Newsletter 30th January 2022: Another plea for simple things & don’t miss out (last day for so much)!

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I have this sweater (jumpers we call them in the UK 😊 ) which I would wear more often if it wasn’t for one thing.

You see the jumper is soft and it fits me perfectly. The neck isn’t too high or too low. It’s cosy without making me too hot.

And it’s gray with animal print hearts (and now you’re saying to yourself omg what is she thinking? While I’m thinking, what’s not to love? LOL)

But anyway, I love the pattern. That’s not the problem.

heart sweater

No the problem is that the designers saw fit to take a perfectly good sweater and put a zipper right up the back from hem to neck. The thing opens but there’s no need. It slips on over my head.

And the point is, they spoiled a perfectly good sweater by adding unnecessary detail. They added to the time it took to make and probably to the cost.

They also made it far less wearable because on icy mornings the last thing I want are the teeth of a cold metal zipper right next to my skin.

Websites can be just like that sweater. We add on all kinds of unnecessary bits that viewers and buyers don’t want at all.

They confuse visitors and make the pages load slower which Google hates. And worse, they stop us going live with a simple website because we think it needs the equivalent of a zipper.

But a simple theme and a basic shopping cart are all you need to create a great website to sell anything, especially in the beginning.

And more to the point, you may never need anything else.

Simple may be perfect just as it is.

If you’re struggling with anything, try to keep simple in mind and produce the most streamlined version you can.

And only ever make it more complicated if the new functionality has a real purpose.

Don’t put a zipper up the back of your website.

And definitely not up the back of your product!

Writing Skills are sooooooo important in business

So it’s great that Sharyn has put her comprehensive step-by-step course on Business Writing Essentials on a 50% off sale this weekend.

You can use this one yourself if you lack confidence in writing, and also put together a product to sell so that you and others can benefit from your investment.

A course like this is needed by so many who struggle in this area.

If you’re already great at writing, you can add your own experience and tips into the mix, if you’re not, you can just sell the course as it is. Content Sparks courses are always top notch.

It would take months for you to create anything close to this kind of course from scratch, but you can have an almost instant product for sale.

Add your branding and your own experience (if you wish) and it’s good to go.

Anyway, take a look at how comprehensive and valuable Essential Business Writing Skills is before the sale ends tomorrow and decide if it’s something you would like to learn from/teach while it’s such a good deal at 50% off

Essential Business Writing Skills Course

Remember, if your writing isn’t professional and engaging, you lose credibility and turn away customers so please don’t neglect this area of your development.

My bonus: Buy any option on the sales page through my links above and get my extra bonus 💖💖💖 Buy the Beacon package and get the extra bonus plus a $20 coupon. Buy the Blaze option with everything on the page and get my extra bonus, Content Sparks extra bonus (delivered with your product), and a $40 coupon from me. Simply send your receipt to me at jan@simplehappiness.biz and I’ll verify and send you your bonuses.

Note: Tomorrow is also the last day of the launch for Content Sparks How to Use Templates to Streamline Your Business with 67% off. If you buy that through my link I’ll offer the same bonuses as for the writing course.


Simply Pin It

If you have yet to find a revenue stream to focus on, take a look at the business model Kristie Childs uses with her pinning system Simply Pin It.

She makes a great income pinning affiliate products using eye-catching pins.

And that’s just about as simple as it gets for an online business!

You can do this before you build the rest of your business if you want a simpler way of getting started.

Have your Pinterest account sending traffic to affiliate links at first.

Then once you have a site and products, you’ll be able to direct traffic to them as well as continuing to to reap the benefits from your affiliate pins.

Simply Pin It is Kristie’s system for using video pins that get a lot more traction than image pins.

I bought her original affiliate pinning course when it first came out and her latest video pin course yesterday. Both are excellent. You can bet I’ll be doing this as part of my traffic strategy this year!

Take a look at the details here.

Why I love this: The 70 page pdf is literally step by step with clear images (click this then that) on how to succeed with simple quick video pins on Pinterest

Bonus: This one is already low-cost but it still qualifies for today’s extra bonus (see below) if you purchase through my links. 💖💖💖(If you already have the bonus see the extra note too)


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.

graphics process step by step cover

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.

Note: IF YOU ALREADY HAVE THIS because you bought another product, let me know and I’ll substitute another (past or future of your choice) 🥰


Coach Glue Planner

There’s 50% off every Coach Glue planner right now! (I need to go look at these for myself – I always leave it until the last minute 😱)

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 💖💖💖


The Kitchensink Thursday calls 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 from me 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


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!

Get all the details here

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!


2022 winter plr retirement sale

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 tomorrow, grab them quickly while you can (and you’ll get my bonus (see above) too making them even better value) 💖💖💖


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.


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 Graphic

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

The launch deal ends 3rd February.


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.

Mello Wedding Planner

One Etsy example I found. Wow!

etsy trello board

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 jan@simplehappiness.biz and get a $15 coupon for my Simple Happiness Biz store (as well as my extra bonus 💖💖💖- see above).

Enjoy the week ahead 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 💖💖💖!

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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