The G Word

Dealing with mean people online

Dealing with mean people online

Creating resources can be quite a lonely job. It is not really a job a lot of people understand and it also requires a lot of time working alone. This is when online groups and communities can be invaluable.  Finding your people can be difficult but there are many Facebook groups and forums where you can meet other teacher-authors and discuss the aspects of your business. This is great as you can really get strong support from your people.  While I could talk a lot about the importance and value of online communities, this post is more about the not...

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Should I Sell on Different Platforms?

Should I Sell on Different Platforms?

As teacher-authors there are a number of different platforms on which to sell your resources.  Some people like to be on all the platforms and use them to promote their resources. I personally do not feel it is worth my time and effort to promote all the different platforms I could put my products on to. The main sites I use are TPT and my own site. I promote these two sites a lot and I spend a lot of my time creating products and promotions aimed at these sites. I also have my products on TES and Teacher's Dojo,...

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How much of my store should be free?

How much of my store should be free?

The answer to this question varies a lot depending on who you ask! while actual numbers vary it tends to come down to two types of sellers. Some people believe that if you give away enough free stuff buyers will trust you and then eventually when they need something you are the seller they will come to. Other people believe that you should only have minimal free products, enough to give a taste of your work without training buyers to expect everything for free.    Personally I am the latter. I don't usually  make a freebie unless it is to...

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Instagram Stories - My New Adventure

Instagram Stories - My New Adventure

I love Instagram, it is such a fun social media platform and there are ways to use it to your advantage in your business.  The one area which i really need help in however, is Instagram stories. I never know what to say, I don't know what to post, should I do a video? Put up a picture? Do a Boomerang? I really struggle with this.  If you read my blog often, you will know how much I love learning new things and developing my knowledge to help my business. This week I decided I needed to do something to...

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Comment Pods, Sharing Thread, Follow for Follows and Pinning Parties

Comment Pods, Sharing Thread, Follow for Follows and Pinning Parties

Getting engagement on social media can be hard. That is why it can be tempting to join in some of these types of promotional groups. In case you don't know, comment pods are usually Instagram related, people comment on each other's posts and get comments back on their own. Sharing threads are usually found on Facebook, they can be for any platform, people add a link to a SM post they want interaction with, then they interact with all the other links in the post and the other people do the same for them. Finally Pinning parties are the same...

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