A friend of mine recently joined TpT. Since I typed out information, a few TpT seller tips, I figured I might as well make a blog post.
Everyone on the forums is really nice and you will pick up information there and some of it through trial and error. I still get overwhelmed but on tough days it helps if I tell myself, “it is difficult but it will be worth it.”
2. Hang out on the forum, but not too much. I like the forum. Everyone there is very nice and I have always received honest, professional feedback. That is why I like TpT – people are nice to each other.
However, I can’t be the only one who finds that forum overwhelming! (Am I?!) When I first started, I would visit and get a headache reading all the tips and making a to-do list. Literally, a headache.
I started timing myself – ten minutes. Then I would exit. I would implement a few ideas I got from the forum, feel accomplishment, and return later. It made me feel better. When I read and pondered the ideas, well, it was too much for me as a new seller.
So my tip is if you get information-overload like I do, go to the forum because you will find new ideas but don’t hang out there for an hour.
3. Make honest products. This might be my opinion only, but by “honest products” I mean something I use with students. I would never post a product that I haven’t used with students or that I would not put to use in the classroom.
4. Join Pinterest. It drives traffic. It is easy and fun.
Pin other TpT sellers products. People return the favor.
Start slow and then let your boards grow from there.
5. Be ready to work. This loops a bit back to #1. Make quality products. Promote your work. Be helpful to other sellers. Collaborate.
It will be worth it.
Additions for TpT secondary seller tips? What would you say to a friend who just started on TpT?