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Hi, everyone!

Well, I KNEW it was too good to last - the sun is already gone and the gray skies are back. But it is supposed to be in the 90s by the end of the week, and the 17-year Cicadas will be in full hatch by then.

So let's see - the month of May here at the Cabin will include flood, pestilence, and plague - the Trifecta of mythological disasters.

Or just another day here in Cincinnati....sigh......

And a reminder - no Kitchen Sink this week!!!



Expense or Investment??

If I can make money from it - it's an investment....whether it is software, a course or PLR - if I can recover the cost in 60 - 90 days, I will buy it if it fits a niche that I can create a product for or if it can help me build my list! And trust me when I say that it took me a while to make this 'mind shift' as I was raised in a family where every penny counted and there were no extra ones to be had!

And TBH - I invested heavily in my business and MYSELF this past two weeks! Competeup, BCast Suite, Curation Cloud, and Stupid Simple SEO, just to name a few!!

I have a vision of where I want to be this time next year, and these are tools that will help me get there. One of my main goals this year is to add more evergreen products such as courses to the product line, but I have not really found the platform that 'did it' for me. None of them were just what I was looking for...something that would accommodate the 'bite-size' trainings that I have in mind....

There was still a piece missing but today, I think, I found it in a new software product just released, Challenges by Member App.

This is a new software by long-time developer Sam Bakker that lets you quickly create time-based or evergreen challenges In minutes. I love the dashboard as it is very clean in design and extremely intuitive to work with!

These are are a few of the key features - but there are more on the sales page - just too much to list here:
  • Create Automated & Live Webinars or Workshops or @Q&A Sessions
  • You can run live Challenges or automated evergreen Challenges
  • Create homework for your students to submit each day of your challenge.
  • Customize your homework then as students submit the homework you can review their homework within your challenges ‘homework’ dashboard.
  • Write comments and respond to homework as you review it.
  • Require homework to be completed before moving to the next lesson or enable students to skip homework if they like and move to the next step.
  • Send live instant notifications to participants to keep them engaged
  • You can even send a completion certificate!
  • Commercial Rights included
I DID pick up the Agency ALL-ACCESS because it includes video hosting, but it is a monthly fee, so think about that one if you are not going to this right away. But it really offers a lot of extra features such as gamification AND affiliate management which is a nice feature, especially if you have not picked up aMember yet.

For me, this was a no-brainer purchase, because this will let me formalize the informal challenges that we have been doing for months, and I hope it will get more people to the finish line! Challenges are also super easy to promote via podcasts and Zooms, and a fantastic introduction to your courses and other products. You can offer Challenges as freebies or low-cost tripwires as the first step in your funnel.

And the best part is that it is only $47 right now ($67 if you want commercial rights, but unless you plan on setting these up for others - save that $20!)

BONUS: I have two planner/workbook products that are great for Challenges - # 7
and #5. Pick up the main offer and get a coupon for any single Design Kit from either Toolkit. Pick up ANY OTO - and get a coupon for the SUPER BUNDLE from either Toolkit - That's a $97 VALUE!!

Get the full details here: Challenges by Member App.

With the other tools that I invested in over the last 3 weeks, I am so jazzed about the future, I cannot wait to get started!! I just feel like the final piece fell into place!! YEA!!!


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Two new giveaways!


• Donna Kocik's 'DONE FOR YOU' just went live
LOTS of names you will recognize including Rosie Battista, Lori Winslow, Serena Carcasole, Jeanette Ortega and many more - even me! A great variety of products too PLUS raffle prizes!
===>>> DONE FOR YOU



Build Your Successful Online Business Is back!
This long-running monthly giveaway continues to grow!
===>>> Build Your Successful Online Business Is back!

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The BC Stack Early Bird Discount!!
ENDS TODAY!!

• BC Stack Early Bird Special!!
Every year you have the option to pick up the NEXT Stack at a serious discount - and now you have a brief chance to buy it at $11 off before it launches! And yes, I am in the Stack with a BIG bundle, that would sell for more than the Early Bird special price IF you could buy it outside of the stack...but this will be an exclusive design just for BC Stack ;-)
===>>> BC Stack Early Bird Special!!



Calling All Homepreneurs!!

WOW!!! The response so far has been terrific!!!


Our next List Building 'mini event' is here! We are putting together a series of ebooks featuring our Homepreneurs!

This is a compilation of Hompreneur's profiles, each one is 2 pages long, and asks the one question we all love: What is the ONE thing you wished you had known before you started your business? HAH! Only ONE thing?? Yep, just one thing instead of the gazillion zipping through your head right now!

Each profile will include your logo, a header image, your personal pic, bio and company details. You may also include a link to a freebie, and from the freebie, you can also offer a special offer.

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO PARTICIPATE!!

This is open to everyone with a LIVE online business!!

We will post the finished ebook everywhere that we can think of - including a Kindle version - and we can use it for a lead magnet, too! Each edition will have 10 to 15 profiles, and I would LOVE to do multiple editions!!

Get full details here:

Meet The Homepreneurs!!

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JICYMI:
TUTORIAL TUESDAY REPLAY!

• From Sprout Social: The Best Times to Post on Social Media in 2021
Data gathered from 20,000+ Sprout Social customers over the past year!

• From HubSpot: 5 Steps to Create an Outstanding Marketing Plan [Free Templates]

• And more on the upcoming Google changes - from the Search Engine Journal: 5 Must-Know SEO Concepts You Must Follow in 2021

Twitter Premium Features May Include Undo Sent Tweet
Love this one - how many careers will be saved by being able to recall that last Tweet sent by some Twit??

• OOHHH!!!!! From WPTavern.com - Check out the latest Gutenberg updates: Gutenberg 10.6 Adds Duotone Filters, Query Pattern Carousel, and Most-Used Tags Selector


• From WordStream: 7 Inspiring Post-COVID Marketing Ideas (+Real Examples!)
Also - there is a webinar that should pop up on using Google Display Ads tomorrow! I don't think I will be able to attend but it should be a good one!

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Other updates...
Remember - no Zooms this week except for Friday's NFT!!
I will be on vacation LOL LOL LOL

NFT Collage Project: If you have had problems uploading your NFT to dropbox, just send it via email to support@plrofthemonth.club, please use subject line "NFT"!!

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New Releases This Week!!

Rare Flash Sale from Ruthie! - Linear Patterns and Coloring Journals

Ruthie is the pattern queen and this is a really awesome collection!

  • 50 - 12 x 12 Patterns in PNG format
  • 50 - Full page backgrounds in 6x9, 8x10, and 8.5x11 sizes
  • 50 - Framed Lined Pages in 6x9, 8x10, and 8.5x11 sizes
  • 50 - Framed Blank Pages in 6x9, 8x10, and 8.5x11 sizes
  • 50 - Weekly Coloring Planner Pages in 6x9, 8x10, and 8.5x11 sizes
  • All pages come in PPT and PDF formats
  • Commercial rights license included
BONUS: I love turning these patterns into stunning UNIQUE designs that ONLY you will have! Use them for planners and journals, but you can also use them for notecards, POD pillows, placemats and so much more. I will do a 90-minute walkthrough and show you some really fun ways to re-purpose Ruth's gorgeous patterns!

Check it out here:

Linear Patterns and Coloring Journals

(Use coupon code SAVE20 at checkout)

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That's it for today - see you NFTers Friday - have your homework ready!!
Melody_goodSIG
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