That probably sounds a little stalkerish, but it’s really not what you think!
Thanks for all the feedback on yesterday’s newsletter. I got enough positive feedback that it gave me the confidence to choose the new format again today!
And I got a couple of questions around why I wanted to change my format in the first place.
That’s where the watching comes in.
I don’t know about you, but I’m on a lot of people’s newsletters. I participate in a lot of bundles and giveaways, and I also sign up for a lot of events that I’m not participating in but that speak to the markets that I’d like to have more of a presence in.
So I spend a lot of time watching and learning what successful marketers in other niches do.
And here are a few things I’ve noticed:
1. They spend more time promoting their products than affiliate products.
2. They don’t do laundry lists.
3. When they do an affiliate promotion, it usually comes in the form of a solo mail and has some personal connection attached.
4. They write like they’re writing to a friend.
The truth is, that’s the kind of email I’ve always wanted to be confident enough to send. And it’s taken me ages to find the courage to try.
Don’t get me wrong… there’s nothing wrong with laundry lists if that’s what your audience wants and what they expect from you. And, if it still makes you happy to do them. Because believe me, when you’re not happy that energy comes through in email loud and clear. And I know that’s been the case for me some days.
So, what I’m thinking going forward is “Laundry List Roundups” on Wednesday and Sunday as usual. And new emails, sometimes solos only during the rest of the week. And who knows… maybe some days where I just share information, and don’t ask you to buy a damn thing.
If that sounds good to you, hit reply and let me know.
Here’s what I have for you today…
Current Deals and Updates from Me
The Affiliate Program is Ready for Signups
The new affiliate program is finally ready. After a lot of back and forth, I’ve decided to stay with amember for now with a few changes from the Ritchie Media program. Existing affiliates got their invites to sign up on the new site on Friday. If you are an existing affiliate, OR if you are new to affiliate marketing and would like to promote your products, you can find the details and application form here:
Sale Ends Tomorrow!! 90-Day Dated Planner!
The good news is I’ve finally got a brand new planner finished and up in the new shop. It’s a 90-day dated goals planner that runs from April 1 to June 30, so you can keep all your Quarter 2 goals and plans in one place. It’s on sale through April 12, and you can save $10 with coupon code SPRING10. Here’s a quick peek, and you can get the full details here: 90-Day Dated Spring Goals Planner
Yes! I’m tooting my own again today, because I’m so stinkin’ excited about the new membership, the new website, and life in general!
For only $9 a month you are getting:
- 30 coloring patterns
- A monthly pre-recorded training on different ways to use the patterns, create products, and grow your business. (The first training will be delivered this week)
- A brand new members only community where you can ask questions and get feedback.
- A monthly challenge
- A members only coupon for 30% off anything else in my shop
If you’re not a member yet, you can join us here: Coloring Patterns Monthly 2.0
And, on May 1, my rebranded signature course will be re-opening. This will be a totally new course, with updated information and training, and you can get on the waiting list here: The Magic of Repurposing Waiting List
Today’s Featured Partner Pick
Mighty Prompts by Kate Riley
I’ve known Kate for years and have a library of most of her courses and templates, so I was really excited to see her latest product when she told me about it last week. Mighty Prompts is a huge collection of this “game-changing” library of DFY prompts for Chat GPT.
Kate has put together a huge collection of writing prompts that you can use to streamline your content creation. Included are prompts for:
- Fiction writers
- Non-fiction writers
- Kids book creators
- Etsy Store Owners
- Low content Book Creators
- And more…
I’ve been going through the prompts for myself and am getting all kinds of new ideas for ways to structure book interiors, shop listings, and sales pages and I have barely scratched the surface.
If you’re using Chat GPT or other AI writers, or are wanting to learn how to structure prompts that get results, check it out here:
Partner Deals Ending Today
Free Start Dreaming Big PLR from Tools for Motivation is available through Tuesday, April 11. This bundle of content includes content on:
- Part 1: Realizing Big Dreams Through Motivation
- Part 2: The Mantra of Starbucks Executive Michelle Gass
- Part 3: The Things You Need to Have to Reach Your Big Dreams
Each part includes the article, and audio file, 3 social graphics, and a blog header graphic.
Free Content: The 5 Must-Have Skills for Becoming a Consultant from Sharyn at Content Sparks. This is an epic blog post pack that comes with a lead magnet and content upgrade sequence. It’s available for free through Tuesday, April 11.
Fun Monster Daily Chore Chart from Jan at Simple Happiness is on sale through Tuesday, April 11. These are a really cute way to make chores more interesting and fun for kids. This is created with Google sheets and when a chore is checked off, a colorful monster pops up with a “well done” message. And the graphics can be easily changed out to something more suitable for your niche, if monsters aren’t your thing.
Updated Training: Create Smartphone Wallpaper to Sell from Karon Thackston is on sale for only $17 through Tuesday, April 11. This was one of her most popular products last year, and she’s updated it for 2023
One More New Deal to Share
I have one more product I really want to share with you today, and that is Carmen’s Pretty Clip Art Club 2.0. I’ve been a member of her original club from the beginning, and love the quality of the graphics that she puts out.
Now, she’s taken it one step further and created a 2.0 version of the club, where you get even more because with her newest license you can use her clip art designs in your own PLR products! And she’s got one of the most generous licenses around when it comes to graphics packs.
Here’s what you get each month:
- NEW Black and White Line Art Pack every month
- NEW Colored Clip Art pack every month
- Unlock 6 graphic packs from our library every month (120+ graphics)
- Unlimited Downloads
- High Resolutions PNG files at 300 DPI
- Commercial Use Rights to use in printable to sell
- Use as the Main Element Of Your Product is allowed
- Use in PLR Templates to sell (no membership)
Use coupon code PRETTYMONTHLY29 to make it only $29/month (reg. $37) through Friday, April 14
Or you can choose the yearly option and get 3 months free, plus immediate access to the entire library. Use coupon code PRETTYYEARLY290 to save on the annual option.
Events on Now
Me Skills Live Coaching Event hosted by Kelly McCausey is on this week from April 10 to 14. The topic is Building Skills for a More Joyful Life, and features 14 presentations on personal development and mindset topics. Registration is free, and replays will be available for purchase. I’m signed up already, and hope to see you there!
New Bundle: Coaching Toolchest is the latest from Val & Rayven at Bundle Bash. This month’s bundle features 29 resources with a combined total of over $1900. And the best part is… they’re not just for coaches. Here are a few that I’ve got my eye on:
- Rob Fortier – Write Your Profitable Welcome Sequence in an Hour – $97
- Jessica Wangelin – The DIY Designer Canva Course + Template Library – $97
- Elisha Klein of Clearly Coached – Procrastination Buster Course – $37
- Alicia Johnson – A Balanced Guide to Content Marketing (without getting burned out) – $47
- Helen Garfield of The Creatives Desk – 98 Beautiful & Strategic Social Media Templates for Canva! – $39
- Holly Haynes – The Crush the Rush Content Planning and Repurposing Masterclass – $47
A Few Freebies
5 Free Procrastination Articles from Publish to Prosperity
7 Ways to Improve Your Body Image from Piggy Makes Bank – FREE Pack in includes 7 articles and 7 emails.
New!! Free Arty Splash Themed Templates Pack from Fran at Happy Journals
New!! Free Cherry Blossom Themed Template Pack also from Fran at Happy Journals
Free Habit Tracker Calendar from Lynette at Thrive Anywhere
That’s it for me this afternoon. I’m off for my afternoon walk, and then back to work to finish up recording a couple of videos. I got about half done yesterday and lost my voice!
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!