Happy Thursday!

I’m just back from my walk and decided this morning, to head down to my favorite path along the river. I used to go down there early in the mornings to photograph the sunrise, but it’s not safe to do that any longer. Now, I wait until the café opens and I know there will be other people around, and while it’s not quite as peaceful as when I was the only one there waiting for the sun, it’s still a relaxing walk for me. Especially on days like today where it’s breezy, and not too hot. It reminds me of living at the beach, and I always feel better for having been.

Today was my third day in a row of going outside to walk, and now I feel like I’m starting to build the habit. We’ll see what happens on the first day it’s pouring down rain out there!

As for today’s subject line, it ties in with the featured partner pick for today, which is Ken Bluttman’s Crossword Puzzle Mastery. Years ago, around 2005 I think, I actually had a crossword puzzle niche site. It was one of the first niche sites I ever built, and I tried to keep it going for a couple of years before finally giving up. The software that was available back then for making puzzles wasn’t nearly as good as it is today, and it was hard to create puzzles that people actually wanted to solve.  But I love crosswords, and logic puzzles, and any type of word puzzle really, so I’m really happy that Ken has finally created a decent crossword puzzle creator that gives you professional looking puzzles. More details in the Featured Partner Section below.

Whether I’ll ever do another crossword niche site is still up in the air, but you can bet I’ll be creating some new puzzle books to publish before the end of the year.

Featured Partner Picks Today:

My pick for today is Crossword Puzzle Mastery from Ken Bluttman. I’ve long been a fan of Ken’s software products, and this one is no different. In fact, I think this may be my favorite so far. As I mentioned in the opening I used to have a crossword puzzle site many years ago, but it was such a pain to create puzzles that people actually wanted to solve, that it didn’t last very long.

So when I had a chance to pick up Ken’s new software, I jumped on it. And so far I am very impressed. I’ve been through about half the videos so far, and as a crossword puzzle user myself, I love that these actually look like “real” crossword puzzles that you’d find in the big newspapers and published puzzle books.

The main offer is on sale for $37 and includes:

  • Full training shows how crosswords are constructed and provides dynamic grids for assembling the puzzles
  • American (New York Times) style and British/UK style
  • Step by step over the shoulder video training
  • Save feature allows saving puzzles – partially done to be completed later, and completed ones too of course.
  • Huge database of clues – over 3,000,000 to select from
  • Sophisticated search features and wildcard pattern matching make finding words that fit a breeze
  • Great for both kid level and adult level puzzles
  • Crossword puzzles are downloaded as PNG files for easy use in other programs

The one thing I will say is that if you’re expecting a “push button” instant puzzle creator, then this is probably not what you’re looking for. You will have to put some thought into the puzzle creation process, but the huge database of clues and the search features take some of the sting out of the work. And the payoff is in the fact that a lot of people will realize there’s work involved and not do a dang thing with this, so if you do get it and USE it, you’re ahead of the game when it comes to publishing crossword puzzle books!

Get Crossword Puzzle Mastery

Quick Links

(in case you’re in a hurry. More detailed product descriptions below)

ENDS TONIGHT! Virginie at Oxyp Design PLR is celebrating her birthday tomorrow, so starting today and running through August 24, she’s got a 50% discount for you on all products in her store. Use coupon code BDAY50 to claim your discount at checkout.

ENDS TONIGHT! The Declutter Your Mind content bundle from Tools for Motivation is on sale this week with extra bonus content for only $14.95.

ENDS TOMORROW! Traveling With Your Dog Planner from Michelle at Niche PLR is available and on sale this weekend through August 25. Use coupon code TRAVEL50 to save 50% at checkout.

PRICE ROLLBACK ENDS TOMORROW! Fun Monster Chore Chart from Jan at Simple Happiness is on sale through tomorrow for the original launch price of $17.

NEW PLR! Release Your Inner Magic PLR from Jennifer at Health & Wellness PLR is on sale for only $7 for the next 4 days. It includes 3 new lead magnets, 100 journal prompts, 100 affirmations, a journal, workbook, and 2 card decks.

PRICE ROLLBACK! Tarot Journal from Jenn at Planning Addicts is on sale through August 31 at the original launch price. Use coupon code TAROTEA to save 50% at checkout.

Beyond the Shuffle – Your Path to Card Deck Success is new from Melissa at PLR Cookie Jar. And it’s only $9. I bought these and they are gorgeous!

Looking for the freebies? They’re at the end of today’s newsletter.


Ongoing Deals You May Like

ENDS TONIGHT! The Declutter Your Mind content bundle from Tools for Motivation is on sale this week with extra bonus content for only $14.95. The bundle includes:

  • The complete Declutter Your Mind pack with 10 blog posts, 10 audio files, 2 mini reports, 10 slide decks, 20 tips posters, and 2 eCovers.
  • You also get the How to Stay Sharp Content Bundle with and audiobook, 10 articles, 2 mini reports, 10 slide decks, 20 tips posters, and 2 eCovers
  • And the Overcoming a Creative Block Tips Report that comes with the report, eCover, slide deck, slide images, and tips video.

ENDS TOMORROW! Traveling With Your Dog Planner from Michelle at Niche PLR is available and on sale this weekend through August 25. Use coupon code TRAVEL50 to save 50% at checkout. This planner comes with 30 unique pages in PPT and Canva formats. Some of the fun and unique pages include:

  • Travel Bucket List
  • USA Trip Planner
  • Monthly Planner
  • Travel Checklist Insert
  • Travel Checklist Before You Leave
  • Travel Checklist Car,Plane, Destination
  • Travel Checklist Emergency Preparedness
  • Pet Friendly Travel Destinations
  • Travel Packing List
  • Packing List
  • Dogs Packing List
  • Pet Health and Wellness List

NEW! Release Your Inner Magic PLR from Jennifer at Health & Wellness PLR is on sale for only $7 for the next 4 days. It includes 3 new lead magnets, 100 journal prompts, 100 affirmations, a journal, workbook, and 2 card decks.


PRICE ROLLBACK! Tarot Journal from Jenn at Planning Addicts is on sale through August 31 at the original launch price. Use coupon code TAROTEA to save 50% at checkout. This journal includes 30 pages plus covers, with pages for things like:

  • Monthly Card Draw
  • Cheat Sheet
  • Card Study
  • Elemental Correspondences
  • Topic Mind Map
  • Numerology
  • Suit Correspondence
  • The Fool’s Journey
  • Celtic Cross Reading

PRICE ROLLBACK! Fun Monster Chore Chart from Jan at Simple Happiness is on sale through tomorrow for the original launch price of $17. These super cute chore charts feature fun monsters, and when kids check off a chore as finished, a monster pops up as a reward! These come with commercial rights, and you can edit everything from the color of the sheets to the images that you use! (Hint: they don’t have to be monsters!)


Beyond the Shuffle – Your Path to Card Deck Success is new from Melissa at PLR Cookie Jar. And it’s only $9. I’ll definitely be picking this one up, because card decks is something I’ve been pondering for my new project, and I’m definitely no stranger to oracle cards… I use them almost every day in my journaling practice!

You get both the Beyond the Shuffle Guide, and also the Lunar Abundance Oracle Cards with PLR Resell rights. There are 50 cards in the set, and they come as Canva templates for easy editing. I’ll have more details in tomorrow’s newsletter, after I’ve had a chance to get my hands on them and decide what I’m doing with them.


A Few Freebies

Free 7 Reasons You Need a Simple Business Plan if You’re Serious About Increasing Profits epic blog post pack from Content Sparks. Available until August 23.

FREE Staying Organized Content from Ekit Hub includes a short report, editable cover, and worksheet.

FREE “How to Add More Fun to Your Homeschooling Lessons” Content from Ekit Hub includes a short report, editable cover, checklist and worksheet

Free 7-Day Etsy Shop Quick Start Challenge from Michelle at PLR Niche

Free Home Plant and Succulent Coloring Pages from Carmen

Collaboration is Easy Guide from Bundle Bash

50 Free Content Inspiring Prompts from Melissa at Time freedom Business

5 Free Creativity Articles from Publish for Prosperity

Free Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur PLR from Piggy Makes Bank

Free Monetize Your Freebies Worksheet from Thrive Anywhere

Daily Font & Graphic Freebies from Creative Fabrica

Free Design of the Week from Design Bundles

Free Graphics of the Week from The Hungry Jpeg

Free Vintage Musical Instruments from The Hungry Jpeg

Get 8 Free Canva Templates from Melanie

Free 18-month Dated Planner Canva Template from MaryJo


That’s it for me today. I’m going to go and grab a cool drink, turn the air on, and settle in for an afternoon of work!

Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!

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PS: Here’s what I have on sale this week:

About the author, Ruth Bowers

I'm a self-styled creative soulpreneur who loves that she gets to play with words and pictures for a living. My friends call me the "Repurposing Queen" because I'm always coming up with new ways to use and reuse DFY Content. And I love sharing what I find with you too!

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