You might have heard me talk about my friend Andrea before. She’s a genius at what I call “getting things done despite…”
- despite having had a baby last year, two other kids under five AND moving house
- despite her hubby being away in the military a lot and no family close by
- despite having virtually no time to herself and being tired
She grabs pockets of time here and there. She works on her phone. She snatches rare moments when all three kids are occupied or asleep.
It’s incredible what she’s achieved with ten minutes here and ten minutes there.
She says that she never has enough time, just like we all do but she just gets on with it anyway.
This week she came out with a brilliant tip that she gave me permission to share. She said:
“This past year I’ve made it a point to track my income and expenses monthly, but usually that consisted of me sitting down in a grumpy mood going through my emails, PayPal notifications, and credit card purchases each month, cursing myself for having absolutely zero organization.”
To make the whole thing less stressful, she’s started using Trello to keep track of business expenditure.
The trick is an awesome free feature called “email to board” where you can forward emails straight to your Trello board.
So here’s what she does:
1. She created a new board and called it “Expense Tracking”
2. She created two lists on the board – one for the current month “January” and one “To Be Filed” – she’ll create February when that arrives.
3. She copied her email-to-board address from Trello and added it as a contact in her email client. (She uses Gmail) You can choose which Trello list emails will go to. You can send it to “To Be Filed” or directly to the “January” list. (Using the current month, you would need to switch it over each month.)
4. Now anytime she gets an invoice or a payment confirmation email, she forwards the email to the board. It then show up as a card on her Trello board! If it’s not obvious whether it’s income or expenditure she’ll add the transaction amount to the message with (+) or (-).
And with that everything is in one place when she does her monthly accounts.
The email-to-board settings are under “more” on the Trello Board Menu (top right of the screen), in case you’re wondering. 😊
If you want more nifty tricks with Trello, check out Andrea’s Biz Mom 101 Trello training and business boards. It’s great for Biz Moms with kids underfoot but I think it’s also perfect for anyone who needs more time to get stuff done and wants to be more organized. 😊
Bonus: If you buy through my link, you can claim my extra bonus (see report bonus details a few items below) 💖💖💖
NEW: FLASH SALE ON BOWES ACTIVITY BOOK SOFTWARE
The second new thing today is a sale on Bowes Publishing activity book software. I have this myself and it gives you a huge number of different activity page generators to create your pages. It’s also constantly being updated. So many new things were added last year.
You can buy this for a one off charge but it’s expensive and I suggest if you’re on a budget you use it for a small monthly fee instead so you can be sure you love and will use it.
During the sale (which applies only to the monthly fees) you can get it for £4.99 (approx $6.75) rather than £6.99. (approx $9.50) and you also get a free trial for a week!
If this is something that also interests you, put the software through its paces for a week or a month. You can generate an awful lot of pages in that time!
NEW: 20 QUALITY ARTICLE PACKS for $17 (save $429)
If you’re in the health and wellness niches including self development, take a look at Jennifer’s latest Winter retirement sale where she takes her packs off her site to make way for new content.
These are amazing value (little can match this!) and these articles are perfect for blogs and products alike.
Only available until Monday, grab them quickly while you can (and you’ll get my bonus (see below) too making them even better value) 💖💖💖
ENDS TOMORROW: SUE’S DIGITAL VINTAGE PLANNER PACK
Check out Sue’s latest digital vintage planner offering with 408 pages(!) (just $37 with coupon VINTAGE) The coupon is valid until Saturday 29th.
She also has a limited number of Master Resale Rights licences available at $49.95 (no coupon) but there only 30. If you don’t see the option they have all been sold.
If you buy either option, you can claim my bonus . See below. 💖💖💖
30 DAY CONTENT CREATION CHALLENGE
If you struggle to create enough content to make a living, then sign up for D’vorah’s 30 Day Content Creation Challenge
Follow the program diligently and you’ll come out with product after product, ready to sell! And endless ideas for many more.
More importantly, you’ll have a process to follow instead of spinning your wheels.
The early bird special runs until February 1st. Save $50 on any of the three levels with coupon code CHALLENGE50
Bonus: If you use my link and your CHALLENGE50 coupon, get a $20 coupon for my shop and my extra bonus 💖💖💖 with any of the options on Dvorah’s page.
After doing a basic level of accounting (just total money in and out each day) for a couple of months, I can see the value in having more detailed financial information in my business, so I was super excited to see Debbie Gartner’s tracking system yesterday.
This is a simple to use spreadsheet (Google doc format) with all the calculations done for you. You enter the figures and find out all you need to know about the important parts of your business.
Which products are making you the most money? Do more of them!
Which affiliate promotions are working? And which are not worth pursuing?
How are your page views growing? At the moment, I have no clue but I want to grow my organic traffic this year.
What are you making from ads?
What are you spending?
Take a look at the video on this page to see how simple it will be to get a handle on the finances of your business.
This is the system that Debbie Gartner uses herself to monitor her own very successful blogging, product, and affiliate business. It has been refined and honed over many years.
I watched the video and that was enough for me. I was sold!
And Debbie’s system qualifies for my extra bonus (details below). 💖💖💖
DI’s VALENTINE BUNDLE
Di has a new Valentine product with commercial rights just launched. It has digital planner and printable planner versions and a bundle with both planners plus a whole set of additional goodies.
You might think I shouldn’t be promoting this when I have my own Valentine related product just out (see below).
But I like to share the work of other creators.
Everyone has more to choose from as far as designs go and it’s a great idea to pick up various products with a similar theme to mix and match pages with your own designs, creating the best ever product as a result. 😊🥰
If you buy any of Di’s Valentine products through my link, send me your receipt to email@example.com to get my extra bonus. Details below. 💖💖💖
COUPLES JOURNAL and QUESTION WORKBOOK
Customers will enjoy going down memory lane and making plans with the Couples Journal.
Then they can find out more about each other with the Questions for You & Me workbook.
This printable two-for-one set with PLR commercial rights can be sold all year round and is a perfect gift for anniversaries, engagements, and weddings, as well as Valentine’s Day.
Sell the printables as a set or individually. Your choice 😊 58 pages in all, editable in Canva or Powerpoint.
Just $19.95 for both products with coupon code VALDEAL (regularly $37)
Take a look here (check out the video of the pages)
And if you want more, you can add a matching Valentine’s Day Planner and a printable set to your order (scroll down on the same page) for just $10 more.
Use coupon code VALBUNDLE to get everything in one deal for just $29.95 (regularly $57).
The launch deal ends 3rd February.
LIMITED TIME BONUS (💖💖💖ITEMS ONLY)
Today’s EXTRA BONUS for any purchase through my links marked with 💖💖💖 in this newsletter is the step by step process I use to change the look of a PLR product whether that is a text based product or a journal or planner.
Buy anything marked 💖💖💖 through any of my links in this newsletter today then send me your receipt (to firstname.lastname@example.org) and you’ll receive this useful report to use again and again. On top of any other bonuses you see in the newsletter.
A NEW KIND OF DIGITAL PLANNER!
I love it when when Marian brings out a new product because she always has something a little different to offer and her latest course called MELLO is no exception. This one is a new kind of digital planner based on Trello. I use Trello boards for so much already that I’m looking forward to digging into this course especially now that I’ve seen how well these sell on places like Etsy.
And even better, the competition is light – only around 500 examples there. Marian demonstrates a wedding planner like this. Her system is perfect for an event planner but there are many examples of different uses.
One Etsy example I found. Wow!
Marian’s teaching style is easy to follow and listen to and she breaks her videos up into bite sized pieces. There are 50 short videos in this course.
Take a look here to find out all about MELLO. The course is just $29 until 31st and will be $57 regular price.
My bonus: Grab Mello through my links while the price is low, send your receipt to me at email@example.com and get a $15 coupon for my Simple Happiness Biz store (as well as my extra bonus 💖💖💖- see above).
LAST FEW HOURS: YOUR BEST YEAR BUNDLE
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!
So much for so little. Take a look here.
Bonus: If you buy through my link above, send me your receipt (to firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
LAST FEW DAYS: ALL COACH GLUE PLANNERS 50% OFF
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. Buy any of them to get my extra bonus 💖💖💖
Enjoy the weekend 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. 😊
Use code 2022 to get 52% off everything. Buy two to get my extra bonus 💖💖💖!
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