September 10, 2015

Are you a NEW Teachers Pay Teachers seller?

If you have recently discovered a passion for all things TPT as a seller OR you've just never had the "newsletter experience," let me share something with you.... you seriously need to make an attempt to get into the newsletter! It is super easy, super quick, and can make a huge difference in gaining some exposure.

I began selling on TPT in March of 2014. It took me quite a while to discover the newsletter that is sent to buyers and sellers every Sunday. Once I started checking it out, I saw that there were some paid products advertised as well as 10 free downloads each week. My first thought was, "How can I get my products featured?" I will share the steps with you below, but first I'll finish sharing my experience.

After about 6 months of submitting my products to the newsletter each week (yes, that seems like a long time, but it is so worth it), I checked the newsletter and BAM! There was my freebie (Test-Taking Strategies Posters)!!! Even better, I had previously added a link in the description to my Test-Taking Strategies Guided Toolkit, which was my most expensive product at the time. Not only did my freebie get over 40,000 views and countless downloads, my paid product took off too!

Now let's get to the point. First, you must be logged into your seller's account. Hover your curser over "My TpT" in the top right corner, and select "See it in our newsletter."

Side note: If you don't see this option, you may need to upgrade to a premium membership. After clicking here, you will be taken to a form to fill out. Fill out a few basic prompts and SUBMIT. Pretty simple!

 TPT requests that you only fill out the form once per week for a paid product and once per week for a free product. There are some other guidelines and tips to check out as well.

If you'd like to check out some of the previous newsletters, find this link in your dashboard.

There is no way to guarantee that your product will be selected, but it's much like the lottery... you can't win if you don't play! Make it a weekly habit (preferably early in each week) and see if it pays off!

If you've already had a product in the newsletter, please leave a comment telling about your experience!

Good luck to you!!!