I’m getting a late start this morning, but it’s at least an intentional late start for a change! I decided last night that since I didn’t have to get up early I was going to turn off my alarm and just sleep as long as I could. It was going so well too until Dan the Cat decided that his breakfast time should supersede my sleep time and started howling at me at about 7:30!
So I had a nice quiet and relaxing coffee and read for a little bit, and now here I am ready to tackle the never-ending to-do list for awhile. Shaun took my car with him to the girlfriend’s this weekend and left me the blue beast, so if the sun comes out I think I’m going to go for a walk on the beach this afternoon.
But before that I have to at least cross a few things off my list for the day, so here’s what I have for you this morning…
Today’s Read: Tips for Setting Deadlines You Can Live With
One aspect of achieving the goals that you set for yourself is the ability to set up deadlines effectively. Some people are better at being realistic about deadlines than others, but fortunately, you can practice and learn how to set up deadlines correctly so that they’re realistic and effective.
Here are a few tips to help you set deadlines you can live with…
Tip #1 – Break your goals into steps
When you have a deadline for anything, it helps to break it down. For example, there is a lot more to anything you want to accomplish than the result or deliverable. Losing 50 pounds, organizing your home, finishing a book, writing a novel, and so forth all require many steps in between starting and the result.
Tip #2 – List the steps for each bigger step
Each component also has its own steps that need to be spelled out. By spelling everything out and making it into small steps, tasks, or actions that you need to take to get to the result, it’s easier to figure out an appropriate timeline.
Tip #3 – Put your steps in order on a timeline
Once you’ve determined all the steps that it takes to complete any one component and all the components together to meet your goal, make them into chronological steps that you put into your task list. This task list will eventually go into your calendar.
Tip #4 – Figure out how long each step will take
As you break down each component into steps to finish the goal, also write down how long you think it’s going to take to do each thing. Some things may take two minutes, and others may take longer.
Tip #5 – Assign the tasks you’re outsourcing
As you look at your itemized list, you’ll notice things that you can outsource to your VA or someone else. Write down who you want to do it and talk to them about their timeline to find out when it can realistically be finished based on your needs.
Tip #6 – Set priorities and brainstorm delays
Always brainstorm anything that might get in the way of your deadlines. I mentioned in a previous article to always build contingency time into your deadlines because you know there will be delays, especially when dealing with tech. So, if you think a task is going to take 1 hour, allow 1 hour and 15 minutes. You can adjust down later if you overestimate, but it can throw off your entire timeline if you underestimate.
Tip #7 – Add it to your calendar
Now that you have it in order, you can realistically set your deadlines and put everything, including each set up for each component into the calendar and task lists, so you know just by opening your calendar each day what you need to do where and when.
Setting up deadlines effectively is one of the best ways you can ensure that you’re using your time wisely. You don’t want deadlines to be too long away, so you’ll want to break each deliverable down into smaller components with their own deadlines to ensure that you get done. Then schedule everything, and stick to the schedule!
And now, here are today’s deals…
Bonus Offers Updates:
Here is a list of the products that qualify for bonuses as of today:
- A Cup of Zen – Annual Spirit Animals DFY Content Subscription
- PLR of the Month Club – Toolkit #16 Digital Planner
- Last Day! Coloring Galaxy – Doggone Holidays Coloring Pack
- Color Monthly – Herbal Apothecary Planner
- Lori Winslow – 92 Days of Listings
- Last Day! Arun – Financial Planning 101 PLR
- JR Lang – 101 Healing Practices
- Createful Journals – KDP Hardcover Templates
- Ekit Hub – Shortcuts and Templates Club One-Time Pay Option
- Piggy Makes Bank – Live Streaming for Business
- Content Sparks – Business Success Habits
- Coach Glue – Automated Courses DFY Workshop
Deals Ending Today
Retirement Sale Ends Tonight!
Yadsia is having a retirement sale on her Canva Pinterest Quick Fix product this week. You can pick up the entire package for 50% off through Saturday, October 2 at midnight. You get:
- 70+ Pinterest Pin Templates
- Video Tutorials
- 14 Board Covers to keep your account looking branded and cohesive
- Shadow effects
Last Day! Doggone Holidays Coloring Pack
Jay has just released his Doggone Holidays Coloring Pack. The main offer includes 30 line art dog images for $17 from now through Saturday, October 2.
There are also additional offers after you purchase:
OTO 1 ($27) 30 Line art backgrounds with and without the dogs
OTO 2 ($37) 30 full-colour dog images, 30 full-colour backgrounds with and without the dogs added
OTO 3 ($37) Fully colored book covers, sticker pages, posters and gift tags
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for one bonus for each level of the funnel you purchase (up to 4 in total). You’ll find the bonus claim instructions on Jay’s site after purchase.
Price Increases Tonight! Financial Planning 101
Arun has released a new set of Financial Planning 101 articles with PLR this week. The main offer includes 50 articles broken down into 6 different categories:
- Financial Planning: The Basics
- Debt Management
- Financial Planning For Teens
- Financial Planning For Couples
- Financial Planning For Retirement
There are also two additional offers after you purchase – OTO 1 is for a set of lead magnets, and OTO 2 is a set of infographics if you’re looking for additional content to go with the articles.
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for a bonus. You’ll find the bonus claim instructions on the Warrior Plus site after purchase.
More Weekend Specials for You
Weekend Sale: Save 50% on the Digital Business Audit
It’s been awhile since Jenn and I did a weekend sale, so for this weekend you can save 50% on our Digital Business Audit Workbook when you use coupon code AUDIT50 through October 8. This personal use workbook covers:
- which programs, systems and items you’ve paid for but don’t use.
- which domains you own, but aren’t earning from.
- important business information, contacts, and suppliers.
- which mailing lists bring in money?
- what products bring money and which don’t.
- and a whole lot more!
Weekend Sale: Design a Day Template Club
I just found out that Shawn Hansen is running a weekend special on one of my favorite memberships! In her Design a Day Template Club you get a new template delivered every single day (and currently there’s about 25 months of templates available). This is normally a $27/month membership, but until Sunday, October 3 you can become a member for only $9.99/month with coupon code Take5Sale
Why would you want your templates delivered daily instead of in one huge package?
One word… overwhelm!
One of the biggest complaints (or excuses) I hear for not using your PLR content is that people don’t know where to start. So, when you get 1 template at a time you can easily do something with it, get it up for sale, and then move on to the next one.
Check out the Design a Day Template Club here
Weekend Sale: Business Success Habits
Sharyn at Content Sparks is having a weekend sale on her Business Success Habits DFY Course. The content covers how to develop the 5 essential habits of successful business owners, and it’s on sale until Monday, October 4 for a 50% discount.
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for a bonus. Email your receipt to me at email@example.com and I will send you the instructions to claim your bonus.
Weekend Sale: Creating Automated Courses
Melissa and Nicole are having a weekend sale on their Automated Courses DFY workshop package. You can pick it up through Sunday, October 3 for only $77 with promo code 77. The content covers:
- Lesson 1: How to Make Thousands in Sales While You Sleep – with Content You Already Have!
- Lesson 2: Bundle Your Offers to Create Boatloads of Extra Cash Without the Extra Effort
- Lesson 3: Free Yourself from the Launch Model with a Killer (Evergreen) Facebook Ad Funnel that Gets You Leads & Sales on Autopilot
- Lesson 4: Whip Up Sexy Evergreen Email Sequences for Recurring Year-Round Revenue
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for a bonus. Email your receipt to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the instructions to claim your bonus.
Ongoing Deals You May Have Missed…
It’s Baaaaaaaaaaaaack… The Best $5 Sale Ever is back for this weekend only!
If you missed out on our Meet the Creators Sale the first time around, this is your lucky weekend. From today until Monday, October 4 you can pick up a bundle of 8 products in the low content space for only $5!
Here’s what’s included:
- From me – 12 Week Coloring Planner Pages – These are new and created just for this bundle!
- From Stephanie Hansen – 18-month Watercolor Motivational Calendar
- From Jan Small – The Floral Birthday Calendar
- From Melody Wigdahl – Digital Vision Board and Journal
- From Helen Ross – 40 Pages of Planner, Journal, and Activity Pages
- From Lori Winslow – Natural Summer Beauty Social Media Pack
- From Sue Fleckenstein – Sleep Journal & Tracker
- From Michelle – 17 Bird Watching Covers
This is a great way to meet and get to know the work of some of the best low content creators in the niche. And, since all the products come with PLR/Commercial Use Rights, it gives you a good starting point for your own creations without breaking the bank!
After you purchase, you’ll see an upsell bundle of 8 more full products for only $17.
New Templates for KDP Hardcover
Sue has released a new set of templates designed to work with the new KDP Hardcover features. The KDP Hardcover Templates Bundle includes:
- 70 PowerPoint layouts
- Sized in the 5 sizes for KDP publishing
- Cover templates for each size in 80, 150 & 250 page lengths
- Covers come in PowerPoint & PSD files
- 52 Colored Textured Digital Papers for use with the covers
- 50 Graphical Elements
- 3 Sample Covers in PowerPoint and PSD formats
- 5 Interior Blank Files – for use with the ReUse feature.
Use coupon code KDP to save $20 through Tuesday, October 5.
New Membership: Big Growth Shortcuts and Templates Club
The latest offer from Alice and Yusef is a little different. They have created the Big Growth Shortcuts and Templates club where sharing marketing strategies and fill-in-the-blank templates to make your product creation and marketing that much easier. October’s topic is “Making More Per Sale Mindset” and you can get started for only $9.95 a month. Or take the one-time pay option and have no monthly payments before October 5.
See everything that’s included here
Want to try before you buy? Get a free set of Info Product Creation Shortcuts and Templates
Alice and Yusef are also hosting a Live Q & A Brainstorming Event on October 4 at 7 p.m. Eastern.
Bonus Offer: When you choose the one-time pay option, you are eligible to choose any 3 bonuses from the Choose Your Own Bonus page. You’ll find the link to the claim information on the Ekit site after purchase.
Weekend Special: Free Holistic Health PLR
Jennifer at Health and Wellness PLR has some new free PLR for you this weekend. She’s put together a Holistic Health Daily Routine Report and Cover pack that you can pick up for free this weekend only.
Weekend Special: $10 PLR Packs from Piggy Makes Bank
Tracy and Susanne have put another set of products on sale for only $10 each this weekend. Note: The regular price shows on the sales page for each, but you’ll see the automatically discounted price on the checkout page for these packs:
Bullet Journaling – 10 articles and 12 product recommendations
Increase Your Sale Profits by Making Backend Offers – 10 articles and 10 social media blurbs
Christmas Doesn’t Have To Be Perfect – an Opt-in report & 10 articles
Relaxation & Stress Reduction – 30 articles and 30 emails
Instant Pot – 10 PLR Articles, 20 Recipes & Product Recommendations
Crafting Compelling Calls To Action – 10 PLR Articles, 10 Emails & 1 Short Report, and 10 Social Media Posts
The Importance of Self Care – 10 Self-Care PLR Articles, 10 Emails & 1 Short Report, and 10 Social Media Post
30 Days of Meditation & Spirituality – 30 Articles, 30 Emails and 30 Social Media Posts
30 Days Goals and Resolutions Challenge – 30 Articles, 30 Emails and 30 Social Media Posts
Seasonal Eating – Fall – 5 PLR Articles, 10 Recipes, Fall Gardening Tips, 15 Emails, Short Report and 15 Social Media Posts
92 Days of Listings Challenge
What would your year-end look like if you had 92 more buy buttons active? Lori Winslow’s free September Listing Challenge is just wrapping up, and she was asked to continue, so starting October 1 you’ll be able to join her 92 Days of Listings Challenge for only $47 through October 10. You get:
- Weekly Live Calls (Wed Noon Eastern)
- Dig Into Improving Listings
- Continue Adding a New Listing Each Day Through the End of the Year (92 total)
- 50% Discount of a Single Item Each Month (3 Total)
- Bonus– 30 Minute 1-on-1 Consult Call
Bonus Offer: This offer qualifies for a bonus. You’ll find the bonus claim instructions on Lori’s site after purchase.
New! Free Infoproduct Templates from Ekit Hub
New! Holistic Health Daily Routine Report and Cover pack from Health and Wellness PLR
New! 17 Free New Client Getting Forms from Coach Glue
Doggone Holidays Free Poster, Stickers, and Gift Tags from Jay at Coloring Galaxy
2022 12-month Calendar with PLR from Bethany
Free Mini Kids’ Mental Health Ekit from Ekit Hub
Free Floral 2022 Calendar from Faith
5 Free Journaling Articles from Publish for Prosperity
Free Confidence Printables from Ekit Hub
Free Guide to Participating in Bundles and Giveaways from Jenn Brockman
10 Free Confidence Graphics from Alice at Publish for Prosperity
Free Action Word Stickers from Di
Free 5-Pack of “Dealing with a Crisis or Difficult Situation” Articles
Analyzing & Improving Top Traffic Sources from Piggy Makes Bank includes 7 articles and 7 emails.
Muddy Lilac Seamless Pattern Template (Affinity Designer) from Lynette
- Inky Deals – 25 Free Sunflower SVG Collection
- Inky Deals – 5 Free Peach and Cream Paper Textures
- Christmas Coloring Pages from Creative Fabrica
- New! Testimoney Font from Creative Fabrica
- New! Creative Fabrica Freebie – Watercolor Halloween Characters Clipart
- New! Herbarium – Graphic Collection from Design Cuts
- Design Cuts Freebie – Free: Procreate Brushes & Worksheets Sample
- Design Bundles Freebie – Christmas Scrapbooking Kit with Papers and Element Clusters
- Design Bundles Freebies – Watercolor forest friends
- Design Bundles Free Design of the Week
- Font Bundles Free Font of the Week
- Font Bundles Freebie – Ink Line | Modern Script
- Font Bundles Freebie – Monster Cookies
- New! The Hungry Jpeg Freebie – Christmas Deer Silhouettes
That’s it for me this morning! I’m off to find some breakfast, get some work done and maybe hit the beach this afternoon. I’ll be back tomorrow with your full Sunday Roundup and a new freebie for you.
Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy!
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