The G Word — Organisation

Tips Round Up #1 - Top 20 Teacher/Author Tips

Tips Round Up #1 - Top 20 Teacher/Author Tips

  I recently attended a teacher/ author workshop. During this workshop there was a portion of the day which was called author speed dating, where people had 5 minutes with each other to share their ideas and tips on being a teacher author. It was a fun event and I found that 5 minutes went so quickly. By the end of the session I had gotten pretty good at boiling my best tips down to 5 minutes. This blog post is a bit random, but I think sometimes I overlook the things which I just assume other teacher/ authors already...

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Using Dead Time - or How can I get the most out of my time?

Using Dead Time - or How can I get the most out of my time?

  This post is to help you get the very most out of your time. Before we dive into it, a short disclaimer - You absolutely should switch off and take time for other things. This post is to help you get the most out of dead time during the day, it isn't to encourage you to work every waking moment.  So what is dead time? Dead time is wasted time, where you are stuck not doing anything progressive, such as sitting in traffic or waiting in line.  Listening to useful information while doing other things is a great way...

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Should I be creating or promoting?

Should I be creating or promoting?

The answer to this really depends on where you are in your business journey. If you are just starting out and have under 50 to 100 products then it is probably a good idea to mostly focus on product creation. That isn't to say that you shouldn't do any promotion, just your main focus should be to make resources, you can't promote things that you do not have.    However, once you have a bank of resources it is a good idea to get a promoting plan in place. You need to get your products out there and seen! It...

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If This Then That!

If This Then That!

I have a deep love for If This Then That (IFTTT). It is a fantastic site that helps you to automate so many things for your business!    The problem with promoting online is that there is so much you can do that it can sometimes feel overwhelming and you end up doing nothing! I love how IFTTT takes the pressure off. So what is it? It is a free website that does things for you. For example you can ask it to make sure that when you post a picture to Instagram, that same picture will be pinned to...

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How do I prepare for a site wide sale?

How do I prepare for a site wide sale?

If you have your own site then you can decide to have a sale whenever you want to. If you sell on Teachers Pay Teachers or TES then you still have the option to put your store on sale but it is much more valuable to throw your sales at the same time as site wide sales.    Some people get quite anxious about sales, they worry if they should join in, how to advertise their store and what they should be doing during the sale. So in answer to this question here are my site-wide sale tips 1- Join...

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