Newsletter 19th January 2022: Is this stopping you? ūüėĘ & a few fun new things

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If the idea of being criticized, puts you off publishing your work, writing an email,¬†or selling your product, you’re not alone.

But there’s no point in worrying about it.

Because no matter what you do or how you do it, you’re going to get critics or naysayers or people who demand refunds.


But you can choose how to react¬†when it happens. ūüíĖ

Years ago, as an author I quickly learnt to grow a very thick skin.

All authors need to, because people have such strong but¬†different likes and dislikes about books¬†that they either love your book or hate it (or worse, it’s so mediocre that no one cares at all!)

Unfortunately, the haters can be quite vocal.

The first one star review nearly stopped my writing career in its tracks.

Until I turned to my writer friends full of dismay and one of them pointed to a post like this (It wasn’t this exact post but the original is long gone):

17 One-Star Reviews Of Classic Novels That Completely Missed The Point Of The Books

In fact, every single book you’ve ever loved is likely to have a¬†ton of one star reviews.

You can’t please all the people.

But the great thing is, you don’t even have to try.

Your job is just to create the best product, write the best email, publish the best journal or book (or whatever you’re doing)¬†that¬†you can.

And let people think of it what they will.

Your future success depends on doing exactly that.

So what happened to my writing career?

I went on to create 187 books and made a tidy sum over the years.

I’ve moved on and¬†haven’t written much for a few years but some of those books still pay royalties every month.

When I looked at my stats today, I saw that NOT listening to criticism has earned me


to date (that is in the 10 years since I started publishing but still better Рa lot better Рthan zero.)

Don’t let yourself be put off by criticism wherever it comes from (including from¬†inside your own head!)

Listen and learn if it’s constructive otherwise kick it to the touch and profit.¬†ūüíĖ


Today’s¬†EXTRA BONUS for any purchase through my links in this newsletter¬†is something to keep on hand for whenever you feel like quitting. In most cases, quitting is the wrong choice, and you just need to get over an obstacle or setback (and there are always some in every business.)

no quitting

Buy anything through any of my links in this newsletter¬†today¬†then send me your receipt (to and you’ll receive this shot of motivation from me you can use any time.¬†You’ll get this by Saturday. On top of any other bonuses you see in the newsletter.


“If the best thing about Valentine’s Day is the half price candy on the 15th”¬† LOL¬†But then the pages are cute too. And a pocket money price.

The¬†Non-Valentine’s Day Journal¬†is just $12.50 with code NONVAL until 25th January.¬†With commercial licence, and editable in Canva

Non valentines

Take a look at all the page layouts here.


Suzi’s Flagship blogging course¬†Blog by Number¬†has been updated to Version 5.0 and I just bought this today because it’s such a steal at¬†half price in her birthday sale.

Use coupon code BLOGBYNUMBER2022 until Friday midnight to save! 


blog by number

Bonus: If you buy it through my link, get a $25 voucher for anything in my store (and my extra bonus) Just send your receipt to and I’ll verify it and send you your bonuses.


Sale Emma

Faith is giving¬†50% off 8 of her¬†courses¬†to celebrate her daughter’s Birthday. The courses included in the¬†sale are

Pretty Printables Masterclass – Usual $127 (BEST VALUE!)
Digital Papers Masterclass – Usual $127 (BEST VALUE!)
Sell Printables On Etsy In A Weekend – Usual $127 (BEST VALUE!)
Pin To Win – Usual $97
Email Marketing Kickstart – Usual $27
7 Surefire Ways To Increase Subscriber Engagement – Usual $47
Creating Kids’ Printables In Canva – Usual $97
Digital Planners Masterclass – Usual $97

Get all the details on the sale and courses here and use code EMMA50 to save. Sale ends 21st January.


I do wish I could manufacture actual motivation, bottle it, and sell it. Unfortunately, I haven’t quite cracked that yet ūü§£

The latest¬†Instant Motivation¬†product from Tools for Motivation is a whole white label training on sparking motivation¬†however, and it would make a¬†perfect product that customers need and want in¬†the self development and coaching niches. I’d change the name of it though from “Impulse Manifest Motivation in the Moment” as that seems a bit of a mouthful, or is that just me? LOL

instant Motivation

There’s a lot of content in this for the tiny price (including an ebook, articles, workbook, audiobook, lead magnet, slide deck, sales letter, social media posts, graphics – the whole nine yards)¬†so if this is the type of training you would like in your shop,¬†take a look at it here.¬†(And don’t let the title put you off – make your own best selling title!)


Wait? What? This is something that digital planner customers are going to love!

We created our first digital planner at the end of last year and and I have been using it ever since.

But these stickers will add another dimension.

color changing sticker

The Goodnotes Color changing stickers course is just $47 for launch and contains a whole strategy for making and selling these stickers.

Grab it quickly if you want to have fun making stickers for your niche.


Grab¬†Your Best Year bundle¬†for just $27. You’ll get my product below and another fifteen truly great products.

Sixteen products for the price of one!

Positively Happy Journal

Best Year

So much for so little. Take a look here.

Bonus:¬†If you buy through my link above, send me your receipt (to and I’ll send you a $17 voucher to spend¬†in my store¬†(as well as the extra bonus above if you buy through my link today) making this a no-brainer deal.


People in every niche need to set goals. And this Coach Glue product Goal Setting Bootcamp is the perfect done-for-you product to help them (and you) set and achieve goals.

Spend a few days adding your own touches and branding and you’ll have an awesome product to launch without spending weeks or months creating something yourself from scratch.

goal setting

Just $47 with promo code 47 for something you definitely need in your product suite.

I have this one now too.  I love these Coach Glue products.

Get all the details on the Goal Setting Bootcamp ready-to-sell training course here.


Alice has created 100 Worksheets and Printables on popular self development topics. They are perfect for creating journals, planners, and lead magnets. Add your logo and branding and you can give these a completely different look.

This whole package is only $27 when you use coupon code WORKSHEETS right now.  (And the same coupon will work for another $20 reduction if you also want her upsell journal and planner booster pack.) .

Work Sheet


coach glue planner

There’s 50% off every Coach Glue planner right now!

They are perfect for planning out your own business, but they also come with commercial rights so that you have a product to sell too.

That makes them a fantastic deal for your business.

Choose anything on this page including the planners above (there are around 40 fantastic products in all) and use coupon code 50 to get the 50% discount making most of these substantial products a fantastic deal at just $23.50 instead of $47.


Look forward to spring and plan your days to make the most of the season with the latest product in the Simple Happiness Biz shop.

This Spring Bucket List printable has 28 pages and comes as a ready-decorated PDF and also in template form for Canva and Powerpoint.

Edit and brand the product if you wish, use it yourself, sell it in your store, or use it as an opt in for your list as this comes with PLR commercial rights.

Just $9.95 during launch with coupon code SPRINGDEAL  Get all the details here

Spring Bucket List

As this concludes our bucket list series, you could grab the whole year of bucket lists instead (all updated to 2022) for a no brainer price of $27 (regularly $67)  with coupon code WHOLEYEAR. This offer is on the same page as the Spring Bucket list. Just scroll down to see it.

This bundle has been priced low enough to be worth it even if you own one or two of the products. (But you don’t need to buy just to get the updates if you already bought these last year. The 2022 updates are already in your account.ūüíĖ)

Bucket List


Enjoy the rest of the¬†week and I’ll be back soon with¬†more tips, freebies, and some offers but only the ones I personally think are great value and know the quality to be good.




P.S. Don’t forget¬†you can get 52% off all of April’s Daily Deals in January – there are quite a¬† few to choose from now.¬†April creates great quality done for you PLR, brilliant for boosting the content on your site as well as creating products. She will have three new things on¬†52% off sale¬†every day in January, but if you missed the ones you want, don’t worry because¬†you can see all the deals here. ūüėä

Use code 2022 to get 52% off everything. Buy just one thing to get my extra bonus!

This email may contain affiliate links for products I personally recommend, however the opinions expressed are my own.

I will receive a small commission if you buy through my affiliate links, which helps me keep the lights on, but the product will not cost you more.


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