Selling digital products can change your life. It can happen across the internet and throughout the online space. Not just on Teachers Pay Teachers (which is probably the most known way if I’m being honest). But you can also list your resources on Etsy, your very own storefront, and even on a few other teacher marketplaces. The one thing they each have in common is this:
The best selling digital products are those that solve a problem, make a teacher's life easier, and allow students access to learning in uniquely proven ways.
Did you know your own website isn’t required to get your products into the hands of your perfect audience?
Yep, you read that right!
There are platforms out there that will do all the marketing for you. All you have to do is create your resource. Learn a little about how to get seen in the market place. (That’s what SEO or search engine optimization is all about.) And then post your offers with a rich description that speaks to your customer.
And if you really want to create your own hub, a place for your audience to come and find you, and get their hands on the value you offer we teach you how to do that too! And if creating your very own storefront scares you, inside of the CEO Teacher® Membership we have a little something for everyone! 20 lessons specific to creating your very own website, and 30 additional lessons that will show you our EXACT strategy for marketing them in the online space!
The coolest part is when you create your own storefront you keep all the cash, grow your own audience (no one can take that away from you), and reach more teachers around the world!
We even break down SEO tips and secrets into easy-to-understand content. Using real teacher-inspired searchable terms, we show you step-by-step how to find and rank for the best education-related terms.
Streamlining your offers online brings efficiency to the process. According to Team Work Iq, as the sole business creator, you are responsible not only for sales, but also content creation, products & services, clients, finances, advertising, website content, and marketing strategies and more.
Yikes!! That can sound daunting, but when you start with a proven system. A framework all laid out for you, you can get to making money even faster!
Get in the habit of asking yourself a few questions before posting any product online:
Use the psychology of decision-making to strategize your marketing and your resource descriptions. If you are speaking to teachers on social media, keep sharing the transformation they might see when using your products. If your resource addresses a pain point, use that in the descriptions when sharing about the resource on sites like Teachers Pay Teachers, Etsy, or even your own website.
No, this isn’t like enrolling in an MLM, nor is it dropshipping or even getting paid to create UGC.
Instead, when you learn to sell your own digital products from home, you are the creator of your own business. You can use your teaching magic- that thing that sets you apart in your school or district- and create your own resources.
We want to empower you to share your experiences, knowledge and tips, strategies, and secrets, AND GET PAID FOR THEM!
Yes, I said it.
You should be getting paid for your hard work, time, and energy! It may not always show up in the form of climbing the district payscale. But here at the CEO Teacher®, we empower you to show up as your authentic self, find your passion, and use that as your business strategy. We will show you how to take those key components and turn them into a real full-fledged business that you own.
No sleazy sales tactics are required!
And as for our students who are showing up for themselves day in and day out? Yes, they are making coffee money, dance shoe money, car payment money, vacation money, student loan debt money, and life-changing money!
You are most likely creating resources for your students anyway because let’s be real- what curriculum plan is complete with every last detail you need to engage your students?
Still, teachers will turn to a side job that has nothing to do with their previous experience, their college degrees, and their life experiences. They would rather question if they can actually make money from listing the resources they are already creating than take the leap.
Hear me out! Not only would your students benefit from this, but think of teachers and students all over the world. It all begins with a little hard work, a whole lot of dedication, and a proven path to get there.
I’ve got the proven path, you supply the dedication and desire!
The best digital resources in the marketplace aren’t necessarily cute, fluff-filled, or something you want to create just for fun. Although we love a good font and some darling clipart! Which is why we gift you a new set of clipart and fonts each month in the membership. Along with the graphic design skills needed to put together a beautiful product.
*****Typically the best selling digital resources solve a problem. One that teachers struggle with in their classrooms, with their students, and regularly.
What I mean is this: if a teacher needs lessons that differentiate specific topics they must teach every year. Wouldn't it be a better use of your time to create those lessons and do the work for them to make their job easier?
Versus creating a 16-page resource all about National Dress Up Your Pet Day? Yes, that might be a fun activity, but it isn't going to bring in consistent revenue like solving a challenge they struggle with regularly.
When you are beginning to think about selling digital resources or solving a problem for teachers, we recommend streamlining everything. You should be streamlining your own systems so you can get to creating even faster. You should also be creating systems (or templates) for your own resource creation.
Whether you’re just starting out and haven’t made any income. Or even if you’ve made your teaching salary by selling your resources online or you are still somewhere in between. There is no requirement to sell digital resources online other than a passion for education. Use your years of experience and not-so-fancy tech skills to create resources with methodical and strategic preparation.
Educators shouldn’t have to have a side job, but the fact is, many do… (Hello to all my friends at Jersey Mikes, Starbucks, Uber Eats, etc…).
The good news is that you’re perfectly positioned to make a profit online, and you’re already doing half the work! Selling digital resources is a favorite way to break into the marketplace.
The best part? You get to create the life and business of your dreams. One that lights you up inside!
Come check out the only online business school for educators. We need more brilliant teachers like you, stepping up to share your wisdom and become the change we all want to see in the world.
It's your turn to break through your classroom payscale and turn your teaching expertise into something that will increase your income and impact and influence beyond the walls of your classroom.
Which success path will you choose?
If you are ready to learn even more about selling your digital resources online, we have a few more options for you: Boost your Sales With These 5 Systems or How to Make Resources and Worksheets to Sell Online and Take Action Now and Gain Clarity Later.