Saturday, November 7, 2015

Thankful November, day 7: Teachers Pay Teachers

I've found some amazing freebies on this site. 

I've found some paid products on this site.

I've also put my {own products} on this site.

Three years ago, I took a risk.  I was bored over the summer and wondered what I should do with all these resources I'd spent hours making.  After much deliberation, I decided to start this blog and put resources up online.  

My first month, I made $5.

Yes, $5 whole dollars.  Considering I uploaded three dozen different projects and spent hours uploading products, I was disappointed.  I checked my work email daily and considered quitting.  It seemed like a lot of work with no reward.

But I stuck with it.

I kept uploading products that I'd made for my students.

I braced myself for feedback.  There were some particularly harsh reviews.  But there was also an overwhelming amount of appreciation, which is sometimes lacking in a teacher's life.

As of right now, I have a 3.9/4 rating with almost sixty followers and over 300 reviews.  My favorite part is knowing that what my students love is also being enjoyed in classrooms all around the country.

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