Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) is a great way to make extra money as a teacher. You can use it to supplement your income or build a full-time business on it. It’s easy to list items for sale and get them in front of thousands of teachers who might want them. But how much do you make on TpT? As this guide will show, there are many variables involved in answering that question:
Make sure you have an IRS tax ID number.
If you’re planning to sell on any of these sites, ensure you have a federal tax ID number (or EIN) before listing your products. Each site has requirements for applying for one, which can be time-consuming.
You’ll also need an Etsy shop if you want to sell directly through Etsy instead of through Teachers Pay Teachers or Amazon. In addition, you’ll need a business license and tax ID so that Etsy can process payments as well as buy insurance against fraud/chargebacks with credit cards or PayPal accounts in case someone tries to defraud them by claiming they never received their items when they did receive them and then asking for a refund from the company who issued the card or PayPal account used when making payment.
Create a Seller’s Account on Amazon.
To get started, head over to Amazon and click “Sell.”
- Click the “Start selling” button in the top right corner.
You’ll be prompted to sign up for a seller’s account if you don’t already have one. Enter all of your contact information, then click Continue.
- Next, enter your banking information so that Amazon can pay you (should you make any money). Before moving on, you’ll also need to provide some basic contact info and accept their terms of service.
Get a PayPal account.
With a PayPal account, you can easily accept payments online than with a credit card. In addition, the service is free to use and easy to set up—you don’t even need an account at PayPal to get started. The only drawback is that your customers will need a PayPal account (or at least be logged into one) to make payments through the website. If this is an issue for you, consider setting up another payment method separately from Teachers Pay Teachers.
Start listing your items for sale.
Once you’ve decided what type of product you want to sell, it’s time to start listing your items for sale.
- Listing items for sale:
- Click the Add button in the top right-hand corner of the page and select Add New Item from the dropdown menu. This will take you to a new window where you’ll be prompted to fill out the information about your product (including its title, description, and price). If you already have an item or two listed on TPT that fits this category (or if there are other similar products available), it’s helpful to check out those listings before creating yours so that they’re complimentary but not redundant; this will help increase potential customer interest in both of them!
- Searching for items:
- Click Categories on the left side of the page and select any relevant ones from here—the more specific your search terms are, the better results will come back when users look through them later down inside their stores/pages.) Also, try keywords like “free printable” or “reading group guides” if they apply here too
Create links back to your listings in your blog or website.
You can also create links back to your listings in your blog or website. This will help ensure that you get the most out of your TPT earnings by bringing in more users who will purchase from you. To do this, ensure that all links in your blog posts and websites lead back to a page on Teachers Pay Teachers where they can find what they need.
You’ll want to ensure these are working properly and use a link shortener like bitly or goo. Gl (as mentioned above) allows you to track the number of clicks each link receives. Finally, make sure those links are relevant for both the post itself and what someone might be searching for when they land on it through search engines like Google!
You can earn a good side income by selling teaching materials on Teachers Pay Teachers and Amazon.
If you’re a teacher with a knack for writing, you can make a good income from selling teaching materials on Teachers Pay Teachers and Amazon. I’ve made $1,500 in the last month selling things like worksheets, lesson plans and eBooks for teachers.
Teachers Pay Teachers is a great way to make some extra money. It’s easy to set up and can be done as a side hustle or full-time job. If you’re looking for another way to supplement your income, consider selling your teaching materials on TPT instead of other sites like Etsy or eBay. You’ll have more control over who sees your products and how much they cost.