Keep pressing down , pushing out through the balls of the feet , stretching the arms , spreading the fingers and two and one , bend the knees and back up to 90 press the lower back to the floor again , really straighten the legs , stretch your arms again and two and one bed the knees and feet to the floor and relax .
Coming up for our third cycle .
Now , if your lower back is strong and your core is strong and you feel like you don't need the blanket , you can completely move it to the side .
As long as when you're in the pose , you're able to really connect the lower back all the time to the pose .
So arms back up , cross the thumbs , bring the arms over .
This lifting of the arms is starting to open this area which is normally so closed just by the nature of having the arms by the side of our shark trunk .
And now feet off the ground line , your feet up , line your inner knees up and push the legs to 90 .
Press the lower back to the ground , grip the legs spread the toes .
So we're in gripping and strength here , keep pressing the low back to the ground and now bend the knees and push the legs diagonally away to 60 .
Repress the lower back to the ground .
Rip the legs push through the balls of the feet , rest stretch the arms and three and two and one be the knees last one last time , pushing back up to 90 be everywhere , be present .
All these little details of alignment are not only keeping our bodies safer , they're keeping our minds engaged .
Don't let it arch too much off the ground .
Try to press it down to the ground as it was stretching and two and one , let the legs roll open , relax the feet , relax the hands , the arms here , we're in the other side .
So we reroll our legs in inner heels , touching in a big toes , touching , grip the muscles around the legs , bones , press the heels firmly to the ground , bring the arms up , cross the thumbs and inhale and stretch the arms back long , that will stretch , keep pressing the heels down .
Imagine someone was pulling you by your feet and somebody else was pulling you by your hands and that's what you want to copy to try to get that sensation as we bring the lower back to the ground .
So if you keep checking that Lumbar for those of you who tend to over ach it as it reaching sting , breathing three and two and why I sailing and releasing and now we're gonna bring both knees towards the chest lining up our inner feet lining up our inner knees , interlocking the fingers and it's called , it's got a long name .
So in this alignment , when we really check that our feet are lined up , that our knees are lined up , then when we're in this pose , our lower back and our hips are also lined up and even because we've brought back evenness to them .
So just breathing you and allowing the body to feel that evenness , long inhalations and long inhalations .
And now we're giving the right knee band towards us and we're going to extend that left leg straight .
Now , normally , when we extend the leg , it goes like that and the other , we're gonna roll that left leg in .
So the knee cap faces the sky and then refund that heel means one in Sanskrit .
So other is foot .
So 1 ft deep , inhales , deep exhales .
He throw me at my left leg and now we're going to change sides and bring the left knee towards us and extending that right leg and rolling the right guy in gripping the leg off leg bone and pressing that right heel down a on the left hand side , we find the long , smooth , deep inhalations , long pacifying exhalations , relax the shoulders , the neck , the face , keep that right leg firm and then both knees towards the just one last .
So lining up the inner feet , lining up the inner knees , most of us have slightly distorted bodies , but we tend to do different things on the right side and the left side .
So we have to start to just shine the light of awareness on our habits and also give the vehicle a chance to feel evenness .
Otherwise , how can it know when it's not even ?
So this is the evenness experience and every time we do it , we will become more sensitive and more noticing what that means just for now , breathing feeling , allowing the body to receive this gift .
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We're gonna roll over to the right and push ourselves back up and it is now time for our second to last phase .
If you look to the right , you will see all sorts of additional suggestions .
These are keywords people are looking for as well and using this method will help you come up with endless topics that you can cover on your blog or website .
After using these tools for a while , you can upgrade to a more professional tool like SCM Rush and Google's keyword planner , which will give you more accurate search data .
Now , this doesn't mean you only have to post things that people are searching for .
There's room to create your own sort of unique content .
When making money blogging , you just need to follow the 80 20 rule , 80% of the content that you create should be that things that people are searching for and problems that they're trying to solve and 20% should be where you flex on them a little bit and tell them a little bit more about you and blog about the things that you want to write about .
So after your first five posts are written , it's time to move on to step number five and time to get traffic to your blog .
There are lots of ways to get readers to your blog .
And I'm gonna take two straps and a blanket and this pose is all about lining up our feet , our knees and for all of us will be wearing shoes all our life .
This can be quite painful in the beginning just persist .
It gets better and to remember your feet of standing on them all day long .
They really need that alignment .
Otherwise they'll be distorted in your old age .
It would be really uncomfortable .
So the first strap , a big loop that's gonna go over our head , our shoulders and we're coming up and we're putting that strap right behind the knees and tightening up .
And if you know our straps today , just do our strap , you'll be watching what we're doing already .
It will be talking to the body and you're gonna get yourself your straps these weeks right this week , right .
So coming back down in .
So already you can see it's keeping our knees parallel our thighs parallel .
Second strap , this is the torture one .
Not for everybody , but for a lot of people in the beginning , little Luke , this is gonna go over our feet and then we are going to have the buckle between the heels and tighten up as much as you can bear .
And when you come and sit down , you can already feel it right .
It's really making sure that the fronts and the feet are lined up and that you're really on the front of the feet .
It's not letting the heels separate and then it comes time for the blanket and we bring this and we put it right behind the knee .
This blanket is not so much for comfort as to help open the back of the knee joint .
So really squidge it in there and then come and sit down .
Why don't you sit bones apart with your hands , backs of the hands and the thighs , roll the shoulders back .
We are now in a dress , refine the breath as a way to help you bear the pain of this opening .
Deep , long inhales , the blond exhales , keep rolling the front shoulders back , relaxing the face deep on , inhales , deep , long exhales and now bring the arms in front , stretch your arms straight in to lock the fingers together .
Turn the palms out , stretch your arms straight and inhale and lift the arms up .
You trying to make the right waist longer the left waist longer to stretch your armpits to stretch the elbows straight to push up through the heels of the hands and two and one coming down halfway releasing , changing our interlock , turning the palms out , we're ripping the elbows straight and lifting the arms up .
Oh , sorry , I'm turning on the first one .
This is Bataan in bad .
So again , stretching and lengthening the trunk , the waists , the armpits themselves , the elbows straight up , pushing up through the heels of the hands , breathing into that new space and two and one exhale and releasing coming down and we're now gonna come to yoga and that's the last bit that we're going to unstrap .
So coming forward , we stretch the arms , you know , on the elbows to bend like this , you want to stretch your arms , bring the forehead down so that the ears are in line with the inner arms .
Don't push the forehead to the floor if it hurts the neck .
Keep stretching your arms and find a long , soothing , regular inhale and exhale .
Keep checking the body from inside your elbows .
Feel bent , rest straighten them .
Can you roll the right shoulder to the right away from the right ear and rest straighten the right arm .
Can you do the same with the left , roll the left shoulder away from the left ear and rest straighten the left arm and now we're slowly gently coming up and we get to take all of the straps off and coming out , wiggle that movement around and it's now time for our final pose .
There's going to be a with our legs up against the wall .
And the fact that you can get organic traffic , Pinterest does end up being our number one traffic source for bloggers .
If you're in almost any niche , I would definitely give Pinterest a try .
All right .
So you've built your blog , you've designed it , you start to get your first readers , your first visitors , checking out the content that they want to see .
It's time to turn those readers into raving fans .
Step number five , build a subscriber fan club .
I remember the look of contempt .
Lauren gave me when I told her that we were going to need to collect emails because she had always thought of emails in the inbox as just some terrible thing that she never wanted to do because all she got was spam all the time .
But here's the truth about blogging is that most people are never going to buy your products until they've built up a certain of trust with you .
And the best place to build that trust is through an email list .
We've tracked the data on click meter and we can clearly see that our email list provides us much better purchase rates than just linking our products on our blog .
An email list is one of the most valuable assets you have as a blogger and setting it up is not as hard as you think .
So it's called the , but we're doing the restful variation of it .
So blankets like this , you need a wall , ok ?
And we're gonna bring the blanket to the wall .
It's best to come in sideways because we're gonna lift our legs up against the walls .
If you try coming in from here , you end up kind of struggling .
So coming in sideways , we can easily swing the legs up , making sure that the blankets underneath the hips , the buttocks and letting our legs roll open .
Now , if the backs of the legs are hurting you , if you have to bend the legs , you'd be best to move further away .
So that the legs can be straight and relaxed .
We relaxed in this space .
So there no effort , no judgment , no pushing the body , just absolute a place of surrender and receiving this really important that so we can seal everything that we've opened and settle into quietness .
And then we want to roll our front shoulders back .
So that , that's what we're saying .
Our shoulders aren't hunched and our stern and plate , an enormous reservoir of energy and life force can be opened rather than closed .
And then we're going to extend the arms to hang me away from us with the palms open to the sky .
Exhale in hell and exhale , closing the islands and entering into our no more effort was completely relaxing and melting into the ground .
The third type of ad is a giveaway .
This is very similar to sponsored content , but instead of the company paying you , they give you their product for free .
The second way you can make money through your blog is through affiliate marketing .
Affiliate marketing is where you earn money promoting another person's product or service .
So let's say you write a post about your top five favorite books on whatever your topic , your blog is about what you can do is you can actually link those books in the blog post himself and link them to Amazon when somebody clicks and checks out that book and says and says , ok , that looks awesome .
I'm going to buy it like the like the reviews , you know , 4.5 stars looks good to me .
When they buy that product , then you will get a small commission from Amazon and that is kind of affiliate marketing .
Now , affiliate marketing is a huge category and you can make a lot of money on it and I'll go over that in the next section .
But just so , you know , it's when you sell other people's products or services through links on your blog .
Number three is when you sell your own digital products .
And with each breath , encouraging any parts of the body that are still gripping or holding on to completely unclench .
So just let go completely so that every single cell in the body feels that it's melting , not just towards the ground , but actually into the ground .
Now we're going to press the palms together in front of the standing plate ending with a loving kind of plantation , sending out our love and our peace to the world .
Oh Shanti , Shanti , Shanti , may the universe know love , may the universe know peace and may we have all those that we come into ?
Doesn't feel the same .
Oh , please .
And then the slur and gently we're gonna bend our knees and let our feet slide down and we're going to just push ourselves backwards off the different bits until our lower back is on the ground .
Again , bring the feet to the floor , rest the knees against each other .
Deep inhale , deep exhale and to reemerge with the world .
We first all roll over onto the right hand side of the body and we find the fetal position .
So you want to hold the outer right skull , the right hand , literally seeing this as a rebirth .
Every time we exit our practice , we're coming into this reality , the new layer of purification , the new awareness .
So it's symbolic .
And then we place the hands on the floor , we push ourselves back up .
And here we are our practice .
Our first beginner's module .
A practice is complete , good job heat , practicing the structure .
Getting that structure in right from the beginning is going to allow you to fly later on .
So even if it feels repetitive , just do it to become second nature third nature that you can do it in your sleep without wobbling , keeping everything alive .
And I look forward to seeing you next week for the second class Lama .
Stay , take care .
Have an amazing week .
An example is this post by my friend Alexis on the seven ways you credit score affects your future .
You can see it was sponsored by Lexington Law and she probably got paid pretty well for this post .
There are many bloggers like Lexus that make in the upwards of 10 grand a month doing sponsored posts .
So it is a viable way to make money and make money pretty quickly .
Sponsored posts might be perfect for you .
If you love to write , can find good opportunities that fit your niche , want to build relationship with other companies and brands in your niche and want a way to diversify .
Your blogging income , sponsored posts might not be right for you .
If you face a lot of time constraints , it can be very time consuming , finding good opportunities and filling out the required work and have your heart set on passive income .
You're technically still trading hours for dollars here .
So just something to keep in mind sponsored posts , opportunities can be found on websites like blog dash blog , meets brand , Lia and others .
My friend Alexis also has a great course on making sense of sponsored posts , but she created with her sister .
So go feel free to type that into Google and check it out if you like .
Ok , now you've got your feet wet a little bit started with sponsored posts and ads .
Now it's time to take things to the next step with step number eight , progress and master affiliate marketing .
There are risks associated with every form of monetization method when it comes to blogging .
But affiliate marketing is unique as it will teach you not only how to sell , but it will also prepare you for creating your own future product mastering , affiliate marketing is usually kind of one of the key steps to becoming a successful blogger .
You'll see that a lot of successful bloggers first start on affiliate marketing , start making money , affiliate marketing , learn how to make money and then progress on to higher margins with their own products and services .
Just like an example , when we talked about writing a blog post on the top five books and your recommended niche , you can start out by doing this exact process with Amazon Associates .
This is the very small , very easy way , start out in affiliate marketing and it progresses and gets much more advanced later on how you do this with Amazon Associates is easy .
And the reason I tell you to start out there is because everybody uses Amazon .
It makes a , makes a very simple way to get your first few transactions and feeling good about blogging and its potential right off the get go , getting signed up isn't too hard .
Just go type in Amazon Associates to Google and you can join for free .
Once you're approved , you can recommend any Amazon product on your blog knitting blog .
Amazon knitting kits , dog blog , sell dog treats .
Got a parenting blog about raising teenagers .
Sell a muzzle .
I'm , I'm kidding .
I'm kidding .
Don't muzzle your Children .
Put them on a leash .
This creates an awesome form of passive income .
For most bloggers .
We make over $500 per month doing this .
Once you sold a few affiliate products at Amazon , it's time to start leveling up your affiliate marketing and thinking about going to big affiliate networks and partnering with bigger products .
So there's networks like click bank share a sale CJ affiliate recoin and so many more , these networks are going to give you a much higher price commission than something like Amazon .
But keep in mind they're going to be much more difficult to sell because they're not checking out using Amazon's platform .
You're gonna have to learn how to build a lot of trust with your readers .
And that's why I said at the beginning you need to start an email list because that's the best place to start selling higher priced affiliate courses and products and other things .
Now you've got some money rolling in from affiliate marketing , starting to get down the sales process and learn about how to sell through your blog and how to build trust with your readers .
You're building a fan base building people who are interested in what you're doing .
It's time to move on to step number five and to create your own products and services , both physical and digital .
We started out by promoting a yoga product through affiliate marketing where we're making about $5 per sale .
So even when we're selling 10 products per day , we're only making about $1500 per month off .
This yoga product , $1500 a month is great .
And it's an amazing amount of money , but it is not a full time income for a blogger .
So we kind of got this idea back in the day , Laura and I were like , OK , what if we , the product that we were selling was all right .
But we were like , I think we can make it better .
What if we tried to make this product even better than the one that we're already selling and sell it to our audience ?
They know us and trust us and like us , let , let's try selling our own .
Well , not only did it sell really well , but our audience loved it .
And thus the yoga fat loss Bible was born .
The most important part of this process is that $5 sale that we were getting turned into a $37 sale for that product .
We had just seven extra money with the building of this product .
That is the power of creating your own products and services .
You control the margins , you control the prices , you control the sales page , you control the entire system and the entire flow of selling your own product .
And that's why all the biggest bloggers you know , all the ones that are making the most money .
Well , they sell their own stuff .
This does not have to be digital products either .
This can be physical products as well .
The key here is to do something better than what is before you .
So you don't want to just go around and , and replace your affiliate links with your own crappy products and not a good version of it , only replace products that you can truly replace and do it better .
The goal here is to make a better experience for your audience .
If you make a worse experience for them , the results are not going to be what you want .
Two , what ?
As well as there's always going to be products that are better suited as an affiliate product versus you creating your own .
It's just something to keep in mind something like hosting .
Like I'm not going to create a hosting company .
So I'm going to partner with somebody like blue hosts who is a hosting company where I can sell hosting packages .
Also , as said before , you can sell your services , whether you're a public speaker , virtual assistant , freelance writer , you can sell all of these products and services on your blog .
Selling your own products is the only true way to scale your blog .
And this is how you take something from $1000 a month to $10,000 a month and do so passively do so without uh actively constantly having to work and trade hours for dollars .
At this stage , you've come a long way , you started your blog , you designed it well , you created awesome content .
You drove traffic to the blog , you collected email subscribers .
You've been monetizing in a variety of different ways .
And now you've got kind of your blog set up , you've made your own courses , made your own products .
Uh You've , you've found your audience , found your voice , found these things .
The next part is actually a very fun part of blogging .
And it's step number 10 scale and optimize .
This is the really fun part because really you've done a lot of the hard work .
Now , your job is to just scale what you do .
And again , this is what makes blogging such a different thing than let's say , going and working for somebody going and working for somebody , they're gonna pay you , let's say 50 grand a month .
Wow , 50 grand a month , 50 grand a year to do customer service , right ?
But when you're blogging and creating your own products and services , just a few tweaks here or there are getting a blog post to go viral or are creating some new content immediately raises up your income .
And this is kind of a two part process .
I want to show you how it works really quickly .
Sales equals traffic times conversion rate .
And I want to show you how your conversion rate on your sales page is 1% .
So for every 1000 visitors on your sales page , you may 10 sales .
Now let's say you add a few testimonials to your sales page and include a couple more in your email sales funnel that bumps your conversion rate to 2% which means that you have just doubled your sales .
Now , 1000 visitors is getting at 2% which is 20 sales .
So you've just doubled your income .
That's crazy .
Now , let's say you start working on Google Se as an additional traffic source and are able to get an extra 1000 customers to your sales page that your sales page again because 2000 visitors times 2% equals 40 sales .
You've just quadrupled your income .
That is the big difference between blogging and going out and making 50 grand a month working customer service .
It is a giant leap because the amount of work you do ends up reflecting much better on the actual income that you make .
The final piece on how to make money blogging is to scale and to raise up the conversion rates .
And here's some of the main ways that you can do this .
You can add in testimonials and improve your page speed .
Make changes to your sales page , make changes to your sales funnel and a few other marketing changes .
But those are the main ones .
This part of making money blogging is really fun because you can often see the changes right in front of your eyes and it's very cool to watch .
And that ladies and gentlemen is the 10 step process for how to make money blogging .
Who we did it .
Oh , man , that was a long video .
All right , let's summarize this and get the f out of here .
Point number one , we start our blog the right way .
Number two , we design our blog and make it sexy .
Number three , we create the content .
People need .
Number four , we get traffic to our blog by focusing on 1 to 2 traffic sources .
Number five , we build an email list to build up those lists of raving fans , turn those subscribers and those into raving fans who actually love what we do .
Number six , we learn the types of ways to monetize .
Number seven , we monetize with ads and sponsored posts .
Number eight , we master affiliate marketing .
Number nine , we make our own products and services .
And number 10 , we scale and optimize .
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