Hey, it's Amber Jalink here. You may not know me, but I've been marketing online full time since May of 1997 (yep going on 20 years!) And while you probably don't care about that, I'm simply stating it so you know I'm not a "here today / gone tomorrow" marketer.
So let's talk about why you're here:
You likely know about the popularity of journals on Amazon, Etsy and elsewhere. I'm not going to give you a big speal on why you should create and sell journals, if you have watched ANY products lately, several have talked about journals for a while.
For example, I have many notebooks, but some I consider more "journals" than notebooks. Why? It's simply in how I use it.
And I know you probably use one too, even if you don't realize it.
But whether you use a journal or not, millions of people around the world DO use journals. In fact, I read a post that the average person has several journals! Granted, they don't always use them to the fullest, and some sit empty - but then there are others of us who have many (as in 10-20 or more!)
And journals are very popular on Amazon and Etsy and so many other marketplaces, even more so than coloring topics.
Perhaps you already know this, and you thought about creating your own journals, but found it a little difficult to put together. I know, I get it. (This is not what it is about....) but we have many members of CreateDash who have mentioned that they don't know what to put in a journal, or how to put one together.
In a moment I'm going to help you with that - but first let me show you just ONE example of a successful journal selling at Amazon. (You can easily do a search for "writing journal" and you'll see what I mean.)
Example: "She believed she could so she did" ... writing journal. NO this is NOT my book... it's simply the top result that was published by CreateSpace when I searched.
Looking at the sales rank of this book, and using an online calculator - this book is estimated to be making about 1543 sales per month on average:
At the "sale price" of $6.60, the royalty on this book is $1.81 per sale. Multiply that $1.81 x 1543 sales, = approximately $2,792.83 in monthly income - from that ONE journal!
At the LIST price of $7.99, her royalty is about $2.64, which multiplied by 1543 sales is an approximate $4,073.52 in monthly income!
Again - just that ONE book.
Disclaimer: Obviously I'm not saying how much money you could make with journals, it's entirely up to you, and the effort you put into it. You could earn a lot, or nothing, but you certainly won't earn without trying. This is not a get rich quick scheme, it is a true business - even a sideline business - and any business requires effort.
And as mentioned, journals don't "just" have to be for regular writing, they can be as detailed as affiliate journals, seo journals, (think online marketing!), or health / weight loss related, gratitude, spiritual, anti-bullying, and the list continues.
But it doesn't JUST have to be for adults - you can make journals for kids as well! (This seems like an untapped market in my opinion). It's a great way to get kids - young and thru teen years, to write about anything... make a journal for their favorite movies, vacations, even play time! (Think treasure hunters, puzzles, mysteries!) I've never talked about these before, but the ideas are just to fun not to give them away.
It doesn't matter how many ideas I have, or how many I'm working on publishing (and I am working on many) - I know I can't create all of them myself, and every person has different ideas and approaches.
Give me a brief moment to explain how this all came about, and how you can create journals just like I suggested or with your own ideas, quickly and easily, even if you don't have a CLUE how to use Word, Publisher, InDesign or any other word processing or desktop publishing type software.
Because you're about to learn why you don't need it.
I know what you might be thinking.
You might love the idea of creating a journal (or even something a little different), but perhaps you don't have the knowledge and skill for creating it in Word or Publisher. (Let alone the time!)
I get it, I totally understand that feeling - of both lack of time, and sometimes lack of knowledge (or even just a blank brain on how to design what you can picture in your mind).
To be completely honest, I LOVE designing stuff in Microsoft Publisher - years ago I was one of the first using MS Office products, I was hired at 3 jobs specifically to teach the use of it to others while I also did my job. (That was before my internet days... sorry, I'm dating myself since I've been online full time for 20 years!)
The thing is, even though I had to teach Word and Publisher... the reason I learned it in the first place was because I was thrown into a job from a temp agency to replace the receptionist who didn't show up to work. (She quit and didn't tell them, she hated it apparently). And when the staff member showed me the computer I would be working on and this new program called "Word" - she admitted that the other lady had been completely flustered.
Wow that was a scary thought to me, because I was NOT taught by anyone - she literally said, "there's the computer, have at it and figure it out." (This was back in like 1993, when computers were just really starting to take over the typewriter). Wow that made me sound old... lol!
Thankfully I'm a little resourceful and determined, and I literally spent most of my first days playing with the software until I had figured ALL of it out (even the hard stuff at that time).
From that point on, I became "in demand" on temp jobs because I had mastered that skill of this new software, several even hired me to specifically teach other staff - until I started my online business back in 1997 (and stopped working for others).
Okay - fast forward now - oh, 24 years? Almost everyone is at least familiar with Word, or something similar. (After all, you can type an email right??)
Well with all my years of using the varying versions of Word and Publisher, I created a few journal designs in it, and added them to our other site, CreateDash. Don't worry, I'm not showing you multiple sites here or try to get you to join another site, but it's important so you understand the principle behind what I'm about to show you and why it was created. In short, CreateDash was launched as a "print on demand" marketplace with the original intention of being just planners. Because of the capabilities we wanted it to have, I was asked if it could do Journals, so I added 2 designs into the system.
But then we realized the system powering it couldn't handle designing right in there as we originally wanted, so members have to download the designs and upload completed pdfs (or their own pre-designed styles). This is totally fine, realistically other print on demand programs like Gearbubble have you upload your design rather than try to design on screen - it's faster, simpler and better overall (including a lot less bandwidth/load on the server).
But two other things cropped up:
First, for those who wanted to use my pre-designed styles, most of the members had no clue how to use Publisher, they didn't even have it. And while there are some software alternates out there, they just don't work as good (or as easy), unless you get into Adobe InDesign (which is an even bigger learning curve).
Only a few understood how to use Publisher.
Second, I was constantly and continually asked if members could take my designs and publish them ELSEWHERE - outside of CreateDash, with no royalties to me in any way. Well that defeated the purpose of CreateDash (being that it was print on demand), so the simple answer was No, unless they were ALSO and mainly publishing on CreateDash.
That turned many away, and that's fine - CreateDash morphed into far more than even I expected, but not what some wanted it to be, and I get it. You must design on your own first, then upload to the system.
So the two issues were:
1) I HAD to overcome the Publisher issue for those less familiar with it (or who just don't want to learn it or don't have time to learn it but wanted to use pre-designed templates... AND
2) I needed to come up with a solution that would make both of us happy - for those who want to publish on Amazon/CreateSpace, Etsy, RedBubble, or any other publishing system that didn't involved CreateDash, but that didn't at the same time, take my templates without royalties. (And of course, CreateDash itself doesn't have royalties, and I didn't want to start adding them on).
And that's when I came up with the realization, that I could create a completely separate, fully functional Journal builder type software, that lets you design right in the system following simple prompts!
I knew it had to be step-by-step easy, it had to NOT require fancy positioning, and it couldn't require you to then take the file and open it in Word or some other program to finish.
In other words, it had to do it all, from the inside cover to the end pages - all in one system.
And I have spent the last almost 5 weeks, learning how to create the software that can do exactly this for you, coded my designs into it (since I couldn't use Publisher, they had to be transformed while still keeping the layouts) - and I created 25 completely new templates to be used by almost anyone.
You don't have to be an expert, just follow the prompts, and at the end, you'll have a PDF file ready to upload to the printing system of your choice, whether that's CreateSpace (for Amazon), Etsy, or any other!
It's so easy, you can create a fully ready-to-publish journal in less than 20 minutes. (Some templates are even faster!)
And I'll prove it to you....
Let's look at the most important features:
Depending on the level you join at, there are 10-25 templates (with more coming) so you don't have to worry about figuring out how to lay out a design.
This speeds up your time, and there's NO learning curve to figuring out how you want it to look.
Simply select the predesigned style and enter the text and/or images!
No downloading templates, no opening other programs, simply do it right online!
These templates were custom created, exclusively for this system.
Yes, this system will work whether you're on a desktop computer, MAC, a tablet or even a phone! Obviously we suggest you use at least a tablet or higher for screen size, (after all, it's easier to design on a bigger screen), but quite simply they will all work as we've made it fully responsive!
There are NO installs - no issues between Windows or Mac, no installing Adobe Air, nothing! It's 100% web based so all you need is an internet connection, and simply load it in your browser! (We do recommend Firefox, but you shouldn't have a problem with other browsers).
On each journal template you work with, you will see a layout similar to below (except without the speech bubbles ;). This though shows you what to expect in the step-by-step system.
Using this system, you are free to publish your journals created with this system absolutely anywhere! You have full rights to print and publish anywhere you want, no restrictions, no royalties to us!
Standard level members get unlimited access to 10 template design styles. These are 30 day templates, currently set at 8x10 for publishing (they print on up to A4/8.5"x11", but can be trimmed to 8x10).
In most cases below, the blue boxes are images, the other boxes are text. However, if you like a style that says text but you prefer an image, simply upload the image online, and using the WYSIWYG editor, add the image from a link! It will embed it into the document... = instant image!
You get ALL of the Standard designs, PLUS these additional 15 styles - some of them are 2 page templates (left side/right side!) Plus there will be more designs added. These are currently also 30 page (30 day) designs, same print sizes, and we've already been asked to add 90 day designs. They're coming soon along with other features!
And that's not all! I've also added a template that is like a blank canvas - it lets YOU create what YOU want completely! Your design entirely. (Hint: you could even use it to format/publish a book, it doesn't have to be a journal!)
When you join, you will get immediate access so you can start building your journals.
You'll want to watch the 2 short training videos so you understand how to get around, and how to use the creator. The first video is just 4 minutes long, and the second one is 17 minutes long. (It's the video above, but with talking at normal speed ;).
Let me answer a few questions I know you're probably wondering about.
Remember, you can do SO much more than just "regular" journals. Think Affiliate Journals, Blogging and writing journals, puzzle journals, anxiety/depression encouragement, and so much more.
So how do you join? It's easy: Simply choose the level you want below, and join! You'll get almost instant access so you can start creating immediately. Simply click "return to merchant" OR let Paypal redirect you back to create your account). If something glitches, simply go to your jvzoo receipt for your access.
Click the level you want below, and let's get started!
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$9 per month
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$19 per month during this special Launch! But hurry, the price goes up soon!
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Don't be fooled by the insanely low price - this system produces high quality, print ready journals you can sell. I know there are other software programs out there that are one time costs, often at a much higher rate. And sometimes, that puts the software out of people's budgets. I am determined to keep it as affordable as possible, and that's why it's not $47 a month or higher!
Are there any upsells or one time offers? Yes, one. It is the option to upgrade to Developer level which does two things:
There are NO other upsells or downsells.
So go now while the prices are at this special introductory rate!
Remember to click "return to merchant" or allow Paypal to return you to the system when you have completed your payment.
Welcome aboard! To your success,
PS - I have a fast-acting bonus that I will include for everyone who joins in the first 3 days! If you need ideas, this report is a huge help!