There is a light at the end of the tunnel! I ended up spending almost the whole day yesterday running errands and working on tax stuff. But I’m almost done and so can see the light at the end. Of course, once I get the business stuff done I have to sit down and do my personal return too, but at least that’s a much quicker process.
That should all be done today, and then maybe things can get back to “normal” around here. My mind is going a mile a minute here with ideas and things I want to share with you in May, and I can’t wait to get started.
Here’s what I have for you this morning…
Current Updates and Offers from Me…
1. New Domain for Newsletters Coming May 1
NEW! Starting on Monday, May 1 this newsletter and all my other ones will be coming from a new domain. I’d been noticing that delivery rates were down, and a few people mentioned that all of a sudden my newsletters were landing in their spam box, so I went searching for a reason why.
Here’s what I found out…
And this is by no means a technical explanation of how email newsletters work, but just a general overview of how I think I’ve solved the problem.
In order for your emails to have a higher deliverability, you really need to have a verified sending domain. Especially if you send a lot of mail. ConvertKit actually recommends that if you don’t send at least 5k emails a month, then this could hurt more than it helps, but since I have a decent-sized list, I can reach that benchmark in a couple of days.
I do have a verified sending domain on my ConvertKit account because I do meet their criteria. But, and here’s where the issue starts, I have 3 different email newsletters I send out on a regular basis… and they all come from different domains. And after doing some investigating over the past couple of days, I found out that ConvertKit only allows 1 verified sending domain per account.
The obvious solution is to have 3 separate accounts, but that gets expensive. The other issue for me is that there is a ton of crossover between my 3 lists, and I didn’t want people to have to sign up three times. I want my people to be able to come and go as it meets their needs, and so by having everyone in one account and offering choices of whether to get one or both of my daily newsletters (see the bottom of this email) it’s so much easier for everyone.
My solution was to get a new domain and set up all of my current newsletters and any new ones I create going forward to mail from one central location. I don’t have it all set up yet, but it will be ready by Monday, and I’ll share the name with you then.
You won’t have to do anything at all on your end, except whitelist my new email address. Your subscriptions will stay the same and I’m hoping this will keep everything out of the spam folder.
2. New Steampunk Style Digital Papers
I put a new set of Steampunk Style Digital Papers in the shop this morning. This is the pack that I used in the demos for the bonus training for Mitzy’s course. There are 50 papers in the pack, and they were part of an OTO awhile back that I did with Mel, but never actually made it into my shop, so do check to be sure you don’t already have them before you buy. They’re on sale for 50% off through the end of the month with code STEAM50.
Today’s Featured Partner Deal
Achieving Happiness Through Mindfulness from Piggy Makes Bank
I don’t think it’s any secret that Tracy and Susanne at Piggy Makes Bank are among my top DFY Content providers. I love their content and use it in some way almost every single day.
This month their Health & Wellness release is all about Achieving Happiness Through Mindfulness. It includes 30 Articles, 30 Emails, eBook Compilation, 40 Social Media Posts, their handy “How to Run an Email Challenge” Guide, and an eBook/Workbook combo.
Use coupon code HAPPY to save $10 through Saturday, April 29.
Previous Featured Partner Deals Still Available
Blog Post Printables: Repurpose Your Existing Content Into Passive Income from Karon Thackston
This is Karon’s latest training, and I’m looking forward to digging into this. I used to do some of what she’s suggesting, on a previous blog but have not gotten back into the habit with my new blogs. And I have to say when I was doing it before – and I mean before printables were this huge thing – it really did work, and I made sales almost every day.
The course is all about taking your existing blog posts, and turning them into printables that you can sell, or give away as lead magnets and bonuses. According to Karon, you should be able to get through the whole course in about an hour, and it covers:
- Exploring your blog to find just the right posts to re-purpose.
- Deciding which type of printable would work well with the blog content.
- How to plan out the principal based on your blog post.
- Using her same method to earn commissions from affiliate blog posts.
- And more!
Pick it up by April 30 to save $18 at checkout – no coupon required
Savvy Digital Scrapbooking Sales from Mitzy Thompson
This is the latest release from Mitzy, and I had a chance to go through a review copy last night. And I have to tell you, I was pretty impressed with what she’s created for you. The course is designed to show you how to create and sell digital scrapbooking elements to add another stream of income to your business. There are 12 modules in total, that cover everything from what digital scrapbooking is to how to create products and package them together to make more sales. There’s also a bonus module on creating digital scrapbooking frames.
Purchase through my link and I will send you the replay of a workshop I did on how to use your digital papers to create physical POD products too. I have a little editing to do to take out the off-topic stuff as it was a live workshop, and you will find the access details in your Warrior Plus bonus area.
Deals Ending Today
Elimination: Free Up Your Time By Eliminating The Unnecessary from Tools for Motivation is today’s featured partner deal.
This is a full PLR package that includes:
- Lead Magnet (Content To Get People On Your Email List)
- Paid Offer (Content To Help You Generate Revenue)
- Email Content (Material To Help You Nurture And Grow Your List)
- Visibility (Content To Help You Gain Visibility Online)
My Bonus Offer: When you purchase through my link, I will send you an invitation to a LIVE brainstorming/implementation session on using and repurposing this content in your business. Email me your receipt and I’ll send you the invitation details.
NEW!! How to Journal Planner from Coach Glue is on sale this week. Save 50% through Thursday, April 27 with promo code 50. The content covers:
- Step 1: Create A Journal That Sparks Amazement and Deepens Your Soul
- Step 2: Breakthroughs Happen When Your Desire To Change Occurs – Your Time is Now!
- Step 3: Here’s How to Begin Living With Intention & Create A Business By Design
It comes in both Canva and MSWord formats for easy editing.
Events on Now
ENDS TONIGHT!! PLR Stack
You could pretty much call Chad’s PLR Stack Bundle the “Who’s Who” of the PLR world because he gets some of the best known DFY Content Creators in the business to participate – including the ones who almost never include their products in bundles! And this year’s is the biggest yet. There are over 45 DFY Content-related products including written content, low-content templates and coloring packs, training, and even software! That’s over $2400 worth of product for only $27… but only for a few days!
See the complete list, and check out the bundle here: PLR Stack 2023
Faith’s Grow Together Giveaway started today and is on through April 30. There are two different goodie bags to choose from – one for PLR/Commercial use products (I have a gift in here for you) and one for Personal Use Only products.
Sitewide Sales on Now
Aimee from Imperfectly AimeeK is celebrating her 1 year shop anniversary through the end of April. Use coupon code 1YEAR23 to save 75% on all regular-priced products through April 30. Coupon can be used up to 3 times per person.
Christina from CJD Laptop Lifestyle is having a Flash Sale to celebrate her birthday. Use coupon code B55 to save 55% on all PLR Products in her shop from now through Tuesday, May 2. (Coaching products excluded)
Low Content Deals Today
NEW!! Summer Self-Care Challenge from Mary Jo is available and on sale for only $9 through Monday, May 8 when you use coupon code SSCC23. This Canva template with commercial use rights comes in A4 and US Letter sizes, and includes 38 different self-care ideas to incorporate into the summer months, along with daily charting for accountability and progress tracking.
Quirky Digital Fitness Planner from Jan at Simple Happiness is on sale this week. Save $20 through Tuesday, May 2 – no coupon required. The planner includes 426 pages, fully linked, color-coded, and indexed. It’s designed to be used in an app such as GoodNotes, on your iPad or other tablet. It also comes with a 47-page instruction guide that shows you how to edit the planner to create your own unique version.
Meditation Coloring Journal from Rayven at Color Monthly is on sale this week through Monday, May 1. Use coupon code MEDITATION to save 30% at checkout. There are 3 options to choose from for this 28-page package: Black & White version, Full-color version, and a combo pack with both.
NEW!! Mother’s Day Coloring Journal from Cherie at Grow Your Blog with PLR is available and on sale for only $9. No coupon necessary. This 10-page template comes with lined and unlined journal pages, plus kids’ and adult coloring pages in PPT format.
Cleaning Planner Mega Bundle from Roxy is available now and on sale through Tuesday, May 2. The package includes:
- 36 Page Canva Cleaning Planner Template
- 5 X Canva Planner Cover Templates
- 5 X Sticker Templates
- 5 X Social Media Templates
Simple Workbook Template from Sue at Createful Journals is available and on sale through Friday, April 28. Use coupon code WORKBOOK at checkout to save $5. The package includes 19 different page layouts in both Canva and PowerPoint formats.
Burnout Journal PLR Templates & Digital Journal from Fran at The Happy Journals PLR Club is on sale from now through May 2. Save $20 at checkout when you use coupon code BURNOUT20. You get:
- 30 page layouts in full color and black & white undecorated versions
- Pages include mood trackers, sleep & stress trackers, self-assessments, etc.
- 3 sizes – 6×9, 8.5×11, and A4
- Powerpoint and PDF formats
- 120-page hyplerlinked digital journal included
Baking Fun Design Kit from Katherine at Oasis Lane. This month’s kit includes 250+ elements with a baking theme, and all are personally created by Katherine so you don’t have to worry about any copyright infringement issues. The pack includes clipart, word art, digital papers, frames, and borders. It’s on sale for only $27 through May 14.
Other DFY Content
NEW! Achieving Work-Life Balance from Publish for Prosperity is available and on sale this weekend. This 4-part Ecourse includes:
- 4 “Work-Life Balance” Reports
- 4 Detailed Checklists
- 4 Worksheets
- 4 Professionally-Designed eCover Sets
- 4 Course Delivery Emails
- 1 Lead-Generating Opt-in Page
- Bonus: 2 Sets of 10 Inspirational Quote Graphics with Easy-to-Edit Canva Templates
NEW! Elevate Your Life PLR from Shaun & Cally is on sale from now through Saturday, April 29. This is a full PLR package all about cultivating a life of excellence and realizing your full potential. The topics covered include:
- Explore 5 compelling reasons to establish standards in your life.
- The clear distinction between arrogance and maintaining high standards.
- How to recognize 6 behavioral traits exhibited by individuals who set personal standards.
- How to master the art of discipline while elevating your life.
- Unveil the startling reason why conforming to friends or family by adjusting your standards is ill-advised.
- Find out the surprising difference between standards and expectations.
- 7 lesser-known drawbacks of raising your standards.
- Identify 4 aspects of your life that can thrive with heightened standards.
- And much more…
NEW! Marketing Message Essentials from Content Sparks. This 6-product sale includes 2 new products and 4 previously released products that you can save up to 60% on from now through Wednesday, May 3. The 6 products included in the sale are:
- Create Your Marketing Message – Course
- Marketing Message Upgrade Pack
- Marketing Message 5-Day Challenge (NEW)
- Marketing Message Assessment (NEW)
- Create Your Ideal Customer Profile – Course
- Ideal Customer Profile Expansion Pack
Productivity Content Kit from Jenn at Passion for PLR is available and on sale this month. Use coupon code POMODORO to save 50% through April 30. You get:
- Affirmations – 30 affirmations to add to a journal or provide to your audience.
- Canva Templates – 10 different templates. Fully editable free in Canva.
- Photos – 4 links to photo sites with creative commons license.
- Epic Blog Post- 3504-word blog post called “The Ultimate Guide to Boosting Your Business’s Productivity”
- Self Survey – 15 questions or prompts to help your audience practice productivity
- Social Messages – 40 messages taken from the blog posts to share on your social media accounts.
Tools & Training
NEW!! Inner Sanctum Membership from Stuart and Bart is their new membership where you get 4 premium newsletters related to publishing every month. The topics for these include:
Premium Newsletter #1 Thinking like an entrepreneur – Puts you on the inside and shows you how successful people think, Stuart and Bart share a lot of their own life experiences and the marketing lessons they’ve learned from them in this unique newsletter.
Premium Newsletter #2 This second newsletter contains Stuart and Bart’s best Etsy selling insider tips again, inside stuff they’ve never shared before or anywhere else – They share their expert tips and knowledge gained from years of running a successful Etsy business and from the many reviews and critiques carried out on the shops of their readers over the years!
Premium Newsletter #3 This third newsletter contains Stuart and Bart’s best KDP selling insider secrets – They show you multiple ways to increase your book sales on Amazon KDP!
Premium Newsletter #4 (just added!) THIS ONE ALONE is worth getting your membership! In this newsletter, Stuart and Bart reveal a NEW low competition niche every month! They share their extensive research into a brand new money making niche that they have never shared or discussed before! That’s a NEW ADDED INCOME STREAM for you every month!
Get all the details here. The discounted price for new members is only available through Sunday, April 30.
NEW!! AI for your Planner Biz from Cherina is available now. This course covers how to write eye-catching product descriptions, generate ideas for products, create products, create marketing materials and streamline your customer support. As a bonus, you will get a ChatGPT prompt organizer with 50+ prompts that are ready to go and access to her super popular 5 day List Your First Product challenge.
NEW!! Create Digital Products with AI Tools from Carmen is available and on sale this weekend. The training covers how to research high in-demand and low competition info digital products to sell on Etsy, how to create content for the product using AI tools (ChatGPT and Rytr.me), how to design the printable in Canva with the content from the AI tools, and how to create a fillable form using PDF Escape for free.
NEW!! Sell Printables on Etsy Kickstart from Chelsea at PLR Friends is available and on sale through Monday, May 8. The course is designed to guide beginners through the steps of how to create their first printable in Canva, open their Etsy shop, and list their first product. Use coupon code ETSYKICKSTART20 to save $20 at checkout.
A Few Freebies for You
NEW!! 10 Free Achieving Work-Life Balance Inspirational Graphics from Publish for Prosperity
Free Lavender and Teal Digital Papers from D’vorah
Free Goal-Setting Pack with Article, Checklist & Poster from Ekit Hub
Free Goal-Setting Printables Pack from Ekit Hub
6 Free Canva Templates from Kate Danielle
Free Self-Employment PLR from Cheri at Grow Your Blog with PLR includes 3 articles and 3 emails.
Freebie of the Week from The Hungry Jpeg (changes each Wednesday)
Free Design of the Week from Design Bundles (changes each Friday)
Free Font of the Week from Font Bundles (changes each week)
Daily Freebies from Creative Fabrica
That’s it for me this afternoon. I’m off to grab dinner and get some more work done this evening. It ended up being cold and windy outside all afternoon, so after walking to the doctor’s and home again, I was done with outside time for today! But I still got some good relaxation time in this afternoon – I stopped at the diner for lunch, and then had a nice chat with a friend this afternoon!
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy.