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The Dreaded Dip!

The Dreaded Dip!

  It is now October! Can you believe it? This year has flown past for me and I have been so busy. The heating has now been put on, the nights are coming in quicker and people are starting to talk about Christmas. All of this means one big thing for teacher - sellers, the post-summer dip!  You may have had a great summer and seen your sales really rise. This is great and let's hope it continues, however, this time of year it is very usual to see a dip in sales. It probably won't be as much of...

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Where to find motivation

Where to find motivation

We have all been there, some times inspiration just won't come, the products you are working on all seem dull and promoting them seems like an impossible task. It's times like this that we all need a little motivation. Everyone gets motivated in different ways, I personally like to see success stories (in the teacher world and others), I like to learn new skills, get in the classroom and teach something fun and if all else fails, physical exercise, away from the computer!So here is my advice to you: Teach get outside exercise Learn Check out these: If amazon can... Deanna...

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Product Lines

Product Lines

I wanted to talk today about product lines. When I first started making resources I just made what ever I needed for my class and then tweaked it and made it suitable to sell. This worked well for me and I was happy with it. When I started to treat this as my business I started to look at my analytics, I started to pay closer attention to the products that sold and I realised I was missing something important.  If people were interested in buying my unit on the Ancient Egyptians for example, they would probably also be interested...

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What can I talk about on social media?

What can I talk about on social media?

A great question today: Hi Charlee, I want to follow your advice to put myself out there and post on social media a lot, particularly stories. The problem I have is I don't know what to say. If I just talk about my products I feel like I'm just saying my description again. What should I talk about? Thanks I think this is a problem we all struggle with, you don't want to be too pushy and just sound like a sales person but you need to talk about your products. Here are my tips: 1 - Your products rock!...

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Don't be an island

Don't be an island

No man is an island.... John Donne may have been talking about community as a whole but he really has a point.  People need other people. In our business it is really important to find other people who are doing the same as you. Selling teaching resources online is a really niche business, it is sort of like digital marketing, sort of like teaching and a bit like sales person. It is such a unique position that it can be hard to even explain to outsiders never mind discuss the important points, ideas and fears associated with it.  Then if...

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