How do you keep track of all those resources you’ve downloaded or signed up for? With all the great resources that come with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I knew I needed to find out how to manage eCourses and eBooks. Here’s the system I came up with!
I’ve always loved learning. In fact, if I’m really honest I probably spend more time researching than actually doing! The internet provides such a treasure of resources – eCourses, and eBooks, and pdfs – that are only one click away. Easy to get, but how do you keep track of them? If you are anything like me you have probably signed up for a course and then forgotten about it, or downloaded an eBook and filed it away never to be seen again. So I decided to use the resources I have available and create a system for how to manage eCourses and eBooks and get the most out of them.
Ever wonder where the handbook on being a wife, mother and homemaker is? How do you know if you’re doing a good job? Where do you get all those tips, tricks and resources to help you? Ever feel like you need a bit of ‘professional development’?
I certainly have. Then I discovered pinterest and mum blogs! As a lover of learning I jumped head first into articles with cleaning hacks, chore schedules, home management binders and meal planning. Then, about this time last year, I really took it up a notch when I purchased my first homemaking bundle.
The Homemaking Ultimate bundle was just what I was looking for! A whole library of courses, ebooks and printables on being a better (and more intentional) wife, mother, cook, planner, organizer and more. Here were all the resources I needed in one place – for one very small price.
And now, for the next five days, you have the opportunity to join me in purchasing the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle! I’ve really been looking forward to getting my hands on this year’s bundle – and as an affiliate I got in early so I can tell you about it! This year’s bundle has even more exciting and helpful resources, but more about the contents later. First, let’s talk about managing all these great resources.
Since the bundle is packed full of resources it can be a little overwhelming. But don’t worry. The User Guide that comes with the bundle will walk you through all the products and help you to discover which resources are best suited for you to start with. However, I also decided that I needed a strategy to help me manage all the resources so that I get the most out of them. I don’t want them getting filed away and forgotten about! I’ve come up with a strategy using Asana and OneNote which not only helps me to organise my resources, but helps me to get so much more out of the programs too. That’s why, today, I thought that as well as sharing the bundle with you I would share my strategy for how to manage eCourses and eBooks.
How to Manage eCourses and eBooks
How to manage eCourses with Asana
Asana is my digital organizer of choice. I use it to manage all my tasks, projects and to-do lists. I usually use the list format, but to manage my eCourses and eBooks I like to use the boards layout. This allows you to see all your entries laid out in columns. I’ve headed my columns ‘Waiting List’, ‘In Progress’, ‘Completed’ and ‘Other Resources and Bonuses’.
Here it is easy to move each course through the columns as I progress with the course. One of the other great benefits of arranging them using the board layout is that when I complete the course I can still see it so I can refer to it again if need be. I have also colour-coded the courses so I can see which topics I have covered.
By clicking on the post for each course I can then see the notes that I have added. For each course I add the link in the description box, and also add a comment with my password. This makes it so easy to access my courses.
Benefits of using Asana to manage my eCourses
- See at a glance the courses enrolled in, am working on and have completed.
- Quickly connect to the course by clicking on the link added to the description.
- Keep a note of passwords in the comments section.
- Record any other notes about the course.
- Easily move the entry to different columns as you progress through the course.
- Access the completed courses
How to organize eBooks with OneNote
I am a fairly recent convert to OneNote. (You can read more about how I use OneNote in my post How to Boost Productivity with OneNote.) When I purchased the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I wanted to be able to access my pdf documents easily and read them on different devices. OneNote has proved really useful for this, and provided a few other benefits besides.
As you can see from the screen shot above, I have copied some ebooks and workbooks from the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle onto a notebook in OneNote. Here it is not only easy to access them but I can also add highlights and my own notes (on the right). Another great feature is that I can do a search within the pdf.
Benefits of putting the pdf on OneNote
- Use OneNote to read the pdf ebooks from any device
- You can add highlights, notes (both typed and handwritten) and fill in worksheets
- You can search for text within a pdf – including your handwritten notes!
Let’s dig into the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle!
I know you are keen to see what is in the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle. Sorry the images above weren’t able to give much away! So let’s get into the details now. This is the most valuable bundle that the Ultimate Bundle people have put out yet, so there’s a lot more to it than I’m going to mention here. For the full details, and to purchase your bundle, head to the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle site.
Here’s the numbers: The bundle contains 106 resources (eCourses, eBooks, workbooks, printables, recipes, summits and memberships) as well as some great bonuses. The total value is over US$2000 but is offered to you at the ridiculously low price of US$29.97 if you get it before 11:59pm EST on Thursday 27 April. After that it is still a great price at US$39.97. But you still need to get in quick, after 11:59pm EST on Monday 1 May the bundle will no longer be available.
I know all that sounds a little overwhelming, and hard to believe. But really, for this great price you only need one or two resources you like for it to be worth it. That’s what happened when I bought my first bundle last year. There was one book I was really keen on which was the same price as the bundle. No brainer! But after getting the bundle I have got more than a whole years worth of other resources that have changed my life as a homemaker for the better.
Here are some of the resources from The 2017 Homemaking Ultimate Bundle:
21 Days to a more Disciplines Life (4.99) Crystal Paine created this course to help you conquer the obstacles keeping you from achieving your goals — for good!
Speed Clean the Deep Clean: A Collection of Time-Saving Cleaning Tutorials and Tips for Busy Moms (4.99) shares more than 50 various ways to clean common household items, remove various stains, and make cleaning go easier and faster, using mostly every day natural cleaning ingredients and household products.
Feeding Toddlers: A Pediatrician’s Guide to Happy and Healthy Mealtimes. ($9.99) An amazing book that will show you all the secrets you need to teach your toddlers healthy eating habits and restore peace and calm to the dinner table.
Real Life Money Plan: Designing a Money Plan to Fit Your Real Life. ($49) Real Life Money Plan is an easy-to-follow course that will take you through the step-by-step process of learning to manage your money well and design a money plan that is custom-fit to your real life.
The Mom Conference complete package: 20 Interviews on Topics that Matter to Moms Most ($87) The 2015 Mom Conference Recording Package includes recordings of all 20 presentations from this powerful online conference along with viewing guides for each.
Great Dates with Your Mate: Romantic Conversation Starters. ($5.99) Remember the romance of dating your spouse? Those positive, happy moments can happen again. This book will spark romantic talks every time—because each question is structured so the only answer you can give is a positive and romantic one. Love rekindled!
Busy Moms Building: 12 Steps to Running Your Own Online Business for Busy Moms. ($29) Busy Moms Building gives you 12 actionable steps to create a solid foundation to move forward in your endeavor to work from home and build an online business without sacrificing time with your family. There’s a free workbook to accompany the book too!
Putting God First: How to Make God the #1 Priority in Every Area of Your Life. ($6.95) Putting God First is filled with tons of practical, real-life strategies you can use to make God the number one priority in every area of your busy life – in marriage, parenting, the workplace and more!
But that’s only 8 of the 106 resources! Maybe some of the other’s will be what you are after – so check out the 2017 Ultimate Homemaking Bundle for yourself.
The Bundle would make a great Mother’s Day gift for a special mother you know! And talking of gifts, I haven’t mentioned the bonuses yet! My favourite so far is the Home Owner Life Time membership worth $120! This is a great resource for keeping track of all things to do with your home – maintenance, projects, appliances, services etc.
So many great resources, I’m glad I’ve come up with a system for how to manage eCourses and eBooks so I’ll get the most out of them. How do you keep your eCourses and eBooks organised? If you have any tips for using Asana or OneNote I’d love to here them. And if you purchase the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle I’d love to know which resources your going to dig into first. Let’s be more intentional homemakers together!