Creating a Digital or Printable Vegetable Garden Planner and Journal

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Now that we’re all stuck at home, it’s a fantastic time to get quiet and reflect.

In doing so, I’ve decided to balance my work with personal enrichment…you know, FUN!

And it sounds like so much fun to have a beautiful garden filled with herbs and veggies. A very practical thing right now, right?

Except for ONE thing…

…I am notorious for having a brown thumb! 😂 #ITryHardThough 🤷‍♀️

But now that I’ve chosen to stay home so much, I figure it’s time to turn my brown thumb GREEN! 💚🌿💚🍃💚🌱💚

So I’ve signed up for some virtual beginners classes, I picked up some soil and pots, and I am ready to do this.

I’m not the only one doing this, either.

Many people are surprised at how unprepared they are and now know that being self-sufficient could be life-saving.

So this is a great time to tap into that focus and create products that people need. 

Like using this Vegetable Garden Planner that comes in both print and digital formats {and you can buy them bundled to target a wider audience!}

Vegetable Gardening? Really?

Yes!  People are going to start doing this out of a sense of necessity.

We’re experiencing a time that requires that we be cautious about when we leave our homes and what we choose to do once we leave. 

One reason home vegetable gardening is appealing is that it gives people a source of fresh food AND a sense of control and well-being during times that are scary and stressful. 

Publishing a Vegetable Garden Planner is Being of Service

I’m a big fan of being of service wherever we can and there are going to be a lot of people who are interested in this topic and don’t know where to begin

So they’re going to need at least two things to get started: the tools/supplies and the instruction. 

A veggie garden planner can be a tool and a how-to resource!

A Simple Publishing Plan

Alright, so here’s what I would do.

I would take this planner and do a digital, printable, and paperback version. Yes, all three. 

✅ Related: If you want to learn how to create digital planners from scratch and use digital templates like this one, you’ll want to take this training.

The first two formats – digital planners and printables – are purchased digitally and people are more likely to buy digital right now.

But when everything settles, people will go back to buying paperback products and they will still want garden planners!

Then, I would find some vegetable gardening PLR {pre-written, done-for-you content} and use THAT to build out and customize the planner, adding in content that will help beginners – because as a beginner myself, that’s the market I would target as that’s the market I know most about.

Targeting Vegetable Gardening Niches

If you do a quick search, you’ll find that people are typing in phrases like:

Any one of these searches could be a great way to niche down your planner. 

You could also get a jump on 2021 planning and create personal planners with a “gardening” slant. 

Another approach is to combine the “vegetable garden” focus with a “survival/prepping/coping” focus.

The search volume isn’t very high but it’s decent {I won’t go into this here because I don’t know what keyword tool you’re using}. And the competition is pretty low.

If you do a quoted search in Google, you’ll see there are less than 100 results that come back. This means that there are only about 95 pages that Google brings back with that exact phrase – “vegetable garden planner.” 

That’s pretty low competition – not that I worry too much about competition. Create an awesome product for people that need it and you’ll see sales.

And see those “Searches related to ‘vegetable garden planner'” at the bottom? Those can give you more niche ideas, more ideas for how to slant your products, and you can take those words and phrases and do keyword searches on them – finding more words and phrases to work with.

You could do a deep dive into this niche and create freebies for list-building, books about planting victory gardens {that are making a bit of a comeback}, books for specific planting {like raised beds, scrap gardens, etc.}, and more.

Watch Me Tweak this Planner and Make it Unique!

A Note About Adding PreWritten Content {PLR}

It’s very easy to add value to a planner template with prewritten content – a.k.a. PLR.

You MUST remember to rewrite EVERYTHING because it will ensure that your content is unique and that you don’t get flagged for unoriginal content.

“But Julie, why even bother if I have to rewrite it all?”

Well, because it acts as a springboard. ALL you have to do is reword everything. 

You don’t have to research, plan, and outline. And THAT saves you a LOT of time. 

Plus, if you don’t know a lot about a topic, you can serve your audience by using well-written PLR.

✅ You can find some awesome gardening-related content here – well-researched and well-written!

Wrapping Up

That about covers it!

So what do you think about creating a digital or printable vegetable garden planner and journal?

Do you think you’ll dive deeper into this niche and create things like a newsletter, blog, or online community around the topic? 

Let me know in the comments!

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