Newsletter 2nd February 2022: How to start ➕ finish your work 💖

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In writing, there’s a thing I do every single book I write (and I’ve written more than a hundred.)

It’s called the crappy first draft.

I just let the words spew out of my head and onto the page until I get the story down from beginning to end.

I don’t spend a week perfecting the first paragraph and then give up.

I just write.

This a great strategy to tackle any piece of creative work you do.

The best way to finish is to get something done and then make it better.

Every artist does a rough sketch. Every graphic designer. Every architect.

So if you’re creating a product of any kind, don’t be afraid to do the same.

It will get you over the fear of the blank page.

Of course, if you use PLR (private label rights) content, you can start with a first draft which is pretty good and still make it better by tweaking a few things.

It’s just another way of getting over the blank page, without having to even do the first draft yourself.

But if you want to start from scratch just let it all land on the page any way it arrives and then you have something to work with!


Today’s EXTRA BONUS for any purchase through my links marked with  💖💖💖  in this newsletter is a detailed report on the way I simplify my business and life to get more done without getting frazzled all the time.

As I say in the Intro “If you have a job, you show up, you do it, and they pay you. You start and end at a particular time, or at least, you have hours that you’re not working, you have weekends or days off each week, you have paid holidays.

Not so with a business. You can work 24 x 7, seven days a week and wear yourself out or you can work two hours a week and get nothing done.

Plus, there is an enormous heap of things that you suddenly become responsible for: product creation, marketing, PR, customer service, technical support, website creation, email marketing. You name it, the job is yours, a job you were not trained for, so you add in the training task as well!

Unless you simplify some of your life and business, you’re bound to get overwhelmed by it all.”

Here is my anti-overwhelm guide 😊

Simplify 15 things I do

Buy anything marked 💖💖💖 through any of my links in this newsletter today then send me your receipt (to jan@simplehappiness.biz) and you’ll receive this useful report to use again and again. On top of any other bonuses you see in the newsletter. 


Gabby’s new dating content pack (5 blog posts with commercial rights) goes perfectly with her accompanying planner template in Canva and Powerpoint. Or choose just the planner alone. Get special launch pricing until Sunday on either option. See all the details on this fantastic product here The coupons are on the page.

Dating content and planner

Why I like this: Gorgeous design and great content = marriage made in heaven LOL Scoop this one up to sell to those in the relationship niche. In fact, if you get this and have my couples journal & questions (see below)  you have some great content to start a relationship blog with very little work! I also love the beautiful original graphics that come with this. Scroll to the bottom of the page on Gabby’s site to check them out!

My bonus: Purchase either option after clicking on my link to get my bonus (see above) 💖💖💖


Seamless profits cover

I love creating patterns with the tool recommended in Bart and Britt’s new course.

I’ve sold a fair few patterns myself in the past year and used them over and over to make products to sell. So I know this works and how simple it is to make beautiful original and unique patterns.

I’m almost sorry the secret is out! 🤣

But there’s more in this course than I knew and extra free tools in the bonus that I wasn’t aware of, plus seven places to sell your patterns, (five more ways than I use now!) so you can be sure that I’m getting stuck into my copy as well.

This one is a steal at $19 for such a lucrative business idea. Pick it up here.

Note there is also a $9 upgrade with two video trainings that give you even more options for beautiful seamless prints.

Bonus: If you buy the product (with or without the upgrade) through my links above send your receipt to me at jan@simplehappiness.biz to get my new bonus report “Simplify!” 💖💖💖


You can STILL get 52% off all of April’s Daily Deals in January UNTIL TOMORROW! LOL

There are lots 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.

And you didn’t miss out, you can see all the deals here. 😊

Use code 2022 to get 52% off everything. Buy two to get my extra bonus💖💖💖!


year of the tiger sale

Carmen is celebrating Chinese New Year with a sale giving you 30% off everything in her store (apart from memberships). 😊

Take a look here at her PLR Shop or look at her courses (you’ll need to click the courses tab for those after you arrive on Carmen’s site)

Use code TIGER30 to take 30% off in the shopping cart.

It feels like a good (Chinese) year already LOL

Bonus: Get my Simplify! bonus 💖💖💖(see above) if you spend $25 or more on Carmen’s site using my links. Spend more than $50 and get a $20 voucher as well. (If you’d like a direct link for any of her courses to make doubly sure whose link you’re using, just reply to this email and ask me!)


The Kitchensink Thursday calls with Melody Wigdahl have been a cornerstone of my calendar for over a year with their eclectic mix of social chat (new friends!), list building events, and common sense online training.

And now there’s the Kitchensink Plus membership which is proving even more valuable.

Each month in the Plus membership, you receive a set of gorgeous limited edition printable and digital planners, journals, and lead magnets with commercial rights plus many other extras.

Along with these, you get live training (which is also recorded) on how to use the products to fill out your product line and build your business.

Grab the latest limited edition products and training today and get $10 off every month forever with coupon code KSPLUS 

kitchen sink plus

Note: If you join now, you’ll get the January and December products now as well as February with your first month’s membership. There couldn’t be a better time to buy!

My bonus: Get a $40 coupon code to use in my store for buying through my link above, covering more than the cost of your payment, plus this qualifies for the extra bonus 💖💖💖  Just send your receipt to jan@simplehappiness,biz


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)

Couples Journal and Questions Graphice

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).

Valentines Day Printable Set Promo Graphic

The launch deal ends 3rd February.

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.





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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