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Author: Heather O’Donnell

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Hey there! Welcome to The Teacher Biz Podcast with Heather O’Donnell. 


Each week, Heather shares strategies she’s used in her own online business to replace her teacher income (several times over) while working just 25 hours a week. Learn how a profitable teacher biz actually works (psst… we’re not throwing up resources on TPT) and how to get started without falling into the most common pitfalls and time wasters in the online business world. 


Through a mix of interviews and solo episodes, you’ll learn about building an email list, creating and selling digital products, time management, a must-have mindset for success, how to run a profitable business on your own schedule, and much more.


Hit subscribe and get ready to learn how to build a profitable home business with a lot less effort than it takes to run a classroom!



Connect With Heather:

https://teacherbiz.com/about/

https://instagram.com/teacherbiz

59 Episodes
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Who is going to purchase a product from me? Why am I putting myself out there like this? I am just a fraud.Imposter syndrome is real, but so is your ability to overcome it! In this episode, Heather addresses the common feelings of imposter syndrome when starting a business. She offers strategies to overcome self-doubt, emphasizing the importance of focusing on the customers you aim to help rather than on your own insecurities. By directing attention to the specific problems and need...
Linda Kardamis taught middle school math before being led to become the founder of Teach 4 the Heart - a website centered on providing practical advice, encouragement, and support for Christian teachers. As part of her calling to uplift educators everywhere, Linda has written three books: Create Your Dream Classroom, Take Heart & Teach, and Teach Uplifted. She is also the creator of online courses such as Classroom Management 101 and Teach Uplifted, and her Teach 4 the Heart podcast is en...
By now you’re probably aware that building and nurturing an email list is important for the growth and stability of your online business. But what should you actually be sending to your email list? In this episode, Heather gives advice on what to email your audience, including sharing stories, offering tips, and providing free resources. She also touches on the necessity of staying authentic, celebrating unsubscribes as part of the process, and effectively managing your list in order to maint...
Ready to turn your teacher biz into a profitable venture? Hit play and learn the four main ways to monetize an online business! From paid ads and sponsorships to affiliate marketing and creating your own products, Heather breaks down each option and gives the pros and cons on their effectiveness. Pulling from her own experiences, she also shares which option she HIGHLY recommends starting with and which one is not her favorite. Don’t miss these tips and real-life examples to help you get star...
Laura Kebart leverages her 20+ years of classroom teaching experience and instructional coaching systems to serve busy middle school English Language Arts Teachers through her online presence at languageartsteachers.com. Through her educational consulting, realistic instructional strategies, hands-on workshops, and back-to-school MSELA Summit each July, Laura helps educators teach with confidence while reducing their overwhelm and increasing student engagement. Laura shares her journey o...
Tammy Overhoff, a seasoned food blogger and digital product expert, began her journey in 2011 with the Organize Yourself Skinny blog. Since then, she has empowered busy women with the tools and knowledge to lead healthier lives through eBooks, digital guides, and courses. In 2023, she expanded her business by creating Reset & Flourish, a brand that includes the Reset & Flourish Shop for digital products and the Reset & Flourish Planner, a meal prep and freezer prep membership site...
Summer break is the perfect time to finally start your teacher biz! Get ready to kickstart your business journey with these four actionable strategies. From scheduling dedicated work time to joining a community, this episode provides a roadmap for turning your teaching expertise into an online business. Learn how to schedule your time effectively, define your target audience and offerings, join a supportive community, and follow a proven path to success. The summer session of Teacher Biz Blue...
Juggling work and personal life can be quite the circus act! However, Heather has found a few tricks that can really help in managing the chaos. She shares her experience of balancing work and family obligations, and provides tips for strategically allocating your time and tasks. Learn how to prioritize high brain power work, batch tasks for efficiency, and find pockets of time throughout the day to work on your business. Whether you have kids or other work obligations, this episode offers in...
Monica Froese holds an MBA in finance and marketing and is a digital shop coach for small business owners and host of the popular podcast, Empowered Business Podcast®. She is the founder of the websites Redefining Mom®, Empowered Business™, and the popular digital product shop, Empowered Shop™. She helps small businesses grow sustainable and profitable digital product e-commerce shops. She spent 11 years working for a Fortune 100 company running multi-million dollar marketing campaigns with l...
Does this happen to you → You get stuck in a cycle of thinking and trying to have the perfect plan before you actually take action on anything? If so, you’re not alone. In this episode, Heather gives a short pep talk on taking action and breaking free from constant planning. She also shares her own experience of pivoting in her business and explains how even if your initial actions don't lead to the desired outcome, they can still be valuable in the long run. Don't let overthinking hold you b...
Katie Azevedo, M.Ed., is the founder of SchoolHabits LLC, and the creator of the Executive Function Journal. She is a private executive function coach with over 18 years of teaching experience in the public school system and the private sector. With a Master's Degree in Special Education, Katie specializes in ADHD, learning disabilities, executive functions, test preparation, study skills, and creating systems to maximize efficiency. Through her blog on SchoolHabits.com, SchoolHabits Universi...
Consistency is key! As a business owner, showing up consistently is so important for building credibility with your audience. It helps build trust, establishes reliability, and ultimately leads to more sales (which we all want!). In this episode, Heather shares her 3 tips for staying consistent, including batching content ahead of time, being realistic about your expectations, and letting go of perfectionism. Tune in and learn how to show up often in your business without feeling overwhelmed ...
In this episode of The Teacher Biz Podcast, Heather shares her free and effective social media strategies for growing your online business! Learn how to choose a platform that works best for you and then study performing posts to gain inspiration. Heather gives tips for creating captivating captions, selecting trending audio, and experimenting with different types of content, such as tutorials, behind-the-scenes, or step-by-step guides. If you’re new to promoting your business on social media...
Are you feeling like your idea isn’t worthwhile because someone else has already created a similar product or business? Don't let comparison steal your confidence! Your product is still valuable. In this episode, Heather addresses the common fear of creating a product that already exists in the market. She explains that even though your product may cover a topic that has been done before, your unique perspective and personal stories make it worthwhile. She also shares how you can infuse perso...
Since 1999 Lisa Marker Robbins has supported thousands of students as an independent college counselor. In 2010, she doubled down specifically on college major and career coaching for students because she realized those two things were the cornerstone of post-high school planning. 4,000 students have benefited from her proven three pillar framework, moving them from overwhelmed and confused to clear, confident, and motivated about their future.In this episode, Lisa shares her journey of leavi...
Looking for answers to your burning questions about starting an online teacher business? Don’t miss this episode of The Teacher Biz Podcast where Heather answers questions from listeners just like you! She addresses concerns about standing out in a crowded market, the costs of starting a teacher biz, and the types of products that can be sold. She also explains the importance of being yourself, building relationships with customers, and leveraging your unique perspective and experiences. Hit ...
As an experienced educator, Carlin Liborio has been teaching grades K-6, coaching teachers, and writing curriculum for 17 years in 3 different countries. She specializes in helping teachers improve their students' writing skills and has worked on numerous TEA & Pearson anchor committees, item development, and standards setting for the new RLA STAAR test. Carlin’s goal is to help teachers feel empowered and prepared during these challenging times and to grow ALL students to become avid rea...
Life doesn't always go according to plan, especially when running an online business! In this episode, Heather shares the challenges she faced during a recent launch and how she adjusted to make things work. Despite sickness, technical difficulties, and other obstacles, she navigated these setbacks and pivoted to keep her business running smoothly. Heather also provides three strategies for when things don't go as planned: eliminate what you can, ask for help, and prioritize and focus on what...
New York Times bestselling author Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping women everywhere create a life they love. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of several successful brands, including Living Well Spending Less®, Elite Blog Academy®, and her newest endeavor, Thinlicious™, created to make getting healthy taste and feel good. Her practical advice has been featured all over, including Good Morning America, the Today Show, Family Circle, Entrepren...
Lindsay Roberts is a dynamic Quiz Funnel Strategist committed to putting more money into the hands of more female founders, one quiz funnel at a time. She combines her digital marketing and copywriting expertise with a deep understanding of quiz funnel mechanics to create personalized, practical strategies that drive email list growth. Lindsay believes in the power of quizzes as a tool for customer engagement, deep audience insights, and enabling female-led businesses to customize their offer...
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