Learn How to Create, Format, & Self-Publish Your Journal or Planner on Amazon in 60 Days or Less! Enroll in Publish with Purpose!
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What you need to know to successfully self-publish and sell your journal or planner!
This program has a LIVE Round twice a year and you always get access to our calls now and in the future as a student! Many students join us for multiple rounds and create a new journal or planner each year! As your ideas evolve you'll always have our support!
THIS JUST IN! 🚨 KDP is now offering hardcover options! This is still in the beta phase but more and more people are getting access inside their accounts. The course is getting a huge update to include new resources, templates, and tutorials so you'll be able to easily create your own hardcover journals and planners!
You've published your own journal or planner in 60 days!
People are buying it and talking about it all over the interwebs!
You now have a physical product people can buy!
And it's so beautiful!
You've created all of this yourself and you did it in two months!
This can be YOU!
Students inside Publish with Purpose have been crushing it since this program started in 2019 and you can do the same thing!
Inside Publish with Purpose you'll now find a growing library of customizable Canva templates to choose from to easily get your journal or planner started! All templates have been tested within KDP to ensure margin requirements!
October 18th - November 5th
We're doing something new inside of Publish with Purpose this Fall! Join us for a 3-Week Sprint where you'll be provided with templates to create your own 4x6 Pocket Planner!
PWP Students get lifetime access to all materials and all new templates & LIVE Calls.
If you are confused about the best way to move forward, what to fill your planner pages with, or any part of the process, Publish with Purpose is worth investing in.
You will walk away with all the knowledge you need to know to succeed on KDP. I have taken so many courses as an online creator, and this has to be my favorite.
If you want to create high-value journals, this is the course to be in.
Listen, I'm not a fan of telling anyone they "need" anything. Your business model is your business model but hear me out for a second...
How does your audience find you? And when they do, how likely are they to immediately invest in one of your bigger programs, courses, group coaching packages, 1:1 services, or offerings?
Having a low-risk way for your audience to buy from you and own a physical product you created builds buyer trust and confidence, and more importantly human connection.
The amount of DMs, conversations, and connections I've been able to have with humans because they bought one of my journals or planners has been a game-changer in my business and personal life, and Publish with Purpose Students experience this as well!
The journal you create can serve as the first step in a customer journey with your brand. It gives them the opportunity to experience what it's like to learn from you and implement your expertise.
And it creates another avenue for people to find you. People are eager to grow their bookshelves with high-value resources - why can't your idea be next?
Simone Samuels holding a proof of her Lunar Self-Care Journal she created inside Publish with Purpose. She now hosts regular Instagram LIVES that she repurposes into IGTV videos walking people through how to use her journal every month.
The good news is that there are a lot of ways you can self-publish these days! But there are numerous reasons I still use and teach Kindle Direct Publishing through Amazon.
1️⃣ Minimal upfront costs & no Kickstarter campaigns required to fund the planner of your dreams. I published my first planner for $50!
2️⃣ Zero inventory needed and print-on-demand shipping - all done for you!
3️⃣ No Amazon Sellers fees or point-of-sale taxes (seriously!). When you go through KDP, Amazon sets you up with a free listing right on their site where millions of people go daily to search for products they are looking to buy!
4️⃣ Complete creative control & a faster timeline than going through a traditional publisher
5️⃣ All profits are yours to keep! KDP is completely free to use and you won't pay a dime to ship your amazing creations around the world!
Creating your own journal or planner is so much bigger than the money you'll make from selling your new product. When people have a tangible way to connect to your business and brand, you build a connection and start a customer journey for your audience that can lead to new students, clients, brand visibility, Instagram friends, business besties, and ideal collab buddies!
So how do you create a profitable planner that truly makes an impact?
Here are 3 ways...
Title and keywords matter big time when it comes to people finding your journal or planner on Amazon. You can make a huge impact with a focused journal for a very specific person OR you can go big and help a broader audience of people with a very specific outcome (more on this in a moment).
Visuals, colors, graphics, and fonts are important and can help convey the tone, vibe, and the angle your journal is coming from. Well-crafted and unique interior pages create value and help your customers get the most out of your expertise and guidance. Avoiding free and paid templates that anyone can use means that you get to create a one-of-kind experience for your audience and see the rewards in your profit margins 😉
Create a win for whoever purchases your journal. Outcomes can take many forms but two of my favorites are time-bound outcomes and ongoing outcomes. With time-bound outcomes, you're helping people understand, implement, or accomplish something in a given time frame. Ongoing outcomes help people create a practice, new habit, or way of being (like a regular meditation or journalling habit). We'll go over more journal outcomes and ideas in-depth inside the course!
You need a coach like Sarah in your life!! I typically shy away from self-paced online courses because you are left to your own devices to master new skills with minimal support or guidance from the course creator. This is NOT the case with Sarah! She is a hands-on coach! Just one email or Facebook message away, Sarah is there to support you every step of the way during Publish with Purpose. The weekly office hours were a game changer! In addition to content expertise, Sarah provided me with emotional support and helped me release thoughts and patterns that were holding me back from manifesting my journal. She is terrific in every way!
-Robyn Gobin , Author of The Doing My Work Therapy Journal
I didn't know where to start and I knew the process was much more involved than it appeared. I was worried that I would get frustrated and completely quit. The modules completely support the creative and practical process of publishing your own work.
The sense of accomplishment with the completion of each module. Using Sarah's tools to successfully put into writing what was in my head with purpose and meaning. I created and published a very niche planner that I hope will be helpful to many beginner Flamenco Dancers.
Module 3!!!! - thank goodness I had it as a resource. Formatting was challenging and I felt I had a pretty good handle on using Canva and graphics in general. I referred back to this Module at least a half a dozen times.
Do it! The value in Module 3 alone, will save you much time, money and frustration. Invest in yourself with Sarah's program.
I can't tell you how many times I said a little prayer of "Thank God, it's here" when I was having to reformat my cover, or format the pictures for "Inside Look". Whenever I came to a stumbling block, I would go back over the Modules and low and behold, my answer would be there.
I think what I appreciated the most, was Sarah's accessibility and considerate time she took with me on an individual basis. In those moments of doubt, having her as a back up, second set of eyes and positive influence was value that you don't consider until you need it.
I help you organize your brain and business so you can turn your ideas into journals and so much more!
I believe that mindfulness is the key to living a life full of intention, self-awareness, and growth that allows us to take action from a place of ease rather than constant hustle.
In the first year of self-publishing I sold 475 copies of my journals and planners resulting in over $4700 in sales. And while the money is nice, it was always about something bigger.
Creating the Mindful Productivity Guide & The Daily Productiivty & Brain Dump Book has allowed me to help people live more mindfullly productive lives, which is my biggest mission in my business.
If you decide to join me inside Publish with Purpose, I'll help you to do the same thing, bring your ideas to the hands and minds of the people who need them!
My biggest concern before enrolling was not knowing the "hows". I am not a super tech-savvy person so I was worried about formatting, KDP, and where to even begin! Publish with Purpose laid everything out like a clear road map that had my planner at the destination.
Honestly, all modules were helpful and I utilized every single one (some more than once)! The most helpful part was having a program that laid the roadmap on how to get to the end result. The weekly sprint calls were also a great addition to have!
I was able to launch my daily planner and have an INCREDIBLE launch! Ive already sold over 100 copies.
DO IT! This is such an amazing accomplishment and this program makes your publishing dreams a reality!
-Brittany Caffo, Author of Friendly F*cking Reminders: A 6-Month Daily Planner to Help You Get Your Shit Together
IT WAS WORTH EVERY PENNY!
Journal #4 is just days from being completed. I love that I have found my writing "purpose" with Publish with Purpose! I have had all these books I've wanted to do for years, but have really fallen in love with a workbook format and Publish with Purpose taught me how to do that.
Sarah is a fantastic teacher and cheerleader! I would encourage anyone to take the business or interest to the next level with PWP!
Putting my material in writing also really helped me to define and refine parts of my business. I would recommend PWP to anyone with the slightest writing "bug"! Also, the in-depth knowledge of keynote and Canva that I gained, has carried over into preparing other business documents and presentations.
The most helpful part was, without question, the weekly phone calls. They really helped me stay accountable. Plus the hearing what other people were doing, and then listening to Sarah's feedback was incredibly helpful.
The bullet points for each Module below serve as a summary of each Module and are not a comprehensive list of all tutorials and trainings included in the program. (aka you'll be amazed at everything you find when you work your way through the course!)
I was able to accomplish so much in PWP. I am so excited about the journals I am creating this year and the journals I know I will publish in years to come. Seeing my stuff in my hands is one of the coolest experiences ever!
Before I started Publish with Purpose I had these ideas for journals and planners I wanted to create but it all felt very overwhelming to me. I am not a graphic designer. My favorite part of the course was that 1) I realized that I could do it and 2) I saw all of the easier ways to create what I wanted to create. The way the course was paced, it made it super easy for me to finish!
-Marisa Mohi, Author of The 90-Day Novel Planner
Do this course!! It will get you from feeling overwhelmed and stuck in over-thinking about it and actually getting the book done with lots of support and guidance along the way to make it less scary and stressful. Sarah delivers so much useful content and helps you every step of the way to make your book a reality.
-Simone Samuels, Author of My Unstoppable Life Daily Journal: A Lunar Self-Care Kit for More Energy and Balance
While the course content will be available to you instantly upon enrollment, we all know the difference it can make to have a community surrounding you who's also doing the work at the same time. Your journal idea is unique and your business is special, because of this, Publish with Purpose has been developed to provide you with ongoing support, feedback, and implementation strategies so you can take action and feel confident every step of the way.
Ask questions in a welcoming and encouraging space. Get answers from other amazing planner publishers and creatives who are just as jazzed as you are to self-publish! Find me in there on the regular to answer your unique questions! From interior page designs to how to start talking about your journal for the first time, every question is welcome! You get to take full advantage of a space designed for creatives to thrive and showcase their ideas. You will learn SO much from the other students inside this space and they are going to learn so much from you!
Every month I host a 90-Minute Group Call where we'll work through the materials together as a group. You'll get a Notion Template with our course pace schedule and you'll be able to join us on Zoom for our Monthly Q&A Calls. The best part? You'll have lifetime access to all replays and you can join these calls again and again as a student of the program. Many students have joined for ongoing calls again and again and have created more than one journal! We run a LIVE Round twice a year with weekly support calls. Our Current LIVE Round is happening now through September 12th.
You know when you have a super urgent question but it's 12am and you really really want an answer immediately but you know people who run programs also have to sleep? I created a solution for this! Inside Publish with Purpose I've created a completely self-serve system that allows you to search for and find answers to just about any question you might have about creating, formatting, uploading, and self-publishing your journal. For real!
Before Publish with Purpose, I wasn't sure where to start. The process of publishing felt complicated and daunting. Thankfully Publish with Purpose broke it down so that each step was clear and actionable. Publish with Purpose also gave me accountability, having someone to check in with throughout the process helped me stay committed and focused on my goal.
The level of support and accountability in Publish with Purpose cannot be overstated. It was so encouraging to have Sarah and the other members to ask questions and get inspiration from. It kept me accountable throughout the process
The live calls were the best part, as it got me excited about my journal each week and it helped me carve out time to dedicate to this project. If I missed a call or two, I still enjoyed watching the replays because I was still able to gain inspiration and clarity.
By going through Publish with Purpose, I was able to publish the Create Your Confidence Guided Journal: A Psychology-Backed Guide to Overcoming Insecurities and Learning to Love Your Body. But in addition to my published guided journal, I also gained a lot of confidence within myself through this process and I now have the knowledge and resources to publish even more journals in the future.
If you're considering self-publishing, you should absolutely give it a try. Creating something totally your own and later seeing people connect with what you created is such an amazing feeling. You'll have so much fun creating your journal and it won't feel intimidating at all once you get started. Give it a try, you don't have anything to lose and so much to gain.
Publish with Purpose went far beyond my expectations. I feel like I now have this resource that I can use for years to come. Well worth the investment in the long term.
Thank you for all your help, Sarah! I can tell you put a ton of work into this course and it really shows. I could not have done this without you. I can't wait to publish another journal!
-Laura Maloney, Author of Create Your Confidence Guided Journal
My biggest concern was staying on track as well as knowing how to do everything (KDP publishing, design work, etc.). Sarah has created such a robust resource with detailed answers to literally all of my questions. I loved the framework and accountability PWP gave me. I would never have been able to create and publish as quickly as I did without this course.
How to use Canva was of particular help to me. I had some knowledge, but the lesson and extras helped me a lot. And like I said before, the structure (particularly the Notion Template) was probably the biggest help to me.
DO IT!! This was a last-minute decision for me, and I'm so glad I joined this course. Sarah takes you through each and every step and is so generous with her time, energy and creative ideas. (Seriously, her head is full of more ideas than you can even begin to imagine!)
I attended all of the calls and found them very useful, both for getting my own questions answered and for listening to other people's processes. I got a lot of great ideas for my planner and marketing my planner in those calls.
Above and beyond. For real, Sarah, this is a spectacular course.
- Kelly Covert, Author of the Enoughness Planner: Cultivate Kinder Habits & Feel Good Enough Every Day
I'd wanted to create a planner for many years, but it never felt like the right time. I was so uncertain about my business and my work that I was reluctant to create something so creative and full of energy. A few weeks before I joined PWP I'd had the idea of an Outlaw Journal... I wrote about the idea in my journal and explored what it could be and it got me excited to try it. I'm far more confident in my business, work and brand so it felt like a good time to invest my time and energy into publishing.
My concern was with myself rather than the process, I was worried that I'd overthink a lot of the work (and I did) or that I'd hold myself back from publishing the journal. PWP and the 60-day sprint held me accountable, helped me explore what I was working towards and what it could be. The live calls gave me so much light, support and many ideas for this journal and future journals. With Sarah's support and the detailed videos and support materials helped me think about not just the journal but also promoting, marketing and ongoing sales for the journal.
Within 60-days I published my Outlaw Journal and started a notebook collection (I used the notebook as a free gift during my pre sale). I'll also add that I accomplished something less tangible: I believed in my work even more, I also discovered a creative passion I didn't know I had and I've got the planner and journal bug!!!!
Self-publishing may feel intimidating but when you have PWP and Sarah in your corner it is far easier, and any concerns or questions we have about the process are covered inside PWP. I would encourage anyone who has the idea for a journal or planner to cut the learning curve because I feel like the investment is well worth it!
Sarah has thought about so many aspects of creating, publishing, and even marketing a journal, the modules and lessons are detailed without fluff and the live sprint calls create a wonderful community of creatives.
Publish with Purpose exceeded my expectations, I knew that I was committed to the experience and that I wanted to focus on this work during the live round but I was still nervous about whether I could do it. I found the investment manageable, especially because you get lifetime access to the course, and it seems like most people want to create multiple planners and journals once we get through the first one!
-Melanie Knights, Author of The Outlaw Journal: A Guided Journal for Entrepreneurs
The amount of time it will take for you to watch the full program materials over the course of 8 weeks. (and that's if you're not watching on 1.25x speed)
Create an incredible, high-value journal in 60 days while maintaining your excitement, drive, and passion for your project!
Publish with Purpose has been designed to help you easily create, format, and self-publish your journal in the most efficient and fun way possible.
Helpful, step-by-step, to-the-point lessons and tutorials.
Learn. Implement. Create. Succeed.
Creating my own planner was something that I had wanted to do for a while but I just really didn't have the time to try to figure everything out all by myself.
My biggest concern was whether my journal idea was any good and if anyone would be interested in it. The course helped me to get over those concerns and press forward. It was one of those things that I put on the back burner and told myself I'd try to do it "someday."
If you've ever wanted to create your own planner or journal, you will want to take this course.
It covers all aspects of the self-publishing process, from how to fine-tune your journal idea, choosing a size for your journal, how to format and design your journal, and how to publish and market your journal.
The content in the modules alone were amazing!
The accountability and support from Sarah and the other course members were invaluable to me in pushing me to keep working on my planner pages and hold me to my publishing schedule.
On top of that, Sarah went way above and beyond to help me fix a technical issue that I was stuck on.
Hands down one of the best courses I've taken!
I was able to create and publish my planner on Amazon in less than 60 days.
I was able to take an idea that had been in my head for some time and turn it into a tangible, physical planner that I created.
What a feeling!
I can already hear you saying these things, because I did the same thing...
What if NO one buys this?!
What if I make a mistake or someone finds a spelling error?
What if I get a 1 star review on Amazon?
What if people DO buy it and THEN they hate it?
The bigger question is, What if you DON'T do this?
What if NO one ever gets to experience your ideas and your process?
What if NO one ever gets to feel the same excitement you have for the pages you've created?
What if you don't even give yourself the CHANCE to SEE what will unfold if you do this?! Aren't you curious!?
Plus, as my students have discovered, any hiccups along the way are easily solved and tend to be "no big deal" once we tackle them together.
You're in good company and if you decide to join us inside Publish with Purpose, you'll look back amazed at how much you've accomplished as you hold a physical journal YOU created!
I went into Publish with Purpose with the idea to create a 2020 year planner. Throughout the course my idea changed into something better... The Positivity Planner. Because of Publish with Purpose, I created a planner more valuable and more unique than I had originally planned.
The most helpful part of Publish with Purpose is having Sarah as our coach, she is truly amazing and the best coach I've ever had.
We all shared our ideas and supported each others journey. And of course, we had Sarah to answer any questions we might have.
It was incredibly motivating to know that you're all working on your planner together, and to have these weekly calls to ask questions, share your work, get feedback and hear how everyone is getting on.
Sign up! It's honestly so much fun. PWP made the entire process of self-publishing seem effortless. Sarah has so much useful information within her course and she's always available if you need help.
-Laura Beeson, Author of The Positivity Planner
You will not regret working with Sarah! I am forever grateful that I reached out to Sarah to have her help me with my journal! I had a journal in my head for 5 years and with her help I was able to create and publish my journal in less than 60 days!
-Ashley Looker, Author of Bound & Determined: The 108 Day Happy As F*ck Habit Journal
I always knew that I wanted to create a planner but I had no idea how to do it, I always thought that it would be so time-consuming and I thought that I would join Publish with Purpose later when I had more time to work toward it because I work a 9 to 5. But this course made it so easy! Before joining I had no idea what I was going to create, I just knew that I was going to create some sort of planner. This course helped me from brainstorming to actually launching this planner in just 2 months and it was unbelievable!
-Nav Kaur, Author of the Side Hustle Success Planner
At first I felt like it was going to be simple because I had just discovered Canva and was experimenting with what was available. However, when it came time to actually publish on KDP I completely hit a wall. It was so confusing and I could not understand how to size my files to fit their dimensions. It was a mess! and I really felt like it was the end for this project because no matter what I tried or looked up I was always missing something or didn't have the knowledge of what I needed done.
I was very concerned with the sizing and how to use KDP. Sarah had a step by step process that visually helped me work through that. I am a visual learner and this was literally the best way for me to finally understand what to do!!
All the modules were amazing all of Sarah's resources were top notch! The best thing for me was the videos visually walking me through each technical process from the creation to the resizing and uploading to KDP.
I truly believe this was not only an investment for my business but for my own personal growth and self esteem. I felt so amazed when I finally published my workbook and I became so confident that I could do more and that this was only just the beginning. This was an investment truly in finding out what I was truly capable of doing and gaining confidence within myself to do more.
This entire course helped me become not only proficient with KDP but helped me realize that I am capable of so much more. I was given a confidence that I thought I would never have and the ability to understand a way of creating that I didn't think was possible for me. I am so grateful for the knowledge and community this course has given me and I am so happy I did it.
-Jessica Gentile, Author of The Magical Land of Color & Feelings
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As a business owner and voice within the online community, it is my commitment to make it clear to you where I stand and most importantly what the mission of this business stands FOR.
I stand in solidarity and for racial justice for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and am committed to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization.
I stand for LGBTQ+ Equality.
I stand for environmental justice.
We need to demand justice by prosecuting the killers of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Atatianna Jefferson, Freddie Gray, Aura Rosser, Eric Garner, Stephon Clark, Botham Jean, Philando Castille, Alton Sterling, Tamir Rice, Janisha Fonville, Patrick Warren, and countless others.
I value neurodiversity & recognize the differences in how we all learn, communicate, and function as humans.
I value science, peer-reviewed research, critical thinking, and personal discernment, and do not believe any individual (myself included) should ever be looked at as the ultimate source or end-goal for any niche of information. We must humbly acknowledge that humans are flawed and therefore be aware that everyone has room for growth, change, and constructive criticism with their values and ethics.
I do not support Donald Trump, Qanon, spiritual bypassing, or any conspiracy theories that have led to the dangerous spread of misinformation and the riots that occurred at the United States Capitol.
I continue to do sustainable work to address my own whiteness, cognitive dissonance, internal biases, other problematic views, mindsets, and unknown complicit biases from both a place of awareness and action. Including personally, professionally, publically, and internally. I do not consider or view myself as "better" than others who are on this journey. I am where I am and I continue to move forward, encouraging others to do the same.
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