The "M" Word

Friday, June 23, 2017
I haven't blogged since the middle of January. The past 6 months have been a whirlwind for me after hearing the "M" word again.

The "M" word for me is Melanoma.

Four years ago (July 2013), I was diagnosed with melanoma through a mole on my neck. I had surgery to make sure the melanoma was contained in the mole and had not gone into the lymph nodes. Everything was fine at that time.

Bundling Your Products

Thursday, January 26, 2017

After making several products, you can bundle these smaller products together. Products can be grouped together in a bundle in a few different ways.

Grade Level Bundle - a selection of products from your store that fit a specific grade level such as 2nd grade or 6th grade.

Plan, Focus, and Move Forward with Your TPT Store

Sunday, December 18, 2016
Plan, Focus, and Move Forward with Your TPT Store; set goals; organization; schedule

The year is coming to a close, and it is time to start setting goals and planning for 2017. I didn't take planning and goal setting seriously until about a year ago. I have now settled into a routine that I use every 90 days. I am more organized, more focused, and more productive with my TPT work. I put everything together in a mini seller course. If you are looking for some structure to your planning, this might be what you are looking for. In this mini course, I share how I create a schedule, set goals,
plan out a product calendar, and plan my week. I also provide some tips on focusing and moving forward with your business. This is a mini course and focuses a great deal on the planning part. You can find this mini seller course in my store here. Let me help you get off to a great start for the new year!

Starting Out on TPT

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Starting Out on TPT, 10 Tips to Start Your TPT Store

You've created materials for your classroom for awhile now. You've decided you need a little extra cash. You decide to sell your created materials on TPT. Now what?

Here are a few things to do and know.

1) Add a photo or logo. You will be seen as a more serious buyer if you have a picture/logo vs the default logo. Go to My Account (or your name depending on the screen)>Store Profile>Edit and upload your profile image.

Using Your TPT Note to Followers

Thursday, November 3, 2016
Using Your TPT Note to Followers

Is the Note to Followers worth using? Some sellers say it isn't because they never look at them. I used to think that way as well. Then I decided to give it a try again. I became a believer in using them. Here's why:

1) It's a great way to a) provide an exclusive freebie as a "thank you" without having to do a flash freebie that they probably won't see and b) remind them of your new products, old products, and seasonal products.

Motivational Monday

Monday, September 26, 2016

Write your goals down for the week and keep working. Have a fabulous week!

Be Professional

Friday, September 23, 2016
be professional

Most of us are or were teachers and consider ourselves professionals. We want our customers to view us as professionals just like the big teacher resource companies. Here are a few things to consider to see if you are being professional as a TPT seller.

1) Products
*Are you just slapping something together as fast as you can to get it in your store? Quality over quantity is so important.
*Are you lining things up or centering items on the pages so your products look polished? Take the time to line text up or clip art up. Make sure your titles and frames are centered. You also don't want text overlapping onto frames or missing parts of borders because you put a white rectangle with text over it. Another thing to be mindful of is your clipart. Try to use clipart in png format so you don't have to worry about the big white box not blending in with your colored background. You are now a publisher, so you want things to look polished.
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