What if I'm not very good with technology?
Contrary to common belief, you don't have to be a tech wizard to create resources that look amazing and provide teachers with the help they so desperately need.
Did you know that many Teachers Pay Teachers sellers use PowerPoint to create their professional looking products?
Chances are that you already have software you can use to create that you're comfortable with AND is already installed on your computer.
In TPT Profitability, I'll cover commonly found programs you can use to create professional-looking resources.
Still unsure? I'll also show you a FREE online program full of beautiful templates you can use! Creating for TPT is doable regardless of how much of a "techie" you are!
What about copyright and stuff? I don't want to break the law!
Copyright, intellectual property, public domain... there are so many terms that it all sounds complicated. I hear you!
But once you start breaking it down, most of the legal jargon is really just common sense. Don't steal text. Don't steal art.
Copyright is one of the biggest concerns for new TPT sellers. That's why I've included an entire lesson around how to avoid the common pitfalls while protection your own intellectual property!
In TPT Profitability, I'll go over need-to-know terms like copyright, intellectual property, creative commons, and public domain. Even better, I'll show you some great places to find commercial use-ready images for FREE!
But protecting the work of others isn't enough! I'll also show you what you need to do on every product to protect your own intellectual copyright!
Is it really OK to charge for my work? Don't teachers need this stuff? I don't want to be greedy...
Teachers are so kind-hearted that they tend to shoot themselves in the foot. We're used to working so much extra, to going so far above and beyond what is required, that actually charging what we're worth wracks us with guilt!
I hear you! I had the same queasy feeling in my stomach the first time I put a price on a resource.
But here's the truth: people don't value what they get for free.
Really! It's true! What happens to the free textbook samples you receive from publishers? The free workbooks you're given at conferences?
If you're like most educators, your free content is probably shoved into the bottom of a drawer or in the back of a filing cabinet.
By charging for your immensely helpful resources, you're actually doing your fellow educators a favor! By placing a value on a worksheet, project, or activity, you're announcing to the world that this learning opportunity is worth students' time!
When a teacher pays $3 for a lesson plan, they will be sure to use it! But when they're given the same lesson plan for free, they'll probably just forget about it.
Placing a value on your products means that it will be used to improve instruction, and isn't better instruction the best gift we can give to our colleagues and students?