The G Word — Motivation

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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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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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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