Saturday, July 21, 2012

TPT Questions

I know that so many people publish work on Teachers Pay Teachers or Teacher's Notebook. I have thought for a while that I should put some items up and have several units in progress. For those of you who do publish, I have a few question or reassurances I guess.

1. How do you decide when you are done with an item? Like I said, I have several items I am working on, but never feel like they are done or there is enough material.

 2. How long do you usually spend creating an item?

3. Do you create one item at a time or have several going? I think this is my problem due to #1?

 4. How do you decide on pricing? I guess I am just looking to get insight on how others go about creating.

With college bills coming up soon, it would be really nice to benefit from all the extra things I create! Plus, as I return to third grade, I am rediscovering and revamping items I created years ago.

 On a side note, I can't believe how hard it is to type a post on an iPad. Please pardon any self-correct silliness!

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    I just started a TpT store 15 days ago and I'm still learning too! I first decide what I want to create and what the objective of it will be. I have created a lot of Common Core assessments and aides, so it has been quite easy to determine whether or not it is finish. I just make sure to cover each standard. It takes me about 4 hours to create each test. I also created other smaller items that are 1-5 pages long that I give away for free. I hope that by doing that, it will attract people to my store. To price my item, I do a search using similar key terms to see what other products like mine are selling for.

    I would suggest start out by thinking of what you will need for the next school year. I saw that my third grade common core math assessments started selling extremely well and created some for other grade levels and those are going well too. You can always branch out once you see your selling activity.

    I hope this helps a little. :-)