Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Becoming a Teacher-preneur!

Ahhhh!!! The sweet feelings of Summer Vacation! Its July and I've been on vacay for about a month. As much as I love lazy days and nights, I often yearn to do some prep for the next school year. (Crazy Right!!!) Nonetheless, I've decided to jump into the world of blogging, TpTing and Pinning. Well, I've done the latter two for some time now, but never as "Second City Bees", my TpT seller name. That's right! I've decided to use my summer vacay to explore my creative side on Teachers Pay Teachers. Now, I'm not looking to make a million bucks (a few extra won't hurt!). However, just like teaching, I'm not in it for the money, rather to use this as a creative outlet.

So, I've been studying a few great blogs on getting started with TpT as well as the TpT blog and seller's forum. Let me be the first to tell you, there is a lot of information out there and I mean A LOT!!! Almost too much to take in. I've decided to take my time in learning, as to not become overwhelmed. But, I want to ensure that I am making great quality products and I am using the tips and tricks from more experienced sellers (don't reinvent the wheel, right?).

My first step was a search on "Getting started on TpT" and I came across a wonderful blog that answers any and every question you may have about selling products on Teachers Pay Teachers. Erica Bohrer created a step-by-step guide on what to do and how to do it. Click here to find Erica Bohrer's Getting Started On TpT Guide. It's truly amazing!

Next, I re-invented my TpT page from a buyer to seller. I did this by creating a name, logo and banner for my store. A simple Google search will provide countless options, ideas and directions for doing so. I also had to reinvent my social media sites to display my new (and improved) TpT logo and name. I created a business Pinterest, and email address for my store name and this blog!

Lastly, I uploaded two test products (freebies) onto my TpT website, just to get the hang of creating and selling. Visit my TpT store to check out my freebies!!

Welp, that's all for now! I'm very excited about this journey into Teacher-preneur land!

Until next time,


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