Newsletter 20th March 2023: Hustle free 🥰 & good things starting and ending today

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If you have a business, you’ll see messages everywhere urging you to grow.

And growth is good but there’s a toxic hustle culture around online that is far from healthy.

It seems that if you have a product releasing every month, you should be thinking about growing that to two.

And diversifying your income so you have courses and planners, journals and books, coaching programs and coloring pages and who knows what coming out, product after product.

That you promote using every channel available.

Even if you’re exhausted.

Sometimes, those hustle messages get to me too.

And make me think I should be doing more.

More products. More bundles. More summits. Start a new channel! Write another book!

But mostly I just smile and let others get on with it because I do well enough without all of it and I’m happier for that.

If you’re feeling swamped by messages from other marketers who are always producing something else, don’t let them make you feel like you should be doing more.

You might make more money if you do.

On the other hand, if you focus on quality rather than quantity, and do one thing at a time, one step at a time, it will often get you further faster anyway.

The trick is deciding how much “enough” is for you and being happy when you get there.

Those who are always wanting more are never happy with what they have and that’s very sad.

You only have one life – don’t spend it in a constant state of stress and hustle for more.  💖


I feel like we need a new soothing Alfie picture at this point so here you go.

His “enough” is three meals a day, two walks, and plenty of hugs. 🥰

Alfie March



See today’s awesome freebie selection in the P.S.



liz wilcox membership

Liz Wilcox’ has just opened up the annual offer for her email marketing membership.

This means that for a short time, you can get her 52 weekly email templates (with 52 mini trainings on how to use them) and access to ALL the courses she has ever done as well as the new training she has planned for this year for one crazy price.

Monthly coaching calls too.

So much value from this amazing email expert for just $108 for the whole year.

Here are the courses:

screencapture lizwilcox courses

Or just pay $9 monthly for all the email help (the offer is on the same sales page) but you don’t get access to the courses.

I have been part of Liz Wilcox’ email marketing membership for more than a year and it’s full of amazing gems that you don’t want to miss out on.

Get all the details here:

My bonus: If you purchase the annual option through my link, you can choose any two bonus reports from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



Ai content with shadow

I created this new bonus  report “10 ways to get miles ahead of those who rely too much on AI content” because I think there’s a balance missing with ChatGPT and AI (artificial intelligence) in general.

Some people are treating it as if it’s the best thing since sliced bread and selling endless courses on getting it to do all of the work.

Others are treating it like the devil itself and don’t want to go near it, as if it’s somehow “cheating” to use any kind of tool to make our lives easier (well that would be goodbye to the car, dishwasher, calculator and the computer or smartphone you’re reading this on then!)

Anyway, this report is now one of the choices in the list at the end of this newsletter that you can select when you buy a qualifying product through my link. Use it to create your own strategy for beating the robots.



aimee woocommmerce training

Are you looking to open up your own shop on a WordPress site but you’re not ready to invest in expensive add-on software?

WooCommerce could be the solution you’re looking for and it’s absolutely FREE!

The one problem with it is that it has a steep learning curve.

But Aimee has your back with her low-cost high-value WooCommerce for WordPress course.

Just $47 until end of day tomorrow 20th March (regularly $97)

Use coupon code WOOC23 to get the discount.

This training comes with two modules:  WooCommerce for WordPress and Yith WooCommerce Affiliates that will walk you through setting up WooCommerce and Yith WooCommerce Affiliates on your WordPress site.

Get all the details:

My bonus: If you purchase this training through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



LDK coastal life

I love this coastal life design kit which has just been released by Limitless Design Kits.

All of the artist created, high-resolution elements in the kit (250+ of them) can be used to create PLR, digital products, physical products, and TEMPLATES (to name a few) which is MUCH MORE than any typical commercial use license.

If you are a member of Limitless Design Kits you can download the Coastal Life Design Kit this month (until April 14th) and if you aren’t a member, you can join for the grandfathered rate of $27 and get it.

The kit will be available later to purchase for non-members but it will cost $97.

Get all the details here:

My bonus: If you purchase this membership through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



st patricks day sale

Ekithub have nine of their awesome content packs on sale at 40% off this weekend in honor of St. Patrick’s Day.

Use coupon code STPATRICK to get the discount.

Take a look at everything available here:

My bonus: If you spend $25 or more through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter. 💖💖💖



Pretty Spreadsheets for Profit 3D

Spreadsheets have had a makeover!

Gone are the boring rows of dry data only used in the business world.

These days, they sell like hot cakes in every niche under the sun on marketplaces like Etsy and they look awesome.

Our recent Home Budget Planner spreadsheet is just one example of this success.

If you want to learn how to make these spreadsheets to sell for yourself, Mitzy has a new course just launched Pretty Spreadsheets for Profit.

I have a copy and it’s so good. 

This training is everything you need for a business making beautiful spreadsheets that sell right from

▶️ market research – choosing a best selling niche
▶️ creating your spreadsheet – using the free Google Sheets app
▶️ making your product look good using graphic design principles that are so important to visual appeal and sales
▶️ packaging your spreadsheet up for sale.

And it’s just $29 during launch.

Get all the details here:

My double bonus: If you buy the training through my link, you can choose one of my reports from the list at the end of this newsletter and I’ve also created a <fill in the blanks> listing template for you  to maximize sales of all your spreadsheets complete with examples to show you how to use it.



roxy 50 percent sale

Roxy is running a 50% off St Patricks Day Flash sale across her whole store until 20th March!

Use coupon STPADDY50 to get the discount.

See everything available here:

My bonus: If you spend $25 or more through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter. 💖💖💖



marketing words logo

Marketing expert Karon Thackston is celebrating her 58th birthday this weekend with a sale on a whole lot of products at her Marketing Words shop.

If you need help with Etsy or printables, copywriting or blogging, affiliate marketing or planners, she has something for you.

Check out everything available here:

Use coupon code BDAY58 to get the discount.

Offer ends midnight 20th March.

My bonus: If you spend $25 or more through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter. 💖💖💖



content sparks logo

Sharyn at Content Sparks has launched two short report packs today, both with commercial rights.

▶️ Unlock the Hybrid Team Advantage (on managing teams of both remote and in-office workers)
▶️ Top Tips on Using AI for Your Content Creation (introducing content creators and marketers to the power of AI)

Save 60% on each one until the end of day Tuesday, March 21st.

Each report pack includes:

▶️ Short report with action steps
▶️ Worksheets – to go with the action steps in docx and Canva
▶️ 3 follow-up emails (to nurture your new leads and sell a related course)
▶️ 30 social media posts (to drive traffic to your report)
▶️ 10 social media images (to engage leads on social media or elsewhere)

Get more details here:

My bonus: If you purchase either of the packs through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter. 💖💖💖



One Hour Lead Magnets image

If you don’t have a lead magnet that works for your business, bringing in potential customers day after day, it’s time to switch things up.

Take an hour to go through my latest course, One Hour Lead Magnets, and you’ll know exactly where you’re going wrong and what to do to get a smoking hot effective lead magnet (7 types!) that you can create also in less than an hour.

No robots required!

All this for just $27 during launch (regularly $67)

Includes 7 no-fluff videos, the 4 bonus reports you see here, and fully-edited transcripts.

Get all the details of the course here:

{I had such fun creating this sales page – see if you like it 🤣}

Anything else?

Two things not on the sales page…

Extra bonus: ALL BUYERS during the launch will also get access to a special FREE bonus (access inside the course) from my friend and tech wizard Yolande Dugmore.

This bonus training will show you step-by-step three ways to create a landing page to collect subscribers with your lead magnet. This works even if you don’t have a website.

Bump Offer: There’s a totally optional bump offer to get a 17-page Canva template that you could use for your lead magnet if you wish – just $7.

The 10 minute Lead Magnet graphic




This is an awesome beta opportunity from my coach Naima who has hands-down been a huge factor in how my business has grown over the past few years.

She is offering coaching for three months to get you to (and over!) the finish line with your course (both creating AND selling what you created!), a process that you can then repeat over and over.

I’ve talked quite a lot about Naima in the past, but don’t just take my word for how good this lady is.

Yesterday I received an email from Rose (shared with permission) which made me happy.

“Jan, thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!

I always find value in what you share but I’m especially thankful for your recommendation of Naima’s CCC program… that is proving to be just the help I need.

If she charged ten times as much she’d still be over delivering. I would have never found her without your help. I can’t thank you enough.”

If you want to create and sell courses, grab Naima’s offer with both hands, because I’m pretty sure it’s the best value coaching you’ll ever get.

Not to mention the best and easiest way to succeed with your course creation business. 😊

Take a look at Naima’s offer here: (Split pay available on the cart page if you need it!)  

My bonus: I almost feel like I shouldn’t offer one here, because the value of the program is so high and the cost for a program like this so affordable, but I hate to disappoint. 🤣 So if you sign up for the program through my link, let me know by sending your receipt to [email protected] and you can choose any three of the bonus reports in the list at the end of this email. 💖💖💖



creative spark summit

Get my latest design training at the Create Spark Summit for free (and so much more) when you get your free ticket to the event.

If you’d like access to all the replays forever and the awesome bonus offers, grab the super value Spark Pass for just $37 (early bird price) when you get your free ticket.

The summit takes place 22nd – 24th March.

spark pass

SIGN UP for FREE summit here:

My bonus: If you purchase the Spark Pass through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



trello magic

I use Trello day in day out  to manage my daily activities, for instant access to the training courses I own, and to communicate with my VA.

But I forgot just how powerful it was until I looked at Kate Doster’s Trello Magic again – updated for 2023.

This is now 8 courses in one

▶️ Trello Basics Bootcamp 2023 (new tab hack!)
▶️ Trello for your Sanity (get organized!)
▶️ Trello for Traffic
▶️ Trello for your Email List
▶️ Trello-ing for Dollars
▶️ Trello with your Team
▶️  Adulting with Trello
▶️ Supercharging Your Trello Account

Plus access to over 27 boards, countless workflows, a boatload of easy-to-follow Trello quick tips, and 60 done-for-you social media posts.

Just $24 (regular price $79)

Time to take control of your business (and life)?

Get all the details here:

My bonus: If you purchase Trello Magic through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



piggy makes bank logo

Tracy and Susanne from Piggy Makes Bank (one of the best content providers around) announced that they are closing their memberships at the end of the month to new members with no plans to re-open them for the rest of the year.

If you need quality content for your business, jump in quickly.

You can choose from three niches: business, self-help, or wealth.

Get all the details here:

If you don’t want a membership, take a look at the rich content there and you’re bound to find something perfect for your niche. (Also good for ideas 😊 )

My bonus: If you purchase one of the memberships through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter. More than one, choose two etc.  💖💖💖



cooking from scratch

Michelle has put her whole shop on sale! So many gorgeous and useful designs with commercial use and templates that you can edit to suit your customers.

Already great value, but now 50% off with Coupon Code: CRAFT50

See everything else available here:

My bonus: If you spend more than $20 through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



simple love membership

Just $17 a month to download all the goodies from the Simply PLR shop with tons of new content added every month.

Gorgeous designs for a low, low price to stock your shop.

Scoop this deal up here:

These templates are easy to customize and well designed – such a  time saver not to start from an empty page.

My bonus: If you purchase the membership through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



leonie academy

If you’ve been putting off joining this membership, now is the time to do it because Leonie is closing the doors very soon.

And you are really missing out by putting it off, in any case, because there is so much to benefit from in the membership.

In it, you get instant access to all of Leonies’s training and tools.

And it’s the purchase that keeps on giving because you’ll get all of the training and tools that Leonie releases all year too!

Just $99.

Yes, for the whole year!

Get all the details here:

leonies life and business goal planners

My bonus: If you purchase the membership through my link, you can choose any two bonus reports from the list at the end of this newsletter. 💖💖💖



pretty emails

Discover how to create awesome newsletters in Canva (that you can use in any email autoresponder) with this brand new course.

Includes templates with many different variations.

I bought it to send email newsletters for my new journal site as I plan to make my newsletters match my shiny new branding.

Take a look at all the details and get the Pretty Email Kit while the price is low!

My bonus: If you purchase the pretty email kit through my link, you can choose any one bonus report from the list at the end of this newsletter 💖💖💖



When you buy 💖💖💖 marked products through my links you can choose any of the items in the list below.

To claim just send your receipt(s) to me ([email protected]) and let me know which bonus(es) you would like. I’ll verify with the vendor and send them right back to you, usually within a day or so.

latest bonus reports

Here are the currently available bonuses.

▶️ NEW! 10 ways to get miles ahead of those who rely too much on AI content
▶️ 25 ways to use a one-page printable to grow your business PLUS 12 ideas for types of VALUABLE one-page printables
▶️ What to do when your product doesn’t sell
▶️ My 2023 Plan for Amazon KDP (includes the (still relevant) 2022 plan for making $3K a month )
▶️ 0 Business Things I Won’t Be Doing in 2023 (that I did in 2022)
▶️ Aargh! exactly what to do when you feel like quitting
▶️ My millionaire plan (February 2022 update) for how I plan to retire with a lot of fun money
▶️ Simplify! 15 things I do to avoid getting overwhelmed
▶️ Graphics – my process for making PLR unique using graphics
▶️ 339 best-selling printable ideas
▶️ 25 ways to get more mileage from the PLR on your hard drive
▶️ 27 best converting lead magnet ideas
▶️ Boost your business by reviving old blog posts
▶️10 Steps to Creating a Winning Strategy for Your Next Project
▶️ 5 minute miracle start to make every day a success
▶️10 Ways to Make an Extra $1000+ this year
▶️10 Places to Sell Printables Other Than Etsy
▶️10 Reasons it took me ten years to make a living online (Find out how not to be me!)
▶️ Unstuck! How I take decisions in my business and move forward without fear
▶️ Easy! The Simplest Products that Sell to Create from Scratch
▶️ How to Find the Best Canva Templates to Elevate Your Brand
Be Unique! How to Stand Out in a Crowded Marketplace by Finding Your USP

Have a great day 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.





women clip art

Modern Clipart – Women


In case you missed it:

From a friend in real life! I love the Edinburgh women’s business group that I go to once a month.

Lindsay, who is a social media expert (and treated us to a fantastic talk on reels last month), gave me this free gift for you this week, a Social Media DIY mini-audit.

You can get it here:


dream life journal bundle

This week’s gift from Jennifer at Health & Wellness PLR is a set of 50 journal prompts on the topic of Manifesting Your Dream Life, with a journal and workbook in both Canva and PowerPoint.

Get your gift here:



strawberry plants

Summer is coming! Strawberry clip art


Reboot your self worth freebie pack from Tools for Motivation



digital shop accelerator

Monica Froese is running a 5-day workshop to help you sell digital products in your store.

Get all the details and sign up for FREE:


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