I’ve been a busy bee since 2014, when it comes to planners and this has lead me down a rather exciting path to being able to offer a package to a select number of clients each year to help them bring their own planner to life (scroll down to see some examples).
Planner Creation Package
This package is perfect for you if you are serious about taking your idea of a planner and making it in to something awesome and unleashing it upon the world. The problem is that you’re not sure where to start, which style or size of book might be best for you, whether you need to be printing yourself or opting for a ‘print on demand’ model and design and print is definitely not your zone of genius.
You’re busy working on your own business, you really would love to get this done but you value your time and know that having an expert on hand to manage the process and be by your side every step of the creation adventure is the best way to make it happen.
You understand the power of planners (also think journals/diaries) and that they have many levels of value for both you and your clients, including:
Giving massive value to clients
Planners are a fantastic way to help more people create what they want in their lives. Be it more positivity, more money, more time or something else.
Nurturing a relationship with your clients
What better way to create a strong relationship with your client than to be in their pocket, handbag or on their desk every day or week? Every time your client picks up or writes in your book they are creating positive anchors that increase their loyalty to you and your brand.
A powerful lead magnet
Planners are a low cost, high value part of your marketing toolkit. Not only can you make money from them but they also are the perfect lead in to other, higher end, areas of your business including courses, workshops, coaching packages and membership schemes.
This is perfect for you if you’re in it for the long term. You’re not looking for a ‘get rich quick’ scheme designed to grab the cash and run (if that’s you then I’m afraid we won’t be a good fit for each other). You want to create long-lasting clients that will grow with your business and create success for everyone.
You’re ready to take the plunge and you want someone with a track record, who has not only personally created and sold them (and continues to do so) but has also helped others do the same, to be the one to help you make your dream a reality.
If you’re reading this and nodding then I am really excited for you and I would love to discuss your idea in more detail. As I mentioned above, I only work with a small number of clients each year with this service and I choose to work with people who are super excited about their new project, who are ready to take action and who I feel will be a great person to work with – being able to work well together is essential.
How I Work
The package is based on what I know works.
Stage 1 – Planning day. We spend 1 day together doing some serious planning. What starts with a few great ideas becomes a planner concept by the end of the day. We confirm page numbers, the full content is mapped out and sketched designs for the layouts are done. We explore print options and you walk away with the planner ready for stage 2.
Stage 2 – The design process. Working from the initial page sketches and the layout plan, the full planner is designed and edited until complete and ready to go to stage 3.
Stage 3 – Production. Depending whether you go for a printed, digital or print-on-demand planner this is all organised for you from the sample copies through to the finished book in your hands (that’s one of the most exciting bits!).
Other options you can choose to add to your package at any time include extra planner package goodies (including printed items for example for upsells or pre-order offers), promotional photography, support with crowdfunding, marketing assistance and more. We would discuss this during our planning day.
Ready to take action?
If you’re wanting this to be the year you unleash your own journal or planner on the world, bear in mind that it will take approx 2-3 months from when we start, so plan around that. I like to keep it simple; the bespoke planner creation package I offer is £3,000 and that takes you from idea to finished planner in your hand, with free access to my brain, experience and hand-holding every step of the way. It also includes all the design, an ISBN (if needed) and physical proof copies.
If you’d like me to support you in your adventure, please get in touch for a no obligation chat. Whizz me an email now to let me know you’re interested and we’ll book in a call at a time that suits us both to discuss next steps and availability.
The ultimate in daily, monthly and annual planning and daily to do list management for work and/or personal life. I designed this because I struggled to find a planner that worked for me. I wanted colour, fun and inspirational quotes but with a definite focus on practical, functional layouts. Every year I have received feedback from clients and implemented improvements. These are in 2 sizes, 2 colours and coil bound. The 2017 planner also included die-cut dividers. They have been sold via my own website and also Amazon Fulfilment. You can find out more about them at www.ultimatediaryplanner.com and pre-order the 2018 planners at www.ladiesthatplan.com/shop
Designed to accompany the Ultimate Dairy Planner this notebook was launched via a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign. I raised £10,666 in 30 days, during September 2016, and printed these as a fabulous A5 leather, elastic bound book with gorgeous 120g ivory paper. I then published them on Amazon using print-on-demand to enable more people access to them in a wider colour range. They have been sold via my own website and also Amazon Fulfilment. You can find out more about them at www.mnotebook.co.uk
A 90 day planner designed to get people taking action simply. Based around setting monthly goals and focusing on 3-5 important tasks each day, prioritising the stuff that matters and regularly reviewing what’s working and what needs work. This A5, hard-backed, planner was great fun to work on and the initial run also included some extra goodies including silicone wristbands, pens and sticker sheets. They have been sold via Dan’s own list and also available on Amazon print-on-demand. Find out more about this planner at https://www.amazon.co.uk/Get-Sh-Done-Awesome-Planner/dp/1781332207
BookieBook is the financial planner for people who don’t like the numbers. And who really don’t like the technology. Using simple forms and a step by step approach, it provides you with an easy to use template to capture the financial information that matters. For Bookkeepers: Retain your relevancy in the face of an increasingly tech driven accounting service – BookieBook helps your clients access your true value as a bookkeeper and a business professional. See more about BookieBook at www.bookiebook.co.uk
Get It Done 90 Day Planner – Shaa Wasmund – (2018, 2019)
A fab new planner designed in conjunction with the lovely folk at Rethink Press. This planner has been designed to work as one fantastic part of a membership club. Based around a 90 day planning schedule this planner gives it’s owner oodles of space to plan out their days and weeks with a big focus on getting stuff DONE. Find out more about The Club at: https://www.shaa.com/the-club/
VIP Life Planner – Danny Clarke – (2018 – undated)
This is a great 288 page A5 planner designed for the Network Marketing industry. It incorporates Danny’s training for his tribe alongside a daily planner that helps give network marketers a structure that will help them grow their business in a more effective way. Find out more and order at: http://theviplife.co.uk/vip-planner
Additional cover design options were added in early 2019.
A beautiful journal for anyone wanting more positivity in their lives. Designed with eczema sufferers in mind, this is a gorgeous exploration of self. With daily planning (12 weeks), monthly exercises and affirmations this is packed full of positivity.
You can order your copy and find out more here: https://www.thebeautyofeczema.com/healing-journal-eczema/
The printing of the complementary Affirmation Cards was also done at the same time, which you can see here: https://hope.thebeautyofeczema.com/ac (design supplied by Camille)
A planner designed for milliners (hat designers/makers) that could work for anyone in the maker/design community. Beverley runs her own successful hat shop in Surrey and also offers coaching to other makers to help them develop their passion from a hobby to a business. This includes daily planning as well as important business planning tools like pricing calculators, goal setting, monthly planners, design sketch pages and more, it’s a must-have for those in the industry.
Find out more and order yours at: https://goo.gl/e2jJr1
This is a chunky journal, designed specifically for the women joining Jenny on her 12 month ‘Power Years Project’ – a space for women over 40 to reconnect with their own power and step into the woman they want to be, fully supported every step of the way. Leather cover with silver foil and a silver wire-binding and three ribbons, this is a beautiful quality journal. You can find out more about the project and Jenny Burrell here: https://thepoweryearsproject.com/the-power-years-project-immersion/
This little planner is designed with networking in mind. Split into 12 months, it will last one full year of monthlly meetings for this womens networking group. With a simple layout it is practical and full colour thoughout, it’s also a fun addition to the business stationery arsenal. This planner was designed as a gift for members of the group. Find out more about Ladies Network at: http://www.ladiesnetwork.co.uk
With 12-month year planners, 52-week year planners, daily month planners and notes pages, this little planner gives you the structured space you have been looking for to get your ideas and plans down on paper. Whether for sketching out your personal commitments or creating an awesome marketing plan this has you covered. Find out more and buy at: https://amzn.to/2B4s3Iy
The perfect tool for mapping out your year in months, weeks and days. With the layouts designed to be used how you want, you have the space to plan launches, social media marketing, blogging and business activities or simply use it as a normal diary planner. Use it every day or dip in when you want – the choice is yours – it works well for both. Find out more and buy at: https://amzn.to/2QFRCVy
Self-accountability to help create the best version of you. This 12 week health journal has been designed to help the user track the important things when it comes to improving health and wellness. Ideal for people wanting to lose weight, build muscle or even just discover what might be causing their health issues. It is also available as a white label offering to health business people who want a quality journal, along with the added professionalism that brings, for a great, low price.