create an online course?(17:45) Should I run Facebook ads?(19:05) Do I have to launch?(21:20) What trends do you notice in course creation in 2022?Links mentioned:
    Join the Map Your Course Challenge HERE.Get on the waitlist for Course Creator's Intensive HERE. My recommended tools for course creationHost your course on Kajabi!

    • 26 min
    How I Make Money in My Online Business

    How I Make Money in My Online Business

    In today’s episode of the Teacher Hustle Podcast, I'm sharing how I make money in my business.
    This was inspired by a question that came through my Teacher Hustle University community.  We're talking about how and when to hire, how to build up your programming and product suite, how to optimizing your time so you don't have to work 60-hour work weeks, build multiple streams of income, and more! So let's get into it...

    Episode-At-A-Glance
    (3:05) How did you know to hire (and who)?(8:10) How I knew what programs to create and when(9:51) My biggest piece of advice for creating successful programs(14:00) How I developed my programs while still keeping everything else running smoothly .(16:10) How to NOT work 60-hour work weeks(21:05) Breaking down my income streamsLinks Mentioned in the Episode:
    Join the Map Your Course Challenge HERE.Get on the waitlist for Course Creator's Intensive HERE.KajabiFull Focus PlannerShop my recommended resources on Amazon!

    • 25 min
    Behind the Scenes: Email Sequences Training

    Behind the Scenes: Email Sequences Training

    In today’s episode of the Teacher Hustle Podcast, we're taking you behind the scenes of Teacher Hustle University to talk about Email Sequences.
    Teacher Hustle University is the coaching experience for teacher business owners who want to build sustainable businesses through simple, effective marketing strategies. This month inside THU, we had a live workshop on how to set up email sequences. Our members say that these monthly workshops are worth the value of the coaching experience alone -- and we want to give you a taste of what it’s like inside this experience.

    Episode-At-A-Glance
    (1:00) Teacher Hustle University 3.0 COMING SOON (4:50) Sneak peek at a THU Show Up & Glow Up Training on Email Sequences(5:30) What does an email sequence do?(6:20) What do you need to have in place for your email sequences?(10:00) Why is email marketing important?(15:00) Dos and Don’ts when it comes to email(23:34) Review of what a lead magnet is and why you need that rather than a subscribe form on your website(29:45) All About Welcome SequencesLINKS
    Get on the waitlist for Teacher Hustle University 3.0 HERE.Download your FREE Springtime Swipe Files for Teacher Business Owners

    • 35 min
    Roundup: My Top 5 Tips for Teachers Just Starting Out in Business

    Roundup: My Top 5 Tips for Teachers Just Starting Out in Business

    In today’s episode of the Teacher Hustle Podcast, I’m rounding up my top 5 tips for teachers just starting out in business. These tips are compiled from past episodes and are especially important for early-stage business owners. So if you're new to the marketing and business world, or want to refresh on the basics, this one's for you! You'll get mindset and strategy advice from me, as well as other past guest experts. Oh, and there's a special gift for you at the end, so stay tuned!
    LINKS
    FREE Springtime Swipe Files for Teacher Business OwnersAsk Alissa: How Can I Find My Tribe?: Season 1, Episode 8:How to Get Out of a Creative Rut and Skyrocket Your Sales with Viral Content: Season 1, Episode 9: Manifestation and Goal-Setting 101 with Felicia from Goldmine and Coco: Season 2, Episode 4:Growing Your Business through Community with natalie Franke: Season 2, Episode 11:Start Building Your Email List (Today!): Season 1, Episode 22:

    • 34 min
    The Big Announcement! (And a Game-Changer for Teacher Professional Development)

    The Big Announcement! (And a Game-Changer for Teacher Professional Development)

    I have been keeping a secret for the past couple of months and I am about to reveal it to you. Today on the podcast, I'm chatting with my friend, Megan Kensington, and we'll find out in a minute what she has to do with a special announcement. Megan is The Course Designer on Instagram. She helps entrepreneurs reimagine the programs they've already created. She's an expert in all things, curriculum and course design, but she doesn't just help by making things look pretty inside your course. She breaks it down and looks at every part of the learning experience and looks at how to make it work better for you and the students enrolled in your online course so that you can stand out as an expert, build your loyal community, and be truly proud of the product you're putting out into the world. So, enjoy this episode and I hope you absolutely love our secret...


    LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE
    Follow PopPD on Instagram and visit the WebsiteFind Megan (The Course Designer) on Instagram and her Website

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

hhains ,

Amazing Teacher Marketing Coach

Alissa is my go to for everything marketing. From launching, product creation, emails, IG, Pinterest and more. Love all of her programs and the value she brings to the podcast!

Jbkaminski ,

This is a podcast that matters for Teachers

As teachers we are often told that we cannot make a lot of money. If you listen to this podcast you will learn gems that will earn you gold.

Full_SPED_Ahead ,

Information on the Fly

I completely appreciate that Alissa understands that us teachers only have small pockets of time and need as much information as we can in that pocket of time. Every episode is jam packed with big wins and even bigger takeaways that all teacher entrepreneurs can put into action right away! Alissa just gets it! Highly recommend this podcast!

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