3 Easy Tips to Sell Your Teaching Resources Online
Are you considering selling your teaching resources online, but aren’t sure how to get started? Or, perhaps you already sell resources online, but are looking to increase sales and followers.
Selling your printable teaching resources is a wonderful way to earn extra income. I have put together these 3 tips to help you sell your teaching resources online.
1. Create Quality Teaching Resources
Assuming you are a teacher, you understand the value of time. Teacher’s planning times are filled with paperwork, interventions, running to the bathroom, and making copies. As a former kindergarten teacher, I can vouch there is little time left for actual planning. The resources you create are going to save teachers valuable time.
To begin selling quality teaching resources online, you will want to invest in commercial fonts and clipart. As a teacher-author myself, I understand you may not be ready to invest a large chunk of money into clipart and fonts. That’s okay, because there are plenty of options to spread out your investments. For example, clipart artists often promote their TPT stores by offering free clipart for Teachers Pay Teachers products.
Furthermore, you’ll want to create high value products to the teachers by thinking outside the box. Rather than selling a single worksheet, consider creating a bundle or series. When I first started as a teacherpreneur, I created counting worksheets. Then, I began investing more time into creating resources that I knew teachers didn’t have the time to create.
My Daily Math Talk Cards are a perfect example of a high quality resource. You can find them, here.
2. Start a Teaching Blog
Some people question whether or not a blog is necessary for your business. Based on my experience as an online content creator for educational resources, I can tell you first hand, YES, having a blog is a must for your business.
A blog will also drive traffic to your website, help you establish a relationship with your followers, and be a platform for you to show that you are an expert in your area of education. For example, I love sharing my tips for using poetry to teach reading. You can download your guide to Using Poetry to Build Language and Reading Fluency, here.
To become a teacher blogger, you can choose from blogger or wordpress. Then, choose from hosting services, such as Bluehost, to host your domain on your blogging platform.
If you’d like to sell your resources directly from your website, sign up with Ecwid.
Don’t let these steps overwhelm you. Just know that a blog is a key component to selling your resources. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to learn the ins and outs of blogging.
3. Take an Online Course to Sell Resources
Joining Kayse Morris’ and Allisa McDonald’s courses have been the best decisions I have made for my online business. Both of these courses have taught me about creation, SEO, online marketing, and the importance of collaboration over competition. Find a coach you love, and let them help you get started selling your teacher resources online.
If you want to sell your teaching resources for extra income, or are planning to leave the classroom to become a full-time seller on teachers pay teachers, get started today with these 3 tips for selling your teaching resources online. Let’s connect on instagram to share our adventures as teacher bloggers and living the best #teacherslife we can!
Before you go, here are a few blog posts you will enjoy:
Outfits for Teachers on a Budget
How To Get Free Teachers Pay Teachers Resources
4 Easy Steps to Become a Teacher Blogger