The G Word — Selling

What should I put on the credits page?

What should I put on the credits page?

  This is a great question! Your credits page is really important. Firstly, and probably most importantly, it is the place where you can give credit for any photos, clipart or fonts you have used in your product.  The credits page is also a great place to list similar products your buyers might like. list and link to resources to generate more sales.  I also like to include social media follow buttons in my credit page to allow more ways for followers to connect with me.  How you lay out your credits page is up to you but here is...

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Can I be successful without social media?

Can I be successful without social media?

It is understandable that some people do not want to promote their businesses on social media. You might not want your school to know about your side business, you might be uncomfortable with selling to your friends or you might just not like the idea of it.  It is possible to sell without promotion. The reason we pay a percentage of our sales to TES and TPT is to be on their platform. People search on the site and can find your resources. If you are happy with this then great! It is fine to have a small side business...

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Using Social Media Stories

Using Social Media Stories

Social media stories are everywhere now! They started out on Snap Chat, moved to Instagram and Facebook and now even YouTube and Whatsapp have the option. If you aren't sure what stories are, they are pictures or videos which usually live at the top of your normal feed and have an expiry period, typically 24 hours.    When they first started I really did not understand the point of them at all. They disappear after 24 hours, why would you bother putting energy and effort into creating posts that then disappear? But that is actually the point, unlike your actual...

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The Best Tutorials for Getting Started

The Best Tutorials for Getting Started

  I write a lot of blog posts for sellers that are well into their business and need that extra push to make it the success it can be. The reason for this is that the majority of my coaching clients are teacher-authors who have learnt the basics on their own, they have stumbled through all the mistakes and made a great store, with loyal customers, and they just need the next bits, the next bit of advice, the next steps to take.  However, I often forget that we all started at the beginning and finding the information we needed...

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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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