In the past year, I have become completely obsessed with selling my teaching resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. All along my teaching journey, I have been creating resources for my own classroom – spending hours and hours on each – only to be used once or twice with my students. Now I get to share my resources with teachers around the world and make money doing it! Although there are many other platforms that I could sell my teaching resources on, Teachers Pay Teachers is by far the best! Keep reading to find out why I love Teachers Pay Teachers so much and why YOU should become a teacherpreneur today!
1. You can make enough money to leave the classroom
Yip, you read that right. Now, not everyone wants to leave the classroom, and that’s okay. But, if you are like me and you are insanely passionate about teaching but you yearn to be that stay-at-home mom with a side hustle, then it is totally doable to make enough money through selling resources on Teachers Pay Teachers. There are many teacher-authors that have Teachers Pay Teachers as their full-time gig and they are absolutely crushing it!
2. It will transform your existing resources
When you start out selling your resources, you will quickly realize that you need to up your creativity game. Not only do your designs get better, but the intention of the resources get more focused and more engaging. If you make resources to sell and then use them in your classroom, you will instantly see breakthroughs with your students because they are way more intrigued and engaged by the materials you are using.
3. Being a teacher-author encourages you to grow personally and professionally
When you are put in the position of creating, packaging and promoting your teaching resources, it forces you to learn and to grow. Through my journey as a teacher-author I have had to learn about marketing, graphic design, and even mindfulness. Although that sounds daunting – its been so exciting. So exciting because I get to wake up each day thinking “what new thing can I learn today that will make me a better version than what I was yesterday?”.
4. You get to make a worldwide impact in other teachers’ and students’ lives
Your resources are not just limited to your classroom anymore – they can be used by other teachers around the world. And we all need a helping hand at some point in our teacher-lives. Teachers are so over worked these days – probably because their hearts are so big that they provide value that exceeds the return. Therefore, your resources could help them cut down on prep time and frustration. Your resources could help them have more time for their family and it could help them save their sanity – especially in terms of classroom management. Your resources can help students experience learning in a way that they otherwise would never have dreamed of. Do you get where I am going with this? It’s totally worth more than just the money that you get from selling.
5. You get to meet and learn from other teachers who are doing big things
This is by far my favorite reason for being in the Teachers Pay Teachers seller community. Even though I live in SA, I have made amazing lifelong friends that live in USA, Canada and Australia. We have never met, but we talk daily and the encouragement and wisdom that these beautiful souls have shared with me is priceless.
So there you have it! My top 5 reasons why I just love Teachers Pay Teachers and why you should become a teacher-author today!