The G Word — Motivation

Where have all my sales gone? - Summer Slump

Where have all my sales gone? - Summer Slump

  Yes it is summer.  Yes your sales may have dropped off a cliff Don't panic! Summer time is the time of year that your sales will slow down. That's ok, in the new school year it will pick back up again. That means that you have the summer to get things in place for the busy season! Some of the best things to do when sales are low: Make more products - when teachers get back to shopping have things for them to buy! Pin, pin, pin - Get those pins into circulation and ready for the new school...

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Five Important Things to Keep in Mind as a New Teacher-Seller

Five Important Things to Keep in Mind as a New Teacher-Seller

 It can be difficult as a new seller, you can lose motivation, it can feel like you are wasting your time and other people seem to be so far ahead of you. There are some things to remember if you are a new seller and wondering if this really worth all the time and effort you are putting into your store.  1- We all started small It can be hard to keep motivated when it feels like all the other sellers are already doing so well. Everyone starts with a small store that no one takes notice of. Just...

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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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30 days!

30 days!

A while ago I listened to this TED talk: This concept of a 30 day challenge really interested me. I do like to do things that have an actual end date because I feel like if I can get to the end the hard bit in the middle isn't so bad. With this in mind I set myself a small 30 day challenge. As it started with a TED talk I decided I would listen to a new TED talk every day for 30 days. I have the TED app so I just chose random and each day listened to...

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No do it yourself!

No do it yourself!

I want to tell you one of my favourite stories, it is the story of my meeting with the most wonderful man. It starts out with me swearing off men forever. I really wasn’t looking at all. I was out with some friends and we were dancing and drinking and talking. One of my friends grabbed my arm and pointed across the room, she shouted in my ear, “Look at him! He is lovely” or something like that.   I wasn’t really paying attention so just nodded and agreed and said back “Go and talk to him”   “No! I...

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